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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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The letter of the day is S: Recommendations for YA Contemporary Novels with Titles that Start with S.










S is for solid plots and storytelling. All the titles we're recommending have both and then some. Below are 8 of our favorite books that start with the letter S.   1 . Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen [yabookscentral.com] Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here by Anna  [yabookscentral.com] Breslaw [yabookscentral.com] Shuffle Repeat Jen...
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Kings, Queens, Princes, & Princesses: Royal Novels to Feed Your Need For All Things Royal While You Wait for Kierra Cass's new novel: 'The Bethrothed.'













Royalty, Royalty, Royalty: Kings, Queens, and everything in between—we love a good royal YA. From the conventional to the unconventional royal liege, YA royal stories are really exciting. We've picked 12 of our favorites to share with you. Pick one up today!   Truly Madly Royally by Debbie Rigaud [yabookscentral.com] 2.American Royals...
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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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