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1. SWIMMING THROUGH THE CLOUDS by Rajdeep Paulus     Post-it Notes and romance Verdict : All the feels.     2. YOU ARE MINE by Janeal Falor   Magic, imprisonment, and warlocks Verdict : Fantasy rules.   3. 4 TO 16 CHARACTERS by Kelly Hourihan     Online Friends, fandoms...
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20 Must-Read #OwnVoices Contemporary YA Released This Year





















We're big fans of contemporary YA, and we love an amazing #ownvoices book. In fact, we love them so much, we thought we'd compile a list of faves for you to read! Don't blame us if your TBR pile explodes. (Okay, fine. Blame us. But it's totally worth it.)   1....
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MEET ME AT MIDNIGHT Cover Reveal + Giveaway (US Only)

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  Today, we're super excited to share the gorgeous cover for MEET ME AT MIDNIGHT, by Jessica Pennington. (April 2020 from Tor Teen). We're big fans of summer romcoms and can't wait to get our hands on this book. First, a note from the author:   Hi YABC! I'm so excited...
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Kathleen Pasqualini
I've loved Jessica's first 2 books. I'm so excited for this one!
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Can't wait to read more of her books!
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Delaney
This cover is so fun and this book sounds awesome ??
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Current Reads 7/23

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Hello YABC'ers! Welcome to our weekly Current Reads post. We love everything bookish and wanted to share with our readers what books we are currently obsessing about! So check out what books the YABC Staff are currently reading below and comment to let us know what book or books you're reading...
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What's New in YA - July 23, 2019

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Grimoire Noir:

It tells the story of a town where every woman is a witch, and what happens when one of them goes missing.

 

The Arrival Of Someday:

In this heartfelt and emotionally candid contemporary YA, author Jen Malone delves into the life of a teen whose world is brought to an abrupt halt when she learns she’s in dire need of an organ transplant.Hard-charging and irrepressible eighteen-year-old Amelia Linehan could see a roller derby opponent a mile away—and that’s while crouched down, bent over skates, and zooming around a track at the speed of light. They don’t call her Rolldemort for nothing! What she couldn’t see coming, however, was the unexpected flare-up of a rare liver disorder she was born with. But now it’s the only thing she—and everyone around her—can think about.With no guarantee of a viable organ transplant, everything Amelia’s been sure of—like her college plans, the mural she’d been commissioned to paint, or the possibility of one day falling in love—has become a huge question mark, threatening to drag her down into a sea of what-ifs she’s desperate to avoid.Then a friend from the past shows up. With Will, it’s easy to forget about what’s lurking underneath the lightness of their time together. It’s easy to feel alive when all signs point elsewhere. On the other hand, with the odds decidedly not in her favor, Amelia knows this feeling couldn’t last forever. But what can?

Soul Of Stars:

 

The highly awaited sequel to Heart of Iron, Soul of Stars is a thrilling sci-fi adventure packed with romance, shocking twists, and witty banter, perfect for fans of Six of Crows and Cinder.Once, Ana was an orphaned space outlaw. Then she was the Empress of the Iron Kingdom. Now, thought dead by most of the galaxy after she escaped from the dark AI program called the HIVE, Ana is desperate for a way to save Di from the HIVE’s evil clutches and take back her kingdom.Ana’s only option is to find Starbright, the one person who has hacked into the HIVE and lived to tell the tale. But when Ana’s desperation costs the crew of the Dossier a terrible price, Ana and her friends are sent spiraling through the most perilous reaches of the Iron Kingdom to stop the true arbiter of evil in her world: an ancient world-ending deity called the Great Dark.Their journey will take the sharp-witted pilot, Jax, to the home he never wanted to return to, and the dangerous fate he left behind. And when Robb finds out who Jax really is, he must contend with his own feelings for the boy he barely knows, and whether he truly belongs with this group of outcasts.When facing the worst odds, can Ana and her crew of misfits find a way to stop the Great Dark once and for all?

 

How We Became Wicked:

 

A plague, called Wicked, is pulsing through the world; and in its wake, it’s dividing the population into thirds:The WICKED: Already infected by the droves of Singers, the ultraviolet mosquito-like insects who carry the plague, the Wicked roam the world freely. They don’t want for much—only to maim and dismember you. But don’t worry: They always ask politely first.The TRUE: The True live in contained, isolated communities. They’re the lucky ones; they found safety from the Singers. And while the threat of the Wicked may not be eliminated, for the True, the threat has certainly been contained…The VEXED: The Vexed are the truly fortunate ones—they survived the sting of the Singers, leaving them immune. But they’re far from safe. The Vexed hold the key to a cure, and there are those who will do anything to get it.

 

 

Before I Disappear:

 

Rose Montgomery parks her family’s trailer in Fort Glory, Oregon with one goal: to carve out a new life for herself and her little brother, Charlie. They need a fresh start for their family, and she thinks she's finally found it in a town where nobody knows them. But Rose’s plans come crashing down when, in an instant, Fort Glory disappears and every person in town vanishes into thin air—including Charlie.Rose and four other teens become trapped in the Fold, a patch of woods caught halfway between the real world and the lost town. In the Fold, a mysterious force suspends the laws of physics, and everyone’s inner darkness has the power to kill. To survive the Fold, Rose must unravel the clues Charlie sends her from the missing town. And Rose has to find Charlie soon—or he'll be gone forever.

 

 

The Sin Soldiers:

 

Red compound makes them angry. Yellow exhausts them. Blue drives them into a state of ravenous addiction. The thief Kai knows about the chemically controlled soldiers of the Eastern forces and their savage, deadly nature. When a robbery attempt at Club Seven goes wrong, Kai is captured by a handler and his bestial soldier-boy. She wakes up inside the military base with no idea what happened to her twin brother, Dex.Things go from bad to worse when Kai is started on a drug and training regimen, and forced to take injections of blue compound. The scientists in charge plan to make her into a working soldier who will mine the mysterious power crystals beneath the desert. Kai becomes a victim of the bully Finn, a handsome but nasty soldier whose years on red compound seem to have erased his humanity. Still, she begins to pity the Seven Soldiers, including the monstrous boy who tried to rip her to shreds at the club. They appear to be nothing more than genetically enhanced, drug-controlled teenagers.On the outside, Dex and his tech-savvy boyfriend try to crack the soldiers’ chemical code to find a weakness that will break the system. But Kai has already been drawn deep into her new world. Strong feelings for the soldiers she’s come to know have started to cloud her judgment. Can she escape and find Dex without becoming a monster herself?

 

 

Wide Awake:

 

Alison Waverly and her FBI Agent boyfriend, Quinn Kaneko, have a uniquely symbiotic relationship... Ever since Quinn revealed the painful truth about his past, their bond has grown more passionate than ever, yet mysteries still lurk between them. When Alison is introduced to Quinn’s charismatic boss, DSAC Paul Miller, she is met with a series of obstacles, including Miller’s holier-than-thou attitude, Quinn’s uncharacteristically submissive reaction to it, and the powerful temptation to uncover more of her enigmatic lover’s secrets. Things take a turn for the worse when complications in her personal and family life shake her self-confidence and challenge her optimistic disposition. Alison’s vulnerability is unfamiliar territory for Quinn, who must discover a new kind of strength in himself to support the woman he loves. But when unfortunate transgressions are disclosed on both sides, will the weight of their mistakes crush the love they fought so hard to nurture?

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Sneak Peek of THE ODDMIRE!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  The Oddmire  by William Ritter.  Read on for more about Willian and his book, plus read a sneak peek!  Meet The Oddmire !    Magic is fading from the Wild Wood. To renew it, goblins must perform an ancient ritual involving the rarest of their kind—a...
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Featured Review: The Werewolf Queen (Brandi Elledge)

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About This Book: I always wished I had supernatural powers. Now I wish I didn’t. Sadie’s a dud, a failure–the only one in high school who doesn’t have any kind of supernatural powers. Her psychic bff, Jo, knows something about Sadie’s future, but just won’t tell. And what the heck is...
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5 YA Indie Novels Releasing This Month That We're Excited About!

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  Find your perfect indie summer novel below! We've got swoon, nerds, secret crushes, and sweet romances!     1. The C Word  by Michelle MacQueen and Ann Maree Craven     Release Date: July 11, 2019 Online personas. Secrets. Unreturned crushes.   Get more info HERE!        ...
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Going Through Riverdale Withdrawal? Us too! Check out these 10 YA Thrillers to Tide You Over Until the Show's Return.

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 Are you missing your weekly dose of secrets, swoons, and murder? So are we! Luckily, we've found 10 outstanding novels that will scratch that itch until Riverdale comes back.       1. One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus     "Breakfast Club Meets Pretty Little Liars.” Five...
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Featured Review: Wilder Girls (Rory Power)

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About This Book: It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her. It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and...
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