young adult

Phoebe Robinson's Memoir, A RBG Biography & 15 New Books To Know This Week

If you want to know about every single detail of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life, this is your chance: a detailed biography of her life is one of the best new books out this week. But beyond RBG, there's a few memoirs, rom-coms, YA fantasies, and even…
By Cristina Arreola

10 Fantasy Series That Should Be Movies Instead Of Another Narnia Adaptation

Another year, another Narnia adaptation. On Oct. 3, Netflix announced they would be resurrecting C. S. Lewis' beloved book collection in a parcel of films and a series. It's hardly the first time a big screen (er, in this case, small-er screen)…
By Maddy Foley

10 Fantasy Novels About Asian Mythology, Written By Women

If you've been paying attention to bookish news at all recently, you'll know that J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved Harry Potter series, has come under scrutiny since the release of the trailer for the Fantastic Beasts film sequel, The Crimes of…
By Kerri Jarema

The 'Twilight' Director Wanted The Movie To Be More Diverse, According To A New Interview

In a Monday interview with The Daily Beast, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke alleged that author Stephenie Meyer opposed casting actors of color to play the Cullens, because the book described the main vampire family as having "pale glistening…
By Kristian Wilson

The 16 Best YA Books Of October Include Horror, Rom-Coms, And Historical Adventures

Everyone knows fall is the perfect time for reading at your favorite coffee shop with your pumpkin spice latte setting the mood. These picks for the best YA books of October will be your perfect companions. Yes, there are some chilling stories to…
By Caitlin White

The New Queer Rom-Com Co-Written By The Author Of 'Love, Simon' Is Becoming A Movie

Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera's upcoming novel, What If It's Us is becoming a movie, and it could be the next big gay rom-com. If the name Becky Albertalli sounds familiar, it should: She's the author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, the…
By Kristian Wilson

13 Books That'll Change The Way You Think About Witchcraft

As autumn pushes the last bits of summer into the past and Halloween grows closer, our contemporary obsession with "witches" is renewed. People love to talk about witches, write about them, build long running television shows around them. And it's…
By Maddy Foley

Harry Potter Fans Are NOT Happy About The 'Fantastic Beasts 2' Trailer & They Have A Point

The trailer for the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off film, Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald, generated controversy this week with a shocking reveal: Voldemort's pet snake, Nagini, was once a human woman. The decision to cast South Korean…
By Kristian Wilson

The 16 Best New Books This Week Feature Dark Magic, Espionage, And Poison

Fall is one of the best seasons to be a reader: There's all the awards (The National Book Awards are announced in November, and the Man Booker Award is announced in October, among others), there's the chilly temperatures, which make for the perfect…
By Cristina Arreola

This Cinderella Retelling Is Dark & Harrowing — And You Can Start Reading Now

A new Cinderella story is hitting the market from A Northern Light author Jennifer Donnelly. A re-imagining of the fairytale you all know and love, Jennifer Donnelly's Stepsister centers on Isabelle and Octavia — Cinderella's stepsisters — whose…
By Kristian Wilson

Start Reading From The New YA Book That's Sure To Inspire The Young Feminists In Your Life

Piecing Me Together author Renée Watson has a new YA novel coming out, and she has co-written it with poet Ellen Hagan, author of Hemisphere. Bustle has an exclusive look at the cover of Watson and Hagan's upcoming book, Watch Us Rise, as well as an…
By Kristian Wilson

One Of These 10 YA & Kids Books Will Win A HUGE Literary Award Later This Year

Book awards season is officially here, which means you can clear your schedule (who wants to go out when it's raining, anyway?) and settle in with one or two or 30 new books, beginning with the ones listed below. On Wednesday, the National Book…
By Cristina Arreola

A Limited Edition Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit Is Now Available For True Wizards Only

Big changes are coming to game night, Potterheads! A limited edition, Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit game exists, and it costs less than $50 to get one of your very own. Finally, you can prove to all your friends that you truly are the biggest…
By Kristian Wilson

5 Literary Fashion Icons That Taught Me The Importance Of Personal Style

I remember a lot about my favorite characters from books and TV shows — their intelligence, their bravery, their wit, their clothes. Literary fashion icons, like Claudia Kishi from The Baby-Sitters Club or Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables, are…
By Kerri Jarema

Start Reading From This YA Road Trip Novel About Grief, Lost Love & Finding Yourself

If you love a good road trip novel, it's time to buckle your seatbelt, because The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody is about to take you on an adventure like you've never read before. From the author of Unremembered, 52 Reasons to Hate My…
By Melissa Ragsdale

3 Harry Potter Fans Will Win A Magical Weekend Trip To NYC — Here's How To Enter

It's the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone's publication in the United States, and now Harry Potter's U.S. publisher, Scholastic, is getting in on the 20th anniversary fun. The children's publisher has planned a magical…
By Kristian Wilson

21 Harry Potter Quotes To Use As Your Insta Caption On The 20th Anniversary

Saturday marks the 20th publishing anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the U.S. version of J.K. Rowling's first novel, which hit store shelves on Sep. 1, 1998. On the list below, I've got 21 Harry Potter quotes you can share on the…
By Kristian Wilson

5 Books To Add To Your Cart During Barnes & Noble's Huge Sale This Week

If there's anything I love more than buying books, it's buying books on sale. So when I heard the news that Barnes & Noble is having a one-week only Book Haul Blowout sale with 50% off certain items, my ears definitely perked up. Yes, please. Of…
By Melissa Ragsdale

9 Gender-Swapped Retellings That Will Change How You Feel About Sherlock, Mr. Darcy, & More

I've said it before, and I will say it again: I love classic literature, but that doesn't mean its without its problems. For starers, some of the most famous English-language novels are exclusively about men, which is what makes gender-swapped…
By Sadie Trombetta

A Harry Potter-Inspired Cocktail Class Is Coming To NYC This Fall

If you're a Potterhead in the tri-state area, you're going to love this news. A Harry Potter-inspired cocktail class is coming to New York City this September as part of an expansion of the London-based, Potter-inspired bar The Cauldron. Tickets are…
By Kristian Wilson