Squad 312 is Back in Another Epic Space Adventure: Aurora Burning – An ARC Review

It is the most daunting feeling in the world to watching the “time left in book” counter on Kindle counting down from thirty minutes, to ten and then to six while the stakes kept getting higher, higher and higher and ⁠— … More Squad 312 is Back in Another Epic Space Adventure: Aurora Burning – An ARC Review

Mismarketed and Misunderstood Story of Mental Health: Verona Comics – An ARC Review

Perhaps the most frustrating part about Verona Comics is how it was mis-marketed. Taking a look at the blurb, it reads like a fluffy, contemporary romance about love in a comic shop. It is anything but. Verona Comics is a rather gritty and heavy story about young love, mental health and familial expectations once you get past the initial meet-cute and young love. For most, it would be a pleasant surprise to receive a book deemed to be just a cute romance but ends up tackling heavier, more difficult topics. However, for someone like me who specifically avoids this type of genre, I was not pleased. … More Mismarketed and Misunderstood Story of Mental Health: Verona Comics – An ARC Review

A Frighteningly “Grimm” Retelling: House of Salt and Sorrows – An ARC Review

Twisted and with a horrifyingly misleading blurb, House of Salt and Sorrows is a rich and hauntingly beautiful story of family, revenge and the classic Gothic element, love. Wicked creatures that lurk in the dark and horrors that creep in the night mix in with omnipotent gods that almost seem real a la Percy Jackson for a surreal retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. … More A Frighteningly “Grimm” Retelling: House of Salt and Sorrows – An ARC Review

Wickedly Lovable Characters Deserve More Pages: An Enchantment of Ravens – A Review

An Enchantment of Ravens was destined to be the kind of book that sits forever on my shelf, relegated to a life of looking beautiful and remaining unread. But, after seeing one of my all-time favourite bookstagrammers pick it up, I was determined to give it a go. … More Wickedly Lovable Characters Deserve More Pages: An Enchantment of Ravens – A Review

Disappointedly Misses All the Marks: Ruthless Gods – An ARC Review

Let me help you visualise my growing frustration with Ruthless Gods and Emily A. Duncan. Imagine baking cookies: Duncan has a promising batter in her hands (I mentioned as much in my previous review) filled with gorgeous bits of chocolate and some slightly out of place items like alcohol (this matters later!), but she’s missing some vital ingredients like baking powder.  However, instead of refining the lumpy and misshapen dough that she has, she rolls it out and chucks it straight into the oven. And you get sad, deflated cookies that has lost all the former glory of it’s beautiful dough. Plus, it leaves a strange taste in your mouth. … More Disappointedly Misses All the Marks: Ruthless Gods – An ARC Review

Tragedy, Family, Grief and Haunting Survival: Tigers, Not Daughters – An ARC Review

Lush, poetic and haunting, Tigers, Not Daughters is essentially a story about family and grief; how your family not only is your saving grace but also your downfall and once you’ve hit rock bottom, the vicious and toxic ways that we can experience grief. Tigers, Not Daughters tells the story of four sisters, three alive and one dead. Likened to Little Women and The Virigin Suicides, I have read neither and went into Tigers, Not Daughters with fresh eyes. … More Tragedy, Family, Grief and Haunting Survival: Tigers, Not Daughters – An ARC Review