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26. It's live! Cover Reveal: Soulprint by Megan Miranda (US only)

 

Happy Almost 4th of July, YABCers!

Today we're super excited to reveal the cover for SOULPRINT by Megan Miranda releasing February 3, 2015 from Bloomsbury. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Megan:
 

Hi there, YABC readers!

I’m so excited to share the cover for SOULPRINT with everyone today. I’ve loved all the covers Bloomsbury has designed for my previous books, and this is no exception! It’s a bit different from my other covers, and I think it’s perfect for the book—it really gets to the heart of the story. The fingerprint, Alina’s face—the way one doesn’t exist without the other. As if she is the print, or contained by it, even…..
I hope you all love it as much as I do!
 
~ Megan Miranda (Fracture, Hysteria, Vengeance, and Soulprint)
 
 

 

 

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SOULPRINT

 

by Megan Miranda
Release date: February 3, 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury
ISBN: 978-0802737748
 

About the Book

Seventeen year old Alina Chase has spent her entire life imprisoned on a secluded island—not for a crime she committed in this lifetime, but one done by her past self. Hers is a world where reincarnation not only exists, but can be tracked. Her very soul is like a fingerprint, carried from one life to the next—and Alina is sick of being guilty.
 
Aided by three teens with their own agendas and ulterior motives, Alina manages the impossible: escape. Although she’s not sure she can completely trust them, she soon finds herself drawn to Cameron, the most enigmatic—and alluring—of the trio. But when she uncovers clues from her past life, long-buried secrets begin to unravel and Alina must figure out whether she’s more than the soul she inherited . . . or if she’s fated to repeat the past.
 
This stunning, “new world” romance from acclaimed author Megan Miranda will leave readers wondering just how far they would go to escape the past.
 

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Megan Miranda is the author of Fracture, Hysteria, and Vengeance. She spends a great deal of time thinking about the "why" and "how" of things, which leads her to get carried away daydreaming about the "what-ifs." Megan has a degree in Biology from MIT and currently lives near Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and two children. 

 



 

 

Giveaway Details

Two US winners will each receive a signed ARC of SOULPRINT.
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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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27. Giveaway: The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare Prize Pack Giveaway (International)

 

Today we have a guest post giveaway by M.G. Buehrlen, author of THE 57 LIVES OF ALEX WAYFARE. Go forth and enter and win!


Hey YABCers! Today feels like a pretty fine day to have a giveaway. And who better to give awesome things away to than the awesome reviewers who help spread the word about little books like mine? 

Reviewers are SO important. Every review you leave helps spread the word and keep your favorite authors going. Especially the little guys with little publishers and little $$ for hype-driven ad campaigns (like ALEX!)

So this giveaway is for YOU, reviewer, with all my love and admiration and appreciation and all the other sappy things I can think of.

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Here's how it works:

If you’ve already left a review for THE 57 LIVES OF ALEX WAYFARE somewhere on the Interwebs, you get entries. If you haven’t left a review yet, you can do so now, before the giveaway ends, and get entries. There are tons of ways to earn entries in the Rafflecopter below, so power up folks! There are prize packs to be won. 

OFFICIAL DEETS:

1) Read THE 57 LIVES OF ALEX WAYFARE.

2) Write a review for THE 57 LIVES OF ALEX WAYFARE. Positive or negative doesn’t matter to me, but the review should be at least three or four sentences long. 

3) Post that review EVERYWHERE you can think of. Goodreads, YABooksCentral.com, Amazon, B&N, your blog, Tumblr, Facebook, the list goes on. Provide a star rating if it’s an option.

4) Keep track of the links to your reviews. If you’ve already left reviews, track them down and gather those links to enter into the form.

5) Enter the Rafflecopter form below. There are entry options for all the book review sites I could think of, but if I left one out, let me know in the comments and I’ll add it onto the form so you can grab that entry too. There is only one mandatory option to enter, which is filling out your contact details. However, you must leave at least one link to one review to be eligible to enter. I’m all about you grabbing as many entries as possible, but please no duplicate links or entries. I got my eye on you. 

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6) Open internationally, so feel free to leave reviews on international websites as well. 

7) This giveaway will run for 30 days. If you haven’t read the book yet, now’s the time to do it! 


PRIZES!

Three of you will win one of the prize packs below:

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Prize Pack #1 includes a signed copy of THE 57 LIVES OF ALEX WAYFARE, Talk Nerdy to Me wall art (pictured above), a signed bookmark, Talk Nerdy to Me stickers, two engraved Polygon stones, a pair of Alex’s nerd glasses, and Nerds candy. 

Prize Pack #2 includes a signed copy of THE 57 LIVES OF ALEX WAYFARE, a signed bookmark, Talk Nerdy to Me stickers, two engraved Polygon stones, a pair of Alex’s nerd glasses, and Nerds candy. 

Prize Pack #3 includes a signed copy of THE 57 LIVES OF ALEX WAYFARE, a signed bookmark, Talk Nerdy to Me stickers, two engraved Polygon stones, and Nerds candy. 

 

I’m so freaking excited to give this stuff to you!
 

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Let’s get to the entry form! Good luck! 

 

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28. Excerpt Reveal: Fog of Forgetting by G.A. Morgan

 

Hey YABCers! Today we bring you a special treat – a chapter excerpt from THE FOG OF FORGETTING by G.A. Morgan! So grab a cup of your favorite caffeinated beverage, sit back, and enjoy a few pages of 100% totally free fantasy reading. 

Before we get to the excerpt, here's a bit about the book:

 

The Fog of Forgetting

by G.A. Morgan

Published by Islandport Press

Release Date: July 17, 2014

 

Move over, Narnia. The journey to Ayda has begun.
 
The journey to Ayda begins when five children sneak out for a quick boat ride on a summer day. Engulfed in a curtain of dense, powerful fog, they are transported from the rocky Maine coast to the mysterious island of Ayda. 
 
Rescued by Seaborne, a machete-toting wayfarer of few words, the children suddenly find themselves at the center of a centuries-old battle between Dankar, the ruler of Exor, and three siblings that rule the other realms of Ayda. 
 
At stake are the four stones of power and the elusive Fifth Stone that connects them all. When 9-year-old Frankie is kidnapped by Dankar, her older sister Evelyn and the three Thompson brothers must learn to harness the powers of the daylights, ancient forces of earth, fire, water, and air, in order to navigate their way through the realms of Ayda, save her, and find a way home. 
 
Asked why she thinks THE FOG OF FORGETTING has been getting such great advance buzz, Melissa Kim, Children’s Book Editor at Islandport Press, says: 
 
“The Fog of Forgetting stands apart from other YA adventure fantasy because it has —as well as a page-turning plot, reluctant hero, and quest for justice—an inner adventure not often seen in this genre. Morgan has drawn on past civilizations, global cultures, and forces from within, to dig deep into the very core of what makes us human and what connects people to each other across time and space. Even readers who don't normally turn to fantasy will find much here. It's a story you will remember years after you have read it.” 
 
 
Doesn't that sound awesome?! Let's get to that excerpt, shall we?
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About the Author

b2ap3_thumbnail_Cosby_GAmorgan-highres-6-of-17.jpgGenevieve (G.A.) Morgan is a writer and editor living in Portland. Maine. She was born in Manhattan and attended the Spence School, a private school on the Upper East Side, where she was her senior class’s valedictorian. She graduated with a BA in English from Bowdoin College, Magna Cum Laude, and won the acting chair award for her class. 

After moving to California to pursue a career as an actor, she found more steady work as a copy editor at SF Magazine. She moved away from acting to become the managing editor at Chronicle Books in San Francisco, where among other things, she helped to launch their award-winning Giftworks division. After five years learning the trade, she left to co-found a book-packaging company that produced a variety of work, including Saints: A Visual Almanac of the Virtuous, Pure, Praiseworthy and Good and its (more dastardly) follow-up: The Devil.
 
She has written books for Smith & Hawken, Williams-Sonoma, Starbucks, The Nature Company, Harper Collins, Borders Books, and Hay House publishers, and was the wellness editor for Maine magazine. Her work on health topics has appeared in The Bangor Daily News, as well as Body and Soul and Insight magazines. She co-created, produced and was the weekly co-host of “The Dr. Lisa Radio Hour,” a Maine Media Company production, during its inaugural year. As a volunteer, she worked for many years with kids and teens as the president of the board of The Telling Room. In addition to Undecided: Navigating Life and Learning after High School (Zest Publications; April 2014), she is the author of a YA fantasy-adventure trilogy called The Five Stones. The first volume, The Fog of Forgetting (Islandport Press), will be released in July 2014, followed by Chantarelle, releasing July 2015, and Kinfolk, releasing  July 2016. 
 
Morgan is a member of the Author’s Guild, the Maine Writer’s and Publisher’s Association (MWPA), and the advisory board for The Telling Room. She chairs the advisory board of the Thompson Family Foundation and was the recipient of a Hewn Oaks Artistic Residency Fellowship in 2013. In a happy twist of fate, after Islandport Press acquired The Fog of Forgetting, they acquired Genevieve for the position of senior editor for adult trade and gift divisions there!
 
She is also the host for a new weekly TV segment on writers and artists for Your Magazine, an entertainment digest broadcast by Time Warner Cable, watched by over 350,000 households in New England. 
 
When she is not writing or reading, Genevieve does a lot of yoga, walks her dog in the countryside, and practices bass guitar with her neighbor (someday they will have a band). Though she has not officially acted in years, she enjoys reading in different character’s voices and pretending to speak obscure foreign languages to her dog. She lives with her husband and two teenagers in Portland, Maine.
 
For more about G.A. Morgan visit http://www.GA-Morgan.com.com
 
 
Stay tuned for a chance to win a copy of this book later this week!
In the meantime, tell us what you think of the excerpt in the dooblydoo below.
Cheers!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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29. #ReadISLA Campaign

Hello Fellow YABCers!

I am BEYOND excited that YABC was asked to participate in the #ReadISLA campaign as we eagerly await, ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER, the third companion novel in Stephanie Perkins' ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS series!

 

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From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.

Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.

 

 

Help spread the word:

~ Announce your participation in the campaign by using the #ReadISLA hashtag and tweeting like an all-expense paid trip to Paris depends on it! (It doesn't, but let's pretend, okay? Okay.) And don't forget to tag @naturallysteph and @penguinteen in all your !!!!! excitement!

~  Pre-order your copy of ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER from one of the 55 independent bookstores and you could get a signed first edition + swag and tell everyone you know to do the same!

~ While you're waiting for the August 14, 2014 release, check out the ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER sampler.

 

 

 


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30. It's live!! Cover Reveal: Color Song by Victoria Strauss + Giveaway (US/Canada)

 

Happy July, YABCers!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for COLOR SONG by Victoria Strauss, releasing September 16, 2014 from Skyscape. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Victoria:

 

Hello, YABC! I’m thrilled to be sharing the cover for my latest novel, COLOR SONG—a historical tale of art, intrigue, and romance, with a touch of fantasy, set in Renaissance Italy. It’s a followup to my previous novel, PASSION BLUE, though it can be read as a standalone.
 
I had the chance to see and give input on this cover all the way through the creation process, which was pretty exciting. We wanted something that would suggest the mystery and romance of 15th century Venice, where much of the book takes place, without being too literal. Getting the exact right shade of luminous blue was important too, since the secret formula for a mysterious blue paint plays a major part in the plot. I love the result—the saturated colors, the gorgeous title lettering, the dreamy images. Thanks to everyone at Skyscape for this beautiful cover!
 
~ Victoria Strauss (COLOR SONG, Skyscape)
 

 

 

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COLOR SONG

 

by Victoria Strauss
Release date: September 16, 2014
Publisher: Skyscape
ISBN-13: 978-1477847787
 

About the Book

From the author of the acclaimed PASSION BLUE, a Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2012 and "a rare, rewarding, sumptuous exploration of artistic passion," comes a fascinating companion novel.
 
Artistically brilliant, Giulia is blessed—or cursed—with a spirit’s gift: she can hear the mysterious singing of the paints she creates in the convent workshop of Maestra Humilitá. It’s here that Giulia, forced into the convent against her will, has found unexpected happiness and rekindled her passion to become a painter—an impossible dream for any woman in 15th century Italy. 
 
But when a dying Humilitá bequeaths Giulia her most prized possession—the secret formula for the luminously beautiful paint called Passion blue—Giulia realizes she’s in danger from those who have long coveted the famous color for themselves. Faced with the prospect of a life in the convent barred from painting as punishment for keeping Humilitá’s secret, Giulia is struck by a desperate idea: What if she disguises herself as a boy? Could she make her way to Venice and find work as an artist’s apprentice?
 
Along with the truth of who she is, Giulia carries more dangerous secrets: the exquisite voices of her paint colors and the formula for Humilitá’s Passion blue. And Venice, with its graceful gondolas and twisting canals, its gilded palazzi and masked balls, has secrets of its own. Trapped in her false identity in this dream-like place where reality and reflection are easily confused, where art and ambition, love and deception hover like dense fog, can Giulia find her way?
 
This compelling novel explores timeless themes of love and illusion, gender and identity as it asks the question: what does it mean to risk everything to pursue your passion?
 

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Victoria Strauss is the author of nine novels for adults and young adults, including the Stone duology (THE ARM OF THE STONE and THE GARDEN OF THE STONE), and PASSION BLUE, a companion novel to COLOR SONG that was chosen as one of Kirkus Reviews' Best Teen Books of 2012. She is also the co-founder of Writer Beware, a unique anti-scam resource that warns writers about literary fraud. She maintains the popular Writer Beware website (http://www.writerbeware.com) and blog (http://www.accrispin.blogspot.com), for which she was a 2012 winner of an Independent Book Blogger Award. Victoria lives in Amherst, MA, with her husband (who doesn't understand her need to write but fully supports it) and two rambunctious cats. Visit her at http://www.victoriastrauss.com. 

 
 

 

Giveaway Details

One grand prize winner will receive a Kindle Paperwhite, signed hardcovers of PASSION BLUE and COLOR SONG (when available), and assorted swag.

  • Two additional winners will receive signed hardcovers of PASSION BLUE and COLOR SONG (when available) plus assorted swag. 
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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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31. Giveaway: One Death, Nine Stories by Marc Aronson & Charles R. Smith Jr. (US & Canada Only)

One Death, Nine Stories

by Marc Aronson & Charles R. Smith Jr. (editors)
Release Date: 8/26/14

 

About the Book

How could one teenage boy’s life elicit other kids’ first experiences — even after he dies? Nine interconnected stories from nine top YA writers.

Kev’s the first kid their age to die. And now, even though he’s dead, he’s not really gone. Even now his choices are touching the people he left behind. Ellen Hopkins reveals what two altar boys (and one altar girl) might get up to at the cemetery. Rita Williams-Garcia follows one aimless teen as he finds a new life in his new job — at the mortuary. Will Weaver turns a lens on Kevin’s sister as she collects his surprising effects — and makes good use of them. Here, in nine stories, we meet people who didn’t know Kevin, friends from his childhood, his ex-girlfriend, his best friend, all dealing with the fallout of his death. Being a teenager is a time for all kinds of firsts — first jobs, first loves, first good-byes, firsts that break your heart and awaken your soul. It’s an initiation of sorts, and it can be brutal. But on the other side of it is the rest of your life.

 

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About the Authors

Marc Aronson is an editor and author of many award-winning books for young people, including Master of Deceit: J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies, and Pick-Up Game, which he co-edited with Charles R. Smith Jr. He lives in New Jersey.

Charles R. Smith Jr. is the photographer of My People, winner of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, and the author of Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali, winner of a Coretta Scott King Author Honor, as well as co-editor, contributor, and photographer for Pick-Up Game. He lives in Poughkeepsie, New York.

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Giveaway Details


FIVE winners will each receive a hardcover copy of One Death, Nine Stories. US/Canada only.

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:

Who are the nine authors of the short stories in this collection?

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32. Giveaway: Into the Grey by Celine Kiernan (US & Canada Only)

Book’s Title: Into the Grey

Author’s Name: Celine Kiernan
Book’s Release Date: 8/26/14

 

About the Book

In a heart-pounding, atmospheric ghost story, a teenage boy must find the resources within himself to save his haunted twin brother.

After their nan accidentally burns their home down, twin brothers Pat and Dom must move with their parents and baby sister to the seaside cottage they’ve summered in, now made desolate by the winter wind. It’s there that the ghost appears — a strange boy who cries black tears and fears a bad man, a soldier, who is chasing him. Soon Dom has become not-Dom, and Pat can sense that his brother is going to die — while their overwhelmed parents can’t even see what’s happening. Isolated and terrified, Pat needs to keep his brother’s cover while figuring out how to save him, drawing clues from his own dreams and Nan’s long-ago memories, confronting a mystery that lies between this world and the next — within the Grey. With white-knuckle pacing and a deft portrayal of family relationships, Celine Kiernan offers a taut psychological thriller that is sure to haunt readers long after the last page is turned.

 

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Born in Dublin, Ireland, 1967, Celine Kiernan has spent the majority of her working life in the film business. Trained at the Sullivan Bluth Studios, her career as a classical feature character animator spanned over seventeen years. She spent most of her time working between Germany, Ireland and the USA. Her books have been included in the White Raven's Collection, and short listed for the 2009 Irish Book Awards in two categories (best newcomer and best children's book) as well as long-listed for the 2010 Australian Inkys Award. They have variously won the Reading Association of Ireland Children's Book Award 2009, the CBI Book of the year (formerly Bisto) Award 2012 and the CBI Children's Choice 2012. Between them they have been translated into many different languages worldwide.

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Giveaway Details


FIVE winners will each receive a hardcover copy of Into the Grey. US/Canada only.

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:

Author Celine Kiernan is of what critically-acclaimed trilogy?

 

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33. It's live!! Cover Reveal: All That Burns by Ryan Graudin + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Welcome to the second cover reveal of the week, YABCers!

Today we're super excited to reveal the cover for ALL THAT BURNS by Ryan Graudin releasing February 10, 2015 from HarperTeen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Ryan:

 

Greetings YABC readers! And many welcomes to the exclusive cover reveal for ALL THAT BURNS.
 
While it’s not as pink-o-licious as its predecessor, I think the design team over at HarperTeen did an amazing job capturing the book’s mood. The typography is drool-worthy (I wish I could draw letters like that. Mine only look like bubble letters from a bake sale sign!) and the models are stunning—they portray Emrys and Richard perfectly! The darkness closing in around them is the perfect foreshadowing of impending doom... What impending doom you might ask? Spoilers, I say. But if you want an early peek, be sure to enter the ARC + special tea contest! Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
~ Ryan Graudin (ALL THAT BURNS, HarperTeen)
 

 

 

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ALL THAT BURNS

 

by Ryan Graudin
Release date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN-13: 9780062187437
 

About the Book

In this thrilling sequel to ALL THAT GLOWS, the worlds of magic and mortal are colliding as London celebrates its new king, marking an era of unity between the Faery realm and the human one. Emrys, the Faery guard to the British royal family, sacrificed her powers to be with King Richard, choosing love over immortality. But now, as Emrys struggles to navigate her place between the Faery queen’s court and London’s lavish galas, danger looms beyond the Thames. When a prisoner with dark, strange magic breaks out of Queen Titania’s labyrinthine prison, endangering Emrys’s king and sparking an uprising, Emrys must make the hardest decision of all.
 
Will she reclaim her magic to save Richard’s life and lose him forever? Or stay powerless as the kingdom goes down in flames?
 

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Ryan Graudin was born in Charleston, SC with a severe case of wanderlust. When she's not traveling, she's busy photographing weddings, writing, and spending time with her husband and wolf-dog. She is the author of ALL THAT GLOWS (HarperTeen), ALL THAT BURNS (HarperTeen) and THE WALLED CITY (Little, Brown). You can visit her online at ryangraudin.com

 
 

 

Giveaway Details

  • Two winners will each receive a signed ARC of ALL THAT BURNS and ten packets of custom-blended ALL THAT BURNS tea (black tea with a ginger plum flavor). 
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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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34. It's live!! Cover Reveal: Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly + Giveaway (US/Canada)

 

Hey, everyone! Welcome to another cover reveal!

Today we're super excited to reveal the cover for MONSTROUS by MarcyKate Connolly releasing February 10, 2015 from HarperCollins. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from MarcyKate:

 

Greetings YABC readers! I’m delighted to finally reveal the cover for my debut upper middle grade fantasy novel, MONSTROUS. HarperCollins has created some of my all-time favorite covers, so I was on pins and needles to see what they came up with. To say the least, they did not disappoint! The cover artist (the extraordinary Skottie Young) captured my main character perfectly, along with the spirit and mood of the whole book, right down to the wonderfully whimsical hand lettering of the title. The team at Harper clearly put a lot of love into this cover, and I haven’t been able to stop staring at it since it hit my inbox. I hope you love it too!
 
~ MarcyKate Connolly (MONSTROUS, HarperCollins)
 

 

 

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MONSTROUS

by MarcyKate Connolly
Release date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN-13: 978-0062272713

About the Book

The city of Bryre suffers under the magic of an evil wizard. Because of his curse, girls sicken and disappear without a trace, and Bryre’s inhabitants live in fear. No one is allowed outside after dark.
 
Yet night is the only time that Kymera can enter this dangerous city, for she must not be seen by humans. Her father says they would not understand her wings, the bolts in her neck, or her spiky tail—they would kill her. They would not understand that she was created for a purpose: to rescue the girls of Bryre.
 
Despite her caution, a boy named Ren sees Kym and begins to leave a perfect red rose for her every evening. As they become friends, Kym learns that Ren knows about the missing girls, the wizard, and the evil magic that haunts Bryre. 
 
And what he knows will change Kym’s life. 
 
Reminiscent of Frankenstein and the tales of the Brothers Grimm, this debut novel by MarcyKate Connolly stands out as a compelling, original story that has the feel of a classic.
 

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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. You can visit her online at www.marcykate.com

 

 

 

Giveaway Details

  • One winner will receive a signed ARC of MONSTROUS and a pressed rose bookmark (the main character, Kymera, presses roses between the pages of her favorite book!)
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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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What do you think about the cover and synopsis?

 
 
 

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35. It's live!! Cover Reveal: A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd + Giveaway (US Only)

 

Hi everyone! It's been a while, but we're back with a new cover reveal!

Today we're super excited to reveal the cover for A COLD LEGACY by Megan Shepherd releasing January 27, 2015 from Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Megan:

 

Hello YABC! I am thrilled to share the cover of A COLD LEGACY, the final book in the Madman’s Daughter series, with you all. It’s hard to believe we’re already at the conclusion. To all the loyal YABC readers who have embraced this series, thank you. There is no better feeling in the world than knowing my books are finding their way in readers’ hands. I hope you love this cover as much as I do. It has a real feeling of finality to it, which I love, because this is the book where all of Juliet’s struggles come to a head, and she has to face her ultimate darkness. Writing this book was scary, and joyful, and satisfying, and this tense, romantic, beautiful cover reflects that.
 
~ Megan Shepherd (The Madman’s Daughter series, Balzer+Bray)
 

 

 

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A COLD LEGACY

by Megan Shepherd
Release date: January 27, 2015
Publisher: Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins
 

About the Book

After killing the men who tried to steal her father’s research, Juliet—along with Montgomery, Lucy, Balthazar, and a deathly ill Edward—has escaped to a remote estate on the Scottish moors. Owned by the enigmatic Elizabeth von Stein, the mansion is full of mysteries and unexplained oddities: dead bodies in the basement, secret passages, and fortune-tellers who seem to know Juliet’s secrets. Though it appears to be a safe haven, Juliet fears new dangers may be present within the manor’s own walls.
 
Then she uncovers the truth about the manor’s long history of scientific experimentation—and her own intended role in it—forcing her to determine where the line falls between right and wrong, life and death, magic and science, and promises and secrets. And she must decide if she’ll follow her father’s dark footsteps or her mother’s tragic ones, or whether she’ll make her own.
 
With inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this breathless conclusion to the Madman’s Daughter trilogy is about the things we’ll sacrifice to save those we love—even our own humanity.
 

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Megan Shepherd grew up in her family’s independent bookstore in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The travel bug took her from London to Timbuktu and many places in between, though she ended up back in North Carolina with her husband, two cats, and a scruffy dog. She is also the author of The Madman’s Daughter and Her Dark Curiosity. Visit her online at www.meganshepherd.com.

 

 

 

Giveaway Details

  • One winner will win signed copies of THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER, HER DARK CURIOSITY, and an ARC of A COLD LEGACY (when available) as well as book-themed tea and bookmarks.
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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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What do you think about the cover and synopsis?

 

 

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36. Ten Reasons To Go To Book Expo Of America

Ten Reasons To Go To Book Expo of America

 

1. The People. These are your people, your tribe, your clan, your sparkly unicorns, WHATEVER you call them. They are yours and you get to spend three days bonding with them!

 

2. The Authors. There is an entire section of the Javitz dedicated to the Autographing Area. Sure, you have to get in line REALLY early and be herded around like cattle, but who cares? You get to meet some of your favorite authors, snap a picture and get a book signed. It's like speed dating for book nerds.

 

3. The Books. Books, books, and more books. Every where you look, there are books! It's like Heaven on earth. But it can be overwhelming too, so only take what you know you'll read. This is easier said than done when someone is dangling a book under your nose and giving you the Puss 'N Boots eyes. 

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4. Tote Bags. These are actually harder to resist than the books. Trust me. I've seen people stampede for a big red bag that's chocked full of---air.

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5. The Location. For the past few years, BEA has been in New York City, the hub of publishing and one of the coolest places to visit. It really is the city that never sleeps and you never lack for something to do, see, or eat. 

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6. The Parties. If you're fortunate enough to snag an invite to one of the publisher's parties, don't blow it off. (You may not get another invite back if you do.) We're all tired and we all want nothing more than to go back to our hotels and face plant the pile of books we've lugged around all day. The parties are a chance to network with other bloggers, publicists and editors. It's also the publisher's way of saying, "We appreciate you for all you do to help promote our authors and their books."

 

 

7. The Technology. For all of you techies out there, BEA isn't just about the book side of the business. There's an entire day (Wednesday) devoted to behind the scenes stuff like social media outreach, online publishing and other topics that are like a foreign language to me spoken by people way smarter than I'll ever be. 

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8. The Lines. This is where the magic really happens. Where you get to meet and bond with other book lovers like yourself. A lot of the online friends I have are a result of the conversations I've had while waiting in line. This is where I work my book pushing magic as well. 

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9. The Celebrities. Where else can you see an 80s Rock Idol (Billy Idol), a Hollywood legend (Angelica Houston) and a disgruntled feline in person all under the same roof? 

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10. BookCon. This is not a reason to go to BEA. Ever. 

But these are. 

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37. Giveaway: Dreamboy by Mary Crockett and Madelyn Rosenberg (US & Canada Only)

Dream Boy

by Mary Crockett and Madelyn Rosenberg
Release date: July 1, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

 

About the Book

If dreams can come true…then so can nightmares
 
One night Annabelle dreams of the perfect boy: tall and handsome with impossible blue eyes. Then, just as suddenly as he appeared, he’s gone…until he walks into her science class the next day. Perfect and REAL. The boy of her dreams. And when he brushes past her, he whispers “Annabelle.” Suddenly, Annabelle’s got the perfect boyfriend and a date to homecoming. Her life is like a dream come true...until her dreams stop and the nightmares begin.

 

About the Authors

b2ap3_thumbnail_mary.jpgA native of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Mary grew up as the youngest of six children in a family of misfits. She has worked as everything from a history museum director to a toilet seat hand model. In her other life, she's an award-winning poet, professional eavesdropper, and the person who wipes runny noses.

 

 

 

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Check out their websites: Mary and Madelyn

Follow them on Twitter: Mary and Madelyn

Check out their Facebook: Mary and Madelyn

 

Giveaway Details

One winner will receive a paperback copy of DREAM BOY + Dream-catcher bracelet. US/Canada only.

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 was a recent dream that you had?

 

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38. Giveaway: Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis (US Only)

Otherbound
by Corinne Duyvis
Release Date: June 17, 2014

 

 

About the Book

Amara is never alone. Not when she’s protecting the cursed princess she unwillingly serves. Not when they’re fleeing across dunes and islands and seas to stay alive. Not when she’s punished, ordered around, or neglected.

She can’t be alone, because a boy from another world experiences all that alongside her, looking through her eyes.

Nolan longs for a life uninterrupted. Every time he blinks, he’s yanked from his Arizona town into Amara’s mind, a world away, which makes even simple things like hobbies and homework impossible. He’s spent years as a powerless observer of Amara’s life. Amara has no idea . . . until he learns to control her, and they communicate for the first time. Amara is terrified. Then, she’s furious.

All Amara and Nolan want is to be free of each other. But Nolan’s breakthrough has dangerous consequences. Now, they’ll have to work together to survive–and discover the truth about their connection.

 

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A lifelong Amsterdammer, Corinne Duyvis spends her days writing speculative young adult and middle grade novels. She enjoys brutal martial arts and gets her geek on whenever possible. Otherbound, her young adult fantasy debut, will release from Amulet Books/ABRAMS on June 17, 2014. It's a Junior Library Guild selection and has received starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal.

Follow Corinne on Twitter and Tumblr.

 

 

 

Giveaway Details

One winner will receive a signed ARC and bookmarks. US only.

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:

Based on the description, which character are you most intrigued by or sympathetic to? Amara or Nolan?

 

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39. Giveaway: Minnie in Paris Picture Book (US Only)

MINNIE IN PARIS

by Sheila Sweeny Higginson, Illustrated by Mike Wall
In stores May 13, 2014

 

ABOUT THE BOOK


Fashion is Minnie's passion! And, as a result, she's been invited to show
her bows on the runways of Paris!

At the airport, Minnie is so busy taking care of her nieces, Millie and
Melody, that she accidentally switches suitcases with Penguini the
magician--and finds that his suitcase is full of bunnies instead of bows!
Minnie must round up the mischievous little bunnies, find Penguini, and make
her bows in time for the show. Will she make it?

Readers are treated to a stunning tour of famous Parisian locations, from
the Louvre to Tuilleries Gardens to the Eiffel tower, to a classic Parisian
bistro-all in search of Penguini's bunnies.

This charming hardcover picture book comes with a code to access the Minnie
in Paris eBook.

 

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Visit the Minnie in Paris Website.

Follow Disney Publishing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

 

Giveaway Details

One (1) winner receives:

· Minnie in Paris

· Minnie's Bow-Toons: Trouble Times Two

· Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Follow That Sound

· Sofia the First: The Royal Slumber Party

· Sofia the First: The Enchanted Forest

 

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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40. Giveaway: The Fault in Our Stars

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

In theaters June 6, 2014

 

 

About the Movie

 

Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.

Starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Mike Birbiglia, and Emily Peachey

Directed by Josh Boone

Screenplay by Scott Neustadter, based on the book by John Green

Produced by Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey

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Giveaway Details

Three (3) winners will receive:

·         Copy of the book (movie tie-in book cover)

·         The Fault in our Stars Tote Bag

·         Headphone Splitter w/ Phone Stand


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41. Giveaway: The Fault in Our Stars (US only)

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
In theaters June 6, 2014

 

 

About the Movie

Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.

Starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Mike Birbiglia, and Emily Peachey

Directed by Josh Boone

Screenplay by Scott Neustadter, based on the book by John Green

Produced by Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey

 

 

Visit these official #TFIOS websites: 

Visit the official website

Like TFIOS on Facebook

Follow @TheFaultMovie on Twitter

Follow on Google+ & Instagram

 

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Giveaway Details

Three (3) winners will receive:

·         Copy of the book (movie tie-in book cover)

·         The Fault in our Stars Tote Bag

·         Headphone Splitter w/ Phone Stand

 
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:
 
If you've read the book, what is your favorite TFIOS moment you can't wait to see on screen?
 
 
 
 
 

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42. Giveaway: The Vast & Brutal Sea by Zoraida Cordova (US & Canada)

Book’s Title: The Savage Blue (book 2) and The Vast & Brutal Sea (book 3)

Author’s Name: Zoraida Córdova 

Book’s Release Date: July 1st

 

About the Book

 
In two days, the race for the Sea Court throne will be over-but all the rules have changed. The sea witch, Nieve, has kidnapped Layla and is raising an army of mutant sea creatures to overthrow the crown. Kurt, the one person Tristan could depend on in the battle for the Sea King's throne, has betrayed him. Now Kurt wants the throne for himself. Tristan has the Scepter of the Earth, but it's not enough. He'll have to travel to the mysterious, lost Isle of Tears and unleash the magic that first created the king's powerful scepter. It's a brutal race to the finish, and there can only be one winner.
 

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Zoraida Córdova was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where she learned to speak English by watching Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker on repeat. Her favorite things are sparkly like merdudes, Christmas, and New York City at night.
 
Like Zoraida on Facebook.
Follow on Twitter.
Check out her Tumblr and Goodreads.
 

 

Giveaway Details

 
One winner will receive a paperback of The Save Blue and an arc of The Vast & Brutal Sea, plus book marks.
 
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:
 
If you were a mermaid (or merdude) what would your weapon of choice be? Mine would the Scepter of Earth on the cover of book 3! I’d have to kill Tristan for it though… Tough life choices. 

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43. Giveaway: Fan Art by Sarah Tregay (US & Canada)

Book’s Title: FAN ART

Author’s Name: Sarah Tregay

Book’s Release Date: June 17, 2014

 

About the Book

 
When the picture tells the story…
 
Senior year is almost over, and Jamie Peterson has a big problem. Not college—that’s all set. Not prom—he’ll find a date somehow. No, it’s the worst problem of all: he’s fallen for his best friend.
 
As much as Jamie tries to keep it under wraps, everyone seems to know where his affections lie, and the giggling girls in art class are determined to help Jamie get together with Mason. But Jamie isn’t sure if that’s what he wants—because as much as Jamie would like to come clean to Mason, what if the truth ruins everything? What if there are no more road trips, taco dinners, or movie nights? Does he dare risk a childhood friendship for romance?
 
Fan Art is about what happens when a picture reveals what we can’t say, when art is truer than life, and how falling in love is easy, except when it’s not. 
 

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Raised without television, Sarah Tregay started writing her own middle grade novels after she had read all of the ones in the library. She later discovered YA books, but never did make it to the adult section. When she isn’t not jotting down poems at stoplights, Sarah can be found hanging out with her "little sister" from Big Brothers Big Sisters. Sarah lives in Eagle, Idaho with her husband, two Boston Terriers, and an appaloosa named Mr. Pots.

 
 
Like Sarah on Facebook.
Follow Sarah on Pinterest.
 

Giveaway Details

2 Winners will each receive a SIGNED hardcover copy of Fan Art.

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:

Have you read any good YA books with LGBT characters? If so, please share your recs.


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44. It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Rift by Chris Howard + Giveaway (US/Canada)

 

Hello, YABCers! We have another great cover reveal this week!

Today we're super excited to reveal the cover for THE RIFT (ROOTLESS #2) by Chris Howard releasing on Arbor Day, April 25, 2014. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Chris:

 

Hi there!
 
YABC hosted the cover reveal for my debut novel, ROOTLESS, and now that the second book in the trilogy, THE RIFT, is almost available, we’ve decided to keep this tradition alive! I’m thrilled the book will soon be in the hands of readers, I’m thrilled about this cover, and I’m thrilled to be sharing it for the first time, right here…
 
~ Chris Howard (THE RIFT)
 

 

 

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THE RIFT

by Chris Howard
Release date: April 25, 2014
 

About the Book

“There's a brilliant madness to this deadly post­apocalyptic world, filled with complex characters, shifting loyalties, and layers of mystery... a nonstop adventure” ­ Publishers Weekly, starred review of ROOTLESS
 
Banyan was once a tree builder, creating scrap­metal forests for rich clients in a barren burned­out world. Now he's traded his scaffolds for lookouts, his tools for guns. On a stolen boat, surrounded by a mutinous crew, Banyan has escaped from Promise Island with the last living trees on earth, and he's desperate to smuggle them to safety.
 
But powerful enemies are in pursuit, seeking to claim the trees for themselves. To reach a safe haven, Banyan will need the help of the pirate girl he loves, Alpha, his broken friend, Crow, and his troubled sister, Zee. Only together can they cross the mysterious molten wasteland of THE RIFT. And when Banyan discovers a new threat to Alpha's life, he fears he'll lose not only the trees they sacrificed so much to find, but the girl who inspires him and gives him hope.
 
Howard's "gift for the phantasmagoric" (Kirkus) is on full display in this thrilling second book of the Rootless trilogy.
 

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Before he wrote stories, Chris Howard wrote songs, studied natural resources management, worked for the National Park Service, and spent eight years leading wilderness adventure trips for high school students. He was born and raised in the UK, but now lives in Denver, CO, with his wife. He is the author of ROOTLESS.

Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Web | Tumblr | Pinterest | YouTube
 

 

 

 

 

Giveaway Details

  • Three winners will receive a signed copy of ROOTLESS (ROOTLESS #1) or THE RIFT (ROOTLESS #2), winner's choice, plus some ROOTLESS bookmarks.
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What do you think about the cover and synopsis?

 

 

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45. YABC Mailbox Book Haul - April 2014 + Giveaway (US only)

 

Hey guys! Ready to see what we got in the YABC Mailbox this past month?
First, here's the mess I made unboxing it all:

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I bet you already spy some goodies in there, don't you? 

On to the book haul!

 

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Some great titles from Random House Kids! And look, a diverse YA heroine! Woot!

 

I'm just a *tad* excited to have LET THE STORM BREAK in my hands. 
Great haul from Simon Teen and Random House Kids!

 

Some more Simon Teen pretties and two from Merit Press!

 

Here we have beauties from HarlequinTeen, Orbit, and Sourcebooks. 

 

Titles from Scholastic, St. Martins, Disney/Hyperion, Macmillan, and Entangled Teen!

 

Gorgeous hardbacks from Harper Teen!

 

You want more Harper Teen titles? *hands you some*

 

Still not satisfied? *hands you MOAR HARPER TEEN*

 

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What? Still not enough? You guys are hard to please. 

 

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Ooooh and finally, Candlewick in the house!

 

 

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Pretties from Candlewick, Scholastic, and Simon Kids.

 

Cuties from Scholastic and Simon Kids. 

 

Adams Media, Candlewick, Random House Kids, and Peachtree.
How much does everyone need the Fairies book? Cuz I *needs* it.

 

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has Middle Grade Mania with these spring titles!

 

Moar Candlewick, Peachtree, and Random House Kids. I absolutely adore the Alice-Miranda books!

 

Some incredible hardback cover art from Candlewick and Random House Kids.

 

 

 

 

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I love these little 3D pocket guides from Candlewick. I have a dozen of them and still need more!

 

Mother's Day picture books! Nothing more adorable.
These are from Random House Kids and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 

 

A few for the older kiddos from Candlewick. Gimme the Lizzy Bennet's Diary, please!

 

Beautiful full color picture books from Disney/Hyperion, Candlewick, and Peachtree.

 

 

Giveaway Time!

Which books are you most excited about? Fill out the rafflecopter form below and leave your picks in the comments. I'll pick two of you to choose a book from the current Prize Shelf (shown below). 

 

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46. Giveaway: Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay (US & CANADA)

 

 

LOVE AND LEFTOVERS

Author’s Name:  Sarah Tregay

Paperback release date: May 14, 2014

 

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

My wish is to fall cranium over Converse in dizzy daydream-worthy love.

(If only it were that easy.)

Marcie has been dragged away from home for the summer—from Idaho to a family summerhouse in New Hampshire. She’s left behind her friends, a group of freaks and geeks called the Leftovers, including her emo-rocker boyfriend, and her father.

By the time Labor Day rolls around, Marcie suspects this “summer vacation” has become permanent. She has to start at a new school, and there she leaves behind her Leftover status when a cute boy brings her breakfast and a new romance heats up. But understanding love, especially when you’ve watched your parents’ affections end, is elusive. What does it feel like, really? Can you even know it until you’ve lost it?

Love & Leftovers is a beautifully written story of one girl’s journey navigating family, friends, and love, and a compelling and sexy read that teens will gobble up whole.
 

 

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About the Author
 

Raised without television, Sarah Tregay started writing her own middle grade novels after she had read all of the ones in the library. She later discovered YA books, but never did make it to the adult section. When she isn’t not jotting down poems at stoplights, Sarah can be found hanging out with her "little sister" from Big Brothers Big Sisters. Sarah lives in Eagle, Idaho with her husband, two Boston Terriers, and an appaloosa named Mr. Pots.

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Giveaway Details

 

 

2 winners will each receive a Paperback book and necklace with a guitar pick and charm. Giveaway is open to US & Canada.

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:

Have you read a good novel in verse? If so, please share your favorite.

 

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47. Giveaway: Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly (US only)

DEEP BLUE

by Jennifer Donnelly

In stores May 6, 2014
 

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Deep in the ocean, in a world not so different from our own, live the merpeople. Their communities are spread throughout the oceans, seas, and freshwaters all over the globe.

When Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, awakens on the morning of her betrothal, her biggest worry should be winning the love of handsome Prince Mahdi. And yet Sera finds herself haunted by strange dreams that foretell the return of an ancient evil. Her dark premonitions are confirmed when an assassin’s arrow poisons Sera's mother.

Now, Serafina must embark on a quest to find the assassin’s master and prevent a war between the Mer nations. Led only by her shadowy dreams, Sera searches for five other mermaid heroines who are scattered across the six seas. Together, they will form an unbreakable bond of sisterhood and uncover a conspiracy that threatens their world’s very existence.

 


Visit the DEEP BLUE websites or follow #DeepBlue on Twitter!

- Visit the Waterfire Saga website

- Visit Jennifer Donnelly at her official website
- Follow Hyperion Teen on Twitter and Tumblr  

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jennifer Donnelly is an award-winning author of both adult and young adult books, including Deep Blue, the first book in the Waterfire Saga. For adults she has written a trilogy of best-selling books that includes The Tea RoseThe Winter Rose, and The Wild Rose. Her first young adult novel, A Northern Light, received many accolades, among them the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Carnegie Medal in the UK, and a Michael L. Printz Honor. Her second young adult novel, Revolution, was named a Best Book of 2010 by Kirkus Reviews and School Library Journal, and the audiobook received a 2011 American Library Association Odyssey Honor. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.

 

 

GIVEAWAY DETAILS

“Pretty Principessa” Prize Pack

Five (5) winners each receive: custom Deep Blue nail polish and copy of the book.

Prizing & samples courtesy of Disney Publishing
Giveaway open to US addresses only.

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 is your favorite mermaid story? (I happen to love the mermaids in Peter Pan.) Tell us in the comments!

 

 

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48. It's live!! Cover Reveal: Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee + Giveaway (International)

 

Hello, YABCers! We're back with another cover reveal!

Today we're super excited to reveal the cover for GATES OF THREAD AND STONE by Lori M. Lee releasing August 5, 2014 from Skyscape. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Lori:

 

Hi YABC! I’m beyond thrilled to be here to reveal the cover to GATES OF THREAD AND STONE. When I was first asked for cover ideas, I wrote an entire novella of things I wanted and didn’t want. Which is to say I don’t think I knew what I wanted at all! Thankfully, the team at Skyscape knew what they were doing, because when I first saw the cover comps, I wanted to creepily pet the shininess. Still do, to be honest. I hope you feel the same :)
 
~ Lori M. Lee (GATES OF THREAD AND STONE, Skyscape)
 

 

 

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GATES OF THREAD AND STONE

by Lori M. Lee
Release date: August 5, 2014
Publisher: Skyscape
ISBN-13: 978-1477847640

 

About the Book

In a city of walls and secrets, where only one man is supposed to possess magic, seventeen-
year-old Kai struggles to keep hidden her own secret—she can manipulate the threads of time.
When Kai was eight, she was found by Reev on the riverbank, and her “brother” has taken care of her ever since. Kai doesn’t know where her ability comes from—or where she came from. All that matters is that she and Reev stay together, and maybe one day move out of the freight container they call home, away from the metal walls of the Labyrinth. Kai’s only friend is Avan, the shopkeeper’s son with the scandalous reputation that both frightens and intrigues her.
 
Then Reev disappears. When keeping silent and safe means losing him forever, Kai vows to do whatever it takes to find him. She will leave the only home she’s ever known and risk getting caught up in a revolution centuries in the making. But to save Reev, Kai must unravel the threads of her past and face shocking truths about her brother, her friendship with Avan, and her unique power.
 

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Lori is the author of young adult fantasy GATES OF THREAD AND STONE, coming August 5, 2014 from Skyscape. She has a borderline obsessive fascination with unicorns, is fond of talking in capslock, and loves to write about magic, manipulation, and family. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, kids, and a friendly pitbull.

 
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Giveaway Details

  • Two winners will each receive a signed hardcover copy of GATES OF THREAD AND STONE.
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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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49. It's live!! Cover Reveal: Endsinger by Jay Kristoff + Giveaway (International)

 

Hello, YABCers! I know what you're thinking...it's not a Tuesday or Thursday, so how is there a cover reveal on the blog?! Well, we're doing something a little different today, so read on to find out more!

Today we're super excited to reveal the cover for ENDSINGER by Jay Kristoff releasing September 23, 2014 from St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Jay:

 

Hello all, and welcome to the cover reveal for ENDSINGER, the final installment of the LOTUS WAR. My illustrators and designers had their work cut out for them after the awesome covers they did for STORMDANCER and KINSLAYER, but they totally knocked it out of the park and delivered the best cover yet! I'm giving away a bunch of signed books over on my blog, so after you've checked out the cover, make sure you head over to enter the giveaways.
 
~ Jay Kristoff (ENDSINGER, St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne)
 

 

 

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ENDSINGER

by Jay Kristoff
Release date: September 23, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books
 

About the Book

A TREMBLING EARTH
The flames of civil war sweep across the Shima Imperium. With their plans to renew the Kazumitsu dynasty foiled, the Lotus Guild unleash their deadliest creation—a mechanical goliath known as the Earthcrusher, intended to unite the shattered Empire under a yoke of fear. With the Tiger Clan and their puppet Daimyo Hiro in tow, the Guild marches toward a battle for absolute dominion over the Isles.

A BROKEN REBELLION
Yukiko and Buruu are forced to take leadership of the Kagé rebellion, gathering new allies and old friends in an effort to unite the country against the chi-mongers. But the ghosts of Buruu’s past stand between them and the army they need, and Kin’s betrayal has destroyed all trust among their allies. When a new foe joins the war tearing the Imperium apart, it will be all the pair can do to muster the strength to fight, let alone win.

A FINAL BATTLE
The traitor Kin walks the halls of Guild power, his destiny only a bloody knife-stroke away. Hana and Yoshi struggle to find their place in a world now looking to them as heroes. Secret cabals within the Lotus Guild claw and struggle; one toward darkness, the other toward light. And as the earth splits asunder, as armies destroy each other for rule over an empire of lifeless ash and the final secret about blood lotus is revealed, the people of Shima will learn one last, horrifying truth.
 
There is nothing a mother won't do to keep her children by her side.

Nothing.
 

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Jay Kristoff is the author of THE LOTUS WAR trilogy, a Japanese-inspired steampunk fantasy published by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press & Tor UK. Part 3, ENDSINGER, will be released in September 2014. He's also co-author of the upcoming ILLUMINAE (with Amie Kaufman), a YA Sci-Fi... thing, to be released by Knopf/Random House in 2015. Jay is 6’7 and has approximately 13520 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world’s laziest Jack Russell.

He does not believe in happy endings. You can stalk Jay on these sites:

Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Web | Pre-order Amazon
 
 

 

Giveaway Details

  • Here's where we're mixing it up this week. Jay has two different giveaway opportunities. 
     

1) Task: Just spread the word about the reveal on Twitter or Facebook (and make sure you tag Jay)
    Prize: A signed & annotated copy of Endsinger

2) Task: Visit the 8 blogs participating in the ENDSINGER cover reveal, and send the answers to each quiz question to stormdancergiveaway@gmail.com.

    Prize: Signed copies of STORMDANCER, KINSLAYER and ENDSINGER, plus a bunch of other LOTUS WAR stuff.


YABC's uber giveaway quiz question is:

  • Name Yukiko’s winged best friend and companion.
     

Links to the other blogs participating in the cover reveal and additional giveaway details are on Jay's blog here: http://misterkristoff.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

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50. YABC Mailbox Book Haul - May 2014 + Giveaway (US only)

 

Hey guys! Ready for another book haul? I know I am! 

It's been an interesting month at YABC. Lots of travel for many of our editors means a slow posting month for you, our readers. We promise to step up the posts and giveaways soon! Hopefully this month's book haul will whet your appetite. 

Let's get to the YA books!

 

 

 

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We already have a few editor reviews up for some of these titles, and so far so good!
Looking forward to hearing what you guys think of these too. 

 

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Ooooo some New Adult titles up in here!

 

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Got our first mailing of Skyscape (Amazon Children's Publishing) ARCs.
Don't be fooled by the plain jackets -- I bet these books are as AWESOME as the other titles
coming out from Skyscape.

 

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A few lovely hardbacks in the mailbox! *pets the pretty*

 

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More lovely hardbacks. I bet you see ONE here you'd love to get your hands on... 

 

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DELIVERANCE!!!!! AHHHHH!!!!!!

 

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OK, these are some PRETTYPRETTY covers right here.

 

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A few very eclectic covers in this batch. Me likey.

 

 

 

and kids books!

 

 

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I am so excited for THE CABINET OF CURIOSITIES you guys have no idea!

 

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Also, when I saw the 50th anniversary edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, I may have screamed a bit.

 

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Anoter 3D keepsake cityscape from Candlewick! I love these things!

 

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Giveaway Time!

Which books from our latest book haul are you most excited about?
Fill out the rafflecopter form below and leave your picks in the comments.
I'll pick one of you to choose a book from the current Prize Shelf

Good luck!

 

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