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Love YA Like Crazy

Welcome to Love YA Like Crazy, where Carrie and Jake rant about young adult books. Beware, there are lots of spoilers and often lots of swearing!

May 28, 2017

For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss 'That Thing We Call A Heart' by Sheba Karim. Carrie provides some useful analysis of YA fiction, while Jake talks about pie and declares his love for the dad in this book. We also note that thinking genocide is cool is a bit of a red flag in a relationship.

Spoilers abound, so...


May 22, 2017

In this episode, Carrie and Jake announce the winners of their songwriting contest! Congratulations to our winners, Katy [REDACTED] and Jody [REDACTED], and thanks to everyone who entered the contest -- you all did a great job!

After you hear them here, you can stream and download the winning songs, and the runners-up's...


May 1, 2017

For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss 'Anna Dressed in Blood' by Kendare Blake, a sweet, yet gory, horror YA book that they both really enjoyed.

They also record two introductions to the episode, talk about the importance of spelling out in advance what you want people to do if you get killed by a ghost, and Jake...


Apr 4, 2017

For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss the last book in the 'His Dark Materials' trilogy: 'The Amber Spyglass' by Philip Pullman.

We also announce an end-date for our contest, talk about things to do while you're falling to your death, cute cat pictures, how angels are dumb jerks, and Jake says possibly the...


Jan 10, 2017

Happy new year! For this episode, Carrie and Jake discuss 'Boys Don't Knit (In Public)' by T.S. Easton. Fans of this book may want to know that we do eventually say a few nice things about the book, but it takes around fifteen minutes for us to get there.

We also talk about plans for 2017, etsy dot com, beach reads, the...