• IMG20180905115925 2 - October Wrap-Up
    Features,  Wrap-Ups

    October Wrap-Up

    Wow. It has been one hell of a month, and honestly, it has gone by so slowly for me that I expected to have read way less but actually did amazing considering I read some hella fat beasts for books this month. You guessed it, the last leg of my Throne of Glass journey *cue sobbing* Here’s the tally of how many books I read:   Books read: 7  Total Pages Read: 3,896   Books that I read:   The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang (vote for the GR Choice Awards!) ★★★★★(5/5) | REVIEW  What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera ★★★☆☆(2.5/5) | REVIEW Queen of Shadows by Sarah…

  • IMG20180905102018 2 - Empire of Storms Book Mini-Review
    Mini-Reviews,  Reviews

    Empire of Storms Book Mini-Review

    After nearly 2 years of holding on to this book and not reading it for fear of my heart breaking, I read it. And yes, my heart broke, just a little. It was worth it though! I’m happy I waited since I could not go on any longer if I didn’t have Tower of Dawn right here with me, and the highly anticipated Kingdom of Ash, right there – staring at me and making me read ToD as fast as I can. Also, sorry for slacking with blogging. It really feels like I’m slacking although I’m apparently still posting twice a week, so is that good? Let me know! – As…

  • IMG20181010152223 - Author Interview: What the Woods Keep's Katya de Becerra
    Author Interviews,  Features

    Author Interview: What the Woods Keep’s Katya de Becerra

    Not only did I have the pleasure to read this awesome book (which you can find the review for HERE) BUT I GOT TO INTERVIEW THE AUTHOR!!! *squeals* After finishing this book, I came up with some pretty squeezy questions and Katya was so lovely and has some amazing answers for us! Thank you so much, Allen & Unwin, as well for letting me have this great opportunity. I absolutely LOVE interviewing authors, and this one was everything I expected and more. Let’s go!   1. Hi Katya, a huge congratulations on the publishing of your debut novel, What the Woods Keep! How would you describe your experience in becoming a…

  • IMG20180701144246 e1532760915549 - My Current Auto-Buy Authors
    Truffle Babble

    My Current Auto-Buy Authors

    Everyone has their auto-buys authors, those mystical beings that you’ll gladly throw your money to own their books even if you don’t know what the book is about. I happen to have a few and because my collections aren’t exactly massive, I’m slowly acquiring their older releases as well if there are any.   1. Sarah J. Maas Throne of Glass is one of my favourite series ever, it was the series that got me back into reading and helped me discover the reading world. I love it to bits (and I’m currently shattered from having read Empire of Storms for the first time (RTC), RIP my heart right now) and…

  • IMG20181010152223 - What the Woods Keep Book Review
    Reviews

    What the Woods Keep Book Review

    While I don’t celebrate Halloween, What The Woods Keep fits the theme perfectly and this novel was delightfully spooky!   Goodreads Blurb:   What the Woods Keep is the stunning debut of Katya de Becerra, who combines mystery, science fiction, and dark fantasy in a twisty story that will keep you mesmerized right up to the final page. On her eighteenth birthday, Hayden inherits her childhood home—on the condition that she uncover its dark secrets. Hayden tried to put the past behind her, and it worked. She’s getting ready for college, living in a Brooklyn apartment, and hanging out with her best friend and roommate Del. But now it’s all…

  • Nick Young - WTF Wednesday | 5 WTF YA Book Covers
    Memes,  Truffle Babble

    WTF Wednesday | 5 WTF YA Book Covers

    Hello gentle friends and welcome back to my fortnightly fun called WTF Wednesday! Today’s topic is one so many people have previously discussed (including myself, especially being a design student) and that’s – BOOK COVERS. I’ve seen videos of some of the worst and some of the best, and I’m personally loving the latest book cover trends. If you’d like to see a full post about book cover trends (similarly to my YA Book Trends blog post you can find Here), let me know in the comments below 😀 Today, I’ve got 5 smashing book covers, which I have no doubts you have seen in this stratosphere, that have personally made…

  • IMG20180219174427 2 1 - Queen of Shadows Mini-Review
    Mini-Reviews,  Reviews

    Queen of Shadows Mini-Review

    I don’t do mini-reviews very often but since this was a re-read and I never reviewed this one the first time I read, I thought – why not?   Goodreads Blurb:   The queen has returned. Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past… She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight. She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die for her. She will fight for her friend, a young man…

  • IMG20181010152141 - What If It's Us Book Review
    Reviews

    What If It’s Us Book Review

    This seems like such a hyped up book at the moment since it has only just recently released. Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera are both such esteemed YA contemporary authors so obviously many people including myself expected a banger. Alas, cue the M83 sad soundtrack because this was a disappointment…   Goodreads Blurb:   Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying…

  • IMG20180114172218 - BookTube: My Current Favourites
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    BookTube: My Current Favourites

    Let’s put all the recent BookTube drama aside (lol all the discussion videos spilling that tea tho is quality, including this kick arse musical version by readwithcindy who you should totally follow) and talk about our favourites! I, unfortunately, don’t venture into the world of BookTube very often, but when I do these honeybees are generally the ones I always go for – probably because most of them were the first ones I watched when I found out there was a BookTube a year ago. I have a few friends who also have BookTube accounts that I try to check and watch as often as I can, but I’ll be honest,…

  • IMG20181010152152 2 - The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang Book Review
    Reviews

    The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang Book Review

    About 3 people recommended this gorgeous book to me so last month (not actually knowing what it’s about lol) I picked it up from the bookstore and honestly, two words: NO REGRETS. Goodreads Blurb:   A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there’s not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick. Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases–a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old. It doesn’t help…