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Featured Review: The Dead and the Dark (Courtney Gould)

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About This Book: Courtney Gould’s thrilling YA debut The Dead and the Dark is about the things that lurk in dark corners, the parts of you that can’t remain hidden, and about finding home in places―and people―you didn’t expect. The Dark has been waiting―and it won't stay hidden any longer. Something...
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Author Of The Week: Author Chat with Sheeryl Lim (Brown Boy Nowhere), Plus Giveaway! ~ (INT)

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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!!         Meet  Sheeryl Lim ! Sheeryl Lim considers...
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ August 2, 2021

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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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Featured Review: When You Know What I Know (Sonja K. Solter)

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About This Book: This harrowing, and ultimately hopeful novel in verse sensitively depicts a girl's journey through the aftermath of abuse. One day after school, on the couch in the basement, Tori's uncle did something bad. Afterward, Tori tells her mom. Even though telling was a brave thing to do, her...
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Featured Review: The Cost of Knowing (Brittney Morris)

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About This Book: Dear Martin meets They Both Die at the End in this gripping, evocative novel about a Black teen who has the power to see into the future, whose life turns upside down when he foresees his younger brother’s imminent death, from the acclaimed author of SLAY. Sixteen-year-old Alex...
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Featured Review: Gold Spun (Brandie June)

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About This Book: If Nor can't spin gold, she can always spin lies. When seventeen-year-old Nor rescues a captured faerie in the woods, he gifts her with a magical golden thread she can use to summon him for a favor. Instead, Nor uses it for a con-to convince villagers to buy...
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Spotlight on StarLion: Thieves of the Red Night (Leon Langford), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight StarLion: Thieves of the Red Night  by Leon Langford.  Read on for more about Leon and his book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet Leon Langford ! Originally from Virginia, Leon has honed his skills as an award-winning screenwriter, with a passion for...
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Author Chat with L.M. Elliott (WALLS), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with L.M. Elliott author of WALLS!  Read on for more about L.M. Elliott, her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet  L.M. Elliott !  L.M. Elliott was an award-winning magazine journalist in Washington, D.C., before becoming a New York Times bestselling author of historical and biographical...
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It's Live! Cover Reveal: Gaslight (Rachael Rose), Exclusive Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  Gaslight  by Rachael Rose, releasing March 2022 by Wattpad Books!           Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author:   Hi YABC! I’m Rachael Rose, and I’m beyond excited to share with...
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Ohhh I’m so excited I have tried to pre order but it isn’t giving me the option to change the state from the us to the uk I’m gutt... Read More
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I finished this book in about 6 hours. The cover looks brilliant, and the sypnosis makes me feel all giddy! I can't wait! I'm so h... Read More
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I loved this book so much I read it months ago and I’m so excited for it to be published definitely a win for us readers!
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Featured Review: Merci Suarez Can't Dance (Meg Medina)

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About This Book: Seventh grade is going to be a real trial for Merci Suárez. For science she’s got no-nonsense Mr. Ellis, who expects her to be a smart as her brother, Roli. She’s been assigned to co-manage the tiny school store with Wilson Bellevue, a boy she barely knows, but...
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