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YABC's Buzzworthy Books Of Winter 2021 Plus GIVEAWAY!! (Round Two) ~ (US Only)

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Which ones are we buzzing about? Check out our list and be sure to enter the awesome giveaway that we are hosting!!!           Orphaned and forced to serve her country’s ruling group of scribes, Karis wants nothing more than to find her brother, long ago shipped away....
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Abigail Lowry
So many of these books look incredible! Can’t wait to read!
Tuesday, 02 March 2021 11:00
Chiara Jucha
There are some amazing books in this collection!
Monday, 08 March 2021 13:39
Tiffany Engler
These books sound great!
Tuesday, 09 March 2021 17:42
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YABC's Valentine's Day Giveaway Extravaganza 2021 (YA) ~ (US Only)

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Welcome to YABC's fourth annual Valentine's Day Giveaway Extravaganza!   We're featuring titles that reflect love, happiness, and plenty of heart! Check out all of these amazing books that are perfect for reading during the Valentine's Day holiday and then enter the HUGE giveaway being offered that will include  Young Adult...
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Kiara T.
I'm most excited for Love Is A Revolution!
Sunday, 21 February 2021 20:17
Kristy
I'm most excited for Tokyo Ever After!
Sunday, 21 February 2021 20:34
Abigail Lowry
All of these books look amazing! Can’t wait to read!
Sunday, 21 February 2021 21:36
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Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2020! (YA Edition - Round Two)~ (US Only)

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Yesterday, we launched the first day of our EPIC Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2020!! Posts featuring some of the most chilling, suspensful books on the shelves!    Check out more frightfully entertaining stories below, enter the giveaway, and don't forgot to check out all of the other posts this week and...
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Abigail Lowry
Very excited for 2 of these already; can't wait for the rest!
Monday, 05 October 2020 08:23
Zachary Snyder
All these books look great! Want to read them all!
Wednesday, 07 October 2020 09:21
Dan Denman
Vampires never get old sounds good. This is a good group of books.
Saturday, 10 October 2020 12:43
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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!
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 14:19
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