Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sunday Post #149: 90s Stuff and Obsessively Listening to One Song

Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Blog Tour - Review + Giveaway: Spell Book & Scandal by Jen McConnel

Title: Spell Book & Scandal

Series: Spell Book & Scandal #1

Author: Jen McConnel

Publication date: October 31st, 2017

Published by: Jen McConnel

Source: For review from Xpresso Book Tours

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Shelby King is tired of living in her sister’s shadow. Just because Christina is the most powerful caster in school doesn’t mean Shelby’s any good at magic; she’s a scribe, like her mom, and everyone expects her to write spells for her sister, the way her mom always has for her dad. But Shelby’s spells fail spectacularly, and by the time she’s a sophomore, Christina won’t touch them with a ten-foot-pole; their parents aren’t much better. Shelby is fed up, and she decides to show the world she doesn’t care if she isn’t as good as her stuck-up sister, or as talented as their powerful parents. In fact, she decides it’s time to break all the rules, magical and otherwise, and she starts sneaking out to meet Jeremiah Smallwood, the second-best caster in school at illegal pop-up spell battles around town. She may not be able to scribe for him, but she doesn’t mind letting him think that she could; Shelby’s been half in love with Miah as long as she can remember, but he’s never paid attention to her until now, and she’s not going to risk her chances worrying about a pesky thing like the truth. But when Christina rats her out to their parents, Shelby can’t control her anger, and words come pouring out of her that she can’t take back even if she wanted to, threatening Christina’s future…and Shelby’s own chances with Jeremiah. It’ll take more magic than Shelby’s ever dreamed of to set things right, but no scribe has that much magic…right?

My rating: ★★★★☆

Shelby is not that great with magic. Like, every time someone tries out a spell she has written, it backfires spectacularly. At this point, Shelby has pretty much given up at magic. Especially when she is being overshadowed by her super talented, perfect older sister, Christina. And it doesn’t help that Christina is a total...


She is so awful toward Shelby—always insulting and belittling her. She is just the worst! But then things start to change for Shelby. She’s done with all these magical malfunctions and decides that she doesn’t care anymore.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Gratitude Giveaway Hop!

In the US, it's the time of year to give thanks. So to show my gratitude towards you all, I'll be giving away the following book! (It's signed!)