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YABC Book Haul - February 2016

YABC Book Haul - February 2016

This month the publishers of the world sent us ALL THE BOOKS! Enjoy the book haul. What are some of the titles you are looking forward to reading soon? 
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Buzzworthy Books - Winter 2016

Buzzworthy Books - Winter 2016

























There are SO MANY amazing books hitting the shelves this winter. Which 25 are we buzzing about? Check out our list and be sure to enter to win one of the 8 books we're giving away! 1. THE SHADOW QUEEN by C.J. Redwine  - 2/16/16   A dark epic fantasy inspired...
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Emily
Salt to the Sea and A Tyranny of Petticoats are what I'm most interested in reading!
Sunday, 21 February 2016 00:58
Linda Romer
I want to read all these books ♡ I'm excited to start The Red Queen Series! Thank you
Saturday, 27 February 2016 21:16
Sam
Stars Above, Assassin's Heart and Tyranny of Petticoats!!
Saturday, 27 February 2016 22:44
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Giveaway: The Defiance Trilogy by CJ Redwine (US Only)

Giveaway: The Defiance Trilogy by CJ Redwine (US Only)



Defiance, Deception, and Deliverance by  C.J. Redwine Release Dates: 8/28/12, 8/27/13, 8/26/14   About the Books Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to...
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Linda Romer
The Defiance Trilogy sounds awesome ♡ and OMG the covers are breathtaking! Thank you
Thursday, 11 February 2016 22:12
Amber Dunigan
I think the covers of these books are very enticing. Love love love the fiery red hair of the girl. Can't wait to read this serie... Read More
Friday, 12 February 2016 10:49
Dee Tee
I love how pretty and color coordinated it is on each cover. Definitely have had an eye on these books for a long time.... Read More
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 02:39
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Chai Lights--February 8, 2016

Chai Lights--February 8, 2016

  Shalom (that's "hello" in Hebrew) and welcome to YABC's newest column, Chai­Lights! In this column, we'll explore the best of contemporary Jewish­themed books for young children, middle graders, and teens.   The name of this column infuses the word "highlights" with a uniquely Jewish pun. Chai is the Hebrew word...
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Giveaway: Riders by Veronica Rossi (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: Riders by Veronica Rossi (US & Canada Only)

Riders by Veronica Rossi Release Date: 2/16/16   About the Book Riders. A new fantasy adventure from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Veronica Rossi. For eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out,...
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Cali M.
Thanks for the giveaway! I love the cover and Veronica is one of my favorite authors, so I can't wait to read her new book. ... Read More
Friday, 05 February 2016 19:43
G Donald Cribbs
This cover is so very kickass I may never stop staring at it, unless of course, the book was in my hands and I suddenly came to my... Read More
Friday, 05 February 2016 22:39
G Donald Cribbs
But, that synopsis, tho. Holy crap. That is friggin' amazeballs. I need, NEED this book. Please?
Friday, 05 February 2016 22:50
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The Secret of Letting Go by Katherine Fleet (US & Canada Only)

The Secret of Letting Go by Katherine Fleet (US & Canada Only)

The Secret to Letting Go by Katherine Fleet Release Date: February 1, 2016   About the Book One summer can change everything... Haunted with guilt after his girlfriend’s death, Daniel Hudson has no interest in committing to anyone. At the end of the summer, he’ll be leaving Florida for a new...
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Kara S
The plot synopsis makes me want to start reading today!
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 03:26
Linda Romer
The secret to letting go sounds great ♡ I would love to read this book. I think the cover is great! I love it. Thank you
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 21:50
Emily
The synopsis sounds different and the cover is Ok.
Sunday, 21 February 2016 20:48
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Giveaway: Asleep by Krystal Wade (US Only)

Giveaway: Asleep by Krystal Wade (US Only)

Asleep by Krystal Wade   About the Book "To cure fear, you must use fear." Rose Briar claims no responsibility for the act that led to her imprisonment in an asylum. She wants to escape, until terrifying nightmares make her question her sanity and reach out to her doctor. He's understanding...
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Kara S
The synopsis tells me I'm going to enjoy this read very much because it raises themes that compel my interest! Thanks for bringin... Read More
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 03:18
Linda Romer
Asleep sounds really good ♡ I would love to read this book! The cover is fascinating, I love it. Thank you
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 14:07
Sam
The cover is interesting and makes want to learn more about the book. Asylum theme is def something I would like to read more abou... Read More
Saturday, 27 February 2016 23:05
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Giveaway: Dark Energy by Robison Wells (US Only)

Giveaway: Dark Energy by Robison Wells (US Only)
Dark Energy by Robison Wells Release Date: 3/29/2016   About the Book DARK ENERGY is a thrilling sci-fi adventure and an inventive twist on aliens, from the author of VARIANT and BLACKOUT. Five days ago, a massive UFO crashed in the Midwest, killing thousands of people. Since then, nothing—or no one—has...
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Emily
At first glance, this cover reminds me of Independence Day. It's one of my favorite films, so I'm hooked! The synopsis sounds awes... Read More
Sunday, 07 February 2016 14:00
Kristy K
This is the first time I've heard of this book and both the cover and synopsis look great!
Sunday, 07 February 2016 16:39
Linda Romer
Dark Energy sounds great ♡ Looking forward to reading this book. The cover is great! Thank you
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 07:49
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Giveaway: The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins (US Only)

Giveaway: The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins (US Only)

The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins Release Date: 3/8/2016   About the Book New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins reimagines the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, “The Singing Bone,” with The Great Hunt, a dramatic, romance-filled fantasy in which hunters compete to kill a great beast and win the hand of...
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Kristy K
I have enjoyed everything Wendy Higgins has written and The Great Hunt looks like it will be another great read.
Sunday, 07 February 2016 16:40
Linda Romer
What a beautiful cover ♡ The Great Hunt sounds amazing and I would love to read this book. Thank you
Monday, 08 February 2016 21:38
Lizzie the Sarcastic Blonde
The cover is gorgeous! I love all of the colors, especially how the red hair stands out! This books sounds amazing and I've heard ... Read More
Friday, 12 February 2016 10:32
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Giveaway: Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse (US Only)

Giveaway: Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse (US Only)

WHERE FUTURES END    by Parker Peevyhouse Release Date: 2/9/2016   About the Book Perfect for fans of innovative storytelling, like Marcus Sedgwick's The Ghosts of Heaven and David Mitchell's The Bone Clocks, Where Futures Endis a collection of five time-spanning, interconnected novellas that weave a subtly science-fictional web stretching out...
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Michael Seidelman
A breathtaking cover and a fascinating and original synopsis - I look forward to reading this!
Saturday, 06 February 2016 19:10
ines Bouteldj
Too sad that i can't find this book or any books of this kind in my country, hopefully i'll be one of thewinners, i loved the cove... Read More
Monday, 08 February 2016 06:13
Linda Romer
Where Future Ends sound great ♡ I have already read The Ghosts of Heaven and The bone clocks and loved both books so I am excited ... Read More
Monday, 08 February 2016 17:29
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