Featured Review: The Darkest Legacy (Alexandra Duncan)

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About The Book:  Five years after the destruction of the so-called rehabilitation camps that imprisoned her and countless other Psi kids, seventeen-year-old Suzume "Zu" Kimura has assumed the role of spokesperson for the interim government, fighting for the rights of Psi kids against a growing tide of misinformation and prejudice....
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Author Chat with Katie Henry (Heretics Anonymous), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Katie Henry , author of  Heretics Anonymous .     Read on for more about Katie and her book, an interview, plus a giveaway!         Meet Katie Henry! Katie Henry is a writer living and working in New York City. She...
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The cover is definitely eye-catching, and the plot sounds like a lot of fun!
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 20:13
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What's New In YA ~ August 14th, 2018

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Are you wondering what's new in  YA  today? Check out these  wonderful  new  releases!     GIRLS IN TROUBLE. That’s what Sylvie Blake’s older sister Julia renamed their favorite fairy tale book, way back when they were just girls themselves. Now, Julia has disappeared—and no one knows if she’s in...
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Featured Review: The Button War (Avi)

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About This Book: Twelve-year-old Patryk knows little of the world beyond his tiny Polish village; the Russians have occupied the land for as long as anyone can remember, but otherwise life is unremarkable. Patryk and his friends entertain themselves by coming up with dares — some more harmful than others...
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Lindsey Klingele (The Truth Lies Here), 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  Lindsey Klingele , YABC's Author of...
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Kara S
The cover represents the genre and synopsis particularly effectively, I think. This sounds like a wonderfully suspenseful and esp... Read More
Monday, 13 August 2018 12:30
Dianna G.
Love this cover! It has such a mysterious vibe. The summary is great, this is a book I'd look forward to reading.
Monday, 13 August 2018 19:02
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ August 13th, 2018

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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...
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YABC's Buzzworthy Books Of Fall 2018, Plus GIVEAWAY!! (Round Two)

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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!!!         Everyone knows what happens in the end. A mermaid, a prince, a true love’s kiss. But before that young siren’s tale, there were three...
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When Elephants Fly is super high on my TBR!
Monday, 13 August 2018 06:08
Kara S
I am psyched to read Andrew Smith's new book, Rabbit & Robot; I am also excited about The Unwanted because I am very interested in... Read More
Monday, 13 August 2018 12:16
John Chappelow
I am so excited to read Sea Witch.
Monday, 13 August 2018 12:33
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YABC's Buzzworthy Books Of Fall 2018, 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!!!       Getting to Eden brought Emmett and his crewmates one step closer to their promised fortune. But surviving Eden may be the biggest reward of all....
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KM
Wrong in All the Right Ways sounds like it'll be so good!
Monday, 13 August 2018 06:04
Jill
The Truth Lies Here looks great!!!!
Monday, 13 August 2018 09:37
Kara S
Fresh Ink is probably the highest on my must-read list among the abundance of highly desirable new releases listed here...that sai... Read More
Monday, 13 August 2018 12:25
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Giveaway: OTHERWOOD (US & Canada)

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Otherwood (US & Canada) by: Pete Hautman Release Date: September 11, 2018 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book: What happened in the woods that day? Pete Hautman’s riveting middle-grade novel touches on secrets and mysteries — and the power of connections with family and friends. “Hatred combined with lies and...
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I'm curious about this book. The cover didn't really draw me in, but the summary did.
Monday, 13 August 2018 18:49
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Giveaway: THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO, 10th Anniversary Edition (US & Canada)

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The Knife of Never Letting Go, 10th Anniversary Edition (US & Canada) by: Patrick Ness Release Date: September 11, 2018 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book: A decade after its release, the astonishing opener to Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking trilogy still resonates. Celebrate ten years of this groundbreaking book with...
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The cover is the very best I've seen for this title (and the originals were all good); I've never read this one but am a fan of th... Read More
Saturday, 11 August 2018 23:32
Jill
Love the cover and love the summary! I can't wait until the movie comes out for this one!
Monday, 13 August 2018 09:30
John Chappelow
The new cover looks great and I'm so excited for the movie!
Monday, 13 August 2018 12:34
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