Episode 66 – Judge a Book by Its Cover July 2017

It’s the merry merry month of July, and it comes bearing (new release YA) gifts! THERE ARE SO MANY GOOD BOOKS COMING OUT THIS MONTH, YOU GUYS. REJOICE WITH USSSSS. Click here for a gallery of the covers being discussed Books Discussed Waste of Space by…

Episode 65 – Book Review: The Forbidden Game: The Chase by LJ Smith

Episode two of (some of) our nostalgic track through LJ Smith’s Forbidden Game trilogy is here, and this week, we’re bringing ALL the good stuff. We’re talking overwritten intros, fairytale proms, lurking ex-boyfriends, magical black women, a new game hastily plotted out in a closet over…

Episode 64 – Judge a Book by Its Cover June 2017

June JABBIC is here, and boy do we have a bunch of books about overthrowing the government for you! Also racism! Click here for a gallery of the covers being discussed Books Discussed Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios The Hush by Skye Melki-Wegener Royal Bastards by…

Episode 63 – Book Review: The Forbidden Game: The Hunter by LJ Smith

The nostalgia tables have turned! This time, Robin and Cyna are dragging Ollie through the source of their darkest preteen fantasies, LJ Smith’s 90s-fabulous Forbidden Game trilogy. Dee! Julian! Cyberpunk! Nonconsensual magical LARPing! So. Many. Descriptions. Of. Eyes. We cover it all in our discussion of…

Episode 62 – Judge a Book by Its Cover May 2017

The bountiful month of May is upon us, gifting us with a new set truly lovely YA new release book covers to judge! Will the blurbs hold up? Spoilers: ehhhhhhh? Note: Robin references an old Agatha Christie novel that has an uhhhh questionable title that has…

Episode 61 – Fairytale Retellings

We’ve got another guest! Our good friend Whitley Birks of Reading With a Vengeance is back to talk about YA fairytale retellings! What makes for a good retelling? How much can you change and still remain true to the original story? Should you update the morals…

Episode 60 – Judge a Book by Its Cover April 2017

JABBIC time! April needs to get its shit together. The new release YA offerings are meager this month, but we managed to scrounge up a few that have potential. In this episode: Ollie files a formal complaint, Mindy McGinnis shows up AGAIN, and we cannot get…