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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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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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