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From the writers of Bookstacked.com comes 'Bookmarked: A YA Book Podcast'. Tune in for monthly discussions about the YA reading life. Stay up to date on the latest in popular young adult books and authors. We talk about Harry Potter, Shadowhunters, Fantastic Beasts, The Hunger Games and more!

From the writers of Bookstacked.com comes 'Bookmarked: A YA Book Podcast'. Tune in for monthly discussions about the YA reading life. Stay up to date on the latest in popular young adult books and authors. We talk about Harry Potter, Shadowhunters, Fantastic Beasts, The Hunger Games and more!

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From the writers of Bookstacked.com comes 'Bookmarked: A YA Book Podcast'. Tune in for monthly discussions about the YA reading life. Stay up to date on the latest in popular young adult books and authors. We talk about Harry Potter, Shadowhunters, Fantastic Beasts, The Hunger Games and more!

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@Bookstacked

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English


Episodes

Do audiobooks count as reading?

9/29/2021
We're bringing the great debate to our podcast and asking the question, do audiobooks count as reading? Bookstacked writer Michael Burns dived into the history and culture around audiobooks in a recent article, and we decided to dissect it on the show. When's the best time to listen to audiobooks? Is the audiobook ever better than the book itself? How much of an impact does a narrator have on an audiobook? What audiobook recommendations do we have? There's plenty to discuss in this...

Duration:00:29:00

Gender bending in King Arthur’s Court with Robyn Schneider ('The Other Merlin')

9/21/2021
Robyn Schneider is best known for her contemporary novels like The Beginning of Everything and Extraordinary Means. Now she's venturing into the realm of young adult fantasy in her latest book, The Other Merlin — a feminist retelling of King Arthur with a couple of twists up its sleeve. We welcome Robyn to the podcast where she gives us all the details on her newest book and explores what it's like to write in the vein of YA fantasy and King Arthur lore. Purchase The Other Merlin This...

Duration:00:35:23

A Conversation with Lemony Snicket ('Poison for Breakfast')

9/6/2021
The story of the Baudelaire orphans has been explored in books, a television show and even a movie. While the final pages of A Series of Unfortunate Events were penned years ago, the story of Lemony Snicket continues in his latest book, Poison for Breakfast. In this episode, Bookstacked writer Chelsea Regan chats with author Daniel Handler—the man behind Lemony Snicket—to dive into his writing approach and the inspiration behind his latest novel. Purchase Poison for Breakfast This episode...

Duration:00:42:05

It's time for back to school fall-ish book recommendations

8/30/2021
Freshly sharped pencils, old and new faces, sweater weather and — of course — lots and lots of books. It's time to jump into fall, and what better way than with some great reads to dive into? From old and new releases, there are several books on our mind that strike us as perfect for the season, whether you're actually returning to school or not. This year, we're digging strong female friendships, finding love at university and thrilling mysteries. This episode is sponsored by Libro.fm....

Duration:00:19:23

Book Club: 'Legendborn' by Tracy Deonn

8/4/2021
Bookmarked's YA Book Club is back, and this time we're venturing headfirst into one of last year's biggest fantasy novels: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn. Legendborn has been at the top of numerous best-of lists and we're happy to report that the hype is real. This layered story breathes new air into Arthurian lore. With twists and turns at every corner, it's no wonder the book was a hit among the Bookstacked Team. This episode is sponsored by Libro.fm. Buy audiobooks while supporting your...

Duration:00:36:55

YA book recs for your Summer TBR

6/28/2021
Bust out the sunglasses, beach towels and books! With summer well underway, we sat down to discuss some of our favorite YA book reads for the season. We hit on new and old titles, discussing why each should be on your TBR (we apologize in advance for adding to it). This episode is sponsored by Libro.fm. Buy audiobooks while supporting your local bookstore. Libro.fm has a special offer for Bookstacked readers. Get TWO audiobooks for the price of one with your first month of membership when...

Duration:00:38:58

Introducing our Summer YA book club pick

6/23/2021
By way of information, we want to announce to our readers and listeners that we are continuing the Bookmarked YA Book Club we started earlier this year! In February, we read Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas. We posted our status updates on Twitter and Instagram and then got members of the Bookstacked Team together to discuss the book on our podcast, Bookmarked. The podcast will continue as the home of the book club. We've settled on selecting four book club picks every year — one for each...

Duration:00:03:59

Finding the perfect blend of magic and humor with Natalie Mae ('The Cruelest Mercy')

6/14/2021
The Kinder Poison was an unforgettable race across the desert, complete with rival rulers, inventive magic and a very relatable, potential human sacrifice. Now, all the characters you fell in love with are back in the sequel, The Cruelest Mercy. This episode includes minor spoilers for The Kinder Poison and The Cruelest Mercy! We talked to Natalie about everything from how she adds humor to the most unlikely situations, to her surprise and delight at the rise of the #TeamKasta movement....

Duration:00:23:59

I'd like you to meet my fake girlfriend — with Misa Sugiura ('Love and Other Natural Disasters')

6/7/2021
Misa Sugiura's new novel Love and Other Natural Disasters isn't just a great twist on the fake dating trope, it's also a great novel to kick off Pride Month. Misa joins us for a bonus episode of Bookmarked to talk about her new novel and how she's offering a refreshing twist on the YA book rom-com. Purchase a copy of Love and Other Natural Disasters. (http://bit.ly/laondbookshop) This episode is sponsored by Libro.fm. Buy audiobooks while supporting your local bookstore. Libro.fm has a...

Duration:00:26:36

Is Netflix's 'Shadow and Bone' better than the book? (Shadow and Bone Review)

5/20/2021
Netflix's adaptation of 'Shadow and Bone' might be one of those rare occasions where the show turned out to be better than the book. *GASP!* We know, we know — it's blasphemy! But we still appreciated many of the changes to the source material, especially when those changes mean more screen time for our favorite Crows. In this super-packed episode, we unravel all our feelings about 'Shadow and Bone.' This episode is sponsored by Libro.fm. Buy audiobooks while supporting your local...

Duration:00:43:05

YA dystopia and climate change with Joan He ('The Ones We're Meant to Find')

4/30/2021
This episode is sponsored by Libro.fm. Buy audiobooks while supporting your local bookstore. Libro.fm has a special offer for Bookstacked readers. Get TWO audiobooks for the price of one with your first month of membership when using the code Bookstacked. Click here to get started. Joan He's captivating novel, The Ones We're Meant to Find, is a story of sisters against the backdrop of a world shaped and transformed by climate change. The book, which releases May 4, is already one of the top...

Duration:00:34:57

Rebellion, romance and dragon riding with Rosaria Munda ('Flamefall')

3/19/2021
SPOILER WARNING: This episode includes minor spoilers for 'Fireborne' and 'Flamefall'! In 2019, Fireborne introduced us to Lee and Annie, two young dragon riders struggling to come to terms with their pasts as they competed to see who would lead their newly rebuilt society. Now, their story continues in Flamefall, where the political intrigue gets messier, the alliances become murkier and a brand new group of riders flies off the page. This is the book Fireborne fans have been waiting for...

Duration:00:44:24

Book Club: 'Concrete Rose' by Angie Thomas

2/26/2021
Concrete Rose is Bookstacked's first YA book club pick — and we all agree it was a good one. Angie Thomas' Concrete Rose is an emotional journey that packs a punch. It's a relevant and needed book in today's world, one that further explores what it means to be Black in America while also being so relatable to absolutely anyone who picks it up. In this episode of the podcast, we sit down to discuss what's sure to be one of our favorite books of the year. Related Links: Review: Angie Thomas...

Duration:00:51:27

Introducing the Bookmarked YA Book Club

1/12/2021
We’re excited to announce the launch of the Bookmarked YA Book Club, which will be a new addition to our flagship podcast, Bookmarked. The Bookstacked Team already meets monthly to discuss the bookish life alongside the latest news and updates in YA as part of our podcast. We figured we should throw some actual reading into the mix! Our book club selection is Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas Purchase the book from Bookshop (we earn a commission from sales made via Bookshop — thanks for...

Duration:00:06:56

The biggest YA book takeaways from 2020

12/31/2020
There's a lot to say about 2020. Like every other industry, publishing wasn't spared from the pandemic. Readers and authors around the world reckoned with the current events that shaped our lives. As we say goodbye to 2020, we look back at some of the biggest changes and themes we saw in YA books and publishing as a whole. One thing is for certain: things definitely changed this year. Support Us: You can support our show and website when you buy your YA books from our Bookshop...

Duration:00:48:00

Retelling Cinderella ... but with Quidditch, with Anna Meriano ('This is How We Fly')

12/11/2020
Quidditch is a real thing ... sort of. It might not be the magical experience many know, but athletes across the world have transformed the once-fictional activity into a real and authentic sport. It's behind that backdrop that author Anna Meriano has penned her young adult novel, This Is How We Fly. Meriano sits down with Bookstacked writer Chelsea Regan to discuss her new book in this special bonus episode of the podcast. There's lots of talk about Quidditch (including how the Harry...

Duration:00:39:55

'Midnight Sun' — the good and the bad (SPOILERS!)

10/29/2020
After so many incredibly long years of waiting (seriously, if you don't know the history behind this book, you need to read up on it), Twihards have finally consumed Stephenie Meyer's Midnight Sun — and we're finally up to talking about it on this podcast. The new Twilight novel offers new perspectives on many of Meyer's iconic characters, most of all Edward Cullen. In this episode of the podcast, we share our thoughts on Midnight Sun and talk about the good and the bad that's come from...

Duration:00:40:45

Fierce feminism with author Sarah Henning (‘The Princess Will Save You’)

7/10/2020
Why does the prince always save the princess? That's the question author Sarah Henning asked herself when she penned her latest novel, The Princess Will Save You, a story that turns the tired damsel-in-distress trope on its head. We spoke with Sarah about her new book as well as her approach to feminism in YA. She even shared a bit about her career as a journalist! The Princess Will Save You is now available in bookstores. Purchase a copy! Get in touch … Let your voice be heard! There...

Duration:00:31:31

'The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes' — let's discuss

6/23/2020
Everyone's been talking about it — and now we can too! The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes kicked off the summer in YA books. The reception has been mostly mixed throughout the community, but we were surprised to find that most of us enjoyed it in some way! While it's certainly very different from the previous Hunger Games books, the story of Coriolanus Snow has a lot to offer and teach us. As part of our initiative to do more, we're donating 100% of our ad earnings from the month of June to...

Duration:00:44:34

We freak out about 'Midnight Sun' and Percy Jackson on Disney Plus

5/22/2020
You can go ahead and say it: it's a great time to be a YA fan ... especially if you have a longing for nostalgic days. Two massive news stories dropped in May: Stephenie Meyer is releasing Midnight Sun (finally!) and Rick Riordan has somehow convinced the "powers-that-be" (aka Disney Plus) to adapt the Percy Jackson novels as a TV show. Naturally, we had to sit down and discuss the new developments in this impromptu Bookmarked bonus episode! Note: Our promised Harry Potter discussion is...

Duration:00:31:03