Great First Lines in YA to Start the New Year

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Did you ever crack open a book for the first time, and read a first line that was so amazing you just HAD to devour the entire book immediately? It happens to us all the time, which is why we’ve … Read More

Book Recs Based On Your Fave Scene from the Beauty & the Beast Trailer

Fun Stuff, Pop Culture, Quizzes

Ma cherie Mademoiselle, It is with deepest pride & greatest pleasure That we welcome you tonight And now, we invite you to relax Let us pull up a chair As Team Epic Reads proudly presents Your next book rec! Like … Read More

15 YA Books That Need To Be Adapted Into Broadway Musicals

Fun Stuff, Lists!, Pop Culture

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

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

Which Fairy Tale Retelling Should You Read Based On Your Zodiac Sign?

Book Nerds Unite, Fun Stuff, Quizzes

Can’t decide which fairy tale retelling to read next? Let your star sign do it for you! There are a lot of fairy tale retellings out there and it’s hard to know which one you should read (trust me, I … Read More

Like, Try, Why: Wintergirls, Meant to Be, Cruel Beauty

Like, Try, Why

We are your book matchmakers, here to make you a match! Sometimes it’s hard to find a book you’ll like, which is why we’ve done the dirty work for you! We have readalike suggestions if you enjoyed Wintergirls by Laurie Halse … Read More

What’s Your Fairy Tale Prom Style?


If prom is the ball and you are the princess, then which fairy tale are you in? Take this quiz inspired by CRIMSON BOUND by Rosamund Hodge to find out what your fairy tale prom style is! Perhaps you’ll be … Read More

Beautiful Quotes from Beauty & the Beast Retellings

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“’He is a monster,’ I said. ‘Maybe I m a monster to pity him.’” Beauty and the Beast is a classic tale – but we think the YA retellings give it an equally awesome fresh spin. See what we mean … Read More

Rosamund Hodge’s Favorite Fairy Tale Retellings

Author Guest Posts

Today, Rosamund Hodge (author of Cruel Beauty and the upcoming book, Crimson Bound) is sharing her favorite fairy tales retellings! In honor of the release of A WICKED THING by Rhiannon Thomas, we’ve asked a few of our other authors … Read More

The 2014 *Book Shimmy* Awards: Finals

Epic Reads Exclusives

The time has come to declare your love for the best YA books of the year and vote in the final round of the *Book Shimmy* Awards! The results will be announced live during our December 3rd Tea Time at … Read More


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