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Waiting on Wednesday ~ December 2, 2020

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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.     *Samantha’s Choice* (YABC Staff Reviewer)    Off the Record Author:  Camryn Garrett Expected publication:  May 18, 2021 The behind-the-scenes access of Almost Famous meets the...
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Featured Review: The Bitterwine Oath (Hannah West)

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About This Book: Every fifty years, a cult claims twelve men to murder in a small Texas town. Can one girl end the cycle of violence - and save the boy who broke her heart? "A richly woven tale of magic and murder and vengeance. This book kept me up all...
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6th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza - Day 1

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Welcome to YABC's Sixth Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza ! We're featuring some of the  hottest titles of the year-- perfect for the book lover on your holiday list!--with exciting giveaways every day for the first twelve days of December. Each giveaway will run for seven days. ( Giveaways...
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Zachary Snyder
These books look great! Can't wait to check them out!
Wednesday, 02 December 2020 12:41
Jeana Kwiecinski
What an amazing selection of books! I want to read all of them!
Wednesday, 02 December 2020 20:04
Andrea Cerda
OMG this is amazing!!!
Thursday, 03 December 2020 13:58
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Spotlight on By The Book (Amanda Sellet), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to spotlight By The Book (Amanda Sellet).  Read on for more about Amanda, plus a excerpt & a giveaway!         Meet Amanda Sellet ! Debut author Amanda Sellet had a previous career in journalism, during which she wrote book reviews for The Washington Post,...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Tuesday, 01 December 2020 12:04
Simone
I love when romance has a book theme. Anyone who's reading books is probably a book lover, so why not tap into that for the charac... Read More
Wednesday, 02 December 2020 13:29
Andrea Cerda
Love the idea of this book looking forward to reading it!
Thursday, 03 December 2020 14:06
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What's New In YA ~ December 1st, 2020

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The Guardians Protect Us. Or so they claim. A vision of a strange world. Powers that can heal or destroy. Murder by those they were supposed to trust. Sierra Runar has lived in the Sphere her entire life. A protective force field is the only thing separating the remnant of humanity...
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Featured Review: Heiress Apparently (Diana Ma)

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About This Book: The first book in an epic and romantic YA series following the fictionalized descendants of the only officially recognized empress regent of China Gemma Huang is a recent transplant to Los Angeles from Illinois, having abandoned plans for college to pursue a career in acting, much to the...
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ November 30, 2020

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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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YABC's Buzzworthy Books Of Winter 2020 Plus GIVEAWAY!! ~ (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!!!         Lark Espinoza could get lost in her music—and she’s not so sure anyone in her family would even care to find her. Her trendy, party-loving...
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Christer Saimon Perez
Ruinsong by Julia Ember. (theengineerisreading@gmail.com)
Saturday, 28 November 2020 19:01
Keia
I really want to read Sasha Masha and Here the Whole Time!
Saturday, 28 November 2020 20:13
Lynn Pallaske
I need to catch up in the Trylle World, but so excited for The Ever After by Amanda Hocking.
Saturday, 28 November 2020 21:19
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Rockstar Book Tours, Excerpt, & Giveaway: The Smartest Kid In The Universe (Chris Graberstein) ~ (US Only)

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  I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE SMARTEST KID IN THE UNIVERSE by Chris Grabenstein Blog Tour hosted by  Rockstar Book Tours . Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! About The Book: Title:  THE SMARTEST KID IN THE UNIVERSE   Author: ...
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Simone
Middle Grade books always have the best concepts!
Sunday, 29 November 2020 14:19
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What We Are Thankful For in 2020

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  2020 has been full of ups and downs, mostly downs. It's hard to escape the realities of what is facing us today: a worldwide pandemic, 1.4 million deaths globally, countries on lockdown. As the States prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving today, it becomes even harder to recognize what we are thankful...
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