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26. It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Starfall by Melissa Landers

Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for STARFALL by Melissa Landers, releasing February 7, 2017 from Disney Hyperion. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Melissa: Hey there, YABC'ers! I'm Melissa Landers, author of the Alienated trilogy and the Starflight duology, and I'm...

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27. Featured Review: Forest of Ruin

About this book: Perfect for fans of Graceling and Game of Thrones, this is the breathtaking conclusion to the Age of Legends trilogy—from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong. The empire rests on the edge of a knife, and sisters Ashyn and Moria are the handle and the blade....

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28. Author Chat with Elizabetta Holcomb, Plus Giveaway!

YABC: What is your favorite hobby when you're not writing? Elizabetta Holcom: I love the theatre and concerts. The Saenger Theatre in New Orleans is my favorite venue. It’s so classy. I’ve tickets to see Wicked there in June. I can’t wait!!! And in August I’m going see Coldplay in Texas...

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29. Trailer Reveal: The Huntsman--Winter's War


Have you been (im)patiently waiting for the newest story from the world of Snow Whiye and the Hunstman? With just one moe day until The Hunstman: Winter's War makes its cinematic debut, we thought we'd share the trailer one more time to tide ourselves over!      If you make it...

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30. It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Look Past by Eric Devine + Giveaway (US Only)

Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for LOOK PAST by Eric Devine, releasing October 4, 2016 from Running Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Eric: Hey, YABC! Eric Devine, here, and I’m unbelievably pumped to finally share this cover with you....

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31. Featured Review: The Mirror King (Orphan Queen #2)

About this book: In this stunning conclusion to The Orphan Queen, Jodi Meadows follows Wilhelmina’s breathtaking and brave journey from orphaned criminal on the streets to magic-wielding queen. This epic fantasy duology is perfect for fans of Graceling by Kristin Cashore, The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson, and...

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32. Sneak Peek of Pieces of You and Me, Plus Giveaway!

In Pieces of You and Me, you’ll meet Rylee Dunn and Chase Walsh, two former childhood sweethearts who were separated for five years. Now, Chase is back. They’ve both changed, but they’re also more attracted to each other than ever. The problem is, many obstacles stand in their way: the...

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33. Press Release: Pulitzer Prize Winner: Kelly Link

* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *   Candlewick Press congratulates Pulitzer Prize for Fiction finalist Kelly Link Acclaimed collections Steampunk! and Monstrous Affections, edited by Link, available now from Candlewick   APRIL 19, 2016—Kelly Link, whose 2016 Get in Trouble: Stories was yesterday named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, has also coedited two anthologies...

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34. Trailer Reveal: A Monster Calls


You've seen the haunting cover of Patrick Ness's novel, A Monster Calls, right?! Here's your chance to see the trailer for the movie adaptation of this amazing and terrifying book!     What do you think of this teaser trailer? Let us know in the comments below!  

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35. Author Chat with Tracey Hecht, Plus Giveaway!

YABC:  What surprised you most while writing The Mysterious Abductions?   Tracey Hecht: One of the things I love most about writing The Nocturnals is the research that is involved with each book. I love using the physiologies of the animals and their unique characteristics to inform and develop characters and...

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36. What's New in YA--April 19, 2016

  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!     Juliana Telford is not your average nineteenth-century young lady. She’s much more interested in researching ladybugs than marriage, fashionable dresses, or dances. So when her father sends her to London for a season, she’s determined not to...

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37. Spotlight on Emerge, Plus Giveaway!


  Today we're putting a spotlight on Tobie Easton's novel, Emerge. Read on for more about Tobie, her debut novel, an excerpt, behind the scenes video, plus a giveaway!         Meet Emerge! Lia Nautilus may be a Mermaid but she's never lived in the ocean. War has ravaged the...

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38. Giveaway: The Mark of Cain by Lindsey Barraclouch (US & Canada Only)

The Mark of Cain by Lindsey Barraclouch On sale 5/10/16   About the Book A spine-chilling companion to Long Lankin, here is the story of a wronged witch’s revenge, spanning generations and crossing the shadowy line between life and death. In 1567, baby Aphra is found among the reeds and rushes...

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39. Giveaway: The Disappearance of Ember Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina (US & Canada Only)

The Disappearance of Ember Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina On sale 5/10/16 About the Book In this fast-paced sequel to The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf, Ashala and her friends face a new danger from the least expected source — one of their own. After a daring raid on Detention Center 3 to...

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40. Press Release: Ransom Riggs to Publish TALES OF THE PECULIAR

  RANSOM RIGGS, #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE MISS PEREGRINE SERIES, TO PUBLISH TALES OF THE PECULIAR ON ‘LOOP DAY’ IN SEPTEMBER 2016   Cover design and interior illustrations by acclaimed artist Andrew Davidson   April 14, 2016 (New York, NY)—On September 3, 2016 Penguin Young Readers will celebrate “Loop Day” nationwide with theSaturday publication...

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41. Author Chat with Django Weller, Plus Giveaway!

YABC:  What surprised you most while writing your latest book? Django Wexler: I've started writing the fourth Forbidden Library book, the sequel to The Palace of Glass. There's a bit at the beginning when most of the characters who've turned up in the series so far end up in the...

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42. THE JUNGLE BOOK - Review


The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, hit the road to give their review of the new live-action version of THE JUNGLE BOOK.  Check it out! Who is your favorite JUNGLE BOOK character? 

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43. Author Chat with Kaitlyn Narvaza

Interview Contributed by Angela Blount   Greetings, YABC! Today we are pleased to welcome webcomic author and artist, Kaitlyn Narvaza (a.k.a. Intantmiso). Her debut YA graphic novel, Where Tangents Meet, has been viewed over 9 million times since it released in April of 2015. Kaitlyn’s latest project, Siren’s Lament, is a...

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44. Trailer Reveal: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Teaser


The second teaser for J.K. Rowling's newest wizarding world film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is here!     We can't wait for November to find our way back to a world filled with magic and fantastic beasts! What did you think of this teaser? Let us know it...

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45. Giveaway: Dear Nobody, the True Story of Mary Rose (US & Canada Only)

Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary RoseTrade-Paper Release Date: April  5, 2016Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire   About the Book They call me a freak.I’m sick of it. It makes me want dangerous, bad things. Drugs—hard drugs—and people who are bad for me, but I don’t care, because I’m so lonely and...

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46. HOW TO BE A CO­AUTHOR (AKA WORK­WIFE)--Cam Baity & Benny Zelkowicz, Plus Giveaway!

  THE BOOKS OF ORE trilogy is a labor of love for us. Our dream of a world of living metal first hatched in 2006, and since then, we’ve both sacrificed a great deal and invested tremendous amounts of blood, sweat, and tears to make it a reality. As we approach...

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47. It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Teach Me To Forget by Erica M. Chapman + Giveaway (US/Can)

Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for TEACH ME TO FORGET by Erica M. Chapman, releasing December 16, 2016 from Merit Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Erica: Hi YABC!! Thanks so much for joining me today for the cover reveal...

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48. Author Chat with James Dashner

Interview Contributed by Nanouk, Staff Reviewer   Last week I got the chance to interview James Dashner at the Paleis Hotel in The Hague. He was in the Netherlands for two days. On Wednesday he did a book signing at Paagman (book shop) and on Thursday he did interviews. My interview was very...

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49. Author Chat with Jesse Jordan

YABC: What surprised you most while writing your latest book?   Jesse Jordan: I was surprised how much James’s story became about other stories. They just kept popping up—drawings and footnotes and history and imagined history, fairytales and religious tales and books and movies—the more I wrote the more other stories...

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50. Trailer Reveal: The Jungle Book


Whether you are a long time fan of Rudyard Kipling's novel, well-versed in Disney's upbeat "Bear Necessities," or waiting to experience this story for the first time tomorrow, we're here to give you one last glimpse at The Jungle Book before it officially makes its debut!     What has...

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