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Author Chat with Jaye Robin Brown (The Key to You and Me), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Jaye Robin Brown author of The Key to You and Me.  Read on for more about Jaye, her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Jaye Robin Brown !     Jaye Robin Brown  is the critically acclaimed author of the young...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Thursday, 22 April 2021 14:37
Chiara Jucha
This looks cute!
Wednesday, 05 May 2021 10:31
Colleen Burns
Such a cute cover!
Thursday, 06 May 2021 16:53
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Author Chat with Haylie Hanson (World Diver), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Haylie Hanson author of World Diver.  Read on for more about Haylie, her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Haylie Hanson !    Haylie Hanson writes YA fantasy about quirky kids with superpowers, portals to magical new worlds, and finding your...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Thursday, 22 April 2021 14:38
Chiara Jucha
This cover looks intriguing!
Wednesday, 05 May 2021 10:33
Danielle Hammelef
The cover matches the unique and intriguing premise.
Friday, 14 May 2021 12:52
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Five Rom-Com Heroes That We Love Because They Are Perfectly Imperfect! + Win A Copy of Better Than The Movies (Lynn Painter) ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Better Than The Movies  by Lynn Painter!  Read on for more about Lynn and her book, an guest post, plus an giveaway!        Meet Lynn Painter !   Lynn Painter lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband and pack of wild children. She’s a...
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I've been wanting to read this book ever since I saw the super cute cover art. I absolutely adore romcoms. I agree that Jess Maria... Read More
Wednesday, 21 April 2021 11:57
Andrea Cerda
It sound great, it will be added to my TBR pile!
Wednesday, 21 April 2021 21:43
Asteria
this sounds super cute
Thursday, 06 May 2021 03:28
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Spotlight on Kate In Waiting (Becky Albertalli), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Kate In Waiting  by Becky Albertalli.  Read on for more about Becky and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet Becky Albertalli !       Becky Albertalli  is the author of William C. Morris Award winner and National Book Award longlist...
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Keia
I love all of Becky Albertalli's books! I can't wait to read this one. I especially love the cover.
Wednesday, 28 April 2021 19:58
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is cute. The synopsis tells me I'm going to love reading this book.
Friday, 14 May 2021 12:39
Penny Olson
The cover is creative. The story sounds fun and dramatic.
Wednesday, 19 May 2021 00:57
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It’s Live! Cover Reveal: Walls by L.M. Elliott + Giveaway ~ (US Only)

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We're so excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  Walls by L.M. Elliott, releasing 7/27/2021 from Algonquin Young Readers!     Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: Hey YABC, welcome to the cover reveal of WALLS! The art designers at Algonquin Young Readers created such...
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Danielle Hammelef
I love the cover and this book sounds unique and one I must read.
Saturday, 08 May 2021 17:19
Debra Branigan
I like the thematic cover and the synopsis sounds very unique and interesting. Thank you for sharing.
Sunday, 16 May 2021 14:56
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Author Chat with Amalie Jahn (Phoebe Unfired), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Amalie Jahn author of Phoebe Unfired.  Read on for more about Amalie, her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Amalie Jahn !   USA Today Bestselling author Amalie Jahn is the recipient of the Literary Classics Seal of Approval and the...
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Andrea Cerda
Like the cover and the book sound interesting!
Wednesday, 21 April 2021 21:46
Amanda
It is so wonderful to read a book with a main character with anxiety, written by someone who understands anxiety. Can't wait to re... Read More
Thursday, 22 April 2021 17:56
Danielle Hammelef
I like the cover and this book sounds like an emotional and important read.
Saturday, 08 May 2021 17:18
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Author Chat with Ena Jones (Six Feet Below Zero), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Ena Jones author of Six Feet Below Zero.  Read on for more about Ena, her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Ena Jones ! Ena Jones is the author of Clayton Stone series, about which  Kirkus Reviews  raved "What really makes...
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Chiara Jucha
This looks intriguing!
Monday, 19 April 2021 15:53
Danielle Hammelef
I love the fun cover and this book is high on my want-to-read list after reading the synopsis.
Saturday, 08 May 2021 17:16
Melanie Bracco
The cover is really cute and the story sounds interesting!
Thursday, 13 May 2021 11:36
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It’s Live! Cover Reveal: Simulated (Calculated #2) by Nova McBee + Giveaway (US/Canada)

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We're so excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  Simulated (Calculated #2) by Nova McBee, releasing 5/13/2021 from Wise Wolf Books! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: Hi YABC! Welcome to the exclusive cover reveal for SIMULATED!  ~ Nova McBee Ready? -- -- -- --...
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Danielle Hammelef
The cover is eye-catching. The synopsis sounds fun.
Saturday, 08 May 2021 17:15
Jeana Kwiecinski
That cover is amazing and the story sounds amazing!
Sunday, 09 May 2021 21:10
Dan Denman
The cover is cool. This story sounds like it will have good action and intrigue.
Friday, 14 May 2021 12:20
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Author Chat with Natalie Lund (The Sky Above Us), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Natalie Lund author of The Sky Above Us.  Read on for more about Natalie, her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Natalie Lund ! Natalie Lund is the author of THE SKY ABOVE US (April 13, 2021; Penguin Random House/Philomel Books)...
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Andrea Cerda
Like the cover and the books looks interesting!
Wednesday, 21 April 2021 21:48
Colleen Burns
This book sounds really good!
Thursday, 06 May 2021 16:47
Danielle Hammelef
I love this cover and the synopsis sounds intriguing.
Saturday, 08 May 2021 17:13
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Indie Superstars with the Author of No Place Like Homecoming + Giveaway (US + International)





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 Maggie Dallen , author of No Place Like Homecoming    Welcome to YABC, Maggie!   Caitlin Haines: Can you tell us a...
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