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The 15 Secret Princesses of YA

Secret Princess
by Amy Beaudoin

Have you ever been minding your own business when suddenly an extremely handsome but incredibly brusque man comes up to you and says “you’re the lost princess of Awesomelandia, and I, as captain of the royal guard, must keep you safe from your enemies?” No? Well, obviously it happens because there are TONS of wait-what-do-you-mean-I’m-the-lost-princess […]

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7 Books with Nautical Adventurers

Pirate Ships
by Sam Benson

Books with nautical elements have been all the rage in YA for the past couple years. From pirates to privateers and even some unwilling passengers, the voyages take these characters on adventures miles away from everything they know. It’s always an exhilarating ride and I know I’ll be swept away to the open water whenever […]

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6 Dystopian Worlds That Pull from Reality

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by Sam Benson

The dystopian books I’ve always found the most interesting (read: scary) are the ones that take things that really happened in the past or are happening now, and use them as inspiration for their crumbling society. I get this overwhelming feeling that it could happen because so much is based in reality, and that makes it all […]

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While We Wait for Black Tapes Season 3

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by Keri Horan

I’m such a huge fan of Pacific Northwest Stories, but I have to admit I’m getting pretty impatient for Season 3 of The Black Tapes. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Pacific Northwest Radio, it’s a “news source” that’s actually completely fictional, and models itself after NPR. They currently have two horror podcasts, […]

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6 International Fairy Tale Retellings

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by Gabriella Abbate

Everyone knows the standard Disney fairy tales, you may even know the more violent collection from the Brother’s Grimm, but there are thousands upon thousands of fairy tales from all around the world. Each culture has a Cinderella-esque tale, with different moral lessons and cultural signifiers ingrained into it. Below is a list of retellings of fairy tales […]

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4 Books Sure to Inspire a Backpacking Adventure!

Backpacking
by Danielle Finnegan

As spring break crawls away and you start daydreaming of summer, many of you will be planning your own vacations, begging your parents to go somewhere, or writing a mental list of places you wish you could go. Luckily, there’s no shortage of young adult books that can take you on an unforgettable journey to some truly amazing […]

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10 YA Books Featuring Strong Female Characters

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by Gabriella Abbate

In honor of International Women’s Day, I wanted to share with you some of my most beloved female characters from YA. After all, some of my favorite female role models are fictional. These ladies are strong, independent, and generally sarcastic (it’s no fun if they aren’t sassy, right?). Oh, and they’re basically all badasses. What […]

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11 Books to Keep Romance Alive All Year Long

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by Amy Beaudoin

February (the all-too-short month of love) has officially come to an end, which means it’s now impossible to find chocolate in the shape of a heart, our free romantic reads are coming to an end, and love ISN’T everywhere you turn! Some people are excited to see an end to all the lovey-dovey things, but if you’re like […]

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