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1. It's Live!! Cover Reveal: ECHO OF THE WITCH by Jen Wilde + Giveaway (International)

Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for ECHO OF THE WITCH by Jen Wilde, releasing March 1, 2016 from Limitless Publishing. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Jen: Hey YABC! I’m Jen Wilde, and I’m so excited to reveal the cover of...

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2. It's Live!! Cover Reveal and Teaser Trailer: Flashfall by Jenny Moyer + Giveaway (US Only)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for FLASHFALL by Jenny Moyer, releasing November 15, 2016 from Henry Holt. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Jenny:   Hi YABC! Welcome to the exclusive cover reveal for FLASHFALL! I’m so excited to give everyone...

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3. Press Release--Kelly Clarkson Book Deal

    GLOBAL SUPERSTAR AND GRAMMYAWARD WINNER KELLY CLARKSON SIGNS BOOK DEAL WITH HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS —RIVER ROSE AND THE MAGICAL LULLABY publishes in the US on October 4, 2016— New York, NY (February 9, 2016)—HarperCollins Publishers announced today the acquisition of Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson’s first picture book, RIVER ROSE AND THE MAGICAL LULLABY, featuring an...

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4. Giveaway: Nothando's Journey by Jill Manly (US Only)

Nothando's Journey by Jill Manly Release Date: February 2016   About the Book Nothando’s Journey is a journey in self-discovery told through the eyes of a young girl named Nothando. The book tells of the Reed Festival, an important celebration in Nothando’s country of Swaziland in Southern Africa. Nothando and her brother...

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5. Author Guest Post--Katherine Fleet

  Five Secrets You Didn’t Know About Katherine Fleet   Hi, everyone! I’m Katherine Fleet, and I’m so excited to be here on YA Books Central. I’m the debut author of The Secret to Letting Go from Entangled Teen. It’s a YA contemporary set in a fictional town on the Gulf...

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6. Giveaway: Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy (US & Canada Only)

Breaking Skyby Cori McCarthyPaperback Release Date: February 2, 2016Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire   Praise for Breaking Sky “Breaking Sky is an action-packed thrill ride that smashes through all kinds of barriers at a Mach 5 pace.” -- Carrie Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Need series “Breaking Sky had me in its...

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7. Spotlight on Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy, Plus Giveaway

  Breaking Sky (Now in Paperback!) By Cori McCarthy   February 2, 2016; Tradepaper, ISBN 9781492621126   Book Info: Title: Breaking Sky Author: Cori McCarthy Paperback Release Date: February 2, 2016 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire   Praise for Breaking Sky “Breaking Sky is an action-packed thrill ride that smashes through all kinds of barriers...

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8. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Scholastic will publish the eighth Harry Potter book, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, on Harry's birthday--July 31, 2016. Check out all the details here.   Join the rest of the YA book world as we hyperventilate and mark our July calendars with shiny stars and lightning bolts!    

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9. SE-YA Book Fest Press Release

  Young Adult Book Festival Launching in Rutherford Co.   MURFREESBORO, Tenn., January 25, 2016 – A one-of-a-kind book festival will connect area teens and the general public to authors of young adult literature with its launch in Murfreesboro March 11-12, 2016.   The details for the 2016 SE-YA in the...

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10. Multicultural Children's Book Day--Featured Book Review--Hatshepsut of Egypt

Today we're sharing our book review of The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Real Princesses: Hatshepsut of Egypt! As part of Multicultural Children's Book Day, we were given the opportunity to read this fantastic book. Read on to find our review and more about Multicultural Children's Book Day!   The Mission: The...

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11. Spotlight on Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh, Plus Giveaway!

  Today, we're spotlighting Burning Midnight! This new book is a contemporary thriller sure to keep you hooked all the way through. Read on for a guest post by Will McIntosh himself, and a chance to enter the giveaway!    But first, meet Will McIntosh!  WILL McINTOSH is the author of several adult speculative...

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12. What's New in YA--February 9, 2016

  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!     Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But once he was just a young man who dreamed of leaving his rigid life behind to chase...

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13. YABC Book Haul - February 2016


This month the publishers of the world sent us ALL THE BOOKS! Enjoy the book haul. What are some of the titles you are looking forward to reading soon? 

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14. Buzzworthy Books - Winter 2016

There are SO MANY amazing books hitting the shelves this winter. Which 25 are we buzzing about? Check out our list and be sure to enter to win one of the 8 books we're giving away! 1. THE SHADOW QUEEN by C.J. Redwine - 2/16/16  A dark epic fantasy inspired by the...

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15. Giveaway: The Defiance Trilogy by CJ Redwine (US Only)

Defiance, Deception, and Deliverance by  C.J. Redwine Release Dates: 8/28/12, 8/27/13, 8/26/14   About the Books Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to...

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16. Chai Lights--February 8, 2016

  Shalom (that's "hello" in Hebrew) and welcome to YABC's newest column, Chai­Lights! In this column, we'll explore the best of contemporary Jewish­themed books for young children, middle graders, and teens.   The name of this column infuses the word "highlights" with a uniquely Jewish pun. Chai is the Hebrew word...

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17. Giveaway: Riders by Veronica Rossi (US & Canada Only)

Riders by Veronica Rossi Release Date: 2/16/16   About the Book Riders. A new fantasy adventure from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Veronica Rossi.For eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it...

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18. The Secret of Letting Go by Katherine Fleet (US & Canada Only)

The Secret to Letting Go by Katherine Fleet Release Date: February 1, 2016   About the Book One summer can change everything... Haunted with guilt after his girlfriend’s death, Daniel Hudson has no interest in committing to anyone. At the end of the summer, he’ll be leaving Florida for a new...

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19. Spotlight on The Awkward Phase by Tyler Gillespie and Claire Linic, Plus Giveaway!

  THE AWKWARD PHASE By Tyler Gillespie and Claire Linic We were coworkers at the time and decided to use our lunch breaks to do something creative. We threw around other ideas ­­ like the best of Mom haircuts ­­ but ultimately decided to land on something we both had in...

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20. Author Top 5 with Jake Gerhardt

  Today we welcome Jake Gerhardt to YABC! Jake's book, Me and Miranda Mullaly, is filled with humour and all the amazing awkwardness that comes from a middle school crush! Read on to learn a few things about Jake, his book, the top five books/writers that inspired him to write a humourous book,...

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21. It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton + Giveaway (US Only)

Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY by Brodi Ashton, releasing September 6, 2016 from Balzer+Bray. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Brodi:   I'm so excited to share this cover! I love what Harper did with it. This is...

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22. Giveaway: Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky (US Only)

Kill The Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky Release Date: February 23, 2016   About the Book What happens when you love a band so much it hurts? In Goldy Moldavsky’s boldlycomic debut, Kill the Boy Band, four superfans’ devotion for their beloved boy bandtakes a darkly comical and possibly murderous turn. All the...

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23. Giveaway: The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins (US Only)

The Great Huntby Wendy HigginsRelease Date: 3/8/2016   About the Book New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins reimagines the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, “The Singing Bone,” with The Great Hunt, a dramatic, romance-filled fantasy in which hunters compete to kill a great beast and win the hand of the princess....

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24. Giveaway: Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse (US Only)

WHERE FUTURES END   by Parker PeevyhouseRelease Date: 2/9/2016   About the Book Perfect for fans of innovative storytelling, like Marcus Sedgwick's The Ghosts of Heaven and David Mitchell's The Bone Clocks, Where Futures Endis a collection of five time-spanning, interconnected novellas that weave a subtly science-fictional web stretching out from the...

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25. Giveaway: Dark Energy by Robison Wells (US Only)

Dark Energyby Robison WellsRelease Date: 3/29/2016   About the Book DARK ENERGY is a thrilling sci-fi adventure and an inventive twist on aliens, from the author of VARIANT and BLACKOUT. Five days ago, a massive UFO crashed in the Midwest, killing thousands of people. Since then, nothing—or no one—has come out...

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