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Giveaway: Operation Oleander by Valerie O. Patterson (US only)

Giveaway: Operation Oleander by Valerie O. Patterson (US only)
Operation Oleander by  Valerie O. Patterson Release date: March 5, 2013 Ninth-grader Jess Westmark had the best of intentions when she started Operation Oleander to raise money for a girls’ orphanage in Kabul. She named her charity for the oleander that grows both in her Florida hometown and in Afghanistan, where her...
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Sam
Oleander grows in Florida her hometown and in Afghanistan where her father is serving.
Monday, 04 March 2013 12:51
Stacy
Because it grows in her hometown and where her father is serving
Monday, 04 March 2013 17:47
Bella Cote
Because it only grows in Florida, her home town, and Afghanistan where her father is serving.
Monday, 04 March 2013 18:20
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Giveaway: Orleans by Sherri L. Smith (US only)

Giveaway: Orleans by Sherri L. Smith (US only)
ORLEANS by Sherri L. Smith Release date: March 7, 2013 First came the storms. Then came the Fever. And the Wall.    After a string of devastating hurricanes and a severe outbreak of Delta Fever, the Gulf Coast has been quarantined. Years later, residents of the Outer States are under the...
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Courtney Gendreau
sounds like a dystopian
Saturday, 02 March 2013 17:41
Vivien
dystopian
Saturday, 02 March 2013 18:36
Brooke
Dystopian. I've already had this on my TBR list. =)
Saturday, 02 March 2013 19:05
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Giveaway: Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington (US/Canada)

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With its combination of a high-adrenaline storytelling, engrossing character development, and a richly imagined mythology, the EMBRACE series has won legions of fans, critical acclaim, and has led to its adaptation into a television series with the CW Network, Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment and CBS Television Studios. Now, the hotly anticipated...
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Courtney Gendreau
the cover is beautiful!
Saturday, 02 March 2013 17:37
Vivien
It's fabulous!
Saturday, 02 March 2013 18:34
Breana M.
The cover is awesome, I love the blue.
Saturday, 02 March 2013 19:41
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Interview with Andrew Fukuda plus a chance to win a copy of THE PREY! (US only)

Interview with Andrew Fukuda plus a chance to win a copy of THE PREY! (US only)
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We're excited to bring you an exclusive interview with Andrew Fukuda, author of THE HUNT and THE PREY. Afterwards, enter to win a copy of THE PREY from St. Martin's Press! Born in Manhattan and raised in Hong Kong, Andrew Fukuda is half-Chinese, half-Japanese. After earning a bachelor's degree in history...
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Samantha Martin Hiatt
I think this was a really thought out interview and I learned a lot about the author!
Friday, 01 March 2013 15:58
Vivien
Great interview! I'm really eager to read Prey
Friday, 01 March 2013 17:05
Courtney Gendreau
It was a great interview!!
Saturday, 02 March 2013 17:34
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Cover Reveal: The Unbound by Victoria Schwab (+ US/Canada giveaway!)

Cover Reveal: The Unbound by Victoria Schwab (+ US/Canada giveaway!)

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Calling all fans of THE ARCHVIED by Victoria Schwab ! Today we're bringing you the cover reveal for the sequel, THE UNBOUND! And let me just get this out of the way right now: It's LOVERLY. And dark. And haunting. And pretty much everything I like in a cover.  Just sayin....
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Vivien
It's fabulous!!!
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:03
YABC
SO BEAUTIFUL. *_* I don't think the wait until January has every looked so daunting...
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:03
YABC
I love this cover! The smoke forms her face! Awesome
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:24
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Bloggers: Want to be a part of The Symptoms of My Insanity Blog Tour? Find out how!

Bloggers: Want to be a part of The Symptoms of My Insanity Blog Tour? Find out how!
YABC is excited to announce we will be hosting the blog tour for The Symptoms of My Insanity by debut author Mindy Raf! Before we jump into the details of the tour, read on to learn more about Mindy and her laugh-out-loud, bittersweet coming-of-age tale told in a totally true, totally...
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YABC
Oh, I came across this book just last week and it sounds great I'd love to promote it on my blog. I'd especially love to host a g... Read More
Friday, 22 February 2013 08:16
YABC
E-mail: judith@paperiot.com Blog: http://www.paperiot.com... Read More
Friday, 22 February 2013 10:03
YABC
I'd love to participate in the tour! Email: czarinegomez@gmail.com Sab The Book Eater: http://sabthebookeater.blogspot.com/ Top 3... Read More
Friday, 22 February 2013 08:52
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Cover Reveal: Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone (plus US/Canada giveaway)

Cover Reveal: Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone (plus US/Canada giveaway)
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Today, YABCers, we bring you the cover reveal for Tamara Ireland Stone's latest and greatest, TIME AFTER TIME! Are you ready to see it and read what it's all about?  I know you are! But first, a message from Tamara: Hi YABC readers! Today's the day! Finally! I can't begin to...
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YABC
SOOO PRETTY!!!! Oh my gosh...
Thursday, 21 February 2013 12:01
Sana
Yay, it's up! Really like it, the colors are amazing. Great cover =D
Thursday, 21 February 2013 12:03
Jen
*FLAILS* This cover is GORGEOUS and I can't WAIT to read this!!!... Read More
Thursday, 21 February 2013 12:08
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Cover Reveal: Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis (plus US giveaway)

Cover Reveal: Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis (plus US giveaway)
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Earlier this week we brought you the cover reveal for CJ Redwine's DECEPTION . Bet you didn't think we'd bring another great cover to the table in the same week, but ho ho! We did! (We like to keep you on your cover reveal toes.) Prepare for the shock and awe...
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YABC
So pretty!! And badass. I love it.
Friday, 15 February 2013 12:04
Bailey Hewlett
I am in love with this cover!! HarperTeen is really outdoing itself with the covers this year. I can't wait for Not a Drop to Drin... Read More
Friday, 15 February 2013 12:05
Samantha Martin Hiatt
I think the cover is very well done. The use of color and shadows really makes quite a statement! Great Job! Can't wait to read ... Read More
Friday, 15 February 2013 12:07
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Take Your 'Beautiful Creature' Out on a Valentine's Date!

Take Your 'Beautiful Creature' Out on a Valentine's Date!
Need a Valentine's Day date idea? Grab your significant other (aka Beautiful Creature) and head to the theater to see the movie adaptation of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's bestselling book which hits theaters nationwide TODAY! Here's a look at the trailer: Here's a taste of what you can expect from...
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Looking for a Storybook Romance this Valentine's Day?

The Reece Malcolm List
Hooked
Love is All You Need
Falling for You
Salvation
Wicked Jealous
Such a Rush
Temptation
My Life Next Door
Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Feeling the love this Valentine's Day? Here's a list of some contemporary romance reads to get inspired about future loves to come, or find ways to make your relationship a literal storybook romance. The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding Hooked by Liz Fichera Love is All You Need by Deb...
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Sasha Shamblen
I loved my life next door, I havent read the rest
Thursday, 14 March 2013 18:36
Sasha Shamblen
i really like all of these covers
Thursday, 14 March 2013 18:37
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