Book Reviews

Kingdom of Ash EXCERPT?!

So I haven’t even started Tower of Dawn yet but when I heard that the excerpt was out I was like FORGET TOWER OF DAWNN and I rushed over to the website and tore through it and then I realised two things. Continue reading “Kingdom of Ash EXCERPT?!”

Book Reviews, YA fantasy


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Title: Heartless

Author: Marissa Meyer

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This book was the most pleasant surprise ever. I devoured it under 24 hours. I read until 1am in the morning and then I randomly woke up at 4.30am and then finished it by 6.30am. The lack of sleep was 100% worth it.


first-impressions, YA fantasy

First-Impressions: A Torch Against the Night

Image result for a torch against the nightOK FIRST THINGS FIRST THIS COVER IS GORGEOUS. I decided to start this after much consideration because I really didn’t like the prominence of rape in the story (despite the fact of there not being any details or description or anything) nor am I a fan of physical romance, if you know what I mean.

But after research into the appropriateness of the contents of this book I have succumbed to my longing to know what happens next and started this book.

It has taken me a while to get into it. It took me 2 weeks to fully get wrapped up into the story. For some reason I found the beginning pretty lukewarm, I had forgotten quite a bit of the story so it was also kind of confusing at first. Continue reading “First-Impressions: A Torch Against the Night”

Discussions, YA fantasy

Should I Read Tower of Dawn?

Image result for tower of dawnSooo the title is a question but I’ve kind of already decided the answer?

Kingdom of Ash is going to be out in less than 3 weeks now and I better get my act together now if I want to read it, so I had to really think about it, do a bunch of research, and now I’ve (sort of) reached a conclusion… please let me know what you think, though!

I’m going to be really honest, the main thing keeping me from completing this series is the heavy romance which is just… really heavy. Even though I do skip it when it pops up.

But then I’ve got to thinking. Well, is that the only thing? Yes, it is. So what’s good about this series, then? Why have I liked it so much to read until Empire of Storms? Continue reading “Should I Read Tower of Dawn?”

first-impressions, YA fantasy

First-Impressions: Heartless


I dove into this book after losing interest in Geekerella, and decided to give this a try despite the fact that it was said to have a lot of romance in it (I checked the sexual content, and it wasn’t anything unskippable) and because it’s by Marissa Meyer and it’s had such good ratings, and it was available on OverDrive, so I thought, why not.

I was so shocked with how the story actually turned out to be (from the first few chapters). Literally. I hadn’t actually read the synopsis in a while so I had kind of forgotten what the story was about – but I thought it was about the princess becoming a Queen. it is nothing like that!! Continue reading “First-Impressions: Heartless”

Book Reviews, YA fantasy

Flame in the Mist

Image result for flame in the mistTitle: Flame in the Mist

Author: Renée Ahdieh

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This review is shamefully overdue – but better now than never, right? Check out my first-impressions post of this, to see my initial thoughts.

My number one piece of advice for you if you haven’t read this yet is don’t read anymore about it because the more unexpected the read is, the better it will be.

At least that’s how it was in my case. Like with Heartless, I went in thinking this was one thing because I hadn’t read the synopsis in ages, and then was pleasantly shocked when I realised it was completely different.  Continue reading “Flame in the Mist”