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A Comprehensive List of Banned YA Books

Happy Banned Book Week! Banned Book Week started in 1982 as a result of the increase in the number of books people were trying to get banned from schools and libraries. We’re celebrating the freedom to read by sharing all of the modern YA banned books we could find. We used information provided by libraries and the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom to find banned and challenged books.

We encourage everyone to read banned books because if someone wants a book banned, there’s usually something important inside the cover for you to learn. Always question people who try to ban books and especially question their intent.

“Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight.” — Stephen Chbosky, author of Perks of Being a Wallflower

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13 YA Books Perfect For Halloween

This is Halloween, everybody scream! We’ve mentioned before that we absolutely love this time of year. It’s perfect for picking up a spooky read while drinking apple cider. Christy enjoys everything about Halloween, especially reading books and watching movies to get into the spirit.

What are your favorite books to get ready for Halloween? Let us know in the comments. Also, feel free to let us know your plans for Halloweekend in the comments.

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Greek Mythology Book Tag

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!

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4th of July Book Tag

We found this tag on YA Page Turner and wanted to participate. Let us know your answers to these questions in the comments. Even though we’re two days late, Happy 4th of July!

1. Show three books you have already read, one red, one white and one blue:

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Red: Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin. The cover of this book is gorgeous! We can’t wait to read the third book in this series, Gods & Monsters, out in July!

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Liebster Award #2

Thank you Chain of Novels for nominating us!

Rules

 Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

 Answer the 11 questions given to you 

 Nominate 11 other bloggers

 Ask your nominees 11 questions 

 Notify your nominees once you have uploaded your post. 

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YA Authors: Who Have We Met?

We’ve been lucky! Between the two of us, we’ve met some of our favorite YA authors. We’ll add to this list as soon as we meet more. If you’re a YA author reading this, come visit the D.C. metro area!

1. Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Claire met JLA at her YA/NA event, Apollycon, in 2018! Claire has been a fan of Armentrout’s since 2012, so she fangirled hardcore when she finally got to meet her. Who wouldn’t want to meet the mind behind Aiden St. Delphi. Armentrout is as fabulous as she seems on social media— so fun and charming. Her event was amazing and we’d definitely love to go again post-COVID. She even brought in the actor that plays Seth in her promos. Claire took a pic with him and JLA— ha! 

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Review: Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

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If you haven’t read Scythe yet, read our review! 10 months after Rowan escaped gleaning, the world around him has changed. The divisions within the scythedom have grown more apparent. To rid the world of the new order, Rowan wears a black robe and goes by Scythe Lucifer. His goal: to glean any unworthy Scythes that followed in that path of Robert Goddard.

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Review: Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)

Thou Shalt Kill

Welcome to the future. At a certain point in time, everyone will be immortal. No more diseases or tragedies because everyone can be brought back. Sound perfect?

Except, over-population leads to the creation of the Scythedom. Scythes are in charge of “gleaning” a certain amount of people to keep the population size in check. 

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Holiday Gift Ideas: YA Books for Every Friend in Your Life

Books make great presents! No matter which holiday you celebrate, everyone could use a new book in their lives. 

1. The Murder Mystery Lover: One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

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McManus emerged in 2017 as the Queen of Mysteries. Plus, she’s super nice IRL! One of Us is Lying has a twist ending that will surprise the most well-read YA lovers. The companion novel to this book, One of Us is Next, will be released January 2020. 

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YA Read Across America Challenge

Want to travel to all 50 states, but don’t have the time or the money? Now you can, without even leaving home. We compiled a list of YA books, one for every state and Washington D.C. Challenge yourself and see how many you can read. Let us know in the comments how many of these books you have read and which are your favorites!

Alabama: Looking for Alaska by John Green

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Looking for Alaska is set at a boarding school in Alabama. Miles “Pudge” Halter wanted to leave his boring life in Florida, ready to embark on an adventure of self-discovery in someplace new.

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