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!
Briefly stepping away from books, Emily and Christina can’t help but discuss the latest Star Wars blockbuster, The Last Jedi. With a love story that feels like it’s straight out of YA, how could they not? [*Spoilers for Last Jedi and Grisha Trilogy] Check out this episode!
Emily and Christina delve into sci-fi with Marie Lu’s action-packed VR video game book of their dreams. Listen along as they chronicle their own gamer experience (or lack thereof) and gush over Emika Chen, a badass protagonist with hacking skills, a hoverboard, and truly Instagram-worthy hair. Check out this episode!
The boys join Emily and Christina for the final book in Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses series. Friendships are severed, wars are fought, and it’s possible not everyone will make it out alive…during the recording of this podcast. Check out this episode!
Emily and Christina are finally discussing the popular Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard. Diving into the first three books, the girls cover the melting pot of dystopian and high fantasy elements and how their impressions compared to the hype, along with (surprise, surprise) some disagreement on the love interests. Check out this episode!
Emily and Christina enjoy some red wine while unpacking best-selling series by Mary E. Pearson, The Remnant Chronicles. Expect ample discussion on the unique premise of the first book and who they thought the princess was falling for (high stakes with a mystery prince and assassin), as well as mind-blowing map revelations (yes, you read that right). Check out this episode!
Emily and Christina are BACK and discussing Empire of Storms, the fifth book in Sarah J. Maas’ bestselling Throne of Glass series. The girls dig deep into the series’ growing pains, analyze what works (and what doesn’t) in YA sex scenes, and go through at least an entire bottle of red. Check out this episode!
Emily and Christina are back in the Grishaverse talking about Leigh Bardugo’s Crooked Kingdom, the second book in the Six of Crows series. The girls discuss the ups and downs of a series with constantly shifting POVs and what makes this series a standout in its genre. If you’re new to the series, take a … More #14: Crooked Kingdom
Christina and Emily discuss one of this fall’s hottest books: A Torch Against the Night. The 2nd book in Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes series, the girls gush over the book’s depth of culture, badass women, brutal bad guys, and epic romance…and of course how we all feel about Keenan… Check out this episode!
Emily and Christina go back to the series that started it all. In the beginning of the pod, they discuss the results of their Pottermore quizzes. After that, they break down their reactions to the script of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play from J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany. Check out … More #12 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child