Anna and Surge dissect The New Boy, which isn't as gross as it might sound. It's the next Fear Street book in the series and it doesn't quite mirror The New Girl content wise. Which was too be expected, except if you're Surge. Before that, they review a book of short stories called Saints and Charlatans by Sarim Baig.
Anna and Surge slather themselves with sunblock so they can discuss Fear Street: Sunburn.The peeling skin and intense pain are bad enough, why add murder to the mix? At the top of the cast, Surge and Anna also review Gloria Chao's American Panda. The most easily relatable book Anna has read in awhile.
The second season of RetRead Podcast starts out with a bang. We didn't cheat to get this episode out, but Carter sure cheated in the book. Anna and Surge talk about the ramifications of cheating in the Fear Street universe. Cheating vs justice, who will prevail? Before our discussion of The Cheater, Surge reviews Coyote Tales by Thomas King, illustrations by Byron Eggenschwiler. Book courtesy of Groundwood Books.
Surge and Anna discuss how Fear Street Super Chiller: Goodnight Kiss compares to other vampire books out there. It's dangerous to be a vacationing Shadyside student. Before our Fear Street review, Anna reviews City of Endless Night, the latest offering from the Pendergast series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.
Surge and Anna finish up the Fear Street Cheerleaders trilogy (we assume New Evil doesn't count). How did RL Stine wrap up this brief series? Check it out in our episode. Before we get into Fear Street, Surge discusses a book of myths and legends called Tatterhood, and Anna discusses an anthology of short stories called Where the Stars Rise.
Our first review of the year! Anna and Surge go in depth on the second installment of the Fear Street Cheerleaders series, The Second Evil. From grave rubbings to more deaths, we've upped the ante in this book. Before our Fear Street discussion, we review C. Robert Cargill's Sea of Rust and Nina Berkhout's The Mosaic. Both books were featured in our last minute holiday gift guide.
We start the Fear Street Cheerleaders series with The First Evil. What is more iconic than high school cheerleaders? It was inevitable that they'd make an appearance in the Fear Street series. Anna and Surge discuss their newest breakthrough in the Fear Street mythos thanks to The First Evil. Before this, they review Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
Have you ever been gaslighted by someone? Well if you have, was it as bad as what happened to Becka here on Fear Street? Anna and Surge discuss! Before we talk about Fear Street The Best Friend, we also review Good Morning Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton, and Deceit and Other Possibilities by Vanessa Hua.
Surge and Anna discuss the 2nd Fear Street Super Chiller, Silent Night. Is there a protagonist as awful as Reva Dalby? Wow. The show starts with a special publication day review of the latest in the October Daye series, The Brightest Fell by Seanan McGuire.
Surge and Anna discuss one of the best (in their humble opinions) Fear Street books to date, The Prom Queen. Before their discussion, Surge reviews Shakespeare's The Tempest and Anna reviews the upcoming book Rose&Poe by Jack Todd.
We listened to all 42 entries into the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. While the meaning of life, the universe, and everything alluded us, we managed to each make a top 10 (+some extras) list. Take a listen! Agree? Disagree?
Surge and Anna discuss the most ill thought out plan in our discussion of Fear Street: Ski Weekend. We don't even see any skiing in the book! Anna also reviews the first 2 books in the Themis Files, Sleeping Giants and Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel
A prolific poet and author of Last Machine in the Solar System, Matthew Isaac Sobin is the first author interview of the podcast. We talk about everything from serious topics like his writing process and publishing, to things like alien first contact. Give it a listen!
Justine throws a Halloween Party on Fear Street and ends up giving us the best Fear Street book so far! Seriously though RL Stine, you've surprised us. Anna also gives a quick midway through review of Spaceman of Bohemia.
Mayra is sleepwalking all over Fear Street and we're here to discuss it. How do you pronounce Mayra anyways? Well, we figure it out eventually. Also, is Mayra the most gullible protagonist in all the Fear Street books so far? We sure think so. Anna also reviews The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker.
Cara and Mark's parents are missing and we end up with our favorite Fear Street book to date. Seriously. We also get a lot further in our Fear Street/Corporate buyout conspiracy theory. Before this, we talk about Last Machine in the Solar System by Matthew Isaac Sobin. We give this book the highest rating of any book we've ever talked about.