Prepping for YALLWEST!!!

So I’ve been to LeakyCon, but I’ve never been to a full book conference before, and prepping for this thing was WAY more work than I ever anticipated. I am super lucky that my wise friends Christy and Nancy from Tales of the Ravenous Reader and Kelly from Bookcrushin have been kind enough to guide…

Illuminae Paperback Review and Giveaway!

The hardcover version of Illuminae is stunning, the audio version of Illuminae is stunning, so it should come as no surprise then that the paperback version that just released this week is equally as incredible! For those of you who haven’t read this book yet, DO IT! Illuminae is a reading experience unlike any other. Wine…

Waiting on Wednesday: Warcross by Marie Lu

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday post is yet another book that I am not only dying to get my hands on, but also crossing all my fingers that I might be able to snag an ARC copy of at YALLWEST this weekend! Marie Lu’s Warcross will be out in September, and it sounds AWESOME. A high-tech,…

Will Flame in the Mist be the best fantasy novel of 2017?

For me, Flame in the Mist is the epitome of YA fantasy. It has all the elements that I look for in a book, and it executes on each of those elements so exquisitely. Getting to read an ARC copy of this book was truly an honor. Wine Pairing Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh The…

What Makes a Female Character “Strong”

I see the word “strong” applied to female characters frequently, and in most cases, I agree completely. The thing I think we need to be careful of as book reviewers and bloggers is that that there are many different ways in which a character or person can be strong. Typically, when I see that term being…

Standalone Sunday: Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index

Julie Israel brings us her debut novel Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index. Those who’ve experienced grief know all too well the difficulty of moving forward. This book sounds like it’s filled with mystery, love, and hope. Will Juniper discover that making connections with others is the only way of holding on to the ones you’ve lost? I can’t…

Embrace Your Inner-Geek with Ashley Poston’s Geekerella

So this was a book that I had casually placed on my TBR list, because it sounded really fun and cute, but it was my friend’s reviews of this book that convinced me that I HAD to pick it up. For me this is easily a five-star read, but don’t take my word for it….

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 Sky Throne Author Interview and Giveaway

I’m so excited to have Chris Ledbetter here on the blog today to tell us all about his newest novel The Sky Throne! About the Book Title: THE SKY THRONE Author: Chris Ledbetter Pub. Date: April 18, 2017 Publisher: Month9Books Format: Paperback, eBook Pages: 292 Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | TBD | iBooks Duality dwells at every…

Search the Constellations with The Star-Touched Queen

Roshani Chokshi’s elegant writing transports you to a world where the threads of life are found within the tapestry under the stars. Wine Pairing The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi   The beauty is in the stars in this book, and that is why I chose to pair this Luna Nuda Italia Prosecco with The Star-Touched Queen….

Release Day Celebration and Giveaway: The Sky Throne

I am so excited that THE SKY THRONE by Chris Ledbetter is available now and that I get to share the news! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Chris Ledbetter, be sure to check out all the details below. This blitz also includes a giveaway for a 1 month subscription…