The Secret Slipper // Review + Blog Tour

The Secret Slipper // Review + Blog Tour

Hello once again, lovelies! Today I’m coming to inform you have a beautiful thing happening … The Secret Slipper by Amanda Tero is on blog tour! *insert streamers and cheering here* I had the amazing opportunity to read an ARC and now I get to scream my thoughts in form of a review at y’all lovely people. I’m so happy that I had this amazing opportunity, and thank you all for joining me on my stop!

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(look at how pretty the cover is …)

Being a cripple is only the beginning of Lia’s troubles. It seems as if Bioti’s goal in life is to make Lia as miserable as possible. If Lia’s purpose is to be a slave, then why did God make her a cripple? How can He make something beautiful out of her deformity?

Raoul never questioned the death of his daughter until someone reports her whereabouts. If Ellia is still alive, how has she survived these ten years with her deformity? When Raoul doesn’t know who to trust, can he trust God to keep Ellia safe when evidence reveals Bioti’s dangerous character?

As time brings more hindrances, will Raoul find Ellia, or will she forever be lost to the father she doesn’t even know is searching for her?

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Review: The Rose of Winslow Street

Review: The Rose of Winslow Street

‘Ello, lovelies! I hath returned! With a review for you. Yeah … this technically isn’t a normal posting day but … I didn’t want to just post a review on a normal day I guess? 😐 And I also dislike having to wait to post something that I already finished writing … I don’t even know …
You can just count this as the post I missed yesterday … XD
I’m slowly narrowing down my TBR list on Goodreads … but haven’t been reading nearly enough … anyway!

**Warning: Very much spoilers in review below. Read at your own risk, children. Right. That is all. You have been warned. **

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Random Ramblings of a Reader – Post January Happenings

Random Ramblings of a Reader – Post January Happenings

Heyo lovely peoples! So I’ve technically had this post written since … Wednesday last week. I was going to post it on Thursday and then Saturday and then Monday but … ahhhh! I’m not even sure what happened. Life! *flails around*

Anyway. I am here! Finally! Because of … happenings I actually considered going down to just one post a week or changing the day because apparently Mondays and Thursdays are busy now 😛 but I feel like if I mess with the schedule everything will die and the world will explode soooo … I’m probably not going to do that. I shall just attempt to actually post. *headdesks*

So! Updates! Let’s do this!

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Review: The False Prince

Review: The False Prince

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The False Prince is the thrilling first book in a brand-new trilogy filled with danger and deceit and hidden identities that will have readers rushing breathlessly to the end.

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king’s long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner’s motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword’s point—he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage’s rivals have their own agendas as well.

As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner’s sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together.

An extraordinary adventure filled with danger and action, lies and deadly truths that will have readers clinging to the edge of their seats.

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Review: Gemini

Review: Gemini

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Seventeen-year-old conjoined twins Clara and Hailey have lived in the same small town their entire lives—no one stares at them anymore. But there are cracks in their quiet existence, and they’re slowly becoming more apparent.

Clara and Hailey are at a crossroads. Clara wants to stay close to home, avoid all attention, and study the night sky. Hailey wants to travel the world, learn from great artists, and dance with mysterious boys.

As high school graduation approaches, each twin must untangle her dreams from her sister’s, and figure out what it means to be her own person.

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Review: Nyssa Glass’s Clockwork Christmas

Review: Nyssa Glass’s Clockwork Christmas

Hello all! I must apologize for not posting on Monday … Honestly I knew I was bound to kill the schedule at some point, but it ended up dying earlier than I would have hoped …

Part of he reason for that is the fact that I’m kind of in a reading funk right now … but now’s not really the time to rant about that (I’m hoping to get a writing/random talking post out on Saturday, so keep your eyes open 😀 )

Now, without further ado, this Thursday’s review: Nyssa Glass’s Clockwork Christmas!

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(This cover … *shudders* Apologies to those who like it but I really don’t … No judging it by its cover going on over here though … 😉 )

Reformed cat burglar and orphan Nyssa Glass doesn’t have many fond memories of Christmas. Her boyfriend, Ellis, however, is determined to make their first holiday together a celebration of a lifetime. Nyssa can’t let him down.
Overwhelmed by decorations and shopping, Nyssa sets out to find the perfect present for Ellis. However, when a charming dance instructor decides Nyssa is what he wants for Christmas, Ellis’s only gift might be a dose of holiday heartbreak.

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Review: Befriending The Beast

Review: Befriending The Beast

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Belle has returned unannounced to the castle to restore her relationship with the king, her father. Her hopes are dashed with the devastating message: “The king refuses to see you.” Convinced that God has led her home, she is unwilling to return to Lord and Lady Kiralyn. But will the king offer her any other choice?

Time is running out and she has a life-changing decision to make. When tragedy strikes, will she and her father be pulled further apart or knit together? Could she stay at the castle even if she will never see her father again?

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Rating: Content wise, anyone. Maybe 10 and up? Falling off of a horse and sickness (basically no details, and … nothing else.

My rating: Short, sweet and beautiful, Befriending the Beast was really enjoyable to read. As a fairytale re-telling I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but it was masterfully told without (somehow) romance or magic.

Overall, it’s fairly short, definitely more of a novella than a novel.

The Christian content was really amazing. Straightforward and told masterfully without feeling preachy or anything.

I empathized with Belle, but didn’t really connect with any of the characters very deeply. They were written well, but I didn’t really feel like I got to know them really well, if that makes sense at all. The king’s development was amazing though, and even the side characters all had unique personalities.

I think my only problem is that it didn’t really feel … long enough? Don’t get me wrong, the plot is fully developed and the ending doesn’t leave me unsatisfied or anything. I do feel like everything just could have … been expanded a little bit? It passed a bit too quickly for my taste, and though it wrapped up very nicely I would have liked seeing more of … well, everything.

Rating: Overall, 4/5 stars.