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Spotlight on The Vanishing Deep (Astrid Scholte), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US/Canada Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight The Vanishing Deep  by Astrid Scholte.  Read on for more about Astrid and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet Astrid Scholte!          Raised on a diet of Spielberg, Lucas and Disney, Astrid Scholte knew she wanted to be...
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Chrystal Stevens
This is an amazing story. Tempe is one of my new favorite characters. I can't imagine what it's like for her being all alone. She'... Read More
Sunday, 23 February 2020 00:57
Madeline Tebo
I loved the excerpt and can't wait to read more. Looking forward to this release!
Sunday, 23 February 2020 14:36
Dianna G.
I saw this book on an Instagram post and immediately wanted to read it. It sounds so interesting, and the cover is striking.... Read More
Tuesday, 25 February 2020 21:00
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Featured Review: Forward March (Carey Anne Farrell)

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About This Book: "FORWARD MARCH made me snort with laughter even as my heart was aching. Meghan's journey from newbie to seasoned band nerd is worthy of a standing ovation." —Lisa Jenn Bigelow (author of DRUM ROLL, PLEASE) Love, loss, and the surprising aphrodisiacs of the band locker room. That’s what...
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What's Hot in KU

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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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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: Sea of Kings by Melissa Hope + Giveaway (US Only)

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Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  Sea of Kings by Melissa Hope, releasing 12/1/2020 from Jolly Fish Press / North Star Editions! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: Hi, YABC! I’m SO excited to reveal my cover today with you! My name...
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Kasia
Love the cover, and I can't wait to read the book!
Thursday, 20 February 2020 15:04
Holly Davis
The cover looks so cool! I can't wait to read this and see all my friend's hard work come to fruition. ... Read More
Friday, 21 February 2020 13:38
Alex Colpitts
Love the cover on this one, can't wait to read more.
Thursday, 27 February 2020 18:55
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Spotlight on Rover Throws A Party (Kristin L Gray), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Rover Throws A Party  by Kristin Gray.  Read on for more about Jillian and her book, plus an giveaway!            Meet Kristin Gray ! Kristin L. Gray writes books (funny, not sad) from her home in northwest Arkansas. Her debut novel, Vilonia...
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Zachary Snyder
This book sounds great! Love the art style of the cover and the subject matter! Can't wait to get a copy for my twins who are inte... Read More
Thursday, 20 February 2020 11:43
Alex Colpitts
The art on this is adorable!!
Thursday, 27 February 2020 18:55
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Featured Review: Famous By Default (M.K. Harkins)

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About This Book: Jax Buried, By my family's fame. Dying to escape the limelight, And finally, I do. Being raised as a Jayne, I'm under constant scrutiny. The rock band my brothers formed makes it impossible to stay under the radar. Paparazzi, tabloids, rabid fans--you name it and I've got it....
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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: The Bitterwine Oath by Hannah West + Giveaway (US Only)

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Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  The Bitterwine Oath by Hannah West, releasing 12/1/2020 from Holiday House Publishing Inc.! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: Hi YABC readers! Today I’m delighted to share with you the cover I’ve been secretly obsessing over...
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Shannon Mizikoski
I loooove the sound of this one and how it combines so many genres! The synopsis has definitely drawn me in, now I want to know wh... Read More
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 20:28
Lauren
This plot sounds riveting and complex! I'm looking forward to it. And the black and purple cover really set the tone.
Thursday, 27 February 2020 11:14
Alex Colpitts
Sounds super good, and love the cover!
Thursday, 27 February 2020 18:54
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Author Chat with Elana K Arnold (Red Hood), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Elana K Arnold author of Red Hood. Read on for more about Elana and her book, plus an giveaway.         Meet Elana K Arnold!          Elana K. Arnold is the author of many books for kids and teens,...
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Madeline Tebo
I absolutely LOVE fairytale retellings and can't wait to read this!
Saturday, 22 February 2020 13:43
Lindsay
I love retellings! I'm so excited for this one!!
Sunday, 23 February 2020 15:13
Lauren
Such an well-written synopsis! Really suspenseful. The cover is perfect, with the fur texture.
Thursday, 27 February 2020 11:05
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Featured Review: Pet (Akwaeke Emezi)

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About This Book:  The highly-anticipated, genre-defying new novel by award-winning author Akwaeke Emezi that explores themes of identity and justice. Pet is here to hunt a monster. Are you brave enough to look? There are no monsters anymore, or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught. Jam and...
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Author Chat with Helena Ku Rhee (The Paper Kingdom), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Helena Ku Rhee author of The Paper Kingdom. Read on for more about Helena and her book, plus an giveaway.         Meet Helena Ku Rhee!         Helena Ku Rhee grew up in Los Angeles, but has also lived...
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Zachary Snyder
This book looks great! Looking forward to reading it to my twins!
Monday, 24 February 2020 12:46
Alex Colpitts
Would love to read this with my niece!
Thursday, 27 February 2020 18:53
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