EPISODE 3: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Hecate all to Heck!! It’s our first heavy-hitter! Today we talk about Percy Jackson and his creator, woke dad and ruler of many fantastical worlds, Rick Riordan. Darcy explains the plot of Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief one and a half times and Shelby makes some fan fiction reading recommendations. We work through two articles (linked below) debating the merits of YA as a genre. Consider this our mission statement.

As always, spoilers for everything (including Borat).

Please Note: This episode was recorded while Shelby was still living in Portland (OR) so the sound is not the best! Please forgive us! And again, if you have sound editing experience and love YA please reach out to us at youngadultaf@gmail.com.

Get the book on Amazon here. 

Check out Rick’s site here. 

Here’s the insidious New Yorker article we discussed. 

And here’s the rebuttal from The Atlantic. 

AND HERE is the link to Portable North Pole (consider this our correction for calling it Virtual North Pole). 

NEW SEGMENT: Fan Fic Her? I Hardly Know Her features a fanfiction synopsis we love. No Featured Fan Art this week because we were down a rabbit hole trying to find a link to the fanfic we talked about (unsuccessfully, contact us if that’s you, boo!). If you want to see your art featured here, send it on over to youngadultaf.com!

If you like our theme song, check out more from Spumoni here.

Thanks again for listening! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram (in the right hand sidebar of this page).

EXCITING UPDATE: We’re now on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher so check us out on your favorite app, subscribe, rate, and review. It’s a huge help to DIY podcasters like us.

You can email us at youngadultaf@gmail.com with comments or questions, OR if you want to be featured in a blog post or be a guest! We’d love to hear your suggestions on what to read or discuss.

You guys are the ship!!!

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EPISODE 2: Legend by Marie Lu

Hello ladies and gentlemen, cats and kittens, children without parents! This time on Young Adult AF, Shelby has a cold and Darcy gets a bunch of facts wrong! We also make another non-shout out to someone who went to our college and forget to give a spoiler warning! A theme is emerging! (Also: Spoilers for everything, always.)

Today we’re talking about dystopias, orphans, the correct amount of making out, and other classic themes of young adult fiction. Come with us on a journey to take down a corrupt government with the help of a corrupt rebellion as we discuss Legend, the first book in the Legend series by Marie Lu.

 

Here are some links to go with the ep:

Official Site

BONUS: Official Site for the ~*Graphic Novel*~ version 

Amazon

Goodreads

Marie’s Tumblr  (also known as the source of all hair inspiration)

An extremely short playlist Darcy made

(Most of this is nonsense but I genuinely believe that Homemade Dynamite should be the theme song for this book – Darcy)

Several meme’s from Tumblr user Dayspacito (LOL):

If you like our theme song, check out more from Spumoni here.

Thanks again for listening! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram (in the right hand sidebar of this page) so that you can find out first about new episodes. You can also email us at youngadultaf@gmail.com with comments or questions, OR if you want to be featured in a blog post or be a guest! We’d love to hear your suggestions on what to read or discuss.

You guys are the ship!!!

EPISODE 1: All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

Today on Young Adult AF, we’re gonna need a miracle! Shelby and Darcy along with their guest, Sabrina, discuss Maggie Stiefvater’s All the Crooked Saints and reveal what they want and what they feeeaaarrrrr.

Here are some fun links and supplemental materials to go with the episode!

Official Site: https://www.maggiestiefvater.com/novels/

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/All-Crooked-Saints-Maggie-Stiefvater/dp/0545930804

Maggie’s tumblr which rules ass: http://maggie-stiefvater.tumblr.com
You can find a lot of the art and music Shelby talked about in the ep here!

Featured Fan Art:

A beautiful interpretation of  Beatriz and Marisita by tumblr user makoninah. Find the original here or browse all of their work here.

Obsessed by these sketches from Finn Tait.

    

This is the AMAZING Spotify playlist we discussed: https://open.spotify.com/user/ifshehadwings/playlist/4B2Vwlelx14oON0yuH0rU7
We still weren’t able to contact the creator so if this is you please let us know!!

Thanks again for listening! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram (in the right hand sidebar of this page) so that you can keep up with our hijinks and find out first about new episodes. You can also email us at youngadultaf@gmail.com with comments or questions! We’d love to hear your suggestions on what to read or discuss.

Let the 76th Hunger Games begin…

Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3… and Four?! How many cheap YA refs can I fit into this post?! Just two actually because this is a test post. We’ll be going live with the podcast soon and this is where you’ll find episodes, links, playlists, featured fan art, and all kinds of other goodies. For now… head over to the YAAAF tab to check out our theme song!