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Featured Review: Divided Fire (Jennifer San Filippo)

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About This Book: In a rich fantasy world where Songs literally move heaven and earth, one sister must use magic and the other must rely on strength to reunite when pirates, greed, and war tear them away from each other. Miren has never allowed jealousy of her sister’s magic keep her...
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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: Calculated by Nova McBee + Giveaway (US/Canada)

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Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  Calculated by Nova McBee, releasing 2/11/2021 from Wise Wolf Books! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author: Hi YABC! Welcome to the exclusive cover reveal for CALCULATED! I'm so excited to share with you the cover for...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Tuesday, 10 November 2020 14:28
Andrea Cerda
Book looks interesting cant wait to read it and the cover design its catching
Thursday, 12 November 2020 16:24
Jeana Kwiecinski
Sounds like a fun book and I love the cover!
Saturday, 14 November 2020 21:10
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Featured Review: These Violent Delights (These Violent Delights #1) (Chloe Gong)

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About This Book: The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery. A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos. At the heart of it all is eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, a former flapper who has returned to...
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Giveaway: A Curse of Roses (Diana Pinguicha) ~ (US Only)

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A Curse of Roses (US Only) by: Diana Pinguicha Release Date: December 1st, 2020 Publisher: Entangled Teen          About the Book: With just one touch, bread turns into roses. With just one bite, cheese turns into lilies. There’s a famine plaguing the land, and Princess Yzabel is wasting...
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Simone
I've never read anything related to Portuguese mythology, but I'd love to learn more! The cover is just gorgeous, I love the flowe... Read More
Monday, 09 November 2020 11:33
Abigail Lowry
What a beautiful cover! I love retellings and this one looks amazing!
Monday, 09 November 2020 12:15
Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Tuesday, 10 November 2020 14:29
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What's New In YA ~ November 10th, 2020

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From the  New York Times  bestselling author of  Love & Gelato  comes a  Mamma Mia –inspired tale about a teen girl finding romance while trying to connect with her absent father in beautiful Santorini, Greece. Liv Varanakis doesn’t have a lot of fond memories of her father, which makes sense—he fled...
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Featured Review: The Silvered Serpents (Roshani Chokshi)

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About This Book: Returning to the dark and glamorous 19th century world of her New York Times instant bestseller, The Gilded Wolves, Roshani Chokshi dazzles us with another riveting tale as full of mystery and danger as ever in The Silvered Serpents. They are each other’s fiercest love, greatest danger, and...
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Spotlight on Warriors of Wing and Flame (Sara B Larson), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to spotlight Warriors of Wing and Flame (Sara B Larson).  Read on for more about Sara, plus a excerpt & a giveaway!         Meet  Sara B Larson ! Sara B. Larson is the best-selling and critically acclaimed author of the YA fantasy DEFY trilogy...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks awesome, like the cover!
Monday, 09 November 2020 12:28
Simone
The gold and red is super pretty, and I really appreciate the cartoon drawings. I have a sister, so any books that have that as a ... Read More
Wednesday, 11 November 2020 10:55
Jeana Kwiecinski
What a beautiful cover! This story sounds amazing!
Saturday, 14 November 2020 21:06
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Rockstar Book Tours= Excerpt & Giveaway: Love & Olives (Jenna Evans Welch) ~ US Only

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      I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the LOVE & OLIVES by Jenna Evans Welch Blog Tour hosted by  Rockstar Book Tours . Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! About The Book: Title:  LOVE & OLIVES (Love & Gelato #3)  ...
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Simone
I read the other two books in this series, and LOVED them. Contemporary YA romance needs some sort of unique element, and the fore... Read More
Wednesday, 11 November 2020 10:58
Maria Malaveci
I am a Greek girl and I would love to read this! Thanks for the chance! Also Santorini is my absolute favorite favorite island! Be... Read More
Thursday, 12 November 2020 16:07
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Author Of The Week: Author Chat with Chloe Gong (These Violet Delights), 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  Chloe Gong , YABC's Author of the Week!...
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Simone
Romeo and Juliet was the only Shakespeare book I've read in high school that was actually interesting, and a retelling that's dive... Read More
Monday, 09 November 2020 11:39
Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading!
Monday, 09 November 2020 11:57
Shilo Quetchenbach
This sounds so great! Also lesbian YA - sign me up.
Tuesday, 10 November 2020 15:06
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YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ November 9, 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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