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Fire With FireJenny Han ("The Summer I Turned Pretty") and Siobhan Vivian ("The List") are authors in their own right, but the BFFs have combined their literary powers for the "Burn for Burn" series, about a trio of friends out for revenge. As they look forward to concluding the series next year with "Ashes to Ashes," the authors reminisce about what it's been like to write together, cheesesteaks included.

Siobhan Vivian: I remember when we first had the idea to write a book together. It was right before I moved away from New York. I remember feeling so excited, because I knew we’d make a good team, but also nervous, because it would mean that we’d become business partners. Did you have any hesitation taking our writing friendship to the next level?

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Ender's Gameby Jessica Marshall

It's a movie decades in the making—a tale of intergalactic warfare where the good guys are kids and the bad guys are bugs. And Harrison Ford is in it too.

The iconic actor, along with Asa Butterfield, Abigail Breslin and Hailee Steinfeld, headline this first-ever big-screen adaptation of "Ender's Game," which hits theaters today. It's the story of a precocious youngster (Asa), who is drafted into an army of children groomed to fight mankind's greatest enemy using their tactical wit and some super-high-tech video games.

Before you ship off to theaters to get swept up in this interstellar adventure, here are five bits of basic training.

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Vampire Dairiesby Cassie Title

For New York City-area viewers, last night was the second time in a matter of weeks that "The Vampire Diaries" didn’t air at its normally scheduled time. It’s always supposed to be 8, then it was supposed to be 9, (and when it wasn’t, I was all: IS THIS REAL LIFE?) then, it was finally shown at 10. But I was so tired by that time that I couldn’t even appreciate how perfect it was that "The Vampire Diaries" was actually airing on Halloween! (There must be some kind of symmetry to that, right?) But then we (SPOILER ALERT!) found out that NADIA is actually KATHERINE’S DAUGHTER, and all was well with the world again. Here’s what happened:

1. Elena attempted to make a new friend, Aaron, who used to live in Melrose Place, whom she met at Megan’s roadside memorial. Turns out he was a hometown friend of hers. Aaron seemed mysterious, and wouldn’t even tell our girl his name, but he did reveal one thing: He doesn’t think Megan killed herself. Fast forward to the Whitmore Historical Ball, where she compelled him to ask if he killed Megan. He didn’t, but he said that everyone around him dies, basically making him the male version of Elena Gilbert. (Is he also secretly a doppelganger? You never know...) Last surprise about Aaron? His guardian (father?): Dr. Maxfield. The very same guy who turned Jesse into a vampire, proceeded to give him a very extensive medical test while talking his observations into a recorder (too much?) and then weirdly canoodled/danced with student Elena at the ball, where he told her that a vampire killed Megan, people are watching her (and her friends) and she should leave Whitmore and go back to Mystic Falls.

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Originalsby Ryan J. Downey

Last night's episode of "The Originals" didn't just reveal a bunch of secrets, history and motivations for central characters. It was a virtual Fabergé Egg full of surprises, providing a grand look at the beautiful tapestry the show has woven with seemingly unconnected story lines that converged masterfully in less than an hour onscreen.

Davina solidified her alliance with the Originals, Elijah put diplomacy in motion vs. all out war, the truth behind the church massacre came to light, Klaus and Marcel came to blows and most importantly, the witches plot was revealed.

Last week, Elijah awoke from his magic-dagger induced slumber and began a conversation with Davina. That conversation continued, as the backstories behind the witches and Davina, Marcel and Devina, the late Jane Anne and her sister Sophie, and Klaus being lured back to New Orleans came together through a series of conversations between different characters. Elijah and Davina in the attic; Sophie, Hayley and Rebekah wandering the bayou; Klaus and Marcel sharing a drink—it may sound complicated, but it wasn't. It was frankly beautiful how it was all tied together.

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by Ryan J. Downey

"The Vampire Diaries" gave us the gorgeous girl power BFF trio of Elena, Caroline and Bonnie. Could another crew of attractive supernatural women be forming a BFF trio of their own down in New Orleans?

It's not easy for Original sibling Rebekah Mikaelson to make friends, but her undead blood quickly warmed to Hayley, the werewolf bad girl who is carrying Klaus Mikaelson's seemingly impossible vampire-werewolf hybrid child. The two met only recently on "The Originals," but Claire Holt and Phoebe Tonkin were costars on a show in Australia and neighbors in Los Angeles.

That undeniable friend chemistry is evident onscreen. This exclusive photo from tonight's brand new episode, "Sinners and Saints," boasts Rebekah and Claire looking their usual deadly serious/drop dead gorgeous selves, joined by local witch Sophie Deveraux.

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Vampire Diariesby Cassie Title

You know, every time I watch the first couple minutes of "The Vampire Diaries," I'm overcome with the realization that I totally don’t need to do these recaps, because Stefan’s new 30-45 second voice-over against a backdrop of scenes from previous episodes is, besides—being incredibly melodramatic and annoying—a really fantastic roundup of the story thus far. The only thing that would make it better? Snark. Which, fortunately for you guys, I have enough for the both of us. (Meaning Stefan and I.)

So, now that I’ve come to another realization (that I do, in fact, need to write these recaps, if only for the undying pleasure they give me and, of course, for the snark), let’s just get to it, shall we? (We shall.) I’m trying something different today, so just go with it.

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The Originalsby Ryan J. Downey

It goes without saying that recaps are full of spoilers, but this week, it bears repeating. There be some doozies up in here.

Last night's episode of "The Originals" gave us two deaths that turned out to be fake outs, new revelations about Klaus' little baby hybrid in the making, some mysterious players on the hunt for Hayley, much of Cami's backstory, the supernatural ninja-like return of Elijah, and Klaus' possession of Marcel's secret weapon, a.k.a. Davina The Teenaged Witch (that's gonna become a thing, right?).

And somewhere in there, Rebekah wore a corset in a mix of dreamworld/telepathy/flashback/fan-fiction (er, wait, maybe that's just me on the last part...), one of Marcel's right-hand guys expressed some frustration with the tyrannical bossman, and we met a powerful un-compellable vervain-swallowing priest whose church was the site of a grisly massacre and who has a tense alliance with Marcel.

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Pretty Little Liarsby Lauren Mandel

If you thought you weren’t ready for Halloween, chances are last night’s line-up on ABC Family most definitely put you in the mood! And by that we mean, you’re literally shaking in your seat, checking under your bed for ghosts and trying to convince yourself that you are safe from all supernatural harm!

Night four of the “13 Nights of Halloween” delivered surprises, mystery, cliffhangers and more with the annual “Pretty Little Liars” Halloween special and premiere of “Ravenswood.”

The night began with one of the most game-changing episodes in “Pretty Little Liars” history. So, let’s get right to it: Alison DiLaurentis is alive!

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Vampire Diariesby Cassie Title

Okay, guys. Remember how excited I was after watching big mythology/origin-reveal episodes, like “Klaus” and “Ordinary People”? Well, seeing “Original Sin” was like that, times 1,000.

Lest you think I’m exaggerating (I’m not. An excerpt from my notes actually reads: “THIS IS THE EPISODE I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR ALL MY LIFE”), let’s get this party started.

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Carrieby Jessica Marshall

It wouldn't be scary-movie season without taking in the classic, sordid tale of an outcast teen with powerful telekinetic abilities who gets pushed too far by her merciless classmates.

And this year, Stephen King's horror classic "Carrie" gets drenched in pig's blood once more. A remake hits theaters this week—a brand-new scare brought to you in hi-def by Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer and "Boys Don't Cry" director Kimberly Peirce.

So put on your cutest prom dress, grab a handful of sanitary napkins and do these five things before catching this frightening flick.

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