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Featured Review: The Dysasters (Kristin Cast & P.C. Cast)

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About This Book: Foster Stewart knows she's different. Her life has never been "normal." Talking to plants and controlling cloud formations aren't things most seventeen year olds are into. Tate "Nighthawk" Taylor is perfect. Star quarterback and all around dreamy boy next door he never thought about his "extra" abilities. What...
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Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Favorite Covers of 2019 So Far (Released or Upcoming)

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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 ~ February 26th, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!             No one looks kindly on the killer of a king.  After unwittingly helping her mother poison King Louis XIV, seventeen-year-old alchemist Mirabelle Monvoisin is forced to see her mother’s Shadow Society in a horrifying...
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Featured Review: Mike (Andrew Norriss)

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About This Book: MEET FLOYD. He's a tennis star. Possibly good enough to win Wimbledon one day. MEET MIKE. He's... different. Apart from anything else, Floyd seems to be the only one who can see him. But Mike must have appeared for a reason. And finding out why is perhaps the...
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Leife Shallcross (The Beast's Heart), 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 Leife Shallcross,  YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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John
I love the cover! Even beasts should have pretty things!
Monday, 25 February 2019 15:34
Dianna G.
This is a unique spin on a retelling -- would love to read it. The cover is gorgeous.
Monday, 25 February 2019 20:03
Madeline Tebo
I love fairytale retellings! And this cover is gorgeous!
Saturday, 02 March 2019 13:16
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Astrid Scholte (Four Dead Queens), 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 Astrid Scholte,  YABC's Author of the Week!! Astrid...
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John
Dreaming about sitting in a horse-drawn carriage when a futuristic silver car flies past does sound cliche! So very cliche! But ... Read More
Monday, 25 February 2019 15:37
Dianna G.
I've heard so many good things about this book! The summary is interesting, but it's honestly the cover that draws me in.
Monday, 25 February 2019 20:05
Brianna Peterson
What a regal cover! This sounds like a unique twist on the typical fantasy with murder mystery thrown in!
Saturday, 02 March 2019 22:30
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ February 25th, 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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Giveaway: BEST BABYSITTERS EVER (US Only)

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HMH Books is partnering with YA Books Central for this Giveaway!   Best Babysitters Ever (US Only) by: Caroline Cala Release Date: February 5, 2019 Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers   About the Book: A funny new middle grade series about three 12-year-old best friends who start a babysitting club...
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sam
My advice would be to network and always bring your A-game.
Saturday, 23 February 2019 17:57
John
"What's your best tip for a budding entrepreneur?" Be born rich!
Monday, 25 February 2019 15:35
Erin
My advice for a budding entrepreneur is to never underestimate the power of marketing! ❤ Join local free business groups, rotary c... Read More
Friday, 01 March 2019 18:19
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Author Chat with Frost Kay (Rebel's Blade), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Frost Kay author of Rebel's Blade.  Read on for more about Frost, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Frost Kay ! USA Today Bestselling Author Frost Kay is a certified book dragon with an excessive TBR, and a shoe obsession....
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Danielle Hammelef
The cover is powerful and the synopsis sounds exciting.
Friday, 15 March 2019 18:26
Dan Denman
I like the book cover design. This sounds like a good fantasy adventure.
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 12:03
Penny Olson
The cover is fierce and brave. This book sounds like an exciting adventure.
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 23:21
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What's Hot in KU

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Welcome to YA Books Central's "What's Hot in KU" post. This weekly event will highlight what's hot, new and exciting in the Amazon Kindle Unlimited Library.  Amazon's Kindle Unlimited subscription is a great way to enjoy unlimited reading on a tight budget. With over a million titles and counting, we thought...
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