Eric Smith

Eric Smith an author, blogger, and literary agent based in Philadelphia. When he isn’t busy trying to discover new books, he sometimes tries to write his own. Blog: Eric Smith Twitter: @ericsmithrocks

Romantic Comedies as Escapist Fantasy Novels

One reader on how romance novels have become powerful -- and comforting -- fantasy reads.

10 of the Best Genre Blending Young Adult Novels of the Year

Read your way into ten of the best 2019 YA books that blend genres.

Exclusive Cover Reveal: HOT DOG GIRL by Jennifer Dugan

We've got the exclusive (and utterly delightful) cover reveal for Jennifer Dugan’s debut YA novel, HOT DOG GIRL! Check out this story of awkward love.

Read Harder 2018: A Comic Written or Illustrated by a Person of Color

Looking for books to fulfill 2018 Read Harder Challenge task #8: comics written or illustrated by a person of color? Peruse these titles.

10 of the Best Young Adult Novels About Outcasts

From contemporary to fantasy, these 10 excellent YA books are about the outcasts: the kids who don't quite fit in and seek a place to feel at home.

Finding Truth in Stories: A Reading List from Cindy Pon’s Want

A reading list from Cindy Pon's new YA book WANT.

Cover Reveal: CHAOTIC GOOD by Whitney Gardner

Well, it's adorable.

Read This, Then That: Geekerella by Ashley Poston & Other Love Stories Set at Comic Con

Geekery and comic con in YA fiction.

What to Read While Waiting for You’re Welcome Universe by Whitney Gardner

YA books about disability, complicated friendships, and art to pick up while you're waiting for YOU'RE WELCOME UNIVERSE by Whitney Gardner.

Read This, Then That: Under Rose-Tainted Skies and Other Kid-Lit Novels About Agoraphobia

A look at kid lit titles that explore agoraphobia and mental health.