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Do you enjoy reading YA books? Are you dying to talk about them and hear what others think about your favorite books? Are you outside of the YA age bracket (like myself) but still enjoy them? Then this is the podcast for you! Join me and my friends, as we discuss our favorite YA books and authors! We’ll chat spoiler-free at the start of each episode, just in case you haven’t read the book yet. Then I’ll give a warning before heading into our spoiler zone. I'll also have special episodes where I'll interview YA authors! I’ll be discussing books by Victoria Aveyard, Holly Black, Neal Shusterman, Veronica Roth, Pierce Brown, Marissa Meyer, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Stephanie Garber, Melissa de la Cruz, and many more!Have questions on your favorite books? Want to know my thoughts on them? Have a book you love that you want me to discuss? Send me an email at yabookchat@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

YA Book Chat Leah Stuhler

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    • 4.7 • 23 Ratings

Do you enjoy reading YA books? Are you dying to talk about them and hear what others think about your favorite books? Are you outside of the YA age bracket (like myself) but still enjoy them? Then this is the podcast for you! Join me and my friends, as we discuss our favorite YA books and authors! We’ll chat spoiler-free at the start of each episode, just in case you haven’t read the book yet. Then I’ll give a warning before heading into our spoiler zone. I'll also have special episodes where I'll interview YA authors! I’ll be discussing books by Victoria Aveyard, Holly Black, Neal Shusterman, Veronica Roth, Pierce Brown, Marissa Meyer, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Stephanie Garber, Melissa de la Cruz, and many more!Have questions on your favorite books? Want to know my thoughts on them? Have a book you love that you want me to discuss? Send me an email at yabookchat@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

    Author Interview: Katie Keridan (Reign Returned)

    Author Interview: Katie Keridan (Reign Returned)

    Today I am chatting with author Katie Keridan about her debut YA Fantasy novel, Reign Returned. Reign Returned is book one of The Felserpent Chronicles.

    In today's episode, Katie and I chat about her transition from being a doctor to becoming a full time author, her amazing world building for Reign Returned, the fantastic characters, the challenges she faced in writing this story, and so much more. Join us!

    This entire episode is100%  spoiler FREE!

    A little about Reign Returned:

    Kyra Valorian is the most gifted Astral healer the golden-blooded realm of Aeles has seen in ages. When tragedy strikes, Kyra discovers she possesses a life-changing gift: she's a Recovrancer, able to enter the realm of the dead and recover those who've died before their time. Unfortunately, recovrancy is outlawed in her realm. Desperate for answers, Kyra will do anything to get them . . . even partner with a dangerous enemy.

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    Thank you to Katie Keridan for taking the time to chat with me today. And thank you to Hanna Lindsley at Spark Press for setting up the interview.


    Have a question about Reign Returned? Have a book you want me to review on the podcast? Just want to say hi? Send me an email at yabookchat@gmail.com

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    • 49 min
    Author Interview: Margot Harrison

    Author Interview: Margot Harrison

    Today I am chatting with author Margot Harrison about her brand new book, We Made It All Up.

    Margot is the author of The Glare and The Killer in Me. You won't want to miss this episode, as we chat all about her brand new thriller! This murder mystery will keep you on the edge of your toes, questioning who the killer could be. Not only that, Harrison tackles some strong themes that are important for young adult readers.

    So, join Margot and me as we chat all about We Made It All Up!

    Episode is 100% spoiler free!

    A little about We Made It All Up:
    Celeste is the talk of the town when she moves to Montana from Montreal, but the only friend she makes is Vivvy, the heir to the town’s founder and a social pariah. Inspired by a passion-fueled school incident, they begin writing a love-story fanfic between the popular guy and the school stoner, one that gradually reveals Celeste’s past. While her bond with Vivvy makes Celeste feel safe and alive again, Vivvy keeps prodding Celeste to turn fantasy into reality. When they finally try, one drunken night on a dark mountainside, Celeste is the one who ends up kissing golden boy Joss. And Joss ends up dead.

    Celeste doesn’t remember the end of that night and can’t be sure she didn’t deliver the killing blow. Could she still be that scared of getting close to a boy? Secrets are hard to keep in a small town, and even Vivvy seems to suspect her. Exploring the winding passages of the cave where Joss died, Celeste learns he had his own dark secrets, as does Vivvy. The town isn’t as innocent as it appears.

    Check out Margot Harrison's website
    Follow Margot on Instagram and Twitter
    Purchase We Made It All Up

    Thank you to Margot for being a guest today! And thank you to Cassie Malmo at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for setting up the interview!

    Have a question about We Made It All Up? Have a book you want me to review on the podcast? Just want to say hi? Send me an email at yabookchat@gmail.com

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    • 30 min
    Daughter of the Pirate King

    Daughter of the Pirate King

    Today my friend Sarah and I are chatting about Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller.

    This was the first book by Tricia Levenseller that I've read, and I loved it so much that now she is an automatic buy for me. Both Sarah and I devoured this book and its sequel. If you like pirates, this book is for you. It's like Pirates of the Caribbean but with a female lead. There's treasure hunting, greedy pirates, trickery, Siren's, a pirate romance, and more! You won't want to miss this fantastic story!

    First 15 minutes are spoiler FREE!

    A little about Daughter of the Pirate King:

    Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map―the key to a legendary treasure trove―seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship. More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.

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    Have a question about Daughter of the Pirate King? Have a book you want me to review on the podcast? Just want to say hi? Send me an email at yabookchat@gmail.com

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    • 59 min
    Love and Gelato

    Love and Gelato

    Today my friend Victoria and I are chatting about the book Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch.

    Love & Gelato is such a fun book! It's the story of a young girl who goes to Florence, Italy to stay with a man she's never met before; a man who may just be her father. While in Italy, Lina discovers a lot about Florence, her mom, and herself. It's such a fantastic coming of age story that will make you want to travel to Italy yourself, to take in the local cuisine and all the sights! So, join Victoria and me as we chat about this fun book. We'll also chat about the new Netflix movie, of the same name.

    First 15 minutes are spoiler free!

    A little about Love & Gelato:

    Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen years? All Lina wants to do is get back home.

    But then Lina is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina’s uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires Lina, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her mother’s footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept for far too long. It’s a secret that will change everything Lina knew about her mother, her father—and even herself.

    People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more.

    Victoria is becoming a published author! Follow along with her on this journey on social media:

    Victoria's Instagram
    Victoria's Website
    Victoria's TikTok
    Victoria's Facebook
    Victoria's publisher Groundwood Books

    Have a question about Love & Gelato? Have a book you want me to review on the podcast? Just want to say hi? Send me an email at yabookchat@gmail.com

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Author Interview: Sarah Henning (The King Will Kill You)

    Author Interview: Sarah Henning (The King Will Kill You)

    I am excited to welcome author Sarah Henning back to YA Book Chat! When she was first here, Sarah and I discussed her book The Princess Will Save You, book 1 in her Kingdoms of the Sand and Sky trilogy. Today, Sarah and I are chatting about her brand new book, The King Will Kill You, book 3 in this fantastic trilogy.

    Join us as we chat about what it was like going from book one to book three, the characters, plot line, Sarah's writing process, what it was like for her to write two books at the same time, and more!

    The King Will Kill You will be available August 2, 2022.

    A little about The King Will Kill You:

    Princess Amarande is finally on the verge of having everything she wants. To be with her true love Luca, no one nor law standing in the way. To rule Ardenia as queen outright, no marriage necessary, as Luca does the same with the reformed Torrence. To rebuild the continent of The Sand and Sky into a place not defined by archaic, patriarchal laws, but by the will of its people.
    However, threats await in the shadows of Amarande’s hoped-for happily ever after. One expected and deadly to both her love and every one of her objectives. The other, unexpected, and arising with a vicious aim: revenge at any cost. Against the princess who killed him, the boy whose love made her do it, and the continent cruel enough to deserve his rage.

    Thank you to Sarah Henning for being a guest on today's episode!
    Thank you to Giselle Gonzalez at TorTeen for setting up this interview!

    Pre-order The King Will Kill You from The Raven Bookstore
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    Purchase Sarah's latest book, It's All In How You Fall


    Have a question about The King Will Kill You? Have a book you want me to review on the podcast? Just want to say hi? Send me an email at yabookchat@gmail.com

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    • 40 min
    Author Interview: Elayne Audrey Becker (Forestborn & Wildbound)

    Author Interview: Elayne Audrey Becker (Forestborn & Wildbound)

    Today I am excited to welcome author Elayne Audrey Becker to the podcast!

    Join us as Elayne and me chat about her Forestborn duology. Wildbound, book two, will be released August 30, 2022. In this episode Elayne and I chat about the publishing process, character development, worldbuilding, and so much more! You won't want to miss this!

    Check out my previous episode to learn more about Forestborn. Read below to learn a bit about Wildbound.

    With the assassination of Telyan’s king, the time for peace has passed.

    Determined to make up for his failure to procure the stardust, Helos finds work as a healer at Fendolyn’s Keep, the historic garrison to which Telyan’s exiled royals—and half its civilians—have fled. Racing against the Fallow Throes’ ticking clock, he endeavors to repair his relationship with Prince Finley and dreams of his claim to a faraway throne, as the base around him prepares for war.

    Half a continent away, his sister Rora is doing everything she can to reawaken the land and end Eradain’s slaughter of magical beings. Still reeling from the revelation that Eradain’s violent monarch is her half-brother, she journeys to the kingdom determined to infiltrate his court in disguise—and finds the seeds of rebellion are already stirring.

    With a magical illness running rampant and the continent arming for battle, the three realms’ long-feared destruction seems inevitable. But the two shifters they believed would bring about Alemara’s ruin may in fact hold the key to its survival.


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    Buy Forestborn & Wildbound

    Thank you to TorTeen for setting up this interview!


    Have a question about Forestborn and/or Wildbound? Have a book you want me to review on the podcast? Just want to say hi? Send me an email at yabookchat@gmail.com

    Don't forget to give the podcast a 5 star rating, and leave a review! Thank you for your support!

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

RachelAGreco ,

So Fun!

This podcast is so fun, Leah is so personable, and I love learning about new books and podcasts as well! I’m also thankful that Leah gives warnings before diving into spoilers.

hi 🤢🤮🥴🤢🤢🤢🥴🤢🤮🥴🤢🥴 ,

❤️ love ❤️

This podcast is great. I’m s young teen and I love to read. I love listening to the podcast to get ideas of what to read next and to here someone talk about the books I love. I have found so many good books on this podacst. Matched, red queen, three dark crowns. I would love to her an episode about the book The Young Elites by Marie Lu.

ngerlach ,

Favorite YA Podcast!

I love the organization of this podcast! It’s a perfect review of each book, with the hosts’ reactions and thoughts on each major plot point. I also love Leah’s laugh- it makes me laugh each time. The books she’s covered that I haven’t read yet go to the top of my reading pile. I’ve loved everyone so far!

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