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Featured Review: Gods Of Jade And Shadow (Silvia Moreno-Garcia)

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About This Book: The Mayan god of death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark, one-of-a-kind fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore. The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather’s house to listen to...
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Derek Milman (Swipe Right For Murder), 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 Derek Milman , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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Lily M.
I always enjoyed reading murder mysteries ?
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Author Chat with Rebekah Crane (Postcards For A Songbird), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Rebekah Crane author of Postcards For A Songbird.  Read on for more about Rebekah and her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Rebekah Crane ! Rebekah Crane is the author of several critically acclaimed young-adult novels, including The Infinite Pieces of...
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What's New In YA ~ August 5th, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!         Nothing much happens in the sleepy town of Shy in Avon-upon-Kynt. And for eighteen years, Emmaline Watkins has feared that her future held just that: nothing. But when the head of the most admired fashion house...
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Featured Review: Truly Madly Royally (Debbie Rigaud)

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About This Book: Fiercely independent and smart, Zora Emerson wants to change the world. She's excited to be attending a prestigious summer program, even if she feels out of place among her privileged, mostly white classmates. So she's definitely not expecting to feel a connection to Owen, who's an actual prince...
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Author Chat with Jill Criswell (Beasts Of The Frozen Sun), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Jill Criswell author of Beasts Of The Frozen Sun.  Read on for more about Jill and her book, plus an excerpt and an giveaway!          Meet Jill Criswell ! Jill Criswell is a writer of young adult historical fantasy. Born and...
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Lily M.
I'm looking forward to reading this book, looks and sounds intriguing ?❤
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Hannah
Love the cover and the synopsis sounds great
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Mia
This cover is gorgeous and the book sounds super intriguing!
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August 2019 Book Haul

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The YABC office was flooded with amazing new books last month. Soooo many. Seriously. Don't believe us? Check it out for yourself. Fair warning: you're going to be adding a lot of titles to your wishlist!  
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ August 5th, 2019

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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: Dragon's Awakening (Sean Fletcher)

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About This Book: Kaylee looked at her hands. No, not hands. Claws. She had claws.   “What am I?”   “You’re a freak. An abomination. You never should have existed.”   For Kaylee Richards, starting high school is hard enough. Growing dragon scales and blasting her date with lightning just makes...
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Featured Review: Under The Moon: A Catwoman Tale (Lauren Myracle)

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About This Book: When fifteen-year-old Selina Kyle, aka the future Catwoman, becomes homeless, she must confront questions of who she is and who she will become. She rejects human cruelty, but sometimes it seems as though brute force is the only way to "win." And if Selina is to survive on...
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