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12 Days of Christmas Book Tag

Merry Christmas!, my lovely readers! I hope you are all enjoying the holidays!
I know it’s been a while (my semester was extremely busy, but I am officially half way done my post-secondary education), but this morning I’m back with a fun Christmas themed book tag!
This tag was originally created by Lizzie Loves Books. 
Hope you enjoy!!


“On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: a partridge in a pear tree.”
The partridge stood alone in the pear tree. What is your favorite stand alone?

I love a good stand-alone novel, so it’s very challenging to pick just one! For this reason, I’m just going to select a random one that I love: You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle. I read this book last year, and it was one of the most fun and unique romances I’ve ever experienced.
See my review of You Deserve Each Other here.

“On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: two turtle doves.”
Love is in the air! Who is your one true pairing?

I am also a massive fan of a good romance, so choosing just one couple is nearly impossible for me! Again, I’m going to select a couple that I adore. Josh and Hazel are the perfect friends-to-lovers and opposites attract story, they made a wonderful couple!
See my review of Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating here.

“On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: Three French Hens.”
In the spirit of threes, what is the best trilogy you have read?

I think I’ve read a fair few excellent trilogies in the last several years, but my very favourite would probably have to be The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. 
See my review of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1) here.

“On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: four calling birds.”
Since series usually consist of four or more books, what is your favourite series?

As I’m sure it’s no surprise, I’ve gotta go with Lux. Have I ever made it through a book tag without bringing up this series? It’s just too darn good!
See my review of Obsidian (Lux #1) here.

“On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: five golden rings.”
One ring to rule them all! Who is your Favorite Villain/Antagonist?

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Hands down, Sebastian Morgenstern of The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. I thought that he was incredibly well-developed character, and I really enjoyed reading about him!

“On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: six geese a laying.”
Creation is a beautiful thing. What is your favourite world/world-building?

Hogwarts, and the Wizarding World in general, is so near and dear to my heart. If I had the ability to visit any fictional world, it would have to be this one. 

“On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: seven swans a swimming.”
Who needs seven swans when all it takes is one good animal sidekick? Who’s your favourite animal sidekick?

Honestly, I can’t think of many books with characters who have animal sidekicks, unless Hedwig counts. 

“On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: eight maids a milking.”
Milk is so 18th century. Which book or series takes beverages/food to a whole new level?

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This is a tough one, but I think I’d have to go with With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acedevo! As an aspiring chef, Emoni cooked so many delicious foods, many of which I had never heard of before, but would love to try.
See my review of With the Fire on High here.

“On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: nine ladies dancing.”
Dancing is just one skill of a Lady! Who is your favourite kickass female lead?

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I honestly have so many, but I think that Alex from Covenant would have to top the list. I will forever admire her bravery and incredible skills in combat.
See my review of Half-Blood (Covenant #1) here.

“On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: ten lords a leaping.”
How about your favourite leading lad?

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It’s too hard to pick just one – I have so many favourites! This time I’ll go with my dearest Percy Jackson of Percy Jackson and the Olympians and all the other books in the Rick Riordan universe. I always have the absolute time of my life with Percy’s hilarious narration, and he is also an incredibly wholesome person. 

“On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me: eleven pipes piping.”
What is your favourite book or bookish thing with musical influence? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)

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Yet again, it’s hard to pick, but I have to go with Daisy Jones and the Six for this one! I was absolutely enthralled by this story, and the musical aspect was so well done.
See my review of Daisy Jones and the Six here.

“On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: 12 drummers drumming.”
Drum roll please…what is your favourite read of this year?

Hands-fricking-down, The Way I Used to Be by Aber Smith. This book was beautifully written, very emotional, and entirely unforgettable.
See my review of The Way I Used to Be here.


That’s a wrap on the 12 Days of Christmas Book Tag! Thanks for reading, and I hope you all have a fantastic holiday season! See you again next time!
XO, Daniella

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The Birthday Book Tag: I’m Turning 20!

Happy Sunday, my lovely readers! I hope you’re all having a beautiful weekend!

This morning I’m here with a super fun Book Tag to celebrate my 20th birthday this week!
Ahh, I still can’t believe that I’m entering my twenties. This is my last weekend as a teenager!
To celebrate, I’m going to do The Birthday Book Tag, which was originally created a few years ago by Antonia @ Always Books.

I hope you enjoy! If your birthday is coming up (or you just want a fun tag), then I encourage you to join in!


Birthday Cake – A book with a plot that seems cliché but you adore it anyway

That’s a fun question! I’m going to choose Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout. The Lux series definitely has a strong cheese factor and some clichés, but it is without a doubt one of my favourite series!
Click here to see my review of Obsidian (Lux #1).

Party Guests — Your most anticipated book release for this year

My most anticipated release for 2021 actually already came out, and that was Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle. After how much I loved her debut novel, I couldn’t have possibly been more excited for Twice Shy. I was lucky enough to read the book a couple of months ago, and while I did enjoy it, the book was not quite everything I dreamed it would be.
Click here to see my review of Twice Shy.

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Mood Board Monday: Daisy Jones & The Six

Daisy Jones & The Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid

This is one of the first mood boards that I made, and it’s definitely one of my favourites. I LOVED the whole vibe that this story had, especially because I adore the music and style of the 1970’s.
You can see my review of Daisy Jones & The Six here.

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Quote Corner #25: Daisy Jones & The Six

Happy Tuesday, my lovely readers! I hope you’re all having a great week. 🙂
Yes, yes, I know that I just read this book less than two months ago, but there were so many quotes that I fell in love with that I couldn’t help but talk about them again!! ❤
I hope you enjoy!


She had written something that felt like I could have written it, except I knew I couldn’t have. I wouldn’t have come up with something like that. Which is what we all want from art, isn’t it? When someone pins down something that feels like it lives inside us? Takes a piece of your heart out and shows it to you? It’s like they are introducing you to a part of yourself.

Passion is…it’s fire. And fire is great, man. But we’re made of water. Water is how we keep living. Water is what we need to survive. My family was my water. I picked water. I’ll pick water every time. And I wanted Daisy to find her water. Because I couldn’t be it.

“I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else’s muse.
I am not a muse.
I am the somebody.
End of fucking story.”

And I really think Billy loved her the same way she loved him. I really do. When they were in the same place at the same time, you could tell he was just so taken with her. He’d stay quiet and let her be the one to talk. And I always noticed that he used to squeeze the lime into her drink before he handed it to her whenever we were all out somewhere. He’d take his own lime and squeeze it into her glass, too. He’d squeeze the two wedges in and then throw them in with the ice. It seemed like a beautiful thing to have, somebody giving you their lime wedge. I mean, I hate lime, actually. But you get the point.

You have these lines you won’t cross. But then you cross them. And suddenly you possess the very dangerous information that you can break the rule and the world won’t instantly come to an end. You’ve taken a big, black, bold line and you’ve made it a little bit gray. And now every time you cross it again, it just gets grayer and grayer until one day you look around and you think, “There was a line here once.”

“I am not going to sit around sweating my ass off just so men can feel more comfortable. It’s not my responsibility to not turn them on. It’s their responsibility to not be an asshole.”


Ahh, I love these quotes so much! This book was written in such a unique formatting and I couldn’t have loved it more. It created a wonderfully atmospheric and immersive story that felt incredibly realistic. I’m still so heartbroken over the fact that Daisy Jones and the Six is not a real band.
I am ecstatic to read more of Taylor Jenkin Reid’s books in the future so that I can experience her brilliant writing style again!
I’m also very excited to see this story come to life as a television show on Amazon Prime! The cast is looking great so far! 😀

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Review: Daisy Jones & The Six

Happy Friday, my lovely readers! 
Well, I finally did it. I hopped on the Daisy Jones bandwagon and I have no regrets. This story was amazing, unique, and entirely unforgettable.
I hope you enjoy!!


Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Genre: Adult – Historical Fiction, Music
Pages: 355
Publication Date: March 2019
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Read June 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six: The band’s album Aurora came to define the rock ‘n’ roll era of the late seventies, and an entire generation of girls wanted to grow up to be Daisy. But no one knows the reason behind the group’s split on the night of their final concert at Chicago Stadium on July 12, 1979 . . . until now.
Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock ‘n’ roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.
Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.
Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.
The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.


Click here to read my thoughts/review on Goodreads!

Have you read Daisy Jones & The Six?
Who was your favourite character? Are you excited for the TV show?
Have you read any of this author’s other books? (I am so excited to read The Seven Hsbands of Evelyn Hugo!!)
I’d love to chat about it in the comments down below!! 🙂

Thanks so much for joining me today.
I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy. ❤ See again soon!!! 🙂

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