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Giveaway: False Memory by Dan Krokos (US and Canada)

Giveaway: False Memory by Dan Krokos (US and Canada)
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Miranda wakes up alone on a park bench with no memory. In her panic, she releases a mysterious energy that incites pure terror in everyone around her. Except Peter, a boy who isn’t at all surprised by Miranda’s shocking ability. Left with no choice but to trust this stranger, Miranda discovers...
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Stacy
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
Saturday, 01 December 2012 16:25
Vivien
I've heard such great things about this read!!
Saturday, 01 December 2012 16:47
Wendy Railey
This book has been getting some really good reviews. I am excited about reading it. Thank you!
Saturday, 01 December 2012 17:10
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THE 13TH SIGN Preorder Contest - DAY OPHIUCHUS

THE 13TH SIGN Preorder Contest - DAY OPHIUCHUS
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Welcome to DAY OPHIUCHUS of 13 Days of THE 13 TH SIGN Preorder Contest! OPHUICHUS is traditionally considered to be the MISSING sign of the zodiac – the mysterious sign that throws us all out of whack! OPHIUCHUS characteristics include: impulsive, jovial, flamboyant, irresponsible, rebellious, and good-humored. (Want to learn more...
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YABC
You want a comment?? Here's a comment - no way am I going to "Pre-order a book" to WIN a book!! J.
Saturday, 29 December 2012 23:26
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Interview with Victoria Strauss, Author of Passion Blue

Interview with  Victoria Strauss, Author of Passion Blue
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  1. Why did you decide to write a YA historical?   The idea for Passion Blue was suggested to me by an editor who'd read one of my other novels--she said she'd always wanted to read a YA historical novel about astrology.   I originally came up with a double...
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Cover Reveal: 45 Pounds (more or less) + Giveaway! (US Only)

Cover Reveal: 45 Pounds (more or less) + Giveaway! (US Only)
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Today we have the pleasure of hosting a terrific cover reveal for 45 POUNDS (MORE OR LESS) by K.A. Barson!  Before we get to the big reveal, here is a message from Kelly: Hey, YABC! Thanks for joining me for the exclusive cover reveal for my debut YA novel, 45 POUNDS...
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Vivien
I think it's really cute!
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 12:09
YABC
The cover looks heavy. All those clothes. It's nice
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 12:25
YABC
I like the cover and LOVE the title, but I wish I could see more of her body in order to solidify that her issue is weight loss.... Read More
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 12:29
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October Giveaway Winners Announced!

October Giveaway Winners Announced!





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The October giveaway winners have been chosen! Congrats, everyone!  Don't forget to enter our November giveaways, going on now:  http://yabookscentral.com/component/content/article/25-info/10186-this-months-giveaways   THE INFECTS by Sean Beaudoin Kayla B. Margaly Amy C. Q.  Alicia M. E.  Andrea D.       CALL THE SHOTS by Don Calame Amber M. April B. Erica...
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Margie Cortina
Ooo, I'm so very excited for SpookyGirl! Thank you so much
Monday, 26 November 2012 15:23
Andrea Diaz
I'm excited for The Infects! I've wanted to read this for a while ... Read More
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 20:44
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November 2012 YABC Mailbox Video + Giveaway! (International)

November 2012 YABC Mailbox Video + Giveaway! (International)
Here's my November YABC Mailbox video, complete with chair dancing and a giveaway, as usual!  Enjoy!    
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YABC
Great vlog! I love the video effects and music! I am nowhere near your video skills level My favorite book of 2012 is... GRAVE M... Read More
Saturday, 24 November 2012 18:06
G Donald Cribbs
Your vlogs are always worth the watching. Not only do we get to salivate over books, which are always awesome, but we get to be te... Read More
Saturday, 24 November 2012 18:58
YABC
Ha, thanks GDC!
Monday, 26 November 2012 10:54
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Meet Our Editors: Christina Franke

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There are several Editors (staff reviewers) here at YABooksCentral.com, and they all have their own taste in books. While one might give a certain book 5 stars, another might only give it 3. We like that kind of diversity here, because we know every reader is different. Every reader's opinion is...
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Jen
1) This is great! 2) I hate meatloaf too! *high fives you* 3) MAKE an event to wear that Calvin Klein ballgown if you have too! ... Read More
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 16:45
YABC
I've just seen this site and want to delve into it further.
Monday, 26 November 2012 18:59
YABC
the NOTEBOOK was depressing. I never finished it
Thursday, 03 January 2013 00:40
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Giveaway: Insurgent Collector's Edition (US Only)

Giveaway: Insurgent Collector's Edition (US Only)
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We have a very special, very fleeting, giveaway opportunity for you! One lucky US winner will win this lovely Collector's Edition of INSURGENT by Veronica Roth!  How do you enter to win? It's easy! All you have to do is vote for our fabulous YABC Editor, Erica Haglund, in this competition...
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YABC
Good luck, Erica! I've been voting for you! Hope you win, because you're an awesome blogger ... Read More
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 16:27
Jen
I vote for you every day Erica! *fingers crossed*
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 16:41
YABC
I'll be voting for you everyday! Good luck! (:
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 20:21
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Giving Thanks: Win an International Prize Pack from Sarah Skilton


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Today we have a special Thanksgiving-themed giveaway for you to enter. Sarah Skilton, author of BRUISED ( March 5th, 2013 by Amulet/Abrams ), would love to thank the authors who've blurbed her book by giving away copies of their latest works, as well as an ARC of BRUISED. Before we get to...
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YABC
Thank you for the giveaway!! Imogen has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Monday, 19 November 2012 12:26
YABC
Tae Kwon Do. Thanks for the contest!
Monday, 19 November 2012 13:53
YABC
Tae Kwon Do. Awesome giveaway!!
Monday, 19 November 2012 14:15
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Cover Reveal: Insomnia by J.R. Johansson + Giveaway (International)

Cover Reveal: Insomnia by J.R. Johansson + Giveaway (International)
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Today we're hosting the cover reveal for INSOMNIA by J.R. Johansson!  Let me tell you, this cover is CREEPTASTIC. I can't wait to hear what you think of it! Before we get to the goods, here's a message from Jenn: Hello YABC! Welcome to the exclusive cover reveal for INSOMNIA! I...
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Vivien
Love the creepy cover!!
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 12:06
YABC
I'm not a fan of the font and placement of the text on the right, but the black pinwheel effect around the eye is cool.
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 12:06
YABC
This is so amazing! I love it
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 12:16
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