• First Impressions and the Tale of the Bookish Mystery

    First Impressions and the Tale of the Bookish Mystery

    Bibliophiles rejoice! The man who brought you last year’s Shakespearean whodunnit, The Bookman’s Tale, has returned, and this time he’s on the trail of another famed author—Jane Austen. Charlie Lovett’s First Impressions delves into the authorship of Pride and Prejudice—more specifically, the question […]

  • What’s Your Favorite Fictional Character’s Game of Thrones Name?

    What’s Your Favorite Fictional Character’s Game of Thrones Name?

    Do you ever wish it took more than a full minute to announce your entire name, which not only included your first and last, but all of your nicknames, all of your accomplishments, and where you came from? Whether you’d find […]

  • Maggie Stiefvater on Phobias, Titles & Blue Lily, Lily Blue

    Maggie Stiefvater on Phobias, Titles & Blue Lily, Lily Blue

    Maggie Stiefvater is the best-selling author of books including the Shiver trilogy, The Scorpio Races, and the thrilling, mind-bending Raven Cycle, continuing next week with third installment Blue Lily, Lily Blue. The last time we saw Blue Sargent and her raven boys, […]

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24-HOUR STORIES

Six YA Books That Take Place in One Day

Six YA Books That Take Place in One Day

So much can happen in a day, and nothing proves that better than an entire book dedicated to one twenty-four period, in which lives change, relationships form and grow, lessons are learned, and the next dawn can bring the rest […]

by × October 20, 2014 ×

COVER STORIES

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Rebecca Phillips’s Faking Perfect

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Rebecca Phillips’s Faking Perfect

When a good-girl senior with a perfect image starts a clandestine affair with the school burnout, will she be able to hide their relationship, or will it come out—along with all the secrets she’s been keeping from her friends for years? […]

by × October 20, 2014 ×

URBAN FANTASY

Bustiers, Bullets, and Black Magic: Four Urban Fantasy Series You Should Be Reading

Bustiers, Bullets, and Black Magic: Four Urban Fantasy Series You Should Be Reading

Readers of modern urban fantasy novels know the best of the genre are a heady mix of noir, romance, fantasy, and suspense. Books that invoke images of flashing neon lights, car chases, heated glances, red heels, incantations, and the glint […]

by × October 17, 2014 ×

BEHIND THE SCENES

5 Facts About The Princess Bride We Learned From As You Wish

5 Facts About The Princess Bride We Learned From As You Wish

If there is a universal cultural touchstone in this fractured world, it is, perhaps, The Princess Bride. Between the ever-quotable Rob Reiner movie and the equally beloved book by William Goldman, at this point, only a very few particularly isolated tribal […]

by × October 17, 2014 ×

WE RECOMMEND

What to Read Next If You Liked The Innovators, The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher, Lila, Sharp Objects, or The World of Ice & Fire

What to Read Next If You Liked The Innovators, The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher, Lila, Sharp Objects, or The World of Ice & Fire

The Innovators, by Walter Isaacson, is the latest fascinating dive into tech history from the author of Steve Jobs. Widening his scope from one man to the birth of an entire medium, the book explores the brilliant minds and events […]

by × October 16, 2014 ×

UH OH

10 Signs You’re Having a REAL Fairy-Tale Romance

10 Signs You’re Having a REAL Fairy-Tale Romance

“It was just like a fairy tale!” your friend says after getting home from a successful date. “You mean his foster mother stabbed your eyes out with rose thorns??” you reply nervously. When you really think about it, nobody wants […]

by × October 16, 2014 ×

COVER STORIES

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Melissa Walker’s Dust to Dust

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Melissa Walker’s Dust to Dust

The sequel to 2013’s Ashes to Ashes is coming next year, and its cover is just as mysterious and stirring as the first. Of course, as the author of Dust to Dust, I’m possibly a little biased. When I saw the […]

by × October 16, 2014 ×

UNRELIABLE NARRATORS

Con Artists, Sleuths, and Superspies: 5 YA Characters You Just Can’t Trust

Con Artists, Sleuths, and Superspies: 5 YA Characters You Just Can’t Trust

Nothing spices up the slow beginning of autumn better than a little crime spree—especially if you can enjoy the adrenaline rush from the safe comfort of a reading nook, rather than taking on the entire Russian mob by yourself. But forget all […]

by × October 15, 2014 ×

BOOK NERDS

18 Unexpected Perks of Dating a Nonreader

18 Unexpected Perks of Dating a Nonreader

They say opposites attract, and that’s never truer than when a lifelong bookworm and an avowed nonreader lock eyes on each other. It happens unexpectedly and all too often. You finally meet someone who is in every way compatible with […]

by × October 15, 2014 ×