Unboxing: Owlcrate December ‘ 2016

– Unboxing- Owlcrate – December 2016 -Epic –

This month, the box arrived before than ever and I really appreciate the effort of the team to ensure it arrives before Christmas. The theme is perfect for this time of the year. I find Christmas a perfect time to read and/or watch Harry Potter, Narnia or Lord of the Rings. So a book box inspired on it only can be perfect 😁

Our first item is a Funko Mini: Harry Potter and I received Hermione Granger 😍😍😍

The next item was based in other of my favourite universes: say hello to an awesome Lord of the Rings pin

In the epic trip, our next universe used to inspire an item is The Song of Ice and Fire

Do you think this is all? Oh no, get ready to visit Narnia with this lovely card

And finally the book. I have heard great things about this story and I can’t wait to find it a space in my massive TBR.




At the beginning of this year, I started my adventure with Owlcrate and I must admit has been one of my best decisions of 2016. Has been a year full of surprises, lovely books and items.

Check this box subscription for 2017, totally worth  it

Lots of love,

Angela xx

Review: Reading Challenge 2016




– Reading Challenge 2016 – Best and Worst Books of 2016 –

This year I decide to bring back my reading mood and I set my goal in 30 books. The year has finished with 35/30. Challenge completed with 117% 🎉👏🏻🎉👏🏻🎉👏🏻

I can say that I’ve had a great reading year. I have re-fallen in love with books, I’ve had lots of good moments travelling to different universes and I’m so happy about being able to enjoy reading once again. Here you can see all the book read during 2016:



Is always a bit hard to choose your best/worst reading of the year,  but here you can find my Top Five Favourites Books of 2016 and my Top Four More Disappointing Books of 2016 in no particular order. That would be a really impossible mission.


  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. With this book, I started the year and my reading mood came back. The story captivated me and I couldn’t stop reading.
  • Saga Vol II, III and VI by Brian Vaughan. Another area that I manage to enjoy once again has been graphic novels (comics and manga) and part of it is thanks to these ones. Totally love these comics!
  • Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz has been a book full of feelings and that made me cry more that once.
  • Illuminae by  Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I love, love and love it! This book blew my mind. The story, the format, the characters. All fresh, unique and awesome.
  • Miss Peregrine’s home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. This book was perfect. I love it and I wish I discovered it earlier.


  • The Selection by Kiera Cass. This book was a recommendation and I’ve seen a lot of hype about this series but even when I’ve tried more than once the story was not my cup of tea. I found it boring, predictable and I couldn’t finish it.
  • Scarlet Witch, Vol I: Witches’ Road by James Robinson. I really wanted to like this one and I did not. The art, the story, the character…nothing was what I expected.
  • The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron. This dystopian world was ok but that’s all. The book cover is stunning, the story could have so much potential but didn’t meet my expectations.
  • The Wicked and The Divine, Vol. I  by Kieron Gillen was another recommendation and I have problems connecting with the story and characters. The plot is cool but the way is taking place is so weird. I’m still confused about stopping or carrying on with the other volumes.

Hope that you all have had a great reading year and wishing you another great one or even better during 2017 🥂

Let me know your best/worst reading of the year and /or any book that you think I must read in 2017.

Lots of love,

Angela 😘😘

Review: The Sun is also a Star

– Young Adult /Contemporary – Nicola Yoon – Corgi ( Penguin Random House) – The Sun is also a Star –

28763485Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.
Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.
The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

The Sun is also a Star is a great book. Nicola Yoon possesses the capability of bringing warm to your heart. Everything, Everything and The Sun is also a Star are different and similar in some ways. Both books have a hard and sad side but also, both books have a big dose of realism and sweet feelings.

This time, the two main characters are Natasha ( Jamaican girl) and Daniel (Korean boy) living in America. Natasha’s world is falling apart and she will be deported in 24 hours. That day, by accident, she met Daniel. Daniel’s facing one of the most important decisions of his life: to follow your dreams or to follow your parents wishes. What happens when two unstable worlds crash? For the answer, I totally recommend you to read this book.

This book brings you a lot of actual themes but you won’t read it in a slow and hard to follow way. The book is a light reading and so, you will find love, religion, family, immigration and the second generation, politics or dreams inside. The characters are well defined and are easy to connect with them.

Natasha has lots of walls around her and she sees life through the facts. On the other hand, Daniel sees life through a dreamer’s eyes. I find very interesting the way both justify to each other how they perceive destiny, love or god. How they think there is a point of non-return but how they manage and go back to each other. I did not expect the way the book ends and in some way I feel is a bit incomplete. That been said, I did enjoy the story and the writing style. I really really enjoyed this book and I totally recommend you to read it.


Lots of love,