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Featured Review: Dream Keeper (Amber R Duell)

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About This Book: The Sandman is seventeen-year-old Nora’s closest friend and best-kept secret. He has to be, if she doesn’t want a one-way ticket back to the psychiatrist. It took her too long to learn not to mention the hooded figure in her dreams to her mother, who still watches Nora...
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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: The Weight of a Soul by Elizabeth Tammi + Giveaway (US Only)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  The Weight of a Soul by Elizabeth Tammi, releasing December 3, 2019 from Flux/North Star Editions! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: Hey YABC! Thank you so much for hosting the reveal for the...
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Rochele Smit
Love this cover. So hauntingly evocative! Also really looking forward to reading this! I love anything regarding mythology.
Thursday, 18 April 2019 15:13
John
A deal with the Norse goddess of death sounds interesting!
Thursday, 18 April 2019 18:14
Cecilia R. Rodriguez
Sounds like a blend of genres: mystery and fantasy. The synopsis makes me want to read more.
Thursday, 18 April 2019 22:24
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Featured Review: Finley and The Foster Brother (Anna Catherine Field)

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About This Book: When a social worker and a truancy officer show up at Finley Rhodes' cottage in Ocean Grove she knows her life is about to change forever. She just didn't realize how much. At sixteen, she'd grown up fast, having the responsibility of taking care of her mentally ill...
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Giveaway: HEARTS MADE FOR BREAKING (US Only)

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Hearts Made for Breaking (US Only) by: Jen Klein Release Date: April 30, 2019 Publisher: Random House   About the Book: Lark is the queen of breakups. When she ends things with a boy, there are never any hard feelings. Sometimes he doesn't even realize that she broke up with him....
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Dianna G.
This sounds like a cute read! Adorable cover.
Sunday, 21 April 2019 20:46
Kathleen Pasqualini
The cover is eye catching and cute. I really look forward to reading this one.
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 08:16
Emily
This cover is super cute!
Sunday, 28 April 2019 18:16
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Waiting On Wednesday ~ April 17th, 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 Beautiful (Renee Ahdieh )     Author: Renee Ahdieh Expected...
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Featured Review: Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution (E.E. Charlton-Trujillo)

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About This Book: More trouble at school and at home — and the discovery of a missive from her late soldier sister — send Angie and a long-ago friend on an RV road trip across Ohio. Sophomore year has just begun, and Angie is miserable. Her girlfriend, KC, has moved away;...
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What's New In YA ~ April 16th, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!         In the forty years since the Vagantur landed on Faloiv, the planet has existed in a tenuous peace between the humans who live in the enclosed community of N’Terra and the Faloii, the indigenous population. But...
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Featured Review: Furyborn (Claire Legrand)

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About This Book:   The stunningly original, must-read fantasy of 2018 follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world...or doom it. When assassins ambush her best friend, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing herself as one of a pair of prophesied...
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Author Of The Week: Chat with M Lynn (Golden Curse), 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 M Lynn,  YABC's Author of the...
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Tiffany Engler
I love this cover! This book sounds great!
Wednesday, 08 May 2019 09:18
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is eye-catching and powerful. I think the synopsis sounds exciting.
Thursday, 09 May 2019 14:54
Penny Olson
The cover is beautiful. This sounds like a great Rapunzel retelling.
Sunday, 12 May 2019 23:20
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ April 15th, 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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