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.

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

Sara:
An Ember in the Ashes

Stand Alone Books:
Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Soundless
Dumplin’
You’re Voice is All I Hear
The Accident Season
Darkest Part of the Forest
Saint Anything
Openly Straight
Winger
Stand Off
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares
Scorpio Races
Elanor & Park
Fangirl
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
Firsts
The Last Boy and Girl in the World
Mosquitoland
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
The Uninvited
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
I’ll Give You the Sun
Stolen
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.

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

Kristin:
A Study in Charlotte
Everything Everything
Highly Illogical Behavior

Book Series:
The Caster Chronicles
Miss Peregrine
The Parasol Protectorate
The Uglies
Leviathan
Delirium
Raiders of the Apocalypse
The Forsaken
His Fair Assassins
Pretty Little Liars
The Raven Cycle
I’m Not A Serial Killer
Graceling Series
Talon
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
Starbound
The Wrath and the Dawn
Magonia
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:

Kristin:
Unravel Me
Ignite Me
Crenshaw
Underwater
A Study in Charlotte
Highly Illogical Behavior

Sara:
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
Fangirl
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
Cress
The Finishing School Series
Sea of Shadows
Prudence
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:
Website
Goodreads Page

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

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

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

2016 ALA Awards Winners
2016 Morris Award
YAK Fest

Graphic Novels and Comic Books Mentioned:
Lumberjanes
Bitch Planet
Captain Marvel
Thor
Runaways
Princeless
Silk
Gotham Academy
Bat Girl
Umbrella Academy
Nimona
Watchmen
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
Blankets
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:

Sara:
Ink and Bone
The Rose Society
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares
Soundless
Behemoth

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

2015 Wrap Up

Best Book in 2015
*Dumplin
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:
*Stolen
*The Realm of Possibility
*All These Things I’ve Done
*Please Ignore Vera Dietz
*Nightshade
*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

Adventures in YA Episode 013: Pushing Yourself As A Reader

Adventures in YA Episode 012: First Quarter 2016 New Releases

In this episode we talked about our most anticipated new releases for January, February and March of 2016. We also talk about book news and share what we’ve been reading.

January:

This Is Where It Ends
Passenger
Truthwitch
The Love That Split the World
The Dark Days Club

February:

Starts Above
Unhooked
The Glass Sword
Blackheart
Calamity
Reign of Shadows
Ascending the Boneyard
The Shadow Queen

March:

A Study in Charlotte
The Winner’s Kiss
Wink Poppy Midnight
Yellow Brick War
Half Lost
The Great Hunt

Book News

Morris Awards 2016 Finalist
Goodreads Choice Awards 2015

What We Reads:

Sara

The Sin Eaters Daughter
Waistcoats and Weaponry

Kristin

What I Thought Was True
Blameless
I Am Her Revenge
The Rose Society

Twelve Days of Giveaways Day Twelve: My True Love Gave To Me Prize Pack

It’s giveaway time and this time we are celebrating the holidays by doing Twelve Days of Giveaways! From December 1st through the 12th there will be a giveaway each day. Make sure to check back everyday to enter a new giveaway! You can also check the 12 Days of Giveaways page to see all the days in one spot. Now for today’s giveaway!

For the twelfth and last day of giveaways we are giving away My True Love Gave To Me edited by Stephanie Perkins!

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In this giveaway you will win:
*My True Love Gave To Me edited by Stephanie Perkins
*Fictional Worlds Mug
*Williams Sonoma Hot Chocolate Mix

Giveaway ends December 16, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

Giveaway Rules

Winners have 72 hours from notification to supply their mailing information, otherwise another winner will be chosen. Prizes will be shipped out one to two weeks after receiving the winners address. Due to the holiday season we cannot guarantee your prize will arrive in a timely manner.

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*Open to Residents of the US only
*Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
*One set of entries per person
*You understand your information will not be shared with anyone and you will only be contacted if you are a winner.
*You understand your entry may be verified and if the entry cannot be verified it may be removed.
*Winner will be selected by Rafflecopter and be notified by email.

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We do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

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We reserves the right to cancel the giveaway or disqualify entries for any reason.

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Twelve Days of Giveaways Day Eleven: Scorpio Races Prize Pack

It’s giveaway time and this time we are celebrating the holidays by doing Twelve Days of Giveaways! From December 1st through the 12th there will be a giveaway each day. Make sure to check back everyday to enter a new giveaway! You can also check the 12 Days of Giveaways page to see all the days in one spot. Now for today’s giveaway!

For the tenth day of giveaways we are giving away The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater!

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In this giveaway you will win:
*The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
*Lucky Horseshoe

Giveaway ends December 15, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

Giveaway Rules

Winners have 72 hours from notification to supply their mailing information, otherwise another winner will be chosen. Prizes will be shipped out one to two weeks after receiving the winners address. Due to the holiday season we cannot guarantee your prize will arrive in a timely manner.

By entering giveaways hosted by Adventures in YA, you verify that you understand the following:

*You are at least 18 years old or older, or have your parent’s consent if you are under 18.
*Open to Residents of the US only
*Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
*One set of entries per person
*You understand your information will not be shared with anyone and you will only be contacted if you are a winner.
*You understand your entry may be verified and if the entry cannot be verified it may be removed.
*Winner will be selected by Rafflecopter and be notified by email.

By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information only to Adventures in YA.
We do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

Please note that Adventures in YA cannot be held responsible for any shipping errors.
We reserves the right to cancel the giveaway or disqualify entries for any reason.

Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!

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