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    Everything Feels Like the End of the World by Else Fitzgerald Book Review

    When this book arrived at my doorstep, I was immediately intrigued – not because I had recently been struggling with my mental health and everything did feel like the end of the world for a hot minute, but because I rarely get sent books from publishers and the cover looked so cheerful despite its slightly grim title. A huge thanks to Allen & Unwin Australia for sending a review copy of this novel my way – let’s get onto the review! Book Description: Everything Feels Like the End of the World is a collection of short speculative fiction exploring possible futures from an Australia not so different from our present day…

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    1 Sentence Reviews – All the Books I’ve Read in 2022 so far

    Hi! It’s been a while haha! I almost didn’t expect myself to blog again – 2022 has so far been so hectic but until recently, I’ve finally had a decent break to focus on myself and something I began craving was to write for enjoyment again. I’ve actually been reading a lot more lately and having a lot of fun and passion for books after what felt like a drought.  I thought I’d get back into the game with some easy 1-sentence reviews of all the books I’ve read so far this year. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing them! Conversations on Love by…

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    Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Sutanto Book Review

    A recent release from this year, this book jumped out at me at the book store because of its funky pop-art inspired cover and it had an interesting blurb that sounded like a light read I might enjoy so I started reading it – but then put it down at 50 pages for another book. Fast track a month or so, I picked it up again and managed to finish it in like 2 days! Thought I’d write a little review to explain my thoughts. Goodreads Blurb: When Meddelin Chan ends up accidentally killing her blind date, her meddlesome mother calls for her even more meddlesome aunties to help get…

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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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    As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson Book Review (Spoiler-Free)

    I can’t explain how devastated I am that this series is over, and boy, Holly Jackson knew how to end it. This book is the last book in the Good Girl’s Guide to Murder trilogy. Obviously, huge spoilers from the first two books here so please beware and just go read the first two books – they’re amazing! Goodreads Blurb Pip Fitz-Amobi is haunted by the way her last investigation ended. Soon she’ll be leaving for Cambridge University but then another case finds her . . . and this time it’s all about Pip. Pip is used to online death threats, but there’s one that catches her eye, someone who…

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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 Mask Falling by Samantha Shannon Book Review (Spoiler-Free)

    It felt like a day but all of a sudden I hadn’t blogged in a month, so hey! I’m alive, I’m back, it’s been a stressful few months but I’m back on the wagon and dedicated to continue creating content. Sometimes you need a smol break and it’s okay 🙂 I’ll be doing an update post soon! After what feels like forever; In April, I finally got to reading The Mask Falling by Samantha Shannon! This has been a journey since I began the series in 2017 and I’m pleased to say that I’m so glad I committed and that I am in for the long haul! Before we get…

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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 –…