Wednesday, 26 July 2017

{Feature} Bookworm Candles & Crafts: Fairytales and Fables Twist Range

                           
Hello, hello! Isn’t this year flying by - it's almost August!? And you already guessed it but we are here with a new feature post from the wonderful Bookworm Candles and Crafts. If you’ve been following our previous posts then you already know lots about Bookworm Candles and Crafts and if not, don’t worry – you can click this link HERE and have a quick look at what this company is all about. 
Today we are going to show you something really special. And I mean really special. And it’s going to be about one very special series that I know you all love. It’s one we love as well and even though the series has finished, we’re all still talking about it and begging companies like Bookworm Candles and Crafts to make more bookish goodies about this series. 
So…… today’s post will centre round THE LUNAR CHRONICLES by Marissa Meyer!



Bookworm Candles and Craft have recently released a new range called fairytales and fables twist range. This is based on all those great fairy tales retellings out there and of course the first series to be created is inspired by the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. So if you haven’t already seen them around on Twitter or Instagram or from her reps, well now is your chance. 
Fairytales and Fables Lunar Twist Candle Range: Cinders Flight
'All her life, at least, all the life she could remember all she'd ever wanted was freedom'
This is the first candle to be created and of course it’s inspired by Cinder. This candle is called Cinder's Fight smells like dry tears, courage and true heir. It’s perfect for you floral scented fans as this has a gorgeous floral scent. 
Fairytales and Fables Lunar Twist Candle Range - Scarlet's Love
‘She did not know that the wolf was a wicked sort of animal, and she was not afraid of him’
The second candle from the range is Scarlet’s Love which is inspired by the second book in the Lunar Chronicles series. Scarlet’s Love smells like alpha, unconditional and tomatoes and is perfect for you fruity scented fans as this has a lovely fruity scent.
Fairytales and Fables Lunar Twist Candle Range - Cress' Freedom
'Maybe there isn't such a thing as fate. Maybe it's just the opportunities we're given and what we do with them. '
The third candle from the range is Cress’ Freedom which is inspired by the third book in the Lunar Chronicles series. Cress’s Freedom smells like hacking, dreams and butterflies wings and has a really fresh true floral scent.
Fairytales and Fables Lunar Twist Candle Range - Winter's Innocence
'The walls have been bleeding for years and no one else sees it'
The fourth candle from the range is Winter’s Innocence which is inspired by the forth book in the Lunar Chronicles series. Winter’s Innocence smells like sweetness, candies and beauty and it also has fruity, caramel scent with hints of cinnamon.
Fairytales and Fables Lunar Twist Candle Range - Levana's Vanity
'But to be so cherished, what a dream that must be'
And lastly, no Lunar Chronicles set would be complete without the evil Queen herself Levana which is inspired by the novella from the Lunar Chronicles series, Fairest. Levana’s Vanity smells like glamour's, cruelty and ambition and has a fruity, floral scent with hints of bitter sweet lime.
Now all these amazing candles come in four great sizes 2oz mini starter candle, 4oz best seller candle, 6.5oz jar and lastly 10.5oz large jar and with all the usual bookworm candle touches and the prices also range from £3 - £10.50. 
Wondering where to purchase them? You can do so here: bookwormcandlesandcrafts.bigcartel.com and don’t forget you can save 10% on all purchases by using my code: bookpforlife10

There is one last thing we’d like to share with you and that is the Lunar Chronicles series has been picked for August’s monthly bookish box called Stars Above. It's an amazing tribute to your personal favourites. This themed box is going to have 4 candles in the box as well as other goodies and the good thing about this box is they are all exclusive items that you can’t purchase in store already! 
Available for £16.50 and it will ship around 15th August so get your orders in quick!

Monday, 17 July 2017

{Review} Avenged (Ruined #2) by Amy Tintera

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Release Date: May 2nd, 2017
Finished Date: July 12th, 2017
Publishers: HarperTeen
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Source: For Review
Format: Hardback
Pages: 416
Buy: Amazon UK Amazon US / The Book Depo 
 
A war that will fuel her. A bond that will destroy her.

Emelina Flores has come home to Ruina. After rescuing her sister, Olivia, from imprisonment in rival kingdom Lera, Em and Olivia together vow to rebuild Ruina to its former glory. 


But just because Em and Olivia are out of Lera doesn’t mean they are safe. Their actions over the past year have had consequences, and they are now targets of retaliation. Olivia will destroy everyone who acts against Ruina. Em isn’t as sure. 


Ever since Em posed as Prince Casimir’s betrothed in Lera, she’s started to see another side to this war. Lera may have destroyed the Ruined for decades, but Em knows that Cas is different. And now that he’s taken the throne, Em believes a truce is within reach. But Olivia suspects that Em’s romantic feelings for Cas are just coloring her judgement.


Em is determined to bring peace to her home. But when winning the war could mean betraying her family, she faces an impossible choice between loyalty and love. Em must stay one step ahead of her enemies—and her blood—before she’s the next victim in this battle for sovereignty.

The Review:
You all know that YA fantasy has fast become my favourite genre and I’m always on the lookout for new series to try, so when I read Ruined by Amy Tintera last year I was instantly sold. With the release of Avenged - the sequel to Ruined, this series is now becoming a favourite because I enjoyed Ruined a lot but I enjoyed Avenged even more.

Emelina Flores has done the impossible. She has infiltrated her enemy’s world to rescue her sister from capture. Now finally free, Em and Olivia gather up the remaining Ruina people and try to rebuild their lives. However, with Olivia hell bent on revenge and with the Lera forces breathing down their necks, Em and Olivia aren’t safe yet. And so Em turns to the one person she never thought she could count on – Casimir, the Lera Prince for help while also trying to battle her feelings for him. While a war is brewing from all sides, Em must decide the right choice for her people while trying to stay true to herself in the process. 

I absolutely loved this book! I was actually quite surprised because you know sequels tend to have that problem of being boring or suffering from middle book syndrome but not Avenged. Avenged was action packed from the start with the story becoming stronger and stronger with each page and the story was very unpredictable. It really was hard to work out what was going to happen next. It also has great chemistry between the characters and the romance - just enough to keep you on your toes!

I really enjoyed reading Emelina and Cas’s point of views in the first book but one of the main reasons I enjoyed Avenged more was because we also saw more from Aren and Olivia. As a reader it was great getting to know them more – okay, maybe not so much of Olivia as I really don’t like her but, it was still interesting to read more about her. 

I honestly cannot wait to read the next instalment when it releases. I already know how I’d like the series to end but I honestly don’t know if that will or can happen. Either way, I’m eager to find out!

Thank you to Harper 360 for giving me the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review.