• Book review: The Bride Test

    The Bride Test – Helen Hoang

    Release date: 7 May 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient, #2) blurb: Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions – like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. Khai’s family, however, understand that his autism means he processes emotions differently. As he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect…

  • 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Sun Goddess – she is still renowned for uncovering innumerable archaic facts, lost artefacts, ancient maps, and obscure historical documents.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: 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: 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…

  • 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…

  • Book Review: Sorry I'm Late, I didn't want to come

    Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come – Jessica Pan

    Release date: 28 May 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come blurb: An introvert spends a year trying to live like an extrovert with hilarious results and advice for readers along the way. What would happen if a shy introvert lived like a gregarious extrovert for one year? If she knowingly and willingly put herself in perilous social situations that she’d normally avoid at all costs? Writer Jessica Pan intends to find out. With the help of various extrovert mentors, Jessica sets…

  • Book review: Princess Ninjas

    Mini review: Princess Ninjas – Dave Franchini

    Release date: 14 May 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Princess Ninjas (Princess Ninjas, #1) blurb: When the kingdom is under attack who do we turn to? The king and his guards? A knight of myth and legend? Or the prophesized, chosen Princess Ninjas who battle evil and will save the day? I think we all know who! Working together to protect their home, adopted sisters Bridget, Megan, and Elyce along with their sidekick Turtle-Bear, will find out that being a ninja isn’t all about sticking to shadows, magic,…

  • Book review: The Boy Who Steals Houses

    The Boy Who Steals Houses – C.G. Drews

    Release date: 4 April 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Boy Who Steals Houses blurb: Can two broken boys find their perfect home? Sam is only fifteen but he and his autistic older brother, Avery, have been abandoned by every relative he’s ever known. Now Sam’s trying to build a new life for them. He survives by breaking into empty houses when their owners are away, until one day he’s caught out when a family returns home. To his amazement this large, chaotic family takes him under their…

  • Book review: Heartstopper volume 1

    Heartstopper Vol 1 – Alice Oseman

    Release date: 8 January 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Heartstopper Vol 1 (Heartstopper, #1) blurb: Charlie and Nick are at the same school, but they’ve never met… until one day when they’re made to sit together. They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nickm even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and Nick is more interested in Charlie than either of them realised. OH. MY. GOD. I am trash for this story, even though it shattered…

  • Book review: Wicked King

    The Wicked King – Holly Black

    Release date: 8 January 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating Book 1: The Cruel Prince The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2) blurb: ‘I have heard that for mortals, the feeling of falling in love is very like the feeling of fear.’ Jude has tricked Cardan onto the throne, binding him to her for a year and a day. But the new High King does everything in his power to humiliate her, even as his fascination with her remains undimmed. Meanwhile, a traitor in the court is…

  • Book review: A Curse So Dark and Lonely

    A Curse So Dark and Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer

    Release date: 29 January 2019 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating A Curse So Dark and Lonely (A Curse So Dark and Lonely, #1) blurb: Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall, is cursed. Forced to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he can only be freed if a girl truly falls for him, and after so many failures, his kingdom and its people are barely holding on. Harper’s life has never been easy, but she’s learned to be tough enough to survive the streets of Washington,…