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What to read if you’re not over the Game of Thrones finale


If you are SHOOK after the last Game of Thrones episode and don’t know what to do with all your feelings, we have some book recs to help the GoT withdraw. Minor spoilers ahead.


The Young Elites by Marie Lu

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As any Game of Thrones fan knows, every villain thinks they’re the hero of their own story…and Adelina is no exception.


An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir


An Ember in the Ashes gets compared to Game of Thrones pretty much all. the. time. And for good reason. They’re both incredibly addictive and BRUTAL. If you pick this series up, prepare to binge it and then brave the treacherous wait for book 4!


Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

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Is she our hero or our enemy? The plot thickens with every page as you follow the rise of the Evil Queen, which reminds us of some other characters we all know and love…


The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie


Arya Stark is known for her relentless dedication to revenge—so is Poe Blythe. In her world, revenge is truly worth its weight in gold.


Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Like the Stark sisters, Amani uses everything at her disposal—wits, daring, and spirit—to make her brutal, sexist world a better place for the people she cares about.


The Afterward by E.K. Johnston

If you’re going to miss Ser Brienne of Tarth, look no further than this masterful fantasy all about lady knights and their conquests.


And make sure to look out for…



Fireborne by Rosaria Munda

Is it too soon for you to move on from Game of Thrones? We get it! If you need to press pause on the epic genius that is fantasy storytelling, just be ready to dive back in to Rosaria Munda’s Fireborne on October 15, 2019. Dragons will rise, dear readers (and they won’t be taken out with secretly-hidden-but-also-in-plain-sight scorpions)!


A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy


If you’re missing the intense magic and cutthroat battles from Game of Thrones, you’ll definitely want to keep your eye out for A River of Royal Blood this October!


Steel Tide by Natalie C. Parker

Steel Tide is the sequel to Seafire, a fast-paced cutthroat adventure through enemy waters. The new ruler of the Iron Islands would be proud to have the ruthless, intensely loyal crew of the Mors Navis sailing under their banner.








Need something a little less intense to read? Check out our top summer reads here!


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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Try Not to Swoon Challenge: YA’s Steamiest Romances 😍

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4 Things we noticed in the A SKY BEYOND THE STORM cover that have us all 👀😱😰

ICYMI Sabaa Tahir’s Ember 4 book cover, title, and release date HIT THE WORLD TODAY! A Sky Beyond the Storm is coming to shelves December 1, 2020 AND WE AREN’T READY. But first, let’s talk. about. that. cover.  We noticed some things. WE ARE CONCERNED.   1. Laia gears up! First, go back and look at … Continued
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We asked readers to send in their favorite quotes from books. Here’s what they said…

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Excerpt Alert: TIME OF OUR LIVES

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6 books to read with your extra day this Leap Year!

Congrats! It’s a Leap Year and that means you have been granted a whole extra day of February to read to your heart’s content. Yes, yes, we know it can be confusing when the calendar changes on you like this, so here are some twisty timeline books we recommend for it!   As Many Nows … Continued
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Do’s and Don’t for encountering a vampire: things YA taught us

Let’s face it: we all have a soft spot for the eternally damned. YA made us love vampires and we aren’t sorry about it. HOWEVER, our favorite books have ALSO taught us that there are certain things to do and not do if you encounter a handsome broody potentially blood-thirsty character. At no. 1…   1. DO … Continued
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Excerpt Alert: THE JEWEL THIEF

Excerpt alert! This week we’re reading The Jewel Thief by Jeannie Mobley, a lush, slow-burn romance set in 17th century France, and based on the history of the Hope Diamond. Scroll down to read an excerpt!   Louvre Palace, April 25, 1673   I kneel, gritting my teeth against the pain of my cracked ribs and blistered hand. … Continued
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8 things you DIDN’T know about Four Dead Queens

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Penguin Teen Cover Reveal Extravaganza!

It’s cover reveal time! Today, we are revealing not one, not two, but THREE stunning covers. Get ready to stack that TBR!! First up, we’re talking about Tochi Onyebuchi’s highly anticipated follow-up to WAR GIRLS. Are you ready for this? Prepare your eyes for the jaw-dropping cover that is REBEL SISTERS!   REBEL SISTERS by Tochi Onyebuchi  In … Continued
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