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Featured Review: Everything I Thought I Knew (Shannon Takaoka)

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About this Book: A teenage girl wonders if she’s inherited more than just a heart from her donor in this compulsively readable debut. Seventeen-year-old Chloe had a plan: work hard, get good grades, and attend a top-tier college. But after she collapses during cross-country practice and is told that she needs...
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Author Chat with Dante Medema (The Truth Project), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Dante Medema author of The Truth Project. Read on for more about Dante and her book, an excerpt, plus a giveaway!       Meet Dante Medema !        Dante Medema is an author of books for young readers. She lives in...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, love the cover art!
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 08:53
Tiffany Engler
Love this cover!!
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 09:31
Andrea Cerda
Book looks really interesting and the cover really eye-catching.
Thursday, 22 October 2020 10:28
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Author Chat with Maggie Stiefvater (Swamp Thing: Twin Branches), Plus Excerpt!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Maggie Stiefvator author of Swamp Thing: Twin Branches. Read on for more about Maggie and her book, plus an excerpt!     Meet Maggie Stiefvator !        New York Times bestselling author of The Shiver Trilogy, The Raven Cycle, and The Scorpio...
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Featured Review: Five Total Strangers (Natalie D. Richards)

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About this Book: A "page-turning thriller that will keep readers guessing until the very end" ( School Library Journal ) about a road trip in a snowstorm that turns into bone-chilling disaster, from bestselling mystery author Natalie D. Richards. She thought being stranded was the worst thing that could happen. She...
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Author Chat with Jessie Ann Foley (You Know I'm No Good), Plus an Excerpt!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Jessie Ann Foley author of You Know I'm No Good. Read on for more about Jessie and her book, plus an excerpt!       Meet Jessie Ann Foley !   http://www.instagram.com/jessieannfoley         Meet   You Know I'm No Good !...
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Author Of The Week: Author Chat with Claire Legrand (Lightbringer), 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  Claire Legrand , YABC's Author of the Week!...
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Zachary Snyder
Book sounds great, look forward to reading it! Love the cover design!
Monday, 12 October 2020 11:37
Andrea Cerda
Looks really interesting i wan to read it ^^
Friday, 16 October 2020 16:29
Tiffany Engler
Love this cover!!
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 09:32
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ October 11, 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: Fence: Striking Distance (Sarah Rees Brennan)

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About this book: The boys of Kings Row bout with drama, rivalry, and romance in this original YA novel by The New York Times bestselling author Sarah Rees Brennan--inspired by the award-nominated comic series by C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad. Sixteen-year-old Nicholas Cox is the illegitimate son of a retired...
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Featured Review: Greythorne (Crystal Smith)

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About this book: Brimming with deliciously mysterious magic, political intrigue, and a passionate heroine who will do anything to save the ones she loves—this highly anticipated sequel to Bloodleaf, praised as “enchanting, visceral, and twisty” by Laura Sebastian, won’t disappoint. Princess Aurelia’s life is upended when the kingdom she thought she...
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Author Chat with Wai Chim (The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling) Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Wai Chim author of The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling. Read on for more about Wai and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Wai Chim !          Wai Chim is a first-generation Chinese-American from New York City....
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks good! The cover art is funny!
Monday, 12 October 2020 11:46
Brittany
Now I'm majorly craving dumplings! Added to my list, sounds good!
Tuesday, 13 October 2020 08:51
Alex Colpitts
adorable cover
Thursday, 15 October 2020 22:13
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