Hello, hello! It's Wednesday, which means we're less than a week away from the first ever Local Author Mingle here in Salt Lake City! This event is being hosted by The Clever Reader and me, and will take place at The King's English Bookshop next Wednesday night at 7:00 PM! Come join our book club, … Continue reading Come Meet 20 Utah Authors at the First Ever Local Author Mingle!
Bright Burns the Night, the sequel to Sara B. Larson's stunning Swan Lake reimagining Dark Breaks the Dawn, is coming out next month! Being a complete Swan Lake nerd, I absolutely fell in love with the concept of this duology, and Larson's execution of Dark Breaks the Dawn more than lived up to any expectations I had going … Continue reading Get Ready for BRIGHT BURNS THE NIGHT with These Swan Lake GIFs!
I Read YA week continues! Today, we're discussing books which have taught us valuable life lessons. When I read Defy by Sara B. Larson, I took away a few wonderful messages that have stayed with me all these years later. Life Lessons I Learned From Defy 1. Be Your True Self Alexa Hollen is a fighter, serving in … Continue reading Three Life Lessons from DEFY by Sara B. Larson
I'm starting a book tag! If you've seen Wonder Woman recently, then I'm sure this topic is as fresh on your mind as it is on mine, but I believe VERY passionately that it is so important for everyone to see examples of strong women in books, television, and movies. There are so many ways in … Continue reading Fight Like a YA Girl Book Tag!
This week was such a fun book event week here in UT, because we got to celebrate the launch of two amazing books by two of my favorite local authors! Sara B. Larson's Dark Breaks the Dawn came out on Tuesday of this week, and Emily R. King's The Hundredth Queen came out on Thursday! Check out … Continue reading This Week’s YA Book Events!
Dark Breaks the Dawn is a beautifully imagined Swan Lake origin story full of passion, political intrigue, and dazzling magic. I simply cannot wait for book two in this stunning new duology. Wine Pairing I paired Dark Breaks the Dawn with this beautiful Black Swan Cabernet Sauvignon. It's rich, berry flavors reflect the vibrant world-building throughout this … Continue reading DARK BREAKS THE DAWN Review + Enter to Win a Signed and Personalized Copy!
Readers, get ready to go on your next epic journey with Royal Bastards by Andrew Schvarts! Wine Pairing I paired Royal Bastards with this Royal Red Wine. This wine is very versatile and appeals to a wide variety of wine connoisseurs just like this book will appeal to a wide variety of readers. It has all the elements of a classic … Continue reading Royal Bastards and Epic Reading Journeys