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Want to read some amazing Young Adult books with us? Here’s our reading queue for the next few episodes:
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Previous Podcast Episodes
Robert’s quick summary: Victor and Eli were college best friends. “Were” being the operative word. What was the horrible supernatural discovery that got in the way of their friendship and turned them into lifelong deadly enemies? And why did they both have to die to...read more
Will Golden Son (by Pierce Brown) live up to its predecessor, our favorite book of 2015? Robert and Bryan may be a little SPLIT on that... Bryan’s quick summary: In the Training Institute, Darrow vanquished his opponents using his street-smart tactics and by being the...read more
Let's light a fire under Bryan and Robert's behinds as they talk about the sequel to Steelheart! Check out their thoughts on Brandon Sanderson's superhero sequel: Firefight. Bryan’s quick summary: David Charleston returns in Firefight, this time as the point man in...read more
Where did she go? Bryan and Robert have the answer with their review of Gayle Forman's sequel Where She Went. Bryan’s quick summary: Mia Hall only woke from a coma because Adam Wilde – her fast-becoming-rock-star-boyfriend – told her he’d do anything as long as she...read more
Bryan is back and so is Celaena Sardothien! The first in our four sequel episodes, check out Sarah J. Maas' second book in the Throne of Glass series. Bryan’s quick summary: Celaena is now the King’s Champion ... or in other words: his top assassin. Having been pulled...read more
Thanks to Hayley Lawson, our Guest Host! Robert’s quick summary: Laia, 17, discovers her brother, Darin is working for The Resistance, when a raid of Martials - the Scholar's enemy and oppressor - sees her grandmother and grandfather brutally slaughtered in front of...read more
Thanks to Trudi Jaye, our Guest Host! Robert’s quick summary: Max (full name: Maximum Ride) is 14 and can fly. Part of a secret group of six kids bred to be genetically altered, complete with avian DNA and big wings. Max is the oldest, and after their surrogate “dad,”...read more
Thanks to Hayley Lawson, our Guest Host! Robert’s quick summary: Allison Sekemoto hates Vampires. Unfortunately, she lives in a post-apocalyptic world, where after a virus killed most of humanity, or turned them into “rabids” – a sort of vampire gone wrong – the...read more
Thanks to Trudi Jaye, our Guest Host! Robert’s quick summary: Park Sheridan is sitting on the school bus when he first meets Eleanor, the new girl. She's not just any old new sixteen-year-old though, Eleanor is .... quirky. Red haired, stockily-built ("fat" according...read more
Bryan and Robert have been podcasting for nearly a year together! Time to recap what we've read and learned! So What Have We Learned In One Year Of Reviewing YA (Young Adult) Books? We'll lead with our top 3 books, then various thoughts and prompts (it's better if you...read more
Will Bryan and Robert see red? Probably, since today's book is The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard! Bryan’s quick summary: Mare Barrow is about to go off to war. That's what happens to all Reds when they turn 18, sent off to the front lines by the Silvers, the...read more
Can Bryan and Robert rise like a Phoenix after reading the book Phoenix Island by John Dixon? Only listening to this episode will give you the answer! Bryan’s quick summary: At 16, Carl Freeman is already a state and national boxing champion. But his penchant for...read more
On the road again with Bryan and Robert as they review... Blood Red Road by Moira Young! Bryan’s quick summary: Saba and Lugh are twins, but they couldn't be more different. In the parched dry lands left after The Wreckers ruined it, the two eighteen year-olds...read more
Will Brandon Sanderson "steel" a great review from Bryan and Robert? Yes, yes he will. Check out B&R's review of Steelheart today! Bryan’s quick summary: The Epics changed humanity for good. Imbued with incredible powers, they stole, and killed, and they conquered....read more
Will Bryan and Robert agree to disagree on The Here and Now by Ann Brashares? Only time will tell. Bryan’s quick summary: Prenna James is a time traveler. Her, her family, and others from her time live on the outskirts of the present day after escaping from a future...read more
Do Bryan and Robert have secret powers hidden beneath their mild-mannered podcast veneer? Maybe. But you can count on a legitimately split review from them this week on the book Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. Bryan’s quick summary: Alina Starkov is an orphan, a...read more
Just a boy and his girl... and his horse?! Read Robert and Bryan's take on Maggie Stiefvater's The Scorpio Races. Bryan’s quick summary: Sean Kendrick is the returning champion of the Scorpio Races, an annual competition in which riders try to keep hold of their water...read more
Finally, the behavior of cats has been explained! Check out Robert and Bryan's take on Kendare Blake's chilling and entertaining Anna Dressed in Blood. Bryan’s quick summary: Ghost killer Cas Lowood travels the country keeping the murderous dead at bay. When he...read more
Who will survive in this battle of good vs. eevil?! Check out Bryan and Robert's thoughts on Angelfall by Susan Ee. Bryan’s quick summary: Penryn has always taken care of her young, disabled sister, even before the angels of the apocalypse descended upon the earth....read more
If you love horny, hungry grasshoppers, then you'll love Bryan and Robert's review of Andrew Smith's Grasshopper Jungle! Bryan’s quick summary: Ealing, Iowa doesn't have much, but it does have a phosphorescent mold that could cause the apocalypse real quick. Austin...read more
Tahereh Mafi lovers may be shattered by Bryan and Robert's upcoming constructive review of her series starter Shatter Me. Bryan’s quick summary: Confined to an asylum for a deadly power she can't control, Juliette thinks the crumbling world has forgotten her. When a...read more
What's your favorite color? Listen this week to hear if Robert and Bryan see red when they review Red Rising by Pierce Brown. Bryan’s quick summary: Darrow is a Red, the lowest caste in a color-coded society of the future. He works all day in the mines so his...read more
Is Robert a criminal mastermind? Is Bryan the Republic's greatest recruit? No to both, but you can listen to them review Marie Lu's Legend. Bryan’s quick summary: Teenagers June and Day were born on different sides of the track. While June is a perfect-score prodigy...read more
Rain Reign, don't go away, stay here for another review day! This week, Robert and Bryan take on the short, endearing book Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin. Bryan’s quick summary: What fifth grader Rose Howard lacks in social skills and normal behavior, she makes up for...read more
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