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Most Recent Reviews!

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Hey lovelies! I thought I would share some of my recent reads & reviews with you!
If you read any of these, or would like to chat about them, feel free to comment below or message me πŸ’™

Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett (June 14th) - 4/5 ⭐

I was not sure what to expect from this novel, but I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed it.

After a bit of a slow start in terms of the pace, the characters - especially Kate, became very intriguing, drawing readers into every page. Corwin's and Kate's perspectives were engaging to read about, and it was enjoyable to read about their relationship, and how it was mended throughout the novel. Readers truly felt their emotions,understood their thoughts, and felt their struggles during conflicts. It was also exciting to see a traitor girl save a prince - not a very common plot detail in YA fantasy, and I enjoyed that.

The magical features throughout Rima were some of my favourite parts. These unique and mystical features distingu…

REVIEW: From Twinkle, With Love

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Hey lovelies!

I just finished 'From Twinkle, With Love' by Sandhya Menon, and I am extremely happy with it! I graciously received an ARC from Simon & Schuster Canada in exchange for an honest review, and cannot wait to share my opinions on this great story.

RATING: 4.75/5

REVIEW: 'From Twinkle, With Love' tells the story of aspiring filmmaker Twinkle, and her journey through her first experiences of love, heartbreak, and how the power of friendship can overcome even the greatest pain.


I absolutely adored this novel, from the characters to the plot, and even the family struggles. Sahil's character was probably my favourite, loyal from the first page, and an honest friend to Twinkle when she needed someone to confide to. When individuals read his point of view, it is a true teenage guy perspective, and made the story feel real.

In terms of Twinkle's development, her growth as a leader, friend, and a person were impressively written.Twinkle's unsteady relati…

Blog Tour + US Giveaway: Nothing Happened

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About the Book:

Title: NOTHING HAPPENED
Author: Molly Booth
Pub. Date: May 15, 2018
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 336
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD

This modern-day retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing takes place at the idyllic Camp Dogberry, where sisters Bee and Hana Leonato have grown up. Their parents own the place, and every summer they look forward to leading little campers in crafts, swimming in the lake, playing games of capture the flag and sproutball, and of course, the legendary counselor parties.

This year, the camp drama isn’t just on the improv stage. Bee and longtime counselor Ben have a will-they-or-won’t-they romance that’s complicated by events that happened—or didn’t happen—last summer. Meanwhile, Hana is falling hard for the kind but insecure Claudia, putting them both in the crosshairs of resident troublemaker John, who spreads a vicious rumor that could tear them apart.

As the counselors juggle their camp res…

April Spearcraft Unboxing

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Here is my April unboxing of @spearcraftbookbox Pirates VS Pan box πŸ’™ 



It was such a fun box, and I love the candle included! The full unboxing is in my IG highlights if you’re interested in watching!


Featured in the box:
🌟 exclusive Neverland candle from @diocandleco
🌟 Peter Pan enamel pin designed by @laurastitesart
🌟 Unputdownable bookmark, Shelfies over Selfies pin, and Book Obsessed newsletter from @swoonreads
🌟 Pirates of the Caribbean inspired print by @laurastitesart
🌟 Peter Pan inspired metal bracelet 
🌟 Tinkerbell zipper pull from @spearcraftbookbox
🌟 Monthly magnet: Pirates of the Caribbean inspired 
🌟 Author spotlight:

ARC Review: Legendary by Stephanie Garber

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Hey lovelies! How about a review about one of the biggest YA sequels of the year!?


Legendary by Stephanie Garber - 4.5/5

- received ARC from publisher in exchange for review -

This is the long awaited sequel to Caraval, and I was so excited to continue the story of the mysterious Legend. And this book definitely lived up the hype.


This one followed sister Tella, and her journey throughout another game of Caraval. I liked the setting of this one, in a new magical city, with even more dangers. Following her heart, Tella is relying on fate and a magical deck of cards to free her trapped mother, while balancing her conflicting feelings for certain characters. Readers see a more vulnerable side of Tella throughout the novel as she faces intimate dangers very close to her heart.

Beyond Tella, Scarlett's character grows, and you see a more daring side of Scarlett as the story progresses. At one point, I thought she was hiding details about Legend from Tella, but that is all apart of the…

Blog Tour: Summer Constellations + US Giveaway

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About the Book:

Title: SUMMER CONSTELLATIONS
Author: Alisha Sevigny
Pub. Date: May 1, 2018
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Pages: 264

Find it:Amazon, B&N, TBD, Goodreads


Synopsis: Julia Ducharme is ready for a fresh start. Her little brother has finally recovered from a serious illness, and now she just wants to enjoy peak season at the campground her family owns. Maybe this will be the year her annual summer fling with Dan Schaeffer becomes something more?

But her summer dreams are quickly shattered. First, Dan arrives for vacation with a new girlfriend in tow, and then Julia discovers this may be her last summer in the only home she's ever known.

Crushing medical bills have brought her single mom to the brink of bankruptcy, and a wealthy developer is sniffing around the campground. He sees what Julia sees: lush woods, a pristine lake, miles of trails for adventure. Unlike Julia, he thinks this is the perfect spot for a casino resort.

Heartbroken and af…

April Wrap Up & May TBR

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Good afternoon everyone! Happy May! πŸ˜„

April Wrap Up:

Tess of the Road - 4/5 ⭐️
ARC of Legendary - 4.5/5 ⭐️
ARC of The Queen Underneath - 4.3/5 ⭐️
ARC of Accidental Bad Girl - 4.25/5 ⭐️
ARC of Summer Constellations - 4.75/5 ⭐️


May TBR:

✅ ARC of Stay Sweet
✅ Ash Princess
✅ A Date with Darcy (Bookish Boyfriends #1)
✅ ARC of Onyx & Ivory
✅ ARC of From Twinkle, With Love
✅ The Wicked Deep


Also, since it is a new month, check out my updated Rep/Review Page as there have been some new additions! πŸ’™

ARC Review: The Accidental Bad Girl by Maxine Kaplan

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I finished my current read last night, and I am excited to share what I thought of The Accidental Bad Girl!

Rating: 4.25/5 ⭐


- Received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review -

After ruining her reputation, Kendall is looking to stay under the radar for one more year at Howell. But after being framed for stealing from a drug dealer, she is thrown into a dangerous role, sacrificing the few relationships she has built back up.

Overall, I am pleasantly surprised with this book. The character development of Kendall became more complex as the novel progressed, and realistically represented a high school senior's mindset and struggles. I enjoyed the complex relationships in this novel, they added depth and suspense to the plot. The plot itself was also strong, and I enjoyed the features of romance, action, and sorrow. Readers will be able to connect with Kendall as she experiences these situations as well.

The other characters in this novel truly are the reason I enjo…

ARC review: The Queen Underneath

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Here is my review for an ARC of The Queen Underneath by Stacey Filak πŸ˜„

** 4.3/5 ⭐ **

- I received an ARC from publisher in exchange for review -

This novel really surprised me. I was not sure what to expect from it, but I adored the journey throughout the majority of the story. Gemma is a strong character, and enjoyable to follow. She is passionate, and a true leader. As the perspectives switch among the various characters in their misfit group of friends, I also enjoyed hearing from Tollan (the King of the Above world) and his friend, Wince. Their contrasting views on society offered comedy and insightful to the plot. Each of these characters face their own type of adversity, and their reactions and thoughts are vibrant demonstrations of their growth.

The setting combination of two very contrasting worlds was refreshing to read about, and the magical elements throughout the novel will appeal to many YA fans. The various relationships, and surprising family ties, are very engaging. Th…

March Spearcraft Unboxing

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Hey lovelies!

I thought I would unbox the "Passport to Africa" box for you guys! It was a fun box, and offered some unique and adorable items πŸ˜„

Items in the box:
🦁 African Savannah themed Spoiler card
🦁 Nigerian Proverb Art print which coordinates with the spoiler card
🦁 Hakuna Matata Lion King themed make up / pencil pouch by @naddy on Amazon
🦁 Full sized Simba with leaf mane Funko Pop by @originalfunko
🦁 Hakuna Matata adorable candle by @diocandleco featuring an exclusive SpearCraft label (SMELLS AMAZING πŸ’›)
🦁 Lion King Simba and Mufasa button pin. On the back, the quote reads "Remember who you are" 🦁 Monthly magnet featuring a quote from our book pick this month
🦁 THE BOOK: Highly anticipated Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi @tadeyemibooks . This book is amazing and so beautiful (with and without the dust jacket)! 😍
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The April box will be shipping next week, and the Dragon themed May box is available now πŸ’š
Don’t forget my code, PRETTY…

Dethroned Cover Reveal

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Dethroned Cover Reveal!

To help share this new Novella coming in June 2018, here is the cover reveal for Dethroned!

Summary:

For eighteen-year- old Rouen Rivoche, being a fairy princess isn’t about fancy parties and happily ever afters. Rouen’s people are the dark Fae whose powers of lightning, thunder, snow, and all
things Winter make them cold, severe, and 100% intolerant of rebellion. Too bad being a rebel is in Rouen’s blood.

Against tradition, she’s teamed up with Syl Skye, the sleeper-princess of the fair Fae—a mortal enemy who Rouen should want to kill but only wants to kiss. Plus, to be with Syl, Rouen’s masquerading as a glam goth-rock star and human high school student. Honestly, Rouen doesn’t think things could get any more complicated.

Then, she discovers she must become Queen of the Winter Court or all her people will die. No pressure. Now, dark forces are amassing in the Winter Court, turning Rouen’s people against her and blocking her path to the throne. Even Syl with al…

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my TBR

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Today I am sharing the Top Ten Reads on my TBR, all of which I hope to read ASAP 😊

Legendary (Stephanie Garber) *Ash Princess (Laura Sebastian) *The Cruel Prince (Holly Black)The Queen's Rising (Rebecca Ross)Furyborn (Claire Legrand) *A Darker Shade of Magic (VE Schwab)Ace of Shades (Amanda Foody) *Onyx & Ivory (Mindee Arnett) *The Smoke Thieves (Sally Green) * A Court of Thorns and Roses (Sarah J. Maas)
* represents an ARC, book not yet published 


Have you read any of these? Let me know what you thought it in the comments ⏬

BOOK TOUR: Clock Flower + Giveaway

I am super excited to share with you a series I found this month! The third book, the The Clock Flower by Barbara Casey, was a great read! Furthermore, I am sharing A GIVEAWAY at the bottom of the page in partnership with iRead Book Tours 😊

The Clock Flower by Barbara Casey - 4/5

This is the third installment in the FIG Mystery series, by Barbara Casey. Out of the three FIG Mystery books, this one is my favourite!

As the FIGs learn to survive the world outside of Wood Rose, this book shared the adjustments that these intellectual geniuses made at their respective universities. When the opportunity arises for Mackenzie to work on a top secret project in the same country that Dara is offered to visit an archaeological site, the expedition leads the FIGs and Carolina on a busy trip to China. It's also there that Mackenzie discovers the shocking truth about her birth parents.

The FIGs struggled in their universities were relatable and things that surprised these young intellectuals …

Spearcraft February Unboxing

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Here is my unboxing the February "Steampunk Fantasy" box!



πŸ“š Key of Knowledge steampunk bookmark from author @mikelackey23.
πŸ“š Feather pen inspired by the book (There were 4 different colors: pink, green, silver, and gold).
πŸ“š Steampunk art print.
πŸ“š Steampunk aviator goggles. These goggles have removable lenses and you can purchase additional colors. (They also make an awesome prop for photos and work for cosplay!).
πŸ“š Crocheted Victorian Steampunk wrist cuffs. These are beautiful and look amazing in photos. Feel free to pair them with a sweater for a great look!.
πŸ“š Monthly Magnet inspired by Infernal Devices.
πŸ“š Infernal Devices clockwork Angel necklace.
πŸ“š Color your own steampunk double sided bookmark by @magnetic_past.
πŸ“š Author Spotlight on @ek_johnston.
πŸ“š Author letter and signed bookplate by @gwendolynclare.

BOOK TOUR: The Wish Rider + Giveaway

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I am super excited to share with you a series I found this month! The second book, the The Wish Rider by Barbara Casey, was a great read! Furthermore, I am sharing A GIVEAWAY at the bottom of the page in partnership with iRead Book Tours 😊


The Wish Rider by Barbara Casey - 4/5 ⭐


This is the second installment in the FIG Mystery series, by Barbara Casey. This novel followed Dara’s journey to NYC in search of her birth mother who abandoned her long ago. She is accompanied by her best friends, and, of course, Carolina.

Overall I enjoyed the novel. I like the change of character perspectives and it adds to the suspense. Hearing each intellectual genius’s POV extenuates their unique abilities and helps the reader understand how their mind helps them solve problems, whether it’s through art or mathematics. Their trip to NYC was fun to read about, and path they took to find Dara’s mother was well rewarded.

It was enjoyable to hear about Dara’s personal growth along this journey, and I had ha…

BOOK TOUR: Cadence of Gypsies + Giveaway

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I am super excited to share with you a series I found this month! The first book, the Cadence of Gypsies by Barbara Casey, was a great read! Furthermore, I am featuring some exclusive content from the author and A GIVEAWAY at the bottom of the page in partnership with iRead Book Tours 😊


Synopsis (provided by publisher):

On her 18th birthday Carolina Lovel learned that she was adopted and was given a letter written
by her birth mother in an unknown language. After years of research she travels to Italy on a
mission to find the truth about her past. Carolina is accompanied by three extremely gifted but
mischievous students the FIGs from Wood Rose Orphanage and Academy for Young Women.
In an effort to help their favorite teacher, the FIGs will have to use their special abilities to
decipher the Voynich Manuscript, the most mysterious document in the world, and the one thing
that is strangely similar to what Carolina was given. Their search will take them into the mystical
world of gypsy …

January Fairyloot Unboxing

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January's Fairyloot "Talk Faerie to Me" box included:
✔ Exclusive ‘What Breaks You’ Pillowcase designed by @eviebookish, featuring a quote from A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas
✔ Exclusive Faerieland Colouring book by @omarabooks - Fun Fact: this edition was made just for this box!
✔ Exclusive ‘Illyrian’ Magnetic Bookmarks by @dreamyandco - the characters are Feyre and Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas!
✔ Exclusive double sided art prints, featuring Rowan and Aelin artwork by @dianadworak on one side, and quotes by Julie Kagawa and Cassandra Clare on the reverse side designed by @stellabookishart (Cassandra Clare is my favourite and I love these prints!)
✔ Exclusive Faerie Vegan Lip Balm by @geekyclean - you could either get Unseelie or Seelie, I got the Unseelie one!
✔ Exclusive Prince Cardan candle jar by @merakicandles - it is a very unique musky smell!
BOOK: The Cruel Prince by @blackholly (along with a signed bookplate and an autho…

Spearcraft January Unboxing

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This evening I’m sharing my Space Explosion January box from @spearcraftbookbox πŸ’œ
This was a super fun box full lots of space fandoms 😍
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Items included:
Guardians of the Galaxy themed monthly magnet 🌌Star Wras themed art print 🎨Star Wars pillow case 🌟 Options were Yoda or Darth Vader - which did you get? πŸ˜„Dilithium Crystal Mints from Star Trek by @philosophersguild πŸ’šGuardians of the Galaxy Groot keychain πŸ”‘ Star Trek Captains Log notebook by @philosophersguild πŸ’™Star Pencil, which goes along with this month’s book pick ✏️ THE BOOK: Unearthed by @amiekaufmanauthor and @meaganspooner πŸ˜±The February box is SOLD OUT, but the March theme will be revealed soon! You can also get their limited edition VAMPIRE box or ALICE IN WONDERLAND box, but there is only a few left so hurry! You can also use my code PRETTY10 to save!

February TBR

Since I kind of slacked on reading last month, so I have set a more ambitious TBR to pick it up! I also have lots of books sent from publishers to review, so it will be a busy month πŸ˜„

Included on my list are:

The Final Six (currently reading) by Alexandra Monir
     - sent to me by Harper Collins Canada
Onyx and Ivory by Mindee Arnett
     - sent to me by Harper Collins Canada
The Cadence of Gypsies by Barbara Casey
     - sent to me for a blog tour
A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab
August and Everything After by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
     - sent to me by Raincoast Books

If I have time, I hope to also read:
The Wish Rider by Barbara Casey
     - sent to me for a blog tour
A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic, #2)  by V.E. Schwab

5 Book Series I am Embarrassed that I Have Not Read Yet

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Happy Wednesday everyone!

I thought I would share some of the most popular series that I have not read, although some are on my TBR for 2018.

1. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass

2. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

3. A Darker Shade of Magic Series by V. E. Schwab

4. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

5. Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

I hope to read some of these titles, and of course so many more, this year!



Book Haul and ARC's Received

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Hello everyone!

I would like to take the time share some of my most recent bookish purchases and gifts!


From Book Outlet:

Three Dark CrownsA Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes Novel)Toward a Secret SkyTranscendentThe Dark Days Club First We Were IV


From Amanda Foody's amazing Giveaway:
Ace of Shades ARC (set to release in April)

From Harper Collins Canada, ARC's of: The Final SixOnyx & Ivory
Once the reviews are done, I will share an update and you can check them out on my Reviews Page!