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Interview with Sabaa Tahir

Interview with Sabaa Tahir
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    Interview with Sabaa Tahir, author of An Ember in the Ashes Contributed by Hannah Hudson, YABC Staff Reviewer     The King’s English hosted a wonderful event, “Sabaa Tahir in Conversation with Ally Condie,” on May 4 th . Nestled in the heart of Salt Lake City, the local...
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie + Giveaway (US Only)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie + Giveaway (US Only)
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We've got another great reveal for you this week! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE ABYSS SURROUNDS US by Emily Skrutskie, releasing Winter 2016 from Flux. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Emily:   Hey YABC! I’m so excited to be here...
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So Cool
So cool!
Thursday, 07 May 2015 12:22
Jenny
oh my glob glob!! What a gorgeous cover!! You must be squealing with delight!! Wow! Amazing. Love that dragon eye. *shiver*... Read More
Thursday, 07 May 2015 12:27
Elaina
The cover is terrifying--but in a totally good way! Sounds like an awesome adventure.
Thursday, 07 May 2015 14:04
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Endure by Sara B. Larson + Giveaway (US Only)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Endure by Sara B. Larson + Giveaway (US Only)
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Hello, everyone! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for ENDURE by Sara B. Larson, releasing January 5, 2016 from Scholastic. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Sara:   Hi YABCers!! I am so thrilled to be here today to share with you the cover...
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Isabel @ Tween2TeenBookReviews
The cover's gorgeous! I can't wait to read it!
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 12:13
linda Trinklein
My heart started to race! Its an amazing cover! I cant wait to read it!!!
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 12:18
Melissa
I love the cover and synopsis. If you look at the covers for all the books, there is a rose in every single one but it is always c... Read More
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 12:22
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What's New in YA

What's New in YA
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers...
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Kayla King, Staff Reviewer
Hi Nicole! You book has been added to the list! Happy Book Birthday!
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 11:06
Jaime from Two Chicks On Books
Summer of The Oak Moon by Laura Templeton. Month9Books is the publisher.
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 14:43
Kayla King, Staff Reviewer
Summer of the Oak Moon has been added to the list! Thank you for the recommendation!
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 11:06
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Blog Tour: All the Rage by Courtney Summers

Blog Tour: All the Rage by Courtney Summers
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  The YABC tour is thrilled to be revealing a quote from Courtney Summers' newest YA novel,  All the Rage ,  as part of the book's blog tour!   Are you ready for that quote we mentioned above?   Just keep scrolling...   ---              ...
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Live Chat with Ally Carter

Live Chat with Ally Carter
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  There is an exciting event for Ally Carter fans taking place this upcoming  Tuesday!  Scholastic will be hosting a LIVE video chat with the  New York Times  bestselling author of the Heist Society and Gallagher Girls series alongside some special guest stars. Did you love Ally's book All Fall Down...
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Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB

Diversify Your Shelves with WNDB
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  Column by Karen Sandler I’m so delighted to have the opportunity to blog here on YABC. There isn’t much I love more than talking about books, and in particular talking about diversity and inclusiveness in kidlit. And since my favorite genre is science fiction, that inspired my first three diverse...
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Giveaway: Overtaken by Mark Kruger (US Only)

Giveaway: Overtaken by Mark Kruger (US Only)
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Overtaken by Mark H. Kruger Release Date: May 5th     About the Book Nica struggles to decipher the nefarious forces ruling her small town in this electrifying sequel to Overpowered, which VOYA says “offers all the conspiracy and intrigue of the best dystopian fiction.” After the mysterious pulses changed Nica...
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Katie
I would fly!
Sunday, 03 May 2015 02:57
Megan
Immortality/stay young
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 19:18
Amanda Julia
If I had a super power, it would be to be able to breath underwater.
Friday, 15 May 2015 16:47
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Giveaway: The Originals - Resurrection by Julie Plec (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: The Originals - Resurrection by Julie Plec (US & Canada Only)
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The Originals: The Resurrection by Julie Plec Release Date: Tuesday, May 26   About the Book The Originals: The Rise: Family is power. The Original vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together always and forever. But even when you're immortal, promises are...
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Susan T.
They must fight for family!
Monday, 04 May 2015 21:19
Liezl
Answer is Family.
Saturday, 16 May 2015 15:41
Makaela
They fight for family.
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 17:03
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Giveaway: Gabby Duran and the Unsittables by Elise Allen and Daryle Conners (US Only)

Giveaway: Gabby Duran and the Unsittables by Elise Allen and Daryle Conners (US Only)
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GABBY DURAN AND THE UNSITTABLES by Elise Allen and Daryle Conners In stores May 12th   About the Book Case File: The First Unsittable   Summary: The Association Linking Intergalatics and Earthlings (hereby known as A.L.I.E.N.) has a new member. After months of investigation, Gabby Duran, Associate 4118-25125A, has proven herself...
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Maggie Reid
Does harry potter count??!
Sunday, 10 May 2015 09:39
Amanda Julia
My favorite children's book is Corduroy
Friday, 15 May 2015 15:53
Shay
What is your favorite children's book? This is a tough one but I would have to say anything by Roald Dahl or anything by Dr. Seu... Read More
Saturday, 23 May 2015 02:50
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