Semester Break TBR + Update

HELLO MY DEAR FRIENDS~~~! Did you miss me? Well, I surely miss my spare time haha! But I’m currently in my exam week (just finished a massive exam actually), and I thought what the heck not write a blog post about what I’m gonna read after exams are over? So here we are! I mean, I can use this for a break as well as keep my eyes on the positive things in life.

First of all, I really gotta catch up on my reviewing… I love publishers and (I assume) they like me enough to send me lots of books that I’m dying to read! I’ll dish them out now and you can tell me if you have read these too!!! (they are not in order btw, but just some books that I really do want to read:

  • Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman


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Patrick Ness Australian Tour 2018

Hello friends! Today’s post is a little different, as I want to tell you something very exciting that’s happening this week! Patrick Ness — the author of ten epic novels, including his New York Times bestselling The Rest of Us Just Live Here, the Chaos Walking trilogy, More Than This, A Monster Calls (which was made into a major motion picture), Release, and And The Ocean Was Our Sky — WILL BE IN AUSTRALIA this week for the Sydney Writers Festival!!!

And that’s not all! He’ll be having a total of 4 book signings in Sydney and Melbourne to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the publication of the award-winning modern classic, The Knife of Never Letting Go (see synopsis down below)!!!!! It’s not everyday that an international best-selling author comes to Australia!!! Have a look at the flyer below and get around it guys! >_<


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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

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

Publication Date: Oct 10 2017
Get your copy from: Book Depository, Booktopia

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


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:

Photo is taken from Erin Bowman’s Website.

Title 5: Obsidio by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman


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:


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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10 Books I’d Read Before the End of 2017

Books I wanna read before the end of the year? This is the tough question I’ve been asking myself. You see, med school this semester is CRAZY – I’ve got 4 modules: neuroscience, pharmacology, gastrointestinal medicine and psychology/human development (see? it’s overloaded) – so I don’t even know if I’ll HAVE time to read books other than the ones I have to review. So yeah – I’ll let you know in this short post about the 10 books I’d read before the end of the year! (the books are listed in no particular order, and are subject to change but who knows haha!)

1. The Love Interest31145148

I got sent a copy of this from Pan MacMillan (thank you!!!), and I am so pumped to read it! It’s by an Australian (Brisbane born) author, so I just HAD to check this one out – its Goodreads synopsis can be found here! I am pretty sure it was a YA book choice for BOTM club two months back or something. But anyways, it’s about spies (handsome spies), competing for their “mission” and gosh, it’s a LGBTI novel too so I’m even MORE excited to get started with this one! I heard it’s super funny at the start too!

2. Roar29939048

This is a very hyped book, I’ve heard mainly good things about this fantasy novel – which is good news! It’s about a girl with without storm magic (I think), and I heard that it’s got some pretty cool badass world building and angsty warriors (I made that last part up, don’t trust me on this). Again, I got sent this from Pan MacMillan so look out for my review soon! Synopsis can be viewed here.

3. Strange the Dreamer


After being confronted by multiple individuals, I’ve decided to give Strange the Dreamer a go. However, I had an unfortunate mishap with Book Depository – my first copy had a printing fault (rip) and was missing all the pages prior to page 27 – I mean one cannot properly start a book without the first 26 pages right? Anyways, my replacement copy just arrived yesterday and I’ll do my best and push it up my TBR so I can finally experience the magic of this book!

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Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco


Heyo bookworms! Today I’ll be doing a review for Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco which was an epic release from 2016. Thank you to Hachette Books Australia for sending my a review copy! (You guys are the best!) Without further ado, let’s get on with it.


In this spine-chilling gothic murder mystery set in gritty Victorian-era London, an intrepid society girl finds herself inescapably embroiled in the investigation of a ghastly serial killer known as Jack the Ripper.

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

The story’s shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.

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The Struggle: Wanna read but wanna pass this semester

Hey! Sorry for being MIA for a long time! Med school has been drowning me with work and to be honest – I’m so behind in learning all my content *cough cough* musculoskeletal system *cough*. There’s so many muscles and bones and joints to learn and I simply want my week long break now!

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In a Blink of an Eye…

So… I found out that I only have 2 more days of freedom until med school kicks back in. Not that I dislike studying that much to the point I hate  – but I truly enjoyed having absolutely nothing to do but to spend all my time reading (my ever growing TBR pile). Not that I’m ever going to stop reading – but I will have to pace myself back a little.

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Books and Vacation!

Hello and welcome to my new blog! The first week of semester break has officially started and I’ve finally finished reading Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (and no I’m not okay, and more about that later). So now that I have all the free time, here’s what I hope to finish reading during the break:

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