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Rachel is a writer and semi-professional nerd. When she’s not typing down the words, you can find her obsessing over the latest pop culture phenomenon, imploring people to create their own websites, and reading every YA book she can get her hands on. Find her @rachpax.

5 Young Adult Books for Fans of American Crime Story

crime and punishment

5 Young Adult Books for Fans of American Crime Story

When I heard the first season of American Crime Story was going to be about the O.J. Simpson case, I thought I knew what to expect. Anyone out of...
6 Perfect Books to Kick Off Your YA Book Club

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6 Perfect Books to Kick Off Your YA Book Club

When it comes to kicking off a successful book club, that first book is crucial. We’ve all heard the horror stories of failed book club attempts,...
5 Books to Read When You’re the New Kid in Town

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5 Books to Read When You’re the New Kid in Town

Being the new kid is tough. Moving to a new town or even a new school thrusts you into the role of outsider in a game where everyone else already knows the...
5 YAs for Agent Carter Fans

it's peggy carter's world we're just living in it

5 YAs for Agent Carter Fans

Season two of Agent Carter is back tonight, and we’re already obsessed with it. And what’s not to love? There’s a kickass woman...
What to Read Based on Your Favorite Season of American Horror Story

scary stuff

What to Read Based on Your Favorite Season of American Horror Story

When American Horror Story hit our television screens five years ago, it reminded us just how much we like to have the crap scared out of us for fun. With...
Kelley Armstrong’s The Masked Truth, and 5 More Heart-Pounding Hostage Stories

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Kelley Armstrong’s The Masked Truth, and 5 More Heart-Pounding Hostage Stories

Hostage situations look one way on television—a grizzled negotiator talks the gunman down and saves countless lives—and another in real life—scary...
How to Throw a Dinner Party Inspired by 5 Awesome YA Books

party planning

How to Throw a Dinner Party Inspired by 5 Awesome YA Books

People have been throwing parties based on their favorite books for years. Type “Harry Potter” into Pinterest and you’ll find hundreds of...
We Love These YA Books About High School Outsiders

odd man out

We Love These YA Books About High School Outsiders

With back-to-school season right around the corner, it’s time to start getting in the mood for bulging backpacks, questionable cafeteria food, and...
12 YA Books That Belong Together

perfect pairings

12 YA Books That Belong Together

There’s nothing better than a great book, except, of course, two great books. And even better than that is two books that belong together, and are...
5 YAs for the Internet Famous

behind the screens

5 YAs for the Internet Famous

We live in a time where anyone can be famous (at least for a little bit) thanks to a magical place called the internet. Whether you blog, vlog, tweet, pin,...
6 Comics-Inspired YAs to Get You in the Mood for Comic-Con

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6 Comics-Inspired YAs to Get You in the Mood for Comic-Con

Comic books have transcended the nerd-o-sphere and happily taken their power position among pop culture’s heavy hitters. The biggest blockbuster...

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20 YAs That Kept Us Up All Night

bedtime reading

20 YAs That Kept Us Up All Night

There’s no better way to beat the summer heat than to stay inside with a good book—especially if that book will give you the cold sweats and make...

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