Tag: young adult

Reading Rainbow Host Reads To Get Us Through COVID-19

Getting involved in the livestreams are perfect if you're learning how to homeschool your kids for the first time or if your kids are getting on your nerves a little bit too much, turn it on and go have quality 'you' time.

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5 Exciting New YA Releases

The Shadows Between Us, follows Alessandra, and her goal in life is take down the king. Her plan is to marry him and then kill him, so she can take the throne for herself.

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You’ll Be Transported To The Stars By These New Sci-Fi Releases

The world feels a little crazy at the minute, and these new science-fiction releases will transport you out of your reality for a while. Now is the perfect time to escape to so many different worlds and just lose yourself into some of these awesome titles.

  1. Oona out of order by margarita montimore

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Oona Out of Order follows Oona Lockhart, whose life will change at the stroke of midnight in 1982. She has two decisions to make, to stay home with her boyfriend and purse music, or go to London to study economics. But then the unthinkable happens, she wakes up the next morning, and instead of being nineteen, she’s now fifty-two and living in a house that she doesn’t recognize. With each new year, Oona is pushed into another age at random. She still remains a nineteen year old on the inside, but her outside appearance reflects the age she is during that year. Oona never knows what each year will bring, and this novel highlights the importance of time and how important family is.

 

2. The Stars We Steal by Alex Donne

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The Stars We Steal follows Leonie Kolburg, the heir to a faded European Spaceship. Her only focus right now is which bachelor can save her and her family from financial ruin. Then, Leonie’s first love and best friend, Elliot, returns. At first, Leonie’s family didn’t believe he was marriage material, but now he is the most eligible bachelor and captain of a successful whiskey ship. Elliot is determined to make Leonie’s life miserable, but of course old habits die hard, and Leonie finds herself falling for him again during a game of love and past regrets.

3. Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey

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Upright Women Wanted follows Esther, on the run from her father due to an arranged marriage to a man that used to be engaged to her best friend. Esther was in love with her best friend, but she was executed for her part resistance propaganda. Now, Esther is a stowaway and the American Southwest is full of bandits, fascists, and queer Liberian spies that are doing their best to do the right thing.

4. The Hidden Girls and Other Stories by Ken Liu

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The Hidden Girl and Other Stories, is collection of short stories by Ken Liu. It contains some of his best  science fiction and fantasy stories from the past five years. In total, there are sixteen stories, and as a bonus there is a new novelette. There is also an excerpt from his new novel, the third book in the Dandelion Dynasty Series, The Veiled Throne.

 

5 The Last Day by Andrew Hunter Murray

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The Last Day is set in the year 2059 and the world is no longer moving.  Half of the world suffers from non stop frozen nights and the other has to deal with the burning of the sun. A slim region, where twilight lies, is where people can survive. Ellen Hopper lives in isolation in Britain, and one day she receives  a letter from a man that is dying. The letter holds a dangerous secret, so dangerous that people in power will do anything to keep it that way, even kill.

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Drop Everything, It’s Gryffindor Pride Day and Here Are The Tweets to Prove it

Hey! Gryffindor enthusiast here. I know what you’re thinking: “but are you actually a Gryffindor?” Yes. No, I did not take every sorting hat quiz available on the internet multiple times until I got Gryffindor. Yes, I took the *official* Pottermore quiz, and yes, I got Gryffindor the first time. Settled.

It’s no secret that all Hogwarts Houses have dedicated members with the pride of their loyalties running deep through their veins. Every house has a day to shine, and it’s time for Gryffindors near and far to unite and celebrate. Clearly, I have a lot of love for my house. But trust me, I’m not the only one. Check out these tweets by members of Gryffindor House expressing their pride.

 

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Sing your praises!

 

Gotta love some good lyric changes!

 

 

ALL THE FEELS… 

 

Every time.

make that social distance fun! (and productive of course)

 

Who said you can’t boast your Gryffindor pride while social distancing?

 

 

Loud and Proud!

 

And we love you for it!

 

 

love from ravenclaw 

 

We will throw this love right back to you on your special day!

 

 

quarantine but make it comfy 

 

Yes.

 

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How to Have Hufflepuff Spirit During COVID-19

If you’re a Hufflepuff, today is your day. If you’ve been sorted into this house, you are dedicated, honest, hard-working and loyal. Most Hufflepuffs correspond to the element of earth. So you all probably have some plants to tend to, which is just darling. It’s rough out here for everyone right now, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t celebrate!

 

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Wear your house colors with pride

If you have your robes, wear them to go nowhere. If you don’t have any robes, find whatever you have in yellow and black and slap it on.

 

                 

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Read

Read the Harry Potter series again for like the 100th time. Let’s be real unless you have to work, what else do you have to do?

 

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Be a great friend

Maybe you are in a position where you can’t see your friends but call them, face time them. Have game night over Skype. Just keep in touch, especially now.

 

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But most importantly If you are bored from being at home, check out this video and I guarantee it will make your day better.

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