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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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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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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Grim Lovelies Review

Grim Lovelies re-imagines modern day Paris as a world full of witches, goblins, and of course, magic. One such witch, Mada Vittora has defied the laws of nature by turning animals into her human servants; creations called “Beasties”. Though the Mada can be cruel, she dotes on her youngest servant, Anouk. Thus, when her mistress is brutally murdered, Anouk is shocked and distraught. Especially once she discovers that the death of her creator means that she will turn back into her animal form in three days, unless another witch re-casts the spell. Thus Anouk and her Beastie friends begin a race against the clock to save their human lives.

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Queendom of the Seven Lakes Review

Goodreads synopsis: “Your Majesty, I take life. I am not certain that my skills actually extend to preserving it.”  There are always those who are willing to pay for someone else’s death. Having grown up amongst the Family of Assassins, ELEN-AI knows well the prices people are willing to pay to see their enemies fall […]

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August Wrap Up

How was your August reading month? Mine was great! I read eight books (not included in my wrap up photo is Enmity by C.K. Robertson, which I read as an eBook) and I can honestly say I enjoyed them all. I gave a few five star ratings and I became obsessed with Tricia Levenseller’s Daughter of the Pirate King duology! I finished Daughter of the Siren Queen this morning, and I don’t even know if I can write a review for it. I loved the book so much that I feel if I were to sit down and attempt to review it, all I’d be able to write would be an endless string of heart-eyes emojis.

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Daughter of the Pirate King Review

At age seventeen, pirate captain Alosa is certainly ambitious. Though she already has her own ship and crew, she dreams of one day ruling the seas as Pirate Queen. Thus when her father, the Pirate King, sends her on a dangerous mission to retrieve part of a legendary map from a rival ship, Alosa jumps at the opportunity to prove her worth. However, once she’s faked her own kidnapping and found herself on board the Nightfarer, her tasks proves to be harder than she expected, for handsome First Mate Riden will not give up on his suspicions that Alosa is up to something.

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The Surface Breaks Review

“We are women. And women are warriors, after all.” Gaia is the youngest and most beautiful of The Sea King’s six mermaid daughters. Though she is only fifteen, Gaia’s flawless face and her talent for singing have attracted not only the envy of her sisters, but also the attentions of Zale; the kingdom’s most admired […]

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