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Featured Review: The Forest of Stolen Girls (June Hur)

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About This Book: Suspenseful and richly atmospheric, June Hur's The Forest of Stolen Girls is a haunting historical mystery sure to keep readers guessing until the last page. 1426, Joseon (Korea). Hwani's family has never been the same since she and her younger sister went missing and were later found unconscious...
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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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Waiting on Wednesday ~ April 21, 2021

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.     *Samantha’s Choice* (YABC Promotions Manager)    The Firebird Song Author:  Arnee Flores Expected publication:  June 8, 2021 Debut author Arnée Flores spins an exciting and...
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Featured Review: In Deeper Waters (F.T. Lukens)

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About This Book: A young prince must rely on a mysterious stranger to save him when he is kidnapped during his coming-of-age tour in this swoony adventure that is The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue meets Pirates of the Caribbean. Prince Tal has long awaited his coming-of-age tour. After spending...
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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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Featured Review: These Feathered Flames (Alexandra Overy)

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About This Book: When twin heirs are born in Tourin, their fates are decided at a young age. While Izaveta remained at court to learn the skills she’d need as the future queen, Asya was taken away to train with her aunt, the mysterious Firebird, who ensured magic remained balanced in...
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ April 19, 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: The Sky Above Us (Natalie Lund)

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About This Book: From the author of We Speak in Storms comes a twisty, psychological thriller about three friends searching for the truth in the aftermath of a plane crash. The morning after their senior year beach party, Izzy, Cass, and Janie are woken by a thundering overhead. Then they and...
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Featured Review: Poison Priestess (Lana Popovic)

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About This Book: Book 2 in the Lady Slayers series, about French murderess and fortune teller Catherine Monvoisin In 17th-century Paris, 19-year-old Catherine Monvoisin is a well-heeled jeweler’s wife with a peculiar taste for the arcane. She lives a comfortable life, far removed from a childhood of abject destitution—until her kind...
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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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