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Natalie C. Anderson

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Natalie C. Anderson

Natalie C. Anderson is an American writer and international development professional living in Geneva, Switzerland. She has spent the last decade working with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)and the United Nations on refugee relief and development, mainly in Africa. She was selected as the 2014–2015 Associates of the Boston Public Library Children’s Writer-in-Residence, where she wrote her debut novel, City of Saints and Thieves.

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13 Books to Read BEFORE They Become Movies

You know how it goes: a trailer drops for a movie based on a book and then suddenly everybody’s reading it. Don’t you love being the person who gets to say, “Yeah, I read that forever ago, it was awesome. Glad you’re finally catching up.” We definitely do! Here are 13 books that are making their … Continued
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10 Books That Aren’t Afraid to Go There

Sometimes people think YA books are all light and fluffy, but they’re forgetting that since the genre started with The Outsiders, YA books have been providing windows and mirrors for teens dealing with all sorts of topics, ranging from fantastically wild to wickedly dark to emotionally heavy. Read on for 10 books that are not afraid … Continued
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A New Way to Binge: 12 of Our Favorite Standalone Novels to Read

We love finding that perfect series, the one where you want to read every single book. But often times, waiting for the next book has got us like What to do in the meantime? Binge our list of awesome standalone novels, that’s what! These books will have you turning the pages so fast that you’ll … Continued
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9 Houses You Definitely Wouldn’t Want to Trick-or-Treat At

Halloween is a great time—candy for everyone, costume contests, Halloween parties, and most importantly: trick-o-treating. But let’s be real – there’s always a house on the block that’s best avoided. For example, stay away from houses with histories of murders, exorcisms, and of course, hauntings. Steer clear of these fictional houses and you’ll be just fine.   The Merciless Series Whether … Continued
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6 Books That Will Give You an Adrenaline Overdose

It may be spring, but warm weather still seems like a pipe dream. During that *omg it’s still winter in March* slump, it’s easy to fall into a bit of a funk. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite adrenaline-boosting books to snap you out of it. Hello, fight-or-flight!   Survive the Night by Danielle … Continued
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7 Books to Read Once You’ve Overplayed “Look What You Made Me Do”

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve been seeing Taylor Swift counting down to her new single, which she finally dropped late last night. We’ve obv listened to the single (ok, a few times), and it’s giving us serious strong-female-character-with-a-bone-to-pick vibes. Naturally, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite leading ladies that would totally jam to … Continued
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11 Books You’ll Want to Re-read as Soon as You Finish

We’ve all been there—sitting in a train, or drinking coffee at a coffee shop, or lying in bed at 3 AM in the morning not knowing what to do with yourself because you’ve just finished reading the ~greatest book of all time~ and you’re contemplating if it’s a good idea to dive right back into it … Continued
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The 8 Don’t-Miss Books of 2017 Thus Far

As we head into the last days of August (sob), we’re taking a look back at the biggest books so far this year. We want to make sure you didn’t miss adding any of these awesome reads to your TBR!   City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson This murder mystery set in Kenya has … Continued
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Can You Find the Hidden Emojis in These Book Covers?

Test your eyesight by trying to find the emojis hidden in each of these book covers! They say don’t judge a book by its cover, but…if you were intrigued by any of these covers you can read more about each book below! Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton The Valiant by Lesley Livingston The Outsiders … Continued
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