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Women’s History Month: 25 Upcoming YA Novels Packed with Girl Power

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It’s Women’s History Month and we are looking forward to all the events and books that celebrate the impact that women have on the world. In addition to bringing you the latest pop culture news and reviews where women are the focus, this month, we are also going to share with you some of the best BookTrib articles of the past that celebrate women and diversity.  Today, we feature this piece from January 10th, 2018 about upcoming YA novels packed full of girl power.  From Katniss to Clary, young adult novels have introduced us to some of the most kickass heroines in literature. This year is no exception, with tons of great female-driven YAs on the horizon by some of our favorite authors. Whether they’re fantasy, contemporary,…

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‘I’m With Her’: 25 New YA Novels Packed with Girl Power!

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From Katniss to Clary, young adult novels have introduced us to some of the most kickass heroines in literature. This year is no exception, with tons of great female-driven YAs on the horizon by some of our favorite authors. Whether they’re fantasy, contemporary, sci-fi or more, these books will make you laugh, cry, and root for the girl to save the day. Here are 25 upcoming YA novels that are sure to inject some girl power into your 2018. Onyx & Ivory, Mindee Arnett From Twinkle, with Love, Sandhya Menon Cat Woman: Soulstealer, Sarah J. Maas The Hazel Wood, Melissa Albert Legendary, Stephanie Garber Live Fearless, Sadie Robertson Smoke in the Sun, Renée Ahdieh Puddin’, Julie Murphy Sky in the…

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Best of BookTrib 2017: The Top 10 May Books We Need to Read Now!

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Today we take a look at previous BookTrib posts that engaged hundreds to thousands of readers this past year. We’re taking a look back at some of your favorite posts before we kick off the new year! April showers have brought May flowers! It’s finally time for tulips and lilacs and warm afternoons spent curled up on a sunny porch. All the better if you have a great new book to read while you soak up that springtime sun. Thankfully, there are tons of awesome new May books, from historical thrillers to breezy beach reads – including new releases by some all-time favorite authors. Here are the top 10 May books we can’t wait to dive into: Gwendy’s Button Box,…

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Cassandra Clare Signs Seven-Figure Book Deal for New Series

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Cassandra Clare, New York Times best-selling author of the wildly popular Young Adult urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, and  The Dark Artifices, has just signed a seven-figure book deal with Del Rey Books to launch a new series in the same genre, but with an adult audience as the focus. Sword Catcher, the first book in this new series is currently in progress, and a publication date will be announced shortly. Readers should expect the books to be high fantasy novels, dealing with “criminals, princes, magicians, and warriors,” a step away from the New York City set of The City of Bones, the first book in The Mortal Instruments series. Cassandra Clare tweeted the big news yesterday:   While not much has been reported…

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Feminists Unite: Literary Costumes Inspired by 6 Badass Women!

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Halloween is right around the corner, and it’s time to finally decide on a costume. We’ve been rolling around ideas for weeks, but still haven’t been able to land on the perfect choice. Not only do we want something clever and fun, but we also want to show off our feminist side by going as a strong female character who inspires and empowers us. Here at Booktrib, we like to turn to books for inspiration. And why not? There are tons of smart, strong women in literature to emulate this year. We’ve wracked our brains to round up some original ideas that we’re sure are going to be the hit of any party. Here they are, 6 of our favorite…

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The Top 10 May Books We Need to Read Now!

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April showers have brought May flowers! It’s finally time for tulips and lilacs and warm afternoons spent curled up on a sunny porch. All the better if you have a great new book to read while you soak up that springtime sun. Thankfully, there are tons of awesome new May books, from historical thrillers to breezy beach reads – including new releases by some all-time favorite authors. Here are the top 10 May books we can’t wait to dive into: Gwendy’s Button Box, Stephen King & Richard Chizmar (Cemetery Dance Publications, May 30, 2017) The king of horror returns with a new co-written novella set in King’s iconic fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine. It’s the summer of 1974, and 12-year-old Gwendy…

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Back-to-School Romances Perfect For the Student in All of Us

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It doesn’t matter how old you get, September always means back-to-school season. If nothing else, it’s an excuse to buy some new clothes as you wait for the leaves to start changing colors. If you actually are going back to school, there’s something nice about leaving those humid days of summer behind to start dreaming of plaid skirts and the smell of fresh textbooks. Speaking of books, back-to-school season is also a great time to dive into some awesome new reads. The more romance the better, as far as we’re concerned. After all, what’s better than checking out your crush as he walks past your locker every day or makes a winning touchdown at the big game? In honor of…

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The Top 10 March Books We’re Dying to Devour

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March is that in-between month where it’s SO close to spring we can taste it, but the possibility of snow and frigid air threatens to keep us curled up inside under a blanket a little bit longer. The good news? That just means we can continue to add to our bookshelf without feeling bad about not being outside. But with e-books, hardcover releases, paperbacks and indie reads, sometimes finding a good new book can be overwhelming. Don’t worry, we’ve done the work for you and picked out the upcoming titles this month that you’re going to want to get our hands on. Here are 10 March releases any reader should definitely be watching out for: Lady Midnight: The Dark Artifices, Cassandra Clare (Simon Teen,…

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Failed It/Failed It: Shadowhunters Edition

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Usually in our Failed It/Nailed It column we look at book adaptations that are both successful and…not so successful. But sometimes there’s just nothing positive to say, which is unfortunately how I feel about the two major adaptations of Cassandra Clare’s über-popular The Mortal Instruments series. Let me be clear: I’m a HUGE fan of Clare’s books. I’ve read every novel in her fantasy series, which focuses on Clary Fray, a teen girl who gets caught up in the world of Shadowhunters. The Shadowhunters are a secret, elite group of warriors descended from angels who battle paranormal creatures through the use of runes, or tattoos. Clare creates a rich world of hidden cities, vampires and super hot sarcastic boys (hello, Jace)…

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The “Dear Santa” Letter Every Book Lover is Writing This Christmas

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Dear Santa, It’s been a while since I’ve written to you. Twenty years or so, at least. But I feel like we still have a pretty solid connection, and I’m not gonna lie — I might be in my 30s, but sometimes I still lie awake on Christmas Eve staring at the ceiling and wondering if that scratching sound I hear is actually a reindeer and not just the cat crawling around on the roof. Ahem. Since the magic of Christmas is still pretty tied up in you, Santa, I’m finally giving into it this year. With nothing left to lose, here’s my Christmas List. Please don’t be stingy with that wrapping paper. A Book Boyfriend Come to Life I…

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Man Crush Monday! Book Boyfriends That Have us Swooning

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We heard you and by popular demand the book boyfriends are back in honor of Man Crush Monday (#MCM)! When I first wrote about my book boyfriends, I didn’t realize how hard it would be to narrow it down to only five. I’ve been voraciously reading since I was a kid, and at this point my book-crushes are a little out of control. How could I have skipped Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre or, as one reader pointed out, Travis Maddox from Beautiful Disaster? And while those two are definitely high up on the list, they aren’t quite in my top 10. Like I said before, a book boyfriend goes beyond a simple appreciation. It’s an all-consuming love, an obsession that continues…

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From Insurgent to Fallen — Do you know your heroines?

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As a hardcore fan of young adult novels, I’m pretty well versed in my YA heroines. But the other day I was talking to a friend about the new Insurgent movie coming out this week, and how I can’t wait to see it. “Wait, isn’t that the one with the deadly games?” he asked. “That’s The Hunger Games,” I answered. “Oh, so this is the one with the maze?” “No,” I told him, “you’re thinking of the Maze Runner.” “Then what about that one where the girl has cancer?” This is about where I gave up on the conversation. I get it. There are a lot of YA books out there, and lately tons of them are getting made into…

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