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Featured Review: Girl Gone Viral (Arvin Ahmadi)

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About This Book: For seventeen-year-old Opal Hopper, code is magic. She builds entire worlds from scratch: Mars craters, shimmering lakes, any virtual experience her heart desires. But she can't code her dad back into her life. When he disappeared after her tenth birthday, leaving only a cryptic note, Opal tried desperately...
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Featured Review: This Time Will Be Different (Misa Sugiura)

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About This Book: Katsuyamas never quit—but seventeen-year-old CJ doesn’t even know where to start. She’s never lived up to her mom’s type A ambition, and she’s perfectly happy just helping her aunt, Hannah, at their family’s flower shop. She doesn’t buy into Hannah’s romantic ideas about flowers and their hidden meanings,...
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Featured Review: Shock Of Fate (D.L. Armillei)

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About This Book: One ordinary teenager. One extraordinary mission. And a destiny she never expected. Like every other teenager on Providence Island, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Cross is so ready to party her summer away—until her father disappears. And rumors fly that he’s a traitor. Plucked from her ordinary life to journey to...
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Featured Review: Shadow Realms (Kelly Carrero)

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About This Book: In order to defeat a monster, one must become a monster. Vampires live amongst us, feeding off the innocent and succumbing to the demons controlling their desires. I tried to pretend they didn’t exist—until the government kidnapped my fifteen-year-old turd of a little brother because he holds the...
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Author Chat with Erin Bowman (Immunity), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Erin Bowman author of Immunity.  Read on for more about Erin and her book, plus an excerpt and an giveaway!          Meet Erin Bowman ! Erin Bowman used to tell stories visually as a web designer. Now a full-time writer, she...
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This series sounds so good! It's on my wishlist. Love that mysterious cover.
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Waiting On Wednesday ~ July 3rd, 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)   Sword and Pen (Rachel Caine)     Author: Rachael Caine Expected...
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Featured Review: The Exact Opposite Of Okay (Laura Steven)

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About This Book: Eighteen-year-old Izzy O’Neill knows exactly who she is—a loyal friend, an aspiring comedian, and a person who believes that milk shakes and Reese’s peanut butter cups are major food groups. But after she’s caught in a compromising position with the son of a politician, it seems like everyone...
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Author Chat with Sam J Miller (Destroy All Monsters), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Sam J Miller author of Destroy All Monsters.  Read on for more about Sam, plus an interview and an giveaway!        Meet Sam J Miller ! Sam J. Miller lives in New York City now, but grew up in a small town...
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Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten YA Fantasy Books Releasing in 2019 That You Can't Wait To Read!

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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 their site for all the fun details about this awesome meme!!      ...
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Author Chat with Jeff Henigson (WARHEAD: The True Story Of One Teen Who Almost Saved The World a memoir), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Jeff Henigson author of WARHEAD: The True Story Of One Teen Who Almost Saved The World.  Read on for more about Jeff, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Jeff Henigson ! Jeff Henigson grew up in South Pasadena, California....
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