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March 25, 2016

Black Crow (The Raven Series, #2)
Author: J.L. Weil
Genre: Teen Paranormal Romance
Blurb:
 I've lost so much, my family, my home, pride, my identity 
And I couldn’t help but feel it’s entirely my fault. There is no one else to blame.
I’ve quickly learned that being the White Raven isn’t easy. The dead are restless and angry, and I don’t know the first thing about being a banshee. Those around me will get hurt. To keep them safe, I must endure painful decisions.
Zane Hunter, the ultra-bad boy who stole my heart, is one of those difficult decisions. Our souls are synchronized, making us a compatible duo. Too bad I’m engaged to his brother.
My forbidden relationship with Zane is complicated. Deep down I want more than what my duty demands of me, what my family’s past has shaped for me.
Our problematic relationship only increases in tenfold when a surprise I never saw coming shows up in Raven Hallow, changing the game. I thought I had nothing left to lose…I was wrong.
Yeah, being a banshee isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.
Award-winning and Bestselling author J.L. Weil writes Teen & New Adult Paranormal Romances about spunky, smart mouth girls who always wind up in dire situations. For every sassy girl, there is an equally mouthwatering, overprotective guy. Of course there is lots of kissing. And stuff. Most of her books are for ages 16+. They usually have what she considers the good stuff - sexual content (oh yeah) and swearing. You have been warned ;) An admitted addict to Love Pink clothes, raspberry mochas from Starbucks, (yum!) and Jensen Ackles (double yum!). She loves gushing about books and Supernatural with her readers.
Author links:
Website: www.jlweil.com
Buy Link: Amazon: http://amzn.to/1o9mkqS
As I stared down at my phone, I wondered when or if I would ever see Parker again. I scowled. A pang of regret and guilt hit me in the chest, and before I had a second to sort through what I was feeling, a dark shadow blocked my sunlight.
I was almost afraid to turn around. Overhead, the two hawks cried in rapid succession, sending out a warning. Whoever it was had them up in arms.
“I was surprised to see you alone, but then I saw your babysitters.” Apsyn dropped down in the sand beside me. A pair of pink shades was situated on top of her head, chestnut locks cascading around her oval face.
I let out a breath of relief. “Oh, thank God. I thought you might be a hallow or worse.”
She laughed. “Well, that’s a first. No one’s ever mistook me for a ghost. And what could be worse than the dead determined to make chop liver out of you?”
My nose crinkled. “I could think of two.”
She placed a slim finger to her lips. “Let me guess. Zane and Zander?”
I shuffled my shoes, burying them into the sand. “Bullseye.”
“I don’t see how that’s a dilemma. It sounds more like an opportunity.” Her mischievous smile twinkled. “Want to trade places?”
“If it was possible, I might actually take you up on it.”
“You like to run?” she asked, eyeing my gear.
My lips quipped. “Nope.”
“Got some excess energy to burn? That I understand. It will get easier once you learn to control your powers. I bet one of your dilemmas might be able to help you burn through it.”
I felt my cheeks start to stain pink. Not because I was embarrassed, but because I was envisioning what it would be like to throw all this amped up energy into lip locking with Zane. “I’m trying to avoid a catastrophe, not enflame it.”
She dug her fingers into the sand behind her and leaned back. “My way sounds more fun…and it looks like you could use a little fun. I doubt you’ll have much time to yourself soon.”
“I don’t remember signing up for summer school, but it looks like I’ve been enrolled into reaper combat and the history of banshees.”
Her glossy lips arched. “I enjoy a little one on one.”
I just bet she did. Aspyn was the type of girl who was sexy without even trying. If I did or say half the things she did, I would look like an idiot. “I’m going to suck at this, you know,” I said, thinking about how much I was going to embarrass myself. “I possess no athletic skills whatsoever.”
“Kissing is a sport. I bet you’re good at that.”
My eyes narrowed. “Is sex the only thing on your mind?”
She stretched out her legs like a lazy cat. “I’m an eighteen, unattached, hot female. Obliviously, it’s all I think about when I’m not thinking about destroying souls.”


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Saven: Deception by Siobhan Davis: Review

March 23, 2016

Saven: DeceptionSaven: Deception by Siobhan Davis

I received this book free for review, but that in no way shape or form affects my opinion of it whatsoever.

Can someone please get me the next book?

Much appreciated.

7/3/16

Saven: Deception is the first book in a series by Siobhan Davis. And as you can tell from above I absolutely loved it!

The novel chronicles a girl called Sadie Owens as she abandons her lower class family of copper 'stars' in favour of a new life in a Government Scheme called "The Experimento: Thalassic City" where thousands of lower class people like her are shipped to underwater cities and given the freedom of those of the other classes.
There she meets mysterious and gorgeous Logan Chandler, who harbours a secret bigger than Sadie herself...

As I said before, I absolutely loved this book. I haven't read something with fantasy elements in what feels like an extremely long time, therefore this read was great. As much as it does have fantasy elements, it is a bit of a dys/utopia feel as well as some Romance (I dislike categorising books but it is the best way to describe this one)
I also adored the characters. I loved Logan and Sadie and their relationship. I love-hated Dante and I adored Neve. I didn't really like Jenna towards the end of the book, but I did find her an interesting character to read about.

I enjoyed the plot and I am really bad at expecting or guessing what is going to happen next, so everything was pretty shocking to me. However it was good-shocking (the majority of the time)

I'd definitely recommend this book. I really enjoyed reading it and it was a very quick read also. If you like paranormal romances or romances in general, then I would suggest it to you too!

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2015 Challenges

Life Update: Being Vegan

March 17, 2016

Fresh Vegetables 4
Hello There!

I hope you are doing okay! I wanted to do a little bit more of a chatty post today, honestly just because I feel like it! Grab a cup of tea and snuggle up on the sofa! (Obviously only if you can. Please don't do this on public transport or in a car or something)

Being Vegan

So this is the first topic I want to talk about in this (potential) series! I have realised that a lot of people don't really understand the concept of Veganism, and for that I have to refer you back to first post because that really explains what I have been doing for the past couple of weeks.
Honestly, I think it is getting kind of... boring.
I know I need to cook. But last time that I did cook, I cooked too much and I need to finish it. I also need to make more lasting snacks but I don't have cash to splash on more ingredients if I am honest.
However, I definitely feel so much healthier than previously. I exceed my five a day for once, drink litres of water and have downed my portion sizes and I feel more energizes. I also don't really binge or do anything similar, which is amazing! I've also lost a little bit of weight, not noticeably but I saw the scales...yeah.
What sort of annoys me is that people think that I am starving myself or just living on bread and water... I'm really not! In some ways my diet is boring, but it is the healthiest and the most varied it has been in ages, and I am pleased with it. Another thing I get asked is "Why didn't you just go Vegetarian? Why did you have to go Vegan?"
I did it because I want to represent Jesus' loss with my own sacrifice, something that means something to me, or I have grown attached to over the past years.

In this next update I will tell you a little bit about some of the recipes that I've tried! (I would put it into this post, but I have basically only tried two)

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Birthday

My Birthday Wishlist 2016!

March 14, 2016


Sorry I have been MIA for a bit, school beckons me for weeks on end sometimes :( And to think I actually had like three posts scheduled but for some reason they did not post...hm

I hope that you are all good! So my friends have recently been requesting for me to tell them what I want for my Birthday this year!
So, if you don't know, my birthday is on the 16th of April (so about this time next month) and I absolutely love my birthday!
I also love making lists. I have probably had the same things on my list for years but I seriously still want the things on it, which is kind of weird but it shows how little my tastes have changed since I was younger.
I wanted to do this post for you guys because I feel like it really gives you an insight into me and what I like to do as a person, and it can also give you guys some ideas as to what exactly you may want for your birthdays.
I put links with a lot of the items, however I know that an item could be cheaper or better quality in another store, so if you have other ideas and want to share in the comments, you are welcome to!

Disclaimer: Yes, this is stuff I have asked for for my birthday this year, but I honestly don't expect to get everything on this list. The list is long due to the fact that I have asked for the things on it for the past couple of years, and I tend to just see an item in a store or online and add it because I have liked it. I lot of these things I will buy for myself with my own money, so I am not asking for any of my subscribers or readers to purchase these for me. I am grateful for anything and everything that I receive


Rachels Birthday Wishlist
 Money, Gift cards or vouchers
Makeup and beauty
  Scholl Express Pedi
  Nail art stuff
  Hand santizers, Hand Cream, Lip Scrub, Body Scrubs etc.
Nail art brushes and pen
  Kiko Full Coverage Concealer in 08
Brands I like: EOS, MAC, Urban Decay, NSpa, Treacle Moon, Victoria’s Secret, Lush, The Body Shop, Kiko, Bath and Body Works, MUA, Makeup Revolution
Fashion
  Personalised bag (Claireabella style)
  Clothes, bags
  Jewellery
  Victoria’s secret duffle bag or Zip top Bag
  Superhero onesie (I want superman, please, and I only linked this one because it is the first one I found, I think that they are all the same)
I don’t have any specific brands that I prefer
Technology +Accessories
  15.6” Laptop Case (Snakeskin, don’t mind any colour)
  Fujifilm Instax Mini 8
Stationery
  Adult colouring books (any)
  Stabilo Fineliners
  Spectrum Noir Pens Full Set or single packs
  Die Cutter
  Caliigraphy and Brush Lettering equipment or kits
  Notebooks (the cutest ones I have seen are in TKMaxx or Homesense)
Books +Fandom stuff
  The Tokyo Mew Mew Graphic Novel Collection (easiest to find are probably preowned)
  Maus 1 and 2 Graphic Novel
  Harry Potter Cluedo
  Knitting books
  Crafted Van, Bookworm Boutique or other fandom things (Etsy stores are best to look)
  City of Bones Perfume (any, I only linked one)
  Harry potter Wands or other Ravenclaw things (best to check on Etsy and Amazon)
  The Bane Chronicles (a book)
Other
  Wax Tarts (no floral scents)
  Subscription to Seventeen, Teen Vogue, My Chocobelle Box, Illumicrate, Owl Crate
  Disney Figurines
  Skateboard
  Giant Teddy Bear or Beanbag (like the ones in Costco, 4ft+)
  Jar of Sweets (might have to do yourself)
  Starbucks cup
  Smoothie jar (the mason jar one with handle,saw in ASDA for £2)
  Interchangeable Knitting Needles (any set, just linked one)
  Cute pillows and cushions, Light up pillow and blankets
  Large jewellery box
  Personalised Mug
   Rose Gold/ Copper or glass jar room décor items
  Beyoncé or Demi Lovato merchandise
  Millie's Cookie Cake or Giant Cookie
  Personalised Marshmallows (boomf or foodigital)
  Candy Floss Maker
  Snow Cone Maker,
  Ice Cream Maker, or can be found here
  Slushie Maker (check amazon)
  Yoghurt maker (available in Wilko, £10)
  Game of Life

That's all for today! (I hope that you liked the little video at the end :)


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