Saturday, December 3, 2022

In My Mailbox #578

It is December at last :D Eee! Christmas is almost here, finally. Gosh. I'm too excited. <3 Just wishing we would get snow too. Hmph. Hoping it will arrive soon :) I have been exhausted this week too. But happy as well. Got a bunch of great mail. <3 And finally played some pokemon violet too :) I'm loving it so much, eee. It's the best. I don't have much to share this week, so I'm cutting it short this time, ha :) This week I'm waiting on The Only Survivors :) Hope you are all doing well. <3 Have you gotten Christmas up yet? :D

The Fall of Numenor. Eee. I bought this because of the tv-show, haha :) First I must read LotR, though :D
Strike the Zither. Lovely UK paperback edition :D Hope to be able to read this gorgeous soon. Excited :)
Switch Games. More Pokemon, to get steelbooks, ha :D They are gorgeous. Curious about Fenyx Rising.
Animal Crossing. Oh. Norway had sale on the amiibo cards at black friday. Sobs. SO happy :D Got many.
Pop Figures. Oh again. Funko Europe got in a bunch of pop figures I needed and had wanted for ages. Ahh! Had to get them all, haha :D SO so happy to finally have those two The Witcher specials. <3 LOVE.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Waiting on Wednesday #580

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

THE ONLY SURVIVORS BY MEGAN MIRANDA

Goodreads Description:




From the New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls and “master of suspense, Megan Miranda” (Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl), a thrilling mystery about a group of former classmates who reunite to mark the tenth anniversary of a tragic accident—only to have one of the survivors disappear, casting fear and suspicion on the original tragedy.



 

Format: 368 pages, Hardcover
Expected Publication: April 11, 2023 by Scribner / Marysue Rucci Books
Pre-Order: Book Depository and Blackwells and Amazon

Ohh. New book by Megan Miranda :D Yesss. I haven't read her newest one yet, oops, but soon. I have read pretty much all her books. And I am so excited for this newest adult one as well. It looks stunning. And sounds awesome too :D Though the summary hasn't been released for real yet. Know I will love it :)
What are you waiting for on this tragic Wednesday?

Saturday, November 26, 2022

In My Mailbox #577

This week have been good and bad. I'm goddamn exhausted all the time and things take forever to get done. It took me ages to read Cursed. But I finally managed to finish it yesterday, eee :D By staying up way too late to read. Oops. But it was so good. Sigh. And I feel a little more relaxed now, that I can do other things too, finally, ha :) So I'm right now watching 1899 on Netflix, which I'm excited about. I liked Dark a lot. So far this is pretty good too. Anyway. This week. I ordered way too much stuff. Sobs. All my money, gone. But worth it, to me :) I went to my first Christmas concert, with Chris Medina and Alejandro Fuentes. <3 See instagram photo below :) It was awesome. Other than that, the week has been busy. I hurt all over. But keep trying to do everything even so. The sun is now officially gone for weeeks. No more daylight. So have started taking Christmas tree photos to share on instagram, ha :) I don't really like the darker images. Sigh. But it will have to do, for a while now :) I like the photos I have taken, somewhat. <3 Got a bunch of gorgeous mail this week too, ha :D And more next week. Sobs. This week I'm waiting on A Crown of Ivy and Glass. <3 And shared my review of Cursed :D I hope that you are all doing well. <3

Cursed. My second hardcover has arrived, oops. <3 One for reading, one for not. Only my favorites :)
Scattered Showers. I bought this for the Simon Snow short stories, despite having only read book one.
Demon in the Wood. Waterstones edition :) Though.. only a one page letter as a bonus? So little, ack :)
Pokemon Scarlet/Violet. Yesss. Love the gold steelbook version. <3 Playing Violet. Loving it very much.
Smurfs Vileaf. I couldn't resist buying this game for my Switch. Looks pretty adorable. I love the Smurfs.
Pokemon GO. Bought the final two trading card tin boxes I didn't have, ha :) They are just too cute. Love.
Funko Europe. Oops. They got in more new pop figures. Sobs. Help. I'm buying too much. But ahh. Got to buy the Jaws boat moment, finally :D It is awesome. Love my Miguel. Love Baymax. And Stitch. But I wish I had gotten the chase version of them both, ha :) More minis, finally a new one :D Missing two now.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Review: Cursed by Marissa Meyer

This final book ruined me. It was the rudest. Every kind of perfect too. Such an amazing second book. Giving this one five stars, of course. I do wish there had been a little more at the ending, that it had been a bit longer. But oh, this book was incredible. I loved every moment of it, even when my heart was fully broken. Hmph.

I do not know where to begin with this review of mine. Feeling a little out of words. Cursed ruined me. How rude. It was exciting from beginning to end, and I could not stop reading the last few hundred pages. As always, the writing was completely stunning and I was fully lost in this world. This most terrible world created.

There was so much happening in this final book. So much going on. So many new things to learn, secrets to know. And I loved it so very much. Though my heart may be broken for such a long time now. As there were so so many bad things happening. With Serilda. With everyone around them too. It was so heartbreaking to read about how the Erlking kept hunting for creatures. How he treated them. It was so sad to read about all the ghosts too, that he kept. Especially the five small children. Shudders. But they made the best of it. And I loved the happy scenes with Serilda and the kids. It was pretty adorable. They did not deserve their fate at all. But I will say that I very much loved what happened to them later on. Felt that it was written so well and so good.

I will do my best to not write too much about the plot of this second book. Will share only a little. Probably. It takes place a little after Gilded. Serilda is now a special type of spirit, just like Gild. Cursed to this castle for all of time. And also pregnant. But not feeling this herself, as she is not attached to her body anymore. And that was truly the saddest thing to read about. Oh. Wait. One thing I very much did not like. How she did not tell Gild the truth, that he was the father, for such a long time. And let him believe otherwise. Sobs.

And yet I understood it, of course. But oh gosh, it was painful. So very painful, to go so long and have her not telling him the truth. Shudders. Yet, there was so much else going on. There wasn't really much time to think about it at all. There was hunting of the beasts. Waiting on the full moons. Time moved pretty fast in this book, as most of the plot could only happen every four weeks. I didn't mind. It was such an exciting story. Also, I truly hated the Erlking. Hmph. He was the most evil. I did like learning more about him, still.

But oh. Gild and Serilda spent so little time together in this book. That truly hurt my heart. They had the best romance. And I loved them together so very much. I just wish we had gotten to see more of them actually being together. Sigh. But they were together, of course. And their moments with each other was the best. And oh, the story of Gild and his family was still the very worst thing. So rude. So evil. And so very sad. He deserved the happiest of endings. I wish it had been possible to change the past, though.

I shall not share too much more about this book. It was too exciting and I loved it so. It was so evil and it ruined me. Yet it was hopeful too and I had to know how it all ended. I loved getting to know more about Serilda and her god gift of story telling. We got to know more about her mother too and I loved that. This book was so painful but so good. Full of evil twists. But happy too. There was a whole scene with the god of death that I loved very much. So sad, so great. I could write so much more of this book, but I shall not.

I can't help but share some of my spoiler thoughts. I must put it down or I might go a little insane. I loved this book with all my heart. Truly. But there was this one thing I was not happy about. And that still hurts me. Gild and Serilda spent so much of this book away from each other. And Serilda never got to feel the baby in her body. That was so rude. Sobs. And I am heartbroken about it. It fit the story, of course. But my poor heart. I wanted more at the end, more happiness. Even just one page more of Gild and Serilda. Oh.

But even so. This duology was truly the very best. Full of heartbreak and despair. But some hope and love too. Full of magic and danger. I loved every part of it, eee. It was so exciting and thrilling at all times. It had so many dark and heartbreaking moments. But the final battle, of sorts, at the ending was amazing. I loved how it all ended. Yes, I wanted more at the very end, but what happened before that was so good. Can't wait for Marissa to write more fairy tales. She has the best books. Gilded and Cursed was magical.

 

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Waiting on Wednesday #579

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

A CROWN OF IVY AND GLASS BY CLAIRE LEGRAND

Goodreads Description:

Lady Gemma Ashbourne seemingly has it all. She's young, gorgeous, and rich. Her family was Anointed by the gods, blessed with incredible abilities. But underneath her glittering fa├žade, Gemma is deeply sad. Years ago, her sister Mara was taken to the Middlemist to guard against treacherous magic. Her mother abandoned the family. Her father and eldest sister, Farrin—embroiled in a deadly blood feud with the mysterious Bask family—often forget Gemma exists.

Worst of all, Gemma is the only Ashbourne to possess no magic. Instead, her body fights it like poison. Constantly ill, aching with loneliness, Gemma craves love and yearns to belong.

Then she meets the devastatingly handsome Talan d'Astier. His family destroyed themselves, seduced by a demon, and Talan, the only survivor, is determined to redeem their honor. Intrigued and enchanted, Gemma proposes a bargain: She'll help Talan navigate high society if he helps her destroy the Basks. According to popular legend, a demon called The Man With the Three-Eyed Crown is behind the families' blood feud—slay the demon, end the feud.

But attacks on the Middlemist are increasing. The plot against the Basks quickly spirals out of control. And something immense and terrifying is awakening in Gemma, drawing her inexorably toward Talan and an all-consuming passion that could destroy her—or show her the true strength of her power at last.


Format: 560 pages, Hardcover
Expected Publication: May 9, 2023 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pre-Order: Book Depository and Blackwells and Amazon

EEEEEE! I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS ONE :D Yessss. Had planned on sharing a cover reveal post for it, but then time went away, and it has now been ages. Oops. So I'm finally doing a WoW post instead :D Because.. I have an eARC of this one :D AHH! And I will be reading it before the end of this year. <3 And I could not be more excited. Sobs. Okay, I need the print ARC, of course, but reading it as soon as I can, either way ;) It is Claire. Whom I love the most. And it looks eepic. Sigh. I will love this one to pieces. <3
What are you waiting for on this passionate Wednesday?