Flawed Feminism & Wasted Potential: Where Dreams Descend – A Blog Tour Review

In an effort to be dark, edgy and sexy, Where Dreams Descend ends up like a low-end bar with too many flashy neon lights trying to force itself into the league of fancy nightclubs. It tries too hard to be what it thinks is edgy and different rather than let the story flow and ebb naturally; every element of the story feels heavily calculated. Where Dreams Descends has great potential to be a fantastic series but it is poorly executed. … More Flawed Feminism & Wasted Potential: Where Dreams Descend – A Blog Tour Review

Retelling Disappointment: Bookish and the Beast – An ARC Review

I’m not a fan of Beauty and the Beast; from it’s weirdly pedestal-like place in our book and pop culture to the undeserved praise of Emma Watson’s casting as Belle, it is the only Disney movie I will not rewatch. But, as a massive fan of Ashley Poston’s Geekerella and The Princess and the Fangirl, I was willing to give this one the benefit of the doubt. I was sure she would make romance and fan-culture gold out of this over-marketed classic tale of animal brides and Stockholm syndrome. … More Retelling Disappointment: Bookish and the Beast – An ARC Review

Squad Goals is Dead, Long Live Pack Goals: Lobizona – An ARC Review

At its core, Lobizona is about being an “alien” and needing to belong. Manu lives in fear of arrest and deportation for being an undocumented immigrant and her eyes alienate her from human society. On the other hand, Manu does not fit into the neatly segregated Septimus society as she is a lobizona and they don’t exist. … More Squad Goals is Dead, Long Live Pack Goals: Lobizona – An ARC Review

2020’s Most Frustrating Read: The Iron Will of Genie Lo – An Review

With a book so focused on its narrative, the characters once so colourful have now been reduced to single-faceted caricatures with zero to no complexity to their thoughts or actions. Either that or I’m only now noticing that Epic Crush’s captivating source material drowned out the multitude of flaws in its characters personalities. I wanted to call the characters bland but they’re not bland; they just lack a lot of complexity, save perhaps for Genie. … More 2020’s Most Frustrating Read: The Iron Will of Genie Lo – An Review

The Most Fitting Conclusion to A Series: Unravel the Dusk – An ARC Review

“You must be swift as the coursing river, with all the force of a great typhoon, with all the strength of a raging fire, mysterious as the dark side of the moon.”

Although the Disney writers penned the iconic line for Mulan’s transformation into military star, little did they know that it would end up describing Maia Tamarin’s war against herself. Where Spin the Dawn was an exciting three-part adventure to capture the sun, the moon and the stars, Unravel the Dusk is an introspective journey of Maia coming to terms with her magic and her fall into becoming a demon. And her sacrifice and salvation; in love, family and fate. … More The Most Fitting Conclusion to A Series: Unravel the Dusk – An ARC Review

[EXCERPT] Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee – A Blog Tour Spotlight

Sirscha Ashwyn comes from nothing, but she’s intent on becoming something. After years of training to become the queen’s next royal spy, her plans are derailed when shamans attack and kill her best friend Saengo.

And then Sirscha, somehow, restores Saengo to life. … More [EXCERPT] Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee – A Blog Tour Spotlight

A Work of Art: A Song of Wraiths and Ruin – Blog Tour Review

Perhaps one of the most anticipated books of the year, ASOWAR is worth the wait. With a complex world full of magic and folklore, family and revenge and mental health awareness, I have barely any complaints! In fact, it was such a good read that it left me clinging desperately to its pages for more despite the lackluster romance plot between the two main characters, Malik and Karina. … More A Work of Art: A Song of Wraiths and Ruin – Blog Tour Review

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