Saturday, July 31, 2021

In My Mailbox #508

I have been feeling pretty meh this week. We had only one day with almost heat, nothing much at all. Aw. Now back to cold and less than 10C outside. Siiiigh. I want real summer. Hmph. But I suppose I live in the wrong place for that, haha :) I haven't gotten much done this week. Just taken it easy. Fuly dreading my upcoming surgery, and thinking too much about it. But should go fine, hopefully. Just, yeah. Not feeling like doing anything else. Hope it'll change :) This week I'm waiting on Daughter of the Deep. <3 Stay safe.

The Ones We're Meant to Find. Since my first paperback had damages, I got a new one. So so pretty. <3
Heart of Iron. Eee! Thank you so much Ashley :D I won this gorgeous and those artcards. So precious.
Pop Figures. A few more pop figures, haha :D Lilo and Baby are so very cute. Sigh. Love my wizard too.
Animal Crossing. Eeee! A whole bunch of new things :D Activity book from bookdepo, so that one was cheap, and so very gorgeous. Album 4 from a Norwegian site, and not at all cheap. Shudders. But I so neeeeded it. Sigh. Now just missing album 2 :D Ahh! Need it SO badly. Sigh. Anyone? And couldn't resist buying Amiibo Festival from that site too, oops. As I didn't own it. Love the figures and the cards. Sigh :)

More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday #511

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

DAUGHTER OF THE DEEP BY RICK RIORDAN

Goodreads Description:

New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan pays homage to Jules Verne in his exciting modern take on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Ana Dakkar is a freshman at Harding-Pencroft Academy, a five-year high school that graduates the best marine scientists, naval warriors, navigators, and underwater explorers in the world. Ana's parents died while on a scientific expedition two years ago, and the only family's she's got left is her older brother, Dev, also a student at HP. Ana's freshman year culminates with the class's weekend trial at sea, the details of which have been kept secret. She only hopes she has what it'll take to succeed. All her worries are blown out of the water when, on the bus ride to the ship, Ana and her schoolmates witness a terrible tragedy that will change the trajectory of their lives.

But wait, there's more. The professor accompanying them informs Ana that their rival school, Land Institute, and Harding-Pencroft have been fighting a cold war for a hundred and fifty years. Now that cold war has been turned up to a full broil, and the freshman are in danger of becoming fish food. In a race against deadly enemies, Ana will make amazing friends and astounding discoveries about her heritage as she puts her leadership skills to the test for the first time.

Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by Disney-Hyperion
Pre-Order: Book Depository
and Amazon #ad

I know, I know. I am so behind on reading books by Rick. Oops. But I still own them all, ha :D And I will still be ordering this one, because it's the sea, and because it sounds so awesome. I hope to love it lots.
What are you waiting for on this deep Wednesday?

Saturday, July 24, 2021

In My Mailbox #507

Another week gone by super fast. Ack. But this time I have actually read a book, ha :D Yay for that. <3 Hoping to read something this coming week too, as I did not read the book I had planned on reading. Oops. Plus side, the book I read was epic, and that usually helps with me reading something after it too. Fingers crossed. I'm still having the bad headaches, though. And they are killing me a little. Sigh. Hoping they will pass soon. Hmph. Other than that I'm mostly doing okay. So so cold here these days. Brrr. But we are getting about three days this coming week with better heat. Ha. So little. But I'm so excited too :) Got a bit of gorgeous mail as well. <3 This week I'm waiting on Extasia. <3 Aaand I shared my five star review of Extasia too :D Eee! Hope you are all doing well and staying safe. <3 And hope you have heat :)

Such a Quiet Place. I did not love this book like her other ones, ack. But still needed to own it, ofc :D
Curses. I'm so excited about reading this book soonish. <3 It looks gorgeous and it sounds awesome too.
Zelda. A new Zelda game for my switch :D I am so behind on playing new games. Oops. But soooon.
Taylor Swift: Fearless. Got a replacement CD for the last one, which was broken. <3 It is so, so perfect.
Marie Pop Figure. Ahh. I ordered this as fast as I could, haha. A gorgeous glitter cat. She is so adorable.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Friday, July 23, 2021

Review: Extasia by Claire Legrand

I cannot even begin to share how excited I was to start reading this book early. It is not out until February. But when I had the chance to read it early via Edelweiss, I started it right away. And I do not regret it for one second. This book was everything and more. I can't wait to own all the copies of this most perfect book.

I have been the biggest fan of Claire and her books for so many years now. Ever since her first one came out. I know I will love everything she writes. Yet I am still a bit nervous before starting something new. I had no need to be, with this book. I loved every single thing about it. Even the parts that tore my heart to shreds.

There is so much that I wish to say about this book. I will do my best to share no spoilers. But there is so much I want to share, haha. Will begin by saying that the writing was truly completely perfect. Not one thing I did not like about it. I loved connecting with the characters and this world. It was so good. This book tells the story of a sixteen-year-old girl living in a small village. We do not know her real name. And we actually never learned it either. How rude, haha. We know the name Amity, which she is given early in this book, when the village elders make her into one of four young saints. All girls, all her age. Amity have wanted to become a saint all her life. For the chance to help her family get treated better, after the shame her mother left them with.

This book is all kinds of complicated. And I do not fully know how to describe it. I will do my best. I simply loved every moment of it, though. It takes a little while before it fully starts, but I did not mind that. I liked reading about this small and quiet world. Though every bit that was revealed about how they lived made me feel worse and worse. This was not a nice village. The men were in charge. And Amity did not know any better. All her life, she just went along with everything the elders said was true. Everything they did.

Extasia is a book about girls and women who have been hurt by men for far too long. About these girls learning to stand up for themselves, to see the truth of things. It is a book about men having taken control of a village. Of girls being taught they are less, that they ruined the world. That they deserve to be hurt and punished. That they do not deserve the same things as men. They are not allowed to read. They are not allowed a mirror. They are not allowed a knife. It is a world for men. And this was truly heartbreaking.

And completely terrifying to read about too. Yet so interesting and fascinating too. Claire did such a great job creating this world. At first it feels like a book set far in the past. But then we learn it is set in the future instead, after the world ended. And this village was chosen by God to live. Or so they believe. There was a lot of God and prayers and such in this village. I did not like this one bit. Shudders. It was too much at times too, which was the point. I very much enjoy reading about it, even though it was fully crazy at times.

There is so much bad going on in this place. It takes a while before Amity starts seeing this place for what it is. Not before after she is made a saint. When she has her own first visitation night. Which I think was once a week. And it was so fully horrible to read about. Oh, how they hurt these four girls. And how no one did anything. How they all accepted that this was just how things were. How Amity thought like this too. At first, at least. These people did not know anything other than their small village and their rules.

But she changes. She learns more about what happens to the women in this town. She realizes some truths about her own family too. Her father was not a nice man. And her dead mother was not the evil woman they all said she was. Her younger sister, Blessing, was all kinds of adorable, though. And I loved her so very much. I loved their relationship. It was so well written. I so loved the other girls we get to know too. Mercy and Silence. They were fierce and loving and brave. I adored them beyond words. Best girls.

There was a little romance in Extasia too. Between Amity and another girl. And it was so beautiful. Only small things. But they were important things and they gave hope to this dark book. At first there was a boy, Samuel. Whom Amity was meant to marry, her best friend. He loved her. And she loved him, just not in that way. I adored him beyond words. He had a few small faults, but he had a great heart. And he was her best friend. I loved that so much. They did not need to be a couple. I loved their friendship the most.

Another thing I really loved about this book is how later on, the girls choose their own name. What they wish to be called. And I loved that very much. It is also a book about the devil. A book about witches and the power they can have. It is a book of magic. And it was fully incredible and fantastic. I loved this book so very much. Gosh. Of course, it was also a book full of pain and evil and hurt. Which was so hard to read about, but was so good too. This village needed change. And change would come, bloody change.

There is so much I wish to say about this book. I have already said a lot, yet not nearly enough about what happens. What hurt me the very most about this book was when we read about what happened to Amity's mother. It was evil and cruel and it hurt so badly. And this thing happened to so, so many other women in this village too. It was so painful. But so important too. The elders of this place were no good. There is so much hurt in this book. So much darkness. So much pain. And it was great to read about too.

I have not said nearly enough about the witches of Extasia. And I won't say too much about them either. But gosh, it was exciting to read about. There were wild women outside in the woods. It did not go well when Amity meets them at first. But it slowly got better. And I liked getting to know them all. Okay, loved Amity the most, and her friends too. The witches weren't that awesome, ha. But I loved reading about them all. I loved reading about the power they had. The power Amity was learning. It was so amazing.

The ending was awesome too. A little sad. A little hopeful. A lot of evil. Makes me feel certain there will be another book, if not a direct sequel, then a companion. And oh, how I hope this will be true. I would love nothing more than to read more from this world. Even though it destroyed me. Even though it was such a difficult world to live in. I want more. I want more of all the girls. I need to know what that ending meant. But would be okay with nothing more too, as I fear a second book would bring so much more pain, sobs.

I still wish to write more about this book. Despite having written so much. Despite having already shared too much too. But my gosh. This book was excellent. It hurt me so badly. But it healed me a little too. It was full of surprises and twists. Most of them evil. All of them thrilling to read about. I did not want this book to end. And I want more so badly. Claire writes the very best books. And the best girls. I loved Amity the most. Her new name was the best, though. She went through so very much. And changed much too.

Extasia was every bit as incredible as I had hoped it would be. It completely ruined me. And I so loved every moment of it. It could not have been more perfect. Of course, it was all kinds of dark and evil. But I loved that too. I loved how grim it was at times. Because it was also hopeful at other times. There was so much that I loved about this book. And I cannot wait for everyone else to love it too in February of next year. This is a book that will hurt you. But it will also heal you, at least a little. The pain is totally worth it.

Wherever you are,
whatever you fight,
may your eyes see much,
may your rage burn bright.


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday #510

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

EXTASIA BY CLAIRE LEGRAND

Goodreads Description:

A standalone horror novel for fans of The Grace Year, The Handmaid’s Tale, Courtney Summers, and Shirley Jackson.

My name is unimportant.

All you must know is that today I become one of the four saints of Haven. The elders will mark me and place the red hood on my head. They will give me my true name, and with my sisters I will stand against the evil power that lives beneath the black mountain—an evil which has already killed nine of our village’s men.

I will tell no one of the white-eyed beasts that follow me. Or the faceless gray women tall as houses. Or the girls I saw kissing in the elm grove.

Today I become a saint of Haven. I will rid my family of my mother’s shame at last and save my people from destruction. I am not afraid.

Are you?


From New York Times bestselling author Claire Legrand comes an emotionally searing and lyrically written novel that beckons readers to follow its powerful heroine into a world filled with secrets and blood—where the truth is buried in lies, and a devastating power waits, seething, for someone brave enough to use it.

Hardcover, 496 pages
Expected publication: February 22nd 2022 by Katherine Tegen Books
Pre-Order: Book Depository
and Amazon #ad

EEE! I am reading this book right now :D And oh my gosh, I am so goddamn excited. I am the biggest fan of Claire. <3 And needed to read this book as soon as I could. It showed up on Edelweiss. I started it as soon as I saw it, haha :) But sharing about it today too, as I couldn't not have it as a WoW post too. <3 It is such a gorgeous book. And I am so excited about it. Haven't read much yet, but oh, hoping to read it fast, haha. It is so good. Still need the print ARC more than anything, but I could not wait for that :) See my cover reveal post here. <3 You all need this beautiful book in your life too. So excited to be reading it.
What are you waiting for on this powerful Wednesday?

Saturday, July 17, 2021

In My Mailbox #506

Small update today, as I'm too tired. Gah. Health sucks. But I'm doing my best and hoping it will start getting better shortly :) Still haven't read anything. Sigh. But I watched all three Fear Street movies, and they were awesome. Also got some most gorgeous mail this week, eee. I love it all so much. This week I'm waiting on Lightbringer. <3 Ahh! I hope you are all doing well and staying safe :) Happy summer. <3


Any Way the Wind Blows. Have I bought too many copies without reading book two first? Maybe :D
Carry On. And this gorgeous new hardcover edition of book one too. Oops. One day soon I must re-read.
Skyborn: Sparrow Rising. Eee! I loved this book so so much :D And bookdepo shipped mine early. <3
My Calamity Jane. I know, I haven't read this one yet. Oops. But love these books, and needed pb too :)
Raya and the Last Dragon. I know. People have probably stopped buying "real" movies. I have not :D
Monster Hunter 2. Oops. I haven't played the first game that I got a few weeks ago. But sooon. Excited.
Animal Crossing Amiibo Cards. AHH! Thank you so much for helping me Megan. <3 Love them the most.
Pop Figures. Siiigh. Luca figures are ADORABLE. <3 Missing my girl, but coming soon. Love Bulbasaur.

 More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday #509

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

LIGHTBRINGER (Empirium #3) BY CLAIRE LEGRAND

Goodreads Description:

Queen Rielle, pushed away from everything she loves, turns to Corien and his promises of glory. Meanwhile, whispers from the empirium slowly drive her mad, urging her to open the Gate. Separated from Audric and Ludivine, she embraces the role of Blood Queen and her place by Corien’s side, determined to become the monster the world believes her to be.

In the future, Eliana arrives in the Empire’s capital as a broken shell of herself. Betrayed and abandoned, she fights to keep her power at bay—and away from Corien, who will stop at nothing to travel back in time to Rielle, even if that means destroying her daughter.

But when the mysterious Prophet reveals themselves at last, everything changes, giving Rielle and Eliana a second chance for salvation—or the destruction their world has been dreading.

The incredible conclusion to the trilogy that started with the instant New York Times bestsellers Furyborn and Kingsbane!

In this epic finale to the Empirium Trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claire Legrand, two queens, separated by a thousand years must face their ultimate destinies.

Hardcover, 594 pages
Published October 13th 2020 by Sourcebooks Fire
Order: Book Depository
and Amazon #ad

Oh. I know. This book came out months and months ago, ha :D But I suddenly realized that I had never had it as my Waiting on Wednesday posts. What even. And I still have not read this most gorgeous book. Whaaat. I am the worst. Ahh. I did peek. I do own all the copies. But I am SO nervous, haha :D I know I will love it. <3 But I also need to re-read Furyborn and Kingsbane first. And I have read so, so little this year. Sobs. Really hoping to start soon. As I do want to read this book. So badly. I just know that it will hurt the most. So rude :) Have you read it yet? <3 I look at the spine for it every day. Sigh. So beautiful.
What are you waiting for on this broken Wednesday?

Saturday, July 10, 2021

In My Mailbox #505

This week have been good and bad. Had such pretty weather for some days, which was so so good. I love heat and sun. <3 I even went swimming in the ocean a couple of times :) Fully cold, ha, but great too. Still feeling sick, with nose and throat still hurting. Sigh. But a little better too. This week was fully busy for me. First plane visit to hospital town, to see a gyno doctor. Learned something new, so put on waiting list for surgery. Shudders. Then x-ray of my back, looking for something there too. Then yesterday I removed my second wisdom tooth. Ahh. So now fully in pain. Ha. It sucks. But it needed to go, so I'm glad to be done with it. So yeah. No time to read just yet. But will have a few days with nothing to do from Monday, so then I can finally read :) Yay. I got a little bit of lovely mail this week too; mostly just new pop figures, ha :D And waiting for more. Oops. May have gone a little crazy lately. Oh, well. I love them all so. This week I'm waiting on Beyond the End of the World. <3 I hope you are all doing well and staying safe.

All These Monsters. I'm so excited about starting this series; have had book one for ages :) So pretty.
Taylor Swift. Eee. Some tattoos, a cup holder thing, a Fearless keychain. Which is completely gorgeous.
Mario Game. I have been meaning to buy this for ages. Hoping it will be pretty awesome to play this :)
Pop Figures. So many awesome ones. Eee. Love my big dragon. And Stitch. And just every one of them.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday #508

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

BEYOND THE END OF THE WORLD (The Other Side of the Sky #2) BY AMIE KAUFMAN & MEAGAN SPOONER

Goodreads Description:

Perfect for fans of Brandon Sanderson and Laini Taylor, this sequel to New York Times bestselling authors Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner’s genre-bending fantasy The Other Side of the Sky takes us to the grand sky-city of Ciel, where danger and mystery await.

Time to stop Inshara. Time to find a way between worlds. Time to find each other again.

Nimh still holds on to her divinity, if only by a thread.

In her final confrontation with Inshara, the woman determined to take her place and rule Nimh’s kingdom, both Nimh and her enemy were sent to the world above, in the cloudlands.

Now North looks to the sky, left behind on the surface world.

Desperate for a chance to join the girl he loves and save his world, North will stop at nothing to find a way back to his home in the sky-city of Ciel. Before it’s too late to save anyone.

But more awaits them in the world above than North or Nimh could ever expect. And as they come together and team up with allies from above and below, they face an ultimate test of their bond, their abilities, and their belief in each other in a quest to save their worlds.

Vivid, compelling, and absolutely magnetic, this much-anticipated sequel to New York Times bestselling authors Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner’s The Other Side of the Sky has something for every reader: a star-crossed love full of tantalizing longing, unique and immersive new worlds to explore, and nonstop thrills that escalate into an unforgettably electric conclusion.

Hardcover, 432 pages
Expected publication: January 18th 2022 by HarperCollins
Pre-Order: Book Depository
and Amazon #ad

EEE! Gosh. I am so very excited for this second and final book :D Ahh! I loved The Other Side of the Sky so so much. <3 It was fully perfect. And Beyond the End of the World sounds aaaamazing. I think it will be epic. Sigh. I just cannot wait :) And omg. Look at that cover! AHH! It is GORGEOUS. I love it so much. See them both below. The colors are stunning. And the bindle cat! Eee. So adorable. I need it already. <3
What are you waiting for on this thrilling Wednesday?


 

Saturday, July 3, 2021

In My Mailbox #504

Okay, so this week have not gone like I had planned. Sigh. No reading done this week either. So rude. I have even had my next read next to me for way over a week now. Hmph. Hoping to start it tomorrow. <3 My headaches have been better this week. But then of course I had to get sick instead yesterday. Siiigh. It's bad. But I'm surviving, haha. Next week will be so busy for me. If I'm not still sick, that is. Hmph. We are also getting some warm days ahead now, and I am so excited, eee. I got some very gorgeous mail this week. <3 And I love it all so very much. Sigh. So much perfect :) This week I'm waiting on Empire of the Vampire. <3 Hope you are all doing well and staying safe :) I'm simply taking it easy this weekend. <3


Witchshadow. I know, I know. I haven't even read book one in this series. Oops. Yet I own them all :)
My Contrary Mary. I'm two books behind on this series, but catching up soon. <3 I'm excited for this :)
The Oddmire: Deepest, Darkest. I read this one last year, and eee. It is such a perfect series :D Loved it.
Trial By Fire audiobook. Eee! Thank you so much Josephine :D I love this one so very much. <3 Pretty.
Mario Golf. Oh, how I hope this game will be pretty awesome, haha :D It do look great. Playing it soon.
Pop Figures. Newest orders are here. <3 All so awesome, eee. Godzilla is adorable. Shaun too, haha. <3
Taylor Swift. Another Fearless CD, eee. But damaged. Siiigh. And the cassette too, just to look pretty :D

More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday #507

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

EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE BY JAY KRISTOFF

Goodreads Description:

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Nevernight Chronicle, Jay Kristoff, comes Empire of the Vampire, the first illustrated volume of an astonishing new dark fantasy saga.

From holy cup comes holy light;
The faithful hand sets world aright.
And in the Seven Martyrs’ sight,
Mere man shall end this endless night.

It has been twenty-seven long years since the last sunrise. For nearly three decades, vampires have waged war against humanity; building their eternal empire even as they tear down our own. Now, only a few tiny sparks of light endure in a sea of darkness.

Gabriel de León is a silversaint: a member of a holy brotherhood dedicated to defending realm and church from the creatures of the night. But even the Silver Order could not stem the tide once daylight failed us, and now, only Gabriel remains.

Imprisoned by the very monsters he vowed to destroy, the last silversaint is forced to tell his story. A story of legendary battles and forbidden love, of faith lost and friendships won, of the Wars of the Blood and the Forever King and the quest for humanity’s last remaining hope:

The Holy Grail.

Hardcover, 752 pages
Expected publication: September 14th 2021 by St. Martin's Press
Pre-Order: Book Depository and Amazon #ad

Oh, how badly I want this book, ahh :D I am such a huge fan of Jay and his books. <3 (Okay, still have not read Darkdawn, and I might never do so, ha. Still angry, haha. But still own all the copies, of course. <3) But I do love all his other books :D And I am positive that I will love Empire of the Vampire so very much. Sigh. I already have four copies ordered. Oops. And more to order. Oh. But gosh. I very badly want all of the ARCs too. Sobs. Especially that gorgeous red UK one. <3 Sigh. Biggest wish, I think. Sharing the US cover for this post today, as I think that is the hardcover I will be reading when it's time for that :)
What are you waiting for on this dark Wednesday?

Saturday, June 26, 2021

In My Mailbox #503

Another week gone by. Gosh. Time is moving so fast. Still waiting for real summer heat. Hmph. Hopefully soon. I haven't been doing so well this past week, as I keep having these awful headaches pretty much daily. Even worse after I got my medicine this Thursday. Sigh. It sucks. And I do not know why it keeps hurting. Hoping it will pass soon. Hmph. Because of this pain, I haven't been able to read yet, or do any catching up. Hoping to get to do more shortly. I did get some aaamazing mail this week, though, so I am beyond happy about that :D Eee. This week I'm waiting on The Hollow Heart. <3 And eee. I shared the cover for Extasia :D Love. I hope you are all still doing well and staying safe. <3 I'm doing the best I can.


The Prison Healer + Lore + For the Wolf + Curse of the Phoenix + How to Save a Queendom + The Rise of Flynn Rider. EEE! Thank you GodOfWax for trading all of these ARCs with me :D I am so happy about them all. <3 Sigh. Excited to read them all too. Thank you Becky for helping me get them to Norway :)
The Other Side of the Sky. Thank you so much Eileen for trading this ARC with me :D Happy to own it.
Rule of Wolves pre-order. YAY! Thank you so very much Becky for helping me get this amazing swag :D
Funko Loungefly. Ahh! My very first Loungefly backpack :D And it is stunning. Sigh. I love it very much. Tangled is my favorite Disney movie. <3 Also a Stitch purse, which is fully adorable. Love it all so much.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Cover Reveal: Extasia by Claire Legrand

EEE! I am SO excited about sharing this cover today :D Gosh. I am the biggest fan of Claire Legrand and all of her books. And today I'm sharing the cover for her newest one: Extasia. It will be out early next year, and I simply cannot wait. I think this cover looks aaaamazing. I love the red and dark. I love the girl. I love the letter type used. Sigh. This book will be perfection. Links and who designed this cover are all below the cover :) I hope you all love this cover too. I think it is gorgeous. And I cannot wait to read this one. I know I will love it, just like I have loved all books by Claire :) Extasia seems like it will be fully dark and delicious and I could not be happier. It comes out on February 22nd 2022 from Katherine Tegen Books :)

My name is unimportant.

All you must know is that today I become one of the four saints of Haven. The elders will mark me and place the red hood on my head. They will give me my true name, and with my sisters I will stand against the evil power that lives beneath the black mountain—an evil which has already killed nine of our village’s men.

I will tell no one of the white-eyed beasts that follow me. Or the faceless gray women tall as houses. Or the girls I saw kissing in the elm grove.

Today I become a saint of Haven. I will rid my family of my mother’s shame at last and save my people from destruction. I am not afraid.

Are you?

Extasia. Claire Legrand. The Book Depository. Amazon. HarperCollins.
Art by Diego Fernandez. Design by Joel Tippie.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday #506

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

THE HOLLOW HEART (The Midnight Lie #2)
BY MARIE RUTKOSKI


Goodreads Description:

Intrigue, romance, and magic abound in the heart-stopping conclusion to Marie Rutkoski’s Forgotten Gods duology.

At the end of The Midnight Lie, Nirrim offered up her heart to the God of Thieves in order to restore her people’s memories of their city’s history. The Half Kith who once lived imprisoned behind the city’s wall now realize that many among them are powerful. Meanwhile, the person Nirrim once loved most, Sid, has returned to her home country of Herran, where she must navigate the politics of being a rogue princess who has finally agreed to do her duty.

In the Herrani court, rumors begin to grow of a new threat rising across the sea, of magic unleashed on the world, and of a cruel, black-haired queen who can push false memories into your mind, so that you believe your dearest friends to be your enemies.

Sid doesn’t know that this queen is Nirrim, who seeks her revenge against a world that has wronged her. Can Sid save Nirrim from herself? Does Nirrim even want to be saved? As blood is shed and war begins, Sid and Nirrim find that it might not matter what they want…for the gods have their own plans.

Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: September 14th 2021 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Pre-Order here and here #ad

I cannot wait to read this book, eee :D Although, confession, I downloaded it via NetGalley ages ago. Oops. I peeked. <3 But I need to re-read The Midnight Lie first, and I'm not ready yet, haha. Hoping to re-read it very soon, though :) As I cannot wait to read this final book. <3 May end up hurting me more. Ack.
What are you waiting for on this hollow Wednesday?

Saturday, June 19, 2021

In My Mailbox #502

Another week gone by. I'm doing okay :) I had some bad headaches after my second corona vaccine, but it's better now, thankfully. Waiting for more summer weather. Hopefully soon :D One book read this week. Hoping to read another shortly; I have some awesome ones to read that I'm excited about. A little bit of mail this week too, all gorgeous. A couple of new posts. I shared my review of Strange Creatures :) This week I'm waiting on Crime and Carpetbags. <3 I saw Luca on Disney+ yesterday, and it was so so very perfect. Loved it lots. I'm behind on everything, but getting there someday. Hope you are doing okay. <3

The Wolf and the Woodsman. Won this pre-order from Rin. <3 Thank you :D So excited for this one, eee.
For the Wolf. Now gotten the US edition too :D I very, very much want to love this one. <3 Reading soon.
Ratchet & Clank. A new game I bought for my Playstation 5 :D Eee. But oops. I need to play it too, haha.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday #505

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

CRIME AND CARPETBAGS (Wishes and Wellingtons #2)
BY JULIE BERRY


Goodreads Description:

Now that Maeve Merritt has surrendered Mermeros, the djinni she found in a sardine can, she expects her life will be dull as dirt. Mermeros, however, has other plans. Maeve's friend Tommy, the former orphan, has been adopted by Mermeros's newest owner. When Tommy's father tries to use one of his wishes, he and Mermeros go missing--and without a guardian, Tommy will be forced back to the orphanage. Maeve, Tommy, and their best friend Alice embark on an adventure full of magic and danger to rescue Tommy's father and the djinni they've grown to love.

Hardcover, 350 pages
Expected publication: October 5th 2021
by Sourcebooks Young Readers
Pre-Order here and here #ad

Okay, confession. I did not like book one all that much. But I did enjoy it :D And when I saw this second book on NetGalley, I couldn't stop myself from requesting it. Oops. So now I have this eARC to read, haha :) And I do feel hopeful that I will like it. <3 Fingers crossed. It do look so very gorgeous. Sigh :)
What are you waiting for on this magical Wednesday?

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Review: Strange Creatures by Phoebe North

I don't even know where to begin with this book. I requested it along with several other ARCs from the publisher, yet I had not really read anything about it. Just thought it looked cute. Then this was the only book I got. And I saw how huge it was. And contemporary. So I got scared that I would not like this at all.

But I was wrong. Because this book was pretty amazing most of the time. Heartbreaking and evil a lot of the time too. And a few things I did not like at all. I'm giving it three stars. It was a four, until certain things at the ending that I did not like at all. But oh. I'm glad that I was wrong about this book. As I ended up liking it.

I will begin by saying that the writing was pretty much perfect. Which has so much to say for me when it comes to reading. I had no trouble connecting to this story and these characters. I liked getting to know them. Contemporary books are not always my thing. I don't like the whole school thing and people living in our world. Which was very much the case with this story. School, which I did not like. References to popular books, which I still did not like, haha. But I did not mind all of this too much. Though it's just not for me. But what was for me was the characters and getting to know them. The book begins with Annie and her point of view. I thought for a time it would be only her view of the story. But that was not the case. I liked the others, but not as much.

This book tells the story of Annie and her brother, Jamie. He is one year older than her. And they have been close ever since she was born. Always being together, always having fun. They made up their own world, called Gumlea. It was a world they had in the forest not far from their house. Annie could never really tell if it was truly real or not. Annie and Jamie spent so much time together as children. But then it stopped, when he became a teenager. When he got new friends and didn't spend time with Annie more.

This book is told in a weird way, to be honest. It is a book told about Annie growing up. It begins when she is very small. And continues that way for a long time, her slowly getting older. We get to see so much of her up to age fourteen, when Jamie disappears. He is just suddenly gone. And no one can find him or know what happened to him. Their whole family went into such grief, which was hard to read about. But written well too, I think. I did not really like their parents. They were not nice and treated their kids badly.

But I did like Annie. At least for a long time, until near the end of the book. Sigh. Getting to know her and Jamie was so interesting to read about. I hated reading about how they fell away from each other. How they started not talking to each other. It was so rude. They both had issues and problems, but we only learned about Annie at first. This was very much a character book. A little fantasy, which was so great to read about. Wish there had been more. It is a book about Annie growing up and changing into an adult.

We also get a point of view from Vidya. When she starts dating Annie. And how all that goes down. I thought that their romance was sweet. Despite being fully rushed and them not really having that much in common. Except for the missing Jamie, whom Vidya had been together with for over a year before he disappeared. And now she's with Annie. It was a little weird, but I'm glad that time had passed before it happened. I just wish Annie had treated her better. I did like Vidya's parents, though. Vidya was loving.

There is very much to say about this book. And my review is all kinds of long, but I just could not stop writing. And yet I still have not said all that I want to. There was so much that I could connect to in this book. I could connect to being different, like Annie and Jamie. And so much else too. I could not connect to being gay, or her troubles with that, but it was so good to read about. There is religion in this book too. Not for me, but written well. The characters were all different and I liked that a lot. Thought it was great.

Strange Creatures was such a difficult book for me. It was strange and lovely and heartbreaking. I grew to truly care for the characters. I wanted to know more about Jamie most of all. I liked the writing so much. I wanted to know more about their fantasy world, about their stories together. It was a little too much family drama for me, too much school drama too. The time was moving so slow most of the time, which was fully annoying, yet I liked just reading about their lives even so. But yeah. It was slow and boring at times.

And I did have a few issues with this book too. I did not really like Vidya, and it broke my heart how she was kind of being used by both siblings at different times. She deserved better, despite me not liking her fully. I did not like who Annie was near the ending of the book. I did not like how she treated one person, how she did not talk to this person, did not care, did not help. For so many years even. What. I am not forgiving that. And it hurt. I wish it has not been written that way. So yeah. Not really a fan of the ending.

I will not say what happens near the end. Just that it was a shocking thing. And it lasted for years, so many years went by. It was the most heartbreaking thing, getting to read about a third point of view in this book. It was only for a little while, but it was what broke me most and what I also liked most about this book. But when things should have been better after, they only got worse and worse and worse. And I could not stand that. Not at all. Wish the ending had been different. So, so much. Still. It was not all bad.

Big thank you to the publisher, Harper360YA, for sending me this gorgeous ARC to read and review. I am glad that I gave it a chance. It was not really a book for me, and yet I still liked it a whole lot. It did break me, though. As I had not realized how very dark it would be at times too. So yeah. Be prepared for that before reading. It is dark and there should be trigger warnings. I don't know if the finished copy has those. But despite the darkness, it was a book of small hopes too. And I would recommend that you all read it.


Saturday, June 12, 2021

In My Mailbox #501

I got my final Pfizer corona vaccine yesterday :D Eee. I'm glad to be done with that, haha. Feeling a little out of it, but nothing bad yet. So hoping not to get any of those weird side effects from the second shot. Fingers crossed. I also got some gorgeous mail this week. <3 Yay. And had a few doctor visits too, which I'm hoping will help my health. Fingers crossed for that too. And I actually started a new book today :D What even! I thought I might not like it. But I have read a little today, and I'm actually liking it a lot so far. So happy about that. I hope it will stay that way. Also. Huh. I think it was this past week that I watched Sweet Tooth on Netflix. I loved it so very much. And am currently re-watching it with my mom already, haha :) But gosh. Only eight episodes. And worst cliffhanger. I need a season two right away. Rude. Also spent a lot of time outside, as we have had some lovely heat. <3 Now rain for daaays and a little colder. Hmph. Hoping summer will return soon. Only one new blog post. This week I'm waiting on Witchshadow :) My current read is pretty long, but I'm hoping it won't take me too long to read it. I have so many books to read after, and hoping I will actually manage to start them too very fast. Fingers crossed. Hope you are all doing okay and staying safe, as always. <3 I'm so happy to have gotten both vaccine shots at last :)


Curse of the Phoenix. I'm so excited to read this gorgeous book as soon as possible :D I will love it so.
For the Wolf. So very excited about reading this book soonish too :D I'm hoping to love it so very much.
Monstrous Beauty. Omg. I finally own this special ARC. <3 Ahh. Thank you so, so much Beth. <3 Hugs.
The World Between Blinks swag. Eee! Thank you Amie and Ryan :D Love this pre-order swag so much.
Pop Figures. Another Steve Irwin. Sniffs. Love Figaro. <3 And some of the new princesses are here :D
Animal Crossing. EEE! I am SO excited that I bought this from Amazon Japan :D A little expensive, but worth it too. It's gorgeous. All the music on CDs from New Horizons. Stunning artwork too. I love it lots.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday #504

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

WITCHSHADOW (The Witchlands #4) BY SUSAN DENNARD

Goodreads Description:

Susan Dennard's New York Times bestselling, young adult epic fantasy Witchlands series continues with Witchshadow, the story of the Threadwitch Iseult.

War has come to the Witchlands . . . and nothing will be the same again.

Iseult has found her heartsister Safi at last, but their reunion is brief. For Iseult to stay alive, she must flee Cartorra while Safi remains. And though Iseult has plans to save her friend, they will require her to summon magic more dangerous than anything she has ever faced before.

Meanwhile, the Bloodwitch Aeduan is beset by forces he cannot understand. And Vivia—rightful queen of Nubrevna—finds herself without a crown or home.

As villains from legend reawaken across the Witchlands, only the mythical Cahr Awen can stop the gathering war. Iseult could embrace this power and heal the land, but first she must choose on which side of the shadows her destiny will lie.

Hardcover, 464 pages
Expected publication: June 22nd 2021 by Tor Teen
Pre-Order here and here #ad

Another confession: I have not started reading this series yet. And yet I own all of the books. What even. I even have this one pre-ordered. Oops. I feel certain that I will enjoy these books. Yet I have not started reading them yet. Ahh. Really hoping to get to that soon, haha :D I do think it sounds pretty amazing. <3
What are you waiting for on this dangerous Wednesday?

Saturday, June 5, 2021

In My Mailbox #500

This week have gone by super fast. Gosh. I managed to read a book early this week, eee. I am so happy with that. <3 It was perfection. Sigh. Hoping to read more in a few days :) And then we had summer days for a few short days, ahh. It was warm and sunny and so perfect. Was outside for hours for days. It was the best. I have a lovely tan, haha :) Hope we get more summer days here. Fingers crossed. Yesterday I looked for a new Animal Crossing New Horizons villager, and finally got one of those I have been looking for: Marina. <3 She is adorable. So happy. A little bit of mail this week :) All gorgeous. I shared my review for Skyborn: Sparrow Rising. <3 This week I'm waiting on The Excalibur Curse :) Hope you're all okay. <3

Undying. Eee! Thank you for trading this precious ARC with me Jordan. <3 So happy to own this lovely.
The Ones We're Meant to Find. UK/AUS edition has finally arrived :D It looks gorgeous. But damaged.
Pop figures. Eee. These two from Raya and the Last Dragon are beyond adorable. I had to buy them :D

More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday #503

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

THE EXCALIBUR CURSE (Camelot Rising #3) 
BY KIERSTEN WHITE


Goodreads Description:

The gripping conclusion to the acclaimed Arthurian fantasy trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White finds Guinevere questioning everything—friends and enemies, good and evil, and, most of all, herself.

While journeying north toward the Dark Queen, Guinevere falls into the hands of her enemies. Behind her are Lancelot, trapped on the other side of the magical barrier they created to protect Camelot, and Arthur, who has been led away from his kingdom, chasing after false promises. But the greatest danger isn’t what lies ahead of Guinevere—it’s what’s been buried inside her.

Vowing to unravel the truth of her past with or without Merlin’s help, Guinevere joins forces with the sorceress Morgana and her son, Mordred—and faces the confusing, forbidden feelings she still harbors for him. When Guinevere makes an agonizing discovery about who she is and how she came to be, she finds herself with an impossible choice: fix a terrible crime, or help prevent war.

Guinevere is determined to set things right, whatever the cost. To defeat a rising evil. To remake a kingdom. To undo the mistakes of the past...even if it means destroying herself.

Guinevere has been a changeling, a witch, a queen—but what does it mean to be just a girl?

Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: December 7th 2021 by Delacorte Press
Pre-Order here and here #ad

I know, I know. I have yet to read book one in this trilogy. Hahaha. Oh. But I am still waiting on this one :D I'm running out of books I'm waiting on. Oops. But I am excited about this third book; so I can finally read book one and two, ha :D Also, the covers are gorgeous. Also, I am very worried about the romance. Sigh.
What are you waiting for on this cursed Wednesday?

Monday, May 31, 2021

Review: Sparrow Rising by Jessica Khoury

I could not have picked a better book to read after a month of not reading at all. This gorgeous thing was everything I wanted it to be. Every kind of perfect. Jessica is such an amazing author and I have adored all of her books. Her writing is incredible and I had no issues with connecting to this story and these characters.

There is so much going on in this book. I loved every moment of it. It was fully awesome. So much fantasy and epic and exciting. Also, evil and a little heartbreaking at times too. Which is just how I like it. The book is told from two point of views, Ellie and Nox. Mostly Ellie, though. And I loved them both beyond words.

This whole world created was beyond thrilling to read about. Oh. First, Jessica drew her own map for this one. Which is stunning. She is fully talented. And the map is awesome. And oh, I badly loved that everyone in this world is born with wings. It's the best. They are all divided into clans. Because they all have different wings. Our main girl, Ellie, is a Sparrow. And our main boy, Nox, is a Crow. And we get to see so many different ones. They all have different strengths and skills. I loved that so very much. Ellie is supposed to become a farmer, like the rest of her clan. Because she is very small, and her wings are shorter. Ever since her parents were killed by a gargol when she was six, leaving her an orphan, she has dreamed of becoming a Goldwing.

Which is sort of like the military of this book. They are what everyone looks up to. The strongest people that protects everyone. And Ellie is determined to be one of them. Even when everyone around her say that is impossible. That Sparrows are not meant to be more than what they are. But she does not listen. There is a race to become a Goldwing. The strongest flyers will win. Ellie has trained for years for it. And it was so amazing to read about her dreams, how she wanted more for herself. She was the best person.

Okay, sure, Ellie did believe a little too much in the goodness of people, but she was honest and true. Mostly. I adored every part of her. And getting to know her was the very best. I shall not write much more about the story. Only that she goes on a journey to get to enter the race, hoping to become what she has always dreamed of. She ends up travelling with three thieves. Nox and Gussie and Twig. They were fully awesome. Despite tricking her into helping them steal something special. I grew to love all three of them.

This book was very much an adventure. Ellie did so much she had never done before. She learned new things about herself and the world. I loved her growing friendship with all three of them. I loved reading about her trying to make her dreams come true. What happened with that was both amazing and fully heartbreaking. Hmph. But I loved it so. I just loved this book to pieces. This world was incredible. The characters were the very best. And I loved the story too. But oh, how I need more now, haha. So good.

I have so many questions after finishing this book. Are the stone gargols that hunt and kill people during cloudy weather and storms actually evil? I mean, sure, they kill. But there must be a reason for why. I blame the Eagle clan, ha. So curious, though. What more can the skystone do? I am so excited to find out. Why is the wingrot a thing, is someone causing it on purpose? Will Ellie manage to change things, to change who is in charge, which most definitely must be changed? I can't wait to know all of these things.

Sparrow Rising was everything I had hoped it would be. Full of adventure and fun and heartbreak. I have always dreamed of flying, so reading about this world where everyone has wings was the best. Though it did make me all kinds of jealous too, haha. There was not a single thing about this book that I didn't love. The characters were the very best. A litttle rude at times, but I loved them so. I only wish to know much more about this world and what will happen next. And so I am beyond thankful that this is a series. Eee.

Huge thank you to Jessica for sending me this ARC to read and love. So thankful to Alyssa for helping me get it to Norway. I shall treasure it always. And cannot wait to get the gorgeous hardcover edition of it in early August too. It will look fully beautiful. As that cover is the very best. Eee. I cannot wait to read this book again, before book two is out. Which I hope will be soon, as I badly need to know what will happen next. So very excited. You all need to read this amazing middle grade book. It is full of heart and courage.


Saturday, May 29, 2021

In My Mailbox #499

How has it already been another week? Gosh. Time is moving too fast lately. I still haven't read anything. Sigh. I'm just too busy, too exhausted. And still have no will to read at all. Which completely sucks. I really hope to read tomorrow, though. Fingers crossed for me, please. I do know I will love my next read. I know it very much. I just cannot make myself start. It sucks. I have read so little this year. What even. Hoping it will change, that I will read a lot soon. This week have been good and bad. I'm just busy with family and playing Animal Crossing and Pokemon GO and Wizards Unite, haha :) I did finish watching The Walking Dead. <3 Love it so. Cannot wait for the final season. Eee. Have somewhat started re-watching Fear The Walking Dead. And gosh, it's actually so bad, gaaah. But watching it with my mom even so :) This week I'm waiting on Once Upon a Broken Heart :D Did not get too much mail this week, but that's fully okay. It all looks awesome. <3 I haven't taken bookish photos in weeks now for instagram. Gosh. Sooooon. Hope you are all doing well and staying safe. <3 One day soon the world will be back to normal. Hopefully :)

Mister Impossible. Gorgeous UK paperback edition. <3 One day I'll re-read The Raven Boys to catch up.
Taylor Swift. Eee. Gorgeous cassette version of Evermore. <3 And lovely pop socket :D Needed these.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday #502

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

ONCE UPON A BROKEN HEART BY STEPHANIE GARBER

Goodreads Description:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Caraval, the first book in a new series about love, curses, and the lengths that people will go to for happily ever after.

Evangeline Fox was raised in her beloved father’s curiosity shop, where she grew up on legends about immortals, like the tragic Prince of Hearts. She knows his powers are mythic, his kiss is worth dying for, and that bargains with him rarely end well.

But when Evangeline learns that the love of her life is about to marry another, she becomes desperate enough to offer the Prince of Hearts whatever he wants in exchange for his help to stop the wedding. The prince only asks for three kisses. But after Evangeline’s first promised kiss, she learns that the Prince of Hearts wants far more from her than she’s pledged. And he has plans for Evangeline that will either end in the greatest happily ever after, or the most exquisite tragedy…

Hardcover, 416 pages
Expected publication: September 28th 2021 by Flatiron Books
Pre-Order here and here #ad

I had not looked into this book until I saw the gorgeous pink cover on B&N. And then I simply had to pre-order it, haha :D And I think it sounds pretty awesome too. And I very much hope that I will love this one.
What are you waiting for on this broken Wednesday?

Saturday, May 22, 2021

In My Mailbox #498

Another week gone by :) I'm still just watching The Walking Dead. I had seen the first seven seasons. Now on season ten. Almost done. Gosh. But loving it so much, eee. And cannot wait for season eleven this fall. I'm excited. So yeah. I haven't read yet. But I'm waiting until I finish my show :) Which I will be done with this weekend, most likely. Then reading this coming week. I'm excited. Been so so long, again, without reading. The rudest. I got some stunning mail this week too. <3 Lots of awesome. Haven't had the best health, though. Small fever each day. And headaches too. Bad ones. And throat is bad too. Uuugh. Hoping to feel better soon. This week I'm waiting on Strange Creatures :) Hope it will be great. <3 I am feeling pretty weird this week. A little sick. Head is better, but I'm not. Rude. Hoping it will all pass soon. Hmph. Had two sunny days this week, eee :D I hope you are all doing okay and staying safe, though. <3


Realm Breaker. This book is huge. Oops. But it looks gorgeous and I am very much hoping to love it :)
Blade of Secrets. Excited to read this one sometime soonish. <3 Looks awesome and I think I will love it.
Mister Impossible. I know, I am behind on this series. Ahh. But love Maggie. So of course buying them :)
The Midnight Lie. Aaack. New paperback cover :D I don't love changes, but new cover is so pretty. <3
Blade of Secrets bookplate. Eee! Thank you so much Tricia. <3 You are amazing. I love this bookplate.
Pop Figures. Eee. So many new ones this week too. Gosh. Love Godzilla and Kong and my Raya movie ones too. Harley looks amazing. And Malfoy too. And the other four I got from Funko Nordic as a gift :D Eee! Thank you so so very much. <3 I love Squirtle the most. Wallace and Gromit too. Sigh. Goten's cute.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Waiting on Wednesday #501

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

STRANGE CREATURES BY PHOEBE NORTH

Goodreads Description:

A riveting, unexpected, and beautiful contemporary novel about a girl whose brother mysteriously disappears, the family and friends he leaves behind, and the stories—real and imagined—that they tell themselves to fill the empty space.

From the moment that Annie was born, she and her older brother, Jamie, were inseparable. Alike in almost every way, they promised to always take care of each other while facing the challenges of growing up different in suburban America. And when life became too much for them, they created their own space in the woods behind their house: a fantasy world of their own making, where no one else could find them. And it was enough, for a while. But then came middle school when Jamie grew dark and distant. He found new friends, a girlfriend, and a life away from Annie and their shared world. By the time Annie was in eighth grade, it was as if she hardly knew the brother who was her other half.

And then, one day, he disappears.

Annie, her family, and the entire community are devastated. And as the days turn into months turn into years, everyone begins to accept that Jamie is gone for good. Everyone, that is, except Annie, who believes that Jamie, somehow, has entered the world they created, and who believes that she's the only one who can bring him back. But as Annie searches for answers and finds a new relationship with a girl she did not expect, she makes startling discoveries about her brother's disappearance—and has to decide how much of herself she’s willing to give up in order to keep hope alive.

As they follow the lives of Annie, Jamie, and the friends and family around them, acclaimed author Phoebe North weaves an unflinching, unforgettable story of the empty spaces inside all of us, and the devastating sacrifices we make in order to become whole.

Hardcover, 544 pages
Expected publication: June 1st 2021 by Balzer + Bray
Pre-Order here and here #ad

I just got a gorgeous print ARC of this one. <3 And so I am pretty excited about it :) I'm not the biggest fan of contemporary books, but I'm still going to read this one, and very much hoping to love it :) As I do think it sounds pretty special and heartbreaking and hopeful too. So yeah. I'm excited about reading this one.
What are you waiting for on this unforgettable Wednesday?

Saturday, May 15, 2021

In My Mailbox #497

This week have gone by pretty fast. I have been busy re-watching The Walking Dead. Oops. Made it to season seven. Sobs. So rude. But so good too. I think I will finish watching it all, before I read anything new. Will see :) Not feeling like reading just yet. Sigh. I'm the worst. But yeah. Got some gorgeous mail this week. <3 And got more medicine yesterday. Feeling a little like shit, but hoping it will help soon. Sigh. Also, grandpa is back home and good, so I'm happy about that too. Only one new blog post. This week I'm waiting on Gilded :D I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. <3 I'm doing the best that I can :)



Thornlight. Sigh. I loved this book so very much. <3  And the hardcovers looks gorgeous. Eee. So pretty.
The Ones We're Meant to Find. This book was all kinds of amazing :D And I love that cover very much.
Willa of Dark Hollow. I.. have only read one book by this author. Oops. Yet I now own all the MG ones :)
The Forever Song. Been so long since I read and loved these books. Finally out in paperback. Yay. <3
Animal Crossing Amiibo. EEE! I love these albums SO :D Missing two. And cards via Megan :) Love.
Taylor Swift Coasters. Bought from the official store. <3 I could not resist them, haha. Looks gorgeous.
Pop Figures. EEE! Thank you Pernille at Funko Nordic for this most perfect birthday gift :D Gosh. Love.

More Instagram photos here. <3