Wick and Fable Illuminae Files Unboxing

 

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I’ve never purchased a box from Wick and Fable before even though I love their candles.  But this Illuminae Files box was too good to pass up.  And I’m so freaking happy that I got it.  I LOVE everything in it!

 

There will be spoilers now, so don’t read on if you don’t want to see.

 

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Review of Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly deVos (digital arc)

 

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Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly deVos

 

Don’t miss this unforgettable debut novel, told in two timelines, about smart fashion, pursuing your dreams, and loving yourself!

FAT.

High school senior Cookie Vonn’s post-graduation dreams include getting out of Phoenix, attending Parsons and becoming the next great fashion designer. But in the world of fashion, being fat is a cardinal sin. It doesn’t help that she’s constantly compared to her supermodel mother—and named after a dessert.

Thanks to her job at a fashion blog, Cookie scores a trip to New York to pitch her portfolio and appeal for a scholarship, but her plans are put on standby when she’s declared too fat too fly. Forced to turn to her BFF for cash, Cookie buys a second seat on the plane. She arrives in the city to find that she’s been replaced by the boss’s daughter, a girl who’s everything she’s not—ultrathin and superrich. Bowing to society’s pressure, she vows to lose weight, get out of the friend zone with her crush, and put her life on track.

SKINNY.

Cookie expected sunshine and rainbows, but nothing about her new life is turning out like she planned. When the fashion designer of the moment offers her what she’s always wanted—an opportunity to live and study in New York—she finds herself in a world full of people more interested in putting women down than dressing them up. Her designs make waves, but her real dream of creating great clothes for people of all sizes seems to grow more distant by the day.

Will she realize that she’s always had the power to make her own dreams come true?

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Shelflove Crate April 2018 Unboxing

 

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I decided to try out Shelflove Crate for a couple months and this is my first one.  The theme for April was “Magical Manipulators”.  There will be spoilers after this, so please stop reading if you don’t want to see.

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Review of Ship It by Britta Lundin (digital arc)

 

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Ship It by Britta Lundin

 

Claire is a sixteen-year-old fangirl obsessed with the show Demon Heart. Forest is an actor on Demon Heart who dreams of bigger roles. When the two meet at a local Comic-Con panel, it’s a dream come true for Claire. Until the Q&A, that is, when Forest laughs off Claire’s assertion that his character is gay. Claire is devastated. After all, every last word of her super-popular fanfic revolves around the romance between Forest’s character and his male frenemy. She can’t believe her hero turned out to be a closed-minded jerk. Forest is mostly confused that anyone would think his character is gay. Because he’s not. Definitely not.

Unfortunately for Demon Heart, when the video of the disastrous Q&A goes viral, the producers have a PR nightmare on their hands. In order to help bolster their image within the LGBTQ+ community-as well as with their fans-they hire Claire to join the cast for the rest of their publicity tour. What ensues is a series of colourful Comic-Con clashes between the fans and the show that lead Forest to question his assumptions about sexuality and help Claire come out of her shell. But how far will Claire go to make her ship canon? To what lengths will Forest go to stop her and protect his career? And will Claire ever get the guts to make a move on Tess, the very cute, extremely cool fanartist she keeps running into?

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Can’t Wait Wednesday 5/2/18

 

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Can’t Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and was previously hosted by Breaking the Spine.   It was created to show off a future release that you are excited for.

 

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As She Ascends by Jodi Meadows

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April 2018 Wrap Up

 

I had a pretty good reading month for April.  I read 11 books and listened to 1 audiobook.  I even started a 12th book, but won’t finish it before the end of the day (I’m writing this on April 30th).

 

I have reviews up for some of these books already, but not all of them.  Some are scheduled and others were for blog tours coming up in May.

 

 

The Girl and the Grove by Eric Smith (digital arc from netgalley)  320 pages  4 stars

Spies, Lies, and Allies by Lisa Brown Roberts (digital arc from Entangled Teen) 368 pages 4 stars

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll  (digital arc from netgalley)  384 pages  4 stars

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