Keep Me Posted!

Sign me up for the latest news from Penguin Teen, including new books, special offers, and promotions.

5 Reasons THE CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS needs to be next on your TBR


The Desolations of Devil’s Acre is hitting shelves NEXT WEEK! So, we’ve been celebrating the series as we countdown to the finale, and this week we’re talking about The Conference of the Birds.

This is Book 5 in the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series, and it picks up immediately where A Map of Days (Book 4) left off.

So, here are 5 reasons why it’s time to catch up on The Conference of the Birds asap! Please note that spoilers for A Map of Days follow, so if you haven’t read it yet, bookmark this article and come back once you have!

Into the unknown we go…


1. The stakes are high. Peculiarly high.

In A Map of Days, Jacob Portman and his friends discovered that America’s society of peculiars is not at all welcoming to outsiders. In fact, relations between the three American peculiar clans are so tense that they’re on the verge of civil war. As we find in The Conference of the Birds, Miss Peregrine and the other ymbrynes have brought the American clans together for peace talks, but a single misstep will ignite a peculiar war in America.

2. Noor Pradesh, the light-eating peculiar from A Map of Days, is an awesome new character.

Noor’s peculiar power is so cool! It works in a similar fashion as Professor Dumbledore’s Deluminator, essentially—but who wouldn’t want to have the power to turn off the lights?

Noor is also at the center of a prophecy that will decide the fate of all peculiars in both America and Devil’s Acre so, you know. No pressure, Noor!


3. Some familiar villains return…

…because the wights are back! That’s all we can say without getting into spoiler-y territory, but it’s up to Horace and the rest of the peculiar crew to find out what the wights are really after.


4. Jacob might have more romance on the horizon.

You might remember that Jacob and Emma broke up in A Map of Days, but that definitely doesn’t mean that Jacob doesn’t have more romantic prospects on the horizon!


5. More information is revealed on the fate of a fan-favorite peculiar… 😬

That’s REALLY all we can say. Which peculiar are we talking about?? No clue. Nope. Can’t say.



If you haven’t purchased The Conference of the Birds yet, then for bird’s sake now’s the time!



Looking for more amazing reads? Start reading A TASTE FOR LOVE by Jennifer Yen here!


Magical reads to snuggle up with

Sometimes, you just need to escape into a book–and a bit of magic (or, you know, a lot) never hurts! So, here are 13 magical reads we recommend you snuggle up with.   Fireborne by Rosaria Munda Game of Thrones meets Red Rising in a debut young adult fantasy that’s full of rivalry, romance . . . and dragons. … Continued
See More

Dear Hollywood, These YA Books Are READY!

With the success of recent YA adaptation like Love, Simon, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, The Hate U Give and news that a new Harry Potter TV series is in the works– we gotta ask the question: why is Hollywood sleeping on these amazing books that are SCREAMING for adaptation?!   An Ember in the Ashes series … Continued
See More

12 Books to Cuddle Up With

Winter is the best time to be a reader because no one tries to force you to go outside and be “active,” leaving you with plenty of time to cuddle up with a cup of hot cocoa and a good book. Below are a few of our favorites to get all snuggly with, and the … Continued
See More

Read the first chapter of THE GIRLS I’VE BEEN by Tess Sharpe!

The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe is feminist, suspenseful thriller, following the daughter of a con artist who is taken hostage in a bank heist—and will need to tap into all her skills in order to survive. And did we mention it’s soon to be a Netflix film starring Millie Bobbie Brown?! Scroll down to read … Continued
See More

10 Critically-Acclaimed Novels You Should Have on Your Shelf

 If you’re looking for some incredible reads that will make you think, you’ve come to the right place. Here are 10 of our recommendations for amazing, critically-acclaimed novels you should have on your shelf!   Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh A Finalist for the National Book Award. When Ada leaves home for her freshman year … Continued
See More

12 Books to Read If You’re Obsessed With Musical Theater

Do you sing Hamilton in the shower? Wicked in your car? Geeking out to Six the Musical on a regular basis? Here are the musical theater books for you.   The Alex and Eliza Trilogy by Melissa de la Cruz Hey Hamilton lovers, this one is for you. The Alex and Eliza Trilogy is the love story … Continued
See More

Read an excerpt of WINTERKEEP by Kristin Cashore!

Winterkeep is the newest installment in Kristin Cashore’s bestselling Graceling Realm series. And whether you’ve read Graceling five times over, or are just hearing about it now, never fear! Each Graceling novel can be read as a stand alone, and we’re here to help you get started on this epic fantasy series with an excerpt! Scroll … Continued
See More

High Stakes Thrillers That Will Keep You Guessing

2020 has had some crazy real-life plot twists (what happened to the murder hornets??) but if you want some fictional thrills, these high stakes books have everything you need, from pirates to reanimated sisters to assassins! And we even added a couple 2021 titles to start your New Year’s reading lists off right.   Rebel … Continued
See More

YA Books by Black Authors You Should Be Reading

From award winning icons such as Mildred D. Taylor to incredible debut voices such as Amanda Joy, here are some of the Black authors you should be reading.   A Phoenix First Must Burn edited by Patrice Caldwell Sixteen tales by bestselling and award-winning authors that explore the Black experience through fantasy, science fiction, and … Continued
See More

12 Love Stories Gone Wrong

We all love a good love story…but not all love stories necessarily have smooth courses (or happy endings). Come to think of it, a lot of love stories have a few bumps (or 200) along the way. Here are 10 love stories that don’t go quite as you’d expect!   The Love that Split the World by … Continued
See More