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Giveaway: Minus Me by Ingelin Rossland (US Only)

Giveaway: Minus Me by Ingelin Rossland (US Only)
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MINUS ME by Ingelin Røssland, translated by Deborah Dawkin Release Date: July 13, 2015     About the Book During a diving competition Linda discovers that she has a rare heart condition and is told that her only hope of surviving is a heart transplant. Sensitive, introspective, and intelligent, Linda refuses...
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Agustina Gonzalez
The love how the cover is so mysterious. By reading the synopsis I can tell its going to be an unique story
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 23:21
rebecca
really goofd
Thursday, 30 July 2015 16:31
BookFanatic
The synopsis has me wanting to know more about the character mentioned named Njal and of the story itself. Also, i have nothing to... Read More
Thursday, 30 July 2015 21:02
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Giveaway: Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn (US & Canada Only)
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Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn Release Date: June 9, 2015   About the Book From the Morris-Award winning author of Charm & Strange, comes a twisted and haunting tale about three teens uncovering dark secrets and even darker truths about themselves. When nearly killing a classmate gets seventeen-year-old Sadie Su kicked...
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Devyn B.
The synopsis was nicely detailed but still didn't give to much away. The cover is intriguing and draws in the reader.
Saturday, 04 July 2015 20:46
Devyn B.
The synopsis was nicely detailed but still didn't give to much away. The cover is intriguing and draws in the reader.
Saturday, 04 July 2015 20:46
Lucy Magat
I love how the cover has a touch of blue the sypnosis sounds great!... Read More
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 16:42
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Lost Girls by Mari Bianca + Giveaway (International)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Lost Girls by Mari Bianca + Giveaway (International)
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Hello, YABC! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE LOST GIRLS by Mari Bianca, releasing August 8, 2015. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Mari:   I am so excited to be revealing the cover for THE LOST GIRLS – a project very...
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Rhea
The cover looks really really creepy...and I love it! I'm not too sure about the synopsis, it sounds very mysterious and dark. But... Read More
Friday, 03 July 2015 02:20
Aurore BUON
Gorgeous cover and the synopsis is very interesting ^^ Thanks for the chance! Have a nice day ... Read More
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 13:36
Amie Lambert-Gaudet
GORGEOUS COVER - Love the eyes I think the cover of "The Lost Girls" is stunning. The characters eyes are vivid and extremely cree... Read More
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 01:30
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Author Top 5 with Julia Durango

Author Top 5 with Julia Durango
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  Today we welcome Julia Durango to YABC! Julia's new book, The Leveller ,  is a fast-paced story that launches readers and characters into a vitural-reality gaming world! We can't wait to read it! But until then, Julia is sharing a little bit about her, the book, and the top five...
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Ashley
Super lame answer, but I'd love to live in the original Sim City game for Nintendo. ... Read More
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 17:51
Claire Wycoff
I would probably live in one of the sims games since you don't have to fight for your life or anything.
Saturday, 04 July 2015 02:24
Hannah
I would love to live in a Lego Harry Potter game they are so ridiculously fun
Sunday, 05 July 2015 11:56
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Finding Camp Half Blood and More!

Finding Camp Half Blood and More!
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  Contributed by Kayla King, Blog Manager and Staff Reviewer   I still can't believe it has been ten years since Percy Jackson found his way into the hearts of readers. With the help of Disney-Hyperion, I get to discover the magic of Camp Half Blood all over again and now...
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Author Top 5 with Kris Dinnison

Author Top 5 with Kris Dinnison
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  Today we welcome Kris Dinnison to YABC! Kris's new book, You and Me and Him will make it's debut July 7th! This contemporary read follows the style of both Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan, and we can't wait to read it! But until then, Kris is sharing a little bit...
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Lucy Magat
One of the songs on the playlist for "You and Me and Him?" is One Way or Another by Blondie ... Read More
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 16:10
Shannon Mizikoski
Love is a Battlefield
Friday, 10 July 2015 18:28
Audrey
All of Me by Billie Holiday
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 09:07
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What's New in YA

What's New in YA
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       A luminous YA love story that evokes Judy Blume's Forever for a new generation. Sarah—Bean to her friends and family—is an aspiring astronomer and champion mathlete. She lives behind her beloved telescope, with...
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Lola and Tattletale Zeke: Author Interview and Giveaway

Lola and Tattletale Zeke: Author Interview and Giveaway
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  Today we are excited to welcome both Marcia Goldman and her furry friend, Lola, to YABC!  Lola and Tattletale Zeke  is Marcia's third book documenting adventures with Lola, a certified therapy dog!   We wanted to know a bit more about Marcia and Lola so one of our lovely staff...
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Renee Grandinetti
Looks good.
Monday, 27 July 2015 00:26
Stephanie Hughes
Me me me
Monday, 27 July 2015 21:14
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It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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Hello, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE MYSTERY OF HOLLOW PLACES by Rebecca Podos, releasing January 26, 2016 from Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Rebecca:   Hello, YABC! I’m extremely thrilled to share the cover of my debut YA...
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Jessica Edwards
Can't wait to read it!
Friday, 26 June 2015 14:36
Shannon Mizikoski
LOVE the cover! And I just love that this is so family-focused- VERY refreshing to see! I am excited to read it!
Saturday, 27 June 2015 22:02
Sandra Lam
I really like how simplistic and eye-catching the cover is!
Sunday, 28 June 2015 16:52
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Me And Earl And The Dying Girl - Drive Through Movie Review

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl - Drive Through Movie Review

******NO SPOILERS****** The Nerd Riders give their review of the latest YA book to movie adaptation.   
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