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Editor’s Pick: How To Write Dynamic Secondary Characters

Author Guest Posts

Hey aspiring writers! It’s time for another Editor’s Pick. We’re asking editors to break down the mechanics of what makes the writing in some of our favorite books so amazing, and give tips on how you can apply it to … Read More

Editor’s Pick: How to Write Great Subtext in YA Dialogue

Author Guest Posts, Book Nerds Unite

Attention all aspiring writers! Ever read a book that is just so beautiful you find yourself wondering exactly how the author did it? We’ve been there. In our new series, Editor’s Pick, we’re asking editors to break down the mechanics … Read More

This YA Author Is Shutting Down Slut-Shaming Trolls Everywhere

Author Guest Posts, Real Talk

In JUST A GIRL, Carrie Mesrobian is setting fire to the unfair stereotypes and the societal constraints placed on teenage girls. Her main character, Rianne, is stuck with an “easy girl” reputation for doing the same exact things guys do … Read More

Real Talk: Black Lives Matter

Author Guest Posts, Real Talk

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, Real Talk

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

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