book review, Books, Jessica Day George, Summer Reading, Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George

Hello everyone, I hope you all are well! I just finished this book five minutes ago and had to do a review on it right away. I had no idea that this book existed until I found it on my library’s online catalog. I was looking for Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George and this is one that popped up. 

There wasn’t anything that I disliked about this book honestly. I think that this story was beautifully written and very magical. Jessica Day George is great at getting you hooked into a story within the first few chapters. About half way into the book I predicted that the story would end in a different way than it did. I’m glad that my prediction was wrong because it made the whole thing so much more awesome. It kind of reminded me of Beauty and the Beast because the Isbjørn just barges in and demands that the lass lives with him for one year. Also, there is a curse to be broken so that makes me curious if this is a retelling to a fairytale or not.

If you like fairytales, magic, curses and happy endings I totally recommend Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow.

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Ariana Grande, Broadway, Ed Sheeran, Melanie Martinez, Music, Musicals, My Chemical Romance, Panic! at the disco, Pentatonix, Twenty One Pilots

Most Recent Things I’ve Listened to on Spotify

Hey guys, happy Wednesday! Today is going to be a little bit different because I haven’t been reading as much. I thought I’d share with you what I’ve been listening to lately. Who doesn’t like music, right? If you like this list and want me to post a few of my favorite songs from these artists/bands or other artists/bands, leave me a comment. 

1. Pentatonix 

I am in love with this group. I love how they sing their songs Acapella, and their voices blend so we’ll together. 

2.Musicals 

I really love anything having to do with Broadway. I also really love movie musicals. A lot of these are movie soundtracks, but I do have a bunch of Broadway soundtracks.

3. Lucifer’s Playlist

This is a playlist I made from the songs featured on the show Lucifer. The music is different from everything I listen to, but it’s good.

4. Glee Seasons 1-6

I was obsessed with this show for the longest time. I like to go back sometimes and just jam out. Some pop, a little bit of R&B, they did a lot.

5. Twenty One Pilots

This band is absolutely amazing. I really like how they do things and I just love everything about them.

6. Panic! At the Disco

This needs no explanation but Brendon Urie. His vocals are out of this world.

7. Melanie Martinez

I had no clue who this girl was until Spotify recommended her to me. Her songs are slightly strange, but she’s got a great voice.

8. Ariana Grande

I wasn’t a huge fan of hers until I heard about what she did in Manchester. I thought she was a bit overrated, but I shouldn’t have judged a book by it’s cover. 

9. My Chemical Romance

I’m really sad that this band broke up honestly. Welcome to the Black Parade is one of my all time​ favorite albums because it’s so different and “emo”. I’m not into emo music, but these guys are great.

10. Ed Sheeran

A friend of mine introduced me to his music and I was instantly hooked. He writes his own songs, his voice is so great, what more could we ask for? 



book review, Books, Sarah J. Maas, Summer Reading, Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas *Slight Spoiler warning*

Sarah J. Maas, you’ve done it again. You have amazed me to the point that the book just flew by like it was nothing. I will admit that I was slightly annoyed with Celaena at the beginning because she was so cocky, but she grew on me. The action was brilliant, the magic was fantastic and I could not get enough of the possible romance! 
I really loved the idea of Celaena being an assassin. To my knowledge we haven’t had a main character like this anywhere and it was so unique. The only thing that bugged me about this book was Lady Kaltain. She popped up mainly during conversations between Celaena and Dorian and it was only to make him fall for her. Then at the duel she poisoned Celaena and at that point I just wanted her to go away. If she had a bigger part in the story maybe that would have been okay but I didn’t really understand the beef she had with Celaena.

I don’t want to say too much just because it’s so great you’ll have to find out the rest for yourself! I totally recommend this book to anyone who loves magic, assassins, and royalty. I also recommend it to anyone who has read her A Court of Thorns and Roses series. It is different, but there is mention of Fae somewhere in there!


 

Books, Currently Reading, Juliet Marillier, Kiera Cass, Lev Grossman, Mechthild Gläser, Melanie Dickerson, Sara Saedi, Sarah J. Maas, Sheri S. Tepper, Summer Reading

Currently Reading

I’m starting June off right with a big pile! I’m really excited about these because most of them I’ve not heard of and they look cool.

  • The Siren – Kiera Cass
  • The Book Jumper – Mechthild Glaser
  • Never Ever – Sara Saedi
  • The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest – Melanie Dickerson
  • A Court of Wings and Ruin – Sarah J. Maas

I’m about half way through A Court of Wings and Ruin. I’m really not so excited about A Court of Wings and Ruin. Everything seems different in this one and I’m just not enjoying it as much. Hopefully I will write reviews for all of them, but maybe I’ll just do some? Let me know what you would like to see!

Books, Summer Reading, To Be Read Pile

June & July TBR 

  • Princess of the Midnight Ball – Jessica Day George
  • Beast – Brie Spangler
  • Hunted – Meagan Spooner
  • The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden
  • Lost Girl – Chanda Hahn
  • The Silent Songbird – Melanie Dickerson
  • The Wish Granter – C. J. Redwine
  • Never where – Neil Gaiman
  • Ash – Malinda Lo
  • American Gods – Neil Gaiman

    These are the books I’ve not really heard of until I saw them on Pinterest! Most of the time I find my recommendations on BookTube, but as I was messing around on Pinterest I found these. All of these seemed really interesting to me because the titles are intriging and I like fairytale retellings. I would have added more to my list but if I put too many on and don’t get to them all then I feel like I haven’t achieved my goal. 

    I’m currently reading a lot and if you’d like to see what I’m reading leave me a comment saying so!

    Craft fun, Crafts, Diy, Flower Ponding

    Flower Pounding Project

    Hello lovely people! I hope you all are well. Today is not a book review unfortunately, but I do have something interesting to share!

    On Monday, (Memorial Day) my lovely mother and I did this really cool and crafty project. She showed me a video of a lady pounding various flowers on a white cloth bandana with a hammer. Of course I was intrigued because I love doing crafty things. It was a super easy process and it came out really well.

    For this project you will need the following:

    • Newspaper or parchment paper to cover the area where you will be working
    • Different colored flowers (bright ones work best)
    • A white bandana
    • A hammer
    • Masking tape

    Now that you have your materials ready you’ll want to do the following:

    • Clear off your work space and set your newspaper or parchment paper flat
    • Set your bandana on top
    • Cut the flowers off of the stems and tape them in whatever formation you’d like on the bandana
    • Pound (or roll) them flat and leave them sit until you’ve done them all

    If you have spaces with white you can either leave it white or you can cover it. I had some white spaces so I sprinkled stray petals and pounded them. 

    This is my finished product.

    This bandana is covered in flower residue? Juice? I’m not entirely sure what you call it, but it’s pretty!

    I totally recommend trying this out because it was a lot of fun. Happy crafting!

    book review, Books, gelato, Italy, Jenna Evans Welch

    Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

    This book was amazing. It was a good mix of family drama, friendship and romance. I also liked the visuals that the author made me see of Italy with her words. I love it when authors are able to show you things without showing you actual pictures. The flow of the story was great and as they talked about gelato I found my mouth watering. Romance is not something I usually read but lately I’ve been slowly getting into it. Another thing that I liked about this book is that it wasn’t really a cliche romance novel. The ones where boy meets girl, girl falls for the guy and he plays hard to get or vice versa? Yeah, not a fan. I like the uniqueness of this one and it caught my attention within the first chapter.

    I can’t say too much without revealing any hidden secrets. I totally recommend this book to anyone who likes non cliche romance and gelato.