Saturday, September 3, 2016

HUGE August Book Haul!!!


So... August happened. And I got A LOT of books. I turned 16 this month, and so I got a lot of books for my birthday. I've split the 18 (!!!) books I got into three categories: Books I bought, books publishers (and one magazine) sent to me, and books I got for my birthday.

Books I Bought:

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

Books Publishers sent to me:

Everyday Magic by Emily Albright (from Merit Press)
Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow (from Penguin Teen)
The Flip Side by Shawn Johnson (from Justine Magazine)

Books I got for my Birthday:

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
Since You've Been Gone  by Morgan Matson
The Good Girls by Sara Shepard
Incriminated by M.G. Reyes
Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne Blankman
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes
Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone, 10th Anniversary Edition by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone, Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Furthermore Blog Tour!

The bestselling author of the Shatter Me series takes readers beyond the limits of their imagination in this captivating new middle grade adventure where color is currency, adventure is inevitable, and friendship is found in the most unexpected places. 
There are only three things that matter to twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow: Mother, who wouldn't miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. The day Father disappears from Ferenwood he takes nothing but a ruler with him. But it's been almost three years since then, and Alice is determined to find him. She loves her father even more than she loves adventure, and she's about to embark on one to find the other.
But bringing Father home is no small matter. In order to find him she'll have to travel through the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, where down can be up, paper is alive, and left can be both right and very, very wrong. Her only companion is a boy named Oliver whose own magical ability is based in lies and deceit--and with a liar by her side in a land where nothing is as it seems, it will take all of Alice's wits (and every limb she's got) to find Father and return home to Ferenwood in one piece. On her quest to find Father, Alice must first find herself--and hold fast to the magic of love in the face of loss. 

For the Furthermore book look, I was inspired not only by Furthermore's vibrant color, but also by the detail described from within the story itself. From my love of fancy dresses and couture, I selected dresses from the newest seasonal haute couture dresses, many if which came from Elie Saab's (my personal favorite designer) Fall/Winter 2016 Haute Couture Collection. Furthermore reminded me of vibrant colors, floral patterns, and intricate detail! 

Elie Saab Fall/Winter 2016 Haute Couture 


Georges Hobeika Fall/Winter 2016 Haute Couture

Elie Saab Fall/Winter 2016 Haute Couture 

Elie Saab Fall/Winter 2016 Haute Couture 

Georges Hobeika Fall/Winter 2016 Haute Couture 

Elie Saab Fall/Winter 2016 Haute Couture