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…

We Are Okay Out TODAY!

I’ve been hearing incredible buzz for We Are Okay for months, and it definitely did not disappoint. This book is so powerful. It’s about life and death, grief and hope, and the true meaning of family. It is an emotional rollercoaster with a gripping mystery that will keep you turning those pages! Wine Pairing We…

Get Ready for Black Dawn!

About the Book: About the Book:Title: BLACK DAWN Author: Mallory McCartney Release Date: February 14, 2017 Publisher: Clean Reads Publishing Pages: 352 Formats: Paperback, eBook Find it: Amazon, B&N, Goodreads Book Description Emory Fae enjoys leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome soldiers show up at her apartment, and the…

This Giveaway Has Ended: Red Queen Map and Scarlet Guard Bandana

This FABULOUS giveaway is being brought to you by the hilarious and incredibly talented Erin Summerill! If you haven’t read her book Ever the Hunted yet, I highly, HIGHLY recommend it. Check out my review here! Which, by the way, I wrote before I ever met Erin or even knew she was a local author. So…

Sad Perfect is Immersive and Just SO Moving

So, in college, I took A LOT of classes on writing and literature, and heard it said repeatedly that writing in second person POV was a terrible idea and would not engage readers. Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot proves how very, VERY wrong all of those professors were. Sorry, professors! Wine Pairing Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliott I recommend…

King’s Cage is an Exhibition of Incredible Character Development

I’m going to predict that most people will feel similarly about this book as they would have about Insurgent by Veronica Roth, because it dives really deeply into the psychology of the characters. It also very accurately depicts they way people would genuinely behave after suffering major trauma.These types of stories aren’t always the most “fun” to read,…