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Procrastination Pro-Tips: New Shatter Me, A Raven Cycle Short Story, And More!

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Procrastination Pro-Tips: New Shatter Me, A Raven Cycle Short Story, And More!

You guys, as a long-time works-from-homer, I'm currently trying this new thing where I have an office downtown while my house is being renovated and let me tell you there is not enough coffee in the world to make me happy about being downtown this early on a Friday morning. So while I sit here like a zombie in this hell they call "shared workspace" (if it's not shared with my dog, why bother?), Imma hit up some Internet goodness. Will you join me?

Book Related Things

Maggie Stiefvater's short story, Opal (a Raven Cycle Story), about Ronan, Adam and Opal from The Raven Cycle, is out now and it's .99 cents!

Did we need more books in the Shatter Me series? Probably not. Am I excited we're getting three new Warners books, yes. Epic Reads has the first four chapters (!) of Restore Me if you can't wait until the March 6 release date.

You love to be shocked. So do we. EW's got a great list of 15 YA books with plot-twists that'll make your jaw hit the floor.

This NY Times article asks where all the good sex has gone in YA lit and we think maybe girlfriend just needs better book recs? (Like, if you write an article about YA lit in the year 2018 and basically only reference The Fault in Our flag.)

Snatch up all these Archie horror comics while they're on sale, including SABRINA! 

Hope Nation came out this week, and it features all our fave YA authors talking about their personal moments of inspiration.

Saint Dolly has donated her 100 millionth book.

18 YA Authors Recommend Their Favorite Feminist Books and no surprise - Melina Marchetta is all up on this list.

Get these book deals while they're hot hot hot:

Caraval by Stephanie Garber (review)

The Gold-Son by Carrie Anne Noble (review)

A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes Novel) by Brittany Cavallaro (review)

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (review)

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde (review)

180 Seconds by Jessica Park (review)

Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) by Tricia Levenseller (review)

The Delphi Effect and The Delphi Resistance (The Delphi Trilogy #1 and #2) by Rysa Walker

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (review)

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (review)

Siren’s Song (The Storm Siren Trilogy #3) by Mary Weber (review)

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Things I Should Have Known by Claire LeZebnik

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall (review)

Lucky in Love by Kasie West

Ms. Marvel Vol. 1 by G. Wilson

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

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YA Onscreen Things

TODAY'S THE DAY! The Dance Academy movie hits select theaters today!

Someone at Netflix clearly got all our obsessive fan mail because Gina Rodriguez is set to produce and star in a Netflix rom-com from the creators of Sweet/Vicious!

Ruth E. Carter better get nominated for costuming on Black Panther because holy cuss look at these costumes.

Oprah on her Mrs. Which lewk (among other things): “The first thought came to my mind when I was dressed in the costume is I’m a relative of Beyoncé. I am Beyoncé’s aunt. I loved it.”

The Heathers premiere has been postponed; new date has yet to be announced.

Rashida Jones is in talks to co-write a 9 to 5 remake -- with the original stars interested in returning as mentors! TAKE MY MONEY ALREADY.

Hasan Minhaj is getting a weekly show on Netflix! 13/10 will watch.

The release date for the live-action Mulan has been pushed back to March 27, 2020

Amandla Stenberg explains why they dropped out of auditioning for everyone's fave Shuri.

For more TV and movie news, check out this week's YA Onscreen!

Social Media Things

Oh, you didn't want to cry on a Friday morning? TOO FREAKING BAD. This thread from Maggie Stiefvater will ruin you:

Taylor Kitsch Is The Most Charming Man On Instagram and we all agree 100%. #TexasForever

We're getting some BTS pics and videos from The Perfectionists, the Pretty Little Liars spinoff starring Sasha Pieterse and Janell Parish.

Dhonielle Clayton draws attention to the need for more black book reviewers in this great thread:

(Psst...we're always looking for diverse contributors - find out how to apply here.)

Miscellaneous Things

Be the Most On Brand with this unicorn/rainbow eyeshadow palette from Too Faced.

Baby Groot is Groot's ... son?

Hundreds of people in Melbourne got together to say 'Wow' like Owen. And if you're in August, GA, Lafayette, LA, Chicago or Toronto, you could be next! Wow!

27 Costumes That Won World Book Day 2018 (THAT FRODO THO)

Asian-American Women In Hollywood Say It’s Twice As Hard For Them To Say #MeToo.

New Oscar voters weigh in on this year's nominees, and they might just be changing the way the Academy thinks.

Front-facing Simpsons characters are gonna ruin your whole weekend sorry/not sorry.

Rosemary Hallmark's photo About the Author: Rosemary lives in Little Rock, AR with her cute husband and even cuter dog. At 16, she plucked a copy of Sloppy Firsts off the "New Releases" shelf and hasn't stopped reading YA since. (She's still got a soft spot for the swoony, contemporary stuff.) A former magazine editor, she is now a freelance writer, graphic designer, art director and photo stylist. The rest of her time is spent drinking cocktails, renovating her house and laughing at her husband's ridiculous Pretty Little Liars theories.