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Follow along as two adults dive into young adult books and series in order to unpack the universal appeal of the genre that transcends age and gender barriers.

Act YA Age Tasia and Corinne

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Follow along as two adults dive into young adult books and series in order to unpack the universal appeal of the genre that transcends age and gender barriers.

    REDEMPTOR by Jordan Ifueko

    REDEMPTOR by Jordan Ifueko

    We sit down with returning guest Aubrey to dive into REDEMPTOR, the second (and final) book in Jordan Ifueko's beautiful RAYBEARER duology. We talk social justice, activism, imperialism, demon daddies, and so much more! Stick around til the end where we announce what we're covering next time, and don't forget to rate and review us on iTunes! Also, we're still planning our end-of-year wrap up/mailbag episode, so don't forget to send us your burning questions/comments/whatever so we can read them on air!


    As always, thanks to Martha Riley for our art and Djempirical for our music. And a big thank you to Aubrey for joining us again!


    Find us on the internet if you like:


    www.actyaage.com
    actyaagepod@gmail.com
    instagram.com/actyaage
    twitter.com/actyaage
    Find Corinne at instagram.com/rinne_reads
    Find Tasia at instagram.com/rageycakes
    Find Aubrey at instagram.com/aubsbobs and twitter.com/aubsbobs


    Mentions:


    Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
    Wheel of Time (Amazon Prime series)
    Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe
    The Brightest Star in Paris by Diana Biller
    The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton
    Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer
    Soulless by Gail Carriger

    • 1 hr 9 min
    HOW THE KING OF ELFHAME LEARNED TO HATE STORIES by Holly Black

    HOW THE KING OF ELFHAME LEARNED TO HATE STORIES by Holly Black

    Our FOLK OF THE AIR journey has come to an end with the novella HOW THE KING OF ELFHAME LEARNED TO HATE STORIES by Holly Black! This one is short and sweet, but we still manage to find a way to become unhinged and emotional, so worry not - it still packs a punch. We talk trauma, stories, and, of course, Cardan being a giant simp. We're sad to see this journey come to an end, but we've had a great time and we're excited for what's to come. Stick around to find out what that is, and don't forget to send us your pressing book questions for our end of the year mailbag episode! And rate and review us on iTunes so we can read your review on the show!


    As always, thanks to Martha Riley for our art and Djempirical for our music.


    Find us on the internet if you like:


    www.actyaage.com
    actyaagepod@gmail.com
    instagram.com/actyaage
    twitter.com/actyaage
    Find Corinne at instagram.com/rinne_reads
    Find Tasia at instagram.com/rageycakes

    • 34 min
    THE QUEEN OF NOTHING by Holly Black

    THE QUEEN OF NOTHING by Holly Black

    We are joined by returning guest Jessie to discuss book 3 in Holly Black's FOLK OF THE AIR series: THE QUEEN OF NOTHING! We talk personal and political power, relationship dynamics, redemption, giant snakes, and so much more! Once again, we tried to be chill about our Jurdan feelings, but honestly...it gets a little unhinged. What else did you expect? We're covering each book in this series spoiler-free, so even though this book marks the end of the main trilogy we do not spoil what happens in the Cardan novella - that's for next week. Join us next week to wrap up this series, and stay tuned for some scheduling news! We're also planning a mailbag episode for the end of the year, so if you have any book questions or topics you want us to talk about, just shoot us an email or a DM - and don't forget to rate and review us on iTunes! We'd love to read your emails on the show.


    As always, thanks to Martha Riley for our art and Djempirical for our music. And a big thanks to Jessie for joining us for another great episode!


    Find us on the internet if you like:


    www.actyaage.com
    actyaagepod@gmail.com
    instagram.com/actyaage
    twitter.com/actyaage
    Find Corinne at instagram.com/rinne_reads
    Find Tasia at instagram.com/rageycakes
    Find Jessie at instagram.com/bookjessieisbetter
    Find Jessie's Jane Austen podcast at www.thedailyknightley.com


    Mentions:


    Window Shopping by Tessa Bailey

    • 1 hr 37 min
    THE WICKED KING by Holly Black

    THE WICKED KING by Holly Black

    We are joined by friend of the pod Tiffany to discuss book two in Holly Black's FOLK OF THE AIR series: THE WICKED KING! We talk power plays, betrayals on top of betrayals, trauma, and so much more! We also try to be chill about our Jurdan feelings, with limited success. We will be covering each book in this series spoiler-free, so if you haven't read the rest of the series after this book you should be safe until the spoiler section at the end. Join us next week for the third book, THE QUEEN OF NOTHING, and don't forget to rate and review us on iTunes!


    As always, thanks to Martha Riley for our art and Djempirical for our music. And a big thanks to Tiffany for joining us on this episode!


    Find us on the internet if you like:


    www.actyaage.com
    actyaagepod@gmail.com
    instagram.com/actyaage
    twitter.com/actyaage
    Find Corinne at instagram.com/rinne_reads
    Find Tasia at instagram.com/rageycakes
    Find Tiffany at instagram.com/tea.flow, and keep an eye out for her upcoming Fargo podcast, Fargone Conclusion


    Mentions:


    House of the Dragon teaser trailer
    Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco
    The Mistborn Saga by Brandon Sanderson

    • 1 hr 37 min
    THE CRUEL PRINCE by Holly Black

    THE CRUEL PRINCE by Holly Black

    We sit down with friend of the pod and returning guest Jenna to begin our journey through Holly Black's THE FOLK OF THE AIR series, with book one: THE CRUEL PRINCE! We talk enemies to lovers, complicated family dynamics, the toxic boys we love, and so much more! We will be covering each book in this series spoiler-free, so if you haven't read the rest of the series after this book you should be safe until the spoiler section at the end. Join us next week for the second book, THE WICKED KING, and don't forget to rate and review us on iTunes!


    As always, thanks to Martha Riley for our art and Djempirical for our music. And a big thanks to Jenna for joining us on this episode!


    Find us on the internet if you like:


    www.actyaage.com
    actyaagepod@gmail.com
    instagram.com/actyaage
    twitter.com/actyaage
    Find Corinne at instagram.com/rinne_reads
    Find Tasia at instagram.com/rageycakes


    Mentions:


    Squid Game on Netflix
    Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
    Battle Royal by Lucy Parker
    Once Upon A Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber
    Hell House by Richard Matheson

    • 1 hr 33 min
    HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE by Diana Wynne Jones

    HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE by Diana Wynne Jones

    We are joined by friend of the pod and Tolkien scholar Lauren to dive into YA classic HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE by Diana Wynne Jones - as well as its stunning Studio Ghibli animated film adaptation directed by Hayao Miyazaki! We talk Diana Wynne Jones's Tolkien inspiration, sassy old ladies, bratty femboys, adaptation choices, and much more! Stick around til the end where we announce what we're covering next time, and don't forget to rate and review us on iTunes!


    As always, thanks to Martha Riley for our art and Djempirical for our music. And a very big thanks to Lauren for being a great guest!


    Find us on the internet if you like:


    www.actyaage.com
    actyaagepod@gmail.com
    instagram.com/actyaage
    twitter.com/actyaage
    Find Corinne at instagram.com/rinne_reads
    Find Tasia at instagram.com/rageycakes
    Find Lauren at twitter.com/RhetoricNSpice


    Mentions:


    Satisfaction Guaranteed by Karelia Stetz-Waters
    Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao
    Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
    The Nature of Middle Earth by JRR Tolkien
    The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
    Counting Down With You by Tashie Bhuiyan

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Joy Rainbow ,

Great Podcast!

This podcast really shows how much YA has to offer adult readers. Corinne and Tasia provide great analysis that really highlight the themes offered by each selection. And, of course, they swoon over all the ‘good boys’ and ships that make YA so fun. Highly recommend!

martha riley ,

Amazing book recs!

I love listening to these two ladies, they have amazing chemistry and even better book recommendations. Can’t wait to listen to more!

Kalmagu ,

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I love this podcast! The hosts have great voices for the podcast world, and are so passionate about the subjects they’re covering. It was great to hear their insights into the books, and I love that they acknowledge the problematic issues, too! They don’t gloss over things, which is nice. Can’t wait to hear more!

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