November 2018 Book Haul

Hello everybody! I know I’ve been kindof MIA but I am back and ready to continue.

So during the month of November I did get some really exciting books that I can’t wait to finally read.

So these are the books that I acquired during the month of November:

Physical Books:

Winter Of Summers by Michael Faudet (provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing)

The Fashion Intruder by Roma E. Black (provided by the author)

A Girl’s Guide To Chicago – Kelly Russell (provided by the author)

Mirror Mirror by Cara Delevingne

Digital Books:

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Lilac Skully And The Halloween Moon by Amy Cesari – Review

Book: Lilac Skully And The Halloween Moon (provided by the author)
Author: Lilac Skully
Pages: 175
Genre: Middle Grade, Children, Fantasy < Paranormal
Publication Date: September 28th, 2018
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Goodreads Synopsis

Lilac Skully wants nothing more than to go to the Seaside Fun Park on Halloween night. But when she discovers a dark and sinister plot, she’s torn between the world of the living and the world of the dead.

Can’t she just be a kid for once and enjoy Halloween? Or will she sacrifice costumes, candy apples, and Fun Park rides to help her otherworldly friends?

If you like spooky, fun, middle grade books, check out Lilac Skully and the Halloween Moon!

So this is the third book in the series and I have to say it’s my favorite so far.

I really enjoyed Lilac’s journey during Halloween. I think her having fun with her friends but also being a heroess by saving the ghosts.

A lot of things went on during this story. And even though this isn’t a non-spoiler review I won’t mention them since I think that you definitely have to read the book to find them out.

The only thing I can tell you is that someone is trying to sabotage someone else and capture all the ghosts that live in the Halloween amusement park. (I think we can all understand who)

I loved meeting the new ghosts of the story. It was such a beautiful add to the whole plot.

I also really enjoyed meeting Lilac’s friends and finally seeing her trying to blend in the world outside of the Skully Manor.

All in all I really enjoyed this book and I just can’t wait to read the fourth one when it comes out.

xx,

Georgia

Down The TBR Hole #12

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Down the TBR Hole was created by Lost in a Story. Its purpose is to help narrow down your TBR list on Goodreads by selecting 5 titles each week and deciding if you want to keep it on your TBR or get rid of it! I was inspired by Amy @acourtofcrownsandquills to start this blog series cause I really need to organise that TBR hole. wink wink.

How it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads want-to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

The fact that I will be repeating this process every week means that I have to keep track of where I ended and where I’m going to continue. E.g. in week one I do book 1 – 5, in week two book 6 – 10, and so on, until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR.

THIS WEEK’S BOOKS:

1) The Queen’s Resistance by Rebecca Ross

I’ve read the first book in this series and I am just so excited for the second one.

Judgement: KEEP 

2) Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

I AM BUYING THIS RIGHT NOW.

Judgement: KEEP 

3) Ghost World by Daniel Clowes

I don’t really feel like reading this.

Judgement: DELETE

4) The Boyfriend Project by Rachel Hawthorne

I am going to keep this book just because I want to see what the first book of the series is about.

Judgement: KEEP 

5) Fallen by Lauren Kate

There was a time that I really wanted to read that book but my mind has defintely changed.

Judgement: DELETE

Something is happening to me. Did I just delete two books from my TBR list? Nah.
Anyway, feel free to recommend me books to add (or remove) from my TBR 🙂 You can go and check out my to-read shelf here, or here to add me as a friend on Goodreads.

xx,

Georgia

Tis The Season A Thon Reading Challenge

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So during the month of December I will be participating in a reading challenge which is the Tis The Season A Thon. I am so freaking excited for this.

It will be taking place during December 3-9, 2018. According to Amy from @acourtofcrownsandquills this readathon is ”designed for anyone who loves to read holiday themed books” and I just love that.

The hosts for TistheSeasonAThon are:
Chelsea from Chelsea Dolling Reads
Heather from Bookables
Kristin from Super Space Chick
Trina from Between Chapters
Amy from A Court of Crowns and Quills

I am also very excited for the photo challenge as well. The hosts are going to be posting the deatails for that later on.

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The Reading Challenges:
1) Read a book with red or green on the cover.
2) Read a book while listening to holiday music.
3) Read a warm & fuzzy book.
4) Read a short book (under 250 pages).
5) Read a holiday themed book.
6) Bonus challenge: Read the buddy-read book, Snow in Love by Melissa de la Cruz, Nic Stone, Aimee Friedman, and Kasie West.

So let’s talk about my decision regarding the prompts mentioned above;

1) Read a book with red or green on the cover.

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For that I decided to pick The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time by Mark Haddon which an only-red book.

2) Read a book while listening to holiday music.

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For this prompt I picked Girl Online by Zoe Sugg. It’s actually a holiday themed book and I can’t wait to re-read it for this challenge.

3) Read a warm & fuzzy book.

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I’m going to be reading Harry Potter and The Philospher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling since it’s one of my all time favorite books and I am always looking for opportunities to re-read it. It’s the perfect read.

4) Read a short book (under 250 pages).

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For that I decided to go with Dash And Lily’s Book Of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan since it’s another holiday themed book I own and I just want to give it another try.

5) Read a holiday themed book.

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My choice for this prompt is What Light by Jay Asher. Even though I have read it again, I feel that it will definitely get me in the holiday spirit as soon as possible.

6) Bonus challenge: Read our buddy-read book, Snow in Love by Melissa de la Cruz, Nic Stone, Aimee Friedman, and Kasie West.

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I am so excited to read this book. I am so happy it’s a buddy read and I can’t wait to share my thoughts on it.

So as you can see I will be re-reading a lot of books for this reading challenge but I am still excited for it. Are you going to be participating in this or another reading challenge in December? Let me know in the comments below.

xx,

Georgia

 

Get To Know: MyBoxes

Today’s post is a Get To Know post. And I am so excited to be featuring this particular company.

So I am introducing to you: MyBoxes

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MyBoxes is a Greek company that sells themed boxes. You must know by now that I adore not only book boxes but also boxes that have a particular theme.

This company has so many choices and so many beautifully constructed boxes that make me so happy.

When I contacted them, they were kind enough to send a box my way to review. They sent me one of their romance book related boxes and especially the Venus Romance Box.

It contained 7 books that are obviously romantic and a really really nice lip gloss.

I did think that it missed something but I am definitely aware that there are some really good boxes that you can definitely buy and enjoy so  much.

The packaging is really nice and my box was pink and so so lovely.

Their most recent book box the Outlander Book Box is definitely a box that I would buy since there are the first 4 books of the series, a tote bag, a 2019 calendar and a mug and I JUST LOVE IT.

So except for the book boxes there are also comic related boxes as well as kids boxes.

The variety as you can see is very big and the possibilities are a lot. I love that it is a company that offers tons of themes for all the people out there.

I definitely believe that it is a box company worth trying. I am not sure for you international friends but you can contact them and ask.

Let me know in the comments below if you have bought or want to buy something from MyBoxes.

Till next time,

xx,

Georgia

Down The TBR Hole #11

Web

Down the TBR Hole was created by Lost in a Story. Its purpose is to help narrow down your TBR list on Goodreads by selecting 5 titles each week and deciding if you want to keep it on your TBR or get rid of it! I was inspired by Amy @acourtofcrownsandquills to start this blog series cause I really need to organise that TBR hole. wink wink.

How it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads want-to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

The fact that I will be repeating this process every week means that I have to keep track of where I ended and where I’m going to continue. E.g. in week one I do book 1 – 5, in week two book 6 – 10, and so on, until I’ve filtered out my entire TBR.

THIS WEEK’S BOOKS:

That feels kind of different.

1) Crown Of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

I am obviously keeping this. I want to read the Throne Of Glass series so much and I definitely will…someday.

Judgement: KEEP 

2) P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

I HAVE TO READ THIS.

Judgement: KEEP 

3) A Lesson In Love by Gervase Phinn

I bought this one this July and I just don’t feel like reading it.

Judgement: DELETE

4) Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd

You know the drill.

Judgement: KEEP 

5) Cucumber Quest: The Doughnut Kingdom by Cigi D. G.

THAT SOUNDS SO INTERESTING.

Judgement: KEEP 

Something is happening to me. Did I just delete a book from my TBR list? Nah.
Anyway, feel free to recommend me books to add (or remove) from my TBR 🙂 You can go and check out my to-read shelf here, or here to add me as a friend on Goodreads.

xx,

Georgia

Blog Tour: Forever In Starlight by Susan Mac Nicol – Non- Spoiler Review (+ Giveaway)

Book: Forever In Starlight (provided by Xpresso Book Tours)
Author: Susan Mac Nicol
Pages: 250
Genre: Romance, Adult, New Adult
Publication Date: August 29th, 2018
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Thank you to Xpresso Tours for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review and for hosting this blog tour!
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Goodreads Synopsis

AFTER ALL THIS TIME

Some people are meant to be together, even if they find each other through tragedy. When Bennett Saville’s brother jumped off a bridge and landed on Cassandra Wallace’s car, their lives become intertwined in a way they never wanted to unravel. But so much has happened, and most of it would have been soul destroying if they hadn’t had each other. And now, after all these years, they are ready to take the final step to declare their love, but Bennett’s star is rising fast, and being a famous actor with a hit movie might undo all the trust they have built their love on.

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Cassie isn’t the jealous, insecure type, but things have changed, and so has Bennett. Coming into his prime as a man and as a highly regarded actor, Cassie, ten years older than her lover, begins to worry that their foundation is shaky, and that she can’t compete with the jiggly twenty year-olds who throw themselves in Bennett’s path. What she can’t see is herself through Bennett’s eyes. If she could, she would know always and forever is all he ever wanted with his Cass. 

I was so excited to be a tour host for this blog tour. When I stambled upon it, I had a lot in my mind.

However there is always a danger when you’re reading a book that is a part of a series you haven’t read. Even though the author said it could work as a stand-alone, I didn’t for me.

I am pretty sure that if I had read the previous books, I would have enjoyed this book much more than I did.

I really liked the concept of two people, a couple, struggling with one of them being famous. I was excited to see if and how they would get through this situation which is definitely not an easy one.

But even that didn’t help me. I didn’t know the couple. They have progressed throughout the previous books and I just couldn’t see the chemistry. What made them want to be a couple? Why? How?

I was left with a lot of unanswered questions after finishing the book.

Also the book went on and on and on. Like there were times that I just didn’t want to read it. Too long.

What I like in the book are the characters. Cassie might be a little insecure but I can understand where it is coming from. She’s such a kind soul and I think she’s a great fit in the book. Bennett on the other hand is very charming and caring and I love the way he shows his love to Cassie anytime.

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FAVORITE QUOTES
We made it. We’re in an island paradise, all by ourselves for a few days, no photographers, no journalists, no crazy stalkers and no film cameras. I’m in heaven.
I’m glad that’s over, fun as it was.”
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All in all if you’re looking for a NON STAND-ALONE book to cheer you up and give a really nice time while reading it, then this one is for you.

xx,

Georgia

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