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It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Cresswell Plot by Eliza Wass + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Cresswell Plot by Eliza Wass + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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Hi, everyone! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE CRESSWELL PLOT by Eliza Wass, releasing June 7, 2016 from Disney Hyperion. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Eliza:   We all have our story. Something that is unique only to us.   It...
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Stephanie Kaye
I love this cover! It is so unique and pretty! And it got me super intrigued. The book sounds fantastic and honestly, cannot wait ... Read More
Thursday, 03 September 2015 17:19
Danae Summers
The cover is interesting but I'm most excited about the synopsis. This books sounds really interesting kind of like a look into th... Read More
Friday, 04 September 2015 16:50
Susan T.
The cover is super creepy. I hate dolls! Lol! This book sounds really awesome and I can't wait for it to come out!
Saturday, 05 September 2015 18:33
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Vicarious by Paula Stokes + Giveaway (International)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Vicarious by Paula Stokes + Giveaway (International)
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Hello, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for VICARIOUS by Paula Stokes, releasing August 2016 from Tor Teen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Paula:   I am so excited to be here on YABC revealing the cover for VICARIOUS. This book has...
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Shannon Mizikoski
I LOVE the synopsis of the book, and the cover is great- I love the pops of yellow, they draw my attention ... Read More
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 18:31
Petra
Great cover. The model looks fierce! Sounds really interesting. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was the first thing that came to m... Read More
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 20:46
Mariana
Sounds awesome! I definitely think it'll be interesting. As for the cover, I know you're not supposed to judge a book by its cove... Read More
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 23:15
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Meet the New Griffin Teen!

Meet the New Griffin Teen!
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  Contributed by the Griffin Teen Team!   The new school year means a whole new wardrobe.  Not wanting to be left out of the fun,  Griffin Teen  got a brand new look! Newly updated, we now have a beautiful website featuring some of our favorite and up-and-coming titles and a...
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Nirvana by J.R. Stewart + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Nirvana by J.R. Stewart + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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Happy September, YABC! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for NIRVANA by J.R. Stewart, releasing November 10, 2015 from Blue Moon Publishers. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from J.R.:   Testing 1-2-3. Ha, tech-joke. Welcome! I’m author and virtual reality expert J.R. Stewart and...
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Jamie Zakian
This cover is beautiful, I love it. Nirvana sounds amazing! I can't wait until November so I can read it.
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 00:24
Shannon Mizikoski
This cover is GORGEOUS. It caught my eye immediately! The synopsis sounds so unique and intriguing as well- I love how the romance... Read More
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 18:32
Danae Summers
I think the cover is beautiful. Covers always make me want to read a book and this cover has got me hook, links, and sinker. That'... Read More
Thursday, 03 September 2015 15:12
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Giveaway: Tammy & the Declaration of Independence (The Wutherington Diaries #2) US Only

Giveaway: Tammy & the Declaration of Independence (The Wutherington Diaries #2) US Only
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Tammy and the Declaration of Independence ( The Wurtherington Diary Book #2)  Illustrated by Duy Trung, Nour Hassan, Jesse Ty  Release Date: October 1, 2015   About the Book Follow alongside of ten-year-old Tammy Wurtherington, the little doll girl from River Falls, Ohio in this exciting new adventure that is sure...
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What's New in YA--September 1, 2015

What's New in YA--September 1, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!     Sarah J. Maas's New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume. Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to...
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Carey Corp
Shades of Doon is out today as well. After cheating death, Veronica Welling is determined to savor every moment in her idyllic... Read More
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 15:32
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: I Love Him, I Love Him Not by Ella Martin + Giveaway (US Only)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: I Love Him, I Love Him Not by Ella Martin + Giveaway (US Only)
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Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for I LOVE HIM, I LOVE HIM NOT by Ella Martin, releasing September 29, 2015 from Clean Reads/Astraea Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Ella:   Hi, guys! Thanks for joining me for the cover...
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Karen Mikusak
Nice cover, sounds interesting.
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 19:22
BookFanatic
Love the cover first off and the synopsis sounds very interesting
Friday, 18 September 2015 20:20
Daphne
I love the green!! The synopsis sounds cute too. I can understand the turmoil of feelings for your best friend.
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 12:51
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Author Chat with Pat Schmatz

Author Chat with Pat Schmatz
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  Contributed by Eden Grey   Eden Grey : Where did the concept of Lizard Radio come from? Did you start with the main character, Kivali, or was it something else? Pat Schmatz : The concept for Lizard Radio started in my sketch book a few summers back. I drew a...
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Noa
The lizard wore headphones!
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 16:25
Kim Dare
Love the image of the headphones with the cord that goes nowhere
Saturday, 05 September 2015 07:15
Karen Woodard
Headphones with a cord to nowhere
Sunday, 06 September 2015 16:00
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First in Line--Press Release

First in Line--Press Release
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  RANDOM HOUSE CHILD REN’S BOOKS LAUNCHES NEW YOUNG ADULT PROGRAM “FIRST IN LINE” First In Line offers YA readers exclusive advance access to authors and behind-the-book content. New York, NY — Random House Children’s Books is launching First In Line (FirstInLineReaders.com) , a new program that features young adult books...
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YABC August Book Haul

YABC August Book Haul

It's here! It's Here! The August Book Haul is finally here! Enjoy this mountain of wordy-filled goodness.  Yay for books!
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