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Welcome to the Official Young Adult Book Army Blog!

Updated: Apr 28, 2019

Greetings Everyone,

I would like to officially welcome all readers to our new industry blog. We promise to use this platform as an important tool to deliver reliable editorial reviews you can use to assist with your next reading options, along with sharing important industry news, author interviews, cover reveals, and some of the best young adult (YA) giveaways in the industry! Continue reading below for what's in store in 2019, important industry trends, and so much more.

Representation in Publishing

Representation continues to be an important industry trend that embraces 'own voices' authors, features people of color (POC) as protagonists, and brings to market wonderful books by authors of color. Joan He's Descendant of the Crane, Angie Thomas' On the Come Up, and Hafsa Faizal's We Hunt the Flame are just three examples of the most anticipated YA releases in 2019 from Authors of Color.

The Army is Calling

We are calling all Young Adult Book Army soldiers to join the ranks and enlist to help us in our efforts to increase literacy awareness around the world. From India to Japan, Thailand to the United Kingdom, the United States and beyond, our social media followers encompass every part of the world. We are proud of this diverse following having reached 11,000 followers on Twitter and over 15,000 followers on Facebook. Soon, we will begin efforts to enlist the top bloggers, book tubers, and influencers from around the world for both paid opportunities and internships to expand the Army social media reach. More information regarding this incredible opportunity to follow.

What's in Store

In 2019 young adult lit fans certainly have no shortage of available reading options to choose from. YABA is diligently working on its top ten list of 2019 that will be published in our blog shortly. In the meantime, continue to check back often for the latest editorial book reviews that are sure to give you a fresh perspective on some of your favorite authors, as well as to be the first to hear about exclusive giveaways, the latest industry news, and so much more. If you haven't already done so, subscribe to our mailing list and stay informed on the latest army news.


Luis Almonte


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