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Featured Review: Beasts Of The Frozen Sun (Jill Criswell)

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About This Book: Burn brightly. Love fiercely. For all else is dust. Every child of Glasnith learns the last words of Aillira, the god-gifted mortal whose doomed love affair sparked a war of gods and men, and Lira of clan Stone knows the story better than most. As a descendant of...
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Featured Review: Choices (Michelle MacQueen)

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About This Book: When perfection became flawed…  Michaela Matthews--future wife of Connecticut’s most eligible bachelor--lived the perfect life.  An upcoming socialite, all she had to do was embrace the good fortune handed to her. But nothing was ever that simple.  When she envisioned what her life would entail, she freaked and...
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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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Exclusive Trailer Reveal: The Kilwade Tragedy (Terry Keys), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share the trailer for  The Kilwade Tragedy ! Read on for more about author Terry Keys, and his book, plus the trailer & giveaway!     Meet  Terry Keys ! USA TODAY Bestselling author Terry Keys is an award winning novelist, songwriter, and poet. His first novel...
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Author Chat with Heather Cumiskey (I Love You Like That), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Heather Cumiskey author of I Love You Like That.  Read on for more about Heather and her book, plus an excerpt and an giveaway!          Meet Heather Cumiskey ! Originally from Garden City, New York, Heather Cumiskey is the daughter of...
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Featured Review: Utopia (L.J. Higgins)

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About This Book: The floating city, Utopia, is all sixteen-year-old Aurora has ever known. With three other cities, it is home to the survivors of cataclysmic events that ended life on Earth years ago. After witnessing her mother’s murder, Aurora finds herself on the run from the very people who are...
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Spotlight on The Last Hope (Kristie & Becca Ritchie), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight The Last Hope by Krista & Becca Ritchie.  Read on for more about Krista & Becca and their book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!          Meet Krista & Becca Ritchie!   Krista & Becca Ritchie are  New York Times  Bestselling Authors of over...
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It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: The Key of Skeleton Peak by Brad McLelland and Louis Sylvester + Giveaway (US/Canada Only)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  The Key of Skeleton Peak by Brad McLelland and Louis Sylvester, releasing March 17, 2020 from Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)! Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the authors: Howdy, YABC! Brad and Louis here (we...
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Zachary Snyder
Cover looks great, book sounds interesting, looking forward to reading it!
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 11:48
Debra Branigan
I would have loved this series when I was a kid. The cover is interesting and will attract readers of the genre.
Friday, 16 August 2019 15:07
Becky Pennington
Awesome cover! I can't wait to read this book!
Monday, 26 August 2019 15:24
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Waiting On Wednesday ~ August 14th, 2019

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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.                 *CJ's Choice* (YABC Blog Owner)   Bone Crier's Moon (Kathryn Purdie)     Author: Kathryn Purdie Expected...
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Featured Review: The Silence Between Us (Alison Gervais)

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About This Book: Moving halfway across the country to Colorado right before senior year isn’t Maya’s idea of a good time. Leaving behind Pratt School for the Deaf where she’s been a student for years only to attend a hearing school is even worse. Maya has dreams of breaking into the...
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