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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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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!

    We freak out about 'Midnight Sun' and Percy Jackson on Disney Plus

    We freak out about 'Midnight Sun' and Percy Jackson on Disney Plus

    You can go ahead and say it: it's a great time to be a YA fan ... especially if you have a longing for nostalgic days.

    Two massive news stories dropped in May: Stephenie Meyer is releasing Midnight Sun (finally!) and Rick Riordan has somehow convinced the "powers-that-be" (aka Disney Plus) to adapt the Percy Jackson novels as a TV show.

    Naturally, we had to sit down and discuss the new developments in this impromptu Bookmarked bonus episode!

    Note: Our promised Harry Potter discussion is still coming. Look for it in your feeds next week!

    Related Linkage:


    Why Stephenie Meyer’s ‘Midnight Sun’ is important to Twilight fans
    Disney Plus picks up Percy Jackson TV show
    Rick Riordan's letters to the Percy Jackson movie producers

    Follow us on our new Twitter account: @BookmarkedYA

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    • 31 min
    Why 'Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes' has some of us worried

    Why 'Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes' has some of us worried

    There's been so much hype leading up to Suzanne Collins' Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes — but has a lot of the hype already died down?

    Since the revelations about President Snow have hit the web, many fans are unsure about their feelings toward the upcoming Hunger Games prequel. Browsing the social media channels, many just don't seem eager to see President Snow cast as a hero.

    We talk about our feelings toward the book and the controversy in this quick Bookmarked bonus episode!

    Related Linkage:


    Is the Hunger Games prequel doomed to be the next ‘Joker’?

    Follow us on our brand new Twitter account: @BookmarkedYA

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    Episode Produced by Michael Burns


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    • 15 min
    Let's talk about adults reading YA

    Let's talk about adults reading YA

    While it's sometimes a touchy subject, we can all at least agree that adults have a massive impact on how YA is written and discussed. All of us at Bookstacked started reading YA books as teenagers but now that we're adults, we ask ourselves why we're still reading YA? In this episode, we dive into the good and the bad when it comes to adults reading YA.

    In this episode:


    So why are so many adults reading YA anyway?
    Most of us started reading YA when we were teenagers. What's kept us tied to YA books after all these years?
    Does the fact that so many adults read YA ruin reading for teens?
    Where does New Adult fit into all of this?
    Could New Adult be the solution to some of the confusion around YA?
    We discuss how some young adult authors approach writing adult fiction.
    Let’s make the case FOR adults reading YA!

    Related Reading:


    Read Eleanor's review of Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
    'The Many Ways YA Books & The Community Isolates Teens' by Vicky Who Reads

    Get In Touch:

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    Saul Marquez: @SAULMARQ
    Mary Dempsey: @EmKateDee (BookTube)
    Spencer Miller: @SpencerBMiller
    Eleanor Maher: @wordsinstars (Bookstagram)

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    • 35 min
    Nora Shalaway Carpenter on writing mental health in YA

    Nora Shalaway Carpenter on writing mental health in YA

    Nora Shalaway Carpenter, author of the Kirkus starred YA debut The Edge of Anything, joins us this week to talk about her book, her experiences, and the struggles faced by those experiencing issues with mental health. We also talk about the importance of friendships and of having people around who you can turn to for help.

    In this episode …


    Michael takes over hosting duties, but don’t worry, it’s only for this week!
    Nora shares some frightening statistics about mental health in teens.
    We’d love to see more sports in YA books.
    Do close friendships get lost in the middle of young adults looking for The One?
    What’s wrong with boys reading books about girls?
    Look out for Nora’s next project, a mixed-genre anthology about rural America!
    We get all Marvel Cinematic Universe with our credits…

    We’d like to once again sincerely thank Nora for coming onto the show to talk so openly and honestly about some of her struggles, and to talk about The Edge of Anything. If anyone feels like they may need to seek out help, or for anyone looking to research more into ways that they can be the help someone might need, links to all of the resources Nora mentioned are listed below.


    International OCD Foundation
    The Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator For Kids & Teens
    Treatment Referral Helpline of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): 1800-662-HELP
    The National Alliance on Mental Illness
    Anxiety and Depression Association of America
    Beyond OCD
    Mind (UK)

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    Michael Burns: @_michaelburns
    Nora Shalaway Carpenter: @norawritesbooks (Twitter), @noracarpenterwrites (Instagram), noracarpenterwrites.com


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    • 35 min
    The biggest young adult book takeaways from the last decade

    The biggest young adult book takeaways from the last decade

    A decade has closed on YA. Recent years saw young adult books grow in leaps and bounds. In our latest episode, we explore some of the ways YA books surprised us. We also talk about what we think YA has in store for us in the next 10 years.

    In this episode ...


    We're changing the format of the show (again)
    What were some of the biggest surprises from the last decade?
    Is it just us or was nostalgia huge?
    Were there too many reboots?
    The past decade saw the rise and fall off the big YA blockbusters
    Do some genres stand the test of time?
    Politics took a front seat
    What are our predictions for the next decade?
    Should vampires make a comeback?
    Where does diversity fit into all of this?

    Get in touch ...

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    Saul Marquez: @SAULMARQ
    Michael Burns: @_michaelburns
    Mary Dempsey: @EmKateDee (BookTube)
    Spencer Miller: @SpencerBMiller

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    • 40 min
    When you dislike (but actually love) romance in YA books

    When you dislike (but actually love) romance in YA books

    Ok, real talk: Romance in YA isn't great ... but actually it is.

    In our first bonus podcast episode ever, we sit down in the spirit of Valentines to hash out our feelings about romance in YA books! We talk what doesn't work but also the romantic tropes we absolutely adore and love.

    This one's for all of you romantics out there!

    Follow us on our brand new Twitter account: @BookmarkedYA

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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

liTERAteLibrarian ,

“Like” “Ya Know”

The topics and conversation was good but one of the participants relies WAY too much on “like” and “ya know”. It becomes very distracting and takes away from the topic. I don’t want an overly scripted podcast but you’re talking about books and you can’t elevate your vocabulary beyond these crutch words?

Brandon Queen ,

Thanks

This is a needed podcast. Thanks

TheActualCalebMartell ,

Been loving it

I've been following this pod for a couple years and have always enjoyed the casual and relaxed conversations. They focus mainly on the big name books and authors so this isn't the best place for recs but its more of a place for casual book talk with some news. I would recommend it to anyone who is very fandom focused.

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