Winter, huh? Ugh. If you’re suffering with the dark, the cold, and maybe the coming apocalypse, you might need a little escapism. Nothing wrong with a little me-time. Even Harry and Hermione found time to dance while Voldemort and the Death Eaters took over the Ministry, tore up the rules to society and civilization, and terrorized the world. Just a completely random example.
So what better way to escape than with some awesome 80s—and 80s-inspired—novels? Here’s your guide to escaping those winter blues.
Monsters, music, psychopaths, love stories, and more await you in these 7 essential YA reads from outside the US.
One year after the all-conquering ILLUMINAE took over the YA world, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff are back with the glorious and somehow even more epic GEMINA—and this time they’ve brought along Marie Lu for the ride to do the illustrations!! It’s CRAZY AMAZING. Bigger, bolder, more action, more emotion… Here’s D’s review on the BN Teens Blog. You need this book. You need it. Buy it. Now.
Here’s a beginner’s guide to the beautiful, extraordinary fiction of David Almond, author of some of the most hypnotically and gorgeously written YA novels, ever.
How does a desperate, passionate, hyper-Broadway fan
Deal with the daily, weekly, monthly lack of tickets
To the hottest show and the one you really want to see
How do you fix it, and learn to live without seats?
*stops clicking, weeps*
Well, this list of 5 YA novels set before and during the revolutionary war might help scratch that itch! It’s not front row seats, but on the off-chance you’re not a famous rapper and you don’t know Lin-Manuel Miranda, it’ll let you indulge your need for revolutionary fiction! And help distract you as you enter that lottery one more time…