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Author Jessica Taylor explains the reasoning behind her flawed female characters, including those in her latest book, A MAP FOR WRECKED GIRLS. Guest Post by Jessica Taylor There was never a day when I decided to write unlikable girls. I didn’t make lists of cruel jabs for my heroines to deliver or think of ways they could more deeply hurt those they loved the most. I didn’t wonder how to make my girls more selfish, more self-centered, more unaware of the consequence of their actions. What I did set out to write were the girls I grew up with. Girls I see…

In Moïra Fowley-Doyle’s Spellbook of the Lost and Found, eight teens find themselves on a perilous journey after finding a mysterious spellbook that will help them rediscover stolen possessions– at a price. For everything found, something must be lost. Worlds collide as the two different groups try to find balance and unravel the mystery of the spell and its consequences. There’s a lot of warning and lessons wrapped up in magical objects in Young Adult literature. Can something powerful and mysterious really ever be trusted? We’re looking back at some magical objects in YA to try to figure it all…

The Creeping and The Telling author Alexandra Sirowy has already proven that she can write rich, eerie stories, but her new novel First We Were IV is going to blow your mind if you’re a fan of mystery thrillers. Check out our review below, then see how you can win the book for yourself! REVIEW Dark, edgy, and wholly unpredictable, Alexandra Sirowy’s First We Were IV is the wild summer read you need. I was sucked in right away thanks to the chaotic prologue and from there, this story presented a full spectrum of emotions smothered in suspense. Izzie, Viv,…

Share your theories on the new 5TH WAVE books and enter to win the original trilogy! Rick Yancey’s The Last Star, the final book in the original The 5th Wave trilogy, is out in paperback today! We say “original” because Rick Yancey announced back in March that he’ll be writing three more novels set in the world of The 5th Wave. We don’t have any details on the new books yet, but we DO have theories. So let’s get to it! THE 5TH WAVE CONTINUATION THEORIES Warning: This is nothing but spoilers for the original series! Beware! The return of…

Susan Juby’s new book THE FASHION COMMITTEE demands a playlist full of various styles of music celebrating a common theme: fashion. Happy release day to Susan Juby’s The Fashion Committee! The story is about two teens who enter a fashion designer competition in order to win a scholarship to a local private art school. We found the book to be fun and funny, attention-grabbing, and even often times very real. In celebration of the release day of The Fashion Committee, we created a list of songs we think are fashion friendly and unarguably inspirational for your creative juices to flow. We’ve also…

Check out new titles, excerpts, and a major giveaway, then share your questions for Stephanie Perkins! Penguin Teen has five YA novels releasing over the course of five weeks this fall that will be huge game-changers! Each day this week, they’re giving readers never-before-seen looks at these hot upcoming titles, plus a chance to win them all. We’re thrilled to present the third game-changer, There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins, which hits shelves on September 26, 2017! Stephanie Perkins is an absolute game-changer, of course. After the adorably romantic Anna and the French Kiss series, it would have…

Author Dana Schwartz shares her playlist for her YA travel book AND WE’RE OFF. Plus, enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the book! Guest Post by Dana Schwartz And We’re Off is about art and love and finding yourself, even when you’re thousands of miles from home. And since it’s based around a European trip, the playlist that goes along with it needed to feel European, too. And so here it is, Nora’s trip around Western Europe in song form (with a tiny bit of Taylor Swift just thrown in for good measure.) Quelqu’un m’a dit — Carla Bruni…

Sinking into a new Laini Taylor book is kind of like reuniting with an old friend. There’s no one quite like them, so you have to readjust a little to their unique mannerisms and flair. But they unlock a part of you most people can’t and leave you feeling inspired. Strange The Dreamer is Taylor’s first book after the end of her Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, and it introduces an original fantasy world full of lyricism, charm, and devastation that will captivate readers. Sheltered librarian Lazlo Strange has always dreamed of the lost city known as “Weep,” despite…

Win some stunning sci-fi and spacey bling in our DEFY THE STARS giveaway! If you’re a fan of insanely well-built sci-fi worlds and reeling adventures, Claudia Gray has a new book for you! Defy The Stars is a story of man and machine, frenemies, far off worlds, and doing anything it takes to save the people who matter to you. It follows a teen soldier who discovers a highly advanced enemy “mech” in the midst of battle and discovers he holds the secret to saving her planet– but it won’t be an easy task. We loved it, as you can…

STRANGER THAN FANFICTION is a story about friendship that exceeds expectations. Enter to win it for yourself! Writing this minutes after finishing the book, I can definitely say Stranger Than Fanfiction exceeded my expectations. After reading the initial chapters, I made assumptions about the plot and characters of the book only to be completely shocked and impressed with how each turned out. The story follows a group of friends, Sam, Mo, Topher and Joey, fresh out of high school and going on summer cross-country road trip. They jokingly invite one of their idols, actor Cash Carter along for the ride, only to have him…

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