Top 10 Ways to Build Karma

Author Guest Posts

Life After Theft is on sale this week, and to celebrate, we’re hosting an entire week of karma tips… with a mystery bag of loot inspired by the items Kimberlee liked to steal. All week long, we’ll be bringing you … Read More

20 Amazing Opening Lines in YA

Lists!, Now Quoting

Sometimes all it takes is a stellar opening line (or paragraph!) to get us hooked on a book; and so we’re bringing you twenty of our favorites.   1.) “It has been sixty-four years since the president and the Consortium … Read More

10 Frightening Visions of Post-Apocalypse New York City


In honor of next week’s release of THE WARD by Jordana Frankel, we’re taking a look at some extremely horrifying visions of New York’s apocalyptic future. Why does it seem that whenever the apocalypse strikes Earth, New York City is always the one … Read More

THE WARD’s Road to Publication

Author Guest Posts

The road to publication can be a long and arduous one for aspiring authors. Jordana Frankel is no exception. But for her debut novel THE WARD, the journey from manuscript to book deal began in an unlikely arena that in … Read More

1990s Teen Book Covers: Then and Now


Which cover was better: the original 1990s versions or the present day designs?   90s on the left, current on the right.   The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney (1990)       Weetzie Bat by … Read More

Michael Grant Completes the End is Here Questionnaire

Series Recaps

Like we did with Lauren Oliver, Ellen Schreiber, Courtney Allison Moulton and Cynthia Hand, Leah Clifford and  Anna Carey, we sent our End is Here questionnaire to Michael Grant to be filled out – totally 90s magazine style. Speaking of … Read More

Reading Playlist: DEAD SILENCE

Reading Playlists

Another reading playlist is here! Take your headphones out, turn up the volume and keep this Spotify playlist for DEAD SILENCE by Kimberly Derting on repeat.   Kimberly Derting on her playlist: When it came to putting together a playlist … Read More

Like, Try, Why #22

Like, Try, Why

In this week’s Like, Try, Why, we recommend books for fans of Lord of the Flies, Room and the television show Firefly!   ABOUT LIKE TRY WHY THE PROBLEM: You just finished an amazing YA book and you want to … Read More

10 Cute Hedgehog GIFs to Make Your Day


Need a distraction? Take a mental break with these 10 adorable hedgies.   Source                     What’s your go-to animal for when you need a dose of cuteness?

18 Things Erin Bowman Would Do in Claysoot Before Turning Eighteen

Author Guest Posts, Lists!

Imagine you live in a very small, walled-in village where all the men vanish on their 18th birthday? What would be on your pre-18 bucket list? Below is a list of 18 things Erin Bowman, author of TAKEN, would do. … Read More

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