Saturday, July 29, 2017

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

The Crowns of Croswald
by D.E. Night


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. 

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. 


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


Brody and Brooke, sitting in a tree.


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.
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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.


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

Thursday, June 22, 2017


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!