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 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.
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.