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Adventures in YA Episode 050: Unwind by Neal Shusterman

It’s time for another quarterly book club discussion! Unwind by Neal Shusterman is a dystopian tale of a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts and three runaways fight the system that would “unwind” them. Unwind is a book that challenges readers about life, not just where life begins, and where it ends, but what it truly means to be alive.

Episode recorded in May

Adventures in YA 2017 Reading Challenge

What we’ve been reading

Kristen

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life
Strange the Dreamer
Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers
The 100
Kill All Happies
Always and Forever Laura Jean
Flame in the Mist
Under a Painted Sky
Proxy
The Little Prince
True Grit
Marina
Unwind

Sara

Monstress
And I Darken
Amina’s Voice
Exit, Pursued by a Bear
Meant to Be
The Hate You Give
Unwind

Salaam Reads

Books Mentioned:

Unwind
The Love that Split the World

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Adventures in YA Episode 049: 2017 Debut Authors

We are back, kind of. This is an older episode we recorded before we went on hiatus. Apologies for getting this up so late but 2017 has been a crazy pants kind of year. In this episode we are talking about our most anticipated debut authors of 2017, and there might be a little bit of Laura Jean fangirling going on. So grab a snack, sit back, and get ready to add hear about some YA debut authors.

Episode recorded in April

Out of This World Panel Authors:
Kendare Blake
Roshani Chokshi
Stephanie Garber
Tricia Levenseller
Alex London
Kayla Olson

Adventures in YA 2017 Reading Challenge

Kristen:
The Bone Witch
The Go-Between
Hearts & Other Body Parts
Words in Deep Blue
Speak of Me as I Am

Sara:
Snow Like Ashes

Debut Authors 2017:
Allegedly
Empress of a Thousand Skies
The Hate U Give
When Dimple Meet Rishi
American Streets
Caraval
City of Saints and Theive
You’re Welcome Universe
Winter Song
Done Dirt Cheap
The Royal Bastards
Romancing the Throne
Speak of Me as I Am
Song of the Current
What I Lost
The Sandcastle Empire
Maybe in Paris
You Don’t Know Me but I Know You
Saints and Misfits
The Last Namsara
A Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
No Saints in Kansas
The Library of Fates

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Adventures in YA Episode 048: The Australians

Welcome to another episode of Adventures in YA, in this episode we are talking about the land down under Australia! Join us as we talk about Australian YA authors.

17 Australian YA Authors You Need To Read
Goodreads Best Australian YA Books
Adventures in YA 2017 Reading Challenge

Sara:
The Demon King
Disruption
I Believe in a Thing Called Love

Kristin:
The Hunt
The Empress of a Thousand Skies
When Dimple Met Rishi
King’s Cage
The Star Touched Queen
Caraval
Three Dark Crowns

Authors Mentioned:
Markus Zusak
Melina Marchetta
Cath Crowley
Garth Nix
John Marsden
Jaclyn Moriarty
Justine Larabalestier
Sean Williams
Laura Buzo
Craig Silvey
Alison Goodman
Margo Lanagan
Catherine Jinks
Lili Wilkinson
Isobelle Carmody
Alexandra Adornetto
Kirsty Eagar
Jessica Shirvington
Lucy Christopher
Em Baily
A.J. Betts
Fiona Wood
Amie Kaufman
Jay Kristoff

Adventures in YA Episode 047: New Releases April – June 2017

Welcome to another episode of Adventures in YA. Grab a snack and your favorite drink we are talking about about new release for April, May, and June of 2017.

Sara:
Queen of Hearts

Kristin:
The Girl from Everywhere
The Great Hunt

April
Alex, Approximately
Gem and Dixie
The Upside of Unrequited
Fireworks
Given to the Sea
Vincent and Theo: The Va Gogh Brothers
The Adjustment
Saint Death
Legion

May
Always and Forever, Laura Jean
Avenged
The Spill Zone
Kill All Happies
Ramona Blue
The Go Between
Seeking Mansfield
The Flame and the Mist
The Name They Gave Us
In a Perfect World
Royal Bastards
I Believe in a Thing Called Love
When Dimple Meet Rishi
Romancing the Throne
One of Us is Lying

June
Dividing Eden
Once and For All
The Leaf Reader
Our Dark Duet
Obsidian and Stars
Such a Good Girl
Now I Rise
Midnight Jewel

We will be discussing our second quarter book club pick, Unwind by Neil Shusterman, in June.

Adventures in YA Episode 044: Love and Travel

Finally sat down and edited this episode!This should have been posted in February so you will hear us talk about the book festival and refer to things at the beginning of the year. In this episode we are talking about one of Kristin’s favorite subjects, love and travel. Join us as we talking about traveling to other countries and finding love.

Kristin:
Ruined
I See London, I See France
Fireworks
Love & Gelato
Ever the Hunted
The Hate U Give
Windwitch
The Serpent King

Sara:
Since You Asked
This Side of Home

Books Mentioned:
Anna and the French Kiss
Just One Day
Just One Year
The Geography of Me and You
Revolution
Die For Me
Meant To Be
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
13 Little Blue Envelopes
The Name of the Star
Love, Lucy
How to Ruin a Summer Vacation
Stolen

Adventures in YA Episode 046: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

In this episode of Adventures in YA we are discussing the Quarterly Bookclub book The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Kristin:
Long Way Home
Ramona Blue
City of Saints and Thieves
We Are Okay
Glass Sword
Denton Little’s Still Not Dead
Razorhurst
Carve the Mark
The Sun is Also a Star

Sara:
Legend
Eternal Love/ Three Lives, Three Worlds/ Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms
The Sun is Also a Star

Book Discussed: The Sun is Also a Star
Next Quarterly Bookclub: Unwind

Adventures in YA Episode 045: Adventures with First Draft

Hello! In this episode I’m joined by Sarah Enni of First Draft Podcast and we are talking shop. Join us as we talk about the business of podcasting and how we podcast.

Equipment mentioned:
Behringer Q1202USB 12-Channel Mixer
Behringer Microamp Ha400 Ultra-Compact 4-Channel Stereo Headphone Amplifier
Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone
BEHRINGER U-CONTROL UCA202

How to Start a Podcast – A Step-By-Step Podcasting Tutorial

Libsyn
Auphonic
Levelator
Audacity

Adventures in YA Episode 043: North Texas Teen Book Festival 2017

Welcome to another episode of Adventures in YA. This episode we are talking about the North Texas Teen Book Festival, who we are excited to see this year and answer another listener question.

Sara:
The Midnight Star

Kristin:
I Believe in a Thing Called Love
Heartless
A Court of Mist and Fury

Reading app: Bookout

North Texas Teen Book Festival

Authors mentioned:
Jason Reynolds
Sona Charaipotra
Dhonielle Clayton
Maurene Goo
Bill Konigsberg
Maggie Stiefvater
Amy Tintera
Renée Watson
Nicola Yoon
Kiersten White
Natalie C. Anderson
Angie Thomas
Julie Buxbaum
Heidi Heilig
Brendan Kiely
Matthew J. Kirby
Nina LaCour
David Levithan
Stephanie Perkins
Lilliam Rivera
Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Holly Goldberg Sloan
Jennifer E. Smith
John ‘Corey’ Whaley
Adam Silvera

Adventures in YA 042: Reading Challenges

Welcome to another episode of Adventures in YA. In this episode we talk about reading challenges for 2017, we go over the Adventures in YA Reading Challenge and give each other our books for the 6 Book Reading Challenge.

Kristin:
Sea of Shadows
The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily
Girl Against the Universe
A Torch Against the Night

Sara:
Nightshade

Adventures in YA 2017 Reading Challenge

Six Book Challenge

Kristin’s Books for Sara
*The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
*Impulse
*A Taste for Monsters
*Meant To Be
*Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist
*Catherine

Sara’s Books for Kristin
*This One Summer
*Dreamland
*Frost Bite
*Obsidian
*We Are the Ants
*Garden Spells

Adventures in YA 041: 2016 Year End Wrap Up

2016 is behind us and it’s time to do our 2016 Year End Wrap Up. Join us as we talk about some of our favorite books of the year and try and work through Kristin’s issues with series. We also stop record at some point and it’s all down hill from there. And we may also fangirl over Goblin and Gong Yoo…again.

Kdramas and Cdramas mentioned:
Goblin (you should all be watching this!)
Love 020

Sara:
Please Ignore Vera Dietz
All These Things I’ve Done

Kristin:
Sweet Evil
Gemina
A Million Worlds With You
Da Vinci’s Tiger
A Taste for Monsters

2016 Year End Wrap Up

New Author(s) Discovered in 2016
Kristin:
* Nicola Yoon
*Katie McGarry
Sara:
*Jason Reynolds

Favorite Character:
Sara:
*Alice from the Truth About Alice
Kristin:
*Needles from When I Was the Greatest

Best World Building/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year
Kristin:
*A Taste for Monsters
*And I Darken
*The Remnant Chronicles Series
Sara
*The Winner’s Kiss
*Manners and Mutiny
*Dark Days Club

Favorite Cover
*The Thousandth Floor

Hidden Gem of 2016:
Kristin and Sara:
*Wink Poppy Midnight
Kristin:
*Denton Little’s Death Date

Best Series Started in 2016
Sara:
*Falling Kingdoms
Kristin
*The Witch Hunter
*And I Darken

Best Book of 2016
Sara:
*An Ember in the Ashes
Kristin:
*Everything Everything
*A Taste for Monsters

A Book You Didn’t Get To in 2016 but will Read in 2017
Kristin:
*The Last True Love Story
*Three Dark Crowns
Sara:
*Crooked Kingdom

Most Surprising Read:
Kristin:
*Tell Me Three Things
*Denton’s Little Death Date
Sara:
*Wink Poppy Midnight

Series We Finished in 2016
Sara:
*The Finished School Series
*The Winner’s Trilogy
*Tiny Pretty Things Duology
Kristin:
*Shatter Me
*The Winner’s Trilogy
*Tiny Pretty Things Duology
*Just One Duology
*The Remnant Chronicles series
*The Dustland Series
*The Young Elites
*The Firebird
*The Wrath and the Dawn

Most Anticipated Book of 2017
Kristin:
*The Hate U Give
*I Believe in a Thing Called Love
Sara:
*Warcross