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The Funniest YA Novels for April Fools

  • April 3, 2017

April Fool’s Day is just behind us, and if you got pranked you may very well still be on high alert. Sometimes dystopian, post-apocalyptic and science fiction fans like me get bogged down in a gritty

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Step Aside, Katniss: YA’s New, Fierce Female Leads

Katniss Everdeen, where would we be without you? When The Hunger Games was published in 2008, the saga of Katniss Everdeen fascinated readers who loved this new strong, female protagonist. She set the

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The Next Great Female YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors

It’s Women’s History Month, and what better time to love on some lady authors! With so many amazingly inventive young adult sci-fi and fantasy novels hitting the shelves each week, there

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That’s What She Said: Best Quotes from Dystopian Heroines

  • March 12, 2017

“They can’t do that,” she said finally. “It’s the one thing they can’t do. They can make you say anything—anything—but they can’t make you believe it. They

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The Best YA Blogs and Websites for Hardcore Fans

  • March 5, 2017

Best YA Blogs and Websites My Facebook and Twitter feeds are chockfull of the best YA blogs and websites I’ve liked or followed over the years to learn more about YA. It can be overwhelming, but so

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Quiz: Favorite YA Novels as Clickbait Titles

  • February 23, 2017

Clickbait: irresistible headlines that make it impossible to not click on an article. It’s here to stay in the social Internet world, and if you have a sense of humor about it (like The Onion‘s

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Diverse YA Books for Black History Month

  • February 17, 2017

Black History Month is a great time to check out some of the diverse YA books written by established and emerging African American authors. As the We Need Diverse Books movement reminds us, diversity

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The Best YA TV Shows to Stream on Netflix

If you’re like me, you’re a binge watcher 365 days of the year, but in the winter months things get kicked up a notch. Surrendering a day, night, or weekend to a good old fashioned Netflix

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Quiz: Who penned this YA author quote?

So you think you know all there is to know about YA author quotes. You’re a YA author die hard, going to release parties (or throwing one solo), seeing every movie adaption, reading every blog

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New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

  • February 4, 2017

New York Times & USA Today Bestseller What a wild and crazy week this has been! After a year of hard work and too little sleep, one of my biggest literary dreams has come true. Dark Humanity, the boxed

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Best YA New Releases to Devour this Winter

  • January 30, 2017

We are burrowing headfirst into the eye of winter right now, and book nerds like me know that that means maximum reading time in a warm and cozy Hobbit home buried under blankets and sipping some quality

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Best Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Series

  • January 20, 2017

Now that the new calendar year is underway, I’ve found myself reflecting on some of my favorite young adult science fiction and fantasy series. If you are a diehard fan of speculative young adult

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Top 5 Science Fiction YA Novels for the New Year

  • January 11, 2017

The new year always gets me excited for the new science fiction books on the horizon. After December 31 is in the bag, it’s time to start circulating the Tuesday new release dates. You know I’m

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Reading Resolution Ideas for 2017

  • December 24, 2016

It’s that countdown to the end of the year time when everyone starts making impossible resolutions. Forget the ones that make you groan and want to hide under a blanket and make a reading resolution

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The Best YA Holiday Novels

  • December 21, 2016

As soon as Thanksgiving is done, the Christmas season is in full swing, and I’m not complaining—I love this time of year. And even though I love Christmas shopping (especially if it’s at

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The Best YA Books to Read after Finals

  • December 13, 2016

Best YA Books It’s that time of year again, when students everywhere are stressing out about finals and looking forward to curling up with the best YA books when the chaos is over. The promise of

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Favorite 2016 Sci-fi Shows on Netflix

  • December 7, 2016

This week, Netflix announced that they finally added the feature where users can download content for offline viewing. With holiday travel coming up, and winter break and winter vacations for some, this

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A Free Anthology of Young Adult Fiction

  • December 2, 2016

A Thrilling New Free Anthology Just in time for the holidays I’ve joined forces with a group of young adult authors to bring you our first ever anthology of young adult short stories, That Moment

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Bookish Holiday Gift Ideas for YA Fans

  • November 29, 2016

  Bookish Holiday Gift Ideas It’s a wonderful time of the year! We are officially in the holiday season. There have been so many awesome YA novels this year, finding just a few to recommend

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Dark Humanity Science Fiction Boxed Set

  • November 23, 2016

Dark Humanity Boxed Set – 22 books for $0.99! I’m so excited to be able to share with you a brand new boxed set collection I am participating in. You can snag ALL 22 books for only $0.99

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Dark Humanity Black Friday Sale!

  • November 23, 2016

If you’re catching Black Friday deals online this weekend, don’t forget to snatch up this amazing deal! Grab 20+ science fiction and fantasy books for just 99 cents. Add us to your shopping

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YA Book Recommendations Based on Hogwarts House

  • November 22, 2016

With Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in theaters now, people are once again trading quotes from the most beloved YA series ever, Harry Potter. With that in mind, here are some of my best book

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Win 52 YA Paperbacks & Swag!

  • November 15, 2016

🌟 YA READER GIVEAWAY BLITZ 🌟 Do you devour books at a rate that alarms others? Then don’t miss this ULTIMATE binge reader giveaway. You could win 52 freakin’ YA paperbacks by some amazing authors.

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Books to Get Excited for this November

  • November 1, 2016

Books to Get Excited For Publishing season is in full force in November, and every day it seems there are more and more hot new YA releases to pick from. November is also one of the best months for reading.

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Dark Humanity Boxed Set

  • October 28, 2016

Dark Humanity Boxed Set – 22 books for $0.99! I’m so excited to be able to share with you a brand new boxed set collection I am participating in. You can snag ALL 22 books for only $0.99 if

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YA nerd

Quiz: Which YA Nerd Are You?

It’s never been a better time to be a YA nerd! From comic cons to books about fandom, to new superhero films and TV released each week, not to mention The Big Bang Theory, nerds are in fashion.

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5 YA Dystopian Series To Binge on

  • October 9, 2016

YA Dystopian Series Finally, it’s fall and that crisp chill in the air is the perfect excuse to spend the days wrapped up in a blanket with hot cider or chocolate and a book or Kindle in hand. These

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5 Awesome YA Novels to Read in October

  • September 30, 2016

Awesome YA Novels For Fall It’s finally fall, which means chilly temps (unless you’re in drought-ridden CA like me!) and pumpkin spice everything. Now’s about the time when I start hoarding

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Book Gear YA Dystopian Fans Love

  • September 21, 2016

These days if you love a YA book you can literally wear it. From Alexander Wang’s ‘Divergent’-Inspired Collection for H&M to Katniss-inspired cuff earrings, contemporary readers—and

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20 Free Young Adult Books #Instafreebie

  • September 20, 2016

Don’t miss out! 20 amazing young adult authors are offering up 20 captivating stories for FREE! From paranormal, to fantasy, science fiction, romantic thriller, and horror, there’s something

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