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Why I Don’t Believe in Soulmates

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by Jess Harold

As a new Shadowhunter convert, I had over ten years of catching up to do on all the amazing books Cassandra Clare has given us. So when I finally got to Lady Midnight, I really sympathized with Emma’s struggle to keep her romantic feelings at bay for her parabatai, Julian. But there were a few reasons not to […]

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23 Swoonworthy Romances

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by Janine Perez

If you ask anyone who knows me, they’ll tell you that I am a huge romantic (it’s even in my bio)! Though I’ll read any genre, I really prefer that every book I read have some type of romance in it. I love seeing the grand gestures of romance, and the cute little interactions between characters. I relish seeing sparks fly in […]

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Unique Names in YA and Their Meanings

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by Jess Harold

One thing every new author and parent have in common is the knowledge that picking a name is nearly impossible. The pressure of picking that one perfect name that will distinguish them from every other person/character is intense. After all, every little fact about a name can (and probably will) be analyzed—where it comes from, how it […]

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Like Hellworld by Tom Leveen? Try This!

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by Jill Hacking

Like This? Try This! Why? One of the things I loved about Hellword was the strange connection of the two main characters. Abby joins forces with her long-time crush Charlie to find their parents who disappeared in a New Mexico cave while filming their paranormal investigative TV show. Charlie and Abby don’t have a whole […]

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A Glossary of Zombie Nicknames

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by Sarah Jane Abbott

If the zombie apocalypse hits, you’ll need to know what to call the undead creatures that have taken over your neighborhood. You wouldn’t want to be the clueless person running around shouting, “Please, someone help me, there’s a…thing…after me!”  To that end, here is a helpful glossary of the wide range of zombie monikers used […]

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Like The Vampire Diaries? Try This!

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by Jill Hacking

Like This? Try this! Why? First of all, both of these intoxicating sagas come from the same genius mind: L. J. Smith. The TV show Vampire Diaries is based on her book series of the same name. One thing I love about TVD is that there are so many storylines going on, and I’m invested […]

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Let the Sky Fall Deleted Scenes

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by The Riveted Team

Check out this deleted scene with commentary from the author, Shannon Messenger! Originally this sequence happened right after Audra triggers Vane’s Northerly and Southerly breakthroughs—and nearly loses him in the process—and drags him home all weak and pathetic. I thought Audra would be so worried about Vane that she wouldn’t be willing to leave him […]

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Which Shadowhunter Series Would You Star In?

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by Janine Perez

Through her Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, and Dark Artifices series, Cassandra Clare has blessed us with the world of the Shadowhunters. It’s wonderful to have so many ways to enter this magical world, but it’s also nice that each series is unique. They’ve each got their own amazing characters, dangerous situations, and individual storylines. As a reader, I enjoy […]

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