Three Dark Crowns

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake is a book I've wanted to read for a very long time, ever since I saw it sitting in a bookshop window looking all pretty in its newly printed glory. The same day I was about to buy it, a package from My Kinda Book containing a proof of the story arrived in the post (so I guess I now believe in fate).

What Light

With only two weeks to go until Christmas, I thought it was about time to get into the festive spirit and read something magical: What Light by Jay Asher (thank you, Becca, for sending me this in the post, it looks so beautiful on my shelf).

Earth & Sky

Earth & Sky by Megan Crewe is the first instalment in the Earth & Sky trilogy. I was fortunate enough to receive an e-copy of the first book to review on my blog by the lovely author herself and it's such an interesting sci-fi.

A Quiet Kind of Thunder

If anyone loves Sara Barnard's writing just as much as I do, you'll be happy to know that she's releasing a new YA book in January 2017. I was lucky enough to snag a proof copy of A Quiet Kind of Thunder to review on my blog, and it's the sweetest, most adorable Young Adult novel I've read in a long time. Even more amazing than Beautiful Broken Things (which, FYI, I adored).

The Library of Fragrance

The Library of Fragrance is a New York based company that specialises in  unique smelling perfumes, ranging from the wacky scents of Play-Doh and Baby Powder to the more subtle smells of Apple Blossom and Clean Skin. As well as selling 30ml bottles for £15.00, they also sell a range of other sized bottles, too, including 120ml bottles for £30.00 (bargain!) and 8.8ml bottles of roll on perfumes for £10.00.


Being a huge book lover, the promise of a book-scented perfume really appealed to me, so of course Paperback was an obvious choice to go for! The perfume itself smelt primarily of vanilla, a fragrance that would appeal to anyone who likes to wear sweet, strong scents as opposed to subtle ones. Although the vanilla smelt pleasant -- like a body scrub, but sweeter -- it (disappointingly!) didn't reflect the smell of books. Even though the perfume is said to contain 'woody' elements with a 'touch of must and dust', I think the smell of the vanilla was so overpowering that it made the other layers difficult to pick out / notice.

Ways to be Positive

Hey everyone!

As you may have noticed, today's blog post is different from the typical book review I usually upload. I've decided to expand the content I write as a blogger, which means that as well as posting book reviews, I'll also be posting about lifestyle, too... and what better way to kick it off than to write about remaining positive / happy? In life, we're all susceptible to bouts of stress and sadness, but I think that even when times are trying, it's always important to be as optimistic as possible.

The Glory

If you're looking for a book to read on a rainy day, I highly recommend anything written by Lauren St. John... and really, I mean anything, because all of her books will brighten up your day, especially the warm-hearted ones categorised into children's fiction. A few years ago, I fell in love with The One Dollar Horse trilogy, and since finishing all three books, I've always wanted to read more horse racing / equestrian related stories.

All The Bright Places

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven is 378 pages in length, a book that I read in one sitting and just couldn't put down. It's the kind of story that will make you want to cry and eat endless tubs of ice cream once you've finished it, but aside from that, it's one heck of a brilliant novel.

Beautiful Broken Things

Hi bookworms!

A few days ago, I went out shopping with the intent of buying new clothes and shoes for college. Instead, I ended up buying two new books. The first one was All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. The second one was Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard, which is the book I'll be reviewing on my blog today.

This Raging Light

Hi bookworms!

Today on my blog I have a review of This Raging Light to share with you all. As soon as the book was delivered to my doorstep, I devoured all 312 pages in one sitting and completely fell in love with it, so much so that it has now become one of my all time favourite contemporary reads.

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