How to Unplug: 8 Easy Ways to Put Down that Smartphone

Author Guest Posts

This guide to unplugging this summer is brought to you by Donna Freitas, author of UNPLUGGED––the first YA novel in a new series that is set in both a virtual App World, as well as the Real World. How (and … Read More

Five Great Escapes In Pop Culture

Author Guest Posts, Pop Culture

The final book in Madeleine Roux’s Asylum series is here! ESCAPE FROM ASYLUM, a creepy prequel to ASLYUM set long before Dan, Abby, and Jordan ever walked the hallways of the Brookline asylum—back when it was still a functioning psych … Read More

Completely True Facts About Lady Jane Grey

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We love retellings, reimagining’s, and just plain totally different outcomes to well-known stories. But sometimes it helps to know what really went down before venturing into alternative endings. The new YA novel My Lady Jane crafts a whole new outcome … Read More

15 Ways to Up Your Photography Game

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Posting a photo online is so much more than just that. You have to make sure it’s the perfect, most like-worthy shot, right? Where you stand on a chair on one foot just to ensure you get your frame in. … Read More

Kathryn Holmes: Hating the Girl in the Mirror

Author Guest Posts, Mental Health Matters

As part of our Mental Health Matters ongoing blog series, we invited Kathryn Holmes, author of How It Feels to Fly, to shed light on the subject of body dysmorphia. In this post, Kathryn talks about her own experience dancing … Read More

The Most Misunderstood Villains of All Time

Author Guest Posts, Lists!, Pop Culture

Let’s all agree that there are some villains out there that deserve a little less hate and little more respect. Yes, the Evil Stepmother locked Cinderella in a tower. But wasn’t she just looking out for the interests of her … Read More

12 Inspirational Life Lessons We Learned from Tennis

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If you love Sarah Dessen, you’ll love Paula Stokes’ latest YA contemporary romance. Maguire has a swoony summer romance that you’ll fall for! But don’t worry, there’s more than just love in the air. Maguire is a tennis player, and … Read More

6 Things To Do The Summer Before College

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It’s never too early to start thinking about summer! Especially after reading THE LEAVING SEASON, which is what the main character Middie Daniels calls the summer when everyone graduates high school and leaves home for the first time. So make … Read More

Sherlock Holmes Easter Eggs in A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE

Author Guest Posts, Pop Culture

The game is afoot, fellow Sherlockians! Here’s Brittany Cavallaro, author of A Study In Charlotte, with a cheat sheet for all kinds of fun Sherlock tie-ins that she slipped into her book. If you’re a diehard Sherlock Holmes fan (whether … Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Making a Wish

Author Guest Posts, Fun Stuff

When you wish upon a . . . jar of moonshine? That’s right, good ol’ fashioned, magical wish-granting moonshine is the focus of Kate Karyus Quinn’s imaginative new novel, Down with the Shine. In the novel, Lennie brings her uncle’s … Read More

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