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Thrills and Chills: 15 YA Horror Novels to Feed Your Need For a Scare
















With, the Halloween season looming over us and less than a month separating us from the holiday—there's no better time than the present to tackle outstanding YA Horror/Thriller titles. Thrills and chills, frights and feels—check out our list and get your scare on! 1.  There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie...
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Hispanic Heritage Month: YA & MG Titles to Check Out to Honor and Celebrate the Hispanic Contribution to Literature



















In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, YABC gathered a comprehensive list of YA & MG titles written by Hispanic authors to celebrate and honor their contribution to literature.        The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo [yabookscentral.com] A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her...
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What's on Your Playlist? 15 YA Novels W/ Music Themes to Add to Your Tracklist (TBR)
















Music soothes the savage beast. It also keeps our headphones bumping on the train, bus, or just on the go. For some of us, even while reading. YA Novels with Music themes are just like good tunes. Create a YA tracklist with these must-have musical-themed young adult novels.       ...
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First Liners: YA Novels with First Lines that Grab Us From Page One










We love sinking our teeth into books. We CANNOT get enough of them. The cracking of the spine, the waft of the freshly or not freshly printed pages wafts under our nose; and we're transported to new and exciting worlds. Books make our world go round, and these books we're recommending...
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11 Leafy YA Covers That Put Us In the Mood for Fall












Summer has already made way for cooler days. The 80 degree and 100 degree days are cooling down to the 70's. The Pumpkin Spice Latte has already made its way to Starbucks. Yum! Whether we like it, Fall is almost here. Sweaters and hot chocolate will premiere, along with brightly colored...
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10 Highly Anticipated September YA Releases

Five Dark Fates (Three Dark Crowns Book 4) by [Blake, Kendare]
Capturing the Devil (Stalking Jack the Ripper Book 4) by [Maniscalco, Kerri]
American Royals by [McGee, Katharine]
The Girl the Sea Gave Back by [Young, Adrienne]
Serpent & Dove by [Mahurin, Shelby]
Frankly in Love by [Yoon, David]
Red at the Bone: A Novel by [Woodson, Jacqueline]
Bid My Soul Farewell by [Revis, Beth]
There Will Come a Darkness (The Age of Darkness Book 1) by [Pool, Katy Rose]
Sword and Pen (The Great Library Book 5) by [Caine, Rachel]
10 Highly Anticipated September YA Releases     School is back in session for some of you, and for the rest, the school year is approaching fast! September is upon us, and with it comes new releases! Below are just a handful of our most anticipated releases. Browse below and add to your ever-growing TBR!...
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It's Romance Awareness Month: Fall in Love With These YA Fantasies!
















  It's Romance Awareness Month: Fall in Love With These YA Fantasies!   The world seems to be in constant turmoil. What better time to celebrate love, than right now? We love, love. We're using this time of love to celebrate and showcase our love of YA Fantasy. These featured novels weave unique tales of love,...
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School Days: Get Back-To-School Ready With this Mix of School-Themed Reads!
















  School Days: Get Back-To-School Ready With this Mix of School-Themed Reads!     Back-to-school season is upon us. I know, I know. We're not ready either! There will be no more sandy beaches, long-languid evenings, or summer-time fun with friends to look forward to. But, school can be cool too! Just think you'll...
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Sick Kids in Love
 
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Pawns (The Wielders of Arantha)
 
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Conceal, Don't Feel (Twisted Tales, #7)
 
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