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About Always Never Yours

“Every page bursts with humor, squee-inducing romance, and an abiding sense of the deep love and joy of its two writers . . .  Always Never Yours is a necessary, feel-good addition to the YA canon.”—Entertainment Weekly

Megan Harper is the girl before. All her exes find their one true love right after dating her. It’s not a curse or anything, it’s just the way things are. and Megan refuses to waste time feeling sorry for herself. Instead, she focuses on pursuing her next fling, directing theater, and fulfilling her dream school’s acting requirement in the smallest role possible. But her plans quickly crumble when she’s cast as none other than Juliet–yes, that Juliet–in her high school’s production. It’s a nightmare. Megan’s not an actress and she’s certainly not a Juliet. Then she meets Owen Okita, an aspiring playwright who agrees to help Megan catch the eye of a sexy stagehand in exchange for help writing his new script. Between rehearsals and contending with her divided family, Megan begins to notice Owen–thoughtful, unconventional, and utterly unlike her exes, and wonders: shouldn’t a girl get to star in her own love story?

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People are recreating book covers and it’s amazing

So…we noticed something kind of great on Instagram today. First, let us catch you up: Austin Siegemund-Broka & Emily Wibberley’s new rom-com If I’m Being Honest AND the paperback for Always Never Yours both came out today. And long story short people are recreating the covers and it’s AMAZING.   For instance, THIS Happy book birthday to one of … Continued
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Every book hitting shelves in April!

Dear April, we would just like to say thank you thank you thank you for all the new books.   4/2: Life Sucks by Michael Bennett and Sarah Bennet – A book for teens that shows readers that we all deal with crap in our lives and how to laugh at some of the things we … 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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Read an excerpt of If I’m Being Honest

GREAT NEWS, EVERYONE! Emily & Austin of the #YAcouplegoals category are BACK and their new rom-com (with just a little bit of a Shakespearian twist) is hitting shelves in FOUR DAYS! So, we figure it’s only fair to share a sneak peek. Scroll down to read an excerpt of If I’m Being Honest! One “BITCH.” I … Continued
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8 Books to Cuddle Up With

Winter is the best time to be a reader because no one tries to force you to go outside and be “active,” leaving you with plenty of time to cuddle up with a cup of hot cocoa and a good book. Below are a few of our favorites to get all snuggly with, and the … Continued
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Everything you need to know about Cyrano de Bergerac before watching ‘Sierra Burgess is a Loser’

We’re obsessively checking Netflix just waiting for Sierra Burgess is a Loser to finally debut so we can swoon over sensitive-but-hot dreamboat Noah Centineo in his next starring role! Following the titular character Sierra, the new Netflix romcom is all about being able to see past appearances to love the content of a person’s soul, and it’s actually based … Continued
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Cinnamon rolls to the rom-com front!

While we love writing unapologetic, unconventional girls—flirtatious, forward Megan and cutting Cameron—we don’t often discuss the other half of the romance equation in our YA rom-coms: the guys. We love our male leads, and we’re excited to unpack them in the context of important conversations in and outside YA on male stereotypes and masculinity.   … 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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Let’s Be Honest, Love is Hard: 8 Books That Show the Other Side of Love

Nobody ever said love was easy. But that doesn’t mean it’s not ever worth it. These books highlight all the ups and downs of falling in love and what it means and how much it can change you.   I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman Nothing expresses love is hard better than I Have … Continued
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4 Books to Read if You’re Stoked for the Dumplin’ Movie

In case you haven’t heard, Netflix just dropped the trailer for the adaptation of Julie Murphy’s beloved, contemporary YA novel, Dumplin’!   So now the internet is getting all: I AM READY — (@faeszn) November 14, 2018 and Jennifer Aniston + Dove Cameron? I will stay up until this movie is released — rosé (@rosaisela028) November 14, … Continued
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