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Featured Review: The Summer Of '69 (Todd Strasser)

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About This Book: With his girlfriend, Robin, away in Canada, eighteen-year-old Lucas Baker’s only plans for the summer are to mellow out with his friends, smoke weed, drop a tab or two, and head out in his microbus for a three-day happening called the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. But life...
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Giveaway: THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE (US & Canada)

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The Center of the Universe (US and Canada) by: Ria Voros Release Date: April 2, 2019 Publisher: KCP Loft   About the Book: A gripping mystery about the gravitational force between mothers and daughters. Grace Carter’s mother — the celebrity news anchor GG Carter — is everything Grace is not. GG...
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Sara Zielinski
I think this book has a great cover.
Friday, 12 April 2019 14:48
Kylie
This book cover is gorgeous! I am looking forward to devouring this one!
Friday, 12 April 2019 16:37
Candice Gigous
The cover is cool. The synopsis very intriguing. This book is going on my to read list.
Saturday, 13 April 2019 02:08
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Author Chat with Michael Moreci (We Are Mayhem), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Michael Moreci author of We Are Mayhem.  Read on for more about Michael, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Michael Moreci ! Michael Moreci is a comics author and novelist. His current comic series, Wasted Space, has been hailed as one...
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John
I've been meaning to find a novel about ragtag misfits!
Saturday, 13 April 2019 08:48
Danielle Hammelef
The action-packed cover matches this exciting novel's premise.
Thursday, 09 May 2019 14:47
Dan Denman
The cover is colorful and cool. This sounds like a good science fiction adventure.
Friday, 10 May 2019 10:49
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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: 8 Souls by Rachel Rust + Giveaway (US Only)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  8 Souls by Rachel Rust, releasing May 6, 2019 from Entangled Teen! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: Hello, YABC readers! Here it is—the beautifully haunting cover of 8 SOULS! Follow along with Chessie...
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Candice Gigous
The cover is eye-catching. The synopsis is captivating. I am looking forward to this one.
Saturday, 13 April 2019 02:14
Tessa Thomas
The cover is absolutely gorgeous. As someone always fascinated by unsolved cases, I look forward to reading this!
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 10:32
Emily
This book sounds amazing!!! The cover is prett!
Sunday, 28 April 2019 18:12
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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: Lock & West (Alexander C. Eberhart)

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About This Book:   Note To Self: Just Don’t Be Weird  Lock is awkward. He can’t make eye contact, counts when he’s nervous and has to remind himself several times a day how ‘normal’ teens behave. Homeschooled most of his life, he’s resigned himself to a friendless existence at his new...
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Author Chat with Joseph Moldover (Every Moment After)!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Joseph Moldover author of Every Moment After.  Read on for more about Joseph, plus an interview!         Meet Joseph Moldover ! Joseph Moldover is a writer and clinical psychologist who lives and works in the Boston area. He has written a...
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Giveaway - ALADDIN: FAR FROM AGRABAH (US Only)

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Disney Book Group is partnering with YA Books Central for this giveaway!   Aladdin: Far from Agrabah (US Only) by: Aisha Saeed Release Date: April 2, 2019 Publisher: Disney Book Group     About the Book: This stunning original novel is an all-new story set in the world of the new...
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John
Sounds like a wonderful trip to the casbah store!
Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:09
Kacie
So excited! The cover is fantastic! I've always loved Aladdin and I can't wait for the movie as well.
Sunday, 14 April 2019 21:48
Penny Olson
The cover is amazing and the book sounds like one great big adventure.
Monday, 15 April 2019 23:33
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Featured Review: Thief Of Cahraman (Lucy Tempest)

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About The Book:   The Selection meets Aladdin  ONE MONTH. FIFTY CONTESTANTS. ONE PRINCE. AN IMPOSSIBLE HEIST.  You have been summoned to Sunstone Palace to compete in our search for the future Queen of Cahraman.  After years on the run, Adelaide thinks her lonely and dangerous life as a thief is...
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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Horwitz + Giveaway (US Only)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  THE DARK LORD CLEMENTINE by Sarah Jean Horwitz, releasing October 1, 2019 from Algonquin Young Readers! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: I am so excited to share the cover for my next middle...
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John
What an amazing cover! Curses and a Dark Lord sound good!
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 17:43
Erica Hagan
The cover looks amazing. I can’t wait to read this with my kids!
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 22:37
Jana Leah
Clementine sounds pretty cool & I love the cover.
Sunday, 14 April 2019 01:59
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