What Makes a Book Young Adult, Really? A Look at the Increasingly Ambiguous Class of Books That Now Attracts More Adults Than Teens

What Makes a Book Young Adult, Really? A Look at the Increasingly Ambiguous Class of Books That Now Attracts More Adults Than Teens

Back in the day, there was young adult fiction and adult fiction, and the difference between the two was very easily discernable. A quick Google search will tell you that young adult books are for those aged 12-18. The young adult books of my day definitely fit into that category and included titles such as…

The 7 Best YA Books for Adults of All Ages in 2024 – Fantasy Romance Edit

The 7 Best YA Books for Adults of All Ages in 2024 – Fantasy Romance Edit

YA books used to be for teenagers, but that is no longer the case; we’ve come a long way from Harry Potter and Hunger Games! In fact, you might be surprised to learn that over 55% of people who buy young adult books are actually older than 18. It’s a revelation that highlights the universal…

Where to Find Pretty Books for Your Fantasy Collection (No Subscriptions Required!)

Where to Find Pretty Books for Your Fantasy Collection (No Subscriptions Required!)

Last fall, I fell in love with physical books again—specifically, beautiful, special editions of my favorite books. It turns out that reading and book collecting are two totally separate but equally valid hobbies. But finding beautiful books is also not as easy as it sounds. Many of the lauded subscription services like Fairy Loot, OwlCrate,…

My Mistborn Trilogy Review – The Best Fantasy of All Time?
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My Mistborn Trilogy Review – The Best Fantasy of All Time?

The Mistborn Trilogy (also known as Mistborn Era 1), penned by the acclaimed fantasy author Brandon Sanderson, is a gripping series that has captured the hearts of countless readers worldwide. As a fan of the fantasy genre, I was excited to dive into this renowned trilogy, eager to explore the Mistborn saga’ complex characters, intricate…

A Study in Drowning Review: Is This YA Fantasy Standalone Worth the Read?
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A Study in Drowning Review: Is This YA Fantasy Standalone Worth the Read?

I recently finished reading A Study in Drowning by Ava Reid, and I must say it left a lasting impression on me. A #1 New York Times bestseller and Ava Reid’s impressive YA debut, this dark academic fantasy combines elements of Gothic mystery, historical fantasy, and a big helping of romance. Critics and fans alike…

How to Choose Your Next Book When You Feel Overwhelmed by Choices

How to Choose Your Next Book When You Feel Overwhelmed by Choices

With 2.2 million new books published every year, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when trying to decide how to choose your next book. After all, you can only read so many! (As depressing as that is.) As a reader, you want to discover books that will not only hold your interest but also expand your…

Yumi and The Nightmare Painter Review: A Captivating Creative Adventure
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Yumi and The Nightmare Painter Review: A Captivating Creative Adventure

In December 2023, I stumbled across Yumi and the Nightmare Painter, a standalone fantasy authored by Brandon Sanderson that had been circulating around BookTok. I’m not going to lie; the things that drew my attention to it were the cover and the title. Having very little experience with Sanderson’s work, I decided to pick it…

How to Get Out of a Reading Slump: Proven Strategies for Reviving Your Love of Books

How to Get Out of a Reading Slump: Proven Strategies for Reviving Your Love of Books

It’s a familiar feeling: you’ve finished an incredible book or series, and suddenly, it seems as though no other book can live up to the experience. You find yourself in a reading slump, unable to regain that spark of excitement for picking up a new book. Fear not—this guide will help you overcome that slump…

Best Fantasy Standalone Books: Top Picks for Enchanting Escapes

Best Fantasy Standalone Books: Top Picks for Enchanting Escapes

Standalone fantasy books are perfect for those times when you’re craving a magical adventure but don’t want to commit to a 15-book long series. (Like the rabbit hole that is the Sarah J Maas universe!) I’ve gathered a list of the best fantasy standalone books that are not only the best in the genre but…