NOVL at YALLWEST 2019

IT’S GONNA BE MAY. And the first weekend of May calls for one of my personal favorite parts of this job—seeing your beautiful faces in bright and sunny Santa Monica to talk all things bookish. I know that you book lovers plan your day down to the minute, so here’s our booth’s schedule of activities so you can plan accordingly. Hit us up on social if you have any questions, and see y’all soon!

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At least 12 Characters We'd Hate to Get in a Fight With

Let’s be real here—there are some seriously scary (and badass) characters in YA lit where we’d have NO chance fighting whatsoever. I’d wave my white flag before it even starts. But this doesn’t stop us from appreciating their strength and resilience.

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Cover Reveal: The King of Crows by Libba Bray

Not only did the 1920s bring great industrial, political, and economic change, but it continues to inspire fashion and lifestyle as we know it. You thought Gossip Girl showed you what city-living was all about? Well, I guess it’s time to bring you into the world of the 1920s, Libba Bray-style. She takes all things great about that decade and combines it with supernatural and horror elements all the while giving us the romance that—let’s be honest here—we lust for in a YA series.

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The Ways YA Literature Changed Our Lives

Books change lives. Nowhere is that truer than YA literature, books written about the experiences of young characters living through incredible times of change. These books form powerful empathy bonds with those of us who read them. Today is National Support Teen Literature Day, and we wanted to share with you some of the YA books that have changed our lives.

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Lessons We Can Learn from these Bookish Siblings

I think on this great national holiday of ours, we should take a look back at some of our favorite book siblings, and all the lessons we can learn from them. But before we begin, I have to give a shout-out to my own siblings, Remy and Payton, who are the best Tekken rival and book buddy out there, respectively. I love you guys!

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Moody LBYR Spine Poems for National Poetry Month

Besides the angst-ridden poems I wrote in my middle school diary and the book-themed limericks I make NOVLers endure, I am NOT a poet. No matter how hard I try, poetry will never be my strongest genre, but I have lots of fun trying (and isn’t that what writing is about at the end of the day?). So I couldn’t resist celebrating National Poetry Month!

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5 Books Set in New York City

Ahhh New York City! The city that never sleeps! If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere!  And if you set your book there, I am probably going to read it. There is something about the pull of New York, both in real life and in fiction, that just draws you in. The frenetic energy and the break-neck pace lead to plenty of possibilities for romance and adventure. So if you’re in the mood for some big-city reads, here is a list of our favorite books set in the Big Apple.

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