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5 YA Horror Novels We Love

5 YA Horror Novels We Love

Happy almost Halloween! ‘Tis the season to be utterly creeped out, whether by ghosts and goblins or just straight-up gore. So turn off all the lights, fire up a jack-o’-lantern, and curl up with these chilling, bloody, horrifying YA reads…and […]

by × October 30, 2014 ×

YA NOVELS

Five Great Southern Gothic YAs

Five Great Southern Gothic YAs

You can find southern sans Gothic (see: Magnolia, by Kristi Cook) or Gothic set elsewhere (April Genevieve Tucholke’s Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea), but there’s something about the combination of the two that creates the perfect storm, […]

by × October 29, 2014 ×

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 ×

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 ×

COVER STORIES

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Francesca Zappia’s Made You Up

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Francesca Zappia’s Made You Up

Reading Francesca Zappia’s debut, Made You Up, inspires a whole lot of feelings, but the awareness that it’s a first novel isn’t one of them. Made You Up is a gorgeous, funny, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes sweet, sometimes bizarre-in-the-best-way read. Here’s […]

by × October 15, 2014 ×

AUTHORS WE LOVE

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, […]

by × October 13, 2014 ×

YA NOVELS

We Love These YA Books Set in the Country-Music World

We Love These YA Books Set in the Country-Music World

As a New York City girl, I didn’t exactly grow up on Dolly Parton and Patsy Cline. But every now and again, I read a great YA book that makes me wish I had. Whether it’s the southern atmosphere and […]

by × October 8, 2014 ×