Thursday, 26 November 2015

Best Monthly Subscription Boxes of 2015


Looking for a great monthly subsciption box? Well take a look at the ones listed below! :)
Uppercase Box monthly book subscription box for young adult book lovers

  • amazing brand new, hardcover young adult book
  • signed book or bookplate signed by author
  • 1-2 high-quality, exclusive and custom items available only in Uppercase Box
  • Uppercase reading experience with exclusive content to explore
  • $17 - $29 per month (prices vary on location of delivery)
https://www.uppercasebox.com/?utm_expid=88384574-1.Tdd6N_K5T5WhW4CfFIYlhw.0&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.uppercasebox.com%2Four-process%2F
OwlCrate monthly ya subscription box

  • one new ya book
  • 3-5 bookish keepsakes to help set the mood for your literary adventure
  • $29 per month + shipping & handling
https://owlcrate.com
Loot Crate monthly subscription box for gamers

  • exclusive products from top gaming and & entertainment franchise
  • 4-8 items over $45 retail value
  • discounts on longer subscriptions and a bonus gift for 12 month plan
  • $26 - $29 per month (prices vary on location of delivery)
https://www.lootcrate.com

Treats monthly subscription box for the international snack lover
  • 4-5 international snacks (premium pack gives you 8-10 snacks)
  • try a new country every month
  • $12.95 - $24.95 per month (shipping fees will apply for addresses outside of the United States)
https://www.cratejoy.com/treats/#

Allure Sample Society monthly beauty subscription box 
  • 5 or more deluxed-sized beauty samples from today's most luxurious brands
  • selected by editors, tested by experts, and then delivered to you
  • $15 per month + shipping & handling
https://w1.buysub.com/pubs/N3/ALL/beautybox_landing.jsp?cds_page_id=186691&cds_mag_code=ALL&cds_response_key=S5TALB07#one


Monday, 23 November 2015

Never, Never by: Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher

 Never, Never was a fast-paced, mysterious, exciting, romantic, novel that kept me on my toes until the very end. I have to admit, both Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher are amazing authors and my expectations for this novel was pretty high. However, this novel did exceed my expectations and left me wanting more. 



Best friends since they could walk.
In love since the age of fourteen.
Complete strangers since this morning.

He'll do anything to remember.
She'll do anything to forget.



This novel is the first book in the Never, Never series cowritten by Colleen Hoover (a.k.a. CoHo) and Tarryn Fisher. Colleen Hoover wrote Silas' (the guy) POV and Tarryn Fisher wrote Charlie's (the girl) POV. This book opens with our two narrators having absolutely no memory of who they are, where they live, who their friends and family are, or how they managed to get in this state. Piecing together clues about their lives and their relationship, it seems like the more they discover the weirder everything gets. 


Who were they before? How did they lose their memories? Do they even want to find out?

 
Romance does come out when both Charlie and Silas are trying to figure out the details of their relationship as well as the skeletons that seem to be hanging in their closets. It's dark, mysterious, creepy, and a lot more than just romance. By the end of the day, I am going to have to tell you all it is worth the read. Even if it contains a cliffhanger for an ending. 




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Thursday, 19 November 2015

Ebook of the Month


When The Sun Goes Down by ObsceneIrrationality 



Wanna be journalist Kate Santoro would do anything for the scoop. Anything. Including finding her way into an underground club exclusive to only those in the Genovese mafia and the beautiful women they employee. What could be more perfect? She would stick to the shadows, snap a few videos, and write the biggest story New York has ever seen, therein making her a legend. 

Easy as pie. Until she gets found. A series of blatant lies and lucky breaks later and she is mistaken to be one of the workers underneath. While many might be terrified of this predicament Kate couldn't be more excited. The freedom to roam the area and talk to the members of the infamous brotherhood will leave no rock unturned. All she has to do is keep her cover until the night is over and the workers go home. What a fantastic position she is in. 

There are just two problems. One being him. Alessio. The Don, the Godfather, the Capo di tutti capi (the boss of bosses) who has taken a keen interest in Kate. Even that is something she could probably handle for one night. Except problem number two. They don't leave. Not at the end of the night, the end of the week, or even the end of the month. 

Alessio's interest in Kate threatens to expose her, something she would surely die from.
He knows she doesn't belong but it's not as though she could have just waltzed in, right? By the time Kate realizes that not even the greatest scoop is worth the price, she is in far too deep to call it quits now. 




Review:

This novel was one of the best ebooks I have read so far. The way it captures not only the tension and chemistry between Kate and Alessio was breathtaking. I was astonished with how the author, ObsceneIrrationality, portrayed this story so well. The way the characters felt so flawed yet so perfect,  realistic yet unreal, and beautiful yet horrific. I felt for all of the characters and found myself wishing that the novel contained more chapters. 

This is ultimately why "When The Sun Goes Down" by ObsceneIrrationality is my ebook must read for the month of November. 




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Book Trailer 


Be sure to check it out on Wattpad today.


https://www.wattpad.com/story/28159325-when-the-sun-goes-down-a-midnight-mafia-novel

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Coming Soon...


  • Review for Never, Never by: Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
  • Movie review of Brooklyn 

Brooklyn by: Colm Toibin

  Colm Toibin's novel "Brooklyn" truly is a novel that is both inspirational and awe-inspiring. "Brooklyn" centers around a woman named Eilis, who was born and raised in Ireland. Due to the lack of employment and love interests, Eilis is given the opportunity to leave Ireland and escape to America where she has a job wanting readily for her. As she suffers from homesickness and feelings of loneliness and despair, she begins to question if it was truly the right decision to move to America and leave everything she has ever known behind.

    All of that changes when she meets Tony. Tony, the kind, loving, caring, man that has his eye set on Eilis. As they begin to talk, hang out, and just be with one another, Eilis notices that she does not feel lonely or in despair but happy for the first time since she came to America. But as the romantic chemistry sparks between them, horrible news is on it's way from Ireland threading to destroy everything she has worked so hard to create in Brooklyn.


Ultimately the question that everyone wants to know is where does Eilis' future lie now?



   
Brooklyn truly portrays and captures of the struggle of an immigrant moving to the US in the post war world. Eilis is a character that is relatable, the issues she faces are no less true for people of many eras from all over the world who take on the huge challenge of immigration. Colm Toibin also did an amazing job with the portrayal of the boarding house in which Eilis lives in during her stay in Brooklyn. In the end, this was a beautifully written and patiently paced tale that everyone should read. 




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