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Waiting On Wednesday ~ June 12th, 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.                 *Inah's Choice* (YABC Staff Reviewer)   Patron Saints Of Nothing (Randy Ribay)     Author: Randy Ribay...
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Featured Review: The Chosen (Taran Matharu)

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About This Book: Introducing an epic new trilogy from Taran Matharu, author of the New York Times–bestselling Summoner series.  Throughout history, people have vanished with no explanation. A group of teenagers are about to discover why. Cade is settling into a new boarding school, contemplating his future, when he finds himself transported...
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Author Chat with Robin D Mahle (The Fractured Empire), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Robin D Mahle author of The Fractured Empire.  Read on for more about Robin, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Robin D Mahle ! The name Robin D. Mahle represents a dynamic husband and wife storytelling team. They've travelled...
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Renee Moore
Sounds like a great book! Love the cover.
Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:33
Linda Leonard
Love the hilt on the sword as back as background colors. It gives a mystical feel.
Thursday, 20 June 2019 11:55
Candice Gigous
The cover is cool. The synopsis is very intriguing. Sounds like a thrilling series.
Tuesday, 02 July 2019 11:31
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Giveaway: National Geographic Prize Pack (US Only)

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Excited about Shark Week? Ready to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing? Want to avoid summer "Brain Drain"?!   Check out this giveaway for middle grade STEAM titles from National Geographic Kids!   National Geographic Prize Pack (US Only)   Authors: Anita Silvey David Aguilar Sarah Wassner Flynn Jessica...
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John
"What do you do to stop Summer "Brain Drain"?" Work! Agonizing, relentless toil!
Friday, 14 June 2019 16:30
Emily
I read more!
Monday, 17 June 2019 14:08
Penny Olson
Lots of reading and visits to zoos, aquariums and National Parks.
Sunday, 30 June 2019 23:05
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What's New In YA ~ June 11th, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!           One moment, Emmie is writing her high school history paper; the next, she's sitting with a gorgeous 16th century king who vacillates from kissing her to ordering her execution. Able to travel back to her...
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Featured Review: Storm and Fury (Jennifer Armentrout)

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About This Book: Enter a world of gargoyle protectors, rising demons and one girl with an explosive secret. Eighteen-year-old Trinity Marrow may be going blind, but she can see and communicate with ghosts and spirits. Her unique gift is part of a secret so dangerous that she’s been in hiding for...
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Author Of The Week: Spotlight on Jennifer Armentrout (Storm & Fury), & Giveaway!

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Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! This week we are featuring an YA author and highlighting her upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!         Introducing  Jennifer Armentrout , YABC's Author of the Week!! #...
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Indie Superstars with Michelle MacQueen & Ann Maree Craven + Giveaway (US Only)

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Welcome to YA Books Central's "Indie Superstars" column. This event will spotlight the best and brightest of the indie community. You don’t want to miss out on these talented authors This week, staff reviewer, Caitlin Haines is interviewing Michelle MacQueen & Ann Maree Craven, authors of "The F Word" Releasing June 13, 2019    Welcome to...
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ June 10th, 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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Featured Review: Stilettos & Stardust (D.L. Pitchford)

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About This Book: A modern day Cinderella with a twist... When high school seniors Noah Barton and Eden Prince’s academic rivalry ruins a thermodynamics demo, their physics teacher decides to help them get along. By forcing them to be lab partners. As graduation approaches, Noah and Eden are too busy figuring...
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