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Fanfiction is Transformative Work That Makes for Better Writers, Period

Fanfiction is transformative work that makes for better writers, period.

Cassandra Clare Shares Chapter Titles from ‘Chain of Iron’: What Do They Mean?

With about a month and a half left until the release of Chain of Iron, the second book in the Last Hours series, Cassandra Clare is building up more hype in her newsletter! Yesterday, she released the chapter titles for…

After ‘Bridgerton’: What Romance Series Should be Next?

In case you haven’t picked up on it – we here at Fangirlish LOVED Bridgerton!! Until we get more, we’re listing some other romance novel series that we know would make great TV.

Queerly Not Straight: 10 LGBTQ+ Books You Should Read This January 2021

In an effort to build a space for queer people like myself, every Tuesday I’ll be posting interviews, opinion pieces, listicals, reviews, and more focused on the LGBT community (and occasionally about the Latinx/WOC community since I am Latinx.) Welcome…

10 Queerly Not Straight Posts You Must Read Before 2021

With 2020 coming to a close we wanted to celebrate our favorite posts here at Queerly Not Straight. From naming some our favorite transgender & nonbinary authors, to celebrating Wynonna Earp’s Wayhaught, and interviewing LGBTQ+ actors, there’s a little bit…

21 Books We’re Looking Forward to in 2021

Here at Fangirlish, we’ve spent the last month talking about the few things that redeemed this hellish year for us. Books were a pretty big part of that. But 2020 is almost over, and now we’re ready to look ahead…

7 Different Kinds of Fanfic Readers

Fanfiction is serious business. From Archive of Our Own (AO3) to Fanfiction.net, it’s a reader’s way of expanding their fandom world or seeing their ship sail. But what kind of reader are you? Are you into the kinkiest fic or…

Best Romance Novels of 2020

2020 has been rough for all of us but the one thing that helped get us through are romance novels! Here is our list of the BEST romance novels of 2020.

I Will Go Down With This Ship: #Percabeth Edition

Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase – also known by their ship name “Percabeth” – might be one of the most famous and well-loved couples in YA literature. We watched them grow up together in Percy Jackson and the Olympians, saw…

‘Faraway: Fairy Tales for the Here and Now’ Review

If you’d asked me what my dream book would be, I probably would have conjured something that looks a lot like: FARAWAY, the new young adult collection of fairytale retellings from authors Rainbow Rowell, Nic Stone, Gayle Forman, Ken Liu,…

Book Review: ‘Lore’ by Alexandra Bracken

I received an advanced copy of Lore from NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. Make sure to check out the book when it comes out January 5th! As a longtime fan of Alexandra Bracken’s, I’ve had Lore saved as…

11 Quotes That Inspired Us In 2020

2020 was a taxing year for us all. It’s also that time of year when you don’t want to do anything. It takes a lot to dig deep and find that well of inspiration right now. That’s why we are…

Jordan Claire McCraw Talks American Rapture: Poems from a Heartscape

Jordan Claire McCraw’s debut poetry collection, American Rapture: Poems from a Heartscape, grants the reader the privilege of accompanying her in that grueling, multi-faceted journey towards self-acceptance.

Our Favorite 10 Books We Read in 2020

Some of us have survived this quarantine year by baking banana bread, some by taking on a new hobby, some by finally working out, but a large majority of us have taken this time to go on adventures within the…

Ben Barnes Will Narrate Audiobook For ‘The Lives Of Saints’ By Leigh Bardugo

The Shadow and Bone book series by Leigh Bardugo has gained massive popularity, even more so now that a Netflix series is coming based on her books. If you have ever wanted to take a deeper look at the saints…

Queerly Not Straight: 10 LGBTQ+ Books You Should Read This December

In an effort to build a space for queer people like myself, every Tuesday I’ll be posting interviews, opinion pieces, listicals, reviews, and more focused on the LGBT community (and occasionally about the Latinx/WOC community since I am Latinx.) Welcome…

Read an Excerpt from MALCOLM & ME

Malcolm & Me is out today! Read an excerpt from the book here before you buy it.

Author Guest Post: Workspace View: Inspiration for Productivity…or Procrastination?

We’re delighted to have Lori Nelson Spielman on the site today talking about writing! Great post for #Nanowrimo month!

The Widow of Rose House – A Spooky Love Story

The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller is the spooky romance you want this Halloween season! You get to read the love story of Alva and Sam set in New York in the late 1800s with the backdrop of a haunted house.

I Will Go Down With This Ship: Kaz and Inej Edition

We love shipping here at Fangirlish. Every Friday, we take the time to celebrate one ship in particular that has captured our hearts. We’ve talked about popular ships, obscure ships, and controversial ships. We’ve talked about ships from books, from…

Paradise Cove – A Novel That Shows You Hope After Loss

Paradise Cove by Jenny Holiday tells the story of Dr. Nora Walsh and Jake Ramsey. Nora just moved to town and Jake is a local resident. It is truly a story of life after loss and leaves you with a feeling of hope.