50 Shades of Disappointment

The raunchy young adult novel that readers can’t get enough of has turned into a movie and has been taking the media by a storm. The Fifty Shades of Grey movie, which comes out on February 14, 2015, just released its first trailer and people have certainly been talking about it; but not all good […]

Slytherin to Harry Potter’s New World

For every muggle living in the human world, the unveiling of Universal Orlando Studios’ The World of Harry Potter back in 2010 gave the chance to explore a world only seen in books and movies. This expansion of the Islands of Adventure theme park truly did JK Rowling’s Harry Potter justice, and since then, people […]

Why Matt Bomer Won’t Be Playing Christian Grey

Fans of the Fifty Shades trilogy are chomping at the bit to find out which Hollywood stars will be cast in the film version of the undeniably popular story. The character of Anastasia Steele is extremely important, but Christian Grey has been the center of speculation. While several actors’ names have been attached to the […]

Save the Pearls – Unintentional, but still Racist

“Save the Pearls: Revealing Eden”, Victoria Foyt’s Young Adult dystopian book, is title that does not imply the black-dominated post apocalyptic world she attempts to write. After what appears to be a disaster caused by global warming and radiation, darker skin offers protection, and the caste system reverses. Apart from many instances that show a lack […]

Book Blogging the New Norm for Published Titles

(Source: allposters) Once upon a time, upcoming authors used to hold their breath and hope that publishing companies didn’t fumble with the marketing budget on ineffective ads. At most, they could hope for a few, distinguished reviews from big-name sources, and hope that the books really hit it off with a few famous people and […]

Young Adult Covers Depict Death as Beautiful

(From Rachel Stark’s article) What do recent Young Adult books all have in common, apart from having beautiful people falling in love at an early age? Book covers featuring the teenage heroines in a picturesque background, serene in the embrace of death – a first impression that is meant to portray the epitome of an […]