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…

Announcing Play YA!

We have something shiny that we are super excited to share with you! We’re announcing a (possibly) quarterly new series, Play YA, where we turn our favorite YA novels into tabletop RPG campaigns – and then play them! We’ll be releasing the series via our Gumroad…

Episode 59 – Discussion: Romances We’ve Enjoyed

Gather ’round for this Very Special Episode of Papercuts Podcast, kids, where we talk about romances in a positive way. That’s right, Ollie, Robin, and I are here to vomit glitter and rainbows and happiness into your ears as we fail to discuss healthy YA romances,…

Episode 58 – Judge a Book by Its Cover March 2017

The latest batch of new release YA book covers is here, and we might have found a good one?!? Bet you can’t guess which. Also inside, STILL MORE Red Queen cover rip-offs, Ollie makes a list, Cyna nopes all over the place, and Robin finds a…