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Featured Review: Glamour Of Midnight (Casey L Bond)

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About This Book: Fae bounty hunter Loftin’s life depends on him finding Karis, the daughter of his enemy, but when he does, she isn’t evil like he thought she would be. He certainly didn’t expect to fall for her. She’s beautiful and terrifying, and the only one in Faery who might...
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Waiting On Wednesday ~ February 20th, 2019

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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* (YABC Blog Manager)   The Grace Year (Kim Liggett )     Author: Kim Liggett...
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Featured Review: The Art Of Losing (Lizzy Mason)

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About This Book: On one terrible night, 17-year-old Harley Langston’s life changes forever. At a party she discovers her younger sister, Audrey, hooking up with her boyfriend, Mike—and she abandons them both in a rage. When Mike drunkenly attempts to drive Audrey home, he crashes and Audrey ends up in a...
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Spotlight on The Tesla Legacy (KK Perez), Excerpt, and Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight The Tesla Legacy  by KK Perez.  Read on for more about KK and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!            Meet KK Perez ! K. K. Pérez is a half-Argentine/half-Norwegian native New Yorker who has spent the past two decades living in Europe and Asia. She...
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What's New In YA ~ February 19th, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!        It has been a year since the mysterious godsgem cured Cadrium’s king and ushered in what promised to be a new golden age. The heroes who brought the gem home are renowned in story and song, but...
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Featured Review: Just For Clicks (Kara McDowell)

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About This Book:  Mommy blogs are great . . . unless the blog happens to belong to your mom. Twin sisters Claire & Poppy are accidental social media stars thanks to Mom going viral when they were babies. Now, as teens, they're expected to contribute by building their own brand. Attending...
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Tricia Levensellar (Warrior Of The Wild), Plus Giveaway!

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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 Tricia Levensellar,  YABC's Author of the Week!! Tricia...
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This looks so fun! I’m excited to read it!
Monday, 18 February 2019 11:05
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ February 18th, 2019

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Hello YABC'ers! Welcome to the weekly post by the Staff at YA Books Central called Current Reads Monday! We love everything bookish and just wanted to share with our readers what books we are currently reading and obsessing about! So check out what books the YABC Staff are currently reading below...
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Featured Review: The Nutcracker Curse (Margo Ryerkerk)

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About This Book: Princess Clara thought she knew the main threat to her freedom. She was wrong. At seventeen years old, Clara isn’t ready to marry, and yet that’s what she must do as the crown princess of Austria. However, getting to know the foreign princes visiting her kingdom becomes the...
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Author Chat with Anne Ursu (The Lost Girl), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Anne Ursu author of The Lost Girl.  Read on for more about Anne, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Anne Ursu ! Anne Ursu is the author of Breadcrumbs, named one of the best books of 2011 by School Library Journal, Publishers...
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It sounds like there might be some magic in this!
Sunday, 17 February 2019 20:03
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