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YABC's Valentine's Day Giveaway Extravaganza 2018 (YA)

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Welcome to YABC's first 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 a copy...
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Sandy
There are a lot of great titles in this prize pack. I think the title I am most excited about is The Belles. I have heard such gre... Read More
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 17:38
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Ohhh it’s too hard to choose just one, so I’ll name two ? I’m the most excited about th me Belles and The Traitor Prince ??
Thursday, 15 February 2018 03:34
Kara S
Several are high on my to-read list; one I haven't seen as much coverage of online (on book blogs) is Three Sides of a Heart -- th... Read More
Thursday, 15 February 2018 16:15
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What's Hot in KU

What's Hot in KU
The Reader
Gateway
Boy
Unearthly
Shining Sea
Blur
Kiss and make up
PW
Chase the Dark
Descendant
Welcome to YA Books Central's "What's Hot in KU" post. This weekly event will highlight what's hot, new and exciting in the Amazon Kindle Unlimited Library. Amazon's Kindle Unlimited subscription is a great way to enjoy unlimited reading on a tight budget. With over a million titles and counting, we thought...
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March 2016 Book Haul

March 2016 Book Haul

OMG! Sooooooooo many books! The TBR pile for Spring Break is full! Which books are you drooling over?
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YABC January 2016 Book Haul

YABC January 2016 Book Haul

This month the YABC offices were left under stacks and stacks of books thanks to all of the amazing publishers. Here is the haul.     See any books that you can't wait to read? 
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YABC Book Haul - October 2015

YABC Book Haul - October 2015

We've reached the scariest month of the year. If you are ready to get your spooky on, check out some of the amazing books in this month's Book Haul.  
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Sheila Gallagher
Get list of books. I want them all.
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 16:20
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YABC Book Haul For June 2015!

YABC Book Haul For June 2015!

It's time! It's time! The June YABC Book Haul is here! Get a load of all the great stuff that was sent in to the YABC offices this month! Thanks, Publishers! Now let's get to reading! What's your favorite book out of the bunch?
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Kimberly McGee
So many books! no time! I am looking forward to the Sleeper and the Spindle.
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 08:22
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May 2015 YABC Book Haul

May 2015 YABC Book Haul

Hey YABCers! Once again, our office has been innundated with books, books, and  more BOOKS! We've run out of shelf space which can only mean one thing .... it's time for the May Book Haul! Enjoy the video and let us know in the comments which books you can't wait to...
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I saw a few good ones. Woof, bug battles and Alive for starters. Although I would take any of the teen titles! ... Read More
Thursday, 21 May 2015 08:56
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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
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YABC
This book sounds very intriguing and I love dystopian YA!
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Jill
I'm interested because it sounds like a more mature version of The Giver and I loved that book!
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