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1. Author Chat with Breanna Yovanoff, Plus Giveaway!

  Today we're excited to chat with Breanna Yovanoff,  author of Places No One Knows! Below  you'll find our interview, more about Breanna and  her book, plus a giveaway!     YABC: What gave you the inspiration to write this book?  Breanna Yovanoff: First of all, I’m a really bad sleeper. I mean, horrible. Sometimes I...

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2. Falling in Friend Love: Top Ten Must Read Books with Non-Romantic Love

When thinking about what topic to choose for today's TOP TEN MUST READ post, I struggled. But given recent events, feeling our world crack because of hate and violence, I thought a collection of books which focused on love might be perfect.   Too often when we think of love, we...

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3. Author Of The Week: Chat with Melissa Craven (Emerge: The Awakening), 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 Melissa Craven, YABC's Author of the Week!!   Melissa A....

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4. It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill

Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE LOST GIRL OF ASTOR STREET by Stephanie Morrill, releasing February 7, 2017 from Blink YA Books. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Stephanie: Hey, YABC! I’ve been counting down the days until I could...

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5. It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Chasing Truth by Julie Cross + Giveaway (Intl)

Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for CHASING TRUTH by Julie Cross, releasing September 6, 2016 from Entangled Teen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Julie: I’m so excited to reveal this cover! I saw it months ago and not only loved...

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6. Featured Review: Frannie and Tru by Karen Hattrup

About this book: When Frannie Little eavesdrops on her parents fighting she discovers that her cousin Truman is gay, and his parents are so upset they are sending him to live with her family for the summer. At least, that’s what she thinks the story is. . . When he arrives,...

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7. Featured Review: My Lady Jane (Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows)

  About This Book:   The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed,...

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8. Author Top Ten--Top Ten "Bad Boys" in Movies & TV Shows with Jodie Andrefski, Plus Giveaway!!

  Today's AUTHOR TOP TEN comes from Jodie Andrefski,  author of The Society,  and is all about Top Ten “Bad-Boys” in Movies & TV Shows!!     First meet Jodie Andrefski!       Jodie's been passionate about reading ever since she was a little girl, when she used to climb trees to escape...

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9. Author Chat with Olivia Levez, Plus Giveaway!


  Today we're excited to chat with Olivia Levez,  author of The Island! Below  you'll find our interview, more about Olivia and  her book, plus a giveaway!     YABC: Frances is such a vivid character — was there a  real-life inspiration for her?  Olivia Levez: As a teacher, I get students sometimes, who are labeled...

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10. Story Starters: Lost and Found

Hello, and welcome to the second week of our Story Starters posts! Each week we will be bringing you something to inspire your writing!    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...

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11. Pottermore: Harry Potter Actors Get Sorted


What a year to be a Potterhead! With Harry Potter and the Cursed Child soon to make its publishing debut, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them just months away, I know I can't help but feel the magic. Now here's a little extra magic for the day:    ...

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12. It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Poison's Kiss by Breeana Shields + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the new cover reveal for POISON'S KISS by Breeana Shields, releasing January 10, 2017 from Random House. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Breeana: Hello YABC! I’m thrilled to be here today to share the cover of my debut...

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13. Featured Review: Sing by Vivi Greene

About this book: America’s most famous pop star flees the spotlight to recover from her latest break-up in Maine—only to fall for a local boy and be faced with an impossible choice at the end of the summer: her new guy, or her music. Multiplatinum pop icon Lily Ross’s biggest hits...

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14. Author Chat with Catherine Egan, Plus Giveaway!

Today we're excited to chat with Catherine Egan,  author of Julia Vanishes! Below  you'll find our interview, more about Catherine and  her book, plus a giveaway!     YABC: Who is your favorite character in the book? Catherine Egan: I love all my made­up people in some way, but I love Julia the best. YABC: Which...

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15. Author Chat with Kiersten White (And I Darken), Plus Giveaway!

  Today on the YABC blog we are happy to sit down with author Kiersten White talk with her about her about new release, And I Darken, which releases June 28th, 2016!!     YABC:  What surprised you most while writing your latest book?  Getting to the end! Writing And I Darken was such a different process—with...

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16. Throwback Thursday: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

  Contributed by Beth Edwards, Assstant Blog Manager and Staff Reviewer     So I have always loved reading books and for as far back as I can remember I had a book in my hand. I started as a middle grader obsessed with R.L Stine and his Fear Street series...

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17. 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's* (Assistant Blog Manager for YABC)   HEARTLESS by Marissa Meyer     Author: Marissa Meyer Book: Hardcover, 416 pages Expected publication: November 8, 2016 Publisher: Feiwel...

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18. Read the first chapter of Rocks Fall Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar!

  Read the first chapter of Rocks Fall Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar!     Meet, Lindsay Ribar!   Lindsay Ribar lives in New York City, where she works in book publishing by day and writes YA novels by night. She attends far too many concerts, watches far too much nerdy...

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19. June Book Haul!


The first of our summer Book Haul videos is up. We received some exciting titles this month, especially if you're a fan of YA! Check out our haul and tell us which titles you want for your TBR in the comments below:  

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20. What's New in YA--June 7, 2016

Are you wondering what's new in YA  today? Check out these wonderful new releases!     College freshman Liv is more than just a fangirl: The Starveil movies are her life… So, when her favorite character, Captain Matt Spartan, is killed off at the end of the last movie, Liv Just. Can’t. Deal....

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21. Author Chat with The Lady Janies (Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, & Jodi Meadows), My Lady Jane, plus Giveaway!

Today on the YABC blog we are happy to sit down with   The Lady Janies (Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, & Jodi Meadows)   and talk with them about their upcoming release, My Lady Jane, which releases on shelves on June 7th, 2016.          YABC: What gave you the inspiration to write this...

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22. Spotlight on Frayed by Kara Terzis, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

Today we're spotlighting Kara Terzis' novel, Frayed! Read on for more about Kara, her novel, an excerpt, plus a giveaway!     Meet Kara Terzis! Kara Terzis was twelve when she wrote her first novel, and has not stopped writing since. Later she started publishing her work on Wattpad where in 2013 she...

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23. Featured Review: Rising Tides by Katy Hade

About this book: The truth won’t stay submerged forever City is the last civilised place left on a drowned Earth, a floating town built from metal and plastic from the Time Before. It’s the only home doctor's daughter Libby Marchmont has ever known or wanted – until her father helps the...

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24. Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Reasons I Love Vikings (History Channel TV Show)

  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!!    ...

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25. How to Beat the Beach At Its Own Game

We hope this helps you beat the beach this summer!

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