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Bookmarked: A YA Book Podcast

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From the writers of comes 'Bookmarked: A YA Book Podcast'. Tune in for monthly discussions about the YA reading life. Stay up to date on the latest in popular young adult books and authors. We talk about Harry Potter, Shadowhunters, Fantastic Beasts, The Hunger Games and more!

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Book Club: 'Iron Widow' by Xiran Jay Zhao

December 3rd, 2021


Are you ready for Bookstacked's final book club discussion of the year?

Xiran Jay Zhao's debut novel, Iron Widow, rocked the YA book world at the beginning of the fall season which gave us plenty of reason to choose it …

Meet Adrian, the final Montague sibling, with Mackenzi Lee ('The Nobleman's Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks')

November 21st, 2021


The story that started with Monty's swashbuckling adventure, finally comes to a close, as we meet his little baby brother, all grown up and headed off on a quest of his own. We talk to bestselling author Mackenzi Lee …

Boys will be held accountable with Carrie McCrossen and Ian McWethy ('Margot Mertz Takes It Down')

November 14th, 2021


This YA detective takes on revenge porn in this debut that's being billed as Veronica Mars meets Moxie!

Carrie McCrossen and Ian McWethy introduce readers to Margot Mertz in their debut YA book, Margot Mertz Takes It …

Living with grief and developing film with Kate Sweeney ('Catch the Light')

November 8th, 2021


Kate Sweeney's debut novel, Catch the Light, is a YA contemporary that explores grief and love — and the ways they can change a person. After the …


October 30th, 2021


Every year thousands of writers around the world challenge themselves to write a 50,000-word novel in a month. This event, National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo), is a favorite of ours!

Bookstacked writer Chelsea …

And our final book club pick of the year is …

October 26th, 2021


We're closing out the year with a final book club pick: Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao.

As with all our book club picks, we're focusing on books that highlight underrepresented authors, characters and issues. We've …

Bringing reality TV to YA with Sarah J. Schmitt ('Where There's a Whisk')

October 13th, 2021


Have you ever wondered what it'd be like to compete in a reality TV show? Sarah J. Schmitt's new release, Where There's a Whisk, introduces readers to Peyton Sinclaire, a young waitress who gets the opportunity of a …

Exploring female friendships with Hayley Krischer ('The Falling Girls')

October 5th, 2021


What happens when you fall out of sync with your best friend — the person you've shared everything with? Friendships evolve over time, and Hayley …

Do audiobooks count as reading?

September 29th, 2021


We're bringing the great debate to our podcast and asking the question, do audiobooks count as reading? Bookstacked writer Michael Burns dived into …

Gender bending in King Arthur’s Court with Robyn Schneider ('The Other Merlin')

September 20th, 2021


Robyn Schneider is best known for her contemporary novels like The Beginning of Everything and Extraordinary Means. Now she's venturing into the …

A Conversation with Lemony Snicket ('Poison for Breakfast')

September 6th, 2021


The story of the Baudelaire orphans has been explored in books, a television show and even a movie. While the final pages of A Series of Unfortunate Events were penned years ago, the story of Lemony Snicket continues in …

It's time for back to school fall-ish book recommendations

August 30th, 2021


Freshly sharped pencils, old and new faces, sweater weather and — of course — lots and lots of books. It's time to jump into fall, and what better …

Book Club: 'Legendborn' by Tracy Deonn

August 4th, 2021


Bookmarked's YA Book Club is back, and this time we're venturing headfirst into one of last year's biggest fantasy novels: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn.

Legendborn has been at the top of numerous best-of lists and we're …

YA book recs for your Summer TBR

June 28th, 2021


Bust out the sunglasses, beach towels and books!

With summer well underway, we sat down to discuss some of our favorite YA book reads for the season. …

Introducing our Summer YA book club pick

June 23rd, 2021


By way of information, we want to announce to our readers and listeners that we are continuing the Bookmarked YA Book Club we started earlier this year!

In February, we read Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas. We posted our …

Finding the perfect blend of magic and humor with Natalie Mae ('The Cruelest Mercy')

June 13th, 2021


The Kinder Poison was an unforgettable race across the desert, complete with rival rulers, inventive magic and a very relatable, potential human …

I'd like you to meet my fake girlfriend — with Misa Sugiura ('Love and Other Natural Disasters')

June 6th, 2021


Misa Sugiura's new novel Love and Other Natural Disasters isn't just a great twist on the fake dating trope, it's also a great novel to kick off Pride Month. Misa joins us for a bonus episode of Bookmarked to talk about …

Is Netflix's 'Shadow and Bone' better than the book? (Shadow and Bone Review)

May 20th, 2021


Netflix's adaptation of 'Shadow and Bone' might be one of those rare occasions where the show turned out to be better than the book. *GASP!* We know, we know — it's blasphemy! But we still appreciated many of the …

Rebellion, romance and dragon riding with Rosaria Munda ('Flamefall')

March 19th, 2021


SPOILER WARNING: This episode includes minor spoilers for 'Fireborne' and 'Flamefall'!

In 2019, Fireborne introduced us to Lee and Annie, two young dragon riders struggling to come to terms with their pasts as they …

Book Club: 'Concrete Rose' by Angie Thomas

February 26th, 2021


Concrete Rose is Bookstacked's first YA book club pick — and we all agree it was a good one. Angie Thomas' Concrete Rose is an emotional journey that packs a punch. It's a relevant and needed book in today's world, one …

Introducing the Bookmarked YA Book Club

January 12th, 2021


We’re excited to announce the launch of the Bookmarked YA Book Club, which will be a new addition to our flagship podcast, Bookmarked.

The Bookstacked Team already meets monthly to discuss the bookish life alongside the …

The biggest YA book takeaways from 2020

December 31st, 2020


There's a lot to say about 2020. Like every other industry, publishing wasn't spared from the pandemic. Readers and authors around the world reckoned with the current events that shaped our lives.

As we say goodbye to …

Retelling Cinderella ... but with Quidditch, with Anna Meriano ('This is How We Fly')

December 11th, 2020


Quidditch is a real thing ... sort of. It might not be the magical experience many know, but athletes across the world have transformed the once-fictional activity into a real and authentic sport. It's behind that …

Fierce feminism with author Sarah Henning (‘The Princess Will Save You’)

July 10th, 2020


Why does the prince always save the princess? That's the question author Sarah Henning asked herself when she penned her latest novel, The Princess Will Save You, a story that turns the tired damsel-in-distress trope on …

'The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes' — let's discuss

June 23rd, 2020


Everyone's been talking about it — and now we can too! The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes kicked off the summer in YA books. The reception has been mostly mixed throughout the community, but we were surprised to find …

We freak out about 'Midnight Sun' and Percy Jackson on Disney Plus

May 22nd, 2020


You can go ahead and say it: it's a great time to be a YA fan ... especially if you have a longing for nostalgic days.

Two massive news stories dropped in May: Stephenie Meyer is releasing Midnight Sun (finally!) and …

Why 'Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes' has some of us worried

May 14th, 2020


There's been so much hype leading up to Suzanne Collins' Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes — but has a lot of the hype already died down?

Since the …

Let's talk about adults reading YA

April 23rd, 2020


While it's sometimes a touchy subject, we can all at least agree that adults have a massive impact on how YA is written and discussed. All of us at …

Nora Shalaway Carpenter on writing mental health in YA

March 20th, 2020


Nora Shalaway Carpenter, author of the Kirkus starred YA debut The Edge of Anything, joins us this week to talk about her book, her experiences, and the struggles faced by those experiencing issues with mental health. …

The biggest young adult book takeaways from the last decade

March 1st, 2020


A decade has closed on YA. Recent years saw young adult books grow in leaps and bounds. In our latest episode, we explore some of the ways YA books …

When you dislike (but actually love) romance in YA books

February 14th, 2020


Ok, real talk: Romance in YA isn't great ... but actually it is.

In our first bonus podcast episode ever, we sit down in the spirit of Valentines to hash out our feelings about romance in YA books! We talk what doesn't …

2019 End of the Year Book Tag!

January 6th, 2020


2019 has come and gone which means we’re in total reflection mode in this episode of the podcast. We talk about our favorite reads from 2019, the state of YA adaptations and also what we have to look forward to in 2020!

Everything we know about The Hunger Games prequel

July 12th, 2019


A Hunger Games prequel? It's happening! And naturally, we've got a lot to say about it. We dive into everything we know about Suzanne Collins' …

Is 'Eleanor & Park' racist? And more YA book news

June 12th, 2019


Controversy struck the YA community with the announcement of the 'Eleanor & Park' movie, based on the popular novel by Rainbow Rowell. Does the …

How to thrive in YA through indie publishing with bestselling author Aileen Erin

April 30th, 2019


Independent publishing is changing the game and people like USA Today bestselling author Aileen Erin are part of that wave. In this episode, Aileen -- who writes fantasy and sci-fi YA novels -- sits down with Michael …

Do spin-offs add to or ruin a good book series?

March 20th, 2019


It seems to be that just about every book series is getting a spin-off these days -- that includes modern classics like Harry Potter all the way down to YA mega franchises like the Shadowhunters Chronicles. We love some …

How do you overcome reader burnout?

February 28th, 2019


Do you ever feel like you're in a reading slump? It's the sort of terrible feeling where you want to read books but it feels like homework or doing chores. It sucks and we suspect it's something a lot of people in the …

The shocking and polarizing 'Crimes of Grindelwald' (Crimes of Grindelwald Review)

December 31st, 2018


There’s a lot to be said about this movie and we’re diving right in! The twists and turns, as well as that shocking ending, has made this a …

Why 'The Hate U Give' movie and book are important today (Hate U Give Movie Review)

November 10th, 2018


Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give has been a powerhouse from the moment of its publication and in many ways, it's marked a significant change in the books we see being published today. And the passion behind Hate U Give

Lexa Hillyer on YA Books and Publishing (Author Interview)

September 23rd, 2018


The YA book industry has grown and grown over the years -- and YA author Lexa Hillyer has been along for the ride since 2003! An editor and book entrepreneur, Lexa's knowledge of the industry is expansive and …

Crimes of Grindelwald Trailer Review

August 9th, 2018


There's a brand new Crimes of Grindelwald trailer out -- and we're diving in to learn everything we can about J.K. Rowling's upcoming movie!

In this …

Book Cons, Shadowhunters Canceled, and Children of Blood and Bone!

July 1st, 2018


It's been a while, but we've been busy! We had the chance to check out YallWest, BookExpo, and BookCon this year. We share and compare our experience with books cons in this episode. We also tackle the latest piece of …

The Death Cure Movie Review

February 1st, 2018


That's it for Thomas and his friends! The Maze Runner movie trilogy has come to a close and we have a lot of thoughts about the closing chapter, The …

The One That Was Really Late

January 30th, 2018


This episode is late (like, really late). It was recorded in November. But rather than trashing the episode, we're releasing it because we had some good discussion. We share our thoughts on the final Maze Runner movie …

That Harry Potter Podcast, Part 2

July 31st, 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 …

Sarah Dessen on 'Once and For All' and YA

June 8th, 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 …

YA Books Galore at YallWest!

May 5th, 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 …

Series of Unfortunate Goodreads Wormholes

March 18th, 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 …

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Review

November 22nd, 2016


Fantastic Beasts! After years of waiting, we've finally seen it! J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' roared into theaters this last weekend and we sat down to talk about all the amazingness in our …

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Pre-Show!

November 11th, 2016


We're a week away from J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' and we are EXCITED! (Also a bit nervous, but mostly excited). With …


October 22nd, 2016


It's no secret that we've had a love-hate relationship with the Divergent movies. While fans of the books, we've been sorely disappointed with the last couple of installments in the film franchise, and we let that all …

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Review (Spoilers!)

August 8th, 2016


The eighth Harry Potter story has been released! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is now open to the public and millions of readers around the world have already devoured and studied the play's script. There's a lot to …

Fantastic Beasts Trailer!

May 6th, 2016


(Note: This episode was recorded a few weeks ago! Sorry for taking so long to get it to you! -Saul)

The 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' …

Allegiant Movie Review

March 26th, 2016


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SPOILER WARNING: There are Allegiant Movie AND BOOK spoilers in this episode! You …

That Harry Potter Podcast

February 18th, 2016


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We've got two GIANT news stories to talk about this month and it kicks off with the increasingly controversial 'Allegiant' and 'Ascendant' movies--just what is going on …

The 5th Wave Movie Review

January 30th, 2016


Wavers have been counting down to the release of The 5th Wave Movie, the film based on the novel of the same name by Rick Yancey! It's no secret that we love The 5th Wave and so we were extra excited to see the movie …

Shadowhunters Review

January 19th, 2016


Mortal Instrument fans have been given a second chance! Cassandra Clare's popular YA book series The Mortal Instruments hit the screen for the second …

Mockingjay, Part 2 Review - Goodbye, Hunger Games! (SPOILERS)

November 24th, 2015


SPOILER WARNING: We're talking in detail about 'Mockingjay, Part 2' in this episode! So if you haven't seen the movie or read the book, then you might want to come back later!

It's over! After nearly four years of …

Divergent to Allegiant to Ascendant

September 15th, 2015


SPOILER WARNING: There are obviously major spoilers of Veronica Roth's Allegiant, the final book in the Divergent trilogy.

Everyone likes surprises, …

That 5th Wave Podcast

September 3rd, 2015


SPOILER WARNING: This episode contains spoilers for The 5th Wave and The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey, as well as some allusions to a major spoiler in Allegiant by Veronica Roth.

The 5th Wave movie trailer was leaked a …

Go Set a Mockingjay at Comic-Con

July 24th, 2015


SPOILER WARNING: Some Go Set a Watchman, Scorch Trials, and Mockingjay book details are discussed in this episode!

We're back and more excited than ever! With all of the recent buzz surrounding Comic-Con, we sit down …

That Shadowhunters Podcast

May 21st, 2015


SPOILER WARNING: Mortal Instruments and Allegiant spoilers are briefly discussed in this episode. Listen at your own risk!

Shadowhunters fans are abuzz with the latest casting announcements of The Mortal Instruments …

The Thrills and Woes of Book Recommendations

April 30th, 2015


Book recommendations. Anyone who loves books deals with these things on a near daily basis. Whether you're recommending books or receiving book recommendations, we've all had experiences with recommendations. In this …

Insurgent's Divergent Storyline ('Insurgent' Movie Review)

March 26th, 2015


Warning: This episode contains major spoilers of the 'Insurgent' movie as well as several Allegiant spoilers. We advise you watch 'Insurgent' and read Allegiant before listening. The ENTIRE EPISODE is devoted to the …

Jeanine's Special Box

March 5th, 2015


Book-to-film adaptations. You either love them, or you hate them. You’ve got masterpieces like ‘Catching Fire’, and then you’ve got headaches like ‘The Mortal Instruments’. In this episode, we take time to share our …

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