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5 Tech-Inspired Halloween Costumes

If there’s one important lesson that Halloween has taught us, it's to not wait until the last minute to make those preparations. But, of course, here …

Silicon Valley

Tabitha Simmons x TOMS, Jil Sander Leaves Label

Your style news update...<p>In its first collaboration to date, TOMS went high fashion in a ten-shoe collection with Tabitha Simmons. The exclusive, limited edition line is launching for Holiday 2013. Coming in at $42 - $46 for children and $124 - $168 for women, they're chic and charitable. We have …

Should teen books be banned?

You might have noticed (our latest quiz and top 10 were probably a bit of a giveaway) that it is currently banned books week, which means that libraries and bookshops are working to draw attention to the problem of censorship. It's something we rarely think about in Britain, but censorship is a …

What Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson Would Change About 'The Hunger Games'

"The Hunger Games" grossed $691 million worldwide and scored an 84 percent positive rating from critics on the review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes, but that doesn't mean it was perfect. In a new Entertainment Weekly cover story about the "Hunger Games" sequel, "Catching Fire," stars Jennifer …

Confessions: The Private School Murders

• <b>Author:</b> James Patterson & Maxine Paetro<p><b>In the sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller Confessions of a Murder Suspect, James Patterson keeps the confessions coming breathlessly as Tandy Angel delves deeper into her own dark history.</b><br>Wealthy young women are being murdered on Manhattan's exclusive …

Prada's First Black Campaign Model In Almost 20 Years Lands A Vogue Cover (PHOTO)

It was bound to happen and it did! Malaika Firth has landed her first-ever Vogue cover. Well, it's actually a shopping issue inside the November issue of Vogue UK -- but we'll take it!<p>The Kenyan-born beauty, who grabbed the spotlight-- and our hearts-- after becoming Prada's first black campaign …

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Movies

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE - IMAX Featurette and Magazine Covers

10 Fabulous YA Book and Shoe Pairings

We’ve paired YA books with a lot of things here at Epic Reads. We paired teen books with flower arrangements, tea, nail polish, hand bags, sci-fi tv …

Books

'Catching Fire' Teaser Debuts: See 7 Seconds From The Next 'Hunger Games' (VIDEO)

Get More: 2013 MTV Movie Awards, Latest Movie News, Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks<p>"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" doesn't arrive in theaters until Nov. 22, but Lionsgate has unveiled roughly seven seconds of new footage from the film in the lead-up to the MTV Movie Awards. The studio will …

Earlier this year, YOU nominated your five favorite books to become finalists for the 2013 Teen Choice Book Award, and then you voted for which book you wanted to win the award! On May 13th, The Children's Book Council and Every Child a Reader announced the winner to kick off Children's Book Week.

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel is still terminal. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus …

Ending a Trilogy

Writing—or editing—a trilogy is not for the faint of heart. The process takes years, multiple drafts, and frequent reversals of course to accommodate …

Keep Cool this National Ice Cream Month with Book-Inspired Flavors!

It's National Ice Cream Month! It's also July, and it's <i>also</i> very, very hot. And while we love all the regular kinds of ice cream just fine (you can …

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Clothing

Everybody Is Getting Cozy This Fall — Even Your Favorite Backpack

Herschel Supply Co. knows not only what we want in a backpack (great design, fun colorways, a timeless silhouette), but also what we need (cushy …

Snacks

FINALLY: Purses, Handbags, and Clutches That Charge Your Cell Phone!

Yup, that's right, now you don't need to carry around a bulky extra battery pack—and you won't need to hunt for a Starbucks outlet midday. Each full Everpurse charge (the purse itself needs charging) will, in turn charge your phone from 0 percent to 100 percent TWICE. All you have to do is dock it …

Love Rent the Runway? Now You Can Try On Dresses Before You Rent!

Love Rent the Runway but wish you could see, feel, and try on the dresses and accessories before committing to a rental? Your wish has come true!<p>Today Rent the Runway launched its first showroom—a 1,400-square-foot space on the second floor of the Henri Bendel Fifth Avenue flagship in New York …

This Is Awesome: The University of Oregon Ducks Will Wear These Hot-Pink Helmets Tomorrow to Honor Breast Cancer Awareness

Football and fashion don't always go hand in hand, but tomorrow the University of Oregon Ducks and Nike are teaming up on an amazing—and super-cool-looking!—project to honor Breast Cancer Awareness.<p>On Saturday, the Ducks will take to the field wearing hot-pink uniform accessories—Nike Vapor Talon …

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An Abundance of Katherines

• <b>Author:</b> John Green<p><b>From the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars</b><p>Michael L. Printz Honor Book<i><br>Los Angeles Times</i> Book Prize Finalist<p>Katherine V thought boys were gross<br>Katherine X just wanted to be friends<br>Katherine XVIII dumped him in an e-mail<br>K-19 broke his heart<br>When it comes to …

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

• <b>Author:</b> John Grisham<p>In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he’s only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he’s one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk—and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom.<p>But …

Eleanor & Park

• <b>Author:</b> Rainbow Rowell<p>“<i>Eleanor & Park</i> reminded me not just what it’s like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it’s like to be young and in love with a book.”—John Green, <i>The New York Times Book Review</i><p><i>Bono met his wife in high school</i>, Park says.<i><br>So did Jerry Lee Lewis</i>, Eleanor</i> …

Beautiful Darkness

• <b>Author:</b> Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl<p>Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that …

Last Sacrifice

• <b>Author:</b> Richelle Mead<p>The astonishing conclusion to the #1 international bestselling series...<p>Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice.<p>The Queen is dead and the Moroi world will never be the same. Now, with Rose awaiting wrongful execution and Lissa in a deadly struggle for the royal …

Steelheart

• <b>Author:</b> Brandon Sanderson<p><b>The #1 New York Times bestseller from Brandon Sanderson, the author of Oathbringer, coauthor of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series, and creator of the internationally bestselling Mistborn trilogy. And don’t miss the rest of the Reckoners series: Firefight and Calamity</b>.<p>…