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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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Who Run the World? Girls! 6 YA Novels with Strong Heroines







Who Run the World? Girls! 6 YA Novels with Strong Heroines.   1. Girls With Sharp Sticks (Girls With Sharp Sticks, #1) by Suzanne Young   The Girls of Innovations Academy are beautiful and well-behaved—it says so on their report cards. Under the watchful gaze of their Guardians, the all-girl boarding...
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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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