Happy Independence Day!
Welcome to the 75th HUNGA GAMES! Even before Suzanne Collins announced her prequel we were itching to go back to Panem. To kick off our Summer Movie Marathon discussions we watched all four Hunger Games movies... and about 7 hours worth of special features.
Graphic novels and fantasy adventures, ahoy! There are all sorts of books coming out just in time for Summer vacation. And just for kicks we've even added a bonafide Booked All Night book rec!
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June is going to be an exciting month, book nerds! Especially for fantasy fans. Did we include your most anticipated June read? If not, tell us what we missed in the comments below!
A dueling review for TESTIMONY FROM YOUR PERFECT GIRL! Posted side by side for your viewing pleasure.
If you're not following Jess or Maggie on Twitter--you're missing out on all the best feuds.
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
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.
As we get into the holiday season, we just want remind you that the best gift is a follow!
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
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
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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.
The things I’ve seen are burned into me, like scars that refuse to fade.
https://open.spotify.com/episode/729DWxUcMLQYpmA6KtT2Uv This week Helen Schuerer stopped by on her blog tour for Reign of Mist and had a quiet little one on one with Maggie (since Jess's voice is still out of commission).
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.
https://open.spotify.com/episode/3zRigwuFk9VP9Qop5ogrsr This week Maggie interviewed Linsey Miller, author of Mask of Shadows and the upcoming Ruin of Stars. Make sure to visit BookedAllNight.blog to check out the blog tour which includes: this amazing exclusive interview, the full first chapter, and a publisher run giveaway!
https://open.spotify.com/episode/5LlOXsQWqJV4myh6499GKG Kara Thomas stops by to talk writing YA horror and how murder makes everything better.
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-beush-943805 This week we discuss Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir!
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
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.
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xjaw4-919179 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.
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
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
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
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.
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
https://open.spotify.com/episode/3TiYVOZXTnkTubGXnd5fT4 Bet you thought the interviews were over AND YOU WERE WRONG! We're back this week with Ava Dellaira, author of Love Letters to the Dead and her newest book In Search of Us. We talked about her book, we talked about the 90s, we talked about how Jessica is going to burn any proof that she was ever … Continue reading An Interview with Ava Dellaira
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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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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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“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
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
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.
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.
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!
A dueling opinionated podcast! This week Jess and Maggie talk about Granted by John David Anderson (author of Ms. Bixby's Last Day and Posted). Who will you agree with?
This week we're talking about The Death Cure! The final installment in the Maze Runner series. The fact that we are talking about it is your warning for spoilers!
Since the latest (and final) Maze Runner movie, The Death Cure, only grossed $23.5 million in its opening weekend, apparently that means that YA movies are a declining fad. Jess and Maggie have some thoughts on that, thoughts that include almost twenty five YA titles that were options for movies just this year, as well as books they would love to see get some screen adaptations. Preferably TV shows for Jess so she can spend the day watching an accurate 19 hour production.
This week we're talking about Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly. We advise you to actually NOT listen to this podcast and go buy a copy NOW. DO IT NOW! Okay, fine, listen to the podcast.
It's officially 2018! That means you need more books to read, right? Right. Duh. Well good news, night owls! Jess and Maggie have plenty of bookrecs for you.
Sorry BookNerds! Jessi and Maggie are away at their MFA residency this week and there's no podcast this week while they work hard at their projects and classes! Check back next week for a new Booked All Night episode!
IIIIIIIIIIT'S CHRISTMAS TIIIIIIME! Only a few days left before some weird old guy breaks into your house to leave you stuff... To celebrate, Jess and Maggie have a whole bunch of books that came out this year that should definitely be on your TBR.
This week Maggie takes you on a little solo journey while Jessica catches up on school work and newly married life. Maggie talks a little about her current reads and her upcoming final semester for her MFA program. She's only a little nervous... only a little!
http://bookedallnight.podbean.com/e/episode-21-everless/ Listen to this episode and other episodes of the podcast on Podbean. This week's episode contains major spoilers for Sara Holland's Everless! Jessi and Maggie talk about what they liked, what they didn't like, and how the middle felt a little bit like a fat cat in the snow. Follow Sara Holland on Twitter and … Continue reading Episode #21: Everless
This week we talk about the atrocious new policy regarding GoodReads giveaways, our participation (or lack there of) in NaNoWriMo, and share our thoughts on the cover for Victoria Aveyard's next book, War Storm.
Hi there booknerds! I'm on my own this week while Maggie and I catch up with school and the podcast. I hope you enjoy my lonely little podcast and look forward to one of Maggie's!
Sorry BookNerds! Our lives got real busy, real fast. This week Jess and Maggie are on vacation, living it up with the books--er--boys in their lives. Check back next week when we hopefully resume with our crazy-ass book talk.
This week, Jess and Maggie are joined by the spooktacularly talented Mr. Robert Cook, who narrated our terrifyingly short adventures with time travel!
Just a reminder that Jessica is getting married tomorrow! And since Maggie is also in the wedding, there will be no episode this week. We'll be back next week with all sort of bookish fun though! Make sure to enter your favorite titles for a Night Owl! We will (hopefully) be adding winning titles into … Continue reading No Episode This Week!
http://bookedallnight.podbean.com/e/episode-17-book-snacks/ Listen to this episode and other episodes of the podcast on Podbean. What do you munch on while you're reading? Jess and Maggie have a whole list of great munchies and how to make them! Enter your favorite YA titles for a Night Owl! We're taking nominees from now until October 31, 2017. Voting … Continue reading Episode #17: Book Snacks
http://bookedallnight.podbean.com/e/episode-16-fall-cozy-bookrecs/ Listen to this episode and other episodes of the podcast on Podbean. This week's episode is all about books for you curl up with as the weather gets a little chilly outside. So grab your pumpkin spice lattes, booknerds, it's time for some bookrecs! Enter your favorite YA titles for a Night Owl! We're … Continue reading Episode #16: Fall Cozy BookRecs
Tonight we're talking about A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist and Ruin, and A Court of Wings and Ruin (now that Maggie has finally finished it). We're recapping our favorite scenes, our biggest problems, and our most treasured characters.
http://bookedallnight.podbean.com/e/episode-14-book-review-etiquette/ Listen to this episode and other episodes of the podcast on Podbean. Jess and Maggie have a little talk about those newbie book blogs and reminisce about their newbie days. Follow Magdalyn Ann Blog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M Tuckerman Blog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram .
Jess and Maggie talk about the pros and cons of subscription boxes and which ones they've gotten the best books from.
Jess and Maggie are talking about all the books you should read before school is full swing! Get them in now before all the projects get assigned and you run out of time.
Jess and Maggie have some opinions... and they might not go over well. Special Guest Luka Bear!
Jess and Maggie are talking about book franchises that don't need more films and suggesting some popular books that desperately need their first films.
http://bookedallnight.podbean.com/e/episode-9-reading-and-school/ Listen to this episode and other episodes of the podcast on Podbean. *Sorry for the late upload! Maggie and I were super jet lagged from residency. School is just around the corner, or already in session for some of you. How do you keep up with your reading and writing life while school is … Continue reading Episode #9: Reading and School
http://bookedallnight.podbean.com/e/episode-8-an-interview-with-pablo-cartaya/ Listen to this episode and other episodes of the podcast on Podbean. This week, Jess and Maggie interview Pablo Cartaya, author of The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora. Follow Magdalyn Ann Blog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Jessica M Tuckerman Blog . Twitter . Facebook . Instagram Follow Pablo Cartaya Website . … Continue reading Episode #8: An Interview with Pablo Cartaya
http://bookedallnight.podbean.com/e/episode-7-arcstravaganza/ Listen to this episode and other episodes of the podcast on Podbean. In which Maggie and Jess talk about the ARCs they have for review, how they feel about them, and why they requested them.
In which Maggie and Jess talk about some weird reasons adults don't listen, why knitting is badass, and the gross incest that is making its ugly way into YA.
Jessica and Maggie talk about why they write, what they write, and when they started to take it seriously. And then Jess proves she's a terrible person.
Jumping off a previous discussion, Maggie and Jess talk about the first book they read in a variety of genres and relive some shameful titles.
Jess and Maggie play a little Burn, Re-Write, Re-Read. Maggie faces tough choices all around and Jess has to overcome not burning every book in a single round.
Super special surprise out of schedule episode! Jessi and Maggie talk John Green's new book, Turtles All The Way Down.
Maggie and Jessica talk about their writing rituals and how much Stephen King is lying about never having a bad writing day! Special guest stars include an angry Nala-baby and a quiet but observant Belle.
Jessi and Maggie discuss new beginnings and their favorite opening lines, with special guest stars Belle and Luka (who had a barking good time).
Starting this Thursday at 11pm, Booked All Night will be posting podcasts talking about YA (specifically the reading and writing there of). We will be talking about YA books at large, specific titles, our own work, and we'll be doing it all with a healthy dose of adult language. We will be adding the podcast … Continue reading The Podcast Starts This Week!