We believe that young adults love to read a variety of books, including classics and books for “younger readers,” in addition to the books marketed specifically to them. In this blog, we evaluate books of all types and genres that we think young adults will read. We hope to say something insightful about what makes the books interesting and that our comments will help you decide if they are worth reading.
We are young, aspiring editors and publishers with a dream to revolutionize the industry and provide the world with quality entertainment. We understand the disappointment of borrowing a book from the library only to discover the summary on the dust jacket doesn’t match the actual story and the pain of waiting a month for your parents to drive you back so you can borrow something worth your time. We understand the anger that results from paying money for a Twilight rip-off. Here, we do not believe in sparkly vampires or second-rate Tolkien imitators with second-rate Dwarfs and Elves. Here, we still believe that a book can spark the imagination and speak to the soul. Here, we are Anne Shirley. We are Gonzalo. We are Gabriel Syme. We are the eternal optimists and we believe the imagination can transform the world. Allons-y!
About the Authors
Briana is an English major who loves classics and fantasy. Her favorite book is The Lord of the Rings, and Tolkien has had a large influence on her reading, inspiring an interest in Anglo-Saxon and Middle English literature. When she is not reading, she likes to dance and find ways to annoy Krysta. (You can follow her on Goodreads, but she is currently only friending people she actually knows!)
Krysta is a chemistry and English major with a special love for classics and fantasy. She counts Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, C. S. Lewis, and G. K. Chesterton among her favorite authors, but adores J. R. R. Tolkien above all others. Her favorite punctuation mark is the semicolon.
A Note About Awards
Although we appreciate all the award nominations we have received, we have, after consideration, decided to go award-free as a blog. Thank you so much to everyone who considered us worthy of being nominated!