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Love Letters to Literature #3

Love Letters to Literature #3
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  Contributed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer   To the books that haunt my soul even years after reading them,  Here’s to you.  Dinner at the Panda Palace by Stephanie Calmenson. Do you remember me? I still have a well-used copy of you that I got in 1994. I was only...
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PAN - Drive Through Movie Review

PAN - Drive Through Movie Review

The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, give their review of the new Peter Pan film PAN while driving around and going through a drive through. What do you think will be the downfall between Peter and Hook?   
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Exclusive Sneak Peek at Illusion by Lea Nolan + Giveaway (US Only)

Exclusive Sneak Peek at Illusion by Lea Nolan + Giveaway (US Only)

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THE HOODOO APPRENTICE SERIES by Lea Nolan Today we're giving you an exclusive excerpt from ILLUSION, the third and final book in the HOODOO APPRENTICE series by Lea Nolan, and we're debuting the book trailer!. Before we get to that, here's a note from Lea: I’m thrilled to be here at...
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Oscar M
A spell to turn invisible.
Saturday, 10 October 2015 12:38
BookFanatic
To be able to transport anywhere throughout space and time.
Thursday, 22 October 2015 22:34
Kathryn
A spell to make myself taller. I'm not even joking
Thursday, 29 October 2015 11:25
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Everland by Wendy Spinale + Giveaway (International)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Everland by Wendy Spinale + Giveaway (International)
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Welcome to the second cover reveal of the day, YABC! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for EVERLAND by Wendy Spinale, releasing April 26, 2016 from Scholastic.    Ready to see? Scroll, YABCers! Scroll! ...       ...       ...         ......
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Jacy Merrill
I have fallen in love with this cover design and can not wait to read this story! Stunning, magical and mysterious. The adore the... Read More
Thursday, 08 October 2015 16:02
Sheri Larsen
Congratulations to Wendy! Gorgeous cover and I really like the blurb. Twists on twists!
Thursday, 08 October 2015 18:08
Wendy Spinale
Thank you for hosting my cover reveal! What a fantastic day!
Thursday, 08 October 2015 23:09
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: What Happens Now by Jennifer Castle + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: What Happens Now by Jennifer Castle + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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Hello, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for WHAT HAPPENS NOW by Jennifer Castle, releasing June 7, 2016 from HarperTeen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Jennifer:   Hello YABC! I can't think of a better way for my upcoming novel WHAT HAPPENS...
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Susan T.
The cover is super cute and totally reminds me of my childhood summers at the lake! The book sounds sweet and sad and pretty darn ... Read More
Saturday, 10 October 2015 19:29
Kara S
It sounds a complex, original and engaging story. I appreciate that in my reads! The cover is pleasing. Cheers, Kara S
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 01:19
Shannon Mizikoski
This may be my favorite book cover EVER. I've spent the majority of my life as a competitive swimmer, so this cover speaks to me! ... Read More
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 22:03
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Broken Photo Contest

Broken Photo Contest
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  Deaf Heroine Shines in Romance, Broken by Tanille Romance Feature Photo Contest New York, New York – October 8, 2015 ( www.brokenthenovel.com ) Broken by New York Author Tanille Edwards is a young adult novel that stars Milan, the girl everyone wants to be but no one really knows. Milan...
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YABC Book Haul - October 2015

YABC Book Haul - October 2015

We've reached the scariest month of the year. If you are ready to get your spooky on, check out some of the amazing books in this month's Book Haul.  
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Sheila Gallagher
Get list of books. I want them all.
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 16:20
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Marked Girl by Lindsey Klingele + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Marked Girl by Lindsey Klingele + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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Welcome to today's cover reveal! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE MARKED GIRL by Lindsey Klingele, releasing June 21, 2016 from HarperCollins. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Lindsey:   Hello YABC! So excited for you to see the exclusive cover reveal...
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Jasmine Tabor
Firstly, the cover is gorgeous. The whole illusionary effect is something I really like and actually reminds me of living in San F... Read More
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 14:52
Ellen Entel
The Marked Girl sounds very interesting. I already want it to be June 2016 so I can read this sooner! I love fantasy and ya so I a... Read More
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 14:58
C.M. Lloyd
Holy smokes, this cover is gorgeous! Can't wait to read this one!
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 16:37
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Author Chat with Angela Blount

Author Chat with Angela Blount
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  Contributed by Joanne Mumley   One of our extraordinary staff members, Joanne, interviewed Angela Blount, author of  Once Upon a Radtrip ! Now she's sharing this fantastic chat with us! But first we'd like to introduce you to this literary duo.        Meet Angela Blount. Award-winning author Angela...
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Kathryn
Once upon an ever after
Thursday, 29 October 2015 11:11
Linda Romer
Once upon an ever after. Once upon a road trip sounds great ♡ Thank you
Friday, 30 October 2015 20:39
Abagail Cole
Once Upon an Ever After
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 17:45
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What's New in YA--October 5, 2015

What's New in YA--October 5, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!         Mindy McGinnis, the acclaimed author of  Not a Drop to Drink  and  In a Handful of Dust , combines murder, madness, and mystery in a beautifully twisted gothic historical thriller perfect for...
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