Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff & Amy Kaufman Review

If I were to describe this book in one word, it would be entertaining. From the very beginning, I was hooked. Aurora Rising opens with a scene in which our brave hero, Tyler Jones, is attempting a daring solo rescue mission. From the first page, Aurora Rising is action packed and fast paced. It’s a story full of action, drama, comedy and even a little romance. It’s an exciting read that I don’t think anyone could describe as dull. There’s a lot of hype surrounding this release, and for me at least, Aurora Rising more than met my expectations.

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The Nowhere by Chris Gill review

“In that moment, the aching longing to be somewhere else was finally gone. Somewhere that wasn’t The Nowhere. Somewhere that wasn’t my own skin. In the darkness, I was sure I could hear the night whispering to me. Telling me it secrets, now it knew mine.”
– The Nowhere, Chris Gill

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We Are Okay Review

Welcome to my stop on the We Are Okay blog tour, brought to you by the lovely people of #AusYABloggers, University of Queensland Press and of course, the amazing Nina LaCour. I’m so grateful to be a part of the tour as I’m a huge fan of LaCour’s writing and I love that I’ve got […]

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City of Ghosts Review

“Every time I get nervous or scared, I remind myself that every good story needs twists and turns. Every heroine needs an adventure.”
― Victoria Schwab, City of Ghosts

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The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein Review

“I would lie silent and still, like a corpse, as he studied me. His careful, delicate hands explored all the bones and tendons, the muscles and tracings of veins that make up a person. “But where is Elizabeth?” he would ask, his ear against my heart. “Which part makes you?” I had no answer, and neither did he.”
― Kiersten White, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

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February Wrap Up

How was your reading month? I managed to finish four books. Here’s a brief synopsis and my thoughts on each one.

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Most Anticipated 2019 Releases

We may be a couple of months into the year already, but there are still a heap of 2019 releases I’m excited for! Here is a list of the 8 books I’m most looking forward to reading in 2019.

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Top 5 Quotes from An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

“Most power just looks like an easier-than-average life. It’s so built-in that people mostly don’t realise how powerful they are. Like, the average middle-class person in the US is one of the 3 percent richest people in the world. Thus, they’re probably one of the most powerful people in the world. But, to them, they feel completely average.”

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Two Dark Reigns Review

If I were to describe the Three Dark Crowns series in one word, I would say it’s addictive. When I began reading the first book, I didn’t even like it that much. I thought the plot was a hot mess and I was irritated that the story involved one of my least favourite tropes; the dreaded love triangle. Yet, I still found myself unable to put down the book.

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Sadie Review

Summers is like no other writer in YA; her voice is raw and authentic, and she pulls no punches. Each of her books is dark, full of twists and turns, and above all, heart breaking in its’ realism. What perhaps makes Summers most unique, however, is her penchant for open endings. If you need your novels to end with a happily-ever-after, then I’d recommend staying well away from Summers’ books.

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Huntress and the Nightingale Review

Goodreads synopsis Once upon a time there was a noble huntress who fell for an evil queen… For fans of Hunted by Meagan Spooner and Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao comes a gender-bent fantasy tale inspired by Snow White and the Huntsman… Once a huntress blessed by the gods, Zahria has […]

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World Mental Health Day Recommendations

Mental health is an issue I’ve dealt with personally for many years, after being diagnosed with depression and social anxiety disorder in my late teens. It’s also something I’ve seen effect many of the people around me. So today I thought I’d discuss some books which helped me deal with my own mental illness. These aren’t necessarily books that taught me something, they’re just books that I thought portrayed accurate depictions of anxiety and depression, and therefore helped me feel less alone.

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