Nevernight Review + GIVEAWAY!

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff 🌌

5/5 🌟’s.

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Synopsis from Goodreads: “The first in a new fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author.

In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.

Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.

Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?”

As soon as I got this book I felt the need to start it because the cover looked so gorgeous and I had a feeling that it was going to be a good book and I was right. Nevernight is right up there on top of my favorites list with TOG series and TFK series ❤️

I didn’t know what to expect from this book and I got into it without knowing anything and that worked as a perk for me because had I read the synopsis of the book I wouldn’t have been as surprised and I would have tried to predict everything .. And frankly I think that would make the book less interesting.

The world building in this book is very descriptive and phenomenal and I was gripped by throat from the very first page ✨ The characters, oh boy the characters are just AMAZING .. I honestly was interested in every single character that was mentioned in this book even the animals 🐴 and Mia is just the perfect antihero kickass girl 💪🏼 I hated her and loved her at the same time but the love ruled out the hate and to see her grow and develop throughout the book is just heartwarming and entertaining.

So if you know me you probably know that I freakin hate flashbacks, I just do. The beginning of the book had a couple of flashbacks and I was like “Oh no…” but as I kept on reading I fell in love with the author’s way of writing and I also fell in love with this book’s flashbacks. The way the author played with the flashbacks is just amazing and I was insanely hooked! It took me longer than usual to read this book and that’s because there are so many informations in this book (especially the footnotes) and I honestly didn’t want to miss out on anything and I wanted to fully comprehend and digest everything. I also was busy with my best friend’s wedding and I really wanted to take the book with me to the wedding (IT MATCHED MY DRESS!) but yeah they had to snatch out of my hands just so I wouldn’t look weird 💁🏻 anyway as I was saying it took me about a week to finish it (I usually finish a book within 2-3 days) but I didn’t get this “ugh I’m bored I wish I could be reading something els” feeling which I usually get when I read a book for more than 3-4 days and that says a lot.

I know many people are not impressed with the author’s way of writing this book but I certainly was. I loved everything about this book and I honestly wouldn’t want a thing to change 📖 I’m a reader not a critic, the book was written for us to enjoy not to complain about (I totally don’t understand why anyone would complain). I loved it soooo much and I can’t wait for the next book to be released!! Do you have a favorite character? I really love Mia and I was also a bit obsessed with Cassius I mean they call him The Lord of Blades so that’s something ⚔

GIVEAWAY!

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I’m givingaway a UK hardcover copy of Nevernight with a poster, bookmark and a signed book plate! The winner will also receive a Luna Lovegood Funko pop figure, Infernal devices ring and ofc AN EMPIRE OF STORMS MAGNETIC BOOKMARK BECAUSE THE BOOK IS OUT SOON!!

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TO ENTER:

  • Repost this picture once on Instagram (No need to spam people!) using the tag #HAYASNEVERNIGHTGIVEAWAY
  • Mention me in your caption but don’t tag me please ❤️.
  • Must Follow @Hayaisreading.
  • The giveaway is open internationally 🌏.
  • If you’re under the age of 18, please ask your parents (or a guardian) for a permission to give out you address.
  • Mention 3 of your friends who you think are interested in this giveaway in the Instagram comment section.
  • one entry each person 👤 No giveaway accounts and accounts must be public!

 

The Giveaway will end on the 10th of September Good luck to you all ❤️

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My Reading Nook ✨

Some of you might be wondering what’s a “reading nook”? For me, a reading nook is a place in your room (or house) that you specifically read in. I know most of you are like BUT I READ ON MY BED well so do i but i also have a reading nook because every reader needs a place where your mind kinda registers that you have to sit your ass down and read.

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I know some rooms are smaller than others and you really don’t have to go all out when you’re creating your reading nook, you can simply put a comfy chair in front of your bookcase and BAAM you got your self a reading nook.I’m going to show you my reading nook and the items that are in it and from where i got everything and hopefully that will inspire you to create your very own reading nook where you get to finish many books 📚

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My reading nook consists of a sofa, table, pillows, lamp and a clock. I rarely ever show the clock in my pictures although it’s one of my favorite things in my room. I got the sticker from Ikea (I looked for a link but i don’t think it’s available anymore!) and a vintage fair clock that is super cute and i kinda love it because it reminds me of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 🎪 My floor lamp is also from Ikea and it matches my old nightstand lamp and ceiling lights.

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The size of this sofa is perfect because it doesn’t take that much space yet it’s comfy and big enough for you to lie down on it. That’s not all, it’s also a sofa bed!! The two pillows at the back are from ikea as well (no surprise there, lol). “I Read Past My Bedtime” & “The World Belongs to Those Who Read” pillows are from Bookwormboutique store in Society6, and there’s absolutely nothing like bookish pillows to make your reading nook comfy and cute and Lauren has one of the best designs ever. The Throw is from Pottery Barn and it’s really cozy and warm .. plus the knitting is gorgeous.

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If this table had a mouth it wouldn’t stop complaining and whining about all of the stuff that i pile on it 😂 You can clearly see that I’m not the most organized person on earth (I try my best) and i tend to stuff random bits and bobs on that shelf but this table is great, the size fits the sofa perfectly and i use the surface of this table as a backdrop for my pictures.

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I usually change the items on my table depending on the season and as you can see I’m pretty excited for Fall 🍂 This table is where i place my bookmark or cup of tea while reading. This round wooden plate like thing is from ikea.

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Inside it i have my planner, pen, candle and some baby breath and fairy-lights placed in a mason jar.

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You thought I’d miss out on the chance of talking about my planner? that aint happenin. So i started wanting a planner around March and then i was like “Uhh it’s too late already” and then in July i went to Scotland and i visited a paperchase shop and i found this awesome planner. So it’s a 2016/2017 planner that starts from the last week of June 2016 and ends around the same time on 2017 .. so if you thought it’s too late to get a planner then you’re wrong! it’s pretty awesome from the inside too and i love it 💛.

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In case you’re wondering what’s the candle that is in the round wooden plate thingy, it’s “Brave Wizards” from FrostBeard .. It smells AMAZING! and i had to show some house pride because Gryffindors are the best 🦁

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Since we already talking about Harry Potter i thought that i could show-off this amazing sticker that i got from the Nerdy Post June box!

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I love this mug! It’s adorable and it makes life much easier for me because with this mug i don’t have to get up and throw the tea bag away after it brewed whilst I’m reading .. i can simply put the tea bag in the compartment that is in the front! Amazing, I know. Plus who can say no to a cute cat mug?

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You might have noticed a box that’s filled with books and it’s pushed against the farthest wall in my reading nook .. This is my box of shame AKA the box that is filled with my TBR books, at least it’s not a bookcase anymore 🙊

 

I hope that this blog post has helped you in case you were thinking about creating a reading nook or simply if you’re looking for cute/bookish things ❤️  I have a question: Where do you do most of your reading?

Owlcrate’s March Box

I finally got my Owlcrate box and i want to share the contents with you guys, fair warning though there is going to be some major spoilers in this post and this video.

First of all, for those of you who don’t know what Owlcrate is. Owlcrate is a young adult book subscription box that gets sent monthly to your doorsteps. Each month has a different theme and inside the box you will find a new released YA book and 3 to 5 kickass bookish things (more details at the end of the post).

Starting with my favorite thing which is the CARD that gets send monthly but obviously it’s different each month because it explains the different things inside each box.

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I simply adore the details on their cards and how much effort they put into making those

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So the theme of the month is “Writer’s Block” which is really creative and fun, it’s definitely one of my favorite boxes ever!

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In this box you get a pair of Banned Books Socks from out of the print because one of the ways that an author can be blocked is by banning their books from being published even though the books they’re trying to publish are awesome.

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Bookworm Boutique is one of the best stores that sell bookish merch so i was glad to hear that its partnering up with Owlcrate for this box! These are the pins that were exclusively made for Owlcrate and they’re beautiful.

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The “642 tiny things to write about” notebook by Chronicle Books that will help you come up with awesome stories to write about specially with the cute quill pen from Kikkerland that i adore.

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AND THE BOOK OF THE MONTH IS .. THE SERPENT KING BY JEFF ZENTER! Now this is a coming-of-age novel that talks about the obstacles that the main teen characters are facing in their life, including their past/future and their own creative struggles. This book also comes with a letter from the author and a postcard (i think).

So the cost of the box is $29.99 without the shipping and it ships internationally, if you’re interested in getting one you can use the 10% discount codes in bio of owlcrate reps.