Books We’re Looking Forward To In 2023

Column by Jena Brown
2023 is already looking like a banner book year. Start apologizing to your TBR pile now.

The Magical Books That Fostered My Own Budding Love of "Spooky Season"

Column by Karis Rogerson
An avowed coward, Karis Rogerson read some books and fell in love with spooky season!

12 YA Novels I Can't Wait For: July-Dec 2022

Column by Karis Rogerson June 24, 2022
Two awesome books per month for every month left in 2022.

The Value of Stories Without Romance

Column by Karis Rogerson April 20, 2022
Just like life, a story doesn't require romance to be fulfilling.

Celebrating Kidlit this International Children's Book Day

Column by Karis Rogerson April 1, 2022
A look at why kidlit is so important, and who it's for.

14 YA Romances To Help You Celebrate Valentine's Day

Column by Karis Rogerson February 11, 2022
YA enthusiast Karis Rogerson shares 14 romances to help celebrate Valentine's Day!

Exciting YA Releases for the First Half of 2022

Column by Karis Rogerson January 13, 2022
YA obsessee Karis Rogerson shares 12 books coming out in the first half of 2022 that she can't wait to get her grabby hands on.

Dispatch from the Querying Trenches

Column by Karis Rogerson August 24, 2021
Writer and aspiring author Karis Rogerson talks about querying, having thick skin, and the hope that propels her on the hard days.

On the Stressful Joy of Rereading Favorite Books

Column by Karis Rogerson
Karis Rogerson reflects on a newly-discovered literary delight: rereading old favorites.

A Leigh Bardugo Fangirl on Her Belated Obsession with Netflix's "Shadow and Bone"

Column by Karis Rogerson
An exploration of the TV show, from its past controversies to its promising future.

Reflections on WriteOnCon, A Jam-Packed Online Conference for Kidlit Writers

Column by Karis Rogerson
Karis Rogerson finally attended her first WriteOnCon, an online conference for kidlit writers, and reflects on the experience.
Auriane Desombre, Author of "I Think I Love You"

Auriane Desombre, Author of "I Think I Love You"

Interview by Karis Rogerson March 2, 2021
Karis Rogerson spoke with her good friend and debut author Auriane Desombre about getting two grad degrees at once, and having a book delayed due to the pandemic.
Angeline Boulley on her Thrilling YA Debut, "Firekeeper's Daughter"

Angeline Boulley on her Thrilling YA Debut, "Firekeeper's Daughter"

Interview by Karis Rogerson
YA author Angeline Boulley spoke with Karis Rogerson about her debut, "Firekeeper's Daughter."

"To All The Boys: Always and Forever" is the Sweetest Ending to a Beloved Series

Column by Karis Rogerson
Thoughts and reflections on the final installment in the To All the Boys film series.

Celebrating National Book Lovers' Day

Column by Karis Rogerson August 7, 2020
Reminiscing about great books and their meaning on National Book Lovers' Day.

Celebrate Teen Literature Day with These Five YA Authors

Column by Karis Rogerson April 16, 2020
Five YA authors and the books which are bound to change the life of the teens you know — and maybe yours in the process

"P.S. I Still Love You" is All About Love and Heartbreak, in the Cutest Way

Column by Karis Rogerson February 20, 2020
The sequel to "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" is finally out, and writer Karis Rogerson talks about the best parts of the movie.

5 Bestsellers That Started Out As NaNoWriMo Projects

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
So that your motivation doesn’t flag as we’re approaching mid-November, here's a reminder of five books written during NaNoWriMo that went on to become national bestsellers.

Revisiting The Twilight Phenomenon

Column by Peter Derk October 2, 2019
What was it? Why was it? How was it?

Marie Lu on Returning to The World of The Legend Trilogy

Column by Karis Rogerson October 1, 2019
Young Adult author Marie Lu's next novel is a return to the world of her debut series. We spoke with her about coming back to the world she created, all these years later.

Why I Love YA Rom Coms

Column by Christoph Paul May 31, 2019
Whether it's on the page or on Netflix, I love a good YA rom com.

Book vs. Film: "To All the Boys I've Loved Before"

Column by Karis Rogerson
The adaptation is not a perfect match to the book. It's a new creation, a sister, and perfect in its own way.

Books About Mental Illness are Important, Especially if You Have One

Column by Karis Rogerson May 16, 2018
One mentally ill writer and reader on why books that mirror her experiences are so important.

Happy Birthday To The Evil Genius Behind 'Sweet Valley High'

Column by Meredith Borders May 14, 2018
Francine Pascal turns 80 today. Let's take a look at some of the more insane stuff she pulled with SVH.

Zoraida Cordova Writes Fantasy She Can See Herself In

Column by Karis Rogerson
A feature on YA and romance author Zoraida Cordova, who believes in letting teens see themselves in fiction.