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    review; the bone witch

    Title: The Bone WitchSeries: The Bone Witch TrilogyAuthor: Rin ChupecoGenre: Young Adult, fantasyType: E-bookPublisher: Sourcebooks Fire In the captivating start to a new, darkly lyrical fantasy series, Tea can raise the dead, but resurrection comes at a price. When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training. In her new home, Tea puts all…

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    review; aru shah and the song of death

    Title: Aru Shah And The Song Of DeathSeries: The Pandeva QuartetAuthor: Roshani ChokshiGenre: Middle Grade, fantasyType: E-bookPublisher: Rick Riordan Presents Aru is only just getting the hang of this whole Pandava thing when the Otherworld goes into full panic mode. The god of love’s bow and arrow have gone missing, and the thief isn’t playing Cupid. Instead, they’re turning people into heartless fighting-machine zombies. If that weren’t bad enough, somehow Aru gets framed as the thief. If she doesn’t find the arrow by the next full moon, she’ll be kicked out of the Otherworld. For good. But, for better or worse, she won’t be going it alone. Along with her…

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    review; aru shah and the end of time

    Title: Aru Shah And The End Of TimeSeries: The Pandeva QuartetAuthor: Roshani ChokshiGenre: Middle Grade, fantasyType: E-bookPublisher: Rick Riordan Presents Twelve-year-old Aru Shah has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she’ll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest archeological trip. Is it any wonder that Aru makes up stories about being royalty, traveling to Paris, and having a chauffeur? One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru’s doorstep to catch her in a…

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    review; realm of ash

    Title: Realm Of AshSeries: The Books Of AmbhaAuthor: Tasha SuriGenre: Adult, fantasyType: PaperbackPublisher: Orbit The fate of an empire rests in the hands of a young woman with magical blood and nothing left to lose, and an outcast prince determined to save his family at any cost, in this “dark, melodious, and memorable” new fantasy (Library Journal, starred review) from the author of the award-winning Empire of Sand. The Ambhan Empire is crumbling. A terrible war of succession hovers on the horizon. The only hope for peace lies in the mysterious realm of ash, where mortals can find what they seek in the echoes of their ancestors’ dreams. But to…

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    review; the sword of kaigen

    Title: The Sword Of KaigenSeries: A Theonite War StoryAuthor: M.L. WangGenre: Adult, fantasyType: E-bookPublisher: M.L. Wang A mother struggling to repress her violent past,A son struggling to grasp his violent future,A father blind to the danger that threatens them all. When the winds of war reach their peninsula, will the Matsuda family have the strength to defend their empire? Or will they tear each other apart before the true enemies even reach their shores? High on a mountainside at the edge of the Kaigenese Empire live the most powerful warriors in the world, superhumans capable of raising the sea and wielding blades of ice. For hundreds of years, the fighters…

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    review; milk and honey

    Title: Milk And HoneyAuthor: Rupi KaurGenre: PoetryType: E-bookPublisher: Createspace ‘Milk and honey’ is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. ‘milk and honey’ takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.  Some of the poems seemed more impactful on Instagram than when I was reading the ebook. The formatting of the copy I got from the…

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    review; the time of green magic

    Title: The Time Of Green MagicAuthor: Hilary McKayGenre: MG, fantasyType: PaperbackPublisher: S&S/McElderry From acclaimed author and Costa winner Hilary McKay comes The Time of Green Magic: a beautiful, spell-binding novel about a new families, a magical old house and a mysterious cat… When Tom and Polly marry, blending their single parent families together, their children find it hard to relinquish their old lives. Max realizes his birth dad will never come home now, while Abi suddenly finds herself a middle child, expected to share far too much – especially with grubby little Louis. The family start over together, stretching their finances to the limit and renting an eerie, ivy-covered house,…

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    BLOG TOUR; Of Curses And Kisses ft. Book Review & Playlist

    If you follow my Bookstagram or my Twitter, you may have seen me already yelling about this book a lot. It is one of my favourite books, one of the few books I have ever pre-ordered, and I really hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did! This is also the Book Of The Month for the South Asian Reading Challenge put together by Fanna @ Fannatality and Nandini @ Novel And Nebulas, so check that out and check out Sandhya’s Instagram for quote graphics to get even more excited! I attempted to put together a playlist below (with added playlist cover!) and of course, was very tempted to…

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    BLOG TOUR; The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco ft. Book Review & Graphics

    When I found out I had been selected to be a part of the blog tour hosted by Shealea @ Caffiene Book Tours for The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco, I legit had to put my phone down and just flail for a second. The first time I saw this cover and read the synopsis, I gasped. Be still, my beating heart, this is everything you never knew you wished for. The excitement has been immense, and it has got me attempting to fancast (not in this post) and create aesthetics (scroll down for them*)! My spoiler-free review is at the end of this post, so don’t hit that…

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    review; a throne of swans

    Title: A Throne Of SwansAuthor: Katharine & Elizabeth CorrGenre: YA, fantasyType: PaperbackPublisher: Hot Key Books In a world where the flightless are ruled by those who can fly… When her father dies just before her birthday, seventeen-year-old Aderyn inherits the role of Protector of Atratys, a dominion in a kingdom where nobles are able to transform at will into the bird that represents their family bloodline. Aderyn’s ancestral bird is a swan. But she has not transformed for years, not since witnessing the death of her mother – ripped apart by hawks that have supposedly been extinct since the long-ago War of the Raptors.  With the benevolent shelter of her…