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Featured Review: Lions & Lamps (K.M. Robinson)

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About This Book: Aladdin-meets-steampunk in this brand-new retelling from K.M. Robinson All wishes require sacrifice…are you willing to pay the price? Cyra spent the last seven years being trained to steal an airship in a brutal competition that leaves the victor with millions. Last year, she won. Aladdin spent the past...
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Pre-Order Kickoff & Giveaway for The Miraculous (Jess Redman)!

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INTRODUCTION TO PRE-ORDER CAMPAIGN LAUNCH POST WITH VIDEO LINKS:   Hi, YABC readers! Today, I’m launching the pre-order campaign for my middle-grade magical contemporary THE MIRACULOUS! THE MIRACULOUS is a story about a miracle-collecting boy, a cape-wearing girl, a maybe-witch in a maybe-magical house, and a journey filled with adventure, friendship,...
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Waiting On Wednesday ~ June 19th, 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.                 *Lillian's Choice* (YABC Staff Reviewer)   The Sin Soldiers (Tracy Auerbach)     Author: Tracy Auerbach Expected...
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Featured Review: Teeth In The Mist (Dawn Kurtagich)

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About This Book: Before the birth of time, a monk uncovers the Devil's Tongue and dares to speak it. The repercussions will be felt for generations... Sixteen-year-old photography enthusiast Zoey has been fascinated by the haunted, burnt-out ruins of Medwyn Mill House for as long as she can remember--so she and...
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Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Books On Your Summer 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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What's New In YA ~ June 18th, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!         Michelle Ruiz Keil’s YA fantasy debut about love, found family, and healing is an ode to post-punk San Francisco through the eyes of a Mexican-American girl. Seventeen-year-old Xochi is alone in San Francisco, running from her...
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Press Release: SUZANNE COLLINS ANNOUNCES HUNGER GAMES PREQUEL FOR 2020

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Hunger Games   fans: have you missed the world of Panem since the ending of the trilogy and subsequent films? Well, now there’s a new and exciting release on the horizon for you in 2020. According to  The Associated Press  (AP), author Suzanne Collins has announced a prequel to her bestselling  Hunger...
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YABC WINS Best Book Blog in the Eighth Annual UTOPiA Awards!!

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It’s time to announce the winners in the Eighth Annual UTOPiA Awards. But first I have to say a huge thank you to the members of the UTOPiAcon Academy, which is almost 1,000-members strong, who nominated their peers and associates this year. We had the highest number of nominations ever received....
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Featured Review: All of Us with Wings (Michelle Ruiz Keil)

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About This Book: Michelle Ruiz Keil’s YA fantasy debut about love, found family, and healing is an ode to post-punk San Francisco through the eyes of a Mexican-American girl. Seventeen-year-old Xochi is alone in San Francisco, running from her painful past: the mother who abandoned her, the man who betrayed her....
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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: The Empire of Dreams by Rae Carson + Giveaway (US/Canada)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  The Empire of Dreams by Rae Carson, releasing April 7, 2020 from Greenwillow Books! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: Hello, YABC! Thanks for joining me here for the exclusive cover reveal of The...
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Dibs!
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The Startup Squad (The Startup Squad, #1)
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Save Your Friends!
 
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Dibs!
 
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Where Are You From?
 
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