Saturday, 3 June 2017

Review: When It's Real


Meet Oakley Ford-teen celebrity, renowned pop star, child of famous movie stars, hottie with millions of fangirls… and restless troublemaker. On the surface he has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley's team decides it's time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he's settled down.
Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett-devoted sister, part-time waitress, the definition of "normal." Under ordinary circumstances she'd never have taken this gig, but with her family strapped for cash, she doesn't have much of a choice. And for the money Oakley's team is paying her, she figures she can put up with outlandish Hollywood parties and a team of publicists watching her every move. So what if she thinks Oakley's a shallow, self-centered jerk? It's not like they're going to fall for each other in real life…right?

I have mixed feelings about this book.
I mean I like it, but I expected more drama because.. um, hello.. Royals!!
But no, this one is really sweet, quick and fun summer read.

"If she's angry at me , then that means she's not ignoring me. I don't like being ignored."

Oakley and Vaughn have an amazing chemistry. They are pretty great together. I loved seeing them bicker 24/7 :D

"I can't believe my girlfriend is such a prude."
-"I can't believe my boyfriend is such a douche."

Oh, that was fun!!

I love books that have social media in it because I'm an addict when it comes to Instagram. :D
And there were some really fun tweets between those two.. It kinda reminded me of Spencer by Kerry Heavens (You should read that book, if you haven't already, you won't regret it).

Overall, When It's Real is cute and enjoyable read that will leave you laughing in no time. It's perfect for beach days. You can read it in one sitting, just like I did. So grab your hat, pick up a margarita and off you go!

When It's Real Playlist ♥
Feder - Lordly ft. Alex Aiono
Mickey Valen - Meet Me ft. Noe
Halsey - Not Afraid Anymore
Dua Lipa - Blow Your Mind (Mwah)
Miley Cyrus - Malibu
Elle King - Wild Love
Marian Hill - Down
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee - Despacito ft. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber - Company
Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know?

About The Author
Erin Watt is the brainchild of two bestselling authors Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick, linked together through their love of great books and an addiction to writing. They share one creative imagination. Their greatest love (after their families and pets, of course)? -Coming up with fun--and sometimes crazy--ideas. Their greatest fear? -Breaking up.
#1 New York Times bestselling author duo of The Royals series.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Review: Blood on Paper


In these pages, Poet Victoria Raine takes us on a journey of her deepest, darkest moments, of trials, failures and betrayals. In hopes, that others not feel so alone through theirs.
You find yourself haunted by the heartache that is almost tangible in these pages, and exhilarated for her triumph over suffering and adversity.
Through her tribulations, her endurance and faith were tested many times over. She shared the beauty in the lessons and the grace through the pain. She found an inner strength she didn’t know she had through the power of perseverance, and ultimately surrendering to spirit to sort it all out and lead the way.
This book will make you fall back in love with the magic poetry brings into our hearts and enrichment into our lives.

"Are we waiting to die
or dying to live"

Wow. Victoria really touched me deeply with this incredible work of art. You can tell she poured her heart and soul into this.

This is going to be a tricky review to write because every page is a new tale, a new feeling, a new life.

"She's been out past the shadows
become part of the underworld
she gave away all her virtues
and threw away all her pearls"

This book slayed all my emotions. I could actually feel the emotion behind the words, and I'm still absolutely astonished about it.
There is a lot of suffering in this book, which is part of what makes it so raw and intense.
In this gorgeous collection Victoria Raine addresses some of the darkest and most hopeful matters of the human heart.

"This is what I wanted?
For this I've begged borrowed and stole?
Her laughter now just beyond
the edge of control"

When you pick up your copy you'll see that this book is so heartbreaking but at the same time really healing.

"All the things I did not want
were all the things that I got"

She addresses what it feels like to be broken and to be stronger on your own.

"I've let go
I have broken free"

The poems in this book are beautiful, tragic, raw, and inspirational. There aren't enough words to describe how much I loved this book. Blood on Paper is definitely going to stay on my mind for a while, and I hope to come back to it time and (time) again.

Blood on Paper Playlist ♥
Camila Cabello - I Have Questions
Olivia O'Brien - Empty
Mary Noyes - Haunted
Kelly Clarkson - Because of You
Sanja Vučić - Goodbye (Shelter)
London Grammar - Sights
Rupert Pope - Catch Me
Ruelle - Where Do We Go From Here
Empress Of - Water Water
Frances - What Is Love
Dihaj - Skeletons

About the Author
Victoria Raine has been writing poetry since she was a teenage girl. After a poetry writing assignment in 9th grade, her English teacher asked to see her after class, and requested she bring in anything else she had written, after reviewing her work she encouraged Victoria to continue writing. Since then, Victoria Raine has filled countless notebooks and only recently decided to publish her work. Blood on Paper is the first book being published in 2014.
Victoria Raine is the CEO of Kairos Cards in Virginia Beach, Virginia specializing in cards with heartfelt messages capturing your treasured moments with poetic prose and specialized artwork for each collection. Her cards will begin featuring upcoming artist for new collections in 2014.
Victoria resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia where she enjoys her gardens and her dogs Samson, Gypsy and Sophie. Her son lives on the west coast who is a musician and writer.