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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!

    Self-love and inspiring the next generation of writers with Kacen Callender ('Lark & Kasim Start a Revolution')

    Self-love and inspiring the next generation of writers with Kacen Callender ('Lark & Kasim Start a Revolution')

    In Kacen Callender's latest, self-love is its own type of revolution. Lark Winters is on the path to being a writer, but when they cover up a social media accident for a past friend, they find themselves under the scrutiny of hordes of online strangers. Finding a way out of this mess is going to require an inner struggle of self-discovery.

    Kacen joins Bookstacked writer Spencer Miller to discuss their personal ties to the story and the intersection of shame and accountability.

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    Kacen Callender: KacenCallender.com
    Spencer Miller: @SpencerBMiller (Twitter), @yacanadabooks (Instagram)

    • 24 min
    Expanding the universe of 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' with F. C. Yee ('The Dawn of Yangchen')

    Expanding the universe of 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' with F. C. Yee ('The Dawn of Yangchen')

    There's no exaggeration in saying that Nickelodeon's 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' is one of the most popular animated shows of all time. For the generations that grew up with the show, it's a great time to be a fan. With more television series and movies on the horizon, there's a massive demand for Avatar content.

    YA book author F. C. Yee knows all about it.

    Yee has been part of the Avatar universe expansion since 2019, starting with the YA novel The Rise of Kyoshi. He joins us on this episode of the podcast to discuss his third Avatar novel, The Dawn of Yangchen. He shares some behind-the-scenes details about how the books came to be as well as his process of creating the characters and worldbuilding that fill the pages of his books.

    Purchase The Dawn of Yangchen

    Related Links:


    REVIEW: ‘The Rise of Kyoshi’ by F.C. Yee is essential reading for Avatar fans
    REVIEW: ‘The Shadow of Kyoshi’ by F.C. Yee reaches legendary status
    REVIEW: ‘The Epic Crush of Genie Lo’ by F.C. Yee
    REVIEW: ‘The Iron Will of Genie Lo’ by F.C. Yee is well worth the wait

    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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    F. C. Yee: @yeebookauthor (Twitter), @yeebookauthor (Instagram), FCYee.com (Website)
    Saul Marquez: @SAULMARQ

    • 31 min
    Summer camps and whodunnits with Jessica Goodman ('The Counselors')

    Summer camps and whodunnits with Jessica Goodman ('The Counselors')

    Jessica Goodman is no stranger to YA thrillers, and with the release of her third novel, The Counselors, it's clear to see that she has cemented her place as a master of the genre. In her latest novel, Jessica tells the story of Goldie as she returns to summer camp with her two best friends. Dark secrets begin to wash up on the shore of Alpine Lake — along with the body of someone from Goldie's very recent past.

    Jessica joins us this week to discuss her own history with summer camps, as well as why she is drawn to the thriller genre.

    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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    Jessica Goodman: @jessicagoodman (Instagram)
    Michael Burns: @themichaelburns (Instagram)

    • 24 min
    Book Club: 'All My Rage' by Sabaa Tahir

    Book Club: 'All My Rage' by Sabaa Tahir

    We're re-introducing our YA book club!

    Sabaa Tahir's latest novel, All My Rage, is the first book we're kicking our 2022 book club off with. This newly-released contemporary might as well be crowned a YA classic. It's easily one of the best books we've read on the show. Exploring the lives of a Pakistani community through the eyes of two young protagonists, this book confronts trauma, grief, family and forgiveness in a way that rings authentic. We love this book!

    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.

    Related Links:


    Sabaa Tahir's interview with Elle Magazine
    Saul's 2016 interview with Sabaa Tahir

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    Saul Marquez: @SAULMARQ
    Spencer Miller: @SpencerBMiller (Twitter), @yacanadabooks (Instagram)
    Eleanor Maher: @words.and.wanderings (Instagram)

    • 43 min
    Raw and honest storytelling with Candice Iloh ('Break This House')

    Raw and honest storytelling with Candice Iloh ('Break This House')

    Despite their novel, Break This House, being written in prose, Candice Iloh's history of writing poetry is woven into the book's fabric. On top of being beautifully written, Minah's story of confronting her past — almost literally by traveling back to her hometown after learning of a family tragedy — is one that is sure to inspire and encourage young adults everywhere to be open with who they are and how they feel.

    We are delighted to welcome Candice onto the show this week to talk about their writing and the inspirations behind Break This House.

    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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    Candice Iloh: @thisiscandiceiloh (Instagram), @candiceiloh (Twitter)
    Michael Burns: @themichaelburns (Instagram)

    • 30 min
    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

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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