7 YA Westerns for Fans of Westworld

Curated Reading Lists, Pop Culture

If you watched the premiere of the new high-concept HBO show Westworld then you definitely had the same reaction as a young Keanu Reeve’s and the rest of us: whoaaaaa. After the dust settled (ba dum tss) you probably had … Read More

Could You Survive the Wild West?

Featured, Quizzes

Howdy, Stranger! It’s 1849 and like Lee Westfall in Rae Carson’s YA western, Walk On Earth A Stranger, you heard there’s gold out in California so you’ve decided to hitch yer wagon to the Oregon Trail and strike it rich! … Read More


Series Recaps, Videos

Saddle up, readers: it’s time to revisit all the important moments of WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER by Rae Carson before the sequel, LIKE A RIVER GLORIOUS, hits shelves on September 27. We are here as your trusty prospector to … Read More

Read the First 3 Chapters of Walk On Earth a Stranger

Sneak Peeks

Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense gold in the world around her. This is a pretty valuable skill in 1849, when gold has just been discovered in California. What would someone do for those powers? Can she survive … Read More

Pick an Ice Cream, Get a Book Recommendation!

Fun Stuff, Quizzes, Red Queen Series, Selection Series

🍦 You scream, we all scream for ice cream…book recommendations! July is National Ice Cream Month so we’re celebrating by combining our two favorite things. Click on an ice cream photo below to flip the image and presto, you get a … 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

Cover Reveal: Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson

Cover Design

For I ne’er saw true beauty till this blog post. We thought it would be impossible to create a cover beautiful enough to stand next to the New York Times–bestselling and National Book Award longlisted and all around badass feminist fantasy historical … Read More

And the Next Rae Carson Book is Titled. . .

Coming Soon, Epic Reads Exclusives

Queen Rae Carson has another book coming out in fall 2016 and we have the title and official summary! The sequel to the New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Longlist title Walk on Earth a Stranger now has … Read More

The 2015 Book Shimmy Awards Winners!

Epic Reads Exclusives, Videos

And the winners are. . . . We are so excited to present to you the winners of the 2015 *Book Shimmy* Awards! Thank you to the thousands and thousands of you that voted in the semi-final and final rounds … Read More

Yoga Poses for Book Nerds

Book Nerds Unite, Fun Stuff, Infographics, Lists!

Namaste right here and read some more. Did you know? The yoga pants you wear to read are also good for actual yoga. It’s true! A friend told me! If this book nerd workout is a little too strenuous for … Read More


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