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It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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Hello, everyone! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE BITTER SIDE OF SWEET by Tara Sullivan, releasing February 23, 2016 from GP Putnam's Sons/Penguin Books for Young Readers. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Tara:   Hi YABC!  I’m so excited to share...
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Susan T.
This sounds so powerful and sad! It is super horrible that this kind of thing goes on in the world!
Thursday, 30 July 2015 14:54
Karissa E
The cover is inviting, wanting you to read it
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 22:26
rebecca
so vibrant ... Read More
Thursday, 13 August 2015 16:07
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Giveaway: Forever for a Year by B.T. Gottfred (US Only)

Giveaway: Forever for a Year by B.T. Gottfred (US Only)
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FOREVER FOR A YEAR by B.T. Gottfred In stores July 7th   About the Book When Carolina and Trevor meet on their first day of school, something draws them to each other. They gradually share first kisses, first touches, first sexual experiences. When they're together, nothing else matters. But one of...
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Heather Dowell
I like the simplicity of the cover, and the blurb is intriguing. Thanks for the chance.
Friday, 24 July 2015 13:45
Lucy Magat
I heard about this before and I always wanted to read it. The cover looks amazing and I look forward to reading this book. ... Read More
Friday, 24 July 2015 14:05
Tamara carl
I can't wait to read this book. It's super intriguing and makes you want to read it, thank you! ~Tamara Carl.... Read More
Saturday, 25 July 2015 14:43
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Everything I Never Told You: Author Interview and Giveaway

Everything I Never Told You: Author Interview and Giveaway
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  Today we welcome Celeste Ng to YABC! Celeste's book, Everything I Never Told You , has been released in a gorgeous new paperback edition! Ng's is a novel filled with family, responsibility, culture, and the struggles presented when all three combine. Celeste is sharing a few things with us today...
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Lee
Celeste Ng created 4 drafts before shifting point of view. Yay their last name is my name!!!
Friday, 31 July 2015 17:04
Lee
Celeste Ng created 4 drafts before shifting point of view. Yay their last name is my name!!!
Friday, 31 July 2015 17:04
Maria
She did four drafts.
Saturday, 01 August 2015 17:55
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude + Giveaway (International)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude + Giveaway (International)
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Welcome to the second cover reveal of the day! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE MAY QUEEN MURDERS by Sarah Jude, releasing May 3, 2016 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Sarah:   Hello YABC readers! I'm Sarah...
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Jolene Haley
I love this cover! Thanks for hosting this and the giveaway. Seriously that cover is what dreams are made of. And that book soun... Read More
Thursday, 23 July 2015 15:53
Marcie Olson
I LOVE this book cover!! Can't wait to get to read this book. Just finished reading (for a 2nd time) A Murder of Magpies by this... Read More
Thursday, 23 July 2015 16:11
Patricia Walker
I love the cover - it's really atmospheric and draws a reader in. It sounds an amazing read too
Friday, 24 July 2015 17:22
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Return Once More by Trisha Leigh + Giveaway (International)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Return Once More by Trisha Leigh + Giveaway (International)
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Hello, YABC! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for RETURN ONCE MORE by Trisha Leigh, releasing September 29, 2015 from Bloomsbury Spark. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Trisha:   Hi, and thanks for stopping by to check out the cover of  Return Once...
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Angela Bendyk
Can't wait for this!!! Love her books!!
Thursday, 23 July 2015 12:46
Shannon Mizikoski
I am so excited about this one! I added it to my TBR back when it was still The Historians, so I am so glad to see that it is bein... Read More
Friday, 24 July 2015 21:33
Sky
The colours on this cover are so beautiful, I can't wait to read it!
Sunday, 26 July 2015 01:13
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Author Top 5 with Patrice Kindl

Author Top 5 with Patrice Kindl
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  Today we welcome Patrice Kindl to YABC! Patrice's new book, A School for Brides , is filled with five girls (of a marriageable age) and no men for miles! This modern take on the Regency novel will leave readers dazzled an delighted. Patrice is sharing a few things with us today:...
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Lucy Magat
I would probably fail if I find myself at a school for brides since I'm only 14.
Friday, 24 July 2015 14:11
Nicole
I am absolutely positive that I would fail....miserably
Monday, 10 August 2015 12:00
rebecca
i would probably be expelled lol... Read More
Thursday, 13 August 2015 15:50
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: A Sky Unbroken by Megan Crewe + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: A Sky Unbroken by Megan Crewe + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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Hello, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for A SKY UNBROKEN by Megan Crewe, releasing October 13, 2015 from Amazon Skyscape/Razorbill Canada. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Megan:   Hey YABC! I’m so excited to be revealing my newest cover here today!...
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Lisa Mandina
I love the cover! And can't wait to read the final book, although I still need to read the 2nd one!
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 12:21
Jamie Dixon
I'm so excited. Beautiful!
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 12:36
Nicole
That cover is amazing. Best of the trilogy for sure!
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 14:08
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What's New in YA - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

What's New in YA - Tuesday, July 21, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       22 minutes separate Julia Vann’s before and after. Before: Julia had a twin brother, a boyfriend, and a best friend.   After: She has a new identity, a new hometown, and memories of...
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The Librarian's Corner - July 2015

The Librarian's Corner - July 2015
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Non-Fiction Books on Stress & Mental Health   Good non-fiction books that are the right length and content level for your teen collection are always hard to find. With this in mind I wanted to share 5 of the best non-fiction books on mental health and stress that are in my...
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Giveaway: The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak (US & Canada Only)
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The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak   Release Date: 8/4/2015   About the Book When Stella’s sister Cara is diagnosed with leukemia, Stella puts her dreams on hold to move home and be with her family. With Cara’s birthday approaching, Stella wants to get her the perfect gift—an autographed poster of her...
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jess
Xander!
Friday, 17 July 2015 17:35
Christian Flakes
Alec Williams
Monday, 20 July 2015 13:42
Arianna poteat
Alec!!!☺
Monday, 27 July 2015 22:24
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