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: 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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Review: These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong | A Brutal, Atmospheric and Kick-ass Romeo and Juliet Retelling set in 1920s Shanghai ๐Ÿ‰

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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Review: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig | Did it really deserve to be crowned the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards Winner? ๐Ÿ“š

You know there are those few books you finish in a blur with a kind of quiet peace in your heart? Those that take a while to sink in and realise how beautiful it was? The Midnight Library was one of those books.

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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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Review: A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir [An Ember in the Ashes #2] | A Compelling Sequel Edging Towards the Dark Side

Second books in series were never my thing, I mean come on, the infamous “second-book syndrome” is a real problem, where various middle books in series were essentially just extensions and filler books. Typically, only introductions or finales manage to engage and amaze, that is until I met A Torch Against the Night.

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Review: Unlocked by Shannon Messenger [KOTLC #8.5] || ๐Ÿฆ„ I AM SCREAMING BECAUSE SHANNON HAS DONE IT AGAIN (aka please bury me till nov. 2021)

Warning: this review was literally written 5 minutes after I finished Unlocked so there is a LOT of screaming and raving and it is messy and incoherent but I hope you will read it anyway.

(to make it clear, this review does not contain spoilers for any of Unlocked or any previous KOTLC books so if you haven’t read the series, this review is safe – just don’t read the blurb of the book)

(There were was supposed to be another post today but I just finished Unlocked and THIS REVIEW CANNOT WAIT – even if it’s 90% screaming in agony)

As the title goes, SHANNON HAS DONE IT AGAIN AND I AM SCREAMING BECAUSE I AM NOT OKAY AND NEED TO POSSESS TIME TRAVELLING SKILLS BECAUSE *deep breath*

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Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab | A slow yet sonorous and reflective historical fantasy with a unique premise

“And no matter how desperate or dire, never pray to the gods that answer after dark.”

*proceeds to publish a review no one needed because there are a ton of nuanced ones but doesn’t care because she HAS to talk about it*

I think that The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is without a doubt one of the most hyped-up books of this year… if not the most. Everyone has been gushing about it though there is a bit of criticism sprinkled here and there. Of course, I had to jump on the bandwagon and experience Addie’s story for myself.

I’m eternally grateful that I did. And I know proudly join the crowd of Addie lovers.

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Review: Geekerella by Ashley Poston | A Sweet, Fluffy Yet Resonant Love Letter to Fandom

โ€œLook to the stars. Aim. Ignite.โ€

I’ve finally unleashed my true fangirl side in Geekerella.

Honestly, I was pretty skeptical, and wasn’t expecting much upon going in. I have read my fair share of Cinderella retellings and it does get repetitive over time, thus I was wondering if Geekerella would spice things up. And it did and took me aback.

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Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys | A Well Thought-Out War Novel that Failed to Emote

As an avid historical fiction fan, people have always been recommending me Ruta Sepetys books. And now I have finally experienced one.

Honestly, I have no idea how to feel about this one. I went in with high expectations of it being a haunting and emotional book. I came out with a bit of a mash-up. There are many aspects of it I love and many that were lacking in.

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