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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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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: Thorn by Intisar Khanani + Giveaway (US/Intl)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  Thorn by Intisar Khanani, releasing March 24, 2020 from Harper Teen! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: Hi YABC! I am so excited to share Thorn's  new cover with you! Thorn, and its cover,...
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Candice Gigous
The cover is very pretty. The synopsis is very interesting, a unique twist on fairy tales. I am looking forward to this one.... Read More
Thursday, 01 August 2019 07:58
Dan Denman
I like the colors and design of the book cover. This sounds like a good fantasy adventure.
Friday, 02 August 2019 10:11
Madeline Tebo
The book sounds so good and the cover is beautiful!
Friday, 02 August 2019 10:48
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Author Chat with Chad Alan Gibbs (Two Like Me and You), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Chad Alan Gibbs author of Two Like Me and You.  Read on for more about Chad and his book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Chad Alan Gibbs ! Chad Alan Gibbs lives in Auburn, Alabama with his wife, two sons, two...
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Dan Denman
I like the arrangement on the book cover. This sounds like a fun story with two good storylines going on.
Friday, 02 August 2019 10:17
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is cute and fun. This sounds hilarious and charming.
Saturday, 03 August 2019 18:06
Debra Branigan
The cover is sweet and this sounds like a delightful read. Best wishes on your novel.
Monday, 05 August 2019 18:50
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Rory Power (Wilder Girls), 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 Rory Power , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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Tiffany Engler
I love this cover! Can't wait to read this book!
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 09:10
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I really love this cover! I'm excited to read this book.
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 16:29
Candice Gigous
The cover is eye-catching. The synopsis is captivating. Sounds like a thrilling read!
Thursday, 01 August 2019 07:54
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ July 8th, 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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Featured Review: Girl Gone Viral (Arvin Ahmadi)

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About This Book: For seventeen-year-old Opal Hopper, code is magic. She builds entire worlds from scratch: Mars craters, shimmering lakes, any virtual experience her heart desires. But she can't code her dad back into her life. When he disappeared after her tenth birthday, leaving only a cryptic note, Opal tried desperately...
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Featured Review: This Time Will Be Different (Misa Sugiura)

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About This Book: Katsuyamas never quit—but seventeen-year-old CJ doesn’t even know where to start. She’s never lived up to her mom’s type A ambition, and she’s perfectly happy just helping her aunt, Hannah, at their family’s flower shop. She doesn’t buy into Hannah’s romantic ideas about flowers and their hidden meanings,...
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Featured Review: Shock Of Fate (D.L. Armillei)

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About This Book: One ordinary teenager. One extraordinary mission. And a destiny she never expected. Like every other teenager on Providence Island, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Cross is so ready to party her summer away—until her father disappears. And rumors fly that he’s a traitor. Plucked from her ordinary life to journey to...
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Featured Review: Shadow Realms (Kelly Carrero)

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About This Book: In order to defeat a monster, one must become a monster. Vampires live amongst us, feeding off the innocent and succumbing to the demons controlling their desires. I tried to pretend they didn’t exist—until the government kidnapped my fifteen-year-old turd of a little brother because he holds the...
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