top ten tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday – New Beginnings

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is: Spring Cleaning Freebie but I changed it to new beginnings. New beginnings in books could mean any number of things and all the ones I’ve listed below are ones that I think have the theme of new beginnings.

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One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid – The main character in this book finds love again after her husband goes missing so I think this counts as a new romantic beginning.

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The Midnight Library by Matt Haig – In this book the main character gets to live all kinds of versions of herself and I feel like each version is a new beginning.

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Under A Dancing Star by Laura Wood – This book is about Bea who ends up getting sent to live with her uncle in Italy and ends up experiencing all kinds of new things.

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Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer – Proof of Forever is about a group of friends who have grown apart but end up travelling back in time to a time where they were best friends and it’s about them trying to make up and start fresh with each other.

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A Snowfall of Silver by Laura Wood – Laura Wood’s books always seem to have a fresh new start as a theme and I love that. In this book Freya runs away from home to join a theatre group as an actress and starts a whole new life for herself.

What books do you feel give new beginnings vibes?

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December Wrap Up 2020

What I Read In December:

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The Jackal (Black Dagger Brotherhood: Prison Camp #1) by J.R. Ward – 3 STARS

I’ve been disappointed in the recent BDB books and I felt the same with this book. I’ve originally given it a 3 star but the more I think about it the more it feels like a 2 star read to me. I was a bit bored by the overall story and didn’t really care for the main couple or think they had much chemistry.

A Snowfall of Silver by Laura Wood – 5 STARS

I loved this book, it’s one of my favourites of the year. I loved the writing and the cosy winter feels it had. I really liked Freya and loved reading about her finding her place in the world.

Protecting Her Mate (The Nightstar Shifters #2) by Ariel Marie – 3 STARS

I thought this was an okay read but I think I liked the first book in this series slightly more than this one. I thought the couple had more chemistry in the first book, which is most likely true because Marley and Zara were best friends but in this book Robin and Heather meet for the first time and since it’s a short book the relationship doesn’t feel as developed as the first book. I also prefer the overall story of the first book too but like I said, this was still an okay read for me.

Blog Posts I Did In December:

Winter 2020 Book Releases I’m Most Excited For

My Winter TBR 2020

A Snowfall of Silver by Laura Wood Book Review

Wintry Book Titles

Tis the Season Book Tag

Cosy Christmas Book Tag

November 2020 Wrap Up

What books did you read in December?

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Book Review: A Snowfall of Silver by Laura Wood

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Author: Laura Wood
Genre: YA historical fiction, romance

A snow-dusted love story.

In the Autumn of 1931, eighteen-year-old Freya Trevelyan runs away from her home in Cornwall to follow her dream of becoming an actress. When she is invited to join a theatrical company about to head out on tour, Freya thinks the path to success is clear, and, amidst all the glamour and bustle of stage life, she finds – for the first time – a place to belong. But can reality ever live up to her expectations? What if her life – and falling in love – turn out to be nothing like she planned? An enchanting coming of age romance about following your dreams – even when they aren’t quite what you expected.

My Rating: 5 STARS

My Review:

A Snowfall of Silver is a historical fiction book set in the 1930s and is about Freya who wants to make it as an actress in the theatre. She runs away from home to her sister’s house in London and ends up travelling with a theatre group and making her own adventures.

I loved A Snowfall in Silver, it’s such a perfect book to read during the winter since it takes place during November and December. It snows a lot in this book and there is even a part in the book where the characters are snowed in, in a theatre and the whole book has such a cosy feel to it.

I loved Freya and I loved how straight forward she was about what she wanted from life, I also liked how she recognised her own naivety to things in life. I loved reading about her travelling with the theatre group and I loved the friendships she made with the rest of the group. I described the wintry setting as cosy before but I also think the characters made the book feel cosy too. They are such a tight knit group who (mostly) got along really well over the course of their travelling. The romance was so sweet and I loved how it wasn’t the main focus of the story but was still an important part of the book.

I loved the writing but I knew I was going to anyway since I’ve loved Laura Wood’s A Sky Painted Gold and Under A Dancing Star books. The writing style is very captivating and makes you love the characters, setting, plot and story even more. The story of A Snowfall of Silver is already dazzling as it’s about Freya being a part of this travelling theatre group who are touring different cities during the cold winter months but the writing makes the book even more dazzling.

Freya is the younger sister of Lou from Laura Woods’ A Sky Painted Gold. I loved A Sky Painted Gold but you don’t need to read it before reading A Snowfall of Silver since they are both standalones but I would recommend reading A Sky Painted Gold anyway because it’s a great book too.

Overall I loved A Snowfall of Silver. I loved Freya and her adventure as she tries to live her own life the way she wants and the thoughts she has along the way. I loved the cast of characters in this book and the wintry setting added so much atmosphere to the story. I loved the writing just like I had when I read other books by the same author. A Snowfall of Silver is a book that makes you smile so much when reading it and I really enjoyed reading it.