Booked All Night

Booked All Night

By Jess, Maggie, & Dan
A semi-weekly podcast about YA lit and our intense feelings, hosted by Jessica Tuckerman, Magdalyn Ann, and Daniel Stanton.
The long version: three super dorky friends and their feelings about YA lit. Jess, the sci-fi devotee; Maggie, the fantasy cultist; Daniel, the contemporary boi. With our powers combined, we read across the genre spectrums to bring you amazing book talks, interviews with fantastic authors, and general silliness that is all our own.
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An Interview with Melissa de la Cruz and Margaret Stohl
On tonight’s episode, we’re joined by two authors, both of whom are New York Times bestsellers. You may know them from such titles as Alex & Eliza, Disney’s Descendants, and Blue Bloods as well as Cats VRS Robots, The Life of Captain Marvel, and Royce Rolls, here to talk about their upcoming title Jo & Laurie it’s Melissa de la Cruz and Margaret Stohl! In between questions and amazing answers we played Burn, ReWrite, ReRead and our latest game The Book Stops Here. Booked All Night: Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Sign Up for the Newsletter and get a heads up on who's coming to join us so you can ask your own questions. Visit Our TeeSpring  Visit BookedAllNight.blog  Follow Jess: Twitter . Facebook Follow Maggie: Twitter Follow Dan: Twitter Connect with Melissa: Twitter . Instagram . Website Connect with Margaret: Twitter . Instagram . Website Jo & Laurie Bestselling authors Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz bring us a romantic retelling of Little Women starring Jo March and her best friend, the boy next door, Theodore "Laurie" Laurence. 1869, Concord, Massachusetts: After the publication of her first novel, Jo March is shocked to discover her book of scribbles has become a bestseller, and her publisher and fans demand a sequel. While pressured into coming up with a story, she goes to New York with her dear friend Laurie for a week of inspiration--museums, operas, and even a once-in-a-lifetime reading by Charles Dickens himself! But Laurie has romance on his mind, and despite her growing feelings, Jo's desire to remain independent leads her to turn down his heartfelt marriage proposal and sends the poor boy off to college heartbroken. When Laurie returns to Concord with a sophisticated new girlfriend, will Jo finally communicate her true heart's desire or lose the love of her life forever?
1:01:16
June 4, 2020
Incendiary
It's time to talk about Zoraida Cordova's latest title: INCENDIARY. Dan wasn't a fan, Maggie is a stan, and Jess didn't get far enough to have an opinion. Let's get started! Booked All Night: Twitter . Facebook . Instagram  Sign Up for the Newsletter and get a heads up on who's coming to join us so you can ask your own questions.    Visit Our TeeSpring  Visit BookedAllNight.blog    Follow Jess: Twitter . Facebook Follow Maggie: Twitter Follow Dan: Twitter I am Renata Convida. I have lived a hundred stolen lives. Now I live my own. Renata Convida was only a child when she was kidnapped by the King's Justice and brought to the luxurious palace of Andalucia. As a Robari, the rarest and most feared of the magical Moria, Renata's ability to steal memories from royal enemies enabled the King's Wrath, a siege that resulted in the deaths of thousands of her own people. Now Renata is one of the Whispers, rebel spies working against the crown and helping the remaining Moria escape the kingdom bent on their destruction. The Whispers may have rescued Renata from the palace years ago, but she cannot escape their mistrust and hatred--or the overpowering memories of the hundreds of souls she turned "hollow" during her time in the palace. When Dez, the commander of her unit, is taken captive by the notorious Sangrado Prince, Renata will do anything to save the boy whose love makes her place among the Whispers bearable. But a disastrous rescue attempt means Renata must return to the palace under cover and complete Dez's top secret mission. Can Renata convince her former captors that she remains loyal, even as she burns for vengeance against the brutal, enigmatic prince? Her life and the fate of the Moria depend on it. But returning to the palace stirs childhood memories long locked away. As Renata grows more deeply embedded in the politics of the royal court, she uncovers a secret in her past that could change the entire fate of the kingdom--and end the war that has cost her everything.
54:31
May 21, 2020
An Interview with Rob Rufus
It's Dan's first solo interview! He is joined by Rob Rufus, author of THE VINYL UNDERGROUND.  Booked All Night: Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Sign Up for the Newsletter and get a heads up on who's coming to join us so you can ask your own questions. Visit Our TeeSpring Visit BookedAllNight.blog Follow Jess: Twitter . Facebook Follow Maggie: Twitter Follow Dan: Twitter
54:28
May 20, 2020
An Interview with Dallas Woodburn
Booked All Night: Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Sign Up for the Newsletter and get a heads up on who's coming to join us so you can ask your own questions.   Visit Our TeeSpring  Visit BookedAllNight.blog   Follow Jess: Twitter . Facebook Follow Maggie: Twitter Follow Dan: Twitter Follow Dallas Woodburn: http://dallaswoodburnpr.com/ We're joined by Dallas Woodburn, author of the recently released THE BEST WEEK THAT NEVER HAPPENED. After her parents’ bitter divorce, family vacations to the Big Island in Hawaii ceased. But across the miles, eighteen-year-old Tegan Rossi remains connected to local Kai Kapule, her best friend from childhood. Now, Tegan finds herself alone and confused about how she got to the Big Island. With no wallet, no cell phone, purse, or plane ticket, Tegan struggles to piece together what happened. She must have come to surprise-visit Kai. Right? As the teens grow even closer, Tegan pushes aside her worries and gets swept away in the vacation of her dreams. But each morning, Tegan startles awake from nightmares that become more difficult to ignore. Something is eerily amiss. Why is there a strange gap in her memory? Why can’t she reach her parents or friends from home? And what’s with the mysterious hourglass tattoo over her heart? Kai promises to help Tegan figure out what is going on. But the answers they find only lead to more questions. As the week unfolds, Tegan will experience the magic of first love, the hope of second chances, and the bittersweet joy and grief of being human.
42:17
May 7, 2020
Aurora Rising
Jess is a gearhead with both eyebrows, Dan is a stunningly attractive Ace, and Maggie finds herself with newfound responsibilities on this episode of Booked All Night when we discuss Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. Booked All Night: Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Sign Up for the Newsletter and get a heads up on who's coming to join us so you can ask your own questions.  Visit Our TeeSpring Visit BookedAllNight.blog  Follow Jess: Twitter . Facebook Follow Maggie: Twitter Follow Dan: Twitter
1:21:08
April 24, 2020
An Interview with Claire Swinarski
We're joined by Claire Swinarski, author of the upcoming middle-grade novel WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, which comes out on May 19th (no push backs here according to her editor). We discuss her work, just how many lakes Wisconsin and Minnesota have, and Claire's disturbing lack of authored fanfiction. Connect with Claire at ClaireSwinarski.com Connect with Booked All Night: Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Sign Up for the Newsletter and get a heads up on who's coming to join us so you can ask your own questions. Visit Our TeeSpring Visit BookedAllNight.blog Follow Jess: Twitter . Facebook Follow Maggie: Twitter Follow Dan: Twitter In this heartfelt and accessible middle grade novel perfect for fans of The Thing About Jellyfish, a young girl throws herself into solving a local mystery to keep from missing her older sister, who has been sent to an eating disorder treatment facility. Astronomy-obsessed Abby McCourt should be thrilled about the solar eclipse her small town of Moose Junction is about to witness, but she’s not. After her older sister Blair was sent away for an eating disorder, Abby has been in a funk. Desperate to dull the pain her sister’s absence has left, she teams up with a visiting astronomer to help track down his long-lost telescope. Though this is supposed to take Abby’s mind off the distance between her and Blair, what she finds may bring her closer to her sister than she ever thought possible.
45:49
April 10, 2020
The Vinyl Underground
This week we discuss The Vinyl Underground by Rob Rufus and Maggie's strange phobia of all things quadrilateral. Also, Jess has a meltdown about the music and Dan spoils the third act. Connect with Booked All Night: Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Sign Up for the Newsletter and get a heads up on who's coming to join us so you can ask your own questions. Visit Our TeeSpring Visit BookedAllNight.blog Follow Jess: Twitter . Facebook Follow Maggie: Twitter Follow Dan: Twitter Dig it. During the tumultuous year of 1968, four teens are drawn together: Ronnie Bingham, who is grieving his brother’s death in Vietnam; Milo, Ronnie’s bookish best friend; “Ramrod,” a star athlete who is secretly avoiding the draft; and Hana, the new girl, a half-Japanese badass rock-n-roller whose presence doesn’t sit well with their segregated high school. The four outcasts find sanctuary in “The Vinyl Underground,” a record club where they spin music, joke, debate, and escape the stifling norms of their small southern town. But Ronnie’s eighteenth birthday is looming. Together, they hatch a plan to keep Ronnie from being drafted. But when a horrific act of racial-charged violence rocks the gang to their core, they decide it’s time for an epic act of rebellion.
1:00:31
March 27, 2020
The Fire Never Goes Out
Join us this week for a discussion on Noelle Stevenson's The Fire Never Goes Out.  Connect with Booked All Night: Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Sign Up for the Newsletter and get a heads up on who's coming to join us so you can ask your own questions. Visit Our TeeSpring Visit BookedAllNight.blog Follow Jess: Twitter . Facebook Follow Maggie: Twitter Follow Dan: Twitter From Noelle Stevenson, the New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of Nimona, comes a captivating, honest illustrated memoir that finds her turning an important corner in her creative journey—and inviting readers along for the ride. In a collection of essays and personal mini-comics that span eight years of her young adult life, author-illustrator Noelle Stevenson charts the highs and lows of being a creative human in the world. Whether it’s hearing the wrong name called at her art school graduation ceremony or becoming a National Book Award finalist for her debut graphic novel, Nimona, Noelle captures the little and big moments that make up a real-life, with a wit, wisdom, and vulnerability that are all her own.
56:55
March 13, 2020
Upright Women Wanted
Join us this week as we discuss Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey.  Connect with Booked All Night: Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Sign Up for the Newsletter and get a heads up on who's coming to join us so you can ask your own questions. Visit Our Store Follow Jess: Twitter . Facebook Follow Maggie: Twitter Follow Dan: Twitter In Upright Women Wanted, award-winning author Sarah Gailey reinvents the pulp Western with an explicitly antifascist, near-future story of queer identity. “That girl’s got more wrong notions than a barn owl’s got mean looks.” Esther is a stowaway. She’s hidden herself away in the Librarian’s book wagon in an attempt to escape the marriage her father has arranged for her—a marriage to the man who was previously engaged to her best friend. Her best friend who she was in love with. Her best friend who was just executed for possession of resistance propaganda. The future American Southwest is full of bandits, fascists, and queer librarian spies on horseback trying to do the right thing.
46:00
February 27, 2020
The Queen's Assassin
Caledon Holt is the Kingdom of Renovia's deadliest weapon. No one alive can best him in brawn or brains, which is why he's the Guild's most dangerous member and the Queen's one and only assassin. He's also bound to the Queen by an impossible vow--to find the missing Deian Scrolls, the fount of all magical history and knowledge, stolen years ago by a nefarious sect called the Aphrasians. Shadow has been training all her life to follow in the footsteps of her mother and aunts--to become skilled enough to join the ranks of the Guild. Though magic has been forbidden since the Aphrasian uprising, Shadow has been learning to control her powers in secret, hoping that one day she'll become an assassin as feared and revered as Caledon Holt. When a surprise attack brings Shadow and Cal together, they're forced to team up as assassin and apprentice to hunt down a new sinister threat to Renovia. But as Cal and Shadow grow closer, they'll uncover a shocking web of lies and secrets that may destroy everything they hold dear. With war on the horizon and true love at risk, they'll stop at nothing to protect each other and their kingdom in this stunning first novel in the Queen's Secret series. Connect with Booked All Night: Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Sign Up for the Newsletter and get a heads up on who's coming to join us so you can ask your own questions. Visit Our Store Follow Jess: Twitter . Facebook Follow Maggie: Twitter Follow Dan: Twitter
54:23
February 14, 2020
Does Katniss Everdeen Sh*t In the Woods?
Well? Does she? And other questions you're just dying to answer. This week, we jump back into the podcast scene. Welcome to Booked All Night 2020, a season with no direction but hopefully a lot of guests.  Connect with Booked All Night: Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Sign Up for the Newsletter and get a heads up on who's coming to join us so you can ask your own questions. Follow Jess: Twitter . Facebook Follow Maggie: Twitter Follow Dan: Twitter
53:11
January 31, 2020
Very Merry Christmas... Tentacles?
Jess and Dan were left without supervision for this quintessential holiday episode to talk about why you don't give book nerds books for Christmas... and also the oddity of Sick Kid Romance and its likeness to Tentacle Porn... In any case, like, share, and rate your favorite episodes. It's the best gift you can give this holiday season (cause it costs you literally nothing). Connect with Booked All Night: Twitter . Facebook Sign Up for the Newsletter and get a heads up on who's coming to join us so you can ask your own questions. Follow Jess: Twitter . Facebook Follow Maggie: Twitter Follow Dan: Twitter
50:02
December 13, 2019
An Interview with Linsey Miller
This week we welcome back our first ever returning guest, Linsey Miller, author of Mask of Shadows, Ruin of Stars, and the upcoming Belle Revolte which publishes in February 2020, so you’ll have to wait for it, book nerds. If you were a newsletter subscriber, you could’ve submitted a question to this interview with Linsey which, yes, we would’ve played on this episode. ***🌠***📚***🌌*** Belle Révolte Emilie des Marais is more at home holding scalpels than embroidery needles and is desperate to escape her noble roots to serve her country as a physician. But society dictates a noble lady cannot perform such gruesome work. Annette Boucher, overlooked and overworked by her family, wants more from life than her humble beginnings and is desperate to be trained in magic. So when a strange noble girl offers Annette the chance of a lifetime, she accepts. Emilie and Annette swap lives—Annette attends finishing school as a noble lady to be trained in the ways of divination, while Emilie enrolls to be a physician’s assistant, using her natural magical talent to save lives. But when their nation instigates a frivolous war, Emilie and Annette must work together to help the rebellion end a war that is based on lies. ***🌠***📚***🌌*** Connect with Booked All Night: Twitter . Facebook Sign Up for the Newsletter and get a heads up on who's coming to join us so you can ask your own questions. Follow Jess: Twitter . Facebook Follow Maggie: Twitter Follow Dan: Twitter Connect with Linsey Miller: Website . Twitter . Instagram . Facebook
58:58
November 8, 2019
An Interview with Sarah Jean Horwitz
This episode we're joined by Sarah Jean Horwitz to talk about her new book The Dark Lord Clementine.  The new face of big evil is a little . . . small. Dastardly deeds aren’t exactly the first things that come to mind when one hears the name “Clementine,” but as the sole heir of the infamous Dark Lord Elithor, twelve-year-old Clementine Morcerous has been groomed since birth to be the best (worst?) Evil Overlord she can be. But everything changes the day the Dark Lord Elithor is cursed by a mysterious rival. Now, Clementine must not only search for a way to break the curse, but also take on the full responsibilities of the Dark Lord. As Clementine forms her first friendships, discovers more about her own magic than she ever dared to explore, and is called upon to break her father’s code of good and evil, she starts to question the very life she’s been fighting for. What if the Dark Lord Clementine doesn’t want to be dark after all? Connect with Booked All Night: Twitter . Facebook Sign Up for the Newsletter and get a heads up on who's coming to join us so you can ask your own questions. Follow Jess: Twitter . Facebook Follow Maggie: Twitter Follow Dan: Twitter
41:05
October 3, 2019
An Interview with Emma Steinkellner
This week we talked with Emma Steinkellner, author and illustrator for the graphic novel The Okay Witch,  coming to you September 3rd.  The Okay Witch Sabrina the Teenage Witch meets Roller Girl in this hilarious, one-of-a-kind graphic novel about a half-witch who has just discovered the truth about herself, her family, and her town and is doing her best to survive middle school now that she knows everything! Magic is harder than it looks. Thirteen-year-old Moth Hush loves all things witchy. But she’s about to discover that witches aren’t just the stuff of movies, books, and spooky stories. When some eighth-grade bullies try to ruin her Halloween, something really strange happens. It turns out that Founder’s Bluff, Massachusetts, has a centuries-old history of witch drama. And, surprise: Moth’s family is at the center of it all! When Moth’s new powers show up, things get totally out-of-control. She meets a talking cat, falls into an enchanted diary, and unlocks a hidden witch world. Secrets surface from generations past as Moth unravels the complicated legacy at the heart of her town, her family, and herself. In this spellbinding graphic novel debut, Emma Steinkellner spins a story packed with humor and heart about the weird and wonderful adventures of a witch-in-progress.  Partners in Pen Having an artist on the podcast means playing some fun art games! Don't worry. We've got pictures for you.
47:33
August 30, 2019
An Interview with Rebecca Donnelly
 Join us this week for an interview with the author of The Friendship Lie, Rebecca Donnely. We talk about the hard-hitting stuff here: garbage games, Lulu VanRobot, book recs. Just how many sad questions can Maggie ask in a single episode? Get ready to sing some baby shark and laugh your little garbologist butts off.  ENTER THE GIVEAWAY HERE Connect with Rebecca Donnelly: Website . Twitter Connect with Booked All Night: Twitter . Facebook Follow Jess: Twitter . Facebook Follow Maggie: Twitter Follow Dan: Twitter Book Recs From The Episode The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin The Vanderbeekers of 141st St by Karina Yan Glaser The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez Stanley Will Probably Be Fine by Sally J Pla, Illustrated by Steve Wolfhard Shouting At The Rain by Linda Mullaly Hunt The Serpent's Secret by Sayantani DasGupta Game of Stars by Sayantani DasGupta
36:15
July 25, 2019
Hunger Games Movie Marathon
  Welcome to the 75th HUNGA GAMES! Even before  Suzanne Collins announced her prequel we were itching to go back to Panem. To kick off our Summer Movie Marathon discussions we watched all four Hunger Games movies... and about 7 hours worth of special features. Join us for an in-depth discussion on Panem and fandom interaction. Connect with Booked All Night: Twitter . Facebook Follow Jess: Twitter . Facebook Follow Maggie: Twitter Follow Dan: Twitter
1:09:51
June 27, 2019
Testimony From Your Perfect Girl
Jess, Maggie, and now Dan, all talk about Kaui Hart Hemmings' TESTIMONY FROM YOUR PERFECT GIRL. Listen and enjoy as we discuss blow jobs in the woods, body positivity, and how beating up your friends is the best way to make a point.   Annie Tripp has everything she needs--Italian sweaters, vintage chandelier earrings, and elite ice skating lessons--but all that changes when her father is accused of scamming hundreds of people out of their investments. Annie knows her dad wasn't at fault, but she and her brother are exiled to their estranged aunt and uncle's house in a run-down part of Breckenridge--until the trial blows over.Life with her new family isn't quite up to Annie's usual standard of living, but surprisingly, pretending to be someone else offers a freedom she's never known. As Annie starts to make real friends for the first time, she realizes she has more in common with her aunt and uncle than she ever wanted to know. As the family's lies begin to crumble and truths demand consequences, Annie must decide which secrets need to see the light of day . . . and which are worth keeping.   Connect with Booked All Night: Twitter . Facebook Follow Jess: Twitter . Facebook Follow Maggie: Twitter Follow Dan: Twitter
1:03:43
May 25, 2019
George Lucas As A Genre OR Circumstance Is Not Magical Realism
This week we talk about George Lucas as a genre of fiction and genres in general. Join us next time for an INTERVIEW (we do love doing those around here) with Rebecca Donnelly.    Connect with Booked All Night: Twitter . Facebook Follow Jess: Twitter . Facebook Follow Maggie: Twitter
57:42
April 27, 2019
Welcome Back & The Hate U Give
We're back, book nerds! After a lengthy and well-earned break, we have finally recorded a new episode! We relive the nitty and gritty details about finishing a grueling MFA program, talk parenting tips for some strange reason (it's totally logical and prompted, we swear), and then finally remember that we watched an AMAZING adaptation of Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give.    Connect with Booked All Night: Twitter . Facebook Follow Jess: Twitter . Facebook Follow Maggie: Twitter
1:07:01
February 8, 2019
An Interview with Helen Scheuerer
This week Helen Schuerer stopped by on her blog tour for Reign of Mist and had a quiet little one on one with Maggie (since Jess's voice is still out of comission).
18:00
September 7, 2018
An Interview with Linsey Miller
This week Maggie interviewed Linsey Miller, author of Mask of Shadows and the upcoming Ruin of Stars. Make sure to visit BookedAllNight.blog to check out the blog tour which includes: this amazing exclusive interview, the full first chapter, and a publisher run giveaway!
17:35
August 25, 2018
An Interview with Kara Thomas
Kara Thomas stops by to talk writing YA horror and how murder makes everything better.
22:08
July 26, 2018
Reaper at the Gates
This week we discuss Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir! The highly anticipated third book in Sabaa Tahir's New York Times bestselling EMBER QUARTET.Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger.The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister's life and the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance.Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she'd have to fight.And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias's devotion--even at the cost of his humanity.
23:30
June 29, 2018
The Illuminae Files UNCUT
Viruses... IN SPACE! War... IN SPACE! Psychotic AIs... IN SPACE! You know Jess loves this series and now we're finally talking about The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. The uncut discussion of the Illuminae Files. Originally published as part of our patron only content, enjoy this uncut discussion on The Illuminae Files.
38:00
June 17, 2018
Bruja Born
Three sisters. One spell. Countless dead. Lula Mortiz feels like an outsider. Her sister's newfound Encantrix powers have wounded her in ways that Lula's bruja healing powers can't fix, and she longs for the comfort her family once brought her. Thank the Deos for Maks, her sweet, steady boyfriend who sees the beauty within her and brings light to her life. Then a bus crash turns Lula's world upside down. Her classmates are all dead, including Maks. But Lula was born to heal, to fix. She can bring Maks back, even if it means seeking help from her sisters and defying Death herself. But magic that defies the laws of the deos is dangerous. Unpredictable. And when the dust settles, Maks isn't the only one who's been brought back... Join us this week as we discuss Zoraida Cordova's Bruja Born, the sequel to Labyrinth Lost. Eat your heart out Lula Mortiz, we've got some opinions. This episode was originally published as part of our patron only content, please enjoy this discussion on Zoraida Cordova's Bruja Born.
45:56
June 16, 2018
Bruja Born
Three sisters. One spell. Countless dead. Lula Mortiz feels like an outsider. Her sister's newfound Encantrix powers have wounded her in ways that Lula's bruja healing powers can't fix, and she longs for the comfort her family once brought her. Thank the Deos for Maks, her sweet, steady boyfriend who sees the beauty within her and brings light to her life. Then a bus crash turns Lula's world upside down. Her classmates are all dead, including Maks. But Lula was born to heal, to fix. She can bring Maks back, even if it means seeking help from her sisters and defying Death herself. But magic that defies the laws of the deos is dangerous. Unpredictable. And when the dust settles, Maks isn't the only one who's been brought back... Join us this week as we discuss Zoraida Cordova's Bruja Born, the sequel to Labyrinth Lost. Eat your heart out Lula Mortiz, we've got some opinions.
34:44
June 1, 2018
The Illuminae Files
Viruses... IN SPACE! War... IN SPACE! Psychotic AIs... IN SPACE! You know Jess loves this series and now we're finally talking about The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.
24:53
May 18, 2018
An Interview with Ava Dellaira
Bet you thought the interviews were over AND YOU WERE WRONG! We're back this week with Ava Dellaira, author of Love Letters to the Dead and her newest book In Search of Us. We talked about her book, we talked about the 90s, we talked about how Jessica is going to burn any proof that she was ever photographed in the 90s ever.----more---- In Search of Us The author of the beloved Love Letters to the Dead returns with a parallel story of a mother and daughter each at age seventeen. Marilyn's tale recounts the summer she fell in love and set out on her own path. Angie's story is about her search for her unknown father. This sweeping multi-generational love story introduces readers to mother-and-daughter pair Marilyn and Angie. To seventeen-year-old Angie, who is mixed-race, Marilyn is her hardworking, devoted white single mother. But Marilyn was once young, too. When Marilyn was seventeen, she fell in love with Angie's father, James, who was African-American. But Angie's never met him, and Marilyn has always told her he died before she was born. When Angie discovers evidence of an uncle she's never met she starts to wonder: What if her dad is still alive, too? So she sets off on a journey to find him, hitching a ride to LA from her home in New Mexico with her ex-boyfriend, Sam. Along the way, she uncovers some hard truths about herself, her mother, and what truly happened to her father. BUY LINKSAmazon . Barnes&Noble . BooksAMillion Ava Dellaira I was born in Los Angeles. One of my first memories is of looking out the window of the black Cadillac that my family drove across the wide-open desert when we moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is where I grew up, and where my sister and I spent countless summer afternoons making fairy potions, battling evil witches, and playing other imaginary games that probably contributed to my proclivity to make up stories. Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Booked All NightTwitter . Facebook Follow Ava DellairaWebsite . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS SUPPORT THE BOOKED ALL NIGHT PODCAST BY PURCHASING YOUR NEXT BOOK OR MOVIE THROUGH OUR AFFILIATE LINKS.
24:20
May 4, 2018
An Interview with Chelsea Sedoti
It’s interview central around here this month! Joining us this week is Chelsea Sedoti, author of The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett and the recently released As You Wish. We had a wonderful discussion about anxiety and writing and how we all handle the pressure.----more----   As You Wish What if you could ask for anything- and get it?  In the sandy Mojave Desert, Madison is a small town on the road between nothing and nowhere. But Eldon wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, because in Madison, everyone gets one wish—and that wish always comes true. Some people wish for money, some people wish for love, but Eldon has seen how wishes have broken the people around him. And with the lives of his family and friends in chaos, he’s left with more questions than answers. Can he make their lives better? How can he be happy if the people around him aren’t? And what hope is there for any of them if happiness isn’t an achievable dream? Doubts build, leading Eldon to a more outlandish and scary thought: maybe you can’t wish for happiness…maybe, just maybe, you have to make it for yourself. BUY LINKSAmazon . Barnes&Noble . BooksAMillion Chelsea Sedoti I’ve lived in Las Vegas, Nevada for most of my life. It’s a weird place. I’m not a fan of casinos, but I love the Mojave Desert. I also love the woods and hills and dying steel mill towns of eastern Ohio, which is where my family is from. I wish I could split my time between both places. I have a nerdy-cool husband and a goofy dog and evil cat. I read a lot of books. I think Mad Men is the best show ever made. I rock climb, even though I’m afraid of heights. I would eat red velvet cupcakes from the Cupcakery every day if I could. One of my favorite things in the world is exploring abandoned places. I love writing because it lets me have adventures. I love writing because it is an adventure. That’s what you should know about me: I think everything should feel like an adventure. With a little effort, it can. Other Books Mentioned in This Episode The Hundred Lies of Lizzie LovettAmazon . Barnes&Noble . BooksAMillion Half MagicAmazon . Barnes&Noble . BooksAMillion Grey Wolf IslandAmazon . Barnes&Noble . BooksAMillion Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Booked All NightTwitter . Facebook Follow Chelsea SedotiWebsite . Twitter . Instagram POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS SUPPORT THE BOOKED ALL NIGHT PODCAST BY PURCHASING YOUR NEXT BOOK OR MOVIE THROUGH OUR AFFILIATE LINKS.
19:02
April 20, 2018
An Interview with MarcyKate Connolly
This super special (totes late but you’ll love it) episode we were joined by none other than MarcyKate Connolly, author of Shadow Weaver, Monstrous, Ravenous, and more! If you’re unfamiliar with her work we highly recommend Shadow Weaver. You can, of course, listen to us gush over it in Episode #25 (which we also recommend). Join us as we talk about middle grade literature, writing, Shadow Weaver, and play a little game of Burn, Re-write, Re-Read.----more---- Shadow Weaver Fans of Serafina and the Black Cloak and The Night Gardener will devour Shadow Weaver, the first in a dark middle-grade fantasy duology that’s filled with shadows, danger, magic, and has the feel of a new classic. Emmeline’s gift of controlling shadows has isolated her from the rest of the world, but she’s grown to be content, hidden away in her mansion with Dar, her own shadow, as her only company. Disaster strikes when a noble family visits their home and offers to take Emmeline away and cure her of magic. Desperate not to lose her shadows, she turns to Dar who proposes a deal: Dar will change the noble’s mind, if Emmeline will help her become flesh as she once was. Emmeline agrees but the next morning the man in charge is in a coma and all that the witness saw was a long shadow with no one nearby to cast it. Scared to face punishment, Emmeline and Dar run away. With the noble’s guards on her trail, Emmeline’s only hope of clearing her name is to escape capture and perform the ritual that will set Dar free. But Emmeline’s not sure she can trust Dar anymore, and it’s hard to keep secrets from someone who can never leave your side. BUY LINKSAmazon . Barnes&Noble . BooksAMillion MarcyKate Connolly MarcyKate Connolly is a New York Times bestselling children’s book author who lives in New England with her family and a grumble of pugs. Like the main character in her most recent book, Shadow Weaver, she once had an imaginary friend who did very naughty things like eating directly from the sugar bowl and playing hide-and-seek with her parents—without telling them—whenever they went to department stores. Later in life, she graduated from Hampshire College (a magical place where they don’t give you grades) where she wrote an opera sequel to Hamlet as the equivalent of senior thesis. It was also there that she first fell in love with plotting and has been dreaming up new ways to make life difficult for her characters ever since.  You can visit her online and learn more about her stories at www.marcykate.com. Other Books Mentioned in This Episode Monstrous by MarcyKate ConnollyAmazon . Barnes&Noble . BooksAMillion Ravenous by MarcyKate ConnollyAmazon . Barnes&Noble . BooksAMillion Comet Rising (Shadow Weaver #2) by MarcyKate ConnollyAmazon . Barnes&Noble . BooksAMillion The Flourishing of Floralie Laurel by Fiadnait MoserAmazon . Barnes&Noble . BooksAMillion Nothing But Sky by Amy TruebloodAmazon . Barnes&Noble . BooksAMillion Redwall by Brian JacquesAmazon . Barnes&Noble . BooksAMillion The Dark is Rising Sequence by Susan CooperAmazon . Barnes&Noble . BooksAMillion The DaVinci Code by Dan BrownAmazon . Barnes&Noble . BooksAMillion Twilight Series by Stephenie MeyerAmazon . Barnes&Noble . BooksAMillion From MarcyKate’s Burn, Re-Write, Re-Read Beyond the Red by Ava JaeAmazon . Barnes&Noble . BooksAMillion The Hate U Give by Angie ThomasAmazon . Barnes&Noble . BooksAMillion The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi LeeAmazon . Barnes&Noble . BooksAMillion Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky AlbertalliAmazon . Barnes&Noble . BooksAMillion Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. RowlingAmazon . Barnes&Noble . BooksAMillion Shadows of the Dark Crystal by J. M. LeeAmazon . Barnes&Noble . BooksAMillion Shower Post-It Notes (Yes, they’re real. All writers need them)Amazon Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Booked All NightTwitter . Facebook Follow Mar
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April 13, 2018
Double Feature
This week we saw a double feature of Love, Simon and A Wrinkle in Time. Do you like to read the book first? Have you ever watched the movie and then read the book? Well that’s what we did for this episode.----more---- Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised. With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met. A Wrinkle in Time It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. “Wild nights are my glory,” the unearthly stranger told them. “I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me be on my way. Speaking of way, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract”. Meg’s father had been experimenting with this fifth dimension of time travel when he mysteriously disappeared. Now the time has come for Meg, her friend Calvin, and Charles Wallace to rescue him. But can they outwit the forces of evil they will encounter on their heart-stopping journey through space?   BUY LINKS Simon VS The Homo Sapiens AgendaAmazon . B&N . BooksAMillion A Wrinkle in TimeAmazon . B&N . BooksAMillion Other Books Mentioned in This Episode Harry PotterAmazon . B&N . BooksAMillion Ready Player OneAmazon . B&N . BooksAMillion Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Booked All NightTwitter . Facebook POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS SUPPORT THE BOOKED ALL NIGHT PODCAST BY PURCHASING YOUR NEXT BOOK OR MOVIE THROUGH OUR AFFILIATE LINKS.
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March 23, 2018
Children of Blood and Bone
This week’s adventure is in Orïsha! A magical world… without magic? Jess and Maggie have plenty of thoughts on Tomi Adeyemi’s debut fantasy!----more---- Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy. BUY LINKSAmazon . B&N . BooksAMillion Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Booked All Night@BookedOwlNight POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS SUPPORT THE BOOKED ALL NIGHT PODCAST BY PURCHASING YOUR NEXT BOOK OR MOVIE THROUGH OUR AFFILIATE LINKS.
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March 9, 2018
Granted
A dueling opinionated podcast! This week Jess and Maggie talk about Granted by John David Anderson (author of Ms. Bixby’s Last Day and Posted). Who will you agree with?----more---- Everyone who wishes upon a star, or a candle, or a penny thrown into a fountain knows that you’re not allowed to tell anyone what you’ve wished for. But even so, there is someone out there who hears it. In a magical land called the Haven lives a young fairy named Ophelia Delphinium Fidgets. Ophela is no ordinary fairy—she is a Granter: one of the select fairies whose job it is to venture out into the world and grant the wishes of unsuspecting humans every day. It’s the work of the Granters that generates the magic that allows the fairies to do what they do, and to keep the Haven hidden and safe. But with worldwide magic levels at an all-time low, this is not as easy as it sounds. On a typical day, only a small fraction of the millions of potential wishes gets granted. Today, however, is anything but typical. Because today, Ophelia is going to get her very first wish-granting assignment. And she’s about to discover that figuring out how to truly give someone what they want takes much more than a handful of fairy dust. GrantedAmazon . B&N Ms. Bixby’s Last DayAmazon . B&N PostedAmazon . B&N Other Books Mentioned in This Episode Harry Potter: Amazon . B&N Half Magic: Amazon . B&N WE’RE RUNNING A GIVEAWAY! Maybe. Our next giveaway will be: February 22, 2018 – February 28, 2018 and we will be giving away an ARC (Advanced Reader/Reviewer Copy) of: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi so long as: we have 100+ subscribers to the podcast. If you want this giveaway to fly make sure to share our episodes and subscribe! Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Booked All Night@BookedOwlNight POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKSSUPPORT THE BOOKED ALL NIGHT PODCAST BY PURCHASING YOUR NEXT BOOK OR MOVIE THROUGH OUR AFFILIATE LINKS.
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February 23, 2018
The Death Cure
This week we’re talking about The Death Cure! The final installment in the Maze Runner series. The fact that we are talking about it is your warning for spoilers!----more---- In the epic Maze Runner conclusion, Thomas leads the Gladers on their final mission – they must break into the legendary Last City, which turns out to be the deadliest maze of all! Need to read the series?The Maze Runner: Amazon . B&N The Scorch Trials: Amazon . B&N The Death Cure: Amazon . B&N Need to watch the movies?The Maze Runner . The Scorch Trials . (Pre-Order) The Death Cure Other Books Mentioned in This Episode Illuminae by Angie Kaufman: Amazon . B&N Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly: Amazon . B&N Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older: Amazon . B&N They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera: Amazon . B&N A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas: Amazon . B&N Truly Devious  by Maureen Johnson: Amazon . B&N Ember in the Ashes  by Sabaa Tahir: Amazon . B&N A Conspiracy of Stars  by Olivia A. Cole: Amazon . B&N Marked by P.C. Cast: Amazon . B&N Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Booked All Night@BookedOwlNight POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKSSUPPORT THE BOOKED ALL NIGHT PODCAST BY PURCHASING YOUR NEXT BOOK OR MOVIE THROUGH OUR AFFILIATE LINKS.
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February 9, 2018
YA Movies Are in Decline?
Since the latest (and final) Maze Runner movie, The Death Cure, only grossed $23.5 million in its opening weekend, apparently that means that YA movies are a declining fad. Jess and Maggie have some thoughts on that, thoughts that include almost twenty five YA titles that were optioned for movies just this year, as well as books they would love to see get some screen adaptations. Preferably TV shows for Jess so she can spend the day watching an accurate 19 hour production.----more---- Other Books Mentioned in This Episode Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi: Amazon . B&N Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly: Amazon . B&N Sightwitch by Susan Dennard: Amazon . B&N A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A Cole: Amazon . B&N The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert: Amazon . B&N The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton: Amazon . B&N A Court of Frost & Starlight by Sarah J Maas | Amazon . B&N War Storm by  Victoria Aveyard | Amazon . B&N A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir | Amazon . B&N Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson | Amazon . B&N Everless by Sarah Holland | Amazon . B&N Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh | Amazon . B&N Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian | Amazon . B&N Dread Nation by | Amazon . B&N Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram
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February 2, 2018
Shadow Weaver
This week we’re talking about Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly. We advise you to actually NOT listen to this podcast and go buy a copy NOW. DO IT NOW! Okay, fine, listen to the podcast.----more---- Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram
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January 26, 2018
Booked All 2018
LATE UPDATE: Sorry for the late update! Maggie and Jess were away at school and experienced a hectic couple of days. It’s officially 2018! That means you need more books to read, right? Right. Duh. Well good news, night owls! Jess and Maggie have plenty of bookrecs for you.----more----   Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram
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January 19, 2018
Episode #23: Booked All Christmas
IIIIIIIIIIT’S CHRISTMAS TIIIIIIME! Only a few days left before some weird old guy breaks into your house to leave you stuff… To celebrate, Jess and Maggie have a whole bunch of books that came out this year that should definitely be on your TBR. Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram
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December 22, 2017
Episode #22: Maggie’s Lonely Little Podcast
This week Maggie takes you on a little solo journey while Jessica catches up on school work and newly married life. Maggie talks a little about her current reads and her upcoming final semester for her MFA program. She’s only a little nervous… only a little! Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram
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December 15, 2017
Episode #21: Everless
This week’s episode contains major spoilers for Sara Holland’s Everless! Jessi and Maggie talk about what they liked, what they didn’t like, and how the middle felt a little bit like a fat cat in the snow. Follow Sara Holland on Twitter and be sure to get a pre-order of Everless before it comes out on January 2nd, 2018! Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram
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December 8, 2017
Episode #20: National Not Writing Month
This week we talk about the atrocious new policy regarding GoodReads giveaways, our participation (or lack there of) in NaNoWriMo, and share our thoughts on the cover for Victoria Aveyard’s next book, War Storm. Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram
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December 1, 2017
Episode #19: Jessi’s Lonely Little Podcast
Hi there booknerds! I’m on my own this week while Maggie and I catch up with school and the podcast. I hope you enjoy my lonely little podcast and look forward to one of Maggie’s! Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram
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November 24, 2017
Episode #18: Choose Your Own Scare
This week, Jess and Maggie are joined by the spooktacularly talented Mr. Robert Cook, who narrated our terrifyingly short adventures with time travel! Sorry for the late upload! Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram
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October 27, 2017
Book Snacks
What do you munch on while you’re reading? Jess and Maggie have a whole list of great munchies and how to make them! Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram
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October 13, 2017
Fall Cozy BookRecs
This week’s episode is all about books for you curl up with as the weather gets a little chilly outside. So grab your pumpkin spice lattes, booknerds, it’s time for some bookrecs! Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram
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October 6, 2017
A Court of Pain and Feels
Tonight we’re talking about A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist and Ruin, and A Court of Wings and Ruin (now that Maggie has finally finished it). We’re recapping our favorite scenes, our biggest problems, and our most treasured characters. Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram
44:29
September 29, 2017
Book Review Etiquette
Jess and Maggie have a little talk about those newbie book blogs and reminisce about their newbie days. Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram
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September 22, 2017
Books at the Door
Jess and Maggie talk about the pros and cons of subscription boxes and which ones they’ve gotten the best books from. Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram
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September 15, 2017
School is Almost Here Book Freak Out
Jess and Maggie are talking about all the books you should read before school is full swing! Get them in now before all the projects get assigned and you run out of time. Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram
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September 8, 2017
Unpopular Opinions
Jess and Maggie have some opinions… and they might not go over well. Special Guest Luka Bear!   Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram
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September 1, 2017
Book to Film
Jess and Maggie are talking about book franchises that don’t need more films and suggesting some popular books that desperately need their first films. Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram
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August 25, 2017
Reading and School
*Sorry for the late upload! Maggie and I were super jet lagged from residency. School is just around the corner, or already in session for some of you. How do you keep up with your reading and writing life while school is in session? Jessica and Maggie have a few tips. Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram
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August 11, 2017
An Interview with Pablo Cartaya
This week, Jess and Maggie interview Pablo Cartaya, author of The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora. Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Pablo CartayaWebsite . Twitter . Instagram
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August 4, 2017
ARCstravaganza
In which Maggie and Jess talk about the ARCs they have for review, how they feel about them, and why they requested them.
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July 28, 2017
Trope Troops
In which Maggie and Jess talk about some weird reasons adults don’t listen, why knitting is badass, and the gross incest that is making its ugly way into YA. Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram
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July 21, 2017
Why We Write
Jessica and Maggie talk about why they write, what they write, and when they started to take it seriously. Jessica admits to being a precocious little monster and Maggie tells us about her own Terabithia. Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram
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July 14, 2017
The First Book
Jumping off a previous discussion, Maggie and Jess talk about the first book they read in a variety of genres and relive some shameful titles. Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram
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July 7, 2017
Burn, Re-Write, Re-Read
Jess and Maggie play a little Burn, Re-Write, Re-Read. Maggie faces tough choices all around and Jess has to overcome not burning every book in a single round. Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram
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June 30, 2017
John Green’s Turtles
Super special surprise out of schedule episode! Jessi and Maggie talk John Green’s new book, Turtles All The Way Down.
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June 24, 2017
Writing Rituals
Maggie and Jessica talk about their writing rituals and how much Stephen King is lying about never having a bad writing day! Special guest stars include an angry Nala-baby and a quiet but observant Belle. Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram
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June 23, 2017
Opening Lines
Jessi and Maggie discuss new beginnings and their favorite opening lines, with special guest stars Belle and Luka (who had a barking good time). Show Notes: “The screw through Cinder’s ankle had rusted, the engraved cross marks worn to a mangled circle.”Cinder by Marissa Meyer “The Ala had gone to the library in search of hope.”The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey “Not for the first time, an argument had broken out over breakfast at number four, Privet Drive.”Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling “Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling “Nobody had ever told Kai that she should hold her breath when passing by a graveyard, but she did it anyway.”A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic by Lisa Papademetriou “I’ve watched through his eyes, I’ve listened through his ears, and I tell you he’s the one. Or at least as close as we’re going to get.”Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card “My mothing thinks I’m dead. Obviously, I’m not dead, but it’s safer for her to think so.” Legend by Marie Lu “There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.”The Graveyard Book by Nail Gaiman “On the second Sabbat of Twelfth moon, in the city of Weep, a girl fell from the sky. Her skin was blue, her blood was red. She broke over an iron gate, crimping it on impact, and there she hung, impossibly arched, graceful as a temple dancer swooning on a lover’s arm.”Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor “There is one mirror in my house. It is behind a sliding panel in the hallway upstairs. Our faction allows me to stand in front of it on the second day of every third month, the day my mother cuts my hair.”Divergent by Veronica Roth “Everything had gone horribly wrong. None of Safiya fon Hasstrel’s hastily laid plans for this holdup were unfolding as they ought.”Truthwitch, Susan Dennard “I felt her fear before I heard her screams.”Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead “It’s finally happened, babies. Parole is burning. They say we started out in a blaze of glory, and now we’re all going down in flames.”Chameleon Moon, RoAna Sylver “When we got the letter in the post, my mother was ecstatic.”The Selection by Kiera Cass  “Kaye took another drag on her cigarette and dropped it into her mother’s beer bottle. She figured that would be a good test for how drunk Ellen was—see if she would swallow a butt whole.”Tithe, Holly Black “The second time I saw my dead Aunt Roasario, she was dancing.”Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova “Note to Self: I’m officially resigning from love. Time in a cell will do that to a kid. For the record: I didn’t do it.”The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora, Pablo Cartaya “My big brother reaches home in the dark hours before dawn, when even ghosts take their rest. He smells of steel and coal and forge. He smells of the enemy.”An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir “I rise to my feet when he lets me.”King’s Cage, Victoria Aveyard “My brother just killed me. Again.”Beyond the Red, Ava Jae Follow Magdalyn AnnBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M TuckermanBlog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram
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June 16, 2017