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Featured Review: Poison's Kiss (Breeana Shields)

Featured Review: Poison's Kiss (Breeana Shields)
About This Book:   A teenage assassin kills with a single kiss until she is ordered to kill the one boy she loves. This commercial YA fantasy is romantic and addictive like-- a poison kiss-- and will thrill fans of Sarah J. Maas and Victoria Aveyard. Marinda has kissed dozens of...
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YABC 2016 Awards: Nomination Round

YABC 2016 Awards: Nomination Round
Welcome to the 1st Annual YABC Awards! The first round will be the nomination round! Please nominate your favorite book or favorite author in each category! Have fun and happy voting!! #YABCAwards     Rules for YABC 2016 Awards: 1. The awards are for YA books ONLY.2. The books nominated must...
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Veronica Roth (Carve The Mark), Plus Giveaway!!

Author Of The Week: Chat with Veronica Roth (Carve The Mark), 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 Veronica Roth, YABC's Author of the Week!! Veronica Roth, born...
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Tiffany Engler
I'm so excited for this book!
Monday, 16 January 2017 10:24
Vivien
SO eager for this book. I've been anticipating new content from V. Roth for ages!
Monday, 16 January 2017 13:06
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Press Release: 2017 SYDNEY TAYLOR BOOK AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Press Release: 2017 SYDNEY TAYLOR BOOK AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
2017 SYDNEY TAYLOR BOOK AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED   Winners of the annual Sydney Taylor Book Award were announced by the Association of Jewish Libraries today. Named in memory of Sydney Taylor, author of the classic All-of-a-Kind Family series, the award recognizes books for children and teens that exemplify high literary standards...
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Giveaway: WHEN YOU'RE FEELING SICK (US Only)

Giveaway: WHEN YOU'RE FEELING SICK (US Only)
When You’re Feeling Sick (US Only) Written by: Coy Bowles Illustrated by: Andy Elkerton Release Date: September 13, 2016 Publisher: Candlewick Press   About the Book This laugh-out-loud picture book from Coy Bowles, guitarist for the Grammy Award–winning Zac Brown Band, will have sick kids feeling better in no time! Sneezing?...
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Featured Review: Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige

Featured Review: Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
About this book: Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent the majority of her life within the walls of the Whittaker Institute, a high security mental hospital in upstate New York. Deep down, she knows she's not crazy and doesn't belong there. When she meets a mysterious, handsome new orderly and dreams about a...
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Rise of the Dawnstar by Farah Oomerbhoy + Giveaway (US Only)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Rise of the Dawnstar by Farah Oomerbhoy + Giveaway (US Only)
Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE RISE OF THE DAWNSTAR (The Avalonia Chronicles #2) by Farah Oomerbhoy, releasing April 2017 from Wise Ink Creative Publishing. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Farah: Hi, YABC! And welcome to the exclusive cover...
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Farah Oomerbhoy
Thank you ? I'm so glad you like it.
Friday, 13 January 2017 11:57
Fay Tannerr
The cover looks so beautiful and cool! I would really like to read this book!
Friday, 13 January 2017 11:49
Farah Oomerbhoy
Thanks so much ? I'm so happy you liked the title and the cover.
Saturday, 14 January 2017 02:01
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What's Hot In KU

What's Hot In KU
Welcome to YA Books Central's "What's Hot in KU" post. This weekly event will highlight what's hot, new and exciting in the Amazon Kindle Unlimited Library. Amazon's Kindle Unlimited subscription is a great way to enjoy unlimited reading on a tight budget. With over a million titles and counting, we thought...
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Featured Review: The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

Featured Review: The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
About this book: Nemesis is a Diabolic. Created to protect a galactic Senator's daughter, Sidonia. The girl who has grown up by her side and who is as much as sister as a master. There's no one Nemesis wouldn't kill to keep her safe. But when the power-mad Emperor summons Sidonia...
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Spotlight on Long Way Home by Katie McGarry, Plus Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Long Way Home by Katie McGarry, Plus Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!
Today we're spotlighting Katie McGarry's novel, Long Way Home! Read on for more about Katie and her novel, plus a chapter reveal, and giveaway!   Meet Katie McGarry! Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is...
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I love this series. I am so bloody excited for this book. I cannot wait!!!
Thursday, 12 January 2017 20:35
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