YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ February 12th, 2018

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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...
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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: Once A King by Erin Summerill + Giveaway (Intl)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for ONCE A KING by Erin Summerill, releasing December 4, 2018 from HMH Teen . Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Erin:  Hi YABC Readers! I can't believe my third book is coming out! It's...
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Love this cover!! his story and getting to see more of Aodren!... Read More
Sunday, 11 February 2018 13:08
Kristen
I’m so excited to read this! Glad Aodren got his own book! ?
Sunday, 11 February 2018 14:24
Ashley
This cover is so pretty!!!
Sunday, 11 February 2018 16:26
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Featured Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

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About This Book: Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell...
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Spotlight on Fade To Us by Julia Day, Plus The Importance of Autistic Characters in YA, & a Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Fade To Us  by Julia Day!  Read on for more about Julia and her book, plus theimportance of autistic characters in YA, and a giveaway!    Meet Julia Day!     JULIA DAY lives in North Carolina, halfway between the beaches and the mountains. She...
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Precious J Hernandez
I’ve recently read a book with a main character who’s on the spectrum, it made me so happy knowing they approached it in such a re... Read More
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 07:40
Marisa Fort
The cover is beautiful, love the colors. The book sounds interesting, can't wait to read!
Thursday, 15 February 2018 02:02
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Featured Review: Earth to Skye by Diana Sherry Case

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About This Book: Liv and Skye have been best friends since pre-school. At sixteen, they are trying to make the leap from “Hello Kitty” to lace thong underwear. Skye is incredibly talented and beautiful and into everything she can find in her Mom’s medicine cabinet. Her parents don’t seem to...
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Trailer Reveal: What the Valley Knows by Heather Christie, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share the book trailer for  What the Valley Knows  by Heather Christie!  Read on for more about Heather and her book, plus a giveaway!    Meet Heather Christie! Heather Christie grew up in rural Pennsylvania and, at age seventeen, took off for New York City in...
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Vani Chitkara
The cover is just perfect ❤ The scenic landscape gives a soothing vibe to the book and judging from the short summary, this will b... Read More
Monday, 12 February 2018 08:22
Marisa Fort
The cover seems misleading to me. It looks like a sweet romance, but the synopsis sounds much more exciting and thrilling. Can't w... Read More
Thursday, 15 February 2018 01:56
sam
Well, this looks sort of tragic. I need to read it!
Sunday, 18 February 2018 10:03
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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: Dagger and Coin by Kathy MacMillan + Giveaway (US Only)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for DAGGER AND COIN by Kathy MacMillan, releasing November 20, 2018 from Harper Teen . Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Kathy:  Greetings, YABC Readers! I am so excited to share with you the cover...
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Precious J Hernandez
I love it! I can’t wait!
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 07:44
Marisa Fort
The cover is beautiful, sets the mood. The book sounds so interesting, so much drama!
Thursday, 15 February 2018 01:52
Isabella Wojnarowicz
The cover is so pretty and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Monday, 19 February 2018 15:44
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview & Giveaway: The Belles (Dhonielle Clayton)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Dhonielle Clayton's  The Belles Read on for more about Dhonielle, an interview, and a tour-wide giveaway! Meet  Dhonielle Clayton !   Dhonielle Clayton (“Dhon” like “Don” or “Dawn”) spent most of her childhood under her grandmother’s dining room table with...
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I am so excited to read this novel -- so impressed with all the stellar reviews! Hate everything about the girly cover except the... Read More
Saturday, 10 February 2018 16:40
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Spotlight on Dolphins: Voices in the Ocean by Susan Casey, Plus Top 5 Amazing Facts About Dolphins & a Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Dolphins: Voices in the Ocean  by Susan Casey!  Read on for more about Susan and her book, plus the top 5 amazing facts about dolphins, and a giveaway!    Meet Susan Casey!   Susan Casey is the author of the  New York Times  bestseller  Voices...
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Marisa Fort
Love the cover, dolphins are so beautiful! I can't wait to read this book with my son.
Thursday, 15 February 2018 01:49
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Featured Review: The Rise of the Dawnstar by Farah Oomerbhoy

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About This Book: Aurora Firedrake returns in the spellbinding sequel to The Last of the Firedrakes. The seven kingdoms of Avalonia are crumbling and evil is spreading across the land like a plague. Queen Morgana is close to finding a way to open The Book of Abraxas and it’s only a matter of time...
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