Monday, 28 October 2013

We're late, we're late!

So, here's our October podcast, sorry for the delay! This time of year always gets a bit hectic, even for ladies like us!

This month we missed having Rey with us, but the lovely Shaheen from Speculating on SpecFic joined us. Seeing as Shaheen loves all things specfic related, Trin and Mandee talked about the specfic series they love, and Shaheen mentioned some contemp reads that she's recently enjoyed.

October releases

Red - Alison Cherry
Just One Year - Gayle Forman
Fault Line - Christa Desir
Allegiant (Divergent #2) - Veronica Roth
Tandem - Anna Jazarb
Resist (Breathe #2) by Sarah Crossan
Walking on Trampolines by Frances Whiting
Unbreakable (The Legion #1) by Kami Garcia
The Last Girl by Michael Adams
Sky Run (The Cloud Hunters #2) by Alex Shearer
City of Dark Magic (City of Dark Magic #1) by Magnus Flyte

Book of the month
The Killings Woods by Lucy Christopher

Currently reading
Trin: The Whole of My World by Nicole Hayes
Mandee: The Vanishing Moment by Margaret Wild
Shaheen: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
Rey: Rey let us know that she is loving Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith

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Thursday, 12 September 2013

SEPTEMBERPALOOZA! Where We Want All The Books

SEPTEMBER please just take my money. Take it all! There is a crazy amount of amazing books coming out this month and to celebrate we have an absolute chocka episode for you! With special guests: Trish Dollar, Sarah Ayoub and Ellie Marney!

Books Mentioned:

September releases:

Every Breath - Ellie Marney
Dream Thieves - Maggie S
Where the stars still shine - Trish Doller
More than this - Patrick Ness
This song will save your life - Leila Sales
Vicious  - Victoria Schwab
Not a drop to drink - Mindy McGinnis
All the truth that's in me - Julie Berry
A wounded name - Dot Hutchinson
Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell
All our yesterdays - Cristin Terrill
The waking dark - Robin Wasserman
Isla and the happily ever after - Stephanie Perkins
Fallout - Todd Strasser 

Pick of the month:
Hate is Such a Strong Word by Sarah Ayoub
Buy it now at Bookworld

Currently Reading:
Mandee: Almost English by Charlotte Mendleson
Rey: The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd 
Trin: Just Between Us

Special Guest Ladies:

Sarah Ayoub author of Hate is Such a Strong Word
Sarah is a Sydney Journalist/Feature Writer who has written for Sunday, Marie-Claire, Madison, Cosmo, Girlfriend and more. Hate is Such a Strong Word is her debut novel. The story focuses on Sophie: a Lebanese teenager navigating her way through life with Dictator Dad, narrow minded classmates and first love. 
Connect with Sarah: Facebook Twitter

Ellie Marney author of Every Breath
Ellie Marney was born in Brisbane, and has lived in Indonesia,Singapore and India. Now she writes, teaches, talks about kid’s literature at libraries and schools, and gardens when she can, while living in a country idyll (actually a very messy wooden house on ten acres with a dog and lots of chickens) near Castlemaine, in north-central Victoria. Her partner and four sons still love her, even though she often forgets things and lets the housework go.
Connect with Ellie: Website Twitter

Trish Doller author of Where The Stars Still Shine
Trish has worked as a morning radio personality, a newspaper reporter, and spent all her summers in college working at an amusement park. Her debut novel Something Like Normal made readers sit up and take notice with the story of Travis: a US Marine coming home from Afghanistan. Her second novel Where The Stars still Shine focuses on a girl coming back to her family after being abducted by her birth mom and living life on the run for 12 years.
Connect with Trish: Website Twitter

Listener Question:
What are you looking forward to this month? 

Monday, 22 July 2013

We're Back!

So, we accidentally took a break...and now we're back! 
We chat about our fave books of the year so far, play a thrilling round of 'Book Rec Death Match' and catch you up on what we've been up to. 

Books Mentioned:

July releases:
Zac and Mia by AJ Betts
Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols
Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne
A Really Awesome Mess by Trish Cook and Brendan Halpin
The Sky So Heavy by Claire Zorn

Pick of the month:
The Accident by Kate Hendrick
Buy it now at Bookworld

Currently Reading:
Mandee: Zac and Mia by AJ Betts 
Rey: 17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma
Trin: The Accident by Kate Hendrick

Our favourite books (so far) of 2013
Disclaimer: Girl Defective by Simmone Howell and Wildlife by Fiona Wood top all our lists.

Rey: Infinite Sky by CJ Flood
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

Mandee: Alex as Well by Alyssa Brugman
All This Could End by Steph Bowe
The Zigzag Effect by Lili Wilkinson
Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil

Trin: Fall For Anything by Courtney Summers
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater 
Notes From the Teenage Underground by Simmone Howell
Wild Awake by Hilary T Smith

Listener Question:
What are your favourite books so far? Also what on earth is that book with the cowboy?

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Up Late with the Ladies! Special guest Aussie YA author Fiona Wood.

Warning: this episode descends into madness.
We're all up way past our bedtimes. We discuss scary camp stories, games of match and JTT. Plus the stunning Fiona Wood is on the show talking about her new book Wildlife. We also rather clumsily announce we're going fortnightly! So you can expect two episodes in June!

Books Mentioned:

June releases:
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney
Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn
Star Cursed (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #2) by Jessica Spotswood

Pick of the month:
Wildlife by Fiona Wood
Buy it now at Bookworld

Currently Reading:
Mandee: Siege and Storm (Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo 
Rey: Cry Blue Murder by Kim Kane and Marion Roberts
Trin: Just finished Wildlife by Fiona Wood

Listener Question:
What is your YA confession? Or do you have a traumatising camp story? 

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Episode 3: Special Guest Paula Weston

We have Paula Weston author of The Rephaim series on the podcast. Plus we chat book hangovers, manicures and more.

Books mentioned:

May releases:

Steal My Sunshine by Emily Gale
The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr
Golden by Jessi Kirby
The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler
The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey
Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith

Pick of the month:
Haze (The Rephaim book 2) by Paula Weston

(cover note: wow May is orange and purple!)

Currently reading:
We were all between books!
Mandee: Just finished Wildlife by Fiona Wood
Reynje: About to start Steal My Sunshine by Emily Gale
Trin: Just reread Shadows by Paula Weston and is awaiting Haze

Listener question of the month:
What was the last book to give you a hangover?

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Find out more about The Rephaim series on Paula's Website 
See Mandee's amazing nails on her blog The Bookish Manicurist 

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Episode 2

We're back! In this episode we talk about our new favourite TV show My Mad Fat Diary. We also discuss books relating to eating disorders and the intricacies of female friendships.

Books mentioned:

April releases:

The Mimosa Tree by Antonella Preto

Unbreakable (Unravelling #2) by Elizabeth Norris

Rise (Eve #3) by Anna Carey

Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls actor)

In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

Sweet Damage by Rebecca James

Our pick of the month:
The Zigzag Effect by Lili Wilkinson

Currently reading:
Mandee: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Reynje: A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin
Trin: 17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma

In discussion:
Notes From the Teenage Underground by Simmone Howell
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Everything Beautiful by Simmone Howell

Listener question of the month:
What is your favourite YA equivalent TV show?

Monday, 11 March 2013

Episode 1

Introducing us, what we're reading and a sneaky chat about new adult.

Books mentioned:

March releases:
New Guinea Moon by Kate Constable (AUS)
Requiem (Delirium #3) by Lauren Oliver
Pivot Point by Kasie West
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma
Going Vintage by Lindsay Leavitt
Bruised by Sarah Skilton
Our pick of the month:
Girl Defective by Simmone Howell

Currently reading:
Mandee: The Prey by Andrew Fukuda
Reynje: Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Trin: Crow Country by Kate Constable