• 69233899 347850666119907 3541295565998391296 n - Aurora Rising Book Review
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    Aurora Rising Book Review

    Aurora Rising Book Review It’s sad to say that I expected better but I did. The hype – there was so much hype! I was SO confident I would love this because Jay and Amie have never let me down; alas, this book was, unfortunately, a great disappointment for me.   Goodreads Blurb   From the internationally bestselling authors of THE ILLUMINAE FILES comes an epic new science fiction adventure. The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the…

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    1st Blogiversary, Life Update & Reading Rush FAILURE | June/July Wrap-Up

    HELLO! I hope all of you have been well. I haven’t been posting again for a couple of weeks because of a few things, but first to start with a bang – HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY TO ME!!! I cannot believe that I’ve been blogging for a whole year already – like it’s crazy! To be fair, I’ve taken a lot of breaks but at the end of the day and what’s also my goal and hope for this blog is that while consistency and routine are nice, I want to blog and review books and open discussions when I want to and most importantly when I can. Health should always come…

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    BookTube Babble: An Interview with Samantha of Thoughts on Tomes

    BookTube Babble: An Interview with Samantha of Thoughts on Tomes You should all know I love me a good interview with a bookish person and today, I have the pleasure of giving you an interview with one of my favourite BookTubers who has been on my laundry folding playlist for the last few weeks — Samantha from Thoughts on Tomes! Sam is known for her delightful reviews, thought-provoking and fun discussions, and personally, for me, her super soothing voice and narration in her BookTube videos. I was pretty stoked when she agreed to be interviewed by little old me, and I hope you guys enjoy her answers to my questions…

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    While You Were Reading | Blog Tour

    While You Were Reading by Ali Berg & Michelle Klaus Blog TourI was Today I bring you a little introduction to a book I have started reading. I was lucky enough to be invited by Simon & Schuster Australia to be part of a blog tour for this adorable Adult Romance/Contemporary Fiction novel by two lovely Australian authors. It is set in Melbourne and I’m really enjoying it so far – that being said, I, unfortunately, haven’t the finished the book so I cannot review it as part of this blog tour but I did take a cute picture of it and thought I could at least bring attention to…

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    Golden Mid-Year Book Awards | It’s AWARD SEASON: My Mid-Year Favourites

    Golden Mid-Year Book Awards | It’s AWARD SEASON: My Mid-Year Favourites I am seeing EVERYONE do the Mid-Year Book Freak Tag and while that’s fun, I thought I would host my own Book Award Show for my Mid-Year Favourites with some cute Golden Book Awards. I kind of prefer this because I don’t like to dwell on books I didn’t enjoy, I cannot keep track of my anticipated releases for the year and honestly, this is just a great and simpler way to congratulate myself, authors, and books everywhere! Using a similar format to my 2018 Wrap-Up, here are the Award categories and their winners for my mid-year favourite books…

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    The Bride Test Book Review

    The Bride Test by Helen Hoang Book Review It was a pretty big surprise to me when I found out that one of the protagonists of this book was a side character of Helen Hoang’s debut that I absolutely LOVE called The Kiss Quotient (my review for that is here). After her first book being such a stellar, it was no surprise that I’d want to read the sequel. A huge thank you to Allen & Unwin Australia for kindly me sending a review copy at my request in exchange for an honest review.   Goodreads Blurb:   Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move…

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    BOOK TAG: My Birthday Book Tag

    Book Tag: The Birthday Book Tag Yes. Today is my birthday and what better way to celebrate it on my blog than with a book tag! Today I am turning 21. Such a huge milestone apparently although I don’t feel anything for it other than the fact that I’m getting older (with more responsibilities *sigh*). I’ve almost been avoiding this day also just because I’m lazy, I tried to pawn off the job of organising my birthday celebrations to like 5 people cause I couldn’t be bothered. So many people I know have had massive 21st birthday parties with function bookings at venues and $2000 bar tabs but I’d rather just…

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    The Art of Blog Monetisation: Making Money From Blogging, Affiliate Links & More

    You may not have noticed if you check out my blog posts on WordPress Reader but…*drumroll*, I was approved for my very first Affiliate Partnership with an Australian bookshop some of you may be familiar with; Angus & Robertson. So you’ll see a small little banner at the bottom of every post and there’s also one somewhere in my blog sidebar. Although all the physical stores of Angus & Robertson bookshops closed down in 2011 (rip my old friend), I thought I would help support them especially since I use them to buy books online when I do, and I hardly ever see any affiliates for this Australian bookshop; I mostly see…

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    July: The Readathon Month | The Final Biannual Bibliothon & The Reading Rush TBR

    July: The Readathon Month | The Final Biannual Bibliothon & The Reading Rush TBR I cannot help myself okay. I just love challenges and being ambitious and pushing myself, and even though I’ve told myself – just chill, don’t try to stress yourself by doing readathons – I CANNOT help myself. I will now be attempting to do two readathons this July. Hence, my July TBR will consist of the TBRs for these two lovely readathons. what am I doing to myself The first readathon is the Biannual Bibliothon! I was lucky enough to be one of the bloggers involved in the last round and this time, this is the…

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    Call It What You Want Book Review

    Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer Book Review If you’ve been reading YA for a long time, Brigid Kemmerer is an author you will have no doubt seen before on bookshelves since this novel is her 10th! Not only is she the author of a great YA paranormal series from way back (The Elementals Series) but she’s also the author of a book I really enjoyed recently called A Curse So Dark & Lonely (my review for it is right here, its sequel A Heart So Fierce & Broken is out in 2020) and the author of another book I’ve been meaning to read that has on my…