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Indie Superstars with the Authors of Kingdom of Fairytales + Giveaway (US + International)

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Welcome to YA Books Central's "Indie Superstars" column. This event will spotlight the best and brightest of the indie community. You don’t want to miss out on these talented authors This week we’re interviewing JA Armitage and Rhianne Parkes from the Enchanted Quill Press and author Scarlett Kol, of the Kingdom of Fairytales Series   Welcome...
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ December 9th, 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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5th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza ~ Day 8

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Welcome to YABC's Fifth Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza! We're featuring some of the hottest titles of the year--perfect for the book lover on your holiday list!--with exciting prize packs every day for the first twelve days of December. Each giveaway will run for seven days. Giveaways are US...
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Zachary Snyder
Entered, hope I win!
Monday, 09 December 2019 12:17
John
"The Sisters Of Shadow and Light" sounds very intriguing!
Monday, 09 December 2019 19:09
Alyssa Annico
These look fantastic, thank you for the opportunity!
Thursday, 12 December 2019 09:06
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5th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza ~ Day 7

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Welcome to YABC's Fourth Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza! We're featuring some of the hottest titles of the year--perfect for the book lover on your holiday list!--with exciting prize packs every day for the first twelve days of December. Each giveaway will run for seven days. Giveaways are US...
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Zachary Snyder
Wow, what amazing books! Hope I can win these for my twins!
Monday, 09 December 2019 12:22
John
So many beautiful books! And "Snowman's Magic Hat" looks especially fun!
Monday, 09 December 2019 19:05
Crista cast
Such a great mix of beautiful books and the summaries sound great for readers with different tastes.
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 00:13
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Featured Review: Scared Little Rabbits (A.V. Geiger)

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About This Book: We stand in a tight cluster, high above the lake. One-by-one, we made our way up the narrow trail from the edge of campus. Now, we wait shoulder to shoulder behind the police tape. Nineteen summer students. All but one. When Nora gets accepted into her dream summer...
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Giveaway: MINECRAFT: THE END (Catherynne M Valente) ~ (US Only)

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Minecraft: The End (US Only) by: Catherynne M Valente Release Date: December 3rd, 2019 Publisher: Random House Group / Del Ray Books   About the Book: Catherynne M. Valente is the New York Times bestselling author of dozens of works of science fiction and fantasy including Space Opera, The Refrigerator Monologues,...
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Dianna G.
My kids love to play Minecraft. Would love to put this book in my classroom, too!
Friday, 06 December 2019 19:37
Brittany Colpitts
My students absolutely love Minecraft!
Saturday, 07 December 2019 11:39
Zachary Snyder
This book looks great! My nephew loves Minecraft, would love to give him a copy!
Monday, 09 December 2019 09:40
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5th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza ~ Day 6

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Welcome to YABC's Fifth Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza! We're featuring some of the hottest titles of the year--perfect for the book lover on your holiday list!--with exciting prize packs every day for the first twelve days of December. Each giveaway will run for seven days. Giveaways are US...
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Dianna G.
My son would love to read the Star Wars book!
Friday, 06 December 2019 19:40
John
"The Heart Of the Moors" has a cover that is especially gorgeous and colorful!
Friday, 06 December 2019 20:26
Laurie Harris
Awesome giveaway! Thank you
Friday, 06 December 2019 21:22
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Spotlight on Day Zero (Kelly DeVos), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to spotlight Day Zero (Kelly DeVos).  Read on for more about Kelly, a guest post, plus a giveaway!          Meet Kelly DeVos !    Kelly deVos is from Gilbert, Arizona, where she lives with her high school sweetheart husband, amazing teen daughter and superhero...
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Dianna G.
I've seen this book all around the blogsphere lately -- it looks so good!
Friday, 06 December 2019 19:39
Brittany Colpitts
Love the cool tones on the cover. Sounds like a great read!
Saturday, 07 December 2019 11:40
Debra Branigan
Cover has a great look. Based on the interview questions the book sounds like an exciting read.
Sunday, 08 December 2019 18:31
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Featured Review: After (SK Gregory)

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About This Book: A world once overrun by zombies... Jenna grew up in the aftermath, in a broken world where people lived in fear. Now a corporation runs the country, using the Alliance soldiers to do their dirty work, under the guise of keeping the peace. Alone in the world... When...
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5th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza ~ Day 5

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Welcome to YABC's Fifth Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza! We're featuring some of the hottest titles of the year--perfect for the book lover on your holiday list!--with exciting prize packs every day for the first twelve days of December. Each giveaway will run for seven days. Giveaways are US...
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Debra Branigan
I would love to win these to share with my grandson. I have read about a couple of them, including Dancer. It sounds like a sweet ... Read More
Thursday, 05 December 2019 18:10
John
"The Shortest Day" has such a cool-looking cover!
Thursday, 05 December 2019 19:46
Victoria Scott
What a great collection of books! Sure to become some of our favorites!
Friday, 06 December 2019 22:40
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