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What's New In YA ~ July 2nd, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!           Vesper Montgomery can summon your worst fear and turn it into a reality—but she’s learned the hard way that it’s an addicting and dangerous power. One wrong move and you could hurt someone you love....
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Featured Review: Patron Saints Of Nothing (Randy Ribay)

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About This Book: A powerful coming-of-age story about grief, guilt, and the risks a Filipino-American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his cousin's murder. Jay Reguero plans to spend the last semester of his senior year playing video games before heading to the University of Michigan in the fall. But...
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ July 1st, 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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This Is Me Blog Tour: Guest Post with Shannon Schuren (The Virtue Of Sin)!

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Today we're excited to be a part of the This Is Me Blog Tour! We are spotlighting  The Virtue Of Sin  by Shannon Schuren. Read on for more about Shannon and her book, plus a guest post!       Meet Shannon Schuren !     Shannon Schuren ( shannon.schuren.org )...
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Featured Review: OverRun (Brittney Joy)

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About This Book: TWO LIVES BOUND BY ONE LIE. Magic has consequences— and the sacrifices it requires are devastating. Jade is now the Queen of Sterling, but ruling the kingdom has proven harder than she ever imagined. The decisions she must make are gut-wrenching and painful, and the man she loves...
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Author Chat with MG Hennessey (The Echo Park Castaways), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with MG Hennessey author of The Echo Park Castaways .  Read on for more about MG, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet MG Hennessey ! USA TODAY bestselling author Olivia Wildenstein grew up in New York City, the daughter of...
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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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