YA novels zombiesNovember 22, 2021 – 08:48 am

YA novels zombies

Sometimes a trend comes along that just isn’t for everyone—like traditional zombies. Maybe they’re hot right now (thanks, Walking Dead ), but they’re also sort of gross, definitely scary, and usually all around sad. But if The CW’s new iZombie proves anything, it’s that zombies don’t have to be those things. Zombie stories can be heartwarming, hilarious, and totally charming, which, of course, YA authors already knew. Here are 5 funny and smart zombie…

New novels OutNovember 22, 2021 – 08:48 am

New novels Out

It’s 2022, and France is living in fear. The country is roiled by mysterious troubles. Regular episodes of urban violence are deliberately obscured by the media. Everything is covered up, the public is in the dark and in a few months the leader of a newly created Muslim party will be elected president. On the evening of June 5, in a second general election—the first having been anulled after widespread voter fraud—Mohammed Ben Abbes handily beats…

Top novels About CultsNovember 22, 2021 – 08:48 am

Top novels About Cults

Elizabeth Olsen in Martha Marcy May Marlene /Photo: Jody Lee Lipes © 2011 Twentieth Century Fox Cults are hardly a new phenomenon in American life. Wayward souls have sought solace in religious sects and free-loving communes since the days of the Founders. But recently cults have bubbled up into the pop culture zeitgeist like never before. At the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, no fewer than three films explored various aspects of religious extremism…

Visual novels like GrisaiaNovember 20, 2021 – 09:17 am

Visual novels like Grisaia

The Grisaia trilogy by Frontwing has landed itself onto Steam Greenlight and with enough votes, it will be released roughly around October of this year. The titles: The Fruit of Grisaia (Grisaia no Kaijutsu), The Labyrinth of Grisaia (Grisaia no Meikyuu) and The Eden of Grisaia (Grisaia no Rakuen) will be ported from the updated Playstation Vita version onto the PC. The project to bring the game over to North American users, was created by sekaiproject…

New novels for TeensOctober 31, 2021 – 09:11 am

New novels for Teens

By Francisca Goldsmith Infopeople Project, California Whether you are a parent, grandparent or teacher, if you were reading what everyone was reading in the mid-to-late 20th century, then you no doubt became acquainted with dystopian fiction through many now-classic books. Did you read Nobelist William Golding s Lord of the Flies? How about Ray Bradbury s Fahrenheit 451? And had you already read Anthony Burgess Clockwork Orange before Stanely Kubrick…

Visual novels with animationOctober 11, 2021 – 09:10 am

Visual novels with animation

What is Sable Fable? Sable Fable is a story. A story that hasn t yet fully made up its mind how it wants to be told, and so like a child full of wonder without limitations who wants to be an astronaut-journalist-moviestar-superhero when they grow up, Sable Fable wants to be a game-visualnovel-comic-movie-shortstory-EVERYTHING experience with exasperating enthusiasm. The world of storytelling in changing. It s easier than ever to combine mediums and…

What are Graphic Novels?September 21, 2021 – 09:08 am

What are Graphic Novels?

Have you always wanted to read a YA graphic novel but you’re not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we got you covered with this curated reading list! The following graphic novels have been Epic Reads tested and approved for your bookshelf. And thus begins your adventure into the land of illustrated stories: 1.) Nimona by Noelle Stevenson Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent…