Young Adult

Author Guest Post

Behind the Book: The Potion Diaries

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by Amy Alward

If you haven’t read The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward, you should. It’s kind of amazing (it’s also a free read until June 19th so you should get on it ASAP). The first time I read it I couldn’t stop talking about it! It reads like a fairy tale that’s fun, magical, and full of adventure, […]

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Romantic YA Fan Art

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by Julie Jarema

Whether you love or hate Valentine’s Day, these beautiful illustrations of YA couples should leave you feeling warm and fuzzy. Ron + Hermione from the Harry Potter series by Lilabeanz  Ari + Dante from Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe  by Andrea Porretta  Cath + Levi from Fangirl by Beastlyworlds Hazel + Augustus […]

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Book List

Nine Incredible Reads for the Dark Days of Winter

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by Keri Horan

With the holidays over, there’s nothing I want to do more than sit by the fire and curl up with a book. Here are nine reads I’m so excited to dive into this winter–some set in the icy cold of winter, some giving me hope for the warmth of summer days. What’s on your list? Let me […]

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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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Author Guest Post

Behind the Book: The Potion Diaries

Potion Diaries
by Amy Alward

If you haven’t read The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward, you should. It’s kind of amazing (it’s also a free read until October 31st so you should get on it ASAP). The first time I read it I couldn’t stop talking about it! It reads like a fairy tale that’s fun, magical, and full of […]

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Get Lit Rising and the Power of Poetry

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by Janine Perez

I’ve always believed in the power of poetry! Whether writing it or reading it, it’s an often overlooked but powerful medium. I love the feeling of setting my thoughts and feelings on to the page so they’re no longer rattling around in my head demanding to be acknowledged. I also love the feeling of understanding […]

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Giveaways

Deb Caletti Collection Sweepstakes!

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by Catherine Hayden

We. Love. Deb Caletti. Sure, you’re probably familiar with her National Book Award finalist, Honey Baby Sweetheart, and perhaps you’ve read her most recent YA novel, Essential Maps for the Lost, but have you read all of the books in-between?! Deb’s one of those authors that writes and writes and writes, consistently putting out a […]

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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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7 Weird Ways to Die in YA

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by Janine Perez

  (SPOILERS AHEAD!)   In 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith (which is a free read so if you haven’t read it, check it out ASAP), the main character’s mom dies when a horse falls on her from the sky. For reals. She gets CRUSHED BY A HORSE FALLING FROM THE SKY. It took me […]

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