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YA literature with cool, international settings: 

  • A Thousand Nights by E.K Johnston (set in an unspecified desert and it’s wicked!)
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (mostly taking place in beautiful Paris)
  • The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd (set in London and then for the majority of the book on a mysterious Island somewhere near Australia)
  • His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman (taking place in various awesomely imagined locations including the far north of Europe and Oxford in England) 
  • Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor (the first book in the series happens in Prague and Morocco. It’s as amazing as it sounds!) 

Click the links to head to Goodreads and check them out! 

The Creatures as a family
  • Jordan: the dad that's done with everyone's shit
  • Dan: the mom that tries to take care of everything from time to time then gives up sometimes
  • Stephanie: the good daughter that watches all the other kids do stupid shit
  • Dex: the teenage son that hates everyone but sometimes participates in the stupid shit
  • Aron: the little kid that agrees with the stupid shit and the troublemaker kids turn him into a little shit like them
  • Joe: hangs out with Spencer too much and occasionally does some of the stupid shit
  • Spencer: hangs out with Joe too much and watches the stupid shit happen
  • James: the teenage son that hates everyone but also does unspeakable stupid shit with Aleks
  • Aleks: the other teenage son that hates everyone but also does unspeakable stupid shit with James


Wow, im shocked I got this done before midnight! I’m usually like the very last entry for Misfit day! I really wish this book came to be. Art by me. Tribute to Misfit and the team book that never quite got off the ground!

Maybe it’s the long, lazy days, or maybe it’s the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.

Featuring stories by Leigh Bardugo, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Brandy Colbert, Tim Federle, Lev Grossman, Nina LaCour, Stephanie Perkins, Veronica Roth, Jon Skovron, and Jennifer E. Smith.

I am so excited that everyone can finally read these stories, and I’m going to tell you a little bit about mine. “Inertia” is about love (of course), friendship, weird future tech, taking care of each other, taking care of your own brain, and probability. I don’t want to say much more than that, because I don’t want to spoil anything, but this was my playlist when I was working on it:

“Hot Gates” - Mumford & Sons

“Tompkins Square Park” - Mumford & Sons

“John My Beloved” - Sufjan Stevens

“Fourth of July” - Sufjan Stevens*

*Actually, the entire album Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens

“Severed Crossed Fingers” - St. Vincent

“Crush Tape” - Zero 7

“I of the Storm” - Of Monsters and Men

Creature Love

When I first started watching the creatures, I was 13 years old. And that’s super hard to think about. They were a huuuuggggeeee part of my life.

Now, 17 years old, they are still one of the biggest parts of my life. Because they’ve made me happy when I was depressed. They’ve calmed me down when I would have an anxiety attack. They made me laugh when I never thought I’d smile again.

Words will never describe how fucking thankful I am for them and everything they do. This goes to everyone who was ever involved with the creatures too. Past members. New interns. Everything. I hope I get so lucky as to meet them one day. They’re my heros, and I love them so fucking much.

I hope one of them sees this and it makes them smile. They deserve it.