November and December Wrap Up!

So I went to write a year in review post, and realised I haven’t even written an November or December wrap up, so here we go!

I did manage to just about finish my goodreads challenge of 50 books this year, but you can probably tell from all the romance novels in this list that I took to some quick reads to make that happen!

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Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber!

See my previous post to WIN an UK ARC of Caraval!

Thank you to Hodder and Stoughton for sending me a copy of Caraval! This has in no way affected my review.

Caraval is a book full of rich imagery, intense character development and two sisters who’d do anything, and go anywhere, to protect each other.

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WIN an UK ARC of CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber!

Thanks to the lovely people at Hodder and Stoughton I’m giving away an UK ARC of Caraval by Stephanie Garber (which I’ve been reliably informed are ‘like gold dust’ at the moment).

This giveaway is open internationally, and ends on January 3rd!

You can enter either through tumblr or instagram,


Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

Good luck!

Review: Paper Princess by Erin Watt!

At the start of November I was a little depressed. Something happened. It was all over the news- I’m sure you heard about it. Anyway, I was looking for something light hearted and completely mindless to read, and I’ve been eyeing up this series for a while- and then it wasn’t all that expensive on Kindle so I brought it. And read it. All in under 3 hours.

Paper Princess is basically a rom-com in book form. It follows Ella Harper who is struggling to make ends meet after her mother dies and leaves her alone at 17. Ella, who already has a day job and is a full time high school student turns to stripping for extra cash. Even though it leaves her exhausted Ella is determined to get through school on her own steam. Continue reading