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

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

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

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

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28. Trailer Reveal: Beauty and the Beast


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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32. Featured Review: The Angry Birds Movie Official Guidebook

About The Book:   Red, a perpetually angry resident of Bird Island, reluctantly (but only at first) takes readers on a tour of his island. Soon enough his pride in his home and the flock shines through. Arranged in four sections, readers get a taste of island life, Red-style. They see...

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33. Giveaway: The Buried Symbol by Jeffrey Kohanek (US & Canada Only)

The Buried Symbol: The Runes of Issalia, Book Iby Jeffrey L. KohanekRelease Date: May 5, 2016Publisher: Black Rose Writing   About the Book Discover a lost magic, long buried and forgotten… Without a rune marking his role in society, Brock is doomed to an existence below the lowest rung of the...

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34. Giveaway: Read Me Like a Book by Liz Kessler (US & Canada Only)

Read Me Like a Book by Liz Kessler On sale 6/14/16   About the Book In her first novel for young adults, New York Times best-selling author Liz Kessler tells a story about finding a kindred spirit and becoming your true self. Ashleigh Walker is a mediocre student with an assortment...

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35. Featured Review: Traitor Angels by Anne Blankman

About This Book:   Six years have passed since England’s King Charles II returned from exile to reclaim the throne, ushering in a new era of stability for his subjects. Except for Elizabeth Milton. The daughter of notorious poet John Milton, Elizabeth has never known her place in this shifting world—except by...

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36. Trailer Reveal: Angry Birds


Ever felt Angry Birds consume an hour? Or a day? Well tonight, these little guys are making their way to the big screen!      

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37. Excerpt & Giveaway: The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson (US Only)

The Beautiful Pretenderby Melanie DickersonRelease Date: May 17, 2016Publisher: Thomas Nelson   About the Book After inheriting his title from his brother, the margrave has two weeks to find a noble bride. What will happen when he learns he has fallen for a lovely servant girl in disguise? The Margrave of...

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38. It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner + Giveaway (US Only)

Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the new cover reveal for PHANTOM LIMBS by Paula Garner, releasing September 13, 2016 from Candlewick Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Paula: PHANTOM LIMBS has a new cover, and as you can see, it is gorgeous. It...

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39. Featured Review: Suffer Love by Ashley Herring

About this book:   Hadley St. Clair's life changed the day she came home to a front door covered in slips of paper, each of them revealing the ugly truth about her father. Now as her family falls apart in the wake of his year-long affair, Hadley wants everyone-her dad most...

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40. Press Release & Movie Trailer: MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE


MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE In Theaters October 2016     MIDDLE SCHOOL: The Worst Years of My Life chronicles the trials and triumphs of Rafe Khatchadorian, as he uses his wits to battle bullies, hormones and the tyrannical, test-obsessed Principal Dwight.      #MiddleSchoolMovie Site | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter    ...

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41. Featured Review: Time Zero by Carolyn Cohagan

About This Book:   Fifteen-year-old Mina Clark lives in a future Manhattan that is ruled by extremists. Girls aren’t allowed to get an education, they need permission to speak to boys, and all marriages are negotiated by contract. But Mina’s grandmother has secretly been teaching her to read, leading Mina down...

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42. Press Release: The Da Vinci Code Adapted for YA

DAN BROWN’S INTERNATIONAL BLOCKBUSTER THE DA VINCI CODE TO BE ADAPTED FOR YOUNG ADULTS RANDOM HOUSE US AND PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE UK CHILDREN’S DIVISIONS TO PUBLISH YOUNG ADULT ADAPTATION OF DAN BROWN’S THE DA VINCI CODE IN FALL 2016 Young adult edition to release in the UK on September 8 and in the US on September 13, 2016  ...

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43. Interview with Sashi Kaufman, The Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature, Plus Giveaway!

   YABC: What surprised you most while writing your latest book? SK: I was surprised by how much drinking and smoking pot my characters do as part of high school. I guess that was a part of my high school experience though I never thought of myself as a heavy substance user....

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44. Giveaway: Powerless by Tera Lynn Childs & Tracy Deebs (US & Canada Only)

Powerless Series: The Hero Agenda Authors: Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs Release Date: May 3, 2016 Publisher:  Sourcebooks Fire   About the Book Kenna is tired of being “normal.” The only thing special about her is that she isn’t special at all. Which is frustrating when you’re constantly surrounded by...

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45. Featured Review: The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye

  About this book: Perfect for fans of Shadow and Bone and Red Queen, The Crown’s Game is a thrilling and atmospheric historical fantasy set in Imperial Russia about two teenagers who must compete for the right to become the Imperial Enchanter—or die in the process—from debut author Evelyn Skye. Vika...

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46. What's New In YA ~ May 17, 2016

Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!     Perfect for fans of Shadow and Bone and Red Queen, The Crown’s Game is a thrilling and atmospheric historical fantasy set in Imperial Russia about two teenagers who must compete for the right to become the Imperial Enchanter—or die in the process—from debut...

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47. Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Young Adult Fantasy Books

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

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48. Featured Review: Summer Days and Summer Nights, Edited by Stephanie Perkins

About this book: Maybe it's the long, lazy days, or maybe it's the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the...

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49. Author Chat with Darcy Woods

YABC: What surprised you most while writing your latest book?   DW: When I began researching to write Summer of Supernovas, my working knowledge of astrology was pretty much: "Cancer is feely and Taurus is bullishly stubborn." So I was completely blindsided by the sheer complexity of the zodiac! Then the panic really set in as...

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50. Waiting On Wednesday

  Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.         Kayla's choice for Waiting On Wednesday (Blog Manager for YABC) A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT by Sabaa Tahir   Author: Sabaa Tahir Book:...

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