1. norskiheaven:

via kylemarchand.com

    norskiheaven:

    via kylemarchand.com

    Reblogged from: norskiheaven
  2. bookriot:

    Dive into these YA books that feature or pay homage to Sylvia Plath.

    Reblogged from: bookriot
  3. Curious about gothic YA fiction? Seeking some gothic horror to read this month or recommend to other readers? 

    Dig in to our genre guide, including definitions, resources, and a massive reading list to all things gothic YA

  4. exoticshorthairs:

I picked it myself human.

    exoticshorthairs:

    I picked it myself human.

    Reblogged from: ladyspirits
  5. farewell september

    farewell september

  6. (Librarians!) ‘All the Rage’ Advance Reader’s Copies Available Now

    LIBRARIANS, especially those who work with teens:

    You can request an ARC of All The Rage and you should

    My favorite book of 2015 and one of my favorite YA books, period. Powerful, haunting, and important. 

  7. A confession: It took me a long time to like other ladies, much less being a lady myself.

    I was “that girl” in high school — the one that is exactly like all the other girls who “aren’t like other girls.” I confused wanting to beat the boys with wanting to be the boys, and ended up mostly beating up on myself for being unsuccessful at both. Test scores, toughness, tequila shots — you name it, I wanted to win it (and instead fell victim to my lesser math skills and body weight).

    A little confession about the way YA literature and its community made me realize that internalized misogyny sucks, plus a request for your help with my new project, “Badass Ladies You Should Know.” You can win copies of Poisoned ApplesWildlife, or Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future!
    (via kdhart)
    Reblogged from: kdhart
  8. thebooksmugglers:

A Smugglerific Cover: Hunting Monsters by S. L. Huang
Today we unveiled the cover of Book Smugglers Publishing’s very first short story! 
Both of us were blown away upon our first read of Hunting Monsters. A story that combines elements of popular fables such as “Beauty and the Beast” and “Red Riding Hood”, S.L. Huang’s version cleverly subverts these classic fairy tales by integrating an unexpected love story, a powerful mother-daughter relationship, and a rich historical fantasy setting.
We eventually chose to publish Hunting Monsters because it’s a powerful coming of age story of a young girl grappling with the fact that her mothers have secret lives and a history of their own. Also, because it’s a story about monsters – the different faces they assume and the complications in dealing with them.
S.L. Huang wrote an incredibly beautiful, raw story that resonates powerfully with us every time we read it. We are honored to publish Hunting Monsters… and we hope you will enjoy it, too.
More about the story, pre-order links and publishing date HERE.


I LOVE that the Book Smugglers are expanding into publishing short stories. This not only sounds awesome, but the cover is so appealing. Can’t wait to read these! 

    thebooksmugglers:

    A Smugglerific Cover: Hunting Monsters by S. L. Huang

    Today we unveiled the cover of Book Smugglers Publishing’s very first short story! 

    Both of us were blown away upon our first read of Hunting Monsters. A story that combines elements of popular fables such as “Beauty and the Beast” and “Red Riding Hood”, S.L. Huang’s version cleverly subverts these classic fairy tales by integrating an unexpected love story, a powerful mother-daughter relationship, and a rich historical fantasy setting.

    We eventually chose to publish Hunting Monsters because it’s a powerful coming of age story of a young girl grappling with the fact that her mothers have secret lives and a history of their own. Also, because it’s a story about monsters – the different faces they assume and the complications in dealing with them.

    S.L. Huang wrote an incredibly beautiful, raw story that resonates powerfully with us every time we read it. We are honored to publish Hunting Monsters… and we hope you will enjoy it, too.

    More about the story, pre-order links and publishing date HERE.

    I LOVE that the Book Smugglers are expanding into publishing short stories. This not only sounds awesome, but the cover is so appealing. Can’t wait to read these! 

    Reblogged from: thebooksmugglers
  9. life advice. 

    life advice. 

  10. Speaking up, advocating for, listening to, and writing about girls is an act of radicalism. It’s about building an adulthood recognizing that the world is layered and colored with millions of shades of gray and accepting that with better nourishment — including rape stories, bullying stories, sweet or sultry romances, magical tales — the better our world reflects us, rather than us trying to reflect a singular, reductive, and fabricated idea of the world.
    Reblogged from: trishisthinkingagain
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