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Saturday, November 26, 2016
Tags: ad, becca's party, fangirl, giveaway, mkb, mkbparty, mykindabook, pretty little memoirs, prettylittlememoirs, YA, young adult
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Let me just say, I will be totally biased because I love fashion. I scroll Instagram for the OOTD (which means outfit of the day) of all my favourite icons and celebrities. My style is a mix of boho meets edgy and opening the pages of Laura's #OOTD colouring book, my wishes came true. Inside, there are stunning designs, outfits, different trends and styles no matter what your signature look is.
I had the pleasure of getting this for review, but if I had seen this in my local bookstore, it would have been coming home with me. Not only do I get to colour (one of my favourite hobbies) but I get to mix two of my favourite hobbies by Laura's craft of merging colouring and fashion effortlessly. One of my favourite designs (below, half coloured in so you can see the chic monochrome design) is with a laptop, candle, pen, headphones, glasses and daily planner, which ultimately looks like my day-to-day life when I'm blogging away. I love that the drawings are so vivid and realistic, equally paired amazingly with ebullient and fashion-forward highlights.
Overall, I literally can't stop thinking of when I get to colour in this again (right after this review, most likely). It's perfect for girls and guys who love to colour, are addicted to fashion and obsessed with the #OOTD trend. I highly recommend it as a gift also! At this time of year, that family member of yours or your best friend who loves style and fashion will adore this. Five stars completely.
Everyone who loves fashion.
Tags: #ootd, 2016, 5 star, book review, colouring book, laura hickman, laurence king publishing, pretty little memoirs, review
Monday, October 31, 2016
I was amazed at the panoramic pull-out pages and they were by far my favourite quality about Nordic Wilderness. It was lovely to see such a unique spin on the colouring books that are on the market! I think that with the autumnal and even winter nature that surrounds Nordic Wilderness, it's perfect for the upcoming and current season. I've spent the past few nights with my pencils by my side in awe of it's true beauty.
Overall, if you're looking for a gorgeous and unique colouring book that you'll be instagramming pictures of like crazy (like I was) then Nordic Wilderness is your new best friend. I can't recommend it highly enough. 5 stars by far. Check out more about the book below and my pictures!
Tags: 2016, book review, claire scully, colouring book, laurence king publishing, nordic wilderness, pretty little memoirs, review
Friday, October 28, 2016
I read The Devil You Know this month (review to come!) and let me tell you: it delivers. With an eerie Halloween feel and cover to match the story lived up to the hype.
Halloween feel out of 10: 6
When I read The 100 Society back last year, it was one of the first horror/mystery novels I actually loved. It'll forever go down as one of my favourite books with a killer storyline.
Halloween feel out of 10: 8
Feathers and Flames by Simona Pellegrini
Feathers and Flames was a gem of a novel throughout. If you're more into the myths and legends types of reads this Halloween, this is your go-to for a race against the clock action packed storyline with a dash of romance.
Halloween feel out of 10: 5
THIS WAS JUST EPIC. There comes a time when the caps locks just aren't even enough. Jennifer never fails to amaze me with her writing talents and Don't Look Back was one epic page-turner I won't forget.
Halloween feel out of 10: 7
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
And finally, onto the most Halloween of them all. Pretty Little Liars just ended filming for the TV show forever (crying a river of tears right now, seriously) and this book that started it all (and the amazing book series that followed) will forever be legendary.
Scary? Yes (ish)
Halloween feel out of 10: 9
So those are my Halloween reads! I hope you find at least one that makes you want to curl up with a book this Halloween.
Let me know what costume you're wearing this Halloween or what your plans are in the comments!
happy reading! (BOO)
Tags: 2016, Halloween, halloween picks, halloween week of horrors, happy Halloween, pretty little memoirs, what to read this halloween
Monday, October 24, 2016
N. D. Gomes captures the subjects that Dear Charlie covers beautifully and painfully. Not only does the book delve into Sam's head, but Charlie's also. Sam has to recover from the ordeal, inside and out. His Parents are under scrutiny by the media, and also are grieving, causing an even larger wound in their lives. Charlie's actions cast Sam's life into a new one that forces him to change and adapt to a different way of life in the following times as he tries to heal emotionally and come to terms with the fact that his brother is gone and that things will never be the same.
Overall, Dear Charlie is a gripping, eye-opening YA novel that I wish I could put in everyone's hands. Our world has had some of the biggest disasters because of guns and I am thankful that in YA literature we have a new author to shine a light on the realistic aspects of day to day life in society. I wish that guns never existed in the hands of people who have no business using them or thinking they are entitled to them. Charlie, like many others who have used them, took a gun to school and its a heartbreaking subject, but N. D. Gomes writes it with strength, believable edge and with a memorable story to last a lifetime. Although I found it hard to get through at times because of the enormity of the realistic subject, there is no denying that Dear Charlie is a brilliant book from an amazing author to watch.
YA readers who like gripping books with realistic aspects.
Tags: 2016, 4 star review, arc, blog tour, dear charlie, harlequin, n d gomes, pretty little memoirs, ya read, YA review, young adult
Friday, October 21, 2016
Being twenty years old and looking back, I did my fair share of Science at school and it wasn't my favourite subject. Astronomy, on the other hand, was one of my favourite things to learn more about (including reading countless things about stars, other solar systems and comets). Fun Science actually covers some of these things and more, like the nervous system, our bodies and life itself. The strikingly intricate and wonderful illustrations are fun and lively and Charlie's distinctive voice shines through as he talks up the Universe to the readers.
Overall, Fun Science is just that: it's everything you thought was hard and unnecessary made fun and actually amazing to read. I've already been trying out some of my new knowledge on my friends and family and they've even delved into the pages themselves. After reading Fun Science I honestly feel like I've just sat through the best Science lesson of my life, complete with jokes and easy to learn and understand facts and not-so-Science things too. A definite five-star firework of a book.
Readers young and old.
Tags: 2016, book review, charlie mcdonnell, charlieissocoollike, five star read, fun science, midas, pretty little memoirs, review, science
Thursday, October 13, 2016
From the premise, Everyone We've Been sounds like everything I love in a book. There's a potential mystery boy, the element of an underlying mystery that has to be solved and a sense that there's a whole lot of adventure lying between the pages. I was lucky enough to be asked to be on the blog tour and I couldn't wait to get started reading as soon as it landed in my lap.
Addison, or Addie, has been in an accident that will change her life drastically. At first, she's worried she's seriously going crazy. She can see a boy no one else can see and I know that realistically, if that were to happen to me, I would be freaking out. In the time after her accident, Addie begins having these dips in memory that can't be explained, twisted into the fact that this boy that only her eyes can see is forged into them.
Everyone We've Been is told in the before and afters of Addie's accident which really gives the story another dimension of truth and normalcy. It keeps the plot steadily paced and engrossing and I found that slowly, as the truth of Addie's accident, her memory gaps and the mystery boy came to light, I began to piece together the puzzle and underlying illusive aspect that seems to tie into her memory loss. Addie was straight away relateable. I love characters that feel like friends and someone you can just get as they tell you their story. The alternating past and present times really captured Addie's character development and I found that because of this, it made her all the more real to me and I could connect with her so much better and feel like I was on the journey with her the whole way, too.
Overall, Everyone We've Been is a powerful, magnetic story bursting with potential and perfection. I found myself hooked to the pages at two a.m., compelled by the storyline that just seemed to ooze "keep reading me" qualities. Addie was a star character and I was rooting for her the entire way, with each new unveiling of information I found myself falling further into the skillful plot that keeps you guessing. Underneath the beautiful cover there is an even more lively story just waiting to be read and now that I have, I can't recommend it highly enough. Everyone We've Been is one of the best hits of 2016 and I'm so glad that I had the chance to read it. Five stars aren't high enough.
Young Adult readers!
Monday through Friday, October 10th – 14th 2016
Monday, October 10: Novel Ink
Tuesday, October 11: A Midsummer Night’s Read
Wednesday, Octboer 12: Addicted 2 Novels
Thursday, October 13: Pretty Little Memoirs
Friday, October 14: Rose Gold Class
Have you read Everyone We've Been?
What do you think of it?
Let me know in the comments or at @LittleMemoirs on twitter!
Tags: 2016, everyone we've been, five star, knopf books, pretty little memoirs, random house childrens books, sarah everett, ya contemporary, ya mystery, YA review