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    Reading ‘Blog’: Vicious & Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

    After reading A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab – I have been SO excited to pick up the next of her books that I own and I happen to have a copy of both Vicious and Vengeful. So I thought, what better time to pick up a couple of spooky-looking books in a duology than in October when everyone seems to be reading spooky books for Halloween? After finishing Ace of Shades, I hope I’m not in any particular slump and can get through these comfortably. If you have read these books before and also want to check out my spoilery thoughts on the books as I read…

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    Reading ‘Blog’: To Sleep In A Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

    As a proud member of the book community, I am well versed in the art of watching reading vlogs by booktubers I admire and love. It’s so cool to be able to see someone’s reactions and thoughts as they are reading a book, and I was like – why can’t I do that? Obviously, I don’t want to show my face and push myself into a dark pit of disastrous commitment by starting a YouTube Channel — but why can’t I still do a reading vlog style blog post? So here it is! The book in today’s revolutionary blog post is none other than To Sleep In A Sea of…

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    The Disaster Tourist Book Review

    I am definitely going to be counting this read towards the Koreadathon, even though I wasn’t officially participating. The Disaster Tourist is actually a translated book from Korean to English; as a Korean learner and Korean culture enthusiast, it obviously caught my eye and a huge thanks to Allen & Unwin Australia for providing me with the gorgeous HARDBACK copy – it’s beautiful and I almost cried cause I love hardbacks; in exchange for an honest review. Upon my finishing of the book, I also had an awesome chat with the author Yun Ko-Eun who is lovely and I can’t wait to read more of her work. TW: sexual harassment,…

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    Sex & Vanity Book Review

    It can be said that Crazy Rich Asians, the book and the movie has garnered much fame and success in the last few years that Kevin Kwan has become a well-known author. I’ve heard many things about Kevin Kwan, but I had yet to read one of his novels. A huge thank you to Penguin for sending me this review copy in exchange for a review; this review was originally published and written by me on The Nerd Daily so you can also read it here. Goodreads Blurb: The iconic author of the bestselling phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians returns with a glittering tale of love and longing as a young…

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    A Lonely Girl Is A Dangerous Thing Book Review

    When I was recommended this book by Allen & Unwin to review, I was pretty optimistic. As an Australian-Asian woman, it was awesome that I could read more books by female Australian-Asian authors like Jessie Tu and help promote their work, so a big thank you to Allen & Unwin for letting me do that. Let’s get into this review! Goodreads Blurb Growing up is always hard, but especially when so many think you’re a washed-up has-been at twenty-two. Jena Chung plays the violin. She was once a child prodigy and is now addicted to sex. She’s struggling a little. Her professional life comprises rehearsals, concerts, auditions and relentless practice;…

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    Get A Life, Chloe Brown Book Review

    I am so glad that I know about this author now and that I finally got my hands on this book thanks to my local library. It also felt fitting that I was able to read and review this book especially in the light of the recent and current events with the black lives matter movement. If you don’t tend to read very diversely and perhaps don’t know many black or bipoc authors, I’d sincerely urge you to widen your reading a little bit and look through the hundreds of black authored book recommendations on BookTube, the blogging community, Bookstagram and Book Twitter. You’d be surprised to find such amazing…

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    Crescent City: House of Earth & Blood Book Review + Fan Art Finds

    She did it again! SHE DID IT AGAIN. Okay, yes, I loved it. Let’s do this happy review >>> Goodreads Blurb Half-Fae, half-human Bryce Quinlan loves her life. By day, she works for an antiquities dealer, selling barely legal magical artifacts, and by night, she parties with her friends, savouring every pleasure Lunathion—otherwise known as Crescent City— has to offer. But it all comes crumbling down when a ruthless murder shakes the very foundations of the city—and Bryce’s world. Two years later, her job has become a dead end, and she now seeks only blissful oblivion in the city’s most notorious nightclubs. But when the murderer attacks again, Bryce finds…

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    Ninth House Book Review

    I finally finished the book that’s been on everyone’s ‘Anticipated Releases of 2019’ OR ‘Books I Wish I Read in 2019’ if they haven’t read it already. Boy, am I proud of myself cause I almost gave up halfway. Goodreads Blurb Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at…

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    The DNF Game | Should You Or Shouldn’t You? & My Recent DNF Mini-Reviews

    The DNF Game | Should You Or Shouldn’t You? & My Recent DNF Mini-Reviews DNF – the acronym that means Did Not Finish. It’s such a powerful acronym to use in this book community and continues to baffle intellectuals on whether you should actually do it or not… Can you imagine, reading these cool things called books and currently hating it…what can you do? what should I do? What’s your next move? It’s almost become a deadly game. Will it offend someone? The author? – YOU? Will you maybe actually start liking during the last 10 pages and it’ll totally change your mind on the previous 150,000 words you wasted…

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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…