Melissa de la Cruz’s Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe reads like an adequate fanfiction—not good, but not nearly bad enough to be hilari-good, either.
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Three couples test out the strength of the mistletoe in the Saint Paul area in That Mistletoe Moment.
Don’t read Anita Hughes’ Christmas in London while hungry. You will regret it.
Merry receives a Christmas miracle when she gets an unexpected second chance at happiness in Manda Collin’s novella, With This Christmas Ring.
This December, the matchmaker has met her match in the first of our Holiday Romance series!
Magical duels, New York City, and lawyers—An Unkindness of Magicians has it all.
Does this Persuasion retelling live up to the original? Melissa Pimentel’s The One That Got Away has some big shoes to fill.
Cocktails are magical. No, really. Cocktails are MAGICAL.
Time travel to medieval Italy? What could go wrong?
Mary Balogh makes hanging out at an orphanage a tantalizing affair in Someone to Hold (this is not as weird as it sounds).
Curtis Sittenfeld's clever and lively retelling of Pride and Prejudice would make Jane Austen proud (and leave her blushing profusely).
Things get heated in The Burning Page, the third book in Genevieve Cogman’s The Invisible Library series.
Erika Johansen’s Queen of the Tearling series ends on a satisfying, if surprising, note.
The second book in Genevieve Cogman’s Invisible Library series, The Masked City, turns the tired “damsel in distress” trope on its head.
C.A. Higgins’ Lightless series, which begins with Lightless and Supernova, paints a bleak picture of humanity’s future.
Go on an adventure through alternate universes to procure obscure books in Genevieve Cogman’s The Invisible Library.
Kat Howard's dark, sexy (adult) book explores art, sisterhood, and escaping an abusive childhood. Also, there are really hot dudes.
Catherine Lowell's The Madwoman Upstairs is a literary dream for anyone who loves the Brontë sisters.
Fans of The Diviners and Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries will love The Secret Life of Anna Blanc, about a 1907 Los Angeles socialite who wants to solve murders.
Lori Rader-Day takes a look at the darker side of small-town living—and high school memories—in Little Pretty Things.
Heavy lies the crown in The Invasion of the Tearling, the second book in Erika Johansen’s The Queen of the Tearling series.
To fall in love with The Royal We.
Okay, Wallace doesn’t really go missing in this book, but he’s not in it nearly enough for Meredith’s satisfaction.
The Weight of Blood, a non-YA novel by Laura McHugh. Forgive me for what I do, but if you want out, then it's up to you...
Erika Johansen’s The Queen of the Tearling will make you thankful you’re not Tearling royalty, but you’ll enjoy reading about them.
Celeste Ng's Everything I Never Told You looks at a mixed-race family in 1977 small-town Ohio struggling with the death of their golden child.
This spoiler-iffic look at 1977 bestseller The Thorn Birds is full of forbidden romance, epic family sagas, and sheep.
Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl is an unapologetically mean book about terrible people, and Jennie loves it.
In his new adult novel The Crane Wife, Patrick Ness puts a very Ness-ian spin on a traditional Japanese folktale.
Y'all may know all about YAngelism, but Smarty Pants Mallory is here to preach some Romance-angelism!
Next stop on the Smutty February tour: historical romance.
With a title like that, this book better deliver the smutty goods.
Baby, it's cold outside, but it's HOT IN HERRE: FYA is venturing into the world of grownup romance all month long.
Need your brain blown to smithereens? Try Marisha Pessl's Night Film.
SPOILER ALERT Intentional Dissonance SPOIER ALERT by Iain Thomas SPOILER ALERT there are so many SPOILER ALERT plot twists in this one SPOILER ALERT that I can't help give some SPOILER ALERT away. You've been warned.
Against her better judgement, Alix agrees to go on a second date with Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga. It goes surprisingly well.
Elizabeth Percer's An Uncommon Education takes young adulthood extremely seriously.
Alix reviews Saga, Vol. 1, Brian K. Vaughan's latest graphic novel about an interspecies couple who have way worse new parent issues than getting a good nights' sleep or being peed on.
A review of the brilliant The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey, which is more of an exploration than a retelling of Jane Eyre.
Alix reviews Dear Enemy, the sequel to Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster starring Judy's bff, Sallie McBride.
Karina Halle delivers chills and swoon in the sixth Experiment In Terror novel.
Meghan's too jealous over the amazingness of the UK cover and the crappiness of the US cover to come up with a very good teaser for this review of Michael Boccacino's Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling.
A review of Karen Doornebos's The Bachelor-meets-Pride and Prejudice masterpiece, Definitely Not Mr. Darcy.
Erin celebrates the Mars Curiosity's successful landing with a look back at the best book about Mars EVER WRITTEN, Christopher Pike's The Season of Passage.
Heather Wells is back and ready for the next crazed serial killer.
Alix is extremely concerned about Mr. Darcy’s dry cleaning bill in this review of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star by Heather Lynn Rigaud
Tell The Wolves I'm Home will crush you with grief and slay you with emotion. And you'll love every second.
Erin tried to read Fifty Shades of Grey. She failed, but would still like to curse about it.
Forever Young Adult Presents: A review of Trail of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz
Forever Young Adult presents a book review of I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
Erin reads a grownup book that devastates her with the repercussions of war, The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison.
A review of Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell, a story of a girl with a tumultuous life finds solace in the river.
Erin reviews Overbite, the latest installment of Meg Cabot's grownup (i.e. Cussing! Sexytimes!) Insatiable series.
Megan reviews The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta, which features older YA characters (yay!). And: MELINA MARCHETTA.
Smarty Pants Courtney defends adult lit (while still showing some love for YA).
Smarty Pants Rachel rants against adult lit and reveals the superiority of YA.
Smarty Pants Lorna discusses her young adulthood and her efforts to make peace with it while still remaining young at heart.
Meghan reviews Meg Cabot's grownup vampire book Insatiable and provides the BEST CASTING CALL EVER.