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Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone Makes Us Blue

By Swapna KrishnaAugust 1, 2012
So, there’s this girl, Karou. She lives in Prague and is a seventeen-year-old art student. On the surface, Karou seems to be your average, blue-haired, tattooed teen. But when you take a closer look, there’s something strange about Karou. Those tattoos on her hands? She’s... More  →
Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone Makes Us Blue

True or False: This Statement is a Lie. (HA! That Title Was Rather Clever, Wasn't It? Maybe?)

By Chelsea DaggerJuly 31, 2012
In case it wasn't made painfully obvious by my obviously painful attempt at wit in this week's title, last week's Writer Wars was all about DECEPTION. There was deceit, there was disguise, there were assassins and fake sisters and Hannah Montannas galore. It... More  →
True or False: This Statement is a Lie. (HA! That Title Was Rather Clever, Wasn't It? Maybe?)

10 Ways To Procrastinate On Your Summer Reading

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 31, 2012
Pack your schedule with summer activities that keep you far too busy to read. More  →
10 Ways To Procrastinate On Your Summer Reading

Happy Birthday, JK Rowling!

By Hanna HagenJuly 31, 2012
All hail birthday queen JK Rowling! Our beloved creator of Harry Potter is turning 47 today, and looks as lovely as she did when the books came out years ago. Here are some photos to celebrate the birth of this imaginative Brit. More  →
Happy Birthday, JK Rowling!

9 Most Memorable Book Minions

By Scott GreenstoneJuly 30, 2012
Movie minions are great and all, but let us not forget the rich minion culture in books! These sci-fi, fantasy and horror novels are filled to the brim with awesome, interesting minions controlled by magicians and vampires, or who've sworn their lives to... More  →
9 Most Memorable Book Minions

Blogging B&N.com's Teen Must Reads: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

By ContributorJuly 30, 2012
To catch up on all of dac213's book reviews, click here! Book: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Synopsis: Junior, desperate to break his family’s cycle of poverty, alcoholism, and hopelessness, transfers to Reardan High, where... More  →
Blogging B&N.com's Teen Must Reads: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Rachel Hartman's Seraphina Finds the Dragon in Us All

By Swapna KrishnaJuly 26, 2012
Fantasy and dragons seem to go together like milk and cookies, so it’s understandable that one of the most buzzed about YA debut novels of the season is a fantasy novel with... you guessed it, dragons. These dragons in the fictional kingdom of Goredd are... More  →
Rachel Hartman's Seraphina Finds the Dragon in Us All

Blogging B&N.com's Teen Must Reads: Terrier

By ContributorJuly 25, 2012
Click here to read the rest of the Blogging B&N.com's must reads! Book: Terrier by Tamora Pierce Synopsis: Beka Cooper is excited to begin her year as a trainee in the Provost’s Guard, nicknamed the Provost’s Dogs. No one expects much of the... More  →
Blogging B&N.com's Teen Must Reads: Terrier

The Winner of the 100-Word Story Contest Is...

By EmmaJuly 25, 2012
...sligers118, for her tale of a family preparing to battle over a rocking horse. Your Sparkitors love this story's tone: assured, wry, and, in the end, ominous. We appreciate its technical proficiency. And we admire the way sligers, in just 100... More  →
The Winner of the 100-Word Story Contest Is...

The Final Five Finalists

By EmmaJuly 24, 2012
We've reached the end! Here are your final five finalists. We'll announce the winner tomorrow! More  →
The Final Five Finalists