Sara Zarr and Nina LaCour in Conversation on Their Latest Books

I cannot say enough what a pleasure it was listening to Sara Zarr and Nina LaCour in conversation last night. They are both such kind and intelligent women, who write fiction that feels so authentic and real when you read it. The depth of emotion in all of their books is overwhelming, powerful, and just…

The Pirate Takeover Tour Commandeers The King’s English Bookshop

In my experience, when you get to meet authors in person, you usually find that they are pretty dang awesome people, but it’s always so neat when you LOVE a book and then when you meet the author their awesomeness actually exceeds your expectations. That was definitely the case for me when I got to meet Nicole Castroman this…

A Lovely Evening Spent with Sara Zarr

If you ever get a chance to meet Sara Zarr, you should definitely take the time to go. She is an incredible person who’s passionate about the topics she writes about, which definitely shines through in the text of her books. She read an excerpt from her newly released Gem & Dixie, and I had to hold back…

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…

Local Author Spotlight: Rosalyn Eves

As you’ve probably heard by now, Rosalyn Eve’s debut novel Blood Rose Rebellion comes out TOMORROW! This book is making all kinds of lists about upcoming books coming out this spring that you should be reading, and I could not agree more with all the positive buzz about this book. Check out my review here! This book also has one…

Highlights from the Brendan Reichs and James Dashner event

So, first of all, to Brendan and James, I apologize for posting your epic YA Author Dance-Off on social media…and again in this post. BUT, those sweet moves deserve to be shared with the world. Now, if the rest of you ever get the opportunity to see these two on a panel, I HIGHLY recommend it….

Get Ready for Crystal Blade!

Oh my gosh, you guys. I loved this book, I loved this book, I LOVED this BOOK! It doesn’t come out until August, so I’ll be waiting to post my full FIVE STAR review until we get a little closer to the pub date. In the meantime, here’s what you NEED to know about this…

Daughter of the Pirate King is one Swoony, Swashbuckling Adventure

I had high expectations going into this book, both because of all the awesome hype it was getting and also because I’m a HUGE fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean films. And let me tell you, my friends, I was not disappointed! This book is pure fun and adventure from beginning to end, and on…

Fantasy, Fairytales, and History Collide in Blood Rose Rebellion

This book is PHENOMENAL. It blends history, fantasy, and Hungarian fairytales and folklore in the most captivating of ways. The characters are wonderful, the plot is gripping, and the world is BEAUTIFUL. I was so looking forward to reading this book, and Rosalyn by far exceeded any expectations I had going in. If you like…

Sister Warriors, Get Ready for The Hundredth Queen!

You know that wonderful moment when you get to read that book that you’ve been DYING to read, and it’s even BETTER than you expected?! Well, that was The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King for me! This book is PERFECT for fans of The Girl of Fire and Thorns, The Wrath and the Dawn, and Graceling. Wine Pairing  The Hundredth Queen by Emily…

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…