So, where has this book been all my life? Longtime listeners know that there’s nothing I love more in this world than a villain love interest and, let me tell you, Wicked Saints delivers in spades. I don’t want to go too far into the story without giving spoilers but I will say that Wicked … More Emily’s (P)review of Wicked Saints
Emily and Christina kick off a new series with Furyborn by Claire Legrand — an epic fantasy with two fierce heroines intertwined in a millennia-spanning conflict. The girls unpack the captivating opening chapter, make prophecy predictions, and clash over an angel villain love-interest (per usual). Check out this episode!
Emily and Christina jump back into Sabaa Tahir’s bestselling An Ember in the Ashes series with the third book, A Reaper at the Gates. The girls catch up with Laia, Elias and Helene and try to predict how this romantic (and gut-wrenching) series will conclude. Check out this episode!
Emily and Christina gush over The Cruel Prince by Holly Black — the first book in a dark, whimsical series centered around a mortal girl in faerie court. Brimming with complicated family dynamics, royal intrigue, twisted power plays, and (of course) romance, the girls may even go as far as to call it their favorite … More #23: The Cruel Prince
Emily and Christina jump into the West African-inspired fantasy debut, Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi and explore how and why it’s taken the YA world by storm. Check out this episode!
One of the books we’ve been asked a few times to cover on the podcast was last year’s breakout debut Caraval by Stephanie Garber. Here’s the thing: I liked Caraval, but I didn’t love Caraval. My biggest issue with the book was that I didn’t understand why Scarlett was the protagonist while her much more … More Emily’s (P)review of Legendary by Stephanie Garber
Hey everyone, back with another (p)review courtesy of Sourcebooks Fire, who was kind enough to send me an early copy Bruja Born, the second book in the Brooklyn Brujas series by Zoraida Córdova. We haven’t covered the first book in the series, Labyrinth Lost, on the podcast yet since I’m still waiting for … More Emily’s (P)review of Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova
Hi Guys, Doing something new here on the blog! I’m going to post a little (p)review of a book that is soon to be released. Thanks so much to the publisher for sending over an early copy so I can review! We’ll be covering Furyborn on the podcast after it’s released, so read on for … More Emily’s (P)review of Furyborn by Claire Legrand
Emily and Christina go deep underground to talk about S. Jae-Jones’s haunting debut Wintersong. They navigate a labyrinth of questions such as: Can goblins be hot? How did this book legally get published? Is our protagonist actually Beethoven? Check out this episode!
Emily and Christina talk contemporary YA for the first time on the podcast, with a spoiler free discussion of two critically acclaimed books: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. Check out this episode!