YA Book Chat

YA Book Chat

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!

Episodes

August 30, 2022 49 min

Today I am chatting with author Katie Keridan about her debut YA Fantasy novel, Reign Returned. Reign Returned is book one of The Felserpent Chronicles.

In today's episode, Katie and I chat about her transition from being a doctor to becoming a full time author, her amazing world building for Reign Returned, the fantastic characters, the challenges she faced in writing this story, and so much more. Join us!

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Today I am chatting with author Margot Harrison about her brand new book, We Made It All Up.

Margot is the author of The Glare and The Killer in Me. You won't want to miss this episode, as we chat all about her brand new thriller! This murder mystery will keep you on the edge of your toes, questioning who the killer could be. Not only that, Harrison tackles some strong themes that are important for young adult readers.

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August 7, 2022 59 min
Today my friend Sarah and I are chatting about Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller.

This was the first book by Tricia Levenseller that I've read, and I loved it so much that now she is an automatic buy for me. Both Sarah and I devoured this book and its sequel. If you like pirates, this book is for you. It's like Pirates of the Caribbean but with a female lead. There's treasure hunting, greedy pirates, tri...
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July 24, 2022 88 min

Today my friend Victoria and I are chatting about the book Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch.

Love & Gelato is such a fun book! It's the story of a young girl who goes to Florence, Italy to stay with a man she's never met before; a man who may just be her father. While in Italy, Lina discovers a lot about Florence, her mom, and herself. It's such a fantastic coming of age story that will make you want to travel ...

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I am excited to welcome author Sarah Henning back to YA Book Chat! When she was first here, Sarah and I discussed her book The Princess Will Save You, book 1 in her Kingdoms of the Sand and Sky trilogy. Today, Sarah and I are chatting about her brand new book, The King Will Kill You, book 3 in this fantastic trilogy.

Join us as we chat about what it was like going from book one to book three, the characters, plot line, Sarah's w...

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Today I am excited to welcome author Elayne Audrey Becker to the podcast!

Join us as Elayne and me chat about her Forestborn duology. Wildbound, book two, will be released August 30, 2022. In this episode Elayne and I chat about the publishing process, character development, worldbuilding, and so much more! You won't want to miss this!

Check out my previous episode to learn more about Forestborn. Read below to learn a bit about W...

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June 20, 2022 72 min

Join my friend Morgan and me as  we chat about Forestborn by Elayne Audrey Becker.

Forestborn is a fantastic, magical adventure that will keep you on your toes! It's true fantasy with magic forests, creatures, and people; a quest for our main characters, two love stories, and more! Come along and join us on this fantastic journey!

A little about Forestborn:
Rora is a shifter, as magical as all those born in the wilderness―and as ...

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June 6, 2022 77 min

Today my friend Bethanie and I will be chatting about the book Sea Witch, by Sarah Henning.

Sea Witch is the beautifully told origin story of the Sea Witch from Hans Christian Anderson's classic fairy tale, The Little Mermaid.  Sarah Henning takes Hans Christian Anderson's beautiful story and weaves it's elements into her own story in such a breathtaking way. Don't believe everything Disney throws at you...Ursula is...

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Today I am featuring a special crossover episode with Bethanie of Prince Kai Fan Pod!

Bethanie is celebrating the three year anniversary of PKFP! So, to celebrate, we asked our listeners to send us questions about anything, and Bethanie and I answered them ALL!

Join us for this super fun Q&A episode!

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Today I am joined by YA author Rachel A. Greco to chat about her brand new YA Fantasy, The Gift of Dragons!

Join Rachel and me as we chat about this incredible new world she has created, where humans and dragons strive to live together. We chat about the plot, characters, world building, Rachel's writing style, what Rachel is working on next, and more!

Join us!

A little about The Gift of Dragons:

When the prince Adelaide seeks to o...

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May 2, 2022 103 min

Today I will be chatting with my friend Victoria about the critically acclaimed book Firekeepers Daughter, by Angeline Boulley.

*Content Warning: This book deals with drug abuse, gun violence, murder, physical assault, and sexual assault. Please keep that in mind before you read the book and/or listen to this episode.*

In this episode, Victoria and I chat not just about the plot of the book, but about the importance of representatio...

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April 18, 2022 64 min

Today I am joined by Abby and Mo from The Book Life Podcast to chat about Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim.

Take a listen as Abby, Mo, and I chat about this beautiful retelling of The Six Swans by the Brothers Grimm. You'll also get a sneak peek into what's to come in book two of this fantastic duology!

A little about Six Crimson Cranes:

Shiori'anma, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret. Forbidden magic runs throu...

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April 3, 2022 87 min

Today I am joined by Bethanie of the Prince Kai Fan Pod podcast and my friend Lily, and we will be chatting about Red Wolf by Rachel Vincent.

Join us as we dive into this fantastic Red Riding Hood retelling that is also a Big Bad Wolf origin story. We'll chat not just about the book, but about the original Red Riding Hood fairy tales by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm, and will discover how they tie into Red Wolf.

A lit...

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Join me today as I chat with #1 NY Times, USA, and Indie Best Selling author V. E. Schwab!

V. E. and I are chatting (100% spoiler FREE!) about her brand new thriller, Gallant! We chat all about her writing career, how writing Gallant was different than her previous books, what Gallant is all about, what it was like for her writing a main character that is non-verbal, and more!

Join us!

A bit about Gallant:

Olivia Prior has grown up in ...

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Today I am joined by debut author Vanessa Len!

Vanessa and I are chatting (100% spoiler free!!) about her brand new YA novel, Only A Monster. Take a listen as we chat about what it was like for Vanessa to debut her first novel, her writing process, the characters and stories, time travel, and more!

I highly recommend this book, so take a listen to discover if you'll love it as well.


A little about Only A Monster:

Don’t forget th...

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Join me and special guests New York Times Bestselling authors Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman as we discuss their Aurora Cycle series, and hit specific points about the most recent release in the series, Aurora's End.

Jay, Amie, and I chat about all things Aurora Cycle (LOTS of spoilers!!), sci-fi interests, hidden Easter eggs, what the most difficult part of writing Aurora's End was, The Princess Bride, and more!

SPOILER WARNI...

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February 7, 2022 59 min

We are at the start of the 2022 Winter Olympics! What better way to kick off this special time of year than by covering a book about two Winter Olympic hopefuls?

Today I am chatting with author Sara Fujimura about her book Every Reason We Shouldn't.

 This heartwarming contemporary YA book, tells the story of sixteen year old figure skater Olivia Kennedy, who's Olympic dreams have been shattered, and new boy in town, Jonah Cho...

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I am excited to be joined by award winning author Kris Faryn today!

Kris and I will be discussing her latest YA series, the Siren's Call series. We will be chatting about books 1 and 2 in the series (Song of Destiny, and Song of Wings). You will also get a sneak peek at book 3 in the series (Song of Curses, available February 14, 2022)).

The Siren's Call series, a YA dark fantasy series, follows the story of Korrina Lore. K...

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January 10, 2022 86 min

Today my friend Sarah and I are chatting about Lore by Alexandra Bracken!

Join us as we chat about this exciting contemporary, urban fantasy based on Greek mythology. We chat about the plot, our favorite characters, how this particular love trope was torturous, hear all my favorite quotes, and more!

A little about Lore:

For centuries, Zeus has punished the gods with a game called the Agon, which turns them mortal for one week, and a...

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December 20, 2021 79 min

Calling all fans of Peter Pan! If you love the story of the boy who never grew up, you will LOVE Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas.

Today I am joined by self proclaimed Peter Pan expert Drew and his lovely podcasting partner Cassie (Of Slippers and Spindles Podcast). We will chat all things Peter Pan (book, movie, and Broadway) as we dive into Lost in the Never Woods. This is a wonderful Peter Pan retelling, and a must read f...

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