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Darren writes the YA sci-fi series Altered Sequence, which you can check out here: www.adcroucher.com. He reads nonstop, makes short movies, can geek out for days, and wishes he lived in either Hogwarts or the Avengers' headquarters. He hangs out on Twitter @darrenwriter.

YA vs. the Multiverse

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YA vs. the Multiverse

You know how it is. You’re just moseying along, minding your own business, when you stumble into a whole multiverse situation. Universes everywhere....
7 Must-Read Non-U.S. YA Books of 2016

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7 Must-Read Non-U.S. YA Books of 2016

The YA landscape is so rich and varied and awesome right now, and it’s not just a U.S. thing. Music festivals, monsters, psychopaths, revolutions, and...
Epic YA Sci-fi Alert! Gemina Is Almost Here!

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Epic YA Sci-fi Alert! Gemina Is Almost Here!

COUNTDOWN TO ILLUMINAE SPOILERS:  105 WORDS Some of you are probably still reeling from the extraordinary, adrenaline-drenched, peace of mind–shredding...
7 Graphic Novels to Read if You’re Chasing the Feels

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7 Graphic Novels to Read if You’re Chasing the Feels

And honestly, who isn’t? These 5 graphic novels have all the feels you need and then some. It’s about to get emotional. Through the Woods, by Emily...
7 of Our Favorite Liars in YA

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7 of Our Favorite Liars in YA

It’s a tricky thing, picking out your favorite liars in YA. By definition, most of the time, the best liars are not the good guys (or gals). But what...
5 Dual YA Narratives That Bridge History and the Present Day

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5 Dual YA Narratives That Bridge History and the Present Day

It’s great being able to pick up a contemporary YA when you’re in the mood for some gritty modern-day reality, and a historical YA when you...
Losing Yourself in the Wild and Lovely Worlds of David Almond

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Losing Yourself in the Wild and Lovely Worlds of David Almond

If you know one thing about author David Almond, it’s probably that he has won a lot of awards. Like, a LOT, including the Carnegie, the Whitbread...
10 of Our Most Anticipated Sci-Fi YA Novels of the Second Half of 2016

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10 of Our Most Anticipated Sci-Fi YA Novels of the Second Half of 2016

You’ve already read all the amazing 2016 YA sci-fi titles we previewed back in January, right? I hope so, people, because the second half of 2016 is...
No TARDIS? No problem! 5 YA Books to Read While You Wait for the Return of Doctor Who

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No TARDIS? No problem! 5 YA Books to Read While You Wait for the Return of Doctor Who

It feels like a loooong time since the Doctor and River had a moment in the Christmas special (still feeling the feels about that one). But when the show...
7 YA Books to Help You Deal with the Pain of Not Having Hamilton Tickets

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7 YA Books to Help You Deal with the Pain of Not Having Hamilton Tickets

You’ve been trying, crying, begging to see Hamilton, clicking to get tickets, looking at the tweets of people who got in. You’re standing out in line...
8 YA Books to Help You Cope with the End of Supernatural Season 11

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8 YA Books to Help You Cope with the End of Supernatural Season 11

What’s that wailing sound? The souls of the damned trying to escape hell? No, just millions of Supernatural fans crying out in anguish, because this is...
YA Sci-Fi Starter Kit: 8 Diverse Books That Take You to Other Worlds (and Iowa)

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YA Sci-Fi Starter Kit: 8 Diverse Books That Take You to Other Worlds (and Iowa)

YA sci-fi is a thrilling, shapeshifting genre. It takes you to fantastic places you never imagined before, shows you things about yourself you never knew,...

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