The best young adult authors to read

6 YA Authors To Read If You Haven't Already

These are some of my favorite authors, and everyone who hasn't read anything by them is seriously missing out.

Books are probably my biggest passion. Within that, I'm a big proponent of young adult fiction and writers, because just about everyone can read books within this genre and relate to the characters. I believe that YA books can be extremely nuanced and well-written, and that they therefore deserve more respect. Also, I fully believe that reading should be an enjoyable experience! YA literature is what helps me to keep loving to read when things like being an English major gets me down when it comes to reading.

These are some of my favorite authors of all time, and you totally should check out what they've written.

1. Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor is the author for you if you love beautifully written stories with incredibly creative and developed plot and settings. I love her characters, but for me, the best part about her writing is her lush settings. They help to add to the fairy-tale feeling of her stories, which I'm a huge fan of.

2. Leigh Bardugo

If you love the same things Laini Taylor has but with more characters/POVs, Leigh Bardugo is another author to check out. Her settings for the Grishaverse novels are extremely developed and diverse in every way imaginable, making those books a real treat to read. She has two upcoming books, one that's set at an Ivy League and about a murder-mystery, so if that's more your kind of read than her high fantasy books, be sure to check it out.

3. Victoria Aveyard

Victoria Aveyard has one series out right now, and it's very popular with a movie on the way. It's a dystopian fiction but reads more like high fantasy for the most part due to the strange hierarchy and the people with powers. Her writing is very straightforward, which is refreshing and real. I haven't been able to bring myself to read the last book, 'War Storm,' because I don't want the series to end and because I'm dreading the events that are going to take place because, well, it's probably going to be very tragic considering the arc the story has taken.

4. Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas is the queen of starting off a series with a simple plot that quickly expands to something that is much more epic. Take that and add in characters that you're going to fall in love with, and you get wonderful high fantasy novels. Also, her main characters are awesome, strong, and powerful queens. Who doesn't like reading about high fantasy royalty?

5. Maggie Stiefvater

I love Maggie Stiefvater because she has a wide variety of books that can appeal to everyone, but despite being all pretty different, they all have her distinct literal and metaphorical magical style on them. She has books that are very romantic, she has books that are centered on friendship, and she has two awesome standalone novels, just to name a few.

and last but not least...

6. Cassandra Clare (because her newest series is THAT good)

Cassandra Clare is possibly the most popular author on this list, what with the TV show and everything. Her books aren't everyone's cup of tea, but I think that even if you haven't read her first two series, you need to check out "The Dark Artifacts." The two currently out are amazing, and the upcoming one is going to be heart-wrenching and spectacular. You don't even have to have read her other books (all ~10 of them) to understand what's happening in the newest, so you should give it a try!

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14 Stages Of Buying Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets As A 20-Something In 2019

"Alexa, play "Burnin' Up" by the Jonas Brothers."


In case you missed it, the Jonas Brothers are back together and, let me tell you, they're giving us some major jams. For those of us who were there when it all began back in 2007 with their first album, It's About Time, this has been one of the most important events of the year. But nothing, and I mean nothing can rival the excitement every twenty-something felt as the Jonas Brothers announced their Happiness Begins tour. I, for one, put my name in for ticket presale, have been following every single social media site related to the tour/group, and, of course, listening to the Jonas Brothers on repeat. And if you did manage to snag tickets, then you know that this is how your brain has been ever since they announced the tour.

1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

13. Crying a little because all of the dreams you've had since 2007 are coming true

14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

If you, like me, have finally fulfilled one of your dreams since childhood, then congrats, my friend! We've made it! Honestly, of all the things I've done in my adult life, this might be the one that child me is the most proud of.

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11 Amazing TV Shows That Are Ending in 2019

All good things must come to an end.


It might just be the beginning of 2019 but there are many TV series wrapping up already. There are many breathtaking and original pilots around along with several reboots coming. This might be one of the greatest year for TV.

However, all good things must come to an end. Some series have been planned out and are going to be finished while others have been cut short. Sadly, here's a list of TV series to say goodbye to this year.

1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Final Date: May

12 Seasons//279 episodes

2. Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

Final Date: End of 2019

7 seasons//91 episodes

3. Jane the Virgin (CW)

Final Date: Mid-late 2019

5 seasons//100 episodes

4. Games of Thrones (HBO)


Final Date: Summer

8 Seasons//73 episodes

5. Broad City (Comedy Central)

Comedy Central

Final Date: March

5 seasons//50 episodes



Final Date: Spring

7 seasons//67 episodes

7. Homeland (Showtime)


Final date: Summer

8 seasons//96 episodes

8. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Final date: January 25

4 seasons//52 episodes

9. The Affair (Showtime)


Final Date: End of 2019

5 seasons//42 episodes

10. Friends From College (Netflix)

Final Date: End of 2019

2 seasons//16 episodes

11. Crashing (HBO)


Final Date: End of 2019

3 seasons//24 episodes

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