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  • Book review: Shadow and Bone

    Shadow and Bone – Leigh Bardugo

    Release date: 5 June 2012 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Shadow and Bone (Grisha, #1) blurb: “I’ve been waiting for you a long time, Alina,” he said. “You and I are going to change the world.” The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka. Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the world of the kingdom’s magical elite – the Grisha. Could she be the key to setting Ravka free? The Darkling, a man of…

  • Book review: No Fences in Alaska, Save Me, and Hush Hush series

    Mini reviews: No Fences in Alaska, Save Me & Hush, Hush series

    Good morning bookworms! So, as you may know, I’m not really a DNF’er. I like the concept, but I usually feel like I owe it to the book to finish what I have started. However, there are some exceptions to the rule! So, this is my mini reviews: the DNF edition! NO FENCES IN ALASKA – GLEN SOBEY Release date: 4 July 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating No Fences in Alaska blurb: Their worlds are about to come crashing down… At sixteen years old, Harper Lyon’s life is…

  • Book review: Call It What You Want

    Call It What You Want – Brigid Kemmerer

    Release date: 1 July 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Call It What You Want blurb: Rob had it all, but when his dad was caught embezzling funds from half the town, everything changed. Now Rob’s the social pariah who lost everything – his friends, his status, even his family. Maegan was a typical overachiever until the pressure got to her last year. And now that her sister is pregnant, pretending to be a “perfect” family might be too much to handle. When Rob and Maegan are paired together…

  • Book review: The Eyes of Tamburah

    The Eyes of Tamburah – Maria V Snyder

    Release date: 17 June 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Eyes of Tamburah (Archives of the Invisible Sword #1) blurb: ‘He thinks you are the thief…’ Shyla is a researcher who resides in the underground desert city of Zirdai, which is ruled by the wealthy Water Prince and brutal Heliacal Priestess. Even though Shyla is sun-kissed – an outcast, considered cursed by the Sun Goddess – she is still renowned for uncovering innumerable archaic facts, lost artefacts, ancient maps, and obscure historical documents. Her quiet life is about…

  • Book review: At the Stroke of Midnight

    At the Stroke of Midnight – Tara Sivec

    Release date: 27 February 2018 Goodreads link Amazon link (non affiliate) Rating At the Stroke of Midnight (The Naughty Princess Club #1) blurb: Once upon a time Cynthia was the perfect housewife. Between being the President of the PTA and keeping her home spotless without a hair (or her pearls) out of place, her life was a dream come true. Her husband was once her knight in shining armor, but now he’s run off with all their money…and the babysitter. Dressed as a princess at the annual Halloween block party…

  • Book review: Darkwood

    Darkwood – Gabby Hutchinson Crouch

    Release date: 13 June 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Darkwood (The Darkwood Series #1) blurb: Magic is forbidden in Myrsina, along with various other abominations, such as girls doing maths. This is bad news for Gretel Mudd, who doesn’t perform magic, but does know a lot of maths. When the sinister masked Huntsmen accuse Gretel of witchcraft, she is forced to flee into the neighbouring Darkwood, where witches and monsters dwell. There, she happens upon Buttercup, a witch who can’t help turning things into gingerbread, Jack Trott, who…

  • Book review: Isla and the Happily Ever After

    Isla and the Happily Ever After – Stephanie Perkins

    Release date: 14 August 2014 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Book 1: Anna and the French Kiss Book 2: Lola and the Boy Next Door Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss #3) blurb: The café is boiling. The atmosphere is clouded with bittersweet coffee. Three years of desire rip through my body and burst from my lips: “Josh!” His head jolts up. For a long time, a very long time, he just stares at me. And then…he blinks. “Isla?” Hopeless romantic Isla has had…

  • Book Review: The Hating Game

    The Hating Game – Sally Thorne

    Release date: 9 August 2016 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Hating Game blurb: Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome 2) A person’s undoing 3) Joshua Templeman Lucy Hutton has always been certain that the nice girl can get the corner office. She’s charming and accommodating and prides herself on being loved by everyone at Bexley & Gamin. Everyone except for coldly efficient, impeccably attired, physically intimidating Joshua Templeman. And the feeling is mutual. Trapped in a shared office together forty…

  • Book review: Check Please Volume 1 #Hockey

    Check Please Vol 1+ – Ngozi Ukazu

    Release date: 18 September 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Read it online! Rating Check Please Vol 1 #Hockey (Check Please, #1) blurb: Eric Bittle may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It is nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all? There’s checking (anything that hinders the player with possession of the puck, ranging from a stick check all the way to a…

  • Book Review: Small Kingdoms and Other Stories

    Small Kingdoms and Other Stories – Charlaine Harris

    Release date: 28 May 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link (this book is not listed on book depository) Amazon link Rating Small Kingdoms and Other Stories (Anne DeWitt, #1-4) blurb: Principal Anne DeWitt knew her past could catch up with her, but she didn’t expect it would make her late for school. Killing a man does take time though; so does disposing the body . . . if you do it right. After three relatively quiet years at Travis High School, it seems Anne is in danger of being exposed—even…

  • Mini review: Ten Count Volumes 1 to 6

    Mini review: Ten Count Vol 1-6 – Rihito Takarai

    Release date (Vol 1 in English): 9 August 2016 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Ten Count Vol 1 (Ten Count, #1) blurb: Corporate secretary Shirotani suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. One day he meets Kurose, a therapist who offers to take him through a ten-step program to cure him of his compulsion. As the two go through each of the ten steps, Shirotani’s attraction to his counselor grows. Before we get started today, I just want to advise you all that Ten Count is R18+ rated. It is a yaoi…

  • Book review: The Princess and the Fangirl

    The Princess and the Fangirl – Ashley Poston

    Release date: 2 April 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Book 1: Geekerella The Princess and the Fangirl (Once Upon a Con, #2) blurb: Imogen Lovelace is an ordinary fangirl on an impossible mission: to save her favourite character, Princess Amara, from being killed off in the Starfield movie sequel. The problem is, Jessica Stone, the actress who plays Amara, desperately wants to leave the franchise behind. When a case of mistaken identity at ExcelsiCon throws look-a-likes Imogen and Jess together, they quickly become enemies. But when the script…