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!
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!
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!