may 2016 playlist

May 31, 2016

i'm good // cappa
final song // mo
boyz n poizn // phoebe ryan
whenever i'm with you // tigerlily

the crown's game by evelyn skye | lit meme

May 17, 2016

i am so excited for today’s feature for the crown’s game by evelyn skye, which releases TODAY!

it’s magically delicious, and I hope you’re ready for the game because it is not one to miss nor lose. come for the fanciful russian culture and magic showdown, but stay for the food. 😉 

if you’re in the bay area today, be sure to come to evelyn’s launch party at kepler’s in menlo park to celebrate tonight at 7pm! there will be a dessert bar and sabaa tahir (an ember in the ashes).

title: the crown’s game
author: evelyn skye
publication date: may 17, 2016
publisher: balzer + bray
genre: young adult fantasy

the way back to you by michelle andreani x mindi scott | lit meme

May 3, 2016

happy book birthday to michelle andreani and mindi scott’s debut the way back to you! i read it last month on a road trip, and i can tell you that this book is adventurous, poignant, funny and about friendship, discovering oneself and finding each other. in a way, it kind of reminded me of my favorite childhood book called searching for david's heart by cherie bennett.

today, i want to celebrate with lit memes that i made just for the way back to you, which includes the book/authors playlist and my road trip mixtape. also included is the lyrics to find my way back by eric arjes, which fits the book.

the way back to you is out today for all of you wanderlusting souls content. enjoy the ride! (bring tissues).

add the way back to you to your tbr!

title: the way back to you
authors: michelle andreani + mindi scott
publication date: may 3, 2016
publisher: katherine tegen books
genre: young adult, contemporary romance

yallwest 2016 | santa monica, ca

May 2, 2016

Hamilton singalong

yallwest, the sister festival to yallfest, had their second annual festival in santa monica, california at the santa monica high school and santa monica library this past weekend, and it was a blast. 

other than books galore, there were fun activities as well such as giveaways, spin the wheel and dress up in costumes at the Epic Reads tent, the HAMILTON sing-a-long, food trucks (the mac n cheese grilled cheese from the grilled cheese food truck was the best), a dj, meet + take a pic with your favorite authors, ARC giveaways, panels, other fun interactive activities/workshops and more.

every single line were so long, so it was impossible to meet all the authors. but i did get to meet nicola yoon, who was signing next to holly black (darkest part of the forest) and tarehi mafi (shatter me trilogy)! i also saw andrew of endlessly reading just a few spots in front in nicola's line!

many YA publishers set up tents as well and displayed their books in all their glory. periodically, they also did arc drops and games and other prizes. it's never a dull moment stopping by.

and yes, there was a HAMILTON sing-a-long. confession: this was the first time i ever heard a hamilton song gasp! and i wouldn't have it any other way. the yallwest ambassadors and volunteers were absolutely outstanding. watch the video here.
and that's a wrap! although i only went for 8 hours, it was still so much fun. surrounded by books and readers alike, games, bookish friends, authors, games, music, FOOD. until next year, yallwest.

authors i met:

nicola yoon (everything, everything)
evelyn skye (the crown's game)
erin summerill (ever the hunted)

bloggers i met:

andrew from endlessly reading
stacie from shybooknerd

books i obtained:

ruined by (bought)
what light by jay asher (arc drop)
our chemical hearts by (arc drop)
we know it was you by (arc drop)
out of my mind by (won at epic reads game)

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