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  • Rick Yancey
  • Jay Asher
  • Alison Goodman

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Rick Yancey is the author of the New York Times bestseller The 5th WaveThe Infinite SeaThe Last Star, several adult novels, and the memoir Confessions of a Tax Collector. His first young-adult novel, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, was a finalist for the Carnegie Medal. In 2010, his novel, The Monstrumologist, received a Michael L. Printz Honor, and the sequel, The Curse of the Wendigo, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. When he isn’t writing or thinking about writing or traveling the country talking about writing, Rick is hanging out with his family.

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Jay Asher‘s debut YA novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, has appeared regularly on the New York Times bestseller list for the past nine years. It has sold over 2.5 million copies in the United States alone and is currently in production to be a 13-part series on Netflix. His second YA novel, The Future of Us, was coauthored with Printz Honor winner Carolyn Mackler. He is also the author of What Light. His novels have been translated into 35 languages.
 
Visit his blog at www.jayasher.blogspot.com and follow him on Twitter @jayasherguy.

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Alison Goodman is the author of the New York Times best-selling Eon/Eona duology, as well as the genre-bending Singing the Dogstar Blues and the adult thriller A New Kind of Death (originally titled Klling the Rabbit).

Alison lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband, Ron, and their two exuberant Parson Russell Terriers, Xander and Spike. She was the 1999 D.J. O’Hearn Memorial Fellow at Melbourne University, holds a Master of Arts, and teaches creative writing at a postgraduate level.

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Nothing Happened: Jenny Torres Sanchez Speaks Out During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

In eighth grade, a man on a bicycle followed me as I jogged down the streets of my neighborhood. Halfway down the isolated road I usually avoided, I felt that tingle on the back of my neck. I looked back and saw him just off in the distance, riding slowly. I sped up, telling myself … Continued
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5 Reasons BLOOD WATER PAINT is the Feminist Read You Need in Your Life

Blood Water Paint is Joy McCullough’s beautiful novel in verse that details the life of painter Artemisia Gentileschi, a Roman painter who had a tougher life than most of us could imagine. She is what Booklist calls a “timeless heroine,” and a woman that we should all know about. Every feminist needs this book on … Continued
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5 Reasons Why We’re DYING for You to Read REIGN OF THE FALLEN

We’re about to knock you dead with the first new series release of 2018! Sarah Glenn Marsh’s Reign of the Fallen is one of our most anticipated fantasies that’s diverse, edgy, and romantic. Need more reasons to get buried in this read? Here are our Top 5 reasons:   1) Are you trying to say … Continued
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Watch the EXCLUSIVE Behind the Scenes Video of the Song Featured in I HAVE LOST MY WAY

If you’ve read Gayle Forman’s newest book, I Have Lost My Way, you may remember Freya’s song “Little White Dress,” which she comes back to throughout the book. If you haven’t read it, this isn’t a spoiler, it’s just a really good song (and you can listen to it in the audiobook!). Gayle had the idea … Continued
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The Official TRAITOR TO THE THRONE Recap *SPOILERS*

We’re so excited for Hero at the Fall, the finale in the Rebel of the Sands trilogy by Alwyn Hamilton! In case you missed our Rebel of the Sands recap, read that first, then start your Traitor to the Throne refresh here! Alwyn has written us a wonderful recap that will bring you right back into the world. … Continued
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Alwyn Hamilton Gets Real on THE LAST JEDI

Alwyn Hamilton, one of our resident Star Wars enthusiasts, and author of the Rebel of the Sands trilogy, saw THE LAST JEDI, and had some thoughts about the treatment “strong female characters.”     I wasn’t yet born in May of 1980. That’s not a brag about being young. I’m just saying I wasn’t around … Continued
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WE WILL SAVE YOU…From the FOMO on Gayle Forman’s New Book

I HAVE LOST MY WAY GOES ON SALE TOMORROW!       REMAIN CALM.     WE SAID CALM.      That’s chill. It’s all good. We are so blessed.     SO. If you haven’t heard, we’ve been dropping excerpt presents to all of you lovelies because it would be cruel to make you … Continued
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Circus Stars from Yesteryear and Celebrities of Today

Ash Parsons is the author of The Falling Between Us, a haunting love story and a piercing look at the costs of fame. In the novel, there are comparisons between circus star life and the celebrities of today, so author Ash Parsons has written us three profiles!!   Part One:  Tom & Lavina In my book The Falling … Continued
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An Excerpt from “The Women Who Made Me a Feminist” by Matt Killeen, Author of ORPHAN MONSTER SPY

Sarah, the main protagonist of my novel, Orphan Monster Spy, is the result of a lifetime’s issues with traditional ideas of masculinity. I’ve been working hard on being a fierce, committed, if not always well-informed, feminist since my early adolescence, with varying degrees of success. There were many reasons for this. My father might have … Continued
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The Official REBEL OF THE SANDS Recap! *SPOILERS*

We’re so excited for Hero at the Fall, the finale in the Rebel of the Sands trilogy by Alwyn Hamilton! Although, let’s be honest, we are SO not ready to say goodbye to Amani and Jin. Whether you want a refresh of book 1 before you get started on book 3, or if you want … Continued
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