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Interview with Lisa M. Basso, Author of A Shimmer of Angels

I recently had the privilege of interviewing Lisa M. Basso, author of A SHIMMER OF ANGELS. Here's what she had to say.   1. I really love how we get into Rayna's world.  You don't just use the almost stereotypical it-must-be-schizophrenia angle.  The scenes in SS Crazy felt very real.  My...
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The Triple Threat Blog Tour - Stop #8 - Take the HOURGLASS Personality Quiz!

The Triple Threat Blog Tour - Stop #8 - Take the HOURGLASS Personality Quiz!
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Hosted by Mundie Moms http://mundiemoms.blogspot.com/2013/01/egmonts-triple-threat-blog-tour.html     Welcome to Stop #8 on the Triple Threat Blog Tour featuring Myra McEntire, Kate Ellison and Jennifer Lynn Barnes! Today we have a special treat for you. We teamed up with Myra McEntire, author of the Hourglass series, to create an exclusive quiz for...
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Kierra
I got: You like your guys tall, dark, and smoldering. Am I right? Michael's got all that in the bag. He may have a haunting past a... Read More
Thursday, 31 January 2013 13:30
YABC
I got Michael! =)
Thursday, 31 January 2013 13:55
YABC
My man is Dune.
Thursday, 31 January 2013 14:52
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Cover Reveal: Control by Lydia Kang + Giveaway (International)

Cover Reveal: Control by Lydia Kang + Giveaway (International)
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Hey YABCers! We've got a great cover reveal and giveaway for you today from the awesome Lydia Kang! Her sci-fi novel, CONTROL, will release this year from Penguin.  But before we get to the awesome cover, here's a message from Lydia: Hello YABC! I’m so excited to share the exclusive cover...
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YABC
Sounds awesome! The cover is stunning and I look forward to reading it.
Monday, 28 January 2013 12:10
Jaime arkin
Definitely looking forward to this book! It's been on my TBR list for a while!! thanks for the giveaway!
Monday, 28 January 2013 12:16
YABC
This is an awesome cover, Lydia. I can't wait to read it.
Monday, 28 January 2013 12:17
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Meet Our Editors: Megan Kelly

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There are several 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 know...
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Christina Franke, Staff
Parks and Rec! YES! I may or may not be completely in love with Ben. ... Read More
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 15:14
YABC
I LOVE Ben. He's such a hot nerd. ;-)
Thursday, 24 January 2013 20:19
Anatea
Oh, I loved 21 Jump Street!!
Friday, 25 January 2013 17:46
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Cover Reveal: Summer Ruins by Trisha Leigh + Giveaway (International)

Cover Reveal: Summer Ruins by Trisha Leigh + Giveaway (International)
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When I first saw the cover for Trisha Leigh's first novel, Whispers in Autumn , I thought it was GORGEOUS. The colors, the design -- I was so excited for her. Then when the cover for the second book, Winter Omens , came out, I was floored that the covers FIT...
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Andrew Patterson
Wow! Love the final cover! Fits so beautifully with the others. So awesome!
Monday, 14 January 2013 14:11
YABC
I'm so excited about this giveaway! I've saved the WHOLE ENTIRE SERIES UNTIL THIS FINAL BOOK CAME OUT SO YEAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY... Read More
Monday, 14 January 2013 14:19
YABC
I am soooooo excited! Loved the first three and cannot wait for the final book!!!!
Monday, 14 January 2013 14:26
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Giveaway: One Came Home by Amy Timberlake (US Only)

Giveaway: One Came Home by Amy Timberlake (US Only)
In the town of Placid, Wisconsin, in 1871, Georgie Burkhardt is known for two things: her uncanny aim with a rifle and her habit of speaking her mind plainly. But when Georgie blurts out something she shouldn't, her older sister Agatha flees, running off with a pack of "pigeoners" trailing the...
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MrsErica Beaton
Passenger pigeons
Friday, 11 January 2013 18:26
alicia marie
It's passenger pigeons : )
Monday, 14 January 2013 16:32
Rachel
The amazing flying passenger pigeon!
Monday, 14 January 2013 17:09
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Shades of Earth Blog Tour

Shades of Earth Blog Tour

Today we're celebrating the upcoming launch of SHADES OF EARTH , the third and final book of the NY Times Bestselling Across the Universe series by Beth Revis . Fueled by lies. Ruled by chaos. Almost home. "A tense and delicious ride--one that satisfyingly brings the series full circle." -- The...
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Julianna Helms
I'm so excited to read SHADES OF EARTH! I absolutely adored ACROSS THE UNIVERSE (and A MILLION SUNS even more). It's going to be s... Read More
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 01:32
YABC
Christina K. in the raffelcopter This is an awesome story!! Hope it gets published in print - love all the characters we get to k... Read More
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 05:26
Becca
Can not wait for Shades of Earth, I'm actually trying to avoid the sneak peaks on Beth's blog, they're too awesome and I can't sta... Read More
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 06:33
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Giveaway: Override by Heather Anastasiu (US & Canada)

Giveaway: Override by Heather Anastasiu (US & Canada)
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Zoe is free. She has escaped the enslavement of the Community, disconnected from the hardware that had controlled her every thought and emotion, and evaded capture by the Chancellor intent on killing her. She is finally free, but she is far from safe. Zoe and Adrien hide themselves from detection at...
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Rachel
Zoe has way cool telekinetic powers
Monday, 07 January 2013 19:43
Vivien
Telekinesis
Monday, 07 January 2013 20:33
MrsErica Beaton
She has telekinetic powers.
Monday, 07 January 2013 20:57
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YABC Mailbox - January 2013 (International Giveaway)

YABC Mailbox - January 2013 (International Giveaway)
It's here! The January YABC Mailbox video!  We got a ton of books in over the holidays. Then I made this video. Then we got in a ton more right after I uploaded this. Drat! They'll definitely be showcased next month.  We have a special guest star in this video! Jodi...
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Vivien
I gifted The Poison Tree and The Dark Rose by Erin Kelly. Also, Twelve by Justin Cronin. I was gifted Stolen Night by Rebecca Maiz... Read More
Monday, 07 January 2013 18:34
Kate
My sister got me The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth and An Abundance of Katherines by John Green. I can't wait ... Read More
Monday, 07 January 2013 18:44
YABC
I got Rowling's The Casual Vacancy and gave Edwards' The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles as well as Riordan's Mark of Athena... Read More
Monday, 07 January 2013 18:45
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Giveaway: Prophecy and The Madman's Daughter (US & Canada)

Giveaway: Prophecy and The Madman's Daughter (US & Canada)
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Giveaway Details 1 winner will receive a copy of both books, bookmarks, a cell phone key charm, and custom tea! (US and Canada)   About PROPHECY — The greatest warrior in all of the Seven Kingdoms . . . is a girl with yellow eyes. Kira's the only female in the...
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Teracia Loretan
gothic england is where id rather live
Tuesday, 01 January 2013 15:33
Samantha Martin Hiatt
I would have to say lush, gothic, victorian England. Demon infested just does not sound very fun to me!
Tuesday, 01 January 2013 15:34
Angela Huang
I would have to say Korea because I love their food.
Tuesday, 01 January 2013 15:38
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