Saturday, December 10, 2016

In My Mailbox #267

This week have been sort of okay. My joints are feeling better at least, so yay :) Medicine is mostly working atm, so I'm happy about that. But something is wrong with my mouth. Ugh. Swollen and red and my tongue hurts all the time. Don't know what it is yet, but going to the doctor if it isn't better on Monday. Hoping it goes away before then. So annoying. Anyway. I did get some gorgeous mail this week, though :D I'm happy about all of it. <3 And even more happy, because early next week my box of 6 ARCs from a lovely person will be arriving. <3 Eee. Cannot wait to share about them all :D So many. So special. So gorgeous. I'm the most excited. Also excited because my Disney package finally arrived, lol, and I got to order the limited edition Moana doll this week too. I cannot wait to get her. She's gorgeous. This week I went to the cinema to see A Monster Calls, and ohh, it was pretty amazing. And sad. I remember loving the book a few years back. You should all watch this movie. Sigh. I'm still behind on just about everything, sigh, but hoping to find the energy and time to comment this weekend. Fingers crossed. I did read one book this week :D I'm happy with that. Hoping to read more these next days. I must also admit that I have seen Moana :D Eee! It was so, so perfect. But it still isn't in cinemas here until February. So I watched it in crappy quality on my laptop.. ack. But still perfect. Hoping to be able to watch it in a cinema when I go to Chicago, first week of February :) If it's still there then. Fingers crossed. Anyway. I just spend my days sitting still. Mostly. And playing Pokemon Go, when we drive somewhere, and also listening to the Moana music all the time. I can't help it :) I only blogged twice this week. Aw. This week I'm waiting on Strange the Dreamer :) And I shared my review of The Perfect Stranger. <3 Eee! I got it via Netgalley this week, and I read it right away, and I loved it :D So happy. Anyway. I mostly had a good week :) Lovely mail too.

The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book. Yay! My gorgeous copies have arrived :D And they are perfect.
Zootopia. There was two different versions of this one, and so I had to get them both :D Building it soon.
Heartless. Finally got my two international paperback versions of this perfect book :D Yay. So gorgeous.
Their Fractured Light. Eee, paperback edition :D My collection is finally complete. <3 It is so, so stunning.
Gemina Notebook. Another notebook bought from Evie via Society6 :D It is just stunning. I love it lots. <3
Movies. I couldn't help it. Black Friday sale. I got a bunch, lol. Have seen and loved most of these; yay :)
Bookmarks. Eee! More from Happy Hello :D I'm so happy with them all. Iko. Studio Ghibli. My precious.

Disney Store. Sometimes I simply can't help myself, and then I order from Disney Store Sweden. Ahh. I was supposed to only get the Moana Tsum-Tsum plushes, lol, but then I saw the other stuff that I needed. Ack. Will be sharing better picture of the plushes on my instagram tomorrow :) Anyway. I got Lilo + Merida as those were the last of the little dolls box sets I were missing. Gorgeous. And two Rapunzel ornament things. I own a bunch of her, lol. And lots of Finding Dory figures. So so cute. I simply love it all. Perfect.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Friday, December 9, 2016

Review: The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda

This book was all kinds of amazing. I knew it would be, because it is written by Megan, lol. I have read almost all her books, and I enjoyed them all so much. I don't usually read adult books, but with Megan I have. I'm so glad that I read this one. Been excited about it ever since I read All the Missing Girls earlier this year.

I have so many thoughts about this book. Yet I'm not sure I will be able to write it all, because there are a lot of spoilery things happening in this one. But gosh, what an amazing book. Giving it four stars, because I found the beginning a bit slow, but besides that, I loved this book. It was exciting and a bit creepy. So good.

I adored the writing in this one. I have always loved the writing of Megan. She's awesome. But yeah. This book was written really well. And I enjoyed reading it so much. I even stayed up until after 3am to finish it. I simply could not stop. This book is full of suspense. Which I loved lots. I do not read a lot of adult books. Because I don't find the plot interesting and I sort of have issues with reading about older characters, haha. But I had no issues with this book at all. The girl is thirty years old. She seemed amazing. And I loved reading about her so much. She truly isn't that much older than me; I'm twenty three. Just, yeah. I really loved reading about her and getting to know her. Most of the book is inside her head at all times. Leah was simply awesome.

As I said, the beginning of this book is a bit slow, with not much happening, but that did not mean I did not enjoy every page of it. Because I did. I loved getting to slowly know Leah, and know about her past too. Which was awesome and pretty sad too. I found Leah to be such an amazing person and I simply adored her. She just had to start her life over, after she printed an article in her town that went bad. And so she had to quit her job, and then she left. She moved far away, to live with a girl she knew eight years ago.

This book is about Leah living in this new town, working as a teacher for high school students. I actually enjoyed reading about her job, lol. I usually despise school settings. But this was pretty good, probably because she was just a teacher. Though her school was a bit creepy, with all the stalkerish people there. The plot in The Perfect Stranger is that a girl was just found beaten up, almost dead. At the same time Leah's roommate goes missing. This book is about that. Finding Emmy. Also learning things about her.

And it was all kinds of interesting. Leah adores Emmy. And I loved that a lot. She cared for her a bunch. Despite only having known her for three months, which was eight years ago, before they met again about half a year ago. They are great friends, though. And I enjoyed reading about their life together in this new place. But yeah. Emmy goes missing. And Leah doesn't really notice until she has been gone for days, as they don't spend much time together, because of work and such. But then she does notice. Looks for her.

And Leah would do anything to find Emmy. She contacts the police about it, and they start searching for her. But gosh. There are so many plot twists in this book. Emmy has a lot of secrets. And Leah does too. And I loved learning them all. A few things I saw coming, but most were surprises, and I loved that a lot. This book was all kinds of exciting. And I enjoyed reading every page of it. I just wish it had been even longer, lol. The ending of this book was so exciting and I could simply not stop reading. Which is the best.

I feel like I should mention that there is some romance in this book. Eee. Emmy meets a bunch of police officers in this book. One of them is Kyle. Who seemed pretty amazing. I liked how they were attracted to each other. I liked how it turned into something more. There isn't much focus on the romance in this book, which made me a bit sad, and there were no steamy scenes at all, but I'm mostly okay about that, haha. Because the book was amazing without that. And the romance was good. Really good. For the most part.

I'm not sure what else to say about this book. I don't want to give the plot away. Because it was amazing to read about. And it was awesome to figure it all out. This book is a mystery. And I adored it. I have just run out of words about this book. The Perfect Stranger was everything I wanted it to be. Full of suspense and mystery. The story was so incredible and so interesting. I adored Leah and Kyle. I think you should all read this book. Right away. Thank you to the publisher for approving my Netgalley request to read it :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #269

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 


Goodreads Description:

A new epic fantasy by National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy.

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around— and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo's dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? and if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

In this sweeping and breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.

Welcome to Weep.

Hardcover, 544 pages
Expected publication: March 28th 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pre-Order here and here

I have been hearing about this book for ages now; with everyone being excited about it. Yet I had not read the summary until last week sometime. Ack. But now I'm super excited about reading this book too :D It sounds weird and awesome. I think I will love it. I just wish I could read it right now, lol. Fingers crossed it will be amazing. I haven't read anything by Laini yet, but I have her books, so one day :D
What are you waiting for on this strange Wednesday?

Saturday, December 3, 2016

In My Mailbox #266

I read one book this week. And I have finally gotten my medicine. So this have sort of been a good week :) Despite the fact that the book I read was only a one star, haha. And that I had to stay gone all the way until after 11pm on the day I got my medicine. Which was beyond exhausting. Sigh. But now hoping that I will start feeling better and that I will finally get to read more and comment and do other stuff :D Yay! I did not get many books this week. Aw. But more next week, haha. But I did get a ton of gorgeous stuff in the mail even so :D And I love it all a whole bunch. <3 I love that it is finally December. Eee. Though now I also have to take part in about 70 different contests each day until the 24th. Ack! I shall survive, hopefully :) And hoping I will win awesome stuff. Fingers crossed. Anyway. I think I will be doing better now, finally. And oh gosh. It is now less than 60 days until I leave for Chicago for a week! AHH! I am so excited :D I hope it will be amazing. And not too cold and windy. Ack. Anyway. I blogged a tiny bit this week.. aw. This week I'm waiting on Wonder Woman: Warbringer. <3 Then I posted my review of The Cresswell Plot :) I'm excited about planning to read more, if I feel better. I'm hoping that December will be amazing for me :)

Twitter giveaway of swag pack. International. Ends 12/04. LAST CHANCE!

Stormdancer. Eee! Japanese edition :D I love it! Gorgeous art. Perfect. Took 2 days to arrive. Gosh. Love.
Cinder Notebook. Bought from Evie via Society6 :D It is just gorgeous. And I'm getting two more, haha.
The Secret Life of Pets. Yay! This movie finally came out :) Excited to see it in English too. + tiny figure.
Pop Figures. So many :D Eee! I love them all. Waiting on even more. But these pre-orders just shipped :)
Glass Dragon. Not the best picture, I know, but I had to buy this one :D It is gorgeous. Looks like Haku.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Review: The Cresswell Plot by Eliza Wass

I have been curious about this book for months now. Because that cover is all kinds of gorgeous. Plus the book sounded pretty interesting too. Today I finally got the chance to read it. And oh, how I am disappointed. I from the very beginning that I would have issues with this, because of the writing. Then it got worse.

Everything about this book was wrong. I tried my best to give it a chance. To enjoy it. But it was simply impossible. I had so many issues with it. Sad face. It is the first book I have read in weeks. I really wanted to enjoy it. But I'm giving it a one star. Because it really truly did not have a single part that I enjoyed reading. Ugh.

I thought this book would be pretty amazing. And I guess it could have been. I liked the plot, how it could have been. This book is about Castley and her five siblings and their father. And mother, whom I thought for sure was dead, but there she was in their living room a few pages after. Huh. Not dead, then. But so not there either. Waste of a character. Anyway. The plot. These six siblings have been growing up pretty badly, with their father being crazy about god and whatnot. God is so not my thing, but I thought this sounded like it could be pretty horrible and interesting to read about. Sadly, it was not. I felt like it was done really badly. First, the writing was not good at all. Second, I did not care for any of the characters. Like, at all. They were awful.

This book wasn't very long. Just two hundred and fifty pages. Still felt like it took me forever to finish it. I kept waiting for the climax to happen. And when it finally did, at the end, it lasted for only a few pages. And ended way too soon. Made no sense at all. Ugh. The ending wasn't good either. I mean, it wasn't tragic at all, which I wanted. No heartbreak. Not really. Nothing gruesome. Nothing scary. Nothing sad. I felt nothing. Which I haaate while reading. Anyway. The ending was so rushed. And not done well. Sigh.

I kept waiting for amazing things to happen. But nothing ever did. I'm not writing my review like I usually do. Sort of. I don't feel like talking about everything about this book. About the characters. Their names were pretty interesting, except they all had nicknames too, and so their special names made no sense. Sigh. I didn't like the siblings. At all. They were all sinners, haha. And mean at times. And didn't seem to really care about anything. Not even each other. They were just boring. Painfully boring. Disappointing.

I suppose that the main character, Castley, was supposed to be more interesting. With her rebelling and whatnot. But she wasn't interesting at all. She did nothing worth talking about. She was just so boring to read about. Which disappointed me a whole bunch. She spends most of the book thinking about sex. And god. And her father. And sex with her brother. See, their father has decided that they are all going to go to heaven. And the six siblings have to marry each other. And none of them really minds this. What. Ugh.

And so there is also incest in this book. There is even a sibling kiss. And I hated every moment of it. It wasn't done well. And it was annoying to read about. Especially since when the kiss was happening, she was thinking that she wanted him inside of her. And that was all kinds of perverse, as he is her brother, and have been with her all her life. It was wrong. I did not like it. Sigh. It wasn't written in a good way. It didn't make sense. And this brother was pretty awful too. I didn't like reading about him. She loves him.

Sigh. I don't know what else I wish to share about this book. All the siblings were just awful. I didn't care for any of them. Well, I might have been really interested in knowing more about Baby J. Whose name made no sense to me, since she's supposed to be older than six, but I have no idea how old. Ugh. She was sort of interesting. Maybe. But not enough. There is also a regular boy in this book. There is kissing. I felt nothing. Written badly. He seemed good, until suddenly he wasn't a nice person. It made no sense.

Okay. I'm done with this. I really wanted it to be amazing. But it was not. It was just all kinds of awful. Ugh. I haven't even mentioned most of what happens. About the plot and her father and whatever. I'm just done with this book. Plus side, it is gorgeous looking. But so not worth it. I would not recommend it at all. Aw. Anyway. Huge thank you to the lovely Becky, an awesome friend, for sending me this stunning ARC of this book. Means so much to me. Sadly, the inside were not stunning at all. Not a book for me.