Book review – Verity by Colleen Hoover


I love Colleen hoover. She has this type of writing style that draws you into a book binge, where anything – other than sitting on your sofa indulging in her beautiful words – are overrated.

Although, those books are gentle and soft to what I’d typically enjoy reading – I still finished the book, feeling utterly content – knowing I’ll be rereading it.

This book – without a shadow of doubt – has been one of my favourite reads of 2018.

As expected it was beautifully written – a gripping romance thriller that quite literally exposed goosebumps to my skin, sent chills down my spine, and had me craving for more.

I hope Colleen proceeds to take risks and writes novels like this one because she’s so good at it!


book review – it ends with us by Colleen Hoover

“in the future . . . if by some miracle you ever find yourself in the position to fall in love again . . . fall in love with me…”


I am ashamed to say this is my first Colleen Hoover book and I can promise it won’t be my last!

Let me start by saying I had no idea what I would find written on these pages as I hadn’t read the blurb. i bought this book because I fell in love with the cover.

After beginning this book I learnt that the subject matter was very hard to read. it reminded me alot of parts of my younger years. Colleens words are on point, powerful and thought provoking. This is a story that once finished will never leave your heart and will for me always be a favourite. Colleens words are beautiful and raw, they are brutally honest and beyond perfect for telling this story. There were parts where in real life I couldn’t find explanations for that Colleen explained them perfectly and the reasons for Lily making the decisions she did are the reasons we all make or made those decisions and they aren’t decisions any one would understand unless they themselves are in that situation. For a hard hitting subject matter, It Ends With Us is beautifully told, nothing is shied away from and Colleen brings an understanding to the subject that few people understand. I do not have enough words to say how much I loved this book, even though it broke my heart and then pieced it slowly back together, even though there were times I could have killed some of the characters, this book is just perfect.

Lily is a character that will from now on will rank right up there on my list of favourites. She is a character who will forever stay in my heart along with her story. She is not a perfect person, she has her flaws just like the rest of her and maybe that’s what makes her so identifiable and relatable, but she will make you fall in love with her over and over again. Between her past and her present you are given so many reasons to love her and her very witty personality. I will add that I LOVE Atlas! Atlas was just a beautiful heartbreaking character and I’m so glad he survived. Ryle, ladies Ryle will get your pulses racing for all kinds of reasons!! Ryle easily charms you for the beginning of the book I loved him so so much. He was a perfect male character for me. Funny, caring, compassionate and very driven.

Colleen has an amazing talent to form words in a way that will leave a very permanent imprint in your soul. I can honestly say no book has ever made me cry real uncontrollable tears like this book has. I feel drained but I’m so happy with the ending 😭❤️


October wrap up

Good morning! Today my post is my October wrap up. This month i read 8 books which isn’t so good for me. My favourites were six of crows, the Mermaid and Red Queen! Each book has amazing characters and the storylines are my favourite. I loved Fawkes for its historical plot.


🐱 Fawkes : 5/5 stars 🌟

🐱Ps I still love you: 4/5 stars 🌟

🐱 Are we all lemmings and snowflakes : 3.5/5 stars 🌟

🐱Scrapbook of an unfound songstress : 3.5/5 stars 🌟

🐱Six of crows : 5/5 stars 🌟

🐱Roseblood: 4/5 stars 🌟

🐱 The Mermaid : 4/5 stars 🌟

🐱 Red Queen : 5/5 stars 🌟

I got quite a few hyped up reads done this month which I’m proud of finally getting through them at last!

Six of crows collectors edition

Hello! Long time no post! Sorry ive been super busy and haven’t had time to post anything the last few weeks.

Onto today’s post –

I love a map , I think they just give that little bit extra to the story and help you to visualise the worlds better. This one is stunning and red!
I do love a collectors edition and the Six of Crows one is so beautiful! It has all the extras too, look at the sprayed edges and red foil! I love the no mourners no funerals quote on the back also.
And the fact that we have character art for each of our favourite Dregs is even better!
I’m so glad I got it. It’s easily one of the most beautiful books I own now.

Also please can we have a Crooked Kingdom collectors edition? I need them to match!

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

The book is about Lara Jean, the middle child of three sisters. Lara Jean and her siblings are being raised single handedly by her father, and you learn about how that has shaped the dynamic of not just her life but also that of her older sister Margot, and her younger sister Kitty.

With Margot moving away to university, it is Lara Jeans time to come into her own, to prove she can ‘do it all’, and that she is a ‘mature and refined adult’, but unfortunately for Lara Jean it all goes a little bit wrong.

The book has some real funny and gripping moments and is very believably told from the perspective of a teenager. It is well constructed and I couldn’t put it down.

This book was everything I needed and more. The characters are vivid and exciting especially Lara Jean. I think everyone who has read this has fell in love with Peter Kavinsky especially after the film on Netflix. I was surprised how different the two versions of him are.

I would recommend this book to all romance lovers, someone who would like to read something current and light-hearted.


Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf

Bring Me Their Hearts is a beautiful, vivid and deadly book that engrossed me from the beginning till the last word.

Zera is a Heartless, they are humans whose heart has been taken hostage by a witch. A witch simply has to carve out their heart and keep it in a jar to make a Heartless. Heartless are perfect soldiers as they can’t be easily killed and they stop ageing the moment they’re turned.

One of the reasons I love this character so much is her wit, she has such amazing quips and she’s pretty entertaining. Her chemistry with Lucien is off the charts and their banter is as hot as it is tense.

The camaraderie between the various characters is one of the strengths of the book. I loved the way their relationships developed.

Another great point in this book is the strength of the writing, not only is it lush and vivid, it eloquently portrays every scene in a way that is never dull.

There were moments I squealed, made funny faces, smiled and laughed.

It has magic, worldbuilding, romance, action (Zera is badass and like seriously an amazing heroine), devious goodness, the makings of a great YA series.

P.S: I adore that cover!!


August Wrap Up

It’s now September ! August flew by! Here’s my August wrap up .

This month I read 10 books! I read a lot of amazing books.

1⃣ Evenfall 5 🌟

This book you guys. The amazing cover blew me away first off. This book is full of magic. From the writing style, the descriptive explanations and the incredible characters. I was blown away by the world that was weaves into my mind. I felt for Ember and the way she has never been able to stick up for herself and has always let people use her for their own purpose.

2⃣The Sin eaters daughter 5 🌟

Absolutely magical story! I fell in love with the main character instantly and she kept that magnificence throughout the story. Melinda Salisbury weaves an amazing tale of magical, mystery and absolute amazement. Absolutely loved it from first to last page! I loved the three main characters and the queen who was the villain!

3⃣ A court of mist and fury 5 🌟

“To the stars who listen– and the dreams that are answered.”

Have you ever read a book that impacts you in a way you can’t even put into words? It ruins you for all other books for a long time afterwards. It leaves you feeling such a wide range of emotions that you find it difficult to put those emotions – and your thoughts – into any sort of order. Have you ever read a book that just resonates with you in a way that you don’t even know how to express? This was like that for me.

4⃣ Everless 5 🌟

Its hard to find a book that stands out amongst hundreds of the same type of stories. But this one really did stand out and I loved the concept. A really enjoyable read and looking forward to the next in the series. I adored this book.

5⃣ Bring Me Their Hearts 5 🌟 .

Bring Me Their Hearts is a beautiful, vivid and deadly book that engrossed me from the beginning till the last word.

Zera is a Heartless, they are humans whose heart has been taken hostage by a witch. A witch simply has to carve out their heart and keep it in a jar to make a Heartless. Heartless are perfect soldiers as they can’t be easily killed and they stop ageing the moment they’re turned. This book was so imaginative and creative and I loved the main character which I don’t usually.

6️⃣ A Bad Boy Stole My Bra 4 🌟.

A Bad Boy Stole My Bra made me smile, and kept me engaged for the whole book. It was humorous and a feel good read

7️⃣ Open Road Summer 3🌟.

Open Road Summer is Emery Lord’s debut novel and is the perfect read for warm, sunny days. It’s like Nashville in book form, full of music, tour stops and relationships. It’s exactly what I needed and I loved it! The main character began to get on my towards the end though as she never seemed to be happy.

8️⃣ Escaping From Houdini 4🌟.

I really wanted to adore this book like the past two but I just didn’t! I love Thomas and Audrey. I really do. They are the main reason I read the books because I want to know what happens next for them but this book introduced a love triangle which I personally never enjoy as it feels like all the previous moments were undone and Thomas was hurt by Audrey sometimes. The ending kind of makes up for all of the rest of the book but I still can’t love it for this reason.

9️⃣ Spinning Silver 3🌟.

Did not finish. This book started off well but then too many characters were introduced I found myself skipping to pages with decent characters in them. Nothing seemed to happen in it.

🔟 Forest Queen 4🌟.

I enjoyed this book. This book has great characters and a great plot. I had a hard time putting this book down.

So that’s my wrap up. I hope you enjoy hearing me talk about all the books I’ve read! Here’s to September!