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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ December 21, 2020

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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 Unleashed (Danielle Vega)

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About This Book: In the terrifying sequel to The Haunted, Hendricks discovers that even though Steele House is gone, the hauntings in Drearfield are far from over -- and it's up to her to stop them. After everything that went down at Steele House, Hendricks just wants her life to return...
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Featured Review: Burn Our Bodies Down (Rory Power)

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About This Book: From the author of the New York Times bestseller Wilder Girls comes a feverishly twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery--until she decides to return to her mother's hometown . . . where history has a tendency to repeat itself. Ever since Margot...
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Featured Review: We Are Lost and Found (Helene Dunbar)

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About This Book: From "the queen of heartbreaking prose" (Paste) Helene Dunbar, We Are Lost and Found is a young adult realistic fiction novel in the vein of The Perks of Being a Wallflower about three friends coming-of-age against the backdrop of the AIDS crisis in the early 1980s. Michael is...
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Featured Review: A Curse of Roses (Diana Pinguicha)

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About This Book: Based on Portuguese legend, this #OwnVoices historical fantasy is an epic tale of mystery, magic, and making the impossible choice between love and duty… With just one touch, bread turns into roses. With just one bite, cheese turns into lilies. There’s a famine plaguing the land, and Princess...
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Exclusive Trailer Reveal: Those Who Prey (Jennifer Moffett), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to share the book trailer for Those Who Prey (Jennifer Moffett) ! Read on for more about Jennifer, and her book, plus the trailer & giveaway!     Meet Jennifer Moffett ! Jennifer Moffett is an author, editor, community college instructor, and all-around beachgoer. She grew up in...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, love the swag!
Wednesday, 16 December 2020 12:19
Simone
To see a YA book set in college, and also before 2000 is not a type I see often. Sounds really interesting and creepy.
Wednesday, 16 December 2020 12:57
Katelyn Burns
This cover is so cool. I really like the fonts and I think the bright pink was a great choice for a thriller. I can't wait to read... Read More
Wednesday, 16 December 2020 18:16
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Featured Review: The Cousins (Karen M. McManus)

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About This Book: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying comes your next obsession. You'll never feel the same about family again. Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins, but they barely know each another, and they've never even met their grandmother. Rich...
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Waiting on Wednesday ~ December 16, 2020

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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.     *Lillian’s Choice* (YABC Staff Reviewer)    Star Wars: The High Republic: Into the Darkness Author:  Claudia Gray Expected publication:  February 2, 2021 Padawan Reath Silas...
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Featured Review: Warmaidens (Kelly Coon)

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About This Book: Warmaidens is the action-packed conclusion to the heartwrenching Gravemaidens fantasy duology. Kammani and the maidens are now going to war against the ruler who tried to entomb them. Just a few moons after escaping the tomb in Alu, Kammani and the other runaway maidens have found refuge in...
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Spotlight on Hazel and Gray (Nic Stone), Plus Excerpt!

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  Today we're excited to spotlight Hazel and Gray (Nic Stone).  Read on for more about Nic, plus a excerpt!         Meet Nic Stone ! Nic Stone is the number one New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin , Clean Getaway , and Jackpot . Born and...
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