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Want to read some amazing Young Adult books with us? Here’s our reading queue for the next few episodes:

Tip: Click on any book cover to go to the Amazon description and reviews!

Episode 60: Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Episode 63: Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Episode 61: I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

Episode 62: The Chronicles Of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Previous Podcast Episodes

Golden Son (Pierce Brown) Book Review Episode 59

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...

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Firefight (Brandon Sanderson) Book Review Episode 58

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...

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Where She Went (Gayle Forman) Book Review Episode 57

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...

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Crown of Midnight (Sarah J. Maas) Book Review Episode 56

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...

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An Ember in the Ashes (Sabaa Tahir) Book Review Episode 55

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...

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The Immortal Rules (Julie Kagawa) Book Review Episode 53

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...

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Eleanor & Park (Rainbow Rowell) Book Review Episode 52

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...

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Red Queen (Victoria Aveyard) Book Review Episode 50

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...

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Phoenix Island (John Dixon) Book Review Episode 49

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...

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Blood Red Road (Moira Young) Book Review Episode 48

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...

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Steelheart (Brandon Sanderson) Book Review Episode 47

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...

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The Here and Now (Ann Brashares) Book Review Episode 46

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...

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Shadow and Bone (Leigh Bardugo) Book Review Episode 45

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...

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Angelfall (Susan Ee) Book Review Episode 42

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....

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Grasshopper Jungle (Andrew Smith) Book Review Episode 41

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...

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Shatter Me (Tahereh Mafi) Book Review Episode 40

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...

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Red Rising (Pierce Brown) Book Review Episode 39

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...

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Legend (Marie Lu) Book Review Episode 38

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...

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Rain Reign (Ann M. Martin) Book Review Episode 37

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...

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