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The Friday Awards: We Accept Bribes

By Jennifer GrudzieckiFebruary 7, 2014
Well, here we are again; another week, another Friday Awards. But what’s the point of all this, really? Will making the Friwards get us any closer to owning Belle’s library in Beauty and the Beast? Will it buy us three dozen gallons of chocolate-fudge-swirl ice ... More  →
The Friday Awards: We Accept Bribes

Valentines from Your Favorite YA Stereotypes

By Jennifer GrudzieckiFebruary 4, 2014
If your Valentine gives you one of these, watch out! You just might be trapped in a YA novel. More  →
Valentines from Your Favorite YA Stereotypes

The Friday Awards: Well, This Is Awkward

By Jennifer GrudzieckiJanuary 31, 2014
Soooooo...we may have made last week's secret message a little bit too hard. As a consolation prize, we've written this short poem for you: ... More  →
The Friday Awards: Well, This Is Awkward

The Friday Awards: Difficulty Level Two

By Jennifer GrudzieckiJanuary 24, 2014
Helllllllllloooo Sparkbutts, and welcome back to THE FRIDAY AWARDS. Last week was a wonderful first week back, wouldn’t you say? What’s that? You wouldn’t? Hmm. Well, it doesn’t matter what you say because we are writing this post, not you. SO THERE. Let’s kick of this ... More  →
The Friday Awards: Difficulty Level Two

Surprise! It's the FRIDAY AWARDS!

By Jennifer GrudzieckiJanuary 17, 2014
WELCOME BACK TO THE FRIDAY AWARDS, SPARKLERS! WUUUTTT? You are saying. The Friday Awards are back? But…but… And then you are so shocked you look like this: ... More  →
Surprise! It's the FRIDAY AWARDS!

New Year, New YA Books to Get Excited About!

By Jennifer GrudzieckiJanuary 13, 2014
2014 is going to be a great year for YA books, Sparklers. Click through to see some of our favorite books coming out in the few months! More  →
New Year, New YA Books to Get Excited About!

The Best of Jenny's 2013

By Jennifer GrudzieckiDecember 19, 2013
Jenny is the nuclear scientist that keeps the SparkLife reactor running, as well as the go-to zombie makeovere and weird foods guinea pig. She's also more stylish than the rest of us, in our rhinoceros pants, combined. Best song of 2013? Ed Sheeran's "I See Fire." It's about hobbits. And ... More  →
The Best of Jenny's 2013

The Perfect Gift Guide for the Impossible Person on Your List

By Jennifer GrudzieckiNovember 26, 2013
We all have that person on our gift list. You want/have/need to buy them a present…but you have no idea what. Maybe it’s because you don’t know them well enough, or maybe it’s because they have as much personality as a Mary Sue in a YA novel. Either way, here are som More  →
The Perfect Gift Guide for the Impossible Person on Your List

Check Out These Sparkler Detention Stories!

By Jennifer GrudzieckiNovember 12, 2013
We asked you for your detention stories and you delivered! Click through to be regaled with tales of Sparkler and Sparkitor run-ins with the law! More  →
Check Out These Sparkler Detention Stories!

Check Out Ever, Jane: The Online Jane Austen RPG

By Jennifer GrudzieckiNovember 6, 2013
Ever wanted to do Jane Austen role-play but couldn't find a suitable guy to be the Darcy to your Lizzie? Well, look no further, because there is a Jane Austen MMORPG coming your way. The folks at Ever, Jane have created a virtual world where you ... More  →
Check Out Ever, Jane: The Online Jane Austen RPG