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Waiting on Wednesday ~ February 17, 2021

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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)    All These Bodies Author:  Kendare Blake Expected publication:  September 21, 2021 Description not yet available.     *Melissa's Choice*...
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Featured Review: Amelia Unabridged (Ashley Schumacher)

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About This Book: Sparks fly between two teens as they grapple with grief, love, and the future in this unforgettable debut novel sure to entice fans of Jandy Nelson and Jennifer E. Smith Eighteen-year-old Amelia Griffin is obsessed with the famous Orman Chronicles, written by the young and reclusive prodigy N....
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It’s Live! Cover Reveal: THE VERITAS PROJECT by C. F. E. Black + Giveaway (US Only)

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We're so excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  The Vertias Project by C.F.E. Black, releasing 3/16/2021! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: Ever walked into a crowded room and just wanted to wrap Harry’s invisibility cloak around you? Yep. Know the feeling. BUT IT...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great! Look forward to reading it.
Tuesday, 16 February 2021 12:42
Kiara T.
I love the cover and the book sounds really good!
Monday, 22 February 2021 23:33
Lindsey Keefer
Oh heck yeah, I've been so hungry for new dystopians and this sounds amazing!! I love the idea of slowly losing your identity whil... Read More
Tuesday, 23 February 2021 00:44
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Spotlight on The Wide Starlight (Nicole Lesperance), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to spotlight The Wide Starlight (Nicole Lesperance).  Read on for more about Nicole, an excerpt & plus giveaway!         Meet Nicole Lesperance ! Nicole Lesperance grew up on Cape Cod and graduated from Wesleyan University. She spent a few years in London and now...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it.
Tuesday, 16 February 2021 12:29
Tabitha Stephenson
This. Looks. Magical! A stunning cover and a unique plot - I can't wait to read this!
Thursday, 18 February 2021 22:50
Debra Branigan
Pretty cover and the synopsis sounds so intriguing. I look forward to reading this.
Tuesday, 02 March 2021 21:14
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Author Chat with E. Latimer (Witches Of Ash and Ruin), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with E. Latimer author of         Witches Of Ash and Ruin. Read on for more about E. Latimer and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet E. Latimer ! LATIMER is the author of Witches of Ash and Ruin, and...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great! Look forward to reading it.
Tuesday, 16 February 2021 12:42
Zachary Snyder
Book looks great! Look forward to reading it.
Tuesday, 16 February 2021 12:42
Kiara T.
I love the cover and the book sounds really good!
Monday, 22 February 2021 23:28
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Featured Review: Don't Tell a Soul (Kirsten Miller)

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About This Book: Stay up all night with this modern day Rebecca! Perfect for fans of Truly Devious--a haunting story about a new girl in an old town filled with dark secrets . . . that might just kill her. People say the house is cursed. It preys on the weakest,...
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Giveaway: Sunshine (Marion Bauer) ~ (US Only)

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   Sunshine (US Only) Author: Marion Bauer Release Date: May 18th, 2021 Publisher: Candlewick Press       About The Book Newbery Honoree Marion Dane Bauer evokes the “summer that changed everything” in the life of a boy growing up without a mother. Since as far back as Ben can remember,...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it.
Tuesday, 16 February 2021 12:36
Chiara Jucha
I think this book would resonate with my students.
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 14:44
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is a work of art with so much symbolism. I love this author's books and can't wait to read this one too.
Thursday, 11 March 2021 14:06
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Author Of The Week: Author Chat with Namina Forna (The Gilded Ones), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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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 Namina Forna , YABC's Author...
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I love the synopsis! I'm so excited to read this. I was so happy when I found out there's going to be a film adaptation too. The ... Read More
Monday, 15 February 2021 18:25
Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it.
Tuesday, 16 February 2021 12:35
Madeline Tebo
This has been one of my most anticipated reads of 2021!
Tuesday, 16 February 2021 19:03
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ February 15, 2021

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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 Valentine's Day Giveaway Extravaganza 2021 (Children's) ~ (US Only)

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Welcome to YABC's fourth 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 books from these fabulous...
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Jana Leah
Kitty's Cuddles looks especially adorable.
Monday, 15 February 2021 22:47
Zachary Snyder
So many great books, hope I can win these for my twins!
Tuesday, 16 February 2021 12:36
Madeline Tebo
The kids I work with would love the children's books, and I really want to read Cemetery Boys!
Tuesday, 16 February 2021 18:52
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