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Heading off to college? Take these 8 books with you

Getting ready to dive into all the dorm-unpacking, finals-dreading, new-place-new-you shenanigans of freshman year? We have a few books you should take with you.


What to read when you’re struggling to find your squad: 

Seafire by Natalie C. Parker

Everyone knows finding your squad is key, and nobody knows that better than Caledonia, leader and captain of the Mors Navis. 


What to read studying has officially murdered your remaining brain cells: 

Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

At some point, college is gonna pull a high school and probably make your brain want to shut down for a little while. In that case, a blast of magic, romance, and fun is in order, and Wicked Fox is for sure up to the task.


What to read when you’re still anxious post that whole application process you had to go through:

Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi

No one knows the College Application Submission HELL better than Opal and pals in Girl Gone Viral. Maybe become a virtual reality star while you’re at it? It’s college. Anything goes.



What to read when you miss high school:

Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Nostalgia central here. Sure, everyone’ll be psyched to kickstart a new life in college, but sooner or later you’ll probably find yourself missing the sounds of lockers swinging shut and the probably-pretty-ugly color scheme of the halls you walked for years. Frankly in Love will be there for you to revisit those years in the best way.


What to read when you need to escape for a sec:

The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh

Let’s be honest: college will probably be amazing and you’ll probably still need an escape from reality, because literally everyone does at some point. The Beautiful is basically a portal to New Orleans. With vampires. Like, that’s the DREAM.


What to read when dating apps suck and you need to believe in love again:

Lovely War by Julie Berry

Because who needs tinder when the Goddess of Love can just drop in and find you a soulmate, ya know?


What to read when you need to cry about something other than that paper that’s due tomorrow:

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour


This one kind of speaks for itself. But if you’re new to Nina LaCour, basically, bring tissues.


What to read when you need to feel empowered:

SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson

A good dose of righteous rage will probably be in order. Laurie Halse Anderson’s empowering story told in verse will be one to keep on hand for that.


Looking for more great reads? Check out these top 15 must-reads before the end of 2019!


Seriously, you should read Rules for Vanishing

Hey, friends! Joy from Penguin Teen here. We’ve been venturing into Booktube over at Penguin Teen to share monthly book hauls with you, so in case you missed September’s you can find it below! Okay, so if you couldn’t tell from the above, I’m just a lil obsessed with Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall. I … Continued
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Debuts you DON’T want to miss this fall

Oh, summer, we are sad to see you go… But not that sad because we are so SO excited for all the books fall is bringing! And if you didn’t know, that includes some of the biggest, highly-anticipated debuts. It all starts in September, and we’ve made you a cheat sheet for all the amazing debuts … Continued
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14 people who weren’t prepared for the Frankly in Love trailer

ICYMI the Frankly in Love trailer just dropped and it is AMAZING. Rotating sets? Check. All the love story gone wrong feels? Check. Dreamy Frank? CHECK. Watch the trailer below if you missed it! But in other news, the internet most certainly did not miss it. The internet is most certainly crazy over it.   From Twitter, … Continued
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7 Vampire Books to Read Before You Die

Many of us readers stalk the night (usually because we keep saying we’ll go to bed after just one more chapter), but today we’re talking about the other kind creature who stalks the night. The swoony, immortal kind who tend to pop up in some of our favorite YA reads ever. VAMPIRES. And whether you read these classic YA … Continued
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Go behind the scenes of FRANKLY IN LOVE with Penguin Teen!

So, in case you (somehow???) missed it, the trailer for David Yoon’s debut novel Frankly in Love is here and we are all IN LOVE WITH HOW CUTE IT IS. Check out the trailer below in case you haven’t seen it yet! Okay, but aside from that ADORABLENESS, Penguin Teen went behind the scenes during the filming, and … Continued
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The Frankly in Love book trailer is here and it is EVERYTHING

It’s no secret that the hype for David Yoon’s debut Frankly in Love is REAL. From the cutest cover ever to author Marie Lu dubbing it “a classic in the making”, Frankly in Love is going to set up camp in your book-loving heart and live there forever. In case you somehow haven’t heard of it yet, … Continued
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Taylor Swift’s LOVER is here and we’ve got your ultimate track match

She’s dropped the album, we’ve listened to it on REPEAT, just a few hundred times already and we’re READY: It’s your ultimate Taylor Swift Lover Album YA Book Track Match!   Track 1: I Forgot That You Existed Book Match: If I’m Being Honest Oh Cameron, she’s so blunt that her barbs come off as … Continued
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9 Books to Help You Recover from Veronica Mars Season 4

THIS IS A SPOILER ALERT. VERONICA MARS SEASON 4 SPOILERS BELOW. BE WARNED. SPOILERS.  We’re absolutely not over what happened at the end of Veronica Mars season 4. Honestly, we’re never going to be over what happened at the end of season 4. We’re going to weep every single time we hear “I Hear the … Continued
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15 Must-Reads Before the End of 2019

We know it’s only August, but tbh 2019 has been flying by and we penguins just want to make sure you don’t miss out on these top 15 reads to grab before the end of 2019!   I Know You Remember by Jennifer Donaldson This is the perfect suspenseful, October read. Jennifer Donaldson’s new twisty … Continued
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COVER REVEAL: Girls Save the World in This One

It’s time to reveal the stunning cover of Ash Parson’s upcoming YA novel Girls Save the World in This One! And not just that…WE HAVE AN EXCERPT! Shaun of the Dead meets Clueless in this hilarious YA horror comedy set at a local zombie convention–featuring a teenage girl gang that has to save the world from a horde of actual zombies. … Continued
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