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

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HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE by J.K. ROWLING

Rating: 5 stars “Dumbledore's man through and through, aren't you Potter?" "Yeah I am," said Harry. "Glad we straightened that out.” Dumbledore does not reveal why his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled when he arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry. The war against Voldemort has already begun and Hogwarts is … Continue reading HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE by J.K. ROWLING

STALKING JACK THE RIPPER by KERRI MANISCALCO

Rating: 4 stars "No one with that kind of surgical prowess would commit one murder then stop." "I know I wouldn't. One taste of warm blood is never enough, Miss Wadsworth." Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth a daughter of an overprotective Lord Edmund with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her, leads a … Continue reading STALKING JACK THE RIPPER by KERRI MANISCALCO

PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (#5): THE LAST OLYMPIAN by RICK RIORDAN

Rating: 4 stars "I hate this place," Kronos growled. "United Nations. As if mankind could ever unite. Remind me to tear down this building after we destroy Olympus." In the final book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy's sixteenth birthday unfolds. Kronos's power only grows with every god … Continue reading PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (#5): THE LAST OLYMPIAN by RICK RIORDAN

PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIAN (#4): THE BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH by RICK RIORDAN

Rating: 5 stars “For better or worse, we were back in the labyrinth.” Percy Jackson is attending freshman orientation at Goode High School, where he recognises Rachel Elizabeth Dare from last year, a clear-sighted mortal who helps him fight two Empousai and escape. When they reach the Camp Half-Blood, Annabeth and Percy accidentally find an … Continue reading PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIAN (#4): THE BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH by RICK RIORDAN

BOOKS I WISH TO RE-READ IN 2018

Hello everyone! We're more than half-way through 2018 and I'm a little late in doing this blog post but since I'm continuously disappointed by new YA releases, I thought I should re-read a few of my all-time favourite books and write a blog post about it. So, here's a list of my favourite books I'm … Continue reading BOOKS I WISH TO RE-READ IN 2018

PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (#3): THE TITAN’S CURSE by RICK RIORDAN

Rating: 5 stars “There is always a way out for those clever enough to find it.”  The Titan’s Curse, book three of The Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan, begins with Percy, Annabeth and Thalia reuniting with Grover at Westover Hall to find and recruit demigods for Camp Half-Blood before Luke can recruit them to … Continue reading PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (#3): THE TITAN’S CURSE by RICK RIORDAN

PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (#2): THE SEA OF MONSTERS: by RICK RIORDAN

Rating: 3 stars “Does truth have a moral?”  The Sea of Monsters is the second book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan. As Percy nears the end of his seventh-grade, he is concerned about a vivid dream he had of Grover. When Percy and Tyson are bullied by a group of new … Continue reading PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (#2): THE SEA OF MONSTERS: by RICK RIORDAN

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

AND I DARKEN by KIERSTEN WHITE

Rating: 1 star “Her spine was steel. Her heart was armour. Her eyes were fire.”  Ever since Lada Dragwlya and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She … Continue reading AND I DARKEN by KIERSTEN WHITE

PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (#1): THE LIGHTNING THIEF by RICK RIORDAN

  Rating: 3.5 stars "Poseidon, Earthshaker, Stormbringer, Father of horses. Hail, Perseus Jackson, Son of the Sea God.” The Lightning Thief is the first book in Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan and is based on Greek Mythology. Percy,  a twelve-year-old of Yancy Academy, diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD has trouble focusing on his schoolwork and … Continue reading PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (#1): THE LIGHTNING THIEF by RICK RIORDAN

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

MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF APRIL 2018

I decided to do a monthly Most Anticipated books, though I'm three months late. It's hard to keep track of your ever-growing list of books to read and with new additions every month, it's even harder. I hope that this method will prove to be convenient for me. This way, I will also keep you … Continue reading MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF APRIL 2018

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

PRODIGY PRINCE by NATASHA SAPIENZA

Rating: 4 stars The author, Natasha Sapienza, provided me with an eBook copy. This in no way effects my rating or opinions of the book. "An age shall return when voices rage and fists strike against all authority. Restless souls stir unrest, and quivering kingdoms will collapse. Only in one does Zephoris' hope reside. But the … Continue reading PRODIGY PRINCE by NATASHA SAPIENZA

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

TOP 10 BOOKS I WANT TO READ IN 2018

Here is my yearly TBR. I won't be doing monthly TBRs because it's too restricting for me. I know I'm late for this blog post and I've already read a few of them. So here is a list of top 10 books I want to read this year. It's hard to talk about a book … Continue reading TOP 10 BOOKS I WANT TO READ IN 2018

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

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