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Akata Witch Blog Tour + Giveaway

I do not exaggerate when I say that I believe that Akata Witch has the most stunning  cover makeover in all of YA.  I simply can not take my eyes off of it.  That is why I am so thrilled to be part of the paperback release blog tour.  Today, I feature a fashion set inspired by the new Akata Witch paperback cover.

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Who Wore It Best Vol. 2

In Volume 1 of this series, I highlighted similarly themed books with eye-catchingly similar covers.  As we learned, two books with similar covers can have similar themes.  Today, we explore books with similar covers but disparate plots.

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I Read YA Week + Giveaway

Today marks just over the halfway point of Scholastic’s I Read YA Week.  This year’s theme is What Does YA Stand For?  For us, it means Limitless Boundaries. We have expanded our world beyond the scope of our friendship.  We have met and fallen in love with fierce characters, traveled across the universe, to new lands, and made friends all over the globe in the YA community. Today, we look back on the our bookish adventures and how we’ve expanded our boundaries, we tell you the history of how we immersed ourselves in YA, plus we swap books with each other!

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Library of Fates Blog Tour + Giveaway

Library of Fates has been our our radar since its sumptuous cover was revealed last year.  We were so smitten with its unique premise steeped in Indian mythology that we added it to our 2016 Book Radar. Today, we count ourselves very fortunate to be on the tour today with Book Aesthetics, as well as to tell you a little more about this book and how to win a copy.

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Music Monday: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

I have been collecting YA playlists for a while now and I had a nostalgic moment earlier when I replayed Patrick Ness’s The Rest of Us Just Live Here soundtrack after reading about his upcoming book, Release.  I absolutely adored The Rest of Us Just Live Here when I featured it on the blog a few years back in a First Reads Friday installment.  I am so ready for Release, so am celebrating it by telling you a little more about it as well as sharing the Epic Reads playlist after the jump.


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10-10-10: 10 OTHER YA Books Releasing October 10th

When I tell people that I read YA, the standard responses are:

  1. Twilight? LOL
  2. I really love The Hunger Games!

John Green is the de facto star of YA to those who aren’t in the know. It’s been 5 years since his super-mega hit, The Fault In Our Stars, was published and 3 years since a movie was made.  We’ve known for a while that he’d been writing a new novel, but I was surprised when it was announced last month that his upcoming YA novel, Turtles All The Way Down, would be published this year.  Specifically, October 10th.  Naturally, the internet went bonkers and just a few days later, John tweeted this.


I got to thinking about other YA authors releasing the same day as John, who may not have as many tip-in sheets to sign.  What if they’re new and/or marginalized authors?  How could I help spread the word about those books?  After a quick review of my Goodreads TBR, I discovered that it just so happens that there are ten other books already on our radar releasing on the same day as John’s.  Find out what books you should also be adding to your 10/10 TBR and enter for  your chance to win your very own pre-order after the jump!

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