• IMG20181010152248 2 - This Mortal Coil Book Review
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    This Mortal Coil Book Review

    I’ve been wanting to read this for so long and I read the first 30 pages about 10 times (when a book is on your currently reading for 2 months but you keep not getting around to actually reading it) and boy did this surprise me when I FINALLY read it all. My inner science nerd is thriving off this series!   Goodreads Blurb:   When a lone soldier, Cole, arrives with news of Lachlan Agatta’s death, all hope seems lost for Catarina. Her father was the world’s leading geneticist, and humanity’s best hope of beating a devastating virus. Then, hidden beneath Cole’s genehacked enhancements she finds a message of…

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    The Boneless Mercies Book Review

    The blurb of The Bonesless Mercies had me hooked onto this book and I had to request it. Standalone fantasy with female mercenaries? It sounds so bad-arse and ready to thunder.   Goodreads Blurb:   They called us the Mercies, or sometimes the Boneless Mercies. They said we were shadows, ghosts, and if you touched our skin we dissolved into smoke … Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are Boneless Mercies – death-traders, hired to kill quickly, quietly and mercifully. It is a job for women, and women only. Men will not do this sad, dark work. Frey has no family, no home, no fortune, and yet her blood sings a…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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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…

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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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    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…