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What's New In YA ~ October 8th, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!         In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans provides her a refuge after she's forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in...
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What's New In YA ~ September 24th, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       Still reeling from her recent battle (and grounded until she graduates) Alice must cross the Veil to rescue her friends and stop the Black Knight once and for all. But the deeper she ventures into Wonderland, the...
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What's New In YA ~ September 17th, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!         Adventures in Babysitting   meets  Buffy the Vampire Slayer   in this funny, action-packed novel about a coven of witchy babysitters who realize their calling to protect the innocent and save the world from an onslaught...
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What's New In YA ~ September 10th, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       Violet Sterling has spent the last seven years in exile, longing to return to Burleigh House. One of the six great houses of England, Burleigh’s magic always kept the countryside well. And as a child, this magic...
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What's New In YA ~ September 3rd, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!         What if America had a royal family? If you can't get enough of Harry and Meghan or Kate and William, meet American princesses Beatrice and Samantha. Two princesses vying for the ultimate crown.  Two girls vying...
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What's New In YA ~ August 26th, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!         For generations, the princes of Ilara have married the most beautiful maidens from the ocean village of Varenia. But though every girl longs to be chosen as the next princess, the cost of becoming royalty is...
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What's New In YA ~ August 20th, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!         Debut YA author Natasha Díaz pulls from her personal experience to inform this powerful coming-of-age novel about the meaning of friendship, the joyful beginnings of romance, and the racism and religious intolerance that can both strain...
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What's New In YA ~ August 13th, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!       By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for...
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What's New In YA ~ August 5th, 2019

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Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!         Nothing much happens in the sleepy town of Shy in Avon-upon-Kynt. And for eighteen years, Emmaline Watkins has feared that her future held just that: nothing. But when the head of the most admired fashion house...
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What's New in YA - 7/31/19

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A future chieftain Fie abides by one rule: look after your own. Her Crow caste of undertakers and mercy-killers takes more abuse than coin, but when they’re called to collect royal dead, she’s hoping they’ll find the payout of a lifetime. A fugitive prince When Crown Prince Jasimir turns out to...
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