Mini Review: Lucky In Love by Kasie West

30285562Hey guys! Today I’m reviewing Luck In Love by Kasie West! This review is gonna be like my Nevernight one where it’s more on the informal side. Enjoy!

Synopsis:

Can’t buy me love…

Maddie’s not impulsive. She’s all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a lottery ticket. And then, to her astonishment—

She wins!

In a flash, Maddie’s life is unrecognizable. No more stressing about college scholarships. Suddenly, she’s talking about renting a yacht. And being in the spotlight at school is fun…until rumors start flying, and random people ask her for loans. Now Maddie isn’t sure who she can trust.

Except for Seth Nguyen, her funny, charming coworker at the local zoo. Seth doesn’t seem aware of Maddie’s big news. And, for some reason, she doesn’t want to tell him. But what will happen if he learns her secret?

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Books and Time: JORD Wood Watch Giveaway

Spring is in full swing in Australia (well, it’s fall for my American pals) – so I wanna take some time to reflect and share some exciting news with you!

For those of you who don’t know, I study medicine at university, and ‘time’ is something that really matters. For instance: finding time to relax after an exhausting day, treasuring the time spent with friends and family (when I’m not as busy), that critical time between a patient’s life and death, and the time medical students put into their studies in the hopes to saving lives in their future. To simply put it: time, no matter how short, can be life-changing.

Now let’s take on the bookish perspective of time. I’ve been adding more sci-fi and psychological/thriller books onto my TBR pile, and ‘time’, is among the most common themes in these books. The clever technique of flashbacks, the limited time the characters have to complete a quest, and even time travel. That’s how important time is – it matters in all aspects of life – whether fictional or in real life.

To celebrate time and how important it is to all of us, I’ve teamed up with the awesome team at JORD Watches for a stylish giveaway! Consider it my Fall/Spring gift to y’all! Keep reading for more details!

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5 Books I’m (SUPER) Excited for

Hey guys! It’s me again! Today I’ll be sharing 5 upcoming titles which I’m SUPER excited about! If you’re thinking of using that book voucher of yours or just wanna treat yourself a little – I hope you find something that you like in this post!

Title 1: City of Bones 10th Anniversary Edition by Cassandra Clarexcity-of-bones-10th-anniversary-edition.jpg.pagespeed.ic.ZsDB5h_lcM

Publication Date: Nov 7 2017
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This is the tenth anniversary luxe new edition of Cassandra Clare’s phenomenal City of Bones.

This special edition of City of Bones has new cover art, over thirty interior illustrations, and six new full-page colour portraits of everyone’s favourite characters!

This beautifully crafted collector’s item also includes four bonus stories that have previously only appeared in limited distribution, and – best of all – a brand new new piece written by Cassandra Clare. It’s a perfect gift for the Shadowhunter fan in your life.

A little more about this book:

“This is the book where Clary Fray first discovered the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world and back to their own. The book where she first met Jace Wayland, the best Shadowhunter of his generation. The book that started it all.”

Title 2: A Darker Shade of Magic Collector’s Edition by V.E. Schwab
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Publication Date: Oct 31 2017
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A Darker Shade of Magic, is the first book in V.E. Schwab’s New York Times bestselling Shades of Magic trilogy, it is now available in a special collector’s edition!

This gorgeous edition features a revamped, metallic ink detailed cover and reading ribbon, this edition will also feature the following bonus material:

  • End papers featuring fan art
  • A glossary of Arnesian and Antari terms
  • An interview between author and editor
  • Original (never seen before!) tales from within the Shades of Magic world

Title 3: All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
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Publication Date: Oct 10 2017
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Since I’m Stiefvater trash, OBVIOUSLY I’m going to be SUPER excited for her upcoming release All The Crooked Saints! I’ve already pre-ordered my copy! Have you? If not, check out this synopsis (and I’m sure it’ll get you hooked!):

“Here is a thing everyone wants:
A miracle.
Here is a thing everyone fears:
What it takes to get one.

Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado, is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.

At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo.

They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.”

Admit it, it got you hooked right.

Title 4: Retribution Rails by Erin Bowman

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Publication Date: Nov 7 2017
Get your copy from: Book Depository, Booktopia

After reading Vengeance Road a few months ago – I fell in love with the book. So I’m definitely pumped for Erin’s upcoming release Retribution Rails to hit the shelf in November!

AND ALSO: If you pre-order now, and send over your receipt to Erin, she’ll send you an EXCLUSIVE e-novella about two very important characters from Vengeance Road! (If you’ve read it, you surely won’t want to miss out)! AND THAT’S NOT ALL! You also will be sent some pretty epic book swag if you pre-order! AND IT’S AVAILABLE INTERNATIONALLY AS WELL (my Australian heart rejoice)!!!

For more info and to get the swag: visit this link.
Here’s a snapshot of what you’ll get:

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Photo is taken from Erin Bowman’s Website.

Title 5: Obsidio by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

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Publication Date: Mar 13 2018
Get your copy from: Book Depository, Booktopia

Why am I overly excited about Obsidio? WHY? Well if you’ve read Illuminae and Gemina you would know what I’m on about. SHIT IS ABOUT TO GO DOWN IN THIS FINAL INSTALLMENT OF THE ILLUMINAE FILES AND NO I’M NOT OKAY I don’t want this epic series to end but at the same time I need my copy asap. 

If you haven’t read any of these books:

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Well, now is THE time.
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Here you go folks! 5 titles that yours truly is super keen for! Hope you enjoyed my little post today! Until next time! Happy Reading!


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The Raven Cycle Book Tag

So … a day or so ago while I was productively procrastinating from studying, I went on a wild 3 am search for some new The Raven Cycle fanart (I was desperate), and I encountered Anna @ Annaish who did a Raven Cycle book tag – AND I KNEW THAT I HAVE TO DO IT ASAP (and alas, I finally got the time to write this by procrastinating even more). Here we go:

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  1. In the books, Maura is the relaxed mom that is Blue’s friend more than an actual mother. Who is your favourite mom character?

Mrs Weasley From Harry Potter!!! She’s the kindest, most caring and loving mother, and she is a hella brave too (recall all the duel scenes)! She’s different from Maura who is more chill, but Mrs Weasley also has her quirk too and will fight you if you *sobs* hurt her family.

  1. Adam wanted to go to Aglionby so he could one day escape where he came from. Have you ever dreamt of living somewhere else? Where?

I surely have! I’d dreamt of living in England, not necessarily London but that would be nice actually, but just anywhere in the UK would be epic. Scotland would be nice too, no way I would complain about that.

  1. In the second book we meet the Gray Man. He is a hit man who loves poetry. Name a book that you thought was going to be one thing but turned out to be something else.

For me it was November 9 by Colleen Hoover. It was my first ever CoHo book, and OH MY GOSH, I did not expect it to be ONE HECK OF A RIDE? I read it on a family trip bad choice. My heart self-combusted after that book. Both good and bad ways such strong emotions are occasionally bad for the heart I’m telling you.

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September Wrap-up

Hey guys! It’s that time again for my (very belated) monthly wrap up! September’s gone in a blink of an eye and I’ve only managed to read *sob* two *sob* books. Before I get too emotional to that – I have some news for you!

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#TheRavenSaints Bookstagram Challenge

G’day folks! I am SO THRILLED to be announcing that I’ll be co-hosting a RAVEN CYCLE-THEMED bookstagram challenge in the month of October! With Maggie Stiefvater dropping her new novel All the Crooked Saints on October 10, Tiffany (@biblionatic), Tati (@lavidaenquotes) and I teamed up and created #TheRavenSaints challenge! The prompts are inspired by characters, cars, events and settings in the series. In this post, I’ll be describing the prompts in more details so that you know what they are about, and some important housekeeping stuff to be mindful of when posting! So keep reading if you’re keen!

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Book Review: A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland (spoiler-free)

32969999Heyyy hey guys! It’s been so long since I’ve posted, but I’m going to make up for it by presenting you this (in my opinion) awesome review of Krystal Sutherland’s new novel – A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares!!!

(Thank you to Penguin Random House Australia for sending me this novel in exchange for my honest review! This in no way affects my thoughts or opinions of this book.)

Synopsis:

Ever since Esther Solar’s grandfather was cursed by Death, everyone in her family has been doomed to suffer one great fear in their lifetime. Esther’s father is agoraphobic and hasn’t left the basement in six years, her twin brother can t be in the dark without a light on, and her mother is terrified of bad luck.

The Solars are consumed by their fears and, according to the legend of the curse, destined to die from them.

Esther doesn’t know what her great fear is yet (nor does she want to), a feat achieved by avoiding pretty much everything. Elevators, small spaces, and crowds are all off-limits. So are haircuts, spiders, dolls, mirrors and three dozen other phobias she keeps a record of in her semi-definitive list of worst nightmares.

Then Esther is pickpocketed by Jonah Smallwood, an old elementary school classmate. Along with her phone, money and a fruit roll-up she d been saving, Jonah also steals her list of fears. Despite the theft, Esther and Jonah become friends, and he sets a challenge for them: in an effort to break the curse that has crippled her family, they will meet every Sunday of senior year to work their way through the list, facing one terrifying fear at a time, including one that Esther hadn’t counted on: love.

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Blog Tour: Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Simone Howell, Fiona Wood

9781742612744Hello there lovelies!!!! 

Today I will be sharing my thoughts on the hottest collab of the year  – TAKE THREE GIRLS written by Fiona Wood, Cath Crowley and Simmone Howell. This is a fantabulous #LoveOzYA collaboration between three award-winning Australian authors. Thanks to Pan MacMillan, I was given the phenomenal opportunity to participate in my first blog tour EVER! Without further ado, let’s just get on with the review!

Synopsis:

Kate, a quiet boarder, making some risky choices to pursue the experimental music she loves.

Clem, shrugging off her old swim-team persona, exploring her first sexual relationship, and trying to keep her annoying twin, Iris, at arm’s length.

Ady, grappling with a chaotic family, and wondering who her real friends are; she’s not the confident A-lister she appears to be.

When St Hilda’s establishes a Year 10 Wellness Program in response to the era of cyber-bullying, the three girls are thrown together and an unlikely friendship is sparked. One thing they have in common: each is targeted by PSST, a site devoted to gossip and slander that must have a source within St Hilda’s.

Who can you trust when rumour is the new truth?

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August Wrap-up

Heyo book lovers! 🙂 It’s that time again for my monthly wrap up! August went by too quick in my liking and my exams are getting closer every week *sobs*. Anyways, I’ll keep this post short and sweet! Here we go:

The books I’ve read this month: (click on the link to read my review!)

  1. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
  2. The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich (⭐️⭐️⭐️)
  3. Strange Alchemy by Gwenda Bond (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
  4. Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell & Fiona Wood (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
  5. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

I managed to read 5 books in the month of August (since life got in the way). Med school is crazy this semester and I’ve been VERY very busy. I have one week off uni (study week) starting today so I hope to binge read a book or two during this time! I’m currently reading A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmare by Krystal Sutherland (whom I’m meeting in a few weeks), and yeah~ it’s alright so far, (I’m not over 10 pages in though).

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Book Review: The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich (spoiler-free)

9781250107138Hey book dragons! Today I’ll be reviewing The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich (who is an Australian author). It was a quick and fast paced read, I enjoyed it! Thanks to the Pan MacMillan team for sending me a review copy! Let’s get on with it!

Synopsis:

There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called Love Interests because getting close to people destined for great power means getting valuable secrets.

Caden is a Nice: The boy next door, sculpted to physical perfection. Dylan is a Bad: The brooding, dark-souled guy, and dangerously handsome. The girl they are competing for is important to the organization, and each boy will pursue her. Will she choose a Nice or the Bad?

Both Caden and Dylan are living in the outside world for the first time. They are well-trained and at the top of their games. They have to be – whoever the girl doesn’t choose will die.

What the boys don’t expect are feelings that are outside of their training. Feelings that could kill them both.

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