• 144784584 168705474727210 2576818215745845870 n scaled - The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness | Book Series Review (Spoiler-Free)
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    The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness | Book Series Review (Spoiler-Free)

    If you read my Jan wrap-up, as you might be aware; I’ve been trying to get through the All Souls Trilogy that began with A Discovery of Witches. I’ve had the first book on my shelves for so long – I think I bought it around the time the TV show was announced! And at the end of last year, I finally decided to pick it up because I was in a really ‘witchy’ book mood. All three books in the series are around 620 pages so they are thick and it was quite hard to get through them especially as I went through quite a hard time in January,…

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    Defending the Galaxy by Maria V Snyder Book Review

    This review feels like it’s way overdue! I read this last month and as the year began, just as I posted my goals and hopes to blog at least twice a week – a sudden and unfortunate event happened in my life. Suffice it to say that January began with unexpected grief and it’s been really hard to blog and even read, especially with a busy work schedule. Anyway, I’m finally bringing you this review today – for the final book in the Sentinels of the Galaxy trilogy! I have previously interviewed Maria V Snyder about the first two books because I’ve overall really enjoyed this series. So you can…

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    Recent Reads | Mini-Reviews & A Surprise Favourite

    Since 2020 ended on a rather busy note, I never ended up doing mini-reviews for some of the books I read in the last quarter. So, today I’m catching up! I’m always a fan of the BookTuber recent reads videos so I thought I’d do a blog post with a few mini-reviews of some of my recent reads myself. Let me know if you prefer these kinds of blog posts over in-depth reviews too! In this one, I’ll be trying to keep them short and sweet. To avoid having to spiel the synopsis, please click on the book cover to be redirected to the Goodreads page 🙂 Please note: since…

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    These Violent Delights Book Review | Blog Tour & Giveaway!

    In case you missed it, a beautiful book called These Violent Delights by a very young author called Chloe Gong is coming out this year – and the HYPE has been REAL. When you see bloggers like The Quiet Pond and Shut up Shealea screaming about it on Book Twitter, saying it DESTROYED them, you know it’s something you should look forward to. By whatever gods and goddesses’ will, The Nerd Daily kindly managed to get me an eARC copy to review this book and I positively devoured it. AND, I had the pleasure of joining the Caffeine Book Tour for this lovely novel so that I can share this…

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    Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust Book Mini-Review

    Hello everybody! It feels like forever since I blogged even though it’s been just over a week. I’ve been so busy with work, my post-grad studies and actually being able to go out and do things since the lockdown in Melbourne has significantly eased. I don’t feel like I’ve read a whole lot in November so far but I’m taking it easy. Today, I’m bringing you a little mini-review for my first read of November – Girl, Serpent, Thorn! I purchased this a few months ago for my birthday (a present to myself hehe) and I’m so happy to have been able to pick it up so fast – I’m…

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    Helena by Claire L. Smith Book Mini-Review | Short & Spooky Novella

    I haven’t done a mini-review in a while and I thought it would be perfect to bring it back to chat about a gothic horror novella written by my friend and now debut author, Claire L. Smith. We actually went to University together and I have been feeling so proud of her and this achievement. It was even better when I picked up her book and absolutely loved it! It was a perfect spooky pick for October. Goodreads Blurb: On the outskirts of London, 1855, mortician and funeral director Helena Morrigan struggles with her limited finances and the heavy burdens of her past. Desperate to secure herself, she takes up…

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    Home Time Vol 1 & Vol 2 Graphic Novel Reviews

    At the beginning of October, I felt like I had slowly started to get into a reading slump. And last week, it hit me in full force. I just wasn’t super motivated to read – but, one of the best ways for me to get out of a reading slump is to pick up a few graphic novels and I had the great opportunity to receive Home Time Vol 1 and Vol 2 in exchange for an honest review! Huge thanks to Penguin Random House Australia for sending the digital copies and also sending me a beautiful and very heavy hardcover copy of Home Time Vol 2! This middle grade…

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    I Read A Bunch Of Heist YA Books | 3 Book Reviews

    I don’t know about you, but sometimes I physically groan every time I see a book being described as ‘The NEXT SIX OF CROWS’. It has become apparent that comparing books with bestsellers just doesn’t always work because certain readers who absolutely LOVE Six of Crows (as I do, I’m actually rereading it at the moment) will end up disappointed. Why would they be disappointed? Because Six of Crows is a heist book with a heist trope that almost every single book or movie or anything that involves a heist has. It pertains to a certain theme that comes with the trope. This includes a gang of unlikely individuals coming…

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    They Wish They Were Us By Jessica Goodman Book Review

    The second I read that this book was set to be like Gossip Girl crossed with One of Us Is Lying (although I haven’t read that one yet), I knew I needed to read this book. Huge thanks to Penguin Australia for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This novel is officially out NOW in Australia. I’m so happy to say that I definitely enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it – especially if you’re looking for a thriller book in this spooky season. Goodreads Blurb: A murder mystery set against the backdrop of an exclusive prep school on Long Island. In Gold Coast, Long…

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    My September Goodreads Spring Clean #goodreadance2020

    It is the last day of September so it makes sense to finally put together my hard work and show-off my progress for #goodreadance2020! Created and hosted by the wonderful Shealea over at Shut Up Shealea who has some AMAZING content by the way. I absolutely love everything she does for the blogging community, especially for POC authors. Her blog post seriously inspired me to actually consider organising my Goodreads shelves. And I did. I had already been doing a bit of organising and spring cleaning of my own, with cataloguing my unread books in my Lil 6-ring-binder and doing a book unhaul (although I physically can’t unhaul them because…