• IMG20181024143954 - Kingdom of Ash Book Review
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    Kingdom of Ash Book Review

    The end. IT’S THE END. The crying will never end. Someone give me tissues and play more Bring Me The Horizon tracks. Disclaimer: This review is SPOILER-FREE, (except for obvious spoilers from the previous books, so BEWARE), so basically expect a bunch of mush that makes no sense. The reason why I’ve been doing mini-reviews for this series: I CAN’T ENGLISH REVIEW WELL from the shookness generally. It’s extremely hard and I can’t believe I’m doing a full review for this book that had me fully shook after nearly imploding when writing that Muse of Nightmares review. It’s so hard. Either way, I’m not going to be analysing a whole lot with…

  • IMG20180430132056 2 - Discussion: Bookstagram & The Disillusion of Popularity Online
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    Discussion: Bookstagram & The Disillusion of Popularity Online

    Today, I thought I would do a little discussion post to discuss my thoughts. It’s a bit on the serious side in comparison to most of my content I think but why shouldn’t I post my bookish thoughts on my online journal aka blog? 🙂 I’d like to think that I have a decent amount of experience on Bookstagram, being that I’ve been doing it for over a year and I’ve managed to amass a decent following (albeit still small in many aspects). Today I want to discuss something I think many bookstagrammers like myself are generally thinking once they reach a point where they have that certain amount of…

  • IMG20181024143713 - Tower of Dawn Book Mini-Review
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    Tower of Dawn Book Mini-Review

    I was actually pretty reluctant to read this one because I was so impatient to get to Kingdom of Ash but BOY WAS I WRONG. This was book was definitely vital to the whole series for the final book, and I was shocked as to what was revealed.   Goodreads Blurb:   In the next installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, follow Chaol on his sweeping journey to a distant empire. Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered,…

  • IMG20181024145058 e1541059111139 - Author Interview: A Chat With P.C Cast
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    Author Interview: A Chat With P.C Cast

    As a fan of P.C Cast’s House of Night series, I was delighted to be given the opportunity to collaborate with Pan Macmillan Australia and AusYABloggers to interview the lovely author and review her series Tales of a New World. The latest instalment, Wind Rider, has just been released in Australia on the 30th of October and while I’ve yet to catch up to this series and review them all, I’m super happy to be bringing you guys to an exclusive interview with P.C!     Goodreads Blurb for Wind Rider:   The third novel in the compelling ‘Tales of a New World’ series by New York Times bestselling author P. C. Cast. Mari, Nik, and…

  • IMG20180905115925 2 - October Wrap-Up
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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…