12 Days of Lailah ~ Characters' Christmas Wishlists + Giveaway

Welcome to Day 3 of the 12 Days of Lailah that Styclar Street Team Founders are doing! I absolutely adore Lailah and its amazing author, Nikki Kelly.

Today I'm sharing the perfect gifts to give the lovely characters of Lailah, but first, a little bit about the glorious novel:

The Book:
Title: Lailah
Series: The Styclar Saga #1
Author: Nikki Kelly
Release Date: October 7th
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Summary from Goodreads:
The girl knows she’s different. She doesn’t age. She has no family. She has visions of a past life, but no clear clues as to what she is, or where she comes from. But there is a face in her dreams – a light that breaks through the darkness. She knows his name is Gabriel.

On her way home from work, the girl encounters an injured stranger whose name is Jonah. Soon, she will understand that Jonah belongs to a generation of Vampires that serve even darker forces. Jonah and the few like him, are fighting with help from an unlikely ally – a rogue Angel, named Gabriel.

In the crossfire between good and evil, love and hate, and life and death, the girl learns her name: Lailah. But when the lines between black and white begin to blur, where in the spectrum will she find her place? And with whom?

Gabriel and Jonah both want to protect her. But Lailah will have to fight her own battle to find out who she truly is.

And now the gifts I'd give these awesome characters! I feel like these items would be on their wish lists and would make great presents: 

This girl is a bit confused for understandable reasons. She's quite the enigma and has serious memory issues. I think the best thing for her would be a journal! She could write down all her thoughts and feelings on some shocking revelations and developments from the book, she can try to sort out her flashbacks and her history. 

I'm sure she'd love this bracelet too:

Gabriel is practically perfect and extremely rich. He's the sweetest person ever and so caring, he'd think of what everyone else would want for Christmas and none for himself. I've got him covered though! 

I know he's still feeling a bit upset about what happened to their house in the UK. Never fear, I've found the perfect replacement home! It's rustic and gorgeous, has lots of land and privacy, and is plenty big for everyone to live comfortably. 

At the same time, I feel like Gabriel would want something (from the other characters) that is thoughtful and from the heart. Maybe creating something, doing some craftwork, or baking for him? *swoons*

Oh and Gabriel would DEFINITELY give Lailah this: 

I'd give this stunningly attractive and cocky vampire a hot black leather jacket to complete the look.

He is a vampire though so you'd always be safe gifting him some blood bags.

Follow The Tour:

*Sunday, December 14th: Beth at Curling Up With a Good Book shares a Lailah-themed Christmas playlist.

*Monday, December 15th: Brittany at Please Feed the Bookworm matches Lailah characters to their fitting ugly Christmas sweaters.

*Tuesday, December 16th: Rachel at A Perfection Called Books shares exactly what to get the Lailah, Gabriel and Jonah for Christmas.

*Wednesday, December 17th: Patricia at The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club shines some light on exactly how Gabriel and Jonah would celebrate the holidays in their respective realms.

*Thursday, December 18th: Pili at In Love With Handmade whips up some Lailah holiday cupcakes.

*Friday, December 19th: Andrew at Endlessly Reading showcases Jonah and Brooke's potential Christmas outfits.

*Saturday, December 20th: Jessica at The Book Bratz hosts a guest post by Lailah author Nikki Kelly where she shares her favorite Christmas traditions and memories.

*Sunday, December 21st: Ri at Hiver et Cafe releases some exclusive Lailah quotes and shares her take on what Lailah would wear for Christmas.

*Monday, December 22nd: Andrew at Endlessly Reading hosts a character interview with author Nikki Kelly, Lailah, Jonah and Gabriel.

*Tuesday, December 23rd: Genissa at A Story Diary hosts a guest post from Nikki Kelly about the Christmas scene from Lailah.

*Wednesday, December 24th: Dana at Dana Square bakes some Lailah-inspired Christmas cookies.

*Thursday, December 25th: Amber at The Book Bratz releases a brand-new rendition of The Twelve Days of Christmas - Lailah style.

About the Author:

NIKKI KELLY was born and raised only minutes away from the chocolately scent of Cadbury World in Birmingham, England. Lailah was first launched to wattpad, an online readers and writers community. Within six months, the novel had over one million reads. Lailah is Nikki’s debut novel, and the first book in The Styclar Saga. She lives in London with her husband and their dogs, Alfie (a pug) and Goose (a Chihuahua).

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  1. thanks for the giveaway ! i always wanted to read Lailah and ofcourse Compulsion !!

  2. That bracelet is literally the cutest thing! I have some similar charms on my Pandora bracelet which I adore (namely, the red bus with our flag on top)

  3. That bracelet is absolutely adorable and I think I need one of those for myself! Great gifts!

  4. Great gifts, Rachel! That bracelet is GORGEOUS. And those journals are also sweet! I have Lailah in my TBR list but haven't gotten around to reading it. Your post definitely made me bump it up a little higher!
    And I have nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers award! See my post for more details.

  5. HAHAHAHA. Oh Jonah. When in doubt, blood bags.

  6. I cannot wait to get my hands on this one! I am so excited to read it!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings
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  7. This is a cool post idea! :) Thanks for the giveaway, Rachel!

    Carissa Bookworm @ The Bookworm Insider

  8. Thank you for the giveaway! :) To my great shame, I actually haven't read Lailah yet *hides* I am planning to over Christmas break, though~

    - Connie @ The YA Book Thief

  9. I had started this book, and then my Kindle broke! I haven't figured out how to get another copy without buying it a second time (my cloud got deleted too... and I lost A BUNCH OF BOOKS, not just this one). I was really enjoying it, and I really hope I get the chance to finish it! Oh, and also, I love that bracelet- it is so cute!

  10. Haha! I'd love to be given that kinda house someday, if only it were possible in real life without having to be a millionaire as a requirement first :P I've given presents over the years, and notebooks and bracelets are actually pretty popular ones that you know will truly be appreciated. I wouldn't mind a notebook myself! I know I write a lot and could use another one :)

    Faye at The Social Potato

  11. Ohh I LOVE THOSE JOURNALS. I have a total journal obession. XD I like collect them but never use them. But they're sooo pretty and awesome. Ahem.
    I want to read this book!! I heard a lot of negative things about it unfortunately and it kiiinda put me off, but NOT ANYMORE I JUST WANT TO READ IT.

  12. Thanks for the giveaway! That charm bracelet is adorable! I've been wanting to read these books, even though I've read mixed reviews they still sound good.

  13. I haven't read these books, but this is an awesome post idea, and you gave out some great gifts. I have to say that I would want to be Lailah the most. The notebooks and the bracelet are so cute!

  14. BWAHAHAHHAHA!!! Blood bags!! I was at the docs the other day and the box where they place blood samples outside was opened. My first thought was Oh no Vampires! might read to much YA. Ilove love all those presents sans the blood of course!!

  15. I've been super curious about this book, and I know that one day I'll have to end up reading it. It's just got such a cool premise to it.

    And OMG. Those journals are super cute. I need to add them to my journal and notebook collection! :)

    Erin @ The Hardcover Lover

  16. Thanks for the giveaway! I have yet to read Lailah, but heard so many great things about that I definitely have to rectify that and soon. Love your gifts ideas, that bracelet and journals are adorable.

  17. I hadn't heard of this book before so I'm glad for finding it here it seems very interesting
    and Thanks for the giveaway


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