Emily and Christina dig back into the second and final installment of Marie Lu’s technicolor near-future Warcross series with Wildcard, which leads them to contemplate the very nature of life and death, give some investment advice, and incites one of the hosts to launch their 2020 campaign?? Check out this episode!
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 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!
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!
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!
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!
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!