8 Ghost Stories For Your Summer Campfire


Grab your blanket and flashlight and head down to the bonfire because these YA ghost stories are perfect to tell in the dark. We just finished The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson, and in the book we met a … Read More

Like, Try, Why #35

Like, Try, Why

In this week’s Like, Try, Why, we’re bringing you reading recommendations for fans of Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins, Legend by Marie Lu and Defiance by C.J. Redwine!   What happens when you accidentally fall for … Read More

17 Ominous Opening Lines in YA Books

Now Quoting, Videos

First lines of books set the tone for the entire story, and these 17 opening lines from YA lit foreshadow something quite ominous. . . Before you get to all seventeen, let’s set the mood with this short video featuring … Read More

Read The First 5 Chapters Of THE JEWEL

Coming Soon, Sneak Peeks

The Jewel means wealth, the Jewel means beauty—but for Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Read the first five chapters from THE JEWEL by Amy Ewing, coming to a bookshelf near you on September 2nd! Born and raised in the Marsh, … Read More

Can You Identify These International YA Covers?

Fun Stuff, Quizzes

Take our first ever International Cover Challenge quiz and see if you can correctly identify these 10 young adult book covers! You will earn ten 1UPs if you get a perfect score.     How did you do? Tell us … Read More

Things You Can Learn From YA Books: How To Play An Instrument!


Move over Chopin and Yo Yo Ma, thanks to three YA novels, we are now certified musical geniuses. Or not. So we read these books and they are really good and one thing that each of these books has in … Read More

Susan Dennard’s Goodbye Letter to Eleanor Fitt

Author Guest Posts

This week we’re bidding adieu to the historical zombie series SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY and today we have a goodbye letter from the author, Susan Dennard, to her heroine, Eleanor Fitt. (Get the complete series recap here!) ~~~ Dear Eleanor: … Read More

Quiz: What’s Your Summer YA Story?


  Summer love, summer sun, summer vacation. It’s hard to think of reading when you have so many more fun, outdoorsy things to do. But we here, at Epic Reads, would rather stay indoors and live vicariously through our characters’ … Read More

Which Fictional Characters Would You Date?

Book Nerds Unite, Videos

If you could go on a date with any fictional character, who would it be and what would transpire on said date? Sometimes we find that our most stable and honest relationships are with book characters and you know what? … Read More

The 15 Most Anticipated YA Books Publishing In August 2014

Coming Soon

It’s that time of the month again when we tease you with upcoming YA releases! Next month you can look forward to the long awaited Stephanie Perkins, several books that will scare the crap out of you, some more from … Read More


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