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Countdown to Reached

Countdown to Reached
  May I Have Your Attention Please... YABC has just received an urgent message from Cassia Reyes. (I hear the messenger was forced to cross The Carving with no help from a certain Aberration whose name rhymes with "sky".)   Hello Fellow Traders, The Society is strengthening. The Archivists, matched with...
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Interview with Ned Vizzini, author of The Other Normals

Interview with Ned Vizzini, author of The Other Normals
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  Today we welcome Ned Vizzini, author of It's Kind of a Funny Story (also a major motion picture), Be More Chill, Teen Angst? Naaah... , and The Other Normals . He has written for the New York Times , Salon , and the L Magazine . In television, he has...
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Interview with Rachel Harris, author of My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century



     Today we welcome Rachel Harris, author of My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century, to the blog today to answer a few questions.   With all the paranormal/darker romances out there, what made you decide to write a lighter tale? I love a good paranormal as much as the next reader—in...
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YABC
I'm so glad this book was very light and humorous - I'm quite tired of all the darker and angsty ones :P LOL I love this book so m... Read More
Friday, 21 September 2012 13:37
YABC
I did a dream cast as part of a blog tour, and I had no clue before that you saw Alex Pettyfer as Lorenzo So cool that we both th... Read More
Saturday, 22 September 2012 10:37
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Interview with Jay Kristoff, Author of Stormdancer + Giveaway

Interview with Jay Kristoff, Author of Stormdancer + Giveaway
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Today we welcome a literary giant to our midst! Jay Kristoff (who really is a giant at 6' 7") joins us today for a fun interview about his newly released book, STORMDANCER .      Thank you for joining us on YABC today! First off, can you tell us a little...
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Stéphanie
Great interview. I can't wait to read Stormdancer. I've pre-ordered my copy but it hasn't come in yet.
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 12:09
MG Buehrlen
Oh, glad to hear it! Be sure to let us know what you think here on YABC once you've read. ... Read More
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 13:09
Kelley
What makes this book such a must-have is that I've heard it's a well-written, complex story. I can't wait to dig in to this book!... Read More
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 13:59
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Cover Reveal: Solstice by PJ Hoover

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Today we get to share in the honor of posting PJ Hoover's cover for SOLSTICE! But before we get to the SHINY that is below, here's a quick word from PJ: Hey YA Books Central readers! So I have this YA book coming out next June (I know, it seems so...
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An Interview with YABC!

An Interview with YABC!
Check this out! Mindy over at Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire interviewed me about YABC today. I talk to her about how YABC started, and I give fledgling bloggers and writers some advice.  Thanks, Mindy, for having me on the blog!   http://writerwriterpantsonfire.blogspot.com/2012/09/a-boa-with-mandy-buehrlen-of-yabc-books.html          
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SECONDS AWAY and SHELTER Giveaway (US Only)

SECONDS AWAY and SHELTER Giveaway (US Only)
About  Seconds Away When tragedy strikes close to home, Mickey Bolitar and his loyal new friends—sharp-witted Ema and the adorkably charming Spoon—find themselves at the center of a terrifying mystery involving the shooting of their friend Rachel. Now, not only does Mickey have to continue his quest to uncover the truth...
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Tricia Copeland
This book sounds like one that my students would love to read. Me too, actually!
Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:38
YABC
This book looks great! Thanks for the awesome giveaway
Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:43
YABC
The book sounds interesting.
Saturday, 01 September 2012 15:39
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Speechless Giveaway (US/Canada Only)

Speechless Giveaway (US/Canada Only)
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Everyone knows that Chelsea Knot can’t keep a secret. Until now. Because the last secret she shared turned her into a social outcast – and nearly got someone killed. Chelsea has taken a vow of silence – to learn to keep her mouth shut and to stop hurting anyone else. Speechless...
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Jill
I find the concept for this book absolutely fascinating!!!
Saturday, 01 September 2012 11:41
YABC
I've heard a lot about this book. Thanks for the giveaway!
Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:01
YABC
I borrowed an ARC of this awhile ago and really enjoyed. Would love to have my own copy! Thanks for the chance to win!
Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:36
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Reaper Giveaway (US/Canada Only)

Reaper Giveaway (US/Canada Only)
After the death of her mother, Wendy is attempting to fill her mother’s shoes and discovering that the prospect is far more difficult than she ever imagined. Learning that she is part of a powerful and ancient family of Reapers that her mother had forsaken is just the first surprise –...
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Tricia Copeland
The Little House on the Prairie series affected me the most in that they showed me a strong female character.
Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:47
YABC
The Harry Potter series definitely had a great impact on the person I am today! Thanks for this giveaway ... Read More
Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:48
YABC
The Disney books
Saturday, 01 September 2012 15:29
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Personal Effects Giveaway (US Only)

Personal Effects Giveaway (US Only)
After his older brother dies in Iraq, Matt makes a discovery that rocks his beliefs about strength, bravery, and honor in this page-turning debut. Ever since his brother, T.J., was killed in Iraq, Matt feels like he’s been sleepwalking through life -- failing classes, getting into fights, and avoiding his dad’s...
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Tricia Copeland
His name is Pinscher. Thanks!
Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:54
YABC
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Saturday, 01 September 2012 15:34
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Pinscher
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