#58 – Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (with Ria and Valli of Queerily Ever After)

Tune in as Ria and Valli (Queerily Ever After) hop onto 2CC for Pride Month 2022, during which queer content will be featured throughout the month of June. For the second episode, the spotlight is on Cemetery Boys, the 2020 YA contemporary paranormal novel by Aiden Thomas (Lost in the Never Woods, The Sunbearer Trials). … Continue reading #58 – Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (with Ria and Valli of Queerily Ever After)

#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!)

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)

My 2 Cents on Steelstriker by Marie Lu

What’s new, everyone? If you’ve been following my reviews long enough, you know that one of my top reads of 2020 was Skyhunter by Marie Lu (Legend, The Kingdom of Back). With its eighteen-year-old heroine Talin Kanami devoting herself as a loyal Striker to her homeland of Mara’s mission of beating back the occupying regime of the … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Steelstriker by Marie Lu

My 2 Cents on Tenet—A Spoiler-Filled Breakdown

What’s new, readers? Let’s dive straight into the breakdown of Tenet, the 2020 espionage thriller written and directed by Christopher Nolan. I’m going to dissect the inverted intricacies to the best of my abilities, with any discrepancies and omissions being my fault. The first topic to cover before anything else is the “science” of time inversion. … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Tenet—A Spoiler-Filled Breakdown

Project Super Nex – Chapter Twenty – Finally Home

“Morning, Maykal.”  Her voice slides through the darkness and into my ears. I feel her sit on the side of my bed seconds before my eyelids drag open. Mom looks so youthful and carefree in her cardigan and beige corduroys. Her smooth olive skin and chocolate ombré hair seem to glow in the gray light … Continue reading Project Super Nex – Chapter Twenty – Finally Home

Project Super Nex – Chapter Nineteen – Always

I was five when Mom told me about the lusiere’s role in Teönor mythology. Apparently, a group of demon gods known collectively as the Urogotha had a bothersome habit of scheming to overthrow Metura, ruler of the heavens and the mortal world. One of their favorite tactics was dispatching spirits to possess mortals and bend … Continue reading Project Super Nex – Chapter Nineteen – Always