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MINE FOREVER: Author Interview + Giveaway! (US Only)



Today we're excited to chat with Skylar Nightingale author of  Mine Forever: A YA Romance.  Read on for more about Skylar and her book, plus enter a giveaway!      Mine Forever By: Skylar Nightingale Release Date: May 23rd, 2019  Publisher: B Love Publications ABOUT THE BOOK: Seventeen-year-old Javon Allen is...
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Teen Titans Raven: Author Video + Giveaway! (US/CAN)





  Today we're excited to spotlight Teen Titans Raven by Kami Garcia and illustrated by Gabriel Picola. Read on for more about Kami and her book, plus a video & giveaway!    ABOUT THE BOOK:   Teen Titans Raven Written by: Kami Garcia Illustrated by: Gabriel Picolo Release Date: July 2nd,...
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Lily M.
In a weird way, I feel like i can relate to Raven ???
Saturday, 24 August 2019 16:35
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Author of the Week plus Giveaway! (International)


This week's Author of the Week is actually a pair of authors who are cowriting one of the hottest contemporary series of the summer! Meet Ann Maree Craven and Michelle MacQueen, check out their latest release, and then be sure to enter to win!   ABOUT THE BOOK: Addison: Secrets have...
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THE RIFT Giveaway! (US/CAN)


The Rift (US & Canada) by: Rachael Craw Release Date: October 8, 2019 Publisher: Candlewick Press     About the Book: As corporate greed is pitted against supernatural forces, two young friends must try to protect the precious Old Herd — and their island itself. For generations, the rangers of Black...
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Interesting, interesting
Saturday, 24 August 2019 16:36
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Giveaway: The Color of the Sun (US/CAN)

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The Color Of The Sun (US/Canada Only) Written by: David Almond Release Date: September 9th, 2019 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book:   Award-winning author David Almond pens the dreamlike tale of a boy rediscovering joy and beauty within and around him, even amid sorrow. One hot summer morning, only weeks...
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John
The cover is gorgeous and I expect the story is exciting!
Friday, 19 July 2019 11:04
Danielle Hammelef
I love the artsy cover! The synopsis sounds emotional.
Saturday, 03 August 2019 18:12
Rayyan
The cover is so interesting to look at and has so many different features. I love how he takes a journey to find himself and I can... Read More
Monday, 05 August 2019 21:34
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The Starlight Claim giveaway! (US/CAN)

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The Starlight Claim (US/Can Only) Written and Illustrated by: Tim Wynne-Jones Release Date: September 10th, 2019 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book:   Fast-paced, evocative, and intensely suspenseful, Tim Wynne-Jones’s latest psychological thriller finds a teenager setting his wits against the frigid wilderness and a menacing crew of escapees. Four months...
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John
Half-desperate trips are always tricky!
Friday, 19 July 2019 11:02
Danielle Hammelef
I enjoy the cover and the synopsis sounds emotional and unique.
Saturday, 03 August 2019 18:14
Debra Branigan
The cover is attractive and the synopsis sounds quite suspenseful. Best wishes on the new release.
Sunday, 11 August 2019 21:20
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Curse of the Evil Librarian Giveaway! (US/CAN)

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Curse Of The Evil Librarian (US/Canada Only) Written by: Michelle Knudsen Release Date: August 13th, 2019 Publisher: Candlewick Press About the Book:   Will it finally be curtains for the demonic Mr. Gabriel in this climactic chapter of the Evil Librarian series? After sending the evil librarian, Mr. Gabriel, back to...
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John
I read the first two books, and I will have to read this!
Friday, 19 July 2019 10:59
Danielle Hammelef
I've read the previous books and love that the covers all go together. This sounds fun to read too.
Saturday, 03 August 2019 18:09
Zachary Snyder
I love this series, hope I win a copy!
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 13:13
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SPIN THE DAWN giveaway! (US only)

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Spin The Dawn (US Only) Written and Illustrated by: Elizabeth Lim Release Date: July 9, 2019 Publisher: Alfred A Knopf BYR About the Book:   Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a...
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KM
This honestly looks amazing.
Thursday, 18 July 2019 18:48
John
I expect this book will give me new and important insights into the tailoring industry!
Friday, 19 July 2019 10:57
Julie
The story sounds sooo good, and I love the color scheme of the cover.
Saturday, 20 July 2019 02:01
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The 5 Most Interesting Facts I Learned While Researching THE SPACESUIT: HOW A SEAMSTRESS HELPED PUT MAN ON THE MOON, plus Giveaway! (US only)

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  Sometimes facts are more interesting than fiction.   The true story of how the A7L spacesuit was made is incredible.  I fell in love with it right away! It had: suspense, big dreams, underdogs, danger, and a magical ending.  What was not to love?   The A7L spacesuit has become...
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Danielle Hammelef
The cover is amazing and perfect for this fun and educational book on one of my favorite subjects.
Saturday, 03 August 2019 18:11
Debra Branigan
The cover is great and the information sounds very interesting. I already have this in my cart!
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 15:06
Dan Denman
The book cover is fun. This story sounds interesting and informative.
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 10:16
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Indie Superstars with Olivia Wildenstein + Giveaway (US Only)

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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 Olivia Wildenstein, author of "A Pack of Blood and Lies"   Welcome to YABC, Olivia! Michelle Lynn:   If you were deserted...
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Emily
I love books with wolves in them! Sounds like it could be good
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 13:24
Stephanie Brumber
I absolutely love books about wolves! This book sounds so good and the cover is beautiful
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 06:44
Jessica Cashen
Beautiful cover and the synopsis sounds awesome
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 17:50
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