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”…

Get ready to fall in love with The Upside of Unrequited

I have been a huge fan of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda for years, so I was so excited to get to read The Upside of Unrequited. And you guys, this book is INCREDIBLE. It more than lived up to the high expectations I had going in, and it just so perfectly captured what its like to…

City of Saints & Thieves Review

I’ve read some great YA thrillers this year, but this book was really on a level all its own. It is original with phenomenal character development and a rich setting. I truly cannot recommend this book highly enough! Wine Pairing City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson Since so much of this book is driven…

Standalone Sunday: Given to the Sea

Hello, everyone! I haven’t done a Standalone Sunday in weeks, so I’m so excited to be able to participate today, especially since this book is one that I am DYING to get my hands on when it comes out next month! Standalone Sunday is a weekly meme created by Megan@bookslayerReads. This meme is about a Standalone…

The Penguin Teen Tour Comes to Salt Lake and Swag Pack Giveaway 

We had such an amazing time getting to meet these incredibly intelligent and talented women during the Penguin Teen Tour’s Salt Lake stop tonight. The authors were, of course, Renée Ahdieh (The Wrath and the Dawn), Lesley Livingston (The Valiant), Natalie C. Anderson (City of Saints & Thieves), and Alwyn Hamilton (Rebel of the Sands). Every…

Highlights From the Jeff Zentner Event

If you’ve read Jeff’s amazing novels The Serpent King and Goodbye Days, then you are very aware of the fact that he makes his readers cry…A LOT. However, he makes up for that by giving out lots of hugs during his events. In all seriousness, this event was so much fun. Thanks as always to The King’s English…

Interview with Project Emergence Author Jamie Zakian and Giveaway!

Title: PROJECT EMERGENCE Author: Jamie Zakian Pub. Date: March 14, 2017 Publisher: Month9Books Format: Paperback, eBook Pages: 292 Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | TBD | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play Books | Indiebound An ancient Hopi myth says people arrived on tiny silver pods that fell from the sky. But the truth is far more…

Get Ready for More Wonderfully Tear-Stained Pages with Goodbye Days

This book is just WOW! Jeff Zentner solidified his place alongside the likes of YA Contemporary greats like Adam Silvera, Becky Albertalli, and Benjamin Alire Saenz with The Serpent King, and he’s certainly done so again with Goodbye Days. This is definitely another book that I will be vehemently thrusting on everyone I know. It really is that good,…

The Valiant Five Star Review + Were There Really Gladiatrices?!

I am a HUGE fan of anything ancient Rome. Add in a fierce female protagonist, a swoony love interest, and a heart-pounding plot line, well, you’ve got the combination for one PHENOMENAL book! Wine Pairing 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…

2017 Debut Authors to Watch: Chelsea Sedoti

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett came out in January of this year, and I absolutely LOVED it. Check out my full review here! So this week’s post is not only to make sure that you’re all keeping an eye out for new books from this incredibly talented author, but also a reminder to READ THIS BOOK if…

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…