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7 of 2018’s #iconic YA Heroines

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2018 was a good year for shelves. And, let’s be honest: there’s no way to list all the absolutely iconic characters to grace our pages. So, let’s start with these seven:

 

1. Emika from Wildcard

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Because it takes a pretty iconic protagonist to defeat someone taking over the world (especially when you’re IN LOVE WITH HIM *cries*)

 

2. Donatella from Legendary

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Pretty iconic to dive headfirst into the game that nearly killed you the first time, no?

 

3. Odessa from Reign of the Fallen

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Because going into the underworld is no joke. And tbh death monsters aren’t either.

 

4. Caledonia from Seafire

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Fiery redhead with a girl crew? Yes, yes please.

 

5. Aelin from Kingdom of Ash

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But tbh you are also iconic for reading all 1,000 pages. *goes to re-read again anyway*

 

6. Lady Helen from The Dark Days Deceit

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Because once again, Lady Helen has proved she’s got it in the epic final installment of The Dark Days series.

 

7. Laia from A Reaper at the Gates

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Of course, we would never expect anything less than #iconic from our queen of the Ember Quartet. We’re just really, really scared about what might happen to her next.

 

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#FridayReads: SCREEN QUEENS

Welcome back to Friday Reads! This week’s excerpt comes from Screen Queens, an epic mashup of The Bold Type meets The Social Network when three girls participate in a startup incubator competition and uncover the truth about what it means to succeed in the male-dominated world of tech. Today’s excerpt comes from chapter seven, when the girls first arrive at ValleyStart and … Continued
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Best of Bookstagram: The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe!

Dearest bookstagrammers, you have the miraculous talent of taking gorgeous books and somehow making them even PRETTIER. Here are just a few of our fav insta posts for The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe! (Or should we say POEsts???)   From these super dreamy vibes, View this post on Instagram A post shared by | Book … Continued
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Read an Excerpt from The Triumphant!

The epic conclusion to Lesley Livingston’s The Valiant Trilogy is only 11 DAYS AWAY! The final book in the Valiant series takes Fallon and her warrior sisters on an epic journey from the corrupt Roman Republic to the wonder of the ancient world: Alexandria, Egypt. In all the excitement, we just had to share an excerpt … Continued
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Best Moms of YA!

It’s Mother’s Day and so we’ve been thinking: There are a lot of awesome moms in YA. So here’s a quick shoutout to five of the best!   Rose’s mom, Vampire Academy Rose’s mom, Janine, is (to put it simply) a badass. Even if Rose and her haven’t always had the most easygoing relationship, let’s admit it: … Continued
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The love for Laurie Halse Anderon’s SHOUT is beautiful

In case you haven’t heard, Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak, has a new book coming out: SHOUT. It’s loud. It’s searing. It’s gorgeous. And the outpouring of love from readers? Inspiring. So, we just wanted to SHOUTout you amazing readers.   Actually, this post is equal parts reader appreciation and Laurie Halse Anderson appreciation.   Because you all … Continued
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Top 6 Reads for Bookish Adrenaline Junkies

We’ve all read one of those books that made our heart start jumping around our chest. We’ve all fallen right off our comfy reading chair in horror as that plot twist we didn’t see comin’ just POPPED OUT OF NOWHERE. It’s one of the things that gets us absolutely HOOKED on a good book, so … Continued
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Our Favorite Bookstagrams of Alex & Eliza

(Cover image by: @in_acourt_ofbooks)   Ever since Alex & Eliza: A Love Story hit shelves, we have seen countless beautiful bookstagrams–so much, in fact, that we thought, enough is enough, we NEED to share these with our readers! And now that the finale All for One is here, we’re sharing some of our favs from over the years! View this … Continued
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The Best of Bookstagram: FOUR DEAD QUEENS EDITION

Okay, everyone. A moment for all the time and effort that goes into the GORGEOUS corner of the internet that is bookstagram. Whether it’s a shiny new hardcover, or an old beat-up paperback from ten years ago, you bookstagrammers out there know how to make a book POP. So, we thought we’d use this time … Continued
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Books to #bookstagram this spring!

It’s that time of year again! And by that, we mean it’s finally not FREEZING so it’s time to go outside and take BOOK PICS! Speaking of which, we’ve been noticing some killer spring bookstagrammin’ going on so here are a few of our fav spring picks for pics!   If I’m Being Honest by … Continued
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Read the first excerpt from TAROT!

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