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Series That Are Picking Back Up in 2020, We Can't Wait to Read!











2020 doesn't just bring new beginnings; it brings new books. You all know how much we love a new book. But we also love series, they're like gifts that keep on giving. Here are a bunch of series continuers we can't wait to get our hands on! 1.  Imagine Me (Shatter...
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Series That Are Getting Their Starts in 2020, We Can't Wait to Read











We love jumping back into books that feature our favorite characters, but there's nothing like immersing ourselves into new worlds. These below books get their series starts this year, and we cannot wait! 1.  The Gilded Ones (Deathless #1) Namina Forna     Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of...
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YABC Staff 2019 Favorites







This is it. A whole 'nother year has passed us by. A whole year of new beginnings, new books and other fun things! However you celebrate, we didn't want to end the year without sharing a couple of our favorite reads from the year. So, without further ado, here it is:...
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2020 is nipping at our heels and with the new year, comes new books! Below are about two palmfuls of YA titles we can't wait to check out next year!








    Ruthless Gods (Something Dark and Holy, #2) by Emily A. Duncan [yabookscentral.com]   Nadya doesn’t trust her magic anymore. Serefin is fighting off a voice in his head that doesn’t belong to him. Malachiasz is at war with who--and what--he’s become. As their group is continually torn apart, the...
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Bookish Wish List: 5 Recommend Gift Ideas for the Book Lover on Your Shopping List






Book lovers love books, but "bookish" swag is right up there on our list of must-haves! Below are some suggestions for the book lover on your list, or yourself!       Book Subscription Boxes This is the gift that keeps on giving.  Suggestions: Book of the Month [bookofthemonth.com] Owl Crate...
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All I Want For Christmas Are These Books: December Releases We Want Under the Tree






We're all still full from Thanksgiving, but once Santa's float passed by at the Macy's Thanksgiving parade we got into full-on Christmas mode. Below is a list of YA December releases we'd love to find under the tree.       Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi [yabookscentral.com]  ...
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#TBT: Historical YA titles That Would Be Perfect for Throwback Thursday







Historical is a genre that doesn't get highlighted much, so we're featuring some Historical titles Worth Checking Out!          
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Thankful Thursday: Diverse Books We're Giving Thanks For in Anticipation of Thanksgiving Thursday





















In anticipation of Thanksgiving, aside from time spent with family, and delicious food—we're thankful for the authors and the books that have gotten us through the year so far.  Here are a bunch we're thankful for if we didn't include one of your faves, drop them in the comments!  
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Just In! 6 Ya Indie Novels That We've Recently Added to Our Shelves, You Should Check Out!







Indie Novels don't get enough love. So, we're showcasing some you should check out!       City Girl bs. Country Boy by Jordan Ford [yabookscentral.com]   Girl at Heart by Kelly Oram [yabookscentral.com] (Releases Today)   3.OverRun by Brittney Joy [yabookscentral.com]     Finding Zane by Eliza Tilton   A...
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Tell Me Lies--YA Novel Recommendations with the World Lie, Liar or Lying in the Title











Karen McManus's debut novel, 'One of Us is Lying,' is getting the tv treatment. NBC has ordered a pilot of the YA thriller, which is described as "The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars." We're recommending to you today, some of our favorite YA titles with the word lie, lying or...
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