Captain America Book Tag


I saw this tag on Morgan’s blog, Gone With The Words. The beautiful graphic also belongs to her.

Steve Rogers/Captain America: a book with a big character transformation

There’s so many characters that come to mind, but I’d have to say Cath from Fangirl. She changed so much throughout the book, and it was amazing! She was so afraid of being in her own, but she learns to stand up for herself and be more independent. 

Peggy Carter
: a book with a strong female protagonist

Celaena/Aelin from Throne of Glass. Let me tell you, I would not have survived anywhere near as long as she has. She’s so badass and awesome, but she’s also real. She’s broken and scarred yet she prevails through it all. 

Bucky Barnes: a book with your ultimate BROTP

WILL/JEM. Forever and always. They are not just friends, they are parabatai. Closer than brothers. Nothing, no one, could ever come between them. They would die for each other, and they would die without eachother. 

Howling Commandos: a book with squad goals

ACOMAF for sure. Just point me in the direction of where I need to sell my soul to be part of the Night Court’s inner circle. 

Red Skull: a book with a cliche plot

There’s too many to name. Seriously. 


Natasha Romanoff
: a book with a snarky side character

Magnus from TID/TMI. The sass in this one, it is perfection. 

I’m Just A Kid from Brooklyn: a book with a memorable setting/character backstory
I’m gonna go with Natasha Romanoff (there’s a book so it counts) for this one. The Red Room, her training, Ivan. I must know more!!!

Do You Two…. Fondue?: a book with a love triangle

The Hunger Games, Twilight, TID, Theone of Glass, Strange Angels, …. shall I continue?

Til The End Of The Line:
a book with the OTP to end all OTPs

Percabeth. Percabeth. Percabeth. 

Percabeth is that one OTP that is unbreakable. They have literally been though hell (well, Tartaraus) together. It’s set in stone. Actually, no. It’s set in diamond because it is the strongest OTP ever. 

Some other epic OTPs: Rowaelin, Wessa/Jessa, Clellamy, Akarou, Malec 
I Understood That Reference: a book with a pop culture reference

The only one I can remember right now would be Magnus Chase with its Doctor Who reference.  
I tag anyone who’s interested! (aka I’m too lazy to actually tag specifics)

Book Review: Vengeance Road 

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Rating: 4 stars

Revenge is worth its weight in gold.

When her father is murdered for a journal revealing the location of a hidden gold mine, eighteen-year-old Kate Thompson disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers—and justice. What she finds are untrustworthy strangers, endless dust and heat, and a surprising band of allies, among them a young Apache girl and a pair of stubborn brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate gets closer to the secrets about her family, a startling truth becomes clear: some men will stop at nothing to get their hands on gold, and Kate’s quest for revenge may prove fatal. 

This book has been on my TBR list since like, forever. I finally decided to read it, and I’m glad I did. I haven’t read many western books before, so it was pretty interesting. Let me tell you something, I love a good revenge story. There won’t be a sequel, though there is a companion novel coming out next year. 

I thought this was going to be a straight and simple story, no twist and turns, but boy was I wrong. There was a good number of things that I just did not see coming. 

Kate’s a pretty badass chick.

“That sounds real nice, boy,” he says. “Now for the love of God, lower that damn pistol.”

“All right,” I says.

And I do.

Right after I shoot him through the skull.”

– Erin Bowman,“Vengeance Road.”

I liked Jesse and Will enough, but eh. TBR chemistry between her and Jesse was nice, but seriously, they just met. Lil was interesting, but wedding get to find out much about her (yet).  
Usually, I hate hate hate books where it’s told with an accent. I couldn’t read Blood Red Road ’cause of the accent. There is one in this book, and it’ll seem pretty strong at first, but you get used to it. It’s not too overbearing and once you really get into the story it’s not an issue. 
It was generally pretty fast paced, a nitty gritty western read. I would definitely reccomend this to fans of Rebel of the Sands. A gunslinging, sassy, wild, girl hellbent on revenge. Why are you not already reading this?

Merch Review + Giveaway: My Sweet Paper Cards

NOTE:I received free samples in exchange for a review. This did not effect my review of the product, everything below is my own honest opinion

Shop: My Sweet Paper Cards (https://www.etsy.com/shop/mysweetpapercards)
Rating: 5 stars
Products Category: Stationary
Products I Received: “You’re a wizard” Mystery Bag


I am extremely excited to open this!!! 


I love this sticker!! It’s Harry, but he’s a cat. 

Ohmygosh, it’s packaged so cutely!!!


Here’s the first mystery package, I wonder what it is (forcing myself to not rip it all open) These stickers are so cute!!! 


Here’s the second mystery pack, I can see some words through it. Again, adorable stickers. 

Okay, I can’t wait I’m opening them!


So in the first package, there’s this cute notebook! 

              Oooh there’s more in here!

       It’s a card! I love the owl post stamp!


It’s a howler! Thats so awesome! Both the cards are blank so you can use them for anything. 

Okay, package #2

OHMYGOSH ITS GORGEOUS


It doesn’t look like much in the picture, but it’s a notepad that has a quote embossed in gold on its cover. 


Now for the stickers!


Seriously, I’m in love with Harry the cat. 


Eeeeeh! These are so cute!!! I love these so much!

There’s also this magnet:


Definitely living happily ever after in my fridge! 

And last but not least,


This bookmark! 
This was amazing! I think it would makea perfect gift for all those HP lovers out there (I know I loved it a ton)  This was the Your A Wizard pack, but they also have mystery packs for each house. I think this pack cost about $8, which is less than if you just bought the two notebooks. It took maybe a week to ship (from France). The Mystery Bag packaging is so cute! Everything in here is nicely wrapped and gosh I love it so much!

Here’s everything that was included :


A notebook, a notepad, 2 letters, 8 stickers, a magnet, and a bookmark. Each bag is different so I can’t say what you might find in yours. 
Now, for the giveaway

  • It is open INTERNATIONALLY. 
  • You must be at least 18 years old or have your parents permission to share your address
  • Winners are given 48 hours to respond to their email of congratulations, if they don’t respond within the timeframe, a new winner will be chosen
  • I am not responsible for lost/damaged items, neither is My Paper Cards
  •  I will check all your entries! Cheaters will be disqualified

                           The Prize:


I’ve teamed up with My Paper Cards to give away one Potion Making notebook! 

             a Rafflecopter giveaway

Merch Review: Good Night Kittens

NOTE: I received a free sample in exchange for a review. This did not effect my review of the product, everything below is my own honest opinion

Shop: Good Night Kittens (https://www.etsy.com/shop/goodnightkittens)
Rating: 5 stars
Products Category: Book related shirts, posters, and totes

Product I Received: Helldivers T-shirt in Dark Red 


OHMYGOSH 

Look at it!!!

It’s gorgeous. 

I haven’t seen very much merch for Red Rising, but this definitely takes the cake. I mean, look at the details!


I love how the design has all those little designs hidden in it that relate to Red Rising.  Oh, and the print! I expected just plain black on red, but it’s actually a shimmery gunmetal color! 


It’s lightweight enough to wear in the summer without dying in the heat, and it’s so cute! It’s available in 2 colors, heather red and dark red. Mine looks lighter because of the lighting, but it’s a gorgeous shade of dark red.  You can also get this design printed on a red tote!

//pictures from GoodNightKittens

It shipped extremely fast, and it was nicely packed inside the padded envelope. It actually came two days earlier than expected, which was a nice surprise!

I would definitely recommend this shop to Red Rising fans! She also has Hunger Games and Grisha designs (ohmygosh they’re so beautiful)! Seriously, check it out!

Merch Review: Nephilim Jems

NOTE:

I received free samples in exchange for a review. This did not effect my review of the product, everything below is my own honest opinion


Shop: Nephilim Jems (https://www.etsy.com/shop/nephilimjems)

Rating: 5 stars

Products Category: Fandom & Fantasy Jewelry

Products I Received: Shadowhunter  Cell Phone Charm, Mermaid Earrings, Percabeth Necklace & Music Note Bow

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Subscription Box Unboxing + Review: LitJoy

Note: I received this box for free in exchange for a review. This did not effect my review of the box, everything stated below is my honest opinion on the product. 


Subscription Box: LitJoy 

Month: May

Rating: 5 stars 
A little bit about LitJoy from their website:

LitJoy Crate is a monthly book box subscription for readers of all ages! Each box is thoughtfully curated with new release books and 2-3 quality book-themed items. Select from our children’s board book crate (ages 0-2), children’s picture book crate (ages 3-7), or our young adult book crate (ages 14+). 

Monthly plans start at $29.99 (plus shipping), and with prepay plans of 3, 6 or 12 months increment, you’ll save a bit per box. 

   Now, let’s pop open this blue beauty 

         It came with  this card about LitJoy

    

     Oooh, here’s the Merch it came with


A notepad by Chicklit designs, a super cute compass watch necklace, and this lipgloss by Me Now. 

The notepad is adorable! I don’t think I’ll be able to write on it, it’s too cute! It was also specially designed for the book this box came with! I love the necklace, and it fits perfectly with the book (can you guess what book this is?). The lipgloss is my favorite, and it matches my lips almost exactly. It’s a shade or two lighter and it looks fantastic! I know I’ll be buying more of this. 
                      Now for the book


Rebel of the Sands! This was actually one of the first books I reviewed for my blog. It came with a signed nameplate and handwritten a letter from Alwym Hamilton herself. 

                  

     

Oh, I almost forgot. Like the background? It’s a scarf that came with the box! 

A hardcover book, signed nameplate, handwritten letter, and four items that fit perfectly with the book. I’d call that a win!

I would definitely reccomend this subscription to all YA lovers! And guess what, you can buy previous boxes from their site if you missed one you wanted!
What do y’all think of this box? Comment below!

Merch Review: Legendary Letters + Giveaway

I received free samples in exchange for a review. This did not effect my review of the product, everything below is my own honest opinion 
Shop: Legendary Letters 

Rating: 5 stars
Products Category: Personalized greeting letters from Santa Claus, Harry Potter, Hogwarts, the Ministry of Magic, Willy Wonka, Hunger Games, Twilight, etc. 
Products I Received: Prefect Letter + Pins set

Oh my god. Opening this was one of the best moment of my life, even though I knew it wasn’t real. I’m going to treasure this forever. 

 The quality of this was amazing, it even had a real wax stamp on it. The pins are adorable, and I’m definitely wearing them to the midnight release of The Cursed Child. It seemed very authentic, and my friends and siblings freaked out when I showed it to them. The letter is customizable, and you can choose what three traits it says you showed and which room is your bedroom. 

It shipped way faster than I expected, it only took about 2 days. It came in a padded envelope and was in perfect condition. 

I would definitely reccomend this to everyone. This would make an amazing present, I honestly can’t think of a better one.  

              Now, onto the Giveaway


                Please read this carefully

The giveaway is for a coupon code for a Hogwarts Express Train Ticket. It’s $5 off, so you have three options:

  • $5 off a 1st class ticket, so it will cost $5
  • A free second class ticket (minor defect)
  • 2 free third class tickets (defect)

           You will have to pay for shipping 

     1st class ticket:


2nd class ticket 


3rd class ticket



                a Rafflecopter giveaway



Merch Review: Marquis du Soleil

I received free samples in exchange for a review. This did not effect my review of the product, everything below is my own honest opinion 

Shop: Marquis du Soleil (https://www.etsy.com/shop/marquisdusoleil)


Rating:  5 stars


Products Category
: Bookmarks, Stationary, Art Prints, Posters, etc. 

Products I Received: Aelin of the Wildfire bookmark, Spring Court Feyre bookmark, The NightCourt bookmark, and Rapunzul postcard. 
    
                              bookmarks

                                                                                

                                     postcard


5 stars guys. I don’t just give those out lightly. In fact, this is the very first thing on my blog to get a full 5 star rating (whoohoo!). 

You wanna know why? Because her work is absolutely stunning.  These are the most gorgeous bookmarks I’ve ever laid eyes on, and probably always will be. The pictures don’t do them true justice. 

They’re all hand made, on cold pressed watercolor paper.  The colors are beautiful and vibrant, and the typography  is nice and elegant. I love the script they are written in. 

I love the Rapunzul design, especially how she’s a brunette. I’ve always seen Rapunzul as a blonde, and that’s how I’ve always thought of her. It actually took me a second to realize what fairytale the card was. I adore the colors used in this, and the flowers. 

Shipping was pretty fast, it took maybe three, four days for it to arrive.  They came in a really cute blue envelope, and they were in perfect condition. 

Overall, I would reccomend this to EVERYONE. I don’t care who you are, you need to buy Caitlin’s designs. Oh, did I mention she has Redbubble and Society6 also? You can buy her designs on phone cases, shirts, blankets, clocks, pillows, etc.  

Book Review: Ivory and Bone

Ivory and Bone  by Julie Eshbaugh

Series: Ivory and Bone 


Publication Date
: June 7 2016

Publisher: Harper Teen

Rating: 4 stars

A prehistoric fantasy—with allusions to Pride and Prejudice.

Hunting, gathering, and keeping his family safe—that’s the life seventeen-year-old Kol knows. Then bold, enigmatic Mya arrives from the south with her family, and Kol is captivated. He wants her to like and trust him, but any hopes of impressing her are ruined when he makes a careless—and nearly grave—mistake. However, there’s something more to Mya’s cool disdain…a history wrought with loss that comes to light when another clan arrives. With them is Lo, an enemy from Mya’s past who Mya swears has ulterior motives.

As Kol gets to know Lo, tensions between Mya and Lo escalate until violence erupts. Faced with shattering losses, Kol is forced to question every person he’s trusted. One thing is for sure: this was a war that Mya or Lo—Kol doesn’t know which—had been planning all along. 

(I’m feeling a little off today, so this review is pretty short. It’s not my best work, but I tried)

I don’t think I’ve ever read a book set in prehistoric times. I actually didn’t realize that it was until I looked at the synopsis again. 

The way the story was told was pretty interesting. 

“Why don’t you tell me a story?” 

― Julie Eshbaugh, Ivory and Bone

The majority (but not all) of it is told as a story to Mya by Kol, so it uses  words like you, and seems like it’s referring to the reader. It’s kinda nice because it’s like you’re part of the story. 

“But at this moment, this one word feels like the answer to every question:

You.” 

― Julie Eshbaugh, Ivory and Bone

The story itself is pretty interesting since the narrator doesn’t know who’s lying and who can be trusted. I can’t go too in detailed without spoiling some key details, so I’ll leave it at that. 
The writing is beautiful, and Julie Eshbaugh describes things so perfectly. She weaves magic into words. 

I liked Kol generally, but he’s not exactly one of my favorite characters. Mya is pretty badass, and definitely my favorite though she could use some loosening up.  There were times I really wanted to smack Peck. He has no tact. At all. 

I would reccomend this book to anyone looking for a good read, definitely if your a fan of Pride and Prejuidice. 

Cover Reveal: King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard

I have been waiting for this from the second I closed Glass Sword. I’ll admit, the sequel wasn’t as good as I thought it would be, but hopefully this ending will make up for it. 

Anyways, here it is!!!!
 
OMG look at it!!! 😍

That crown looks so spikes and extremely uncomfortable (hmm… wonder what that might mean) Also, the title.  Kings Cage. I wonder what’s in store for Maven (he deserves whatever it is)

Oh and the tagline

All Will Burn (!?!!?!??)

am I the only one FREAKING OUT over here?!?

Sadly, we gotta wait until Febuary for this 😭