We Value Your Privacy

This site uses cookies to improve user experience. By continuing to browse, you accept the use of cookies and other technologies.

I UNDERSTAND
LEARN MORE

Vernieda Vergara

Vernieda Vergara is a freelance writer who loves books, comics, true crime, and all things creepy. Her work has appeared on Book Riot, Den of Geek, Women Write About Comics, and other venues scattered across the internet. She lives in the Washington DC suburbs where she takes care of far too many plants and drinks even more tea.

@incitata

33 Must-Read Space Opera Books

Take an adventure among the stars with these must-read sagas. 

Villain Origin Stories That Might Just Turn You to the Dark Side

From supervillains to fairy tale retellings, these novels explore the beginnings of evil.

7 Must-Read Tamora Pierce Series of Knights, Spies, and Mages

Pierce's multi-decade writing career has given readers tons of memorable books and characters, many of whom are determined young women in worlds hostile to their dreams.

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books With Second-Person POVs That You Are Sure to Love

From epistolary tales to dueling narratives, these novels use the rare and overlooked second-person perspective.

Hades and Persephone Love Stories Like A Touch of Darkness

This classic romance goes all the way back to the Ancient Greeks, but the story of Hades and Persephone is still as relevant today as ever.

11 Literary SFF Novels You Can Proudly Choose for Book Club

These speculative books can help spark fascinating conversations and debates for your book club. 

Dystopian Novels Like The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Classic novels and modern titles populate this timeless and enduring subgenre.

Our Favorite New Anime of 2023 and Where to Watch Each Show

This year saw the return of many popular, ongoing anime series, but here are some gems to put on your radar. 

Gritty Fantasy Books for Fans of The Blade Itself

If you love Joe Abercrombie's work, you're sure to appreciate some of these books, which are full of black humor and compelling characters.

8 Manga Like Vinland Saga

These series reflect elements from Makoto Yukimura’s sprawling historical saga, which tackles themes of revenge and peace.

Our Favorite Horses in Fantasy

These horses literally run the gamut from loyal partners to masters of their own destiny.

9 Fairy-Tale Manga You Should Read

These manga stories put new twists on classic fairy tales.

11 Great Manga Featuring Gods and Classic Myths

From traditional Japanese mythology to classic Greco-Roman pantheons, these manga series put a new spin on ancient gods and legendary stories.

What Is Silkpunk, and Where Should You Get Started?

Looking to try a new subgenre? These silkpunk books offer a fascinating blend of the old and new.

Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries and Other Books About the Fair Folk

The Fae have fascinated readers and writers alike for centuries, and they're enjoying a resurgence of late thanks to books like Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries.

10 Adult Sci-Fi Books That Grown-Up Readers Won't Be Able to Put Down

These books aren't just for adults, but older science fiction fans might love them the most.