• Book Ending Autumn banner: Fall in love

    Bookending Autumn '19 – FALL in love

    Good morning bookworms! Welcome, welcome, welcome, to BOOK ENDING AUTUMN!! This is my final hosting post, and can I just give a great big gushing THANK YOU to everyone who has liked, commented on, or JFC actually done one of my prompts?! You have all made my little black heart a bit fuller. This post is part of Bookending Autumn 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo!! The prompt for today, “FALL in love” is hosted by Me! (This will never stop sounding weird…) If you want to do this prompt, please…

  • Book review banner: White Cat

    White Cat – Holly Black

    Release date: 4 May 2010 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating White Cat (The Curse Workers, #1) blurb: Cassel comes from a family of curse workers: people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they’re all criminals. Many become mobsters and con artists. But not Cassel. He hasn’t got magic, so he’s an outsider; the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail – he killed…

  • Book review banner: Crown of Coral and Pearl

    Crown of Coral and Pearl – Mara Rutherford

    Release date: 27 August 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Crown of Coral and Pearl (Crown of Coral and Pearl, #1) blurb: For generations, the princes of Ilara have married the most beautiful maidens from the ocean village of Varenia. But though every girl longs to be chosen as the next princess, the cost of becoming royalty is higher than any of them could ever imagine… Nor once dreamed of seeing the wondrous wealth and beauty of Ilara, the kingdom that’s ruled her village for as long as anyone…

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    Top 5… romantic reads

    Good morning bookworms! Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘romantic reads’. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics we have coming up! So, apparently it’s getting warmer in the northern hemisphere (which makes sense because it’s getting freaking cold here). Now is about the time when we start to get our blankets out and put the hammock away!! And if I had a roaring fire,…

  • Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins

    Release date: 2 December 2010 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1) blurb: Here is everything I know about France: Amélie and Moulin Rouge. The Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe… And, I’m moving to Paris for a year. To boarding school. Alone. Anna had everything figured out – she was about to start senior year with her best friend, she had a great weekend job, and her huge work crush looked as if it might finally be going…

  • Book Review Banner: Autoboyography

    Autoboyography – Christina Lauren

    Release date: 12 September 2017 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Autoboyography blurb: Three years ago, tanner Scott’s family moved from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah. But when his best friend, Autumn, dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar – where honor roll students diligently toil to draft a…

  • The Summer of Jordi Perez – Amy Spalding

    Release date: 3 April 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) blurb: Seventeen, fashion-obsessed, and gay, Abby Ives has always been content playing the sidekick in other people’s lives. While her friends and sister have plunged headfirst into the world of dating and romances, Abby’s been happy to focus on her plus-size style blog and her dreams of taking the fashion industry by storm. When she lands an internship at at her favourite boutique, she’s thrilled to take…

  • Forever – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 12 July 2011 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3) blurb: then. When Sam met Grace, he was a wolf and she was a girl. Eventually he found a way to become a boy, and their love moved from curious distance to the intense closeness of shared lives. now. That should have been the end of their story. But Grace was not meant to stay human. Now she is the wolf. And the wolves of Mercy Falls are about to…

  • Shiver

    Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater

    Release date: 1 August 2009 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) blurb: And then I opened my eyes and it was just Grace and me—nothing anywhere but Grace and me—she pressing her lips together as though she were keeping my kiss inside her, and me holding this moment that was as fragile as a bird in my hands. the cold. Grace has spent years watching the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—watches back. He feels deeply familiar…

  • Paris, France!

    Paris est magique! We had the loveliest time in Paris. We stayed the first night in a hotel because we got in really late (almost midnight), but after that we stayed with a family through Airbnb, and they didn’t speak a word of English, and my French is really, really bad, but it was fine! We understood each other through lots of hand gestures and smiling and the 10 French words I do know! The Airbnb we were staying at was about a block (and a thousand stairs) from the Sacré-Cœur,…