• IMG20180114153826 - Warcross Book Review
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    Warcross Book Review

    Marie strikes again. My heart is bleeding. I am in agony. Why did I do this to myself… I love this book to BITS. This was a REREAD and it felt like I’d read it for the first time ughhh Marie Lu you sly, sly writing queen.   Goodreads Blurb:   For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down…

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    The Virginia Shreves Duology Book Review

    Hey Hey! Today is a DOUBLE REVIEW! Or should I say Duology review? For the Virginia Shreves Series/Duology. I don’t really know what to call it since the first book was actually released like 15 years ago and the sequel is only just coming out but there are two books. One sequel. Duology, it is today. This duology is written by Carolyn Mackler and comprises of the first novel: The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things (Yes, IKR, how amazing is this title – just you wait to read the sequel’s title-) and the second novel: The Universe is Expanding and So Am I (absolutely fabulous title). Since…

  • IMG20180114160354 e1535789444177 - September TBR
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    September TBR

    It is finally time, to once again organise a TBR for the coming month. I am indubitably excited and I’ve actually tried to cut down on the ambition a little because it was getting a little over the top. Since I read 15 books in August, I thought it was fair to cap my TBR at 15 (not including my current read). The first few books are books I, unfortunately, didn’t get to reading in August but I do want to read in September, if I’ve already talked about them in my August TBR, I won’t be describing much about them. Here is my TBR for September:      …

  • IMG20180715115751 e1533908180675 - August Wrap-Up
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    August Wrap-Up

    Hello fellow bookworms, so it’s been a little while! I, unfortunately, got hit by the worst bookish disease anyone can face – the dreaded book slump. I wholeheartedly blame it on my absolute binge over the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy because after that bookish event and my consecutive multiples watching sessions of the movie adaptation, I just wasn’t motivated to read… I read through the blurbs of heaps of books and couldn’t be bothered, so I ended up rereading a favourite and getting into an old school paranormal trash novel to get me out of it. I am currently book slump free…for now. Funnily enough, thanks…

  • FB IMG 1534755202912 - Bookish Screening - To All the Boys I've Loved Before with The YA Room
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    Bookish Screening – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before with The YA Room

    I had the pleasure of going to a super cute screening of the new Book-to-Movie Adaptation I’ve been waiting so impatiently for and that’s for To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. I was so excited, especially since I basically binge read the whole trilogy last week. It was such a great event, where I made new friends and caught up with other bookworms from Melbourne. Bree and I went together since I was staying over at hers and we had an afternoon shopping in the city then went straight to the docks after meeting up with another friend Cate. The docks were beautiful and had a stunning sunset as…

  • IMG20180811150113 - Skylarks Book Review
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    Skylarks Book Review

      Goodreads Blurb:   We watch the bird as it flies high above us, singing like it’s the only thing in the world that matters. And I feel it – that life can be beautiful. That there are possibilities. Keep your head down and don’t borrow trouble is the motto Joni lives by, and so far it’s seen her family through some tough times. It’s not as if she has the power to change anything important anyway. Like Dad’s bad back, or the threat of losing their house. So when Annabel breezes into her life, Joni’s pretty sure they’re destined to clash. Pretty, poised, privileged – the daughter of the richest…

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    Book Buying on A Budget

    So many beautiful books, so little money. Here are some saving and book buying tips bound to save you some dosh. Let’s all be honest. Books are expensive. It makes sense that they’re expensive since printing them costs resources and time that we must pay for, but we must also afford. As a student, getting the best bang for my buck with book buying is a must. I’m lucky in that I have a part-time job and have been working quite a lot over the last year and a half, hence my dramatic increase in book buying since I acquired said job. After my intense binge and my first year of university,…

  • IMG20180811142859 - To All the Boys I've Loved Before Series Review
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    To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Series Review

    First off, I LOVED this series. SO much. Jenny is unfortunately amazing at breaking my poor little heart then sewing it back up perfectly, continuously. oh ma gad. whyyyyy jenny whyyyyy I started reading To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before because I’m happily going to the early screening of its Netflix Movie Adaptation next week with the lovely gals at The YA Room! I watched the teaser, the trailer, and got super excited and basically started reading it straight after the Booktubeathon ended. Then once the first book broke me, I read the second straight after, then the third and finished the whole series in less than a week. It was…

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    I Want More Male POVs

    In the last 10 years or so of my reading career, you can say that I’ve noticed many similarities and trends in YA (you can find my 2018 YA Trend Report HERE), and sadly, something that started to annoy me a little was that I felt as if YA books were seriously dominated by women. By that, I mean female protagonists. While that’s, of course, a great thing for women, it can be a little tiring to always be reading the point of view of a girl, most likely between the ages of 14 to 19. Sometimes I want to read what the boys and the men are feeling and doing once…

  • IMG20180715115751 e1533908180675 - Fangirl Friday #1
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    Fangirl Friday #1

    Hey Guys! It feels like ages since I wrote a blog post, mainly because I’ve been so in love and absolutely binging the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy. I’m currently on the third book and well on my way to finishing this series soon! Although I do like blogging every day, I haven’t been able to because when a book is seriously so good, I will do anything to just keep reading (other than the serious things like work, I gotta work y’know). I planned to write my review for the first book in the series but then I got caught up reading the sequel and the cycle…