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YA Books Central 101 - For those wondering what our site is all about

YA Books Central 101 - For those wondering what our site is all about
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If you've been wondering what YABooksCentral.com is all about or you're new to the community, you've come to the right place. I hope to answer all your immediate questions in as few characters as possible. (Although there might be gifs, because that's just the sort of folks we are.)   What...
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Sasha Shamblen
This is a very helpful post!!
Sunday, 07 April 2013 19:21
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Prepare for the Easter Bunny's Arrival

Biggest Easter Basket
Story of the Easter Bunny
Fancy Nancy Easter
Mater Easter
Splat Easter
Happy Easter Mouse
Happy Easter Curious George
Berenstain Bears Easter
Lilys Easter Party
Duck  Goose Easter
Need a little something to get geared up for all those Easter egg hunts this Sunday? Here's a list of Easter-themed picture books to get you in the Easter mood! The Biggest Easter Basket Ever by Steven Kroll, illustrated by Jeni Bassett The Story of the Easter Bunny by Katherine Tegen,...
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Meet Our Editors: Jason Gallaher

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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 we...
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Natalie Aguirre
Awesome that Jason loves middle grade fantasy. Me too. Looking forward to his reviews.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 17:55
YABC
I do too! And he's reviewed quite a few that I've never heard of. Like Destiny, Rewritten? Totally have to have that.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 19:52
Sasha Shamblen
Alright I love Mean Girls and I see why you wouldn't be able to relate to American Girls, I loved them but I read them with this l... Read More
Thursday, 28 March 2013 22:48
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Interview with Jessica Shirvington, Author of EMBLAZE

Interview with Jessica Shirvington, Author of EMBLAZE
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I'm a huge fan of The Embrace   Series and was really excited to have the opportunity to interview Jessica Shirvington! Here are her answers. Make sure to check out the EMBLAZE giveaway at the bottom of the post!   1.  I love the scenes where you show how Violet struggles...
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Natalie Aguirre
Awesome interview. I loved hearing how much Jessica had plotted out of the series when she wrote her first book. I read about her ... Read More
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 19:36
Sasha Shamblen
i like this interview. Emblaze sounds interesting.
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 17:50
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Giveaway: YABC Needs Your Help!

Giveaway: YABC Needs Your Help!
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Hey YABCers , I need your help! Here's why: The YABC Prize Shelf is tired of wasting away in Nowhere, Michigan all alone with no one to talk to. Sure, every now and then I take photos of it, like this: ...and maybe stroke the bindings and such, but that hasn't...
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Sasha Shamblen
Will definately be doing this soon
Monday, 11 March 2013 15:31
YABC
Thank you, Sasha. Can't wait to see your photo.
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 10:58
Meagan Cooke
What a great opportunity from Ford! And Hey - I'm in Michigan too!!! I would love to see the YABC bookmobile tooling around town. ... Read More
Friday, 15 March 2013 17:11
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Cover Reveal: Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Cover Reveal: Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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Nothing like a cover reveal to start your week off right. This week we have Gena Showalter's THROUGH THE ZOMBIE GLASS!  Remember how awesome the cover for ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND was? Well the sequel is even better. Not lyin.  Before we get to the goods, here's a message from Gena: When...
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YABC
THIS Cover Rocks!!! I absolutely LOVE it!!! Looking forward to it releasing. -FranJessca
Monday, 04 March 2013 12:07
YABC
I love the cover! I like the cracked mirror, it kind of reminds me of the different ways she sees herself when attacking the zombi... Read More
Monday, 04 March 2013 12:10
Stephanie (Go Flash Go)
It makes me curiouser and curiouser about the book!
Monday, 04 March 2013 12:11
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Giveaway: The Lives We Lost (Fallen World #2) by Megan Crewe (US/Canada)

Giveaway: The Lives We Lost (Fallen World #2) by Megan Crewe (US/Canada)
The Lives We Lost (Fallen World #2) by  Megan Crewe Release date: Feb 12, 2013   First, the virus took Kaelyn’s friends. Then, her family. Now it’s taken away her home. But she can't look back—the life she once had is gone forever.  A deadly virus has destroyed Kaelyn’s small island...
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YABC
a syntome of the friendly flu is fever
Saturday, 02 March 2013 10:51
YABC
One syntom if fever
Saturday, 02 March 2013 10:52
Courtney Gendreau
fever
Saturday, 02 March 2013 17:46
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Giveaway: Operation Oleander by Valerie O. Patterson (US only)

Giveaway: Operation Oleander by Valerie O. Patterson (US only)
Operation Oleander by  Valerie O. Patterson Release date: March 5, 2013 Ninth-grader Jess Westmark had the best of intentions when she started Operation Oleander to raise money for a girls’ orphanage in Kabul. She named her charity for the oleander that grows both in her Florida hometown and in Afghanistan, where her...
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Sam
Oleander grows in Florida her hometown and in Afghanistan where her father is serving.
Monday, 04 March 2013 12:51
Stacy
Because it grows in her hometown and where her father is serving
Monday, 04 March 2013 17:47
Bella Cote
Because it only grows in Florida, her home town, and Afghanistan where her father is serving.
Monday, 04 March 2013 18:20
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Giveaway: Orleans by Sherri L. Smith (US only)

Giveaway: Orleans by Sherri L. Smith (US only)
ORLEANS by Sherri L. Smith Release date: March 7, 2013 First came the storms. Then came the Fever. And the Wall.    After a string of devastating hurricanes and a severe outbreak of Delta Fever, the Gulf Coast has been quarantined. Years later, residents of the Outer States are under the...
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Courtney Gendreau
sounds like a dystopian
Saturday, 02 March 2013 17:41
Vivien
dystopian
Saturday, 02 March 2013 18:36
Brooke
Dystopian. I've already had this on my TBR list. =)
Saturday, 02 March 2013 19:05
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Giveaway: Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington (US/Canada)

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With its combination of a high-adrenaline storytelling, engrossing character development, and a richly imagined mythology, the EMBRACE series has won legions of fans, critical acclaim, and has led to its adaptation into a television series with the CW Network, Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment and CBS Television Studios. Now, the hotly anticipated...
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Courtney Gendreau
the cover is beautiful!
Saturday, 02 March 2013 17:37
Vivien
It's fabulous!
Saturday, 02 March 2013 18:34
Breana M.
The cover is awesome, I love the blue.
Saturday, 02 March 2013 19:41
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