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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Wolf By Wolf by Ryan Graudin + Giveaway (US Only)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Wolf By Wolf by Ryan Graudin + Giveaway (US Only)
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  Hi, YABCers, and welcome to today's cover reveal! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for WOLF BY WOLF by Ryan Graudin, releasing October 6, 2015 from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Ryan:   Hello YABC-ers! Welcome...
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Brynne
Everything about this book sounds amazing!
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 12:04
Alyssa Susanna
I like the cover! And I'm three for three with Graudin's published books, so I'll give this one a shot Thank you!... Read More
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 12:06
Alise Vu
The cover alone would have made me want to read the book, but I love the setting for this book!
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 12:30
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New! #YABCMailbox Book Haul - February 2015

New! #YABCMailbox Book Haul - February 2015
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Happy February, YABCers!  Here are the latest releases we got in our mailbox this month. Which books are you stoked to read?                               ...and picture books :)                
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Giveaway: Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles (US/Canada)

Giveaway: Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles (US/Canada)
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  READ BETWEEN THE LINES by Jo Knowles Release Date: March 10, 2015 Candlewick Press   ABOUT THE BOOK Does anyone ever see us for who we really are? Jo Knowles’s revelatory novel of interlocking stories peers behind the scrim as it follows nine teens and one teacher through a seemingly...
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Christine Henderson
A basketball thrown too hard in P.E. broke Nate's finger.
Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:02
Brynne
He gets hit with a basketball thrown too hard in gym class. Ouch.
Thursday, 12 February 2015 08:31
MaCaila Sharp
a basketball is thrown too hard at him in gym glass
Thursday, 12 February 2015 10:50
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Daughter of Dusk by Livia Blackburne + Giveaway (International)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Daughter of Dusk by Livia Blackburne + Giveaway (International)
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Hey, everyone! We have another gorgeous cover reveal for you! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for DAUGHTER OF DUSK by Livia Blackburne, releasing August 4, 2015 from Disney-Hyperion. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Livia:   Hi YABC! I'm so excited to share...
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Melissa H.
The cover is amazing!!! I don't read synopsis'.....I love not knowing what a book is about when I start it. I'm guilty of pick boo... Read More
Thursday, 12 February 2015 12:08
Jessica Boehret
Love the cover! So gorgeous. Plus, ya know, I have an affinity for purple. Admittedly, I haven't read The Midnight Thief yet, so... Read More
Thursday, 12 February 2015 12:35
Kim Waters
Looks & sounds so good! :-) Really loving the purple!
Thursday, 12 February 2015 23:38
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SEVENTH SON - Drive Through Movie Review

SEVENTH SON - Drive Through Movie Review

*****No Spoilers***** The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, have been busy seeing all of the new YA-friendly movies that have come out in the last few days.  Today they give their review of the new fantasy movie, SEVENTH SON, based on THE LAST APPRENTICE book series .  QUESTION: If you could...
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JUPITER ASCENDING - Drive Through Movie Review

JUPITER ASCENDING - Drive Through Movie Review

****** NO SPOILERS****** The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint just saw a sneak peek of JUPITER ASCENDING and share their thoughts on the sci-fi flick.  Question: If you could live on another planet would you?
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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  Hello, everyone! We have a special cover reveal coming to you early in the week!  Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for A MADNESS SO DISCREET by Mindy McGinnis, releasing October 6, 2015 from Katherine Tegan Books.      Ready to see? Scroll, YABCers! Scroll! ...  ...
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Kyle Anne Uniss
Athens Lunatic Asylum in Athens, Ohio.
Monday, 02 February 2015 12:15
Cassie
The Ridges - formerly called the Athens Lunatic Asylum - a mental hospital operated in Athens, Ohio
Monday, 02 February 2015 12:17
Alyssa Susanna
Ah! So excited to read this one! The setting is "Athens Lunatic Asylum - a mental hospital operated in Athens, Ohio from 1874 unti... Read More
Monday, 02 February 2015 12:22
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Giveaway: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson (US Only)

Giveaway: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson (US Only)
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  FIREFIGHT Book 2 in The Reckoners Series by Brandon Sanderson Released on January 6th   ABOUT FIREFIGHT Brandon Sanderson is back with a vengeance in FIREFIGHT, the follow up to the #1 New York Times bestselling Steelheart. In the book that Kirkus Reviews is calling a “rare middle volume that...
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Marni Rost Jarman
Manhattan was renamed Babylon Restored.
Sunday, 01 February 2015 22:12
Agustina Gonzalez
Babylon Restored
Sunday, 15 February 2015 14:16
Sarah Doris
Babylon Restored
Monday, 16 February 2015 16:47
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PROJECT ALMANAC - Drive Through Movie Review

PROJECT ALMANAC - Drive Through Movie Review

The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, are at it again with their review of the new time travel movie PROJECT ALMANAC.  If you could time travel, where would you go?  Did you see PROJECT ALMANAC? Do you agree or disagree with the Nerd Riders?    
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CJ Redwine, Site and Staff Manager
If I could time travel, I would go back to medieval times just to see knights and feudal society etc in action, but I would take a... Read More
Saturday, 31 January 2015 20:05
Nerd Riders
Kristin: I'd go back to ancient Rome or Greece to see if it really was like the history books say. Clint: I'd go back about a wee... Read More
Saturday, 31 January 2015 21:00
MG Buehrlen
Maybe back in time to convince the production company to make this film better? Entertainment is at stake, people!
Sunday, 01 February 2015 08:29
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Gayle Forman I WAS HERE Event Recap, Interview + Giveaway! #IWasHere

Gayle Forman I WAS HERE Event Recap, Interview + Giveaway! #IWasHere
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  When I was introduced to Gayle Forman, I stuck out my hand for a handshake but she gave me a high five instead. In retrospect, that feels like a good way to sum up the entire Nashville leg of her I Was Here Tour, with special guests Ruta Sepetys (...
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Cali M.
I like when Gayle shares her writing process. Thanks for the giveaway. ... Read More
Saturday, 31 January 2015 15:28
Linda Mitchell
I like how Gayle gets super involved in writing or reading a story. I can really, really relate to that. I am so in a story someti... Read More
Saturday, 31 January 2015 16:40
Mollye
i liked to hear that Gayle's working on stuff
Monday, 02 February 2015 14:34
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