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What's New In YA ~ October 22nd, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!           Seven days. Seven days. The Earth might end in seven days. When news stations start reporting that Earth has been contacted by a planet named Alma, the world is abuzz with rumors that the alien...
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Featured Review: What Makes Us (Rafi Mittlefehldt)

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About This Book: A viral video reveals a teen’s dark family history, leaving him to reckon with his heritage, legacy, and identity in this fiery, conversation-starting novel. Eran Sharon knows nothing of his father except that he left when Eran was a baby. Now a senior in high school and living...
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ October 21st, 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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The letter of the day is S: Recommendations for YA Contemporary Novels with Titles that Start with S.










S is for solid plots and storytelling. All the titles we're recommending have both and then some. Below are 8 of our favorite books that start with the letter S.   1 . Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen [yabookscentral.com] Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here by Anna  [yabookscentral.com] Breslaw [yabookscentral.com] Shuffle Repeat Jen...
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Kings, Queens, Princes, & Princesses: Royal Novels to Feed Your Need For All Things Royal While You Wait for Kierra Cass's new novel: 'The Bethrothed.'













Royalty, Royalty, Royalty: Kings, Queens, and everything in between—we love a good royal YA. From the conventional to the unconventional royal liege, YA royal stories are really exciting. We've picked 12 of our favorites to share with you. Pick one up today!   Truly Madly Royally by Debbie Rigaud [yabookscentral.com] 2.American Royals...
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Featured Review: Into The Crooked Place (Alexandra Christo)

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About This Book: Into the Crooked Place  begins a gritty two-book YA fantasy series from Alexandra Christo, the author of  To Kill a Kingdom . The streets of Creije are for the deadly and the dreamers, and four crooks in particular know just how much magic they need up their sleeve...
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Giveaway: Heart Of The Moors: An Original Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil Novel (Holly Black) ~ (US Only)

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Heart Of The Moors: An Original Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil Novel (US Only) by: Holly Black Release Date: October 8th, 2019 Publisher: Disney Book Group     About the Book: From New York Times bestselling author Holly Black comes a captivating original novel set between Disney's Maleficent and Maleficent: Mistress of...
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Featured Review: Perfectly Oblivious (Robin Daniels)

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About This Book: Cameron Bates (Cam) could have almost any girl at Franklin High School…except for the one he wants. Unfortunately Bebe seems to be immune to his flirty charm and good looks, which means one of two things: a) she’s completely oblivious to how he feels, or b) she’s just...
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Author Chat with The Never Tilting World (Rin Chupeco), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Rin Chupeco author of The Never Tilting World.  Read on for more about Rin and her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Rin Chupeco!       Website   *  Twitter *  Instagram       Meet The Never Tilting World...
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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: The Fantastical Exploits of Gwendolyn Gray by B.A. Watson + Giveaway (US Only)

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Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  THE FANTASTICAL EXPLOITS OF GWENDOLYN GRAY by B.A. Watson, releasing April 28, 2020 from Jolly Fish Press/North Star Editions! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: Hi YABCers! It can be gauche to brag about one's work,...
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