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Featured Review: Wings of Ebony (J. Elle)

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About This Book: In this riveting, keenly emotional debut fantasy, a Black teen from Houston has her world upended when she learns about her godly ancestry--and with evil sinking its claws into humans and gods alike, she'll have to unearth the magic of her true identity to save both her worlds....
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Giveaway: Leonard (Carlie Sorosiak) ~ (US Only)

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Leonard (US Only) by: Carlie Sorosiak Release Date: April 13th, 2021 Publisher: Walker Books US       About The Book The cat that Olive rescues from a flood has a secret: he’s not really a cat at all, but an alien who crashed to Earth on a beam of light....
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Book looks funny, look forward to reading it!
Monday, 25 January 2021 15:30
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Giveaway: The Threads Of Magic (Alison Croggon) ~ (US Only)

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The Threads Of Magic (US Only) by: Alison Croggon Release Date: April 13th, 2021 Publisher: Walker Books US       About The Book Pip lives by his wits in  the  city of Clarel. But when he picks  the  wrong pocket, Pip finds himself in possession of a strange dried heart...
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Book looks great, look forward to reading!
Monday, 25 January 2021 15:32
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Author Of The Week: Author Chat with Katharyn Blair (Unchosen), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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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 Katharyn Blair , YABC's Author of the...
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Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Monday, 25 January 2021 11:54
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ January 25, 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: Sisters of Shadow and Light (Sara B. Larson)

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About This Book: From the acclaimed author of Defy, Sara B. Larson, Sisters of Shadow and Light is a timeless and fantastical tale of sisterly love and powerful magic The night my sister was born, the stars died and were reborn in her eyes…. Zuhra and Inara have grown up in...
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Featured Review: My High School Royal Boyfriend (Kylie Key)

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About This Book: Two people with secret identities… Can anything between them be real? ALEX A tragedy at Langley Estate puts my family in the spotlight Hounded by a ruthless press, it’s decided I should disappear for awhile That’s how I’ve ended up on the other side of the world At...
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Spotlight on Bump (Matt Wallace), Guest Post, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Bump  by Matt Wallace.  Read on for more about Matt and his book, an guest post, plus an giveaway!        Meet Matt Wallace !   Matt Wallace is a Hugo Award winner and the author of Rencor: Life in Grudge City, the Sin du...
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Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
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Featured Review: The Forgotten World (Robin D. Mahle)

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About This Book: Clark thought he knew what grief was. Addie thought she understood the dangers of the Tempest Sea. They couldn’t have been more wrong. When their only chance at survival lands them on opposite ends of an island that shouldn’t exist, they will both be forced to contend with...
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Spotlight on Winterkeep (Kristin Cashore), Plus Excerpt!

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  Today we're excited to spotlight Winterkeep (Kristin Cashore).  Read on for more about Kristin and her book plus a excerpt!         Meet Kristin Cashore ! Kristin Cashore  grew up in the northeast Pennsylvania countryside as the second of four daughters. She received a bachelor’s degree from Williams...
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