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"A Brief History of YA" Is the Best Propaganda Video of All Time (JK We Aren't Living in a Dystopia... Yet)

By Olivia DolphinFebruary 20, 2015
Epic Reads has put together a "Brief History of YA" video, and for book nerds,* it is the equivalent of what watching a 3D IMAX dinosaur movie is like for the rest of the population—that is, it may cause you to scream (out the... More  →
"A Brief History of YA" Is the Best Propaganda Video of All Time (JK We Aren't Living in a Dystopia... Yet)

Five Classic Picture Books Reimagined as Young Adult Novels

By Amelia BienstockFebruary 20, 2015
The interwebs are ablaze with every kind of book re-imagined as a children’s book, and as book nerds we love it! HOWEVER, we think there needs to be a little more teen love in this game, so we’ve decided to spin things around and reimagine classic picture books as YA nov More  →
Five Classic Picture Books Reimagined as Young Adult Novels

If Fictional Characters Could Text...

By ElodieFebruary 19, 2015
Gone are the days of messenger pigeons, smoke signals, telepathy, and actually talking with our mouths. If you're going to bother calling somebody on the phone, you'd better be a) willing to suffer though a lot of excrutiatingly awkward silences, or b) actually, literally o More  →
If Fictional Characters Could Text...

NEW SEUSS BOOK ALERT! It Rhymes, Has Animals, Will Send Us Back to Second-Grade Reading Level and We Don't Care

By SparkLifeFebruary 19, 2015
If you're like us, you not only own way too many horse books, but you hoard the children's books you grew up with even though you are now 25 reading levels above their plaintive prose. MAYBE IF THERE WERE MORE ADULT NOVELS ABOUT MAGICAL TREEHOUSES... More  →
NEW SEUSS BOOK ALERT! It Rhymes, Has Animals, Will Send Us Back to Second-Grade Reading Level and We Don't Care

Are You a Hobbit?

By KathFebruary 18, 2015
The immense Hobbit franchise (one small book tasked with carrying so many minutes of celluloid) has at last come to an end (unless we can get Stephen Colbert to direct a Silmarillion movie), but our obsession lives on in the Undying Lands. Throughout our marathon... More  →
Are You a Hobbit?

Peeta and President Snow Trade Watery Glances in This Chilling Deleted Scene From Mockingjay Part 1

By Janet ManleyFebruary 17, 2015
Yesterday, hackers spent the day trying to decode a message from President Snow after a teaser appeared on Facebook (OKAY, WE FAILED AT THE HACKING), and it led Hunger Games fans to a DELETED SCENE FROM MOCKINGJAY PART 1 BETWEEN PEETA AND PRESIDENT SNOW.... More  →
Peeta and President Snow Trade Watery Glances in This Chilling Deleted Scene From <i>Mockingjay Part 1</i>
25 Signs You Read Too Many Horse Books As a Kid

25 Signs You Read Too Many Horse Books As a Kid

By Nicole DiekerFebruary 17, 2015
HORSE GIRLS UNITE! (Also horse boys! Horses love all genders!) Which of our sparkiest Sparklers spent their elementary and junior high-school years cheekbones deep in a feedbag of horse books? You read about feeding colts and trimming fetlocks and winning competitions, and you dreamed... More  →

Disney Princes Read and Look Like Princes in Hot Dudes Reading Instagram

By Amelia BienstockFebruary 13, 2015
It may be 2 degrees outside (for the East-Coast Sparklers, anyway) but it just got about 98 degrees hotter on Instagram (think Liam Hemsworth trapped in the Goblet of Fire, but somehow not getting burnt... that hot.) It is a truth universally acknowledged that girls of... More  →
Disney Princes Read and Look Like Princes in <i>Hot Dudes Reading</i> Instagram

Enchanting Harry Potter Pickup Lines for Each Hogwarts House!

By Lanie NajjabFebruary 13, 2015
We here at SparkLife know you've probably been FAR TOO BUSY re-reading Harry Potter to find a date for Valentine's Day (US, TOO), so we came up with seven FOOL-PROOF magic spells/pick-up lines for each Hogwarts house (including Ravenclaw, even though WE ALL KNOW THEY... More  →
Enchanting Harry Potter Pickup Lines for Each Hogwarts House!
YA Valentines for Our Favorite Paper People!

YA Valentines for Our Favorite Paper People!

By SparkLifeFebruary 12, 2015
If we're honest, this Valentine's Day most of us are going to be down at the local playground, operating those bulldozer sandclaw machines all on our lonesome. WHICH IS WHY WE WANTED TO GIVE YOU THE BIGGEST INTERNET BEAR HUG OF ALL TIME.We already made a bunch of The Fault More  →