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

Like Try Why For Authors Who Crossover!

Like, Try, Why, Lists!

Looking to read a new type of book by your favorite author? Many authors write across age groups, moving from one age bracket to another and back again. After all, age is just a number! Check out our authors who … Read More

15 YA Books That Need To Be Adapted Into Broadway Musicals

Featured, Fun Stuff, Lists!

Whether you were in your school’s production of Les Misérables, proudly call yourself a Renthead, bow down to Sondheim, or play Hamilton noooon-stop, we can all agree that musicals are magical. Awesome attire, dance moves for days, and who doesn’t love listening to that … Read More

9 Curious Alice in Wonderland Adaptations

Lists!, Pop Culture

Curiouser and curiouser! Back in the day (more like waaaay back) in 1865, a novel was written by English mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. That novel was Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. It’s doubtful that he knew … Read More

Truly Terrible (or Awesome?) Prom Themes Based on Books

Book Nerds Unite, Fun Stuff, Lists!

@EpicReads oh man, we're on this. — Strand Book Store (@strandbookstore) April 6, 2016 Ain’t no party like a Gatsby party because a Gatsby party don’t stop until at least two people are dead and everyone is disillusioned with … Read More

Hairstyle Inspiration from 10 YA Book Covers

Fun Stuff, Lists!

Next time you want to mix up your look, head to your local bookstore for some inspiration! Have you ever looked at a cover and thought, “Wow, she has great hair”? We definitely have. So here are some hairstyles we … Read More

16 Books That Published 16 Years Ago

Fun Stuff, Lists!

Feeling old yet? The year was 2000: Y2K hadn’t destroyed us all, a/s/l was a thing, a gallon of gas was only $1.26, Playstation 2 destroyed all traces of a social life, Mission Impossible II dominated the box office, and … Read More

7 YA Heroines Daisy Ridley Should Play

Fun Stuff, Lists!, Pop Culture, Red Queen Series

If you saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and let’s be honest, you did, you also saw Daisy Ridley crush it in the role of Rey. The British beauty went from being a relative unknown to being our life goals … Read More

The 17 Most Anticipated YA Books to Read in March

Coming Soon, Lists!

For book nerds, March Madness isn’t about basketball, it’s actually about the state of our bookshelf (and wallet). Get out of your winter bunker and smell the fresh new books! Just take a deep breath. Come on, we won’t tell … Read More

The 5 Evilest Fairy Tale Villains of All Time

Author Guest Posts, Fairy Tales!, Lists!, Pop Culture

If being bad is wrong, then I don’t want to be right. No story is complete without the perfect, terrible villain, and fairy tales have some of the creepiest ones to offer. We asked C.J. Redwine, author of the Snow … Read More

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