• 174158291 597465317895113 6875292669550061864 n - The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent Book Review
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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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    Spinning Silver by Naomi Novak Review

    Spinning Silver has been on my shelves for so long! I think I bought it, way back in 2017, and it just sat there…looking pretty in its UK cover entirety until recently when I saw that the audiobook was available to borrow on Borrowbox. As a result, I read majority of this on audio and then read my actual physical copy for the last 50 or so pages, and I was pleasantly surprised. Goodreads Blurb: Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father is not a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has left his family on the edge of poverty –…

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    The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness | Book Series Review (Spoiler-Free)

    If you read my Jan wrap-up, as you might be aware; I’ve been trying to get through the All Souls Trilogy that began with A Discovery of Witches. I’ve had the first book on my shelves for so long – I think I bought it around the time the TV show was announced! And at the end of last year, I finally decided to pick it up because I was in a really ‘witchy’ book mood. All three books in the series are around 620 pages so they are thick and it was quite hard to get through them especially as I went through quite a hard time in January,…

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    Defending the Galaxy by Maria V Snyder Book Review

    This review feels like it’s way overdue! I read this last month and as the year began, just as I posted my goals and hopes to blog at least twice a week – a sudden and unfortunate event happened in my life. Suffice it to say that January began with unexpected grief and it’s been really hard to blog and even read, especially with a busy work schedule. Anyway, I’m finally bringing you this review today – for the final book in the Sentinels of the Galaxy trilogy! I have previously interviewed Maria V Snyder about the first two books because I’ve overall really enjoyed this series. So you can…

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    Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust Book Mini-Review

    Hello everybody! It feels like forever since I blogged even though it’s been just over a week. I’ve been so busy with work, my post-grad studies and actually being able to go out and do things since the lockdown in Melbourne has significantly eased. I don’t feel like I’ve read a whole lot in November so far but I’m taking it easy. Today, I’m bringing you a little mini-review for my first read of November – Girl, Serpent, Thorn! I purchased this a few months ago for my birthday (a present to myself hehe) and I’m so happy to have been able to pick it up so fast – I’m…

  • 121776932 817721625721094 4854626680634011438 n scaled - Home Time Vol 1 & Vol 2 Graphic Novel Reviews
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    Home Time Vol 1 & Vol 2 Graphic Novel Reviews

    At the beginning of October, I felt like I had slowly started to get into a reading slump. And last week, it hit me in full force. I just wasn’t super motivated to read – but, one of the best ways for me to get out of a reading slump is to pick up a few graphic novels and I had the great opportunity to receive Home Time Vol 1 and Vol 2 in exchange for an honest review! Huge thanks to Penguin Random House Australia for sending the digital copies and also sending me a beautiful and very heavy hardcover copy of Home Time Vol 2! This middle grade…

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    I Read A Bunch Of Heist YA Books | 3 Book Reviews

    I don’t know about you, but sometimes I physically groan every time I see a book being described as ‘The NEXT SIX OF CROWS’. It has become apparent that comparing books with bestsellers just doesn’t always work because certain readers who absolutely LOVE Six of Crows (as I do, I’m actually rereading it at the moment) will end up disappointed. Why would they be disappointed? Because Six of Crows is a heist book with a heist trope that almost every single book or movie or anything that involves a heist has. It pertains to a certain theme that comes with the trope. This includes a gang of unlikely individuals coming…

  • bloodhoney - Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin Audiobook Review
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    Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin Audiobook Review

    First and foremost, if you haven’t read Serpent & Dove (find my review here), I’d highly recommend you to do that and to do that before you read the blurb for the book below cause it’s obviously a tad spoiler to the ending of S&D. I have been pretty excited about this release! I really enjoyed Serpent & Dove when I read it at the end of last year and this COVER. It is stunning and the cliffhanger at the end of S&D solidified that I needed this sequel. I think a lot of people highly anticipated this book. Although I haven’t got a physical copy, Scribd put out its…

  • 118714787 252766072504401 4095541914759437902 n - To Sleep In A Sea Of Stars by Christopher Paolini Book Review
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    To Sleep In A Sea Of Stars by Christopher Paolini Book Review

    Just when thought I wouldn’t be reading many adult books this month, my lovely SO sealed my fate. As you might have found out in my Reading Blog for this book, where I detailed my reactions as I read it (non-spoiler); my SO is a huge fan of Christopher Paolini and begged me to try and get an eARC for us to read. Low and behold, my editor at The Nerd Daily came with the e-goods (love you Elise) and I was on a long ride to finish this thick 880-page adult science fiction novel that is part of a grand and brand new fictional world called the Fractalverse. If…

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    So I Watched A Bunch Of Studio Ghibli Movies For The First Time…

    It might be a bit of shocker but…before this month, I have never watched a Studio Ghibli movie. I didn’t even really know much about them until last year because a couple of my friends are huge fans. Since being in a stage 4 lockdown and after beginning a weekly routine of painting my nails and watching a movie; I decided, let’s finally watch these movies that my friends have been raving on about for so long. I wasn’t sure what to start with at first, but a few booktubers I watch consistently talked about Kiki’s Delivery Service so I thought I’d start there. I did some research, scouted out…