The 13 Most Anticipated YA Novels Publishing In December 2014

Coming Soon

The final month of the year awaits you and it is filled with amazing new releases! Which ones are you most excited to read? Tell us in the comments below!     1. This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman, Meagan … Read More

Baking with Elissa Sussman: Apple Cinnamon Cobbler


Thanksgiving is upon us, so we asked Elissa Sussman, author of STRAY to teach us how to make easy apple cinnamon cobbler! Watch the video below, get the recipe then read Elissa’s book? Want more recipes? Watch more of Elissa’s … Read More

The 2014 *Book Shimmy* Awards: Finals

Epic Reads Exclusives

The time has come to declare your love for the best YA books of the year and vote in the final round of the *Book Shimmy* Awards! The results will be announced live during our December 3rd Tea Time at … Read More

Allison van Diepen’s Top TV Badasses

Author Guest Posts, Lists!

We like our characters bad, b-b-b-bad to the bone. Allison van Diepen, author of On The Edge, knows how to recognize a badass character and how to write one.   ALLISON: One of my favorite things to do as a … Read More

How to Read at Family Gatherings

Book Nerds Unite, Videos

Here are some tips on how to keep thinning your to-be-read pile while being forced to spend time with your family during the holidays.     Tip #1: Read paperbacks. Don’t even bother trying to lug a precious hardcover around. … Read More

The Comprehensive Guide to Dating a Book Nerd

Book Nerds Unite, Videos

If you like piña coladas and getting caught in a bookstore, you should date us. Being a book nerd can present some interesting challenges when it comes to dating. Can you balance a love for books with a love life? … Read More

The 2014 *Book Shimmy* Awards: Semi-Finals

Epic Reads Exclusives

The semi-final round of the 2014 *Book Shimmy* Awards is officially open for voting! Go forth and vote for your favorite young adult novels of the year! Watch the announcements made during Tea Time with Team Epic Reads!   What … Read More

YA Recipes: Cinnamon Bookbinder Bread

Fun Stuff, Videos

Cinnamon Bookbinder Bread is best made with one’s fairy godmother, or someone with baking experience. Watch the video below and get the recipe for the signature pastry featured in STRAY by Elissa Sussman! Post by Epic Reads.   Cinnamon Bookbinder … Read More

NaNoWriMo Advice from YA Authors

Book Nerds Unite

You’ve made it halfway through November, future authors, we salute you! In fact, we’re here to help: we’ve gathered top-notch NaNoWriMo advice from some of our authors that is guaranteed to inspire. Drop your pencils (but not your laptops, don’t … Read More

7 Time Machines We Want to Test Drive


If you’re going to time travel, you better travel in style. And thanks to fictional, near future technology, you have some options. We hear the newest gadget on the market is the Firebird from Claudia Gray’s novel, A Thousand Pieces … Read More


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