Double Review: The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman & Descendant of the Crane by Joan He | The Sci-Fi and the Fantasy: Two Beautiful, Twisty and Thoughtful YA Novels

Hello friends! How is July going for you?

For me, after school break in June, it has been such a hectic period loaded with so many projects and academic work. So I apologise for my inactivity and late coming to posts, give me a while to catch up (before I disappear again because of another busy period ah)! However, that being said it has been wonderful to find reprieve in books and I’m truly heartened to share about two beautiful, twisty and thoughtful YA novels that I enjoyed this month!

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Blog Tour: Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim | A YA Fantasy Retelling of Curses, of Cranes, of Family, and of Hope 🦢

Hello friends!! Today’s post is a very special one, at least for me, I’m bringing to you my blog tour stop of Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim which was one of my most anticipated releases of this year, and it definitely did live up to my expectations! It comes out tomorrow (6th July) so I hope you’re excited! Thank you to TBR and Beyond Tours for organising the blog tour as well as selecting me to participate, you can click the tour banner below to view the schedule and follow along!

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JUNE WRAP UP | My first Five Star Read of the year – New favourite series incoming! (no prizes for guessing)

Hello friends! Hope you all had a lovely June though ah it’s already about mid year where has time gone? Ignores the fact that I question time Every. Single. Wrap up.

For me with school break June was definitely a more restful month though I still had so much studying and projects to be done, and I’m thrilled to report that I’ve managed to catch up on my Goodreads Reading Challenge of 60 books. June was a month filled with many anticipated reads and they did not disappoint, and it also granted me my very first five star read of the year and I couldn’t have been more happy with what it was.

Enough rambling, let’s talk books, blogging & life!

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Double Review: Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim & We Are Not Free by Traci Chee | A Whimsical, Fantasy Mulan Retelling & A Poignant Yet Heartfelt WW2 Novel That Touches On Discrimination and Identity

Hello friends! Today’s post is a double review of two books I’ve enjoyed, Spin the Dawn and We Are Not Free, the first being a whimsical Mulan retelling that was lovely but fell a little flat, and the latter being a poignant yet heartfelt WW2 novel touching on important themes that also caused me to bawl my eyeballs out.

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Review: Admonition by Kathryn Amurra | A lovely Historical Romance set in Ancient Rome with Slow Burn & Prophecies!

Hello everyone!

Ah ‘simple’ romances are usually a hit or miss for me, and today I’m bringing you my review of Admonition, a short but sweet historical romance that was definitely a hit. Today (5 June) is Admotion’s book birthday (welcome to the world!) so go show it some love!

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Review: Skyhunter by Marie Lu | A YA Sci-Fi that is brutal yet brims with hope, a testament to Marie Lu’s storytelling magic

Marie Lu? The author who nurtured the deeply flawed but compelling Adelina Amouteru? And the one who brought to life the tenacious, rainbow-haired hacker Emika Chen? Yes, yes and yes. She’s also now the one who planted the seedling of Talin Kanami, our protagonist of Skyhunter in the world.

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Blog Tour: The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He | a melancholic and moving tale of sisters, climate change and humanity 🌊 [Review + Giveaway]

Hello friends!! Today, I’m incredibly excited to bring to you a blog tour of one of my most anticipated releases for this year: The Ones We’re Meant to Find, and am pleased to announce that it did not disappoint. It truly struck a chord with me, at its core, a commentary on climate change, technology, the complexity of human nature, sisters and acceptance.

Thank you to TBR and Beyond Tours for organising this book tour and selecting me as a tour host!

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Review: The Outlands by Tyler Edwards | Found Family and a Resonant MC Personal Voice packed into a Dystopia

Hello friends! I’m yet again breaking my hiatus to bring to you a review of this short dystopia that I enjoyed :”). Life’s been truly hectic and demanding this season, give me time to get back to comments and posts, but do let me know how you all are doing okay!

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Blog Tour: The Half-Orphan’s Handbook by Joan F. Smith | a balanced, sensitive and nuanced debut on grief and loss [Review + INTL Giveaway]

Hello everyone! Long time no see! Ah yes I have been absent for quite a while, I don’t know when I’ll be fully active in blogging and interacting, though I do have another blog tour for next month I’m incredibly excited for.

Anyway, today I’m taking a mini hiatus from my hiatus with my tour stop for The Half Orphan’s Handbook by Joan F. Smith, hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. It is a balanced, sensitive and nuanced debut on grief and loss that I resonated so deeply with it, and I truly hope that through today’s review you all will be convinced go pick it up!

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FEBRUARY & MARCH WRAP UP | In which I disappeared from the face of the blogosphere

Hello everyone, happy end-March!

I’ve become more and more convinced that time is a social construct, that it doesn’t exist, as two months off the blogosphere just flew by in a series of hectic schedules and crazy workloads.

Thankfully, things have eased a little (or rather I hope) and I’m popping back here to share with you all about these past 2 months, where I didn’t read much (I’m a couple of books behind my GR goal, yikes!) got to some priority TBR reads and found favourites in them!

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