Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Hey Everyone, I know this may seem a little strange as I live in the U.K. and over here Mothers Day is over. So, the reason behind this post is because I had taken these photos with the intentions on doing a post for Mothers Day in the U.K. but unfortunately never got round to posting it.

Then it came to me… Mothers Day hasn’t happened in the U.S yet! YAY! so, here are a few cheap gift ideas. As I do live in the U.K. all these gifts were bought over here and may not be available in America but I thought whoever likes these ideas could maybe try to recreate them or find alternatives.

These aren’t just for Mothers Day though, they could be for Birthdays/Christmas or maybe just a surprise gift to show the special lady in your life how much you love and appreciate her.

*If there is someone reading this that maybe doesn’t have the Mother in their life or she has sadly passed away, please know I am incredibly sorry for your loss and in no way wish to upset you with this post*

LETS GET STARTED…

‘All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my Mother.’

 

1. Wine Glass – £1!

So, this is for the Mothers that maybe like a cheeky glass of wine. I found this really cute Best Mum Ever wine glass from the pound shop! Yes, you read that correctly. THE POUND SHOP! I was so surprised and my mum loves it.

The wine glass behind is a bit difficult to see, but, it is engraved with a feather. I purchased that one of Etsy (in came in a 2 set) for a pretty penny but on the back off one glass it says ‘feathers appear when…’ and on the other ‘angels are near’. I really love that quote as I truly believe it, and my mum adores it too. (note the half empty bottle of the wine in the background LOL).

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2. Mothers Day Card – 59p

If you maybe can’t afford a present, why not see if you can find a lovely card and write a personalised message inside. I know my mum would be so grateful to receive a card that I had personally written for her.

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3. Photo Album – £1

Now this I really love and if I was a mum, would love to receive. I found this gorgeous photo album again in the Pound Shop! And I don’t know about anyone else but I’m constantly taken pictures and printing them. I have photos scattered all over the house. So, what I done was went around and found some lovely photos I know my mum loves of me and her, Her and my Brother, the dogs, my nanny etc.. and popped them in, simple. She loves it. (enjoy this cute photo of me and my beautiful mum on her hen night)

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4. Memory Box – £1

I’m telling you, the pound shop is the place to be lol. How absolutely precious is this. a simple wooden box with a quote on the inside and blank pieces of card to write your own personalised memories. I adore this idea.

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5. Photo Frame – £1.99

This is one of mine and my mums favourites. We found this is a random wee shop and my mum just really loved it. We currently have it sitting on our fireplace, front and centre. I got a HP sprocket for Christmas, so, I just printed adorable photos of the dogs out and placed them along the line. Turns out the HP sprocket photos are the perfect size for this.

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6. Decorative Tray – £3.99

My Mum seen this in a card shop and again fell in love, so of course I had to buy it for her. Its so simple but really beautiful. I have actually started using it as a prop for photos lol. Also the flowers I have sitting on the tray were from the same card shop for £2.99.

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Ok, so there are a few cheap gift ideas that I hope you enjoyed and hopefully got some inspiration from. I also think if your Mum enjoys reading, buying her a bought from an Author she enjoys would be a good idea. That’s what my Brother bought mum, along with some other things.

Here is a wee setup I have sitting on the fireplace, simply because I think it looks really nice lol. I have since taken the prices off everything.

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Thank you.

Love Emily xo

 

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Aliexpress Haul/Review

Hey Everyone! Welcome back or Welcome if you are new. Today is a post I’ve never done before but am so excited about and will definitely be doing more in the future from all different sites.

I thought I would be fun to do a Review and Haul of things I’ve recently bought from Aliexpress. I’ve had this post planned for a few months but it feels like its taken forever for some items to arrive, but, they do ship from China so, its understandable.

In this post there is a collection of Jewellery (mostly all earrings) and a few random items at the end.

Shall we jump right in? Okay!

*All review photos used are my own, except stock photos from the Aliexpress website. If the stock photos I used from the website are someone else’s images please let me know straight away so I can ask permission to use and credit, thank you.*

 

JEWELLERY

 

1. Crystal Drop Stud Earrings – 40p

Seller: Susenstone Store

Rating: 4 out of 5

Unfortunately I think I’ve lost these earrings 😦 I am actually so annoyed with myself, I really love these. They are exactly like the picture, I only gave them a 4 out of 5 because the do feel very cheap. Still beautiful though and definitely one of my favourite pairs I bought.

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2. Mix Colour Tassel Necklace – 65p

Seller: kiss of love store

Rating: 4 out of 5

This wee necklace I thought would be so nice for the summer months. It did arrive with slightly different coloured tassels to what was advertised on the website but I actually think I prefer them. Not much I can say, good but cheap quality.

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3. Crystal Tassel Earrings – 91p

Seller: kiss of love store

Rating: 5 out of 5

I love these!! They are identical to what was on the website, I don’t think I have one single complaint about these. Beautiful quality, do not feel cheap at all, even the tassels are lovely. They also have a beautiful sparkle to them.

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4. Large Crystal Tassel Drop Earrings – 59p

Seller: LZHLQ Official Store

Rating: 10 out of 5 LOL

I ADORE THESE! Definitely my favourite pair. They are amazing quality, have a good weight to them also. The sparkle is simply stunning. If I had to pick a fault it would be that they are a darker colour than on the website but I love them. I actually love them so much I want to buy every single colour. I recently wore these to a birthday party and got so many compliments! Can I also point out the price, 59P!!! Crazy.

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5. Geometric Triangle Stud Earrings – 72p

Seller: MESTILO Official Store

Rating: 3 out of 5

Now when I first saw these and ordered them I actually thought the bottom triangle was attached to the marble one, But upon arrival I noticed the triangle is attached to the back of the earring. That is my only fault, other than that these are really lovely. Perfect with a casual outfit or dress them up for a night out.

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6. PomPom Drop Hoops – 77p

Seller: YimYik Official Store

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Ahh! how cute are these! So simple, yet make a statement. I loved these so much I actually ordered them in 2 colours. Only complaint they are quite flimsy and the part that goes through the ear is a bit strange,but, I love these, so cute.

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7. PomPom Drop Hoops – 77p

Seller: YimYik Official Store

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Again, these are so cute I ordered 2 colours!

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8. Long Tassel Drop Earrings – £1.26

Seller: knock Official Store

Rating: 5 out of 5

Love these also. Exactly as advertised, unfortunately I haven’t had a chance to wear these yet but I will soon.

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9. Circle Stud Earrings – 89p

Seller: Haopu Store

Rating: 2 out of 5

UGH! These are a no! Rubbish quality, only slightly close to the picture shown. The hoop that hangs down from the back is far too big, it just looks silly. I will wear them though, I bought them after all. Not as dainty as I hoped.

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10. Simple Ball Earrings – 37p

Seller: Good Luck House

Rating: 5 out of 5

Exactly as advertised. How cute are these? So simple and dainty. I really don’t have any complaints about these at all. The PomPom feels so nice as well LOL.

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11. Long Tassel Drop Earrings – 73p

Seller: Yesucan Store

Rating: 5 out of 5

Like mentioned above, I love these. They are just like pictured, no complaints at all.

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12. Birthstone Studs – 73p x 2

Seller: Yiwu Shuimei Ornament Factory

Rating: Silver – 5 out of 5, Blue – 3 out of 5

These are great. Amazing quality, I don’t have a review picture as they haven’t left my ears since I got them Lol. Only complaint… I bought the December ones because that’s my birth month but when they arrived they were slightly darker than I expected. Other than that they are perfect.

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RANDOM

As well as Jewellery I bought some random items to review.

1. Ring Size Tool – £1.78

Seller: zhongxian Store

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

This is perfect, who doesn’t need a ring sizer in their life? lol. Exactly as I imagined it would be, only downfall is the cheap plastic.

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2. Travel Passport Holder – £1.30

Seller: MOLAVE Stylish Bag Store

Rating: 3 out of 5

I bought this cute cover for my passport as I go on holiday start of November but imagine my horror when I realised I cannot find my passport anywhere!! 😮 I have no idea where it could be. Anyway, this is so cute. Cheaper quality than I thought but will do its job just fine.

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3. Dylan O’Brien IPhone Cover – £1.42

Seller: Lavaza Official Store

Rating: 50 out of 5 😉

HOW AMAZING IS THIS!! Do you think its too creepy Fan girl? I don’t really care though lol. Its simply perfect. No complaints at all.

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4. The Originals Case – £1.15

Seller: Xin cheng Store

Rating: 5 out of 5

Anyone else adore Klaus Mikaelson? I saw this case and just had to get it. Exactly as I expected it to be, no complaints.

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5. Dog Safety Car Seatbelt – 98p x 2

Seller: My Playlife Store

Rating: 4 out of 5

Now, unfortunately I haven’t had a chance to use these yet, But when I seen them I definitely wanted to try it out. My babies safety in the car is a massive concern to me, so, why not get them a seat belt?

Since I haven’t actually used them yet I can only review the quality, which is amazing. Definitely feels sturdy and like it will be very secure in the car.

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I hope you enjoyed this post, if you did please leave a comment and let me know what your favourite item is and if you would purchase any of these.

If you work for Aliexpress and would like to sponsor me, please feel free to hit me up. JOKING LOL.

Thank you.

Love Emily xo

 

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My paranormal experiences

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Hey Everyone, so sorry it has been a while since I published any posts. Life seems to get in the way a lot.

I thought I would talk about something creepy. I know there are a lot of people who think this type of stuff is bull but I truly believe it to be real. If you are one that doesn’t believe that is completely fine but please no comments.

I would love to hear of anyone reading has experienced anything paranormal.

shall we get started?

P.s as I’m writing this post my dogs are freaking out at something outside my bedroom door (there is nothing there). See video below. I wrote these experiences in my phone weeks ago.

Here we go… (I should add I feel like I’ve always been able to sense spirits or whatever from a really young age)

1.My earliest memories are from lying in bed at night when I was growing up and hearing dishes and cutlery in the kitchen moving around as if someone was putting them away in the cupboards. It was only me, mum and brother back then and I know for a fact they were all in bed.

2. When I was about 8ish (complete guess) I have a tonne of teddies sitting on top of my wardrobe smaller ones in front and a massive gorilla in the back, one day I came home from school and my gorilla was on the floor.. literally no other teddy had moved, so the gorilla would have had to been picked up and thrown on the floor. Mum works all day and only gets home when we get home, so, House is empty all day.

3. My bestfriend growing up was also obsessed with the paranormal and we used to be stupid and make an ouiji board out of paper in his room and mess around.. the glass would move and he would swear it wasn’t him but I think it was. Anyway, one day we were sitting in his room with the lights out, flash on our phones filming to see if we could *catch* a ghost 😐 we would see orbs etc.. but this one time we heard walking outside his bedroom door and the shadow under the door.. he went and thought his brother was home but it was literally only us Home and his dog was downstairs sleeping.

We always said when we grow up we are going to go stay in the most haunted places but unfortunately we aren’t friends anymore.

4.This one concerns my mum.. we were about to leave the house one day a few years back and just before her and my step dad were messing about, as we were in the hall opening the door she jumps forward laughing thinking my step dad had grabbed the back of her leg just messing with her, but he was in the living room watching TV and she swears it was an actual hand that grabbed her.

5.She always insists that shortly after my great Grandad passed away she walked into my nans house and seen him sitting in the chair, clear as day.

6. Another one night I was lying in bed, lights off watching tv and all of a sudden my stomach started burning, so ofcourse I turn lights off to see what’s going on.. see attached photo. This was maybe 6 years ago.

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7. Just last month my bedroom is downstairs and my mum and brothers room are upstairs because I have health issues I can’t really get up stairs. So I’m down in my room, mum is in hers it’s about 11pm and she’s texts me asking if I have my dog bailey with me.. I FaceTime her saying yeah he is right beside me why?

She is creeped out saying someone is walking up our stairs but it kind of sounds like claws getting caught in the carpet as it walks so that’s why she thought it was my dog, my other dog was lying beside her and hadn’t moved. We decided to be brave and meet at the stairs while on FaceTime, me at the bottom and her at the top, as she came out of the bedroom something literally growled in her ear… loud enough that I actually heard it on FaceTime. I also thought I heard my dog jump off her bed and run along the landing while I was walking to the stairs but she hadn’t moved from the bed. When me and mum reached the stairs our phones started malfunctioning, the weirdest noises were coming through. Was so bloody creepy.

I have a few things that have happened since my nanny passed away that truly makes me believe she is here with me all the time.

The hall way outside my room creeps me the fuck out.

I have a couple more experiences and so does my mum, so, I may do a part 2. Stay tuned.

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I hope you enjoyed this post, if you did please leave a comment and also comment some of your paranormal experiences! I’d love to hear them.

Thank you.

Love Emily xo

 

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Top 10 movies

Hey again everyone!
I want to apologise if it seems like I’m only writing simple post’s, but I broke my back years ago and suffer really badly with chronic pain. Unfortunately, this past wee while I’ve been pretty bad in the pain scale, so, its easier for me to create posts that I don’t physically have to take photos for!
Hopefully I can get back to that soon. For now, here is my top 10 Movies I personally LOVE.

The Greatest Showman


As of writing this I only seem this film a couple of hours ago but for weeks I have been singing the soundtrack which I am also obsessed with. I cannot explain the love I have for this movie. Its beautifully written and produced. Everyone needs to go watch it now.

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This film is my true love, ever since I was a little girl. It’s a Disney film. If you read my 20 facts about me post you will know Monkeys, Gorillas, Primates in general are my everything. I actually haven’t watched this in a few years because I’m too emotional LOL, my heart breaks every time.

Jurassic Park


A lot of people mightn’t know this, but I also love dinosaurs. Every Jurassic film that has been made I adore, and you can imagine my pure excitement knowing a new one is coming out… name a more iconic duo than Blue and the T-Rex from Jurassic world! Please.

The Notebook


A love story that breaks my heart every time. I only seen it for the first time a few years ago and immediately fell in love, I’m not usually one that likes films set in an older time but this is an exception.

Dirty Dancing


A classic that I feel everyone should see at least once in their life.

Fast and Furious


These films have a place in my heart. I was surprised that I love them as much as I do. The last one especially breaks my heart, the montage for Paul Walker.

The Lion King


If you don’t like this film, then I don’t think we can be friends. My favourite Disney film besides Mighty. Of course, another I break my heart at though! And there is a live action coming soon!!!!

IT


I am obsessed with pennywise, preferably the new one though! I am actually terrified of clowns but not him. The new IT film I really adore.

10 Things I hate about you


Heath Ledger, shall I say more?

Grease


Another absolute classic that everyone needs to watch! Between Danny and the music, it’s a dream.

Sorry for the different sizes of images, I copied and pasted for google and it wouldn’t let me edit the size unfortunately.

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Thank you.

Love Emily xo

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Favourite Songs

Hey everyone! So, for today I thought it would be fun to mention some of my favourite some. Some may be current favourites, some have been my favourite for a good while.

If you ever catch me listening to music, more than likely be one of the songs listed below.

I would love to hear some of your favourite songs or if you create music I would love to check it out so please comment!

Hope you enjoy and maybe find some new music…

  1. Amanda’s song – Jason koiter

Favourite line:And I miss you, wanna kiss you but I can’t find you in my dreams’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX4iJdnIrhA

I actually found this song while watching Criminal minds LOL! I heard it, had to find it online and absolutely fell in love.

 

2. Barbie’s – Pink

Favourite line: ‘I wish I could go back to playing Barbie’s in my room’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiWmSD2YTCE

This is from pinks newest album and for some reason I just connect with it.

 

3. Beautiful trauma – Pink

Favourite line: ‘Nothing but you, my perfect rock bottom, my beautiful trauma’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUQ4-fLe-qQ

Another from Pink’s recent album, I love them all… you will see further down the list I have mentioned another.

 

4. Blurry – Puddle of Mudd

Favourite line: ‘you could be my someone, you could be my scene. Know that ill protect you from all of the obscene’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqxDUMcVjws

I feel like this is a classic song, everybody loves it! Well I hope anyway lol.

 

5. Bodak yellow – Cardi B

Favourite line: ‘if I see you and I don’t speak, that means I don’t fuck with you’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gmXdmKWqlU

Oh come on, this had to be on the list HAHA! I am obsessed but only with certain parts.

 

6. Dance with my father – Celine Dion

Favourite line: ‘But dear lord she’s dying, to dance with my father again’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cfqeLQU_1o

This song makes me so emotional, when I hear it I just automatically think about my Grandpa Joe (great Grandad) and my Nanny. So, if you ever see me with headphones on and I’m balling my eyes out, it’s this song LOL.

 

7. Everybody – Backstreet Boys

Favourite line: ‘oh my god we’re back again’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POq2AznJO1Q

A song I grew up listening too, when I was a child my mum loved the likes of Backstreet boys, Westlife, Boyzone etc. Everybody was always my favourite from Backstreet Boys though.

 

8. Far cry from love – Megan McKenna

Favourite line: ‘Baby I have a reason good enough, I’ll believe in you’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-dNKMb1wAU

I first heard this song when I was watching her TV show ‘there’s something about Megan’ I think it was called. I fell in love when she performed it on the show.

 

9. Filthy – Justin Timberlake

Favourite line: ‘I say, put your filthy hands all over me’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWfPLO6b_mc

I would always hear this song on the radio and had no idea what I was called or who sung it, but like a lot of people I love it.

 

10. I don’t want to miss a thing – Aerosmith

Favourite line: ‘then I kiss your eyes and thank god we’re together’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss0kFNUP4P4

Another love from my younger days, I’ll forget about it for a while but then the second I hear it again I fall in love like the first time I heard it.

 

11. I like me better – Lauv

Favourite line: ‘I like me better when I’m with you’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7fzkqLozwA

Another new love! Recently heard this on the music channels.

 

12. My hero – Foo Fighters

Favourite line: ‘There goes my hero, watch him as he goes’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqWRaAF6_WY

When I hear this song and it gets to the part that says ‘ there goes my hero’ I automatically think of my Granda and my Grandpa Joe because I class them both as my hero.

 

13. One more light – Linkin Park

Favourite line: ‘Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm8LGxTLtQk

I purely just love this song so much, it’s so beautiful! And the fact that Chester has passed away makes it even more emotional.

 

14. The power of love – Jennifer Rush

Favourite line: Cause I am your lady, and you are my man’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLeoiJ1x1xs

Another pure classic that I adore.

 

15. Say you wont let go – James Arthur

Favourite line: ‘I’m gonna love you till my lungs give out. I promise till death do us part like in our vows’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yW7w8F2TVA

This is another song that I think is just beautiful and will never get sick of hearing.

 

16. There goes my baby – The Drifters

Favourite line: ‘I want to know if she loved me, did she really love me’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3HXy9mGPpI

Don’t really have an explanation for why I love this song, but I do. A lot.

 

17. This is me – Keala Settle

Favourite line: ‘I’m not scared to be seen. I make no apologies, this is me’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjxugyZCfuw

I haven’t yet seen ‘the greatest showman’. I am dying too though but this song I adore. I think it has a beautiful message and everyone that has younger brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces, nephews etc… should let them listen to it and explain the importance of just accepting yourself because you are amazing.

 

18. Under the boardwalk – The Drifters

Favourite line: ‘we’ll be falling in love, Under the boardwalk’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRQm7Yt77k0

Same as above, no real reason why but I’ll never get sick of it.

 

19. Wild hearts can’t be broken – Pink

Favourite line: ‘I fight because I have to, I fight for us to know the truth’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL4LNg-iyY4

Another Pink song, surprise surprise. I think its beautiful and everyone needs to listen to it. ESPECIALLY WOMEN.

 

20. Zombie – The Cranberries

Favourite line: ‘In your head, in your head… what’s in your head’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv5wF-E9D8Y

CLASSIC. End of.

 

I have a lot more songs I can mention (like Bon Jovi) maybe I’ll do a part 2 in the future.

 

Love Emily xo

 

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Weekend Book Haul

Hello everyone, welcome back or welcome! I unfortunately didn’t manage to post on Friday… I had a post planned but I just hated the photos I took for it. Anyone else have them problems? HAHA

So, todays post is just a quick book haul I got over the weekend, most were from a charity shop but others weren’t and I will point them out during the haul when I get to them.

I may as well get started its currently 11pm Sunday night and im hoping to finish this and schedule it for 12pm tomorrow.. Lets get going.
The first four books I got from a charity shop for £1.50

 

Never bite a boy on the first date                                                                          by Tamara Summers

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Blurb:                                                                                                                                                       If you think all vampires are brooding, angst and hair gel, this murder mystery, high school romantic comedy will make you think again…
Newly-turned vampire Kira has earned a reputation for breaking rules. So when a student is murdered at her high school, all fingers point to Kira.
In order to prove her innocence she has to show them that there’s another vampire in town. She’s pretty sure it’s one of three new guys who’ve moved in recently.
Dating three cute boys may be fun, but which one is the murdering vampire? And what if he’s the boy she’s falling for…?

 

The shock of the fall                                                                                                                           by Nathan Filer

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Blurb:                                                                                                                                                   ‘I’ll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His name’s Simon. I think you’re going to like him. I really do. But in a couple of pages he’ll be dead. And he was never the same after that.’

 

The secrets of attraction                                                                                                                 by Robin Constantine

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Blurb:                                                                                                                                          Madison Pryce thinks she’s got everything figured out–she’s working on a portfolio for a summer art program and hanging with her friends. Plus she has her hot boyfriend, Zach. But then a visit from a family friend turns Maddie’s life upside down.                              Jesse McCann is still reeling from a breakup that shattered his heart and his band. Then pride (and some goading from his bass player and fellow barista) forces him to find a new drummer–and the inspiration to write music again.                                                            Kismet arrives in the unlikely form of Grayson Barrett, who tries out for Jesse’s band, and whose girlfriend is BFFs with the cute girl who orders a chai latte after yoga every Thursday: Maddie. What Jesse and Maddie thought they knew about the secrets of attraction and the rules of romance changes once they start falling for each other.

 

The hate you give                                                                                                                                by Angie Thomas

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Blurb:                                                                                                                                            Sixteen year old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Star is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. it could also get her killed.

 

Next up is a book I have always been interested in since it was released but never managed to pick a copy up until this past weekend and I have to say, I’m very excited to jump into this world. I have heard amazing things.

 

Caraval                                                                                                                                                 by Stephanie Garber

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Blurb:                                                                                                                                     WELCOME TO CARAVAL, WHERE NOTHING IS QUITE WHAT IT SEEMS . . .         Scarlett has never left the tiny isle of Trisda, pining from afar for the wonder of Caraval, a once-a-year week-long performance where the audience participates in the show.   

Caraval is Magic. Mystery. Adventure. And for Scarlett and her beloved sister Tella it represents freedom and an escape from their ruthless, abusive father.

When the sisters’ long-awaited invitations to Caraval finally arrive, it seems their dreams have come true. But no sooner have they arrived than Tella vanishes, kidnapped by the show’s mastermind organiser, Legend.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But nonetheless she quickly becomes enmeshed in a dangerous game of love, magic and heartbreak. And real or not, she must find Tella before the game is over, and her sister disappears forever.

 

Since you’ve been gone                                                                                                                  by Morgan Matson

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Blurb:                                                                                                                                                       It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list.

On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back?

Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.

Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?

Kiss a stranger? Um… 

Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected), to check things off Sloane’s list.

Who knows what she’ll find?

 

Last but certainly not least is a beautiful book that I actually won on twitter that arrived over the weekend, and just look at the beauty.

 

Goodbye, Perfect                                                                                                                               by Sara Barnard

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Blurb:                                                                                                                                               When I was wild, you were steady . . .
Now you are wild – what am I?

Eden McKinley knows she can’t count on much in this world, but she can depend on Bonnie, her solid, steady, straight-A best friend. So it’s a bit of a surprise when Bonnie runs away with a guy Eden knows nothing about five days before the start of their GCSEs. And it’s the last person she would have expected.

Sworn to secrecy and bound by loyalty, only Eden knows Bonnie’s location, and that’s the way it has to stay. There’s no way she’s betraying her best friend. Not even when she’s faced with police questioning, suspicious parents and her own growing doubts.

As the days pass and things begin to unravel, Eden is forced to question everything she thought she knew about the world, her best friend and herself.

 

Well there is a quick book haul from this weekend, I hope you enjoyed. Sorry if it seems rushed and not a lot of work has been put into it, things have been a bit crazy lately so I am literally writing this up late the next before I intend to post. Hopefully Wednesdays or Fridays post will be a lot better.

Love, Emily xo

 

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Reader Problems

Hello everyone, welcome back or welcome if you are new to my blog! If you read my last post you will know that I’m unsure if I’m going to post every Wednesday or not, but, I thought since this is my first week back blogging in 2018 Why not?

I seen these questions going around on YouTube but unfortunately, I’m unsure who created it, so if you know then please let me know so I can credit them. Thank you.

Let’s get into the questions…

 

  1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?                                                                                                                                     I always seem to have a particular book in my head that I definitely want to read next, so whichever book is in my head or if I’ve seen it constantly online then that’s what I will go with.

 

  1. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?                                                                                                                          I quit, I physically cannot read a book I’m not loving.

 

  1. The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?               Personally, I do Goodreads challenges for fun, not to stress myself out HAHA. If I’m not close to my goal it doesn’t bother me in the slightest.

 

  1. The covers of a series you love. Do. Not. Match. How do you cope?                    This really bother me!! AHHH, I cannot deal with series not having matching covers. It drives me insane, I currently have a few books in a series that aren’t even the same height and it makes me mental every time I look at them.

 

  1. Everyone and their mother love a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?                                                                                                     I don’t have many friends that like reading as much as I do, thankfully since I’ve started getting into reading these past couple of years so has my mum. So, I usually will go to my mum and talk to her about some books I’ve disliked.

 

  1. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?                                                                                                                                              I feel like a weirdo, I don’t really cry at books. I’ve just never found one that will get me to that emotional state HAHA. Saying that I also don’t really read in public unfortunately so, that wouldn’t happen to me anyway.

 

  1. A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you reread the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?                                                                                       I always reread the first book before reading the sequel. I just can’t seem to jump into a book unless I’ve reread the first.

 

  1. You do not want anyone borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?                                                                                               Thankfully like previously stated I don’t have many friends that like reading so, I have never come across this problem. I do lend my mum my books but the majority of my books are second hand.

 

  1. Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?                                                                                  I have no idea how I get over a reading slump LOL, it just seems to happen. One day I’ll pick up a certain book and fall in love with reading again and that gets me out of a slump.

 

  1. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?                                                                                                                 I feel like I’m a bit of a cheap skate. I rarely buy brand new books, if it was a book I had been anticipating the release of then I will splurge a bit LOL!

 

  1. After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?                                                                                It depends if I’m currently reading something, if I’m reading a book already then I will normally start a newly bought book straight away or at least a day later. Although I feel like I have bought new books and they are sitting on my shelf unread a year later!

 

 

Hope you enjoyed this fun little Q&A, I had a lot of fun answering them. If you did enjoy this post, please feel free to give me some love and maybe if you reallyyyyy love it maybe a sneaky follow? Haha.

 

Love, Emily xo

 

*if you enjoyed this post and would like to consider me to review your book or book related items, please contact me at – Emilyloureads_@outlook.com Thank you!*                       Currently not accepting Kindle books or EBooks’ at this moment, sorry for any inconvenience.

 

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