I had so much fun sitting down with Charlie N. Holmberg, author of The Paper Magician after the launch event for her new novel The Fifth Doll! I loved this book! The Fifth Doll reads like a classic fairytale, is wildly imaginative, and just so much fun. This story is unique and creative. I've never read anything like … Continue reading Interview with Charlie N. Holmberg!
Happy Monday, everyone! And welcome to another weekly #ARCstravaganza! I was so excited to receive this gorgeous ARC from my AMAZING book pen pal. I adore YA contemporary and basically anything by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I can't wait to dig into this one! NOTE: In August #ARCstravaganza is going to switch to Instagram only. We're … Continue reading #ARCstravagana: IF THERE’S NO TOMORROW
This week is Scholastic's annual I Read YA celebration! And this year's theme is YA Stands for... As an avid YA reader, this is a question that I've put a lot of thought into over the years. To me #YAStandsFor Yearning for Adventure. George R.R. Martin has a wonderful quote that says, "A reader lives a … Continue reading What Does YA Stand For?
I am so thrilled to have Kathryn Purdie, author of Burning Glass and Crystal Blade here on the blog today. It's no secret that I am a HUGE fan these books! There is just something about having an empath as the main character in a fantasy novel that I am absolutely enthralled by. I think it's how deeply empaths feel … Continue reading Interview with CRYSTAL BLADE Author Kathryn Purdie!
I'm so excited to get to participate in the blog tour for Kiersten White's latest novel in The Conqueror's Saga, Now I Rise. I truly think that Lada is one of the most unique and captivating characters in YA, and she more than lived up to all my expectations once again! Wine Pairing One of the … Continue reading NOW I RISE Review and Giveaway!
I loved, loved, LOVED The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (see review here), so I was so ecstatic when I found out that Mackenzi Lee was making a tour stop at my favorite indie book store, The King's English! Getting to listen to her talk about the origins of this story was fascinating, and I'm … Continue reading A Night of Vice and Virtue with Mackenzi Lee in SLC!
I ADORE anthologies. I'm actually doing a post tomorrow all about how much I love anthologies, so what better book to feature this week than my most anticipated anthology of 2018 so far! Meet Cute includes stories from the likes of Dhonielle Clayton, Nina LaCour, Katharine McGee, Kass Morgan, Nicola Yoon, and so many other INCREDIBLE … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet
I simply could not pick a top ten out of the books that I've read so far this year. I've read so many amazing ones! So I decided to break it down to my top favorite contemporary YA novels that I've read instead! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the fabulous The Broke … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Best Contemporary Novels I’ve Read in 2017
Getting to attend the Julie Berry event at The King's English Bookshop for her new Middle Grade novel The Emperor's Ostrich was so much fun. I'm a huge fan of Julie's Printz Honor YA novel The Passion of Dolssa, so I was really excited to get to meet Julie in person. Julie shared a really neat story … Continue reading Highlights From the Julie Berry Event
I am an absolute contemporary novel addict lately, and this is one contemporary debut novel that I CANNOT wait to get my hands on this summer! It sounds like it's sweet, swoony, and complex, and I cannot wait to meet these characters! About Katy Upperman From Katy's Website I’m a writer, wife, and mama. I’m … Continue reading Debut Author of the Week: Katy Upperman KISSING MAX HOLDEN