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1. Featured Review: Wandering Wild by Jessica Taylor

About The Book: Raised by Wanderers, sixteen-year-old Tal travels the roads of the southern wild in her Chevy by day and camps in her tent trailer at night. Hustling, conning, and grifting her way into just enough cash to save her fifteen-year-old brother, Wen, from bare-knuckle fighting was once enough to...

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2. Featured Review: The Safest Lies by Megan Miranda

About this book: Kelsey has lived most of her life in a shadow of fear, raised to see danger everywhere. Her mother hasn’t set foot outside their front door in seventeen years, since she escaped from her kidnappers with nothing but her attacker’s baby growing inside her—Kelsey. Kelsey knows she’s supposed...

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3. Author Chat with Rose Mannering (The Tales Trilogy), Plus Giveaway!

Today on the YABC blog we are happy to sit down with author Rose Mannering and talk with her about her about her first two novels in The Tales Trilogy, Roses (Book 1) and Feathers (Book 2), which will be released July 5, 2016!   YABC: What surprised you most while writing your latest book?   Rose...

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4. First Chapter Reveal: The Safest Lies by Megan Miranda

Read the first chapter of The Safest Lies by Megan Miranda below!     Meet Megan Miranda! Megan Miranda is the acclaimed author of Fracture, Vengeance,Hysteria, and Soulprint. She was inspired to write The Safest Lies after reading a study about the way emotions, like fear, are passed down through genes—and wondering whether our own fears are a result...

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5. First Chapter Reveal: The Hunt by Megan Shephard

Read the first chapter of the The Hunt by Megan Shephard below!     Meet Megan Shepherd! Megan Shepherd grew up in her family’s independent bookstore in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. She is the author of the acclaimed young adult series The Madman’s Daughter and the forthcoming middle grade novel The Secret Horses of...

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6. Author Chat with Beth Vrabel, Camp Dork (Pack of Dorks #2), plus Giveaway!

Today on the YABC blog we are happy to sit down with author Beth Vrabel and talk with her about her upcoming release, Camp Dork, which released on shelves on May 3rd, 2016.   YABC: What surprised you most while writing your latest book? I was surprised how much fun I had going back to...

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7. Featured Review: The Hunt (The Cage #2) by Megan Shepherd

About this book:The Maze Runner meets Scott Westerfeld in the second novel in this gripping and romantic YA series about teens abducted from Earth by an otherworldly race—from Megan Shepherd, the acclaimed author of the Madman’s Daughter series. They’ve left the cage—but they’re not free yet. After their failed escape attempt,...

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8. Author Top Five--Twinned Enchantment with L.E. Sterling, Plus Giveaway!

Today's AUTHOR TOP FIVE comes from L.E. Sterling, and because True Born, the story of Lucinda Fox, whose twin sister Margot gets kidnapped in a plague-ridden world, the author decided to write her post about the magic of twins!     First meet L.E. Sterling! L.E. Sterling had an early obsession with sci-fi,...

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9. Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at   Breaking the Spine   and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.       Kayla's choice for Waiting On Wednesday (Blog Manager for YABC) REPLICA by Lauren Oliver ~10/4/16 Author: Lauren Oliver Book: Hardcover, 544 pages Expected publication: October 4th...

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10. It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Dessert First by Dean Gloster + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the new cover reveal for DESSERT FIRST by Dean Gloster, releasing September 18, 2016 from Merit Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Dean: Hi, YABC, and welcome to the cover reveal of DESSERT FIRST! The cover design is...

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11. Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at   Breaking the Spine   and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.       Kayla's choice for Waiting On Wednesday (Blog Manager for YABC) REPLICA by Lauren Oliver ~10/4/16 Author: Lauren Oliver Book: Hardcover, 544 pages Expected publication: October 4th...

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12. Featured Review: Rescued (Ape Quartet #3) by Eliot Schrefer

About this book: Raja has been raised in captivity. Not behind the bars of a zoo, but within the confines of an American home. He was stolen when he was young to be someone's pet. Now he's grown up . . . and is about to be sent away again, to...

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13. Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed

Welcome to Young Adult Book Central's Top Ten Tuesday post! Each Tuesday we will be hosting a different theme or topic involving all things bookish!!! The Top Ten Tuesday post was originally created at The Broke and The Bookish so visit there site for all the fun details about this awesome meme!!   This week's...

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14. Author Chat with Megan Miranda & Megan Shephard, Plus Giveaway!

Hi, YABC readers! This is Megan “Shep” Shepherd and Megan “MM” Miranda. In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve been staging a YABC takeover all week. This installment is less about an evil plot for world domination and more about all things books: our writing processes, our relationship as critique partners,...

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15. Spotlight on Just A Few Inches by Tara St. Pierre, Plus Giveaway!

Today we're spotlighting Tara St. Pierre's novel, Just A Few Inches. Read on for more about Leah, her novel, an excerpt, plus a giveaway! Meet Tara St. Pierre!     Tara St. Pierre has been writing for over two decades, but her muse only sporadically provides inspiration. Her laptop is filled...

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16. Spotlight on Just A Few Inches by Tara St. Pierre, Plus Giveaway!

Today we're spotlighting Tara St. Pierre's novel, Just A Few Inches! Read on for more about Tara St. Pierre, her novel, an excerpt, plus a giveaway! Meet Tara St. Pierre!     Tara St. Pierre has been writing for over two decades, but her muse only sporadically provides inspiration. Her laptop is...

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17. Author Chat with Melissa Hart, Plus Giveaway!

Today we're excited to chat with Melissa Hart, author of Avenging the Owl! Below  you'll find our interview, more about Melissa and her book, plus a giveaway!     YABC:  What surprised you most while writing your latest book? Melissa Hart: I’m used to writing memoir about my own life, and mostly for adults. What surprised...

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18. What's New in YA--May 24, 2016

Are you wondering what's new in YA  today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       Breaking up with her boyfriend is not how Veda planned on starting her summer. When Mark makes it clear that it’s over between them, Veda is heartbroken and humiliated—but, more importantly, she’s inspired. And so she...

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19. Featured Review: The Angry Birds Movie: Laughtastic Joke Book

About The Book: Even Angry Birds get the giggles. Characters from The Angry Birds Movie come together in this collection of perfectly silly jokes and rollicking riddles. Arranged thematically, each section is chock-full of humorous riffs that will tickle kids’ funny bones.The Angry Birds Movie, based on the international video game...

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20. Giveaway: Burning by Danielle Rollins (US Only)

Burning by Danielle Rollins Release Date: April 5, 2016 Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's   About the Book Tucked away, deep in the woods, Brunesfield Correctional Facility's cold walls and empty hallways keep dangerous girls away from the world . . . girls like Angela Davis, whose fate was determined by one bad...

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21. Featured Review: The Hidden Oracle (Trials of Apollo #1) by Rick Riordan

About this book: After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find...

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22. Giveaway: The Safest Lies by Megan Miranda and The Hunt by Megan Shepherd (US Only)

About the Book: THE SAFEST LIES by Megan Miranda   Kelsey has lived most of her life in a shadow of fear, raised to see danger everywhere. Her mother hasn’t set foot outside their front door in seventeen years, since she escaped from her kidnappers with nothing but her attacker’s baby growing...

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23. Sneak Peek: Welcome to the Show, Plus Giveaway!

Today we're excited to offer a sneak peek of Frank Nappi's novel, Welcome to the Show! Below you'll find more about Frank, his books, an excerpt, plus a giveaway!     Meet Frank Nappi! Frank Nappi has taught high school English and creative writing for over twenty­-five years. His debut novel, Echoes from the...

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24. Trailer Reveal: Beauty and the Beast


We couldn't help but post our own reveal of the live-action Beauty and the Beast teaser trailer, which made its debut today! Check it out below!     It seems the live-action reimagining of beloved Disney classics will be trending for the next few years with newly-released The Jungle Book, and...

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25. Featured Review: Seneca Rebel by Rayya Deeb

About this book:   What if your one chance to change the world means you have to leave everything you love behind?  In the not-too-distant future, math genius Doro Campbell is introduced to the Seneca Society: a secretive, technologically-advanced subterranean utopia dedicated to inventing and perfecting the most effective ways to...

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