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Tokyo Heist Giveaway

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  Enter to win one of five signed copies of TOKYO HEIST by Diana Renn! The perfect mystery for fans of Ally Carter's Heist Society . 

When sixteen-year-old Violet agrees to spend the summer with her father, an up-and-coming artist in Seattle, she has no idea what she's walking into. Her father's...
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YABC
I have! My brother in Germany got married the year I graduated so as a celebration for both events my mother extended our vacation... Read More
Friday, 01 June 2012 14:01
Kayla
Vincent van Gogh I haven't seen any but I would love to! ... Read More
Friday, 01 June 2012 14:02
Kaye M.
Vincent van Gogh - and yes, I've seen them. TOO MANY TIMES. My brother went on an art kick last year. >
Friday, 01 June 2012 14:07
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Devine Intervention Giveaway

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  Enter to win a signed copy of DEVINE INTERVENTION plus awesome swag! There is a great legend of the guardian angel who traveled across time and space for the human girl he loved, slaying those who would threaten her with a gleaming sword made of heavenly light. This is not...
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Kayla
be able to carry me with him when he flies!
Friday, 01 June 2012 14:08
Taylor Zebrowski
If I had a guardian angel I hope he would be adorable
Friday, 01 June 2012 15:30
Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer
If I had a guardian angel, I hope he’d sing me Lynard Skynard like Heidi's does! That sounds awesome! Or sing some hardcore rap so... Read More
Friday, 01 June 2012 17:12
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Trailer Tuesday: Escape from Camp 14


Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden A New York Times bestseller, the shocking story of one of the few people born in a North Korean political prison to have escaped and survived. North Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and belligerent. It is also armed with nuclear weapons. Between 150,000 and...
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Casog
Wow, looks amazing. Thanks for the recommendation!!!!
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 02:29
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Rootless Cover Reveal!


  I've been working with Chris for a long time now, preparing for this cover reveal, and I've been on pins and needles waiting to see the final cover. It finally arrived in my inbox this morning and... I may have squealed. More than a bit. ;-) Click here to view it!    ...
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YABC
This cover is brilliant, really unusual! I can see why you did loads of squealing!!
Saturday, 16 June 2012 15:38
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Trailer Tuesday: Hemlock and No Safety in Numbers


This week we have trailers for Hemlock and No Safety in Numbers. Which do you prefer, based on the trailers?                           Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock Release Date: May 8, 2012 Read and write reviews on this title here!   No...
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Introducing YABC Indie!






I have some good news and bad news. Good news: YABC's traffic continues to grow by leaps and bounds each month. We are seeing incredible numbers and the YABC Community continues to grow each day. This is AWESOME.   More good news : Because we're growing so quickly, we're receiving hundreds...
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1) Yay for ALL OF THIS!! 2) Not gonna tell you how long it took me before I saw the "Indie" link on the navbar *insert Jeopardy th... Read More
Thursday, 17 May 2012 09:09
MG Buehrlen
Ha! I've hidden it well from you. ;-)
Thursday, 17 May 2012 10:14
CJ Redwine, Site and Staff Manager
This is fabulous exposure for our indie titles! So many really amazing books are coming out from indie presses, and this gives us ... Read More
Thursday, 17 May 2012 10:21
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New to YABC? Here's How to Begin

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Why should you start posting your reviews on  YABooksCentral.com and  KidsBooksCentral.com ? To win awesome books, that's why! (And to voice your opinion on your favorite -- and not so favorite -- books in our ever-growing community. But that goes without saying, right?) Back to the winning. There are  THREE super...
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The YABC Blog Has Moved!


That's right, the YABC Blog is moving from its old blogspot location to right here on YABooksCentral.com. This way, all the latest YABC info will be located in one handy place, so you won't have to check out two different sites to get all the latest news and updates. We'll be...
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Happy Moving Day!
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 11:22
MG Buehrlen
To celebrate, I've even moved YABC offices. So there really IS taping and boxing and using dollies with much frivolity! ... Read More
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 11:39
Megan Kelly
Let the wild rumpus begin!
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 22:53
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FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

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Wings of Ebony (Wings of Ebony, #1)
 
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You Say It First
 
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My High School Royal Boyfriend
 
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ALEX A tragedy at Langley Estate puts my family...
The Forgotten World (The World Apart Series Book 3)
 
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Clark thought he knew what grief was. Addie thought...
Tales from the Hinterland
 
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A gorgeously illustrated collection of twelve “lush and deliciously...
Sisters of Shadow and Light
 
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From the acclaimed author of Defy, Sara B. Larson,...
In the Penalty Box
 
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Willow Figure skating was supposed to be my whole...
Unchosen
 
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Katharyn Blair crafts a fiercely feminist fantasy with a horrifying...
Miracle Girl
 
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Leanne Strong hates June eighth even though it's supposed to...
The Memory Thief  (Thirteen Witches #1)
 
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Twelve-year-old Rosie Singer’s mom is missing whatever it is that...
Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke
 
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On October 2nd, 1977, Glenn Burke, outfielder for the Los...
The Elephant in the Room
 
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It's been almost a year since Sila's mother traveled halfway...
Alone in the Woods
 
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Jocelyn and Alex have always been best friends...until they aren't....
Disaster Days
 
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Hannah Steele loves living on Pelling, a tiny island near...
Wild River
 
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Daniel Redmayne is fast asleep on the first night of...
The Last Hurrah
 
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The Night Circus
 
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"I couldn’t begin to express how much I adore this book. This book, magically, soothed my temper and let me..."
Wings of Ebony (Wings of Ebony, #1)
 
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"WINGS OF EBONY is a beautifully crafted YA fantasy. A year has passed since Rue's life was irrevocably changed. Her..."
The Forgotten World (The World Apart Series Book 3)
 
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"I don't know how this series keeps getting better, but it does. This third book is just... so much happens..."
The Tempest Sea
 
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"This book... oof. It hurt. But if you know me at all, you know my favorite books are the kind..."
The Fractured Empire
 
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"This book grabbed me from the very beginning, throwing me into this beautifully-crafted, intriguing new world. The plot is fast-paced..."
The Gilded Ones (Deathless #1)
 
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"THE GILDED ONES by Namina Forna is a YA fantasy novel and the first book in the Deathless series. The..."
Unchosen
 
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"UNCHOSEN is a fantastic and completely captivating YA apocalyptic fantasy, filled with feminism, friendship, sisterhood, and romance. Charlotte is the..."
The Memory Thief  (Thirteen Witches #1)
 
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"Rosie has always taken care of herself and her mother in their house overlooking the coast of Maine. Her mother..."
Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke
 
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"Maraniss, whose Strong Inside covered Black basketball player Perry Wallace, turns his incredible research skills the the story of Glenn..."
The Elephant in the Room
 
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"Sila's family has been happy in Oregon, even though her father, who is a mechanical engineer, has to work as..."
Alone in the Woods
 
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"Jocelyn always looks forward to the vacation in a cabin that she and her friend Alex's family take every year...."
Disaster Days
 
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"Hannah doesn't understand why her parents are SO overprotective, even though she occasionally has a hard time dealing with her..."
We Dream of Space
 
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"Bird, her twin brother Fitch, and their older brother Chase are all doing the best they can in 1986 Park,..."
Wild River
 
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"Daniel isn't all that sure why he was chosen to go on an outdoor experience trip with four other students..."
In the Penalty Box
 
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"IN THE PENALTY BOX is a cute YA contemporary hockey romance. Willow is a figure skater heading for the Olympics,..."
The Afterlife of the Party (Afterlife, #1)
 
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"THE AFTERLIFE OF THE PARTY is a YA vampire book for anyone who doesn't want to make out with the..."
The Alcazar (The Cerulean, #2)
 
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"THE ALCAZAR wraps up an intriguing YA fantasy duology. The book continues to follow four main characters in alternating points-of-view,..."
Super Fake Love Song
 
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"Super Fake Love Song is about Sunny Dae, a Korean American teenager who is a mega-nerd trying to survive at..."
Hot British Boyfriend
 
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"Ellie lives in Washington D.C. and attends an elite school, even though the tuition is a stretch for her single..."
Charlie Thorne and the Lost City (Charlie Thorne #2)
 
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"After her adventures in Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation, Charlie is hiding out in the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador,..."