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Featured Review: Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything (Raquel Vasquez Gilliland)

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About This Book: Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe meets Roswell by way of Laurie Halse Anderson in this astonishing, genre-bending novel about a Mexican American teen who discovers profound connections between immigration, folklore, and alien life. It’s been three years since ICE raids and phone calls from...
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Spotlight on Twin Daggers (MarcyKate Connolly), Guest Post, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Twin Daggers  by MarcyKate Connolly.  Read on for more about MarcyKate and her book, an guest post, plus an giveaway!        Meet MarcyKate Connolly !         MarcyKate Connolly is a New York Times Bestselling children’s book author and nonprofit marketing professional...
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Andrea Cerda
The cover is really eye catching, want to read it!
Monday, 31 August 2020 13:18
Candice Gigous
The cover is cool. The synopsis is very intriguing. Sounds like a great read.
Wednesday, 09 September 2020 13:33
Brittany
Added to my list, sounds great
Sunday, 13 September 2020 12:13
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Featured Review: What Goes Up (Christine Heppermann)

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About This Book: How do you forgive yourself—and the people you love—when a shocking discovery leads to a huge mistake?  Acclaimed author Christine Heppermann’s novel-in-verse tackles betrayals and redemption among family and friends with her signature unflinching—but always sharply witty—style.  For fans of Elana K. Arnold, Laura Ruby, and A. S....
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It's Live! Trailer Reveal: Adventures of a Mystic Warrior by Rocco Robert D'Ordine

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Today we're excited to celebrate the trailer reveal for  Adventures of a Mystic Warrior by Rocco Robert D'Ordine! Ready? -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Here it is!         YouTube ADVENTURES OF A MYSTIC WARRIOR Rocco Robert D'Ordine About the Book The Adventures of a...
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Giveaway: The Black Kids (Christina Hammonds Reed) (US Only)

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The Black Kids (US Only) by: Christina Hammonds Reed Release Date: August 4th, 2020 Publisher: Simon & Schuster BFYR   About the Book: Perfect for fans of  The Hate U Give , this unforgettable coming-of-age debut novel explores issues of race, class, and violence through the eyes of a wealthy black...
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Zachary Snyder
The book looks great, love the cover!
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 13:00
Brittany
This cover is EVERYTHING! Sounds like a great winter read when missing the summer.
Sunday, 13 September 2020 12:13
Alex Colpitts
positive summer vibes
Sunday, 13 September 2020 14:40
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Featured Review: The Faithless Hawk (The Merciful Crow #2) (Margaret Owen)

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About This Book: Kings become outcasts and lovers become foes in The Faithless Hawk, the thrilling sequel to Margaret Owen's The Merciful Crow. As the new chieftain of the Crows, Fie knows better than to expect a royal to keep his word. Still she’s hopeful that Prince Jasimir will fulfill his...
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Spotlight on Where Dreams Descend (Janella Angeles), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Where Dreams Descend  by Janella Angeles.  Read on for more about Janella and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet Janella Angeles !          JANELLA ANGELES is a Filipino-American author who got her start in writing through consuming glorious...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 10:49
Andrea Cerda
Im crazy to get this book on my hands!!!!!!! I need this so bad!!
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 18:18
Tiffany Engler
I love this cover!
Tuesday, 01 September 2020 07:47
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Author Of The Week: Chat with S.J. Kincaid (The Nemesis), 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  S.J. Kincaid , YABC's Author of the Week!...
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Andrea Cerda
love the cover, it makes you want to grab it and read it asap
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 18:27
Andrea Cerda
I know the final book of this amazing trilogy will be epic!!!!
Friday, 28 August 2020 15:07
Sam Haurie
Thanks for the chance!
Wednesday, 02 September 2020 10:34
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Author Chat with Beth McMullen (Lola Benko Treasure Hunter)!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Beth McMullen author of Lola Benko Treasure Hunter. Read on for more about Beth and her book!       Meet  Beth McMullen ! Beth McMullen is the author of the Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls series; the Lola Benko, Treasure Hunter series; and several...
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Great, you have given interesting information and experiences, I really like it. return man 3... Read More
Sunday, 23 August 2020 22:56
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What's Hot in KU

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Welcome to YA Books Central's "What's Hot in KU" post. This weekly event will highlight what's hot, new and exciting in the Amazon Kindle Unlimited Library.  Amazon's Kindle Unlimited subscription is a great way to enjoy unlimited reading on a tight budget. With over a million titles and counting, we thought...
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