book tag

Cosy Christmas Book Tag

I thought I’d do another Christmas tag here on my blog and I saw this one and it looked like fun. This is the cosy christmas book tag and you can find a link to the original video of it here.

QUESTIONS:

1. Twinkling lights – What is the most beautiful book you own?

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The Light Between Worlds by Laura Weymouth – I don’t know if I would say this is the MOST beautiful book I own but it’s definitely one of them, I really like the cover and the end pages.

2. The perfect tree – Will you pay more to get the prettiest edition of a book?

No, unless there is only a very small price difference between an average edition of a book and a really pretty/special edition of a book.

3. Build a snowman – Make a Christmas book stack (colour or theme).

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I posted this picture either last year or the year before on my instagram (kylaslibrary) of a book snowman.

4. Crackling fire – What book makes you feel warm and cosy?

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Three Mages and a Margarita by Annette Marie.

5. Knee high socks – What is the longest book you’ve read?

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I think the longest book I’ve read is Drums of Autumn (Outlander #4) by Diana Gabaldon, which is nearly 1200 pages long.

6. Ugly sweaters – What’s the ugliest book you own?

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I didn’t really know what book to choose for this question so I decided to just choose a book that I read this year that I didn’t like and it also has a cover I dislike too, which is Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno Garcia.  I wouldn’t say this was the ugliest book I own because I do like the colours on the cover but I’m choosing it because its one of my most recent disliked covers.

7. Blizzards – A book set in winter, or a book that gives you the chills/has dark themes.

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A Snowfall of Silver by Laura Wood. This book doesn’t give me chills and it doesn’t have dark themes but it is set during the winter months and the characters even get snowed in.

8. Home for the holidays – For the rereaders out there, are there any books that feel like “going home”?

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The Shadowhunter series by Cassandra Clare – I feel very attached to the Shadowhunter world and I always love delving back into this world.

Have you read any of these books?
What books would you pick for these questions?

book review

Book Review: A Snowfall of Silver by Laura Wood

asosBook: A Snowfall of Silver
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.