Alwyn Hamilton was born in Toronto and spent her childhood bouncing between Europe and Canada until her parents settled in France. She grew up in a small town there, which might have compelled her to burst randomly into the opening song from Beauty and the Beast were it not for her total tone-deafness. She instead attempted to read and write her way to new places and developed a weakness for fantasy and cross-dressing heroines. She left France for Cambridge University to study History of Art at King’s College, and then to London where she became indentured to an auction house. She has a bad habit of acquiring more hardcovers than is smart for someone who moves house quite so often. Follow her at @AlwynFJH.
7 Books That Broaden Your Cultural Horizons
At Penguin Teen, we know that great books take you places. (Okay, so it might be better to actually go to new places, but this way is a lot cheaper.) We also know that the best books take you places you’d never even thought to go. Read on for 7 books that will give you … ContinuedSee More
Every Book Going on Sale in March 2017!
We’re slowly but surely making our way to spring and we’re looking forward to walking in the park, smelling flowers blooming, and…reading outside! Duh. We’ve got a fantastic lineup of books coming out in March so that as soon as the weather hits 65 you can be lying on a blanket somewhere reading away. Happy … ContinuedSee More
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8 YA Characters Who Will Mess with Your Mind
How much can you really trust the main character in the book you’re reading? If your answer is somewhere along the lines of “not much,” you’re in for a wild ride. There’s nothing better than when a book truly shocks you, and who better to take you on this ride than a narrator who’s going to … ContinuedSee More
10 Fierce Ladies Who Prove That Women are the Ultimate Warriors
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
13 YA Heroines Who Are #Iconic
We love a book where we’re not only rooting for the strong female character, but where we’re seriously holding ourselves back from screaming YAAAAAS while reading in a public place. These heroines come in all shapes and sizes, and appear in fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary, you name it. We’ve rounded up our top 13 heroines who give us … ContinuedSee More
15 Undeniably Beautiful #CoverBuy Books
Raise your hand if you’re guilty of the #coverbuy. You know, the book you bought without any regard to genre, summary, or $$ in the bank. It’s ok – we’ve all felt the irresistible lure of a particularly gorgeous book cover, and in fact, we think it’s something to be celebrated. Read on for some … ContinuedSee More
11 Books to Read, Swoon, Repeat All Month Long
This February, whether you’re gearing up for Valentine’s Day or ready to go hard on some Galentine’s Day festivities, we know one thing is for certain: it’s the absolute best time to grab your favorite romances for a re-read! To help you out with your love-filled TBR, we’re giving you 11 books to ensure that the … ContinuedSee More
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 … ContinuedSee More
Every Book Going On Sale in February 2017!
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