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The 17 Best YA Books Of 2014

From dystopian to romance, these young adult books stole our hearts in 2014. *Ranked in no particular order*

The Infinite Sea

• <b>Author:</b> Rick Yancey<p><b>The riveting follow-up to the New York Times bestselling</b> <i>The 5th Wave</i><b>, hailed by Justin Cronin as “wildly entertaining.”</b> <br>How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.<p>Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan …

The 100

• <b>Author:</b> Kass Morgan<p><b>The first book in the New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit CW television show.</b><i>No one has set foot on Earth in centuries -- until now.</i><p>Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth's radioactive surface. Now, one hundred …

Defy

• <b>Author:</b> Sara B. Larson<p>A lush and gorgeously written debut, packed with action, intrigue, and heart-racing romance.<p>Alexa Hollen is a fighter. Forced to disguise herself as a boy and serve in the king's army, Alex uses her quick wit and fierce sword-fighting skills to earn a spot on the elite …

Articles about simple getaways 8 prefab cabins on Dwell.com - Dwell

A small prefab cabin in Norway is offering an alternative view on the concept of luxury.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>Dramatically wrapped in dark spruce panels, this self-sustaining tiny home in North …

Prefab Homes

Articles about wed fancy stay one these modern guest rooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Looking into the holiday weekend, many of you may be spending a lot of time at the dining table over the next couple of...<p>Space, light, and twists on color use define this collection of some of our favorite modern living rooms from issues past.<p>If you love nature and the great outdoors, but aren’t …

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Who Said It: Hermione Granger Or Katniss Everdeen?

It's time to test your knowledge, tributes, witches, and wizards.

If Your Life Was a Children's Book, Which Would It Be?

Reading — especially when it's a children's book — offers us an escape from reality. But sometimes when we flip through the pages, we often find ourselves saying, "that's just like my life." Whether it's the selfless acts from <b>The Giving Tree</b>, the wild adventures of <b>Curious George</b>, or the sunny …

The Maze Runner Files

• <b>Author:</b> James Dashner<p><i>The Maze Runner Files</i> is a 50+ page collection of classified records and concealed information from the world of the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Maze Runner series. Lost emails between WICKED employees, memos meant to be destroyed after reading, and a selection of the Gladers …

The Revenge of Seven

• <b>Author:</b> Pittacus Lore<p>The fifth book of the #1 New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series!<p>The Garde have suffered an unbearable loss. Number Five has betrayed them. Eight is gone forever. Ella has been kidnapped. The others are now scattered.<p>In Chicago, John makes the unlikeliest of allies: …

The Heroes of Olympus,Book Five: The Blood of Olympus

• <b>Author:</b> Rick Riordan<p>Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them, and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when …

Harry Potter makes first appearance for seven years as he turns 34

Harry Potter, last seen waving his children onto the Hogwarts train at the end of the seventh and final novel in JK Rowling's record-breaking series, has just made his first appearance in seven years as a 34-year-old with "threads of silver" in his black hair.<p>Rowling's millions of fans will pounce …

J.K. Rowling Just Published a New Harry Potter Story

If you’ve been dying to read a story about what happens to Harry and Ron’s hair when they reach mid-30s — sporting “threads of silver” and “thinning …

Daniel Radcliffe won't return as Harry Potter, in spite of new JK Rowling story

Daniel Radcliffe remains unconvinced that he will ever take to the big screen again as Harry Potter, despite the publication of an online update about the grown-up boy wizard by author JK Rowling.<p>Rowling published the piece on 8 July via her Pottermore website to tie in with the current football …

27 "Hunger Games" Puns You Can't Help But Laugh At

I loaf these so much.

Harry’s still Potter-ing around, but Hermione is my true hero

The Great Debate<p>« Previous Post<p>To keep kids from our borders, fix things farther south<p>Next Post »<p>Why America can’t disown the children at our border<p>3 comments<p>We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is …

Matched

• <b>Author:</b> Ally Condie<p>Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant …

Ideas & Advice

Wedding Party<p>How to Get Your Wedding Party Photos Done Super Quickly<p>Don’t waste your precious time rounding up tipsy bridesmaids.<p>Flower Arrangements<p>A …

So Here’s a Question: Would You Wear a Toilet Paper Wedding Dress?

Image via Cheap Chic Wedding<p>I’m asking this in all seriousness. Because when I received an email last week showcasing the winners of the Tenth Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest, which was sponsored by Charmin obviously, I kinda thought I’d just see pictures of some tasteful DIY project that …

Who's the best heroine in teen fiction today?

There are many lead male roles these days in young adult fiction ranging from child prodigy Artemis Fowl to teen super spy Alex Rider to demigod hero Percy Jackson to of course, Harry Potter. However there are also many female protagonists who are just as spirited, self-sufficient and capable as …

Maze Runner

• <b>Author:</b> James Dashner<p>When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas remembers is his first name. But he's not alone. He's surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade, a walled encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible stone maze. Like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or …

Top 10 books to read now you've finished The Fault in Our Stars

1. It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini<p>This book is autobiographical fiction based on Vizzini's struggles with mental illness as a young adult. Craig is 15 when he is admitted into a psychiatric hospital after becoming overwhelmed by academic pressure at his prestigious high school. In …

Top 10 Places to Eat Ice Cream

Travel<p>Globe-trotters can experience flavors that go far beyond the standard chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry. Experience eel ice cream in Japan or green tea in Florence.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Food Journeys of a Lifetime</i><p><b>Capogiro Gelato, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania</b><br>Made with the freshest …

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For Fiction and Faction Fans: Summer Camp, Divergent-Style

“Divergent” means “tending to be different.” So it’s only fitting that a new summer camp based on the first novel in Veronica Roth’s dystopian YA …

Which "Divergent" Faction Do You Actually Belong In?

Choose your fate, Initiates.

The well-read teenager: brilliant classics for young adult readers

Go to a typical bookstore and have a look at the children's classics area. More often than not, there won't be much more than a few babyish fairy tales, maybe some Austen and a Dumas squeezed in.<p>But you shouldn't be afraid of venturing into the "adult" classics fiction; yes it may be stuffy-looking …

Treehotel Treehouses have never been so stylish!...

Treehouses have never been so stylish! Designed by some of Scandinavia’s leading architects, the Treehotel in Harads, Northern Sweden offers guests a …