15 September 2020

TTT. The Prettiest Book Covers of 2021 (So Far)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl.

Why am I super excited about this week's Top Ten Tuesday Topic? It is a cover freebie week! πŸ˜„ When have I ever not rambled about book covers? If one gives me the opportunity to talk about beautiful covers, I will gush about beautiful book covers. Of course, freebie means picking a theme (and that's hard). So, my indecisive self decided to share with you the prettiest book covers of 2021 (so far) aka seventeen books I need to adorn my bookshelf.

9 September 2020

Teeny-Tiny Reviews. Midnight Witchcraft & Pesky Ghosts

 
Welcome to Teeny-Tiny Reviews in which, as blatantly expressed, I share my thoughts about books on a bunch of mini-reviews. I thought it was time to create a feature to review other books than ARCs. With Autumn fast approaching in this corner of the world, the days get darker and the nights colder. It is the perfect season for spooky and magical reads. Okay, I'm in favour of spooky stories all year long, however, Autumn is simply too perfect to curl with a book about pesky ghosts and mischievous spells. Thus, I'm sharing my thoughts on three middle-grade novels that are all about witchcraft and spine-chilling hauntings.

31 August 2020

Monthy Wrap-Up. August

As usual, it is time to say "goodbye August" and "hello September." 😊 There isn't much I can say about my August. It has been a slow month with lots of reading. However, regarding worldwide events, it has been a frightening month. In my country, we were faced with a Klu Klux Klan-like group of people "protesting" at the doors of an anti-racism association. Moreover, anti-racism politicians and leaders received death threats. Why so much hatred? 😞

24 August 2020

ARC Review // Five Reasons You Should Read Fable

 
Title: Fable
Author: Adrienne Young
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Published: 1st September 2020
Pages: 368 [Kindle edition]
 
As the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home seventeen-year-old Fable has ever known. It’s been four years since the night she watched her mother drown during an unforgiving storm. The next day her father abandoned her on a legendary island filled with thieves and little food. To survive she must keep to herself, learn to trust no one and rely on the unique skills her mother taught her. The only thing that keeps her going is the goal of getting off the island, finding her father and demanding her rightful place beside him and his crew. To do so Fable enlists the help of a young trader named West to get her off the island and across the Narrows to her father.

But her father’s rivalries and the dangers of his trading enterprise have only multiplied since she last saw him and Fable soon finds that West isn't who he seems. Together, they will have to survive more than the treacherous storms that haunt the Narrows if they're going to stay alive.

Welcome to a world made dangerous by the sea and by those who wish to profit from it. Where a young girl must find her place and her family while trying to survive in a world built for men.

23 August 2020

Sunday Post. My Reading Mojo is Back

Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviews.

Hello, bookworms! How are you doing? Have you noticed August is almost over?! 😊 This is actually the first time I'm joining Sunday Post this month -- clearly, it hasn't been very eventful. Just me stressing because I'm still waiting for the fellowship results and getting angry because I've noticed that as long as something doesn't happen in English-speaking countries, the world doesn't care.

14 August 2020

All The Reasons to Love Scribd


As I wrote back when I shared with you all the reasons I can't live without my e-Reader, I love physical books wholeheartedly. Nonetheless, printed books are expensive! (Especially if you are a literature uni student who must write a thesis). Since I do not want to declare bankruptcy due to my book obsession and uni, I made one of my best bookish decisions yet: I subscribed to Scribd. Now, who is ready to know all the reasons I have been gushing about Scribd?

7 August 2020

ARC Review // Where Dreams Descend

Author: Janella Angeles
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Published: 25th August 2020
Pages: 464 [Kindle edition]

In a city covered in ice and ruin, a group of magicians face off in a daring game of magical feats to find the next headliner of the Conquering Circus, only to find themselves under the threat of an unseen danger striking behind the scenes.

As each act becomes more and more risky and the number of missing magicians piles up, three are forced to reckon with their secrets before the darkness comes for them next.

The Star: Kallia, a powerful showgirl out to prove she’s the best no matter the cost

The Master: Jack, the enigmatic keeper of the club, and more than one lie told

The Magician: Demarco, the brooding judge with a dark past he can no longer hide.