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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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    • 4.5 • 25 Ratings

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!

    Can we talk about 'Heartstopper'? (Spoilers!)

    Can we talk about 'Heartstopper'? (Spoilers!)

    Netflix's 'Heartstopper' is taking the YA world by storm — and rightfully so!

    The series, based on the popular webcomic-turned-graphic novel by Alice Oseman, is both enlightening and uplifting. The show highlights the love story between Charlie Spring and his classmate Nick Nelson while also diving into their wonderful cast of friends.

    This charming show is too good! So the Bookstacked team had to turn on the mics to record a quick episode and geek about all things 'Heartstopper.'

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    Spencer Miller: @SpencerBMiller (Twitter), @yacanadabooks (Instagram)
    Eleanor Maher: @words.and.wanderings (Instagram), @words_wanders (Twitter)
    Mary Dempsey: @EmKateDee

    • 38 min
    Long-distance relationships and young romance in YA with Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka ('With and Without You')

    Long-distance relationships and young romance in YA with Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka ('With and Without You')

    By the time this YA novel begins, Siena and Patrick have already been dating for three years. With college in the near future, Siena is ready to let go and move on — to give herself a chance to grow. But before she can break up with Patrick, he breaks the news that he's moving out of state. Hoping that their relationship will break apart over time, Siena agrees to date long-distance ... which might have her re-thinking her feelings for Patrick altogether.

    YA author duo Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka (#Wibbroka) explore the complexities of long-distance dating and young romance in their new YA novel, With and Without You. Being high school sweethearts who survived a long-distance relationship, you could call them experts on the subject!

    Wibbroka sits with Chelsea Regan to dive into their latest YA novel in this episode of Bookmarked.

    This episode is sponsored by Libro.fm. Buy audiobooks while supporting your local bookstore. Libro.fm has a special offer for Bookstacked readers. Get TWO audiobooks for the price of one with your first month of membership when using the code Bookstacked. Click here to get started.

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    Emily and Austin: EmilyAndAustinWrite.com
    Emily Wibberley: @Wibbs_Ink (Twitter), @wibbs_ink (Instagram)
    Austin Siegemund-Broka: @ASiegemundBroka (Twitter), @austins_b (Instagram)
    Chelsea Regan: @pluckybookmark (Instagram), @chelsearegan17 (Twitter)

    • 35 min
    Chronic illness and authenticity with Heather Kamins ('The Moth Girl')

    Chronic illness and authenticity with Heather Kamins ('The Moth Girl')

    Anna isn't unlike the other girls her age, except for her recent diagnosis: the fictional disease of lepidopsy. Suddenly, the life she once knew begins to drift away — literally. Her disease causes her to physically float, amidst other moth-like symptoms such as craving light. Now Anna is forced to come to terms with her new reality, while still trying to hold onto the life she's always known.

    Such is the story found in the new YA novel The Moth Girl by Heather Kamins. Heather drew from her own experience with Lupus to write Anna's story — a story she started writing in 2012. For Heather, staying authentic to the true experiences of chronic illness was front and center of her mind.

    Heather joins Bookstacked writer Chelsea Regan to discuss how she approached such an important topic.

    This episode is sponsored by Libro.fm. Buy audiobooks while supporting your local bookstore. Libro.fm has a special offer for Bookstacked readers. Get TWO audiobooks for the price of one with your first month of membership when using the code Bookstacked. Click here to get started.

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    Heather Kamins: HeatherKamins.com, @shakieranthem (Twitter), @shakieranthem (Instagram)
    Chelsea Regan: @pluckybookmark (Instagram), @chelsearegan17 (Twitter)

    • 31 min
    Queer love and boybands with Adib Khorram ('Kiss & Tell')

    Queer love and boybands with Adib Khorram ('Kiss & Tell')

    Author Adib Khorram explores the complexities of being queer in the public eye in his latest YA book, Kiss & Tell. Hunter is a role model for queer teens — a boy band star currently touring North America. But with that stardom comes a lot to juggle, especially when his love life is under the microscope of public pressure.

    Adib joins Chelsea Regan to discuss writing his novel and all things boy bands, including the eternal question: NSYNC or Backstreet Boys?

    This episode contains an instance of mild swearing.

    This episode is sponsored by Libro.fm. Buy audiobooks while supporting your local bookstore. Libro.fm has a special offer for Bookstacked readers. Get TWO audiobooks for the price of one with your first month of membership when using the code Bookstacked. Click here to get started.

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    Deborah Falaye: AdibKhorram.com, @adibkhorram (Instagram), @adibkhorram (Twitter), @adib.khorram (TikTok)
    Chelsea Regan: @pluckybookmark (Instagram), @chelsearegan17 (Twitter)

    • 38 min
    The power of representation with Deborah Falaye ('Blood Scion')

    The power of representation with Deborah Falaye ('Blood Scion')

    Deborah Falaye waited years to find a book that represented her culture and identity, but "that never happened," she said. Now she's making it happen.

    Bookstacked writers Chelsea Regan and Spencer Miller sit down with Deborah to talk about her fantasy/sci-fi debut, Blood Scion, which follows the harrowing story of fifteen-year-old Sloane, a descendant of the ancient Orisha gods.

    Deborah talks about the importance of representation, diversity and her experience entering the YA book community.

    Related: ‘Blood Scion’ by Deborah Falaye had me on the edge of my seat (Book Review)

    This episode is sponsored by Libro.fm. Buy audiobooks while supporting your local bookstore. Libro.fm has a special offer for Bookstacked readers. Get TWO audiobooks for the price of one with your first month of membership when using the code Bookstacked. Click here to get started.

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    Deborah Falaye: @deborahfalaye (Instagram), @deefalaye (Twitter)
    Chelsea Regan: @pluckybookmark (Instagram), @chelsearegan17 (Twitter)
    Spencer Miller: @SpencerBMiller (Twitter), @yacanadabooks (Instagram)

    • 43 min
    Our spring 2022 YA book reads

    Our spring 2022 YA book reads

    Are you ready to pack up your heavy coats and scarves? It's time for the weather to warm up, which means we're looking for YA books to read during this springtime season!

    The Bookstacked Team shares which books they think are perfect for spring in this panel discussion. We're recommending newer releases as well as some classics, with genres spanning across fantasy, contemporary and even graphic novels.

    We want to know what your spring recommendations are too! Drop us a note in the Spotify app and we'll share your recommendations with other listeners. And stay tuned to the end of the episode to catch our first book club pick of the year!

    Related Links:


    Review: ‘Squire’ by Sara Alfageeh and Nadia Shammas is stunning on every level
    Shining a light on the dark corners of history with Ruta Sepetys (‘I Must Betray You’)

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    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!


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    Chelsea Regan: @pluckybookmark (Instagram), @chelsearegan17 (Twitter)
    Saul Marquez: @SAULMARQ
    Spencer Miller: @SpencerBMiller (Twitter), @yacanadabooks (Instagram)
    Eleanor Maher: @words.and.wanderings (Instagram)
    Mary Dempsey: @EmKateDee (BookTube)

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

RachelAGreco ,

Fantastic, Fun Podcast!

This is a great spoiler-free podcast for authors and readers alike. The host asks terrific questions that lets the listener get some interesting behind-the-scenes info about the books and the author’s process.

abzalot ,

So fun to listen to!

I’m a ya fantasy author, and I love the perspective these avid readers put on the industry! Their thoughts are great to take into consideration as I develop new stories. I’ve learned that constant study and listening to fans makes for much improved writing skills, and this podcast is a blast to listen too!

Brandon Queen ,

Thanks

This is a needed podcast. Thanks

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