#81 – You by Caroline Kepnes (with Laura Petro and Meggie Gates of YA, We Read It!)

Tune in as Laura Petro and Meggie Gates (YA, We Read It!) hang out with Arthur for a review and recap of You, the 2014 debut novel by Caroline Kepnes. This psychological thriller is quite the wild ride, following bookstore clerk Joe Goldberg as he endeavors to show aspiring writer Guinevere Beck just how much … Continue reading #81 – You by Caroline Kepnes (with Laura Petro and Meggie Gates of YA, We Read It!)

#80 – Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn (with Sam Cabrera-Dixon of Hardcover Hoes)

Tune in as Sam Cabrera-Dixon (Hardcover Hoes) returns to 2CC for a discussion on Bloodmarked, the second book in the Legendborn Cycle by Tracy Deonn. The first book, Legendborn, had plenty of goodness to offer fantasy readers as a contemporary YA retelling of Arthurian legend. Is Bloodmarked a worthy follow-up (spoilers: it is)? Comparing the … Continue reading #80 – Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn (with Sam Cabrera-Dixon of Hardcover Hoes)

#79 – The Deal by Elle Kennedy (with Dawn Marie of Opinionated Lushes)

Tune in as Dawn Marie of Opinionated Lushes stops by the program to break down The Deal, the New Adult contemporary romance by Elle Kennedy (Briar U, Avalon Bay). As the first entry in her Off-Campus series, it follows the banter, the tutoring, the sparks, and the vulnerability between music major Hannah Wells and hockey … Continue reading #79 – The Deal by Elle Kennedy (with Dawn Marie of Opinionated Lushes)

#78 – Bungo Stray Dogs, Coffee, and Cats | A Japanese Literature Discussion (with Saba)

Tune in as previous guest Saba comes back to the show for her second episode, where she and Arthur open up a discussion on the works of Japanese literature they’ve collectively read. Limited time travel, familial angst, and bleakly written self-insert characters are just a few of the topics that get coverage here. https://goodpods.com/episodes/24715268

My 2 Cents on Mistakes Were Made by Meryl Wilsner

Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing me with an eARC in exchange for my honest review! What's new, everyone? In Mistakes Were Made, the 2022 sapphic contemporary romance by Meryl Wilsner (Something to Talk About), 21-year-old Cassie Klein, in a bid to escape her college’s Family Weekend, heads across town to … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Mistakes Were Made by Meryl Wilsner

My 2 Cents on Bad Girl Reputation by Elle Kennedy

Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing me with an eARC in exchange for my honest review! What's new, everyone? Elle Kennedy (Off-Campus, Briar U) has published Bad Girl Reputation, the second standalone entry in the Avalon Bay series. In the eponymous beachside town, Genevieve “Gen” West and Evan Hartley had once … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Bad Girl Reputation by Elle Kennedy

My 2 Cents on The Only Child by Kayte Nunn

Thank you to NetGalley and Penzler Publishers for providing me with an eARC in exchange for my honest review! What's new, everyone? The Only Child, the just-published mystery novel by Kayte Nunn (The Botanist's Daughter), follows a slow-burn mystery that cuts back and forth between the past and the present. First, there's the year 1949, … Continue reading My 2 Cents on The Only Child by Kayte Nunn

My 2 Cents on Aces Wild: A Heist by Amanda DeWitt

Thank you to NetGalley and Peachtree Teen for providing me with an eARC in exchange for my honest review! What’s new, everyone? In the queer YA novel Aces Wilds: A Heist by debut author Amanda DeWitt, Arthur Jack Shannon (don't call him Arthur, though) has attended the Elkhollow Preparatory School for three years, and he … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Aces Wild: A Heist by Amanda DeWitt

#70 – Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert (with Sarah Thompson)

Tune in as BookTokker and Bookstagrammer Sarah Thompson joins in to shower praise on Take a Hint, Dani Brown, the fake-dating contemporary romance novel by Talia Hibbert. This is also the second standalone novel in her Brown Sisters trilogy, with its first book, Get a Life, Chloe Brown, having been the focus of a recent episode. Spunky … Continue reading #70 – Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert (with Sarah Thompson)

My 2 Cents on The Do-Over by Sharon M. Peterson

Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for providing me with an eARC in exchange for my honest review! What's new, everyone? In the new contemporary romance (well, it's marketed that way, although I'm classifying it as a "growmance" in which the lead's personal growth is more relevant to the story than the romance itself) The … Continue reading My 2 Cents on The Do-Over by Sharon M. Peterson