Adventures in YA Episode 023: A Bit of a Chit Chat

Adventures in YA Episode 022: World Building

Announcement: We are taking the month of May off and will be back with new Episodes in June.

Welcome to another episode of Adventures in YA. This week we discuss world building and talk about some of our favorite book worlds.

Esperanza Rising
The Siren

Fated to Love You
My Love From Another Star
Cheese In The Trap
Cheese In The Trap Webtoon

Adventures in YA Episode 021: North Texas Teen Book Festival

Adventures in YA Episode 020: New Releases for April and May

Hello and welcome to another episode of Adventures in Ya. This week we are talking about our most anticipated new releases for April and May.

March Additions:
Exit Pursued by Bear
Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend

The Glittering Court
Don’t Get Caught
Essential Maps for the Lost
Girl About Town
The Last Boy and Girl in the World
Tell the Wind and Fire
Lady Renegades
A Fierce and Subtle Poison
Love, Lies, and Spies
The Star Touched Queen
The Raven King

The Unexpected Everything
The Queen of Hearts
The Crown
The Rose and the Dagger
Love and Gelato
The Last Time We Were Us
Highly Illogical Behavior
Every Exquisite Thing
Places No One Knows
Tone Deaf
Summer Days and Summer Nights

Adventures in YA Episode 019: Quarterly Book Club: When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds

Adventures in YA Episode 018: Stand Alones

In this episode of Adventures in YA we are talking about Stand Alone books. We also get a little off topic and talk about Korean Dramas.

Ready Player One
Where You’ll Find Me
Eighth Grade Bites
Some Kind of Happiness

An Ember in the Ashes

Stand Alone Books:
Coldest Girl in Coldtown
You’re Voice is All I Hear
The Accident Season
Darkest Part of the Forest
Saint Anything
Openly Straight
Stand Off
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares
Scorpio Races
Elanor & Park
Side Effects May Vary
Meant to Be
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour
The Duff
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
The Realm of Possibility
The Book Thief
On the Jellicoe Road
Out of the Easy
The Last Boy and Girl in the World
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
The Uninvited
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
I’ll Give You the Sun
What I Thought was True
Highly Illogical Behavior
The Unexpected Everything
You Know Me Well
Everything Leads to You
The Disenchantments

Korean Dramas Mentioned:
Coffee Prince
Playfull Kiss
Boys Over Flowers
Secret Garden
Princess Hours
Noble My Love
My Tutor Friend

Adventures in YA Episode 017: Book Series

In this episode of Adventures in YA we are talking about book series.

The Truth About Alice
Anna & the French Kiss
An Ember in the Ashes

A Study in Charlotte
Everything Everything
Highly Illogical Behavior

Book Series:
The Caster Chronicles
Miss Peregrine
The Parasol Protectorate
The Uglies
Raiders of the Apocalypse
The Forsaken
His Fair Assassins
Pretty Little Liars
The Raven Cycle
I’m Not A Serial Killer
Graceling Series
The Iron Fey
The Shades of London
Nightshade Prequels
Burn for Burn
The Heist Society
I Hunt Killers
The Precious Stone Series
Darkest Minds
Vision Series
The Luxe
Bright Young Things
Flavia de Luce Series
The Remnant Series
The Young Elites
The Winner’s Trilogy
Six of Crows
Sea of Shadows
The Gallagher Girls
Dark Days Club
Shades of Magic
The Alchemist
The Birthright Series
The Glittering Court
Of Metal and Wishes
The Wrath and the Dawn
Mara Dyer

Adventures in YA Episode 016: Favorite YA Couples

Welcome to another episode of Adventures in YA. In this episode we talk about our favorite YA couples.

What we’ve read:

Unravel Me
Ignite Me
A Study in Charlotte
Highly Illogical Behavior

Magnificent Devices
Brilliant Devices
A Lady of Resources
A Lady of Spirit
Dark Days Club
An Ember in the Ashes

Favorite YA Couples:
Eleanor & Park
Scorpio Races
The Lux Series
Hex Hall
Rebel Belle
Anna the French Kiss
Isla and the Happily Ever After
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
The Program
The Treatment
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
The Finishing School Series
Sea of Shadows
Pride and Prejudice

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