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BeForever

The Lilac Tunnel- My Journey with Samantha Book Review

A few days ago, my mom and I stopped by Michael’s Craft Store (for another reason that I’ll be telling you all about soon! 😀 ) and while we were there, I stumbled across The Lilac Tunnel My Journey With Samantha book! My mom bought it for me to read for school and I was so hooked with this book, that it was hard for me to put it down!

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The front cover is so pretty!

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I took a picture of the description of it on the back, too :)
(psst! Click on the picture so you can read it! 😉 )

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I love this little introduction! Just reading it, you KNOW that you’re going to love this book! 😀

So, let’s get on with the review!

How much is the book? It is $9.99 and totally worth it!

What is the book about? You’re a 10 year- old, modern day girl who is given a locket and when you open it up- you are transported back in time to 1904. There you meet Samantha who ends up being one of your best friends :)

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Why do you love the book so much? I think the main reason why I love this book so much is because you can read the story so many different ways, and yet it all still has the same concept. Above is an example where you choose what happens next. And once you end that version of the story- you can go back and see how it ends when you make a different decision. It’s just such a neat idea and I love the creativity that is put into this book :)

Would you buy another “My Journey With __” book? Absolutely!! I would love to have them all someday! This is a book that I can read again and again! I highly recommend this book!

What do you think of the “Journey” books? 
~Jaclynn~

BeForever RELEASE!!!

Okay, girls. I have been counting down how much longer until the release ALL DAY!! And around 9:40 my mom said that she read the release was online (but really it wouldn’t be online around 10:00 PM our time), so I RUSHED to the computer and went onto the AG site (I was literally shaking- I was so excited!), and then I counted down the minutes until 10:00- then it was time! I clicked refresh and VOILA! Let’s just say these lyrics “A whole new world! A dazzling place I never knew!” would’ve matched PERFECTLY in the background of me looking at all the new stuff!!!! 😀
Now, after dying for an hour (no joke) I am FINALLY ready to share my thoughts over everything with you!!!

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WELCOME BACK SAMANTHA!!! I know, a lot of people don’t like the pink and they think it doesn’t “match” her, but I LOOOVE her new Meet Outfit!! It is SO beautiful and she looks great in it!! 😀 ALSO- it is true- you can buy the Meet Outfits separately for $36.00 AND AG has raised the price of Doll and Book to $115.00- ugh 😕

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Samantha’s Frilly Frock is $36 and oh, so cute!! I love that it’s satin and I’m also loving the color combo of pink and purple- my two favorite colors! I also like that they used lavender, since that’s Samantha’s favorite color :)

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Samantha’s Bicycling Outfit is $34. It’s cute, but I don’t think it’s all that great. 😉

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Samantha’s Nightgown is $24 and very cute! I love those little slippers!

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Samantha’s Holiday Set is $64 and can I just say that I LOVE it?! I need money!! 😛

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Samantha’s Fancy Coat Set is $34 and SO PRETTY!!! I love the black and white and the animal print!!! 😀

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Samantha’s Hairstyling Set is $22. It’s a very cute set! I love the hat and the little hairbrush! It’s so cute and chubby! LOL 😛

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Samantha’s Dog, Jip is $22. I like the fluffiness of him, but his face isn’t very cute… 😕

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Samantha’s Bedtime Accessories is $44- That bear looks an awful like Bitty Bear…. Ugh, AG….
This set isn’t that great in my opinion, but the music box is cool! I like that it really works! :)

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Samantha’s Bicycle is $115 and I LOVE it!! I love the colors and just everything about it!! SO cute! 😀

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Samantha’s Bed & Bedding is $150 and so GORGEOUS!! 😀

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Samantha’s Ice Cream Parlor is $300 and I NEED IT!! It’s SO ADORABLE!! I LOVE the cash register!! I’m dying over this set!!! This is probably my favorite of the entire release!!! 😀

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Addy Doll, Book, and Accessories is $134. Addy’s new outfit is SO pretty! I love the dark blue on her! And that little patchwork bag is adorable!!

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Addy’s School Outfit is $34. At first I wasn’t sure what I thought about this, but I think it’s really cute!! 😀

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Addy’s Lunch Pail is $28. I love that it even has the “love” cookies!!! That’s so adorable!!! 😀

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Caroline Doll, Book, and Accessories is $134. I think it’s kinda sad that her outfit didn’t change much 😕

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Caroline’s Party Gown is $36 and SO pretty!! Again, I’m loving the satin!

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Caroline’s Table & Treats is $150 and reminds me quite a bit of the one from Marie-Grace and Cecile’s Collection…. But- it’s still cute! 😛

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Josefina Doll, Book, and Accessories is $134. I really don’t like the blue added into her outfit. And I’m also so sad that she didn’t get anything else new. I feel so bad for her :(

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Julie Doll, Book, and Accessories is $134. I do not like her new meet outfit at all. The original one was way better! And honestly- those sunglasses make her look weird- in my opinion away 😉 😛

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Julie’s Tunic Outfit is $34. The only thing that caught my eye were those heels!! I’ve never seen heels that big for AG dolls before!!

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Julie’s Winter Coat & Hat is $34 and I am DYING over this!!!! I really think my dolls need that coat!! 😀

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Julie’s Holiday Outfit is $34. I wasn’t very impressed with this outfit… It just didn’t really appeal to me very much 😉

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Julie’s Snack Set is $50. I LOVE all of those snacks!! SO CUTE!! 😀

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Julie’s Egg Chair Set is $100 and I think it’s adorable!!! And that’s so cool that you can really play music through it!!!

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Kaya Doll, Book, and Accessories is $134. Same with Caroline- I think it’s sad that her outfit didn’t really change :(

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Pow-Wow Hair Set of Today is $18. I’m not too interested in this 😛

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Kit Doll, Book, and Accessories is $134. I think her dress cute and it’s definitely better than her original Meet Outfit in my opinion! The main thing I like is the hat 😛

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Kit’s Reporter Dress is $38 and I think it’s pretty cute! :)

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Kit’s Photographer Outfit is $34. I am really in love with that sweater, but I definitely wouldn’t buy the outfit 😉

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Kit’s Typewriter Set is $50 and can I just say- YAYAY!!! I’ve missed her old typewriter for such a long time and I’m SO happy that she has one again!!! I’m probably gonna have to buy this someday. I love typewriters!! 😀

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Rebecca Doll, Book, and Accessories is $134 and I’m DYING over her new outfit!!! And OMGOSH that HAT!! I need to buy this someday!! 😀

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Rebecca’s Holiday Outfit is $34 and again I am DYING!!! That is such a BEAUTIFUL dress!!! 😀

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Rebecca’s Teatime Traditions is $68. It’s cute, but that is just way too much money 😛

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Rebecca’s Director Set is $75. I LOVE IT!!! That chair is ADORABLE!! And the Megaphone!!

Now, let’s take a look at the Mini Dolls:

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The Mini Dolls are $25 and come with a book. I can’t BELIEVE I am about to say this, and it is the first time I’ve ever said it about AG, but I honestly think they look so cheapy. They remind me of the little Isabelle dolls they had in Happy Meals at McDonalds! And I still don’t think their faces cute. I think they’re slightly cuter than the old ones, but if I’m going by quality, I have to say that the old ones were better. 😕

Also, there were a few new books released!

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Doll Art Studio is $24.95 and it looks so adorable!! I think this kit is officially on my wants list 😛

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I also noticed this which is $9.99

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And this which is $24.99. :)

So that’s all for the whole new release!! I’ll have to give this release a 9 out of 10 due to some things I didn’t like, such as outfits not being changed, cheapy mini dolls, etc.
However I LOVED this release and I hope you did, too! Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments! I’d love to hear from you! 😀
~Jaclynn~

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