TOP FIVE TUESDAY ♡ WINTER OLYMPIANS

Hello friends and happy Tuesday! I’m kinda sorta stepping back from books for our Top Five this week because almost my entire focus these days is on the Winter Olympics. I mean I’m Canadian, winter is what we do. I’ve always loved the Olympics and I love seeing so many amazing athletes compete in crazy and intense events. Obviously my favourite thing is seeing Canada win and rack up those medals, but even if my favourites don’t win I’m proud regardless. Fair warning, I’ll be super biased in my list and only talk about Canadians because, well, they’re my country’s athletes and I love them the most.

Here is today’s Top Five Tuesday: Winter Olympians!

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MOODBOARD MONDAY ♡ JESS MARIANO

Hello friends and happy Monday! I don’t know about the rest of you but I am definitely enjoying my long weekend. Thanks, government.

Today’s Moodboard Monday is dedicated to everyone’s favourite bad boy bookworm, Jess Mariano from the show Gilmore Girls. I’ve only been watching this show for about a year and a half now but come on, who doesn’t love Jess Mariano? Out of all of Rory’s boyfriends he is hands down the best. And it doesn’t hurt that he’s played by the wonderful Milo Ventimiglia. Ugh, I need a Jess. If anyone knows where I can find one, let me know. *wink*

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Until next time,

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REVIEW ✧ SACKED

“If all I wanted was a quick lay, you and I both know I could get that without any effort. I want something more than that from you.”

☆☆☆☆

What he wants he gets… 

Knox Masters is a quarterback’s worst nightmare. Warrior. Champion. And…virgin. Knox knows what he wants–and he gets it. All American Football player? Check. NFL pros scouting him? Check. Now, he’s set his sight on two things. The national title. And Ellie Campbell. Sure, she’s the sister of his fellow teammate, but that’s not going to stop him. Especially not when he’s convinced Ellie is the one.

…but he’s never met her before. 

But Ellie isn’t as sure. She’s trying to start a new life and she’s not interested in a relationship…with anyone. Beside it’s not just her cardinal rule of never dating her brother’s teammates that keeps her away, but Ellie has a dark secret that would jeopardize everything Knox is pursuing.

Knox has no intention of losing. Ellie has no intention of giving in.

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TOP FIVE TUESDAY ♡ FEMALE CHARACTER FANCASTS

Hello friends and happy Tuesday! Last week, if you saw my post, I talked about my top fancasts for male characters, or FCs if you will, and I thought that it would only be fair to pick my top female FCs as well. All about the equality here. Anyways, if you’re not sure what a fancast is, it’s essentially a person that you imagine or picture as a character of a book you’ve read and it doesn’t matter if it’s an actor or a model; it can be anyone you’d like. And that’s what I love about doing these FCs because you can have so many options and it’s great seeing how everyone can see one character so differently.

Here is today’s Top Five Tuesday: Female Character Fancasts!

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CHARACTER OF THE WEEK ♡ FEBRUARY 9

Hello friends and happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but I am EXHAUSTED. Just everything about me right now is exhausted so needless to say I’m quite happy that this week is finally over and I can’t wait to sleep. I might be tired but I still have a bit of energy for a lovefest. I’m gonna keep my intro short today but I’ve had this character on my mind a lot lately and I couldn’t resist choosing them for today. This character is great in so many ways I could write an entire novel on their personality alone. They’re kind, sweet, caring, and honestly one of the best people I’ve ever had the chance of “meeting.” This character put my faith back into YA lit, that’s for sure.

This week’s character is…..

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REVIEW ✧ SECRET HEIR (ARC)

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“I don’t know how I know this, but I’m certain that I’ll never want anyone the way I want you. No other girl can even come close, Jaz. Not one.

☆☆☆

Since the beginning of time, tales have been told about Eden. But all the stories are wrong.
Running parallel alongside Earth, but never touching, there exists not just a garden, but an entire world of vivid colours and breathtaking beauty where the Seraph reside.
Jazmine has lived in ten different foster homes, in ten different towns and all her life she has felt like she doesn’t belong – not in the trailer park which happens to be foster home number ten, not anywhere on Earth.
After a universe shattering revelation, she discovers why. Far from being the nothing and no one, with no past and no future, that Jazmine had always believed herself to be, she discovers that she is in fact an heir to one of the seven remaining Seraph Dynasties.
She is Jazmine Evenstar, the last heir to the sovereign Evenstar Dynasty.
Thrust into the world of wealth and privilege in which the impossibly beautiful and equally cruel Dynasty heirs reside, Jazmine is forced to manoeuvre the tangled web that holds the Dynasties together.
Against the backdrop of breathtaking star filled nights, sweeping coastlines, grand marble halls and decadent palaces, Jazmine tries to find her place in this beautiful new world whilst fighting not to lose herself in the process.
But the fairy tale quickly unravels.
Half human and the illegitimate daughter of the late suicide King of Eden, the other Dynasty heirs make it clear that Jazmine does not belong in their world.
Raphael St. Tristan, heir to the rival sovereign St. Tristan Dynasty and next in line to the throne of Eden, the guy with the face of an angel but who is as wicked as the devil himself, promises to break her.
Jazmine quickly learns that the beauty of Eden is nothing but a deception as she uncovers the secrets festering at the heart of it. But can she disentangle herself from the web of deception and intrigue that the Dynasty heirs have spun? Can she stop herself from falling into Raphael St. Tristan’s trap before he can fulfil his promise to shatter her completely? Or are those stories about Eden true after all and will she be foolish enough to taste the forbidden fruit that is Eden itself?

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TOP FIVE TUESDAY ♡ MALE CHARACTER FANCASTS

Hello friends and happy Tuesday! I hope everyone’s had a good day so far. I’m actually really excited for our Top Five today because it’s one I’ve been wanting and meaning to do for a really long time. If you’re like me and you’re on all kinds of social media like Tumblr and Pinterest then you might be familiar with the phrase “fancasts” or it’s alternative, “faceclaims.” Basically what this means is a person that you imagine or picture as a character of a book you’ve read. Sometimes it’s a model, sometimes it’s an actor, but there are no set rules for a fancast, or FC for short. I have tons of them and have accumulated many on Pinterest in the various boards I have. So I thought that I’d share my absolute favourites for male characters with you all today! Remember, these are my own personal FCs and just because I like using them doesn’t mean you have to as well.

Here is today’s Top Five Tuesday: Male Character Fancasts!

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MOODBOARD MONDAY ♡ THIS IS US

Hello friends and happy Monday!

I’m once again switching gears to a TV show for our Moodboard Monday today but I feel like this one is appropriate. If you don’t watch This Is Us I highly, highly recommend it. I’m still sobbing after last night’s episode so I just needed to make a moodboard for it. This show makes me feel things like nothing else has. It’s incredible.

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Until next time,

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REVIEW ✧ NEVERNIGHT

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“The brighter the light, the deeper the shadow.”

☆☆☆1/2

 

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?

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