Friday, September 29, 2017

Book Review: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

The Wicked Deep
by Shea Ernshaw
Release date: March 6th, 2018

SYNOPSIS:

Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic meets the Salem Witch trials in this haunting story about three sisters on a quest for revenge—and how love may be the only thing powerful enough to stop them.

Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow…

Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.

Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.

Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.

Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.

But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.

SPOILER FREE REVIEW:


I was sent an early copy of this for review from SimonTEEN and I have to say this was one of my favorite reads of 2017! 

When I dove into The Wicked Deep I expected things to go one way and then they went completely different. Misdirection is a powerful tool in a writer's arsenal that I sadly don't see enough of and Shea used it brilliantly. The rug was pulled out from under me at the moment that I was about ninety percent through the book and it blew my mind! I adore the main characters Penny and Bo so much and the deep love stories touched me. Even though some may say I shouldn't, I empathized with one of the witches and understand the rage and the sense of righteousness the sisters felt in their vengeance. Shea has a lovely writing style that I really can't compare to another author. I've always found myself drawn to stories that jump between different points in time and it was frequently done here and in such a way that I could visualize everything. If you enjoy reading about young love and delving into the wrongful persecution of witches,  you will LOVE this book!

RATING: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Book Review: The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night


The Crowns of Croswald
by D.E. Night

SYNOPSIS:


In Croswald, the only thing more powerful than dark magic is one secret… 



For sixteen years Ivy Lovely has been hidden behind an enchanted boundary that separates the mundane from the magical. When Ivy crosses the border, her powers awaken. Curiosity leads her crashing through a series of adventures at the Halls of Ivy, a school where students learn to master their magical blood and the power of Croswald’s mysterious gems. When Ivy’s magic––and her life––is threatened by the Dark Queen, she scrambles to unearth her history and save Croswald before the truth is swept away forever. 


REVIEW:                                                  
D.E. Night sent me a copy of her debut novel The Crowns of Croswald for review and let me tell you, it didn't disappoint. Prepare to start off this book with a lot of questions and leave it with many more. This book has a really great pace and I never got bored. I would recommend it to all ages. If you enjoy the Harry Potter or Percy Jackson series this is the book for you!
The Crowns of Croswald is centered around an orphan teenager named Ivy Lovely who discovers she has magical powers. This is a beautiful rags to riches story full of whimsy. What I really enjoyed the most about this book is how vividly I could picture this enchanting world. D.E. has a very melodic writing style that had me falling into this world and not wanting to resurface. I truly care for the characters in this book, most especially Ivy, Fyn, and Rebecca. Croswald is quite different from other magical worlds. I would love to get into the minds of the Hairies and learn more about them. They are so intriguing! The Dark Queen and the Cloaked Brood were truly frightening and I can't wait to find out more about these mysterious villains. I also enjoyed the professors at the Halls of Ivy. Ivory Lucky was very interesting to try to imagine... I hope someone draws a picture of her soon. I feel a bit uneasy with the Selector and feel that she is still hiding many secrets. One character that always had me smiling was Winsome. He played such a pivotal role in Ivy's first year at The Halls of Ivy and was so much fun. Now back to the creatures... Humboldt the dragon was hilarious! I swear, that dragon was like a spoiled lap dog by the end of the book. I wanted to drag him out of the book and take him home to feed him pies. Another creature I adored was the Shorehorse. I really hope we get to see it in the next book because it was incredible. I just feel like we'll be seeing it again. As everything unfolded at the end and much was revealed, I was devastated when I realized I'd finished the story. I did not want this book to end! In conclusion, I give this book five stars! This is exactly my kind of story and I will be on the lookout for the second book. 

TRAILER:


You can get your copy of
The Crowns of Croswald on AMAZON now!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Cover Reveal: Love, Hate & Us by S.P. West


Author: SP West
Title: Love, Hate, & Us.
Release Date: TBA
Designer: Kirsty-Ann Still
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33392445-love-hate-us
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorspwest/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorSPWest



SYNOPSIS:


Brody and Brooke, sitting in a tree.

K-I-S-S-I-N-G…



We grew up thinking that our future was set in stone.
We were wrong.

Turns out there is a thin line between love and hate.

Then there is us.

Brooke never imagined a life away from Emmerton. She never pictured a life without her childhood sweetheart, Brody. But when Brody does the unthinkable, Brooke’s world is turned upside down. Unable to watch as Brody moves on with his life, she decides to start afresh.



Unfortunately, leaving her past behind is not as easy as she thought, especially when her past wants her back.



Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Cover Reveal: Cassandra Clare's 'City of Bones 10th Anniversary Edition'


Entertainment Weekly just revealed the beautiful new cover for the tenth anniversary edition of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones! Words cannot fully express how dear this series is to me. I can hardly believe it was ten years ago that I stepped into the Shadow World! Here's what they have to say about this new edition.

EW can reveal both the 10th anniversary cover (a cloth-over-board jacket with text and art stamped in foil) as well as a portrait of Jace Wayland — one of six full-color character portraits that will appear in the new book. The book also features chapter header illustrations, black-and-white illustrations scattered throughout the book, and The Clave’s Confidential Files on our favorite characters, written by Clare herself.


Looking good Jace.😉


From Entertainment Weekly: "Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones — the first installment in her riveting Mortal Instruments series — turns 10 this year. To commemorate this milestone, City of Bones is getting a stunning new anniversary edition, packed with brand new content. EW can reveal both the 10th anniversary cover (a cloth-over-board jacket with text and art stamped in foil) as well as one of the six full-color character portraits that will appear in the new book. The book also features chapter header illustrations, black-and-white illustrations scattered throughout the book, and The Clave’s Confidential Files on our favorite characters, written by Clare herself. (top sekrit info on the characters, including birthdays, scars and major weaknesses ;) Check out the cover and the back, printed with the iconic ALL THE STORIES ARE TRUE. The 10th anniversary edition of City of Bones will be out Nov. 7, 2017, but is available for pre-order now." Entertainment Weekly's story is up along with a portrait of Jace: Link in bio.
A post shared by Cassie Clare (@cassieclare1) on

City of Bones: 10th Anniversary Edition will be published on November 7th and is now available for preorder on Amazon!

Monday, June 26, 2017

It's the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone!


Twenty years ago on this day Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published!⚡️
I can't believe it's been 20 years!😄🦉🍻🐍✨

The Harry Potter series sparked my love of reading and taught me so much that I've carried with me to this day. Happy 20th Anniversary Harry Potter!💚

This past April I was lucky enough to finally make it to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando.
It was such a magical experience and I was even chosen for an extra special wand ceremony!
You can see some of the photos below.



SLYTHERIN PRIDE!🐍

You can get your House Edition at AMAZON or BOOK DEPOSITORY!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

I'M BACK!

Dear readers,

I know it has been a long time since I've posted on here, but I'm pleased to announce that this site will be active once more. I have a lot of things in the works and can't wait to get started. I hope you like the new look!

STAY TUNED!💗

Friday, August 28, 2015

Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 10 - Status Asthmaticus Recap & Review Vlog!

Hey everyone!
Check out my latest vlog where I discuss episode 10 of Teen Wolf Season 5. The Season 5A Finale broke my heart and got me super excited for Season 5B all at the same time. Make sure to stay tuned as I pick back up doing these recap & review vlogs every week for each episode of Teen Wolf starting in January 2016.

 Enjoy and Please Subscribe to my YouTube Channel! :D