Author Archives: Joy Engel

The Hottest Men In Young Adult Fiction

The Hottest Men In Young Adult Fiction

Few things fill a young (or post quarter-life) heart more than the men she meets in the “young adult” books she reads. From Anne of Green Gables to (gulp) Twilight, each page of these books is filled with love, heroism and… kissing. A lot of highly-described, will-they-or-won’t-they kissing. Yes, yes, they support multidimensional heroines and often promote female empowerment and self-discovery, but more importantly, they often take off their shirts. And what lies under those shirts? Pure, post-pubescent hotness.

I present to you The 10 Hottest Men in Young Adult Fiction. More »

Why Harry Potter Should Really Be All About Hermione Granger

Why Harry Potter Should Really Be All About Hermione Granger

In preparation for the final Harry Potter movie, I’m rewatching all of the films to date (thanks, ABC Family, for that well-timed marathon last weekend and sorry, my DVR, for taking up so much space). In the middle of Prisoner of Azkaban last night (I’ll admit that I had this thought before last night) I had a revelation. The books should be named after Hermione Granger. More »