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Isabel Sterling

Isabel Sterling is an LGBTQ educator and advocate by day and a YA author by night. When she’s not writing about magic and murder, Isabel can be found lost in a good book, marathoning her favorite shows, or relaxing by the lake. She lives in Central New York with her wife and their brood of furry children: cats Oliver and December and a beagle-mix named Lily.

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2020 YA Sneak Peek!

Hello and WELCOME to the 2020 YA sneak peek! We’re talking all early info on upcoming 2020 books we cannot WAIT for!   All the Days Past, All the Days to Come by Mildred D. Taylor – January 7, 2020 The saga of the Logan family–made famous in the Newbery Medal-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My … Continued
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11 Authors you really should be following on Instagram

Looking for writing tips? Sneak peeks into future books? General awesome content? There are a few authors you should definitely be following!   Ruta Sepetys View this post on Instagram The first edition of THE FOUNTAINS OF SILENCE is back from the printer. Such an emotional author moment! After years of writing and research, seeing … Continued
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YA fantasy books you DON’T want to miss in the first half of 2019!

If you love fantasy then you should probably stick around, because we’re about to run through all the YA fantasy reads you don’t want to sleep on or the first half of 2019 and we can’t wait for you to fantaSEE them!   Song of the Dead by Sarah Glenn Marsh – January 22, 2019 In … Continued
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A book lover’s holiday gift guide!

Presenting: the holiday gift guide you should give to the friends & family of all book lovers.   If your reader loves FANTASY… Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte Seventeen-year-old Keralie Corrington may seem harmless, but she’s, in fact, one of Quadara’s most skilled thieves and a liar. Varin, on the other hand, is an … Continued
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#FridayReads: These Witches Don’t Burn!

Is it October yet? Because between season 2 of Sabrina hitting Netflix and all the Halloween vibes hitting shelves, it feels like it should be. Now, let’s talk witches. These Witches Don’t Burn is a contemporary fantasy featuring a teen witch living in modern-day Salem who discovers that the tension with her ex-girlfriend doesn’t much matter when … 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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Every Book Hitting Shelves this May!

You may want to take at these a–may-zing May reads!   5/7: How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox – Biz knows how to float. But after what happens on the beach–first in the ocean, and then in the sand–the tethers that hold Biz steady come undone. Dad disappears and, with him, all comfort. It might be easier, better, … Continued
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Penguin Teen Cover Reveal Bonanza!

Summer, 2020 is packed full of amazing reads…and you’re about to get an exclusive sneak peek. IT’S TIME FOR THE SUMMER 2020 COVER REVEAL BONANZA. Today, we are revealing not one, not two, but SIX covers, from debut authors to the beloved return of our favorite witchy characters! We may have even snatched an excerpt for each … Continued
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March Movie Madness: SEMI FINAL ROUND 1!

We’re getting down to the wire here. Time for..PT MARCH MOVIE MADNESS SEMI FINALS! From the Netflix smackdown to an intense face-off between The Breakfast Club and The Fault in Our Stars, it’s been crazy. But it’s about to get crazier, because it’s time for–wait for it–HARRY POTTER VS. THE HUNGER GAMES!   Let’s hear from … Continued
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