Bookish, Unboxings

UNBOXING BOOKTUBE | March 2019 Owlcrate

Here comes another Owlcrate Unboxing! Last month’s box included items from books like Game of Thrones and Nevernight to go with their Murder and Mayhem theme for March. Instead of talking too much about it let’s list out some of the items that are in the box! If you would like to watch me unbox it you can either click here, or you can find it down below!

First up! We’ve got Owlcrate’s first travel mug inspired by Nevernight and designed by Catarina Book Designs.

There an exclusive Owlcrate canvas drawstring backpack designed by Michelle Gray. It has a nifty zipper pouch on the inside, which makes it different than a lot of other “dump” drawstring backpacks

We’ve got a wooden bookmark by the royal wooden bookmark makers themselves Ink and Wonder Designs featuring a Game of Thrones quote paying homage to the Stark Family.

The illustrious candle makers at In the Wick of Time created three different candles inspired by This Savage Song. I got Corsai, which one did you get.

Next up we got a sticker designed by Jamila Mehio inspired by Three Dark Crowns.

The pin was created by Iron and Ink Designs and is an incredible compass pin that helps to represent the book for the month and its four quadrants.

The book of the month was Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte. Four Dead Queens brings total opposites together in a tale filled with twists and turns to figure out who has been murdering the four queens. This definitely seems like a book if you like Three Dark Queens.


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Murder and Mayhem Box by Owlcrate
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Size 12 Is Not Fat, Meg Cabot

In Size 12 Is Not Fat, the former pop star, Heather Wells, finds herself without a record label and working in a dorm as an assistant dorm director, sorry, residence hall. Her life has fallen apart and has found herself living in an apartment with the brother of her ex-boyfriend. Oh and girls are found dead in the bottom of the elevator shaft in her dorm, sorry…residence hall.

Being that I couldn’t go to sleep I finished Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot. The novel unfortunately started off very slowly, almost too slowly. As I continued to read it it picked up, but it still wasn’t that great. Don’t get me wrong the novel has it’s twists and turns, high points and low points, but I was waiting forever to read this book.

All in all there was murder, mystery, romance, and some excitement. The novel definitely was a lot crazier than the back cover lets on. By the end of it I definitely found myself laughing at jokes and hoping that everything turns out for the best for the protagonist.

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Killer in High Heels, Gemma Halliday

Have you ever heard a sound that made you want to find out more about it, when you probably should have been going in the opposite direction? Well the first sound Maddie heard was her long lost father’s voice, and the second sound was a gun shot.
After the two sounds echo through Maddie’s ears she decides that she must go find her father in Las Vegas, and figure out what’s going on. Her mother won’t hear of it though, but being stubborn Maddie she goes anyway lying about where she is.
When she finally finds  him she finds out things that she probably never wanted to know and gets caught in the middle of smuggled fake high heels. Of course she did not go alone, her best friend, Dana and the receptionist at her step-father’s salon, Marco tag along. She tries to leave her sexy cop, Ramirez behind, but he was not about to let her be in harms way.
In the next book of her series Gemma Halliday takes the klutzy fake detective on an emotional family seeking journey and throws her in danger. This mystery once again makes me wonder why can’t I do everything in a pair of high heels? What Maddie does takes some extreme skill and luck.

Keep turning the pages! 90s Born Reader

“If they ever do my life story, whoever plays me needs lots of hair color and high heels”
Charlize Theron

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Undercover in High Heels, Gemma Halliday


Soap operas have more drama off set than they do on set. When Maddie finds out that the main character on her favorite soap opera has been receiving life threatening letters she decides to take it upon herself to go undercover and figure it out. In order to do that she has to figure out a way to get on set. With her best friend she finds her way on set, but where ever Maddie goes murder follows, and soon there is a murder on set.

Maddie, her best friend, and her sexy cop boyfriend all find a way to be on the famous soap opera set to find out who the murder is.

This novel is an amazing follow up mystery to her first one following the cute clumsy blond around who can’t stay away from fast food. Of course read this mystery because they are addicting, really good, and they make you feel like you can do anything in a cute pair of heels.

“I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot” Marilyn Monroe

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Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday

This book is the perfect murder mystery for girls. There’s fashion, there’s murder, there’s romance there is everything that you can possibly ask for in Gemma Halliday’s Spying in High Heels.
I took this with me on my cruise on my kindle and I could not put it down. The book immediately gets going and you want to know what the main klutzy character, Maddie, does when trying to solve a murder by herself. Of course the police was involved, but she figured that she was better than the police and could do it herself, sometimes getting herself into more trouble than was worth, but hey she found herself a hot cop… who could ask for anything else? Did I mention her stuck in the ‘80s mom and her could possibly be gay step-dad, and a real dad who ran out on her with a show girl? Yes this book has a lot more than just a mystery, but the mystery is good too.
This might seem like a short review but I don’t want to give anything away in this book. This mystery has twists and turns throwing the reader a surprise. It also reminds girls that it’s okay to look cute and still be able to do amazing things and snag a hot guy as well.
As soon as I finished reading it I got on my laptop and bought the next one so I could continue reading this wonderful series. Seeing a trend here? My thing right now is definitely mysteries.
I highly highly highly recommend this book because it was just that good. If you have a kindle, get it on the kindle if you’re not sure because it is very cheap, but like I said I got the next one immediately after I was finished.

“A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you.” Daniel J. Boorstin