Sabaa Tahir is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Ember in the Ashes and its sequel, A Torch Against the Night. She grew up in California’s Mojave Desert at her family’s eighteen-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brother’s comic book stash, and playing guitar badly. She began writing An Ember in the Ashes while working nights as a newspaper editor. She likes thunderous indie rock, garish socks, and all things nerd. Sabaa currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.
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Here at Penguin Teen, we are constantly inspired by all of the badass ladies that we love to read about. From the deserts of Miraji to the arenas of ancient Rome; the streets of futuristic America to the skies of outer space, we have a whole host of fierce women to choose from when we want … ContinuedSee More
7 of 2018’s #iconic YA Heroines
2018 was a good year for shelves. And, let’s be honest: there’s no way to list all the absolutely iconic characters to grace our pages. So, let’s start with these seven: 1. Emika from Wildcard Because it takes a pretty iconic protagonist to defeat someone taking over the world (especially when you’re IN LOVE … ContinuedSee More
7 Characters You DON’T Want at Thanksgiving
We’re all familiar with the classic party crasher of Thanksgiving. Sometimes it’s an uncle who shows up last minute and spends half of Thanksgiving telling obscure stories from his days in that rock band. Sometimes it’s your sister who totally forgets what time dinner starts and moseys in after all the yams are gone. However, we can … ContinuedSee More
These books will make you feel all of your feelings
Let’s face it: the best books are the ones that somehow actually make your heart skip, speed up, and occasionally, STOP. They stick with you weeks, months, after, sometimes longer. So, here are six of our favorite books that do JUST THAT. 1. Someday We Will Fly This one will get you right in the feels because it’s … ContinuedSee More
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 … ContinuedSee More
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Need to take a break from stalking the mailman for your Hogwarts letter? Don’t worry, we get it. And we’ve got the perfect list of reads to keep you distracted until it comes! If you’re a GRYFFINDOR Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh On her way to the imperial city, Mariko is … ContinuedSee More
11 Gorgeous Diverse Covers You Need to See
From the looks of things, 2019 will be full of amazing new reads. But, let’s be honest. We’re almost equally as excited about all the pretty covers we get to decorate our shelves with too! That being said, here are a few of our favorite covers from the last couple of years and upcoming 2019 releases celebrating … ContinuedSee More
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, … ContinuedSee More
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9 Slow Burn Romances That Are Worth the Wait
Usually, those of us who love our books with a heaping side of romance are happy to be feeling like from page one. But then there are those loves that start off with great chemistry and build over time to something amazing, to the point where we’re like And when it happens, it’s all the … ContinuedSee More