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

Read This, Then That: UPDRAFT by Fran Wilde and Five Novels of Flight & Fantasy

From Hagrid’s flying motorcycle to the airships in His Dark Materials, magical, wondrous vehicles that somehow manage to soar through ...

Six Young Adult Characters Reimagined As Bands

I love the fun and imaginative names that spring up in Young Adult fiction. Sometimes I think the names must ...

THE SCULPTOR and Other Long Graphic Novels Worth Reading

We here at Panels are taking some much needed time off; in the meantime, we’re revisiting some favorite old posts ...

Awesome YA Dragon Books Out This Year

While we at the Riot are taking this lovely summer week off to rest (translation: read by the pool/ocean/on our ...

Read This, Then That: The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi & Other Great YA Breakup Novels

The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi is a breakup story. And not one that’s just about two people breaking up, ...

Typical Groomsmen Gifts, Gone Bookish

This particular Book Rioter is really excited to be tying the knot at the end of the month. I’m definitely ...

THE SCULPTOR and Other 500 Page Graphic Novels Worth Reading

Recently, I finished reading Scott McCloud’s amazing graphic novel, The Sculptor. A couple of other Panelteers have been making their ...

Read This, Then That: The Bees by Laline Paull & Other Stories of Animal Rebels

I think we all have those books that our friends insist we read again and again, but for some strange ...

Video Games That Totally Deserve Graphic Novel Tie-Ins, And Who Should Write Them

There are a lot of comic books inspired by video games, and it might surprise you to find out that ...

Awesome YA Dragon Books Out This Year

Last year, Book Riot’s own Preeti Chhibber introduced me to Talker 25 by Joshua McCune. The ARC came with a ...

Read This, Then That: TRACKED by Jenny Martin and Other Fantasy & Future Sports

Back in January, I devoured Jenny Martin’s debut novel, Tracked. I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this ...

Happy Birthday J.M. Barrie: YA Novels Inspired by Peter Pan

via GIPHY This week, the literary world is celebrating the birthday of J.M. Barrie (May 9th), the man who Johnny ...

A Reading List From THE GIRL AT MIDNIGHT by Melissa Grey

When you start a new novel, if your main character’s origin story involves living in a New York City library… ...

Eight Literary Worlds Recreated in Minecraft

Ah, Minecraft. How I love thee. I’m not a big player (I have it on my iPhone and iPad, and ...

The Very Best of #VeryRealisticYA

This past weekend, at a little after 5 P.M. on Saturday night, John Hansen started musing about realistic YA characters. ...

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