Through the Letterbox: Fairyloot October 2017 Villainous Unboxing

Posted November 17, 2017 by Charlotte in Through the Letterbox / 0 Comments
Through the Letterbox: Fairyloot October 2017 Villainous Unboxing

So I think that it is fair to say now that I am a huge fan of  FairyLoot. This is a monthly subscription ya book box based in the UK.   the box: In each box you can expect: One recently published Young Adult book, 4-6 goodies often related to the book, promotional items such as posters, bookmarks and a signed bookplate (whenever possible),  a unique hashtag that links you up with one other person receiving a box. The box is £26 plus shipping at £3.95 (if UK based) bringing it to a grand total of £29.95. I wish that the shipping is including in the price because it is like a hidden extra. But I do think that this box is well worth the price. the unboxing: Book #forestofathousandlanterns  by Julia Dao with a signed bookplate and letter from the author. This looks like an amazing book and is all about a beautiful Evil Queen retelling set in Eastern Asia!   Maleficent candle by@merakicandles Which looks and smells so pretty Villain Coaster & TMI inspired Art Print by @eviebookish. The Coaster is inspired by Moriarty and is perfect for any villain in your life. And the print while inspired by TMI is actually […]

Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga

Posted November 15, 2017 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga

This was a quiet and sweet little story, that while it didn’t have the heart racing, was a heart-warmer of a read and made me want to turn each page as fast as I possibly could. Tal has never met her father, but with some educated guessing it is clearly rock-star Julian. A man she is clearly never going to meet.  Until he shows up on her doorstep. Therefore, starting on a journey of discovery as Tal discovers more about her father’s family and the man she thought she would never get to know. This is a wonderful book about acceptance, trust and believe that things can change. I loved the family history and the background to this story. It was so much more than a discovery of family. Tal also discovered her parents love story. The reason that this is not a five star for me is because there is a lot of information and not enough action. While information is good, I did wish that the characters moved a bit faster on that information and stopped dithering about. It would have made the storytelling so much faster. Also Tal was a bit boring, but as it says in her […]

Blog Tour: Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky by Holly Martin

Posted November 6, 2017 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Blog Tour: Christmas Under a Cranberry Sky by Holly Martin

So Holly Martin has done it again. And with less than a hundred sleeps till Christmas it is definitely socially acceptable to get in the Christmas Spirit and read a fabulous christmasy feel book.So there. Can I ask right now? Please can I move to Christmas Town right now. Pretty please? Because it sounds fabulous. The description of the place sounded idyllic and so perfect I could have just upped and left. This book has made me looks forward to the cold weather coming in, for blankets and fires to be essential and to have the perfect excuse to read a perfect book. This book had me swooning, heart melting and put a big smile on my face over the cuteness of it all. I fell in love with Christmas Town, with Gabe and Pip, with the magic of the place, but one person stole my heart and that was 4 year old, Frozen obsessed, Wren. And to make this book even better in my mind, there is just under a month for the second book in this series *happy dance* Guys if you like Christmas, if you love romance, and it you are after something cute and will give you all the feels. Then this is the book […]

Blog Tour: Extract from The Little Christmas Village by Sue Moorcroft

Posted October 24, 2017 by Charlotte in Blog Tour / 0 Comments

So it is getting to that time of year when Christmas is all around. Today I have a little extract from the brilliant Sue Moorcroft and her wonderfully christmassy book, The Little Christmas Village.  The Extract: ‘What are we going to do? How can it have happened?’ Jodie wailed. Alexia felt hot tears ooze from her own eyes. Whether they were for Jodie, Gabe or herself, she couldn’t have said. But, used to Jodie’s emotional reactions, Alexia patted her back while Gabe made hot drinks and fetched tissues. There was nothing to do when Jodie was locked in grief but to allow her to cry it out. Eventually, when the storm had lessened, Gabe accessed the recent bank account transactions to show them that the money had disappeared in a series of withdrawals – cheques on Friday, when they’d all been preoccupied with preparing for the wrecking party, and the rest via Internet banking either side of midnight Saturday/Sunday. ‘You can see the name of the payees!’ crowed Jodie, hope dawning on her red and blotchy face. ‘Look, this one’s a company called Oatwood 2k Ltd. And this one’s —’ But Gabe was already shaking his head. ‘Don’t get your hopes […]

Blog Tour/ Review: A Season of Hopes and Dreams by Lynsey James

Posted October 20, 2017 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Reviews / 0 Comments
Blog Tour/ Review: A Season of Hopes and Dreams by Lynsey James

This is my first book from Lynsey James and it certainly will not be my last. This was a warm, funny and inspirational read that made me want to turn the page over and over again. While the bulk of the book was a serious and thought provoking topic, the story was told in a sensitive way. One that managed to be uplifting and heartwarming. Cleo was such an inspirational character. She managed to overcome so many obstacles and achieve so many goals despite everything. I loved that this was told through the idea of a bucket list. And I was cheering each and ever time a goal was ticked off. This book is definitely one that I will put in my happy place, as I sit down, unwind and enjoy a great book with a cup of tea.  A Season of Hopes and Dreams is the perfect way to start the weekend.   Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 784 other subscribers Email Address