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The Ultimate Summer Bookworm Bucket List

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by Julie Jarema

Recreate your favorite book cover (and tag us!) Visit an independent bookstore Practice bibliomancy with the book nearest to you Write a short story about summer camp Create book spine poetry See how many books you can balance in the book stacking challenge Compete against your friends in The Unexpected Everything scavenger hunt Make a […]

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Reasons to Visit Italy

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by Katy Hershberger

At the time of this posting, I am in Italy on a vacation I’ve been thinking about for years. So of course, I’ve been thinking about Jenna Evans Welch’s Love & Gelato, which says that people come to Italy for love and gelato. And while that may be true (I mean, gelato is a huge […]

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5 Love Stories That Defy Time

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by Jill Hacking

There’s something so wonderfully hopeful about time-travel stories—there’s someone for everyone, whether it’s in the past or present. In Summer of Yesterday, Haley expects a boring summer vacation in Disney’s Fort Wilderness, a renovated long-abandoned water park. Instead she spends her summer not only 3 decades in the past but in the water park’s heyday as […]

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Our Favorite Infernal Devices Fan Art!

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by Sam Benson

Last week, we posted some of our favorite Mortal Instruments fan art and it’s time for part two! This post is dedicated to The Infernal Devices series. The fan art for this series is really incredible because it is set in 1878. The clothes of the time period really make these works of art special […]

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10 Super Smart STEM Ladies in YA

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by Julie Jarema

Dimple Shah from When Dimple Met Rishi is thrilled when her parents agree to let her attend a summer program for aspirating web developers. Dimple is as incredibly caring as she is intelligent, which is why she’s intent on developing a game that will help her father keep better track of his health and monitor his […]

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Our Favorite Mortal Instruments Fan Art!

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by Sam Benson

It’s been over a week since the release of Lord of Shadows and I’m still in Shadowhunter mode! I just can’t seem to get this incredible world out of my head. So of course, I spend way too much time online looking at fan art. There are SO many artists out there bringing the characters […]

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7 Fictional Would-Be Parabatai

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by Casey Nugent

I’ve been reading (or really rereading) Lord of Shadows and thinking a LOT about parabatai. Emma and Jules’ relationship in Lord of Shadows takes some complicated turns, but at the end they’re always going to be parabatai, and that’s a bond that lasts forever. Honestly, parabatai are one of my favorite things about the world […]

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Do You Like Zoo by James Patterson? Try This!

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by Sarah Jane Abbott

Prepare for the perfect storm! If you like:   Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge or Storm of the Century by Stephen King Try: Savage by Thomas E. Sniegoski Why? In Savage, a small New England island is hit by a devastating storm that has a violent effect on its animals. If James Patterson’s Zoo and Stephen King’s […]

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Lord of Shadows Dream Cast!

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by Casey Nugent

Guys. I cannot even begin to express how totally, and completely in love I am with Lord of Shadows. I mean, check out this book description: Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire […]

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