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Shiny New Cover Reveal & Giveaway – THE ONE THING

We at the BookYArd are super excited today to reveal the gorgeous new cover for the 2015 debut THE ONE THING by Marci Lyn Curtis.


The One Thing Marci Lyn Curtis Cover

Beautiful, right? And while we’re at it, take a look at these little beauties, which Marci is giving to some lucky soul! Click here to enter the giveaway.

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A soaring tale of life and love, of sacrifice and renewal, and learning to see people as they really are.

Maggie Sanders might be blind, but she won’t invite anyone to her pity party. Ever since losing her sight six months ago, Maggie’s rebellious streak has taken on a life of its own, culminating with an elaborate school prank. Maggie called it genius. The judge called it illegal.

Now Maggie has a probation officer. But she isn’t interested in rehabilitation, not when she’s still mourning the loss of her professional soccer dreams, and furious at her so-called friends, who lost interest in her as soon as she could no longer lead the team to victory.

When Maggie first meets Ben, she thinks she can add crazy to her list of problems. But the precocious ten-year-old isn’t a hallucination. Maggie can actually see him. She immediately befriends the kid, desperate for any chance to see again.

It turns out Ben’s older brother is Mason Milton, the ridiculously hot lead singer of Maggie’s new favorite band. Music is the first thing that has made Maggie feel alive since losing her sight. But when she learns the real reason she can see Ben, Maggie must find the courage to face a once-unimaginable future…before she loses everything she has grown to love.


Marci Lyn Curtis author photoMarci Curtis grew up in Northern California, where she went to college and met an amazing guy in a military uniform. Two college-aged kids and one dachshund later, she lives in Maryland, where she laughs too loudly and eats peanut butter off spoons. Her YA contemporary debut, The One Thing, comes out September 8th, 2015 via Disney-Hyperion.


Spring Book Giveaway! FOUR 2014 YA ARCs!

It’s spring! And what better way to celebrate the season than to give away a big ole stack of books! Not just any books, but four–count ’em FOUR–beautiful ARCs of 2014 YA novels!

(Thanks for the reminder from pikachu1452 of DeviantArt)

The BookYArd’s AdriAnne Strickland is kindly offering up these novels for your spring reading pleasure.

Deep Blue by Jennifer DonnellyDeep Blue

by Jennifer Donnelly

Disney Press (May 6, 2014)

Deep in the ocean, in a world not so different from our own, live the merpeople. Their communities are spread throughout the oceans, seas, and freshwaters all over the globe. When Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, awakens on the morning of her betrothal, her biggest worry should be winning the love of handsome Prince Mahdi. And yet Sera finds herself haunted by strange dreams that foretell the return of an ancient evil. Her dark premonitions are confirmed when an assassin’s arrow poisons Sera’s mother. Now, Serafina must embark on a quest to find the assassin’s master and prevent a war between the Mer nations. Led only by her shadowy dreams, Sera searches for five other mermaid heroines who are scattered across the six seas. Together, they will form an unbreakable bond of sisterhood and uncover a conspiracy that threatens their world’s very existence.


The Murder Complex

by Lindsay Cummings

Greenwillow Books (June 10, 2014)

The Murder Complex is an action-packed, blood-soaked, futuristic debut thriller set in a world where the murder rate is higher than the birthrate. Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision. The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn’t know it—one of the MC’s programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or is it part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family? This is a dark and compelling debut novel that will appeal to fans of Moira Young’s Dust Lands series, La Femme Nikita, and the movie Hanna.

Prisioner of Night and Fog Anne BlackmanPrisoner of Night and Fog

by Anne Blankman

Balzer + Bray (April 22, 2014)

A gripping historical thriller set in 1930s Munich, Prisoner of Night and Fog is the evocative story of an ordinary girl faced with an extraordinary choice in Hitler’s Germany. Fans of Code Name Verity will love this novel full of romance, danger, and intrigue!

Gretchen Müller grew up in the National Socialist Party under the wing of her uncle Dolf—who has kept her family cherished and protected from the darker side of society ever since her father traded his life for Dolf’s. But Uncle Dolf is none other than Adolf Hitler. And Gretchen follows his every command.

When she meets a fearless and handsome young Jewish reporter named Daniel Cohen who claims that her father was actually murdered by an unknown comrade, Gretchen doesn’t know what to believe. She soon discovers that beyond her sheltered view lies a world full of shadowy secrets and disturbing violence.

As Gretchen’s investigations lead her to question the motives and loyalties of her dearest friends and her closest family, she must determine her own allegiances—even if her choices could get her and Daniel killed.

Where Silence Gathers Kelsey Sutton CoverWhere Silence Gathers

by Kelsey Sutton

Flux (July 8, 2014)

In this companion novel to the critically acclaimed Some Quiet Place, Alex must choose between Revenge and Forgiveness.

Seventeen-year-old Alexandra Tate sits outside Nate Foster’s house, clutching a gun. After serving ten years for the drunk driving accident that killed Alex’s family, Nate has been released from prison. Every night, Alex waits out of sight, building up the courage to exact her own justice. There’s just one problem: Forgiveness.

Alex has been able to see personified Emotions for as long as she can remember, and Revenge is her best friend. But when Forgiveness suddenly appears, he offers Alex a choice—getting even or moving on. It’s impossible to decide when Revenge whispers in one ear . . . and Forgiveness whispers in the other.

Wow! Quite the haul!

So how do you enter for a chance to win such awesome book-age?

Simple! Check out the Rafflecopter below!

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(Note: The giveaway is open to those residing in the US only.)

adriannestricklandAdriAnne shares a home base in Alaska with her husband, but has spent two cumulative years living abroad in Africa, Asia, and Europe. While writing occupies most of her time, she commercial fishes every summer in Bristol Bay, because she can’t seem to stop. Her debut YA sci-fi/fantasy, WORDLESS, is coming August 8th, 2014 from Flux Books. You can follow her on Twitter and like her on Facebook.

A Celebration of SALT

Salt by Danielle EllisonNever leave home without salt!

Tomorrow Danielle Ellison releases her debut young adult novel SALT into the world, and we at The BookYArd are here to celebrate it!

First things first, here’s what SALT is about and where you can get some SALT for yourself.

About SALT:

Penelope is a witch, part of a secret society protecting humans from demon attacks. But when she was a child, a demon killed her parents – and stole her magic. Since then, she’s been pretending to be something she’s not, using her sister’s magic to hide her own loss, to prevent being sent away from her kind.

When she’s finally given the chance to join the elite demon-hunting force, Penelope thinks that will finally change. With her sister’s help, she can squeeze through the tests and get access to the information she needs to find “her” demon. To take back what was stolen.

Then she meets Carter. He’s cute, smart, and she can borrow his magic, too. He knows her secret, but he also has one of his own.

Suddenly, Penelope’s impossible quest becomes far more complicated. Because Carter’s not telling her everything, and it’s starting to seem like the demons have their own agenda… and they’re far too interested in her.

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“Heart-stopping action and swoon-worthy romance makes SALT a paranormal romance that stands out!” – # 1 NYTimes bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout


Next, we thought it’d be fun to share some of what we’re personally looking forward to with the release of SALT tomorrow.

“Secret societies, lost magic, and elite-demon hunting force? This book sounds like a thrill-ride waiting to be read!” ~ Christina Farley, author of Gilded

“I’m excited about learning how Penelope’s dealing with losing something that’s a part of her to the extent that magic is. Not only has she lost her parents, but she’s also fundamentally lost who she is and has to pretend that she hasn’t. I’m curious to see the strength she uses to deal with that!” ~ Skylar Dorset, author of The Girl Who Never Was

“The season of the witch is here, and SALT’s Penelope is the heroine you’ve been waiting for! Magic, mayhem, mystery – what more would you need?” ~ Rin Chupeco, author of The Girl from the Well

“I’m really interested in Danielle’s ideas of borrowed magic and witches as protectors. I can’t wait to read more!” ~ Mary Crockett, coauthor of Dream Boy

“A witch without her magic, a missing demon and a mysterious boy? What’s not to be excited about?! This is definitely going to be awesome.”

~ AdriAnne Strickland, author of Wordless

“SALT had me at the word ‘witch.’ Add in a dash of secret societies and a sprinkle of demons, and you’ll be sure to fall under SALT’s spell!”
~ Sarah Bromley, author of A Murder of MagpiesWhat You Never Knew About SALT:
“I started writing this book as a sort of palette cleanser between edits and then it quickly swept me away and made me fall in love with the characters. It’s such a fun story for me and I’m excited to share it!” -Danielle Ellison, author

Leave us a comment about why you are excited for SALT tomorrow.