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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: The Fantastical Exploits of Gwendolyn Gray by B.A. Watson + Giveaway (US Only)

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Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  THE FANTASTICAL EXPLOITS OF GWENDOLYN GRAY by B.A. Watson, releasing April 28, 2020 from Jolly Fish Press/North Star Editions! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: Hi YABCers! It can be gauche to brag about one's work,...
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Featured Review: By Any Means Necessary (Candice Montgomery)

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About This Book: An honest reflection on cultural identify, class, and gentrification. Fans of Nic Stone and Elizabeth Acevedo will eagerly anticipate Torrey. On the day Torrey officially becomes a college freshman, he gets a call that might force him to drop out before he’s even made it through orientation: the...
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Featured Review: Fireborne (Rosaria Munda)

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About This Book: Game of Thrones  meets  Red Rising  in a debut young adult fantasy that's full of rivalry, romance... and dragons. Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone—even the lowborn—a chance to test into the governing class of dragonriders. Now they are...
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Waiting On Wednesday ~ October 16th, 2019

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at   Breaking the Spine   and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.                 *Olivia's Choice* (YABC Staff Reviewer)   A Constellation Of Roses (Miranda Asebedo)   Author: Miranda Asebedo Expected...
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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: THE BONE CARVER (The Harrowsgate Series, #2) by Monique Snyman + Giveaway (US Only)

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Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  THE BONE CARVER (THE HARROWSGATE SERIES #2) by Monique Snyman, releasing August 18, 2020 from Vesuvian Books! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: Hello, YABC! Are you prepared to be scared? After months of having to...
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Author Chat with Gail Carson Levine (Ogre Enchanted), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Gail Carson Levine author of Ogre Enchanted.  Read on for more about Gail and her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Gail Carson Levine! Gail Carson Levine's first book for children, Ella Enchanted, was a Newbery Honor Book. Levine's other books...
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Author Chat with Kristin Ward (Rise Of Gaia), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Kristin Ward author of Rise Of Gaia.  Read on for more about Kristin and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!          Meet Kristin Ward! Kristin Ward has loved writing since middle school but took thirty years to do something serious...
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Author Of The Week: Kim Liggett (The Grace Year), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway!

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Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!         Introducing Kim Liggett , YABC's Author of the...
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ October 14th, 2019

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Hello YABC'ers! Welcome to the weekly post by the Staff at YA Books Central called Current Reads Monday! We love everything bookish and just wanted to share with our readers what books we are currently reading and obsessing about! So check out what books the YABC Staff are currently reading below...
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Featured Review: The Library of Lost Things (Laura Taylor Namey)

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About This Book: From the moment she first learned to read, literary genius Darcy Wells has spent most of her time living in the worlds of her books. There, she can avoid the crushing reality of her mother’s hoarding and pretend her life is simply ordinary. But when a new property...
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