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26. Featured Review: Doreen by Ilana Manaster

  About this book: A modern makeover of The Picture of Dorian Gray When Doreen Gray walks in the vaulted doorway of elite Chandler Academy, she is a sad, disastrous mess of acne, frizzy hair, and low self-esteem. Heidi Whelan, social-climber turned queen bee, takes one look and knows she has...

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27. Author Of The Week: Chat with Julie Eshbaugh (Ivory and Bone), Plus Giveaway!

Welcome to our weekly special feature post, Author Of The Week!! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!     Introducing Julie Eshbaugh, YABC's Author of the Week!! Julie Eshbaugh used to...

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28. The Librarian's Corner--June 6, 2016

Vacation Books! This month I'm featuring some fantastic books to recommend to your students, colleagues, friends or even complete strangers! All of the books feature romance, summer, and some kind of vacation. These books make great vacation reads - get a copy from your local library (and treat it with...

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29. It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Return of the Continuums by Jennifer Brody + Giveaway (US/Can)

Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for RETURN OF THE CONTINUUMS by Jennifer Brody, releasing November 1, 2016 from Turner Publishing. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Jennifer:   Hi, YABC! I’m beyond THRILLED to share the brilliant cover for the second...

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30. Featured Review: Wanamaker by Ed Masessa

About this book: Magic is real -- and it runs in the family -- in this charming fantasy adventure about a boy who must balance his magical education with the demands of big-brotherhood, perfect for fans of Jenny Nimmo and Angie Sage. Henry Leach the Eighth doesn't know it yet, but...

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31. Giveaway: National Geographic - The Angry Birds Movie & Other Titles (US Only)

National Geographic The Angry Birds Movie: Red's Big Adventure Release Date: 4/5/16 Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books ISBN-13: 978-1-4262-1684-8 Genre: Middle Grade Non-fiction Age Range: 8+   100 Things to Know Before You Grow Up by Lisa Gerry Release Date: 3/8/16 Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books ISBN-13: 978-1-4262-2316-4 Genre: Middle Grade Non-fiction Age Range: 9-12  Awesome 8...

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32. Giveaway: The Cresswell Plot by Eliza Wass (US Only)

THE CRESSWELL PLOT By Eliza Wass In Stores June 7, 2016   ABOUT THE BOOK   “This family keeps its secrets buried.”   The woods were insane in the dark, terrifying and magical at the same time. But best of all were the stars, which trumpeted their light into the misty...

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33. Giveaway: Risuko by David Kudler (US Only)

Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale by David Kudler Release Date: June 15, 2016   About the Book Can one girl win a war?My name is Kano Murasaki, but most people call me Risuko. Squirrel.I am from Serenity Province, though I was not born there.My nation has been at war for a hundred...

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34. Giveaway: The Oldest Soul - Animus by Tiffany Fitzhenry (US / Canada / UK / Australia)

The Oldest Soul – Animus (Book 1) by Tiffany FitzHenry Release Date: November 1st 2015 Publisher: Hierarchy Publishing ISBN-10: 1944216006  ISBN-13: 78-1944216009  Genre: Fantasy / Distopia / Romance Age Range: 15 and up About the Book The oldest soul on earth - unbeknownst to her - is a seventeen-year-old girl named Evelyn...

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35. Giveaway: The Tokyo Girls by Jackie Amsden (US & Canada Only)

The Tokyo Cover Girls Author/Illustrator:  Jackie Amsden Release Date: May 6, 2016 Publisher: independent ISBN-10:0994886217 ISBN-13: 978-0994886217 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Age Range: 12 - 18   About the Book New York has Jacobs, Paris has Chanel, Milan has Versace and Tokyo has . . . Hello Kitty toilet plungers? With...

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36. Story Starters: Staring Statues

Hello, and welcome to the innagural Story Starters post! Each week we will be bringing you something to get those creative juices flowing!   Here's how our STORY STARTER CHALLENGE will work: -For the first three weeks of each month, we will be posting a writing prompt, such as the one...

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37. Featured Review: Resurgence (Silver Blackthorn #3) by Kerry Wilkinson

About this book: "Can I ask you one thing...why does it have to be you?" My throat is dry but I manage to say the words clearly enough: "If I don't do it, who else will?" An entire country has been lied to. Silver Blackthorn was supposed to be one of...

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38. Throwback Thursday: Harry Potter and the Nostalgic Generation

Contributed by Kayla King, Blog Manager and Staff Reviewer   There is a word, hiraeth, which explains "a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of your past."  I was eight-years-old the first time I...

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39. Author Chat with Leopoldo Gout (Genius: The Game), Plus Giveaway!

Today on the YABC blog we are happy to sit down with author Leopoldo Goutand talk with him about his about new release, Genius: The Game, which released May 3rd, 2016!         YABC:  What gave you the inspiration to write this book?   Two things.  First I left a multiplex after one...

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40. Buzzworthy Books - Summer 2016

There are SO MANY amazing books hitting the shelves this summer. Which 30 are we buzzing about? Check out our list and be sure to enter the awesome giveaway that we are hosting!!!   For fans of The Princess Bride comes the comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady...

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41. Featured Review: The Dragon Hunter and the Mage by V.R.Cardoso

About The Book:   Magic can make you invincible, if it doesn't kill you first. Aric and Fadan are half-brothers. Both sons of the Empress, but only one of them the son of the Emperor. A decade earlier, Fadan's powerful father tore the Empire in two by outlawing the use and...

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42. Press Release: Every Moment Counts Challenge

         

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43. Author Chat with Jessica Taylor--Wandering Wild, Plus Giveaway!

Today we're excited to chat with Jessica Taylor, author of Wandering Wild! Below  you'll find our interview, more about Jessica and  her book, plus a giveaway!     YABC: What surprised you most while writing your latest book? Jessica Taylor: I was surprised the world building wasn’t my biggest struggle. I’m a contemporary‐ leaning writer, and...

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44. What's New In YA ~ May 31, 2016

Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!   BEWARE THAT GIRL by Teresa Toten For fans of We Were Liars, The Girl on the Train, and Gone Girl, this powerful psychological thriller with multiple mysteries is set against the backdrop of the megawealthy elite of New York...

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45. Top Ten Tuesday: Beach Reads Week

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

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46. It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Exo by Fonda Lee + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the new cover reveal for EXO by Fonda Lee, releasing January 31, 2017 from Scholastic. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Fonda: Welcome to the cover reveal for EXO, my upcoming science fiction action novel. I’m excited to be...

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47. Author Chat with Jacqueline West (Dreamers Often Lie), Plus Giveaway!

Today on the YABC blog we are happy to sit down with author Jaqueline West and talk with her about her about her new novel Dreamers Often Lie, which released April 5th, 2016!    YABC: What surprised you most while writing your latest book? I wrote this book between deadlines for my middle grade series,...

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48. Featured Review: Return to the Isle of the Lost (Descendents #2) by Melissa de la Cruz

About this book: The sequel to the #1 New York Times best seller The Isle of the Lost Mal's an expert at intimidating her enemies, but she's broken the habit since leaving her villainous roots behind. So when she and her friends Evie, Carlos, and Jay all receive threatening messages demanding...

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49. It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Bad Blood by Demitria Lunetta + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the new cover reveal for BAD BLOOD by Demitria Lunetta, releasing March 14, 2017 from Delacorte. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Demitria: After I attended university in Scotland, I got the writers itch to set a book in that amazing,...

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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.     *Beth's Choice* (Assistant Blog Manager for YABC) METALTOWN by Kristen Simmons Author: Kristen Simmons Book: Hardcover, 384 pages Expected publication: September 20, 2016 Publisher: Tor Teen   Metaltown, where factories...

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