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Bookmarked: A YA Book Podcast

From the writers of Bookstacked.com comes Bookmarked: A YA Book Podcast. Tune in for news and discussions of the most popular and latest young adult books and authors! We talk about The Hunger Games, Divergent, Harry Potter, The 5th Wave, Shadowhunters, and much more! Brought to you by Bookstacked.com and its network sites, FactionHub.net, 5thWave.net, and ShadowhuntersHQ.net.
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Jul 31, 2017

Harry Potter again? We saw some big developments in the Wizarding World this last month. The folks at Warner Bros. unveiled many new details concerning Fantastic Beasts 2 -- and we're here to dissect and discuss everything we've learned. On top of that, June marked the 20 year anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the beginning of the Harry Potter series. July marked the 10 year anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the end of the Harry Potter series. We reminisce on what Harry Potter has meant to us.

What you'll find in this episode...

  • Bookstacked writer Alice joins us for this special Wizarding World episode!
  • Michael is reading Alexandra Bracken's upcoming book, and Addie is deep into baking recipes.
  • Alice recommends not watching the Outlander television show with your mother.
  • There was a MASSIVE Fantastic Beasts news dump this last month!
  • Grindelwald will be making his big escape. What will his goal be in this movie?
  • Will we be seeing Dumbledore flashbacks in Fantastic Beasts 2?
  • Saul re-shares his Philosopher's Stone/Fantastic Beasts 2 theory.
  • We speculate how the magical circus might come into play.
  • Dumbledore will apparently be tracking Grindelwald down -- why is he reaching out to Newt for help?
  • How long will Newt stay relevant to the series?
  • Tina, Queenie, Jacob and Credence are all coming back!
  • Will we ever see Ilvermorny?
  • Fantastic Beasts Illustrated editions are on their way!
  • We share how we discovered Harry Potter, in honor of the 20th anniversary of Philosopher's Stone and the 10th anniversary of Deathly Hallows.
  • In not-Harry Potter news, John Green announced his next book, Turtles All the Way Down!
  • We geek out about the 'Ready Player One' trailer.

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Jun 8, 2017

It's a first for Bookmarked! We sit down with New York Times Bestselling author Sarah Dessen to talk about her experience writing her latest book. We've brought on Bookstacked writer Amicha to conduct the interview and talk about Once and For All, writing, and -- of course -- YA!

What to expect in this episode...

  • Sarah Dessen joins us to talk about her latest novel, Once and For All.
  • We learn about some of the inspiration behind Sarah's book.
  • What are some of the challenges of writing 13 novels?
  • How does Sarah approach some of the darker themes of her novels?
  • Should YA books explore more of the darker themes behind teenage years?
  • What role does the "happily ever after" play in YA contemporary romance?
  • Sarah tells us how YA has changed since she started writing.
  • We're seeing so much more diversity in YA!
  • Would Sarah consider writing a book series?
  • What's next for Sarah? Will she be writing for an older audience in the future?

About Sarah Dessen: Sarah Dessen is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen novels for teens, which have received numerous awards and rave reviews. Her books have been published in over thirty countries and have sold millions of copies worldwide. She is the recipient of the 2017 Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association for outstanding contribution to young adult literature for her novels: Keeping the Moon, Dreamland, This Lullaby, The Truth about Forever, Just Listen, Along for the Ride, and What Happened to Goodbye.  An NC native, she currently lives in Chapel Hill with her family. (Courtesy: Sarah Dessen)

About Once and For All: Is it really better to have loved and lost?  Louna’s summer job is to help brides plan their perfect day, even though she stopped believing in happily-ever-after when her first love ended tragically.  But charming girl-magnet Ambrose isn’t about to be discouraged now that he’s met the one he really  wants.  Maybe Louna’s second chance is standing right in front of her. Sarah Dessen’s many fans will adore this latest novel, a richly satisfying, enormously entertaining story with humor, romance, and an ending that is so much more than happily-ever-after.

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May 5, 2017

It's safe to say that YallWest 2017 was a huge success! The YA book festival, taking place in Santa Monica, CA, was filled with great authors and interesting panels. We had the opportunity to attend the festival, and there's so much good to say about it! We give you our recap of our experience at YallWest, including the authors we did (and didn't) meet as well as some of our favorite highlights from the weekend.

What you'll find in this episode:

  • YALLWEST does not believe in free tacos (but that's okay).
  • Saul shares his experience at Fierce Friday and his poor ability to recognize authors.
  • We share our sad story about trying to meet Veronica Roth at the festival.
  • Cassandra Clare might have heard us talking about that time Michael threw his book at her...
  • Lindsay Cummings and other authors talked about writing a book series in a panel Saul attended.
  • Addie shares her thoughts from the I Ship It: Fandoms panel and shares a funny story from Marie Lu.
  • Addie gives Saul a lesson in fandom.
  • Authors talk about the blending of dystopia and reality at the Alt Facts, Alt Futures panel.
  • Benjamin Alire Sáenz blew us away with his wisdom.
  • Victoria Aveyard and other authors talk about writing politics.
  • Alexandra Bracken, Victoria Aveyard and Danielle Paige KILLED it at The Persisters panel.
  • We discuss our favorite moments from the YALLWEST finale: Smackdown!
  • Check in on the site for upcoming giveaways!

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Bookmarked is brought to you by Audible.com! You can get a FREE audiobook (including any of the Harry Potter books) when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Click here for more info!

If you like the show, please RATE AND REVIEW it on Apple Podcasts!

Mar 18, 2017

We're back -- and spoiler free! Bookmarked is two years old and we're heading into the year looking forward to new books to read and more Divergent drama to tackle. In this episode, we share our thoughts on Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' as well as Veronica Roth's latest stories, Carve the Mark and We Can Be Mended.

  • Saul can't tell time and tells everyone it's our three year anniversary when it's actually our two year anniversary.
  • Addie is stuck in a never-ending Goodreads wormhole. pls send help.
  • We talk Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events. Was it good? Was it just OK?
  • Veronica Roth's Carve the Mark hit shelves. It's her first work since Divergent. Did it live up to our expectations?
  • Prepare for a brief Star Wars tangent. (It's a trap!)
  • Is Carve the Mark more of a fantasy novel rather than science-fiction?
  • Addie gives us the rundown on Veronica Roth's We Can Be Mended, the Divergent Epilogue.
  • In other book releases, Victoria Aveyard's King's Cage is out! We have yet to read it...
  • In case you're wondering, there will be a Red Queen Book 4! We have all the details in the links below.
  • Random Twilight tangent. (Sorry!)
  • We reach out #Divergentgate Update!
  • The actors have officially dropped out of 'Ascendant'. Nobody's surprised.
  • Where does Divergent go next? Will Lionsgate drop the project?
  • There aren't many 2017 YA book to movie adaptations and we're kind of sad about it.
  • Things to look forward to this year: Netflix's 'Thirteen Reasons Why', Fantastic Beasts audiobook, YallWest and BookCon!

Related Linkage:

Bookmarked is brought to you by Audible.com! You can get a FREE audiobook (including any of the Harry Potter books) when you sign up for a 30-day free trial membership. Click here for more info!

If you like the show, please RATE AND REVIEW it on iTunes!

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