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Romance Awareness Month: Travel Back in time with these 8 "Historic" Young Adult Historical Romance Titles









Romance Awareness Month: Travel Back in time with these 8 "Historic" Young Adult Historical Romance Titles. 1. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand For fans of The Princess Bride comes the comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. Lady Jane Grey, sixteen, is about to be married...
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6 Young Adult Series with Notable Villains; Human and Otherwise!







All great young adult novels have noteworthy villains. These villains aren’t always flesh and blood; sometimes they’re otherworldly, and sometimes they’re the characters own internal struggles. Whatever they are, we’ve listed 6 of the most notable villains in a series.  Mila 2.0 Series      Link to book one. Mila 2.0...
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Heatwave: Summer's Just Heating Up. Check Out These 6 Summer Released, Or Soon-To-Be Released YA Titles!







Entwined by A.J. Rosen     Sometimes love gets a bit twisted. Avery Montgomery doesn’t even know if she wants a soul mate. As a member of the Hellenicus—a race founded in antiquity and descended directly from the Greek gods—Avery’s attending her first Gathering where she’ll gain the ability to entwine...
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Tweet or Post: “Social Media” YA titles Worth Tweeting or Posting About






Social media has taken the world by storm and has held it captive in its proverbial claws. Whether you prefer Facebook over Twitter, or Instagram over the both of them—most of us start our day with social media. Below are 5 “social-media” YA titles worth tweeting or posting about. 1.One of...
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New to YA? Start here. YA Starter Pack for Readers New to the Genre.











Young Adult Novels boomed years ago, but some of you still haven’t taken the dive into the genre. Maybe, you’re just now old enough to read them, or you’re an adult who feels like there’s nothing for you in a bunch of books about teens. If you’re one of those people,...
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7 Discounted Young Adult Novels to Read During the Quarantine








Check out our list of freebies and discounted young adult titles. (All are free or discounted at the time of posting.) If they are no longer available, the library is a great and reliably free resource! 1. Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy Mcginnis ($1.99 on Kindle) Regret was for...
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Indies: 7 Fantasy Indies Recently Added to YABC Shelves Worth Checking Out








  1. Dragon Rising: A Mulan Inspired Fantasy- M. Lynn   Sometimes a battle isn't waged on a bloody field. Sometimes it's won within the heart of one girl. Hua Minglan wants revenge for the death of her sister, and she'll do anything to get it. A war is brewing between...
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Coming Soon: Mysteries/Thrillers Coming out This Year That You Don't Want to Miss

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  Mysteries and Thrillers don't get enough love in YA. We don't know about you, but we love a good thrill and chill. We're sharing some 2020 releases we're excited about!       1. All Your Twisted Secrets Diana Urban This thrilling debut, reminiscent of new fan favorites like  One...
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Women's History Month: Celebrating Women in YA, 2020 Covers with Strong "Woman" Representation

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Who runs the world? Girls! Women keep the world going 'round. This month, during Women's History Month, we're celebrating by showcasing SOME of the YA titles featuring fierce ladies that released or are releasing this year! Larga vida a la mujer! 1. I'll be the One by Lyla Lee  The world...
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It's Black History Month: Read These Back-listed Titles to support Black Writer's Contributions to Literature
















February is the perfect month to pick up books written by Black authors to show your solidarity and support. Here is a list of previously published titles to indulge in. 1: Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America Anthology: Ibi Ziboi    Edited by National Book Award finalist...
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