Now is the perfect time to be a Percy Jackson fan—and it’s only going to get better

Want to stay on top of all the Percy Jackson updates? The fandom is alive and well, and as fantastic as it is now, the number of projects that have been announced for the next couple years means it’s only going to get better. Continue reading “Now is the perfect time to be a Percy Jackson fan—and it’s only going to get better”

‘Babel’ by R.F. Kuang: A successful thematic response to ‘The Secret History’

Babel was one of the most highly anticipated books of 2022, and now that we’ve sat with it for a moment, let’s explore whether beloved author R.F. Kuang succeeded in responding to the new-age classic The Secret History by Donna Tartt, and what exactly Babel adds to the conversation. Continue reading “‘Babel’ by R.F. Kuang: A successful thematic response to ‘The Secret History’”

‘If You Could See the Sun’ by Ann Liang: This debut author shows the true dark side of academia

Our If You Could See the Sun book review explores how Ann Liang gives us a different kind of dark academia book that is rooted in the true underbelly of elite education rather than Pinterest aesthetics. Continue reading “‘If You Could See the Sun’ by Ann Liang: This debut author shows the true dark side of academia”

‘Home to the Wild’ by Francesca McMahon: The found family story you’ve been looking for

Our Home to the Wild book review considers why we find the concept of a human finding a home in the animal kingdom so appealing, as well as how author Francesca McMahon brings more emotional depth to the trope than we’ve seen before. Continue reading “‘Home to the Wild’ by Francesca McMahon: The found family story you’ve been looking for”

Roseanne A. Brown discusses ‘Serwa Boateng’s Guide to Vampire Hunting,’ her love of Percy Jackson, and what to expect in ‘Witchcraft and Mayhem’

Our interview with Roseanne A. Brown examines elements of Serwa Boateng’s Guide to Vampire Hunting while also discussing how the author is an OG Percy Jackson fan, which of Serwa’s friends might be her favorite, what could possibly happen in Book 2. Continue reading “Roseanne A. Brown discusses ‘Serwa Boateng’s Guide to Vampire Hunting,’ her love of Percy Jackson, and what to expect in ‘Witchcraft and Mayhem’”

‘Serwa Boateng’s Guide to Vampire Hunting’ by Roseanne A. Brown: I’ve never been more terrified of fireflies

This Serwa Boateng’s Guide to Vampire Hunting book review explores Roseanne A. Brown’s spin on Ghanaian mythology and the one girl whose world is turned upside down when her parents drop her off in a too-quaint town in Maryland while they go on a dangerous hunt. Continue reading “‘Serwa Boateng’s Guide to Vampire Hunting’ by Roseanne A. Brown: I’ve never been more terrified of fireflies”

‘The Dawn of Yangchen’ by F.C. Yee: A masterclass in not underestimating your young adult audience

Our The Dawn of Yangchen book review explores how F.C. Yee deepens the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender by giving us a wonderfully realistic look at what being the “bridge between two worlds” would be like. Continue reading “‘The Dawn of Yangchen’ by F.C. Yee: A masterclass in not underestimating your young adult audience”

Tehlor Kay Mejia discusses ‘Paola Santiago and the Sanctuary of Shadows’ and deepening her connection to Mexican folklore

Our interview with Tehlor Kay Mejia explores the third and final book in the Paola Santiago series, Sanctuary of Shadows, how writing this trilogy deepened her connection to her culture’s legends, and what awesome projects she has coming up next. Continue reading “Tehlor Kay Mejia discusses ‘Paola Santiago and the Sanctuary of Shadows’ and deepening her connection to Mexican folklore”

‘Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow’ by Gabrielle Zevin: The book that finally fixes the sympathetic nerd trope of the ‘80s

Our Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow book review explores how Gabrielle Zevin uses the world of video game design to turn pop culture tropes on their head in her highly anticipated new novel. Continue reading “‘Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow’ by Gabrielle Zevin: The book that finally fixes the sympathetic nerd trope of the ‘80s”

‘Queer for Fear’ at SDCC 2022: Shudder’s upcoming documentary shines a light on the history of queer horror

Queer for Fear had its own panel at SDCC 2022, and we were in attendance to learn what exactly to expect from this four-part series that focuses on viewing the horror genre through a queer lens. Continue reading “‘Queer for Fear’ at SDCC 2022: Shudder’s upcoming documentary shines a light on the history of queer horror”

‘Paola Santiago and the Sanctuary of Shadows’ by Tehlor Kay Mejia: Pao faces her fears, and the trilogy comes to a legendary conclusion

Our Paola Santiago and the Sanctuary of Shadows book review tackles the third and final book in Tehlor Kay Mejia’s Mexican folklore-inspired middle grade series from the Rick Riordan Presents imprint. Continue reading “‘Paola Santiago and the Sanctuary of Shadows’ by Tehlor Kay Mejia: Pao faces her fears, and the trilogy comes to a legendary conclusion”