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Which Book Should You Check Out Based On Your Favorite Summer Jam?


Summer isn’t over yet, which means there’s still time to put together one last playlist chock-full of warm weather jams. We have all different suggestions for the playlist, and what’s better to accompany your tunes than the perfect summer read? Pick a song to figure out which book you should spend your weekend with.


“I Took a Pill in Ibiza” –Mike Posner (Seeb remix) ––> Nerve

Nerve PB MTI


Have you ever felt like your life was too boring for words? Have you even caved to an ill-advised dare in order to change that? Well, hopefully yours wasn’t as dangerous as the dares Vee gets when she starts playing the online game NERVE.


“Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” –Adele ––> Our Chemical Hearts 

Our Chemical Hearts


You already have the perfect breakup playlist thanks to Adele–why not read the perfect breakup book? The emotional rollercoaster that is Our Chemical Hearts can help you get through any breakup, real or fictional.

Our Chemical Hearts comes out in October, preorder your copy here!


“Cake by the Ocean” –DNCE ––> Trouble is a Friend of Mine 
Trouble is a Friend of Mine


Looking for something fun with a touch of quirk? Look no further than the zany adventures of Digby and Zoe as they attempt to solve mysteries with mixed results.


“Can’t Stop The Feeling” –Justin Timberlake ––> Saint Anything
Saint Anything


A song that’s full of possibility and that quintessential summer feeling? Sounds like a Sarah Dessen book to me!


“Love Yourself” –Justin Bieber ––> Audrey, Wait! 

Audrey Wait


There’s nothing better than a good breakup song–unless you’re the subject of the song, and EVERYONE finds out.


“You Don’t Own Me” –Grace featuring G-Eazy ––> Rebel of the Sands



In a world where men call all the shots, Amani is gunning to change her destiny of being someone’s wife in her dead-end town–regardless of the consequences.


“Dangerous Woman” –Ariana Grande ––> The Wrath and the Dawn

The Wrath and the Dawn


A sultry, dark summer jam deserves an equally sexy book in return. Shazi went to Khalid for vengeance–will she stay with him for love?


“We Don’t Talk Anymore”–Charlie Puth featuring Selena Gomez ––> A Torch Against the Night

A Torch Against the Night


Pour one out for Elias and Helene’s friendship, everyone. Will these two ever fix their former BFF status? You’ll just have to read the book to find out.

Preorder your copy of A Torch Against the Night!


“Lost Boy” –Ruth B ––> Never Ever 

Never Ever


When the question is, “Do you want a YA retelling of Peter Pan?” the answer is always YES.




Looking for more recommendations? Check out our 9 hottest books of summer 2016!










10 Love Stories Gone Wrong

We all love a good love story…but not all love stories necessarily have smooth courses (or happy endings). Come to think of it, a lot of love stories have a few bumps (or 200) along the way. Here are 10 love stories that don’t go quite as you’d expect!   The Love that Split the World by … Continued
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12 Books to Read If You’re Obsessed With Musical Theater

Do you sing Hamilton in the shower? Wicked in your car? Geeking out to Six the Musical on a regular basis? Here are the musical theater books for you.   The Alex and Eliza Trilogy by Melissa de la Cruz Hey Hamilton lovers, this one is for you. The Alex and Eliza Trilogy is the love story … Continued
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Excerpt Alert: Rebelwing

Happy #FridayReads! Did someone say robot dragons?! This week, we’re reading Rebelwing by Andrea Tang. Read the excerpt below! Chapter 1   The Drop   The whole mess was a long time coming, but the drama really began when the long, sleek snout of a plasma gun interrupted Pru’s breakfast.   “Good morning,” said Alex, black-eyed gaze intent over … Continued
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7 Alternate Histories to Answer Your Biggest “What If’s…”

Historical fiction is great, but sometimes you need your history with a twist. What if one thing had changed about your favorite historical time period? We’ve rounded up 7 reads that answer some of our favorite “what if’s”.   What if America had lost the Revolutionary War? The Inventor’s Secret by Andrea Roberton (Cremer) After years … Continued
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Excerpt Alert: The Small Crimes of Tiffany Templeton

Excerpt alert! This week we’re reading The Small Crimes of Tiffany Templeton by Richard Fifield. The Serpent King meets Girl in Pieces in this moving and darkly funny story about a teenage girl coming of age and learning how to grieve in small-town Montana. Scroll down to start reading! The court-appointed advocate dropped me off at two o’clock in the morning. … Continued
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6 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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4 O.G. YA Romances That Must Be Remembered

For many of us book nerds, YA romances were what helped us start to learn what love is. (The PINING. Oh, that unforgettable PINING. 💔) If you’re looking for some romances to cozy up with indoors right now, then we’re here to remind you of some of the ORIGINAL YA romances that some of us … Continued
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Excerpt Alert: A Phoenix First Must Burn

A Phoenix First Must Burn is a collection of sixteen tales by bestselling and award-winning authors that explore the Black experience through fantasy, science fiction, and magic. Evoking Beyoncé’s Lemonade for a teen audience, these authors who are truly Octavia Butler’s heirs, have woven worlds to create a stunning narrative that centers Black women and gender nonconforming individuals. A … Continued
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10 Books That Will Destroy Your Heart (And Help You Heal)

As the incomparable Mara from Aaron Starmer’s explosive novel Spontaneous sagely said, “No one buying a book cares about metaphors and all that crap. All they want to do is cry.” We all have that book that we sobbed through, or books we return to when we’re in need of a good old fashioned feels … Continued
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Top Dragon Book Recommendations…by Author Andrea Tang!

Andrea Tang’s debut, Rebelwing, is hitting shelves THIS.MONTH. We are so psyched to join Prudence Wu on the back of a cybernetic dragon in an epic escape from a smuggling deal gone VERY wrong. If you are here for dragons, dystopia, or action-packed plot, make sure to add this one to the top of your February TBR! … Continued
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