Monthly Bookmail [November 2016]

Posted December 3, 2016 by Stephanie in Bookmail / 1 Comment

Monthly #bookmail

This will be a new monthly feature where I will show you all the books I received or bought throughout the month. This will include ARCs, Finished Copies, Hardcovers, Paperbacks, eARCs, and eBooks. It will basically just showcase all the books! 🙂

Received

windwitchicelingthe-dark-days-pactpushing-perfect
crystal-stormthe-best-possible-answerthe-infinity-of-you-and-me

Bought

paper-princessbroken-princetwisted-palaceheartless

Owlcrate

Pics to come

Netgalley/Edelweiss

way too many.. forgot to keep adding them.. sorry guys.

Audiobooks

wallbanger

Let’s Talk About It

What books have you gotten in your mailbox/digital mailbox recently? Have you read any of the books that I mentioned in this post? Should I put any of these at the TOP of my TBR list? Leave your thoughts and let’s discuss in the comments! 🙂

Stephanie
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Paper Princess [Review]

Posted December 2, 2016 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

Paper Princess [Review]Paper Princess by Erin Watt
Series: The Royals #1
Published by Everafter Romance on April 4th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 370
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, The Book Depository
Goodreads
five-stars

From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.
These Royals will ruin you…
Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone. 
Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.
Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.
He might be right.
Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees. 

My Thoughts

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It got me out of a vast slump I was in. And I have Dana to thank for it. She had read this and mentioned it to me and it sounded awesome so I bought the entire series on my kindle and devoured Paper Princess, book 1, within two sittings!

This book had a lot going in it. It’s about a teenage girl, Ella, who lost her mom to cancer and was struggling to make ends meet. So she stole her mom’s ID and started working at strip clubs in order to pay for her schooling (high school), bills, food, and a crappy apartment. Then comes Callum Royal who claims he’s her guardian because her biological father had died. So he whisks her away and makes a deal with her for her to stay with him and his five sons.

I loved that this wasn’t just your ordinary contemporary romance fluff. Which, don’t get me wrong, I love that too. But this had depth. It felt real because it could be real. It was edgy and raw and downright awesome.

I love Ella as a character, we see a lot of growth within her and by the end of the book you feel for her and for what she’s going through. I loved getting to know each of the Royal boys. Especially Reed and Easton. And I thought the twins were hysterical. And the romance that finally starts to happen between Ella and Reed is just so yummy.

If you’re in the mood for an edgy romance and a ride of a lifetime (because trust me once you finish book 1… you’ll dive quickly into books 2 and 3!) please pick this up by Erin Watt (a pseudonym for the duo: Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick).

**Please note that this is NEW ADULT so there is stronger language and definitely more descriptive sexual language than your average YA novel**

five-stars
Stephanie
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Monthly Recap [November 2016]

Monthly Recap [November 2016]

Posted November 30, 2016 by In Wonderland Team in Wrap Up / 0 Comments

Here is our monthly recap for this month! We are also looking for a way to tweak our Monthly Recaps, so in the comments let us know what you like to see in monthly recaps or what you’d like to see in our recaps! 🙂 Books Read Reviews Other Posts Books Read ] Reviews Other […]

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WoW [86]

WoW [86]

Posted November 30, 2016 by Lizzie in Meme / 0 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly. This Week’s Victim Pick…. My Thoughts Are you seeing that cover? ARE YOU! Please allow me to proclaim my undying love for anything Indian inspired featuring a female protagonists. This is definitely not a […]

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Top Ten Tuesday [109]

Top Ten Tuesday [109]

Posted November 29, 2016 by Stephanie in Meme / 5 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there is a different bookish top ten list. Join in on the fun! Top Ten Books for the Swooner in Your Life [Holiday Gift Guide Freebie] 1. Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty – Marcus Flutie. It has been years since I’ve read […]

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Love & Gelato [Review]

Love & Gelato [Review]

Posted November 28, 2016 by Stephanie in Review / 2 Comments

My Thoughts I really, really, really enjoyed this story. It was the perfect young adult contemporary and exactly what I needed at this time. It’s a story about a girl named Lina who moves to Italy to live with her father for the summer after her mom dies. She is given a journal that her […]

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Starflight [Review]

Starflight [Review]

Posted November 28, 2016 by Emily in Review / 0 Comments

My Thoughts Space themes are always tricky for me. I either love them, or I can’t stand them. I either have a desperate need to read the book or watch the movie, or I just sit there thinking, “Meh.” Starflight fell into the former. It‘s a book that initially drew me in by the cover…and held me […]

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The Magnolia Story [Review]

The Magnolia Story [Review]

Posted November 27, 2016 by Emily in Review / 0 Comments

My Thoughts HGTV is my not-so-guilty pleasure. I watch it constantly. It’s my go-to channel whenever I turn on the TV as background noise. And my favorite of all has to be Fixer Upper. So, naturally, when I found out that Chip and Joanna were releasing a book, I was thrilled. Over the moon when […]

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