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Exclusive Cover Reveal: Charmed Vengeance + Giveaway (International)

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Charmed Vengeance + Giveaway (International)
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Today is my birthday! And what better way to celebrate than to share the delicious steampunk cover of Suzanne Lazear's CHARMED VENGEANCE with you? Before we get to the steampunk goodness, here's a message from Suzanne: Hi everyone! I’m super excited to share with you the cover for CHARMED VENGEANCE, the...
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Gillian Berry
That cover is AWESOME. Totally steampunk adventurous. Definitely makes me want to read it!
Friday, 19 October 2012 12:11
YABC
Love the cover! It's awesome!
Friday, 19 October 2012 12:29
YABC
It's awesome, Suzi!! What a great, great cover!! Charlene Sands
Friday, 19 October 2012 12:48
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Spookyhouse: A Guest Post by Jill Baguchinsky, author of Spookygirl + US Giveaway!

Spookyhouse: A Guest Post by Jill Baguchinsky, author of Spookygirl + US Giveaway!
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We asked Jill Baguchinsky, author of Spookygirl: Paranormal Investigator , "Have you ever experienced paranormal activity?" Here's what she had to say: Writing about Violet, the teenage ghost hunter in  Spookygirl : Paranormal Investigator , nets me lots of questions about ghosts -- especially whether I've ever seen one. Sadly, I haven't...
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alicia marie
I haven't ever experienced any paranormal activity and that's probably a good thing. I think I would probably freak out if I ever ... Read More
Thursday, 18 October 2012 14:31
Tammy Sparks
Yes I have! When I was working in a theater during college, I heard someone wearing a long, swishy skirt walk past me, but there w... Read More
Friday, 19 October 2012 13:41
Holly Letson
Yes, I have. When I was a child, we lived in a haunted house. My brother and I would talk to the ghosts. Other people were so scar... Read More
Friday, 19 October 2012 15:54
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Exclusive Cover Reveal + US Giveaway: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Exclusive Cover Reveal + US Giveaway: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
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We're so pleased to share the cover for  April Genevieve Tucholke's Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea . It has to be one of my favorite covers of the year!  But before we show you the pretty, here's a message from April: Hey there, YABC. Here be the cover...
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Gillian Berry
That cover is flipping gorgeous. I LOVE the font. Creepy and romantic and unsettling all at the same time.
Monday, 15 October 2012 12:11
YABC
I've loved April's synopsis since I first read it a while back, and this haunting, beautiful cover just seals the deal. I must hav... Read More
Monday, 15 October 2012 12:24
YABC
The cover is freaking amazing. I'm in awe.
Monday, 15 October 2012 12:36
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Rise Up!

Rise Up!
Hello Fellow Traders, The Rising needs new recruits to help build up the rebel forces if we're going to take down The Society. Will YOU Rise Up to the challenge?  Go to the Matched Trilogy Facebook page and tell all of your friends to do the same! Be sure to check...
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Survey Finds Bullying to Be the Most Important Issue Facing Teens Today

Survey Finds Bullying to Be the Most Important Issue Facing Teens Today
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  Harlequin TEEN and The Jed Foundation’s Love is Louder survey finds bullying issues more acute than drinking and teen pregnancy   78% of teens say bullying remains worse than parents realize 70% of teens and young women say they have been bullied 69% say they do not bully others, yet...
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Exclusive Cover Reveal: When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney

Exclusive Cover Reveal: When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney
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We are very excited to bring you another cover reveal this week! This time we're revealing WHEN YOU WERE HERE by Daisy Whitney, author of The Mockingbirds and The Rivals . Here's a message from Daisy: Hi YABC! And welcome to the exclusive cover reveal for WHEN YOU WERE HERE! I'm...
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YABC
I love this book!!! And I think the cover is gorgeous and really represents the beauty of the book. You are all going to LOVE it!!... Read More
Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:12
alicia marie
I LOVE the cover! And, this sounds like it's going to be an awesome book!!
Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:32
Ileana Alvarado
I have always, ALWAYS love Daisy Whitney's book cover!! This ones are really, really beautiful!
Thursday, 11 October 2012 13:05
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Giveaway: Get MATCHED & Get SWAG! (US only)


  Hello Traders, YABC has gotten word that another challenge has been issued in the battle against The Society. As many of you are aware, The Society is corrupt but Cassia has informed us that there are still people who need to know. The seeds of dissent and rebellion were first...
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Giveaway: Red by Alison Cherry (US & Canada)

Giveaway: Red by Alison Cherry (US & Canada)
The cover reveal of RED by Alison Cherry is live! Click here to see the AWESOME and enter a giveaway for a signed ARC!   
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YABC Celebrates Star Wars Reads Day

YABC Celebrates Star Wars Reads Day

  Happy Star Wars Reads Day, YABCers!  As a special treat, we have a guest reviewer here today to tell you about  STAR WARS: A Galactic Pop-Up Adventure , coming to a universe near you on October 16th from Scholastic.  When I received this book at the YABC Office, I knew...
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September Giveaway Winners Announced

September Giveaway Winners Announced












Congrats to our September Book Giveaway Winners!   Silver: Return to Treasure Island by Andrew Motion Jessica Lewis Mary Graef         The Talk-Funny Girl by Roland Merullo Kyla Rich Elena Lentz         Reaper by KD McEntire Kirstin Hudson Christina Michel Katie Stutz        ...
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Vivien
Congrats to all and thank you
Friday, 05 October 2012 18:17
Cassidy Washburn
Congrats!
Thursday, 11 October 2012 20:20
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