Illuminae Paperback Review and Giveaway!

The hardcover version of Illuminae is stunning, the audio version of Illuminae is stunning, so it should come as no surprise then that the paperback version that just released this week is equally as incredible! For those of you who haven’t read this book yet, DO IT! Illuminae is a reading experience unlike any other. Wine…

Will Flame in the Mist be the best fantasy novel of 2017?

For me, Flame in the Mist is the epitome of YA fantasy. It has all the elements that I look for in a book, and it executes on each of those elements so exquisitely. Getting to read an ARC copy of this book was truly an honor. Wine Pairing Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh The…

Search the Constellations with The Star-Touched Queen

Roshani Chokshi’s elegant writing transports you to a world where the threads of life are found within the tapestry under the stars. Wine Pairing The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi   The beauty is in the stars in this book, and that is why I chose to pair this Luna Nuda Italia Prosecco with The Star-Touched Queen….

The Takedown Blog Tour and Giveaway

With a plot that will grip you from the first line and a cast of characters who aren’t what they appear to be, The Takedown is perfect for fans of Gossip Girl and Before I Fall. Wine Pairing I recommend pairing The Takedown with this Kelly’s Revenge Chardonnay, because in this story it may not be…

Strange the Dreamer: so Beautifully Written it Will Make You “Weep”

Laini Taylor’s writing is so beautiful I could quite literally “Weep.” This is one of, if not the, most gorgeously-written book I have ever read. Wine Pairing Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor   In honor of my new book boyfriend, Lazlo Strange, I chose to pair Strange the Dreamer with this Dreamer Sauvignon Blanc. This wine has a…

Literally Blog Tour and Giveaway!

Literally is not only charming, but it takes the term bookception to a whole new level. This is the perfect book for book lovers everywhere. Wine Pairing Literally by Lucy Keating This Yalumba The Scribbler Cabernet Shiraz is the perfect wine to sip while reading this book about a teenage girl, who has discovered that she is the main…

When Planets Fall Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway

In her captivating debut novel, Abby Reed has created a rich world fraught with conflict and corruption. Sci-fi fans, be prepared for your next great adventure. Wine Pairing When Planets Fall by Abby J. Reed I paired Abby J. Reed’s debut novel When Planets Fall with this gorgeous Caelum Malbec, both because of the gorgeous cosmic theme on…

ARC Review of Laura Silverman’s Remarkable Debut, Girl out of Water

I was so impressed by Laura Silverman’s debut novel, Girl out of Water. I personally want to thank her for giving us a super GORGEOUS love interest that is both a person of color and has a physical handicap. There is not NEARLY enough of that kind of representation in literature yet, though we’re definitely…

Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery ARC Review

Fans of L.M. Montgomery will rejoice over Melanie Fishbane’s novel, inspired by Maud’s life and her truly admirable inner strength and passion for the written word. Wine Pairing Maud:A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery by Melanie J. Fishbane   I recommend pairing this novel based on the life of L.M. Montgomery with this lovely Protea Dry…

Soul of Smoke is a Romantic Thrill Ride…with Dragons!

 This book is brimming with adventure, magic, intrigue, and romance. It’s definitely the kind of book that you can, and will want to, read in one sitting! Wine Pairing Soul of Smoke by Caitlyn McFarland I paired Soul Smoke with this Domaine Du Dragon Rose. First of all, there be some AWESOME dragons in this book. And second, this…

Nemesis is Brilliantly Plotted and Unputdownable

This book is the perfect read for fans of Stranger Things or Wayward Pines. There are some seriously strange things going on in this small town, and Reichs has interwoven all those mysterious happenings into a plot that is captivating and utterly unpredictable. Wine Pairing Nemesis by Brendan Reichs I paired Nemesis with this Baron Von Nemesis Shiraz. Not only because of the word “nemesis”…