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Books that PROVE the woods are the scariest place to be in a thriller


If you ever find yourself in a thriller novel, it’s probably best to steer towards the nearest exit. But more importantly, do NOT go into the woods, and here are 6 books that show why!


The Woods Are Always Watching by Stephanie Perkins


Simply put: the only thing being lost in the woods…is being found there.


House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland


If you thought regular dark eerie forests were scary, just WAIT till you get to The Halfway.


Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain


We’re going to say swamp = forest in this case. Actually, it’s even scarier, because in La Cachette, you never really know where you’re safe.

(Also, watch your step and keep an eye out for Willie Nelson the Alligator.)


Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall 

Rules for Vanishing

They say the ghost of Lucy appears in the woods once a year at the end of a road, waiting for you to play her game. We HIGHLY recommend you don’t follow her, since it’s said those who play her game never return from the forest.


They’ll Never Catch Us by Jessica Goodman

they'll never catch us

We’re not sure what happened to Mila…but we know the last time anyone saw her was running in the woods.


Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray – Coming Sept 28!

beasts of prey

If it’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that the Greater Jungle is not your friend. And Koffi and Ekon find out firsthand in Beasts of Prey as they hunt down the Shetani and find themselves questioning: are they the hunters…or the hunted?


Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis


Trust us when we say you do NOT want to be alone in the woods in Harrow Lake.

…Actually, let us rephrase that: you had better HOPE you’re actually alone in Harrow Lake.



October books are here! Here’s what’s hitting shelves



The Taking of Jake Livingston is the perfect Halloween read, so we’re sharing an excerpt today to get you started! Scroll down to start reading about Jake Livingston, a sixteen-year-old who sees dead people everywhere. I live in Atlanta, but not really. Clark City is too far out for the train to come, unless it’s one of … Continued
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Excerpt Alert: THE CORPSE QUEEN by Heather M. Herrman

Excerpt alert! The Corpse Queen by Heather M. Herrman is a dark and twisty feminist historical mystery, in which a teenage girl starts a new life as a grave robber…but quickly becomes entangled in a murderer’s plans. Coming to shelves September 14th! Scroll down to read a sneak peek! The dead do not always keep their secrets. Sometimes the … Continued
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Start reading THEY’LL NEVER CATCH US by Jessica Goodman

We are SO excited for They’ll Never Catch Us to hit shelves this Tuesday. From rising star Jessica Goodman, author of They Wish They Were Us, comes a new fast-paced thriller about two sisters vying for the top spot on their cross-country team—until a teammate’s disappearance throws their lives off course. And you can start reading it TODAY! Scroll down … Continued
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Reads by Filipino-American authors for your shelf!

October is Filipino American History Month, and here are a few amazing reads by Filipino American authors we recommend you add to your shelf if you haven’t already!   Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay A powerful coming-of-age story about grief, guilt, and the risks a Filipino-American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his cousin’s … Continued
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Follow the Flyy Girls across New York City!

Want to take a tour of New York City with us? The Flyy Girls series by Ashley Woodfolk centers on four girls who attend an arts high school in Harlem, New York. Each of the Flyy Girls—Lux, Micah, Noelle, and Tobyn—have a unique story that’s deftly woven into the tapestry of New York City. The … Continued
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Untold secrets: these historical fiction novels will take you into the most hidden corners of history!

Love historical fiction? Here are 10 novels that will absolutely sweep you away into some of history’s most hidden corners!   Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee  From the critically-acclaimed author of The Downstairs Girl comes the richly imagined story of Valora and Jamie Luck, twin British-Chinese acrobats traveling aboard the Titanic on its ill-fated maiden voyage.   Salt … Continued
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Start reading THE OTHER MERLIN by Robyn Schneider

Channeling the modern humor of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, bestselling author Robyn Schneider creates a Camelot that becomes the ultimate teen rom-com hotspot in this ultra-fresh take on the Arthurian legend. Scroll down to start reading The Other Merlin! Everything was going to be fine. Emry Merlin staggered out the back door of the … Continued
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Read an excerpt of THE GIRLS ARE NEVER GONE

One of fall’s scariest reads is creeping just around the corner, but beware: we’re sharing an excerpt today! Scroll down to begin reading The Girls Are Never Gone by Sarah Glenn Marsh. The Conjuring meets Sadie in this queer ghost story, when seventeen-year-old podcaster Dare finds herself in a life-or-death struggle against an evil spirit! Once we’ve crossed … Continued
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Start reading HELLO (FROM HERE) by Chandler Baker and Wesley King!

A love story? In quarantine? Yes! Hello (From Here) by Chandler Baker and Wesley King is a heartfelt, witty, and thought-provoking YA love story about two teens who fall for each other while forced apart during quarantine, written by two New York Times bestselling authors, and for fans of Five Feet Apart, Anna and the French Kiss, and My Life Next Door. … Continued
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Enter the world of DEVIL IN THE DEVICE with the sequel to GODDESS IN THE MACHINE

After *THAT ENDING* to Goddess in the Machine, we know you’re absolutely dying to know what happens to Andra and Zhade next. And, because we are nice penguins, we’re sharing a sneak peek to the heart-stopping sequel, Devil in the Device, hitting shelves August 24th! Scroll down to start reading! ONE The Guv Zhade woke to a … Continued
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