Wednesday, 22 February 2017

He Will Be My Ruin [Book Review]

Hello there!

Title: He Will Be My Ruin
Author: K.A. Tucker
Publisher: Atria Books
Published Date: 2nd February 2016
Rating: 4 stars

*Thank you to the publisher for the review copy*


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Synopsis: A woman who almost had it all . . .

On the surface, Celine Gonzalez had everything a twenty-eight-year-old woman could want: a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a job that (mostly) paid the bills, and an acceptance letter to the prestigious Hollingsworth Institute of Art, where she would finally live out her dream of becoming an antiques appraiser for a major auction house. All she had worked so hard to achieve was finally within her reach. So why would she kill herself?

A man who was supposed to be her salvation . . .

Maggie Sparkes arrives in New York City to pack up what’s left of her best friend’s belongings after a suicide that has left everyone stunned. The police have deemed the evidence conclusive: Celine got into bed, downed a lethal cocktail of pills and vodka, and never woke up. But when Maggie discovers a scandalous photograph in a lock box hidden in Celine’s apartment, she begins asking questions. Questions about the man Celine fell in love with. The man she never told anyone about, not even Maggie. The man Celine believed would change her life.

Until he became her ruin. 

On the hunt for evidence that will force the police to reopen the case, Maggie uncovers more than she bargained for about Celine’s private life—and inadvertently puts herself on the radar of a killer. A killer who will stop at nothing to keep his crimes undiscovered.
 

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Review: If I was Maggie Sparkes in this novel, I think I probably would’ve done a lot of the same things she had done.

K.A. Tucker is an author who I have heard a lot about. It has been on my TBR for a while that I should try one of her novels. I was so happy to receive a review copy of this one to celebrate its paperback release! And boy was this one really good murder mystery.

In this novel a best friend has died, and Maggie is sure it wasn’t an accident. What I liked most about this novel is how in depth we get to the main characters. I was sure by the end of the novel I was not going to know much about Celine’s (the one who gets murdered) history, but more so about what happened to her in the last moments of her life. But Tucker insists that we get to know her. First, we get to know her as Maggie knows her. But as we go through the novel we learn that there was a lot more to her than even Maggie knew. It must be hard to find out your best friend’s thoughts and actions are slightly different than you would have ever expected.


Maggie is also working with a private detective. I don’t know how, but a combination of the prologue and the clues had me second guessing everything. At first, I was pretty certain I had been able to predict who the killer was and their reason for it. But the detective, Maggie and the clues all lead me to believe it had to be someone else, then someone else, until I had no idea and I began second guessing everyone. I think that’s something which shows it was a good murder novel.

I also quite liked Maggie as a main character. She’s someone who has a lot of money, but in the novel I gradually grew to like her because she also has passions which drive her. Maggie’s particular passion is helping those in need with her money. Celine’s was antiques. I like how the author gave them both something they were incredibly passionate about. I don’t know why I really enjoy reading from points of view of driven characters, but they seem more realistic to me, and more enchanting.


The writing style was lovely. From the very beginning I was pretty much hooked because of the way this author writes. I practically drank in her words and wanted more until I didn’t do anything but read the novel. I just had to know how it ended. The suspense slowly built up, and there was quite a bit of action at the end as well.

For some reason I had the misconception that K.A. Tucker was a YA writer. As I mostly review YA on Olivia’s Catastrophe, I feel like it is worth mentioning that she is not. There are some explicit scenes in this novel, especially when it comes to sex. It’s never in a lot of detail but there is enough for me to let YA readers know there are some mature moments ^.^


I really enjoyed reading this first novel by K.A. Tucker and cannot wait to pick up another one of her novels in the future now.

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Links: Goodreads and Amazon!

Olivia’s Question: How trusting are you of people you’ve just met?


Olivia-Savannah x

Monday, 20 February 2017

This Savage Song [Book Review]

Hello everyone!

Title: This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1)
Author: Victoria Schwab
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Published Date: 7th June 2016
Rating: 4 Stars

*Thanks to the publisher for this review copy*


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Synopsis: There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books.

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.

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Review: I have wanted to read a book by Victoria Schwab for the longest time possible. Everyone is always raving about how wonderful they are. When I received this one for review, it took me a while to get to it because I was wary. What if the hype was misplaced? But don’t worry, it isn’t. This author is probably going to end up being a new favourite of mine with the more of her books that I read. Her writing style is so easy to sink into, and I loved almost everything about this book.

I was most impressed with the world when I started to read. We are transferred into this world where monsters exist, and they can hurt you. There are three different types. One which is violent, one which is made of shadows, and the rarest type, which if they play you a song, they can consume your soul. I loved the idea of this. I loved how the society had been built around it – how there were curfews to avoid the shadows, and how a city had been divided. Where one side had a ruler who worked in tandem with these shadows, and used them to their advantage. And the other side hunted these monsters and was fighting against them. Both sides simply trying to survive. It’s creative genius, right?

But the best thing about the world? The monsters are created because of human violence.


I really, really liked that aspect most of all. I do believe that violence and the pain we inflict on the world has its consequences. I thought it was significant and also unique to bring those consequences into a physical form in the novel. The worse your violent crime is, the worse of a monster you create. Which is why the Sunai (the monsters who steal your soul with music) are so rare. It’s because you need to have done something truly horrific in order for them to come into existence.

Monsters have their own problems as well. This novel doesn’t only focus on the humans. However, if you want to know about what problems the monsters themselves face and what consequences that can have, I’ll leave you to discover that by reading. I wouldn’t want to spoil the experience of sinking into the world for you!

I also really liked the two main characters. There’s Kate, who is the daughter of the criminal mastermind who runs one side of the city. She feels the need to be tough, and on top of her game all the time, in order to gain his respect. I did like her, but I didn’t feel for her particularly. I felt like it was a statement to make her so over confident and so unwilling to trust anyone else. In my opinion, I felt like it was a little bit overdone… but I did still like her character. However, it was the other point of view that I loved most of all. August is a monster. He wants to be human, and wants to be normal. He wants to be able to call himself ‘good’. Ironically, he has plenty of his own demons and monsters to face. I really, really loved him. But I won’t tell you too much about him, because that’s the fun in reading.


Kate and August have a whole rivalry-but-friends thing going on. I kind of ship them as well. I really loved that game of rivalry, and how things kind of turn on them and force them to have to help each other as well. It was very well done.

If you’re tired of romance in your novels as well, this one doesn’t really have romance? It has hints of it, and hints of them possibly becoming something more. But the romance definitely takes the back burner in this story, as the plot hikes up.

When starting this story, I was not hooked for the first 50%. I kept reading because I was enjoying the world, and was enjoying the characters, but it is probably a little over halfway when the plot really starts to kick in. I really liked the plot, but it took a while in coming. I wouldn’t say not to read this because of the time it takes for the plot to appear, but I would say to be patient :D It’s worthwhile waiting for.


I’m so looking forward to the sequel. It’s a duology, so I know it will be the end of everything. I just need more!

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Links: Goodreads and Amazon!

Olivia’s Question: Do you play any instruments?


Olivia-Savannah x

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Nails Extravaganza ~ Be-YOU-tiful

Hi there!

Nails Extravaganza is a meme here on Olivia's Catastrophe where I share my latest nail art designs with you all. 


It's been quite a while since I've shared a nails extravaganza post. Mostly because I was having some difficulties when it came to nail art. I don't usually have this with many things, but I started to get in my mind that I wasn't any good at nail art, and that I shouldn't even bother trying. It started with doing a couple of designs and mucking them up. But then, even when I was doing my nail art well, I was so unsatisfied. I would look at it, notice one little imperfection or so, and then remove it. I don't know why it bothered me so much, but I decided I had to give up nail art. 


I still did paint my nails in colour though, just without designs. I actually got into nail art because I'm not such a huge fan of my nails. I loved nail polish because I could cover them up :P But yeah, I was still doing nail colour, but not nail art. 

But I have this nail art buddy, and we share a nail art account. After a couple of months of only her posting, she started to boost my confidence. She encouraged me to do my nails, give it a try, and actually show her before I removed it. And so I did. Because of her kind words and motivation, I managed to get back into it... slowly. 

There are some changes. I am going to be working on doing more simple designs and improving my skill before I go back to some of the complicated designs I was able to do before. I'm not going to be making anymore nail art videos. I just don't want that kind of pressure. But I will still be sharing here and on instagram. It'll work out, I hope :)



And that's why the first design I decided to do when I got back into sharing my nail art was this simple message. It's a reminder that you are beautiful. But at the same time, it's a reminder to be YOU. 
Thanks for reading ^.^

If you want to see more of my nail art make sure you follow our shared account on instagram!

Olivia's Question: Have you ever doubted your ability to do something well? What was it, and how did you overcome it? 

Olivia-Savannah x

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Dracula's Heir & The Crimes of Dr. Watson [Mini Reviews]

Hello there! Two mini reviews for you all today :D

Title: Dracula’s Heir
Author: Sam Stall
Publisher: Quirk Books
Published Date: 1st August 2008
Rating: 4 stars

 Title: The Crimes of Dr. Watson
Author: Duane Swierczynski
Publisher: Quirk Books
Published Date: 1st November 2007
Rating: 3 stars

*Thank you to the publisher for the review copy*


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Synopsis: In 1897, Archibald Constable & Company published Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the most famous horror novel of all time. For reasons still debated by scholars, the first chapter of Dracula was cut from the book just weeks before publication. Here, it becomes the central clue in a spine-tingling original interactive mystery.

Dracula’s Heir begins 10 years after the horrific events described in the original novel. Jonathan and Mina Harker are happily married and enjoying life in Bixby, England. Meanwhile, their friend Dr. John Seward is tracking a string of crimes that seems eerily familiar. A 14-year-old girl sleepwalks out of her parents’ house and disappears into the night. Two “accident victims” are found drained of their blood, yet there is no crime scene evidence to explain its loss.

When Seward shares his discoveries with the famous vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, all the evidence points to Jonathan Harker. After all, Harker spent weeks imprisoned in Castle Dracula as a guest of the Count – was he infected without anyone realising it? Has the mild-mannered English solicitor spent the last decade lurking in the shadows as a nosferatu? Or is someone (or something) else getting away with murder?

This chilling mystery novella features 8 removable clues, including a newspaper, a death certificate, Renfield’s private journal, and the original first chapter of Bram Stoker’s Dracula When you think you’ve solved the crime, you can open the final signature (sealed at the printer) to test your powers of deduction.

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Review: I absolutely loved reading this lovely little interactive mystery!

An interactive mystery is a mystery novel where the reader is the one solving it, alongside the main character. I loved how it had clues which you had to pull out and unfold, such as scrunched notes, envelopes which needed opening and little notebooks. It also had its own newspaper. Alongside all that fun, there were beautifully detailed illustrations that went along with the story. I just had to love that aspect of the novella.


I also really liked the writing style of the novella. I was pretty worried before I started reading this one because Dracula is a classic I have come to adore. I was anxious about someone else writing those characters, and trying to fit into Stoker’s style. But Stall does a wonderful job. Believe me, if I hadn’t known better, I would’ve been able to believe that Bram Stoker wrote this himself as well. Kudos to the author for mastering his writing style and writing it in a way I could love.

Then we have the mystery itself. Dare I say it was a better mystery and more so intriguing than that of the original novel? I did not guess the culprit myself, although I should’ve been able to, now that I know what the answer is. I really liked how it involved the previous characters and how they were accused as well. In fact, the evidence is so convincing that it’s hard to believe otherwise. But the clues were clever, and tricky, and it was just fun to read. I especially liked that we get to play along and try to figure it all out ourselves before the answer is given.


There were some new characters, and I did like them. I liked how they moved the time on ten years down the line, and how that played into the story. The ending was definitely haunting – the perfect atmosphere to leave with the reader after having read such a chilling read.

I’m so glad I had the chance to read this one!

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Synopsis: After the rooms at 221B Baker Street are set ablaze—and a mutilated corpse is discovered in the wreckage—Dr. John H. Watson is arrested and imprisoned at Coldbath Fields penitentiary. Writing from a cramped and dimly lit cell, Watson describes the mysterious events leading up to his arrest. Someone has been mailing him a series of cryptic warnings. His lifelong friend Sherlock Holmes has vanished in the raging waters of Reichenbach Falls. And Professor Moriarty’s criminal empire is expanding across Europe and throughout America.
 
In a desperate attempt to clear his good name, Watson has compiled twelve clues that may prove his innocence, including:
 
     •  The front page of a newspaper from Thousand Oaks, California
     •  A catalog of Victorian fashions and merchandise
     •  An empty matchbook containing cryptic handwritten notes
     •  The complete text of “The Final Problem,” Watson’s famous account of the death of Sherlock Holmes
     •  Plus a theater ticket, an arrest report, a railroad timetable, and more
 
All twelve clues have been painstakingly reproduced for this volume, along with the complete text of Watson’s manuscript and specially commissioned illustrations by Homes aficionado Clint Hansen.

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Review: This was another interactive mystery, but this one was told from the point of view of Dr. Watson. The novel is about those who find clues to a mystery which apparently was supposed to be secret, buried and hidden. However, when new documentation is brought to light, the reader can try and solve the mystery with some of the clues which are given. This is brilliant for those who are fans of Sherlock and enjoys these kind of mysteries!

I really loved the interactive side of things once again. Perhaps even more so than the Dracula novel because these were even more interactive. For example, there is a paper which has been cut up and burned, and you get the pieces and have to put them together. Although there are still notes, newspapers and so on, this has a bit more than the Dracula one did.


The illustrations are still intricate and so well drawn. I will say that I preferred those in the Dracula mystery more, but these ones were still able to take my breath away with their beauty. When you have interaction and beautiful illustrations, it’s hard to label this book as anything other than a winner.

However, for some reason when reading this book I felt a bit confused. Not when we were getting things from Watson’s point of view, but when we weren’t. When it was set in the present day, I got all mixed up with the characters and whose perspective I was reading from. I wish a little more time had been taken to describe who these people were so I would’ve gotten a little less mixed up. That took some enjoyment from my reading, but that could simply be something personal. Maybe others found it easier to follow, so make sure you go to Goodreads and check out other reviews to be sure!


All in all though, it was another fun, quick read which I flew through in a couple of hours. It’s well worth the fun!

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Links: Goodreads and Amazon for Dracula's Heir! And then Goodreads and Amazon for The Crimes of Dr. Watson. 

Olivia’s Question: Which classic do you wish had a sequel to it?

Olivia-Savannah x

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

January Wrap Up 2017

Good morning everyone :3

Today I'm sharing my January wrap up - my first wrap up post of 2017! Here goes!



January was a pretty mixed month for me. It was back to school after a couple of days... and time to get back into reality. A few of my friends had their birthdays this month, so there were quite a few parties mixed among all the school deadlines I had looming over me. 

I also turned 18 myself! My birthday was on the 29th. :D I had a shared party with a good friend of mine, and that was a really fun night. To celebrate with family we went out for dinner, and it was quite delicious - and filling! 

I got my hair styled differently this month. The style is not what you see in the photo. That's just me with natural hair in my transition phase. I do not like my hairstyle. I've gone back to having it all one colour, black, but the style just doesn't work out for me... And now I am stuck with it for the next couple of months/weeks. Yay -.-


For some reason, this month I always felt exhausted. I know we just had a holiday, but I've been running around like crazy. Yoga, homework, clean eating, basketball, keeping up with my blog, channel and instagram. It has been manageable and happening, but it makes me so so tired. I feel like I need another holiday already. 

Lonna and I decided to dissolve our online Goodreads book club which we were running together. There will be no more updates for Owls Be Reading. I always wanted to experience being part of a book club, and when I decided I would make that happen by running one, I never knew what a wonderful experience it was going to be. Lonna, thank you so much for hosting with me. 

I rejoined my writing website which I left last year. I was offered a new, higher, moderating position. It's hard for me to always be present - but I am going to try and do my best. I hope it'll work out. I remember when I joined the site about 6 years ago dreaming about the position I was granted. I'm looking forward to making the dreaming worth it. 
Also, the news about Beyonce having twins made me so happy. I don't know why. She isn't my role model, and she isn't someone I know. I do love her music though, and I'm happy for her either way :P

Join me on snapchat to see all my life updates as they are happening and more :3









I managed to read eight books in January, which is a good amount to me! I was happy. My first read of the year was Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson. It was so much fun and a great way to kick off the reading year. 

Winter by Marissa Meyer was everything I wanted for the conclusion of this series. It's probably one of the best series endings I have EVER read. I went to fangirl heaven. I talked about this book to everyone who engaged in conversation with me during the six days it took me to read this eight hundred page book. I couldn't think of anything else until I finished it. 

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho was another novel which lived up to expectations. It was so full of motivation, wisdom and beautiful quotes which I hope to cherish for a long time coming. 

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett was a play I had to read for class. I hated reading it. I didn't understand the point of it at all. 

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab was a long awaited first read from this author for me. Thank you to anyone who recommended her to me because this book was amazing. The world was so magnificent. And I loved August a lot!
I have reviews for Trapped in Silver, Small Admissions and Freeks



Carrying two books over from January's TBR because I didn't finish them/get to start them... 
The Ugly - Alexander Boldizar
The Silent Songbird - Melanie Dickerson 
Article Three - Anna Jakobsson Lund
Dangerous Pilgrims - Lawrence Swaim 




 Popsugar Challenge: 8/52

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New Video! Book review (more like a rant) about Alice in Wonderland. 


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 Olivia's Question: What did you get up to in January? Any new favourite reads from January?

Olivia-Savannah x

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Shadow and Bone [Book Review]

Hi there!


Title: Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1)

Author: Leigh Burdago 

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Published Date: 5th June 2012
Rating: 4 Stars



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Synopsis: Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.

Shadow and Bone is the first installment in Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy.

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Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Burdago is a book I bought back in October 2015 and I then – with a lot of other books – dumped it on my TBR pile. Since that time I read countless reviews raving about this book but didn’t feel compelled to pick it up until I saw jilyourlife from bookstagram had it to and proposed that we do a buddy read together. And boy, did this book blow me away!

The beginning was a little bit rough in my opinion. I felt like we were being thrown a lot of phrases and I was temporarily lost in knowing what was what for a little while, but things did pan out in the end. After quite a bit of information being crammed into the first few pages, things start making sense and from then on you can simply enjoy the rest of the book for what it is.


The world building was done fairly well. It wasn’t incredibly detailed, but the all the rules of the elements and how the Grisha worked had me pretty intrigued. I loved the idea of the Grisha being the elite with these “powers” that the peasants didn’t possess. We also get to see how the Grisha live and how it is almost a mockery of what the peasants have to go through all the time. The dynamics of the court was pretty interesting as well, when it comes to trying to understand who is actually in power although there is a King as well. On top of all of this, we have a gorgeous map on page one. Maps always have me falling in love!

The Darkling sort of stole my heart in this book. I love a dark and mysterious kind of main character… let alone villain! I finally understand why everyone loves the line, “Fine. Make me your villain.” I definitely shipped him and Alina (but not anymore. Now I just ship myself and The Darkling.) He was perfectly twisted, perfectly villainous and definitely someone to contend with. Also, all the time I was reading I couldn’t help but think of how scary it would be to have him and Queen Levana in the same room. *shudders*


At first I found Alina’s character to be a bit ‘oh, woe to me for this and this and this,’ but after a few pages you sort of get over that and you can like her. She’s really just someone who has a power she never knew she possessed, and is thrown into this new world and society she is unfamiliar with. Power changes people, and Alina gets her fair share of side effects as well. I think we’re only seeing the beginning of those in this book really, and the question of her character will come back more in the future books.

The writing style managed to suck me in. Burdago is brilliant at setting the scene. I felt like a few of the characters were the black and white type of good and bad, but that all changes pretty soon! The climax was full of suspense but felt a little bit rushed at some point. I have to admit though, I questioned some things. Spoiler, so highlight at your own risk… When it came to Mal needing to kill Alina so that the Darkling wouldn’t kill the stag and have the power of her… I couldn’t help but wonder why Mal didn’t just shoot the stag himself instead of her. I mean, it was right there! In that scenario he wouldn’t have had to kill Alina, and then he would have the power over her. It’s sad that he would have that power but he could just destroy the collar easily and it would be safer for him to have that power than the Darkling. So that did make me wonder.


I feel like I need to mention Mal here just because well, it seems required. But I didn’t really feel much for him if I am honest. He was an okay character and got through some difficult times. He pulled through for Alina all his life even though he didn’t know it until she was gone. But I wasn’t feeling him too much, so maybe that will change in book two?

Which, speaking of book two, I ordered the day I finished this book. Oh, and I got book three as well :D

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Olivia’s Question: Who’s your favourite villain?

Olivia-Savannah x

Friday, 10 February 2017

My Travels ~ London

Good morning!

My travels is a meme here on Olivia's Catastrophe where I talk about my trips and the countries I have visited. 

Today I want to talk about my trip to London. You may or may not know that I am actually from London as well. But whenever we go home to visit, it's always to see and spend time with family. And although I did spend time with family when I went back this time, I did pretend to be a tourist a little as well. So I wanted to share with you :) We didn't do too much, but I have a few photos. 



The first day, as soon as I got off the plane, my sister and I went to Big Ben and the London Eye. It was a bit chaotic because there are always a lot of people around, and I was also hauling my massive suitcase behind me. But we managed. And even though I have been to these two places before, it was nice to see them again and marvel at their splendor. We didn't ride the Eye, but I've ridden it more than twice, so there wasn't really any need to do it again. 



I guess you can see where the photo of me in the meme banner I made comes from now :D
 As always, when it comes to the London Eye, there are plenty of people selling handmade items, doing cool tricks and so on around. We passed by a man dressed as a Storm trooper, a man doing bike tricks on a small bicycle, and also someone selling these incredibly detailed water colour paints. But by far the most impressive were these lovely big bubbles. It was such a nice atmosphere around it, and watching the little kids (I have a soft space for little kids) running around and hurling themselves into bubbles as if they could get sucked into them was so sweet.



And we can't forget the man who practically sparkled with glitter, and let my sister and I take a cool selfie with him. He was the best :D


On my first night there we went to Vapiano's for dinner. I've been to the one in the Netherlands as well, but it was nice to be there with my sister. I tried a new pasta dish and it was delicious. Oh, and of course, as usual when going to England, there was a meal in Nandos with my cousin. It's pretty much my favourite place to eat - and why it is only in England I have no idea. It would be successful worldwide, if you ask me!



One of the days we went to Camden Market. I'd never been - and trust me, that place is bustling. There are all sorts of things sold, but I didn't have much English money left to spend at this point. It was a shame, but I loved looking at all the different items. We did treat ourselves to some delicious street food and fresh mango smoothies from a stall though!





 All in all, a very good trip! Even though London is busy and crazy sometimes, it can be beautiful and peaceful. I had a brilliant time exploring with my sister, and can't wait to go back. I was sad that we didn't get the chance to go visit home in the Christmas holiday, but here's to the next one :)


If you want to follow my travels as they happen, make sure to add me on snapchat!


Olivia's Question: Have you ever been to London or would like to go? What was your favourite tourist site there?

Olivia-Savannah x