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Indie Superstars with the Author of The Elite Trials Series + Giveaway (US only)





Welcome to YA Books Central's "Indie Superstars" column. This event will spotlight the best and brightest of the indie community. You don’t want to miss out on these talented authors This week we’re interviewing Becky Moynihan, author of The Elite Trials series     Welcome to YABC, Becky!   Caitlin Haines: You just released the finale...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, looking forward to reading it!
Monday, 25 May 2020 10:55
Autumn
Great interview! This dystopian sounds fun!
Tuesday, 09 June 2020 23:33
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is okay. The synopsis makes me want to read this book.
Friday, 19 June 2020 13:20
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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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Author of the Week plus Giveaway! (International)


This week's Author of the Week is actually a pair of authors who are cowriting one of the hottest contemporary series of the summer! Meet Ann Maree Craven and Michelle MacQueen, check out their latest release, and then be sure to enter to win!   ABOUT THE BOOK: Addison: Secrets have...
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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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Headspace: 10 Years of Mental Health in YA Books

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For over the past 10 years, books featuring mental health have become more popular. This is a good thing. It informs people about the dangers of it also caused the topic to be more spoken about. I’ve made a list of 10 YA books from the past 10 years that shows...
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YABC November Book Haul

YABC November Book Haul

The YABC team is thankful for so much this year, but most of all, we are thankful that you are a part of the YABC family.  We hope you enjoy this bountiful book haul! What are you looking forward to reading out of this book haul?
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Need Some Ideas for Books to Read? YABC is Here to Help!

Prodigy
Skyship Academy
Across the Universe
Seraphina
Graceling
Daughter of SAB
fault in our stars
beginning of after
PERKS OF BEING
Thirteen Reasons
If i stay
BY THE TIME
diary wimpy
timmy failure
origami yoda
lightning thief
colossus rises
keeper lost cities
Running dry on ideas for that next great book to read? Well have no fear! Here are some recommendations for your next read in genres of all shapes and sizes! Sci-fi Adventure If you love the fast-paced action set in a not-too-distant future that sets itself up nicely for a trilogy...
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Sasha Shamblen
I have read some of these mostly in the contemporary section and I do recomend them as well
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 14:17
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Skylark Giveaway (International)

Skylark Giveaway (International)
Win a signed copy of SKYLARK by Meagan Spooner! Vis in magia, in vita vi.  In magic there is power, and in power, life.  For fifteen years, Lark Ainsley waited for the day when her Resource would be harvested and she would finally be an adult. After the harvest she expected...
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I want to win a copy of Skylark because the story sounds awesome and I've heard fantastic things about it from my friends ... Read More
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:01
YABC
This book sounds very intriguing and I love dystopian YA!
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:37
Jill
I'm interested because it sounds like a more mature version of The Giver and I loved that book!
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 17:05
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