• 243334485 1496915937349101 963894534816574509 n - The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang Book Review
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    The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang Book Review

    If you’ve read my previous reviews of books by Helen Hoang like The Kiss Quotient and The Bride Test, you’ll know that I absolutely love this series. I’m not sure if you could really call it a series but all the books are in the same world and we see previous book characters in sequels and it’s just so wholesome! I love books that do this and I’ve absolutely loved Helen’s writing so far so I was super excited to get my hands on this book. Truth be told, I actually completely forgot about it until the week before the release date but then Amazon took 3 weeks to deliver…

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    The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller Book Review

    Apparently, this book has been taking BookTok by storm lately and it has actually been on my shelves for years now so I’m glad that I finally got to reading this! I previously read Circe by Madeline Miller and absolutely loved it (see review here), so I tried not to set my expectations too high even though 99% of others seem to LOVE this book and tell me that they cried while reading it. Did this book live up to the hype? Let’s get onto the review! Goodreads Blurb: Achilles, “the best of all the Greeks,” son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong,…

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    The Shut Ins by Katherine Brabon Book Review

    I have been slumping so hard lately but little by little, I managed to finish this book! I read a little on my lunch breaks, in between games, before bed; in an attempt to integrate reading back into my life and I think this book resonated with me quite well despite a rough start. Huge thanks to Allen & Unwin Australia who sent me a review copy in exchange for an honest review. This novel came out on July 2nd, so this is a tidbit late but well worth it in my opinion. First up, what is The Shut Ins about: Goodreads Blurb Mai and Hikaru went to school together…

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    The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent Book Review

    I don’t know about you but when I’m feeling kind of slumpy – nothing is better to get me out than a good contemporary and this new adult rom-com was exactly what I was looking for! Huge thanks to Penguin Australia through The Nerd Daily for providing me with an advanced reading copy in exchange for a review. This review was first published on The Nerd Daily here and now I have the pleasure of sharing it with you all on the blog 🙂 Content warning: alcoholism, toxic parenting. (this is not discussed in the review but an FYI). Goodreads Blurb: Have you ever imagined running away from your life?…

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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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    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;…