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Eric Smith is an author, blogger, and publishing geek from Philadelphia. His books include The Geek's Guide to Dating (Quirk) and the YA novel Inked (Bloomsbury Spark). You can follow him on Twitter at @ericsmithrocks. He enjoys video games, bunnies, corgis, and you.

5 YA Cult Stories to Help Set the Mood for American Horror Story: Cult

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5 YA Cult Stories to Help Set the Mood for American Horror Story: Cult

My goodness, do I love me some American Horror Story. A series where each season stands on its own, but hides little treats and the occasional crossover...
5 YA Books You Shouldn’t Read on an Empty Stomach

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5 YA Books You Shouldn’t Read on an Empty Stomach

It’s happened to us all. Out of nowhere, the book you’re reading is taken over by beautifully delicious paragraphs full of savory treats and...
5 YA Books About Dangerous Games

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5 YA Books About Dangerous Games

When you talk about dangerous and deadly games in young adult books…well, a couple of titles likely spring to mind instantly. A tournament where teens...
North of Happy and More YA Novels About the Joy of Food

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North of Happy and More YA Novels About the Joy of Food

You can tell North of Happy, by Adi Alsaid, is a special book from its very first page. After all, how many novels have you read that open with a...
5 Quotes from The Upside of Unrequited that Nail Universal Truths of Human Existence

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5 Quotes from The Upside of Unrequited that Nail Universal Truths of Human Existence

The highly anticipated second novel by Becky Albertalli, who brought us pure joy in book form with Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, is finally here. And...
Empress of a Thousand Skies and More Can’t-Miss YA Space Operas

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Empress of a Thousand Skies and More Can’t-Miss YA Space Operas

As someone who anxiously awaits new episodes of The Expanse (yes, yes, I know I should also read the books) and new Star Wars movies, and inhales Ann...
6 YA Novels Perfect for Fans of Jane Austen

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6 YA Novels Perfect for Fans of Jane Austen

It is a truth universally acknowledged that if you write a contemporary YA novel that references Jane Austen, I’m going to want to read it. This...
6 Awesome Diverse YA Thrillers To Read Right Now

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6 Awesome Diverse YA Thrillers To Read Right Now

Already addicted to Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes and its sequel, A Torch Against the Night? Of course you are: her thrilling fantasy series...
Going Geek’s Skylar, and 6 More YA Characters Having a Worse Back to School Season Than You

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Going Geek’s Skylar, and 6 More YA Characters Having a Worse Back to School Season Than You

Charlotte Huang’s second book, Going Geek, whisks readers away to an exclusive, preppy boarding school on the East Coast, where Skylar Hoffman is eagerly...
7 Genre-Bending Historical Fiction YAs You Should Be Reading

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7 Genre-Bending Historical Fiction YAs You Should Be Reading

Whether you’re reading an alternate World War II story full of psychic soldiers or exploring speakeasies where magic is slung as fast as the drinks,...
Tear Tracker, and Other Apps That Need to Exist for YA Book Nerds

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Tear Tracker, and Other Apps That Need to Exist for YA Book Nerds

There are apps out there for just about everything, and plenty just for book lovers: apps that help you categorize your library, share your writing with a...
What to Read Next Based on Your Favorite David Bowie Persona

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What to Read Next Based on Your Favorite David Bowie Persona

If any musician understood the importance of storytelling and characters, it was David Bowie. Over the course of his career, Bowie reinvented himself again...

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