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Arvin Ahmadi

Arvin Ahmadi grew up outside Washington, DC. He graduated from Columbia University and has worked in the tech industry. When he’s not reading or writing books, he can be found watching late-night talk show interviews and editing Wikipedia pages. Down and Across is his first novel.

You can follow Arvin on Twitter @arvinahmadi.

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BATTLE ROUND 2: March Movie Madness

Phew. Round 1 was INTENSE, but after much voting, our victor was Isabel Sterling’s THE HUNGER GAMES! Next? That’s right. It’s Round 2. And it’s HARRY POTTER VS. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER.  Marissa Kennerson has magic on her side, but Arvin Ahmadi may just have some tricks up his sleeve yet. Let’s hear … Continued
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15 MUST Reads for the First Half of 2019!

You know what? A lot (a LOT) of good books come out every year. So many that it can be hard to keep track. It’s great, but it can also be overwhelming. What if you miss out on something AMAZING? So, let’s go over a few upcoming releases you DON’T want to miss out on! … Continued
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2019 Penguin Teen YA Book Preview!

It feels SO far away but 2019 for YA books is shaping up to be GOOOOOOOOOOOOD! And because we know, you need to know ALL the details as soon as possible to get your TBR’s ready, we created this preview of our breaking news 2019 titles to keep you in the loop of all the best new fantasy, … Continued
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Top 4 Sci-Fi MUST reads this spring!

Spring, please hurry up. It’s cold outside. So, in the meantime, let’s all distract ourselves by prepping our Sci-Fi Spring Reading Lists! (Is Sci-Fi Spring a thing? We’re gonna say it’s a thing.)   1. When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry Waiting desperately for the next season of Stranger Things? We’ve got you. The … Continued
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Can You Find the Hidden Emojis in These Book Covers? …Holiday Edition!

So we tested your skills once in this find-the-emoji in the book covers quiz, but can you do it again? Test your skills with the quiz below, then click to flip and see how you did!       They say don’t judge a book by its hidden emoji cover, but…if you were intrigued by … Continued
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What to Read If You’re Graduating & Don’t Know What To Do With Your Life

Listen, we get you. Graduating is HARD! You’ve spent so many years on a path that was decided for you before you could talk, and now all of a sudden there are too many options on what to do next (or sometimes not enough). Do you go to college or graduate school? Get a job? … Continued
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March Movie Madness: THE BRACKET!

Did you hear? DID YOU HEAR? We’re making some of our FAVORITE authors battle each other with some of our FAVORITE teen movies in the epic March Movie Madness competition. AND THE OFFICIAL BRACKET IS HERE! (Is anyone else super nervous Emily and Austin could face off in the final round?!)   For each round, … Continued
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Your Cheat Sheet to Every Book that Came Out in 2018

Wait…you’re saying it’s almost 2019? ALREADY? Well, then it’s time to take a stroll down Bookish Memory Lane and make sure you haven’t missed out on any of the amazing titles 2018 gave us! via GIPHY January: Rookie on Love by Tavi Gevinson A single-subject anthology about the heart’s most powerful emotion, edited by Rookie creator, … Continued
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March Movie Madness: Competing Authors and Their Movie Picks!

You read that right. March Movie Madness…WITH AUTHORS! That’s right. We have asked authors to GO INTO BATTLE! This March, your favorite authors will be going head to head defending some of our favorite YA movies EVER.   Meet the competitors!   Rachel Hawkins The one and only Rachel Hawkins will be representing The Princess Diaries. Remember … Continued
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