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Featured Review: These Hollow Vows (Lexi Ryan)

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About This Book: From New York Times best-selling author Lexi Ryan, Cruel Prince meets A Court of Thorns and Roses in this sexy, action-packed fantasy about a girl who is caught between two treacherous faerie courts and their dangerously seductive princes. Brie hates the Fae and refuses to have anything to...
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Featured Review: My High School Valentine Boyfriend (Kylie Key)

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About This Book: Roses are red Violets are blue Out of all of the boys Why am I stuck with you Finn I didn’t mean to volunteer for the Valentine’s Day Planning Committee. I was just reaching out to pass Shay Munroe her folder when Mrs. Darcy thought I’d raised my...
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ July 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: Realm Breaker (Victoria Aveyard)

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About This Book: Irresistibly action-packed and full of lethal surprises, this stunning new fantasy series from Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Red Queen series, begins where hope is lost and asks: When the heroes have fallen, who will take up the sword? A strange darkness grows...
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Featured Review: Tokyo Ever After (Emiko Jean)

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About This Book: Izumi Tanaka has never really felt like she fit in―it isn’t easy being Japanese American in her small, mostly white, northern California town. Raised by a single mother, it’s always been Izumi―or Izzy, because “It’s easier this way”―and her mom against the world. But then Izumi discovers a...
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Author Chat with Whitney Grandison (The Right Kind of Reckless)!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Whitney Grandison author of The Right Kind of Reckless !  Read on for more about Whitney and her book!       Meet  Whitney Grandison ! Whitney D. Grandison  is an American young adult fiction writer. Some of her works can be found on...
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Teaser Trailer & Giveaway: Jackaby Series (William Ritter) ~ US Only

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Book’s Title: The Oddmire, Book 1: Changeling The Oddmire, Book 2: The Unready Queen The Oddmire, Book 3: Deepest Darkest Jackaby     Author/Illustrator: William Ritter     Release Date:  The Oddmire, Book 1: Changeling (Paperback) - April 14, 2020 The Oddmire, Book 2: The Unready Queen (Paperback) - June 22, 2021 The...
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Davianna Nieto
The covers are beautiful and the synopsis grabbed my attention.
Saturday, 17 July 2021 15:19
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Spotlight on The Taking of Jake Livingston (Ryan Douglass), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight The Taking of Jake Livingston  by Ryan Douglass.  Read on for more about Ryan and his book, an excerpt, plus a giveaway!          Meet Ryan Douglass !    Ryan Douglass was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, where he currently resides, cooking pasta...
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Chiara Jucha
This one went on my TBR list as soon as I saw it. Can wait to read it!
Monday, 19 July 2021 16:50
Keia
I read an ARC of this one and it was great!
Tuesday, 20 July 2021 12:52
Kiara T.
I love the cover and the book sounds great!
Wednesday, 21 July 2021 15:37
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Featured Review: All Last Summer (Stephanie J. Scott)

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About This Book: Sometimes life doesn’t go according to plan. My summer was planned from packing lists to trip itineraries. Or so I’d thought. It’s the night before my trip abroad, and my boyfriend Matt showed up at a party with another girl. The boyfriend I’m supposed to spend seven weeks...
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Nat Geo Kids Giveaway: Go Wild! Pandas - Go Wild! Sea Turtles - Little Kids First Big Book of Rocks, Minerals, and Shells! - Weird But True! Ocean ~ (US Only)

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National Geographic Kids Books Giveaway for Land AND Sea Lovers! ~ (US Only)     Book’s Title: Go Wild! Pandas Go Wild! Sea Turtles Little Kids First Big Book of Rocks, Minerals and Shells Weird But True! Ocean   Author/Illustrator: Panda: Margie Markarian Turtle: Jill Esbaum LKFBB of Rocks: Moira Donahue...
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Alyssa Annico
These are awesome for my nonfiction library!
Monday, 19 July 2021 12:47
Zachary Snyder
Books look fun and educational, my twins would love!
Monday, 19 July 2021 16:21
Chiara Jucha
My students would love these!
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