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Featured Review: The Step-Spinsters (Madina Papadopoulos)

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About This Book: Once upon a time, in a land far, far away… ...(actually, in Medieval France, to be exact) there lived Cinderella's stepsisters, Fredegonde the tall and Javotte the small. They wake up the morning after the legendary ball to learn that they each still have a chance to be...
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Author Chat with James Riley (The Revenge Of Magic), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with James Riley author of The Revenge Of Magic.  Read on for more about James, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet James Riley !   JAMES RILEY lives in Virginia. He is the author of Half Upon a Time, Twice Upon a Time, and Once...
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Featured Review: Glamour Of Midnight (Casey L Bond)

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About This Book: Fae bounty hunter Loftin’s life depends on him finding Karis, the daughter of his enemy, but when he does, she isn’t evil like he thought she would be. He certainly didn’t expect to fall for her. She’s beautiful and terrifying, and the only one in Faery who might...
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Waiting On Wednesday ~ February 20th, 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.                 *Beth's Choice* (YABC Blog Manager)   The Grace Year (Kim Liggett )     Author: Kim Liggett...
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Featured Review: The Art Of Losing (Lizzy Mason)

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About This Book: On one terrible night, 17-year-old Harley Langston’s life changes forever. At a party she discovers her younger sister, Audrey, hooking up with her boyfriend, Mike—and she abandons them both in a rage. When Mike drunkenly attempts to drive Audrey home, he crashes and Audrey ends up in a...
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Spotlight on The Tesla Legacy (KK Perez), Excerpt, and Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight The Tesla Legacy  by KK Perez.  Read on for more about KK and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!            Meet KK Perez ! K. K. Pérez is a half-Argentine/half-Norwegian native New Yorker who has spent the past two decades living in Europe and Asia. She...
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Recent Comments
John
There is no Einstein! There is no Edison! There is only Tesla!
Monday, 25 February 2019 15:33
Shannon Mizikoski
I LOVE the sound of this book- the genetic bit seems so completely fascinating!!
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 20:17
Candice Gigous
The cover is unique. The synopsis is very intriguing. I am looking forward to this book.
Thursday, 07 March 2019 09:13
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What's New In YA ~ February 19th, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!        It has been a year since the mysterious godsgem cured Cadrium’s king and ushered in what promised to be a new golden age. The heroes who brought the gem home are renowned in story and song, but...
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Featured Review: Just For Clicks (Kara McDowell)

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About This Book:  Mommy blogs are great . . . unless the blog happens to belong to your mom. Twin sisters Claire & Poppy are accidental social media stars thanks to Mom going viral when they were babies. Now, as teens, they're expected to contribute by building their own brand. Attending...
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Tricia Levensellar (Warrior Of The Wild), 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 Tricia Levensellar,  YABC's Author of the Week!! Tricia...
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Lauren
This looks so fun! I’m excited to read it!
Monday, 18 February 2019 11:05
John
Water beasts sound scary! Should be good!
Monday, 25 February 2019 15:32
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is stunning and powerful. The synopsis sounds action packed.
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ February 18th, 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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