Girl Life

Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas

“If you plan to kill me, you’d better be quick.” – Freya

Let’s get something out of the way before we begin this review: I have a thing for anything royal, paranormal, mythical, or magical. So my choice of books shouldn’t surprise anyone. Like this one, which you can tell from the title must have something to do with royalty…

I wasn’t sure how I felt about this book at first, there weren’t really any bad or good feelings towards it. It was pretty neutral, however, once I started reading I was once again sucked into a world I didn’t want t leave! I LOVED this story so much! For one, Rhiannon Thomas sure knows how to write a compelling story with interesting characters and plot twists! She was able to tie science, mystery, royalty, and just a touch of romance all together!

My absolute favorite aspect of Long May She Reign was the main character Freya. I don’t think I have ever related to a character so much before. She’s awkward, a bit insecure, has no idea what to do when it comes to boys, super introverted, and just pretty much relatable. She’s always questioning and overthinking, yet sound in her decisions. You can feel her confidence in herself grow. As I read, I was continuously wide-eyed and laughing because of how much she minded me of me. Here’s just a couple snapshots of my favorite scenes:

Enough about Freya and her amazing character quirks; I found the plot fascinating. I mean, really, twenty-third in line to the throne and literally everyone before you dies? That’s what caught my eye, Freya had no intention for the throne, I pretty sure the ten in line before her didn’t either, yet she gets it. Because she ditched a party that turned into a mass murder. Talk about luck… To top that off, people turn against her and she has no-one to trust, not even her father. There are definitely some twists and turns in this story. If you like rollercoasters, literally or figuratively, jump on and enjoy the ride. See how a queen of science rules a kingdom that doesn’t want her.

Lots of Love,

Felie Fel ♥

Evermore by Alyson Noël

“…the only thing I can clearly remember is dying.” – Ever

Coping with death is hard, and how do you cope with the death of your entire family? Is there a right or wrong way? And how do you deal with the weird psychic powers you get waking up after?

Alyson Noël has created a world much different from the usual, its mysterious and attracting. It’s full of angst and love, death and secrets; it even mixes teenage drama and paranormal excitement. Though the paranormal part is a tad different from the usual stuff like vampires and werewolves. Noël plays with a fascinating idea that I wish I could just give away, but that would give away part of the plot!

The title, Evermore, is appealing in itself. It actually give a little foreshadowing to the story, here’s a hint: always. Always what though? Well that I can’t say. Besides that, one of the simple signs in this first installment to a six-book series that I adore are the red tulips that Ever always seems to receive. Because red tulips are reserved just for her… (more…)

Dear Sister,

“No one will be as entertained by us as us!”

Dear sister,

Do you remember those times we would fight and argue and be down right horrible to one another? How about those times where we bargained with each other to get out of doing something? Or when we would prank mom or the babies? Oh! How about that one time when you told me that you could handle drinking coffee with me late at night as I did homework? I’ll never forget that time, you little liar. We stayed up ALL night because of your sugar high.

We’ve been through quite a bit, yet we got through it with each other. I appreciate you so very much, much more than you know. You are always there for me when I need you (or don’t) and vice versa. We have a bond that no one can even begin to understand. You, my dear, are a special kind of gal. While being a mini version of mom, you are also both a little sister and big sister. That’s pretty awesome, because we get to relate on another level.

You have started the first chapter of a new book today, though life doesn’t always seem easy it does work out the way it’s supposed to. Don’t stress, don’t over think, just go and live your life the way you feel is right. Don’t worry about others and always be your cute, little, mean, and goofy self. I love you so very much and today you are finally an adult. At least legally, you’ll still my precious little sister to me. So happy birthday my wonderful darling, you have such greatness awaiting you!

Lots of Love,

Felie Fel ♥

P. S. I would appreciate it if I could have my black cardigan back and if we could FINALLY finish Gossip Girl.

A New Year, A New Journey, A New Book

“One Year = 365 Opportunities”

Last year, 2016, was quite the rollercoaster. There were great times and there were bad, the ending wasn’t what I hoped it would be but do things ever happen the way we want them to?

I did, however, learn quite a bit from this recent year. I’ve learned to open myself up to people; it’s hard yes and sometimes disappointing in the end, but so worth it. I’ve learned that you can’t trust everyone who claims to be your friend; and those who are will do everything to keep that bond. I’ve re-learned the importance of family, that in the end the arguments and fights don’t matter. Just love. Family isn’t just blood, it includes the ones you bond so closely with (like your best friend that brings you a WHOLE container of chocolates when you’re sad.)

I’m not big on the idea of “a new year, a new me” because I become a “new” me every time something major happens. I learn something new about myself every day because every day I grow. So for this new year, 2017, (more…)

She Is…

“Some women are lost in the fire, Some women are built from it.”

* * * * *

She is…

more than you know, more than you care to believe.

She is…

a paradox, a jack of all trades, a creature of myth, a diamond in the rough.

She is…

stronger than you think, never staying down when she falls.

She is…

the light in the dark, the ember in the ashes, the sanity in the madness.

She is… (more…)

Let’s Play A Game!

While eyes are the window to the soul, for a lady, the contents of her bag are the key…

My grandma used to get mad when we would go through someone’s purse, so one day I asked her why. Here’s what she told me, “You can tell a lot about a woman by what she carries in her purse. It’s like all her secrets are right there in her bag; she takes that bag where she needs to go and inside are things that are important to her. Not you. You never go through someone’s belongings, they’re not yours. Oh, and never let a guy look through it. He doesn’t need to know your secrets.”

(more…)