Swoony Boys Podcast (bookish talk)

Podcast Notes

  • We talk about our favorite books in Fall 2014:
The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel Catalyst by SJ Kincaid Falling into Place by Amy Zhang The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee Alexander The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas Remember Me by Romily Rites of Passage by Joy Hensley Shattered by Mari Marcusi Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch Stitching Snow by RC Lewis A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray The Walled City by Ryan Graudin Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  • Then we flail over the books we can't wait to read in Winter 2015:
All Fall Down by Ally Carter City of Savages by Lee Kelly The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall Fairest by Marissa Meyer  For Real by Alison Cherry Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons Golden Son by Pierce Brown I Remember You by Cathleen Davitt Bell Ignite by Sara B. Larson I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios Invaded by Melissa Landers The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand Love, Lucy by April Lindner Love and Other Theories by Alexis Bass The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon No Place to Fall by Jaye Robin Brown Reborn by Jennifer Rush Rebound by Noelle August Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard Save Me by Jenny Elliott The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury Stand Off by Andrew Smith This Shattered World by Amie Kaufmann & Meagan Spooner Top Ten Clues You're Clueless by Liz Czukas When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill  Zodiac by Romina Russell
  • We also mentioned some other books during the podcast when talking about our picks:
Alienated by Melissa Landers The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon Boomerang by Noelle August Boundless by Cynthia Hand Catherine by April Lindner Champion by Champion Defy by Sara B. Larson Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey Hallowed by Cynthia Hand Insignia by SJ Kincaid Jane by April Lindner Legend by Marie Lu Prodigy by Prodigy Red Rising by Pierce Brown Scorched by Mari Mancusi Something Like Normal by Trish Doller Something Real by Heather Demetrios These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufmann & Meagan Spooner Unearthly by Cynthia Hand Until Midnight by Melissa Landers  Vortex by SJ Kincaid

Here are the Honorable Mentions that We Just Couldn't Leave Out:

    • Vivian Apple At The End Of the World by Katie Coyle (Jan 2015)
    • We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist (Dec 2014)
    • Cut Me Free by J.R. Johansen (Jan 2015)
    • My Heart & Other Black Holes by

Jasmine Warga

    (Feb 2015)
  • The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson (Feb 2015)
  • Better Than Perfect by Melissa Kantor (Feb 2015)
  • The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark (Feb 2015)
  • The Distance Between Lost & Found by Kathryn Holmes (Feb 2015)
  • Rebellion by Stephanie Diaz (Feb 2015)
  • The Return by Jennifer Armentrout (Feb 2015)
  • Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott (Feb 2015)
  • Dove Arising by Karen Bao (Feb 2015)
  • I Was Here by Gayle Forman(Jan 2015)


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Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 4:27pm CDT

Young Adult and New Adult titles featuring Military Characters

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Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 12:52am CDT

Featuring our Favorites in YA Historical Fiction, plus our hotties of the month

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Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 10:53am CDT

Podcast Notes

  • Erin tells us her pick for the good guy she'd like to make naughty: Zeke from The Blood of Eden Series by Julie Kagawa.
  • Kassiah gives us her choice: the lovely Joe Fontaine from The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. *bat*bat*bat*
  • Jaime reveals her two good guys: Jase from My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick and Matt Finch from Open Road Summer by Emery Lord.
  • Meg reveals her guys: Logan from The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller and Patrick from Something Real by Heather Demetrios.
  • Then we talk about our Hotties of the Month, beginning with Nathan Everetts (Nate) from Boys Like You by Juliana Stone (Erin's pick this month).
  • Kassiah gives us her hotties of the month: Harvey from Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy and Drew Jordan from Perfect 10 by Erin McCarthy.
  • Jaime tells us her picks this month: Connor Kelleher from Her Best Laid Plans by Cara McKenna and Ethan Vance from Boomerang by Noelle August (aka Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger.
  • Meg chooses Arin from The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski. Check out Bridge of Snow (Arin's Story), which we mentioned in the Episode.

You know we can't get by without our extensive list of Honorable Mentions:

  • Chaol from theThrone of Glass Series by Sarah Maas
  • Eli from Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
  • Finn from The Cahill Witch Chronicles by Jessica Spotswood
  • Callum from Reboot by Amy Tintera
  • Xander from The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
  • Hector from the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson
  • Adam from the Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi
  • Elias from the One Universe Series by LeighAnn Kopans
  • Aiden from the Covenant Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Trevor from the Pivot Point Series by Kasie West
  • Peeta from The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
  • Finn from The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Park from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Levi from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Stephen from Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan
  • Aidan from The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise
  • Dave from A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley
  • Bodee from Faking Normal by Courtney Stevens
  • Logan from the Defiance Series by CJ Redwine
  • Colby from The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
  • Cricket from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
  • Tucker Avery from the Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
  • Dylan McCutter from the Rule of Thirds by Chantel Guertin
  • Jesse Oliver from the Also Known As Series by Robin Benway
  • Augustus Waters from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Graham Larkin from This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
  • Cameron Hamilton from Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Joe Foster and Sam Kennedy from Love on the Lifts by Rachel Hawthorne
  • Oliver from Little Blue Lies by Chris Lynch
  • Gabriel from the Cold Kiss Series (but really Glass Heart) by Amy Garvey

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Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

Join us as we discuss all things BEA 2014!

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Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 5:36pm CDT

Join Meg and Kassiah of Swoony Boys Podcast with Special Guests Erin and Jaime from Fiction Fare as they discuss their bad boys in fiction.

Podcast Notes

  • We welcome you to another month of Book Bangin' and start with a definition of what a bad boy is.
  • Erin shares her bad boy pick: Lucas from Easy by Tammara Webber.
  • We're all shocked when Meg reveals that she's never read a naughty book before.
  • Kassiah gives us her choice this month: Noah Hutchins from Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry.
  • We discuss the other boys in the Pushing the Limits Series and their awesomeness.
  • Jaime chooses Griff from Find me by Romily Bernard.
  • Meg shares her favorite bad boy: Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth.
  • Then we give you our Hotties of the Month, beginning with Erin, who chose Alexander Belov/Barrington from The Bronze Horseman, Tatiana and Alexander, and The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons, after flailing a bit over Levi from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and Dominic Courtenay from The Boleyn Reckoning, the final book of the Boleyn Trilogy by Laura Andersen.
  • We find out about Darrow/Pierce Brown taking the place of Levi on Meg's official list.
  • We discuss Rainbow's motivation for Levi, which we believe to be Rob (evidence can be found on our review).
  • Kass chooses Gray from Unraveled by Jen Frederick
  • Jaime shares her choice: Fade from the Razorland Series by Ann Aguirre
  • Meg chooses Aelyx from Alienated by Melissa Landers.
  • We list our Honorable Mentions.
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Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 3:36pm CDT

Paranormal Boys in YA Books

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Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 7:02pm CDT

Join Kassiah and Meg along with special guests, Erin and Jaime from Fiction Fare, as they talk about their favorite boys in Contemporary Young Adult books.

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Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 1:34am CDT

Swoony Boys Podcast Episode 11: Foreign Mouths We Want to Kiss

Join Meg and Kassiah of Swoony Boys Podcast with special guests Erin and Jaime from Fiction Fare as they discuss their favorite Young Adult and New Adult Books and Boys with Foreign Accents.

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Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 3:45pm CDT

Join Meg and Kassiah of Swoony Boys Podcast with special guests Erin and Jaime from Fiction Fare as they discuss their favorite Young Adult Dystopian Books and Boys.

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Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 11:38pm CDT