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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Color Song by Victoria Strauss + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Color Song by Victoria Strauss + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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  Happy July, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for COLOR SONG by Victoria Strauss, releasing   September 16, 2014 from Skyscape . Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Victoria:   Hello, YABC! I’m thrilled to be sharing the cover for my latest...
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Allison Cosgrove
I love love love the colour and am totally looking forward to reading this with my kids... ... Read More
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 12:46
Vivien
The cover is absolutely fabulous!!
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 17:55
Susan T.
I love historical fiction, especially about Venice so this sounds really great. I love that the focus is on art too and the cover ... Read More
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 22:13
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Giveaway: One Death, Nine Stories by Marc Aronson & Charles R. Smith Jr. (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: One Death, Nine Stories by Marc Aronson & Charles R. Smith Jr. (US & Canada Only)
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One Death, Nine Stories by Marc Aronson & Charles R. Smith Jr. (editors) Release Date: 8/26/14   About the Book How could one teenage boy’s life elicit other kids’ first experiences — even after he dies? Nine interconnected stories from nine top YA writers. Kev’s the first kid their age to...
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Jenea Whittington
Chris Barton, Nora Raleigh Baskin, Ellen Hopkins, A.S. King, Torrey Maldonado, Will Weaver, Rita Williams-Garcia are the authors.... Read More
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 09:30
Susan T.
Chris Barton, Nora Raleigh Baskin, Marina Budhos, Ellen Hopkins, A.S. King, Torrey Maldonado, Will Weaver, Rita Williams-Garcia an... Read More
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 22:09
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Chris Barton, Nora Raleigh Baskin, Marina Budhos, Ellen Hopkins, A.S. King, Torrey Maldonado, Charles R. Smith Jr., Will Weaver, R... Read More
Friday, 04 July 2014 00:26
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Giveaway: Into the Grey by Celine Kiernan (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: Into the Grey by Celine Kiernan (US & Canada Only)
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Book’s Title: Into the Grey Author’s Name: Celine Kiernan Book’s Release Date: 8/26/14   About the Book In a heart-pounding, atmospheric ghost story, a teenage boy must find the resources within himself to save his haunted twin brother. After their nan accidentally burns their home down, twin brothers Pat and Dom...
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Delaney Sutherd
The Moorehawk Trilogy
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 10:06
Vivien
The Moorehawke Trilogy
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 15:20
Susan T.
The Moorehawke Trilogy.
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 22:11
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: All That Burns by Ryan Graudin + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: All That Burns by Ryan Graudin + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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Welcome to the second cover reveal of the week, YABCers! Today we're super excited to reveal the cover for ALL THAT BURNS by Ryan Graudin releasing   February 10, 2015 from HarperTeen . Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Ryan:   Greetings YABC readers! And many welcomes...
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Alyssa Susanna
SO MUCH LOVEEE!! I really like how the blue contrasts with the pink of the first book's cover, it's lovely! Also, Emrys! Richard! ... Read More
Thursday, 26 June 2014 12:07
Susan T.
I really liked All That Glows so I'm looking forward to this one. I think the cover is perfect! Emrys looks just like I pictured h... Read More
Thursday, 26 June 2014 21:29
Magan Bagan
I'm definitely intrigued! I'm excited for it!
Thursday, 26 June 2014 21:38
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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  Hey, everyone! Welcome to another cover reveal! Today we're super excited to reveal the cover for MONSTROUS by MarcyKate Connolly  releasing   February 10, 2015 from HarperCollins . Before we get to the cover, here's a note from MarcyKate:   Greetings YABC readers! I’m delighted to finally reveal the cover...
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Jessica
OMG that cover! It is too adorable for words. I must own this book in print. It must live on my shelf!
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:03
Carol Riggs
Sorry, typo. I mean MARCYKATE. Forgot the C. Oops!
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:16
Sarah Zane Kellar
The cover is really cool. The book sounds really interesting. I want to learn more about Kymera
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:18
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd + Giveaway (US Only)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd + Giveaway (US Only)
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  Hi everyone! It's been a while, but we're back with a new cover reveal! Today we're super excited to reveal the cover for A COLD LEGACY by Megan Shepherd  releasing   January 27, 2015 from Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins . Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Megan:   Hello...
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Vivien
The cover is bloody gorgeous!!! I need IT
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:05
Andrew Patterson
Love the cover! This has been a series I've been wanting to read for some time. Heard a lot of amazing things about it.
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:16
Andrew Patterson
Love the cover! This has been a series I've been wanting to read for some time. Heard a lot of amazing things about it.
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:16
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Ten Reasons To Go To Book Expo Of America

Ten Reasons To Go To Book Expo Of America


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Ten Reasons To Go To Book Expo of America   1. The People. These are your people, your tribe, your clan, your sparkly unicorns, WHATEVER you call them. They are yours and you get to spend three days bonding with them!   2. The Authors. There is an entire section of...
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Tiffany
Haha! I love number 10! But this is a great list! Enjoyed reading it! And bags are very hard to resist!
Sunday, 08 June 2014 10:37
Jessica Jackson
I really wish that I can go to BEA at some point in the future! It sounds like an amazing experience! Right now, I feel like it's ... Read More
Sunday, 08 June 2014 12:29
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Giveaway: Dreamboy by Mary Crockett and Madelyn Rosenberg (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: Dreamboy by Mary Crockett and Madelyn Rosenberg (US & Canada Only)
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Dream Boy by Mary Crockett and Madelyn Rosenberg Release date: July 1, 2014 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire   About the Book If dreams can come true…then so can nightmares   One night Annabelle dreams of the perfect boy: tall and handsome with impossible blue eyes. Then, just as suddenly as he appeared,...
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Sarah Zane Kellar
I recently had a dream that goats were attacking me. I just got goats a couple days ago so it isn't that random.
Sunday, 08 June 2014 12:15
Christina C.
My latest dream involved me wandering through a castle to find a way to escape, but apparently I never got out.
Sunday, 08 June 2014 17:21
Jojo
Dreamt about deadlines at work.
Sunday, 08 June 2014 23:20
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Giveaway: Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis (US Only)

Giveaway: Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis (US Only)
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Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis Release Date: June 17, 2014     About the Book Amara is never alone. Not when she’s protecting the cursed princess she unwillingly serves. Not when they’re fleeing across dunes and islands and seas to stay alive. Not when she’s punished, ordered around, or neglected. She can’t...
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Sarah Zane Kellar
Im more sympathetic to Amara. It would be awful to have someone else controlling you.
Sunday, 08 June 2014 12:14
Vivien
Amara!
Sunday, 08 June 2014 14:18
Christina C.
I'm sympathetic to Amara. How truly awful that situation would be and if he controls her..that would be even worse!
Sunday, 08 June 2014 17:12
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Giveaway: Minnie in Paris Picture Book (US Only)

Giveaway: Minnie in Paris Picture Book (US Only)
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MINNIE IN PARIS by Sheila Sweeny Higginson, Illustrated by Mike Wall In stores May 13, 2014   ABOUT THE BOOK Fashion is Minnie's passion! And, as a result, she's been invited to show her bows on the runways of Paris! At the airport, Minnie is so busy taking care of her...
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Delia Chavez
I haven't read the book.
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 20:07
Darlene Cruz
Wow so cute
Thursday, 05 June 2014 21:52
Heather Hayes Panjon
I Have Not Read The Book Yet!
Friday, 06 June 2014 15:53
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