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+K get whisked away to Russia for a brand new fantasy series. Plus, Picking Macadamia Nuts in Hawaii; Why the World Needs Fairy Tales; Vasilisa the Wise, Vasilisa the Beautiful, and Vasilisa the Frog; And Deciphering the World’s Most Complicated Family Tree.
In the final movement of Marie Lu’s latest masterpiece, M uncovers some opera Easter eggs, K questions the characters’ poor immune systems, and both girls agree that one book wasn’t nearly enough. Plus, Our First Guest Appearance on Another Podcast; Crowdsourcing Our Friends’ Imaginary Friends; The Princess, The Superhero, and Crazy Pa; and Three Female Musicians Who Were Just as Talented as Mozart.
For their first ever standalone book, M+K step into the musical, mystical world of The Kingdom of Back and learn some little-known secrets about the Mozart family. Plus, Entertaining Zoom Calls with Famous Authors; Nannerl, the Other Child Prodigy; Nobody Trusts a Teenage Faerie; and Barley Water is Not Best for Baby.
Several suspenseful scenes later, M+K come to the epic finale of the Ash Princess trilogy. Plus, Uncomfortable Former Friend Reunions; Blaise Finally Berzerks Out in a Blaze of Glory; A Tree That Owns More Property Than Most People; And The Surgeon Who Performed Surgery on Himself.
M+K emerge from the Fire Mine with the MC and try to come to terms with a whole new magic system. Plus, Mind Bridges, Missing Mothers, and Maile the Wet Blanket; Royal Ladies Who Changed Herstory; How to Hide a Secret Message in a Banana; and The Amazing Healing Powers of Lynx Urine Gemstones.
M+K realize that a hopeful, happy ending is not in the cards when Theo’s Bachelor love story takes a sinister turn. Plus, The Cress/Kaiser Showdown Everyone Really Needed; Soren Ends up in Prison Yet Again; K Debunks the Myth of Truth Serums; and A Brief History of Cyanide L-Pills.
M and K reconvene two days after the events of Ash Princess and berserk out over the high-tech world of Sta’Crivero. Plus, Phoenixes, Phirens, and Firebirds; Theo Becomes a Contestant on The Bachelor; How to Parley with Modern Day Pirates; and The Punniest Ship Names on the High Seas.
In a sudden, shocking shift, M and K watch as two of their favorite characters go from best friends to mortal enemies in less than 200 pages. Plus, How to Obtain Books (and Beer) in the Age of Quarantine; Don’t Use Children to Do Your Dirty Work; M Shares Some Scandalous Love Letters; and K Tries to Build the Fastest Ship in the World.
M and K are back in business with a brand new series featuring a captured princess seeking to reclaim her throne. Plus, Our Favorite Major Character Who Almost Wasn’t a Major Character; Team Blaise Versus Team Soren; Drawing Inspiration From the Baddest Betch in Byzantium; and The Six Second Synopsis Game.
M and K have differing opinions on the end of the series, but agree that they will miss hanging out with their favorite faerie friends. Plus, Squeamish Sex Scenes with Non-Human Body Parts; A Totally Unexpected Snake Transformation; How to Capture a Unicorn According to Medieval Bestiaries; and A Much More Dangerous Scottish Version of Ground Hog Day.