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10 Favorite YA Series

Looking for a YA series to binge while self-isolating? Look no further than these ten series, coming at you highly recommended from yours truly. The Diviners Libba Bray Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult. Evie worries he’ll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer. As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running f

50 Best Comics of the Decade (2000-2019)

50 -  Angel & Faith: Seasons Eight & Nine   Christos Gage & Rebekah Isaacs Overshadowing the main book in Dark Horse's continuing story of the  Buffy, the Vampire Slayer  universe, following the conclusion of the television series, is this really thoughtful, character-focused title from Rebekah Isaacs and Christos Gage.  This book has a lot of heart and while Angel and Faith both confront their troubled pasts, this book isn't bogged down by it like its counterpart. They cross paths with familiar faces, but also introduce us to fresh new characters,  like Giles' family, complete with interesting dynamics and focused storylines.  Gage and Isaacs strike the perfect balance of keeping true to the source material and making it their own.  Gage captures the voice of the characters so clearly I can hear the actors recite the dialogue he provides for them in my head as I'm reading, while bringing them to new, interesting places in terms of plot and ch