Bloodwitch ★★★★★

It is no secret how much I love Susan Dennard's Witchlands series. I fell head over heels in love with Truthwitch and even more so with Windwitch and Sightwitch. And then when I found out I won an ARC of Bloodwitch from BookishFirst a few weeks ago? Tears. Instant happy tears. And, y'all, I could NOT put … Continue reading Bloodwitch ★★★★★

Check out the Podcast!

Check out the Booked All Night podcast. Once a month, Jess and Maggie talk about a new young adult book.

NYT Bestselling Quotes

Going along with our five-star quotes we also love many of the books occupying the New York Times bestsellers list. In honor of Leigh Bardugo's King of Scars, we offer up this debut post for book #1 in the Nikolai Duology! The monster is me and I am the monster. If men were ashamed when they should … Continue reading NYT Bestselling Quotes

S2E1: Welcome Back & The Hate U Give

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5NnE0vej3ZpIE6zS1Pr63P We're back, book nerds! After a lengthy and well-earned break, we have finally recorded a new episode! We relive the nitty and gritty details about finishing a grueling MFA program, talk parenting tips for some strange reason (it's totally logical and prompted, we swear), and then finally remember that we watched an AMAZING adaptation … Continue reading S2E1: Welcome Back & The Hate U Give

Upcoming February YA Titles

You can lie to yourself if you want, but we all pick books by their covers. Here are few we've chosen for February 2019. How shallow are you when it comes to covers?

B&N Coupons and Hangouts

Happy Saturday, Book Nerds! We're excited to announce Barnes and Nobles' next B&N Kids' Book Hangout Event, coming up on February 9th! Go hang out at your local Barnes & Noble store to meet other readers, enjoy games and activities, and get free book swag. Get More Info .  Sign Up Here Valentine's Day is around the corner and B&N … Continue reading B&N Coupons and Hangouts

Mera: Tidebreaker ~DNF~

Princess Mera is teenage royalty and heir to the throne of Xebel, a penal colony ruled by the other no-so-lost land under the sea, Atlantis. Her father, his court and the entire kingdom are expecting her to marry and introduce a new king. But Mera is destined to wear a different crown….When the Xebellian military … Continue reading Mera: Tidebreaker ~DNF~

The Brilliant Death ★★★★☆

A stunning, violent fantasy with beautiful writing and amazing queer characters that made me fall in love with them immediately. The Brilliant Death was one of my most anticipated 2018 reads, and it spot on the Favorites shelf is well-earned. For Teodora DiSangro, a mafia don’s daughter, family is fate.All her life, Teodora has hidden the fact that … Continue reading The Brilliant Death ★★★★☆

White Stag ★★★☆☆

White Stag, the first book in a brutally stunning series by Kara Barbieri, involves a young girl who finds herself becoming more monster than human and must uncover dangerous truths about who she is and the place that has become her home.

You Are The Everything ★★★☆☆

An unusual, often confusing tale of a boy and a girl who are the sole survivors of a plane crash, and the relationship that blossoms afterwards. Can you want something—or someone—so badly that you change your destiny? Elyse Schmidt never would have believed it, until it happened to her. When Elyse and her not-so-secret crush, … Continue reading You Are The Everything ★★★☆☆

Chameleon Moon Review ★★★★★

Before I get into my (hugely delayed) review of Chameleon Moon by RoAnna Sylver I have to talk about how I found this book first. I'm a big fan of tumblr, specifically, I enjoy wasting time on tumblr. It's a great source of procrastination. Sometime in early 2014 or late 2013, I saw a post go … Continue reading Chameleon Moon Review ★★★★★

What If It’s Us ★★★★☆

A sweet, co-authored meet-cute that takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions from some amazing heart-breaker writers What If It's Us is sure to leave you wanting more--and crying just a lot a bit. Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver … Continue reading What If It’s Us ★★★★☆

🎧 Ep 30: Double Feature

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Ghosts ★★★★★

Graphic novels have always had a special place in my heart, and Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier has taken my heart in its adorable fist and crushed it to smithereens. Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for … Continue reading Ghosts ★★★★★

Eon ★★★★★

There are few books that I hold in high enough regard to give them a five star rating. The only other book I've ever done that for is Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I had a lot of trepidation going into this book, but I came out of it feeling like a kid again; like … Continue reading Eon ★★★★★

🎄 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 🍾

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Book Nerds! We'll be back in 2019! Enjoy the season regardless of what you celebrate and may all you gifts be books.

For This Life Only ★★★★★

I have a theory that Stacey Kade wants to watch me die from dehydration. A scene that's absolutely plausible given how much I cried while reading For This Life Only. Three minutes. Jacob Palmer died for three life-changing minutes. And when he woke up, nothing was the same. Elijah, his twin brother, is dead, and his family is … Continue reading For This Life Only ★★★★★

Truthwitch ★★★★★

Can someone love a book more than I loved Truthwitch by Susan Dennard? Can anyone love anything more than I loved that book? Probably not. I loved Truthwitch (and Susan Dennard. I nearly cried when I saw her in the hallway at BookCon Chigaco) so much. In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate … Continue reading Truthwitch ★★★★★

Happy Thanksgiving!

As we get into the holiday season, we just want remind you that the best gift is a follow!

🎧 Ep 33: An Interview with Ava Dellaira

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Mice of the Round Table ★★★★★

I have been waiting to get my hands on a copy of this book ever since I heard about it from the author herself. I'm so happy that it's finally out and that I can review it. Young mouse Calib Christopher dreams of the day when he will become a Knight of Camelot like his … Continue reading Mice of the Round Table ★★★★★

Shadow of the Fox ★☆☆☆☆

After a certain point I felt like I was reading well written crossover fanfiction for Kenshin and InuYasha.

Most Anticipated November Releases

Happy Hallo-week Book Nerds! With November just on the horizon it's time to cast your votes, both at your local polling place and right here at Booked All Night. Vote on your top three once a day and we'll take the top five to add to our giveaway jar. 

Glass Sword ★★★★★

If I could sum up my entire experience of Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard in a single gif, it would be this one: If you've spent any amount of time on this site, or listening to our Podcasts, you know how much of a fan Jess and I are of Victoria Aveyard. We fell in love with … Continue reading Glass Sword ★★★★★

The Dragon Waking ★★★★☆

An endearing tale of a girl who meets her best friend in the Nevada desert, who just so happens to be a dragon. The Dragon Waking by Grayson Towler is a heartwarming tale of friendship, adventure and a splash of magic. For thirteen-year-old Rose Gallagher, having a friend who is really a dragon and can perform … Continue reading The Dragon Waking ★★★★☆

Three Dark Crowns Series ★★★★☆

Ok, so, I binged through this whole series via audio books and my unnaturally long car rides lately. I absolutely loved the first two books, but I had significantly less love for book number three.

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The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett ★★★★☆

Bitter, bored, and sarcastic-Lizzie Lovett is a girl after my own heart. Want to go back to high school and talk to You: Senior Year Edition? Great. Because she's in this book. A teenage misfit named Hawthorn Creely inserts herself in the investigation of missing person Lizzie Lovett, who disappeared mysteriously while camping with her … Continue reading The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett ★★★★☆

What They Don’t Know EXCERPT

February 13 Dear Ms. Tilson, You probably think you know who I am, but I’m here to tell you that you don’t. I used to be a bright star of a girl, but that girl burned out of existence, like a fire swept through my life and left nothing but ash and smoke. That smoke … Continue reading What They Don’t Know EXCERPT

What They Don’t Know SPOTLIGHT TOUR

Title: What They Don’t Know Author: Nicole Maggi ISBN: 9781492672654 Release Date: October 2nd Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Praise for What They Don’t Know “An engaging, emotionaldebate on rape and abortion. Hand to readers interested in hot-button social issues or those captivated by E.K. Johnston's Exit, Pursued by a Bear (2016).” Booklist “A flawless deconstruction of the hypocrisy turning deeply … Continue reading What They Don’t Know SPOTLIGHT TOUR

Most Anticipated Oct 2018 YA

It's October, Book Nerds! Time to weigh in the book your most excited for. That's right. Book. Singular. Let's get voting! And hey, if we missed your title, just add it at the bottom!

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Last Seen Leaving ★★★★☆

After reading the initial back copy, I was a little hesitant to request Last Seen Leaving, but I'm so glad that I did. Flynn's girlfriend has disappeared. How can he uncover her secrets without revealing his own? Flynn's girlfriend, January, is missing. The cops are asking questions he can't answer, and her friends are telling … Continue reading Last Seen Leaving ★★★★☆

The Best Literary Book Gifts

If you're a fan of Out of Print, you'll really enjoy Literary Bok Gifts. We took a look at her products and put together a list of our favorites. As an added bonus, you can get 20% off using code BOOKEDALLNIGHT20!

After the Fire EXCERPT

The noise of the gunfire is still deafening, and I hear—I actually hear—bullets whizzing past me, their low whines like the speeded-up buzz of insects, but I don’t slow down, and I don’t change course. The Chapel is burning out of control, its roof engulfed by roaring fire and sending up a huge black plume of smoke, and the amplified voice of the Government booms across the compound, repeating its demand over and over again.

After the Fire SPOTLIGHT TOUR

The things I’ve seen are burned into me, like scars that refuse to fade.

A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic ★★★★★

Magic is my favorite thing in a story. I get to see how it works in the universe and how it affects the characters. Magic in a modern day world, like the one in A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic, where cell phones and blogs make a regular appearance, always intrigues me. How will magic and technology … Continue reading A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic ★★★★★

Toil & Trouble ★★★★☆

An incredibly beautiful and diverse anthology about witches, women, love and mischief. With stories that ranged from modern-day to historical to magical realism, there's a little something for everyone in Toil & Trouble. A young adult fiction anthology of 15 stories featuring contemporary, historical, and futuristic stories featuring witchy heroines who are diverse in race, class, … Continue reading Toil & Trouble ★★★★☆

Mirage ★★★★★

Once in a while, there comes a book where you go into it with almost no expectations, in a genre you only occasionally read, where you go into it with an open mind. And then it consumes your entire life. In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. … Continue reading Mirage ★★★★★

Stalking Jack the Ripper ★★★★☆

A thrilling mystery with a terribly wrapped up ending. But most of the book was amazing and a great approach to popular period of history. Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she … Continue reading Stalking Jack the Ripper ★★★★☆

Ruin of Stars ★★★★☆

Y'all. I'm still a mess whenever I think about Mask of Shadows. And then along came Ruin of Stars? More like RUINED MY HEART! The thrilling conclusion to the Mask of Shadows duology that weaves a tale of magic, shadows, and most importantly, revenge. As one of the Queen’s elite assassins, Sal finally has the power, prestige, … Continue reading Ruin of Stars ★★★★☆

Reign of Mist ★★★★☆

Imagine Heart of Mist. Now turn it up to eleven. Reign of Mist, the high-stakes, daring sequel to Heart of Mist was even more action-packed and intense than its predecessor. While I had trouble holding on to the first one, this one dug its claws into me and wouldn't let go. The realm’s darkest secret is out. The cruelty … Continue reading Reign of Mist ★★★★☆

Freeks ★★★★☆

Magic abilities, a traveling performance troupe and a monstrous secret that could kill everyone sounds like the perfect recipe for a great story. That's exactly what Amanda Hocking's Freeks delivers! Welcome to Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Sideshow, where necromancy, magical visions, and pyrokinesis are more than just part of the act… Mara has always longed for a … Continue reading Freeks ★★★★☆

Ruin of Stars BLOG TOUR

A hand snuffed out the light. I leaned over the edge of the greenhouse trellis, wooden beams creaking beneath me. The guards, as they had done every night I’d been spying, left soon as Lord del Aer tucked his daughter in, and they followed him through the halls of his estate. His daughter’s room was left unguarded except for the ones patrolling the grounds. He couldn’t comprehend someone killing his child to get at him.

King’s Cage ★★★★★

So not that long ago, I posted Full Series Stop, in which I was talking about how the preview for this book was making me less excited for it. I would now like to apologize for letting my enthusiasm wane. We waited for King's Cage and Aveyard delivered. In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s … Continue reading King’s Cage ★★★★★

The Shadow Hour ★★★★☆

Sequels are hard; sequels in trilogies are even harder. So many of them suffer through Sagging Middle Syndrome that some people aren't even able to finish them. I read and reviewed The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey last year, and I fell head over heels and finished it in one go. It's sequel, The Shadow Hour, … Continue reading The Shadow Hour ★★★★☆

The Mesmerist ★★★★☆

Jessamine works with her mother pretending to be spiritualists—until the day where the pretending becomes real and she finds out she has mysterious powers. Ronald L. Smith has made a dark and memorable middle-grade story in The Mesmerist. Thirteen-year-old Jessamine Grace and her mother make a living as sham spiritualists—until they discover that Jess is a … Continue reading The Mesmerist ★★★★☆

Furyborn ★★★★★

I was PUMPED when I was approved for a review copy of Furyborn late last year. It was one of my top anticipated YA Fantasies of 2018. I loved the concept, the cover was gorgeous (why am I such a shallow reader? I love shiny covers) and I'd been following Clare Legrand for some time on … Continue reading Furyborn ★★★★★

Heartless ★★★★☆

Aside from the fact that this book looks gorgeous, the writing was amazing. I expect nothing less from Marissa Meyer. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. … Continue reading Heartless ★★★★☆

Contagion ★★★★☆

It got in us and most are dead. Decklan flew for help. Don’t trust the kid.

Heart of Mist ★★★★☆

I was immediately intrigued by Heart of Mist when I saw it online; not only was the cover beautiful but the entire concept grabbed my interest from the get-go. There was a lot to like about Heart of Mist, but a whole lot to get through first... In a realm where toxic mist sweeps the lands and magic … Continue reading Heart of Mist ★★★★☆

Nine ★★☆☆☆

I requested Nine because I was intrigued by the world: people literally killing themselves to better themselves (where am I familiar with this concept?). But it all just fell short. In an alternate world startlingly close to our own, humans have nine lives—and they can’t wait to burn straight through them. As you shed lives, you shed … Continue reading Nine ★★☆☆☆

The Hate U Give ★★★★★

Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give blew up the book community when it released in February 2017, and for good reasons. The Hate U Give is an intense look into the lives of black kids living in a racist society that's trying to keep them down. It was not only an incredibly well written story that had … Continue reading The Hate U Give ★★★★★

The Abyss Surrounds Us ★★★★★

If there's anything that can be said for me, is that I love my fiction to have a hearty dosage of pirates. And queer girls. And queer pirate girls. The Abyss Surrounds Us is that, and more. So much more. For Cassandra Leung, bossing around sea monsters is just the family business. She’s been a Reckoner … Continue reading The Abyss Surrounds Us ★★★★★

Windwitch ★★★★☆

I've got so many emotions about this one guys, I was a wreck reading it from start to finish. I loved Windwitch, and it definitely lived up to the high bar Truthwitch set up. Sometimes our enemies are also our only allies… After an explosion destroys his ship, the world believes Prince Merik, Windwitch, is dead. Scarred … Continue reading Windwitch ★★★★☆

Episode #36: Reaper at the Gates

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-beush-943805 This week we discuss Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir!

House of Furies ★★★★★

After escaping a harsh school where punishment was the lesson of the day, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton is thrilled to find employment as a maid at a boarding house. But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle House, Louisa begins to realize that the house’s mysterious owner, Mr. Morningside, is providing much more than lodging for his guests. Far from a place of rest, the house is a place of judgment, and Mr. Morningside and his unusual staff are meant to execute their own justice on those who are past being saved.

Episode #35: Bruja Born UNCUT

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-rr4nw-936360 Join us this week as we discuss Zoraida Cordova's Bruja Born, the sequel to Labyrinth Lost. Eat your heart out Lula Mortiz, we've got some opinions. This episode is the uncut episode for our patrons. Want to listen to the whole shebang AND a whole bunch of awesome interviews we have coming up? Visit patron.podbean.com/bookedallnight and support the … Continue reading Episode #35: Bruja Born UNCUT

Episode #34: The Illuminae Files UNCUT

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ndpu4-93635b Viruses... IN SPACE! War... IN SPACE! Psychotic AIs... IN SPACE! You know Jess loves this series and now we're finally talking about The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. The uncut discussion of the Illuminae Files.

My Plain Jane ★★★★☆

Move over, Charlotte Brontë. The authors of My Lady Jane are back with a fantastic, romantic, hilarious reimagining of Jane Eyre.

Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows’s My Lady Jane was a New York Times bestseller, “an utter delight” (ALA Booklist, starred review), and “an uproarious historical fantasy that’s not to be missed” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Now they’re back with another irreverent tale of mischief, mayhem, and romance—perfect for fans of The Princess Bride or A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.

Episode #34: The Illuminae Files

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Episode #35: Bruja Born

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ccupy-9259c1 Three sisters. One spell. Countless dead. Lula Mortiz feels like an outsider. Her sister's newfound Encantrix powers have wounded her in ways that Lula's bruja healing powers can't fix, and she longs for the comfort her family once brought her. Thank the Deos for Maks, her sweet, steady boyfriend who sees the beauty within … Continue reading Episode #35: Bruja Born

Labyrinth Lost ★★★★★

Córdova immerses us in fantasy, language, and LGBQT in a way I haven't seen done successfully in today's YA literature. Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives. I fall to my knees. Shattered glass, melted candles and the outline of scorched feathers are all that surround me. Every single person … Continue reading Labyrinth Lost ★★★★★

Bruja Born Blog Tour (Giveaway and Excerpt)

Praise for Bruja Born “Córdova keeps the flame on high as Lula and her sisters strike risky deals and face demons...Fantasy and zombie fans looking for flavor — organ-meat, in particular — will not leave disappointed.” —The New York Times “Córdova blows the world of the “Brooklyn Brujas” series wide open...A fast-paced story sure to appeal … Continue reading Bruja Born Blog Tour (Giveaway and Excerpt)

Kissing Games Blog Tour

From talented YA author Tara Eglington, comes the follow-up to her page-turning, funny and delicious romp of a debut. In KISSING GAMES (Wednesday Books; June 5, 2018), Eglington’s delightful leading lady Aurora is off on another adventure, involving even more kissing. Filled with sweet high school love, this novel has all the hijinks and HEAs … Continue reading Kissing Games Blog Tour

Kissing Games EXCERPT

For a girl who shares her name with a princess (Aurora from Sleep- ing Beauty), my present circumstances were fathoms away from a fairy tale. My kissing skills had left both parties maimed—one case worthy of the emergency room. Our first kiss as a couple, and my first-ever kiss, had been a melding of everything … Continue reading Kissing Games EXCERPT

Tips for BookCon!

In past years, many of books for signings were free. You didn't need to drop $30-$40 on a new copy of a book you've read so often it doesn't have a spine any more. Not so much any more.

Bruja Born ★★★★☆

Three sisters. One spell. Countless dead.

Lula Mortiz feels like an outsider. Her sister's newfound Encantrix powers have wounded her in ways that Lula's bruja healing powers can't fix, and she longs for the comfort her family once brought her. Thank the Deos for Maks, her sweet, steady boyfriend who sees the beauty within her and brings light to her life.

Ghosts ★★★★★

Graphic novels have always had a special place in my heart, and Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier has taken my heart in its adorable fist and crushed it to smithereens. Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for … Continue reading Ghosts ★★★★★

Episode #34: The Illuminae Files

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-bnzy8-918c90 Viruses... IN SPACE! War... IN SPACE! Psychotic AIs... IN SPACE! You know Jess loves this series and now we're finally talking about The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. And we have some thoughts... IN SPACE!  .  Subscribe to the podcast on Podbean Follow Jessica Twitter . Facebook Follow Maggie Twitter . Facebook … Continue reading Episode #34: The Illuminae Files

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For This Life Only ★★★★★

I have a theory that Stacey Kade wants to watch me die from dehydration. A scene that's absolutely plausible given how much I cried while reading For This Life Only. Three minutes. Jacob Palmer died for three life-changing minutes. And when he woke up, nothing was the same. Elijah, his twin brother, is dead, and his family is … Continue reading For This Life Only ★★★★★

The Girl and The Grove ★★★☆☆

There was a lot I was expecting from The Girl and The Grove and everything that I wanted didn't really come out. There were parts I really enjoyed and parts where I just had to put the book down. This one was a DNF from me. Teenager Leila’s life is full of challenges. From bouncing around … Continue reading The Girl and The Grove ★★★☆☆

Episode 33: An Interview with Ava Dellaira

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The Wicked Deep ★★★★☆

The Wicked Deep was a creepy story with rich world building, beautiful language and amazing imagery. That, and the cover is amazing and so sparkly. I just need it on my shelves at all time, illuminated by a little spot light. But--there were plenty of issues too. Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced … Continue reading The Wicked Deep ★★★★☆

The Lie Tree ★★★★☆

I'm always enamored by girls in stories that seem innocent and invisible but use that to their advantage to carve their own path -- which is exactly what Faith Sunderly does in The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge. It's impossible to put down this historical mystery, set just after the advent of Darwin's On The … Continue reading The Lie Tree ★★★★☆

Ash Princess ★★★☆☆½

A princess kept captive, ready to take back her kingdom, a smart girl lying in wait to snap at her abusers, a hidden power waiting to be unleashed. Theodosia was meant to be all of this, but Ash Princess just fell short. Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was … Continue reading Ash Princess ★★★☆☆½

Episode #32: An Interview with Chelsea Sedoti

It's interview central around here this month! Joining us this week is Chelsea Sedoti, author of The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett and the recently released As You Wish. We had a wonderful discussion about anxiety and writing and how we all handle the pressure.

As You Wish
What if you could ask for anything- and get it? 

In the sandy Mojave Desert, Madison is a small town on the road between nothing and nowhere. But Eldon wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, because in Madison, everyone gets one wish—and that wish always comes true.

Some people wish for money, some people wish for love, but Eldon has seen how wishes have broken the people around him. And with the lives of his family and friends in chaos, he’s left with more questions than answers. Can he make their lives better? How can he be happy if the people around him aren’t? And what hope is there for any of them if happiness isn’t an achievable dream? Doubts build, leading Eldon to a more outlandish and scary thought: maybe you can’t wish for happiness…maybe, just maybe, you have to make it for yourself.

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Chelsea Sedoti

Chelsea Sedoti
I’ve lived in Las Vegas, Nevada for most of my life. It’s a weird place. I’m not a fan of casinos, but I love the Mojave Desert. I also love the woods and hills and dying steel mill towns of eastern Ohio, which is where my family is from. I wish I could split my time between both places.

I have a nerdy-cool husband and a goofy dog and evil cat. I read a lot of books. I think Mad Men is the best show ever made. I rock climb, even though I’m afraid of heights. I would eat red velvet cupcakes from the Cupcakery every day if I could. One of my favorite things in the world is exploring abandoned places.  

I love writing because it lets me have adventures. I love writing because it is an adventure.

That’s what you should know about me: I think everything should feel like an adventure.

With a little effort, it can.

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Dread Nation ★★★★★

I don't remember the last zombie book I'd read--it might have been a few years ago--but Dread Nation is not one I'll forget for a long time. It was thrilling, captivating and all around amazing. Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between … Continue reading Dread Nation ★★★★★

Q&A with Adrienne Young

What was the first scene you thought of and how did you know that the story was worth exploring? The first chapter is the first scene I saw in my head and if you can believe it, it is published exactly as I first wrote it. I literally changed nothing about the first scene except … Continue reading Q&A with Adrienne Young

Sky in the Deep EXCERPT

“I saw him. I saw Iri.” He wrapped the torn cloth around my arm, tying it tight. “What are you talking about?” I pushed his hands from me, crying. “Listen to me! Iri was here! I saw him!” His hands finally stilled, confusion lighting in his eyes. “I was fighting a man. He was about to … Continue reading Sky in the Deep EXCERPT

Ice Wolves ★★★★★

I've only ever read one other book by Amie Kaufman, and that was Illuminae. So when I saw she had a middle grade piece about kids who turned into wolves and dragons well... I needed to get my hands on it! And Elementals: Ice Wolves did not disappoint! Everyone in Vallen knows that ice wolves and scorch dragonsare sworn enemies who … Continue reading Ice Wolves ★★★★★

Episode #31: An Interview with MarcyKate Connolly

This super special (totes late but you'll love it) episode we were joined by none other than MarcyKate Connolly, author of Shadow Weaver, Monstrous, Ravenous, and more! If you're unfamiliar with her work we highly recommend Shadow Weaver. You can, of course, listen to us gush over it in Episode #25 (which we also recommend). Join us as we talk about middle grade literature, writing, Shadow Weaver, and play a little game of Burn, Re-write, Re-Read.

The Darkest Corners ★★★★☆

Looking for a nice, well-paced, slow build? You need to pick up a copy of The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas. There are ghosts around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about it after what happened there that last summer. Memories of … Continue reading The Darkest Corners ★★★★☆

How You Ruined My Life Spotlight Tour

Praise for How You Ruined My Life  “Witty dialogue, ridiculous yet believable situations, and just the right note of self-deprecating introspection make this a perfect book for reluctant readers as well as those who are just not in the mood for angsty YA novels.”–School Library Journal  “Readers will howl with laughter, cringing as the author twists … Continue reading How You Ruined My Life Spotlight Tour

How You Ruined My Life EXCERPT & Giveaway

Thanks for coming out tonight! Are you ready to rock?” A couple of people in the audience indicate that yes, they are indeed ready to begin the process of rocking. A few others don’t look up from their cell phones, but I’m confident that they’ll discover their readiness to rock as soon as we start playing. … Continue reading How You Ruined My Life EXCERPT & Giveaway

Beyond the Red ★★★★★

When it comes to the broad sibling genre of Sci-Fi and Fantasy, I've always been more in the favor of Fantasy. But Beyond The Red by Ava Jae showed me a whole new world within the Sci-Fi realm, and I have fallen in love. Alien queen Kora has a problem as vast as the endless crimson … Continue reading Beyond the Red ★★★★★

Inkmistress ★★★☆☆

I wanted to love Inkmistress. I wanted to so hard; I knew it was a prequel-companion type to Of Fire and Stars, which I hadn't read yet but c'mon, queer ladies! I got about halfway through the book before I just had to put it down... Asra is a demigod with a dangerous gift: the ability to … Continue reading Inkmistress ★★★☆☆

Episode #30: Double Feature

This week we saw a double feature of Love, Simon and A Wrinkle in Time. Do you like to read the book first? Have you ever watched the movie and then read the book? Well that's what we did for this episode.

The Heart Forger EXCERPT

He does not look so formidable, I lied to myself, staring at the warped, decaying body before me. I can defeat his will. I will break him. It is a wonder what Mykkie had ever seen in him.

The Heart Forger Spotlight Tour

“In this spectacular follow-up to the rich The Bone Witch, Tea’s quest draws the reader further in, setting them on a more dangerous yet intriguing adventure.”

Episode #29: Children of Blood and Bone

This week's adventure is in Orïsha! A magical world... without magic? Jess and Maggie have plenty of thoughts on Tomi Adeyemi's debut fantasy!

The Secrets We Bury EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY

Compulsively stirring my coffee in Nowhereville, New Jersey, I recognize I’m going to have to do a lot of explaining when Emily gets here. Well, assuming she’s figured out my code and picked the right coffee shop.

The Secrets We Bury Spotlight Tour

“A gripping novel that will tug on readers’ heartstrings until the very end.”–Booklist

Children of Blood and Bone ★★★☆☆½

I'm a little torn over what to rate Children of Blood and Bone because I really enjoyed her world building but I had such issues with other elements of craft.

Maggie’s March TBR

I finished Children of Blood and Bone the other night, and it was my most anticipated March release, so now I get to go through all the new March releases, and even work on some of my April release ARCs! The Wicked Deep Releases: March 6th, 2018 Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow… Where, two centuries … Continue reading Maggie’s March TBR