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What's New in YA--March 22, 2016

What's New in YA--March 22, 2016













Are you wondering what's new in YA  today? Check out these wonderful  new  releases!   War rages everywhere and Morgan is caught in the middle in the haunting conclusion of The Internment Chronicles, from the  New York Times  bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogy. The city is falling out of...
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What's New in YA--February 23, 2016

What's New in YA--February 23, 2016














  Are you wondering what's new in YA  today? Check out these wonderful  new  releases!     Would you risk your life to save your best friend? Julia did. When a paroled predator attacked Liv in the woods, Julia fought back and got caught. Liv ran, leaving Julia in the woods...
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What's New in YA--February 9, 2016

What's New in YA--February 9, 2016






  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!     Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But once he was just a young man who dreamed of leaving his rigid life behind to chase...
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What's New in YA--January 19, 2016

What's New in YA--January 19, 2016
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!           After helping to rescue Princess Aislynn, Elanor has finally rejoined the rebel camp she calls home. Stolen from her parents at a young age and forced into service by the Wicked...
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What's New in YA--January 12, 2016

What's New in YA--January 12, 2016
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!          Connor’s grandmother leaves his dad a letter when she dies, and the letter’s confession shakes their tight-knit Italian-American family: The man who raised Dad is not his birth father. But the only...
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Great picks for this week! You definitely should have included, "The Killing Jar" by Jennifer Bosworth. It's a riveting that keep... Read More
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 18:25
Kayla King, Staff Reviewer
Thank you so much for the recommendations! We're definitely adding them to our What's New list!
Wednesday, 13 January 2016 10:54
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What's New in YA--January 5, 2016

What's New in YA--January 5, 2016
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!      The remarkable third novel in Sara B. Larson’s bestselling Defy series! At last, Alexa and King Damian are engaged to be married. But their lives are far from safe. The kingdom of Antion is...
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What's New in YA--December 29, 2015

What's New in YA--December 29, 2015
    Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!            Expelled from high school months shy of graduation—her acceptance to Columbia revoked due to vigilante justice gone awry—Kassandra Black is sent to work in her great-uncle Brian’s lab at Henley...
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What's New in YA--December 22, 2015

What's New in YA--December 22, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!          Inside every secret, there’s a world of trouble. Get ready for the second book in this new series of global proportions–from master of intrigue, New York Times bestselling author Ally Carter. Grace’s...
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I would love for you to include my new YA book that just came out Dec 18th with Midnight Frost Books. The Glass Ceiling ... Read More
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What's New in YA--December 15, 2015

What's New in YA--December 15, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!          Rebels, royals, and monsters wage war over the Mytican throne in the shocking fourth book of the Falling Kingdoms series, from New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes.   CLEO: Reeling after...
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What's New in YA--December 8, 2015

What's New in YA--December 8, 2015
  Are you wondering what's new in YA today? Check out these wonderful new releases!        In this heart-wrenching tale of love and loss, a young Marine and his best friend’s sister plunge into a forbidden love affair while he’s home on leave. When a Marine Chaplain knocks on...
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