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    review; ten things i hate about pinky

    Title: Ten Things I hate About PinkySeries: The Dimple-verseAuthor: Sandhya MenonGenre: YA, contemporaryType: E-bookPublisher: Simon Pulse The follow-up to When Dimple Met Rishi and There’s Something about Sweetie follows Pinky and Samir as they pretend to date – with disastrous and hilarious results. Pinky Kumar wears the social justice warrior badge with pride. From raccoon hospitals to persecuted rock stars, no cause is too esoteric for her to champion. But a teeny-tiny part of her also really enjoys making her conservative, buttoned-up corporate lawyer parents cringe. Samir Jha might have a few… quirks remaining from the time he had to take care of his sick mother, like the endless lists he makes in his…

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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; 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; my fate according to the butterfly

    Title: My Fate According To The ButterflyAuthor: Gail D. VillanuevaGenre: MG, contemporaryType: PaperbackPublisher: Scholastic Press When superstitious Sab sees a giant black butterfly, an omen of death, she knows that she’s doomed! According to legend, she has one week before her fate catches up with her – on her 11th birthday. With her time running out, all she wants is to celebrate her birthday with her entire family. But her sister, Ate Nadine, stopped speaking to their father one year ago, and Sab doesn’t even know why. If Sab’s going to get Ate Nadine and their father to reconcile, she’ll have to overcome her fears – of her sister’s anger,…

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    BLOG TOUR; Relic by Bronwyn Eley ft. Book Review & Graphics

    I was lucky enough to be chosen to be part of the blog tour hosted by Shealea @ Caffiene Book Tours for Relic by Bronwyn Eley, and boy, are you all in for a treat! The launch post for the tour can be found here. Be sure to check out these awesome bloggers! Title:RelicAuthor: Bronwyn EleyGenre: YA, fantasyType: E-BookPublisher: Talem PressSeries: The Relic TrilogyPublication Date: 12 September 2019Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository In the city of Edriast, there is no deadlier duty than to serve as the Shadow. As the personal servant of the powerful Lord Rennard, the Shadow’s life is all but forfeit. Rennard possesses one of five…

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    review; the good thieves

    Title: The Good ThievesAuthor: Katherine RundellGenre: MG, contemporaryType: PaperbackPublisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books From award-winning author Katherine Rundell comes a fast-paced, sharp-turning, and utterly thrilling adventure, one driven at its heart by an extraordinarily powerful evocation of the loyalty and love between a grandfather and his granddaughter.  Fresh off the boat from England, Vita Marlowe has a job to do. Her beloved grandfather Jack has been cheated out of his home and possessions by a notorious conman with Mafia connections. Seeing Jack’s spirit is broken, Vita is desperate to make him happy again, so she devises a plan to outwit his enemies and recover his home. She finds a young pickpocket,…

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    review; wilder girls

    Title: Wilder GirlsAuthor: Rory PowerGenre: YA, dystopiaType: PaperbackPublisher: Macmillan UK It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her. It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into…

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    review; a pocketful of stars

    Title: A Pocketful Of Stars Author: Aisha Bushby Genre: MG, contemporary Type: Paperback Publisher: Egmont When I next open my eyes, I’m back… in front of the house again. It’s night time. The stars wave hello, like they’ve been expecting me. The door of the house, Mum’s house, is wide open, like it expects me too. This time, I go inside… Safiya and her mum have never seen eye to eye. Her mum doesn’t understand Safiya’s love of gaming and Safiya doesn’t think they have anything in common. As Safiya struggles to fit in at school she wonders if her mum wishes she was more like her confident best friend…