Tuesday, 31 December 2019

BOOKMAS 2019: Day Eleven, Yearly Reading Wrap Up!



Today is day eleven of Bookmas
2019 and the second to last day of
Bookmas on my blog!


For today's post I'll be doing
a wrap up of the books I
read in 2019!


So let's take a look...


Monday, 30 December 2019

BOOKMAS 2019: Day Ten, Book Review



Welcome to day ten of Bookmas
where I am back with another book review.


Today's review is of Marie Lu's new
upcoming book:

The Kingdom of Back...


Sunday, 29 December 2019

BOOKMAS 2019: Day Nine, 2020 TBR




Today is day nine of Bookmas
2019!


Today's post is a look into
some of the books that are on
my 2020 TBR!


So let's just jump into it...



Saturday, 28 December 2019

BOOKMAS 2019: Day Eight, Books I wanted to read in 2019



Welcome to day eight of Bookmas
where I share some of the
books I wanted to read in 2019
but never got to!

So let's take a look...


Friday, 27 December 2019

BOOKMAS 2019: Day Seven, Books I got for Christmas 2019




Welcome back!


I hope you all had a wonderful
Christmas!


Today is day seven of Bookmas
and the start of another
 posts on my blog up until the
new year.


Today is a Christmas book haul
so let's jump into it...




Monday, 23 December 2019

BOOKMAS 2019: Day Six, Handmade Christmas Decoration

  

Welcome to day six of Bookmas 2019!

Today is the last post before Christmas,
but there will be another six posts everyday
starting from the 27th!


Today's post is another
Christmas craft, so let's get
started...



Sunday, 22 December 2019

BOOKMAS 2019: Day Five, Book Review




Welcome to day five of Bookmas 2019 and
another book review!


Today's book review is for the new
upcoming book by Melissa De La Cruz:
The Queen's Assassin...



Saturday, 21 December 2019

BOOKMAS 2019: Day Four, Books-to-Movie/TV Adaptions



It's day four of Bookmas 2019!


Today I'll be sharing some of the
upcoming book to movie/TV adaptions
of 2019 as well as rumours of
ones to come.


So let's just jump into it...


Friday, 20 December 2019

BOOKMAS 2019: Day Three, Book Review




Today is day three of Bookmas 2019 on
my blog and I am excited to share
with you a review of Seven Deadly Shadows!


So let's just jump into it...



Thursday, 19 December 2019

BOOKMAS 2019: Day Two, Bookish Craft




Welcome to day two of Bookmas 2019!


Each year I love creating some bookish crafts
to share with you all, and this year is not different.


Today on the blog I'll be sharing how you can
create your own Wizarding trunk Christmas
decoration!


You can also catch the process by video over
on my Instagram account here.




Wednesday, 18 December 2019

BOOKMAS 2019: Day One, Fave Books of 2019



Welcome to Bookmas 2019!
For those who don't know, each year I do 12
post during December;  six before Christmas and
six after Christmas.


So for day one, I'll be sharing some of
my favourite books from 2019!


So let's get started...



Tuesday, 3 December 2019

UNBOXING: Japan Crate, November 2019



It's been a while, but I am finally
back with another unboxing and its
Novembers Japan Crate!


So, let's just jump straight into
it...



Tuesday, 5 November 2019

REVIEW: Well Met by Jen DeLuca

Genre: Romance, Fiction

Publisher: Berkley Books

ISBN: 198480538X

Format: Paperback, E-Book, Audio-Book

Release Date: 3rd September 2019

Links: Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo,
B&N, Book Depository


Synopsis:

Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers would be so annoying that she finds it impossible to stop thinking about him?

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

REVIEW: Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

Publisher: DoubleDay Canada

ISBN: 0385687206

Format: Hardback, Paperback, E-Book, Audio Book

Release Date: 17th September 2019

Links: Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo,
B&N, Book Depository


Synopsis:

It all begins on a Monday, when four people board an elevator in a Manhattan office tower. Each presses a button for their floor, but the elevator proceeds, nonstop, to the top. Once there it pauses for a few seconds, but the doors don't open. Instead, the elevator begins to descend floor-by-floor. Then it plummets.

Right to the bottom of the shaft.

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

REVIEW: Song of the Crimson Flower by Julie C. Dao

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult

Publisher:
 Philomel Books

ISBN: 1524738352

Format: Hardback, E-Book, Audio-Book

Release Date: 5th November 2019

Links: Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo,
B&N, Book Depository


Synopsis:

Will love break the spell? After cruelly rejecting Bao, the poor physician's apprentice who loves her, Lan, a wealthy nobleman's daughter, regrets her actions. So when she finds Bao's prized flute floating in his boat near her house, she takes it into her care, not knowing that his soul has been trapped inside it by an evil witch, who cursed Bao, telling him that only love will set him free. Though Bao now despises her, Lan vows to make amends and help break the spell.

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

REVIEW: A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0525518584

Format: Hardback, E-Book, Audio-Book

Release Date: 29th October 2019

Links: Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo,
B&N, Book Depository


Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old Eva is a princess, born with the magick of marrow and blood--a dark and terrible magick that hasn't been seen for generations in the vibrant but fractured country of Myre. Its last known practitioner was Queen Raina, who toppled the native khimaer royalty and massacred thousands, including her own sister, eight generations ago, thus beginning the Rival Heir tradition. Living in Raina's long and dark shadow, Eva must now face her older sister, Isa, in a battle to the death if she hopes to ascend to the Ivory Throne--because in the Queendom of Myre only the strongest, most ruthless rulers survive.

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

HAUL: Indigo Ya Preview, Fall 2019




If you read my last blog post you'll know
that I recently went to the #IndigoYAPreview for
fall 2019!

You can check out my recap here
but today's post is a haul of all the amazing
items and books I recieved!

So let's just jump into it....

Friday, 20 September 2019

RECAP: Indigo YA Preview, Fall 2019




This past weekend was the Fall Indigo YA Preview!

This event is one of my favourites of
the year, so I was very
excited to receive an invitation.

So let's jump into it....

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

UNBOXING: Indigo Book Box, Serpent & Dove





This past weekend was the fall #IndigoYAPreview!
During the event there were various trivia questions and
I was lucky enough to win the newest Indigo Book
Box!

So today's post is an unboxing of the
newest box!


Tuesday, 10 September 2019

REVIEW: The Perfect Wife by J.P Delaney

Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense

Publisher: DoubleDay Canada

ISBN: 038569072X

Format: Hardback, Paperback, E-Book,
Audio-Book

Publication Date: 6th August 2019

Links: Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo,
B&N, Book Depository


Synopsis:


Abbie awakens in a daze with no memory of who she is or how she landed in this unsettling condition. The man by her side claims to be her husband. He's a titan of the tech world, the founder of one of Silicon Valley's most innovative start-ups. He tells Abbie that she is a gifted artist, an avid surfer, a loving mother to their young son and the perfect wife. He says she had a terrible accident five years ago and that, through a huge technological breakthrough, she has been brought back from the abyss.

Friday, 30 August 2019

REVIEW: Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Mystery

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 978-1-9848-3701-1

Format: Hardback, E-Book

Release Date: 24th September 2019

Links: Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo,
B&N, Book Depository


Synopsis:

Once a year, the path appears in the forest and Lucy Gallows beckons. Who is brave enough to find her--and who won't make it out of the woods?

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

RECAP: Frenzy Present, Fall 2019





It's that time of year again!

This weekend was another Frenzy Presents
hosted by the lovely people at Harper Collins
Canada
and the Frenzy team.

Today's post will be covering some
of the upcoming books I'm most excited
for as well as a look into
the swag bag we were gifted!

So let's get started!




Tuesday, 20 August 2019

REVIEW: Hideaway by Nicole Lundrigan

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Publisher:
 Viking

ISBN: 0735237816

Format: Paperback, E-Book

Release Date: 9th July 2019


Links: Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo,
B&N, Book Depository


Synopsis:

Gloria Janes appears to be a doting suburban mother and loving wife. But beyond her canary-yellow door, Gloria controls her husband, Telly, as well as seven-year-old Maisy and her older brother Rowan, through a disorienting cycle of adoration and banishment.

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

REVIEW: Sea Witch Rising by Sarah Henning

Genre: Fantasy, Re-telling, Young Adult

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

ISBN: 0062931474

Format:
 Hardback, E-Book, Audio-Book

Release Date: 6th August 2019


Links: Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo,
B&N, Book Depository


Synopsis:

Runa will not let her twin sister die. Alia traded her voice to the Sea Witch for a shot at happiness with a prince who doesn’t love her. And his rejection will literally kill her—unless Runa intervenes.

Under the sea, Evie craves her own freedom—but liberation from her role as Sea Witch will require an exchange she may not be willing to make. With their hearts’ desires at odds, what will Runa and Evie be willing to sacrifice to save their worlds?

Friday, 2 August 2019

REVIEW: A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay

Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy

Publisher: Penguin Canada

ISBN: 0670068705

Format: Hardback, Paperback, E-Book,
Audio-Book

Release Date: 14th May 2019


Links: Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo,
B&N, Book Depository


Synopsis:

In a chamber overlooking the nighttime waterways of a maritime city, a man recalls his youth and the people who shaped his life. Danio Cerra's intelligence won him entry to a renowned school even though he was only the son of a tailor. He took service at the court of a count--and soon learned why that man was known as the Beast.

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

UNBOXING: Doki Doki Crate, July 2019




Today I'm finally here with the
unboxing of July's Doki Doki Crate!


So let's take a look into
this month's box!


Friday, 12 July 2019

REVIEW: We Were Killers Once by Becky Masterman

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Publisher: Penguin Canada

ISBN: 0143196693

Release Date: 4th June 2019

Format: Hardback, Paperback, E-Book,
Audio-Book

Links: Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo,
B&N, Book Depository


Synopsis:

In 1959, a family of four were brutally murdered in Holcomb, Kansas. Perry Smith and Dick Hickok were convicted and executed for the crime, and the murders and their investigation and solution became the subject of Truman Capote's masterpiece, IN COLD BLOOD. But what if there was a third killer, who remained unknown? What if there was another family, also murdered, who crossed paths with this band of killers, though their murder remains unsolved? And what if Dick Hickok left a written confession, explaining everything?

Retired FBI agent Brigid Quinn and her husband Carlo, a former priest and university professor, are trying to enjoy each other in this new stage in their lives. But a memento from Carlo's days as a prison chaplain--a handwritten document hidden away undetected in a box of Carlo's old things--has become a target for a man on the run from his past. Jerry Beaufort has just been released from prison after decades behind bars, and though he'd like to get on with living the rest of his life, he knows that somewhere there is a written record of the time he spent with two killers in 1959. Following the path of this letter will bring Jerry into contact with the last person he'll see as a threat: Brigid Quinn.

Friday, 5 July 2019

UNBOXING: Gacha Gacha Crate, Bonus Crate





Today I'm finally back with another Gacha Gacha Crate
unboxing!


This unboxing is a little different. This crate isn't
specific to a month, and instead is a bonus gift!

So let's just jump into it...



Tuesday, 25 June 2019

REVIEW: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

ISBN: 1481497618

Format: Hardback, E-Book, Audio-Book

Release Date: 4th June 2019


Links: Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo,
B&N, Book Depository


Synopsis:


All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.

Friday, 21 June 2019

UNBOXING: Doki Doki Crate, June 2019




Today I'm finally back with another
Doki Doki Crate unboxing!

The theme for June was
Puppy Party and this book didn't
disappoint!

So let's take a look into all
the items that were included in this
box!



Tuesday, 18 June 2019

REVIEW: Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0525647821

Format: Hardback, E-Book

Release Date: 29th October 2019


Links: Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo,
B&N, Book Depository


Synopsis:

In the walled city-state of Alu, Kammani wants nothing more than to become the accomplished healer her father used to be before her family was cast out of their privileged life in shame.

When Alu's ruler falls deathly ill, Kammani’s beautiful little sister, Nanaea, is chosen as one of three sacred maidens to join him in the afterlife. It’s an honor. A tradition. And Nanaea believes it is her chance to live an even grander life than the one that was stolen from her.

But Kammani sees the selection for what it really is—a death sentence.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

REVIEW: We Walked the Sky by Lisa Fiedler

Genre: Contemporary, Historical, Young Adult

Publisher: RazorBill

ISBN: 0451480805

Format: Hardback, E-Book, Audio-Book

Release Date: 2nd July 2019


Links: GoodreadsAmazon.comIndigo,
B&N, Book Depository


Synopsis:


In 1965 seventeen-year-old Victoria, having just escaped an unstable home, flees to the ultimate place for dreamers and runaways--the circus. Specifically, the VanDrexel Family Circus where, among the lion tamers, roustabouts, and trapeze artists, Victoria hopes to start a better life.

Fifty years later, Victoria's sixteen-year-old granddaughter Callie is thriving. A gifted and focused tightrope walker with dreams of being a VanDrexel high wire legend just like her grandmother, Callie can't imagine herself anywhere but the circus. But when Callie's mother accepts her dream job at an animal sanctuary in Florida just months after Victoria's death, Callie is forced to leave her lifelong home behind.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

REVIEW: Star-Crossed by Minnie Darke

Genre: Romance, Contemporary

Publisher: DoubleDay Canada

ISBN: 038569282X

Format: Hardback, Paperback, E-Book,
Audio-Book

Release Date: 21st May 2019


Links: Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo,
B&N, Book Depository


Synopsis:

When childhood sweethearts Justine (Sagittarius and serious skeptic) and Nick (Aquarius and true believer) randomly bump into each other as adults, a life-changing love affair seems inevitable. To Justine anyway. True, she hasn't seen Nick in thirteen years, one month and three weeks, but who's counting? She's pined after him all the same, and now that Nick lives in the same town, a struggling actor to her struggling magazine reporter, he'll surely realize his own unchanged feelings, take the reins and jump at the chance to rekindle their relationship. Right? Well, no. Nick, she learns, is an astrological devotee, and his decision-making, romantic and professional, is guided solely by the infallible horoscopes in his favourite magazine. The magazine Justine happens to work at. Perhaps the stars' guiding forces could use a little journalistic reimagining?

Friday, 31 May 2019

REVIEW: Eve of Man by Giovanna & Tom Fletcher

Genre: Sci-Fi, Dystopian

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1984830112

Format: Hardback, Paperback, E-Book,
Audio-Book

Release Date: 18th June 2019

Links: Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo,
B&N, Book Depository


Synopsis:

She is the last girl on earth, and all her life Eve has been kept away from the opposite sex. Kept from the truth of her past.

SHE'S THE ANSWER TO THEIR PRAYERS. THEIR FINAL HOPE.

But at sixteen it's time for Eve to face her destiny. Three potential males have been selected for her. The future of the world is in her hands. She's always accepted her fate.

EVE IS THE SAVIOUR OF HUMANITY.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

RECAP: PRH Canada, Teen Social 2019




This month I had the opportunity to attend the
Penguin Random House Canada Teen Social for 2019!


Today I'm here to share everything
about the event, as well as a look into the
amazing books and goodies we
were given!


So let's just jump into it!


Friday, 24 May 2019

REVIEW: The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books
for Young Readers

ISBN: 1524738174

Format: Hardback, E-Book, Audio-Book

Release Date: 8th October 2019


Links: Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo,
B&N, Book Depository




Synopsis:

In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans provides her a refuge after she's forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent along with six other girls, Celine quickly becomes enamored with the vibrant city from the music to the food to the soirées and—especially—to the danger. She soon becomes embroiled in the city's glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group's leader, the enigmatic Sébastien Saint Germain. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in the lair of La Cour des Lions, Celine battles her attraction to him and suspicions about Sébastien's guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret.