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Spotlight on Ask Me Anything (Molly E Lee), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Ask Me Anything by Molly E Lee.  Read on for more about Molly and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet Molly E Lee ! Molly E. Lee is an author best known for her romance novels: the Grad Night series and...
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Emily
This sounds sooooo good!
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 13:14
Mia
The cover is awesome and the plot sounds so intriguing!!
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 17:28
Jessica Cashen
The synopsis sounds Fantastic and the cover drew me to the giveaway
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 17:39
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Author Chat with Brian Weisfeld & Nicole C Kear (The Startup Squad), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Brian Weisfeld & Nicole Carr authors of The Startup Squad.  Read on for more about Brian & Nicole, plus an interview, guest post and an giveaway!          Meet Brian Weisfeld ! Brian Weisfeld  has been building businesses his entire life. In...
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Dan Denman
The book cover is colorful and fun. This sounds like a good story of friendship and teamwork.
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 13:50
Penny Olson
I love the cover. It will grab my daughter's attention. This sounds like a much needed story about girls and business.
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 23:48
Danielle Hammelef
I love the fun and bright cover. This book sounds fun and important for preteens/kids who want to gain independence and earn some ... Read More
Thursday, 06 June 2019 18:30
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Giveaway: Castle Of Concrete (Katia Raina) ~ (US Only)

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Castle Of Concrete (US Only) by: Katia Raina Release Date: June 11th, 2019 Publisher: Young Europe Books, an imprint of New Europe Books       About the Book: Through vivid imagery and compelling characters, debut author Katia Raina creates a vision of Soviet Russia in the early ‘90s—a time of...
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Penny Olson
The cover really fits the synopsis. There is a need for books about this time and this subject.
Thursday, 06 June 2019 00:05
Danielle Hammelef
The cover fits the emotional and unique synopsis.
Thursday, 06 June 2019 18:29
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Featured Review: Triplicity (J Mercer)

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About This Book: One week on an Alaskan cruise, three teens, and an endless trail of lies. Enter a series of thefts on board and they all fall under scrutiny. Though Navy acts a proper preacher’s daughter, she did end up with someone else’s purse in her hands, and Jesse knows...
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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: Palace of Silver by Hannah West + Giveaway (US Only)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  Palace of Silver by Hannah West, releasing April 28, 2020 from Holiday House! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: Hey, readers! I’m thrilled to share with you the cover art for Palace of Silver...
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Julia Pitroff
This cover is so pretty! I can't wait for this book!
Wednesday, 08 May 2019 13:23
John
I agree the cover is subtle, but it still has a sense of adventure!
Friday, 10 May 2019 22:49
Emily
This is a really pretty cover! I actually like all the covers in this series!
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 13:04
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Spotlight on Again, But Better (Christine Riccio), Plus Excerpt!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Again, But Better by Christine Riccio.  Read on for more about Christine and her book, plus an excerpt!            Meet Christine Riccio ! Christine Riccio has been on a quest to encourage more humans to read since the third grade. No one...
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Lily M.
Very excited to check this book out, been watching Christine since 2012 on YouTube, so proud of her ??
Thursday, 30 May 2019 04:01
Kate Merolla
I love how this cover art speaks to the idea of transition or change - and how the transition or change is framed positively, at l... Read More
Thursday, 06 June 2019 16:16
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Featured Review: The Tiger At Midnight (Swati Teerdhala)

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About This Book: Esha is a legend, but no one knows. It’s only in the shadows that she moonlights as the Viper, the rebels’ highly skilled assassin. She’s devoted her life to avenging what she lost in the royal coup, and now she’s been tasked with her most important mission to...
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Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten YA Thriller/Mystery/Suspense Books Of 2019

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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 Nicole Melleby (Hurricane Season), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Nicole Melleby author of Hurricane Season.  Read on for more about Nicole, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Nicole Melleby ! Nicole Melleby is a born-and-bred Jersey girl with a passion for storytelling. She studied creative writing at Fairleigh...
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John
What a beautiful Van Gogh-style sky on the cover!
Tuesday, 07 May 2019 20:37
Nancy Hernandez
It really is beautiful.
Saturday, 18 May 2019 16:15
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is beautiful and the synopsis sounds emotional and fun to read.
Monday, 03 June 2019 20:05
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What's New In YA ~ May 7th, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!         From one of the most followed booktubers today, comes  Again, but Better , a story about second chances, discovering yourself, and being brave enough to try again. Shane has been doing college all wrong. Pre-med, stellar...
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Caitlin Haines, Staff Reviewer
I need them all! I have one, and one is on its way, but still. They're all on my TBR. My bank account is going to hate me...... Read More
Sunday, 12 May 2019 18:03
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