Firstlife Review and Thoughts on Cussing in YA

I really enjoyed this book. I was captivated by the premise of it, and it’s definitely one of those books that gets better and better as it progresses. It does have cussing, A LOT of cussing, and we’ll get into that a bit later. I did really enjoy reading this book, and I’m so looking…

2017 Debut Authors to Watch : Shaila Patel

 In case you haven’t already read it, Shaila’s debut novel, Soulmated is already out in the world, and it is AMAZING. I absolutely adored this book. Check out my FIVE STAR review here! I am DYING to read the next book in this series, and I think Shaila has certainly proved that she is one 2017 debut…

This Week’s YA and Wine Pairings

Happy #ThirstyThursday my fellow adult YA readers! We are quickly running out of February, and I’m frantically trying to accomplish all of my TBRs for the month, but I’m guessing I’m not QUITE going to get there. I have read some GREAT books this past week though, so I’m really excited to share my YA and Wine Pairings…

Highlights From the Salt Lake Newbery Award Party

I had the incredible honor of attending tonight’s Newbery Award Party in Salt Lake City. We got to hear from a panel of industry professionals, including local author Ally Condie, associate professor in education psychology at the University of Utah Lauren Liang, and director of the Provo City Library Gene Nelson. We got to learn all…

Did Seeking Mansfield Just Out Swoon Mansfield Park?!

The answer is YYYAAASSS!!!! I am, admittedly, a huge Austenite, but Kate Watson made me fall in love with Bertram and Crawford even more than Jane Austen herself did. Which if you haven’t read Mansfield Park yet, that is SERIOUSLY saying something. This book was a true pleasure from beginning to end, and I absolutely loved it….

A Library Bucket List Courtesy of Thief of Lies

I had so much fun reading Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake. The magic system and characters were just awesome, AND it involved jumping into books to enter some of the world’s most GORGEOUS libraries! Talk about your ultimate wish fulfillment. I was frantically highlighting and googling the libraries that these characters got to visit while reading, and it made…

Local Author Spotlight : Erin Summerill

We have an incredible YA book community here in Utah. We have so many amazing authors, fantastic book bloggers, and a wonderful indie bookshop that hosts tons of book events and book launches that bring us all together. Really becoming a part of this community over the past couple years has meant the world to me, so it’s…

Sad Perfect Author Interview and Giveaway!!!

I’m so, SO thrilled to have Stephanie Elliot here on the blog today! She is the author of the upcoming YA contemporary novel Sad Perfect. This book has some incredibly important messages about mental health, and it also raises awareness about an eating disorder that many people have never heard of before, ARFID. This book meant so much to…

2017 Debut Authors to Watch : Laurie Forest

There are so many INCREDIBLE debut novels coming out this year, my TBR pile is absolutely quivering in anticipation! I want to help spread the word about some of these amazing new books and authors, so I’ll be doing a feature each Friday for a debut author you need to keep on your bookish radars! I have been…

Behind on Book Tags!

More like behind on EVERYTHING to be honest. I had no idea just how much time book blogging consumed when I started out on this adventure a couple of months ago. Now don’t get me wrong, it has been absolutely FANTASTIC, and I can’t even believe the number of amazing experiences I’ve had since I started,…

This Week’s YA and Wine Pairings!

Happy #ThirstyThursday my fellow adult YA readers! This week has been insane, but I’ve read some AMAZING books! So excited to have read a couple five star books in the past week! I’ve quickly realized that I just don’t have time to review every single book I’m reading, but I do have links below to the ones I…

The Wish Granter Review

I was so, SO excited when I found out that C.J. Redwine was doing a Rumplestiltskin retelling. I admit, I had high expectations going into this, especially right after finishing The Shadow Queen, and this book did not disappoint. If anything, it exceeded any expectations I had. Redwine is a true master of retellings. She manages…