I’m often asked why I write books about mental health. My recent books--The Castle School (for Troubled Girls), What Kind of Girl, and A Danger to Herself and Others—touch on different aspects of mental heath including grief, eating disorders, self-harm, and anxiety. I think we write about the things that are important to us, and mental health and self-care are topics that are important to me—ones about which there is always more to learn and more stories to tell.
People talk a lot about self-care as a tool to help manage our mental health. But of course, self-care can mean so many different things—from asking for help, to seeing a therapist, to carving out fifteen minutes for your skin-care ritual each night. I’m definitely not an expert on the subject—there are countless therapists and teachers and counselors who know much more about this sort of thing than I—but here are a few of my personal favorite ways to practice self-care.
Halloween might be looking a little different this year, but that doesn't mean we can't make it as spook-tacular as possible! This Halloween we're excited to attend virtual Halloween parties, read creepy tales, and watch our favorite scary movies! Keep reading to check out our tips and tricks to have a fangtastic, and safe, Halloween! If you're looking for more reads, check out our funny books round up or our Books page to see what's new!
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Furyborn by Claire Legrand eBook | Only $2.99!
One thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a fairy tale to Eliana Ferracora. A bounty hunter for the Undying Empire, Eliana believes herself untouchable―until her mother vanishes. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain and discovers that the evil at the empire's heart is more terrible than she ever imagined.
As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world―and of each other.
A great choice if you love:
The Empirium Trilogy:
I'm Not Dying with You Tonight by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal eBook | Only $2.99
Lena has her killer style, her awesome boyfriend, and a plan. She knows she's going to make it big. Campbell, on the other hand, is just trying to keep her head down and get through the year at her new school.
When both girls attend the Friday-night football game, what neither expects is for everything to descend into sudden mass chaos. Chaos born from violence and hate. Chaos that unexpectedly throws them together.
They aren't friends. They hardly understand the other's point of view. But none of that matters when the city is up in flames, and they only have each other to rely on if they're going to survive the night.
This book is perfect for:
Even If We Break by Marieke Nijkamp
"Immersive and captivating. Thrilling in every sense of the word." ―KAREN M. MCMANUS, #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us is Lying and One of Us is Next
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marieke Nijkamp comes a shocking new thriller about a group of friends who go to a cabin to play a murder mystery game...only to have the game turned against them.
FIVE friends go to a cabin.
FOUR of them are hiding secrets.
THREE years of history bind them.
TWO are doomed from the start.
ONE person wants to end this.
NO ONE IS SAFE.
Finn doesn't trust anyone since he was attacked a few months ago. Popular girl Liva saw it happen and did nothing to stop it. Maddy was in an accident that destroyed her sports career. Carter is drowning under the weight of his family's expectations. Ever wants to keep the game going for as long as they can, at all costs.
When the lines between game and reality start to blend with deadly consequences, it's a race against time before it's game over―forever.
Are you ready to play?
Perfect for readers who love:
- Teenage mystery books or YA horror
- LGBT stories about intersectional groups of friends
- Karen McManus, Gretchen McNeil, or Natasha Preston
In case you're in need of a little pick me up, keep reading for a list of our favorite funny books guaranteed to make you laugh out loud and brighten your mood! Did you see our Spring 2021 cover reveal? If you haven't, check it out here. We also recently compiled an ultimate fantasy and thriller reading list. You're going to want to add these titles to your TBR ASAP.
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We may have just finished our Furyborn book club on Instagram, but we're already ready to dive into our next fantasy read! Check out this list of epic YA fantasy books perfect for escaping into this summer! If you're looking for more book recs, take a look at this round up of must-have LGBTQ reads! Happy reading!
We have a couple brand new covers to share with you and they are hot off the press! Keep reading to check out what's coming to your shelves this fall. Have you seen our other Fall 2020 covers? Check them out here. Or are you looking for something to read right now to help tide you over? Check out the staff's latest reads here!
Let us know what you think of these covers in a comment below.
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