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Author Chat with Bethany Wicker (The Genie Dagger), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Bethany Wicker author of The Genie Dagger.  Read on for more about Bethany, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Bethany Wicker ! Bethany Wicker lives in Louisiana and is a mother, wife, avid reader, and coffee lover. She has a...
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Kylie
I am not only looking forward to this book, but your future Beauty and the Beast retelling!
Sunday, 31 March 2019 00:25
Mary Carney
It's a beautiful cover. I'm looking forward to reading this one.
Tuesday, 02 April 2019 16:35
Penny Olson
The cover is bright and exciting. The story sounds like a fun adventure.
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 23:47
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Featured Review: The Next To Last Mistake (Amalie Jahn)

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About This Book: Tess Goodwin's life in rural Iowa is sheltered and uncomplicated. Although she chooses to spend most of her free time playing chess with her best friend Zander, the farm-boy from next door, her skills as a bovine midwife and tractor mechanic ensure that she fits in with the...
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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston + Giveaway (US/Canada)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston, releasing October 1, 2019 from Disney Hyperion! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: Hi! I’m so excited to share the 10 BLIND DATES cover with you! The team...
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Kathleen Pasqualini
This cover is beautiful and the synopsis is great. I can't wait to read this one!
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 17:33
Tonya Oswalt
Love the cover, very cute! Good choice of colors! The synopsis is intriguing! Different from what I'm used to from this author, bu... Read More
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 19:24
Courtney Gendreau
I love the cover! It sounds like a great book!
Sunday, 24 March 2019 13:04
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Waiting On Wednesday ~ March 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 Beautiful (Renee Ahdieh )     Author: Renee Ahdieh Expected...
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Featured Review: To Best The Boys (Mary Weber)

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About This Book: Every year for the past fifty-four years, the residents of Pinsbury Port receive a mysterious letter inviting all eligible-aged boys to compete for an esteemed scholarship to the all-male Stemwick University. Every year, the poorer residents look to see that their names are on the list. The wealthier...
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Gina
Ooh! Now that sounds SO GOOD! It was already on my radar, but it may have just moved to the old wish list. THANKS for sharing!... Read More
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 18:38
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Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Books On My Spring 2019 TBR List

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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 Amalie Jahn (The Next To Last Mistake), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Amalie Jahn author of The Next To Last Mistake.  Read on for more about Amalie, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Amalie Jahn ! Amalie Jahn is a USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 8 young adult novels, including...
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Courtney Gendreau
I love the cover and it sounds like a great read!
Sunday, 24 March 2019 13:01
Melanie Bracco
I love the beautiful cover and the synopsis sounds good!
Monday, 25 March 2019 17:02
Emily
I really love this cover and I love any book in my home state of NC
Thursday, 28 March 2019 15:32
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What's New In YA ~ March 19th, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       Everyone has a fear of missing out on something--a party, a basketball game, a hangout after school. But what if it's life that you'll be missing out on? When Astrid learns that her cancer has returned, she...
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Featured Review: Night Music (Jenn Marie Thorne)

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About This Book: A romantic comedy that sweeps you up with breezy writing and canny social commentary, set behind the scenes of the classical music world during one hot, anything-can-happen, New York City summer Ruby has always been  Ruby Chertok  future classical pianist, heir to the Chertok family legacy, daughter of...
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Spotlight on Song For A Whale (Lynne Kelly), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to spotlight Song For A Whale.  Read on for more about Lynne, an guest post, plus an giveaway!          Meet Lynne Kelly ! Lynne Kelly has always loved reading, but while working as a special education teacher, she fell in love with children's literature all...
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John
This does sound poignant. --And it's too bad we're killing all the whales with global warming, sonar, and poisons/plastics in the... Read More
Monday, 18 March 2019 18:51
Nancy Hernandez
Love a good middle grade story and that cover is very cool.
Saturday, 30 March 2019 23:14
Kylie
I love seeing middle grade books having huge releases. I love this cover and I think it will catch the eyes of most students!... Read More
Sunday, 31 March 2019 00:33
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