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Procrastination Pro-Tips: (Not So) FANTASTIC BEASTS, Boy Bands, And More!

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Procrastination Pro-Tips: (Not So) FANTASTIC BEASTS, Boy Bands, And More!

Did anyone else's week feel like a million years long, or was it just me? Either way, THANK FRICK IT'S FRIDAY.

Book Related Things

Cassandra Clare revealed the cover and release date of the next book of The Dark Artifices trillogy.

Excerpt from Tomi Adeyemi's buzzworthy epic fantasy, Children of Blood and Bone.

Daniel José Older is writing a Star Wars novel.

Emily Henry and Brittany Cavallaro are teaming up to pen a YA Thelma & Louise, plus other new book acquistions.


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•  The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig (review)

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•  Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales, Trickster's Choice, and Trickster's Queen by Tamora Pierce

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YA Onscreen Things

This week in YA Onscreen: sooooo many superheroes and also sexual harassment stories. And more!

New teaser for Deadpool 2 (NSFW language).

The next Fantastic Beasts installment has a name: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Oh, so it's about spousal abuse?

And here's a 'teaser'. (Seriously, his involvement is even putting a damper on the OMG ZOE KRAVITZ I'd otherwise feel.)


Renée Ahdieh's The Wrath and the Dawn has been optioned for a movie. POCs ON BOTH SIDES OF THE CAMERA, PLEASE.

Stephen Chbosky to write and direct Disney's Prince Charming.

UMMMM, 1) how dare you and 2) who are you, Grazia UK, to photoshop Lupita Nyong'o's hair on your cover?

Good reminder for all facets of life, really: "Instead of mourning great art tainted by awful men, mourn the work we lost from their victims".

Social Media Things

Celeste Ng and other writers spilling tea in this thread.

Another installment of Latinas Who Lunch!

Compton Clovers, still reigning supreme.

Of all the stories that I've come across for this quote-tweet exercise (do we have a name for this yet?), this might be my fave.

Omggggg the love for this kitty is so pure.


Miscellaneous Things

Refinery29 compiled a pretty comprehensive glossary on gender and sexuality terms.

Remember when someone discovered that KFC follows 11 Herbs and Spices on Twitter? They just sent that dude a giant painting of the Colonel giving him a piggyback.

An animal shelter in Greater Orlando sorted dogs into Hogwarts -- er, Pawgwarts houses.

Related: sorry, wallets, but Torrid has new Harry Potter merch.

Also in merch: an *NSYNC merchandise line to celebrate their 20th anniversary OMG WE'RE ALL SO OLD.

The first hijab-wearing Barbie is modeled after badass American Olympic medalist, Ibtihaj Muhammad.

Get your free unicorn graphics download at Creative Market this week.

Pink prosecco cheese? It looks like a giant Mini Babybel to me. (And I love Mini Babybel!)

Cards Against Humanity are also Cards Against Mexican Border Walls.

This story is WILD, so I'll let the headline do all the talking: "Teen Girl Posed For 8 Years As Married Man To Write About Baseball And Harass Women".

Technically an old link, but too good not to share and also requires no additional commentary: "One of the Backstreet Boys farted while recording “The Call,” and it made the final cut".


That's it for this week. Feel free to share your thoughts on these or any links we may have missed in the comments below!

Mandy Wan's photo About the Author: Residing in Edmonton, AB, Mandy unabashedly loves YA lit, frozen desserts, and terrible puns.