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5 YA Thriller Picks for the Halloween Season

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The month of October brings plenty to be excited about: crisp Fall air, a slew of pumpkin-flavored beverages, and, of course, Halloween. The spooky season always draws me to books that contain elements of mystery. So, if you’re in need of some recommendations that’ll have you going to bed with the lights on, look no further.   There’s Someone Inside Your House (Dutton) by, Stephanie Perkins  High schooler Makani Young moved to Nebraska in order to leave behind her dark past. But, a gruesome murder – that turns into a string of murders – shakes the whole town, transforming her supposed safe haven into something straight out of a Slasher flick. Stephanie Perkins, whom you might recognize as the author of Anna…

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More, Please! Books that Need Sequels Immediately

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There’s nothing like reading a wonderful book that keeps you up all night, fills you with warm fuzzies, or even makes you shed a tear or two. But when the story is finally over, you’re left with an empty feeling that just won’t go away. If you’re lucky, the author will write a sequel and you’ll get to hang out with your favorite characters for a little while longer. But more often than not, one book is all we get, leaving us to imagine, speculate and pray for that sequel that will probably never come. There’s not much I wouldn’t do to get a sequel to my favorite novels. These are the stories that consume my thoughts, that I read again…

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Finding Happy: 3 Authors Who Wrote Books that Will Keep You Smiling For Days

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Sometimes I want to read a book that I know will tear my heart out and leave me a weeping mess for days. Sometimes I want alpha heroes and strong heroines who have to save each other from burning buildings and psycho murderers. Sometimes I want to hear about families from start to finish, births, deaths, affairs and epic loves that last centuries. But that’s the beauty of reading; there’s always a book out there to satisfy whatever craving I’m having. And while I’m usually on board for a little angst, there are some days where I just want to feel happy. It sounds easy, right? Most books make me happy on some level (even the really angsty ones) as…

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From Jane Eyre to Mockingjay to Austenland: Books that Need More Sex

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I should preface this by saying I’m not a pervert. Well, not much of one anyway. But sometimes you’re reading a book and you just know that a sex scene would make all the difference. Maybe the couple is getting a little too close; maybe that kissing scene is just a little too hot. The reason doesn’t even matter really—you just pray that the characters will start to go to town. And if you’re lucky, they do. But there are times when your fave couple just chastely kisses or walks away, letting all that delicious sexual chemistry go to waste. For those of us who are a little more, um, in need of that great love scene, here are five…

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