Fairyloot ‘Twisted Tales’ – February Unboxing

Hello Booklovers!

Today I am coming back at you with a Fairyloot Unboxing. I’ve been buying the Fairyloot Subscription box for over a year now and I want to start sharing the unboxing’s with you because I love it so much. This month’s theme was Twisted Tales.IMG_0533.JPG

The February ‘Twisted Tales’ box was described as being perfect for fans of dark fairy-tales and The Grimm fairy-tales. We could expect items themed on Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel and Rapunzel.

Without further ado let’s get to the goodies that were in this months box.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Could Re-read Forever.

Hello Book Lovers!

Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday. It feels like forever since i’ve done one of these…I’m nothing but non-consistent I know. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme set up by The Broke and the Bookish, it has now since moved to the site of That Artsy Reader Girl.

This weeks topic is ‘Books I Could Re-read Forever.’

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X Marks The Spot by Opal Carew | An unrealistic and lacking romance.

Title: X Marks The Spot by Opal Carew x marks the spot.jpg
Genre: Adult Romance

Abi has been in love with Del for years, but they never got around to acting on their mutual attraction. And then she met and married his best friend, Liam.

But when Abi and Liam’s marriage falls apart, Abi decides to take control of her life and find her happily-ever-after with Del. So when they’re all staying in a country inn for her brother’s wedding, Abi decides to slip into Del’s bed and seduce him…except she accidentally ends up in Liam’s instead.

Liam never stopped loving Abi, and he plans to use every blazing hot trick in his book to keep her in his bed…even if it means sharing her with Del.


*I received an E-Arc Via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

X Marks the Spot is my first experience with Opal Carew’s work, whilst she is a good writer the plot for this was frustrating and truly lacking for me. Firstly whilst I read the blurb beforehand I went in with different expectations, when it said ‘sharing Abi with Del’ I didn’t think it would mean literally share her. I was wrong.

The book begins with Abi who has had feelings for her friend Del for years, however she ended up marrying Del’s bestfriend Liam but they are now going through a Divorce. Abi wants to tell Del her feelings so her plan is to get into his bed and surprise him however she ends up in Liam’s bed. Abi was such a frustrating character for me, she was hard to like. Opal tries to make you feel emotion for her as she has gone through a miscarriage which is part of the reason for her marriage break down but she was so annoying to put it bluntly. She was childish as she slammed doors rather than talk rationally, she wasn’t consistent, and she slept with both men after saying how much she loves the other each time. I get that you can be in love with two people, but what was annoying for me is she would so easily forget about them to have sex with the other. Her resolve went so quickly.

Sadly the whole plot was too fast and unrealistic to me. I like romances which are somewhat believable but there was far too many what if’s surrounding this book. How are these three supposed to be in a relationship with each other and keep it going, have it kids? What do Abi’s family think? Her father and sisters who were very much present in other moments of the book. How do they come to terms that essentially Abi will have two husbands of sorts? It just really was too far-fetched for me.

I was also really frustrated with Del and Liam in this book. Frankly it was hard to like any of the characters. I was only 31% through and suddenly Del was asking Abi to marry him even though they hadn’t seen each other for months and she had just been sleeping with her not so ex. To be honest I think there was a real like of realistic narrative and story in favour of the sexual elements, clearly the threesome are meant to elicit passion but they were placed in this narrative of divorce drama, pregnancies and a large family so you can’t see how it would work in the long-term.  It poses too many questions that are left unanswered.

Overall X Marks The Spot was a 1 star read for me. I had such expectations of tension and drama but I thought that at the end there would be a realistic resolution but instead it felt a too fast paced novel with annoying characters in an unrealistic narrative. However I will consider trying more of Opal Carew’s work as I can see the potential for her writing depending on the plot.

1 star

Useful Links

Goodreads | www.opalcarew.com 

Anxiety Diaries; Anxiety and Toxic Friendships

Hey Guys.

Today I am going to be coming at you with an Anxiety Diaries post and the topic for today is Anxiety and Toxic Friendships and how to deal with that.
Mental Health as a whole is something not everybody understands or wants to understand. There are people in your life that are good for you and other’s who aren’t.

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The Amateurs by Sara Shepard | Spoiler Free Review

Title: The Amateurs by Sara ShepardThe Amateurs.jpg11.jpg
Genre: Young Adult Mystery
Pages: 336

Everyone’s dying to know the truth . . .

When Aerin Kelly was eleven, she idolised her seventeen-year-old sister, Helena, and they did everything together. They made Claymation movies and posted them to YouTube. They made fun of Windmere-Carruthers, the private school they attended, they invented new flavours for their parents’ organic ice cream shop, and they dressed up their golden retriever, Buster. But when Helena went into senior year things started to change. Rather than being Aerin’s inseparable sister, she started to push her away. Then, on a snowy winter’s day, Helena vanished. 

Four years later, Helena’s body is found. Wracked with grief and refusing to give up on her sister, Aerin spends months trying to figure out what exactly happened to Helena and who killed her. But the police have no leads. A young, familiar officer named Thomas wants to help and suggests she checks out a website called Case Not Closed. Hesitantly, she posts, and when teenagers Seneca and Maddox show up on her doorstep offering to help investigate she accepts in desperation. Both have suffered their own losses and also posted to the site with no luck, so they are hoping this case might be the one they crack. But as their investigation begins, it seems that maybe it’s no accident that they are all together, and that maybe the crimes have something – or someone – in common.

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Valentines Day Top Ten Couples

Hello Bookworms!

Happy Valentines Day! Considering it’s February 14th I thought I would do a special Valentines post sharing with you my Top Ten OTP [One True Pairings]. Choosing just ten was so hard but I finally managed to dwindle it down. All of these are couples which have stayed with me since reading the series, they are characters I rooted so hard for as I read the books and characters that have not left me since. 

In no particular order here are my Top Ten Couples/ OTP…

Please note for some of these I have included fanart; I have tried to include the artists names but sadly could not find them all. Images belong to their artists. 

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Kendare Blake Three Dark Queens #3 Cover Reveal

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I am so excited to be typing this as it is a cover reveal for a very anticipated book for me. Harper Collins has revealed that on September 4th the Third Book for the Three Dark Queens series will be on sale. They also revealed on their facebook page the new cover and guys wait until you see it. It is phenomenal if I say so myself. 


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Goodreads Book Tag

Aloha Book Lovers!

Today I am coming at you with the Goodreads Book Tag. It feels like forever since I’ve done a tag and the wonderful Kat @lifeandotherdisasters tagged me to do this. This is one I have never heard of before so I was so excited to give it a go.

What was the last book you marked as ‘read’?

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The last book I marked as read on Goodreads was Follow Me by Sara Shepard. This is book 2 following The Amateurs and it focuses on a group of teens helping to solve murders. Its one I’ve been hooked on and I will have my review up soon.

My Spoiler Free Review of The Amataurs (Book 1) Can Be Found Here.

Goodreads Link For This Book

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How Bookstagram Helped Me Fall Back In Love With Reading | Discussion

Hi Book lovers!

Today I wanted to come at you with a discussion type post on How Bookstagram Helped Me Fall Back In Love With Reading. 
Skeptical and thinking how could Instagram help someone like reading more?! Well your like I was then and I didn’t expect it to work. 
Me and reading have a tense relationship, I love it but it doesn’t always love me and I have SO many reading slumps and finding a way to come out of them is difficult. Sometimes it’s just a case of literally forcing my butt down on a chair and reading.

When I first started my blogging journey, I started an Instagram page as well and would post every so often just basic pictures of my books but I never took it too seriously. Then following Christmas for which I got money towards a new camera I decided to delete my old Instagram and start a new one and try to ‘bookstagram properly.’ Since then I have noticed a change in my reading habits and feelings towards reading for the positive. 

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The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee | Spoiler Free Review

Title: The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee The Thousandth Floor
Genre: Young Adult Sci-Fi/Dystopia
Pages: 441


A thousand-story tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future where anything is possible—if you want it enough.


A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. Everyone there wants something…and everyone has something to lose.

LEDA COLE’s flawless exterior belies a secret addiction—to a drug she never should have tried and a boy she never should have touched.

ERIS DODD-RADSON’s beautiful, carefree life falls to pieces when a heartbreaking betrayal tears her family apart.

RYLIN MYERS’s job on one of the highest floors sweeps her into a world—and a romance—she never imagined…but will this new life cost Rylin her old one?

WATT BAKRADI is a tech genius with a secret: he knows everything about everyone. But when he’s hired to spy for an upper-floor girl, he finds himself caught up in a complicated web of lies.

And living above everyone else on the thousandth floor is AVERY FULLER, the girl genetically designed to be perfect. The girl who seems to have it all—yet is tormented by the one thing she can never have.
Amid breathtaking advancement and high-tech luxury, five teenagers struggle to find their place at the top of the world. But when you’re this high up, there’s nowhere to go but down….

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