4 January 2020

Happy New Year! My Bookish Resolutions for 2020

I usually share my Bookish Resolutions for the new year before the previous year ends, but due to lack of time (note to self: learn how to manage my time in 2020) and things being a little overwhelming lately, I only found time to do it today. I'm not looking back at my 2019 goals to verify which ones did I fulfill and which ones I failed miserably - as I mentioned in my last yearly recap, I'm awful at keeping up with my resolutions, mostly because I forget all about them. Now, I'm wondering why I'm sharing these resolutions if I most certainly will forget them too. 😏 Anyway, shall we take a look at my reading and blogging goals for 2020?

30 December 2019

Reading & Blogging Challenges. Planning an Epic Year

It's the end of the year. Do you know what that means? Yep, it's time to organize a new reading and blogging year. I decided to keep it simple for 2020. I'm joining three reading challenges and one blogging challenge. I joined all of the below challenges throughout this year and it was so much fun that as soon as they were announced I knew I was going to sign up. These challenges helped me tackle down my ever-growing TBR pile (not as much as I wanted to, but it was a busy year) and I finally wrote and shared discussion posts. I'm really excited about these challenges and I'm hoping to do a lot better. 😊

29 December 2019

Sunday Post. Can You Believe It's Time to Say Goodbye?

Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviews.
Hello! How is everyone doing? Did you have a nice Christmas? Did Santa leave many books under your Christmas tree? 😊 I could not end the year without joining my favourite meme, Sunday Post. I didn't join it as much as I wanted to this year (you know, a very chaotic and busy life), but I always tried to find time to visit your Sunday Post because I love reading about what's going on your bookish life. Let's hope I will have more time to blog next year.

22 December 2019

The End of a Decade. My Reading Journey

I initially thought to share with you all of my favourite books of the past decade. Quickly, I realized this was going to be a very long list - and it would include many and many sequels. Thus, I decided to talk about my reading journey in the last decade. Looking back, this decade offered me so many fantastic novels and marvellous worlds that ended up shaping my reading habits (and myself) in ways that I could not ever expect. Are you ready for lots of gushing and fangirling?

7 December 2019

The End of a Decade. 27 YA Dystopian Reads

For those who don't know, I'm a very clueless person. I only realized it was actually the end of the decade a few days ago when I saw on twitter someone talking about her/his/their favourite books of the last ten years. I might be clueless, but I do want to celebrate all those books that came out in the last decade. Okay. This might be very ambitious. Especially since I've little to no time to blog. Well, then, I'm sharing with you some YA dystopias that inspired a decade and that little did I know would inspired my MA thesis.

1 December 2019

Sunday Post. It's the Happiest Season of the Year

Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviews.
Long time, no see, right? I can't remember the last time I joined Sunday Post. Although I always try to catch up with everyone's week every Sunday. 😊 December has just arrived - I'll be decorating our Christmas tree today (my cats will keep throwing it to the floor, but I have to do it) - and in no time we will be celebrating 2020. Time does love to fly, doesn't it?

24 November 2019

ARC Review // Blood Heir

Title: Blood Heir
Author: Amélie Wen Zhao
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Published: 19th November 2019
Pages: 464 pages 

This hot debut is the first book in an epic new series about a princess hiding a dark secret and the con man she must trust to clear her name for her father's murder.

In the Cyrilian Empire, Affinites are reviled. Their varied gifts to control the world around them are unnatural—dangerous. And Anastacya Mikhailov, the crown princess, has a terrifying secret. Her deadly Affinity to blood is her curse and the reason she has lived her life hidden behind palace walls.

When Ana’s father, the emperor, is murdered, her world is shattered. Framed as his killer, Ana must flee the palace to save her life. And to clear her name, she must find her father’s murderer on her own. But the Cyrilia beyond the palace walls is far different from the one she thought she knew. Corruption rules the land, and a greater conspiracy is at work—one that threatens the very balance of her world. And there is only one person corrupt enough to help Ana get to its core: Ramson Quicktongue.

A cunning crime lord of the Cyrilian underworld, Ramson has sinister plans—though he might have met his match in Ana. Because in this story, the princess might be the most dangerous player of all.