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Melissa is the founding editor of the B&N Teen Blog and an editor at B&N Reads. She reads books, worries about strangers' dogs (they look thirsty), and gets mad at people who block the escalator. You can find her on Twitter @mimi_albert.

Teens Share the Last YA Book They Loved: Retelling Rumpelstiltskin, Surviving the Patriarchy, and Getting Kicked out of Fairyland

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Teens Share the Last YA Book They Loved: Retelling Rumpelstiltskin, Surviving the Patriarchy, and Getting Kicked out of Fairyland

Meet the Young Adults, the B&N Teen Blog’s swat team of awesome teenaged bloggers. YA literature is a strange and wonderful landscape of books that...
Books Are Magic: A NaNoWriMo Reading List

national novel writing month

Books Are Magic: A NaNoWriMo Reading List

Tomorrow marks the start of National Novel Writing Month, during which thousands of intrepid souls will take on the quixotic task of writing a 50,000-word...
Read an Exclusive Excerpt of Emily A. Duncan’s Bloody Gothic Fantasy, Wicked Saints

something wicked this way comes

Read an Exclusive Excerpt of Emily A. Duncan’s Bloody Gothic Fantasy, Wicked Saints

Wicked Saints, the first book in Emily A. Duncan’s Something Dark and Holy series, won’t arrive till April 2, but we’re sharing an...
Read an Excerpt of Sarah Porter’s Dark Faery Fantasy, Never-Contented Things

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Read an Excerpt of Sarah Porter’s Dark Faery Fantasy, Never-Contented Things

  The Fair Folk seduce and terrify in Sarah Porter’s Never-Contented Things, the tale of two human foster siblings drawn into the deadly snare...
Fantasy Authors Laura E. Weymouth and Margaret Rogerson on Subverted Myths, Favorite Poems, and the Fair Folk

in conversation

Fantasy Authors Laura E. Weymouth and Margaret Rogerson on Subverted Myths, Favorite Poems, and the Fair Folk

Today marks the release of Laura E. Weymouth’s The Light Between Worlds, in which a trio of siblings is transported from their family’s bomb...
Announcing the 5 Finalists for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

national book awards

Announcing the 5 Finalists for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

Today the five finalists for the National Book Awards for Young People’s Literature were announced, including a book in verse about a teen finding...
Teens Share the Last Book They Loved: Meet-Cutes, Virtual Worlds, and Binding the Souls of the Dead

the young adults

Teens Share the Last Book They Loved: Meet-Cutes, Virtual Worlds, and Binding the Souls of the Dead

Meet the Young Adults, the B&N Teen Blog’s swat team of awesome teenaged bloggers. YA literature is a strange and wonderful landscape of books that...
13 YA Authors on How They Find (Forge, Carve Out, Sacrifice For) the Time to Write

the writing life

13 YA Authors on How They Find (Forge, Carve Out, Sacrifice For) the Time to Write

Anyone pursuing creative work with any level of seriousness has heard the question: “How do you find the time?” They may or may not have...
Kiersten White on Her New Book, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, and the Survival Narrative at the Heart of Frankenstein

goth genius

Kiersten White on Her New Book, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, and the Survival Narrative at the Heart of Frankenstein

Kiersten White’s latest, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, is the chilling story of a girl whose life depends on the boy whose family...
17 Can’t-Miss Fantasy Retellings Hitting Shelves in 2018

a tale retold

17 Can’t-Miss Fantasy Retellings Hitting Shelves in 2018

I love old stories dressed in new skins, especially when they’re fantastical ones. The books below are some of the year’s most exciting fantasy...
Escaping from Houdini Author Kerri Maniscalco talks Card Tricks, Flipping Tropes, and Devil’s Deals with Stephanie Garber

sleight of word

Escaping from Houdini Author Kerri Maniscalco talks Card Tricks, Flipping Tropes, and Devil’s Deals with Stephanie Garber

Across three books and counting, Kerri Maniscalco has followed the adventures of Audrey Rose Wadsworth, whose fascination with dead bodies and crime scenes...
Teen Readers Share the Last Book They Loved: Changing Neighborhoods, Toppled Kings, and Heretics United

the young adults

Teen Readers Share the Last Book They Loved: Changing Neighborhoods, Toppled Kings, and Heretics United

Meet the Young Adults, the B&N Teen Blog’s swat team of awesome teenaged bloggers. YA literature is a strange and wonderful landscape of books that...

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