Real Talk: Black Lives Matter

Author Guest Posts, Book Nerds Unite

Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give explores themes of police brutality, family, community, and what it means to be black in America. Below you’ll learn what inspired bad-ass author Angie Thomas to write such a gripping novel inspired by the … Read More

10 #Famous Memes Reimagined as YA Novels

Author Guest Posts, Lists!, Pop Culture

What if your favorite Internet memes came to life….as YA novels? How great/terrible/WTF would that be? Before we get to the memes, we should probably give you a quick overview of why we are even putting up this blog post … Read More

Here’s How Bad Boys Inspired American Street

Author Guest Posts

When Ibi Zoboi, author of American Street, was younger she had a thing for bad boys. I mean seriously… who doesn’t?! So obviously when she started writing American Street she had to showcase those bad boys and the girls who … Read More

Play A Game Of Would You Rather With Stacey Lee

Author Guest Posts, Videos

Have you ever wondered if you favorite author would rather be really sweaty in front of an audience or be really itchy? Of course you have. Well let me tell you something book nerds, you’re in luck! Epic Reads has … Read More

Real Talk: Girls Are F*cking Resilient

Author Guest Posts

Allegedly is sure make waves when it hits shelves on January 24th, 2017. This gritty, twisty, and haunting debut by Tiffany D. Jackson will spark challenging conversations as it unapologetically tells this powerful and eye-opening story. Below find out what … Read More

How Music Inspired Girls In The Moon

Author Guest Posts, Reading Playlists

IT’S OFFICIAL… we are over the moon about GIRLS IN THE MOON, the heartfelt and lyrical new novel by Janet McNally! Girls In The Moon is about two sisters with rock star parents who find themselves drawn into the world of … Read More

Sonya Sones: My Sister’s Christmas Eve Breakdown

Author Guest Posts, Featured, Mental Health Matters

Sometimes it feels like the only people who understand all the complicated happenings in our lives are the characters from our favorite YA books. When we opened the pages of Saving Red we knew that it was one of those gems. … Read More

The Real Science Behind Replica Will Blow Your Mind

Author Guest Posts

Lauren Oliver’s new book, REPLICA, just blew our minds. This new two-in-one sci-fi story follows two girls, one of which is a replica. Lyra is a genetically made human being-a clone of sorts. Gemma on the other hand has never … Read More

This Book Will Change How You Think About Rape

Author Guest Posts, Featured

#RealTalk: The Female Of The Species by Mindy McGinnis, is changing the way we talk about rape culture. . . one page at a time. Everyone who has read The Female of the Species can agree that this is one … Read More

5 Things Jen Malone Learned on Her Trip Around the World

Author Guest Posts

Jen Malone was the definition of #ridingsolo when she came up with the concept for WANDERLOST. She found herself alone, newly single, and traveling the world on only $24 dollars a day (impressive). Jen proves to us that she is … Read More

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