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YA Foodie Fiction For The Holidays

  • November 26, 2017

With a turkey dinner under our belts, the holiday season is officially in full swing! Here in the United States, Thanksgiving dinner is widely acknowledged to be the biggest meal of the year. For those of you who love to cook and bake, the holiday season is the best time to try out scrumptious new […]

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My Most Anticipated YA Novels of Winter 2018

  • November 14, 2017

Yes, it is technically still 2017, but it’s not too early to think about what awesome books are coming our way in 2018. I follow the YA lit site Epic Reads on social media, and they definitely amp up the hype up for forthcoming books through clever and fun cover reveals. Once you get a […]

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Harry Potter Literary Pet Names for Every Creature

Pets make the world a better place, and in today’s world, they are needed more than ever. They give us comfort, love, and loyalty in the midst of our daily chaos. Literary pet names are simply the best. For YA fans, there are so many great options if you want to name your pet something […]

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Witchy YA Reads to Put a Spell on You

  • October 24, 2017

Stories about witches have captivated literature for hundreds of years, and today YA novels about witches are as popular as ever. In this list of witchy YA books, you’ll find magical stories that are endlessly inventive, drawing on the power of the imagination to whip up an enchanting story. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. […]

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Top 5 Best Friends in YA Literature

  • October 9, 2017

I am so excited to read John Green’s latest novel, Turtles All the Way Down, and a big reason is Green writes such memorable best friends in YA. No one will ever know you as well as your closest buddies, and having a best friend is a special kind of love and companionship. It’s a bond […]

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Cozy YA Books for Fall Reading

  • September 11, 2017

I mark the official start of fall as September 1, aka the annual departure of the Hogwarts Express at King’s Cross Station for another year at Hogwarts. Starbucks has usually already started putting Pumpkin Spice Lattes on the menu, and by then, it’s all over: fall is here. For many book lovers, fall is the […]

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5 Favorite Epistolary Young Adult Novels

  • September 4, 2017

Though the traditional definition of an epistolary is a novel defined as “a novel written in the form of a series of letters,” contemporary epistolary ya novels cleverly incorporate all kinds of modern “letters.” Whether you’re checking your email, rereading your latest text conversations, or scrolling through your social media updates—this writing all makes up the twenty-first century […]

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Hot New YA Releases to Read in September

Are you ready to charge into the fall reading season? Everyone loves a light-hearted summer beach read, but the cooler months also bring hot new YA releases every week, and September 2017 is no exception. Autumn is the season of sweaters, beautiful changing leaves, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes, of coziness and comfort—and an all-star lineup […]

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YA Recommendations for Handmaid’s Tale Fans

  • July 26, 2017

Have you binge watched Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian classic Handmaid’s Tale yet? This startling TV miniseries, starring Elisabeth Moss as the heroine Offred, is a deeply unsettling look at life in a religious extremist patriarchal society that only values women for childbearing. Published in 1985, The Handmaid’s Tale is one of the most famous and earliest dystopian novels […]

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Only Harry Potter Die-Hards Can Answer these 20 Questions

  • June 28, 2017

J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series turned 20 on June 26th, the anniversary of the 1997 publication of the first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Rowling’s series went on to span seven full-length novels, eight feature films, and countless fans all over the world. But if you’re reading this article, I’m guessing you already […]

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Feeling the Heat? YA Science Fiction & Fantasy to Cool You Down

  • June 23, 2017

The Summer Solstice on June 20 marks the beginning of the summer season and, for many readers, long, hot and humid days lie ahead. Fortunately, YA science fiction & fantasy doesn’t have to leave you a sticky mess. With these YA science fiction & fantasy novels firmly entrenched in cold settings, your muggy, sweaty summer […]

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How do you rank the Harry Potter Series?

At this point, who hasn’t reread the seven books in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series so many times, it seems like you can just jump in and read any one of the novels out of order. They are all masterpieces, but we do have our favorites we usually turn to first. Here, I’ve attempted the impossible: ranked all seven Harry […]

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Quiz: Which YA Besties Are Most Like Your Friends?

  • May 22, 2017

If you have a best friend or a close-knit pack of BFFs, you can get through anything. Young Adult literature about friends and friendships perfectly captures best friends’ loyalty and love during some of the toughest years. From surviving school to surviving first love drama, your friends can boost your spirits with unconditional love, comfort, […]

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The Young Adult Summer Scavenger Hunt

  • May 15, 2017

In June, the Alliance of Young Adult Authors is sponsoring a massive young adult scavenger hunt. This is a chance to meet some new authors, grab a bunch of free books, and sign up to win a whole bunch of epic prizes! RULES Each author will be given a special keyword for the scavenger hunt, […]

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What to Read after You Binge Watch “Thirteen Reasons Why”

  • April 16, 2017

Did you just lose a weekend binge watching the Netflix adaptation of Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why? You are not alone. This powerful miniseries, based on the equally compelling contemporary YA novel, hooks you with phenomenal acting and an engrossing story. But now you’ve run through all the episodes and you’re looking for books like Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons […]

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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 hilarious clickbait satire site, Clickhole) it’ll make the traffic grabbing bearable. I recently thought about some of my favorite YA novels and wondered what […]

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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 in YA is crucial to understanding different experiences as well as is reading minority writers who are sometimes overlooked by publishing and marketing. […]

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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 best YA TV shows marathon is a great way to spend the time. So it’s especially awesome that in winter […]

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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 (like this one!), spouting random YA author quotes, following a ton of YA blogs/publishers/authors on social media, getting more excited than you […]

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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 hot chocolate! Here are some more of the best winter YA new releases that I am planning to read when […]

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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 a sci-fi junkie. Here are my top young adult science fiction picks for 2017. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth (January 17, […]

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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 a bookstore), there’s nothing better than sitting down with some eggnog and a few awesome YA holiday novels to unwind at the end […]

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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 as gifts for YA book lovers is too tough a call. Instead, here is my bookish holiday gift ideas buying […]

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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. That’s enough books to read one a week in 2017. And that’s not all. There’s also swag, Amazon Gift Cards, […]

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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. The weather has cooled to a chill crisp for many of us, school is in full […]

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Quiz: Which YA Nerd Are You?

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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. You might consider yourself a nerd, bookish reader, but the question the universe is asking is what kind […]

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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 YA novels (yes, even more so than usual) and stacking enough paperbacks to insulate my home with. Fortunately, this fall shows no shortage of […]

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4 Best YA Books in September

  • September 4, 2016

Fall Publishing September marks back to school and the start of the fall publishing season. Shiny new things! If you are a pre-order addict or typically put a boatload of new releases on hold, you know what I’m talking about. This fall is no exception, with tons of YA novels being published from here until […]

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The Best YA School Novels For Fall

  • August 19, 2016

Get Psyched for Fall! It suddenly hit me: it’s almost fall. The sun is setting earlier, a cooler dawn greets me, and is it just me, or am I the only one who suddenly has a ravenous need for pumpkin everything? If you’ve bade goodbye to summer and are slowly introducing long-sleeves and layers into […]

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Four Awesome YA Novels For Fall

  • August 4, 2016

Hot New YA Sci-fi, Dystopian, Romance and Fantasy We’re already the first week into August, and autumn air is right around the corner. Brilliant foliage, back to school and Friday night football games! Fall is also a huge season for publishing, with an unstoppable force of awesome YA novels coming out every Tuesday. It’s easy […]

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