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Do you enjoy reading YA books? Are you dying to talk about them and hear what others think about your favorite books? Are you outside of the YA age bracket (like myself) but still enjoy them? Then this is the podcast for you! Join me and my friends, as we discuss our favorite YA books and authors! We’ll chat spoiler-free at the start of each episode, just in case you haven’t read the book yet. Then I’ll give a warning before heading into our spoiler zone. I'll also have special episodes where I'll interview YA authors! I’ll be discussing books by Victoria Aveyard, Holly Black, Neal Shusterman, Veronica Roth, Pierce Brown, Marissa Meyer, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Stephanie Garber, Melissa de la Cruz, and many more!Have questions on your favorite books? Want to know my thoughts on them? Have a book you love that you want me to discuss? Send me an email at yabookchat@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

Do you enjoy reading YA books? Are you dying to talk about them and hear what others think about your favorite books? Are you outside of the YA age bracket (like myself) but still enjoy them? Then this is the podcast for you! Join me and my friends, as we discuss our favorite YA books and authors! We’ll chat spoiler-free at the start of each episode, just in case you haven’t read the book yet. Then I’ll give a warning before heading into our spoiler zone. I'll also have special episodes where I'll interview YA authors! I’ll be discussing books by Victoria Aveyard, Holly Black, Neal Shusterman, Veronica Roth, Pierce Brown, Marissa Meyer, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Stephanie Garber, Melissa de la Cruz, and many more!Have questions on your favorite books? Want to know my thoughts on them? Have a book you love that you want me to discuss? Send me an email at yabookchat@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

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Do you enjoy reading YA books? Are you dying to talk about them and hear what others think about your favorite books? Are you outside of the YA age bracket (like myself) but still enjoy them? Then this is the podcast for you! Join me and my friends, as we discuss our favorite YA books and authors! We’ll chat spoiler-free at the start of each episode, just in case you haven’t read the book yet. Then I’ll give a warning before heading into our spoiler zone. I'll also have special episodes where I'll interview YA authors! I’ll be discussing books by Victoria Aveyard, Holly Black, Neal Shusterman, Veronica Roth, Pierce Brown, Marissa Meyer, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Stephanie Garber, Melissa de la Cruz, and many more!Have questions on your favorite books? Want to know my thoughts on them? Have a book you love that you want me to discuss? Send me an email at yabookchat@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

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Episodes

Children of Blood and Bone

1/25/2021
Today I am joined by special guest Dawn from the Novel Universe Podcast. Dawn and I sat down to chat about Tomi Adeyemi's fantastic YA fantasy novel, Children of Blood and Bone. If you have not yet read this book, be sure to take a listen to my spoiler free section. This is a book you don't want to miss! Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed...

Duration:00:49:53

BONUS EPISODE: The Starless Sea

1/20/2021
Today's special Bonus episode features the book The Starless Sea, by Erin Morgenstern. While this is not a YA book, it's definitely one I wanted to hash out and chat about with a friend. Author Megan O'Russell joins me on today's episode as we try to figure out just what happened in the Starless Sea. We're a little confused...but have a LOT of fun trying to figure it all out. A little about The Starless Sea: Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a...

Duration:01:13:22

Instant Karma

1/11/2021
Join my friends Bethanie, Taylor, and me as we dive into Marissa Meyer's newest book, Instant Karma! Instant Karma is a sweet, contemporary romance about teenager, and chronic overachiever, Prudence Barnett. Prudence is always quick to cast judgment on the lazy, rude, and arrogant residents of her coastal town. Her dreams of karmic justice are fulfilled when, after a night out with her friends, she wakes up with the sudden ability to cast instant karma on those around her. Pru giddily...

Duration:01:09:41

Interview with Author Janet Olson

12/30/2020
Today I will be chatting with author Janet Olson about her book, New Beginnings. Join us! A little about New Beginnings: Seventeen year old Ida's life is turned upside down when her best friend dies. Not long after, Ida discovers she is pregnant. As a result, her parents send to her be part of a volunteer program in Africa, hoping it will help Ida out of her funk, and discover who she is. While Ida isn't thrilled about being shipped off to Africa for six months, it ends up being a...

Duration:00:27:05

Interview with Author Derek Alan Siddoway

12/28/2020
Join me today in a conversation with author Derek Alan Siddoway! I covered Derek's book Djinn Tamer: Starter in Season 1, and today I get to chat with Derek himself! Join us as we chat about Derek's books, our outdoor adventures, what it's like to be a rancher in Utah, and so much more! Check out Derek on his social media platforms, and be sure to check out all his fantastic books! Derek's Website Derek's Instagram

Duration:00:52:12

Ash Princess

12/14/2020
Join my friend Amanda and me as we discuss the first book in Laura Sebastian's Ash Princess series. Amanda and I delve into the world of magic and intrigue in this page-turning book. A little about Ash Princess: Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. On that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia's family, her land, and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess--a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner. For ten...

Duration:00:56:42

Interview with Author Marissa Meyer

11/30/2020
I am so very thrilled to bring you this interview I did with NYT Bestselling author, Marissa Meyer! Join Marissa and me as we chat about her brand new book, Instant Karma. We talk about where the idea for Instant Karma came from, why Marissa chose to write a romance, all about the main character, and different themes in the book, Marissa's writing process, and more! I'll also be asking Marissa some questions from her fans/my listeners. Plus, Marissa reveals what her next book will...

Duration:00:53:47

The Beautiful

11/16/2020
Join me on a journey to 1872 New Orleans, a city ruled by the dead, as we dive into The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh. My guest today is the delightful Heather Berghaier. Come along as Heather and I explore this dark world of demons and other worldly creatures, hunting and skulking in the city of New Orleans. A little about The Beautiful: In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans is a safe haven after she's forced to flee her life...

Duration:00:46:06

Red Rising

11/2/2020
Today I am diving into Pierce Brown's first book in the Red Rising saga. My special guest today is Amanda from Fictional Hangover podcast. Amanda and I had so much fun chatting about Darrow of Lykos, and his world on Mars. Join us! A bit about Red Rising: Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he...

Duration:01:00:47

The Cruel Prince

10/19/2020
Join my friend Lauren Hennessy and me as we dive into Holly Black's Faerie fantasy world of The Cruel Prince! Holly Black's The Folk of the Air trilogy is one you don't want to miss! The first book, The Cruel Prince, will draw you in and keep you wanting more. About The Cruel Prince... Jude Duarte was seven years old when her parents were brutally murdered in front of her, and she and her sisters were stolen away to live in the High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing...

Duration:00:52:09

Ember and Stone

10/5/2020
Welcome to Season 2 of YA Book Chat! I am excited to start my second season off with a bang by featuring the first book in the Ena of Ilbrea series, Ember and Stone by Megan O'Russell. Not only that, but I am joined by Megan herself on today's episode! Join Megan and me as we talk about her fantastic book, as well as Megan's writing process, how life as an actor sometimes bleeds into her writing, and get a glimpse at Megan's other book series. A bit about Ember and Stone... After her...

Duration:00:38:01

Caraval

8/31/2020
Join my guest Alice and me as we dive into Stephanie Garber's magical world of Caraval! Caraval is a magical world like none other! Scarlett Dragna and her sister Donatella have always dreamed of attending Caraval, but have never left the tiny island on which they live. But fortune finally smiles on them when Scarlett receives an invitation to Caraval from Caraval Master himself, Legend. But Scarlett soon discovers that her sister Tella is the object of the game this year. Tella has been...

Duration:01:09:13

An Ember In The Ashes

8/17/2020
Join my guest and me as we discuss the first book in Sabaa Tahir's fascinating series, An Ember In The Ashes. Today I'm joined by Amanda Ellingson from the Adapted For Your Viewing Podcast. Amanda and I really dive in and hash out this amazing book! Take a listen as we discuss elements such as the world building, depth of characters, love triangles, magic, and more! As always, the first 10-15 minutes is spoiler FREE, and then you'll get a warning before we head into our spoiler zone. An...

Duration:01:08:01

Serpent & Dove

8/3/2020
Join my friend Victoria and me as we discuss Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin! (As always, the first 10-15 minutes are spoiler FREE, and then I'll give you a warning before we jump into our spoiler section.) Serpent & Dove is the exciting story of Louise le Blanc, a witch who fled her coven two years ago, and Reid Diggory, a man who's sole purpose in life is to rid the world of witches. An unexpected situation pushes Lou and Reid into circumstances they never planned on - Marriage - to...

Duration:01:04:07

Jo & Laurie

7/20/2020
Join my friend Bethanie and me as we dive into the world of Little Women! If you love Little Women, you will adore Jo & Laurie! Our talented authors take us through Jo & Laurie's complicated relationship, and Jo's writing process, as she fumbles through writing her novels. Think you know the story of Little Women? Think again... 1869, Concord, Massachusetts: After the publication of her first novel, Jo March is shocked to discover her book of scribbles has become a best seller, and her...

Duration:01:06:03

Interview with Author Sarah Henning

7/15/2020
**Entire episode is SPOILER FREE** Join award winning author Sarah Henning and I as we discuss her brand new book, The Princess Will Save You. The Princess Will Save You is a fun story inspired by the hit movie, The Princess Bride, but with a twist...What would have happened if Buttercup had saved Westley? When her father dies, Princess Amarande is given an ultimatum: marry the leader of a neighboring kingdom, or loose her crown - and possibly her life. To force her hand, her beloved, the...

Duration:00:49:13

Divergent

7/6/2020
Join my guest Lauren, from And Here's Why Pod, and me as we talk about Divergent, the first book in Veronica Roth's best selling series! Make sure you listen to the end because I included a short bonus section where Lauren and I discuss the Divergent movies. You won't want to miss it! In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave),...

Duration:01:04:00

The Queen's Assassin

6/29/2020
**Please note: This episode was recorded before I changed my format. Therefore, it is a bit longer than my last few episodes. But, it's packed full of goodness! So be sure to take a listen!** Join my guest Christi and I as we embark on a journey of adventure and intrigue. The Queen's Assassin is the story of Caledon Holt and Shadow of the Honey Glade. Caledon is the Hearthstone Guild's deadliest assassin and the kingdom's deadliest weapon. He is sworn to the service of Queen Lilliana, to...

Duration:01:33:14

StepSister

6/15/2020
Today I am sharing with you one of my all-time favorite YA books. StepSister, by Jennifer Donnelly, is a fairytale retelling like none other! Isabelle is Cinderella's ugly stepsister. Her jealousy of Cinderella has made her mean and hollow. But now Isabelle has the chance to change her fate and chose her own destiny. She will prove "it takes more than heartache to break a girl." StepSister is a wonderful story that shows us that ugly is in the eye of the beholder, and that pretty is more...

Duration:01:00:55

Djinn Tamer: Starter

6/3/2020
If you are a fan of Pokemon, Digimon, and Monster Rancher, then this is the book for you! Come along with my guest David and me as we dive into the world of monster taming and battling! Young Jackson Hunt wants nothing more than to be a professional Djinn Tamer. However, due to circumstances at home, he is forced to spend his days working in order to help his grandmother make ends meet. But one day Jackson discovers a young, untrained Djinn that his dead mother left behind for him....

Duration:00:49:30