2018 · ARC · Read · Review

Review – Empress of All Season by Emiko Jean

I saw this book making its rounds in the bookverse and I thought it sounded very interesting but I wasn't 100% sold. However,  I'm on an Asian-inspired fantasy/sci-fi binge so I picked it up. I will never regret that decision. This ARC was provided to me by NetGalley and Orion Publishing in return for an honest review. Thank… Continue reading Review – Empress of All Season by Emiko Jean

2018 · Read · Review

Review – The​ Three-body Problem by Cixin Liu

This translated Chinese award-winning sci-fi came to my attention during my Diverse Own Voices Fantasy and Sci-fi and actually made it onto my list! I was interested in how Chinese worldview, culture and traditions would come through the sci-fi elements of the story. This is essentially the reasons I'm interested in an own voice diverse fantasy and… Continue reading Review – The​ Three-body Problem by Cixin Liu

2018 · Read · Review

Review – The Caged Queen by Kristin Ciccarelli (Iskara #2)

I actually requested this arc before I read book 1... I know, my NetGalley addiction has gotten worse (I hope NaNoWriMo will cure it). And if you have read my review of book 1 (if not here you go), you may wonder deeply why I picked up the second one in the series. The short… Continue reading Review – The Caged Queen by Kristin Ciccarelli (Iskara #2)

2018 · Read · Readathons · Wrap ups

Contemporary-a-thon Wrap-up

Oh My Goodness! I totally nailed this readathon!! I managed 6 books in seven days, and all the reading challenges. I did a TBR here and I did read everything on that TBR with the addition of another book.   Readathon Facts DATES: 17th September to 23rd September MAIN CHALLENGE: Read contemporary fiction READING CHALLENGES:… Continue reading Contemporary-a-thon Wrap-up

2018 · ARC · Read · Review

Review – Fight Like A Girl by Clementine Ford

I have never read a feminist manifesto but I always wanted too. So when I saw this on NetGalley I thought, yeah! Feminism is a subject close to my heart. I have always considered myself as a feminist being brought up in a well balanced equal Scandinavian society. Boy, was I wrong! As this book… Continue reading Review – Fight Like A Girl by Clementine Ford

2018 · Read · Review

Review – The Last Namsara by Kristin Ciccarelli

I originally looked at getting this when it first came out but I didn't. Then I started hearing a lot of good stuff about it. And still didn't pick it up! Now a year later, just before book 2 comes out, I've finally managed to pick it up. Let's see what I thought of it.… Continue reading Review – The Last Namsara by Kristin Ciccarelli

2018 · Read · Review

Review – Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

I was reluctant to read this due to its high score on GoodReads and so many of my favourite booktubers loving it so much. It wasn't because of the hype though. Oh no! I was totally afraid I wouldn't like it as much as them and feel like I missed out on something great. Not… Continue reading Review – Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

2018 · Read · Review

Review – The Girls in the Storm (Paradigm Trilogy #2) by Ceri A Lowe

I read book 1 in the trilogy last week and did a full review here. The first book ends with a certain situation which made me want book 2 asap. Lucky me! Book 2 was on NetGalley and I got accepted for the ARC! (i then went on amazon and pre-ordered the ebook to support… Continue reading Review – The Girls in the Storm (Paradigm Trilogy #2) by Ceri A Lowe

2018 · Read · Review

Review – The Rising Storm (Paradigm #1) by Ceri A Lowe

I bought this book on the recommendation of a friend, who turned out to also be a friend of the author 😁 The synopsis sounded interesting with a London based version of dystopian. I knew I would read it at some point, and now I have. Mainly because book 2 is due to be released… Continue reading Review – The Rising Storm (Paradigm #1) by Ceri A Lowe

2018 · Read · Review · Uncategorized

Review – In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

This was my pick for the "read a True Crime novel" for the ReadHarder Challenge 2018. I have never read a true crime novel so I didn't know what to expect. But I selected In Cold Blood as it was to be the birth of a genre. Why not start at the beginning when you… Continue reading Review – In Cold Blood by Truman Capote