Bookmarked: A YA Book Podcast

Bookmarked: A YA Book Podcast

By Bookstacked.com
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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Everything we know about The Hunger Games prequel
A Hunger Games prequel? It's happening! And naturally, we've got a lot to say about it. We dive into everything we know about Suzanne Collins' upcoming prequel and explore a couple of theories circulating the YA book community. We also take a look at what this means for the series as a whole and how Lionsgate may be in the background pulling some of the strings. Follow us on our brand new Twitter account: @BookmarkedYA Also, if you're wanting to listen to that Writing Excuses episode suggested by Saul, you can check it out here. In this episode... It's possible that we have psychic powers. Wasn't Suzanne Collins done writing The Hunger Games? A look back at what she's said in the past. Why has Suzanne Collins decided to return to Panem? It looks like we'll be exploring the reconstruction period of Panem. How similar will this world be to the world Katniss lives in? IS THIS A MAGS BOOK!? We review the evidence. We're crossing our fingers and hoping that this stays a single book. What role did Lionsgate play in making this happen? We remember that there's a Hunger Games theme park. It sounds like there's going to be a Hunger Games prequel movie too. In the headlines... A Hunger Games prequel? Suzanne Collins announces 2020 release Is the Hunger Games prequel about Mags? The timeline fits. Netflix’s ‘Narnia’ moves forward, brings on “creative architect” Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Book Five release date set Get In Touch… Let your voice be heard! There are several ways you can get in touch with us and interact with the show. Your messages might be included in the next episode! Record and send us a voice message! Follow and talk to us through Twitter! Send us an old-fashioned email! Bookmarked is brought to you by Audible.com! You can get a FREE audiobook when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Click here for more info!
38:28
July 12, 2019
Is 'Eleanor & Park' racist? And more YA book news
Controversy struck the YA community with the announcement of the 'Eleanor & Park' movie, based on the popular novel by Rainbow Rowell. Does the book perpetuate harmful and racist stereotypes and ideas? We dive into the discussion surrounding the announcement in this latest episode while also asking how authors should approach inclusivity in YA books. Follow us on our brand new Twitter account: @BookmarkedYA In this episode... We're making changes to our show and we want your feedback! We've got a mini book review of Broken Throne by Victoria Aveyard in this month's segment of 'What Are You Reading?' Would a book like Eleanor & Park be publishable today? Where did Rainbow Rowell go wrong? Dear authors: please research! What books get inclusivity and representation right? A friendly reminder: Let's try to be patient with each other. In the headlines... Is ‘Eleanor & Park’ racist? Movie announcement renews criticisms Pottermore expected to close and launch new website with premium memberships WATCH: The ‘His Dark Materials’ trailer already looks better than the movie ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’ author Stephen Chbosky unveils new book Get In Touch... Let your voice be heard! There are several ways you can get in touch with us and interact with the show. Your messages might be included in the next episode! Record and send us a voice message! Follow and talk to us through Twitter! Send us an old-fashioned email! Bookmarked is brought to you by Audible.com! You can get a FREE audiobook when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Click here for more info!  If you like the show, please RATE AND REVIEW it on Apple Podcasts!
39:26
June 12, 2019
How to thrive in YA through indie publishing with bestselling author Aileen Erin
Independent publishing is changing the game and people like USA Today bestselling author Aileen Erin are part of that wave. In this episode, Aileen -- who writes fantasy and sci-fi YA novels -- sits down with Michael and Saul to share her experiences with independent publishing and how the freedom to be her own publisher has allowed her to thrive in the YA book market. She also talks about the fluctuating trends in the market and how they can both be a blessing and a curse for authors. In this episode... Aileen shares her story about how she got published. Do YA trends make it hard for some authors to get their books published -- or can they help? There's a lot to juggle when it comes to independent publishing. How does one balance everything? What are some of the upsides of independent publishing? Aileen shares her tips for being successful in indie publishing. We spend a little time talking about writing MFA's. Learn more about Aileen Erin: Off Planet -- Aileen's latest science-fiction novel is now on sale Becoming Alpha -- Aileen's debut Visit Aileen's website Follow Aileen on Twitter Check out our new podcast, About the Author with Saul Marquez! Bookmarked is brought to you by Audible.com! You can get a FREE audiobook when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Click here for more info! If you like the show, please RATE AND REVIEW it on Apple Podcasts! 
30:37
April 30, 2019
Do spin-offs add to or ruin a good book series?
It seems to be that just about every book series is getting a spin-off these days -- that includes modern classics like Harry Potter all the way down to YA mega franchises like the Shadowhunters Chronicles. We love some of them. Others make us upset. And we thought it'd be relevant to discuss the dangers (and upsides) of adding too much to an already established world. Keep in mind, we recorded this episode before the J.K. Rowling controversy hit the internet earlier this week. It just goes to show you that this is on everyone's mind. In this episode... Yay or nay to spin-offs? What's everyone's reaction to when spin-offs are announced? Are spin-offs ever necessary? We talk Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunters Chronicles. Is there a certain budget when it comes to spin-offs? Can a writer add too much? Where does J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World fit into all this? In the headlines... There's a new Harry Potter mobile game coming from the makers of Pokémon Go. We've got our first look at the illustrated edition of Goblet of Fire! We're learning more and more about Amazon's 'Lord of the Rings' Shadowhunters is on its final season. Children of Blood and Bone's sequel is getting a later release date. Related Linkage: ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ illustrated edition cover and release date revealed! Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV series will welcome the Second Age of Middle-earth Check out our podcast, About the Author with Saul Marquez! Bookmarked is brought to you by Audible.com! You can get a FREE audiobook when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. (Hint: It might help you with that reader burnout you’re feeling!) Click here for more info!
36:34
March 20, 2019
How do you overcome reader burnout?
Do you ever feel like you're in a reading slump? It's the sort of terrible feeling where you want to read books but it feels like homework or doing chores. It sucks and we suspect it's something a lot of people in the YA community feel from time to time -- we know we do! So what causes reader burnout and how do we combat it? We dive into that discussion in this month's episode of Bookmarked. We've also got some big news developments to cover, including some not-so-great Fantastic Beasts 3 news and some exciting updates in the world of book-to-film adaptations! Want to join the Bookstacked Team? We’re looking for new voices to contribute to our website. We have openings in news, feature articles and book reviews. Click here for more details. In this episode... Angie Thomas's new book. On the Come Up, is out! Michael's reading it and shares his thoughts. We discuss Reading/Book burnout in this episode and how we've all felt it. Does Goodreads actually make it worse? Michael has a Goodreads Challenge hack that might help with reader burnout. Is part of the problem that YA repeats itself too much? So, what's the solution to book burnout? Michael gives us his quick take on 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'. Production on Fantastic Beasts 3 has been delayed. Is this a troubling sign for Potterheads? Netflix bought Grishaverse... We're getting new books from Marie Lu and Veronica Roth! YallWest and BookExpo are coming up and we are SO EXCITED. Related Linkage: REVIEW: ‘Bloodwitch’ by Susan Dennard is sure to be a fan favorite REVIEW: The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas Bookmarked 28: Why ‘The Hate U Give’ movie and book are important today Check out our podcast, About the Author with Saul Marquez! Bookmarked is brought to you by Audible.com! You can get a FREE audiobook when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. (Hint: It might help you with that reader burnout you're feeling!) Click here for more info!
43:09
February 28, 2019
The shocking and polarizing 'Crimes of Grindelwald' (Crimes of Grindelwald Review)
There’s a lot to be said about this movie and we’re diving right in! The twists and turns, as well as that shocking ending, has made this a polarizing film for fans of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. As far as the Bookstacked podcast crew is concerned, most of us loved it — but one of us hated it. In this episode… Saul decides that ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is better than ‘Crimes of Grindelwald.’ Did Newt have a proper character arc in this movie? What role will the blood pact play in future movies? We all agree: the romance was great (and hilarious!) Tina and Newt make a good match! Jude Law as Dumbledore — yay or nay? We read some listener mail! Did Rita Skeeter reveal the end of the Fantastic Beasts series in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? After everything that led up to this movie — how do we feel about Johnny Depp as Grindelwald? We’re here for Jacob’s comedic relief. Queenie elicited some strong emotions. Were some of the World War II references inappropriate? We finally got Leta Lestrange — did we like how her character was handled? Is Credence really a Dumbledore? Nifflers. ‘Nuff said. Check out our new podcast, About the Author with Saul Marquez! Bookmarked is brought to you by Audible.com! You can get a FREE audiobook (including any of Lexa’s books) when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Click here for more info! If you like the show, please RATE AND REVIEW it on Apple Podcasts! Editor's Note: J.K. Rowling's film series prominently stars actor Johnny Depp who was accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife. We feel it's important for our readers to be aware of these allegations. For more information on how Bookstacked covers alleged abusers in the publishing and film industry, please click here.
1:11:43
December 31, 2018
Why 'The Hate U Give' movie and book are important today (Hate U Give Movie Review)
Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give has been a powerhouse from the moment of its publication and in many ways, it's marked a significant change in the books we see being published today. And the passion behind Hate U Give only seems to keep growing, especially now that its movie adaptation has hit theaters. In this episode, we look at the movie and how it stacks up to the book. We also talk about why the book and movie have struck a chord with so many readers. THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR BOTH THE BOOK AND MOVIE. Want to join the Bookstacked Team? We're looking for new voices to contribute to our website. We have openings in news, feature articles and book reviews. Click here for more details. In this episode... Our contact form works again! If you were having trouble, check back on the site. It should be working now. We're looking for new people to join our team! It was harder than we thought to find a screening of 'The Hate U Give'. Were there many showings in your area? There's something incredibly authentic about Angie Thomas's characters. Does 'The Hate U Give' deserve an Oscar? Let's all agree that Amandla Stenberg is perfect, ok? There were some 'Hate U Give' movie vs book changes. Should they have changed the ending? Why should they have stayed in Garden Heights? Is it just us our have the book-to-movie adaptations been really good this year? We talk about why The Hate U Give has been so significant for the YA book industry and what it's come to mean for so many people. We love the Harry Potter references in The Hate U Give! Check out our new podcast, About the Author with Saul Marquez! Bookmarked is brought to you by Audible.com! You can get a FREE audiobook (including any of Lexa’s books) when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Click here for more info! If you like the show, please RATE AND REVIEW it on Apple Podcasts!
42:22
November 10, 2018
Lexa Hillyer on YA Books and Publishing (Author Interview)
The YA book industry has grown and grown over the years -- and YA author Lexa Hillyer has been along for the ride since 2003! An editor and book entrepreneur, Lexa's knowledge of the industry is expansive and insightful. We had the opportunity to pick her brain about the behind-the-scenes happenings of the books we love to read. In this episode, Lexa shares how she got her start in the industry, how she became a YA author herself and the state of YA today. In this episode... We learn some of the ins and outs of the publishing world from Lexa. Lexa talks about meeting author Lauren Oliver and how they started a business together. We discuss the roles of an editor in the creative process behind book writing and publishing. Lexa shares her experiences writing YA books and we talk about the importance of female relationships. Lexa shares how young adult books have broken barriers. We discuss the current state of YA and where it's headed. Are YA books shifting from fantasy to contemporary? Learn more about Lexa Hillyer: Purchase Lexa's books! Follow Lexa on Twitter! Follow Lexa on Instagram! Read Lexa's blog post at 88 Cups of Tea! Learn more about Glasstown Entertainment Check out our new podcast, About the Author with Saul Marquez! Bookmarked is brought to you by Audible.com! You can get a FREE audiobook (including any of Lexa's books) when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Click here for more info! If you like the show, please RATE AND REVIEW it on Apple Podcasts!
51:31
September 23, 2018
Crimes of Grindelwald Trailer Review
There's a brand new Crimes of Grindelwald trailer out -- and we're diving in to learn everything we can about J.K. Rowling's upcoming movie! In this episode... A friendly reminder: Don't pirate your books! The new trailer brings back all the Harry Potter feels! There are a lot of Harry Potter easter eggs in this trailer. People blew the whole Dumbledore-Defense Against the Dark Arts thing waaaay out of proportion. Why does Dumbledore specifically choose Newt to go after Grindelwald? WHAT IS GRINDELWALD DOING IN THE MIRROR OF ERISED!?! (Okay, we know what he's doing. We're just surprised to see him!) We talk a bit about Johnny Depp. We catch our first glimpse of Nicholas Flamel. We talk the Nagini theory that's been circulating online. The trailer introduced a lot of new fantastic beasts! Veronica Roth is writing a new book! We're excited for The Darkest Minds movie. Check out our new podcast, About the Author with Saul Marquez! Bookmarked is brought to you by Audible.com! You can get a FREE audiobook (including any of the Harry Potter books) when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Click here for more info! If you like the show, please RATE AND REVIEW it on Apple Podcasts!
44:50
August 9, 2018
Book Cons, Shadowhunters Canceled, and Children of Blood and Bone!
It's been a while, but we've been busy! We had the chance to check out YallWest, BookExpo, and BookCon this year. We share and compare our experience with books cons in this episode. We also tackle the latest piece of news: Freeform canceling Shadowhunters. Did anyone expect the show to last this long? In this episode... Saul talks about his new podcast, About the Author. Addie gives us a review of The Harry Potter Studios tour, Butterbeer, and YallWest! Saul shares his experience at BookExpo and BookCon. We lament that there aren't more book conventions near us. Saul somehow got tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway and he gives us his quick review. We dive into why Shadowhunters was canceled. Where are all the YA franchises? The Red Queen series is over -- how was the series as a whole? Children of Blood and Bone is on the rise!! There's a new Fantastic Beasts trailer! The Darkest Minds has a trailer! Check out our new podcast, About the Author with Saul Marquez! Bookmarked is brought to you by Audible.com! You can get a FREE audiobook (including any of the Harry Potter books) when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Click here for more info! If you like the show, please RATE AND REVIEW it on Apple Podcasts!
57:18
July 1, 2018
The Death Cure Movie Review
That's it for Thomas and his friends! The Maze Runner movie trilogy has come to a close and we have a lot of thoughts about the closing chapter, The Death Cure. Saul, Kristy and Michael sit down to discuss what they loved about the movie and also what they felt it was lacking. The ending of the Maze Runner franchise also begs the question: Is this the end of blockbuster YA film adaptations? We discuss it all in this latest episode of Bookmarked. What to expect in this episode: This movie is action, action, action! Did the new Minho storyline work? What are some of the big differences between the Death Cure movie and the book? Newt's letter was so much nicer than the note he wrote Thomas in the book. Would it have been better if Newt survived? We've gotta talk about that bus. James Dashner totally has a cameo in the Death Cure movie! Is the movie lacking substance and meaning? Does it matter? They made a major change when it comes to Brenda and WCKD. Was Death Cure what Allegiant was supposed to be? Does Maze Runner mark the end of YA dystopia films? We're going to miss the Maze Runner cast. :( Related Linkage: Saul's Death Cure movie review 24 Death Cure Book vs. Movie Changes Bookmarked is brought to you by Audible.com! You can get a FREE audiobook (including any of the Maze Runner books) when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Click here for more info! If you like the show, please RATE AND REVIEW it on Apple Podcasts!
46:10
February 1, 2018
The One That Was Really Late
This episode is late (like, really late). It was recorded in November. But rather than trashing the episode, we're releasing it because we had some good discussion. We share our thoughts on the final Maze Runner movie (before its release), our thoughts on Nicholas Flamel in Fantastic Beasts, a Pokemon Go-style Harry Potter game and whether or not the Red Queen movie is still happening. So while it's late, we hope you'll enjoy this episode of Bookmarked! What to expect in this episode... We say hello to Bookstacked writer Britani, who's joining the show for the first time! Does the 'Maze Runner: Death Cure' movie look good? What's the future of YA movie franchises? It's looking bleak. Is the Red Queen Movie still happening? We haven't heard anything about the movie for a year. We share our experiences trying to buy tickets to 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' in New York City. Nicholas Flamel is going to be in Fantastic Beasts! What's he up to in this movie? Apparently, you need to play The Sims to get into a J.K. Rowling movie. Harry Potter GO! Nostalgia attack! Remember the old Harry Potter computer games? What would make a perfect Harry Potter game? Michael shares his quick thoughts on John Green's Turtles All the Way Down. Don't miss our Death Cure movie review, coming out in just a couple days!
42:39
January 30, 2018
That Harry Potter Podcast, Part 2
Harry Potter again? We saw some big developments in the Wizarding World this last month. The folks at Warner Bros. unveiled many new details concerning Fantastic Beasts 2 -- and we're here to dissect and discuss everything we've learned. On top of that, June marked the 20 year anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the beginning of the Harry Potter series. July marked the 10 year anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the end of the Harry Potter series. We reminisce on what Harry Potter has meant to us. What you'll find in this episode... Bookstacked writer Alice joins us for this special Wizarding World episode! Michael is reading Alexandra Bracken's upcoming book, and Addie is deep into baking recipes. Alice recommends not watching the Outlander television show with your mother. There was a MASSIVE Fantastic Beasts news dump this last month! Grindelwald will be making his big escape. What will his goal be in this movie? Will we be seeing Dumbledore flashbacks in Fantastic Beasts 2? Saul re-shares his Philosopher's Stone/Fantastic Beasts 2 theory. We speculate how the magical circus might come into play. Dumbledore will apparently be tracking Grindelwald down -- why is he reaching out to Newt for help? How long will Newt stay relevant to the series? Tina, Queenie, Jacob and Credence are all coming back! Will we ever see Ilvermorny? Fantastic Beasts Illustrated editions are on their way! We share how we discovered Harry Potter, in honor of the 20th anniversary of Philosopher's Stone and the 10th anniversary of Deathly Hallows. In not-Harry Potter news, John Green announced his next book, Turtles All the Way Down! We geek out about the 'Ready Player One' trailer. Related Linkage: Fantastic Beasts 2 developments, including plot and casting Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 20th Anniversary Tribute Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 10th Anniversary Tribute Happy Birthday, Harry: How We Discovered Harry Potter John Green announces his new book, Turtles All the Way Down 'Ready Player One' news coverage
52:46
July 31, 2017
Sarah Dessen on 'Once and For All' and YA
It's a first for Bookmarked! We sit down with New York Times Bestselling author Sarah Dessen to talk about her experience writing her latest book. We've brought on Bookstacked writer Amicha to conduct the interview and talk about Once and For All, writing, and -- of course -- YA! What to expect in this episode... Sarah Dessen joins us to talk about her latest novel, Once and For All. We learn about some of the inspiration behind Sarah's book. What are some of the challenges of writing 13 novels? How does Sarah approach some of the darker themes of her novels? Should YA books explore more of the darker themes behind teenage years? What role does the "happily ever after" play in YA contemporary romance? Sarah tells us how YA has changed since she started writing. We're seeing so much more diversity in YA! Would Sarah consider writing a book series? What's next for Sarah? Will she be writing for an older audience in the future? About Sarah Dessen: Sarah Dessen is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen novels for teens, which have received numerous awards and rave reviews. Her books have been published in over thirty countries and have sold millions of copies worldwide. She is the recipient of the 2017 Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association for outstanding contribution to young adult literature for her novels: Keeping the Moon, Dreamland, This Lullaby, The Truth about Forever, Just Listen, Along for the Ride, and What Happened to Goodbye.  An NC native, she currently lives in Chapel Hill with her family. (Courtesy: Sarah Dessen) About Once and For All: Is it really better to have loved and lost?  Louna’s summer job is to help brides plan their perfect day, even though she stopped believing in happily-ever-after when her first love ended tragically.  But charming girl-magnet Ambrose isn’t about to be discouraged now that he’s met the one he really  wants.  Maybe Louna’s second chance is standing right in front of her. Sarah Dessen’s many fans will adore this latest novel, a richly satisfying, enormously entertaining story with humor, romance, and an ending that is so much more than happily-ever-after. Related Linkage: Sarah Dessen's Website Learn more about Once and For All Bookmarked is brought to you by Audible.com! You can get a FREE audiobook (including any of the Harry Potter books) when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Click here for more info! If you like the show, please RATE AND REVIEW it on Apple Podcasts!
27:25
June 8, 2017
YA Books Galore at YallWest!
It's safe to say that YallWest 2017 was a huge success! The YA book festival, taking place in Santa Monica, CA, was filled with great authors and interesting panels. We had the opportunity to attend the festival, and there's so much good to say about it! We give you our recap of our experience at YallWest, including the authors we did (and didn't) meet as well as some of our favorite highlights from the weekend. What you'll find in this episode: YALLWEST does not believe in free tacos (but that's okay). Saul shares his experience at Fierce Friday and his poor ability to recognize authors. We share our sad story about trying to meet Veronica Roth at the festival. Cassandra Clare might have heard us talking about that time Michael threw his book at her... Lindsay Cummings and other authors talked about writing a book series in a panel Saul attended. Addie shares her thoughts from the I Ship It: Fandoms panel and shares a funny story from Marie Lu. Addie gives Saul a lesson in fandom. Authors talk about the blending of dystopia and reality at the Alt Facts, Alt Futures panel. Benjamin Alire Sáenz blew us away with his wisdom. Victoria Aveyard and other authors talk about writing politics. Alexandra Bracken, Victoria Aveyard and Danielle Paige KILLED it at The Persisters panel. We discuss our favorite moments from the YALLWEST finale: Smackdown! Check in on the site for upcoming giveaways! Related Linkage: Bookstacked's YALLWEST 2017 Recap! YALLWEST authors talk fandoms Alt Facts, Alt Futures - YA authors discuss writing dystopian novels Victoria Aveyard, Alexandra Bracken and Danielle Paige discuss womanhood and writerhood YALLWEST Smackdown 2017! Bookmarked is brought to you by Audible.com! You can get a FREE audiobook (including any of the Harry Potter books) when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Click here for more info! If you like the show, please RATE AND REVIEW it on Apple Podcasts!
48:03
May 5, 2017
Series of Unfortunate Goodreads Wormholes
We're back -- and spoiler free! Bookmarked is two years old and we're heading into the year looking forward to new books to read and more Divergent drama to tackle. In this episode, we share our thoughts on Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' as well as Veronica Roth's latest stories, Carve the Mark and We Can Be Mended. Saul can't tell time and tells everyone it's our three year anniversary when it's actually our two year anniversary. Addie is stuck in a never-ending Goodreads wormhole. pls send help. We talk Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events. Was it good? Was it just OK? Veronica Roth's Carve the Mark hit shelves. It's her first work since Divergent. Did it live up to our expectations? Prepare for a brief Star Wars tangent. (It's a trap!) Is Carve the Mark more of a fantasy novel rather than science-fiction? Addie gives us the rundown on Veronica Roth's We Can Be Mended, the Divergent Epilogue. In other book releases, Victoria Aveyard's King's Cage is out! We have yet to read it... In case you're wondering, there will be a Red Queen Book 4! We have all the details in the links below. Random Twilight tangent. (Sorry!) We reach out #Divergentgate Update! The actors have officially dropped out of 'Ascendant'. Nobody's surprised. Where does Divergent go next? Will Lionsgate drop the project? There aren't many 2017 YA book to movie adaptations and we're kind of sad about it. Things to look forward to this year: Netflix's 'Thirteen Reasons Why', Fantastic Beasts audiobook, YallWest and BookCon! Related Linkage: Saul's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' Television Review Addie's Carve the Mark Review Addie's We Can Be Mended Book Review Shailene Woodley drops out of the Divergent film franchise Details on Red Queen Book 4 Bookmarked is brought to you by Audible.com! You can get a FREE audiobook (including any of the Harry Potter books) when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Click here for more info! If you like the show, please RATE AND REVIEW it on iTunes!
53:05
March 18, 2017
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Review
Fantastic Beasts! After years of waiting, we've finally seen it! J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' roared into theaters this last weekend and we sat down to talk about all the amazingness in our 18th episode. Join us as we share our favorite characters, beasts and scenes in the film. We also hit on some of the things the movie could have done better and we -- of course -- throw a bit of speculation in as well. After the many months of anticipation, there's no denying it: this is one episode we looked forward to recording for a very long time! In this episode... We jump right into the Fantastic Beasts discussion! Did we like the movie? Did we love the movie? Everyone in Arizona loves Frank the Thunderbird. Saul is once again the downer of the show. Was Newt the Hufflepuff hero the world needed? We also love Credence, Queenie and Jacob! Some people haven't reacted to Tina very well, but we think she's great! THE NIFFLER!! Dat suitcase tho. Some things weren't very well developed. We get to that big reveal at the end. Addie wasn't very happy. We share Bookstacked writers Ally's and Mary's comments on the film! We quickly list some theories and developments about future films. How will Jacob get his memories back in Fantastic Beasts 2? We might have an idea... Related Linkage: Addie and Ally's review of 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Dumbledore is expected to play a large role in the sequels Bookmarked is brought to you by Audible.com! You can get a FREE audiobook (including any of the Harry Potter books) when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Click here for more info! If you like the show, please RATE AND REVIEW it on iTunes!
42:51
November 22, 2016
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Pre-Show!
We're a week away from J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' and we are EXCITED! (Also a bit nervous, but mostly excited). With our strong love of Harry Potter, we couldn't help but sit down and discuss our feelings leading up to next week's big reveal. In this episode we talk about the things we're excited to see, we ask what some of the largest news items could mean for the future of the series and we hearken back to the good old days of Harry Potter speculation. In this episode... We open up with What Are You Reading? In doing so we're reminded how hard it is to read books these days. Saul confesses his book sins. We're all very excited for the new movie, but we're admittedly a little nervous... Addie gives us a run down on the Fantastic Beasts fan event that she covered on the site! Addie also got to see the first 10 minutes of the film. The Fantastic Beasts series will be made of five films. Is this a good or a bad thing? What does it mean? It sounds like Grindelwald is going to be the big bad villain of this series. We talk about the Johnny Depp controversy. We also learned that 'Fantastic Beasts 2' will be taking place in Paris, France! Will the movies be taking place in large cities? Saul shares his theory about Nicholas Flamel... Prepare for our next episode where we share our 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' movie review! Related Linkage: Addie's coverage of the Fantastic Beasts fan event Johnny Depp has been cast as Grindelwald Melissa Anelli's column on Johnny Depp's casting and the possibility of an intentional leak 'Fantastic Beasts 2' will be set in Paris, France Bookmarked is brought to you by Audible.com! You can get a FREE audiobook (including any of the Divergent books) when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Click here for more info! If you like the show, please RATE AND REVIEW it on iTunes!
43:48
November 11, 2016
#Divergentgate
It's no secret that we've had a love-hate relationship with the Divergent movies. While fans of the books, we've been sorely disappointed with the last couple of installments in the film franchise, and we let that all out in this episode. A lot has happened since we last discussed Divergent and there appears to be a lot of drama behind the scenes. All of this has left fans wondering if they'll see the conclusion to Tris's story on screen at all? SPOILER WARNING! We talk details about the Divergent series in this episode, this includes the ending to Allegiant! In this episode... We pick up on what we're reading. We all agree that Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom are some of the most beautiful books printed! We're talking about #Divergentgate! Addie gives us a very thorough backstory on all the drama surrounding the Divergent movies. Does Shailene Woodley even want to continue the Divergent series? We have an answer. Lionsgate's considering a Divergent TV show... Does anyone really want this? What has the cast said about the drama? Are they planning on moving forward with the series? Where did it all go wrong? How big of an impact did Robert Schwentke have on the series? Can we just talk about that stupid box? Veronica Roth has employed the help of Dumbledore to express her feelings. In other news: The Throne of Glass series is coming to TV! Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda has found its movie director! Disney is launching a Rick Riordan imprint -- and it looks like it's all about diversity! New books coming out in October: Magnus Chase! Crooked Kingdom! Chamber of Secrets illustrated! Related Linkage: Lionsgate says 'Ascendant' is moving to television Ascendant: The TV Series? Shailene Woodley casts doubt on continuing the Divergent series Veronica Roth's initial thoughts on the Allegiant movie split Bookmarked is brought to you by Audible.com! You can get a FREE audiobook (including any of the Divergent books) when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Click here for more info! If you like the show, please RATE AND REVIEW it on iTunes!
1:00:19
October 22, 2016
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Review (Spoilers!)
The eighth Harry Potter story has been released! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is now open to the public and millions of readers around the world have already devoured and studied the play's script. There's a lot to be said about this installment in the Harry Potter series and we're throwing our hat into the ring! From the experience of reading it to all of its flaws, we talk Cursed Child -- the good, the bad and the ugly -- during this special episode of Bookmarked. SPOILERS: Be warned, this episode of the podcast is LOADED with spoilers! If you haven't already read the script or seen the play, we advise doing so before listening! In this episode... Midnight release parties are pretty cool... when they're cool. Did we like Cursed Child? We discuss the ratings we'd give it on Goodreads. Scorpius. Scorpius. Scorpius. Scorpius. SCORPIUS! Yay for Slytherin representation! What was up with Rose? How far removed is Cursed Child from the original books in terms of themes and ideas? If you're going to join Pokemon Go, be sure to remember "For Voldemort and VALOR!" Those alternate realities threw us for a loop. Dad-Ron. Also, apparently, don't piss of Cedric Diggory. Did the writers steal the plot from A Very Potter Sequel!? So... Delphi. What did we think about Harry and Draco? Did Cursed Child need to happen? Was Hagrid dead? #WheresHagrid Next time on the podcast: #Divergentgate2016 Related Linkage: REVIEW: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Spoiler Free) "Harry is done now," says J.K. Rowling Ascendant: The TV Series? NewtCast: Podcasting a new era of Potter Bookmarked is brought to you by Audible.com! You can get a FREE audiobook (including any of the seven original Harry Potter books) when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Click here for more info! If you like the show, please RATE AND REVIEW it on iTunes!
1:05:43
August 8, 2016
Fantastic Beasts Trailer!
(Note: This episode was recorded a few weeks ago! Sorry for taking so long to get it to you! -Saul) The 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' trailer has dropped and we're BEYOND excited about it! The trailer has us theorizing about what we might see in J.K. Rowling's upcoming film (we feel like we're in 2007 again!) On top of that, we talk Shadowhunters and give our final thoughts on how Season 1 went. Was it everything fans hoped for or was it another dud? Also, cats. In this episode... We get back at "What Are You Reading!?" Addie's choice is very appropriate for the episode... Confession time: who did and didn't get through Shadowhunters Season 1? (Spoiler: Saul never got past the pilot). Some of the panel thinks that the Mortal Instruments movie might have been better than the show. How exactly did Shadowhunters get a second season order? We're shocked! Michael confesses why he watched the Shadowhunters TV show. *coughpolandbananasBOOKScough* Which Shadowhunters episodes were the best? Did Addie, Mary, and Michael convince Saul to watch Shadowhunters? Mary has to leave early. :( Michael fills us in on the newest Shadowhunters book, Lady Midnight Michael's cat nearly falls out the window. Michael tells us about meeting Cassandra Clare and we ask the important question: What do you say to an author when you meet them? Eddie Redmayne and J.K. "Rouw-ling" The Fantastic Beasts trailer brought feels. We talk briefly about how Fantastic Beasts might tie into J.K. Rowling's 'Magic in North America' Why is Newt expelled from Hogwarts!? Doesn't the book say he graduates Hogwarts? (We're too scared to ask J.K. Rowling about this.) We touch on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and J.K. Rowling's new behind-the-scenes video. Will it be possible to avoid Cursed Child spoilers? Addie's cat makes a cameo appearance. Bookmarked is brought to you by Audible.com! You can get a FREE audiobook of Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queenor Glass Sword when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Click here for more info! If you like the show, please RATE AND REVIEW it on iTunes!
50:03
May 6, 2016
Allegiant Movie Review
Bookmarked is a YA Book podcast brought to you by Bookstacked.com. SPOILER WARNING: There are Allegiant Movie AND BOOK spoilers in this episode! You have been warned! After months of speculation, rumors, trailers, and talk the 'Allegiant' movie finally hit theaters! And was it good? Well, that's what we're talking about in this episode! All in all, the movie left a bad taste in everyone's mouth and it's got us wondering about the final movie in the series, 'Ascendant'. You might also be interested in: Addie's 'Allegiant' Movie Review Saul's 26 Differences Between the 'Allegiant' Movie and Book In this episode... We've OFFICIALLY reached a full year of podcasting! To make up for missing our Red Queen podcast, we share our brief thoughts about Victoria Aveyard's Glass Sword. We give an update on the books we're reading. Michael couldn't be on the show, but he left us with his thoughts on the movie! Overall, we weren't very impressed with the movie. Kristy and Addie enjoyed a number of the actors. We all agree that Four's action scene was pretty cool. What was up with those creepy showers? Where was Matt Damon? Speaking of Matt Damon, what was up with the Martian landscape? It felt like they dumbed-down Tris in this movie. Did the movie split well? What will 'Ascendant' be about? Where was Uriah? That ending scene was... weird. It's safe to say that we were weirded out by the movie. In fact, we say the word "weird" over 30  times in this episode. We probably used the words "awkward" and "strange" just as many times in this review. Bookmarked is brought to you by Audible.com! You can get a FREE audiobook of Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen or Glass Sword when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Click here for more info! If you like the show, please RATE AND REVIEW it on iTunes!
1:07:21
March 26, 2016
That Harry Potter Podcast
Bookmarked is brought to you by Bookstacked.com. We've got two GIANT news stories to talk about this month and it kicks off with the increasingly controversial 'Allegiant' and 'Ascendant' movies--just what is going on over there at Summit/Lionsgate?! But even more importantly, Pottermore announced the publication of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child script! We're ridiculously excited about this and (be warned) once we start talking Potter, we can't stop talking Potter. What you'll find in this episode: 'Insurgent' and 'Allegiant' director Robert Robert Schwentke is leaving the series! We ask ourselves why the director's dropping out: does it have to do with fan reaction? Will fans ultimately accept or be disappointed by the changes in Allegiant and Ascendant? Addie does some investigative works and reveals the TRUE reason why the director is leaving! We talk about the big news: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD! The play will be bound in a book. We're excited but nervous. Harry Potter makes us all crazy... we have a hard time focusing. Will there be a Harry Potter encyclopedia? Could Harry Potter and the Cursed Child become the ninth Harry Potter movie? Cursed Child is supposed to be EPIC! (But what does that mean?) In other news, HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS ILLUSTRATED EDITION!! ...and also more editions of Philosopher's Stone. Harry Potter makes us feel old. New wizarding schools! Harry Potter. Harry Potter. Harry Potter. Harry Potter. Harry Potter. Harry Potter. Harry Potter. We love Harry Potter. Also, be sure to join us next week for our mini-episode where we review Victoria Aveyard's Glass Sword! Bookmarked is brought to you by Audible.com! You can get a FREE audiobook of Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen or Glass Sword when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Click here for more info! If you like the show, please help us out and RATE AND REVIEW it on iTunes!
55:14
February 18, 2016
The 5th Wave Movie Review
Wavers have been counting down to the release of The 5th Wave Movie, the film based on the novel of the same name by Rick Yancey! It's no secret that we love The 5th Wave and so we were extra excited to see the movie hit theaters! But did we like the movie? That's the question we ask (among many others) in this episode of Bookmarked! What you'll find in this episode: It's a smaller panel this time! Addie--as someone who has never read the books--joins the show to give us her take on the movie. Chloe Grace Moretz is amazing. So is Zackary Arthur. How was the casting? Did the actors bring the characters to life? That first half-hour was its own wave of feels. Did they make the plot twists too obvious? Did Dumbo make a cross-country trip before joining Squad 53? Old people love The 5th Wave. Will there be an Infinite Sea movie? We suddenly talk Red Queen at the very end. #Random Bookmarked is now brought to you by Audible.com! You can get a FREE audiobook from the Harry Potter series when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Click here for more info! If you like the show, please RATE AND REVIEW it on iTunes!
45:13
January 30, 2016
Shadowhunters Review
Mortal Instrument fans have been given a second chance! Cassandra Clare's popular YA book series The Mortal Instruments hit the screen for the second time on ABC Family Freeform. But just how was the pilot episode? Some fans loved the show while others were left feeling disappointed. Our own reactions range from loving it to meh--and that's exactly what we sat down to discuss in our TENTH episode of Bookmarked! In this episode: We made it to our tenth episode ever! (It only took a year...) We have a full panel of Bookstacked writers to talk about the show. We all vary in our feelings toward the book series as well as the TV show. We mostly all agree that we loved the casting of the show. Some of us weren't digging the visual effects too much. Was some of the writing kind of bad? Jace might have been slightly disappointing, but we still like him anyway because Taylor Swift. We say goodbye to Alan Rickman. We're also happy to announce our new 2016 release schedule! From now on, we'll be recording an episode the second Saturday of each month and the episode will be released the following Tuesday. We'll have more details as they come, but we're at least going to start being more consistent! Bookmarked is now brought to you by Audible.com! You can get a FREE audiobook from the Harry Potter series when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Click here for more info! If you like the show, please RATE AND REVIEW it on iTunes!
41:26
January 19, 2016
Mockingjay, Part 2 Review - Goodbye, Hunger Games! (SPOILERS)
SPOILER WARNING: We're talking in detail about 'Mockingjay, Part 2' in this episode! So if you haven't seen the movie or read the book, then you might want to come back later! It's over! After nearly four years of movies, we've reached the ending of The Hunger Games franchise. We've loved the books and we've been incredibly impressed with the movies. So we can say that our excitement for the final movie, 'Mockingjay, Part 2', was definitely over-the-top. But how was the movie itself? In this episode of Bookmarked, we sit down and discuss how the movie stacks up against the book. We also talk about our favorite (and potentially not so favorite) scenes from the film. Related: Bookstacked.com reviews 'Mockingjay, Part 2' What to expect in this episode: Bookstacked writer and book blogger Kristy joins us for the first time in this episode! Saul is ridiculously confused over how to feel about the movie. We all agree that Josh Hutcherson was uhmazing. What was the best scene in the movie? Should the book have been split into two parts, or would it have done better as a single film? President Coin is definitely a diva/drama queen. This movie has probably mentally scarred little childrens for weeks. We rank all the Hunger Games movies from our least favorite to most favorite. Goodbye, Hunger Games! We'll miss you! Will The Hunger Games fandom continue? Would a Hunger Games spin-off movie work? Where do we go from here? What's the next "big thing?" Bookmarked is now brought to you by Audible.com! You can get Allegiant by Veronica Roth FOR FREE as an audiobook when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Click here for more info! If you like the show, please RATE AND REVIEW it on iTunes!
56:22
November 24, 2015
Divergent to Allegiant to Ascendant
SPOILER WARNING: There are obviously major spoilers of Veronica Roth's Allegiant, the final book in the Divergent trilogy. Everyone likes surprises, right? Heh. No. Lionsgate and Summit pulled a fast one on Divergent fans last week when they announced that the final Divergent movie, originally 'Allegiant, Part 2' is being renamed as 'Ascendant'. When they made the announcement, the world basically blew up. It was both splendid and horrifying. And we decided--hey, why not talk about this? So that's what we did. In this episode of Bookmarked, we talk about what the name "Ascendant" is supposed to mean for Tris and the rest of the characters in Divergent. We also wonder about what other changes might be coming, especially considering the drastic changes in 'Insurgent' and the fact that they're splitting Allegiant into two parts. What to expect in this episode: Bookstacked writer Mary makes her podcasting debut and joins us for this episode! Saul remembered to hit the record button. Everybody is confused. Why Ascendant? Will the name of the movie confuse people by making them think that there's a fifth book named Ascendant? Addie thinks that Tris will be taking an intergalactic journey into space. Saul wonders whether the title is alluding to the ending of the book? The Hunger Games movies are better. Veronica Roth posted a response about the title change on her blog. Did the film makers tell Veronica that this was happening, or did she learn about it with everyone else? Is the Divergent franchise doomed? Will Zuko ever find his mother? Emotions are high and the stakes are even higher! The drama in these show notes are out of control! Ahhh!! We hope you like it. Bookmarked is now brought to you by Audible.com! You can get Allegiant by Veronica Roth FOR FREE as an audiobook when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Click here for more info! If you like the show, please RATE AND REVIEW it on iTunes!
31:56
September 15, 2015
That 5th Wave Podcast
SPOILER WARNING: This episode contains spoilers for The 5th Wave and The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey, as well as some allusions to a major spoiler in Allegiant by Veronica Roth. The 5th Wave movie trailer was leaked a couple of days ago and now everybody's seen it... Except for those of us in this episode. A few days before the leak, we got together to talk about the movie trailer and what we hoped to see in it. But fear not! This entire episode didn't go to waste! We also sat down and talked about our first impressions from when we read The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. We also take some time to share our thoughts about The Infinite Sea and some of our predictions for the final book, The Last Star. This is a short episode but it's jammed pack full of stuff for the Wavers! What to expect in this episode: Saul forgot to hit record and lost the first several minutes of the show... (sorry). We all agree that Cassie is the bomb. We have some mixed feelings about The Infinite Sea. What did Vosch mean when he was talking to Ringer? Ariana and Eleanor think that a fan favorite is doomed to die in The Last Star. Saul hopes another fan favorite dies. Now that the trailer is out, you'll notice that our predictions about The 5th Wave movie trailer are kind of accurate... Has Sony made a mistake by waiting too long to share things from the movie? Will The Infinite Sea ever see the big screen? Can The 5th Wave movie reach Hunger Games heights? Speaking of Hunger Games, we try to convince Eleanor to give the movies another chance. Bookmarked is now brought to you by Audible.com! You can get The 5th Wave or The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey FOR FREE as an audiobook when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Click here for more details!
32:18
September 3, 2015
Character Deaths for Veronica Roth's Birthday
SPOILER WARNING: Major Harry Potter, Uglies, Fault in Our Stars, Scorch Trials, Mockingjay, and Allegiant spoilers are discussed during the second half of this episode! The Battle of Hogwarts and the Red Wedding--what do they have in common? DEATH! It's what authors and readers alike dread: character deaths! From the innocent to the deserving, we talk in-depth about some of the worst (and best) character deaths in our favorite YA books! We ask why some of the deaths are more tragic than others and discuss how readers should respond to deaths. And yes, we talk about THAT death from Veronica Roth (all on her birthday, no less!). Also in this episode... Saul attempts to make some jokes and they're really bad. Michael tried to meet Victoria Aveyard but she was too popular for him (or something like that). We talk about those crazy lizard mutts in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2' trailer The 'Ready Player One' movie has a release date and Saul shares his thoughts on the book. Everyone's waiting on Sony to begin promotion of 'The 5th Wave' movie. We talk about when we think 'The 5th Wave' movie trailer might be released. There's a song about Dobby. We read some of the feedback we got on Twitter about character deaths! If you like the show, please RATE AND REVIEW it on iTunes!
1:11:01
August 20, 2015
Go Set a Mockingjay at Comic-Con
SPOILER WARNING: Some Go Set a Watchman, Scorch Trials, and Mockingjay book details are discussed in this episode! We're back and more excited than ever! With all of the recent buzz surrounding Comic-Con, we sit down and talk about the newest development in The Maze Runner and Mockingjay worlds! While none of us were present for Comic-Con, we couldn't help but feel the hype surrounding our favorite book-to-film adaptations. From the awesome new posters to the brand new trailers that were screened at the convention, we're getting more and more eager to see these movies! (Note: This episode was recorded before the actual release of the Mockingjay and Scorch Trials trailers, which are out now.) Also in this episode... 7th Page is now Bookstacked! We discuss the reasons behind the name change and what we hope it'll do for the site in the future. Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman came out. It was met with both excitement and controversy. Michael has read Go Set a Watchman. He tells us what he thought about the book and he criticism it's received. The first 30 minutes of 'The Scorch Trials' movie was shown at Comic-Con. There will apparently be changes between the book and the movie. Rebeca and Saul are excited to see the cranks in 'The Scorch Trials' movie! The new Mockingjay posters look cheesy and cool... but we want our own versions featuring ourselves. Michael has internet problems. If you liked the show, please RATE AND REVIEW it on iTunes!
44:12
July 24, 2015
That Shadowhunters Podcast
SPOILER WARNING: Mortal Instruments and Allegiant spoilers are briefly discussed in this episode. Listen at your own risk! Shadowhunters fans are abuzz with the latest casting announcements of The Mortal Instruments television show! In our fourth episode, we talk about the hype surrounding the show and our thoughts and feelings about each cast member (this was recorded before the actress for Jocelyn was announced). We also go into the controversy surrounding some of the casting choices and talk about the diversity crisis seen in YA books. Also in this episode... Addie attended YALLWEST and tells us whether or not Veronica Roth had You-Know-Who's (not Voldy's) death planned from the beginning. J.K. Rowling is apologizing for the deaths she forced us to endure in the Harry Potter books... It might take her a while (but not as long as George R.R. Martin). Promotion is underway for the Scorch Trials movie! Eoin Colfer says that the Artemis Fowl movie is almost good to go. We're hoping this is true. The Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series got new book covers! Do we like them? And just why do publishers always republish their books with new covers anyway? We want Scabbers to play Simon in the first season of Shadowhunters! Emeraude Toubia is perfect as Isabelle because of her hair. It's all in the conditioner. Luke is on a horse. We play a round of "Who Said It: Dumbledore or Gandalf?" and Ariana drops a bomb shell on us. 7th Page features writer Michael also shows up on the panel! It's a packed episode filled with all sorts of good stuff! If you're following the Shadowhunters updates then you're definitely going to want to listen to this episode. CHECK OUT SHADOWHUNTERS HQ - A BRAND NEW SHADOWHUNTERS FAN SITE!
58:31
May 21, 2015
The Thrills and Woes of Book Recommendations
Book recommendations. Anyone who loves books deals with these things on a near daily basis. Whether you're recommending books or receiving book recommendations, we've all had experiences with recommendations. In this episode, we sit down and talk about where we get most of our recommendations and how things like BookTube are changing the ways we used to learn about new books. Also discussed in this episode... Ariana is back and she gives us her review of 'Insurgent'! Veronica Roth has a new book series coming out that's said to be like Star Wars! Is this the beginning of a science fiction trend in YA? The Death Cure movie gets a release date and it WON'T be split into two parts! We are happy. The first 'Mockingjay: Part 2' trailer was released. 'Paper Towns' trailer was released. J.K. Rowling's third Cormoran Strike novel was announced. The winner of our Four: A Divergent Collection giveaway is announced at the end of the show!
55:24
April 30, 2015
Insurgent's Divergent Storyline ('Insurgent' Movie Review)
Warning: This episode contains major spoilers of the 'Insurgent' movie as well as several Allegiant spoilers. We advise you watch 'Insurgent' and read Allegiant before listening. The ENTIRE EPISODE is devoted to the latest Divergent movie! It's been a week since 'Insurgent' hit theaters and we've got a lot to say about it! We sit down and talk about the book to movie differences and how they either made the story better or worse. Discussed in this episode... Did we like the movie? One of us says yes, another says no, and someone's not so sure. We talk about the changes--and yes, the speshul box. Was this movie more violent than the first one, and maybe even the book? Where does this movie leave us for parts one and two of the 'Allegiant' movies? Hosts: Addie (writer at 7thPage.com), Lucy (writer at 5thWave.net), and Saul (writer at 7thPage.com).
36:57
March 26, 2015
Jeanine's Special Box
Book-to-film adaptations. You either love them, or you hate them. You’ve got masterpieces like ‘Catching Fire’, and then you’ve got headaches like ‘The Mortal Instruments’. In this episode, we take time to share our thoughts on book-to-film adaptations. What makes a good adaptation? What makes a bad one? We share a few experiences concerning our favorite adaptations and learn that getting into a premiere screening is harder than you think… and that Saul says “adaptions” over “adaptations.” Also discussed in this episode… The Last Star, the title of the third 5th Wave book was leaked! What/who is the Last Star? Veronica Roth shares her review of ‘Insurgent’ Everyone is worried about “the box.” Hosts: Addie (writer at 7thPage.com), Ariana (manager of @T5W_fans), Lucy (writer at 5thWave.net), and Saul (writer at 7thPage.com). Note: We had a sound error while recording. Because of this, there’s a noticeable echo behind some of the voices. We’ll be sure to correct this next time! Also, there are (super) minor spoilers for Allegiant and The Infinite Sea.
54:21
March 5, 2015
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