Friday, 23 September 2016

THRONE OF GLASS (Throne of Glass #1) - by Sarah J. Maas

Year Published: 2012 - by Bloomsbury. 
Genres: Epic high fantasy/romance/action/young adult/adventure. 
Pages: 404.
Author: Sarah J. Maas.
Source: Library.
Goodreads: Throne of Glass

Synopsis: 
Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly.
Destined for greatness.


In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught.

Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?
 



Overall, the writing was vivid and gorgeous, but the main character let the story down.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Book Arrivals! - EXCITEMENT IS HERE


I am so excited right now because I have two amazing new books that I have been dying to read for basically months and I'm dying to start them but I can't yet cos I'm already reading library books at the moment and so AHHHHHH just let me introduce you to the newest members of my book family <3 <3 <3 :)


Tuesday, 20 September 2016

What I've Been Reading & Watching - Binge TV and pretty books ;)



So I've kinda been binging on TV shows this week.....well, on Arrow, actually. I bought series 2 and having otherwise seen only snippets of the rest of it on YouTube, this was really exciting for me. I'm not one of those people who like downloading the episodes online, etc; I love having the actual cover and holding the pretty disc <3 And same goes for books; they have to be physical for them to claim my heart.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Oh, to wish upon a book.......or four - HEAR ME WHEN I BEG ;)


Oh, books. There are some that I am just dying to read but haven't been able to, either because they're so freakin' expensive or our library doesn't have them. 
Darn. 
So in the meantime I just wish for them and fangirl over their beauuuutiful covers, etc, etc, and here are four of my "wishlist" books :) <3   

Thursday, 15 September 2016

What I've Been Reading - BEAUTIFUL new books all round!


This week is so exciting in terms of what I've been reading :) I got two books from the library (one I haven't read before) and both books have totally sucked me into their worlds and left me begging for more <3  

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Book Vs. Movie #1 - The Devil Wears Prada - by Lauren Weisberger


Well, let me tell you, there's a clear winner when it comes to deciding between the book and movie.....

Sunday, 11 September 2016

My Movie Arrivals & What I've Been Watching


I got a beautiful new movie, Safe Haven, and I'm so excited to watch it! I read the book and LOVED it, and was kinda surprised I did cos I'm not usually a fan of Nicholas Sparks (with the exception of The Notebook, obviously.....)  

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Life Update & What I've Been Reading



So, I did a drama show on Sunday and it went so well; despite stressing hectically beforehand as I always do. It was about Charlie Chaplin, and  after I got home, I actually watched some of his actual performances on YouTube; just for the fun of it. (Though a bit late for my show, hehe). 

I actually really liked it (and surprised myself there...)! It's delightfully dated and so sweet. 
Anyone else seen some of Chaplin's old movies? What did you think?! 


School has kept me so busy recently, thanks to a research project I've only just finished today. 
But although it's kept me very busy, I have really loved researching and learning about Jacqueline Kennedy. What an amazing ( and rather infamous...) woman! I have LOVED reading about her and her life and her courage and determination during hard times like JFK's assassination, etc. 
I read the book by Christopher Andersen called Jackie After Jack and I HIGHLY recommend it. It was so engrossing and captivating and entertaining and FULL of rich details from Jackie's incredible life.  

Saturday, 3 September 2016

My Movie Arrivals!

Yay! 

I got two more beautiful babies, and I'm literally dying because the cover for Water for Elephants is just so gorgeous and GAH it's so pink and beautiful <3 <3 


Thursday, 1 September 2016

LULLABY (Watersong #2) - by Amanda Hocking

Year Published: 2012 - by St.Martins' Griffin. 
Genre/s: Paranormal/urban fantasy/romance/young adult. 
Pages: 290.
Author: Amanda Hocking
Source: Bought. 

Blurb: 
Don't miss the next chapter of Watersong, a bold new series that will enchant you, entrance you, and hold you captive under its spell
Now that Gemma Fisher has inherited Penn, Lexi, and Thea's curse - and all the strange new powers that come along with it - she has no choice but to run away with them. Devastated that she has to leave everyone she loves behind, she's still determined not to give in to the unspeakable hungers that plague her.
Unfortunately, they're growing stronger every day, and she's not sure how much longer she can resist.
Harper won't give up on finding her sister Gemma, vowing to get her back no matter what the cost. The search draws her closer to too-gorgeous-for-his-own-good Daniel, and tests her fiercely guarded independence like never before. She's always been the strong one who everyone else depends on.... Can she let herself depend on Daniel?
As Gemma and Harper plunge deeper into a magical world they barely understand, it becomes painfully clear that Gemma's old life may be lost forever. But can she still hold on to her humanity?