Top Ten Anticipated Young Adult Releases

Hello Beautiful Book Lovers!

Today’s post is going to be my Top Ten Anticipated Young Adult Releases. There are tons of books which I am so excited to come out this year and even in 2019 too… for those 2019 one’s i’m not sure how i’m going to wait THAT long.
A bunch of my anticipated releases are continuing my favourite series and I have been itching for them since reading the last book so it has been a long and tortuous wait but alas the dates are nearing closer!

Let’s dive straight into them them shall we?

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April Wrap Up & Favourites

Hey Guys!

We are officially in May. It is May 4th tomorrow and let’s all gear up ready for the May the 4th be with you jokes… I’m so over them.
Each time I do a wrap up post, I always comment on how I can’t believe we are a month down and I just have to this time again because I can’t get over how time is going so fast. We are already on the 5th month in the year.

April was a weird month for me. I thought I was getting nothing done in terms of my blog because of deadlines and work but as I looked back to write this post I realized I actually did more than I thought so I guess it wasn’t so bad… I was rather MIA from my blog in April because like I said I had a bunch of deadlines and my next one is coming up soon as well actually. I also had to give a research paper at a conference through my university which was super stressful and scary but I did it! Yaaay. 

Other than that, there’s nothing really new in my life to note to you guys… other than I got glasses! I have been struggling with migraines and headaches ALOT lately so I went to the opticians last week and need to wear glasses for when i’m on the computer, in lectures, reading at a distance sort of thing. It is super weird having them, I’m not used to them yet but they are helping and my headaches and migraines have reduced dramatically since.

                    Lets take a look at my month and then my favourites shall we?…

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Most Popular Books on my TBR

Hi Guys,

Today I am doing a Top Ten Post inspired by Heather @TheSassyBookGeek as she recently did a post titled Most Popular Books on my TBR. Be sure to go check out Heather’s blog, she is such a sweet girl with amazing bookish content.

I thought this post was a fun and great idea so I decided to take a look at the books I owned and the ones that are still waiting to be picked up!

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Blog Tour: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young| Spoiler Free Book Review

Title: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young Sky in the deep.jpg
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Synopsis:

OND ELDR. BREATHE FIRE.

Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient, rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago.

Faced with her brother’s betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family.

She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.

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Fairyloot March ‘Memorable Moments’ Unboxing

Hey Guys!

Today I have another unboxing for you… Yes another one. I love Book Mail.
Today’s is for the March Box for Fairyloot. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Fairyloot they are a bookish monthly subscription based here in the UK. (They do ship worldwide)
I adore Fairyloot every month and it’s a special treat I’ve been getting myself for a fair few months now. This month’s box was one I was particularly looking forward to because it was an anniversary box and the theme was ‘Memorable Moments.’ 

So lets see what goodies it held shall we?

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J.K Rowling’s Wizarding World Unboxing

Hi Guys!

Today I am coming at you with my first ever Unboxing for the J.K Rowling Wizarding World Crate produced by Loot Crate. I’m sure you all know how much of a crazy Harry Potter fangirl I am, I mean I talk about it ALL the time.

The J.K Rowling’s Wizarding World Box costs £39.00 with shipping included so it may seem a little on the pricey side but it only ships every odd month whereas other subscriptions boxes ship every month and cost around the same. I personally like how it’s only a subscription box that ships every odd month rather than every month, it makes me more excited to receive it.

This months theme was ‘Enchanting Essentials.’ There are numerous plans you can pick for this box depending on your size and house because all their boxes come with at least one item of clothing. I, myself chose Gryffindor and the Medium size because I tend to wear the t-shirts to bed.

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Update; Where I’ve Been.

Hi Guys!

Gosh it has been 22 days since I last posted or interacted here on my blog… it feels like a lifetime. So where have I been?

Considering I’ve been gone from blogging for just over 3 weeks I figured I needed to do a post to explain my absence. I have posted some things on twitter for those who follow me on their but a lot of you don’t and you deserve an explanation as to why I dropped off the edge of the world for a little while.

Over the past 3 weeks a lot has happened in my life, university has begun to get stressful and many deadlines are looming over me. As you will know I am studying for a Master’s Degree and will be finished in September, so you can imagine the amount of essays looming as well as the Dissertation. So I took a few days to try to get myself organised, but then my nan got ill and rushed into hospital, there was a death close to our family, work commitments, being snowed in and missing uni and having to catch up… I was tearing my hair out. I was and still am so stressed but today I feel motivated to come onto my blog and return. I have missed it so so much.
I miss reading posts, posting and just interacting with everyone.

As I write this I have no ideas of what post to write next because I haven’t read anything for fun in 3 weeks… just articles for university. I am going to brain storm and get my creativity bug back and start reading a book.

I want to take a moment to thank every single person who has reached out to me, DM’d me, tweeted me, commented. Everything.
Over the past three weeks you have helped me so much and whilst I was struggling, it felt so good to know people were rooting for me to come back.

I can’t wait to make a proper comeback. If there is any posts you would like to see the most please comment and let me know. and please accept my apologies for leaving you. I feel so guilty, as if I have abadonded you. I’m sorry for that!

Thank you for your constant support, thank you for your commitment to me.

Hannah

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

Synopsis:
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.

Review

*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