Hannah VanVels

Hannah VanVels is a literary agent, editor, and writer. Her life is consumed by all things books, and when she’s not working on books, she can usually be found curled up with a good book and a good cup of coffee. Hannah lives in Michigan with her partner, two German shepherds, and two cats.

A Beginner’s Guide to Gothic Fantasy

With spooky season here, many are craving dark and creepy reads. Enter the excellent subgenre: gothic fantasy. Here’s our guide to the genre, including books like The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson.

10 Great YA Books Set in the 1990s

We've got our mixtapes, our scrunchies, and the throwback books. Muster up some nostalgia with these YA books set in the 1990s.

Middle Fantasy: A Sub-Genre for All Fantasy Lovers

There's high fantasy and there's low fantasy, but what about middle fantasy? Here's a primer on the sub-genre and some recommendations to get you started.

High Fantasy vs. Low Fantasy: Your Guide

What is high fantasy vs. low fantasy? From Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko to Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Signal to Noise, we’re breaking down the difference (setting is key!).

15 of the Best Comic Books for Kids

In the middle-grade space, comic books and graphic novels are experiencing a huge boom! We’re rounding up fifteen of the best comic books for kids!

7 of the Best Disney Baby Books for Showers

Let's check out our favorite Disney baby books. These books are perfect for newborns, baby showers, or any occasion!

20 Must-Read YA Fantasy Standalones

An epic fantasy series is great, but sometimes, what you need are some great YA fantasy standalones.

Want to Start a Queer Book Club? Here’s How

Looking for a queer book club or even want to start your own? This is how to get started.

Literary Tourism: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Take a trip through the literary stops of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and its wonderful array of bookstores.

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