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Nerd Riders Drive Through Movie Review - Mockingjay Part 1 - #YAMovieDay

Nerd Riders Drive Through Movie Review - Mockingjay Part 1 - #YAMovieDay


  Hey everyone! Welcome to our first Drive Through Movie Review, brought to you by the Nerd Riders and hosted exclusively on YABooksCentral.com! Do you know how excited we are about this new feature on YABC? Here's a clue:   Today's film review is all about The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part...
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Giveaway: THE RAVEN CYCLE by Maggie Stiefvater + Tarot Cards (US only)

Giveaway: THE RAVEN CYCLE by Maggie Stiefvater + Tarot Cards (US only)

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  ABOUT THE RAVEN CYCLE Mystery, Romance and the supernatural combine in this series from #1  New York Times  bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater.   Book 1: The Raven Boys Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them--until this year,...
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Jacklin Updegraft, Staff Reviewer
Ugghhh I don't think I can pick my favorite character... But if I had to choose it would be Blue because she is amazing! Followed ... Read More
Saturday, 01 November 2014 13:07
Shalena Mathews
That is really difficult! Right now I think it's a tie between Ronan and Gansey.
Saturday, 01 November 2014 14:56
Makaela
My favorite character is Blue. I love her family and the life she leads. She's pretty awesome!
Saturday, 01 November 2014 16:19
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YABC Mailbox - October 2014 Book Haul

YABC Mailbox - October 2014 Book Haul
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  Hey guys! Check out the awesome loot we found in our mailbox this month:   We are especially excited about these YA titles!!             Can't forget the middle grade haul!                  And how about these picture books?  ...
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Eden Grey
POLARIS! A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU! A COLD LEGACY! SCAVENGERS! AHHHH I AM FREAKING OUT RIGHT NOW! ... Read More
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:47
YABC
I figured you would be!
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:55
Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer
I've heard so many good things about Not a Drop to Drink! And also I need that Lotus War book. Need.
Monday, 27 October 2014 15:49
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Avalon Rising by Kathryn Rose + Giveaway (US Only)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Avalon Rising by Kathryn Rose + Giveaway (US Only)
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Hello, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for AVALON RISING by Kathryn Rose, releasing May 8, 2015 from Flux. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Kathryn:   Hi guys!   I'm excited to be back to share the cover of the second book...
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Melissa Hardy
Love the cover! The synopsis gave me goosebumps!!! I need to read this!
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:24
Vivien
Love it! Cannot wait to read the sequel!
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 17:12
Jackeline Gonzalez
The cover looks amazing. I really want to read this book.
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:25
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Nooks & Crannies by Jessica Lawson + Giveaway (International)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Nooks & Crannies by Jessica Lawson + Giveaway (International)
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  Ready for another cover reveal, YABCers? Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for NOOKS & CRANNIES by Jessica Lawson, releasing June 7, 2015 from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Jessica:   Hello all YA( and...
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Melissa Hardy
I love the cover! It reminds me of all the books my dad used to read to me when I was a kid. The synopsis sounds a little like the... Read More
Thursday, 16 October 2014 12:33
Melissa Hardy
Just wanted to let you know that I'm having a lot of problems submitting anything in the raffelcopter, it keeps giving me an error... Read More
Thursday, 16 October 2014 12:38
YABC
Oh no! We're so sorry to hear you're having trouble with the Rafflecopter form. It could be that Rafflecopter is having some of it... Read More
Thursday, 16 October 2014 13:25
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Foreign Exchange by Denise Jaden + Giveaway (US/International)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Foreign Exchange by Denise Jaden + Giveaway (US/International)
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  Hi, everyone! Welcome to today's cover reveal! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for FOREIGN EXCHANGE by Denise Jaden, releasing October 10, 2014 from Evernight Teen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Denise:   Hi YABC! I’m excited to share with you my...
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Sadie
It sounds interesting and I love the cover.
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 13:38
Melissa Hardy
Cover looks great!
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 15:11
Vivien
Love it!!! I am so excited to read this one!
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 16:40
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Are You Ready for the YA Scavenger Hunt?! Plus Get Tiger's Promise for $0.99! #YASH

Are You Ready for the YA Scavenger Hunt?! Plus Get Tiger's Promise for $0.99! #YASH
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  Guys! Today is the start of the YA Scavenger Hunt, hosted and led by the amazing Colleen Houck! Are you prepared to scavenge like you've never scavenged before? We know we are!    So... What is the YA Scavenger Hunt?  In essence, the YA Scavenger Hunt is an online event...
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Giveaway: Thunderstone by Barbara Pietron (US Only)

Giveaway: Thunderstone by Barbara Pietron (US Only)
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  Thunderstone by Barbara Pietron Release Date: November 12, 2013   About the Book Sneaking out at night, driving without a license, and falling for a guy weren’t things fifteen-year-old Jeni expected to do while visiting Lake Itasca, Minnesota with her family. The guy, Ice, turns out to be the local...
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Agustina Gonzalez
I always get car sick. It was awful!
Friday, 03 October 2014 17:19
Charlotte
I passed out and had to go to the hospital because my neck hurt so bad.
Monday, 20 October 2014 16:10
Jackeline Gonzalez
I was gonna dive into the pool then I chickened out and when I was walking down the stairs I slipped. I was embarrassing and I end... Read More
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:21
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Giveaway: Dream Girl by SJ Lomas (US Only)

Giveaway: Dream Girl by SJ Lomas (US Only)
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  Dream Girl by S.J. Lomas Release Date: November 2013   About the Book For Christine, dreams have never been more than a pleasant dalliance in her subconscious or the occasional nightmare. Once she meets Gabriel, her dreams become vivid and shocking.   She spends time with Gabriel and learns there...
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Agustina Gonzalez
MANY! The most recent was about a doll taking to me
Friday, 03 October 2014 17:05
Charlotte
I was a Sim and I felt oh so very lost!
Monday, 20 October 2014 15:48
Jackeline Gonzalez
The weirdest dream I have ever had was I was falling but at the same time I was flying it was cool but still weird.
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:18
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Giveaway: In the End by Demitria Lunetta (US/CAN Only)

Giveaway: In the End by Demitria Lunetta (US/CAN Only)
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IN THE END     by Demitria Lunetta Release date: June 24 2014 Publisher: HarperTeen   About the Book It's been three months since Amy escaped New Hope, and she's been surviving on her own. Then one day Amy gets a call from Kay and hears the four words she had hoped...
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Susan T.
I haven't read the first book yet but i just bought it so I'll be reading it soon! ... Read More
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 22:23
Susan T.
She escaped from New Hope!
Saturday, 25 October 2014 20:41
Jessica Jackson
Yes! And I loved it!
Sunday, 05 October 2014 18:17
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