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EPIC 10K GIVEAWAY: Win an eReader (and more!) from YABC! (US only)

EPIC 10K GIVEAWAY: Win an eReader (and more!) from YABC! (US only)
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To all you wonderful YABCers, I want to THANK you.  Thank you for becoming members. Thank you for sharing your reviews so others can make more informed book buying decisions. Thank you for starting discussions with your fellow book lovers. Thank you for keeping YABC a positive and fun environment. Thank...
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Jordan White
I love the thoughtful posts and blog tours
Thursday, 25 April 2013 10:36
Daisy Richeson
The author chats are the best! So much fun!
Thursday, 25 April 2013 10:42
Jessica Longwisch
The book reviews and giveaways of course!
Thursday, 25 April 2013 10:51
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Cover Reveal: DOON by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon (+ US giveaway!)

Cover Reveal: DOON by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon (+ US giveaway!)
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Hey YABCers! Ready for a new cover reveal? I know I am!  Today we have the cover of DOON by Lorie Langdon & Carey Corp, which releases August 20, 2013. It's beautiful! I can't wait for you to see it. But before we get to the goods, here is a message from...
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Vivien
Love the cover!!
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:02
Jen McAndrews
GORGEOUS!!! Makes me even more eager for the book
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:03
YABC
I was lucky enough to read DOON early, and it was fantastic. I can't wait until August, when I can hold this book in my hands. Con... Read More
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:05
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Giveaway: Win a Doctor Who Prize Pack! (Books+DVDs) (US only)

Giveaway: Win a Doctor Who Prize Pack! (Books+DVDs) (US only)
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What's better than a bunch of book giveaways? DOCTOR WHO book giveaways, that's what! Three winners will receive a book plus one Doctor Who season on Blueray.  I'm totes jealous of the winners right now, btw.  On with the details!   Win one of these original novelized adventures featuring the Eleventh...
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Alyssa B
I am a BRAND NEW Doctor Who fan, I am almost finished with season 1! So far the creepiest thing in the world has been "Are you my ... Read More
Saturday, 20 April 2013 12:18
YABC
OMG! I would love to win this for my Stepdaughter! I don't watch the show but she is obsessed! I hope my lack of watching doesn't ... Read More
Saturday, 20 April 2013 12:24
angel
love doctor who and my favorite one is number 8
Saturday, 20 April 2013 13:18
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Meet Our Editors: Jill Van Leer

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  There are several official Editors (staff reviewers or Review Ninjas, if you will) at Young Adult Books Central, 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...
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YABC
You totally got to see Paul McCartney since you filled out this interview! Woot! And I totally snorted when I saw your most embarr... Read More
Friday, 19 April 2013 14:12
Sasha Shamblen
Hmm, my sister could probably recite all of twilight
Friday, 19 April 2013 18:25
Jen
"It's called an adrenaline rush. You can Google it."
Saturday, 20 April 2013 19:20
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Interview with Kathryn Fitzmaurice, Author of DESTINY, REWRITTEN + Giveaway (US Only)

Interview with Kathryn Fitzmaurice, Author of DESTINY, REWRITTEN + Giveaway (US Only)
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If you've spoken with me about books in the last two months, you've heard me rave about Kathryn Fitzmaurice's DESTINY, REWRITTEN. I was privileged to have the opportunity to send a few questions her way about her inspirations for DESTINY, as well as how her other books, A DIAMOND IN THE...
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Sasha Shamblen
looks and sounds like a book my sister would wnjoy
Friday, 12 April 2013 18:19
YABC
I'll bet the new one is great. I love everything Kathryn has written!
Saturday, 13 April 2013 02:03
Dawn Malone
I'm excited to read this; it's next on my to-read pile. I've heard great things about it!
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 17:08
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Giveaway: Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger (US/Canada)

Giveaway: Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger (US/Canada)
Shannon Messenger Release Date: 3/5/13   Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is. Seventeen-year-old...
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Vivien
The Miracle Child
Monday, 01 April 2013 15:32
YABC
The Miracle Child
Monday, 01 April 2013 16:02
Susan Light
The Miracle Child. Right on the first page.
Monday, 01 April 2013 16:12
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Giveaway: A Girl’s Guide to Fitting in Fitness (US/Canada)

Giveaway: A Girl’s Guide to Fitting in Fitness (US/Canada)
Erin Whitehead and Jennipher Walters Release Date: 3/26/13   Whether you’re the MVP of your basketball team, an occasional jogger, or a self-acknowledged couch potato, The Girl’s Guide to Fitting in Fitness has practical advice that you can really use. The book shows how easy it is to wake up earlier...
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YABC
I try to fit in fitness by getting up early - if it's not done early, it doesn't get done. Now that the weather is nicer, I can ma... Read More
Monday, 01 April 2013 14:39
Vivien
I exercise for 2 days then take 1 day off to recoup. I try to eat healthy daily and treat myself to a snack that I usually bake my... Read More
Monday, 01 April 2013 15:30
YABC
I took up running back in November 2011! And then my Junior year, which is right now, I started joining sports! I'm currently a Cr... Read More
Monday, 01 April 2013 22:53
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Giveaway: A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty (US Only)

Giveaway: A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty (US Only)
    By Jaclyn Moriarty In stores April 1, 2013     About A Corner of White A tale of two worlds, told in brilliant color. Readers have loved bestselling author Jaclyn Moriarty since The Year of Secret Assignments . Now she gives them A Corner of White , the first...
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YABC
Cambridge, I think. But there is something awesome about the name Kingdom of Cello.
Monday, 01 April 2013 14:30
YABC
Hmm. I'm all for fictional towns, so I'm going with Kingdom of Cello.
Monday, 01 April 2013 15:03
Vivien
Cambridge
Monday, 01 April 2013 15:31
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Blog Tour Kickoff: The Symptoms of My Insanity by Mindy Raf

Blog Tour Kickoff: The Symptoms of My Insanity by Mindy Raf

Hey guys! Welcome to the Blog Tour Kickoff for THE SYMPTOMS OF MY INSANITY by Minday Raf! Each week you'll find author exclusives on various book blogs across the 'net, but today, we've got a special video from Mindy and a giveaway below! Enjoy.  About the book: A laugh-out-loud, bittersweet debut...
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YABC
Hilarious....I'm not a writer, but I'm a bit of a neat freak so that's not me!
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 13:41
Darith Ly
Not a writer, but I like the writing
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 22:41
Sasha Shamblen
Im a sort of writer but i dint have a writing process
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 11:54
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Need Some Ideas for Books to Read? YABC is Here to Help!

Prodigy
Skyship Academy
Across the Universe
Seraphina
Graceling
Daughter of SAB
fault in our stars
beginning of after
PERKS OF BEING
Thirteen Reasons
If i stay
BY THE TIME
diary wimpy
timmy failure
origami yoda
lightning thief
colossus rises
keeper lost cities
Running dry on ideas for that next great book to read? Well have no fear! Here are some recommendations for your next read in genres of all shapes and sizes! Sci-fi Adventure If you love the fast-paced action set in a not-too-distant future that sets itself up nicely for a trilogy...
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Sasha Shamblen
I have read some of these mostly in the contemporary section and I do recomend them as well
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 14:17
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