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Featured Review: Ground Zero by Alan Gratz

About This Book: In time for the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, master storyteller Alan Gratz (Refugee) delivers a pulse-pounding and unforgettable take on history and hope, revenge and fear -- and the stunning links between the past and present. September 11, 2001, New York City: Brandon is visiting his dad at...
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Spotlight on The Last Legacy (Adrienne Young), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)


Today we're spotlighting   The Last Legacy  by Adrienne Young! Read on for more about Adrienne, her book, and giveaway!         Meet Adrienne Young ! New York Times, USA Today and Indie list bestselling author of SKY IN THE DEEP, THE GIRL THE SEA GAVE BACK, FABLE, NAMESAKE...
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Author Chat with Louis Edwards (Ramadan Ramsey ), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)


Today we are chatting with Louis Edwards, author of Ramadan Ramsey ! Read on for more about Louis and his book, plus a giveaway!           Meet Louis Edwards ! The Guggenheim Fellowship and Whiting Award-winning  Louis Edwards has published three acclaimed novels, including  Ten Seconds ,  N ...
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Featured Review: Faking Reality by Sara Fujimura

About This Book: Can a reality star princess transform the boy-next-door into her Cinnamon Roll Prince? Dakota McDonald swore after “The Great Homecoming Disaster” that she’d never allow her romantic life to be a plot line in her parents’ HGTV show again. But when the restaurant run by the family of...
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Featured Review: Mary, Will I Die? by Shawn Sarles

About This Book: Bestselling author Shawn Sarles' most terrifying YA horror yet . . . It starts innocently enough. Four kids - three girls, one boy - are at one of their houses, playing games. One of them has read about "Bloody Mary" and the idea that if you look into...
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Author Chat with Chandler Baker & Wesley King (Hello, from here), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)


Today we are chatting with Chandler Baker & Wesley King, authors of Hello (from here)! Read on for more about Chandler & Wesley and their book, plus a giveaway!             Meet Chandler Baker ! Chandler Baker lives in Austin, TX with her husband and toddler where she...
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Tiffany Engler
This cover is super cute!
Sunday, 12 September 2021 07:39
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Spotlight on The Hawthorne Legacy (Jennifer Lynn Barnes), Exclusive Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)


Today we're spotlighting   The Hawthorne Legacy  by Jennifer Lynn Barnes! Read on for more about Jennifer, an exclusive excerpt, and giveaway!       Meet  Jennifer Lynn Barnes ! Jennifer Lynn Barnes  is the  New York Times  bestselling author of more than twenty acclaimed young adult novels, including  The Inheritance...
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What's New in YA? Releasing the week of Sept. 6, 2021

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Battle of the Bands ( Lauren Gibaldi   (Editor),  Eric Smith  (Editor)) Publisher: ‎  Candlewick (September 7, 2021) Reading age: ‎  14 - 17 years Grade level: ‎  9 - 12 BUY NOW  Fifteen young adult authors and one real-life rock star band together for one epic—and interconnected—take on a memorable high...
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Spotlight on Pax, Journey Home (Sara Pennypacker), Excerpt, & Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)


Today we're spotlighting   Pax, Journey Home  by Sara Pennypacker! Read on for more about Sara, her book, and giveaway!         Meet Sara Pennypacker ! Sara Pennypacker  is the author of the #1  New York Times  bestselling  Pax ; the award-winning Clementine series and its spinoff series, Waylon; and...
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Zachary Snyder
This book series looks great! Think my twins will enjoy!
Saturday, 11 September 2021 21:57
Alyssa Annico
I loved the first book - can't wait for the second!
Thursday, 16 September 2021 09:12
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Book Blitz and Giveaway: Haunting Illustrated Novel Combines Supernatural Suspense with the Everyday Horrors of Real Life: The Hideaway by Pam Smy, the acclaimed author of Thornhill


YABC is excited to be a part of the book blitz for    a new novel for teens and tweens that would be perfect for Halloween, and  Kirkus  hails as "atmospherically heartfelt and cathartic":  The Hideaway  (Pavilion Children's; 9/7/21; UK Sept 9th; ISBN: 978-1843654797; Hardcover $19.95; Ages 8-13; 256 pages) by Pam Smy,...
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