This Week’s YA and Wine Pairings

Happy #ThirstyThursday my fellow adult YA readers! February is officially over! Did you get all of the books read you wanted to in this short month? I know I didn’t QUITE get there, but I was oh so close, and this week in particular was a great book week for me!

Here’s a peak at all my wine recommendations for the books I’ve read, am reading, or will be reading this week! Read up and drink up!

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 My Recommendations for What I’ve Read so Far This Week:

 The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King

This Zampa Syrah is perhaps the only wine that is beautiful enough to be placed side-by-side with this incredible book cover. It is also a spicy red wine, and spicy is certainly one way to describe Kalinda’s character, as well as those of the many AMAZING women in this book. The label also hints at the dual roles Kalinda will be forced to play in order to survive. Check out my full review here!

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

What better wine to pair with Lauren Oliver’s Before I Fall than this Repeat Wine Chardonnay, since Samantha Kingston is forced to live the last day of her life on repeat in this novel (and soon to be movie!). Plus look how PPPRRREETTTYYYY the bottle is! Will be posting a book AND movie review on Sunday! 🙂

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Golden by K.M. Robinson


A Goldilocks retelling? Yes, please! So why not sip on this STUNNING Prestige Gold Sparkling Wine while reading it? I’m pairing up with K.M. Robinson on the #SerendipiTEAtour, so we’ll be stepping a little outside of my usual comfort zone and pairing this debut YA novel with tea as well! Stay tuned for more details!

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Gardenia by Kelsey Sutton


I recommend pairing this Tic Tok Cabernet Sauvignon with Kelsey Sutton’s new novel  Gardenia, in which Ivy can quite literally see a ticking clock over everyone’s head around her, counting down the time until their deaths. Check out my review here!

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 My Recommendations for What I’m Reading Now:

Daughter of the Pirate King  by Tricia Levenseller


I challenge anyone to find a more perfect wine to pair with Daughter of the Pirate King than this Pirate Treasured red blend! This is probably the best wine/book pairing I’ve found so far, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! ARGH, mateys!

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A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab


Since Red London happens to be my favorite of the Londons in Schwab’s Shades of London series, I’ll be pairing A Conjuring of Light with this Chapel Down English Rose.

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 My Recommendations for What I’m Reading Next:

The Valiant by Lesley Livingston


How could I possibly pair this Roman-inspired novel with anything other than an Italian wine. This Bartenura Moscato happens to be one of my FAVORITE wines and it also happens to look awesome with this book cover!

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Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz


I recommend pairing this lovely Destiny Ruby, Pink Moscato with  Something in Between, which is all about feeling like you’ve lost control of your own destiny and doing everything you can to take it back.

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I hope you’re all having an amazing book week!

*Wine recommendations are, of course, for those of legal drinking age only.*

16 thoughts on “This Week’s YA and Wine Pairings

  1. ravenblake99 says:

    Great Post! The Valiant was an okay read for me but I loved Daughter of the pirate king. The Golden sounds pretty interesting! Adding it to my TBR! I so want to read The Hundredth Queen and I really hope it doesn’t disappoint me. 🙂

    • YAandWine says:

      I’m LOVING Daughter of the Pirate King right now. Hoping to start The Valiant this weekend, but I’ve got to get our book club book read and discussion put together for next week too. Oh, the busy book life!

  2. LairOfBooks says:

    I seriously crave a good glass of wine every time I stop by your blog! such pretty bottles they are *heart eyes* PERFECT bottle to pair with Daughter of the Pirate King! (LOVED this book) *high fives ya* but the one that has captured my attention is that pretty bottles of Zana & Destiny, can’t stop staring at them 😉

    • YAandWine says:

      Hahaha! That makes me so happy! I just about died when I found that Pirate Treasured wine. That’s one of those bottles that I’m going to have to keep on the kitchen counter, because it’s SO COOL. Wine labels are like book covers. I just can’t get enough of them.

  3. Mandy says:

    I just preordered The Hundredth Queen (although I literally cannot spell 100th right to save my life) thanks to your wondrous review!! And I’m super excited to see your thoughts on the Valiant. I’ve seen a few mixed reviews, so I want to see your final verdict. Looks like it’s gonna be a good week for you! 😀

    • YAandWine says:

      Yay!!!! I’m so excited for you to read it! Then we HAVE to discuss it. I’ve heard a couple mixed reviews on The Valiant too, but I’ll still be really surprised if I don’t like it. It totally seems like my kind of book.

  4. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

    Yay Roses! I am soooo glad to see them. It gives me hope that spring is coming. 😉 Also, the Pirate TreasuRed is really good– I had it at a tasting the other night and completely fell in love. It’s a bit more expensive than my go-to wines, but I had to splurge. I’ll now wait to pop it when I get Daughter of the Pirate King in. 🙂

    • YAandWine says:

      I know, right? I think that’s why I like flowery wine bottles so much in the winter! I never thought about it before. Aaahhh, I’m so excited you loved the pirate wine! Daughter of the Pirate King is SO. MUCH. FUN. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it.

  5. sophiethestark says:

    Great pairings, as usual! You never disappoint Krysti ^^
    Most of these are on my TBR… All that’s left to know is when I’ll get to read them XD (and try those wines!)

    • YAandWine says:

      Thank you, Sophie! You’re the absolute best! It’s always so hard to get those books scheduled on your TBR. Mine is already booked for March and April. LOL.

      • sophiethestark says:

        Hahaha no problem! Aaww Krysti <3
        I have to start doing that! I rarely go with the plan, though… Because I always find new books I want to read or get bored or just lose my focus XD
        Need to commit need to commit need to commit. Argh!

      • YAandWine says:

        Hahaha. I used to do that. Now, my schedule is so jam packed with books that I don’t lose focus as often or have reading slumps as often.

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