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.
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.
In this first half of the third book in the Three Dark Crowns quadrology, M+K go back 400 years to get a glimpse of the legendary Blue Queen. Plus, The Mystery of the Misbehaving Mist; Jules the Reluctant Rebellion Leader; K Exposes a Long List of Royal Pretenders; and Epitaphs You’d Never Expect to See on a Tombstone.
Halfway through the series, M+K meet some new characters and cope with some unexpected deaths. Plus, Help, My Sister is Pregnant With My Husband’s Child; A Wedding Night to Die For; The Wildest Zoo Animal Escapes Ever; and The 1,069-Word Carlisle Stone Curse.
A near-death experience leaves M+K very worried about a character who may or may not have gone off the evil deep end. Plus J Hijacks K’s Conversation with Pierce Brown; What the Eff Went Down in the Breccia Domain?; George Washington the Inventor of Yelp; and You’re the Apple of my Armpit.
A slew of shocking assassination attempts prove unsuccessful and give way to some unforeseen consequences. Plus, Falling in Love with Your Best Friend’s Sister Who’s Supposed to Kill Your Best Friend; Jumping Over Babies to Keep the Devil Away; The Story Behind Banjo’s Name; and Bad-Ass Bear Attack Survival Stories.
Three queens. One survivor. In their newest series M+K meet a trio of sister princesses on a murder mission to win the throne. Plus, Bloodthirsty Baby Queen Bees; When Animal Familiars Attack; How to Really Build Up an Immunity to Iocane Powder; and The Legend of the Poisoned Maidens.
M+K can’t agree on results of their over/under bet, but are unified in their feelings about the last book in the Mask of Shadows series. Plus, Mage Magic vs. Shadow Magic; Astounding Stories of People Who Faked Their Own Deaths; Why You’ll Probably Fail at Your Citizen’s Arrest; and The Most Lethal Special Ops Units.
The body count continues to rise as M+K follow the assassin Opal on their quest for revenge. Plus, The Strictest Naming Laws From Around the World; A List of Last Known Survivors; The Man Who Lived 62 Hours Trapped Under a Tugboat in His Boxers; and All the Things We Need to Learn in the Last 200 Pages.
The assassin audition is over for M+K, but for the newly-crowned Opal the real challenge is only just beginning. Plus, Welcome to Your Weird Scary Assassin Family; When to Use Your Twin as an Alibi; Why Parrots Don’t Make Good Defense Witnesses; and The Greatest Woman Spy of the Twentieth Century.