Interview with Author Kristen O’Neal (Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses)

Joining the show on this fine day is Kristen O’Neal, author of the contemporary YA werewolf novel Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses, which just had its paperback release on May 10th. Tune in to hear her and Arthur discuss a multitude of subjects, including their shared love for Jurassic Park, their equally shared displeasure for … Continue reading Interview with Author Kristen O’Neal (Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses)

#55 – The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (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 recap of The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. This 2020 magical-realism take on the now-beloved Multiverse subgenre of speculative fiction follows 35-year-old Nora Seed as she ODs to escape her depressing life, which sends her off on … Continue reading #55 – The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (with Laura Petro and Meggie Gates of YA, We Read It!)

My 2 Cents on See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Thank you to NetGalley and Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing for providing me with an eARC in exchange for my honest review! What’s new, everyone? Over a year after my review for Rachel Lynn Solomon’s fake-dating and enemies-to-lovers contemporary romance The Ex Talk, she’s now releasing the YA (although it really should be categorized as New … Continue reading My 2 Cents on See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon

My 2 Cents on The Darkest Game by Joseph Schneider

What’s new, everyone? Joseph Schneider has just come out with The Darkest Game, the third standalone entry in his LAPD Detective Tully Jarsdel Mystery series. Marcus Tullius “Tully” Jarsdel himself is a Los Angeles-based homicide detective who was once a history PhD candidate. His erudite and pensive personality makes him an easy target for mockery and dismissal, especially … Continue reading My 2 Cents on The Darkest Game by Joseph Schneider

My 2 Cents on The Club by Ellery Lloyd

Thank you to NetGalley and HarperCollins for giving me a copy of this eARC in exchange for my honest review! What’s new, everyone? Ellery Lloyd, the pseudonym for husband-and-wife writing team Collette Lyons and Paul Vlitos, has just published their newest thriller, The Club. It revolves around the Home Group, a global organization of deluxe celebrity … Continue reading My 2 Cents on The Club by Ellery Lloyd

2 Cents Critic Podcast – The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas (with Torry of Ready to Be Petty)

Tune in as Torry (Ready to Be Petty) visits the show to cover The Spanish Love Deception, the 2021 contemporary romance by debut author Elena Armas. Having originally been self-published by Armas and won the Goodsreads Choice Award for Best Debut Novel of 2021, TSLD’s enemies-to-lovers/grumpy x sunshine/fake dating/slow burn love story between engineering coworkers … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas (with Torry of Ready to Be Petty)

2 Cents Critic Podcast – Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (with Sam Dixon and Sammi Skorstad of Hardcover Hoes)

Tune in as Sam Dixon and Sammi Skorstad (Hardcover Hoes) take their seats around the table for a thorough breakdown of Legendborn by Tracy Deonn. Arthur had put this 2020 YA contemporary fantasy on hold for the longest time in his digital library with the intention of covering it on 2CC. Now, it’s quite gratifying … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (with Sam Dixon and Sammi Skorstad of Hardcover Hoes)

2 Cents Critic Podcast – Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (with Johnna Scrabis and Sabrina B. Jordan of Mean Book Club) 

Tune in as comedians and podcasters Johnna Scrabis and Sabrina B. Jordan (Mean Book Club) join the show to unpack their thoughts and feelings on 2012’s Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Dark Places, Sharp Objects). What is quite possibly one of the most iconic examples of domestic noir—you could also just call this genre “psychological … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (with Johnna Scrabis and Sabrina B. Jordan of Mean Book Club) 

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