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Procrastination Pro-Tips: VOGUE’s Cover Girls, Ebooks Galore, And More!

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Procrastination Pro-Tips: VOGUE’s Cover Girls, Ebooks Galore, And More!

How's everyone's first week back from the holidays? Is it your first week back? WHAT IS TIME? In any case: FRIYAY!

Book Related Things

Our friend Hannah Gómez interviews Robin Benway about her award-winning novel, Far from the Tree.

Author Matt de la Peña on why we shouldn't shield children from darkness in literature.

An interview with Saga creators Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples.

The Hate U Give was pulled from school library shelves in Katy, TX based on the complaint of one middle-aged white dude who read 10 pages of it, but you can donate it to little free libraries in the area.


Catch these book deals before they're gone:

•  The Casquette Girls (review) and The Romeo Catchers by Alys Arden

•  The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black (review)

•  First Test (review) and Page (review) by Tamora Pierce

•  The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

•  Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (review)

•  Lucky in Love by Kasie West

•  The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot (review)

•  The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (review)

•  Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (review)

•  When We Collided by Emery Lord (review)

Please note: FYA collects a small percentage of sales from these affiliate links. Thanks for your support!

YA Onscreen Things

This week in YA Onscreen: The CW's midseason release dates (finally!), Netflix finds its Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and more.

Meet the activist dates who actresses brought with them to this year's Golden Globes.

FYA's very own Alexis wrote about the end of the teen TV shows in the first social media era (The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, Teen Wolf, and Switched at Birth).

Black Panther becomes Fandango's best-selling Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in the first 24 hours of presale. (Dammit, this link makes the "T'Challa!" joke that I wanted to make.) Do you have your ticket yet?

Social Media Things

INCREDIBLE NEWS ALERT: FYA now has a literary agent among our ranks!


Barry Jenkins (director/screenwriter of Moonlight) live-tweeted Notting Hill, and his commentary was AMAZING.




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Look at this lovely illustration of Tamora Pierce's Alanna!


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V. important information concerning the upcoming Winter Olympics.


Miscellaneous Things

The G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time) Serena Williams and her baby, Olympia, grace the February cover of Vogue (and more pics!). YAAAS KHALEESI.

Refinery29 chooses its sexiest songs of all time. (Spoiler alert: the third slide made me go, "OH EWWW.") Agree to disagree, Refinery29.

Also in music news: "Flannel", you guys, "FLANNEL". #JusticeForJanet


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.