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What's New In YA ~ May 28th, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       A squandering emperor. A handsome stranger. A reluctant heroine. And the ancient magic that will capsize a kingdom. Seventeen-year-old Meadow Sircha watched her mother die from the wilting sickness. Tormented by the knowledge that the emperor failed...
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Featured Review: The Kingdom (Jess Rothenberg)

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About This Book:   Welcome to the Kingdom... where 'Happily Ever After' isn't just a promise, but a rule.  Glimmering like a jewel behind its gateway, The Kingdom(TM) is an immersive fantasy theme park where guests soar on virtual dragons, castles loom like giants, and bioengineered species--formerly extinct--roam free. Ana is...
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Behind the Scenes in Indie Publishing with Nina Walker, Author of The Color Alchemist

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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing At YABC we work closely with a lot of Indie authors. Some are best sellers and some are just starting out, and many more fall in the middle of that spectrum. Today we are excited to introduce you to Nina Walker,  USA Today Best Selling...
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Featured Review: Kingsbane (Claire LeGrand)

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About This Book: In this sequel to the instant  New York Times  bestseller  Furyborn , two queens, separated by a thousand years, connected by secrets and lies, must continue their fight amid deadly plots and unthinkable betrayals that will test their strength—and their hearts. Rielle Dardenne has been anointed Sun Queen,...
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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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Featured Review: The Mermaid Upstairs (Jami Lilo)

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About This Book: Yesterday 16-year-old Emily’s mother was a high-powered attorney. Today she is a mermaid. While the car accident they were in left Emily relatively unscathed, her mother is just not the same. She doesn’t care about court cases and keeps talking about her missing tail. But life doesn’t stop...
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Bedtime Stories To Inspire Young Girls

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Any avid reader remembers their favorite books as a child. Perhaps your parents read to you each night your favorite stories. The first books we read end up inspiring our love of reading and shaping our worldview. That’s why so many children’s books contain lessons and morals. It’s important to give...
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Featured Review: Love At First Sight (Maggie Dallen)

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About This Book: Band Geek vs Quarterback... One humiliating photo, a stupid prank, and a hashtag that goes viral. That's how my senior year goes from predictable to absurd in a heartbeat. This year is supposed to be easy. I've finally scored first chair in band, my college applications are done,...
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Featured Review: Let Me Hear A Rhyme (Tiffany D Jackson)

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About This Book: In this standalone novel, Tiffany D. Jackson tells the story of three Brooklyn teens who plot to turn their murdered friend into a major rap star by pretending he is still alive. Biggie Smalls was right. Things done changed. But that doesn’t mean that Quadir and Jarrell are...
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Giveaway: LUCKY, Dorian Gray Novels Book 1

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Lucky, Dorian Gray Novels Book 1 (US Only) by: F.E. Bradley Release Date: March 2019 Publisher: Bradley   About the Book: Would you want to live if you had no other choice? At 18 years old, Ellie Rose has just started college and is still living on her parent's farm to...
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Dorian Gray has always had a special place in my heart! ❤️❤️
Friday, 24 May 2019 09:51
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is okay. The synopsis sounds suspenseful.
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Ok so the timing of this book is kind of crazy for me, because I’ve recently been revisiting interpretations of The Picture of Dor... Read More
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