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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

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5 New November YA Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books

  • November 10, 2017

November means shorter days and longer nights, perfect to fit more reading into your life. If you are a YA speculative fiction fan, meaning science fiction and fantasy, there are a ton of new YA sci-fi

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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

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Book Recommendations for YA Fans of “Stranger Things”

  • September 25, 2017

At some point, every writer gets stuck. For some authors, that’s staring down a blank page for hours, or struggling to write a difficult scene, or you realize you have a potential plot hole to handle.

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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

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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.

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New Favorite YA Science Fiction Subgenres

  • August 4, 2017

Imagine yourself keeping intergallactic peace in outer space or hacking into a government database to bring down a conspiracy. Picture yourself going back in time to change just one little thing, or taking

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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

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Five Challenges for a Bookish Staycation

  • July 8, 2017

Sometimes you just need a vacation even if you can’t go anywhere. Introducing the bookish staycation! When your Instagram feed is continually refreshing with pictures from your friends of exotic

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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

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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

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YA Scavenger Hunt Lucky #67

ADVENTURE, EXPLOITS, PERIL “Welcome to Port #67 of the YA Scavenger Hunt!” I hope you’ve already discovered a new favorite author, scored a boatload of free books, and signed up to

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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

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YA Romance to Get You Ready for Summer Loving

  • May 15, 2017

It may just be mid-May, but for me, summer cannot come soon enough. With its laid-back vibe, warm, sultry evenings, and sense of possibility, summer is a time of new beginnings—and summer love. If

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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Quiz: What YA novel should you read this summer?

  • May 20, 2016

Summer YA Reading Quiz We’ve passed the mid-May mark, and summer is almost upon us. Candy-colored nail polish, cute flip flops and huge beach bags just waiting to be filled with magazines and books.

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Spring reads

5 Fierce YA Novels to Watch for in Spring 2016

  • April 7, 2016

Spring is officially here, which means it’s time for us bookworms to crawl out from our cozy reading nooks by the fireplace and start basking in the warm glow of the sun in a hammock somewhere.

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