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Liz O.


Brooklyn resident, sarcasm connoisseur, pop culture junkie, food obsessed. I am on the editorial board for Swoon, binge reading manuscripts about high school romance.

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

New Year, New TBR: 4 Suggestions for Trying a New YA Genre

Happy New Year, Swooners!If you’re like me then you’re probably pretty bogged down by all the “New Year, New You” vibes in the air. I stopped making New Year’s “resolutions” a long time ago, but something I have been doing is trying to do one thing a year that challenges me or makes me step outside ... Read More


Love Lies and Spies, book recommendations, Liz O., the brightsiders, reading
Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Read Through the Pain: 5 YA Books to Help You Survive Your Favorite TV Show's Hiatus

I know it’s easy to get distracted by all the holiday-themed media filling up the airwaves right now. And even though that movie about the small town baker making the grumpy real estate developer fall in love and feel the real spirit of the season is all well and good, you’re probably still impatiently waiting for your regularly ... Read More


The Soul Keepers, book recommendations, Liz O., pop culture, reading
Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

4 YA Books That Pair Perfectly with Your Horror Flick Faves

Happy October, Swooners!Whether you’re a fair-weather horror fan from Oct 1st to the 31st, or you get down with the thrills and chills all year round, this post is for you!We’ve got four Swoon reads that will be the perfect companion to some of your favorite spooky entertainment. The Gomez to your Morticia.If you loved ... Read More


The Soul Keepers, When Life Gives You Demons, book recommendations, Save Me, Liz O., reading, The Midnight Dance, Halloween
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

5 Cozy YA Book / Beverage Pairings to Snuggle Up With

Whether the weather outside is frightful OR delightful, you can never go wrong with the perfect combination of book and beverage. So I've curated a list of five excellent YA novel to snuggle up with and a warm drink to enjoy alongside them.Carols and Chaos by Cindy Anstey1817. The happy chaos of the Yuletide season has descended upon the ... Read More


book recommendations, The Boy Next Door, Liz O., The Boyfriend Bracket, reading, Velvet, Carols and Chaos, my new crush gave to me

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