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What's New in YA--August 25, 2015

What's New in YA--August 25, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       Inspired by Victor Hugo’s classic, Les Miserables , A Little in Love beautifully conveys the heartbreaking story of street girl Eponine.   Paris, 1832 A girl lies alone in the darkness, clutching a...
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Exclusive Sneak Peek at LIGHTLESS by C.A. Higgins + Giveaway (US Only)

Exclusive Sneak Peek at LIGHTLESS by C.A. Higgins + Giveaway (US Only)
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LIGHTLESS by C.A. Higgins Release Date:  September 29, 2015 Publisher: Ballantine / Del Rey Hardcover   About the Book With deeply moving human drama, nail-biting suspense—and bold speculation informed by a degree in physics—C. A. Higgins spins a riveting science fiction debut guaranteed to catapult readers beyond their expectations.   Serving...
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Kara S
I like the the detail of this author's prose and the sharp effect her style has at points: "He was smiling, insolent, amused." Th... Read More
Monday, 24 August 2015 17:17
Hannah Kane
Higgins' writing has great rhythm. Can't wait to read more!
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 16:20
Stacy
I definitely want to read more. I love sci-fi, but more science than fiction. I think this will be a good story.
Friday, 28 August 2015 12:02
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Love Letters to Literature #1

Love Letters to Literature #1
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  Contributed by Kayla King, Blog Manager and Staff Reviewer   Dear J.K. Rowling,   I suppose the best way to begin this letter would be to say  thank you!  Many readers might say that you changed their lives with the inception of your boy wizard. I'm sure that's true. But...
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CJ Redwine, Site and Staff Manager
I'm not crying, YOU'RE crying. *sniffs*
Monday, 24 August 2015 10:17
Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer
LOVE!! I'm just now reading Order of the Phoenix and wish I had read them sooner! Such an amazing world!
Monday, 14 September 2015 14:10
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Letters to the Living

Letters to the Living
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  Contriubted by Joanne Mumley   Our very own Joanne Mumley, interviewed Ava Dellaira, author of Love Letters to the Dead ,  at Comic Con. This wonderful book and Joanne's interview, which you can find below, inspired all of us here at YABC! Don't believe us? Read on to find out...
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Giveaway: The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender (US & Canada Only)
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THE DEAD GIRLS OF HYSTERIA HALL  by Katie Alender  Release Date: August 25, 2015   About the Book Asylum meets Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, in this riveting tale of ghosts, secrets, and family, from master of suspense Katie Alender. Delia's new house isn't just a house. It used to...
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yara
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children!! thanks for the giveaway... Read More
Friday, 21 August 2015 19:02
Elizabeth Drake, Staff Reviewer
I LOOOOOOOVVVVEEEEEEE Katie Alender's books. I am constantly recommending the Bad Girls Don't Die series to my students. Can't w... Read More
Saturday, 22 August 2015 09:36
Susan T.
I always enjoy The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and read it every year for Halloween!
Sunday, 23 August 2015 17:54
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Giveaway: The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen by Katherine Howe (US only)

Giveaway: The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen by Katherine Howe (US only)
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THE APPEARANCE OF ANNIE VAN SINDEREN by Katherine Howe  Release Date: September 15, 2015   About the Book A haunting, contemporary love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Conversion It’s July in New York City, and aspiring filmmaker Wes Auckerman has just arrived to start his summer term...
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Kara S
Madame Blavatsky -- thanks for featuring this book and the chance to win it!
Sunday, 23 August 2015 20:21
sarah
Madame Blavatsky
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 10:44
Lucy Magat
The name of the physic is Madam Blavatsky.
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 17:11
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Giveaway: Jillian Cade: Fake Paranormal Investigator by Jen Klein (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: Jillian Cade: Fake Paranormal Investigator by Jen Klein (US & Canada Only)
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JILLIAN CADE: (FAKE) PARANORMAL INVESTIGATOR by Jen Klein  Release date: September 1, 2015   About the Book When rebel outsider Jillian Cade finds an obituary — HER future obituary — in her locker, she ends up teaming with the cryptic (and hot!) Sky Ramsey to solve the mystery of who’s trying...
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Fantasy Angel
The show Jen Klein is a writer on is Grey's Anatomy.
Sunday, 23 August 2015 15:52
Susan T.
Grey's Anatomy!
Sunday, 23 August 2015 17:49
Kara S
Grey's Anatomy(!)
Sunday, 23 August 2015 20:55
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Giveaway: The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen (US Only)

Giveaway: The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen (US Only)
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The Revenge Playbook   by Rachael Allen  Release Date: 6/16/15   About the Book In the small town of Ranburne, high school football rules and the players are treated like kings. How they treat the girls they go to school with? That’s a completely different story. Liv, Peyton, Melanie Jane, and...
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M'kaela Rogers
I really like the cover which is the reason I looked at this giveaway and the synopsis I thought is pretty interesting.
Friday, 21 August 2015 17:43
Catherine Devlin
The cover of this book is equal parts sassy and fierce, which is the best combination. I love the concept of the book as well. I t... Read More
Sunday, 23 August 2015 15:32
Lucy Magat
The covers look intriguing! I love the sypnosis and would definitely read this.
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 17:06
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Giveaway: The Glass Sentence & The Golden Specific by S.E. Grove (US Only)

Giveaway: The Glass Sentence & The Golden Specific by S.E. Grove (US Only)
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THE GLASS SENTENCE and THE GOLDEN SPECIFIC   by S. E. Grove  Release Date: 6/16/2015 (pb) and 7/14/2015 (respectively)   About the Book The eagerly-awaited sequel to the best-selling The Glass Sentence -- a historical, fantastical adventure perfect for fans of Philip Pullman! It is the summer of 1892, one year...
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Audrey
I love the covers, and the synopses have intrigued me for a while! I really want to read these ... Read More
Friday, 21 August 2015 22:28
Skye
This series sounds SO GOOD and I love the covers - I've been dying to read it for a while! Thank you for the giveaway! ... Read More
Saturday, 22 August 2015 12:29
Jonathan
I absolutely love the cover and it sounds like a great fantasy read!
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 15:28
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Giveaway: Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil (US & Canada Only)
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Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil  Release Date: 6/16/2015   About the Book The members of Don’t Get Mad aren’t just mad anymore . . . they’re afraid. And with Margot in a coma and Bree stuck in juvie, it’s up to Olivia and Kitty to try to catch their deadly tormentor....
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Susan T.
This series sounds like such fun and I love the slightly ominous cover!
Sunday, 23 August 2015 15:42
Fantasy Angel
The synopsis seems really interesting and I love the cover as well!! Can't wait to read the book!
Sunday, 23 August 2015 16:09
Kara S
I love a good thriller, and the popularity of this author/book suggest this is as good as it sounds! :-)
Sunday, 23 August 2015 20:26
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