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The Definitive Harry Potter Gift Guide

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by Keri Horan

A trip to Diagon Alley might not be in the cards for you this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give gifts as magical as what you’d find in Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes. Here’s a roundup of our favorite Harry Potter inspired swag for all the witches and wizards in your life. An Audible subscription […]

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21 Affordable Bookish Holiday Gifts That Aren’t Books

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by Tara Grieco

For all your book nerd friends! (Or yourself…) No one wants the holidays to mean stress! Deciding what to buy, where to buy it, or how much to spend on gifts shouldn’t put a damper on your holiday cheer. That’s why we made an affordable gift guide! It’s helpful for several reasons. It can help you get your bookish […]

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Our Favorite YA Siblings

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by Catherine Hayden

In Suzanne Young’s new contemporary novel, All In Pieces, Savannah Sutton would do anything for her little brother Evan, despite dealing with her own issues with anger. “Anything” includes sticking a pencil in her ex-boyfriend’s hand because he mocked Evan for being disabled. Despite the method, it’s hard NOT to root for someone that wouldn’t hesitate […]

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Fantastic Beasts Event Sheds Light on Global Issue

J.K.Rowling and Academy Award winning actor Eddie Redmayne discuss Lumos, the charity founded by Rowling over a decade ago, at a special screening of Warner Brothers Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, at Carnegie Hall in New York, Saturday, November 12, 2016. Lumos is an international NGO which works to end the institutionalization of children worldwide. (Photo - Stuart Ramson for Lumos)
by Keri Horan

I’m going to be completely honest with you guys: I had zero expectations for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. I’m not really sure why–maybe it was the general feeling of disappointment in Cursed Child, maybe it was that I didn’t really love the textbook edition Rowling released in 2008, or maybe it’s just […]

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YA Women Who Have Our Vote!

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by Katy Hershberger

Today is Election Day! I hit the polls first thing this morning, coffee in hand, and I’m stoked about exercising my democratic right to vote for the leader of the free world. (If you’re 18 or older, I hope you’re doing the same thing!) YA books aren’t historically very political, but since the news has […]

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Third or Nothing: A Hufflepuff’s Tale

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by Keri Horan

In every story, there’s a hero. Puffs: Or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic, is not about that hero. Instead, this Harry Potter alternate perspective narrative tells the story of Wayne, a less-than-average orphaned wizard boy, attending Hogwarts at the same time as Harry Potter. Like Harry, Wayne is swept […]

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Which THE ODDS OF LIGHTNING Character Are You? Quiz

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by Tara Grieco

Friendships. Tumultuous, profound, vacillating….the importance and influence of a circle of friends may never be as significant in our lives as it is during the formative years of high school. In The Odds of Lightning, Tiny, Lu, Will and Nathaniel used to be best friends…until life-defining events tore them apart. But when fate weaves their […]

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Which Patronus Did You Get?

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by Keri Horan

Finally, we can think longingly on our happiest memory, exclaim “Expecto Patronum!” and know for certain the form our corporeal Patronus would take! In case you haven’t seen, Pottermore released a quiz today that allows you to identify your Patronus. The timed quiz offers you a series of words, and you’re tasked with choosing the word […]

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Three Truths and a Lie: Harry Potter Edition

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by Keri Horan

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had to play “Three Truths and a Lie” at the start of every school year for pretty much…ever. It’s how I got to know all my classmates from about fifth grade all the way through college. My truths and lie were never particularly interesting, though, and I always […]

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Accio PotterCon

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by Keri Horan

Guys, we need to talk about PotterCon. Because, yes. PotterCon is a thing, therefore we need to talk about it. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Manhattan, PotterCon is the annual 21+ event of our dreams. PotterCon began, as these things do, in a bar between friends. After the first year, it moved to The […]

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