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.
M and K kick off season four by crossing over between the mortal world and the world of Faeries. Plus, The Most Vicious Group of Bullies You’ll Ever Meet; How to Get a Secret Door Installed in Your House; Nonsense Literature That Actually Makes a Lot of Sense; and The Utterly Unconvincing Cottingley Fairy Hoax of 1917.
M+K agree, season three may not have been 100% smooth, but it sure was a blast! Plus, The Smallest, Loudest Guard Dog in the World; How Many Times Can We Forget the Main Character’s Name?; Major Dad Joke Fails; and Never Give Toby What He Wants.
M+K say farewell to Season Three and marvel at the fact that their podcast will be a senior in high school next year. Plus, Piecing Together Our Own Origin Story; The YA Tropes We Love to Hate; Amnesia Book Worm Pills; and The Characters We Want to Marry, Befriend, and Bring Back From the Dead.
M+K throw the stones for the last time and try to piece together the ending of the series. Plus, Long Term Goals to Get a Ticket to Apollycon; Our Favorite Movie Adaptation Moment; The Viking Story That Inspired The Lord of the Rings; and The Tree That Will Either Heal Yew or Kill Yew.
M+K fast forward ten years later to find that Halvard is all grown up and making friends with a new character who was sacrificed by her own clan and rescued by people who want to kill her. Plus, Don’t Blame the Child Truthtongue!; Feuding Brothers With Big Angry Feelings; Casting Our Own Rune Stones to Uncover Our Fates; and Beware Vultures (and Chickens) Flying to the Left.
M+K form an alliance, attack the common enemy, and make peace with warring Viking clans- all in half a book! Plus, K Gets An Unexpected Bonus Scene; Ancient Executions by Elephant; Our Most Embarrassing Stories (That Didn’t Kill Us); and Ten Surprising Animal Omens.
For the last series of the year, M+K join forces with a clan of Vikings with a bloodthirsty history. Plus, Finally, a Woman Warrior Who Doesn’t Have to Explain Herself; Writing a Book in Four Weeks With Four Kids; Terrifying Contents of Viking Tombs; and Blonde Hair, Horned Helmets, and Other Viking Myths.
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.