Author: Adam Silvera
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Cheers Factor: 3/5
Pairing: Virgin Lemon Drop Martini
I recently found this fun mocktail account that’s inspiring me so here is a mocktail for this book because any alcohol would have made me cry more while reading it.
"I wasted all those yesterdays and am completely out of tomorrows."
-2 oz lemon concentrate
-1 oz simple syrup
-dash of bitters
-Grate a lemon peel for zest
-combine with sugar
-dip martini glass in a plate with water so the rim is wet
-combine all liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake
-strain into glass and enjoy
“You definitely don’t need the same blood to lose a part of yourself when someone dies.”
Take a Shot: In this fantasy of the real world a service by the name of Death Cast exists. Death Cast is a service that calls people on the day of their death. On this fateful day strangers Rufus and Mateo both receive their calls. Determined to live out their last day by going out with a bang Rufus and Mateo find each other on Last Friend an app for Deckers (people who are set to die) and those who wish to spend their last days with them.
Author: Chloe Gong
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Cheers Factor: 5/5
Pairing: Mary Pickford
This is a fun drink that comes from the 1920’s which is when our R&J retelling takes place.
-2oz gold rum (Bacardi)
-1 ½ oz pineapple juice
-⅙ oz maraschino liqueur (Luxardo)
-⅙ oz grenadine syrup
-Combine all ingredients in a shaker
-Shake and strain into a glass
“Memories were beastly little creatures, after all - they rose with the faintest whiff of nourishment.”
Take a Shot: We all know Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliette, but we’ve never known them to be from warring gangs in 1920’s Shanghai where a suspicious monster is spreading madness that makes those infected rip out their own throats is killing gangsters and common folks alike. When Roma Montagov and Juliette Cai have to work together to extinguish the madness that threatens their very lives and way of life, memories of their past love resurface and become increasingly hard to ignore.
Each book here at Cheers&Chapters is rated based off of certain categories that are genre specific, however every book will get a Cheers Factor. The Cheers Factor is how much we wanted to raise our glass while reading it. So get your glasses ready and cheers!