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20 YA Authors Share the Book They’re Most Thankful For

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20 YA Authors Share the Book They’re Most Thankful For

We all have a lot to be grateful for in our lives. But writers (and readers, to be honest), in particular, often owe a debt to a particular book—one that...
6 of the Best YA Books with Family on the Page

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6 of the Best YA Books with Family on the Page

Families (and parents in particular) are often conspicuously absent from YA books. There are usually excellent reasons for this—character development,...
New Releases: Returning Effigies, Knights of Vice, and YA Goes Wilde

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New Releases: Returning Effigies, Knights of Vice, and YA Goes Wilde

It’s a lean release week, with Thanksgiving coming up, but that just makes us all the more grateful for the three fabulous offerings that are newly...
8 Must Read YAs In Verse

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8 Must Read YAs In Verse

I was going to introduce this amazing lineup of diverse books in narrative verse in free verse of my own, but I thought I’d spare you. Who needs my...
6 Diverse Historical YA Must Reads Now In Paperback!

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6 Diverse Historical YA Must Reads Now In Paperback!

Historical novels, as a genre, can be a hard thing to leap into. They’ve got the lush worldbuilding of fantasy with none of the dragons....
8 YA Reads With Awesome Origin Stories

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8 YA Reads With Awesome Origin Stories

One of the most fascinating things about writing (and reading!) fiction is where the stories come from—the genesis of the idea. Sometimes the origins are...
5 of the Best YA Love Triangles of All Time

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5 of the Best YA Love Triangles of All Time

Love triangles get a bad rap, and sometimes for good reason. But when they’re done right, there’s nothing better than a juicy, dramatic,...
New Releases: Cold-Blooded Investigation, Family Secrets, and Road Tripping on a Mission

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New Releases: Cold-Blooded Investigation, Family Secrets, and Road Tripping on a Mission

Two things today’s releases are gonna do in spades: help quench your thirst for more queer fantasy and crush your heart with the intensity of its...
Get the Look: Nisha Sharma’s My So-Called Bollywood Life Cover!

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Get the Look: Nisha Sharma’s My So-Called Bollywood Life Cover!

When we spied the awesome Heidi Heilig—author of The Girl From Everywhere series—creating these amazing outfits to match some super fab YA book covers...
6 of the Best Ensemble Casts in YA

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6 of the Best Ensemble Casts in YA

When disparate people are thrown together by events beyond their control, anything can happen. When you find a crew—a new family—it can be tense, it...
Those Pesky Kids: Our Favorite Sleuthing Teens

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Those Pesky Kids: Our Favorite Sleuthing Teens

From Scooby Doo to Nancy Drew, mystery solving is something so many of us have loved since we were little kids. But we’re not wee ones anymore, and...
Crowns on the Cover: 6 YA Reads to Inspire Your Inner Royal

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Crowns on the Cover: 6 YA Reads to Inspire Your Inner Royal

Some days, you’re ready to rule the world. And some days, you need some emotional support before you’re ready to claim your rightful seat on...

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