Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St Paddy's Day!!

Hello there guys!!


As one of those Irish-ish people (that means I'm not Irish but for some strange reason I'm in bloody love with that country), I love to celebrate St Paddy's Day! Which means I'm wearing green today, started my morning with Irish Breakfast tea, I'm listening to me Irish instrumental playlist and will be downing a few Guinness while I watch Boondock Saints tonight after work!

And since books are my thing, I want to recommend a few books here that are either set in Ireland or that have a certain Irish flair to them, or where Ireland is part of the plot, setting or motivation!


See Me by Wendy Higgins

While most seventeen-year-old American girls would refuse to let their parents marry them off to a stranger, Robyn Mason dreams of the mysterious McKale in Ireland, wondering how he’ll look and imagining his cute Irish accent. Prearranged bindings are common for magical families like her own, however when she travels to the whimsical Emerald Isle she discovers there’s more to her betrothal and McKale’s clan than she was led to believe.

What starts as an obligatory pairing between Robyn and McKale morphs over time into something they both need. But one giant obstacle stands in the way of their budding romance: a seductive and deadly Fae princess accustomed to getting what she wants—and what she wants is McKale as her plaything. Love, desire, and jealousies collide as Robyn’s family and McKale’s clan must work together to outsmart the powerful Faeries and preserve the only hope left for their people.

 The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long

A darkly compelling mix of romance, fairy tale, and suspense from a new voice in teen fiction

The trees swallowed her brother whole, and Jenny was there to see it. Now seventeen, she revisits the woods where Tom was taken, resolving to say good-bye at last. Instead, she's lured into the trees, where she finds strange and dangerous creatures who seem to consider her the threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with secrets of his own. Determined to find her brother, with or without Jack's help, Jenny struggles to navigate a faerie world where stunning beauty masks some of the most treacherous evils, and she's faced with a choice between salvation or sacrifice--and not just her own.

 Girl Against The Universe by Paula Stokes

Maguire is bad luck.

No matter how many charms she buys off the internet or good luck rituals she performs each morning, horrible things happen when Maguire is around. Like that time the rollercoaster jumped off its tracks. Or the time the house next door caught on fire. Or that time her brother, father, and uncle were all killed in a car crash—and Maguire walked away with barely a scratch.

It’s safest for Maguire to hide out in her room, where she can cause less damage and avoid meeting new people who she could hurt. But then she meets Jordy, an aspiring tennis star. Jordy is confident, talented, and lucky, and he’s convinced he can help Maguire break her unlucky streak. Maguire knows that the best thing she can do for Jordy is to stay away. But it turns out staying away is harder than she thought.

From author Paula Stokes comes a funny and poignant novel about accepting the past, embracing the future, and learning to make your own luck.

And I'll leave you with one of my very favourite instrumental songs from my Irish playlist!! 



  1. BOONDOCK SAINTS!!! I love that movie Pili. It's brutal but so, so good, and there's nothing better than Irish music!

    1. Nothing, right?!? And yeah, Boondock Saints it's not for the faint of heart, but it's so awesome!

  2. Happy St. Patrick's Day for you, too Pili!
    I don't know if you've read Lament or Balad by Maggie Stiefvater, but those are the first books with irish feels I ever read.
    I hope you have a nice day!

    1. Ooooh, I really need to check out those two then, thank you Lis!

  3. Happy St. Patrick's Day from a 1/4 Irish person! But just so you know my red hair comes from "that dern Scotsman" (as my grandmother called him) my great- great-great-great-grandfather. Sláinte! Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day. :D

  4. Happy St Paddys day to you :D My uncle is one of those Irish-ish people so I grew up with similar appreciation for Ireland. Love the book recs! I felt Irish/Celtic mythology was quite prevalent in fantasy books a decade or so back but have gradually receded in recent years - so I'll be checking out these ones. Have you read the Iron Druid books? The uncle I mentioned above is in love with them and features strong Celtic mythology though it's a UF.

    1. I'll have to look those up, Aentee! Thanks for the recommendation!

  5. Aw, awesome post sweet girl :D Thank you for sharing about all of this. <3 And ohh. The Treachery of Beautiful Things. I have owned that book for years. But not read it.. thinking I should, one day :) Hope you are having the best week. <3

  6. Happy St. Patrick's Day! I adored The Treachery of Beautiful Things, and really liked Girl Against the Universe. Not a YA, but Dare To Run by Jen McLaughlin features a lovely Irish hero that I have the biggest crush on. ;D

    Great post, Pili!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  7. Happy St Paddy's Day lovely! I haven't read any of these books but I liked Paula Stoke's other books, so I'll have to check this one out! AWesome list you've got here.

  8. oh I love this post!! I think the Irish culture is fascinating, and I'd love to read more books that are centered around that culture, See Me by Wendy Higgins has been on my list for awhile now. Great picks!

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books


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