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the signs as star quotes
  • Aries: “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” —Carl Sagan
  • Taurus: “Each star is a mirror reflecting the truth inside you.” —Aberjhani
  • Gemini: "The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.” —Carl Sagan
  • Cancer: “Yours is the light by which my spirit's born: - you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” —e. e. cummings
  • Leo: “There is no shortage of fault to be found amid our stars.” —John Green
  • Virgo: “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” —Lisa Mantchev
  • Libra: “Stars are the scars of the universe.” —Ricky Maye
  • Scorpio: “When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Sagittarius: “Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” —J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Capricorn: “Non est ad astra mollis e terris via." (”There is no easy way from the earth to the stars.”) —Seneca
  • Aquarius: “Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at the stars because we are human?” —Neil Gaiman
  • Pisces: “Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” —Sarah Williams
YA Book Master List

Hi guys! This is the list you need if you’re looking for your next YA book, with some middle grade and adult fiction included. Many books could fit into multiple genres, so I placed them as I saw fit. For the sake of space, more genres (dystopian, contemporary, etc) are below the cut.

Science Fiction/Hybrids:

  • The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  • Beta (4) by Rachel Cohn
  • The Fifth Wave (3) by Rick Yancey
  • Gone (6) by Michael Grant
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Across the Universe (3) by Beth Revis
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (5) by Douglas Adams
  • Skinned (3) by Robin Wasserman
  • Mila 2.0 (3) by Debra Driza 
  • Maximum Ride (8) by James Patterson
  • Unwind (4) by Neal Shusterman
  • Feed by M.T. Anderson
  • Uglies (4) by Scott Westerfeld
  • Partials (3) by Dan Wells
  • These Broken Stars (4) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
  • Starglass (3) by Phoebe North
  • Virals (5) by Kathy Reichs
  • What’s Left of Me (3) by Kat Zhang
  • Glitch (3) by Heather Anastasiu
  • The Prophecy of Arcadia (2) by M.H Soars
  • The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

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Looking for a new book to read? 

We’ve got suggestions based on genre and books you may have already loved. 

If you’re into fantasy…

Readers who loved Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black should check out Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev for more witty and romantic stories set in worlds where fairies are real. 

Fans of The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey, check out Indelible by Dawn Metcalf for more stories of girls who can see magical creatures, go on adventures, and fall in love. 

Looking for books set in the sky? Perfect Ruin by Lauren Stefano is set in a magical floating city that is the utopia it is supposed to be.  In Magonia by Marla Headley the city in the sky is where the main character can finally breathe. 

If you’re into contemporary YA…

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson and Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley are both stories of artists falling in love and finding themselves told from multiple perspectives and bursting with lyrical prose. 

How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr and Fingerprints of You by Kristen-Paige Madonia both deal with mother-daughter relationships and teenage pregnancy in a compelling and realistic way. 

Great by Sara Benincasa riffs on The Great Gatsby, while the protagonist in Solitaire by Alice Oseman is a Holden Caulfield for the digital age. Both present smart and edgy stories about how social media effects the lives of teens. 

If you like mysteries or thrillers…

Fans of Pretty Little Liars series should check out They All Fall Down by Roxane St. Claire. Murder? Check. High school drama? Check. 

The Rules of Disappearing by Ashley Elston and Fake ID by Lamar Giles are both about teens in the witness protection program, but Rules has a side of romance and Fake ID is heavy on the conspiracy. 

I’d Tell You I Love You, But then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter is a fun mystery with spies – fans will find the same in Robin Benway’s Also Known As.

We’ve got more new Like–>Try–>Whys coming your way, and you can find the archive of our booklists here

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A masterpost of YA books (and a few crossover MG titles) to be released in December 2014.  Check out this month’s new releases below.  Feel free to use this as a guide to this month’s releases, but please do not repost it in its entirety elsewhere.  If you found this masterpost helpful, a like, reblog, or link back to Paperback’d would be much appreciated! If you know of a YA book to be released this month that isn’t on the list, drop me a message and I’ll update it!

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Weekly YA Spotlight: A selection of the most anticipated new YA novels released this week (10/11 - 16/11)

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer ✤ November 10th

Soundless by Richelle Mead ✤ November 10th

Sugar Skulls by Lisa Mantchev & Glenn Dallas ✤ November 10th

Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott ✤ November 10th

Young Widows Club by Alexandra Coutts ✤ November 10th

Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick ✤ November 10th

Check out the rest of this month’s new YA releases here!

ahprodithe-archive  asked:

Gimme some book recommendations that have fantasy, love, badass female characters but aren't nesecarilly anti-love/anti-man, with a deep and interesting storyline (pretty please? c:)

I most certainly can! What you’re asking for is basically a well-rounded lady character with a well-rounded story and a love interest that treats her with respect in a fantasy setting, which happens to be my favorite kinds of story!

I’m including sci-fi in this because fantasy and sci-fi go hand in hand and also I really, really love these books.

- The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski (fantasy world, with two loves on opposite sides of a political war, both of whom respect the political cunning of the other)
- These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner (two people stranded on a planet must find a way to survive and learn to respect each other)
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore (a fantasy with a light romance, where a girl goes to recuse her love interest’s cousin from an evil man)
- Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (their planet blows up and two people who broke up that morning are stranded on two different spaceships and I’m not joking when I say this is one of the best books I’ve ever read and it comes out in October and you should buy it when it does)
- Inherit the Stars by Tessa Elwood (also sci-fi about a girl who marries herself to a rival house to try and save her sister - comes out in December and was really interesting to read and I love the relationships within the story)
- Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev (Bertie lives in a Theatre where every character in a story comes to life and it has a love triangle but Bertie’s like I DON’T HAVE TIME FOR LOVE TRIANGLES I NEED TO FIND OUT WHO I AM and it’s great and also very funny)
- Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (alina can summon the sun and the darkling wants to use her power for himself and there’s lots of sexy romance options but mostly it’s about alina determining whether she wants to be a queen or a saint or the ultimate ruler and her relationship with power)
- Thief’s Covenant by Ari Marmell (girl with a god in her head is also a thief - really awesome fantasy with a light romance element and i loved this book)

And some adult titles with hella crossover appeal
- Uprooted by Naomi Novik (girl is taken to the lair of a supposedly evil man and he teaches her how to use magic as the evil in the world moves closer to her hometown and those she loves)
- Through Wolf’s Eyes by Jane Lindskold (girl who was raised with magical wolves discovers that she’s royalty and is taken back to her human home but is still HELLA MAGIC and nobody really knows how to handle her and it’s great; one of my favorite fantasy novels with a really really light romance element)
- Soulless by Gail Carriger (paranormal steampunk fantasy with some of the funniest writing I’ve ever read - so so so much fun)

These are all ones I’ve read and enjoyed and there are a lot more I can recommend (see also: my recommendations page on my personal Tumblr) but that should start you out!

anonymous asked:

Do you know a good Fantasy book with Faeries, Faeries and Faeries ? (Pixies, unicorns and pegasus' are allowed )I've already read The Iron fey, Creepy Hollow and Wings yayy

Here are some that we are obsessed with!

- Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

- All That Glows by Ryan Graudin

- Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev

- Tithe by Holly Black

- Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

- The Faerie Path by Frewin Jones