Monday, August 3, 2015

The Thickety: A Path Begins by J. A. White



This is my third time reading this precious book. I read it twice last year. And I can honestly say that I will never tire of reading this book. It will never not be exciting and heartbreaking and oh so fun to read. I will always be curious about what happens next when reading it, hih. It is such a fantastic book. And I feel like not enough people are reading this amazing middle grade series. Which breaks my heart. Because this book is one of the best. The writing is seriously gorgeous. The story is beyond amazing.

I have already shared my thoughts about this book twice. But I'm doing it again. Because oh, how I loved this book. Yes, I might repeat myself, but I don't mind. Not reading my previous reviews before starting, though. Reading this book was very easy. The writing is so beautiful and easy to read and I never had a single issue with it. Which makes me so happy. Also want to say that the author is amazing. Adore him :) He is so kind and just such an amazing writer too. I simply cannot wait to read more books by Jerry.

I love how A Path Begins is told from the point of view of twelve year old Kara. She's amazing. Young, yet still so old. She's the bravest little girl. And I adored reading about her again. She's the best. My heart is aching for her so much. Her mom was murdered as a witch, when Kara was five. Just after giving birth to her brother, Taff, whom is now seven. He is so sick all the time. And Kara takes care of him. Sniffs. As their dad is there, but he's sort of not fully there. Hmph. But he isn't that bad, not really. I liked him.

What broke my heart the most about this book is how people treat Kara. They hurt her. They don't talk nice to her. She has only one friend, Lucas. But I adored Lucas. He was such an awesome boy and a fantastic friend. But anyway. The other people in their small village was so mean to her. Because her mom was a witch. And this village.. wow. It is a bit screwed up, hah. So weird. Yet so amazing and interesting to read about. I did not like the people. Yet I loved reading about them at the same time.

It hurt my heart that Kara was treated so badly. Yet she's such a kind person. She still tries to help them all. And she isn't a mean person. And just. I adored her oh so much. Her little brother was awesome too. So cute and kind and happy and understanding. It broke my heart that he was so sick. Sniffs. Yet such an amazing storyline, sigh. I can't get over how good this book is. Having read it three times, I can say for sure that there isn't anything I would have wanted differently about this book. It was simply perfect.

There are creatures in this book. Scary ones. And they were so fun to read about. So much love. We also learn about the forest, The Thickety. Though much more about that in book two. Shudders. This book is all kinds of creepy and a bit scary and oh so heartbreaking. Such mean people. A lot of people get hurt. Many get killed. It was a bit dark for middle grade, and I loved it oh so much. This book is special to my heart. And I'm so thrilled to have read and loved it a third time. I just love and adore this book so much.

There is so much I could say about The Thickety: A Path Begins. And yet words are failing me at the moment. It is such a beautiful book. The writing is amazing. The characters are so well written and so fun to read about. The story is evil and fantastic and I loved every moment. This book is heartbreaking. And I could not have loved it more. I cannot wait to re-read book two and read my very precious ARC of book three. Then waiting for book four, ack. You all need to read this book right away. You will love it.


Saturday, August 1, 2015

In My Mailbox #196

This week have been busy for me. The road trip to Sweden earlier this week was pretty awesome, though hotel was so crappy and yeah, Sweden is not for me. I bought a bunch of things, lots of candy, hah. But went to get a lot of Capri-Sonne, yet they did not have any of the tastes I wanted. Ugh. So annoying. Other than that, I did like my trip with my mom and sister and nephew :) I didn't have much time to read this week, though, but yesterday I read Overboard, which I liked. <3 Reading more next week, reading LOTS. Currently re-watching the Harry Potter movies, since I finished the books last week :D Just finished movie 6. So almost done. Sobs. So depressing. Love these books and movies. Not many blog posts this week. But I posted another Cress Tuesday. <3 This week I'm waiting on Vengeance Road :D I posted a preview review of Overboard. <3 I also got a buuunch of books this week :D Mostly Frozen books, hah. But other precious ones too. I'm just so very happy with it all. What did you get this week?



Mad Max. Finally got this gorgeous book from Amazon :D It is stunning. Loved this movie so much.
Big Hero 6. I had to get this precious. So much love. All the Big Hero 6 books are stunning. Love this.
Disney Infinity. Oh, fine. I got more of these. I had to. They are gorgeous. Playing it soonish, I think :)
Thor. I did not know he was a bobble head. Hmph. But still gooorgeous :D Better when he stands, hah.
Jon Snow. Gorgeous. But regret buying him. Too damn expensive. And he is so so tiny. What. But love.
The Last Ever After. Personalized hc finally arrived from Books of Wonder :D And US paperback. <3
Everblaze. I loved book one and two. Have yet to read this one, ack. This paperback is so so stunning.
The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden. YAY for getting to buy this one :D So so excited for it.
Vengeance Road Swag. Thank you so much Erin. <3 Pre-order and street team :D So much precious.
Daughter of Dusk. Ack! I must read this book soon. It is so gorgeous. Love the final version a whole lot.
Every Last Word. This was a bit expensive, but finally got to buy it. <3 I very much loved this book.
Cinder + Scarlet. Oh my gosh. Look at these precious Swedish editions I ordered :D SO SO GORGEOUS.



Frozen. So many new Frozen books :D I need just about all of them. Ugh. Precious. Just, STICKERS!
How To Train Your Dragon. Another of these precious tv-show books :) They are all oh so gorgeous.
Big Hero 6. And a few more precious books from this movie. <3 So much precious. Ugh. Love it so.
Hotel Transylvania 2. I need this movie. Now I know spoilers :D These are gorgeous. Oh, how I need it.
The Art of Disney. Oh my god. These postcards are STUNNING. From a few movies :D Tangled too. <3
Frozen. I had to get these cards. <3 I think they are a sort of game. I own others too. But, just, cute.
Plushes. I got these while in Sweden. <3 I want all the plushes from this series. Ugh. They are perfect.
Furious 7. I ordered this score in April. It finally shipped :D Love! Still waiting for the soundtrack. Hmph.



Signed The Last Ever After. Yesss. I'm so so thrilled about this. <3 Thank you Soman :) You are the bestest. And I love my signed book oh so much. It's perfect. I cannot wait to finally read this final one :D


Throne of Glass T-Shirt. Ahh! Thank you so much to Kim @ The Midnight Garden. <3 You girls are the best. So so so thrilled that I won the giftcard for this t-shirt :D It is STUNNING. I love it oh so much.


More Instagram photos here. <3

Friday, July 31, 2015

Preview Review: Overboard by Elizabeth Fama

I just wanted to share that today I read the amazing Overboard by Elizabeth Fama. <3 And I loved it. Giving it four stars. It was such an exciting book and I liked every moment of it. I will share a lot more details in my full review, which will get published with the blog tour, on August 5th :) Along with an excerpt from the book.

I thought that I wouldn't be able to write much about this book at all, since it was less than two hundred pages, and since it takes place in just one day, and in the ocean. But then I started writing my review, and I could not stop, and I might have written a bit too much. Oh, well. I don't mind. A thousand words isn't that much :D

Anyway. I just wanted to write a short post to let you all know that I read and loved this book. <3 You should all read it too. Because Elizabeth is amazing. She's the kindest. I adore her oh so much. Thank you for sending me this very gorgeous book :) Overboard was an amazing book to read. You should come back to read my full review too. I'm very excited about taking part in the blog tour.

 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #198

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

VENGEANCE ROAD BY ERIN BOWMAN

Goodreads Description:


When Kate Thompson’s father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice. What she finds are devious strangers, dust storms, and a pair of brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate gets closer to the secrets about her family, she gets closer to the truth about herself and must decide if there's room for love in a heart so full of hate.      In the spirit of True Grit, the cutthroat days of the Wild West come to life for a new generation.



Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: September 1st 2015 by HMH Books for Young Readers
Pre-Order here and here

I must read my eARC of this book very soon :D Because it looks so gorgeous. And I think it sounds amazing. Reminds me so much of Walk on Earth a Stranger, though, which was a book I really loved, so I'm a tiny bit worried about reading this one. But it also sounds so different. And it do sound amazing. And many have loved it already. So yeah. I cannot wait to read this one :) I think that I will love it too.
What are you waiting for on this vengeful Wednesday?  

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cress Tuesday #92

There are some awesome news that I must share. Short stories book coming! Stars Above. <3 Yaaay!
I adore sharing these Cress Tuesday teasers every Tuesday. I love finding new teasers to share. It's all kinds of fun. I shall be sharing these until November, when Winter comes out, most likely :) As you know, I adore Marissa Meyer. She is all kinds of amazing. She's so kind and sweet. And she writes such perfect books. I have loved all her books and short stories so far. I'm dying to read Winter. <3 See the very gorgeous cover reveal for it here. I'm also dying to read her upcoming book, Heartless, which will be out next February. Oh. I cannot wait. I haven't been brave enough to re-read Cinder, Scarlet & Cress just yet, but I shall be doing so soon. As I love these books oh so much. They are the bestest. I hope you have all read these books by now. And if not, you really should. I hope you are all enjoying these small and awesome teasers from Cress :) See all the previous Cress Tuesdays here. <3 Have you read it yet?


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Cress's instincts screamed at her to run, to hide, to get as far away from Mistress Sybil as she could. But when she glanced behind her she saw that the thaumaturge wasn't alone. Half a dozen Lunar guards had crowded in behind them, blocking off their path to the elevator. The elevator that wouldn't have worked anyway--she'd programmed it to shut down once they reached the rooftop so that no one could follow them. It wouldn't work again until the timer she'd set on the security mainframe ticked down and the system rebooted itself. Which meant they had no place to run. No place to hide. They were forty steps from their ship, and they were trapped.


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Things aren't going well near the end of this book :D So much fun, though.

Huge thank you to Marissa Meyer and Macmillan Kids for letting me share these gorgeous Cress Tuesday teasers with you all. <3 They are the bestest. Thank you so much. I hope you are all loving the teasers :D I know that I am loving finding them and sharing them with you all. If you haven’t yet read Cress, I hope these teasers are making you more excited about it. <3 I’m sharing all these teasers from my stunning hardcover of Cress. Well, from one of my copies. I might be owning a whole bunch of them :D