Nevernight by Jay Kristoff | Review

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Today I bring to you a review of the most wonderfully scripted books I have read this year. The characters have stolen my heart, baffled my mind, and gave me a lesson in the history of a place I will (hopefully) never visit thus rendering it useless except for book discussions (so not entirely useless).

When I received this book as a Christmas present from my Best Friend, I read it immediately and was captivated by the elaborate detail and beauty of the writing that I knew it has to be the most perfectly written book ever.

Today, ladies, gents, and those who are neither; I am bringing to you my review of Nevernight by the amazing Jay Kristoff.

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Destined to destroy empires Mia Covere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death.

Six years later, the child raised in the shadows takes her first steps towards keeping the promise she made on the day that she lost everything.

But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, so if she is to have her revenge, Mia must become a weapon without equal. She must prove herself against the deadliest of friends and enemies, and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and demons at the heart of a murder cult.

The Red Church is no Hogwarts, but Mia is no ordinary student. The shadows loves her. And they drink her fear.

Throughout a good chunk of the first quarter of the book I was mostly lost as to what course the story was taking. In the first chapter especially, I was perplexed as to who the woman was and why she was in bed with an older man, and upon reading further, I deduced that the woman was indeed Mia – and not her mother as I guessed – I am still unsure of why and how that scene came about.

As the story goes on it becomes clear who Mia is and what her motivations are for the actions she takes revealed though scattered flashbacks to her childhood where we learn of the horrors she has witnessed.

When reading, I felt confused and often times lost to the story due to the unfamiliarity of not only the setting – which was assisted by the map at the beginning of the book – but the unfamiliarity of the slang that was oftentimes left unexplained and the meaning had to be deduced entirely from context.

I was very taken aback by the witt of the narrator who I actually imagined as Jay Kristoff and the use of modern references as the aforementioned ‘Hogwarts’. There are also parts in the footnotes where the narrator gets all sassy and it’s a great break from the seriousness and foreignness of the story.

Throughout this book, Jay Kristoff has inspired me to be more descriptive and creative with my writing

Jay Kristoff just manages to keep you hooked with this book, and in the parts where the level of action decreases you as the reader begin to feel more on edge; the feeling that something is coming is always there with this book, and until that thing comes you are left hooked hanging on to every word.

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Stay Happy, Healthy, and have a Lovely Week!!

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Thank You so much for reading and I hope to see you all back here again Wednesday 🙂

BREE XOXO


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August 2017 Book Haul! 10+ Books!!

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I only paid $10 for books this month and I could never be prouder of myself in the shopping department and for this achievement I would like to thank Bloomsbury for inviting me to the Bloomsbury Bloggers event and gifting me with all of these amazing looking books! I would also like to thank Andrew’s Bookshop for actually stocking and discouting a hardback graphic novel! Three things that are very very hard to come by in Australian bookstores – hardbacks, cheap books, graphic novels – were found and August ended on an amazing note.

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Read The Stars Bookmark/ Shop Review

Before I start this post, I want to apologise about the state of Jasper + Spice over the past week. The blog will be better tended to i promise, I have been very busy which is fuel for some very exciting upcoming posts!

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Welcome back to another Review Monday! Today I have chosen to review the bookmarks I received from Read The Stars Co.; an etsy shop that sells fandom bookmarks, mostly inspired by books.

I ordered 6 bookmarks during Read The Stars during their 50% off and Free Delivery sale. I have never purchased bookmarks online before – though I have received bookmarks from an online store as a gift – so this is my first time actually making a purchase.

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My First Ever Giveaway!

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I’m rewatching Harry Potter for the millionth time and willing my eyes to stay open, just to tell you all about an amazing giveaway that is happening on my Instagram right now!

My friend Tracy (@trufflebooks) and I are both celebration 400 and 500 followers on Instagram, and to do this we have chosen to give away 3 items + 1 mystery item which will only be revealed to the winner. Continue reading “My First Ever Giveaway!”

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!”

Storytime Wednesday: Top 3 Books That Changed My Life & Way Of Thinking

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There are many books that I remember reading as a child and that have shaped me as a person, but the books on this list are unlike those. The three books on this list not only shaped me as a person but shaped my mind and values and left a lasting impression on my mind that I never ever forget the titles or authors of these three.

Ask any of my friends and they will tell you that I recommend these books to EVERYONE who is looking for a new read. Continue reading “Storytime Wednesday: Top 3 Books That Changed My Life & Way Of Thinking”

Storytime Wednesday: Librarians Are Angels

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Lets forget about all those meanie librarians that we see in movies and (rarely) in our everyday lives; and let us focus on those God sent angel librarians who look after us book lovers by chatting to us, recommending us new books to read, and best of all giving us free books.

This is just a small appreciation post for all the librarians out there who help us with pretty much everything; from something as small as finding the right book that suits your current mood, to the most difficult school projects that even they can’t decipher but they help anyways, because they are angels.

And even though they may tell us off and be a little bit grouchy, we must understand that they try their best to keep the library as pristine as their homes, and the people that disrespect that only make the job harder.

So just a big thank you to all of them. Every librarian, but especially the one that helped me with my project throughout years 9 and 10; and the woman who pointed me towards the fantasy section and told me to ‘take my pick’; but especially the person whos face lit up like Christmas when I pulled tens of books from my shopping bag when I was younger, and I proclaimed proudly that I had read them all! The praise has lead me to continue reading and mirror the joy I see in the faces of librarians; because reading can do amazing things for everyone and I am living proof.

Thank your favourite librarian down in the comments and tell me how they/ or just reading in general changed you.

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Stay Happy, Healthy, and have a Lovely Week!!

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Thank You so much for reading and I hope to see you all back here Saturday with a Book Tag 🙂

BREE XOXO


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July Book Haul!

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Not only has July ended, but so has my uni holidays 😦

Unlike when I first started this blog, every month I have been acquiring more and more books; and trust me when I say that I am in no way disappointed by this. Rather I am quite thrilled that I have been able to work hard to gift myself these books, and on most occasions find bargains to save myself money for other things.

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Here are 5 of the 6 books I bought this month, not in order of purchase date, but in order of size.

I read Release by Patrick Ness for the BookTubeAthon 2017 and posted a spoilerish review on Monday, which can be viewed if you click this link or on the word above.

I also have a post of mini reviews for the Harry Potter series which includes my thoughts on The Prisoner of Azkaban, which I published a while ago, which can be accessed via this link or the link above.

And the last book I bought, but don’t anticipate to read for a long while is;

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  • The Trials Of Apollo: The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

I purchased this one from K-mart, because it is a large paperback and they dissapear after being on the shelves for a couple of months, also it matched my equally unread copy of The Hidden Oracle I purchased last year.

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Stay Happy, Healthy, and have a Lovely Week!!

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Thank You so much for reading! I hope to see you all back Monday for another review 🙂
BREE XOXO


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© Jasper+Spice 2017. All Rights Reserved. Please do not use without permission. This post was not sponsored, some photos are my own and were featured on my Instagram @thebookishbree. Please follow me on Goodreads (jasperandspice). 

BookTubeAthon TBR!

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The BookTubeAthon starts tomorrow at Midnight! My friend Tracy (@trufflebooks) dragged me into this and now I’m going to attempt to read 7 books in 7 days!!

The prompts for the books are as listed below:

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So with the Tracy’s help, I managed to chose 7 books which I hope to, but  most likely will not finish within the seven days of the challenge.

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Books Summarised Into Gifs!

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I’m so  excited to make this post! I saw another blogger do a version of this and it’s a super cool way for me to express my feels and tell you all about my favourite books without having to spoil anything.

I have chosen 8 of my favourite books and summarised them into a one or more gifs each. I hope you can relate.


Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

right in the feels

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