My 2 Cents on This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron

What’s new, everybody? Today we’re covering This Poison Heart, the 2021 YA contemporary fantasy novel by Kalynn Bayron. If the author’s name sounds familiar, it’s because I included her debut novel, Cinderella Is Dead, in last year’s article, “My 2 Cents on Five Queer Must-Reads for Young Adults.” Having deeply enjoyed Cinderella Is Dead, I had high expectations … Continue reading My 2 Cents on This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron

2 Cents Critic Podcast – It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey 

Tune in for Arthur’s breakdown of It Happened One Summer, the Schitt’s Creek-inspired rom-com novel by Tessa Bailey (Fix Her Up, Window Shopping). On top of giving his thoughts on the opposites-attract romance between high-maintenance Instagram socialite Piper Bellinger and grumpy fishing captain Brendan Taggert, Arthur draws numerous correlations between It Happened One Summer and … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey 

My 2 Cents on Here’s to Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

What’s new, everybody? If you’ve been keeping up with this blog for a while, you probably remember that I included a favorite book of mine in the June 2021 post, “My 2 Cents on Five Queer Must-Reads for Young Adults”: 2018’s What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Kate in Waiting) and … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Here’s to Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

2 Cents Critic Podcast – Interview with Author Lacie Waldon (The Layover)

Today’s guest is author Lacie Waldon, whose debut novel, The Layover, is a vacation rom-com that mixes The Hating Game with The Unhoneymooners. In this episode, you’ll hear Arthur and Lacie cover subjects like her background as a flight attendant, her upcoming book From the Jump (which will be published on July 19, 2022), being a … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – Interview with Author Lacie Waldon (The Layover)

2 Cents Critic Podcast – Verity by Colleen Hoover (with J.W. Friedman and Chris Collision of I Don’t Even Own a Television) 

Tune in as J.W. Friedman and Chris Collision hop over from the bad-book podcast I Don’t Even Own a Television to break down Verity, the 2018 psychological thriller novel by bestselling romance author Colleen Hoover (It Ends with Us, November 9). The chills never stop as the book follows broke thriller writer Lowen Ashleigh on the … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – Verity by Colleen Hoover (with J.W. Friedman and Chris Collision of I Don’t Even Own a Television) 

My 2 Cents on Disney’s Encanto

What’s new, everyone? I’ve finally got around to watching Encanto, the 60th animated movie to come out of Walt Disney Animation Studios, which started streaming on Disney+ on December 24 after having released theatrically on November 24. A musical with original songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda (who also has a Story By credit), it takes us to a secluded … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Disney’s Encanto

2 Cents Critic Podcast – Disney+’s Hawkeye | Helmed by Jonathan Igla, Bert & Bertie, and Rhys Thomas (with Guy Bradford) 

Tune in as Arthur welcomes comedian Guy Bradford onto the show’s first episode of 2022 to chat about Hawkeye, the final Marvel Cinematic Universe series to have streamed on Disney+ in 2021. On top of discussing Clint Barton, Kate Bishop, Maya Lopez/Echo, Pizza Dog, and more, the hosts go on to address talking points like … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – Disney+’s Hawkeye | Helmed by Jonathan Igla, Bert & Bertie, and Rhys Thomas (with Guy Bradford) 

My 2 Cents on the Top Ten Books of 2021

What’s new, everyone? As of this writing, 2021 is just one day away from its official conclusion! Plenty of notable events have unfolded over the past year: the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Bennifer getting back together, the premiere of the Disney+ MCU shows, Paul Rudd being named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive, the numerous COVID variants that … Continue reading My 2 Cents on the Top Ten Books of 2021

2 Cents Critic Podcast – Top Ten Trail: 2021 Edition

Tune in for Top Ten Trail: 2021 Edition, the first retrospective event of its kind on 2CC in which Arthur ranks his top ten books, movies, and TV shows of the year. What polarizing Goodreads Choice Award winner turned into a Top Ten Book? How did a certain sci-fi neo-noir flick become a Top Ten … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – Top Ten Trail: 2021 Edition