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What's New In YA ~ January 22nd, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!         When Lady Mina Tretheway receives a telegram at boarding school, she doesn’t want to read it. In 1918, with war raging, she dreads telegrams, knowing they never bring good news. At first she doesn’t understand the...
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Featured Review: Pretty in Punxsutawney (Laurie Boyle Crompton)

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About This Book: A Groundhog Day meets Pretty in Pink mashup from author Laurie Boyle Crompton, Pretty in Punxsutawney tells the tale of a girl willing to look beneath the surface to see people for who they really are. Andie is the type of girl who always comes up with the...
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YABC's Buzzworthy Books Of Winter 2019, Plus GIVEAWAY!! (Round One)

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Which ones are we buzzing about? Check out our list and be sure to enter the awesome giveaway that we are hosting!!!             A year ago, Brooke Covington lost everything when her beloved older brother, Jason, confessed to the murder of his best friend, Calvin. Brooke...
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Tiffany Engler
The Gilded Wolves and Heroine!!!
Monday, 21 January 2019 14:49
Dianna G.
I really want to read Even If I Fall.
Monday, 21 January 2019 17:25
Tammy VanScoy
Corpse and Crown, A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Bloodwitch, Vanishing Star are all on my top list to read. I read Even If I Fall a... Read More
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 14:40
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YABC's Buzzworthy Books Of Winter 2019, Plus GIVEAWAY!! (Round Two)

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  Check out our list and be sure to enter the awesome giveaway that we are hosting!!!         Trapped aboard the Undying's ancient spaceship and reeling from what they've learned there, scavenger Mia and academic Jules are plunged into a desperate race to warn their home planet of...
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Dianna G.
All Is Fair and The Lonely Dead are top on my list. They look amazing. Great list of books here!
Monday, 21 January 2019 17:22
Kristi Housman
There are a lot on this list that I want to read. But especially Warrior of the Wild and Everlasting Rose. I've read a couple of... Read More
Monday, 21 January 2019 18:21
Tammy VanScoy
Looking forward to Match Me If You Can and Immortal Girls. I read White Stag and it was a very unique read that I loved.
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 14:35
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Spotlight on R. Caine High School: Books 1-3 (Victoria Danann), Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight R Caine High School: Books 1-3  by Victoria Danann! Read on for more about Victoria, plus a guest post, and giveaway!            Meet  Victoria Danann !     Website  *  Facebook  *  Twitter  *  Instagram           Meet R. Caine...
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Penny Olson
The cover and synopsis are both really fun and dramatic.
Monday, 04 February 2019 17:34
Debra Branigan
The cover is interesting and will capture the attention of YA readers. I read a middle school novel along the same lines (Gods sen... Read More
Saturday, 09 February 2019 15:45
Erin
Oh WOW!!!! This sounds like a crazy cool concept for an incredible series!! I am so anticipating reading these books!! This would ... Read More
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 04:22
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Peternelle van Arsdale (The Cold Is In Her Bones), 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 Peternelle van Arsdale,  YABC's Author...
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Dianna G.
I saw this book on a different blog a few days ago, and could not remember the title afterward. So glad to find it again. I'm goin... Read More
Monday, 21 January 2019 17:19
Lily M.
This book just sounds good and that cover ??
Friday, 01 February 2019 19:56
Penny Olson
The cover, synopsis and title all sound chilling and intriguing.
Monday, 04 February 2019 17:31
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ January 21st, 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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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Shadow Frost (Coco Ma), Plus Giveaway! (US/Canada Only)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  Shadow Frost  by Coco Ma, releasing October 2019 from Blackstone Press!       Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the authors:     HELLO LOVELY READERS! I have been waiting  months  to reveal this next-level cover...
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Lily M.
This cover ???
Saturday, 19 January 2019 22:47
Lily M.
I had meant "This Cover!!!" Hehehe
Friday, 01 February 2019 19:57
Madeline Tebo
This cover is gorgeous and the book sounds amazing!
Sunday, 20 January 2019 14:45
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Featured Review: Over Raging Tides (Jennifer Ellision )

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About This Book: The pirate crew of the Lady Luck lives by many rules, but chief among them is this: they do not allow men on board. That’s a rule that quartermaster Grace Porter is willing to break when a shipwrecked young nobleman offers her information of an omniscient map, stolen...
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What's Hot in KU

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Welcome to YA Books Central's "What's Hot in KU" post. This weekly event will highlight what's hot, new and exciting in the Amazon Kindle Unlimited Library.  Amazon's Kindle Unlimited subscription is a great way to enjoy unlimited reading on a tight budget. With over a million titles and counting, we thought...
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Newt, Tina, Queenie, and Jacob, the beloved heroes of Fantastic...
 
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Come November
 
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"This YA contemporary follows Rooney (short for Marina) who is trying to keep her family afloat. A senior in high..."
This Little Scientist: A Discovery Primer
 
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Corpse & Crown (Cadaver & Queen, #2)
 
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"Adding in the characters of Oliver Twist to the unique world of Bio-mechanicals created in the first book, this stand-alone..."
Playing by Heart
 
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10 Steps to Girlfriend Status (Bird Face book two)
 
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"Having read 8 Notes to a Nobody, I was eager to continue Wendy's story, and this book does not disappoint...."
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The Other Side of Freedom
 
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Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Start a Club by Accident (Two Dogs in a Trench Coat #2)
 
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Unconventional Warfare (Special Forces, Book 1)
 
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Standing Up Against Hate: How Black Women in the Army Helped Change the Course of WWII
 
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An Egg-Stra Special Easter
 
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"Carrots the bunny has hidden Easter eggs all around the farm. This is Blossom's first Easter though and she's excited...."
Jesus Loves Me
 
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Changing Faces: Happy Halloween!
 
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The Itsy Bitsy School Bus
 
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"THE ITSY BITSY SCHOOL BUS is a fun change to the nursery rhyme "The Itsy Bitsy Spider." It follows a..."
I Spy Little Hearts
 
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"I SPY LITTLE HEARTS is a cute little look-and-find for toddlers. It's in a board book format. The pictures are..."
I Spy Little Bunnies
 
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"I SPY LITTLE BUNNIES is a cute little look-and-find for young children. It's in a board book format. The pictures..."
Peep, Peep, I Love You
 
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Lift the Flap: Look Who's Mooing!
 
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