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…

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…

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,…

Lessons in Falling is Here!

I am so excited that LESSONS IN FALLING by Diana Gallagher is available now and that I get to share the news! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Diana Gallagher, be sure to check out all the details below. This blitz also includes a giveaway but there are rules you…

The Bone Witch Reads Like A Dark Fairy Tale

The Bone Witch reads like a dark fairy tale with its monsters and macabre magic system. For me, this book was all about setting. The world building is every bit as stunning as this book’s cover. Wine Pairing I recommend a Redwood Creek Pinot Noir wine to pair with the magical noir tones of this book….

My January Reads in Review

So, first of all, I’m really excited that I had so many five star reads in January! It was a really great reading month for me even though I didn’t get through quite as many books as I’d hoped. I’m still struggling to work out a schedule where I have time to workout, blog, read,…

Get Ready for Romeo & What’s Her Name

About the Book: Title: ROMEO & WHAT’S HER NAME Author: Shani Petroff Pub. Date: February 7, 2017 Publisher: Swoon Reads Pages: 224 Formats: Paperback, eBook Find it: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Audible, Goodreads Book Description: Understudies never get to perform . . . which is why being Juliet’s understudy in the school’s yearly “Evening with Shakespeare” is the perfect role for Emily. She can earn…

Samantha Shannon’s The Song Rising Tour

The Song Rising is definitely one of my most anticipated books of 2017, so I’m excited to see she’s going on tour and REALLY excited to see she has some U.S. stops as well. I’m really going to try to go to the Tucson Festival of Books to meet Shannon and some other FABULOUS authors. Fingers crossed! I absolutely ADORED…

Local Author Spotlight: Kathryn Pudie

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…

Standalone Sunday : The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Happy, happy Sunday, my bookish friends! Here is another mind-blowingly amazing contemporary YA novel. I am dying for Chbosky to write another novel, like I’m sure many of you are. Has anyone heard any word of him working on any other projects? He’s definitely one of the YA contemporary greats like Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Adam Silvera,…