21 Nov 2018

Bookish Etsy wish list

I’ve been looking at so many Etsy shops at products and I wanted to share some of the products I really want to buy one day. I’m also going to be making a ‘Beauty Etsy wish list’ so keep an eye out for that too!

BriarWick ~ A Court of Thorns & Roses Inspired – Soy Vegan Candle
I think that these candles are so beautiful and just perfect for on my bookshelf. I’m a huge Sarah J. Maas fan and you will probably see a lot of SJM inspired products here in this wish list because I want everything!


JCroftDesign ~ A Court of Thorns and Roses ‘Impressive Wingspan’ Vinyl Sticker
When I saw this sticker, I immediately had to laugh. It’s just so funny and it would be amazing to have this sticker!


BookishStuff ~  A Court of Thorns and Roses Quote Bookmark
This is one of my favourite quotes ever and having it on a bookmark is just amazing.


SeasonalVibe ~  Phrythian Cours Bookmarks
These bookmarks are so beautiful and if you haven’t noticed it yet, I’m a bookmark hoarder. I love collecting bookmarks and these are just so pretty.


MagicBookmarks ~ ACOTAR, Lux and Nightmare Before Christmas bookmarks


MagicBookmarks has some of the cutest bookmarks ever. These bookmarks are magnetic and just so adorable. I chose the ACOTAR, Lux and Nightmare Before Christmas ones because they’re definitely my favourites, but in reality, I want to own every single one of them!


SamLandmanCreaties ~ Obsidian arrow head inspired by the Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout 
I’m part of the official Jennifer L. Armentrout Facebook group and I’ve seen these necklaces so many times in the group and I think that these are just so perfect for the Lux series!


Dreamyandco ~ There Is No Bad People Bookmark – Colleen Hoover
This is such a beautiful quote as well as such a beautiful bookmark. I’m a big fan of Colleen Hoover’s books and this would be perfect for my collection!


All these pictures are from the Etsy shop owners!

20 Nov 2018

Miss Demeanor | Review

Title: Miss Demeanor
Author: Beth Rinyu
Pages: 270 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

Spoiled. Privileged. Brat. 

What others saw as entitled, I saw as standards, and mine were high, especially when it came to men. The boys I wasted time on in college were now a thing of the past. I was setting my eye on the real deal: Rich, successful, nice looking, good personality preferred – but not required.

I had it all figured out, I’d live off my family’s good fortune as I waited for my wealthy Prince Charming to sweep me off my feet. That was until my father decided to come up with his own ridiculous plan:

Move to New York City (good)
Take a job at a magazine owned by one of his friends (bad)
Cut me off financially after three months (worse)

All out of options, I headed to the East Coast to start my job. Feeling much like a princess being thrown into court with the commoners, I intended to fail, and fail miserably – that was until I was given an office with a view and my own advice column. Suddenly, working for a living wasn’t so bad after all … except for him. Obnoxious, boorish, rude … take your pick. He was the exact opposite in my quest for Prince charming – except for nice looking and good personality not required. He hated me the moment he laid eyes on me and was determined to make my life a living hell whenever I was in his company. Little did he know, he had no idea who he was up against, I planned on matching his animosity toward me in ways he never imagined. But the funny thing was, the more he got under my skin, the closer he was getting to my heart, making me reassess the girl I once was and focus on the girl I wanted to become.

Review

This book was provided by the author through Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Beth Rinyou and Xpresso Book Tours!

Miss Demeanor is a Contemporary Romance book about Rose who has it all and Alex who cannot stand girls like Rose.

Miss Demeanor is such a fun and fast paced Contemporary. I really enjoyed reading Alex and Rose’s story and I couldn’t put this book down. I was just so addictive and I had to know how the story was going to end. I read this book in two days and I can tell you that it was one of the best books I read this month!

Rose and Alex are amazing characters. I couldn’t stop laughing with them because they were so mean toward each other, when in reality, they both had feelings for each other. I really liked how much Rose changed and grew as a person. She was such a brat, sorry, but now she’s such a caring woman and that’s one of the things that I really liked in Miss Demeanor. There was good character development, and that’s something really important for me.

Miss Demeanor was so well written and I really enjoyed Alex and Rose’s story. I highly recommend this book if you’re looking for an amazing Contemporary Romance read, and I need to read more books written by Beth Rinyu!

19 Nov 2018

The Silver Queen | Review

Title: The Silver Queen
Series: Sovereign #2
Author: Josie Jaffrey
Pages: 287 pages
Version: Paperback (ARC)
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis
The last city on Earth is contaminated. Now blood is the only thing that can wash it clean.

Julia is trapped inside the Blue as the Nobles fight over the few humans who are still alive. When the dust settles and she finds herself shackled to a new master, she knows she must escape or die.

Meanwhile, Cam has gathered a handful of comrades and is on his way into the Red to rescue his queen. But not all of his friends can be trusted, and not all of them will make it back alive.

The Silver Queen is the second book in Josie Jaffrey’s Sovereign trilogy, set in a dystopian Europe where vampiric Nobles control the last remnants of the human race.



Review

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Josie Jaffrey!

The Silver Queen is the second book in the Sovereign series and continues the story of Julia and Cam.

The Silver Queen was yet another amazing book written by Josie Jaffrey. I was so excited when I got this book in the mail and I couldn’t wait to read it. The story is so fast paced and well written, it’s so hard to put down the book.

Julia is definitely one of my favourite characters because she’s so strong and independent. I also cannot get enough of Lucas because he’s so special and I guess I’d fall in love with him too! I also really liked Cam and Felix. I wasn’t really sure what to think of Felix because The Gilded King ended pretty weirdly, but then at the end of The Silver Queen Felix told the truth about everything and that changed my opinion of Felix. I’m also really happy that Josie Jaffrey included an LGBT+ relationship in this story!

The Silver Queen ended with a major cliffhanger, just like all Josie’s other books and I keep on thinking who it could be. For those who’ve read the book, you know what I’m talking about and I think it’s someone we already know but I’m not sure if my guess is right.

The Silver Queen was an excellent read, and I cannot wait for the third book. The Sovereign series and the Solis Invicti series are both so addictive and I highly recommend them!

16 Nov 2018

Never Say Die tour 2018

Last week I went to the Never Say Die tour in Eindhoven, The Netherlands and I had an amazing time! I went to the Never Say Die tour in 2015 and it was so amazing so when I found out that Alazka, Being As An Ocean and Northlane were coming this year, I just had to go!

First, I’m going to talk a bit about the Never Say Die tour. The Never Say Die tour is a metalcore concert tour in the UK and Europe to raise awareness of suicide, or just mental health in general. Hope For The Day is also present during this tour and gives a speech about mental health and suicide. All proceeds of Hope For The Day go to their suicide prevention and mental health education programming.

Casey © All Things Loud 
I think that going to this tour is also something personal because I struggle with my mental health and every time Hope For The Day gives their speech, I have to cry because it’s just so beautiful. It would mean a lot if you could check out their website: Hope For The Day and perhaps donate or buy something from their store if you can! I bought a beautiful t-shirt that you can see on my Instagram!

Now let’s talk about the bands! This year we have a list of 7 bands: Thousand Below, Currents, Polar, Casey, Alazka, Northlane and Being As An Ocean. My boyfriend and I arrived a little late so we didn’t go to see Thousand Below, but we did see all the other bands.

I really like checking out new bands and the Never Say Die tour is perfect for this because it’s so affordable. I’ve never heard of Currents, Polar and Casey before but I really liked them, especially Casey. Casey is a Welsh band and I think that their music is really beautiful and special. Their latest album, Where I Go When I’m Sleeping, is about mental health and that album really touched me. After the show, I looked up this album and it’s just so beautiful!

Northlane © All Things Loud
I’ve seen Alazka, Northlane and Being As An Ocean a few times now and they still amaze me with their music and talent. Alazka and Being As An Ocean are two of my favourite bands and seeing them always makes me smile. I love their music and the lyrics are so beautiful. Northlane is also an amazing band and I really liked their show!

The Never Say Die tour was amazing and I cannot wait for next year’s edition!