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August 2019 Book Haul

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The YABC office was flooded with amazing new books last month. Soooo many. Seriously. Don't believe us? Check it out for yourself. Fair warning: you're going to be adding a lot of titles to your wishlist!  
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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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Underrated Backlist YA Books to Add to Your TBR!







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1. SWIMMING THROUGH THE CLOUDS by Rajdeep Paulus     Post-it Notes and romance Verdict : All the feels.     2. YOU ARE MINE by Janeal Falor   Magic, imprisonment, and warlocks Verdict : Fantasy rules.   3. 4 TO 16 CHARACTERS by Kelly Hourihan     Online Friends, fandoms...
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20 Must-Read #OwnVoices Contemporary YA Released This Year





















We're big fans of contemporary YA, and we love an amazing #ownvoices book. In fact, we love them so much, we thought we'd compile a list of faves for you to read! Don't blame us if your TBR pile explodes. (Okay, fine. Blame us. But it's totally worth it.)   1....
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YABC Favorite Covers Of The Month & Giveaway ~ July 2017

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Hey everyone! Welcome to YABC's  Favorite Covers of the Month  poll and giveaway!! Each month we will be featuring the covers from all the new releases for the current month and will be offering a giveaway from our prize shelf! Everyone who participates in the poll can enter the giveaway.  ...
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Olivia F
I love the covers for "The Color Project" and "First We Were IV"!
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 09:12
Tiffany Engler
I love the cover for Little Monsters!
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 10:11
KM
The Color Project is beautiful!
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