• Book Reviews

    review; the shadow glass

    Title: The ShadowglassSeries: The Bone Witch TrilogyAuthor: Rin ChupecoGenre: Young Adult, fantasyType: E-bookPublisher: Sourcebooks Fire In the highly anticipated finale to the Bone Witch trilogy, Tea’s life – and the fate of the kingdoms – hangs in the balance. Tea is a bone witch with the dark magic needed to raise the dead. She has used this magic to breathe life into those she has loved and lost… and those who would join her army against the deceitful royals. But Tea’s quest to conjure a shadowglass – to achieve immortality for the one person she loves most in the world – threatens to consume her heart. Tea’s black heartsglass only…

  • Book Reviews

    review; when you ask me where i’m going

    Title: When You Ask Me Where I’m GoingAuthor: Jasmin KaurGenre: PoetryType: HardcoverPublisher: HarperCollins screamso that one daya hundred years from nowanother sister will not have todry her tears wonderingwhere in historyshe lost her voice The six sections of the book explore what it means to be a young woman living in a world that doesn’t always hear her and tell the story of Kiran as she flees a history of trauma and raises her daughter, Sahaara, while living undocumented in North America. Delving into current cultural conversations including sexual assault, mental health, feminism, and immigration, this narrative of resilience, healing, empowerment, and love will galvanize readers to fight for what is right in…

  • Quarterly Wrap Up

    jul – sept 2020; it’s a wrap

    Surprisingly, this wrap-up isn’t late! The new organisational system I’m slowly trying to incorporate into my life is really helping. This past quarter has been equal parts a blur and so slow, I just want it to be 2021 already. But then, my second trimester during my first pregnancy was much the same. It’s just that the situation the world over isn’t really helping. The bright side is that we’re going out a little more – to places that are not too full of people and always wearing a mask – so we get a change of pace and of scenery. We actually just went to a beach again, had…

  • Discussion Post

    #goodreadance2020; how did i do?

    September has come to an end, and with it, the official #GoodReadance2020 as hosted by Shealea @ Shut Up, Shealea comes to a close as well. If you’ve seen my BookTube video, you would know that this was an initiative that really excited me, because I’ve been wanting to reorganise my Goodreads, and even the shelf I use for my BookTube filming. However, around mid-September, I wondered if I would even be able to cross off more than one thing on my short goal list. Let’s see how I did with each individual goal! Go through my TBR.I didn’t go through the ‘Want To Read’ shelf at first, instead going…

  • Book Reviews

    review; this duchess of mine

    Title: This Duchess Of MineSeries: Desperate DuchessesAuthor: Eloisa JamesGenre: Adult, RomanceType: PaperbackPublisher: Avon No man can resist Jemma’s sensuous allure… Except her own husband! Wedding bells celebrating the arranged marriage between the lovely Duchess of Beaumont and her staid, imperturbable duke had scarcely fallen silent when a shocking discovery sent Jemma running from the ducal mansion. For the next nine years she cavorted abroad, creating one delicious scandal after another (if one is to believe the rumors). Elijah, Duke of Beaumont, did believe those rumors. But the handsome duke needs an heir, so he summons his seductive wife home. Jemma laughs at Elijah’s cool eyes and icy heart – but to her…

  • Mid-Year Wrap Up,  Quarterly Wrap Up

    apr – jun 2020; it’s a wrap

    Another very late wrap-up, but well. This year has been really long, hasn’t it? I was so hopeful in the first quarter that things could not get worse. I was wrong. I guess hindsight really is 20/20, eh? Eh? But seriously though, while the lockdown here in Malaysia is not as strict as the first few months, we’re still taking care. I am immuno-compromised so i’m trying not to take too many risks, but I do have doctor’s appointments pretty much every month that I have to go for, and so we’ve been eating out those few days. My reading has been all over the place – May and June…

  • Blog Tour,  Book Reviews

    BLOG TOUR; Court Of Lions by Somaiya Daud ft. Book Review & Graphics

    I was lucky enough to be chosen to be part of the blog tour hosted by Caffiene Book Tours for Court Of Lions by Somaiya Daud, the sequel to Mirage, and I am so excited for everyone to read this amazing novel! The schedule for the tour can be found here. Be sure to check out these awesome bloggers! Title: Court Of LionsAuthor: Somaiya DaudGenre: YA, science-fictionType: E-BookPublisher: Flatiron BooksSeries: The Mirage DuologyPublication Date: 6 August 2020Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound Two identical girls, one a princess, the other a rebel. Who will rule the empire? After being swept up into the brutal…

  • Blog Tour,  Book Reviews

    BLOG TOUR; Ten Things I Hate About Pinky ft. Book Review & Playlist

    I had actually posted my review of this book early in June before I knew that there was going to be a blog tour, so if you’ve read that, you may recognise the review posted here! I’ve taken that original post down, but I, safe to say, I love this conclusion to the Dimpleverse! I attempted to put together a playlist below (with added playlist cover!) and to no surprise, added in a bunch of Bollywood songs because, why not, right? Title: Ten Things I hate About PinkySeries: The Dimple-verseAuthor: Sandhya MenonGenre: YA, contemporaryType: E-bookPublisher: Simon PulsePublication Date: 21 July 2020 Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository | Indiebound |…

  • Book Reviews

    review; a spark of white fire

    Title: A Spark Of White FireSeries: The Celestial TrilogyAuthor: Sangu MandannaGenre: YA, science-fiction, fantasyType: PaperbackPublisher: Sky Pony In a universe of capricious gods, dark moons, and kingdoms built on the backs of spaceships, a cursed queen sends her infant daughter away, a jealous uncle steals the throne of Kali from his nephew, and an exiled prince vows to take his crown back. Raised alone and far away from her home on Kali, Esmae longs to return to her family. When the King of Wychstar offers to gift the unbeatable, sentient warship Titania to a warrior that can win his competition, she sees her way home: she’ll enter the competition, reveal…

  • Book Reviews

    review; the heart forger

    Title: The Heart ForgerSeries: The Bone Witch TrilogyAuthor: Rin ChupecoGenre: Young Adult, fantasyType: E-bookPublisher: Sourcebooks Fire In The Bone Witch, Tea mastered resurrection – now she’s after revenge… No one knows death like Tea. A bone witch who can resurrect the dead, she has the power to take life… and return it. And she is done with her self-imposed exile. Her heart is set on vengeance, and she now possesses all she needs to command the mighty daeva. With the help of these terrifying beasts, she can finally enact revenge against the royals who wronged her – and took the life of her one true love. But there are those…