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Book Trailer -- Fury by Elizabeth Miles

"Achingly gorgeous, FURY seduced me" -- Lauren Kate, bestselling author of FALLEN

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Beth Kephart's Treasure Hunt

Beth Kephart's Treasure Hunt | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Author Beth Kephart has created a unique treasure hunt related to her newest novel, You Are My Only. She will be posting a series of Story Behind the Story posts at various blogs, and readers who track them down have the opportunity to win a signed copy of Kephart's book You Are My Only
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Video - iBoy by Kevin Brooks

In the explosive new novel from Kevin Brooks, an unthinkable attack transforms an ordinary teenage boy into one with extraordinary powers. Now he knows, sees, and can do more than any normal boy.

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Stolen by Lucy Christopher - Review

Stolen by Lucy Christopher - Review | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
'At times confusing, but generally a new and interesting way to read'Stolen is an excellent book. It's about a girl called Gemma. In an airport, about to embark on holiday with her family, she is drugged by a young man she meets.
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Jennifer Echols: The Acclaimed Young Adult Author Revealed

Jennifer Echols on getting published, her love of running, and her passion for both reading and writing Young Adult fiction.
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Video: In A Treacherous Court by Michelle Diener

Michelle Diener discusses the basis for her novel, In A Treacherous Court, as based on real-life historical events, and what she enjoys reading most.
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Author interview - Drink, Slay, Love

Scary, funny and thought provoking. Sarah Beth Durst puts a fantastic twist on the life of one blood-sucking high school student.
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Book Review - The Lovely Shoes by Susan Shreve

Book Review - The Lovely Shoes by Susan Shreve | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Franny is constantly embarrassed by two things in her life. One is her right foot, which curls in from a birth defect, so she has to wear ugly, heavy orthopedic shoes. And the other is her mother Margaret: beautiful, extravagant, flamboyant -- *mortifying*, in their small Ohio town.

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Book Trailer - The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

"The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter." -- Kirkus Reviews. See the trailer for the new middle grades dystopian fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Lisa McMann.

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Writers Reflect On Childhood Torment In 'Dear Bully' : NPR

Writers Reflect On Childhood Torment In 'Dear Bully' : NPR | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
Children who are bullied often carry those memories with them for years. In the anthology Dear Bully, young adult fiction writers reflect on the experience of being bullied.
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Shut Out

Shut Out | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Most high school sports teams have rivalries with other schools. At Hamilton High, it's a civil war: the football team versus the soccer team. And for her part, Lissa is sick of it. Her quarterback boyfriend, Randy, is always ditching her to go pick a fight with the soccer team or to prank their locker room. And on three separate occasions Randy's car has been egged while he and Lissa were inside, making out. She is done competing with a bunch of sweaty boys for her own boyfriend's attention.

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Read Alikes–Are there any second-generation fans of The Outsiders looking for the next book to read?

Read Alikes–Are there any second-generation fans of The Outsiders looking for the next book to read? | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

How many of us read and loved S.E. Hinton’s classic, The Outsiders? It can never be replicated, but these books also have edgy, gritty stories with memorable characters. Check them out!

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Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Teased by Tantalize? Possessed by Eternal? Then prepare yourself to be Blessed in Cynthia Leitich-Smith's latest dark fantasy...
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Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
When a plane crashes into a remote island carrying the fifty contestants of the Teen Dream Pageant complete chaos ensues. Several contestants do not survive the crash, but those that do seem to be confused as to their priorities.
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Author Caroline Bock Explores Hate Crimes on Long Island With LIE

Author Caroline Bock Explores Hate Crimes on Long Island With LIE | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

On Nov. 8, 2008, Marcelo Lucero, 37, born in Ecuador, was murdered in Patchogue by a local teen, Jeffrey Conroy. In LIE, a new young adult novel written by Caroline Bock, while the situation is fictional, in the wake of a brutal attack that ends with a young man dead, the characters grapple with the same question that many Long Islanders asked in the wake of Lucero’s fatal stabbing: How did people just let this happen? How could this happen here?

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Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson - review

Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson - review | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
I can easily say that I am in no way surprised that this book has made it onto the bestseller list, although it is a debut novel, and a fantastic one at that.
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9/11 in words

9/11 in words | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
There are three pieces we felt I wanted to share today.
The first is from Meg Cabot, who writes bestselling books like the Allie Finkle series and the Airhead Trilogy. But she’s also written one of the most moving accounts of 9/11 that I’ve seen.
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Book Excerot - The Truth About Celia Frost by Paula Rawsthorne

Book Excerot - The Truth About Celia Frost by Paula Rawsthorne | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

A buried secret, a gripping manhunt, a dangerous deceit: what is the truth about Celia Frost? Read the first chapter of this new teen thriller from debut author Paula Rawsthorne.

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Book Trailer - The Slayer Chronicles by Heather Brewer

Joss McMillan's perfect life crashes down the night he witnesses his sister's murder — at the hands of a vampire. He then finds out his family's secret heritage: They are part of the Slayer Society, a group whose mission is to rid the world of vampires. Joss is their new recruit.

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Book Review: The Power of Six

Book Review: The Power of Six | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
This series offers a nice switch for Harry Potter fans with a cross of both fantasy and science fiction. Sure, it’s not as well written but it’s still one of the stronger series in a sea of Harry Potter wannabe franchises.
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Book Trailer: The Name of the Star Maureen Johnson

The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London marks a memorable occasion. For Rory, it's the start of a new life at a London boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across the city, gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper events of more than a century ago. Watch the trailer -- then follow the link to YouTube to read an excerpt.

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Review: Stay With Me by Paul Griffin

Review: Stay With Me by Paul Griffin | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it

Fifteen-year-olds Cece and Mack didn't expect to fall in love. She's a sensitive A student; he's a high school dropout. But soon they're spending every moment together, bonding over a rescued dog, telling their secrets, making plans for the future. Everything is perfect. Until. Until. Mack makes a horrible mistake, and in just a few minutes, the future they'd planned becomes impossible.

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Paradise by Joanna Nadin

When sixteen year old Billie Paradise inherits her grandmother's house, it's a fairytale come true. She and her family move from their rented flat in London to start a new life by the sea. Maybe Billie can even find the father she's never met. But moving back to her mum's childhood home uncovers long-buried secrets and Billie soon discovers that people may die, but the past lives for ever.
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Book Trailer -- Between by Jessica Warman

Only the good die young. Right? Elizabeth Valchar has it all: friends, money, beauty, a cute boyfriend and assured popularity. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she is found drowned next to her parents' boat.

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Review -- Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick

Review -- Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick | Young Adult Books | Scoop.it
If you're on Twitter, I'm sure you've read alot about the YA dystopia ASHES. I knew I had to grab a copy of this book especially when I heard how amazing it was. Add a frightening premise in a world that could very well be our own.
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