Geek Girl: Head over Heels

Head over Heels by Holly Smale

5/5 Stars

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It’s the perfect book to end the month with 💖 I’m totally obsessed with the Geek Girl series for many reasons. One of them is because it’s a constant reminder of why I love reading to begin with. Geek girl is fun, adorable and it fills your tummy with butterflies. I see so much of myself in Harriet Manners and I think many others do too and that’s why lots of people enjoy this series. It’s also one of those series were people from middle school, high school and all of the ages can read and it’s an easy read so if you just started reading and you want something fun and easy then I recommend this series

Head over Heels was amazing and damn I didn’t think it’d be an emotional rollercoaster 🎢 I loved everything about it! ⚠️ WARNING: MANY SPOILERS AHEAD OF YOU SO STOP READING IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THIS BOOK YET ⚠️ I want to talk about Jasper because I just love him so much! In book 3 I knew that there was something between Jasper and Harriet although they kept on bickering and fighting and at a certain point Jasper kinda shattered this vision for me but at the end of that book things started looking up again and that got me sooooo excited for book 4. In this book I didn’t know if Jasper and Harriet were going to get together because Harriet is soooo clueless and Jasper is kinda .. Blank so whenever he does something or say something I’m always trying to figure out if that’s a sign that he’s feeling something or not and then Harriet decides that He and Rin should get together and to be honest that totally confused me! I’m just really glad that they got together because they’re just SO ADORABLE!

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Paper Princess

Paper Princess by Erin Watt

5/5 Stars

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Is this a book or a drug? Because I am addicted. Since I’m so obsessed with this book I decided to giveaway one ecopy of this book (for iBook users!) so the lucky winner and I could rave about it for hours. “From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.
These Royals will ruin you…
Ella Harper is a survivor―a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone.
Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.
Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.
He might be right.
Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees.” This book was really entertaining, if you know me you probably know that I’m sooooo picky when it comes to romantic books but I totally adored this book. It has the perfect amount of everything including cheesiness. If you have watched Hana Yori Dango (Boys Over Flowers) you will probably sense some similarities like the whole “they” rule their highs school and they decide who should be bullied or not. However, there are major differences like the guys can be very irritating and it has the Cinderella “rags to riches thing” going on. Ella is a strong female character and I totally love that because she stands up for herself and what she believe is right, her actions are totally understandable and she’s awesome. It’s a YA/NA book but I believe that’s it’s more of a NA book because it can get pretty steamy at certain times. I totally recommend that you download the sample because you get to read the first 10 chapters and see whether it’s something you like or not

The Glittering Court

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

3.5/5 Stars

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What’s the Glittering Court? The Glittering Court is like a school that transform poor girls to an upper-class ladies. Why? Because there’s this place called the New World and the majority of the citizens there are males and they’re looking for proper females to marry.
What does this have to do with anything? Well this book follows the story of Adelaide, the countess of Osfridian who poses as her lady in waiting to join the Glittering Court so she could escape an arranged marriage.

Training to be an upper-class lady is easy when you’re countess but try training to be an upper-class lady when you’re a runaway countess who’s posing as a servant .. Not so easy anymore especially when the hot son of the proprietor of the Glittering Court is suspecting something.

Adelaide meets 2 interesting girls that she befriends and each one of them is hiding her own secrets. The story continues till they reach the New World and the New World is not as promising as you might think it’s. Many things happen there and you will be sitting on the edge of your seat.

This story has some of The Selection elements in it and it represents strong independent women who goes after what she wants no matter how complicated her path is. It was fun, cute and interesting read.

Getting Over Garrett Delaney

Getting Over Garrett Delaney by Abby McDonald

5/5 Stars

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Sadie is a 17 years old girl who’s obsessed.. I mean in love with her best friend Garrett. However this love is one-sided and it has been for the last 2 years! When Garrett leaves for a summer lit camp and falls in love with another girl Sadie decides that this is it, she won’t take it anymore and it’s time for a Garrett detox ..The question is Will Sadie be able to move on?

This book is fun and hilarious but at the same time it delivers some really important message. Now we all have been obsessed with a person in our life to the point where we start changing and molding ourselves to this person’s likes and dislikes and that is absolutely wrong. You should always live your life for yourself because by going after what you like you will exceed and achieve a lot and you will also be happy! If you’re in a situation where you feel like you can’t let go of something or someone then I totally recommend that you read this book because it’s uplifting and it totally helps your situation.
Some might say that the story is a bit cliché and it totally is but that doesn’t mean that it’s not fun or amazing ❤️ it was a quick, easy and fun book to read and I really enjoyed my time reading it

Rebel Spring

Rebel Spring By Morgan Rhode

5/5 Stars

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It seems impossible for this story to get better because it’s already awesome! But it did get better and better with each passing page 😍 This book is exciting, intense and amazing. In Rebel Spring you get to see the story from more different characters, like I said before I’m not really a fan or reading a story from different point of views because it can confuse me a lot but man I think I’m obsessed with this whole concept now especially because in this book it kinda rhymes beautifully and it makes you understand the characters even more. This book is surprising and the action in it is really unpredictable, somehow that keeps you wanting more and more.

April Unboxing

There are a couple of things that i got this month and i thought about showing you what i got and where i got them from and how much they cost.

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Starting with Taryn Knight illustrations from her shop on Etsy. So i have been eyeing her illustrations for a while now and they are so pretty that i had to order a couple of them and i can’t say that i regret doing that.

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I AM OBSESSED WITH NARNIA so immediately fell in love with this print! and i got the 8×10 inches size because that would look really pretty in a frame on the wall. I got it for 15 USD and i think the smaller size is only 12 USD.

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I also got this for 15 USD and what i really love about this print is the expressions on their faces and the details of their clothes.

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If you are a Harry Potter fan or you simply love owls you might want to check out this print out because it is so adorable! i also got the 8×10 inches for 15 USD.

If you follow me on Instagram you probably know that me and @Booknerderie are mug twins. Yeah, that’s a thing. You will probably also know that Annette is a super talented calligrapher as in she’s so talented that everything she does on a paper should be framed. So i’m very happy that she opened an Etsy shop and you should definitely check it out!

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Beautiful, that is exactly what you’re thinking. Since Annette takes custom orders i had to get “Toska” because its a beautiful word with a beautiful meaning and now it looks even more beautiful that Annette wrote it. You can choose between the different colors and pieces that you want your quote or word written on, it can be a wooden plaque, a mug or a paper.

I also got Gryffindor House motto because i belong to Gryffindor and I’m pretty proud about that! and since i got Gryffindor House motto i had to get Gryffindor bookmark. The House motto costs 15 USD and the size is 8×10 inches and the bookmark costs 3.50 USD. If you’re not from house Gryffindor then you .. suck. No I’m kidding! unless you’re a Slytherin then no I’m not kidding. okay enough, what im trying to say that you can find all the House mottos and bookmarks no matter which house you’re from in Anette’s Etsy shop.

There are more stuff that i got, just check them out in this video if you’re interested.

 

 

Frozen Tides

Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes

5/5 Stars

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Why? Why must all good things come to an end? 💔 it’s not like the series ended I’m just dying to know more and more! From the moment I started this series I was like “omg why didn’t I read this earlier?!?” But then again I can’t imagine myself having to wait YEARS for this series. That would break me because I’m the most impatient person especially when it comes to something I love. If you haven’t picked the fourth book of the falling kingdom yet then you better have a darn good reason although I don’t think any reason could justify not picking this beauty up yet. I really can’t say anything without spoiling but it’s REALLY good and so MANY things happen in this book, you’ll be sitting on the edge of your seat throughout this whole book because it’s just too exciting.
This is the part where I start spoiling so if you haven’t read this book yet then just stop reading this because I’m on a spoiling spree right now ⚠️ be warned ⚠️ i honestly don’t know from where to start .. So the moment Magnus decided to save Cleo it became pretty evident that he’s over Lucia and he’s developing more than a crush toward Cleo. I actually don’t mind them bickering all the time because whenever they do that one of them would say something that would indicate that they have feelings for each other and that’s just heavenly. However, their bickering is more like legit fighting because they also hurt each other so I stopped believing that one of them would spill the beans when they’re arguing but boy oh boy was I surprised at that end! I loved how things turned out because it was the perfect moment for something like that to happen and I honestly turned into mush from the amount of cuteness. I also liked that Magnus made me see Cleo from his point of view and that kinda helped me determine what I like and dislike about her and the other way around with viewing Magnus from Cleo’s point of view. Lucia Lucia Lucia, I kinda really dislike her but also feel sorry for her. Obliviously I dislike her for playing with Magnus feelings .. When she kissed him it was weird and different from when he kissed her but I think that’s because WE KNOW that she doesn’t really care about him THAT way plus I feel like she wasn’t in any way over Alexius. Did she really have to release Kyan? He’s basically anger from inside out but he’s the meaner version. He was useless and he killed one of my favorite characters! And yeah one more thing about Lucia ..  I actually knew that she’s pregnant because I read the blurb of the 5th book before whilst downloading the 4th book 💔 stupid I know. Hopefully the whole pregnant thing will turn her back to her human self. I wanna talk about Nic because he’s a character that I didn’t really think that I’d care about but I really do care about him now! Although he can be a bit of an ass from time to time but the whole thing with Ashur broke my heart and I shipped them so hard! But I guess now Ashur is back but I’m sure something will happen. The thing about this series is that you don’t see the death of the characters coming which is good but also bad because you’re like “should I love this character or is it going to die in the next chapter?” So I really can’t predict whether my favorite characters are going to live or die. Now let’s about Jonas, he’s always been THAT character which you love but you don’t really know if you really do or don’t. He’s not mysterious but he’s also not an open book so I’m always on edge when I’m reading his chapters. Lys death shattered my heart because I thought she’d live and that she’d end up with Felix but then Kyan came in with his fire spear and killed her. I knew that Jonas felt something toward her and their love was true and extremely adorable but I didn’t feel like Jonas won’t be able to move on or anything. Amara is a soulless bitch that I wanna slap. She’s stupid, greedy and annoying. I get how she feels toward the whole women and men situation but what she did is not in any way acceptable and I think it was meant to be that way so we could how she and king Gaius fit perfectly together. Their marriage is amusing and I can’t deny that at all. Nowwwww did anybody else fall for the whole Theon and the magic seeds thing? I did and I totally freaked out but then I realized that it was a dream. Then Ashur shows up and he’s messing around with Amara and that confused even more! But apparently like said before he’s back. The whole Taran thing is scaring the hell out of me because his appearance will effect the relationship between Magnus and Cleo but maybeeee that would eventually make it even stronger.
I think that Lucia will probably end up with Jonas eventually before one of them get hurt and maybe even die (I’m sorry if that’s a bit harsh!) I just am expecting that many characters WILL die so if somehow they end up dying I won’t get hurt. Felix might also end up with Olivia because I’m running out of characters although it’d be a bit hard for him to trust another female after all.
If you read the book what are your thoughts?

Bookhaul!

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So many people ask me from where i get my books, i usually order them online from Amazon because bookstores in my country don’t really receive any new releases and book depository doesn’t deliver.

Ordering Books from Amazon is easy but it can be a bit pricey if you’re paying for international shipping but it all depends on the speed of delivery you’re choosing.

I just got my first shipment today and i wanted to show you all what i got

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I didn’t get any new April releases yet because they get released on the 5th of April so what i got mostly consist of books that i am really interested in.

  • Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes.
  • Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes (Sadly i ordered that in paperback instead of Hardcover 😢).
  • Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes.
  • A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes.
  • Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke.
  • Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie.
  • A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab.
  • A Gathering of Shadows by Victoria Schwab.
  • The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski.

I also got another book that was SUPPOSED to be shipped with them, however it was in another tiny box and i don’t even know why but at least they both arrived at the same time.

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  • Map of Fates by Maggie Hall.

I’m really pleased with what i got and i didn’t over do it this time .. at least not much.

Doon

Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon

3.5/5 Stars

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So Veronica has been seeing a dashing blonde kilted dude everywhere and the weird thing is that it seems like nobody else can see him except her, now Veronica think that she’s going mad but I honestly don’t think that it’s crazy to see a dashing blonde kilted dude everywhere, I mean I do that on daily basis .. Don’t you? Okay back to the story so when Mackenna asks Veronica to spend her summer in Scotland with her she said yes to get away from all of her troubles for a couple of months. What Veronica and Mackenna didn’t know is that their time in Scotland will be full of adventures, mysteries and swoon worthy princes
This story is like a fairytale with a deep meaning, it’ll have you shrieking and squealing from all the cuteness that’s in it ❤️ it was fun to read although I feel like it was tooooo cute for me but overall I had fun reading it.

Frostbeard Studio Candles

If you love candles and you love books then you should immediately purchase a Frostbeard candle. They have candles that are based on books/tv shows and they smell absolutely amazing.

i was hesitant the first time i purchased a Frostbeard candle because I was buying a candle that i didn’t sniff! and that’s just … new. So i decided to write a post about the candles i purchased, describing what it smells like to me and from where you can get it so you wouldn’t have to worry about purchasing a candle that you didn’t sniff. Bear in mind that i really love sweet scents.

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Starting with Wizardy Buttery Drink  so have you ever wondered what Diagon alley would smell like? I’ve always imagined it smelling like this candle .. a mixture of butterscotch and brown butter (aside from some really smelly wizards) this is exactly what the candle smells like and its magically delicious! I’d give it 4/5 Stars.

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Headmaster’s office candle, now although i took a picture of Albus Dumbledore i feel like this candle would suit Professor Dolores Umbridge office more. That’s because it has a hint of vanilla, tea and lemon drops and i just imagine Albus Dumbledore Office smelling like an old castle but maybe that’s just me. This candle smells so good, it’s calming and sweet in a balanced way, 4.5/5 Stars.

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As you can see they also sell Soy Tarts and Sample packs and these are so good for testing out their candles and seeing which one suits your taste the most before purchasing a full size candle. I got Sherlock’s study soy tarts and they smell like leather, wood, tobacco and rain. The perfect mixtuare for an adventurous detective like Sherlock. 3/5 Stars, simply because i enjoy sweet scents and although this candle smells good it’s just not my cup of tea.

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Narnia plays a huge rule in my childhood so i went a bit banana when this candle arrived. Through The Wardrobe is a candle based on Narnia and it smells like snow, apples and trees. The funny thing is every time i light this candle i actually start feeling cold because it’s MAGICAL (no i just simply light it whenever the A/C is on). it truly does feel like being in Narnia and you’re simply just waiting for Mr. Tumnus to show up so you could have a cup of tea with him, 4/5 Stars.

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This is my absolute favorite candle and it’s the Hatter’s Tea Party candle. The scent of this candle is a mixtuare of sugar cookies, Earl Grey tea and a hint of something floral. I love it so much to the point where i used the whole thing within a month of purchasing it but don’t worry! i bought another one, 5/5 Stars.

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We all know that you secretly love the scent of books add a hint of dust and vanilla to it and VUALAAAA you get the “Old Books” candle. It’s perfect to light up when you’re reading a classic book to create the whole authentic atmosphere. 3.5/5 Stars.

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Le Cirque Des Rêves” is actually out of stock but i really want to talk about it because its yummy! So after reading this book i kept on trying to imagine everything in it including the smell however since I’ve never been to a circus it was really hard but after getting those soy tarts i feel like i can never imagine a circus without thinking of the soy tarts scent as the smell of the circus. It smells like caramel popcorn, chestnuts and  a whiff of bonfire, 4/5 Stars.

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This candle is for all of the game of thrones fans out there, they actually have more than one candle game of thrones themed. “Winterfell” smells like a burning firewood and Scotch pine. It’s not too earthly or too sweet, it’s right in between. 4/5 Stars.

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Just the name of this candle is mouthwatering so you can’t possibly imagine how amazing it smells like. “Reading at the cafe” takes you all the way to a dim lighted cafe in paris where they serve some heavenly chocolate pastries and deliciously fresh brewed coffee, 5/5 Stars.

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Sassenach” is an earthly crisp scent that transports you all the way to Scotland! it smells like a herbal garden with a bit of lavender scent added to it, 4/5 Stars.

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Twue Wuv” is a valentine limited edition candle that i fell in wuv with because it smells like wedding cake and frosting. I already ordered another one before they sell out because i feel like it’s one of those candle that i’ll never get bored of sniffing, 5/5 Stars.

That’s it guys, I hope that you enjoyed this post and if you decide to get one of the candles I’ve one  5% coupon that i got after ordering some candles just DM in Instagram and i’ll give it to you.