Fairyloot Unboxing: July 2018 *spoilers!*

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Fairyloot July 2018

Theme: The Power Within

I normally never start off with the book but I have to as I am so excited about it!

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Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton

Its SIGNED!

Has sprayed red pages.

A Fairyloot exclusive!

It also has a letter written by the author and fabulous artwork by Noverantale!

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I have to start off this list with the item I am most excited about……a Quidditch Pen! It’s a mini broomstick! I absolutely love it!!!

An Exclusive magical mug by Little Inkling Designs. It has a quote from Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes which is revealed when the mug has hot water in!

Room Spray by Geeky Clean. Lavender and Book scented! You know I’m using that!

A vinyl sticker featuring a quote from Sky in the Deep by Reverie and Ink. That’s on my laptop already!

There was also an exclusive tea towel by KDP Letters featuring a quote from And I Darken by Kiersten White but unforts there was a printing issue and you need to look in the mirror to read! Fairyloot are replacing but I’m still going to use this one!

 

Another fabulous box!

Do you get any book boxes?

Add links to your unboxings in comments.

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Sequel September! (I love a challenge!)

I found myself in need of a challenge for September (and I’m also still looking for an Autumn one!) and this popped up on my feed from the lovely Kathy at Books and Munchies, pay her a visit here and join the challenge!

Sequel September!

In her post Kathy says we don’t have to dedicate the whole month but I’ve picked 2 HUGE books, so that why there are only 2!

The books I’ve chosen are:

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas

Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas

My main reason is that I need to catch up before Kingdom of Ash releases in October!

Are you doing Sequel September?

Link up your posts in comments!

Books I want in September (my bank account is crying!)….

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When I looked and saw what books were coming out in September my bank account fainted.

 

Just no more words, I need these. NEED!

2 Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake – am loving this series so far so need!

Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff – dream series, need!

Wildcard Marie Lu – goes without saying, need!

Vengeful by VE Schwab – so much need!

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White – have you seen that blurb?  NEED x 100!

 

What books are you looking forward to in September?

Have you read any of these?

Thoughts?

Review: Beneath The Haunting Sea by Joanna Ruth Meyer

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Oh wow, you know when you kick yourself from not reading a book you own sooner? Well this happened to me with this book!

I’m sure many of you have read as I am always late to the party (blame my huge tbr, not me!) so I wont add on the blurb but if you do want to read it then click here.

Here is my 5 star review!!!

I haven’t been this enthralled in a book for a while! Mystery and legend. Fave!

This was a holiday read and I had to grab chapters here and there, which saddened me as I wanted to gulp it all up at once! I found myself waking up before my family to snatch a few chapters!

It was just utterly beautiful and breath taking although I must admit the romance did irk me. A love square. <—- is that even a thing? A square? It is now! But in the end I loved them all!

The mystery of the story gripped me. It was so amazing. The questions and the ‘Oh July god I can’t wait to read more’ is the mark of a fab book for me.

The Weekly Epilogue: see what I’ve been reading this week…..

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Welcome to The Weekly Epilogue! Hope you all had a good week?

Back to work after my week off and I so did not want to go, but it was ok! On my day off me and my son went to watch Hotel Transylvania 3, it was so good!!!

It was a great reading week too, 3 books! But…..I got an arc from Read First and I had to read on Adobe Digital Editions and it was hard work! I just couldn’t figure out how to get it on my Kindle! Then disaster struck! See below!

BOOKS I READ

Irrevocable by Addison Jane

This author can certainly write an MC Romance! See my review in my Monthly Mini reviews soon!

Wild Like The Wind by Kristen Ashley

Chaos is one of my favourite MC Romance series ever (yes a bold statement!) See my review here.

Seafire by Natalie C Parker

I scored an arc and I was so happy! I read around 50% AND THEN THEY EXPIRED THE BOOK! It was so annoying! Now I have to wait till release day to find out what bloody happens!

WHAT I’M CURRENTLY READING

This Savage Song by VE Schwab

WHAT I WANT TO READ NEXT

Our Dark Duet by VE Schwab

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

On the blog this week was…

Review: Going Rogue by Chantal Fernando

3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

Review: It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time by Kylie Scott

How was your reading week?

What books did you read?

Review: It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time by Kylie Scott

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Title: It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

Author: Kylie Scott

Buy from Amazon

 

To put it simply, I love this author.  So much, in fact, that I begged to be on her review team….and I got in!

This was my first book as part of the review team, and what a corker it was!

Take a look at the blurb

Returning home for her father’s wedding was never going to be easy for Adele. If being sent away at eighteen hadn’t been bad enough, the mess she left behind when she made a pass at her dad’s business partner sure was.

Fifteen years older than her, Pete had been her crush for as long as she could remember. But she’d misread the situation—confusing friendliness for undying love. Awkward. Add her father to the misunderstanding, and Pete had been left with a broken nose and a business on the edge of ruin. The man had to be just as glad as everyone else when she left town.

Seven years on, things are different. Adele is no longer a kid, but a fully grown adult more than capable of getting through the wedding and being polite. But all it takes is seeing him again to bring back all those old feelings.

Sometimes first loves are the truest.

 

Take a look at my review:

CJR THE BRIT REVIEW

‘She misread the situation—confusing friendliness for undying love. Awkward.’

We have all been there! No? Just me? Alrighty then……

I don’t know how this book is labeled, age gap, taboo, friends to lovers, but whatever it is, it is fantastic!

Quite simply I adored Adele. Like head over heels adoration. She was funny, quirky and she is so right about Bombay Sapphire, it is a gift from the gods!

Loved Pete although I could’ve clonked round the head with a frying pan a few times!

But stealing the show for me was Shanti, Adele’s Stepmum, she was everything I want to be!

Another thing I loved were the flashbacks, setting the scene to where we are now. Genius!

Fantastically written, funny, heartbreaking and heartwarming.

3 Day quote challenge: Day 3

I wasn’t tagged by anyone to do this but saw it and wanted in!

What a lovely idea this is!

Rules:

1. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).

2. Share why this quote appeals so much to you.

Day 3

My son is the apple of my eye although sometimes I think he is going to suck every bit of sanity I have!!!

He is growing up to be a fantastic human! We laugh together, learn together and are there for each other always.

3 Day quote challenge: Day 2

I wasn’t tagged by anyone to do this but saw it and wanted in!

What a lovely idea this is!

Rules:

1. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).

2. Share why this quote appeals so much to you.

Day 2

A mantra I try and live by.

In my 20’s I realised how short life was and I didn’t want to worry more than I needed to about things I couldn’t control.

Don’t get me wrong, I do think about all the stuffs but when I realise I’m not getting anywhere, this is what I do!

3 Day quote challenge: Day 1

I wasn’t tagged by anyone to do this but saw it and wanted in!

What a lovely idea this is!

Rules:

1. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).

2. Share why this quote appeals so much to you.

Day 1

Now I don’t know whose immortal words these are but bloomin heck isn’t it the truth!