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Author Chat with Jordyn Taylor (The Paper Girl Of Paris), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Jordyn Taylor author of The Paper Girl Of Paris. Read on for more about Jordyn and her book, plus an giveaway.       Meet Jordyn Taylor !        Jordyn Taylor is a New York City-based writer and journalist, currently  the  news...
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Jamie Snyder
I love the cover! The synopsis is very intriguing. Added to my TBR! ... Read More
Tuesday, 09 June 2020 21:11
Victoria Scott
I love the cover!! Thanks for sharing!
Wednesday, 10 June 2020 21:02
Gabby Roberts
I've always been a fan of historical fiction and mysteries, so this is a 2-in-1 deal!
Thursday, 11 June 2020 03:22
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Spotlight on The School For Good and Evil #6: One True King (Soman Chainani), Guest Post, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight The School For Good and Evil #6: One True King  by Soman Chainani.  Read on for more about Soman and his book, an guest post, plus an giveaway!        Meet Soman Chainani ! Soman Chainani’s debut series, THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, has...
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Monica Briones
I LOVE THESE BOOKS! I am so happy that a giveaway is being held for one of them! The cover, as always, is so beautiful. We got our... Read More
Tuesday, 09 June 2020 22:42
Davianna Nieto
This cover is drop dead gorgeous and the synopsis sounds exciting.
Thursday, 11 June 2020 05:22
Andrea Carroll
I have enjoyed this series, along with my students. I like the "fight" hints shown on the cover.
Sunday, 14 June 2020 11:20
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Author Chat with Thomas Taylor (Gargantis), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Thomas Taylor author of Gargantis. Read on for more about Thomas and his book, plus an giveaway.       Meet Thomas Taylor !        Thomas Taylor is an award-winning author-illustrator for children whose debut novel, Malamander, kicked off this mystery series....
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Jeana Kwiecinski
This sounds like so much fun! I can't wait to read it.
Wednesday, 10 June 2020 19:36
Victoria Scott
Sounds so good! Can't wait for the story to continue!
Wednesday, 10 June 2020 21:03
Andrea Carroll
Excited to continue reading the series... love the illustrations.
Sunday, 14 June 2020 11:28
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Author Of The Week: Chat with The Lady Janies (My Calamity Jane), Plus Giveaway!

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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  The Lady Janies , YABC's Author...
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Shoshana
This looks so good! I loved 'My Lady Jane' so I can't wait to see what they did with this one.
Monday, 08 June 2020 15:18
Madeline Tebo
This sounds amazing! I'm a big fan of My Lady Jane and My Plain Jane and I can't wait to read this one!
Tuesday, 09 June 2020 22:33
Victoria Scott
Looks so good! Thanks for sharing!
Wednesday, 10 June 2020 20:30
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YABC's Buzzworthy Books Of Summer 2020 Plus GIVEAWAY!! ~ Round 1 ~ (US Only)

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Which ones are we buzzing about? Check out our list and be sure to enter the awesome giveaway that we are hosting!!!         For fans of  Love, Simon  and  Eleanor and Park , a romantic and sweet novel about a transgender boy who falls in love for the...
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Penny Olson
I don't see A Song of Wraiths and Ruin or A Song Below Water on the list.
Saturday, 06 June 2020 23:16
Kathleen Pasqualini
This list of books is amazing. I love a bunch of the covers.
Sunday, 07 June 2020 21:47
Shoshana
Heartstopper looks really good! I know it's really popular so I'm excited to try it.
Monday, 08 June 2020 15:16
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YABC's Buzzworthy Books Of Spring 2020 Plus GIVEAWAY!! ~ Round 2 ~ (US Only)

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Which ones are we buzzing about? Check out our list and be sure to enter the awesome giveaway that we are hosting!!!         From Stonewall and Lambda Award-winning author Kacen Callender comes a revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in...
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Susan Light
I want to read This Princess Will Save You
Sunday, 07 June 2020 16:40
Shoshana
The Mermaid, The Witch, and The Sea looks great!
Monday, 08 June 2020 15:20
Jamie Snyder
Another great book list. I am adding so many books to my TBR! Very excited to read Felix Ever After, Stay Gold, Kissing Lessons, T... Read More
Tuesday, 09 June 2020 21:37
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Giveaway: Disney Villains Book Series (Serena Valentino) ~ (US Only)

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Disney Book Group sent me books from the Villains series and teamed up with me for a giveaway!   Disney Villains Book Series (US Only) by: Serena Valentino Publisher: Disney Books         Books In The Series: DISNEY, BUT DARK THE VILLAINS SERIES by Serena Valentino Where most Disney...
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Danielle Hammelef
I enjoy the covers of these books. The synopses sound so much fun to read as I know the protagonists' sides.
Thursday, 04 June 2020 12:33
Jana Leah
The covers are great & the stories sound fun.
Thursday, 04 June 2020 22:46
Gabby Roberts
The covers are neat and I look forward to the books. I love all things Disney, so this is definitely for me. ... Read More
Thursday, 04 June 2020 23:06
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Author Chat with Swati Teerdhhala (The Archer At Dawn), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Swati Teerdhhala author of The Archer At Dawn. Read on for more about Swati and her book, plus an giveaway.       Meet Swati Teerdhhala !               Swati Teerdhala is the author of The Tiger at Midnight...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great! Love the cover.
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 15:28
Candice Gigous
The cover is unique. The synopsis is intriguing. Sounds like an awesome series.
Thursday, 11 June 2020 08:40
Danielle Hammelef
I like the cover and the synopsis sounds like book #2 continues to be exciting.
Friday, 19 June 2020 13:18
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Spotlight on Everything's Not Fine (Sarah Carlson), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Everything's Not Fine  by Sarah Carlson.  Read on for more about Sarah and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet Sarah Carlson ! Sarah J. Carlson writes contemporary YA that delves into complex, real world problems. Professionally, she is a school psychologist...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it.
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 12:04
Autumn
Sounds like an interesting take on ya contemporary.
Tuesday, 09 June 2020 23:39
Danielle Hammelef
I like the cover and the book sounds emotional.
Friday, 19 June 2020 13:19
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Indie Superstars with the Author of The Elite Trials Series + Giveaway (US only)





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 Becky Moynihan, author of The Elite Trials series     Welcome to YABC, Becky!   Caitlin Haines: You just released the finale...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, looking forward to reading it!
Monday, 25 May 2020 10:55
Autumn
Great interview! This dystopian sounds fun!
Tuesday, 09 June 2020 23:33
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is okay. The synopsis makes me want to read this book.
Friday, 19 June 2020 13:20
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