WORST BOOKS OF 2018

I read some great and some not so great books last year. Some of the books mentioned below are my least favorite books while some of the books are which I absolutely hate. AND I DARKEN BY KIERSTEN WHITE This book is in strong competition with my most hated series of all time, The Throne of glass and A … Continue reading WORST BOOKS OF 2018

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THE GREAT LIBRARY (#1): INK AND BONE by RACHEL CAINE

Rating: 3 stars "Lives are short, but knowledge is eternal."  Callum Brightwell, a smuggler of rare books, sends his son Jess to the Library to compete for a position as a scholar. As he continues his journey with other postulants, he discovers the dark secrets of the library and those who control it. Through Ink … Continue reading THE GREAT LIBRARY (#1): INK AND BONE by RACHEL CAINE

PRIDE MONTH: BOOKS BY QUEER AUTHORS

Homosexuality has been considered a crime and was punishable by imprisonment or prosecution. However, certain countries have legalised homosexuality, it still remains a crime in certain countries. Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honour the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a turning point for the Gay Liberation … Continue reading PRIDE MONTH: BOOKS BY QUEER AUTHORS

MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF MAY 2018

Hello, everyone! I've been a lot busy lately and while I'm working on a few reviews, I decided to do a 'MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS' post like I did last month in the meanwhile. I also watched 'AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR' and it was amazing. I loved it. Anyway, here is a list of my most anticipated … Continue reading MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF MAY 2018

CROOKED KINGDOM by LEIGH BARDUGO

Rating: 5 stars "Crows remember human faces. They remember the people who feed them, who are kind to them. And the people who wrong them too. They don't forget. They tell each other who to look after and who to watch out for." The Dregs pulled off a heist so dangerous even they didn't think … Continue reading CROOKED KINGDOM by LEIGH BARDUGO

CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by TOMI ADEYEMI

Rating: 1 star "No matter how much I crave peace, the gods have other plans." Under the orders of a ruthless king, Saran, magic vanished from Orïsha eleven years ago and Majis were tortured and killed in the raid. Zélie Adebola remembered the night her mother was murdered. Zélie is destined to restore magic. Zélie, … Continue reading CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by TOMI ADEYEMI

BOOKS WITH LGBTQIAP+ CHARACTERS

It is never the wrong time for some good LGBTQIAP+ reads and I'm always looking forward to expanding my shelves for such books. Here is a list of LGBTQIAP+ books that I have read and would recommend you to read along with some I'm keen to read. I've tried my best to step away from … Continue reading BOOKS WITH LGBTQIAP+ CHARACTERS

IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by MEREDITH RUSSO

Rating: 5 stars. Take it all! Representation: Transsexual protagonist, lesbian and bisexual side characters TW: Transphobia, rape, suicide and homophobia "For the boys and girls and those in between who feel alone and afraid, who feel like there's no way out, who feel like things can never be better than they are now. This book … Continue reading IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by MEREDITH RUSSO

THE HATE U GIVE by ANGIE THOMAS

Rating: 3 stars "Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right." Starr Carter and Khalil Harris were returning from a party when their car was pulled over by a white cop. And Khalil was shot. Why? Only because he's black. And Starr witnessed … Continue reading THE HATE U GIVE by ANGIE THOMAS

SIX OF CROWS by LEIGH BARDUGO

Rating: 4 stars "Greed may do your bidding, but death serves no man." Six of Crows is the first book in the Duology followed by the Crooked Kingdom. The new series takes place in the same world as the Grisha books but is set in a different location and time frame. Kaz Brekker, a thief known … Continue reading SIX OF CROWS by LEIGH BARDUGO

LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS by SAMIRA AHMED

Rating: 5 stars "And for those who bear the brunt of hate because of the color of your skin or the sound of your name, for those who are spat upon, for those who are told to "go home," when you are home: you are known. You are loved. You are enough. Let your light … Continue reading LOVE, HATE & OTHER FILTERS by SAMIRA AHMED

THE REST OF US JUST LIVE HERE by PATRICK NESS

Rating: 3 stars "Still, you always wonder how much people know and just don't say. Or pretend not to know. Or purposely forget." It follows the story of four college students who are about to graduate in a matter of weeks. That is if the indie kids don't blow up the school before the graduation … Continue reading THE REST OF US JUST LIVE HERE by PATRICK NESS

ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS by FRANCESCA ZAPPIA

Rating: 3 stars “All art is subconscious.” It follows the story of a young and lonely school student Eliza who is also the mother of a fearless fandom. She is the creator of the internet's most famous webcomic, Monstrous Sea. After Eliza (Lady Constellation), Wallace is the next most popular person on the monstrous sea … Continue reading ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS by FRANCESCA ZAPPIA

DOWN AMONG THE STICKS AND BONES by SEANAN McGUIRE

Rating: 4.5 stars "What good was an opinion if it meant losing your place in society?" How I loved the second book! It is a lot better than the first book in terms of character development and world building. And I can't wait for the third book to come out this month. The second book … Continue reading DOWN AMONG THE STICKS AND BONES by SEANAN McGUIRE

SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA by BECKY ALBERTALLI

Rating: 3 stars “And I guess I assumed that Blue would be white. Which kind of makes me want to smack myself. White shouldn’t be the default any more than straight should be the default. There shouldn’t even be a default.” So I watched the trailer lately and decided its time I pick it up. … Continue reading SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA by BECKY ALBERTALLI