Unboxing: Ivylicious Candles

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– Unboxing- Ivylicious Candles – October 2016 -First order –

Hello everyone!

I’m back with another unboxing. This time, I have bought new candles. No long ago, Ivylicious Candles started and one of the candles was calling my name. How could I resist a Gilmore Girls based candle? Impossible…🙈


One of the things I really like is that you have the chance to choose between sizes and as a trial I find this so useful. If you adorare the candle, you can always go back for the bigger size; if you don’t like it, an enormous candle that will burn for hours and hours is not great. I’m on the first side so I need the bigger size candles 😂

Coffee at Luke’s smells amazing! A perfect mix of coffee, cupcake and vanilla with a hint of caramel 😻😻😻


Also, she has created an adorable and cute Shadowhunters trial pack and again I couldn’t resist the temptation.


I think my favourite is High Warlock 😄 first is purple with sparkling (the candle is screaming “I’m Magnus” all over ) and the smell is OMG.

That been said, Not a Mundane is also gorgeous. Wish we can have a bigger option of this one.

I have to say that you can notice all the time and care spent on these candles and I will buy more soon. 😉

You can check the shop here 😄

 


Lots of love,

Angela 😘😘

Unboxing: Meraki Candles October ’16

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– Unboxing- Meraki Candles – October 2016 -Villainous –

Hello my dear leaves 🍃🍂🍁,

Today I’m bringing you another unboxing, this time a box full of awesome candles and bookish items. The theme of this month is Villainous and I think is a perfect choice.

As usual, yellow paper welcome you and not the card. To see the card you will need to do the full unboxing as is one of the last items that the box contains.

The candles of the month are:

  1. UMBRIDGE: wild rose. Who does not hate her even more than Voldemort
  2. DEMOGORGON: bay, cinnamon and ginger. Any fans of Stranger Things? I can’t wait for next season.
  3. DARKLING: winter, woods and night. Very mysterious scent perfect for a mysterious villain that has a matching notebook in this box.
  4. BLACK JACK RANDALL: patchouli and cedarwood. I think all Outlander fans will agree that he is a great villain.

Then we have a great badge with a perfect quote,
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A great notebook made by Lovelyowlsbook
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A Sticker with a famous President Snow quote.
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And last but not less, a beautiful artwork in the card and bookmark made by Dinomyteart.
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I really love this themed boxes and, as you have noticed, I love candles and I’m a big fan of Heather’s work. If you’re interested in a single candle, box or different sizes candles, check Meraki Candles website here.

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Lots of love,

Angela😘😘

Review: Ms Marvel Vol. III

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COMIC – SCI-FI/FANTASY – WILSON & MIYAZAWA & BONDOC – MARVEL COMICS  – MS MARVEL Vol. III – CRUSHED

23546843Kamala faces a new, terrifying threat: Excessive feelings!

Love is in the air in Jersey City as Valentine’s Day arrives! Kamala Khan may not be allowed to go to the school dance, but Ms. Marvel is! Well sort of–by crashing it in an attempt to capture Asgard’s most annoying trickster! Yup, it’s a special Valentine’s Day story featuring Marvel’s favorite charlatan, Loki! And when a mysterious stranger arrives in Jersey City, Ms. Marvel must deal with…a crush! Because this new kid is really, really cute. What are these feelings, Kamala Khan? Prepare for drama! Intrigue! Romance! Suspense! Punching things! All this and more! The fan-favorite, critically acclaimed, amazing new series continues as Kamala Khan proves why she’s the best (and most adorable) new super hero there is! Plus, see what happens when S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jemma Simmons goes undercover at Kamala’s school!

Collecting Ms. Marvel (2014) #12-15 and S.H.I.E.L.D. #2


Back into this universe and I’m still in love with it. This volume brought a new artwork as Adrian Alphona isn’t working on it. At first, I was a bit scared of what I would find but I must say that the style of Takeshi Miyazawa and Elmo Bondoc is also great and has not disappointed me. It carries on with the original and you won’t see a massive difference even though you will notice the peculiarities of the different artist.

These issues have brought a new perspective into Kamala world. I found so funny and great the issue with Loki. Never thought of him as a Cupid…Also, I found it a bit sad. Bruno…oh Bruno…

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Kamala has to combine the differents aspects of her life: as a superhero, training and being ready for any possible problem. As a daughter, hiding the previous aspect from her family and maintaining the grades at school. As a friend…could be quite easy become selfish when you’re Ms Marvel but one of the things I adore of this comics is that Kamala continues as herself, being normal even when she is not.

And the new aspect…love…or first crush with a boy. I found very interesting the mix feeling before/after. Before she does not want to hear about Kamran she is kind of “oh my god no if my family likes him, he must be horrible”


Then she changes completely these feelings and finds his “soulmate”

and all seems so perfect. TOO PERFECT that I kind of not liking it. By the end of the volume, my suspicious feelings were confirmed and I “hate” him.

As always, I have had so much fun reading this comic and can’t wait till my next trip to Forbidden Planet to buy the next volume. If you are interested in new comics and haven’t read these yet…I highly recommend you to give them a chance.


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Lots of love,

Angela😘😘

Unboxing: FairyLoot October’ 16

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– Unboxing- FairyLoot – October 2016 -Steampunk Rebellion –

 

Hello my dear leaves 🍃 🍂🍁

Yes, is this time of the month. All the box subscription arriving and all the unboxing to do and I love it. 🎉🎉🎉

The FairyLoot October theme is STEAMPUNK REBELLION !! 

I received it on Monday 17th after a long day working and I changed all the tiredness for excitement and happiness. I guess I could wait till morning to take better pics but…who could resist a FairyLoot box?

If you want to see me “fighting” to open the box you can check my Instagram stories.

As usual, once you open the box the themed card welcome you. This month colour is kind of autumn related. (Or maybe is just me seeing autumn everywhere ☺️) Anyway, let talk about the contents…

  • The first item I rescued from the confetti was…A CANDLE! This month we have the chance to receive one of the six candles from Meraki Candle based on Divergent. I have Dauntless and smells lovely.

 

  • The jewellery in this box is awesome. FairyLoot brought an exclusive Mechanical Butterfly necklace and Cogs and Curiosities made the wonderful ring. I’m in love with both of them.

 

  • Behind The Pages brought to us an exclusive edition Elias lip balm 😍


  • Read at Midnight made an amazing and exclusive Tea Towel based in one of my favourites authors, Cassandra Clare. What will be a steampunk box without Infernal Devices things?
  • Carry on with the Infernal Devices theme we also have a Magnetic Bookmark by Happy Hello inc. Jem or Will? Will or Jem? This time, the luck made easier to choose. Who was in your box?

  • Another item brought by FairyLoot is an adorable Clock Washi Tape. The pattern is  great.

  • And the book is…METALTOWN by Kristen Simmons. The synopsis seems so cool: the power of hope, fighting for what you believe, friendship… and the book is beautiful.
Hope to see you next month with the ROYALS AND ROGUES box! Happy reading in the meantime.

 


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Lots of love,

Angela😘😘

Unboxing: Owlcrate October’16

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– Unboxing- Olwcrate – October 2016 -Once upon a dream –

Hello my dear leaves 🍃 🍂🍁

Today is time to do another unboxing 🎉🎉🎉

The Owlcrate October theme is ONCE UPON A DREAM !! 

I received it on Saturday 15th and was quite surprised as only in the morning I received the email confirming the box has been shipped.

Once the box was opened, as always, the themed card welcomed me. I never check the back of it till I have done the full unboxing. Don’t want to see any spoiler and break the magic and excitement of the moment.

This month the box came with:

  • A button bookmark by My Heart My Tribe. Let me tell you that is adorable 😍😍
  • A passport to the wonderful of Oz! By The Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild. I’m free to go now there! 😉The design is so cute.
  • A bracelet made by The Geeky Cauldron! 100% exclusive. Is so pretty!! A bit of shame that it does not fit me. Is too big and I’m a bit afraid to loose it. Is was inspired by the Sleepy Beauty 😄

 

  • A beanie perfect for the cold days coming made by Whosits & Whatsits. Perfect to feel the magic of Neverland.

  • And the book! This month has been Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter. Unfortunately, I’ve already received this book last month on my FairyLoot box 😩 so I’m thinking of hosting a giveaway. Please let me know if you will be interested.

As always…happy reading!



 

Next month theme will be 🎺🎺🎺: WONDERLAND!!! This box promises to be awesome!


Lots of love,

Angela 😘😘

Review: Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children 

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– Supernatural /Fantasy – Ransom Riggs – Quirk Books -Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children- 

9460487A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows


 

The book: 

I’ve been thinking about this review and I can’t find the proper words to describe how much I enjoy it. This book has touched many things inside me. Has brought memories of my own childhood and has made me think a lot about how we treat something / someone that is different to what we are / think / like…

Sounds a bit vague to describe this book as unique but the truth is that it is so unique and awesome. I appreciate a lot that Mr Riggs has included in the book the pictures that inspired this story. It has been the perfect touch to a magic book. I love that this story claims the peculiarities  about people and foment to accept them. Everyone, in some way or another, is peculiar and as much as I would love to have something in my DNA that gives me the ability to create fire, control air or any of the peculiarities of these awesome characters… I’m just a normal girl. But this world is full of different, diverse, especial and awesome people and we should not be scared about it.

Coming back to the story, I loved the mix between peculiar monsters and human monsters that Abe told us. The fact that the Second World War was in, some way, included was a top point to me. Also, Abe has reminded me to my lovely aunt. She used to tell me lots and lots of stories when I was a child and she always encouraged me to write even if the idea was crazy. I know I owe her my love for books and writing. The relationship between Abe and Jacob is so sweet and I was very touched when it broke.

The trip to the island and all that we found there was unexpected and I really enjoyed all. All the character are very interesting. I should be picking characters as they are all awesome, but some of the ones that come to me mind right now are:

I recognised in Jacob parts of myself and that made so easy to connect with him. The evolution of the character is great.

Emma is also a lovely character. I think is so cool what she can do with fire and I really like the relationship between Jacob and herself.

Millard is a very brave and his “sacrifice” for the group is a very nice action. Also, all his notes and investigation through the years is very interesting.

Enoch’s peculiarity is so incredible and interesting. Even he seems a bit dark at first, he demonstrated to be loyal once he trusted you. The scene in the Coroner area is scary and amazing in the same way. I was in such a tension while  reading it.

Bronwyn and Victor story is quite sad. I don’t know what I would do in their situation…Bronwyn is so strong and not just physically. She is a great character.

The plot is so good, well constructed and very interesting. Is full of action, tension in some moments mixed with sweet ones and a bit of fun. The idea of a loop is amazing. I don’t know where or when would me by perfect loop… I can’t decide it ☺️

In conclusion, this book is a perfect reading to any Fiction/ Paranormal fan and I highly recommend you to give it a chance if you haven’t done already.


The movie:

I was so excited to watch this movie for different reasons. First of all, has been directed by Tim Burton and I adore his movies. Second of all, I wanted to see alive this amazing characters and third and last one, I just love going to the cinema…so I went to the cinema on October 5th and I wasn’t disappointed 😁

As all the adaptations, they have changed things on the way from the book to the screen. First, we have a change in the characters. Emma peculiarity in the book was fire and in the movie is air. So the have swapped Emma and Olive peculiarities. Really they shouldn’t but for me wasn’t a big problem as the essence of the book, the peculiar inside the pages is really well reflected. My big problem with the movie is the end. The end  is completely different, seems like won’t be more moves even if we have another two books and it finishes with a kind of “happy forever” theme.

The cast is really good and I’m really happy with it and the special effects, characterization, picture and soundtrack are amazing,  especially this song by Florence and the Machine.

 

Overall, I did enjoy a lot the movie, I think Tim Burton has reflected in a very well way the magic and unique universe that you would find reading Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children. The negative aspect of the adaptation has to be the end but I definitely will recommend this movie.

 


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STAY PECULIAR 😉


Lots of love,

Angela😘😘

Unboxing: MerakiCandles order 

Hello everyone 😄

Today I’m here with another unboxing and I’m so in love with all the items I’ve received. I must admit that I’ve panicked a bit as I thought the parcel might be lost on the way but it hasn’t 👏🏻👏🏻

Thank you a lot Heather for you quick answer when I contacted you. I really appreciate it 😊

 


 

I couldn’t resist the temptation. If my sweetheart Draco Malfoy has a candle that represents him…I must have it 😻


Another must have in my collection is, without doubts, anything related with Outlander universe. These two candles represent really well our lovely Claire and Jamie Fraser 💜💜💜

The last but not the less is another of my sweetheart book boyfriend ☺️☺️ Mr Darcy, who is also in love with him? (My Pride and Prejudice book is in Spain 😿, I may need to buy another to stay here with me 🤔 but this movie is 😻😻)


I must say that each of the candles smell gorgeous and that my flat will smell amazing.

 

 


 

The worst thing to my economy is that I’ve already put my eye on new candles… I will be back soon with another unboxing, till then…

Lots of love,

Angela 😘😘

Review: Illuminae

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– Young Adult /Sci-Fi – Amie Kaufman&Jay Kristoff –  -Illuminae- The Illuminae Files I

23395680This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.


To talk about this book I feel is necessary to talk about two main things: the format and the story.

The format 

This book is very unique. The cover is so gorgeous, the files structure is amazing, interesting and adorable. Also, helps you to go even deeper in the story. In this area, the book is perfect and has 5/5 stars

The story

The story start quite superficial, Kady and Ezra broke up and the book starts with the day they will see each other post-breakup. With this, you can create lots and lots of stories but I would never expect the story that Illuminae tells. I love it! Kady and Ezra will manage to survive the attack and go to one of the ships. And with this, the story begins.

As I said before, the format of the book helps you to go deeper with the characters on this trip around the space. You will feel the pressure and the tension of the waiting to the worst to happen, knowing that the enemy is closer and closer and that they won’t have doubts about destroying your ship. To this, we need to add a new virus, people changing and becoming a kind of zombies and all inside a ship where a door is the only thing separating healthy people to infected ones…If you like sci-fi stories this is really a great one.

Now the characters…

Ezra is so sweet and all the emails and chats with Kady just made me love him. He isn’t selfish and would risk everything for her.

Kady is a bit more complex character. First we have this “I’m so cool with computers and I can do this so easily but I won’t”; then I kind of hate her when she was thinking to use people like they are nothing just to know what is going on and third I adore her when she risked all and went to the ship to save Ezra. Also that “shut up bitch” moment at the end made me clap to Kady like she was a goddess.

Aidan…what can I say? I had such mixed feelings during all the reading with this one. Hate, sadness (similar to pity), confusion, empathy, sympathy, sadness again but this time closer to heartbreaking and also had fun and happiness moment. And again all these feeling not only belong to Aidan all this great book is full of it.


The romance in the story is great and added to the story a great side. Kady and Ezra together are really adorable and sweet 😻😻😻. You will still feel sad, alone, desperate to see each other, worried and angry as they do and I think both authors are awesome. They reflect all these feelings perfectly.

This book is unique and brilliant. I highly recommend you to add it to your TBR list. Definitely, I will read the sequel.


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Lots of love,

Angela😘😘

September book haul 

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– Book Haul – September 2016 – 

Has been a long time since I checked my newish books and the shame of buying them and haven’t read them yet is strong…

Here are the books that came home during September (including Owlcrate/FairyLoot September box ones) :


  • The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
  • Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  • King Slayer by Virginia Boecker
  • Secret in Phoenix by Gabriella Lepore
  • Blackheath by Gabriella Lepore
  • Three of Crowns by Kedare Blake
  • Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
  • The Thousandth floor by Katharine McGee
  • Vassa in the night by Sarah Porter

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Any that you would like to read? Any I should be reading right now?


Lots of love,

Angela😘😘

October TBR

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– October 2016 – TBR list – 

Hello my dear leaves🍃🍂🍁,

I have a problem in my life🙈…Each month I tell myself to be more realistic with my TBR and each month I fail. Is so hard to decide which book to read and when is the best time to do it. Also, even if you planned it then, the world can be evil breaking these plans… Am I the only one?🤔

Anyway, is autumn and you know I love autumn so I’m very positive about this TBR list. I’ve picked a good mixture of books. Some “dark” ones, some “funny” ones and one that I will always love to read during autumn or winter time (especial mention to Christmas). I’ve been thinking for a long time to re-read for (I have lost the counting) time, Harry Potter. This time, I’ve chosen the illustrated book.

 


This month I have to, is kind of a must to read this book as the movie is now in cinemas

  1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  3. The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
  4. Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
  5. On the other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher
  6. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
  7. Ms Marvel Vol. III by Wilson & Miyazawa & Bondoc
  8. Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone – Illustrated by J.K Rowling & Jim Kay

 


Happy reading everyone! 


Lots of love,

Angela😘😘