Swoony Boys Podcast

We start off with Mary E. Pearson giving us her elevator pitch for the Dance of Thieves series.

Then she tells us where the idea for the series came from, and it might surprise you.

Next we talk about what a typical writing day is like for Mary and how she develops her work.

Mary dives into her publication process and how she celebrates each book's release.

You know we have to talk about Jase some more, so that is exactly what we do.

Next Mary lets us know what is difficult about writing in the YA Fantasy genre as well as the best part

Then we dish all things Kazi, and Mary reveals the character from her book that she would love to introduce to someone else's character.

Mary discusses what she would include in a letter to her teenage self, and then we play a little game where she reveals two truths and a lie. Of course, we get it wrong.

Mary reveals her favorite scenes from Dance of Thieves and Vow of Thieves and then lets us know about her TBR pile.

She also reveals her favorite books that she goes back to whenever she needs to get the creative juices flowing.

We chat just a bit (or a lot) more about Mary's favorite swoony boys and finish with a fun word association game.

We wrap things up with Mary promising to hang out with us in real life where she'll spill all the secrets. 😈


Direct download: sbp_2019-author-talk_mary-pearson.mp3
Category:Author Talk -- posted at: 6:30am CDT

We announce the books that were chosen for us and discuss what we liked about them, if there were things we didn't like, and (if applicable) whether or not we'll continue the series.

  • Erin's book: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (chosen by Kassiah)
  • Kassiah's book: The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee (chosen by Meg)
  • Jaime's book: Storm Siren by Mary Weber (chosen by Erin)
  • Meg's book: What If It's Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli (chosen by Jaime)

Then we reveal August's Homework:

  • Erin's homework: The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen (chosen by Meg)
  • Jaime's homework: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson (chosen by Kassiah)
  • Meg's homework: Furyborn by Claire Legrand (chosen by Erin)
  • Kassiah's homework: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (chosen by Jaime)

Here are our picks for May's Hotties of the Month:

  • Alex Quinn from The Traitor’s Kingdom by Erin Beaty
  • Evan from Say Yes by Elle Kennedy
  • All the guys from the Playful Brides Series by Valerie Bowman.
  • Rob and Owen from Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer

Here's our list of Honorable Mentions:

  • Rook (The Autumn Prince) from An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
  • Caius from The Savage Dawn by Melissa Grey
  • Zayne from Storm and Fury by Jennifer Armentrout
  • Torden from The Beholder by Anna Bright
  • Cord Anderton from The Thousandth Floor Series by Katharine McGee
  • Marco from The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Have you read any of these books? Or is there a boy that we missed out on? Let us know in the comments if there's a guy we're missing out on and we'll get right on him! 😉 Or if one of us--or maybe all four of us--get a book that you haven’t read yet and you want to read along with us, do it! Join us and share your thoughts on twitter or instagram using the hashtag #EJKMHomework so we don’t miss out on what you think of these books! Consider it your homework, too. 🤓 Thanks for listening. ❤️

Direct download: sbp_2019_july-hotm-homework.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 5:55pm CDT