• IMG20180219174427 2 1 - Queen of Shadows Mini-Review
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    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…

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    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…

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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,…

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    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…

  • Nick Young - WTF Wednesday | 5 Weirdest Real Book Titles
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    WTF Wednesday | 5 Weirdest Real Book Titles

    It is that time again for my fortnightly WTF Wednesday post! These have been so fun so far, do let me know if you have any cool wtf Wednesday ideas, I actually love doing research for this stuff so it’ll definitely keep me interested. Today, I bring some strange, weird and just wtf book titles of books that actually exist. Let us begin!   1. Bombproof Your Horse. I swear I thought it said bombproof your house and it made sense for a second but NO IT’S HORSE. WHAT EVEN. I fear for any horses that were part of the so-called ‘research’ into writing this book.   2. Learning to Play…

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    Muse of Nightmares Book Review

    This book was EVERYTHING I WANTED AND MORE. It was also the first book I have ever requested and been accepted on Netgalley (*squeals*) so thank you so much Hachette Australia/ Date a Book for letting me access the eARC for this gorgeous book in exchange for an honest review. WARNING! Spoilers for Strange the Dreamer a.k.a my favourite book. Photo from @bookloverfromdownunder   Goodreads Blurb:   In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of their selves as dark-minded Minya holds them hostage, intent on vengeance against Weep. Lazlo…

  • IMG20180128103817 e1538438872566 - SPRING TBR - Trying Something New
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    SPRING TBR – Trying Something New

    It has come to my attention that due to annoying circumstances like moving house and assignment deadlines etc, that my extremely ambitious TBRs are becoming a problem for my reading habits. It’s just never working out as I’ve planned and it’s always a little disappointing. SO, I’ve decided to try something new and do a tbr for this season! A SPRING TBR. It is basically a TBR for the next two months since summer officially starts on the 1st of December in Australia so it’s plenty of time for me to read as much as I can while I’m on my semester break. I also thought it would be a…

  • IMG20180919085106 e1538439221968 - Open Road Summer Book Review
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    Open Road Summer Book Review

    Hey Guys! In case you might’ve missed it, I was part of the bookstagram tour for Open Summer Road by Emery Lord and I finished this read just in time for my day to post my image. You can see it above on this post, it is such a pretty book! Thank you so much to Bloomsbury Publishing for giving me the opportunity to be a host and for sending me this gorgeous review copy. As a fan of ‘The Start of Me and You’ by Emery Lord, I had high expectations even when I was really trying not to. I’m a bit of sucker for contemporary romances these days…

  • IMG20180905114615 - September Wrap-Up
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    September Wrap-Up

    September was, unfortunately, a month filled with disappointment. I was off on such a good start. I was smashing books left and right in the first two weeks…but then…I moved house. Moving house has been so time-consuming and exhausting that finding time to read was super hard. Not only because I was too tired to read but also the probable scrutiny from my parents if they saw me doing it that I was constantly paranoid about (“what are you doing? why shouldn’t you be helping to pack/unpack?”). They probably wouldn’t say that…but I’m never sure. I tried my best, I really did. This reading month wasn’t at all horrible per se, I am…

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    Meet the Blogger: Q&A

    So about a week ago I asked the lovely people on Instagram and Twitter to ask me some questions for a Q&A. It’s another way you guys can learn a little bit more about me and likewise for you, the amazing readers. I was almost crying this morning when I found out I had reached 50 followers on this blog. Thank you all so much <3 It means a lot to me. So, here are the questions: 1. What Motivates You and Why? I honestly don’t know how to answer this question haha UM…I guess I do strive for success in general – I have this innate drive to always try…