Are you a young adult fiction fanatic? If so, we’re glad you found us. We read and discuss the latest YA series, from dystopian futures to high-fantasy adventures (and of course a little bit of nonsense in between). Read along with us each week, or stop by from time to time to catch up on all your favorite stories.
Revenge is won, the moon is restored, but the final fifteen pages leave M+K with some conflicted feelings. Plus, This Book is Basically Porn; Mia Tells a Goddess to Piss Off; Pleasantly Surprised by Pirate Codes of Honor; and Strange Side Effects of the Full Moon.
Assassins, gladiators, and now…pirates! In this in-person episode, M+K meet some new characters (some charming, some insufferable) and try to figure out how to rebuild a shattered god. Plus, Let’s Get the Nine-Year-Old to Stab Someone; Mercurio’s Meta Book Discovery; Famous Heirs Who Disappeared Without a Trace; and Fencing Flatworm Phalluses.
After a surplus of bloody battles, M+K are shocked to discover that Mia’s success in the gladiator arena isn’t quite what it seems. Plus, Accidental Accurate Predictions; Surprise! I’m Your Undead Darkin Dad; Maggot Therapy and Snail Slime Face Masks; and Absurdly Elaborate Mock Naval Battles in History.
Assassin school is out of session, and M+K follow the newly-appointed Blade Mia out of the Red Church and straight into a gladiator arena. Plus, All the Characters We Like Are Dead; Please Stop Pissing in Our Porridge; Real-Life Retchwyrms That Will Make You Squirm; and M Dispels Some Major Gladiator Myths.
M+K are left stunned as best friends are betrayed, boyfriends are murdered, and Mia goes on a massive killing spree. Plus, Two Unnecessarily Dark Back Stories; Dead Librarians and Man-Eating Bookworms; Animals Who Feign Weakness to Catch Their Dinner; and The Man Who Risked His Life 500 Times to Get Laid.
M+K dig into a considerably darker series, filled with murder; sex, revenge, and other more mature young adult themes. Plus, Conflicted Feelings About Footnotes; Blood Walking, Skin Weaving, Shadow Catting and Other Super Powers; What a True Nevernight Would Do To Your Sleep Schedule; and Prisoner Poison Trials of the 16th Century.
Nine weeks, three crowns, one throne, two reigns, and five fates later, M+K have finally made it to the end of the series. Plus, K Wins the Dead Queen Bet; Soldiers Who Straight Up Switched Sides Mid-Battle; War Pigs, Mine Dolphins, Bomb Bats, and other Animal Military Heroes; and A Major Fan-Name Fail.
M+K are onto the final book in the series and finally manage to sort out all the numbers in the titles. Plus, A Lot of Confusion Over Pietyr’s Coma; Mira Tries and Fails at Being Impartial; An Unconventional Way to Learn a Second Language; and When Pea-Soup Fog Killed 6,000 Londoners.
Two long(ish) novellas give M+K everything they wanted in the way of world building. Plus, M Finally Finds Sympathy for Queen Katherine; The Ultimate Brother Betrayal; When Royal Portraits Go Royally Wrong; and Cauls, Birthmarks, and Other Strange Baby Superstitions.
A queen turns into mist, a friend turns into a murderer, and M and K are left wondering- have all the rules just gone out the window? Plus, How Not to Fall Into the Trap of a Self-Fulfilling Prophesy; Katherine Conducts a Questionable Exorcism; M Corrects Misconceptions of Roman Cesarean Sections; and Six Times the Weather Totally Changed the Course of History.