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Featured Review: The Secret Lives Of Princesses (Seven Steps)

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About This Book: ONE RULE. DON'T FALL FOR THE BAD BOY. Sixteen-year-old Jasmine Patel dreams of becoming a painter. When an art contest win gives her the opportunity to paint the school mural, she's overjoyed at the chance to leave her artistic mark on St. Mary's Academy. There's just one problem....
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Author Chat with Lucy Tempest (Thief Of Cahraman) , Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Lucy Tempest, author of Thief Of Cahraman .  Read on for more about Lucy and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!            Meet  Lucy Tempest ! With one foot in reality and the other one lodged firmly in fantasy, Lucy...
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noelle salsido
love the cover this book sounds great
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 18:00
Julie Holden
Gorgeous cover & already added to my TBR list!
Friday, 01 March 2019 09:54
Penny Olson
The cover is bright and beautiful. I love a good heist story.
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 02:23
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Author Chat with Peter Bunzl (Cogheart), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Peter Bunzl author of Cogheart .  Read on for more about Peter, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Peter Bunzl ! Peter Bunzl grew up in London and lives there with his partner Michael. He is a BAFTA-award-winning animator, as...
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Victoria Scott
I love the idea behind the story and my daughter, Lilly, would love a heroine with the same name!
Friday, 15 February 2019 17:13
John
I love the cover! It sounds like an imaginative adventure!
Sunday, 17 February 2019 19:42
noelle salsido
the cover is adorable and so detailed yet simple and the story sounds like such a great adventure!!
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 17:52
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Exclusive Trailer Reveal: The Blood Spell (CJ Redwine), Plus Special Pre-Order Offer!

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Today we're excited to share the trailer for The Blood Spell (CJ Redwine) ! Read on for more about author CJ Redwine, and her book, plus the trailer & a special pre-order offer!       Meet CJ Redwine! C.J. Redwine is the New York Times bestselling author of YA fantasy...
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Featured Review: Watch You Burn (Amanda Searcy)

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About This Book: Jenny didn't want to move to the creepy, possibly haunted town with her dad. But the cops are on to her, and the only way she can protect herself is by moving as far away from her hometown as possible and staying out of trouble. But even after...
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Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Favorite YA Couples

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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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Author Chat with Deborah Hopkinson (How I Became A Spy), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Deborah Hopkinson author of How I Became A Spy .  Read on for more about Deborah, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Deborah Hopkinson ! DEBORAH HOPKINSON has written more than 40 books for young readers. She is the author...
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John
Solving ciphers and searching for traitors would be challenging!
Sunday, 17 February 2019 19:39
noelle salsido
sounds like an exciting read
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 18:04
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is fun and definitely matches the exciting synopsis.
Saturday, 09 March 2019 17:08
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Featured Review: Between Before and After (Maureen Doyle McQuerry)

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About This Book: “The carnage began with the roses. She hacked at their ruffled blooms until they dropped into monstrous drifts of red on the parched yellow lawn … Only two things kept my mother grounded to us: my uncle Stephen and stories.” Fourteen-year-old Molly worries about school, friends, and her...
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Indie superstars with Kimberly Loth + 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 we’re interviewing Kimberly Loth, author of "The Thorn Chronicles"   Welcome to YABC, Kimberly! Michelle Lynn:   Midnight Angel is more than a good...
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Mackenzie S.
These covers for the series are totally amazing and I wanted to read them as soon as I saw it. I am into fantasy and adventure, a... Read More
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 13:22
noelle salsido
just the series ive been looking for
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 18:11
Jen
I think the covers are absolutely gorgeous and the synopsis has me even more excited!
Friday, 01 March 2019 00:48
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Author Of The Week: Chat with CJ Redwine (The Blood Spell), 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 CJ Redwine,  YABC's Author of...
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Brianna Peterson
This cover is GORGEOUS! The pumpkin is a great subtle nod to Cinderella. I am also happy to realize this is a standalone novel, as... Read More
Thursday, 14 February 2019 21:38
Sethia
I love thus cove, so gorgeous!
Friday, 15 February 2019 11:43
Candice Gigous
The cover is cool. The synopsis makes me want to read more. I really enjoy fairy tale retellings and I am looking forward to this ... Read More
Saturday, 16 February 2019 05:19
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