Edward and Bella’s relationship quickly escalates, and then chaos ensues. Just as Bella gets truly comfortable with her relationship with Charlie as well, Bella gets to meet the rest of the Cullens. Then there is a big chase and big drama. We discuss their relationship dynamics and merits. Charles has lots to say and of course Asia has to back up her beloved Twilight. Should Edward convert Bella into a vampire? If so, when? What do you think? Find out what we think!
Next week we will be reading chapters 1-13 of book 2 in the series, New Moon.
We finally start our 3rd series of the podcast, the Twilight Saga. Charles gets his first taste of Bella and Edward, and Asia is just overjoyed sharing the book with him. We get into the plot, and characters so far. We also start discussing some of the social media and pop culture portrayals of the saga because it does always seem to arouse incredibly strong feelings whether positive or negative. Is Edward a stalker, based on information so far? Listen to find out!
Next week we will be reading chapters 14-24 of book 1 in the series, Twilight.
This week we wrap up the second series of our podcast, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. We finish The Enchantress and obviously, there is plenty to say. We discuss character arcs, Marethyu’s identity, and Sophie’s rather anticlimactic finish. Of course, we do throw in some horror and mispronunciation, but we do enjoy the ending of the series, and agree that this whole series was geared towards a slightly older age demographic than Percy Jackson. We’ve enjoyed our mythology, but we’re really looking forward to our new series and the vampires and a completely different genre.
Next week we will be reading chapters 1-13 of book 1 in our new series, the Twilight Saga.
We dive into the final book of the series as our characters move into preparation for the endgame. We have a huge convergence of good guys trying to beat the monsters on Alcatraz and then our other good guys on Danu Talis. We discuss Marethyu, Isis and Osiris, and Josh of course. We’re really excited about the final battle(s), and finally getting answers to our many questions. The tension is building, and we’re so close to resolution. Next week, we finish our second series of the podcast.
Next week we will be reading chapters 41-79 of book 6 in the series, The Enchantress.
Things are coming to a head as the monsters start to be released, and our large contingents of good guys and recently converted bad guys are doing everything they can to thwart that. Sophie and Josh both learn more magic, and Sophie learns a lot about Tsagaglalal and Abraham. It is becoming very clear how much of this story was pre-planned and expected. Of course, we have Josh bashing because that is the theme of our show, and we prep for the final book in our series.
Next week we will be reading chapters 1-40 of book 6 in the series, The Enchantress.
We left off last week with a really big moment of Josh leaving Sophie to officially join team bad-guy. You already know that we have plenty to say about that. In this reading we get a big reveal of Aunt Agnes’ true identity as well as more proof of Machiavelli and Billy’s humanity. We also celebrate our boss women, good or bad, so we have love for Perenelle, Scathach, and Virginia. We also start to move into more discussion of the inevitability of the events of the series and we can feel that tension continuing to build.
Next week we will be reading chapters 29-56 of book 5 in the series, The Warlock.
This week we wrap up The Necromancer, and boy is this episode a doozy. We have a lot of suspense with the hook-handed man, and some awesome discussion about Machiavelli’s humanity. Most importantly, Josh learns fire magic and gets lured away by Dee. After a big battle and when given the choice, Josh turns his back on Sophie and leaves her in favor of Dee and Dare. Obviously, we have a lot of thought about that.
Next week we will be reading chapters 1-28 of book 5 in the series, The Warlock.
Diving into the second half of the series, we have a reading that basically recalibrates the story and tone for the second half of the series. Machiavelli and Dee revel in their failures but already develop plans to protect themselves. We meet Scatty’s twin sister and get lots of Josh suspicion. So clearly we have a lot to say. Francis is on the chase trying to find Joan, and Perenelle and Nicholas basically lay down the law for the rest of the series.
Next week we will be reading chapters 34-66 of book 4 in the series, The Necromancer.
We wrap up Perenelle’s book with her being an absolute boss. We spend a good portion of this episode just raving about her intellect and powers. Sophie and Josh learn water magic, and while we don’t lay into Josh as much as usual, we definitely have some words for him. Our cast of characters seems to grow and they get increasingly more spread out, but at least we do have a return of Scatty. Both Dee and Machiavelli have failed in their missions, so we are on the look-out for their punishments and how they will respond.
Next week we will be reading chapters 1-33 of book 4 in the series, The Necromancer.
We head into Perenelle’s book with her facing off against all manner of attacks on Alcatraz, and Nicholas leading the twins around London. With both twins awakened and powerful, their behavior has changed, and arguably, not for the better. We meet some more immortals, both good and bad, and our first Archon. Also we continue to talk about the divide between Dee and Machiavelli, and the importance of this growing rift. We end on a cliffhanger on both plot lines, not knowing what will happen with any of our characters. Oh, and Scatty is still in the river.
Next week we will be reading chapters 36-70 of book 3 in the series, The Sorceress.