Can Dreams Come True? by Kristen Lindsay Hager | Mini Book Review & Giveaway

Aloha Dolls 🌺,
 
How's everyone's weekend going? I hope you are all enjoying the heat as it is GORGEOUS today. I spent the morning at a car boot sale looking for some Disney finds and it was such a great way to start the day. Today I'm sharing with you a mini review on Kristen Lindsay Hager's first book in her new Cecily Taylor series and I can't wait to share it with you. This review is one of the many other blog reviews/posts that have been going live this weekend for the Weekend Blitz blog tour hosted by Neverland Blog Tours to celebrate this new little book and I hope you enjoy it too. If you stay reading till the end then there may be a little giveaway in store for you too.
 
Blurb:
Cecily has always had a huge crush on singer Andrew Holiday and she wants to be an actress, so she tags along when her friend auditions for his new video. However, the director isn't looking for an actress, but rather the girl next door - and so is Andrew. Cecily gets a part in the video and all of Andrew's attention on set. Her friend begins to see red and Cecily's boyfriend is seeing green - as in major jealousy. A misunderstanding leaves Cecily and her boyfriend on the outs and Andre hopes to pick up the pieces as he's looking for someone more stable in his life than the models he's dated. Soon Cecily begins to realise Andrew understands her more than her small-town boyfriend - but can her perfect love match really be her favourite rock star?
Review 📖:
This is such a wonderful little book. I'll be honest, I didn't know if I was going to be a massive fan of this book due to the rock star love triangle that I just knew was going to happen but I was pleasantly surprised and was happy with how it concluded. I think what also made this book greater than I thought it would be is how relatable Cecily was as character. As a university student I didn't know if her personality would be too young to relate too but she was actually a really relatable as like her i also had a MASSICE crush on Jay McGuiness from The Wanted so all the thoughts and feelings she went through, I could just imagine my younger self going through too. The worries she also goes through, through school is very similar on how I felt as well. I also enjoyed the other characters such as Zach, Andrew, Lila, Harlow and Tanna as they all brought something to the story line too, to help it stay as gripping and exciting that it was.

This book was incredibly gripping and surprised me the whole way through. It was lovely reading a book that allowed me to reminisce on my secondary school days and almost envy her as I so wish I could go back sometimes. I 100% recommend this book if you are into teen/young adult romance reads as well as if you are looking for a book that will let you look back onto your younger days.

Star Rating: 4 Stars 🌟
About The Author 🗒️:
Krysten Lindsay Hager  writes about friendship, self-esteem. fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values. She is the author of True Colors, Best Friends...Forever?, Next Door to a Star, Landry in Like, Competing with the Star (The Star Series: Book 2) and Dating the It Guy. True Colors, won the Readers Favourite award for best preteen book and the Dayton Book Expo Bestseller Award for children/teens. Competing with the Start is a Readers' Favourite Book Award Finalist.

Krysten's work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, The Grand Haven Tribune, The Beavercreek Current, The Bellbrook Times, Springfield News-Sun, Grand Blanc View, Dayton Daily News and on the talk show Living Dayton. Find out more on her social medias...

 
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I hope you enjoyed reading this post, I know I enjoyed writing it and I do hope you all decide to pick up this great book! Also, thank you to Jenny for allowing me to take part in the book tour, I can't wait to take part in further book tours soon too!
 
Until next time,
T xx  

Tsum Tsum Collection Part 1 💜

Aloha Dolls 🌺

I was so surprised to see how well my Disney Pin Collection post went and seeing as I also really enjoyed writing it, I thought it would be cool to share my Tsum Tsum collection with you all too! I started collection Tsum Tsums back in 2014 and I have been hooked every since. The reason to why I started collecting them was due to my BAD obsession of picking up a Disney themed mug or any merchandise for that matter when ever I visited the Disney store so when Tsum Tsums were released Matt said why not collect them!? They're cute, small and only £3 each - so not breaking the bank at all... well... to an extent... My first purchase two Tsum Tsums were Mickey and Minnie and now I have accumulated at least 50 odd Tsum Tsums since! So as you can guess this post will be broke down into around three posts so that it's not an never-ending post. 
01. Mickey Mouse 
02. Minnie Mouse 
03. Goofy                        
04. Donald Duck 
05. Daisy Duck                
06. Pluto 

Like I said, Mickey and Minnie were my first ever Tsum Tsums and so they are very special to me. I then decided that I wanted to try and complete the whole Big Five set and so I did! The only two Tsum Tsums I didn't get my hands on were the original Chip and Dale which I'm a little gutted about however I have got them in a different edition so I don't feel so bad anymore! 
07. Mickey Mouse - Summer ed.          
08. Goofy - Summer ed. 
09. Chip - Summer ed.                          
10. Dale - Summer ed. 

Last summer Disney released a summer collection and I just thought it was adorable, I only picked up four however. My favourite out of the four is Mickey as I just love the scuba diving look. Chip and Dale also smell like the fruits they are dressed as it just reminds me of Pina Coladas... yum! 
11. Mickey Mouse - UK ed.          
12. Minnie Mouse - UK ed. 

Last year I found these two cuties in the Disney store and my mum they were too gorgeous to leave behind (I also agreed) and so she purchased them for me for my birthday. I haven't been brave enough to take them out of their box as I love how they look in it so for now they will stay in their cute Big Ben box! 
13. Peter Pan          
14. Captain Hook 
15. Smee                 
16. Tik Tok Crocodile 
17. John Darling 
18. Nana 

One of Matt's favourite characters is Peter Pan and so a year or two ago he purchased a few Peter Pan Tsum Tsums for my collection. I'm so annoyed that I didn't purchase Wendy when I could have. Though I am glad I got Nana, she's adorable! 
19. Bambi 
20. Eeyore 

These two Tsum Tsums are part of my individual collection - a collection of Tsum Tsums that belong in a set however I only have the one from the set! Both Bambi and Eeyore are adorable and I just love having them in my set. I want to collect more of the Winnie the Pooh Tsum Tsums soon.
21. Jack Skeleton
22. Zero

The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my favourite Christmas films. I think the animation is brilliant and the story line also. So obviously I had to pick these two cuties up! 

I hope you enjoyed Part 1 of my Tsum Tsum collection, there will be one more to come! I also plan on doing update posts on when I add more Tsum Tsums to my collection - I will also be doing the same when it comes to my pin collection too! I'm so happy with my collection as they bring joy to me, just like my pins do too! 

Thanks for reading, 

Aloha Tabitha 💃🏻

Ready Player One: A Movie Review

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Aloha Dolls 🌺

Last week Matt and I decided to go to the cinema, we've both recently been going to the cinema more often as there's just so many films we want to see at the moment. Last week we went to see Ready Player One which was so good that I just knew I had to write a review on it! Though I am annoyed at myself that I didn't get round to reading the book before I saw the movie but oh well these things happen! 
I loved the story line, it was such a fun story! The idea of being able to enter a world through virtual reality just blows my mind and to know that our technology isn't too far from this by providing us with brilliant VR experiences already it makes the film feel more real. The story follows Wade Watts a young boy with a broken family and a young boy who escapes the realty through virtual reality. So when the owner and maker of the OASIS (the virtual reality world) dies and announces that he will sign over all rights to the individual who can find all three keys within the OASIS, Wade jumps at the chance of this opportunity and you follow him through the challenges of this competition. I honestly think this story is so fun and entertaining that there was never a dull moment to the story. 

Wade Watts is a really lovable character feeling sorry for him when it comes to his living situation and you are all for him winning the competition. However, though he is a really lovable character I think the only thing this film lacks is character development. This also agrees with all the characters. Unfortunately, I just thought some of the things they did throughout the film was quite sudden and didn't really make sense, however once seen through that the characters are all great in their own ways. I especially loved H, such a fun and enjoyable character to watch on screen. 

Something that I know a lot of people were a little worried about this film is the many references it has towards pop culture and the 80s however I actually really enjoyed all the references. I enjoyed seeing some of my favourites pop culture classics make an appearance such as King Kong and the t-rex from Jurassic Park appear on the screen. It made the film feel very nostalgic and I know a lot of people who grew up through the 80s will enjoy that aspect too. I also LOVED the classic 80s tunes throughout the film it made it so fun and I just love some of those music tracks anyway. 
Overall, I really enjoyed this film and I'm so glad I saw it in the cinema. I definitely want to pick up the book soon as I know that I will 100% love the book even more and maybe there will be more depth to the character within the book due to books being more in-depth anyway. Have you seen Ready Player One? Or have you read the book and plan to see it soon? 

Thanks for reading, 

Aloha, Tabitha 💃🏻


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