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WB #1 – April Wrap Up?

The reason why I’m questioning this ‘Wrap up’ is because I feel as though I didn’t really read much…

Although I did. But me being me, couldn’t stick at one at just one book. Oh I sound like such a book whore. But it’s true!


PreTty ShOckING! :

  • 1 book read (wunderkinds)
  • 2 books half read (celestial & Book Thief)
  • 1 reread not read but HALF read (acomaf)
  • 1 book NOT EVEN TOUCHED! (Hollow City)

I had planned to finish of Celestial which I started ages ago, Hollow City (though I was only 5 pages in) and my re-read of Acomaf ( In preparation for Acowar ) (OH MY DAYS)


Decided to pick up The Book Thief and Wunderkids by Jacqueline Silvster..

I only managed to finish Wunderkids (FAB 5 STAR WATCH OUT FOR WRITTEN REVIEW SOON)

Next month will be so much better, because ACOWAR!


The story of love, hidden in our galaxies…

 @itsourstorynow. About two weeks ago I posted a ‘space theme’ I was so happy with everyone’s ideas but this story really blew me away. It is truly amazing! Thank you @zaib9900 (he is blue) & @caitiesbookcorner (she is green) and I am black! I found the picture from Pinterest I got #feysand feels. Prompt by me! 

Now, please enjoy!

The embrace was a merging of souls. From a distance you couldn’t tell where one person started and the other ended.

Softly she cried into him, she was his trigger and he loved her for it.

Boys don’t cry. They aren’t meant for it. They are a heartless species which are born to be strong, athletic and ruthless.

But oh, how he cried holding her.

Holding onto his galaxy.


In the whirlpool of your mind, I am drowning deeper than deeper, where my thoughts still mourning the death and my tears, they always fall over the grave of my love.

 I couldn’t handle it. She was the only thing keeping me sane. The tears poured from my eyes as I looked up at her. She was the human incarnation of perfection, the most beautiful and perfect person to ever exist.

I tried to hold on, but she was slipping through my grip. Floating back up to the sky, back to the world she was in-prisoned in. But in that moment I didn’t care what had happened in the past, or what our doomed future had in store for us. As long as I had her, everything was worth it.

Even if I lost myself in the journey she’ll bring me back.

This woman in front of me was my anchor, the only thing keeping me from getting lost. 

 And I loved her for it.

She was my entire universe. 

I couldn’t live without her – to live without her would be madness.

She has a raging, volcanic, phoenix soul… which is fiercer than the sun. 

So much brave even lions bow to her bravery.

She shines like a pearl upon the seven seas.

She works through pain and hides it and smiles like she became inspiration and a ray of stories, even pain itself tells her stories. 

Calm like cold breeze of winter.

It was like art was describing her.

And the best thing about all of that is she was mine, and I am hers.

To be with her made me the luckiest man alive. Yet in this very moment it didn’t feel as if I was alive. All time had stopped and the world evolved around her. The young woman she used to be was gone. The woman in front of me was the strongest most gorgeous thing I had ever seen. I would never let her go. 

But what if she has to or he had to?

In the end when the day comes, the last breathe, when the memories collides with the feeling in your brain, when every pore of you shrieking ‘don’t go I won’t let you’ but one must has to then how can you deal with the inevitable? 

There was no choice. If one of us had to go then both of us would go. There was no way I was letting the only thing I love slip away. We didn’t come separately, we came together.

She claimed me as much as I claimed her and god help anyone who tried to break us apart.

She has reminded me the answer which I had forgotten, the fear of losing her clouded my mind but her love was like the first ray of sun after the wild storm she has given me what my ears were thirsty for, it wasn’t just the two bodies who felt in love it was our souls and even after death our love will, will go on.

I would search though every world and every universe until I would find her again. We were unbreakable. Through the darkest parts of hell and the brightest parts of heaven I would go. Just to find my one true love. We were like two sides of the same coin.

She was life, good and whole.

I was death, bad and broken.

 Together we were the only solid thing ever to be seen.

 “Christian,” Her voice awoke me from my mind, she peeled back from the embrace only enough so our eyes could connect. The violet of them was like the nights sky, they had the misty glaze of the night’s atmosphere but glittered godly, “You need to go, it’s not safe here,”

 “But you-“

 “Christian, sh” She placed a finger on his lips, “I can find you again. Just look up to the stars, I’ll be waiting and watching,”

 As she fades away with the last light of the moon, filling up the hollow shell to carry on the burden of what he lost. Sitting next to her grave feeding the pigeons but not in tears, not in sorrow, not in grief,

Because she was holding his hand and sitting right next to him the feeling of her soul around him made him smile.

For a while he thought she had gone. But she had never left. She was always with him. Watching over him and waiting for him to find her. There love was undying and they would find each other no matter what.

 In the end peace grasped them both.

And if you look up in the sky on a starry night, you will find their love in the constellations. 

 Thank you so much for Bobby & Caitlin again who created this beautiful love story, I can not expression how touching it is and raw! 

Please leave comments if you wish, until next time x 


Lily Collins – Unfiltered Review (Spoil Free)

No Shame, No Regrets, Just me… Tearing up, tissue in hand reading this beautiful book.

Lily Collins Unfiltered, front cover
Insta snap on my account! (I fangirled like crazy after Lily liked the picture!)

First of all I need to let you know a little bit about myself, HOW I ADORE LILY COLLINS! Ever since The City of Bones movie (despite how awful the film was compared to the books) LILY made me fall in love with her while she played the role of Clary! If only Lily played Clary in Shadowhunters the Netflix Original I might actually watch it…

BUT ever since that day many years ago I HAVE NEVER stopped loving Lily, following her on all Social Media, supporting her in her upcoming movies, photoshoots and life in general! She inspired me each day and made me happy with reading the captions in her Instagram posts.


At the start of each chapter Lily gives us cute, funny, little quotes which give us a taster of the content in the next chapter!

Another snap of mine of one of my favourite quotes from the book!

The seventeen chapters which make up this book are little insides of Lily’s life and how she became the woman she is today. It wasn’t the easy journey of ‘travelling all the time’ kinda lifestyle or ‘born into fame’ like some including me thought. Because Celebrities always seem to have it easy? Well as people say don’t judge a book by it’s cover.

Lily talks about a variety of topics: Uniqueness, Self-belief, Family, Relationships (Good & Bad), Eating Disorders, Pressures of life and Finding Happiness.

In all the YouTube clips I have watched Lily always talks about how ‘raw’ the book is, I can confirm 110% but I cried so much during this. Even though its 221 pages, I could of finished it easily in a day but I wanted to read the chapters and absorb them, reading it was like Lily was talking to me, I read it in her voice and it felt almost personal.

This book is sure to inspire and relate to plenty of teenagers, I could relate to it and if it was out a few years ago I think it would of helped me then too. It’s a book which I can go back, flip the page to any random chapter and feel happy as soon as I read the first sentence.

Totally worth the read x




Caraval Book Review

Remember, it’s only a game…

One crucial piece of information to remember while reading Caraval following the twisting fantasy story written by the incredible Stephanie Garber.

If you have read the synopsis you will know the story follows the story of two sisters – Scarlet & Tella. Two sisters who have never left the tiny Island of Trisda but have been longing to experience the Caraval. Things change when one day they get delivered an invitation admiting the pair of them tickets and another for Scarlet’s court arranged fiancé – although things don’t go to plan and the sisters end up at the Caraval with a sailer called Julian who is not Scarlets future partner. But regardless Scarlet is left with Julian while they search to find Tella. But things dramatically change when the aim of the game this year is to actually find Tella as she’s been ‘kidnapped’ But real or not Scarlet must find her or Tella will disappear forever.

Map of Caraval

Stephanie Garber with her twisting story line and addictive characters saved me from my reading slump… but however I worry now she may have also created me to be stuck in the Caraval, replaying the story over and over again like the 5 nights of the Caraval.

Garber wrote the whole story in Scarlets POV, however you felt as though you knew both sisters equally as well, this was done to the incredible sisterbond Garber created clearly shown in Scarlets thoughts and actions with Tella. From myself having a sister as well I could relate to the bond and it didn’t surprise me that when I researched Garber that she has a sister as well.

It wasn’t just the belivable sisterbond it was the characters themselves whom Garber developed throughout the book amazingly changing them from weak to strong and vulnerable to untouchable. If you love #strongfemalecharacters this book has two of them!

Book photoshoot. Showing the alternate cover for Caraval.


Not only did I find the Dragna sisters great but the mysterious characters whom you meet throughout Scarlets search for clues during the Caraval. We meet Julian, Dante & the Legend… Garber creates confusion for Scarlet between these three handsome characters in many different ways. Just as you start to think you know them and what they are up too she throws you completely off course making you search desperately through the dialogue and their actions like your the player searching for clues yourself!

With the ‘Magic’ of the book it reminded me of Walt Disney in more than one way as if it was just a theme park! Castillo Maldito a castle of sorts on its own island reminded me much of the famous Disney Castle because of how magically it is, The Carousel of Roses could simple be a ride in the park? The people playing the game with Scarlet could just be tourists wanting to meet and watch the fantastic performers?  The boy selling the magic cider with the monkey on his shoulder… was he inspired by Alladin?

If this allowed me to write more I think I would write a whole book on how amazing this book was. Without doubt 5/5 stars. I recommend it to anyone who loves magical storylines with lots of twists and a bit of romance throwing in!

Please feel free to leave your own comments on this book below! I hope you enjoyed my review as much as I did writing it!