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We Spy 6 Brilliant New Books That Celebrate Our Fascination with Spies

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We Spy 6 Brilliant New Books That Celebrate Our Fascination with Spies

Spies fascinate, infuriate, and enchant us. As much as we loathe the people who sneak behind our own lines and steal our secrets, we daydream about being...
New Releases: Vengeful Acts, Other Realms, and Shakespeare Revisited

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New Releases: Vengeful Acts, Other Realms, and Shakespeare Revisited

If I’m Being Honest, by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka Once again heavily inspired both implicitly and explicitly by Shakespeare (in this...
The B&N YA Podcast: Emily A. Duncan Communes with the Gods

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The B&N YA Podcast: Emily A. Duncan Communes with the Gods

Explore the stories behind the young adult books you love with the B&N YA Podcast. Join host Melissa Albert, editor of the B&N Teen Blog and...
5 Funny Historical Fantasies To Read Right Now

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5 Funny Historical Fantasies To Read Right Now

In the hands of the wrong teacher, history can be a bore, full of dusty dates and details. Where’s the fun? Where’s the humor? Where’s...
New Releases: Virtual Worlds, Amnesiac Dreamers, and a Muse Named Lenore

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New Releases: Virtual Worlds, Amnesiac Dreamers, and a Muse Named Lenore

The Raven’s Tale, by Cat Winters Gothic tale teller Winters finds inspiration in a very Gothic place: the haunted mind and dissatisfied childhood of...
Navigating the Unthinkable in How to Make Friends with the Dark

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Navigating the Unthinkable in How to Make Friends with the Dark

Kathleen Glasgow’s books read to me like classic YA, richly detailed character studies that don’t shy away from dark topics, similar to beloved...
6 Modern Poets YA Readers Will Love

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6 Modern Poets YA Readers Will Love

It’s National Poetry Month, which means it’s time to dive into a form that can be incredibly fun—but, for the uninitiated, quite intimidating (or a...
33 Quiet YA Books that Need to Be on Your Radar Now

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33 Quiet YA Books that Need to Be on Your Radar Now

With the great expanse of YA literature published each year, it’s no surprise not everyone hears about every single release. However, it also means...
11 YA Authors on the Book That Changed Their Life

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11 YA Authors on the Book That Changed Their Life

It’s a truism by now to say that books change lives. But it’s also an everyday miracle, the knowledge that at any point—but particularly,...
New Releases: Outlaw Enchantment, the Midcentury South, and the Moment Everything Changes

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New Releases: Outlaw Enchantment, the Midcentury South, and the Moment Everything Changes

Descendant of the Crane, by Joan He In this Chinese-inspired fantasy debut, a reluctant princess takes the throne under dark circumstances. Princess...
How to Make Friends with the Dark Author Kathleen Glasgow on You, Your Parents, and the Past

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How to Make Friends with the Dark Author Kathleen Glasgow on You, Your Parents, and the Past

Kathleen Glasgow follows her powerful heartbreaker of a debut, Girl in Pieces, with How to Make Friends with the Dark, the story of a teen girl set...
A.S. King’s Dig, and More of the Best Surrealist YA

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A.S. King’s Dig, and More of the Best Surrealist YA

Bleak, beautiful, and bewildering, Dig is A.S. King’s eleventh book and one of the least-categorizable novels of this still-young year. King is no...

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