3 Year Blogaversary!

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I am so excited to be writing this post right now, because if you couldn’t tell, today is the day that this blog Jasper + Spice was born!

It is amazing to actually think that I have been running this blog for three whole years. I did another post like this for my One Year Blogaversary which was a very important milestone for me as I knew that I was able to stay committed to something as big as this for a year.

I haven’t deviated from the kinds of posts what I started out with on my blog, I’ve just changed the topic a little….. Continue reading “3 Year Blogaversary!”

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11 Facts About Me!!

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Today I’ve decided to do a little bit of a fun, light post which is all about me! It’s 1 day till my birthday and I want to talk about myself.

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Before starting this post, I would like to give an update regarding my Wednesday post that was about How I Plan To Balance Blogging and Uni, and just say that I am currently Continue reading “11 Facts About Me!!”

October/ November GIANT Book Haul + Reading

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November was the most successful reading month of 2017 for not the best reason…

Although, It along with October, was a very successful book collection month. I forgot to post my October book haul at the beginning of this month, so it will be incorporated into this post, making it possibly my biggest haul this year!

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I don’t want to blabble too much before we get into the hauls, sooooo…….. KEEP SCROLLING TO SEE TWO MONTHS WORTH OF BOOKS!!!

I’ll begin firstly with my October Haul, in which I read no books.

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Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYa Anthology Review | Edited by Danielle Binks

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It is Monday and I am back again with my weekly reviews!

I stopped posting my Monday reviews for a while, as I have – according to my Goodreads count – read 14 out of my goal of 25 books. This is a very sad count, but this year has been insanely social and I truly hope that next year will be a better year.

Nevertheless; lets get into the review!!!!

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Goodreads Summary:

The YA event of the year. Bestsellers. Award-winners. Superstars. This anthology has them all. With brilliantly entertaining short stories from beloved young adult authors Amie Kaufman, Melissa Keil, Will Kostakis, Ellie Marney, Jaclyn Moriarty, Michael Pryor, Alice Pung, Gabrielle Tozer, Lili Wilkinson and Danielle Binks, this all-new collection will show the world exactly how much there is to love about Aussie YA.

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Ruler of Books Tag!

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It is Tag Time! In this post, you will get a little insight into how crazy I would be if I were The Ruler of Books. 

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I’ve seen this tag done by many of my favourite YouTubers, and I wanted to have a go. Luckily I happened to stumble across Caroline’s blog – Just Another Bookish Blog – and found the questions (and this cute graphic) to make this post possible. Continue reading “Ruler of Books Tag!”

New Year. New Goals.

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Happy New Years Everyone! I hope everyone had a lovely first of Jan and didn’t do anything too crazy (like read too many books). My New Years was spent watching the Adelaide fireworks from the balcony of our beach house and dancing to loud pop music till the wee hours of the morning.

You’re all probably thinking why is the blog header different to the title? and why is it so damn cheesy??” Well my dear bookaholics, to tell you the truth when I made the header I totally forgot the title of this post and that happened; but the blue text represents the new blue theme that I am going to start on my bookstagram account with my new camera!

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The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead | Review

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This is a Tuesday post, and like I confessed in my previous post ‘Secret Life of A Book Blogger Tag’, I will post sometimes a day after the sceduled Saturday and Monday. I’m deliberately posting this today because I wanted to leave a day gap between the last post and this one.

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Goodreads Summary:

Big and sweeping, spanning rom the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who oses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join the Glittering Court.

Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies who appear destined for powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. Adelaide naturally excels in her training, and even makes a few friends: the fiery former laundress Tamsin and the beautiful Sirminican refugee Mira. She manages to keep her true identity hidden from all but one: the intriguing Cedric Thorn, son of the wealthy proprietor of the Glittering Court.

When Adelaide discovers that Cedric is hiding a dangerous secret of his own, together they hatch a scheme to make the best of Adelaide’s deception. Complications soon arise—first as they cross the treacherous seas from Osfrid to Adoria, and then when Adelaide catches the attention of a powerful governor.

But no complication will prove quite as daunting as the potent attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. An attraction that, if acted on, would scandalize the Glittering Court and make them both outcasts in wild, vastly uncharted lands…

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Initiate by Laura L. Fox | Spoiler-Free ARC Review

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I have another review! Initiate is the second ARC I have read, received and reviewed on this blog. I was asked to review this book by the wonderful team at OfTomes Publishing Company and I would never have been able to read this book if the amazing Laura. L. Fox hadn’t written it, so I must thank her also.

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DISCLAIMER: I was sent this book in ebook format from OfTomes in exchange for an honest review. This book is to be released on November 15th 2016 and is the first book in a series.

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Goodreads Review

The only home Riga Garrison has ever known is the Tunnel, a subterranean research facility buried deep beneath Antarctica’s ice and snow.

Yet, while a safe haven for the last outpost of humanity governed by the Initiate, it is also home to a secret so dark that they will risk anything to protect it.

Surrounded by deceit and faced with exile to a frozen wasteland, Riga must defy not only the Initiate’s top biologists and loyalists but also her own mother, in an attempt to unearth the truth.

Buy The Book!                                        ★★★★★ (5/5 stars)

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Brainwalker by R.Mundell & S.Lacast | Book Tour Blitz

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I’m back; and I have my first ever Book Cover Reveal to present to you, unveiling the cover of Brainwalker by R.Mundell and S.Lacast. This book is a YA Sci-Fi Fantasy and was released on October 1st, 2016, by Dualmind Publishing.

Terribly sorry for not uploading last Saturday, I’ve been very busy and I wanted Saturday’s post to be perfect (which it wasn’t) so I didn’t post it. I guess you can say this is a make-up post for not posting (which I am deeply sorry for), but you get three posts this week! Lucky Duckies ☺

Without further ado, let’s see this awesome cover!

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Magnus Chase and The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan | Review

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Welcome back to another Book Review!!

Today I am going to discuss with you all what I thought of the first Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard novel, Magnus Chase and The Sword of summer by Rick Riordan. I did an anticipation post for this over a year ago which was titled; Why I can’t wait to read… – I know cool title right?

It has been a ridiculously long time since I have read Magnus Chase and The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan, the first book in the Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard series, but despite the time frame, I still remember how I felt reading this amazing book, due to its lasting impact it has had on me.

After becoming super obsessed with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially Thor and Loki – who are played by the fabulous Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston respectively –  I started researching Norse Mythology as we had touched on it briefly in school and I had read up on some myths and legends on Tumblr. As I became further invested into Norse Mythology and some other mythologies I turned to Rick Riordan – who’s books I shamefully have never read – and saw  that he was releasing a novel based on Norse Mythology called Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard, which I knew I just had to read.

Being the first ever Rick Riordan book I have ever read – sad? I know right – I had super high expectations, and trust me I was NOT disappointed!

 

About The Book:

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Goodreads Synopsis:

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.

One day, he’s tracked down by an uncle he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.

The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.

When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision.

Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .

Magnus Chase and The Sword of Summer is the first book in another one of Rick Riordan’s epic series which does feature one character from his Percy Jackson and The Olympians series – although I am not going to mention who – I will say that this person is a relative of Magnus’s and you DO NOT need to have read any of Rick’s books prior to picking up this one. As I said previously, I haven’t and I still had an enjoyable reading experience.

I borrowed the Australian paperback edition from  a friend of mine – and a mad Percy Jackson fan. I treated this book like it was gold. And it certainly looked like it…

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