The Raven Boys (Book Boyfriend Shopping) | Book Review

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By: Maggie Stiefvater

#1 in The Raven Cycle | 409 Pages | Pub. 2012

The Raven Boys at a Glance:

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
  • Heroine: She is her own person
  • Dudes: Four book boyfriends!
  • Steaminess: There will be no kissing!
  • Brutality: Human sacrifice

Pairs Well With:

Blue Monday

  • 2 oz vodka
  • ¼ oz triple sec
  • ¼ oz blue curacao

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The Coveted (The Unearthly # 2) | Spoiler-Free Mini Review

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By: Laura Thalassa

The Unearthly # 2 | 312 Pages | Pub 2014

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The Coveted at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★ 1/2 
  • Heroine: No one puts Gabrielle in a corner
  • Dude:  Can I be his “home?!”
  • Steaminess: So much shirtlessness
  • Brutality: Bodies drained of blood

Pairs Well With

Samhain Cider

  • 1 ½ ounces whiskey
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce maple syrup
  • Hard cider to top

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The Unearthly (Basically Every European Boarding School Dream You’ve Ever Had) | Book Review

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By: Laura Thalassa

The Unearthly #1 | 296 Pages | Pub. 2013

 

The Unearthly at a Glance:

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
  • Heroine: She makes a great junior fire chief
  • Dude:  I’d be okay if he used his vampire mojo on me
  • Steaminess: Well, *that* escalated quickly!
  • Brutality: Mass murder by stake

Pairs Well With:

The Siren

  • 1 oz Lilac simple syrup
  • 1 dash rose water
  • 2 oz club soda
  • 2 oz vodka

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Unearthly (Unearthly # 1)| Book Review

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By: Cynthia Hand

#1 in the Unearthly series |421 Pages | Pub. 2011

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Unearthly At a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★ 
  • Dude:  He’s just not that into you
  • Heroine: Her voice is literally bear spray
  • Brutality: TOO MANY BURNING HORSES!!
  • Angst: Felicity Season 1

Pairs Well With

Snowflake Martini

  • 3 oz. white chocolate liqueur
  • 2 oz. Vanilla Vodka
  • 2 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 1/2 c. ice
  • 1 lemon wedge and sugar for rim

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Wicked Deep (There Is Nothing These Sisters Do Better Than Revenge) | Book Review

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By: Shea Ernshaw

Standalone |402 Pages | Pub. 2018

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Wicked Deep At a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★ ★ 
  • Sisterhood: And you thought the Sanderson sisters were insane?!
  • Heroine: Ginny Weasley is that you?
  • Brutality: Sleeping with the fishes…
  • Creepiness: This could be an episode of “Are You Afraid of the Dark”

Pairs Well With

Siren’s Song

  • Blue curacao
  • Malibu
  • Spiced rum

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