Unboxing: FairyLoot September 2016

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– Unboxing – September 2016 – FairyLoot –

This month the theme has been MAGIC & MAYHEM ✨✨
In this box you will find:

  • A candle from Castle of Fables. You could receive any of the three options, in my case was Ethrealki πŸ˜„
  • A Felix Felicis sticker to always be lucky πŸ˜‰
  • A gorgeous Russian doll necklace by Pastel Clouds Jewellery 😻
  • Four badges by BookOtter inspired on Shade of Magic series. πŸ˜„
  • A beautiful poster made by GoodNightKittens from Grisha Second ArmyπŸ‘πŸ»
  • A bonus item 😍: Six of Crows postcards
  • A gorgeous bookmark made by Behind The Pages inspired in the book 😻

  • And the book: VASSA IN THE NIGHT by Sarah Porter πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»


I adore the new way the book is presented to us! This FairyLoot bag is 😻😻😻



The next month theme will be:  STEAMPUNK REBELLION πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»


Lots of love,

Angela😘😘

Unboxing: Owlcrate September 2016

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– Unboxing – September 2016 – Owlcrate –

This month the theme selected has been DARKNESS and I really like it 😍😍

You can find the following items inside:

  • A lovely candle by Melting Library inspired in Throne of Glass. πŸŽ‰
  • A pouch made by Out of Print and inspired in Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children.😻😻
  • A bath fizzes by Da bomb.😍
  • Evie Bookish created an amazing bookmark.😻

  • Remade, written by some awesome authors. More available in SerialBox.com πŸ˜€
  • A nice Passport that will open the door to Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast πŸ‘πŸ»
  • Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜


The next month theme will be ONCE UPON A DREAM πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»


Lots of love,

See you with my next unboxing

Angela😘😘

Unboxing :MerakiCandles Fae Box

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– UnboxingΒ – September 2016Β – MerakiCandles –

This month the theme of the box was FAE LAND and the box have four new candles, a mirror, a necklace, the box card, a bookmark and an especial ticket from the shop. Once again, Heather has worked with CallaidhΒ from Dinomyheart for the artwork.

All the candles smell gorgeous and kind of sweet. If you think about it, this kind of land has to have a sweet fragrance…don’t you think?

If you’re interested, next month theme is Villainous but unfortunately, is sold out. Check ETSY by October 1st, the November theme will be Myths and Legends.


The candles in the box are:

  • Velaris: jasmine, freesia and sea breeze.
  • Lysandra: caramel figs and chestnut.
  • Ferian Gap: citrus and clove.
  • Prythian: evergreen and musk.

 

Probably will be this fall spirit but I think my favourite is Lysandra.

 



 

Lots of love,

Angela😘😘

Unboxing: Fairyloot giveaway

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– Unboxing – Fairyloot – YALC Giveaway winner –

I have to admit that this unboxing is very especial to me as has been the first time ever I win anything in my life.


Everything is adorable and I really really like the bags 😍😍😍. Also, both books look interesting πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

THANK YOU SO MUCH ANISSA for this great box πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ


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Lots of love,

Angela😘😘

Review: Scarlet Witch, Vol.I

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– Marvel Comics – J.Robinson & V.del Rey – Marvel -Scarlet Witch Vol.I- Witches’ Road

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Witchcraft is broken – and the SCARLET WITCH is on a journey across the globe to fix it. From the back alleys of Manhattan, to the serene Greek Isles, to the bustling streets of Hong Kong, Wanda will have to face down her foes and find out who her true friends are. But as Wanda solves magical crimes and pieces witchcraft back together, the most important question remains: Who is the mastermind that broke it in the first place?

COLLECTING: SCARLET WITCH 1-5

 


This comic has been a big disappointment. Scarlet Witch is one of my favourite Marvel characters and I expect to read a really good story, something that really reflects this amazing character.

My first problem with this comic has been the artwork. Each issue has been done by different artist and they did not follow a general idea so what you can find in one page is completely different 10 pages later. I found some of the artwork bad and didnt enjoy it much.

The second problem has been the story. Each issue let us know how Scarlet Witch is trying to restore the witchcraft as dark forces are breaking the balance. Scarlet Witch seems lost, without passion for what she is doing and at times a vage character. I have the feeling that  Robinson has done a sketch of what he was telling and didn’t bother to finish it properly.

This has been a massive disappointing reading and I don’t think I will carry on with these comics. Maybe in January 2017 the pain of this comic has passed and I may give it another chance.πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜©πŸ˜©πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

  


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Lots of love,

Angela😘😘

Review: Witch Hunter

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– Young Adult /Fantasy – Virginia Boecker – Orchard Books -Witch Hunter- BookΒ I

24886378The magic and suspense of Graceling meet the political intrigue and unrest of Game of Thrones in this riveting fantasy debut.
Your greatest enemy isn’t what you fight, but what you fear.
Elizabeth Grey is one of the king’s best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. But when she’s accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake.
Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful and dangerous wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can break the deadly curse that’s been laid upon him.
But Nicholas and his followers know nothing of Elizabeth’s witch hunting past–if they find out, the stake will be the least of her worries. And as she’s thrust into the magical world of witches, ghosts, pirates, and one all-too-handsome healer, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies, and of love and hate.
Virginia Boecker weaves a riveting tale of magic, betrayal, and sacrifice in this unforgettable fantasy debut.

This month the chosen book in Books and Beyond Club has been Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker and I was very intrigued by this story. Witches, wizards, pirates, witch hunters and an Inquisitor…the sounds of all this caught my attention and make me read this book quicker than I expected. In general, I’ve enjoyed this book and I’ve already bought the second and final part of this story but I must admit that I had some issues with the story.

The beginning is quite confusing. We follow Elizabeth and Caleb, two witch hunters and best friends. She seems to make some mistakes recently and she may drink more than she should. Caleb seems very ambitious and the kind of guy that follows orders without asking. I have some troubles connecting with both of them and I must admit that I was a bit disappointed at first with the book. You won’t find as much magic or witch hunter as I would like to. I would expect more Β adventures, magic, the dangerous aspects of trying to stop witches and wizards…but the only witch hunting that we see is quite confusing and quite early in the story.

I enjoyed more the story when Elizabeth has been declared guilty and sent to jail. There, someone that she didn’t expect rescued her in a very poor state and quite close to death. I really found quite ironic that she used witches herbs being a witch hunter.Also, quite annoying at times, especially when she has been rescued and only thought ways to escape and she was kind of rude to everyone. I do understand that all her world has changed but she should be more grateful with Nicolas as he saved her. Without him, she would be death by fire or fever…but I did enjoy the way she changed and grew through the book and the person she became. I can’t say the same about Caleb. I found him selfish and I didn’t like when he left her alone. I think he had what he deserved.

I found in Nicolas a bit of two of my favourites wizards: Snape and Dumbledore. He is very wise and kind of the leader of the rebels. Also, he seemed to be the evil one and when you met him you found who he really was.

One of the characters that I liked a lot is John. He is so sweet and adorable and caring. He is a healer and he always put other before himself.

He isn’t selfish at all. The one thing I didn’t like much is how easy he accepted Elizabeth’s pass. I would expect him to be angrier or mad. Also, I would like a bit more romance scenes.

Another couple that has intrigued me a lot has been Fifer and Schuyler. They are so funny! George and Peter are also funny. But I would like to know more about them. At times was quite difficult to imagine them as we haven’t much information. Hopefully, I will know them better in the next book.

Blackwell is very machiavellian and I did not like him at all. He is the kind of person that uses people and only sees them as pieces on a chess game.

Hope to see more magic and witchcraft in the second book. Overall I enjoyed this book and would recommend you to give it a chance.


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Lots of love,

Angela😘😘

Review: Angela, Asgard’s Assassin Vol.I

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– Marvel Comics – K.Gillen & M.Bennett – Marvel -Angela, Asgard’s Assassin Vol. I-Β Priceless

23546870All her life, Angela — the finest warrior of Heven — was raised to hate Asgard with every fiber of her being. And now Angela knows the truth about her identity: She is Thor’s sister. She is an Asgardian. Cast out of her home and wanting nothing to do with Asgard, Angela must now strike out on her own! But what does Angela have that both Asgard and Heven want? And why are they so eager to get it? Visionary writers Kieron Gillen and Marguerite Bennett team with the legendary art team of Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans to finally throw the spotlight onto the Marvel Universe’s most dangerous inhabitant!

COLLECTING: Angela: Asgard’s Assassin 1-6

 


This comicΒ is another way to travel to Asgard. Angela has believed all her life that all Asgard is her mortal enemies and has become one of the most dangerous assassin but soon she will discover all is false and Thor is his brother.

Angela will try to accept her new reality while all Asgard is looking for her and her brothers Thor and Loki try to arrest her. But Angela will start a new adventure with the unexpected help from Guardians of the Galaxy to save her new sister even if that means to go against everyone. Β I did enjoy the artwork and the presence of Guardians of the Galaxy.Β However, the story was a bit confusing and I didn’t enjoy it as much as I expected.

Angela has good intentions but she is cold and seems that the death of her best friend is a wound that won’t close in a near future. the big surprise come at the end, I didn’t expect to see Malekith in this comic.

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Lots of love,

Angela😘😘

Review: FullMetal Alchemist 3in1 Vol.I

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– Manga – Hiromu Arakawa- VIZ Media -FullMetal Alchemist- Volume I-III

Contains Volumes 1, 2 and 3 of Fullmetal Alchemist!

In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his 10182392leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. Equipped with mechanical “”auto-mail”” limbs, Edward becomes a state alchemist, seeking the one thing that can restore his and his brother’s bodies…the legendary Philosopher’s Stone.

Alchemy: the mystical power to alter the natural world, somewhere between magic, art and science. When two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, dabbled in these powers to grant their dearest wish, one of them lost an arm and leg…and the other became nothing but a soul locked into a body of living iron. Now they are agents of the government, slaves of the military-alchemical complex, using their unique powers to obey their orders…even to kill. But their powers aren’t unique. The world crawls with evil alchemists. And in pursuit of the ultimate alchemical treasure, the Philosopher’s Stone, their enemies are even more ruthless than they are…


I LOVE IT!! I really really enjoyed this reading. Has been a mixture of feelings. Remembering how much I liked manga in the past and thinking I should never stop reading it. Also, I love the artwork. Is adorable! That being said as a general opinion, let’s go a bit deeper with this concrete manga.


Fullmetal alchemist follows the story of the Elric brothers, Edward and Alphonse, both of them suffered some alterations in their body after an incident with an alchemical ritual. These three volumes are full of adventures, humour (I have laughed a lot reading it) and the philosopher’s stone.

The characters are so adorable. Edward is kind of rude, “let me alone” alchemist but you can see is just a mask. When he has a task he can spend days if needed until he manages to resolve it and his mood can change quite quick. He is a bit self-conscious regarding his height and doesn’t like much when people call him small.

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Alphonse is the youngest brother and sometimes he seems to be the older. He tends to be more patient and serene. He is mistaken most of the times as the Fullmetal Alchemist when, in fact, Ed is the alchemist. The relationship with his brother is quite unique and very strong.

The rest of characters (good or villains) are also great and funny. Overall this is a good universe to get lost with a nice cup of coffee as it offers laughs and adventures. And, as I’ve said before, the artwork is brilliant.

I really like the fact that alchemy is the base of this story and the way that you can see different ways to use it. Quite fascinating.


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Really enjoyed this story and will carry on with the series.


Lots of love,

Angela😘😘

Review: Thor Vol.I: the Goddess of Thunder

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– Marvel Comics – J.Aaron & R.Dauterman & J.Molina – Marvel -Thor (Avengers NOW) the Goddess of Thunder-Β Vol.I

23546848WHO IS THE GODDESS OF THUNDER?

The secrets of Original Sin have laid low one of Marvel’s greatest heroes. The God of Thunder is unworthy, and Mjolnir lies on the moon, unable to be lifted! But when Frost Giants invade Earth, a new hand will grasp the hammer–and a mysterious woman will take up the mantle of the mighty Thor! Her identity is secret to even Odin, but she may be Earth’s only hope against the Frost Giants. Get ready for a Thor like you’ve never seen before as this all-new heroine takes Midgard by storm! Plus: The Odinson clearly doesn’t like that someone else is holding his hammer–it’s Thor vs. Thor! And Odin, desperate to see Mjolnir returned, will call on some very dangerous, very unexpected allies. It’s a bold new chapter in the storied history of Thor!

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I love Nordic mythology and Thor is one of my fav Marvel character especially when is represented by Chris HemsworthπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ


Now, seriously. I really like Thor and everything that involves Nordic mythology (ie:Saga Vanir, Vikings…) so when I saw this alternative I thought “hey, this looks cool, I want to read it” and here I am. The story is a bit confusing at first. Asgard has been ruled by Freya as Odin has just come back. Thor seems to be in a kind of shock, confused and in some images looks like a mad person…and the most worried thing. He can’t lift the hammer, he is unworthy. At the same time, some incidents with the frost giants from Jotunheim in the Nordic sea starts a war with Asgard and the Midgard is at risk. But who will defend the realms if Thor is not there?

Well, here is when appeared a mysterious woman that Mjolnir finds worthy of the powers and became to be the Goddess of Thunder. I find some funny moments when she asks herselfΒ “What would Thor do?” or when she has to improvise things as she is not sure how things work. During all the five issues we don’t know who she is, her identity remains a secret so far. For a few seconds, I thought was FreyaΒ but I discarded the idea due to the way she behaved. Then I thought about one of the warriors of Asgard following Freya’s orders but again she seemed quite close to Thor…maybe is Loki? Don’t think so… another option would be Jane…but I don’t know is she still alive or exists in this universe…whoever she is will be a big surprise for me. Who are you? Just tell me!

The good news is that Thor seemed to wake up and that leaded as to another dilema…who is now worthy to hold the hammer?

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Things became very interesting as we found also Malekith on the equation…

The artwork is very colourful and I like it. Overall I’ve enjoyed coming back to Asgard (or Asgardia) and I will continue with this series even I expected a bit more in this comic. I don’t know what it is, but is something missing to make it more enjoyable.


 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ + πŸ’«

(3,5)


Lots of love,

Angela😘😘

Review: Stranger Things S.I

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– Sci-Fi / Paranormal  – M. Duffer/ R. Duffer/ S. Levy – Netflix  – Strange Things – Season I

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This thrilling Netflix-original drama stars award-winning actress Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, who lives in a small Indiana town in 1983 — inspired by a time when tales of science fiction captivated audiences. When Joyce’s 12-year-old son, Will, goes missing, she launches a terrifying investigation into his disappearance with local authorities. As they search for answers, they unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries involving secret government experiments, unnerving supernatural forces, and a very unusual little girl.


Im going on holidays today but before flying and want to share with you one of my newest fav tv shows. This is probably one of the tv shows that nearly everyone is talking about recently. Netflix brought in July this amazing sci-fi / paranormal / horror universe. The story follows the life of a group of people in a small town that saw their lives changed when Will disappeared and a lot of mysterious things started to happen. We will follow a group of friends that try to find Will, a mother that will look for her son desperately even when everyone thinks she is mad, a chief trying to find the truth and living with his own ghosts and a secret government experiments that involve supernatural forces in the form of Eleven and some monsters that came from a parallel universe.

This tv show is simply awesome. You will find a mysterious atmosphere, creepy monsters, people disappearing, a girl with superpowers…but also the power of friendship and family. In my opinion, Winona makes a great role as Joyce. You can feel how desperate she is, how much pain she has and also all her faith.


If you haven’t seen it yet, better to start to and stop reading this or you may find some spoilers…

We can see this small town through the eyes of three groups:

  • The adults:

The adult world comes full of ghost. Joyce has to deal with a job that takes most of her time, a husband that has left…but when Will disappears all her “calm world” breaks and she has to deal with a lot more.

Jim has to deal with the loss of her daughter and the break of his family and he drinks quite a lot…

the Wheelers…is kind of the typical couple that are together because was a good deal and you can see there isn’t a connection between them when the government comes looking for Eleven.

  • The teenagers: 

Nancy, Barbara, Steve and Jonathan are quite differents. Nancy is the good girl that is dating the cool and popular boy in the school, Steve. She is trying to bring together her good student, good girl and friendship with Barbara life with her new boyfriend. When Barbara disappears she finds herself closer with Jonathan and there is a moment of “love triangle” there.

Steve is this popular, asshole boy who thinks is the king in the world and who demonstrates by the end of the season that he is kind of an asshole but not a terrible one and tries to fix his mistakes.

Jonathan has a lot on his plate. A broken family, a brother who disappear…he is considered a weird boy and hasn’t many friends. He tends to dislike people but he has feelings for Nancy. He is brave and I kind of sweet.

Barbara…oh Barbara. I think the show was kind of unfair with her. She also disappears and seems that no one cares about it. I understand the point of the producers. We have a group of main characters and focus on two families dealing with a son/daughter that disappears is not easy and probably won’t make the tv show as good as it is…but…when El sais she is gone no one seems to care, when Joyce and Jim are looking for Will in the parallel universe they don’t even bother to search for her…I feel sorry for her.

  • The greek friends:

Mike, Dustin, Lucas and Will are a strong group of friends that love science, role gaming, are quite unpopular at school and very happy together.

When Will disappear they meet Eleven and they will do everything they can to bring Will back. And as they all said, El is pretty cool. They are so funny and have a few sweet moments, especially Mike and Eleven.

 


Overall, I’ve enjoyed a lot watching this tv show and I can’t wait till the next season. Especially after that scene of Will in the bathroom and Jim in the snow. This has a kind of X-files vibe and I would recommend you to watch it if you have a Netflix subscription.

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Lots of love,
Angela😘😘