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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 • 23 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!

    YA dystopia and climate change with Joan He ('The Ones We're Meant to Find')

    YA dystopia and climate change with Joan He ('The Ones We're Meant to Find')

    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.

    Joan He's captivating novel, The Ones We're Meant to Find, is a story of sisters against the backdrop of a world shaped and transformed by climate change. The book, which releases May 4, is already one of the top selections in YA this year. We're super excited to welcome author Joan He to the podcast to discuss the ins and outs of her captivating book.

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    • 34 min
    Rebellion, romance and dragon riding with Rosaria Munda ('Flamefall')

    Rebellion, romance and dragon riding with Rosaria Munda ('Flamefall')

    SPOILER WARNING: This episode includes minor spoilers for 'Fireborne' and 'Flamefall'!

    In 2019, Fireborne introduced us to Lee and Annie, two young dragon riders struggling to come to terms with their pasts as they competed to see who would lead their newly rebuilt society.

    Now, their story continues in Flamefall, where the political intrigue gets messier, the alliances become murkier and a brand new group of riders flies off the page. This is the book Fireborne fans have been waiting for and it does not disappoint.

    Come listen in, as we talk to author Rosaria Munda about expanding her world, building complicated moral dilemmas and plotting the course for her incredible cast of characters.

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    Rosaria Munda: @RosariaMunda (Website)
    Chelsea Regan: @pluckybookmark

    • 44 min
    Book Club: 'Concrete Rose' by Angie Thomas

    Book Club: 'Concrete Rose' by Angie Thomas

    Concrete Rose is Bookstacked's first YA book club pick — and we all agree it was a good one. Angie Thomas' Concrete Rose is an emotional journey that packs a punch. It's a relevant and needed book in today's world, one that further explores what it means to be Black in America while also being so relatable to absolutely anyone who picks it up.

    In this episode of the podcast, we sit down to discuss what's sure to be one of our favorite books of the year.

    Related Links:


    Review: Angie Thomas wowed us all with her latest novel 'Concrete Rose'
    Nostalgia for a place I’ve never been: An interview with Louisa Onomé
    How L. L. McKinney and Robyn Smith are shining a spotlight on Nubia, Wonder Woman’s Black twin sister
    10 Years of Peculiardom: Ransom Riggs reflects on completing the Miss Peregrine’s series

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    Saul Marquez: @SAULMARQ
    Michael Burns: @_michaelburns
    Chelsea Regan: @pluckybookmark
    Spencer Miller: @SpencerBMiller (Instagram)
    Britani Overman: @mrsbs713
    Eleanor Maher: @wordsinstars (BookTube)

    • 51 min
    Introducing the Bookmarked YA Book Club

    Introducing the Bookmarked YA Book Club

    We’re excited to announce the launch of the Bookmarked YA Book Club, which will be a new addition to our flagship podcast, Bookmarked.

    The Bookstacked Team already meets monthly to discuss the bookish life alongside the latest news and updates in YA as part of our podcast. We figured we should throw some actual reading into the mix!

    Our book club selection is Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas


    Purchase the book from Bookshop (we earn a commission from sales made via Bookshop — thanks for helping us stay afloat!)
    Read an excerpt from the book on our website

    Here's How It Works


    The Bookstacked Team will be discussing the book on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #BookmarkedYA — you're welcome to join us by using this hashtag!
    In about month, we'll release a special episode discussing the book. Posts made using the #BookmarkedYA hashtag will be featured in the show!

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    • 8 min
    The biggest YA book takeaways from 2020

    The biggest YA book takeaways from 2020

    There's a lot to say about 2020. Like every other industry, publishing wasn't spared from the pandemic. Readers and authors around the world reckoned with the current events that shaped our lives.

    As we say goodbye to 2020, we look back at some of the biggest changes and themes we saw in YA books and publishing as a whole. One thing is for certain: things definitely changed this year.

    Support Us: You can support our show and website when you buy your YA books from our Bookshop storefront.

    In this episode:


    Thank you for the kind reviews and comments we've received in recent months!
    Are we seeing less YA book movie adaptations? Are television adaptations the new endgame?
    Book marketing has really transformed this year. There are some upsides and downsides.
    Authors seem more accessible to international readers.
    This was a tough year for anyone who loved BookCon and BookExpo. Will we ever see book conventions like these again?
    Readers have been holding authors and publishers accountable — but that was even more true this year.
    Everyone should reflect on the books they choose to promote and give prominence to.

    Related Links:


    Chelsea's podcast interview with Anna Meriano — definitely worth a listen if you haven't tuned in yet!
    Read about Chelsea's NaNoWriMo experience
    Spencer's piece on the history of the epistolary novel
    The New York Times article Saul mentioned: Why Is Publishing So White?

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    Saul Marquez: @SAULMARQ
    Chelsea Regan: @ChelseaRegan17
    Spencer Miller: @SpencerBMiller (Instagram)
    Mary Dempsey: @EmKateDee (BookTube)

    • 48 min
    Retelling Cinderella ... but with Quidditch, with Anna Meriano ('This is How We Fly')

    Retelling Cinderella ... but with Quidditch, with Anna Meriano ('This is How We Fly')

    Quidditch is a real thing ... sort of. It might not be the magical experience many know, but athletes across the world have transformed the once-fictional activity into a real and authentic sport. It's behind that backdrop that author Anna Meriano has penned her young adult novel, This Is How We Fly.

    Meriano sits down with Bookstacked writer Chelsea Regan to discuss her new book in this special bonus episode of the podcast. There's lots of talk about Quidditch (including how the Harry Potter fandom has evolved beyond J.K. Rowling) as well as the importance of self-discovery in YA and themes of gender inequality and identity.

    Buy It: This Is How We Fly hits shelves Dec. 15, 2020. If you're interested in purchasing the book, consider stopping by our Bookshop storefront, where you can buy a copy while supporting indie bookstores and our website.

    Click here for more information about Anna's virtual book launch.

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    Anna Meriano: @AnnaMisboring (Website)
    Chelsea Regan: @ChelseaRegan17

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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

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?

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