The Order Of The Pure Moon Reflected In Water by Zen Cho

The first time I heard about this book, was in several book vlogs on YouTube. The cover was phenomenal and the premise seemed promising. I knew this was a novella before I downloaded it on my kindle. And that’s the thing – you always expect novellas to pack a punch as they have to make…

The Bookshop On The Corner by Jenny Colgan

I’m so glad I read this, albeit an ebook version. I wish I did end up getting a paperback of this. It’s a book I will re-read and cherish for life, and recommend to anyone looking for a pick-me-up and know-yourself-better read.

What is it about smut that draws all of us back again, and again?

Being readers, the outside-in view of us is quite skewed. People think we’re intellectuals (often also straight-up called ‘boring’) who don’t really understand socializing. I can speak for myself here, for sure. People are weird, considering them thinking I only read some out-of-the-world books with philosophical and some scholarly discussions that I may be having…

All The Murmuring Bones by A. G. Slatter

Miren O’Malley is a young girl living in an isolated, mysterious town of Breakwater. Once her family passes away, she travels to find answers about her parents who abandoned her as a child. However, the whole story has gothic fiction & supernatural creations so normalised. It makes things only better cuz it’s based jn Ireland….

Only When It’s Us by Chloe Liese

I needed something rather light and relaxed and this was it. Plus, the book had representation too. the male protagonist is partially deaf and yet the story remains so beautiful. I’ve not written a blog in such a long while I honestly feel like what is even the point of paying a bomb to maintain…

The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey.

I knew bare minimal about this book when I began – post-apocalyptic horror where humanity has been reduced to dust. A girl called Melanie goes to school, strapped to a wheelchair, lives in a cell within a Bunker in the middle of nowhere. All the kids in her class are strapped the same way where…

Radiance by Grace Draven

I get why bookstagram has been raving about Radiance. It. Is. Magical. And I literally am writing this Just after finishing the Epilogue. I’m mushy and I have goosebumps too.World building aside, the friends-to-lovers trope is what hooked me right from the first page. Human woman Ildiko is married off to Kai prince (not human…

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

This was such a fun book! I love retellings but don’t opt for them often cuz there might not be enough justice done to the story or it sometimes feels like the original may get tarnished cuz of how the characters are treated in a retelling. In case of Cinder, BRILLIANT work! Cinderella as a…

The Simoquin Prophecies by Samit Basu

My Rating – 4/5 Imagine all the high fantasy/fiction/mythological story reference woven together for a story that’s an entirely different entity of a story in itself. That’s Simoquin Prophecies for you. Took me a while to finish this, but honestly it was worth savouring. The book is fresh and original and yet spoofs practically every…