Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George

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Author: McKelle George
Published by: Greenwillow Books
Publication date: 19th September 2017
Pages: 432
Genres:  Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Romantic Comedy
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased

George’s debut novel, Speak Easy, Speak Love, was a complete bucket of joy with a side of jazz and champagne. It was unexpectedly funny and had me laughing out loud on many occasions, which was fun as I was often on public transport. Continue reading


My Top Five Favorite Books of 2017

Happy New Years!

This year I read so many incredible books that had me on the edge of my seat, crying and laughing, sometimes simultaneously. I’ve challenged myself to limiting all the books I read in 2017 down to five favorites (in no particular order). Continue reading

Unique Blogger Award #2

Thank you so much to Laura @ The Book Corps for the nomination! I really appreciate it, especially as I kind of went off the grid for a little bit this year! Laura writes really great reviews and her posts are almost always an instant read for me so I definitely recommend checking out her blog if you haven’t already! Continue reading

One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

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Author: Kendare Blake
Published by: HarperTeen
Publication date: 19th September 2017
Pages: 464
Genres:  Fantasy, Young Adult
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased

“Who knows what happened to the queens who were thrown down into the dark? Into the heart of the island, where the Goddess’s eye is always open. Who knows how she kept those queens or what she turned them into.”

Trying to wrap my head around everything that happened in this stunning sequel is pretty darn near impossible. There’s death, betrayal, surprise and suspense at every turn- everything I expected from One Dark Throne. The Ascension Year is upon us and watching how each queen dealt with the matter at hand was delightful. Continue reading

Things I learned from my time away from blogging

Hey everyone,

I took the last few months off to really focus on school and I learned some really important things about myself and blogging. I wanted to share these things with you because whether you’re working, studying or just aren’t happy with your life (or maybe you’re doing great and if so, this is just a cautionary tale and also, good job! I’m really happy for you!), you may find some of these really helpful.  Continue reading

Not Your Sidekick by C. B. Lee

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Author: C. B. Lee
Published by: Duet Books
Publication date: 8th September 2016
Pages: 283
Genres:  Young Adult, LGBT, Fantasy, Superheroes
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased

“We can’t just sit on our asses and not live our lives while trying to expose a corrupt government!”

There are so many things to love about Not Your Sidekick. It’s #ownvoices, it’s creative, it’s funny, it’s real, it’s full of love and adventure. I’ve never been a huge fan of superhero stories but this one felt different to me for some reason. This is the first book I’ve finished in the last four months due to university and I’m just glad I picked it up all those many months ago because it was such a sweet story and I’m very ready for the sequel! Continue reading

My triumphant return to the world of blogging

So I may or may not have just returned from the four most grueling months of my life. This school term has fully and completely gutted me, similar to when your favorite character dies and the book ends in a cliff hanger and the sequel isn’t set for release yet. And you know what? I’m going back in January to go through the same tumultuous emotions all over again. Why? Good question. Continue reading

Signs You Need a Break From Blogging

Hey everyone, how are ya? I hope things are going good for you and that your skin is glowing and the sun is shining (or maybe it’s autumn, in which case I hope you’re enjoying fall flavors and colors).

I’ve not been very active recently and I’ve been debating going on hiatus for a while but didn’t want to let go just yet. Hiatus sounds more daunting than it should be. Continue reading

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

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Author: Sandhya Menon
Published by: Hodder Paperbacks
Publication date: 13th July 2017
Pages: 384
Genres:  Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased

“I feel like I need to speak out, because if no one speaks out, if no one says, this is me, this is what I believe in, and this is why I’m different, and this is why that’s okay, then what’s the point? What’s the point of living in this beautiful, great melting pot where everyone can dare to be anything they want to be?”

Headstrong, feminist Dimple isn’t surprised when she finds out her parents only agreed to send her to a six week long tech program at SFSU so she could meet up with a boy they’ve arranged for her to marry. She’s not surprised, but definitely angry. It’s enough that she has to constantly argue with her mom about what a woman’s interests should be but now she can’t even escape finding an ‘Ideal Indian Husband’ for her career? “Dimple thought of Insomnia Con, of Jenny Lindt, of SFSU, of Stanford. Of all the things she’d jeopardize if she called Ritu auntie a backward, antifeminist blight on democratic society.” Continue reading