Aurora Lydia Dominguez

Aurora Lydia Dominguez is a journalist, high school teacher and college professor based in Hollywood, Florida. A journalist at heart, she worked for places like The Miami Herald and J-14 Magazine as a reporter and editor before going from the newsroom to the classroom. Aurora's passions include reading a book on Saturday mornings with her cat Luna, time with her husband Seb and pop rock shows. You can email her at

In Defense of Harley Quinn

Do you also have a soft spot for any polarizing characters in comics or books? Here's why Harley Quinn deserves all her recent shine.

8 Current and Future YA Sci-Fi Titles to Add to Your TBR

New and forthcoming YA science fiction reads for your towering TBR.

8 of the Best Horror Books To Creep You Out This Fall

These 8 new horror books are sure to add a chill to your Fall reading, from creepy YA like Mary Will I Die? by Shawn Sarles to terrifying adult titles like Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw.

Cosplay and Friendships: How Cosplay and Cons Helped me Find my Place

How cosplay and cons helped one reader forge meaningful friendship as an adult, a connection that only strengthened in the pandemic.

8 Thought-Provoking Books About Adults Going Back To School

It's never too late to learn a new lesson in life. These books explore the ups and downs of going back to school as an adult.

10 Of the Most Anticipated 2021 Fall Middle Grade Releases

These 2021 fall middle grade releases, including Cuba In My Pocket, will have you itching to get cozy under a blanket with a warm beverage to read.

9 Spooky Horror Books Set in High School

From undead boyfriends to bloodthirsty cheerleaders, these spooky YA novels will have you looking back on your high school days differently.

How Comics and Teaching Helped Me Find the Superhero in Me

When this Rioter started a new career as a teacher, she found inspiration for herself and her students in superheroes like Wonder Woman.

15 LGBTQ Reads for Mid and Late 2021

Mark your calendars now! We've rounded up 15 fascinating queer reads hitting shelves in the second half of 2021, including The Witch King by H.E. Edgmon.

3 Romantic YA Beach Reads for the Summer

In search of summer love, pack XOXO by Axie Oh and more swoon-worthy romantic YA beach reads into your tote.