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Missing Marie Lu’s Legend series? Here are 5 books you should read!


It’s been a hot second since Legend by Marie Lu first hit shelves. (We still can’t believe it came out almost a decade ago…) Who can forget the first time they fell in love with June Iparis and Daniel Wing, better known as “Day”? If you’re looking for another pair of star-crossed-lovers in sci-fi, or even another dystopian read that will get you excited about (and frightened for) the future, we have some book recs for you!


Rebelwing by Andrea Tang


Three words: Sentient cybernetic dragon. That’s the new companion that teen smuggler Prudence “Pru” Wong finds herself with after a smuggling drop gone wrong. Pru is a prep school student in an alternate future version of Washington D.C., one of the last bastions of democracy in North America, which has been overtaken by the United Continental Confederacy, Inc. (Remind you of the Colonies from Legend?) Rather like June, Pru and her dragon, Rebelwing, soon find themselves on the front lines in a fight to protect their friends and family.


The Vanishing Deep by Astrid Scholte

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What if June could have revived her late brother, Metias? And what would you sacrifice for 24 more hours with your beloved sibling? That’s the predicament that 17-year-old Tempe finds herself in. On her planet of waves and water, the research facility on the island of Palimdromena will revive the recently departed for a price. But Tempe isn’t seeking a heartfelt reunion with her late sister, Elysea—she wants to know why Elysea caused the death of their parents. When the revived Elysea insists that she was innocent, she and Tempe embark on a dangerous journey to find the truth behind their parents’ death, in a quest that will change their lives forever.


Warcross by Marie Lu


If you liked Legend, then you’ll definitely love Warcross! Not only is Warcross set in the same world as Legend (it’s basically a Legend prequel of sorts), it will also scratch that sci-fi/dystopian itch in the same way as Legend. Also, Emika Chen and Hideo Tanaka are our ride-or-die couple—but just as with June and Day, their love story is more complicated than it seems on the surface.


Matched by Ally Condie


Looking for another O.G. star-crossed dystopian romance? Then Match definitely belongs on your TBR! In the Society, your entire life’s choices are decided for you, including whom you love. But when Cassia Reyes inadvertently finds herself torn between her best friend Xander Carrow and newcomer Ky Markham, Cassia finds herself questioning everything she was raised to believe. We think you should use your power to choose… this love triangle against a dystopian backdrop!


War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi


Times of turmoil can reveal your true self. Just as the Republic and Colonies of America find themselves locked in civil war in Legend, sisters Onyii and Ify are cast on opposite sides of the conflict between their native Biafra and Nigeria. While Onyii becomes a war hero known as the Demon of Biafra, Ify and her technological expertise become an asset for Nigeria. Forces around them are determined to keep Onyii and Ify apart… but they’ll have to fight their way back to each other to learn who they really are.


Rebelwing by Andrea Tang is available on February 25th, so what are you waiting for? Pre-order your copy here!


SUPER FAKE LOVE SONG by David Yoon is coming!!

CAN YOU TELL WE’RE EXCITED? We (and pretty much everyone else) fell MADLY in love with David Yoon’s incredible debut Frankly in Love last year and have been EAGERLY awaiting what David is writing next. Well, now we know! Get ready for Super Fake Love Song and your new obsession. Here are your hints: YA rom com … Continued
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Excerpt alert: THE KINGDOM OF BACK

We really need to talk about The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu. Because, honestly? It’s not just going to steal your heart, but it’s going to take it into a mythical land that’s so magical you won’t want to take it back. IT’S THAT GOOD. But on with the excerpt. The Kingdom of Back is … Continued
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It’s COVER REVEAL TIME! We’re revealing the cover of Heather Buchta’s Beyond the Break, a funny and gorgeous debut about a girl experiencing her first love. Well, second, if you count her faith… and that’s where things may get complicated. Scroll down to see the cover AND read an excerpt below!   Chapter One The first time … Continued
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P.S. I Still Love You: the recap by Cameron Lund!

P.S. I Still Love You just hit Netflix and P.S. WE LOVE IT. But we’re not the only ones. Cameron Lund, author of The Best Laid Plans, is a HUGE TATBILB fan herself, so here’s the recap in case you need to catch up!   P.S. I Still Love You: the Recap by Cameron Lund   To … Continued
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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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Biggest Books of the Decade: 2018

Yanny or Laurel?? Welcome to your 2018 blast from the past!   Biggest Books of 2018! A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution … Continued
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Cover reveal time! Today we’re revealing the cover of The Valley and the Flood by Rebecca Mahoney, an immersive novel about magical places, found family, the power of grief and memory, and the journey toward reconciling who you think you’ve become with the person you’ve been all along. Rose Colter is almost home, but she can’t go … Continued
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Read an excerpt of THE VANISHING DEEP

After Four Dead Queens left us SHOCKED with the killer plot twist of 2019, we have been eagerly awaiting to see what Astrid Scholte has next! Luckily, we don’t have to wait long. The Vanishing Deep is hitting shelves THIS. MARCH. But we have an excerpt, so you can start reading it today! The Vanishing Deep follows seventeen-year-old Tempe, who … Continued
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9 YA Books to Read for #Blackathon2020

It’s February, which means Blackathon is back! #Blackathon2020 is an Afrocentric read-a-thon challenge inspired by Black History Month. Helmed by BookTubers Jesse from Bowties & Books and Lauren from The Novel Lush, Blackathon has created fun opportunities to celebrate books and works by Black and African American authors and creators throughout the entire month of … Continued
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Get ready for the eeriest read of this summer. Today, we’re revealing the cover of Katie Alender’s twisty new novel, The Companion. And this The Companion follows Margot. The other orphans claim she’s lucky. Lucky to survive the horrible accident that killed her family. Lucky to have her own room because she wakes up screaming every night. And finally, … Continued
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