Month: January 2016

Adventures in YA Episode 015: Graphic Novels & Comic Books

Welcome to another episode of Adventures in YA. In this episode we are joined by author Jeramey Kraatz to discuss graphic novels and comic books.

Jeramey Kraatz:
Goodreads Page

All American Girl
Mrs Marvel
The Wicked + The Divine
The Amazing Book is Not On Fire
March: Book One

Her Own Devices
Magnificent Devices
This One Summer
In Real Life
Manners and Mutiny

YouTubers Mentioned:
Sprinkle of Glitter
Fun For Luis
Jack’s Gap

2016 ALA Awards Winners
2016 Morris Award
YAK Fest

Graphic Novels and Comic Books Mentioned:
Bitch Planet
Captain Marvel
Gotham Academy
Bat Girl
Umbrella Academy
The Sandman
Understanding Comics
American Born Chinese
Boxers & Saints
Oz: The Most Wonderful Wizard of Oz
I Hate Fairyland
Star Wars
Star Wars: Princess Leia
The Complet Essex County
Locke & Key
Southern Bastards
Morning Glories
Deadly Class
Lady Killer
Jem and the Holograms
The Undertaking of Lily Chen
Through the Woods
Giant Days
Batman: The Killing Joke

Adventures in YA Episode 014: 2015 Wrap Up

Hello and welcome to another episode of Adventures in YA. In this episode we are wrapping up 2015 and talking about some of our favorite reads of the year. We also look ahead to 2016 with a challenge to each other and announce the first book for our Quarterly Bookclub.

Books Read:

Ink and Bone
The Rose Society
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares

A Tyranny of Petticoats
The Trouble With Destiny
Ten Thousand Skies Above You
The Nest

2015 Wrap Up

Best Book in 2015
Most Surprising Read of 2015
*Krisitn: Saint Anything
*Sara: Your Voice is All I Hear
Best Series Started in 2016
*Kristin: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
*Sara: The Red Queen and Stoker & Holmes
New Authors Discovered in 2015
*Sara: Jessie Burton
*Kristin: Huntley Fitzpatrick
Favorite Character
*Kristin: Lord Akeldama
*Sara: Tim Mason and Sophronia
Favorite Cover
*Sara: Finishing School Series
*Kristin: The Nest
Best Book Debut You Read in 2016
*Kristin: Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Best World Building/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year
*Sara: Six of Crows
*Kristin: Gail Carriger Books
Hidden Gems of 2015
*Kristin: Aristotle & Dante and Princes of Thrones
*Sara: The Darkest Part of the Forest
A Book You Didn’t Get To in 2015 but will Read in 2016
*Kristin: Devoted
*Sara: Winter
Most Anticipated Book in 2016
*Sara: Crooked Kingdom
*Kristin: Dark Days Club

Six Book Challenge

Kristin’s Picks for Sara:
*The Realm of Possibility
*All These Things I’ve Done
*Please Ignore Vera Dietz
*The Truth About Alice

Sara’s Picks for Kristin
*Sea of Shadows
*Vampire Academy
*Falling Kingdom
*Openly Straight
*The Darkest Part of the Forest
*Ms. Marvel Vol. 1
*March: Book One
*The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 1

Quarterly Book Club:
*When I Was The Greatest