30 Nov 2018

November favourites

Books
  • Woman of Blood & Bone (Rogue Ethereal #1) and Daughter of Souls & Silence (Rogue Ethereal #2)
by Annie Anderson
I forgot to mention Woman of Blood & Bone in my October favourites because I finished it when my favourites was already posted. I really love this series because it’s so original, so I had to mention the first book as well!

  • Say What You Feel (Chaos & Consent #2) by Kyra Lennon
Say What You Feel is the second book in the Chaos & Consent series and it was so good. I really loved the first book and I was kind of scared that the second book wasn’t going to be as good as the first, but Kyra Lennon did an amazing job!

  • Wolf Games: Severed Fates (The Vampire Games #6) by Caroline Peckham
Wolf Games: Severed Fates is the last book in the Wolf Games series and was another amazing sequel and I cannot get enough of Caroline Peckham’s world and characters. I love The Vampire Games series and I cannot wait for the next season, The Hunter Trials.

  • Taking Laura (A Broken Heart #3) by Vi Carter
Vi Carter is one of my favourite Contemporary and Romance authors. She gives me a Colleen Hoover and/or Jennifer L. Armentrout with every book she’s written and I love that. Taking Laura was such an amazing book and was definitely my favourite one in the A Broken Heart series!

  • Miss Demeanor by Beth Rinyu
Miss Demeanor was the first book I’ve read written by Beth Rinyu and I loved it. I loved the story as well as the cover, and I cannot wait to read more books from Beth Rinyu!

  • The Silver Queen (Sovereign #2) by Josie Jaffrey
Josie Jaffrey is one of my favourite Fantasy and Paranormal authors and I’m always excited when I get one of her books in the mail. Every book in the Solis Invicti and the Sovereign series was amazing and The Silver Queen was just that good with so many plot twists! Josie Jaffrey is for sure the queen of plot twists!!!

  • Wayward Stars (Starswept #2) by Mary Fan
It’s been a while since I read Starswept, the first book in the Starswept series, so it was really nice to read again in this world, I love Iris and Dámuel and I really missed them. Wayward Stars was an amazing sequel and I cannot wait to read the third book!

  • Lovely Seeds: A Walk Through the Garden of Our Becoming by R.H. Swaney
Lovely Seeds was such a beautiful poetry collection. Most of the time I read poetry collections written by female poets, so it always amazes me when a male poet can describe his feelings so beautifully. I think that R.H. Swaney did an amazing job in expressing his emotions and feelings, and I think that this collection is really beautiful.

Make sure to keep an eye out for my review!

  • Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby
Things We Know by Heart is the last favourite book of the month, but that doesn’t mean that it wasn’t as good as the others! I really love this story because it’s just so beautiful. I didn’t really feel like reading this book, but I’m glad that I picked it up! Things We Know by Heart was so good and I couldn’t stop reading!

Movies
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
I love Star Wars, I’m a huge Star Wars fan but I’m so behind on all the movies. I haven’t even watched Rogue One yet oops! My boyfriend didn’t want to go to the movies with me when The Last Jedi came out, so that’s I think the main reason why I haven’t seen it earlier. But The Last Jedi was an amazing movie and I cannot wait to watch Star Wars: Episode IX!
  • The Princess Switch
When I saw the trailer of The Princess Switch I knew I was going to love this movie. I got some Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper vibes and I couldn’t stop smiling. I really loved this movie because it’s was just so cute. It was a bit predictive, but I didn’t mind at all!

TV shows
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
I finally finished Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and it was so good! I love this TV shows, it’s so cool and I cannot wait for the second season!
  • The Haunting of Hill House
I heard so many amazing things about this TV show, so I had to watch it and I’m glad I did! It’s such a good story and you can see the story from multiple perspectives which makes this show even better! I don’t really think that this TV show is scary because there are only some jump scares and that’s it, so make sure to check it out!

Other
  • Boekenbeurs 2018
The Boekenbeurs is a Belgian book convention where you can buy books, bookish things and meet (new) authors. I really liked this year’s edition because I got to see Julie Kagawa again and I got to meet Chrostin, a Belgian artist. I bought Julie Kagawa’s latest book, Shadow of the Fox, and Chrostin’s debut book, Sommige Meisjes Houden Niet van Roze, and I got them both signed! 
  • Never Say Die tour
This month I went to the Never Say Die tour and I dedicated a blog post to this tour. I really enjoyed watching some of my favourite bands and discovering new bands. I also really like that this tour supports suicide prevention!

29 Nov 2018

Wayward Stars | Review

Title: Wayward Stars 
Series: Starswept #2
Author: Mary Fan
Pages: 364 pages
Version: Paperback (ARC)
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing
Release date: February 2019
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

Sing your truth. Defend your dream. Defy your stars. 

A month has passed since Iris joined an underground rebel group to save Dámiul from the brutal prison he was sent to for fighting back against his world’s oppressive system. Here, conformity and compliance are enforced through telepathy, and Earthling performers are brainwashed into absolute obedience.

Word of a merciless crackdown on those who sympathize with their cause leaves both Iris and Dámiul yearning for action. Determined to liberate her kind, Iris volunteers to return to her former patrons and covertly recruit supporters.

A raid on their hideout catapults her plan into action sooner than expected and forces her to leave Dámiul behind. After persuading the authorities that she’d been telepathically manipulated into helping him, Iris assumes the role of a dutiful musician while secretly spreading whispers of a possible uprising among her fellow performers. But the authorities always seem to be one step ahead, and anyone who defies them is swiftly mind-wiped.

Soon, Iris is forced to confront a horrifying fact: there’s a traitor among them. Desperately clinging to her cover, she races to find out who before her true loyalties are discovered – and the search leads her to an unthinkable answer.



Review

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

Wayward Stars is the second book in the Starswept series and continues the story of Iris and Dámuel, and the Abolition!

Once upon a time, I fell in love with a beautiful boy from another world. The forces of darkness tried to take him from me, but I found him. Then they tried to erase him from my mind, but I found him again. As long as I love him, I will always find a way. Even if I’m scared, even if I’m powerless, even if I’m small…
You will not destroy me.

Wayward Stars was an amazing sequel and was just everything that I needed. I loved reading about Iris and Dámuel again and just love the world Mary Fan has created. It’s so original and I cannot get enough of it!

There happened so many crazy things in Wayward Stars, and I was constantly on the edge of my seat. I was so scared that something was going to happen to Iris or Dámuel. Of course, something did happen to them and I think that was a good thing. You got to see how Iris and Dámuel learn to deal with their problems and that shows that there’s some good character development.

I also really like that Mary Fan created her own alien language and that there are some beautiful pages in this book. Every new chapter begins with 2 dark pages, and it’s just so beautiful. I love it when authors decorate their pages because it gives the book something extra.
Some of my favourite pages:



Wayward Stars is definitely one of my favourite books and although Wayward Stars had a beautiful ending, I just have to read the sequel!

28 Nov 2018

Wild Child | Review

Title: Wild Child
Author: A.S. Green
Pages: 366 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

I have never been to a place so tiny. Little Bear Island could fit in New York's armpit. Still a job is a job and, after surviving Afghanistan, what's twenty-four hours in podunk hell?

Providing private security for a celebrity wedding is nothing new...until I come face-to-face with Natalie O'Brien. The woman who chose someone else and kicked me to the curb six years ago. Time has done nothing to tame her. She's a red-headed beauty with a sharp tongue and nerves of steel who could seriously knock me off my game…

When my assistant bails, Natalie jumps at the chance to get off this tiny island. Now we're stuck criss-crossing the country in my SUV, with her tantalizing scent filling the cab and her smart mouth making me very...uncomfortable. Good thing the job will be over soon. So why does the thought of saying goodbye a second time make my heart stop?


Review

This book was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Entangled Publishing and Netgalley!

Wild Child tells the story of Jax and Nathalie. Six years ago Jax and Nathalie were in a relationship until they left each other. Six years later they meet again and they both don’t know how to act around each other. But it’s getting harder for them when Nathalie accepts Jax’ job offer.

Wild Child was yet another amazing Contemporary and New Adult read published by Entangled Publishing. Entangled Publishing is one of my favourite publishers when it comes to Contemporary, New Adult and Romance.

I finished Wild Child in one day because I couldn’t stop reading. It was so fast paced and well written. The story was so enjoyable, and the characters were amazing. I really enjoyed reading in Jax and Nathalie’s perspective. You get to know their true feelings and thoughts.

One thing I also really liked about this story was that Jax has been through a lot and he finally let Nathalie in on his deepest secrets. It must be really hard for him to do something like that, and that’s something really beautiful!

Wild Child was the first book I read written by A.S. Green, and now I cannot wait to check out her other books!

27 Nov 2018

Soft Thorns | Review

Title: Soft Thorns
Author: Bridgett Devoue
Pages: 242 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

the poetry living within these pages tells stories of love, heartbreak, freedom, oppression, sexual assault, sexism, hope and humanity. our darkest times are where we grow the most, so in this book, i share mine, and together, we learn how to heal.

Review

This book was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Andrews McMeel Publishing and Netgalley!

Soft Thorns is Bridgett Devoue’s first poetry collection and is about heartbreak, freedom, oppression, sexual assault, sexism, hope and humanity. Soft Thorns is divided into 5 chapters: bleed, love, scar, learn and heal.
maybe we fall
in love with sad eyes
because we see our souls
reflected in them

When I started reading My letter to you, so the first few pages, I was already so interested and amazed because I could already feel Bridgett Devoue’s emotions.

scars may fade
but they last forever

Soft Thorns was such a beautiful poetry collection. I finished it in one sitting, it was just that good. I really liked Bridgett Devoue’s writing style and the way she displayed her poems together with some beautiful illustrations. Too bad that these poems didn’t have titles because then my ‘favourite poems’ list would be never-ending!

i gave you a home in my heart
and when you left
you forever took a 
part of me with you


Soft Thorns is definitely one of my favourite poetry collections and I cannot wait to read more written by Bridgett Devoue!

26 Nov 2018

Someday Soon | Review

Title: Someday Soon
Series: Not Yet #3
Author: Laura Ward
Pages: 258 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Life Changing, LCC
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

One mouthwatering temptation...

All Daisy Goldsmith wants is to get out of her small town, leaving behind the bullies who've taunted her. Attending culinary school in New York has always been her biggest dream---a dream she's not confident enough to pursue. After all, she's nothing but a "fat cow." But when her brother's best friend, the man who's always secretly held her heart, moves back to town after college, everything changes for Daisy.

One scrumptious nibble...

The Goldsmith house has always been Jon Roberts' sanctuary from the crazy of his life. With a broken and dysfunctional family, Jon embraces the Goldsmiths like his own. After getting a real glimpse of the woman Daisy's becoming, Jon is torn between his loyalty to the family and his desire for his best friend's little sister.

One delectable bite...

As Daisy and Jon spend more time together, they can't resist the attraction between them. Once they've had a taste, nothing can keep them apart--not their dreams, their families, or the difference in their age. Can someday turn into forever or will they bite off more than they can handle?



Review

This book was provided by the author through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Laura Ward and Netgalley!

Someday Soon tells the story of Daisy and Jon. Daisy’s just the ‘fat cow’ at school and doesn’t believe that any guy will think she’s beautiful until her brother’s best friend, the man she’s been in love with for such a long time, tells her she’s beautiful and worthy…

Someday Soon was such a cute and swoony book. I couldn’t stop reading Someday Soon, and that’s why I finished it in one day. It was such a good story, and I enjoyed reading it. It was so fast paced and so relatable. I’ve always felt like the ‘fat cow’ because I’m curvier than all of my friends, and reading Someday Soon made me feel better in my body.

I really like Daisy and Jon. They’re so cute together, and I totally ship them. Daisy is so determined to study in New York and that’s one of the things I admire about her. Jon is also one of the best men on earth because he’s so kind towards Daisy.

Someday Soon was such an amazing book and I cannot wait to read the other books in the Not Yet series. You can read every book as a standalone, but it’s always nice to read all of them because then you get to know the other characters that were mentioned in Someday Soon.

23 Nov 2018

Things I feel guilty about

Lately, I’ve been feeling somewhat guilty about a lot of things I’m doing and I wanted to write it off. I just had to write a blog post about this in order to feel a bit better.

My mental health hasn’t been that great the last couple of weeks because college is crazy, my grandpa is at the hospital and I just haven’t been feeling that good. So these are a few things that I keep doing and afterwards feel guilty about.

Being jealous
I’m jealous over a lot of things. I’m jealous of my friends doing things without me, I’m jealous of other people being prettier, I’m jealous of bloggers who are doing everything better than me, … And worst of all, I know that I don’t need to be jealous. I know that my friends still like me, I know I don’t have to compare myself with others, and I’m happy that these bloggers are doing amazing and creating good content! It’s just that these thoughts are in my head on my bad days and it just sucks.

Crying
I’m constantly crying and I hate it. Is someone mad at me? I cry. Is someone sad? I cry. Is someone irritated because of me? I cry. Do I have to tell someone something ‘bad’? I cry. I don’t know why but I’m always crying. I guess I have really strong emotions, but it’s so annoying. I wish I could just silence these emotions and feelings, and I wish I was able not to cry all the time.

Comfort eating
When I’m feeling like shit, I’m always eating, and not the healthy stuff. It feels like I have my period non-stop because I’m always eating in the hope to make me feel better. Eating does make me feel better at that moment but afterwards, I feel so guilty because I’m trying to be a bit more healthy. I’m always having these crisps and chocolate cravings and it's just so hard not to give in!

Needing attention
Sometimes it feels like I need 24/7 attention from my boyfriend and best friends. There are days that it feels like they don't care about me anymore because we haven't chatted for a few hours/days. Because of my anxiety, I always think that people don't like or love me anymore and that's really hard to deal with. I have these thoughts all the time and for example, I'm with some friends and when I leave the room to go to the toilet, I think that they're talking about me behind my back. It's probably because when I was younger I thought I had a best friend, but she was always talking about me behind my back. I think that my own experiences make my anxiety worse, and it just sucks feeling like that and I wish I wasn't like that.

Not getting as much done as I would want to
I always make beautiful to-do lists and schedule time to do things for college and my blog, and when I'm finally ready to work, I'm just scrolling through social media, eating, looking outside the window, playing with my cat, ... I put so much effort into creating lists and scheduling time, but I don't use the lists or the time to do something important. It's just really annoying that I can't focus on one thing and keep doing it.

Not going outside
The last thing I'm guilty of is not going outside. There are days that I feel like crap, barely eat and don't leave the couch. I hate these days especially when I know that going outside can make me feel better. It's just that the depression and anxiety are tricking my mind into believing that going outside is dangerous. I know that it's okay to have days when you don't really want to go outside, but sometimes it takes so long for me to go outside. On these days I'm happy that my friends cancel plans, or that these friends can come to my house and I feel guilty about that.

I think we all have things we're guilty of, and we have to learn to deal with the guilt and perhaps try not to do these things as much as we're doing them now.

22 Nov 2018

Limits | Review

Title: Limits
Author: Susie Tate
Pages: 292 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

For as long as she can remember Millie has had her limits. Staying within them keeps her isolated, safe; helps her to cope. Why then have they started to feel so stifling? Why is her loneliness starting to rival her fears?

When she watches him she wishes she could be normal; she wishes she could be like the people he interacts with so seamlessly. Pavlos Martakis is her complete and total opposite: physically intimidating, likable, naturally attractive, extremely confident, sexually promiscuous: the most uninhibited, charming, outgoing and free person she has ever encountered in her life. He fascinates Millie; thrills and intimidates her in equal measure.

But, as the culprit behind the invention of her nickname Nuclear Winter, Millie knows that if Pav feels anything for her it is more than likely contempt. Cold, boring, robotic: that is how the rest of the hospital sees her. So she can safely watch him from afar. He would never notice her … would he?

This book is a full-length contemporary romance of approximately 90,000 words with no cliffhanger and its own HEA. 



Review

This book was provided by the author through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Susie Tate and Netgalley!

Limits tells the story of Millie who suffers from anxiety and all her life she’s been creating these limits, but Pav is trying to push her limits and she doesn’t really know how to feel about it…

Limits was such a beautiful and inspiring book about anxiety. I’ve read some books where the main character has anxiety, but it’s never been as severe as in Limits. I think that Susie Tate did an amazing job of portraying anxiety because I could totally feel what Millie was feeling. My anxiety isn’t as severe as Millie’s but I could really relate to what Millie was going through.

I really liked that there was a double perspective, you could read in Millie and Pav’s perspective so you got to know Pav was thinking of her anxiety because it’s not always easy to know when someone’s suffering from a mental illness.

I really enjoyed reading Limits and I cannot wait to read another book written by Susie Tate!

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!

Taking Laura | Review

Title: Taking Laura
Series: A Broken Heart #3
Pages: 220 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

This world breeds monsters in the form of men. There is no justice or revenge or higher power that will intervene. The only thing you can do is walk away and leave everything you know and love behind… 

So that’s what I did.

Laura signs herself into a psychiatric ward. All she wants is to sleep at night and not fear what was to come. To her, the high gates and security means safety. That is until she meets Craig.

Craig is a recovering addict who has been clean for a year. The walls of the hospital offer him safety. He knows that when he leaves, he might not survive. His group of friends and everyday routine becomes his salvation. That is until he meets Laura.

Thrown together in a group assignment they must learn about each other, but they soon learn a lot about themselves and the picture isn’t always pretty.

Can you truly fix something that wasn’t just broken but shattered?

Review

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

Taking Laura is the third book in the A Broken Heart series and tells the story of Laura and Craig.

Taking Laura was such a good book and I think that this one if the best book in this series so far. Taking Laura is so different compared to Saving Grace and Claiming Amber, but in a good way. I think that this book is the best one so far because it deals with mental health, addiction and abuse, and is not just a romance book but so much more.

We all know Craig from Saving Grace and Claiming Amber, but we don’t know the Craig we’ve seen in this book. We get to know a different side of him thanks to Laura. I really liked the way Craig changed and that he dared to be honest with her. Laura is a new character who’s been through so much and learns how to deal with everything. I think that they bring out the best in each other and that’s something beautiful.

Taking Laura was amazing, fast paced and so well written. I really liked the story and I couldn’t stop reading because I had to know what was going to happen to Craig and Laura. I think that if I had the time, I would’ve finished it in one day. 

I cannot wait to read more books written by Vi Carter because she’s an amazing author and I love all her books!

15 Nov 2018

My Little Secret | Blog tour

Title: My Little Secret
Series: The Breaking Series #3
Author: Ember Leigh
Genre: Sports Romance
Release date: 12 November 2018

Synopsis
HAWK
Focus is my middle name. But Sadie makes me forget why I’m in town, what I’m here to win, why it all matters. That alone should tell me to stay the hell away. But I need more of her, even though I know she’s hiding something from me.I’ll do anything to keep her by my side. Just how far I’ll go will be my little secret.

SADIE
I’ve had my eye on Hawk for a long time now. Let’s just call him my MMA celebrity dream lover. So when I find myself in Denver at the same time as him, at the same bar as him…I have to say hi. But I sure as hell shouldn’t take it any farther than that. Because he’s in town for one reason: to fight my brother in the biggest televised MMA match of the year.
I can be good… Except I can’t.
But maybe I can make Hawk my little secret.



Review
This book was provided by the author through InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Ember Leigh and InkSlinger PR!

My Little Secret
is the third book in The Breaking Series, but can be read as a standalone. My Little Secret tells the story of Hawk and Sadie.

My Little Secret is the second book I’ve ever read about MMA and I’m really digging it. It’s just really interesting because MMA fascinates me and reading about it just really cool. The main focus of this book isn’t MMA, but it plays an important role for the characters.

My Little Secret is such a quick and fun story about two people who shouldn’t be dating, but still do it. This book is just perfect when you’re into a short and cute romance story. Hawk and Sadie are so funny together and I couldn’t stop smiling when I was reading My Little Secret.

This is the first book I’ve read by Ember Leigh and I really liked it. I cannot wait to check out her other books and book 1 and 2 of The Breaking Series!

About the author
Ember Leigh has been writing erotic romance novels since she was far too young. A native of northern Ohio, she currently resides near Lake Erie with her Argentinean husband, where they run an Argentinian-American food truck. In addition to romance novels, Ember also writes travel memoirs and occasionally updates a couple of blogs. In her free time, she practices Ashtanga yoga, hops around the world, and eats lots of vegetables.