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Cover Reveal: SHADOWLARK by Meagan Spooner + US Giveaway

Cover Reveal: SHADOWLARK by Meagan Spooner + US Giveaway
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Guys. Hey guys. Psssssssst.  We have a cover reveal for you today! Plus a chance to get your greedy-reading hands on an advanced copy long before anyone else.  Meagan Spooner's SHADOWLARK!  But first, a message from Meagan:   Hellooooo YABC! I’m so excited to be here—welcome to the exclusive cover reveal...
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YABC
I loved SKYLARK, and I'm totally excited to read SHADOWLARK. (It also helps that the cover image looks kind of like a post-indust... Read More
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:15
Meagan Spooner
Now that's an awesome idea! The green is supposed to be a sort of bronze-y patina, I think, but I love the Emerald City connection... Read More
Saturday, 04 May 2013 12:16
Magan Bagan
Very intriguing! I like that each book kind of gives you an idea what you'll see in them. Definitely excited for this one ... Read More
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:38
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Blog Tour: Guest post with Heather L. Reid, author of Pretty Dark Nothing + US Giveaway

Blog Tour: Guest post with Heather L. Reid, author of Pretty Dark Nothing + US Giveaway

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I was really excited to have the opportunity to read the YA paranormal novel, PRETTY DARK NOTHING. Here is author Heather L. Reid's way of battling writer's block. Make sure to check out the  giveaway at the bottom of the post!   Cursing The Blank Page: How I Battle Writer’s Block...
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Krista Low
I haven't read this book! I am always looking for a good read, this one looks fabulous I love all the fabulous quotes of inspira... Read More
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 07:56
Jacqueline Yarwaye
All of the books I read are YA. I really can't wait to add this one to my Read list on Goodreads. The cover looks amazing and the ... Read More
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 16:51
YABC
This is the first I'm hearing of this title and am so excited at the opportunity to win a copy!
Thursday, 02 May 2013 13:20
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5 Reasons Why I Bought HOUSE OF SECRETS by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini

5 Reasons Why I Bought HOUSE OF SECRETS by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini

Here are the top five reasons why I plunked my money down for HOUSE OF SECRETS by Ned Vizzini and Chris Columbus (in no particular order): 1) It's Chris Columbus for goodness sake. How could my Goonie-lovin' heart say no? 2) It's Ned Vizzini for goodness sake. A powerhouse of YA...
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Michelle Parsons
I can't wait to read this book. It's on my list of books to read this summer. The house really does have a very nice creepy factor... Read More
Monday, 29 April 2013 13:30
MG Buehrlen
The creep factor is out of this world. The water rushing out the windows reminds me of the start of The Dawn Treader, when the wat... Read More
Monday, 29 April 2013 13:40
Sammy
I read the book and it was fantastic!!!! I really enjoyed reading the book and i cannot wait for the second one! what was your fav... Read More
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 04:12
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EPIC 10K GIVEAWAY: Win an eReader (and more!) from YABC! (US only)

EPIC 10K GIVEAWAY: Win an eReader (and more!) from YABC! (US only)
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To all you wonderful YABCers, I want to THANK you.  Thank you for becoming members. Thank you for sharing your reviews so others can make more informed book buying decisions. Thank you for starting discussions with your fellow book lovers. Thank you for keeping YABC a positive and fun environment. Thank...
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Jordan White
I love the thoughtful posts and blog tours
Thursday, 25 April 2013 10:36
Daisy Richeson
The author chats are the best! So much fun!
Thursday, 25 April 2013 10:42
Jessica Longwisch
The book reviews and giveaways of course!
Thursday, 25 April 2013 10:51
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Cover Reveal: DOON by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon (+ US giveaway!)

Cover Reveal: DOON by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon (+ US giveaway!)
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Hey YABCers! Ready for a new cover reveal? I know I am!  Today we have the cover of DOON by Lorie Langdon & Carey Corp, which releases August 20, 2013. It's beautiful! I can't wait for you to see it. But before we get to the goods, here is a message from...
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Vivien
Love the cover!!
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:02
Jen McAndrews
GORGEOUS!!! Makes me even more eager for the book
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:03
YABC
I was lucky enough to read DOON early, and it was fantastic. I can't wait until August, when I can hold this book in my hands. Con... Read More
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:05
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Giveaway: Win a Doctor Who Prize Pack! (Books+DVDs) (US only)

Giveaway: Win a Doctor Who Prize Pack! (Books+DVDs) (US only)
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What's better than a bunch of book giveaways? DOCTOR WHO book giveaways, that's what! Three winners will receive a book plus one Doctor Who season on Blueray.  I'm totes jealous of the winners right now, btw.  On with the details!   Win one of these original novelized adventures featuring the Eleventh...
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Alyssa B
I am a BRAND NEW Doctor Who fan, I am almost finished with season 1! So far the creepiest thing in the world has been "Are you my ... Read More
Saturday, 20 April 2013 12:18
YABC
OMG! I would love to win this for my Stepdaughter! I don't watch the show but she is obsessed! I hope my lack of watching doesn't ... Read More
Saturday, 20 April 2013 12:24
angel
love doctor who and my favorite one is number 8
Saturday, 20 April 2013 13:18
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Meet Our Editors: Jill Van Leer

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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...
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YABC
You totally got to see Paul McCartney since you filled out this interview! Woot! And I totally snorted when I saw your most embarr... Read More
Friday, 19 April 2013 14:12
Sasha Shamblen
Hmm, my sister could probably recite all of twilight
Friday, 19 April 2013 18:25
Jen
"It's called an adrenaline rush. You can Google it."
Saturday, 20 April 2013 19:20
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Interview with Kathryn Fitzmaurice, Author of DESTINY, REWRITTEN + Giveaway (US Only)

Interview with Kathryn Fitzmaurice, Author of DESTINY, REWRITTEN + Giveaway (US Only)
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If you've spoken with me about books in the last two months, you've heard me rave about Kathryn Fitzmaurice's DESTINY, REWRITTEN. I was privileged to have the opportunity to send a few questions her way about her inspirations for DESTINY, as well as how her other books, A DIAMOND IN THE...
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Sasha Shamblen
looks and sounds like a book my sister would wnjoy
Friday, 12 April 2013 18:19
YABC
I'll bet the new one is great. I love everything Kathryn has written!
Saturday, 13 April 2013 02:03
Dawn Malone
I'm excited to read this; it's next on my to-read pile. I've heard great things about it!
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 17:08
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Giveaway: Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger (US/Canada)

Giveaway: Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger (US/Canada)
Shannon Messenger Release Date: 3/5/13   Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is. Seventeen-year-old...
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Vivien
The Miracle Child
Monday, 01 April 2013 15:32
YABC
The Miracle Child
Monday, 01 April 2013 16:02
Susan Light
The Miracle Child. Right on the first page.
Monday, 01 April 2013 16:12
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Giveaway: A Girl’s Guide to Fitting in Fitness (US/Canada)

Giveaway: A Girl’s Guide to Fitting in Fitness (US/Canada)
Erin Whitehead and Jennipher Walters Release Date: 3/26/13   Whether you’re the MVP of your basketball team, an occasional jogger, or a self-acknowledged couch potato, The Girl’s Guide to Fitting in Fitness has practical advice that you can really use. The book shows how easy it is to wake up earlier...
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YABC
I try to fit in fitness by getting up early - if it's not done early, it doesn't get done. Now that the weather is nicer, I can ma... Read More
Monday, 01 April 2013 14:39
Vivien
I exercise for 2 days then take 1 day off to recoup. I try to eat healthy daily and treat myself to a snack that I usually bake my... Read More
Monday, 01 April 2013 15:30
YABC
I took up running back in November 2011! And then my Junior year, which is right now, I started joining sports! I'm currently a Cr... Read More
Monday, 01 April 2013 22:53
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