Escaping the winter blues

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.

harry-hermione-dance

 

So what better way to escape than with some awesome 80s—and 80s-inspired—novels? Here’s your guide to escaping those winter blues.

the-princess-bride-novel

 

GEMINA review: Wow.

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.

GEMINA

Seriously. Wow.

Can’t get Hamilton tickets? Don’t Know Lin-Manuel Miranda? These books might help you cope…

*finger clicks*

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*

Hamilton sad

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…