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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Horwitz + Giveaway (US Only)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  THE DARK LORD CLEMENTINE by Sarah Jean Horwitz, releasing October 1, 2019 from Algonquin Young Readers! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: I am so excited to share the cover for my next middle...
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John
What an amazing cover! Curses and a Dark Lord sound good!
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 17:43
Erica Hagan
The cover looks amazing. I can’t wait to read this with my kids!
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 22:37
Jana Leah
Clementine sounds pretty cool & I love the cover.
Sunday, 14 April 2019 01:59
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Author Chat with Amanda Marin (North To Nara), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Amanda Marin author of North To Nara.  Read on for more about Amanda, plus an excerpt and an giveaway!          Meet Amanda Marin ! When Amanda was a child, her father traveled frequently for business, always bringing her back a book...
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John
Sounds like a swell dystopian fantasy!
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 17:38
Candice Gigous
The cover is pretty. The synopsis is very interesting. Sounds like an awesome read.
Saturday, 13 April 2019 02:11
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Waiting On Wednesday ~ April 11th, 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 Beautiful (Renee Ahdieh )     Author: Renee Ahdieh Expected...
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Caitlin Haines, Staff Reviewer
NOBLE THIEF!! I'm so excited that Tyson is getting his own story, and that it happens to be a Robin Hood retelling ... Read More
Thursday, 11 April 2019 16:15
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Featured Review: Through The White Wood (Jessica Leake)

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About This Book: The Bear and the Nightingale meets Frostblood in this lushly romantic and intensely imaginative historical fantasy from the author of Beyond a Darkened Shore! When Katya loses control of her power to freeze, her villagers banish her to the palace of the terrifying Prince Sasha in Kiev. Expecting...
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Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Things That Make Me Pick Up A Book

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Welcome to Young Adult Book Central's Top Ten Tuesday post!   Each Tuesday we will be hosting a different theme or topic involving all things bookish!!! The Top Ten Tuesday post was originally created at That Artsy Reader Girl so visit there site for all the fun details about this awesome meme!!      ...
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Author Chat with Melanie Weiss (Spoken), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Melanie Weiss author of Spoken.  Read on for more about Melanie, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Melanie Weiss ! Melanie Weiss is a debut Young Adult novelist excited to introduce Spoken to readers of all ages (13 and up). She worked...
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I cant wait to read this book! I love the cover design... like a mic on a stage. The blurb sounds great... I cant wait to see how ... Read More
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 14:00
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Featured Review: In The Neighborhood Of True (Susan Kaplan Carlton)

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About This Book:   A powerful story of love, identity, and the price of fitting in or speaking out. After her father’s death, Ruth Robb and her family transplant themselves in the summer of 1958 from New York City to Atlanta—the land of debutantes, sweet tea, and the Ku Klux Klan....
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Author Of The Week: Author Chat with Robert Cochran (The Sword and The Dagger), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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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 Robert Cochran,  YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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John
Rousing tales of adventure and romance are always pretty good!
Monday, 08 April 2019 18:50
Stephanie Augustine, Staff Reviewer
this sounds so interesting!
Tuesday, 09 April 2019 07:40
Kacie
The cover immediately caught my eye. This sounds like it's going to be a great book!
Sunday, 14 April 2019 21:41
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ April 8th, 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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Just added The Trouble With Kissing Frogs to my TBR! I'm about to start Wicked Saints this weekend, hopefully.... Read More
Thursday, 11 April 2019 16:36
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What's New In YA ~ April 9th, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!         Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, dreaming of an unremarkable life. But when her beloved father is found dead, she’s thrust into power, suddenly the queen of...
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