#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

2 Cents Critic Podcast – Eternals | Directed by Chloé Zhao

Tune in for Arthur’s coverage of Eternals, the 26th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. More importantly, it’s the MCU flick that features the most diverse cast thus far in contrast to all the straight white men who have dominated the majority of this superhero franchise for the longest time. But it also received gobs … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – Eternals | Directed by Chloé Zhao

2 Cents Critic Podcast – Apple TV+’s Finch | Directed by Miguel Sapochnik (with Liam Gareau of Deep Feels)

Tune in as Liam Gareau (Deep Feels podcast) hangs out on the program to discuss Finch, the Apple TV+ flick that launches Tom Hanks, a dog, and a robot on a buddy road trip through a solar flare-ravaged world. Plus, the episode includes bonus bits like Arthur failing to recall that Hanks is a two-time … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – Apple TV+’s Finch | Directed by Miguel Sapochnik (with Liam Gareau of Deep Feels)

2 Cents Critic Podcast – Steelstriker by Marie Lu

Tune in for Arthur’s thoughts on Steelstriker, the second and final entry in the Skyhunter Duology by Marie Lu (Legend, Warcross). Like the first book, this sequel brings out the dystopian YA tropes: “special rebel youngsters lead an insurrection against a dictatorial government,” “post-apocalyptic world built on the ashes of a technologically advanced civilization,” and … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – Steelstriker by Marie Lu

2 Cents Critic Podcast – The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch (with Judith and Roxana of Books n Things Podcast)

Tune in as Judith and Roxana (Books n Things Podcast) drop by to discuss The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch, the sci-fi thriller that follows NCIS Special Agent Shannon Moss’s twisty and grim journey through space and time to solve a murder investigation that might be linked to the impending doom of everything we know … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch (with Judith and Roxana of Books n Things Podcast)

2 Cents Critic Podcast – The Tomorrow War | Directed by Chris McKay (with Ryan LaPlante and Tyler Hewitt) 

Tune in as Arthur teams up with special guests Ryan LaPlante and Tyler Hewitt (Dumb-Dumbs & Dragons, Garbage Town) to discuss the Amazon Original time-travel blockbuster, The Tomorrow War. Just how little training do the draftees get before the military dumps them off in the future? Is Chris Pratt the most boring Chris out of … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – The Tomorrow War | Directed by Chris McKay (with Ryan LaPlante and Tyler Hewitt)