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Featured Review: The Nutcracker Curse (Margo Ryerkerk)

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About This Book: Princess Clara thought she knew the main threat to her freedom. She was wrong. At seventeen years old, Clara isn’t ready to marry, and yet that’s what she must do as the crown princess of Austria. However, getting to know the foreign princes visiting her kingdom becomes the...
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Author Chat with Anne Ursu (The Lost Girl), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Anne Ursu author of The Lost Girl.  Read on for more about Anne, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Anne Ursu ! Anne Ursu is the author of Breadcrumbs, named one of the best books of 2011 by School Library Journal, Publishers...
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John
It sounds like there might be some magic in this!
Sunday, 17 February 2019 20:03
Danielle Hammelef
I love, love the cover and the synopsis sounds amazing and intriguing.
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 15:14
Dan Denman
I like the colors and images in the book cover. This sounds like a fun and mysterious adventure.
Thursday, 14 March 2019 18:05
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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: Scars Like Wings by Erin Stewart + Giveaway (US Only)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  SCARS LIKE WINGS by Erin Stewart, releasing October 1, 2019 from Delacorte Press! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: This cover gives me all the feels. The artist, Jennifer Heuer, worked so hard to...
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Liza Wiemer
Amazing cover. Captures the deep emotional impact of the novel's description. Can't even imagine what that kind of survival requir... Read More
Friday, 15 February 2019 14:12
Karol Silverstein
I love, love, love the cover! I'm so looking forward to reading Scars Like Wings and now I especially want to discover the signifi... Read More
Friday, 15 February 2019 19:17
Stephanie
So rafflecopter told me to comment about my best tips for an entrepreneur (?), which I guess would be think it through and don’t g... Read More
Sunday, 17 February 2019 01:11
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Author Chat with Holly Goldberg Sloan (To Night Owl From Dogfish), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Holly Goldberg Sloan author of To Night Owl From Dogfish.  Read on for more about Holly, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Holly Goldberg Sloan ! Holly Goldberg Sloan was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and spent her childhood living in...
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John
I like an exuberant novel as much as the next person!
Sunday, 17 February 2019 19:57
Emily
this story looks so cute and I can't wait to read it!
Monday, 11 March 2019 15:52
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is fun and eye-catching and bright. The synopsis sounds exciting.
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 15:20
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Featured Review: The Blood Spell (CJ Redwine)

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About This Book: Blue de la Cour has her life planned: hide the magic in her blood and continue trying to turn metal into gold so she can help her city’s homeless. But when her father is murdered and a cruel but powerful woman claims custody of Blue and her property,...
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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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Author Chat with Julien Jamar (The Fontre), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Julien Jamar author of The Fontre.  Read on for more about Julien, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Julien Jamar ! Julien was born in 1980 and spent the first few years of her life traveling through America with her...
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Julie Holden
Love the sunset look on the cover & definitely want to read it!
Friday, 01 March 2019 09:57
Danielle Hammelef
I like the cover and the synopsis sounds exciting!
Monday, 11 March 2019 14:56
Debra Branigan
The cover is quite atmospheric and the synopsis sounds intriguing. Congratulations on the book.
Thursday, 14 March 2019 20:33
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Giveaway: MYRIKAL (International)

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Myrikal (International) by: Holli Anderson Release Date: February 12, 2019 Publisher: Immortal Works Press   About the Book: In a world torn apart by massive earthquakes and an incurable, deadly virus—Myrikal could be the hero they’re waiting for. Or… she could be the perfect assassin heir to her father’s business. Can...
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Irma Jurejevčič
I so want to see her fave. Clever cover! I absolutely love the synopsys! I need to read this book.
Saturday, 23 February 2019 06:43
Amina Ibrahim
I like the cover. There is a certain mystery about it.
Tuesday, 05 March 2019 01:55
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is dark and fiery and the synopsis sounds unique and intriguing.
Monday, 11 March 2019 14:58
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YABC's Swoony Reads Giveaway! (YA)

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Welcome to YABC's Swoony Reads Giveaway!   We're featuring titles that reflect love, happiness, and plenty of heart! Check out all of these amazing books that are perfect for reading during the Valentine's Day holiday and then enter the HUGE giveaway being offered that will include a copy of each of...
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Colleen Burns
So many amazing looking books!
Thursday, 14 February 2019 10:20
Colleen Burns
I love the cover and the book sounds interesting.
Thursday, 14 February 2019 10:21
Daphne
Anything from Kasie West!! I love Emma Mills and Renee Ahdieh, too. Khalid doesn't say much, but when he does ... sigh. *swoon*... Read More
Thursday, 14 February 2019 14:08
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YABC's Valentine's Day Children's Book Giveaway Extravaganza 2019

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Welcome to YABC's second annual Valentine's Day Giveaway Extravaganza! We're featuring titles that reflect love, happiness, and plenty of heart! Check out all of these amazing books that are perfect for reading during the Valentine's Day holiday and then enter the HUGE giveaway being offered that will include a copy of...
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Alyssa Annico
'I Need a Hug' looks adorable! :
Thursday, 14 February 2019 14:12
Brianna Peterson
Isle of You by David LaRochelle looks super beautiful! It also sounds like a great uplifting book.
Thursday, 14 February 2019 21:48
Victoria Scott
Robot In Love and I Need a Hug look super cute!!
Friday, 15 February 2019 16:55
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