January Wrap-up

Hey guys! It’s been months since I’ve done a monthly wrap-up! So here it is: my January Wrap-Up post for 2018! I managed to read quite a bit this month!

The books I’ve read this month: (click on the title to see the book on Goodreads!)

  1. The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson (⭐⭐⭐⭐)
  2. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur (⭐⭐⭐⭐)
  3. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)
  4. Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) – read my review on here
  5. The Secret History by Donna Tartt (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)
  6. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (⭐⭐⭐⭐) – read my review on here
  7. The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One by Amanda Lovelace (⭐⭐⭐⭐)
  8. Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)
  9. Confess by Colleen Hoover (⭐⭐⭐)

I managed to read 9 books this month!!! I’m so happy that I enjoyed most of the books I picked up this month! I do wish that I enjoyed The Cruel Prince a bit more as it was a very hyped book – I gave it 3.5 stars on Goodreads but I rounded it up to a 4 stars. Did you read any books that I read?

Books I bought for myself in December last year and in January:

  1. Wild Embers by Nikita Gill
  2. Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately by Alicia Cook
  3. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
  4. Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner
  5. They Both Died At the End by Adam Silvera
  6. Everless by Sara Holland

Books I received from publishers:

  1. Ringer by Lauren Oliver
  2. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  3. Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton

Possible (and likely) books that are on my February TBR:

  1. Ringer by Lauren Oliver
  2. Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton
  3. A Different Blue by Amy Harmon
  4. Wild Embers by Nikita Gill
  5. Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner

How many books did you manage to read this month? Which was your favourite read? Mine was a tie between Foolish Hearts and The Secret History! What books are on your February TBR? Got any books on your wishlist? (feel free to use my affiliate links to get your copies haha! it really helps me out!) Anyways, Happy Reading lovelies!

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Book Review: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (spoiler-free)

Before I start my review I want to say something: this is the very first time that I read Holly Black’s work (the author is also known to be the Queen of Faerie). It’s a super hyped-up book over on Bookstagram – which is one of the many reasons I’ve been so excited for this book! Thank you Allen and Unwin for sending me a review copy!


Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.


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Book Review: Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills (spoiler-free)

“In truth, we are rarely all on the same page. More often than not, they’re all on one page, and I’m on a completely different one.” 

33275690This is the first Emma Mills book I’ve ever had the pleasure to read and I have to say I’m completely blown away! Foolish Hearts is a beautiful and honest story about love, friendship, forgiveness and acceptance, along with a clever parallel between the cast of Foolish Hearts and the cast of Shakespearean masterpiece, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. All opinions in this review are my own. Thank you to Pan MacMillan Australia for sending my a finished copy to review.


The day of the last party of the summer, Claudia overhears a conversation she wasn’t supposed to. Now on the wrong side of one of the meanest girls in school, Claudia doesn’t know what to expect when the two are paired up to write a paper—let alone when they’re both forced to try out for the school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

But mandatory participation has its upsides—namely, an unexpected friendship, a boy band obsession, and a guy with the best dimpled smile Claudia’s ever seen. As Claudia’s world starts to expand, she finds that maybe there are some things worth sticking her neck out for.

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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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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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July Wrap-up

Hello book lovers! 🙂 It’s that time again for my monthly wrap up! July went by in a blink of an eye didn’t it! Anyways, I’ll keep this short and sweet! Here we go:

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

  1. Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
  2. Wreck by Fleur Ferris (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
  3. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
  4. The Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
  5. P.S. I Like You by Kasie West (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) re-read
  6. Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
  7. Dream Me by Kathryn Berla (⭐️⭐️)

I managed to read 7 books in the month of July. Yaasss! Even though I was very busy, I am glad I still managed to read a bit! I’m currently reading Nevernight and OH MY GOSH it is so brilliantly well written! I even kicked myself awake at 5am just so I can read some chapters before going to uni! Comment your current read below!

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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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June Wrap-Up

Hello book lovers! 🙂 It’s time for my monthly wrap up! A lot happened in the past week and I am still getting my stuff together, it has been really tough – so thank you for sticking with me! I’ll keep this short and sweet! Here we go:

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

  1. Starfall by Melissa Landers (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
  2. The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
  3. The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
  4. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (⭐️⭐️)
  5. Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) re-read
  6. This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
  7. Our Dark Duet by V.E. Schwab (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
  8. The Waking Land by Callie Bates (⭐️⭐️⭐️)

I read 8 books again this month. Yay! My plans got a bit out of hand, but I am glad I still managed!

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May Wrap-Up

May, aka the month of FULL-ON FEELS. I just finished Lord of Shadows and let me tell you: I’m a wreck. I am deceased. I need help. (#savewingyee) But putting that aside, I’m still gonna do a monthly wrap-up because this would be my last post until I finish my exams – which is next week. So yeah! I’ll keep this short and sweet 🙂

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

  1. Traitor to the Throne (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
  2. A Court of Wings and Ruin (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
  3. On the Fence (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) – re-read
  4. Flame in the Mist (⭐️⭐️⭐️)
  5. Letters to the Lost (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
  6. The Names They Gave Us (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
  7. Daughter of Smoke and Bone (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
  8. Lord of Shadows (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

I read 8 books again this month (wow). I’m once again shocked – I just really hope I studied hard enough that I’ll pass my exams – despite spending so much time reading. Still, I have zero regrets.

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Book Tag: Harry Potter Spell

I was tagged by Bekka from Pretty Deadly Reviews to do the Harry Potter Spell Book Tag! This is my first time doing on so I’m quite excited! (*squeal* because it’s Harry Potter theme!) Anyway, this tag was originally created by Kimberly Faye Reads. Let’s get to it.

1. Accio – the summoning charm. An upcoming release you cannot wait to get your hands on.

Oooh, this is a hard one! (Let’s be honest here) For the purpose of this tag I’ll go with Our Dark Duet by V.E. Schwab! I am so excited for it! If you haven’t read book 1 of the series This Savage Song, you’re surely missing out!


2. Alohamora – the unlocking charm. Favorite series starter.

Hands down The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater! I’m total trash for the Raven Cycle so no surprises there. Here are my 10 Reasons you should read The Raven Boys.


3. Cheering Charm. A book that gave you all the warm fuzzies.

I gotta give this one to Kasie West’s P.S. I Like You. It’s super cute and moving as well. I relate to the character a lot so it’s a winner for me!


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