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Procrastination Pro-Tips: Teen YA Critique, MOXIE / CHILDREN OF BLOOD & BONE Adaptations, and More!

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Procrastination Pro-Tips: Teen YA Critique, MOXIE / CHILDREN OF BLOOD & BONE Adaptations, and More!

Happy Friday (and a happy birthday to our own Rosemary)! How was your week? I've been curled up with some Slytherin tea (green tea with peppermint—delicious!) and playing Is It Allergies, Or Is It Death? No rest for the wicked, though: it's time for some links!

Book Related Things

This teenager doesn't like YA. Here's why.

We all knew it would happen: book covers are being designed to look good on Instagram.

Romance author Courtney Milan (whose Brothers Sinister series we profiled yesterday) has found that another romance author is plagiarizing her and many other sources.

Heh heh's a book shelf

And more book jokes.

YA thrillers that put teens to the test.

Ebook deals!:

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro (review)

Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden (review)

Beauty: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley

The Casquette Girls series by Alys Arden: The Casquette Girls (review) and The Romeo Catchers.

The Cirque American series by Gwenda Bond: Girl on a Wire (review) and Girl in the Shadows (review).

The Chronos Files by Rysa Walker: Timebound, Time’s Edge, and Time’s Divide

The Delphi Trilogy by Rysa Walker: The Delphi Effect, The Delphi Resistance, and The Delphi Revolution

East by Edith Pattou (review)

The Falconer by Elizabeth May (review)

Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park (review)

Followed by Frost by Charlie N. Holmberg

Geekerella by Ashley Poston (review)

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

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

How to Break a Boy by Laurie Devore (review)

The Jackaby series by William Ritter: Jackaby (review), Beastly Bones (review), Ghostly Echoes (review) and The Dire King

The Kricket series by Amy A. Bartol: Under Different Stars, Sea of Stars, and Darken the Stars

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo (review)

Love and Other Train Wrecks by Leah Konen (review)

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg

Meet Cute by Various Authors (review)

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

The Penryn & The End Of Days series by Susan Ee: Angelfall, World After, and End of Days

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (review)

The Rule of One by Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders (review)

Secondborn by Amy A. Bartol (review)

The Selection by Kiera Cass (review)

The Shadow Queen by CJ Redwine (review)

Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan (review)

The Testing Trilogy by Joelle Charbonneau

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (review)

Three Sides of a Heart by Various Authors (review)

A few books from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas: Crown of Midnight (review) and Empire of Storms (review)

The Traitor's Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen 

Uncanny by Sarah Fine (review)

The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane

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

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YA Onscreen Things

ICYMI: Are You Afraid of the Dark reboot, Golden Girls cruise, Nancy Drew, and more!

Jennifer Mathieu's delightful Moxie is getting a Netflix adaptation, directed by Amy Poehler!

Children of Blood and Bone is getting one, too (to absolutely no one's surprise), from a guy who helped bring us Love, Simon.

Catherine Hardwicke (yes, of Twilight fame) will direct the CW's Lost Boys pilot. Also, Tyler Posey has been cast in the lead role. (I have reservations about this reboot, but on the other hand, YES YES YES.)

Social Media Things

I feel called out:


Miscellanous Things

Opening ceremony designers honor Asian pioneers in fashion week lookbook (which includes Jenny Han!)

Noah Centineo is the new *ahem* face of Calvin Klein.

A teenager with a Geiger counter discovered that three five gallon buckets of uranium ore have been sitting in the Grand Canyon’s visitors area for two decades. Where is the YA novelization?

Molly Ringwald is a fan of DIY nail art, among other things.

Cute critters content:

- Capybaras
- Cat
- Baby goat
- Puppies


That's all for this week! Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments!

Jennie's photo About the Author: Jennie Kendrick lives in San Francisco and has an excessive fondness of historical fiction, spreadsheets, turquoise sparkly things, and bourbon. She is also a literary agent. When she's not reading, writing, or writing about reading, she cooks obsessively, and thrifts for vintage everything.