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YABC WINS Best Book Blog in the Eighth Annual UTOPiA Awards!!

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It’s time to announce the winners in the Eighth Annual UTOPiA Awards. But first I have to say a huge thank you to the members of the UTOPiAcon Academy, which is almost 1,000-members strong, who nominated their peers and associates this year. We had the highest number of nominations ever received....
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Featured Review: All of Us with Wings (Michelle Ruiz Keil)

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About This Book: Michelle Ruiz Keil’s YA fantasy debut about love, found family, and healing is an ode to post-punk San Francisco through the eyes of a Mexican-American girl. Seventeen-year-old Xochi is alone in San Francisco, running from her painful past: the mother who abandoned her, the man who betrayed her....
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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: The Empire of Dreams by Rae Carson + Giveaway (US/Canada)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  The Empire of Dreams by Rae Carson, releasing April 7, 2020 from Greenwillow Books! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: Hello, YABC! Thanks for joining me here for the exclusive cover reveal of The...
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Alyson Small
I absolutely love the cover! It is bright and bold and fits the personality of Red perfectly. I am also very excited to read about... Read More
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:19
Jessica Chillcott
Love the cover. It’s so beautiful and this story sounds great. Can’t wait to read it and definitely will be preordering this book.... Read More
Friday, 21 June 2019 09:10
Lily M.
Big fan of Rae Carson, ilk excited for this book ?
Friday, 21 June 2019 23:44
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Cora Carmack (Rage), 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 Cora Carmack , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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Ava
This series looks so good!! I’m so excited to read it
Thursday, 20 June 2019 14:40
Lily M.
Love the covers for these books ?
Friday, 21 June 2019 23:47
Linda Leonard
Really like the cover and title. The clouds and fire do seem to invoke a storm brewing as well as the rage of a fire. Love how C... Read More
Sunday, 23 June 2019 09:35
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ June 17th, 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: Emmie and the Tudor King (Natalie Murray)

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About The Book: One moment, Emmie is writing her high school history paper; the next, she's sitting with a gorgeous 16th century king who vacillates from kissing her to ordering her execution. Able to travel back to her own time, but intensely drawn to King Nick and the mysterious death of...
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Featured Review: A Straw Man (Amalie Jahn)

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About This Book: What if you could go back in time to save the person you love the most? Nate’s funny. He’s a football player. He’s ridiculously handsome. In fact, it seems as if Melody’s dating the perfect guy, until an unexpected tragedy changes everything about him. Based on her own...
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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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Author Chat with Amber Smith (Something Like Gravity), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Amber Smith author of Something Like Gravity.  Read on for more about Amber, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Amber Smith ! Amber Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of the young adult novels The Way I Used to Be, The Last...
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KM
I love Amber Smith's books, so I'm excited for this one.
Friday, 14 June 2019 00:25
KylaMarshall
When I first learned English, I also found it difficult to write a complete sentence. But then, I learned to write through the sty... Read More
Friday, 14 June 2019 21:53
Emily
This looks so good! ❤️❤️❤️
Monday, 17 June 2019 14:13
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Featured Review: Catching Ivy (Eliza Tilton)

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About This Book:   Damion Scole has an obsession--one that just might get him killed. Damion spends his free time hooking into VRR's: Virtual Reality Reads which replaced e-readers almost thirty years ago. When his connection sells him a new vid, Damion slips into the virtual world and watches a grim...
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I have read your post. It solved some aspects of the problem. I think you need to make the problem clearer strike force heroes 3... Read More
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