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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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: 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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Double Review: The Sixth Gate by K.T. Munson & A Touch of Death by Rebecca Crunden

Hello everyone! I’m temporarily back from ghosting the blogosphere to share with you about these two books. I’ve evidently been busy and hope to stick to a schedule + read all your posts soon, thank you for sticking around! For now, I’m trying a different, more relaxed, bullet-point format with today’s reviews that I’ve seen many bloggers adopt, do let me know how it goes. 🤗

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Blog Tour: We Are the Fire by Sam Taylor [Review + INTL Giveaway!] | the book compared to An Ember in the Ashes but flopped

Hello everyone! Today I’m bringing to you my stop of the blog tour for We Are the Fire by Sam Taylor, a book that was compared to one of my all time favourite series: An Ember in the Ashes. *dramatic music*

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Blog Tour: The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna | A raw, fiercely feminist YA fantasy filled with soul 💫

Hello everyone, and also a very happy 2nd day of the Lunar New Year! Today, I’m here to persuade, convince and urge YOU to pick up this raw, fiercely feminist YA fantasy novel filled with SO. MUCH. SOUL, with my favourite quotes littered throughout. Thank you so much to TBR and Beyond Tours for organising this blog tour.

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Review: A Druids Tale by A.J. Thornton | A YA Fantasy based on Celtic Legends

Honestly speaking, this was one of those books that took me a LONG time to formulate my thoughts with how I was in two minds about nearly every aspect, but I enjoyed it immensely.

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Review: These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong | A Brutal, Atmospheric and Kick-ass Romeo and Juliet Retelling set in 1920s Shanghai 🐉

A Romeo and Juliet retelling set in 1920s Shanghai, whilst a monster rages across the city with a complex enemies to lovers to enemies to lovers that employs such atmospheric writing? Y’all were right, These Violent Delights is utter brilliance. And help me while I sob and go on a rampage till November when Our Violent Ends comes out.

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ARC Review: The Word Trove by Elias Vorpahl | A Pun-Filled Love Letter to Language

Wow, this was such a beautiful and whimsical book with humour that made me smile so much!!

First off, a huge thank you to Netgalley and Iron Bird publishing for an ARC of The Word Trove! (yes, I got my very first arc!)

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