Review: Crier’s War by Nina Varela ☁️💙

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The moment I finished reading the last page of Crier’s War by Nina Varela, I was left speechless. It was about midnight, and it took me a while to process what an incredible novel I had just read, to the point that I stared at my wall for a while. Crier’s War is a fantasy novel full of emotion, political intrigue and wonderful prose; it felt as if I was standing in a field of beautiful flowers, but all around was chaos unfolding. I know it’s probably a strange comparaison, but it is the closest to what it felt reading this truly stunning novel. Read More »

Blog Tour: A House of Rage and Sorrow by Sangu Mandanna Review & Favourite Quotes (+ INTL Giveaway) 🚀💛

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This a spoiler-free review of A House of Rage and Sorrow but might contain hints and spoilers for the first novel, A Spark of White Fire.

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Back in May, I read a wonderful novel called A Spark of White Fire, by Sangu Mandanna and it easily became one of my favourite novels of the year. It was the perfect space-opera, with complex characters, captivating world-building and an ending that utterly broke my heart. I was genuinely in tears, reading those last pages, because the way everything unraveled was so masterfully done, I could feel every single emotion on the page. Do you know that feeling when something truly terrible happens to a character, and you just want to give them a hug and tell them it’s all going to be okay (even if you know it won’t)? That was me with Esmae. Read More »

Blog Tour Review: The Black Veins by Ashia Monet 🚌💙

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I recently came to a realization when it comes to my favourite tropes: the found family trope will always come first. For once, I am actually able to choose my number one favourite. So, as you can imagine, when I came across The Black Veins by Ashia Monet on Twitter one day and saw it described as having a very strong found family element, I immediately decided I needed to read this novel. And I can tell you right now: it was a really fun and fast-paced reading experience which I enjoyed immensely. With strong and unique characters, a magical road-trip full of obstacles and discoveries and amazing character development throughout the 393 pages, The Black Veins completely took me by surprise, in the best way possible.Read More »

Blog Tour: A Shifting of Stars Review & Favourite Quotes (+INTL Giveaway) 💜✨

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Fantasy is my favourite genre, and I read a lot of fantasy books. One might think things would get repetitive, plot twists easy to guess and characters blending together. But that’s not the case, and A Shifting of Stars by Kathy Kimbray was no exception. The story was a truly emotional one, with an heavy atmosphere and twists and turns I never saw coming. Each time I picked up the novel to read more chapters, I never knew what to expect, and I was proven wrong even when I thought I knew what could happen next, which made reading A Shifting of Stars captivating.Read More »

Five Reasons to read Jade City by Fonda Lee 💚

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This month, Jade War by Fonda Lee, one of my most anticipated sequels of the year, comes out. It is the second novel in the Green Bone Saga, which starts with Jade City. So, to prepare for it, I decided to reread Jade City and to my own surprise, I picked up the audiobook for it. And let me tell you, if you love audiobooks, I can only recommend you listen to Jade City. The story of the novel itself is incredible, and the narrator is really wonderful: he brings so much life to the characters (I especially love how he reads for Hilo) and I find he gives the right atmosphere to the novel. Honestly, he’s perfect. Read More »

ARC Review: Eclipse the Skies by Maura Milan, an underwhelming conclusion 🚀

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When I saw Eclipse the Skies was available to request on Edelweiss, I immediately decided to request it. This novel is the conclusion to a duology and the first book, Ignite the Stars was so good, I was really excited for the sequel 💖 It was one of these books I was sure I was going to love with all of my heart. I was looking forward to see where the story was going to go, and how every characters’ journey was going to end. When I finished the book, however, I was left disappointed. I was genuinely sad about it, because I had not expected it. It had great potential, but sometimes the story and character development lacked the emotional impact it was meant to have. It played in several part of the story, and the end felt like a let down.Read More »

Spoiler-free review: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston 💕

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Red, White & Royal Blue was the novel I didn’t know I needed until I picked it up a few days ago, surprisingly being in a contemporary mood and having heard incredible things about the novel. I didn’t understand until about halfway through the novel why I was feeling that way about it. At first, I struggled a little bit with getting into the world I was presented with, because it was so close yet so different from the world today, maybe because I can be a pessimist sometimes. But after a while, I understood why I was enjoying it so much: it gave me hope. 💗

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Spoiler-free review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo 📓

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A quick look on my goodreads will tell you that I have shelved Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo with the book series I don’t intend to finish. This was a few years ago, when I read the first novel; it was alright, it wasn’t a bad book at all. I rated it 3 stars, but I didn’t enjoy it enough to want to continue with the trilogy.

Six of Crows then came out, and I was interested; it sounded pretty great. I saw and read so many great reviews for it so I was definitely intrigued. Still, I didn’t plan on reading it because I hadn’t finished the Grisha Trilogy and I didn’t see myself reading it without having finished the original series first. That’s a personal thing, I know, but it’s how I felt (and it’s mostly still how I feel when it comes to other novels, I don’t like staring in the middle of a series). So many people have told me I could read Six of Crows on its own just fine, that I would have no problem understanding things. And I believed them, but I wasn’t sure. Recently though, after being told this again, being in the mood for a novel like this one and my interest in the novel still being there, I told myself to just read it. Which I did, and I don’t regret it at all.Read More »

Spoiler-free review: Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

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At the end of last year, I made a Twitter thread about my most anticipated books coming out in 2019 and Descendant of the Crane by Joan He was one of them. So to say I was really excited when I finally could start reading it would be an understatement. I had an inkling I was going to love this novel; I can tell you right now, that inkling was nothing compared to how much I actually loved Descendant of the Crane. When I finished reading it, at 11 at night, my heart was physically aching because of how much this book made me feel, think and how attached I was to the story. I was overwhelmed with emotions in the best way possible. When talking about it on Twitter, the word I kept using was incredible, because yes, it is an incredible novel. 💖

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Spoiler-free review: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Daisy Jones & The Six is a book I’ve heard a lot of incredible things about, and I was so intrigued by the premise and format of storytelling this novel offered. The hype was real, and while I’m usually cautious when reading a hyped book like this one, I picked it up thinking it was obviously going to be a five-star read for me. I was absolutely ready to love this book.

Author_ Taylor Jenkins Reid Released_ March 5th, 2019

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