Episode 74 – Judge a Book By Its Cover November 2017

Happy NaNo for those who celebrate! November is upon us with a crop of thoroughly boring YA new releases, and our good friend Maverynthia has stopped by to help us try and dredge up something interesting from its depths. Do they succeed? Find out in this…

Episode 73 – Movie Review: Ten: Murder Island

Cyna and Ollie sit down to talk about the Lifetime Original Movie Ten: Murder Island, a film that fails spectacularly in every conceivable way, and might have been dug up from the ’90s? Mentioned in the Podcast – Cyna’s review of Ten by Gretchen McNeil Theme…

Interview: ALL THE WIND IN THE WORLD with Samantha Mabry

Today, Cyna chatted with author Samantha Mabry about her recently-released magical realism novel ALL THE WIND IN THE WORLD! Sarah Jacqueline Crow and James Holt work in the vast maguey fields that span the bone-dry Southwest, a thirsty, infinite land that is both seductive and fearsome.…

Episode 72 – Judge a Book By Its Cover October 2017

October has finally come to grant us a bountiful harvest of new release YA book covers! In this episode, there’s multiple somethings for everyone, and a wish Ollie made ten episodes ago is finally granted. Note: Robin had some recording trouble this episode, so if you’re…

Episode 71 – Book Review: Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

In this episode, Robin and Cyna are flying solo (duo?) and discussing their complicated feelings about Audrey Coulthurst’s YA fantasy debut, Of Fire and Stars. It was…not exactly what we were expecting. Also, please forgive us, we mix up the protagonists’ names a couple of times!…

Episode 70 – Judge a Book by Its Cover September 2017

Our look at September’s new release YA books is here, and they’re so pretty, y’all. Even if maybe a couple look like the belong on our grandfather’s book shelf. Click here for a gallery of the covers being discussed Books Discussed Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman…

Gumroad Update!

A short update on our plans for our Gumroad page. The TL;DR version: minisodes! To kick things off, we’re fancasting the Forbidden Game series! Theme music is Overnight, by Aya. WARNING: NSFW! Mature audiences only! Contains salty language, subversive ideas, industry-challenging discussions, and nuts.