Author: Cyna
Cyna has a job that pays the bills, but most of her spare time is spent rummaging through (metaphorical) piles of comics, books, television shows, games, and movies, trying to find something good. She complains about the rest on her book review blog and Twitter.

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.

Episode 69 – Movie Review: Fallen

HOLY SHIT IT EXISTS! After two years on the shelf, Fallen – the film adaptation of the worst of the post-Twilight paranormal romance novels – has finally been released for our viewing pleasure(???), and boy is it utterly baffling. You have to work hard to make…

Episode 68 – Judge a Book by Its Cover August 2017

August JABBIC is upon us, and what do you know, it’s bringing something for each of us. And…maybe…something for ALL of us??? Click here for a gallery of the covers being discussed Books Discussed The Dire King (Jackaby #4) by William Ritter The Wood by Chelsea…