November 22, 2017

The Princess Diarist | Review

Title: The Princess Diarist 
Author: Carrie Fisher
Pages: 267 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
Release date: 22 November 2017
Rating: ★


This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Blue Rider Press!

When I found out that The Princess Diarist was available on Netgalley, I just had to request it! I’ve been in love with Star Wars since I was a child and I was devastated when I heard the news that Carrie Fisher died. I’m so happy that I got the chance to read The Princess Diarist in advance and keep on reading to find out my opinion and thoughts!

The Princess Diarist is a sort of biography about Carrie Fisher and Star Wars. The Princess Diarist gives some behind-the-scenes information during the making of Star Wars, a secret between Carrie and Harrison Ford and some excerpts of her diary.

An excerpt of her diary:

"My panic is rising again. My sense of isolation and worthlessness. And no other senses worth mentioning apparently. It’s not nice being inside my head. It’s a nice place to visit but I don’t want to live in here. It’s too crowded; too many traps and pitfalls.’

If you’re a Star Wars fan and you want to know more about Carrie Fisher and some behind-the-scenes stuff, then this is your book! I loved reading The Princess Diarist and it even made me want to watch the movies again! The Princess Diarist gives us so much more than we actually knew about Carrie Fisher. I’m really happy that we got to read some excerpts of her diary. I know she’s bipolar and that she had some addictions, and those diary excerpts made it all so clear. I don’t really know how to explain myself, but while reading those excerpts, it felt like I got to know her a lot better. I’ve always been a fan of her because she’s my Princess Leia and now after reading The Princess Diarist, I feel like the chapter of her life is finally closed. I don’t mean that I’m going to forget her or anything, but I was really sad when Carrie Fisher died, and reading The Princess Diarist is like closure for me.

I can’t say enough how much I loved The Princess Diarist and I highly recommend it to all the Star Wars fans!

November 20, 2017

Depression & Other Magic Tricks | Review

Title: Depression & Other Magic Tricks 
Author: Sabrina Benaim
Pages: 112 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Button Poetry
Rating: ★★★


This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Button Poetry!

Depression & Other Magic Tricks is a poetry collection with poems about mental health, love and family. Depression & Other Magic Tricks is Sabrina Benaim’s debut novel.

Depression & Other Magic Tricks is my third poetry collection that I’ve read and really liked. I didn’t love it because some poems were really weird or I didn’t fully understand certain poems. I do have some favourites that I really liked:
  • single
  • that awkward moment
  • magic trick 001
  • (i)
  • (ii)
  • how to fold a memory
  • on releasing light
  • magic trick 003
  • poem from the moment after you left for chimwemwe
  • so my friend tells me she identifies as a mermaid…
Some of the poems were relatable or just really good and enjoyable to read. I love that the poems were about mental health, love and family. Those are the most important things in life. Sabrina Benaim has a special way of writing poems and I cannot wait to discover more poems written by her!

Here’s one of my favourite poems:

November 17, 2017

Moonstruck | Cover reveal

Title: Moonstruck
Series: Sunshine from Myles' POV
Author: Nikki Rae
Release date: 30 November 2017

Myles Lott left his town ten years ago. He never wanted to come back unless he had to. Now he has to. Sophie Jean, the girl he was supposed to protect from monsters of his world, has finally grown up. She's familiar with monsters, just not vampires like him. Hers are harder to defeat; they're in her own mind. Myles has returned to protect her and nothing more, but his feelings for Sophie develop quicker than he ever could have imagined. Torn between their worlds, Myles must fight for the girl he's loved all along without causing any more damage. Unfortunately, a past enemy has other plans.

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Nikki Rae is the head editor of Metamophosis Editing Services and a writer who lives in New Jersey. She is an independent autor and has appeared numerously on Amazon Best Seller lists. She is the author of The Sunshine Series and concentrates on making her imaginary characters as real as possible. She writes mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she'll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.

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