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Featured Review: The Virtue Of Sin (Shannon Schuren)

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About This Book: A novel about speaking out, standing up, and breaking free. Miriam lives in New Jerusalem, a haven in the desert far away from the sins and depravity of the outside world. Within the gates of New Jerusalem, and under the eye of its founder and leader, Daniel, Miriam...
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Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Books Of Any Genre That You Would Love/Or Always Want To Take With You To The Beach!

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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 25th, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!         Lauren Morrill's  Better Than the Best Plan  is a fresh, funny, romantic YA novel about a teenage girl who finds an unexpected silver lining in her life when plans get turned upside down. Plans are made...
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Featured Review: Wicked Fox (Kat Cho)

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About This Book: Eighteen-year-old Gu Miyoung has a secret--she's a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who must devour the energy of men in order to survive. Because so few believe in the old tales anymore, and with so many evil men no one will miss, the modern city of Seoul is the...
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Spotlight on Screen Queens (Lori Goldstein), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Screen Queens by Lori Goldstein.  Read on for more about Lori and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!          Meet Lori Goldstein!   Lori Goldstein, former journalist and current author and editor has a bachelor's in journalism and previously worked for technology publications in the...
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Author Of The Week: Spotlight on Julie Kagawa (Soul Of The Sword)!

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Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be spotlighting a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release!         Introducing Julie Kagawa , YABC's Author of the Week!! Julie Kagawa, the New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Fey,...
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ June 24th, 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: Cupid’s Match by Lauren Palphreyman + Giveaway (US/Canada)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  Cupid's Match by Lauren Palphreyman, releasing October 1, 2019 from Wattpad Books! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: Hi YABC!  I’m so excited to share with you the cover to my supernatural teen romance...
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At first, I thought the cover was a little too simplistic, but the more I look at it, the more I appreciate the smaller details. I... Read More
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I saw the cover of the book and it’s really simplistic but, it’s an amazing cover I love how the back of the arrow is like leaving... Read More
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Featured Review: The Lovely and The Lost (Jennifer Lynn Barnes)

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About This Book: Kira Bennett’s earliest memories are of living alone and wild in the woods. She has no idea how long she was on her own or what she had to do to survive, but she remembers the moment that Cady Bennett and one of her search-and-rescue dogs found her...
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Very good and interesting book reviews. You rate very professionally. The book is very good, I love reading this book. fnaf... Read More
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Featured Review: A Bond Of Venom and Magic (Karen Tomlinson)

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About This Book: A breathtaking fantasy romance, the first in a sensational new series by British author Karen Tomlinson. Magic awakens. Darkness stirs. The Wraith Lord is hunting. The war raging in the South seems a remote danger for seventeen-year-old Diamond Gillon until her home is brutally attacked by the Wraith...
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