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26. What's New in YA

 

Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!

 

 

 

Modern-day Toronto: A heavy leather-bound book written in an unrecognizable language is delivered to the Speckled Muse, the antique bookshop owned by Crystal and Becca Hatcher’s mother. When Becca opens it, she’s sent into a coma, leaving Crys behind to uncover a series of terrifying secrets.
 Ancient Mytica: A merciless goddess hunts for the elusive treasure that will make her ruler not only of Mytica, but of all the unseen worlds that lay beyond it.
 Modern-day Toronto: Rich and aimless Farrell Grayson finally has the chance to prove himself when the mysterious leader of a powerful secret society invites him into his fold.
 Ancient Mytica: Maddox Corso has always been different, but never remarkable. Everything changes the day he meets a pretty, unfamiliar girl from a faraway land, only to realize that he’s the only one who can see her.
 Fate has brought these young people together, but ancient magic threatens to rip them apart.

 

*To see reviews and find links to buy this book, go HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

From Catherine Linka, the sequel and explosive conclusion to A Girl Called Fearless

Having survived a violent confrontation with the US government, Avie is not out of danger. Both she and the young man she loves, Yates, have been declared terrorists, and Yates is hospitalized in critical condition, leaving Avie with the perilous task of carrying information that can bring down the Paternalist party, if she can get it into the right hands. 

Forced on the run with handsome, enigmatic woodsman Luke, Avie struggles when every turn becomes a choice between keeping the two of them alive or completing their mission. With her face on every news channel and a quarter million dollar reward from the man who still owns her marriage Contract, Avie's worst fears are about to come true.

Equal parts thrilling and romantic, A Girl Undone is sure to keep your heart racing right until the very end.

 

*To see reviews and find links to buy this book, go HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

A dark and edgy first-person cautionary tale about how one girl’s seemingly minor choices quickly spiraled into a life as a sex worker in the tradition of Go Ask Alice and Lucy in the Sky.

She had a normal life, until one small decision changed everything. Suddenly, there were new possibilities and new experiences. But not all of those experiences were good.
Read her shocking story in the diary she left behind.

 

*To see reviews and find links to buy this book, go HERE!

 

 

 

 

Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart. In Emmy's soul, despite the space and time between them, their connection has never been severed. But is their story still written in the stars? Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles—impossible to fit together?

Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life. . . . She wants to stay out late, surf her favorite beach—go anywhere without her parents' relentless worrying. But Emmy's parents can't seem to let her grow up—not since the day Oliver disappeared.

Oliver needs a moment to figure out his heart. . . . He'd thought, all these years, that his dad was the good guy. He never knew that it was his father who had kidnapped him and kept him on the run. Discovering it, and finding himself returned to his old hometown, all at once, has his heart racing, and his thoughts swirling.

Readers who love Sarah Dessen will devour these pages with hearts in throats as Emmy and Oliver struggle to face the messy, confusing consequences of Oliver's father's crime. Full of romance, coming-of-age emotion, and heartache, these two equally compelling characters create an unforgettable story.

 

 

*To see reviews and find links to buy this book, go HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lady A is the most notorious blackmailer in the city. With just a mask and a gown to disguise her, she sweeps into lavish balls and exclusive events collecting the most valuable currency in 1725 London-secrets.

But leading a double life isn't easy. By day Lady A is just a seventeen-year-old girl named Arista who lives in fear of her abusive master,Bones, and passes herself off as a boy to move safely through the squalor of London's slums. When Bones attempts to dispose of his pawn forever, Arista is rescued by the last person she expects: Jonathan Wild, an infamous thief who moves seamlessly between the city's criminal underworld and its most elite circles. Arista partners with Wild on her own terms in order to save enough money to buy passage out of London.

Everything changes when she meets Grae Sinclair, the son of a wealthy merchant. Grae has traveled the world, seen the exotic lands Arista has longed to escape to her whole life, and he loves Arista for who she is-not for what she can do for him. Being with Grae gives something Arista something precious that she swore off long ago: hope. He has promised to help Arista escape the life of crime that has claimed her since she was a child. But can you ever truly escape the past?

 

 

*To see reviews and find links to buy this book, go HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Nixy Bauer, Home in an Hour”

Nixy Bauer is used to her classmates being very, very unhappy to see her. After all, she’s working with the enemy—she’s on their parents’ payrolls.

Nixy is a bounty hunter in a virtual-reality gaming world. Kids in the MEEP, as they call it, play entirely with their minds, while their bodies languish in a sleeplike state on the couch. Irritated parents, looking to wrench their kids back to reality, hire Nixy to jump into the game and retrieve them. Luckily for Nixy and her wallet, she’s the best leveller out there.

But when the game’s billionaire developer—and Nixy’s parents’ boss—loses track of his own son in the MEEP, Nixy is in for the biggest challenge of her bounty-hunting career. Wyn Salvador isn’t some lazy kid looking to escape his homework, and this is no ordinary levelling job: Wyn does not want to be found. And he’s left behind a suicide note.

Nixy takes the job but quickly discovers that Wyn’s not hiding—he’s being held inside the game against his will. But who is holding him captive, and why?

Nixy and Wyn attempt to fight their way out of a mind game unlike any they’ve encountered. And the battle brings them closer than either could have imagined. But when the whole world is virtual, how can Nixy possibly know what’s real?

 

*To see reviews and find links to buy this book, go HERE!

 

 

 

 

 


Narrated by an alternating unreliable group of teens, this dark thriller will have readers on the edge of their seats. No one is safe and everyone is a suspect. It’s Saw meets I Know What You Did Last Summer.
 

Junior Robin Brisset has no idea what she’s in for when she accepts an invitation to one of Callabrese High’s most exclusive parties. And when the trademark scavenger hunt begins, Robin must go against every rule she’s lived by to survive. 

 

*To see reviews and find links to buy this book, go HERE!

 

 

 

 

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If there are any new YA books we missed, let us know in the comments below, and we'll add them to the list! 


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27. YABC Book Haul For June 2015!

It's time! It's time! The June YABC Book Haul is here! Get a load of all the great stuff that was sent in to the YABC offices this month! Thanks, Publishers! Now let's get to reading!

What's your favorite book out of the bunch?


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28. It's live!! Cover Reveal: Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Welcome to the second cover reveal of the day, YABC!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for SYMPTOMS OF BEING HUMAN by Jeff Garvin, releasing February 2, 2016 from Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Jeff:

 

Greetings, YABC readers! I am excited to share with you the exclusive cover reveal for my forthcoming debut novel, Symptoms of Being Human. Because the book's narrator, 16-year-old Riley Cavanaugh, is gender fluid, I was very curious to see how the cover would emerge; how could we represent Riley in a meaningful way without including the bias of gender? Designer Sarah Kaufman came up with an image that I find both striking and intriguing. I think it represents Riley perfectly, and somehow matches the tone and feel of the book in a way I couldn't have imagined. I'm thrilled by this cover; I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
 
 
~ Jeff Garvin (SYMPTOMS OF BEING HUMAN, Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins)
 

 

 

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SYMPTOMS OF BEING HUMAN

by Jeff Garvin
Release date: February 2, 2016
Publisher: Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062382863
 
 
About the Book

 

The first thing you’re going to want to know about me is: Am I a boy, or am I a girl?

Riley Cavanaugh is many things: Punk rock. Snarky. Rebellious. And gender fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy, and others as a girl. The thing is . . . Riley isn’t exactly out yet. And between starting a new school and having a congressman father running for reelection in uber-conservative Orange County, the pressure—media and otherwise—is building up in Riley’s so-called “normal” life.

 

On the advice of a therapist, Riley starts an anonymous blog to vent those pent-up feelings and tell the truth of what it’s REALLY like to be a gender-fluid teenager. But just as Riley’s starting to settle in at school—even developing feelings for a mysterious outcast—the blog goes viral, and an unnamed commenter discovers Riley’s real identity, threatening exposure. Riley must make a choice: walk away from what the blog has created—a lifeline, new friends, a cause to believe in—or stand up, come out, and risk everything.

 

“With a main character who truly deserves to be called unique, combined with heartbreak and triumphs that are universal, this unforgettable book made me laugh and also cry. Garvin’s powerful new voice rocks!” – Lissa Price, International bestselling author of Starters

 

To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.

 

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Before becoming a writer, Jeff Garvin acted in films and TV and toured as the front man of a nationally touring rock band. He has a BFA in Film from Chapman University and lives in Southern California, surrounded by adorable, shedding beasts. Symptoms of Being Human is his first novel.
 

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One winner will receive an ARC of SYMPTOMS OF BEING HUMAN (when available).

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

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29. It's live!! Cover Reveal: Behold The Bones by Natalie C. Parker + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Hi, YABCers!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for BEHOLD THE BONES by Natalie C. Parker, releasing February 23, 2016 from HarperTeen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Natalie:

 
Hey YABC! I’m so glad to be back here to reveal the cover of BEHOLD THE BONES, a stand-alone companion to BEWARE THE WILD.
 
I know you’re anxious to scroll and feast your eyes, so I won’t say too much. Only that this cover is part art, part sociological experimentation. It, like so much of Sticks, Louisiana, contains something hidden and based on a sample survey of my family and friends, there’s a 50/50 shot you’ll see it. If you don’t see the secret on your first viewing…look again.
 
~ Natalie C. Parker (BEHOLD THE BONES, HarperTeen)
 

 

 

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BEHOLD THE BONES

by Natalie C. Parker
Release date: February 23, 2016
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN: 978-0062241559
 
 
About the Book
 
Candace “Candy” Pickens has been obsessed with the swamp lore of her tiny Louisiana town for . . . forever. Name any ghostly swamp figure and Candy will recite the entire tale in a way that will curl your toes and send chills up your spine.
 
That doesn’t mean Candy’s a believer, however. Even though she and her friends entered the swamp at the start of summer and left it changed, Candy’s the only one who can’t see or feel the magical swamp Shine. She’s also the only one who can’t see the ghosts that have been showing up and spooking everyone in town ever since. So Candy concentrates on other things—real things. Like fighting with her mother and plotting her escape from her crazy town.
 
But ghosts aren’t the only newcomers in Sticks, Louisiana. The King family arrives like a hurricane: in a blur and unwanted—at least by Candy. Mr. King is intent on filming the rumored ghostly activity for his hit TV show, Local Haunts. And while Candy can’t ignore how attracted she is to eighteen-year-old Gage King and how much his sister, Nova, wants to be friends, she’s still suspicious of the King family.
 
As Candy tries to figure out why the Kings are really in town and why the swamp that had previously cast her aside now seems to be invading every crack in her logical, cynical mind, she stumbles across the one piece of swamp lore she didn’t know. It’s a tale that’s more truth than myth, and may have all the answers . . . and its roots are in Candy’s own family tree.
 
To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
 

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Natalie C. Parker grew up in a Navy family where having adventures was as common as reading fairy tales.
 
She holds a BA in English and an MA in Women’s Studies and in spite of these things ended up in the employ of social scientists studying climate change. Though still baffled by having ended up in a landlocked state, she lives in Kansas with her partner in a house of monsters.
 
Natalie also runs Madcap Retreats, which offers a yearly calendar of writing retreats and workshops, as well as retreat building services. If you want a writing retreat without the hassle, Madcap is for you!
 

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Giveaway Details

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • 1 signed ARC of BEHOLD THE BONES (when available)
  • 1 ARC of THE SCORPION RULES by Erin Bow
  • 1 signed paperback of THE CURIOSITIES by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff

10 additional winners will each receive the Swamp Lore Swag Pack, which includes:

  • Choice of signed gator head or cherry blossom bookplate
  • BEWARE THE WILD and BEHOLD THE BONES bookmarks
  • An "I <3 YA Books" bumper sticker
  • and more!
Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries:

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30. Pre-Order and Giveaway: Serpentine by Cindy Pon

Today we are happy to be part of the pre-order and giveaway opportunity for Cindy Pon's novel SerpentineYou can find a message and more information below!

 

Meet Cindy.

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Cindy Pon is the author of Silver Phoenix, named one of the top ten fantasy novels for youth by Booklist. She lives with her husband and two children in San Diego, California.

 

Cindy says, "Serpentine is a book of my heart. I knew from the start that I wanted to write a story that focused on a strong female friendship. As an author, I wanted to concentrate on the dynamics of relationships--their complexities and joys--and how they shape my heroine's own journey to self-discovery. What if you woke up one night and your lower half had changed into a serpentine body? What if you were told that you were half-demonic and a temptress of lore? What if who you thought you always were was nothing like you turned out to be? Serpentine is a coming of age story like none you have read before."

 

 

Now meet Cindy's book!

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Inspired by the rich history of Chinese mythology, this sweeping fantasy is set in the ancient Kingdom of Xia and tells the coming of age story of Skybright, a young girl who worries about her growing otherness. As she turns 16, Skybright notices troubling changes. By day, she is a companion and handmaid to the youngest daughter of a very wealthy family. But nighttime brings with it a darkness that not even daybreak can quell. When her plight can no longer be denied, Skybright learns that despite a dark destiny, she must struggle to retain her sense of self – even as she falls in love for the first time.

 

 

Sounds great, right?! You can now pre-order your very own copy of Serpentine from Mysterious Galaxy Books HERE!

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With every pre-order, you will have the chance to select one of Cindy's gorgeous pieces of brush art to accompany your new book!

 

Here's a sneak peek below of the four different designs!

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"It always gives me such joy to share my art, so I have decided to give away a brush painting card with every pre-order copy of Serpentine through Mysterious Galaxy. (One card for each copy ordered.) Please indicate in the order your preferred card choice(s), and we will endeavor to include the card you want. If you would like the book personalized, please let us know to whom."--Cindy Pon 

 

 

Cindy is also giving away ONE copy of Serpentine!

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Serpentine

  1. by: Cindy Pon

  2. Release Date: September 8, 2015 

 

 

 

*GIVEAWAY DETAILS*

 

One winner will receive a copy of Serpentine when it hits shelves in September. Open to US, Canada, and UK mailing addresses.

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. 

 

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31. It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig + Giveaway (US Only)

Happy Friday, everyone!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE by Heidi Heilig, releasing February 16, 2016 from Greenwillow/HarperCollins. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Heidi:

 
Ahoy YABC! Welcome to the cover reveal for THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE!
 
They say pictures are worth a thousand words, but words deserted me when I saw this cover. I made sounds though--sounds like OH and EEEEEE and HHHNNNGGGGHHHHH. I realized too late that  should have set up a polished shield, like Perseus, so I could safely view its reflected beauty. Thankfully, I’ve since regained most of my abilities to speak coherently, as long as I don’t gaze directly at it for too long. Ray Shappell, Sylvie Lefloche, and the whole team at Greenwillow/HarperCollins worked very hard to create the perfect cover for this book, capturing the drama, the tension, and the precarious sense of a life in the balance. They started with 8 different versions, refining and narrowing down their choices until they hit on this one. Personally, I think they did an incredible job. I hope you agree!
 
~ Heidi Heilig (THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE, Greenwillow/HarperCollins)
 

 

 

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THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE

by Heidi Heilig
Release date: February 16, 2016
Publisher: Greenwillow/HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062380753
 
 
About the Book
 
Heidi Heilig’s debut teen fantasy sweeps from modern-day New York City to nineteenth-century Hawaii to places of myth and legend. Sixteen-year-old Nix has sailed across the globe and through centuries aboard her time-traveling father’s ship. But when he gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end. The Girl from Everywhere, the first of two books, will dazzle readers of Sabaa Tahir, Rae Carson, and Rachel Hartman.
 
Nix’s life began in Honolulu in 1868. Since then she has traveled to mythic Scandinavia, a land from the tales of One Thousand and One Nights, modern-day New York City, and many more places both real and imagined. As long as he has a map, Nix’s father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place, any time. But now he’s uncovered the one map he’s always sought—1868 Honolulu, before Nix’s mother died in childbirth. Nix’s life—her entire existence—is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nix’s future, her dreams, her adventures . . . her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who’s been part of their crew for two years. If Nix helps her father reunite with the love of his life, it will cost her her own.
 
In The Girl from Everywhere, Heidi Heilig blends fantasy, history, and a modern sensibility with witty, fast-paced dialogue, breathless adventure, and enchanting romance.
 
To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
 

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Heidi grew up in Hawaii where she rode horses and raised peacocks, and then she moved to New York City and grew up even more, as one tends to do. Her favorite thing outside of writing, is travel, and she has haggled for rugs in Morocco, hiked the trails of the Ko'olau Valley, and huddled in a tent in Africa while lions roared in the dark.
 
She holds an MFA from New York University in Musical Theatre Writing, of all things, and she's written books and lyrics for shows including The Time Travelers Convention, Under Construction, and The Hole. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, her son and their pet snake.
 

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One winner will receive a signed ARC of THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE (when available). 

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

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32. INSIDE OUT - Drive Through Movie Review

*****NO SPOILERS*****

The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, hit the road again to discuss their views on the new Disney/Pixar animated feature INSIDE OUT. 

 

 

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33. It's live!! Cover Reveal: Some of the Parts by Hannah Barnaby + Giveaway (US Only)

Get ready for another awesome cover reveal, YABCers!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for SOME OF THE PARTS by Hannah Barnaby, releasing February 16, 2016 from Knopf. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Hannah:

 

Greetings, YABCers! Welcome to this extra-special Thursday! You may not have been aware when you woke up this morning that it was an extra-special Thursday, but trust me. It is. Because today I get to show you all the cover of my new novel, SOME OF THE PARTS! (And it’s my mother’s birthday. Does a cover reveal count as a birthday present?)
 
 
~ Hannah Barnaby (SOME OF THE PARTS, Knopf)
 

 

 

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SOME OF THE PARTS

by Hannah Barnaby
Release date: February 16, 2016
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 978-0-553-53963-9
 
 
About the Book

 

Sometimes bad things happen, and we are not the same when they are over.
 
For months, Tallie McGovern has been coping with the death of her older brother the only way she knows how: by smiling bravely and pretending that she's okay. She’s managed to fool her friends, her parents, and her teachers so far, yet she can’t even say his name out loud: “N—” is as far as she can go. But when Tallie comes across a letter in the mail, it only takes two words to crack the careful façade she’s built around herself:
 
ORGAN DONOR.  
 
Two words that had apparently been checked off on her brother’s driver’s license; two words that her parents knew about—and never confided to her. All at once, everything Tallie thought she understood about her brother’s death feels like a lie. And although a part of her knows he’s gone forever, another part of her wonders if finding the letter might be a sign. That if she can just track down the people on the other end of those two words, it might somehow bring him back.
 
Hannah Barnaby’s deeply moving novel asks questions there are no easy answers to as it follows a family struggling to pick up the pieces, and a girl determined to find the brother she wasn’t ready to let go of.
 

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Hannah Barnaby has worked as a children's book editor, a bookseller, and a teacher of writing for children and young adults. She holds an MA in Children's Literature from Simmons College and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College. Her first novel, Wonder Show, was a William C. Morris finalist. Hannah lives in Charlottesville, VA, with her family.
 

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Giveaway Details

Three winners will each receive a signed ARC of SOME OF THE PARTS (when available).

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

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34. Giveaway: The Death Code by Lindsey Cummings (US & Canada Only)

THE DEATH CODE (Murder Complex #2)

by Lindsay Cummings

Release Date: May 26 2015

 

About the Book

Action-packed, blood-soaked, and chilling, this is the dark and compelling sequel to the bestselling The Murder Complex, which Booklist praised as "carefully crafted . . . chilling" and Justine magazine called "a must for fans of action-packed dystopians like The Hunger Games and Divergent."


With short, fast-paced, alternating point-of-view chapters, The Death Code starts several weeks after The Murder Complex ends. Zephyr keeps the secret about Meadow close—that if she dies, The Murder Complex will be destroyed, too. Meadow, desperate to find her brother, father, and little sister, is determined to fight fearlessly to the end, even if it means sacrificing herself and her friends, new and old. The Death Code introduces a memorable cast of secondary characters and delivers a vivid and scary thrill ride read. For fans of La Femme Nikita, Legend, and Hanna.


To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.


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Lindsay Cummings lives in Texas with her husband, two German shepherds, a hedgehog, a wolf, lots of chickens, and a draft horse named Dan the Man. She is the author of The Murder Complex and the digital novella The Fear Trials, a prequel, as well as the steampunk fantasy trilogy, BALANCE KEEPERS.

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35. Giveaway: Tangled Webs by Lee Bross (US Only)

TANGLED WEBS

by LEE BROSS

Release Date:  JUNE 23, 2015

 
 
 

About the Book

 
London, 1725. Everybody has a secret. Lady A will keep yours—for a price. This sumptuous, scandalous YA novel is wickedly addictive.
 
Lady A is the most notorious blackmailer in the city. With just a mask and a gown to disguise her, she sweeps into lavish balls and exclusive events collecting the most valuable currency in 1725 London—secrets.
 
But leading a double life isn't easy. By day Lady A is just a sixteen-year-old girl named Arista who lives in fear of her abusive master, Bones, and passes herself off as a boy to move safely through the squalor of London's slums. When Bones attempts to dispose of his pawn forever, Arista is rescued by the last person she expects: Jonathan Wild, the infamous Thief Taker General who moves seamlessly between the city's criminal underworld and its most elite upper circles. Arista partners with Wild on her own terms in the hopes of saving enough money to buy passage out of London.
 
Everything changes when she meets Graeden Sinclair, the son of a wealthy merchant. Grae has traveled the world, has seen the exotic lands Arista has longed to escape to her whole life, and he loves Arista for who she is—not for what she can do for him. Being with Grae gives something Arista something precious that she swore off long ago: hope. He has promised to help Arista escape the life of crime that has claimed her since she was a child. But can you ever truly escape the past?
 
 
 
To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
 
 

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Lee Bross was born in a small town in Maine, where she spent the next eighteen years dreaming of bigger places. After exploring city life, she and her husband and two young sons ended up going right back to the wilds of Maine. They now live just one house down from where she grew up. You can find her at www.LeeBross.com or on Twitter @Lee_Bross.
 
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36. Giveaway: The Messengers by Edward Hogan (US Only)

The Messengers 

by Edward Hogan
 
Release Date: 5/12/2015

 

About the Book


If you could see the future, would you have the guts to change it? A new psychological thriller from the author of Daylight Saving.
 
Fifteen-year-old Frances is sent to her aunt’s house for the summer to escape difficulties at home. Soon she meets Peter, a man unlike anyone she has ever known. Peter is a messenger—but his messages never bring good news. Peter believes that Frances is a messenger, too. In a compelling page-turner as complex as it is chilling, the author of Daylight Saving poses the provocative question: If you could change the future, where would you start?


To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
 


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Edward Hogan is the author of Daylight Saving and two adult novels: Blackmoor, which won the Desmond Elliott prize in the U.K. and was short-listed for both the London Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award and the Dylan Thomas Prize, and The Hunger Trace. He lives in Brighton, England.

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3 winners will each receive one copy of The Messengers by Edward Hogan. US only.

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37. Giveaway: All We Have Is Now by Lisa Schroeder (US Only)

ALL WE HAVE IS NOW

by Lisa Schroeder    

Release Date: July 28, 2015

 

About the Book


What do you do with your last day on earth?

There are 27 hours and fifteen minutes left until an asteroid strikes North America, and, for Emerson and everyone else who didn't leave, the world will end. But Emerson's world already ended when she ran away from home last year. Since then she has lived on the streets, relying on her wits and her friend Vince to help her find places to sleep and food to eat.

The city's quieter now that most people are gone, and no one seems to know what to do as the end approaches. But then Emerson and Vince meet Carl, who tells them that he has been granting people's wishes. He gave his car away so a woman could take her son to see the ocean for the first time, and he gives Emerson and Vince all the money he has in his wallet.

Suddenly this last day seems full of possibility. Emerson and Vince can grant a lot of wishes in 27 hours -- maybe even their own.


To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
 


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Lisa Schroeder is the author of over a dozen books for kids and teens, including the YA novels I HEART YOU, YOU HAUNT ME, CHAING BROOKLYN and THE BRIDGE FROM ME TO YOU and the middle grade novels IT'S RAINING CUPCAKES and MY SECRET GUIDE TO PARIS. She loves tea and cookies, flowers, family hikes, books and movies that make her laugh and cry, and sunshine. Living in Oregon, she doesn't get nearly enough sunshine, but the hikes are amazing. You can visit her online at www.lisaschroederbooks.com.

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38. Giveaway: Every Ugly Word by Aimee Salter (US Only)

EVERY UGLY WORD

by Aimee L. Salter

Release Date: June 16th, 2015

 

 

About the Book


When seventeen-year-old Ashley Watson walks through the halls of her high school, bullies taunt and shove her. She can't go a day without fighting with her mother. And no matter how hard she tries, she can't make her best friend, Matt, fall in love with her. But Ashley also has something no one else does: a literal glimpse into the future. When Ashley looks into the mirror, she can see her twenty-three-year-old self.

Her older self has been through it all already--she endured the bullying, survived the heartbreak, and heard every ugly word her classmates threw at her. But her older self is also keeping a dark secret: Something terrible is about to happen to Ashley. Something that will change her life forever. Something even her older self is powerless to stop.

Perfect for fans of Thirteen Reasons Why and The List, Every Ugly Word is a gripping and emotional story about the devastating consequences of bullying.



To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
 


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Aimee L. Salter lives in Southern Oregon with her husband and son. She writes novels for teens and the occasional adult who, like herself, is still in touch with their inner-high schooler. She never stopped appreciating those moments in the dark when you say what you're really thinking. And she'll always ask you about the things you wish she wouldn't.

Aimee blogs for both writers and readers at www.aimeelsalter.com. You can also find her on Twitter and Facebook.

Every Ugly Word is her debut novel.


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Two winners receive signed Paperbacks. Five winners receive signed bookmarks and bookplates. US only.

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39. Giveaway: Rebel Wing by Tracy Banghart (US & Canada Only)

REBEL WING

by Tracy Banghart

Release Date: June 2, 2015

 

About the Book


The Dominion of Atalanta is at war. But for eighteen-year-old Aris, the fighting is nothing more than a distant nightmare, something she watches on news vids from the safety of her idyllic seaside town. Then her boyfriend, Calix, is drafted into the Military, and the nightmare becomes a dangerous reality.

Left behind, Aris has nothing to fill her days. Even flying her wingjet--the thing she loves most, aside from Calix--feels meaningless without him by her side. So when she's recruited to be a pilot for an elite search-and-rescue unit, she leaps at the chance, hoping she'll be stationed near Calix. But there's a catch: She must disguise herself as a man named Aristos. There are no women in the Atalantan Military, and there never will be.

Aris gives up everything to find Calix: her home. Her family. Even her identity. But as the war rages on, Aris discovers she's fighting for much more than her relationship. With each injured person she rescues and each violent battle she survives, Aris is becoming a true soldier--and the best flyer in the Atalantan Military. She's determined to save her Dominion . . . or die trying.


To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
 


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Award-winning author, Army wife, and mom Tracy Banghart has an MA in Publishing and an unhealthy affection for cupcakes. Her quiet childhood led to a reading addiction, writing obsession, and several serious book boyfriends.


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3 winners will each receive a 1 paperback copy of the book. US & Canada only.

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40. Giveway: Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider (US Only)

Extraordinary Means    

by Robyn Schneider
 
Release Date: May 26, 2015

 

About the Book


From the author of THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING: two teens with a deadly disease fall in love on the brink of a cure.

At seventeen, Lane finds himself at Latham House, a sanatorium for teens suffering from an incurable strain of tuberculosis. Part hospital and part boarding school, Latham is a place of endless rules and confusing rituals, where it’s easier to fail breakfast than it is to flunk French.
 
There, Lane encounters a girl he knew years ago. Instead of the shy loner he remembers, Sadie has transformed. At Latham, she is sarcastic, fearless, and utterly compelling. Her friends, a group of eccentric troublemakers, fascinate Lane, who has never stepped out of bounds his whole life. And as he gradually becomes one of them, Sadie shows him their secrets: how to steal internet, and sneak into town, and disable the med sensors they must wear at all times.
 
But there are consequences to having secrets, particularly at Latham House. And as Lane and Sadie begin to fall in love and their group begins to fall sicker, their insular world threatens to come crashing down. Told in alternating points of view, Extraordinary Means is a darkly funny story about doomed friendships, first love, and the rare miracle of second chances


To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
 


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Robyn Schneider is a writer, actor, and online personality. She is a graduate of Columbia University, where she studied creative writing, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where she studied medical ethics. She lives in Los Angeles, California, but also on the internet. You can watch her vlogs at youtube.com/robynisrarelyfunny and follow her on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and Instagram.

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41. Giveaway: The Notorious Pagan Jones by Nina Berry (US Only)

The Notorious Pagan Jones

by Nina Berry

Release Date:  May 26, 2015

 

About the Book


Pagan Jones went from America's sweetheart to fallen angel in one fateful night in 1960: the night a car accident killed her whole family. Pagan was behind the wheel and driving drunk. Nine months later, she's stuck in the Lighthouse Reformatory for Wayward Girls and tortured by her guilt—not to mention the sadistic Miss Edwards, who takes special delight in humiliating the once-great Pagan Jones.

But all of that is about to change. Pagan's old agent shows up with a mysterious studio executive, Devin Black, and an offer. Pagan will be released from juvenile detention if she accepts a juicy role in a comedy directed by award-winning director Bennie Wexler. The shoot starts in West Berlin in just three days. If Pagan's going to do it, she has to decide fast—and she has to agree to a court-appointed "guardian," the handsome yet infuriating Devin, who's too young, too smooth and too sophisticated to be some studio flack.

The offer's too good to be true, Berlin's in turmoil and Devin Black knows way too much about her—there's definitely something fishy going on. But if anyone can take on a divided city, a scheming guardian and the criticism of a world that once adored her, it's the notorious Pagan Jones. What could go wrong?


To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
 


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Nina Berry was born in Honolulu, studied writing and film in Chicago, and now works and writes in Hollywood. She is the author of the Pagan Jones and Otherkin series. When she’s not writing, Nina does her best to go bodysurfing, explore ancient crypts, or head out on tiger safari. But mostly she’s on the couch with her cats reading a good book

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2 winners, each will win a signed copy of the book, bookmarks, and other swag (magnets, buttons). US only.

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42. Giveaway: Glittering Shadows by Jaclyn Dolamore (US Only)

Glittering Shadows

by Jaclyn Dolamore

Release Date: June 16th, 2015

 

About the Book


The revolution is here.

Bodies line the streets of Urobrun; a great pyre burns in Republic Square. The rebels grow anxious behind closed doors while Marlis watches as the politicians search for answers-and excuses-inside the Chancellery.

Thea, Freddy, Nan, and Sigi are caught in the crossfire, taking refuge with a vibrant, young revolutionary and a mysterious healer from Irminau. As the battle lines are drawn, a greater threat casts a dark shadow over the land. Magic might be lost-forever.

This action-packed sequel to DARK METROPOLIS weaves political intrigue, haunting magic, and heartbreaking romance into an unforgettable narrative. Dolamore's lyrical writing and masterfully crafted plot deliver a powerful conclusion.


To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.


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Jaclyn Dolamore spent her childhood reading as many books as she could lug home from the library and playing elaborate games of pretend. She has a passion for history, thrift stores, vintage dresses, drawing, and local food. She lives with her partner, Dade, and three weird cats in a Victorian house in western Maryland. Glittering Shadows is her fifth novel.

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One winner will receive a signed copy of Glittering Shadows with a character sketch. US only.

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43. It's live!! Cover Reveal: Tor Maddox: Mistaken by Liz Coley + Giveaway (US Only)

Hello, everyone!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for TOR MADDOX: MISTAKEN by Liz Coley, releasing July 1, 2015 from LCTeen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Liz:

 
Hi readers! I’m thrilled to share the third installment the Tor Maddox series, a genre I’m calling Pink Thrillers—contemporary thrillers for teenage girls. Tor is a heroine for our times. No magical powers. No dystopian government. She’s a girl who leaps before she looks because she wants a safer and fairer world, she believes people can be saved from themselves, and she feels compelled to run straight into the thick of the action, no matter how dangerous.
 
So many things are “Mistaken” in this third novel—from Tor’s belief that she’s going to spend the summer in New York, to Rick’s ill-conceived plan to cover for another agent’s error, to a mistaken identity that leads to kidnapping the wrong princess. And then something really awful happens. Nautical cover designed by little old me, with advice from a posse of teenagers, and thanks to the enormous photo library at Bigstock. To start your summer reading early, Unleashed and Embedded are already available in ebook and print.
 
~ Liz Coley (TOR MADDOX: MISTAKEN, LCTeen)
 

 

 

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TOR MADDOX: MISTAKEN

by Liz Coley
Release date: July 1, 2015
Publisher: LCTeen
ISBN: 9781511927550
 
 
About the Book
 
Eight leotards and a ball gown—that’s what Tor Maddox packed for her summer ballet intensive in New York. Pity she never arrived. Kidnapped once by the good guys and once by the bad ones, Tor finds herself involved in a high seas adventure featuring princesses and pirates, a wedding ring, and the guy she thought she’d never be allowed to see again, junior man-in-black Rick Turner.
 
Tor’s Travvel Cruise Lines employee ID tag promises: “Your Fantasy Starts Here.” It couldn’t be more mistaken. 
 
Welcome aboard for more shenanigans and another adventure.
 

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Liz Coley has been writing long and short fiction for teens and adults for more than ten years. Her short fiction has appeared in Cosmos Magazine and several speculative fiction anthologies: The Last Man, More Scary Kisses, Strange Worlds, Flights of Fictionand Winter's Regret.

In 2013, psychological thriller Pretty Girl-13 was released by HarperCollins in the US and UK. Foreign translations have been published in French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Czech, Slovakian, and Chinese (simplified and traditional).

Her independent publications include alternate history/time travel/romance Out of Xibalba and teen thrillers in the new Tor Maddox series.

Liz lives in Ohio, where she is surrounded by a fantastic community of writers, beaten regularly by better tennis players, uplifted by her choir, supported by her husband, teased by her teenaged daughter, cheered from afar by her two older sons, and adorned with hair by her cats Tiger, Pippin, and Merry.

Liz invites you to follow her as LizColeyBooks on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and visit her website at LizColeyBooks.blogspot.com.

 

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44. It's live!! Cover Reveal: Into The Dim by Janet B. Taylor + Giveaway (International)

Welcome, YABCers!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for INTO THE DIM by Janet B. Taylor, releasing March 1, 2016 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Janet:

 
Hey YABC! Welcome to the exclusive cover reveal for INTO THE DIM!!
 
I’m so excited to reveal this yum-yum cover! Now, I know ya’ll probably assume that I am the model on INTO THE DIM’s cover, looking all beautiful and mysterious surrounded by those luscious snowy mountains. Alas, I am NOT. The unbelievably talented Michael Heath and the gorgeous young model are the ones who braved the high peaks and frigid temperatures of the perilous Colorado mountains to get the cover JUST perfect. I, on the other hand, stayed safe and toasty inside my house. (Though I did fall out of my chair when I saw the cover, does that count as peril?)
 
I’m forever grateful to HMH for hiring such fantastic talent, and to Michael Heath, whose vision captures INTO THE DIM’s main character so perfectly!
 
(And pssst…I hear we’re going to see a new combination of the same artist/model on INTO THE DIM: Book 2 (title pending), coming in Spring 2017!) Yay!!! 
 
~ Janet B Taylor (INTO THE DIM, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
 

 

 

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INTO THE DIM

by Janet B. Taylor
Release date: March 1, 2016
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
 
 
About the Book
 
In Hope Walton’s small town, being the “homeschooled girl” with crippling phobias doesn’t exactly endear her to her adoptive dad’s perfectly blond, perfectly southern family. But when her mom is killed in a natural disaster thousands of miles from home, Hope’s secluded world crumbles. Foisted off on an aunt she’s never met, Hope travels to Scotland where she soon discovers that her mom was more than a brilliant academic: she was a member of a secret society of time travelers. And she’s alive, though currently trapped in the twelfth century, during the age of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Now Hope must conquer her fears and travel back in time to rescue her mom before she’s lost for good.
 
Along the way, she’ll learn more family secrets, and meet a mysterious boy who could be vital to setting her mother free . . . or the key to Hope’s undoing.
 
"[I]NTO THE DIM is a time-travel adventure that will leave readers breathless.  Janet Taylor has woven a story that will capture adventure seekers and romance lovers and pull them along for the ride."
— Joelle Charbonneau - New York Times Best Selling author of THE TESTING trilogy
 
"[J]anet B Taylor's INTO THE DIM is one truly enjoyable read. A fast-paced, time-travel adventure with rogue Tesla science and Middle Ages history, it will make you want to jump back into the English court, after a proper round of smallpox and typhoid vaccines, of course." 
—Kendare Blake, author of ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD
 
“[J]anet B. Taylor's INTO THE DIM shines bright.  This debut time travel novel captures the imagination and takes the reader on a fascinating journey to 12th century England, deftly weaving historical characters like Eleanor of Aquitaine and Thomas Becket into the drama. Rich with period detail, and an intriguing lead character, this is YA science fiction at its best.”
— Rysa Walker, Bestselling author of THE CHRONOS FILES
 
"[S]cience, historical fantasy, time travel adventure, magic gemstones, star-crossed loves, a quest of the heart, and the constant threat of impending doom...Janet Taylor's INTO THE DIM checks all my must-have boxes!"
—Alethea Kontis, author of THE WOODCUTTER SERIES
 

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Janet Taylor lives in such a small town in Arkansas that if you happen to sneeze when you pass by, you'll totally miss it. (Cause, you know, you can't sneeze with your eyes open. For real--try it--it's impossible)
 
Her debut novel, INTO THE DIM (coming March 1st, 2016 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is about a 16 year old girl who travels through time. Like...totally on purpose and stuff. Janet's a reader/fan first and a writer second. She lives with her fantastic husband, two hilarious sons, and Dorda the diabetic dog who won't win any beauty contests, but has a "nice personality."
 

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Three winners will win different prize packs:

  • Grand Prize: 1 signed ARC of INTO THE DIM (when available), 1 signed copy of SIEGE AND STORM by Leigh Bardugo, 1 linen/silk library card scarf
  • 2nd Prize:  1 signed ARC of INTO THE DIM (when available), 1 signed copy of THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson, 1 pair of banned book socks
  • 3rd Prize: 1 signed ARC of INTO THE DIM (when available), 1 pair of library card socks
Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries:

What do you think about the cover and synopsis?

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45. YABC Superstar of the Month

YABC is a big site with a lot of moving pieces. We wouldn't exist without the tireless efforts of our incredible staff of volunteers. Our volunteers read and review books, post giveaways and cover reveals, format book graphics for our social media sites, and much more. YABC is a fabulous community of book lovers, and that community is constantly enriched by our team of super star volunteers.

Each month, we like to take a moment to publicly recognize one of our awesome staff members. This month's YABC Superstar recognition goes to VI NGUYEN!

 

Meet Vi:

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Who She Is:

Her name's Vi (pronounced "Vee", like the letter), and she's known around the web as Vi3tbabe. FYI, 3 = E (if you're old enough to remember how AIM/AOL screen names were all the rage, you'll understand). She's a bit of an introvert, but she does love meeting new people. She also loves sharing what she knows about Vietnamese culture, memorable moments in her kids' lives, and she's quite the book pusher. 

 

What She Does:

Vi is one of our Assistant Promotions Managers, and she handles posting all of YABC's many giveaways to our blog. In the last month, the number of giveaways we've hosted has more than doubled, but she flawlessly keeps up without a single complaint. She is a vital part of YABC, and we couldn't get along without her!

 

 

Thank you, Vi, for all you do to keep YABC running smoothly. We couldn't do it without you! As a token of our appreciation, we are giving you an Amazon gift card to spend on books or scrapbooks for saving all those precious moments with your kids--whatever you'd like. You are a true YABC Superstar!


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46. JURASSIC WORLD - Drive Through Movie Review

*****NO SPOILERS*****

The Nerd Riders give their review of JURASSIC WORLD. Does it stand up to the original? Is it better than the third? (How could it not be?)

We know T-Rex hates push-ups and pull-ups, but what do you think his favorite exercise is? Let us know in the comments below. 


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47. Blog Tour: Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican

 

Here at YABC, we're thrilled to be revealing an excerpt of Anthony Breznican's debut novel, Brutal Youth, as part of the book's blog tour!

 

 

Meet Anthony.

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Anthony Breznican was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pittsurgh in 1998. He has worked as a reporter for The Arizona RepublicAssociated Press, and USA Today. He is currently a senior staff writer for Entertainment Weekly.

 

 

Meet Anthony's book.

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Three freshmen must join forces to survive at a troubled, working-class Catholic high school with a student body full of bullies and zealots, and a faculty that's even worse in Anthony Breznican's Brutal Youth.

With a plunging reputation and enrollment rate, Saint Michael's has become a crumbling dumping ground for expelled delinquents and a haven for the stridently religious when incoming freshman Peter Davidek signs up. On his first day, tensions are clearly on the rise as a picked-upon upperclassmen finally snaps, unleashing a violent attack on both the students who tormented him for so long, and the corrupt, petty faculty that let it happen. But within this desperate place, Peter befriends fellow freshmen Noah Stein, a volatile classmate whose face bears the scars of a hard-fighting past, and the beautiful but lonely Lorelei Paskal --so eager to become popular, she makes only enemies.

To even stand a chance at surviving their freshmen year, the trio must join forces as they navigate a bullying culture dominated by administrators like the once popular Ms. Bromine, their embittered guidance counselor, and Father Mercedes, the parish priest who plans to scapegoat the students as he makes off with church finances. A coming-of-age tale reversed, Brutal Youth follows these students as they discover that instead of growing older and wiser, going bad may be the only way to survive.

 

Sample Brutal Youth for yourself:

 

Prologue: The Boy on the Roof

The kid had taken a lot of punishment over the years, so he had much to give back.

A steel hatch on the roof of St. Michael the Archangel High School shuddered, then burst open, and the boy crawled out and collapsed against the gritty tarpaper surface, kicking the lid shut again with one sock­covered foot. He wore only his uniform gray slacks and a wide­open button­ down shirt, streaked with blood that wasn't his. A black canvas book bag hung over one shoulder, swinging back and forth as he scrambled to his knees. He pressed his weight against the closed hatch to stifle the hollering and pandemonium rising from beneath it.

Next to the steel hatch was a bucket, steaming with hot tar. The janitor had been using it to seal sections of loose shingle that had been leaking water into the school during every springtime rainstorm. A grubby tar mop leaned against the bucket. The boy shifted his heavy bag and scooped up the mop, wedging it between the handles of the hatch, locking it shut. Then he fled back across the flat roof toward the ghostly concrete statues lining the edge.

The row of saints had stood watch over St. Michael's for as long as anyone alive could remember. Thomas, the doubter; Joseph, the foster father; Anthony, finder of lost things; Jude, devotee to the hopeless; Francis of Assisi, the lover of nature, who had a small concrete bird in his outstretched hand, and a real drip of birdshit on his concrete head. At the center archway of the ledge high above the school's main entrance stood an even larger statue of a warrior angel, St. Michael himself, wings spread and sword raised against the satanic serpent being squashed beneath his foot.

The boy on the roof was named Colin Vickler. Not that it mattered. This was the end. This was good­bye. There was nowhere else to hide. He climbed up onto the short ledge, first steadying himself on St. Michael's wing, and then hugging its torso as he tried not to stare into the bone­ shattering drop below. Behind him, the steel hatch shook again—a rumble of thunder on a sunny, spring afternoon. He heard screams rise from the open classroom windows on the face of the school below. Even out here, on the edge, he was surrounded.

He slumped against St. Michael, pressing his open mouth against the concrete figure's arm to make himself stop crying, tasting the stone that had weathered away to dust. The statue lurched, as if withdrawing from him, and he fell back as pieces of the crumbling base tumbled over the ledge.

Peering over the side, he saw a small group of classmates in gym clothes lingering on the school steps. The bits of stone lay scattered around their feet, and they stared up at him, shielding their eyes against the sun.

One of them pointed and said, "Hey, I think that's Clink." Another shouted: "Jump, Clink!" and the rest of them laughed. A girl's voice rose up in a singsong: "Cliiii­iiiink!"

Vickler stood up straight, staring back at them.

He rammed his shoulder against St. Michael. He beat the saint's back. He grabbed the figure's sword­wielding arm and rocked him back and forth, cracking the mortar. The statue lurched, and the rusted shaft of pipe protruding through the base cracked loose, splitting the serpent free from the avenging angel's foot.

St. Michael tipped off the ledge and spiraled to the sidewalk, diving toward its own shrinking shadow. It detonated against the concrete steps in a crackling explosion of dust and rocks as the gym students leaped for their lives, shrieking and scrambling over each other.

For the first time that day—for the first time in a long while—Colin Vickler smiled.

As those fresh screams rose up, he stared over the streets ahead, to the shopping center across the road, the receding clusters of homes, the green springtime slopes of the valley rising in the distance, the wide curve of the Allegheny River, an industrial artery slouching along the steel mills and gravelworks as it bent toward Pittsburgh. In the busy street beside the school, traffic crawled past the gas stations, fast­food joints, doctor's offices, and other storefronts that lined Natrona Heights' main strip. Up here, it all looked like some toy village in a model train layout. Tiny. Unreal. It seemed harmless to him now. And he felt so much bigger than it.

The hatch shook again, but the mop handle held. Vickler watched it. Waited. Then nothing.

He stumbled toward the next saint, dragging his heavy behind him.

The bag. That's what got him here. Thick, full glass jars clattered inside the canvas. The strap cut into his hand, but he wouldn't let it leave his side again, not that it mattered now. The other kids had discovered what he kept inside, though they wouldn't understand. They couldn't. Not even he did, really. A kid had the right to some secrets, if only the ones he could carry. But these had just been taken from him.

He heard voices in the parking lot. More of the gym students were gathered below. His classmates. Former classmates now, he guessed.

One kick. One kick was all it took, and that surprised Vickler. One kick sent St. Francis toppling end­over­end to the ground. But the statue didn't deliver the satisfying explosion the angel had. Instead of the sidewalk, it landed with its touchdown­raised arms now stuck in a soft flower bed, its head buried: patron saint of ostriches. The kids standing around the garden looked at it with confusion.

Vickler dragged his bag to St. Thomas. He rattled the saint's head. Jars clinked madly in Vickler's bag. Clink. That's what they called him. Clink.

Three kicks later, and St. Thomas became an arrow to the earth. He hit the brick wall along the grand front steps and fractured in two at the waist. This time the kids ran.

St. Barnabas. Decades of hard weather had already crumbled the base of this statue. Vickler heaved him over.

 

St. Anthony—three shakes, two kicks—pray for us. 

 

Sounds amazing, right? As part of the blog tour, Anthony Breznican is also giving away a copy of Brutal Youth!

 

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Brutal Youth

  1. by: Anthony Breznican

  2. Release Date: June 10, 2015 

 

 

 

*GIVEAWAY DETAILS*

 

One winner will each receive a copy of Brutal Youth. US only.

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. 

 

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48. Blog Tour: Hello I Love You by Katie Stout

Here at YABC, we're thrilled to be revealing an excerpt of Katie M. Stout's new novel, Hello, I Love You, as part of the book's blog tour!

 

 

Meet Katie.

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Katie M. Stout is from Atlanta, Georgia, and works for an international charity that sends her to fun places like Spain and Singapore. When she's not writing, you can find her drinking an unhealthy amount of chai tea and listening to Girls' Generation, Teen Top, and all her other favorite K‐pop tunes. 

 

Meet Katie's book.

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Grace Wilde is running—from the multi‐million dollar mansion her record producer father bought, the famous older brother who's topped the country music charts five years in a row, and the mother who blames her for her brother's breakdown. Grace escapes to the farthest place from home she can think of, a boarding school in Korea, hoping for a fresh start.

She wants nothing to do with music, but when her roommate Sophie's twin brother Jason turns out to be the newest Korean pop music superstar, Grace is thrust back into the world of fame. She can't stand Jason, whose celebrity status is only outmatched by his oversized ego, but they form a tenuous alliance for the sake of her friendship with Sophie. As the months go by and Grace adjusts to her new life in Korea, even she can't deny the sparks flying between her and the KPOP idol.

Soon, Grace realizes that her feelings for Jason threaten her promise to herself that she'll leave behind the music industry that destroyed her family. But can Grace ignore her attraction to Jason and her undeniable pull of the music she was born to write? Sweet, fun, and romantic, this young adult novel explores what it means to experience first love and discover who you really are in the process. 

 

 

Sample Hello, I Love You for yourself:

 

We climb the stairs up to a chrome building with red Korean characters, which Sophie tells me reads Dining Hall. The cafeteria has its own building? How big is this place? I mean, I know it’s a school for rich kids, but still.

The dining hall is easily three times the size of my high school lunchroom, and anxiety pools in my stomach as I peer around the room—I’m in way over my head. Light filters in through the sloped glass ceiling, illuminating the myriad of long tables and benches filled with students, and providing a view of the mountains surrounding the grounds. I get in line behind Sophie, listening to the languages swirling around us. They buzz in my ears like white noise, none of them distinct from the others.

As we draw closer to the serving line, I sniff at a scent unlike anything I’ve smelled before. Sophie picks out some kind of soup with green leaves floating in it, but I steer clear of anything I don’t recognize and opt instead for an omelette that I think has vegetables in it, maybe some kind of meat, I can’t tell.

When we get to our table, I realize the only utensils available are silver chopsticks. Sophie fishes out the green bits from her soup with her chopsticks like a pro. How she’s going to get the broth out of that bowl is something I’d like to see.

Hesitantly, I cradle the chopsticks with my thumb and middle finger. I pick up a piece of egg, which almost instantly slips back onto my plate. This process continues for a solid thirty seconds before I’m able to successfully transfer food into my mouth. I finally elect to hold the plate close to my lips and rake the salty omelette into my mouth. Other people are doing it, so it can’t be bad manners.

Sophie checks her phone with a frown. “I don’t know where he is,” she mutters.

She scans the cafeteria, and I follow her gaze, searching faces for one that looks anything like hers. But I can’t pick out anyone specifically in the sea of people I’m currently drowning in.

A wide smile breaks out on Sophie’s face, and she waves her arm frantically above her head. I turn and spot a guy in a blue­and­ white striped sweater left unbuttoned, with sleeves bunched at the elbows over a V­neck T­shirt. He strides toward us, hands stuffed into the pockets of his skinny jeans. He’s taller than most of the other guys I’ve seen here, with inky black hair that sweeps across his forehead and full lips that look a lot like Sophie’s.

He’s the hottest boy I’ve ever seen. 

 

 

Sounds amazing, right? As part of the blog tour, Katie M. Stout is also giving away a copy of Hello, I Love You!

 

 

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Hello, I Love You

  1. by: Katie M. Stout

  2. Release Date: June 9, 2015 

 

 

 

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One winner will each receive a copy of Hello, I Love You. US and Canada only.

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49. It's live!! Cover Reveal: Ravenous by MarcyKate Connolly + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Welcome, everyone!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for RAVENOUS by MarcyKate Connolly, releasing February 9, 2016 from HarperCollins Children's Books. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from MarcyKate:

 
Greetings YABC readers! I’m ridiculously excited to reveal the cover for my next middle grade fantasy novel, RAVENOUS, today! It’s a companion novel to my first book MONSTROUS which has a cover I adore, so I could. not. wait. to see what HarperCollins came up with for this one. And they knocked it out of the park! The brilliant design team again worked with the incredible Skottie Young to create a gorgeous wrap-around cover design with just the right amount of creepiness. The main character Greta’s fierceness is wonderfully captured as she stares down something on the back cover. Really, the whole look and feel (and the color! Hello, purple!) is perfect for the book, and I love the way the hand lettering of the title harkens back to MONSTROUS. I can’t wait to see it wrapped around the pages of my book in February! I hope you all love it too!
 
~MarcyKate Connolly (RAVENOUS, HarperCollins)
 

 

 

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RAVENOUS

by MarcyKate Connolly
Release date: February 9, 2016
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
ISBN: 978-0062272744
 
 
About the Book
 
A witch has come to the city of Bryre. She travels in a hut that has chicken feet, and is ravenous for children. And once she gets what she desires, she never lets it go. 
 
But when the witch captures Hans, Greta’s little brother, Greta refuses to let her have him. The two strike up a bargain. Greta will retrieve something the witch desires in exchange for her brother’s freedom.
 
To get the prize Greta must travel to Belladoma—a city where she was once held captive—which brings back terrible memories. With the help of a new friend, Dalen, a magical half-boy and half-horse, Greta embarks on the journey and tries to overcome both foes and her own weaknesses.
 
For fans of Monstrous and new readers alike comes the story of an epic quest and a heroine who will stop at nothing to save the one she loves most.
 
To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
 

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MarcyKate Connolly is a writer and nonprofit administrator living in New England with her husband and pugs. She's a coffee addict and voracious reader. She is also the author of Monstrous. You can visit her online at www.marcykate.com.
 

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One winner will receive a signed ARC of RAVENOUS (when available). 

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

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50. The Librarian's Corner

 

This month's Librarian's Corner features popular summer 2015 releases to keep on your radar! These are highly anticipated books that everyone is talking about and that you'll want to get your hands on as soon as possible! As a librarian I can't wait to get copies of these books in and get them into the hands of my teen and adult YA readers. 

 

 

1.) More Happy Than Not

The YA contemporary that everyone is talking about this year is a powerhouse near-future YA debut set in the Bronx, following Aaron Soto, a boy with a lot to forget. Aaron's hot and crazy summer is full of eye-opening twists and turns that you won't see coming and will want to talk about with everyone. Get your hands on this book asap!
 
 
 
 
 
A dramatic mystery that will keep you turning the pages long into the night, this book is about 2 girls and their intertwined history and secrets. June and Delia have always been best friends, but June had no idea that Delia would commit suicide - it must have been murder. But June is still haunted by that one fateful night last summer, and she wonders - was Delia haunted by it too? 
 
 
 
 
 
 
There is war brewing in fairy land, and Beckan is caught in the middle of it. This highly anticipated, lyrical YA fantasy from fantastic author Hannah Moskowitz is a powerful exploration of what makes a family, what justifies a war, and what it means to truly love.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The next YA contemporary from hit debut author Adi Alsaid is about the end of high school and embracing your inner cliche. Dave and Julia have been best friends for practically forever, and they decide to complete their high school experience by checking off everything on their "Never Do in High School List": Never date your best friend, never be voted prom king, never dye your hair an unnatural color, and several more typical high school activities. A fun and surprisingly deep contemporary drama. 
 
 
 
 
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Eden Grey is the Young Adult Programming Librarian at the Erlanger branch of the Kenton County Public Library system, the busiest branch library in the state of Kentucky. Eden is a contributor to Teen Services Underground, and reviews books for YABC and School Library Journal. When she is not herding cats -ahem, teens- at the library, Eden can be found reading, knitting, sewing, cosplaying, and playing Pokemon. You can always find her on Twitter (@edyngrey), and Blogging Between the Lines

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