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YABC Mailbox Book Haul - April 2014 + Giveaway (US only)

YABC Mailbox Book Haul - April 2014 + Giveaway (US only)
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  Hey guys! Ready to see what we got in the YABC Mailbox this past month? First, here's the mess I made unboxing it all: I bet you already spy some goodies in there, don't you?  On to the book haul!     Some great titles from Random House Kids! And...
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Vivien
Half Life of Molly Pierce, On the Fence, The Murder Complex and Death Sworn!
Friday, 18 April 2014 13:59
Mo Gillespie
Death Sworn, Fan Art and Guys in Real Life are books I want to read.
Friday, 18 April 2014 14:27
Justine
Wild and The Murder Complex are two of my most anticipated releases this year!
Friday, 18 April 2014 14:45
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Rift by Chris Howard + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Rift by Chris Howard + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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  Hello, YABCers! We have another great cover reveal this week! Today we're super excited to reveal the cover for THE RIFT (ROOTLESS #2) by Chris Howard  releasing  on Arbor Day,  April 25, 2014 . Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Chris:   Hi there!   YABC...
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Joshua David Bellin
Love the continuity with ROOTLESS (especially the silhouettes)!
Thursday, 17 April 2014 16:22
Susan T.
I love the cover because the mountains look just like home! I really want to read these books because the characters sound so int... Read More
Thursday, 17 April 2014 22:30
AvidAbbie
Looks really spectacular and interesting. Looking forward to reading, even if I don't win!
Friday, 18 April 2014 09:33
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Tiger's Promise by Colleen Houck + Giveaway (International)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Tiger's Promise by Colleen Houck + Giveaway (International)
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  Hello, YABCers! We have a very exciting cover reveal for you today! Today we're super excited to reveal the cover for TIGER'S PROMISE by Colleen Houck  releasing   June 1, 2014. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Colleen:   Dear YABC Readers,   I'm so excited...
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Brittany Piazza
I think it's beautiful! The cover is way more than I ever expected! The entire series has a fantastic artist.
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 12:06
Ana Paula Novaes
The lotus flower on the cover is so hypnotizing it seems to be really! Loved the cover! ... Read More
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 12:11
Jessica Solano
This cover was not what I was expecting. I has way more intricacy than what I ever imagined. And I love it. I like how Yesubai is ... Read More
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 12:11
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Title Reveal: Book 2 in the Alex Wayfare Series by MG Buehrlen + Giveaway (International)

Title Reveal: Book 2 in the Alex Wayfare Series by MG Buehrlen + Giveaway (International)
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  We have a special treat for you today, YABCers! A title reveal! Today we're honored to reveal the title for Book #2 in the Alex Wayfare Series by MG Buehrlen  releasing  Spring 2015 from Strange Chemistry . Before we get to the title, here's a note from MG:   I...
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Miguel
The title sounds really mysterious. I like it!
Thursday, 10 April 2014 10:03
Andrew Patterson
I love the title!
Thursday, 10 April 2014 10:10
Pamela
I like the irony in "untimely death." Very cool
Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:42
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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  Hello, YABCers! Are you ready for another cover reveal? Today we're super excited to reveal the cover for ZEROBOXER by Fonda Lee  releasing   April 8, 2015 from  Flux/Llewellyn . Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Fonda:   When my editor and I first started talking...
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vanessa
Gorgeous! Inspiring as well! Great job! Keep up the good work!
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 13:14
SHALLEE MCARTHUR
Fonda, I LOVE IT! I cannot, cannot wait to read this!
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 14:11
Susan T.
I really love the cover and it sounds like an exciting and unique story!
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 17:04
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YA Authors as YAs: The Christian Schoon Edition + Giveaway (International)

YA Authors as YAs: The Christian Schoon Edition + Giveaway (International)
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  Welcome to the latest  YA Authors as YAs  interview ! Our goal? To prove that your favorite authors — no matter how AWESOME and COOL you think they are — were once awkward, weird, and they geeked out about fandoms and guilty-pleasure music JUST LIKE YOU when they were teens....
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YA Authors as YAs: The Helene Dunbar Edition + Giveaway (International)

YA Authors as YAs: The Helene Dunbar Edition + Giveaway (International)
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Welcome to the latest  YA Authors as YAs  interview ! Our goal? To prove that your favorite authors — no matter how AWESOME and COOL you think they are — were once awkward, weird, and they geeked out about fandoms and guilty-pleasure music JUST LIKE YOU when they were teens. (Most...
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Giveaway: Obsidian Eyes by A.W. Exley (US/Canada)

Giveaway: Obsidian Eyes by A.W. Exley (US/Canada)
  OBSIDIAN EYES by A.W. Exley Release Date: March 24th     About the Book 1836, a world of light and dark, noble and guild. The two spheres intersect when seventeen-year-old Allie Donovan is placed at the aristocratic St Matthews Academy. More at ease with a blade than a needle, she...
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Kel
Love the cover and the synopsis...it definitely made me want to read more!
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 14:01
Sabrina
The cover is beautiful and the synopsis is pretty good so far. I can see the plot for the most part, and overall, it's done what a... Read More
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 17:58
Vanessa Nunez
Definitely caught my attention! Very beautifully designed and introduced to passionate readers like myself. I look forward to read... Read More
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 20:31
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Giveaway: The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems (US only)

Giveaway: The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems (US only)

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      THE PIGEON NEEDS A BATH by Mo Willems In stores April 1, 2014       About the Book The Pigeon really needs a bath! Except, the Pigeon's not so sure about that. Besides, he took a bath last month! Maybe. It's going to take some serious convincing...
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Sonja Thomas
My favorite Mo Willems book is Knuffle Bunny.
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 19:41
Agustina Gonzalez
I haven't read any, but i really want to start
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 11:35
ahurt@garfield16.org
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity)
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 13:21
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Giveaway: Compulsion by Martina Boone (International)

Giveaway: Compulsion by Martina Boone (International)
    COMPULSION by Martina Boone
 Release Date: 10/28/14   About the Book Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse.   When loss is all you know, how do you find true love?   “Darkly romantic and steeped in Southern Gothic charm, you’ll be compelled to get lost in the Heirs...
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Samantha Lashley
Jeffersons
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 19:39
Vivien
Jeffersons!
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 20:45
Amanda
Jeffersons
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 22:48
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