Thanks so much to Lia (Chain of Novels) for tagging us. We love Greek mythology and are so excited to share our answers with everyone. Tell us your favorite Greek God/Goddess in the comments!Continue reading “Greek Mythology Book Tag”
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The ABCs of YA Book Boyfriends
We love when young adult books have romance. It doesn’t matter if it’s a fantasy, thriller, mystery or contemporary. Bring us the romance and the swoonworthy book boyfriends. Below you’ll find some of our favorite guys in YA!
Unfortunately, we haven’t found guys for the letter I, U, V and Y. If you can think of YA guys whose names start with any of these four letters let us know in the comments.
A. Ash, Killing November by Adriana Mather
We loved Ash in Killing November and Hunting November. He’s sweet, a total badass and always there for November. The two don’t have the easiest time since someone is always out to get them, but they protect each other no matter what. We loved Ash’s quick wit and ability to read people. He’s the perfect YA book boyfriend for a thriller.Continue reading “The ABCs of YA Book Boyfriends”
20 Questions Book Tag
We’ve seen other bloggers participate in this tag and we thought it looked fun! In this tag we share some of our favorites, least favorites and other opinions.
1. How Many Books are Too Many Books in a Series?
For the most part, we usually stick with trilogies for series. However, it depends. A few of our favorite series are 4+ books, including The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare and Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard. As long as we still like the story, we’ll keep reading.Continue reading “20 Questions Book Tag”
YA City Guide: Paris, France
One thing we miss right now is travel. We’re both travel addicts and can’t wait to explore the world. Do you want to travel right now but can’t? We can help with book recommendations. The YA City Guide is a new feature on our blog to recommend books set in a certain city. First up is Paris, France! Paris is Christy’s favorite city in the world. It has everything: history, culture, shopping and the best food! If you’re dreaming of Paris, read these awesome books and daydream of your next adventure. Claire studied abroad there and followed Christy’s Paris guide. Though her heart will always lie with London, she may need to reevaluate her list and make it a tie 😉Continue reading “YA City Guide: Paris, France”
The Top 10 Best YA Book Boyfriends
We love nothing more than a good YA movie adaptation! Here are some of our dream castings for our fave YA book boyfriends. Casting directors, if you’re out there reading our blog— you know where to find us!
1. Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices: Adam Gregory
Are you surprised? You shouldn’t be! Our favorite book series also has our favorite book boyfriend. Adam Gregory has gorgeous dark locks and blue eyes, just like our fave shadowhunter, Will Herondale. Add in a British accent and he’s perfect!Continue reading “The Top 10 Best YA Book Boyfriends”
Around the World with YA Books
Want to travel the world? Us too! Unfortunately, we don’t always have the time or money. Reading can be the best escape to travel to far away lands. To help inspire your wanderlust, we came up with a list of YA books set in countries around the world. Did we miss any countries that you can think of a YA book for? We’ll update this list if we find others. Let us know your favorites in the comments and happy travels!
Afghanistan: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh
Set in the site of modern-day northwest Afghanistan known as Khorasan, The Wrath & the Dawn is a reimagining of the classic Middle Eastern folk tales, Arabian Nights. Every night that Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a bride, they die. When Shahrzad volunteers to be his next bride, she realizes that Khalid is not the monster she imagined him to be.Continue reading “Around the World with YA Books”
Which YA Book You Should Read Based on Your College Major
We used common college majors to help you pick your next read. Sorry we couldn’t find a book for every college major out there. Let us know you thoughts on these books in the comments. Also, tell us what you are majoring in, will major in or majored in!
1. Business/Marketing: Summer Constellations by Alisha Sevigny
The family business is hurting and Julie Ducharme doesn’t know what to do. The last thing she wants is for her mother to sell the camp ground lake property. Except, with her brother’s recent illness and her mom’s debt, it might be the only option. To make matters worse, her crush Dan returns for the summer with a new girlfriend.
One night while looking at stars on the dock, Julie runs into Nick Constantine, a cute guy playing guitar. Instant sparks fly between the two and for the first time, the summer looks hopeful. However, Nick’s dad is a developer who wants to turn the lake into a casino resort. Nick doesn’t want to be associated with his dad’s project and tries to help Julie keep the family business. Can she truly ever trust him?
Summer Constellations is really great for family relationships. Julie is very protective of her bother Caleb. Caleb and Nick developed a friendship that made the romance in the story even more genuine. While the romance makes you want to spend the summer at a lake with a hot guy, Julie’s first priority is her family. Julie enlists Nick and her family to come up with marketing ideas to boost the family business to prevent selling to the developers.
Author Interview: Maggie Hall
Maggie Hall is the author of the Conspiracy of Us series. The Conspiracy of Us trilogy follows Avery West’s adventures as she goes from an average American teenager to pawn of a powerful secret society called the Circle of Twelve.
If you’re interested in multiple European destinations, this series is for you. Avery first visits Paris, but later finds herself traipsing around European destinations like Istanbul, London, Venice, Cannes, and the Greek islands. We rated all three books in the series ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐.
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1. When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer?
Unlike a lot of writers, I haven’t been on this path since childhood. Reading has always been pretty much my favorite thing, but it wasn’t until I worked at a bookstore doing author events that I thought about being on the other side. Until then I’d thought of authors as having special training, or special connections, or just being something that I wasn’t–but when I met authors as they came through the store, I realized they were just normal, everyday people, and I started to wonder whether I could write a book, too. Then I had an idea for a book (see the next question!) and the rest is history.Continue reading “Author Interview: Maggie Hall”
YA Books That Will Give You European Wanderlust
Do you love traveling? So do we. In fact, since we don’t get to travel as much as we’d like, we find ourselves traveling through books.
We came up with a list of our 15 favorite young adult books set in Europe. We promise, reading these books will give you major wanderlust. Get inspired to visit some of our favorite cities, which include Paris and London.
Did we miss any of your favorite books set in Europe? Let us know in the comments.
This blog post is all about the best YA books set in Europe.
1. Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Anna Oliphant is forced to leave Atlanta and spend her senior year of high school at a boarding school, the School of America in Paris (SOAP). At first she hates the idea of leaving her mom and brother, her best friend, and her crush (and hopefully future boyfriend.)
Upon arriving at SOAP, she quickly joins a group of friends that helps her explore the City of Lights and get over her fear of living in a foreign country. Almost instantly, Anna develops feelings for a member of the friend group, the charismatic, gorgeous (and very taken) Étienne St. Clair. Their friendship is tested when the two discover if being more than friends is in their future.Continue reading “YA Books That Will Give You European Wanderlust”