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Procrastination Pro-Tips: To All The Lara Jeans I’ve Loved Before, The Starrs U Give, And More

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Procrastination Pro-Tips: To All The Lara Jeans I’ve Loved Before, The Starrs U Give, And More

Happy Friday, y'all! We've got plenty of links to treat those Halloween hangovers (figuratively only, I hope!) with the second-best* post-Halloween tradition: checking out fun costumes! 

*The first being clearance-priced candy, clearly.

Book Related Things

Voting for the Goodreads Choice Awards has commenced! (Maybe this will help narrow down the list of books I need to read before I compile my Best of 2019 list. *Looks through list* NOPE.)

From one badass to another: "Katniss Everdeen Is My Hero" by Sabaa Tahir.

"How young adult horror novels of the 1980s and ‘90s turned teen angst into an epic struggle against the forces of darkness."

Very cool: the debut YA fantasy novel of Nigerian author Kachi Ugo, Mewranters: Attack of the Sea Monster, is coming to the North American market.


Catch these book deals before they're gone:

Asylum by Madeleine Roux (review)

Basic Witches: How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven by Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman

Beneath the Shine by Sarah Fine (review)

The Clockwork Scarab (Stoker & Holmes #1) by Colleen Gleason (review)

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Disruption (Disruption #1) by Jessica Shirvington (review)

The Falconer Trilogy by Elizabeth May: The Falconer (review), The Vanishing Throne, and The Fallen Kingdom

Fire and Bone (Otherborn #1) by Rachel A. Marks

Girl in the Shadows (Cirque American #2) by Gwenda Bond (review)

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (review)

The Gold-Son by Carrie-Anne Noble (review)

Greensleeves by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

How to Break a Boy by Laurie Devore (review)

Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep #1) by Mira Grant

The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz

More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer (review)

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu (review)

The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland by Rebekah Crane (review)

Otherworld (Last Reality #1) by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller

A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess

Shining Sea by Mimi Cross (review)

Strange Fire (The Anchor & Sophia #1) by Tommy Wallach

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (review)

Ten by Gretchen McNeil

Uncanny by Sarah Fine (review)

The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening by L. J. Smith

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones (review)

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YA Onscreen Things

This week in YA Onscreen: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina everything, Halloween goodness, and more.

Speaking of, Meredith reviewed Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

Also in CAOS (or can we shorten it to ChAOS? ChAoS? BLERGH.): the problematic nature of a black woman playing Prudence, aka the 'bad witch'.

Vulture's list of best movies of 2018 so far, which includes the approriately-rated To All the Boys I've Loved Before (unlike their best Netflix movies list #ForeverSalty) and The Hate U Give. QUELLE COÏNCIDENCE, because... 

Social Media Things

This thread of Lara Jeans is AMAAAAAAZING. (Some of the LJs are interviewed here.)


Genevieve wouldn't DARE mess with this Lara Jean!




Meanwhile, Peter Kavinsky dressed up as Gaston (and hung out with Reggie Mantle #1).


Everyone’s invited to the wedding

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Not to be left out, the Starrs came out to shine, too! 




Beyoncé is so good at Halloween. (And everything else obvi, but specifically Halloween here.)


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Miscellaneous Things

Celebrity Halloween costumes here and here. Always exciting to see whose publicist is going to have a nightmare to clean up!

Hot Dumbledore now exists in Funko POP form. (I don't make the rules; that's how the character must be forever known as.)

Buzzfeed thinks it can tell if you're a Millennial, Gen Z, Gen X, or Baby Boomer, and I'm here to report that NO, IT DOES NOT. (OOOOOOOOOOMG, put me out to pasture because it thinks I'm a baby boomer.)

What does your bubble tea order (aka boba/sago/tapioca/pearl/etc.) say about you? (The drink that I always want to get -- #2 taro -- is way off base (I'm just Asian so it's been a fave since childhood), but what I actually get -- #22 fruit/flavoured tea (green tea with lemon and honey) is more accurate.)


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.