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New Adult Romance: An Introduction

New Adult Romance: An Introduction

New Adult is a romance subgenre that has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Despite this popularity, the phrase “New Adult” leaves most people scratching their heads. The basic, underwhelming criteria for New Adult is that the style falls somewhere between the Young Adult and Adult genres, and the age of the protagonist is between 18 […]

The 31 Horror Films in 31 Days Challenge: 2016

The 31 Horror Films in 31 Days Challenge: 2016

“Sweet sassy Satan!,” as Old Granny Kraus used to cackle. (No, she didn’t.) Is it that time of year again already? Now that you mention it, October’s approach does explain a few unsettling visions I’ve been blaming on an outdated glasses prescription. How when I get on the train every morning, I expect everyone to turn toward […]

Gone Girl: Catherine Egan’s “Julia Vanishes”

Gone Girl: Catherine Egan’s “Julia Vanishes”

Lynn: It’s not so much that sixteen-year-old Julia vanishes, but that she can somehow make herself “be unseen”—an uncommon and dangerous trait in a world that drowns suspected witches, but one that’s extremely useful for a spy. As Catherine Egan’s Julia Vanishes opens,  Julia is posing as a maid while trying to figure out who or what is […]

Reviews of the Week: Mary Balogh, Jayne Ann Krentz, Anna-Marie McLemore, and more!

Reviews of the Week: Mary Balogh, Jayne Ann Krentz, Anna-Marie McLemore, and more!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from September 19 through September 23 below so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Monday, September 19  Vietnam: A History of the War, by Russell Freedman How could an undeclared […]

Congratulations, MacArthur Genius Gene Luen Yang!

Congratulations, MacArthur Genius Gene Luen Yang!

On Wednesday, when the MacArthur Foundation announced its 2016 fellows, Gene Luen Yang among them, Booklist released a collective cheer. “Gene’s work in the field of children’s literature and graphic novels makes him utterly deserving of this award,” says Sara Hunter,  Booklist’s senior editor of Books for Youth. “Not only does he pen entertaining stories full […]

Love through the Generations: Series Romance about Families

Love through the Generations: Series Romance about Families

There’s nothing romance readers love as much as a series, and there’s something especially warm and comforting about reading a series books with characters from the same family. You get to know them as secondary characters in one book, and cheer for them when they get their own book, with their own Happily Ever After. Here’s a trove of […]