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Featured Review: Bring Me Their Hearts (Sara Wolf)

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About The Book: Zera is a Heartless – the immortal, unageing soldier of a witch. Bound to the witch Nightsinger ever since she saved her from the bandits who murdered her family, Zera longs for freedom from the woods they hide in. With her heart in a jar under Nightsinger’s control,...
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Featured Review: Winter Glass (Lexa Hillyer)

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About This Book: A curse comes undone. A kingdom shatters. But some bonds can’t be broken. Princess Aurora, torn from the dream world, plots to assassinate the faerie queen Malfleur, only to confront temptations she never expected. Isabelle, meanwhile, opens her heart to Prince William as they attempt to unite their...
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YABC's Blogger Of The Month ~ Melissa Robles (The Reader and the Chef)

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Welcome to YABC's monthly special feature post, Blogger Of The Month!! Each month YABC will be interviewing a different blogger and highlight all of their hard work within the blogging community!!         Introducing  Melissa @ The Reader and The Chef,  YABC's Blogger Of The Month!!     Melissa...
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Featured Review: The Beauty That Remains (Ashley Woodfolk)

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About This Book:    Music brought Autumn, Shay, and Logan together. Death wants to tear them apart. Autumn always knew exactly who she was—a talented artist and a loyal friend. Shay was defined by two things: her bond with her twin sister, Sasha, and her love of music. And Logan always...
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Featured Review: No Sad Songs (Frank Morelli)

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About This Book: Following a family tragedy, 18-year-old Gabe LoScuda suddenly finds himself thrust into the role of caregiver for his ailing grandfather. Between the shopping trips and the doctor visits with Grandpa, Gabe and his friend John try to salvage their senior year, meet girls, and make the varsity baseball...
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Featured Review: You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone (Rachel Lynn Solomon)

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About This Book: Eighteen-year-old twins Adina and Tovah have little in common besides their ambitious nature. Viola prodigy Adina yearns to become a soloist—and to convince her music teacher he wants her the way she wants him. Overachiever Tovah awaits her acceptance to Johns Hopkins, the first step on her path...
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Featured Review: Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons #2) (Marie Lu)

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About This Book: Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy. The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list. One by one, the city's elites are being executed...
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Featured Review: Nice Try, Jane Sinner (Lianne Oelke)

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About This Book:  The only thing 17-year-old Jane Sinner hates more than failure is pity. After a personal crisis and her subsequent expulsion from high school, she’s going nowhere fast. Jane’s well-meaning parents push her to attend a high school completion program at the nearby Elbow River Community College, and she agrees, on one condition: she gets to...
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Featured Review: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress #1) (Julie C Dao)

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About This Book: An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress--and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny. Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng...
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Featured Review: A Short History of the Girl Next Door (Jared Reck)

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About This Book: The unrequited love of the girl next door is the centerpiece of this fiercely funny, yet heart-breaking debut novel. Fifteen-year-old Matt Wainwright is in turmoil. He can’t tell his lifelong best friend, Tabby, how he really feels about her; his promising basketball skills are being overshadowed by his...
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