ARC Review // A Curse so Dark and Lonely

Friday, 7 December 2018

Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Published: January 29th 2019
Pages: 496 pages

Fall in love, break the curse.

It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.

Nothing has ever been easy for Harper. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother barely holding their family together while constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, she learned to be tough enough to survive. But when she tries to save someone else on the streets of Washington, DC, she's instead somehow sucked into Rhen's cursed world.

Break the curse, save the kingdom.

A prince? A monster? A curse? Harper doesn't know where she is or what to believe. But as she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what's at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin.

Sunday Post. Santa is Coming to Town!

Sunday, 2 December 2018

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Can you believe that in three weeks times those who celebrate Christmas will be actually celebrating it? And that in one month we will be in 2019?! 😮 Where did time go?! *freaking out internally* As you'll be reading next, in November I didn't read as much as I hope to (even though three books had more than four hundred pages). Between joining NaNoWriMo and reliving my childhood Spyro, I didn't pay much attention to my books (or my thesis). Let's hope December is different because there are still so many books I want to read before the year ends. Oh, and pages for my thesis that I want to write...

Sunday Post. Release the Dragons!

Sunday, 18 November 2018

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There's a Portuguese expression that describes perfectly my week: I died to the world (I'm not sure if this translation makes sense). This week between NaNoWriMo (which I'm taking a break from because I've Carpal tunnel syndrome and its affecting me a lot writing so much every day. Or maybe I'll just write 1k words per day), playing Spyro Reignited Trilogy (I can't believe the game is finally here) and a few other things that kept me too busy, I have stayed inside my cocoon. I know it isn't good for my mental health so much time away from the "real world", but I'll be ready to face it this week... I promise! 

Blog Tour. Amber & Dusk

Friday, 16 November 2018

Welcome to the last day of the Amber & Dusk Blog Tour hosted by Flying Book Club. If you have missed any of the previous tour stops, you can see all the lovely reviews and spotlight posts here. Today, I'm sharing with you a book aesthetic created by me (I was inspired by Amber & Dusk's beautiful cover) and you there's a Giveaway at the bottom of the post (sorry, it's US only). 

Book Tag. Spyro aka The Purple Dragon is Back!

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

This tag was created by me. All images belongs to Insomniac Games and Toys For Bob.
Happy release to Spyro Reignited Trilogy! I missed this Dragon purple so much. The worlds from these games are magical -the settings, the colours, the plot, the missions/puzzles, the gems, the characters and Sparx. Everything is PERFECTION! I received my copy yesterday (along with the cutest Funko) and so far I've loved everything about it. Well, Spyro felt really heavy on the flight level and the animatics from the soldiers in Peace Keepers are missing something. But I don't care. To celebrate the release, I created a Spyro Book Tag. Even if you never played the game, you can join because it's all about books.

Sunday Post. NaNoWriMo

Sunday, 11 November 2018

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As the title says, last Wednesday, I finally joined NaNoWriMo. However, I'm not stressing myself  about reaching  the 50K words. All I want is to write down this story (I've been outlining it since August). I don't want to skip scenes only to reach the daily word count. If I've to rewrite a scene, I'll rewrite it now without worrying that I'll be cutting words. I'm not even worrying about that my English isn't good enough to write a novel! It has been different experience from last year's NaNoWriMo. And, now, you're probably wondering where my thesis fits in the middle of all this? Well, I wrote two pages this week... Not bad for someone who is so unsure of what she's doing. *hides in the shame box*

ARC Review // The Girl King

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Author: Mimi Yu
Publisher: Gollancz
Published: January 10th 2019
Pages: 400 pages (Kindle Edition)

"A girl king without a crown; a boy wolf without a pack; a new Empress without control: their paths will clash in this sweeping YA fantasy of privilege, power and the weight of history.

Princess Lu has long expected to become the dynasty's first 'Girl King' - so she is dismayed when her father announces her betrothal to her cousin Set and names him the next emperor. Lu needs an ally - and an army - if she is to have any hope of reclaiming her birthright.

Nokhai was the lone survivor when his family of wolf shapeshifters was slaughtered by the empire. Nok never learned to shapeshift, until the same night he encounters the fleeing Princess Lu and their fates become ensnared.

Lu's younger sister Min finds herself Empress to the new Emperor Set. But Min harbours a sinister power, one that could be the key to securing Set's reign and merging the old magics with the empire's modern military might. . .