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.

Waiting on Wednesday #268

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


Goodreads Description:

The highly anticipated coming-of-age story for the world's greatest super hero: WONDER WOMAN by the # 1 New York Times bestselling author LEIGH BARDUGO.

She will become one of the world's greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . .

Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.

Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn't know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.

Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.

Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Random House Books for Young Readers
Pre-Order here and here

Eee! I cannot wait for this book :D I adore Leigh Bardugo oh so much. <3 She's awesome. And her books are amazing. And I simply cannot wait to read her version of Wonder Woman. Eee. I must admit that I have never watched anything with Wonder Woman before.. ahh. I read one middle grade book months ago, but I did not like it at all. Ugh. But I think WW seems amazing, even so, and I think I will love this book a bunch :D So curious about it. Aaalso, that cover is awesome. Love it so much. I'm so excited.
What are you waiting for on this wonderful Wednesday?

Saturday, November 26, 2016

In My Mailbox #265

I still haven't read anything. Sobs. I just do not have the energy or the will to read. Or the want, really. I hate that my health is so goddamn bad at the moment. Everything hurts. My body is killing me a bit. Ugh. It hurts to move. It hurts to sit still. It hurts to sleep. Every single thing hurts. Sigh. Plus side, finally, finally getting more medicine on December 1st, and then I shall start feeling better. I hope. I'm planning, hoping, to read tons in December. If I have the time.. because every December I take part in tons of Christmas calendar contests thingy here in Norway online each day. Takes ages. But I shall read too. Once my body feels better. Sigh. I really hoped to read something this week. I have even had a small book next to me all week long. I just never have the energy to pick it up. Ugh. Hopefully today. Or tomorrow. We'll see. Since I didn't read this week, I also didn't blog much. Aw. Especially since my book collection posts are on break too. Hmph. But I did post two things, so yeah, better than none :) I shared the gorgeous cover for Lord of Shadows :D This week I'm waiting on Shadows of the Lost Sun. <3 Despite not having the best week, as I'm in so much pain and such, I'm still feeling pretty happy. I got some gorgeous mail :D Eee. Got one of my most wanted ARCs from a lovely trade. <3 So, so happy. Also, I am so excited about it almost being Christmas :D Eee! Christmas stuff is getting put up in my house this weekend. It is all so pretty. Cannot wait for all the awesome food later in December, haha :) Hoping next week will be better.

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy. My hardcovers finally arrived :D They are gorgeous. And huge.
Gemina. Finally got my Australian edition of this gorgeous book :D So big. Love it. My final version :)
Heartless. Eee, two gorgeous UK editions of this lovely book :D They are so pretty. And different. Love.
Wolf By Wolf. I was missing this new UK paperback edition of this amazing book. Had to have it. Love.
Moana. I got this the week before, lol, just forgot to include it :D I want this movie. Sobs. February yet?
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls. AHHH! Thank you so much Cristina for trading with me :D Eeee! I am so, so happy to finally own this most precious ARC. <3 Now I have them all by Claire. Eee.
Lodestar. I couldn't help but buy this one signed and personalized :) It is so gorgeous. And all the swag.
The Legend of Tarzan + Ice Age 5. I loved both these movies a whole bunch. So I had to own them. <3
Beauty and the Beast Lego. There was a sale. I couldn't help but buy this pretty thing. Eee. I love it so.

More Instagram photos here. <3

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #267

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

SHADOWS OF THE LOST SUN (Map to Everywhere #3) 

Goodreads Description:

Magical worlds and incredible creatures fill the pages of this action-packed adventure in the Map to Everywhere series!
Fearless adventurers Marrill and Fin have just barely stopped the Iron Tide and the evil wizard Serth from destroying the Pirate Stream. Now they're on a mission to find Fin's missing mother, but before they can blink, Fin's people have found him--and they're not as friendly as he'd hoped. In fact, they're after a powerful wish orb that could resurrect the debilitating Iron Tide and end the world as we know it. Without their captain Coll and wizard friend Ardent to guide them, are Marrill and Fin brave enough to take on the magic (and evil) of the Pirate Stream on their own? Find out in this exhilarating third book that raises the stakes to new heights!

Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: January 10th 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pre-Order here and here

THERE IS A COVER! AHHHH :D SO PRETTY! I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK. Seriously. This book is one of my most anticipated reads. Eeee :D January 10th cannot arrive fast enough. Sigh. This middle grade series is beyond amazing. And heartbreaking. And so, so good. I loved book one and two the most. Eee. And I'm dying to read this third book :D Ahh. I don't want this series to ever end. Sigh. Fin is just the most amazing boy. And Marrill is awesome too. And I just love this story so much. Eee. Also collecting all of these amazing books. <3 I am currently only missing the ARC of book one, The Map to Everywhere. Let me know if you might have one you don't need? :) Anyway :D This book will be the best.
What are you waiting for on this lost Wednesday?