Waiting On Wednesday #19

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…

Title: Timekeeper 25760792

Author: Tara Sim

Publisher: Sky Pony Press

Publication Date: 8th of November 2016


In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely.

It’s a truth that seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny Hart knows all too well; his father has been trapped in a Stopped town east of London for three years. Though Danny is a prodigy who can repair not only clockwork, but the very fabric of time, his fixation with staging a rescue is quickly becoming a concern to his superiors.

And so they assign him to Enfield, a town where the tower seems to be forever plagued with problems. Danny’s new apprentice both annoys and intrigues him, and though the boy is eager to work, he maintains a secretive distance. Danny soon discovers why: he is the tower’s clock spirit, a mythical being that oversees Enfield’s time. Though the boys are drawn together by their loneliness, Danny knows falling in love with a clock spirit is forbidden, and means risking everything he’s fought to achieve.

But when a series of bombings at nearby towers threaten to Stop more cities, Danny must race to prevent Enfield from becoming the next target or he’ll not only lose his father, but the boy he loves, forever.


What books are you anticipating this week?


Rapid Fire Book Tag

Hey Everyone!

I found this tag on Thrice Read and since my life is really busy and I have very little time to post, I thought it would be the perfect post to do. Since this is called the Rapid Fire Book Tag, all my answers are going to be short and sweet.

So, without further a do, lets get onto the questions!

E-book or Physical book?

Definitly physical books.

Paperback or Hardback?

I love hardbacks! I’m one of those peolpe who find them way easier to read, plus they look gorgoeus.

Online or In-Store Book Shopping?

I love online book shopping. My favourite thing is when you come home from a long, tiring day and there’s a package waiting for you at home.

Trilogies or Series?

I prefer series. I love the journey that you can take over a number of books. Sommetimes a trilogy is way too short.

Heroes or Villains?

Both. I love heros like most people but some villains are really fasinating.

A Book You Want Everyone To Read?

Akarnae by Lynette Noni. I was going to say any Sarah J. Maas books but Akarnae is really underrated and I just want evryone to read it!

Recommend an Underrated Author?

Once again, my answer is going to be Lynette Noni. She is such an increbile author and it makes me sad to think about how underrated she is.

The Last Book You Finished?

I just finished my re-read of The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. I’m almost finished The Son of Neptune.

Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?

I don’t tend to use weird things as bookmarks. I have a container full of bookmarks at home so I never begin a book with a bookmark. I also have bookmarks in my bag when I leave my house and bookmarks in my locker at school. I am always prepared.

Used Books: Yes or No?


Top Three Favorite Genres?

Fantasy, Sci-fi and mystery. I would say young adult but when I say my favourite genres, I combine both young adult and adult books within a genre if that makes sense.

Borrow or Buy?

Buy. I have been trying to borrow more books from libraries recently but instead I have been left with a list of books that I enjoyed so much that I really want to buy them. I’m going to stick with buying from now on.

Character or Plot?

A bit of both. I can’t enjoy a book if the plot is horrible but the characters are great and I can’t enjoy a book if the plot is great but I don’t like the characters.

Long or Short Books?


Name The First Three Books You Think Of

A Court of Misty and Fury

Son of Neptune (I am currently listening to the audiobook)

Crown of Midnight.

Books That Make You Laugh or Cry?

I do prefer books that will make me laugh but in all honesty, I am a sucker for books that will make me cry.

Our World or Fictional Worlds?

Definitely fictional worlds. The reason why I love reading is because I am able to escape this world. Contemporaries are too close to home so I tend to avoid them.

Audiobooks: Yes or No?

I used to hate them but recently I began listening to the Hero’s of Olympus series and I am really enjoying it! I am still undecided on whether I fully love them but I do want to continue listening to them so I will say yes at this current moment.

Do You Ever Judge a Book by it’s Cover?

I definitely do. If I am at a bookstore, I only really look at the covers or spines that stand out to me. Book covers are made to make an impression on us before we read the book so of course it is normal to judge a book by it’s cover. I’m not ashamed to say that I do. I don’t however buy books based on their cover but it will influence whether I look at the book or not.

Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?

I prefer book to movie. While they may not include everything, I feel like tv shows stray from the plot of the book to create more seasons for the tv show.

A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book?

The Fault in our Stars. I don’t like the movie but I was able to watch the entire thing, unlike the book which I dnfed.

Series or Standalone’s?

I really enjoy series. I find it difficult to enjoy standalones since so usually so much will happen in the book and the character development isn’t as good as those in series since there isn’t as much time to do so. I’m sure there are some amazing standalone books with great character development but I just prefer series.

I tag the following blogs:

  1. Emily @ The Bookish Lounge
  2. Lola @ Hit or Miss Books
  3. Melissa @ Book Nerd Momo
  4. Rhiannon @ Fire to the Poppies

Sorry I tagged you and you’ve already done this tag. You can just ignore it. If I didn’t tag you but you want to do this tag, consider yourself tagged!

Thank you so much for reaing this post. I apoligise that I havent been posting as much lately. I have very little time to spend on here, let alone write a post. I am hoping that in the coming week, I will have a special review, giveaway and author interview up.

I hope you all have a wonderful week! I shall talk to you all on my next post.



Waiting on Wednesday #18

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…

Title: Scythe28954189

Author: Neal Shusterman

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 22nd of November 2016


In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional reapers (“scythes”). Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythe’s apprentices, and—despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation—they must learn the art of killing and come to understand the necessity of what they do.

Only one of them will be chosen as a scythe’s apprentice. And when it becomes clear that the winning apprentice’s first task will be to glean the loser, Citra and Rowan are pitted against one another in a fight for their lives.

What books are you anticipating this week?


Real Neat Blog Award


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Hey Everyone!

I’ve been nominated for another blogger award🙂 A huge thank you to Lara @ The Heathen for nominating me for this award!


  • Thank and link the blogger that nominated you.
  • Answer the 7 questions that the nomination has provided you.
  • Create 7 questions for your nominees.
  • Nominate 7 other bloggers.



1. Coffee or Tea?

I definitely prefer tea. I can’t stand the bitter taste of coffee.

2. Laptop or Smartphone?

It really depends. I prefer using my laptop for writing, whether it be my blog posts or the books that I am working on. I don’t really use my phone often since I have a tablet which I use for a large amount of things.

3. Hot or Cold?

Um, I’m assuming that we are talking about weather in this case. I prefer cold weather most of the time. I do like the occasional hot day because I do like going to the beach or pool but I prefer cold days because I love being able to snuggle up with a blanket and a cup of tea as I read.

4. Short or Long?

Hmm, these questions are kind of vague. I’m guessing this is about hair or something like that. This question is probably really obvious but I’m not feeling well so nothing is really making sense at the moment. If this is about hair then I would say short.

5. Apple or Orange?

Definitely apples. I recently got my braces off in June and after three years of not being able to eat apples, they are definitely my favourite fruit at the moment.

My Questions:

  1. What is your favourite book from 2016?
  2. Do you prefer paperback or hardcover books?
  3. How long have you been blogging for?
  4. What is your favourite genre?
  5. E-books or physical books
  6. Where is your favourite place to read?
  7. Fantasy or contemporary books?

I Nominate the Following:

  1. Hit or Miss Books
  2. Inked in Pages
  3. Fire to the Poppies
  4. Picnic Reads
  5. Book Nerd Momo
  6. Once Upon a Book Shelf
  7. The Bookish Lounge

Thank you for reading this post! I hope you are all having a wonderful week and I will talk to you all next week.



Draekora Cover Reveal Competition Entry

Hey Everyone!

Today I’m doing a post which is a bit different to what I usually post. If you have been following me for a while, you may know that Akarnae is one of my absolute favourite books and that Lynette Noni is one of my favourite authors. Over at Pantera Press, they are doing a special Draekora cover reveal competition. Since I absolutely love this series, I knew that I had to enter!


I really love The Medoran Chronicles. A couple of my favourite things about this series that sets it apart is the inclusion of a magical library (who doesn’t love that!), the world which Lynette created and the wonderful friendship that Alex and her friends have. I love reading the adventures that they have together and in a way, they kind of remind me of my own friends. 

I am so excited for Draekora! In all honesty, I have no idea on what to expect but I’m glad I have no idea. Not knowing what is going to happen next in a book adds to the magic of reading a book. All I really know is that I’m sure it’s going to be a truly wonderful and exciting read! On the cover, I feel like it may be purple or orange. I don’t know why I think it will be either of these but I reckon it would look incredible if it were these colours!

Thank you so much for giving us this amazing opportunity! Being able to share the cover of Draekora and receiving a signed copy of Draekora would honestly be a dream come true!

So, that’s my post for the day. If you haven’t read Akarnae, I definitely recommend that you read it asap. It is truly a wonderful book!

I hope you are all having a wonderful week and I shall talk to you all on my next post🙂


Waiting on Wednesday #17

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…

Title: The Sun Is Also a Star 28763485

Author: Nicola Yoon

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Publication Date: 1st of November 2016


Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

What books are you anticipating this week?


Sunshine Blogger Award 2.0


I’ve been nominated for another blogger award! A huge thank you to Lara over @The Heathens for nominating me! It means a lot to me that you have nominated me for multiple awards🙂

Here are the rules,


  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers to receive the award and write them 11 new questions to answer.


  1. How many books have you read this year?

    As of the 22nd of September, I have read a total of 55 books. I have read maybe a dozen novellas but I don’t count those books when it comes to the amount of books that I have read.

  2. What is your favourite genre of books?

    I love fantasy. It is kind of funny that when I was younger, my favourite genre was non-fiction. My love of fantasy grew around the time I was 15 when I was going through a difficult time. I would love being able to escape this world and to enter another.To this day, this is still one of the main reasons I love fantasy

  3. What’s your favourite past time apart from blogging?

    Reading of course. Other than that, I love singing in my free time even though I can’t sing to save my life.

  4. Who is your one true book love?

    Peeta Mellark. I remember reading The Hunger Games back in 2013 and falling in love with his character. Three years later and I still love him🙂

  5. What was the last movie you watched?

    Hmm.. I’m trying to remember. As you can tell, I don’t tend to watch a lot of movies.

  6. What was the last book you bought?

    The last book I brought was Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas. I brought the book last Friday and I have already finished it and oh my gosh that book was so good and heart breaking. I need the next book ASAP!!!!

  7. How often do you blog?

    I try to post a couple of times a week but there are times where I will only post once a day. Being in college, my life can be hectic at times so it is hard to keep a schedule to post. Most of the time I try to post whenever I can whether it be once or five times a week. However, once my summer holidays begin at the end of November, I will try to keep a schedule when it comes to blogging.

  8. Do people in your real world know that you’re a blogger?

    They don’t exactly know that I am a blogger. They know that I review books mainly because I’m always talking about the books I get in the mail and how exciting it is and they know I have a website where I post the reviews. They just don’t know the extent of what I do and the amount of social media sites I have.

  9. Do you hate the words blog and blogger?

    I do and I don’t. I do love blogging and it has had a wonderful impact on my life but due to certain bloggers, I do feel like in general, being a blogger has been associated with being a negative thing unfortunately. Because of this, I don’t always love calling myself a blogger because of these people.

  10. What’s your favourite curse word?

    I don’t swear. Growing up, swearing is something that honestly scared me and to this day I refuse to utter an sort of swear word or curse. Most people would probably think that it might be odd that someone who is nearly eighteen has not cursed once in her life but trust me when I say that I have good reasons.

  11. What’s your average reading time?

    It really depends on the book. Sometimes it can take my a couple of hours to finish a book while another book might take me three weeks to finish. It really depends on what the book is about, the length, whether I am enjoying it or not and what I am reading it for (school or recreational)



  1. Hit or Miss Books
  2. Inked in Pages
  3. Fire to the Poppies
  4. Picnic Reads
  5. Book Nerd Momo
  6. Once Upon a Book Shelf
  7. The Bookish Lounge
  8. Rattle the Stars Site
  9. Novel Gossip
  10. Hollie Ohs Book Reviews
  11. The Calico Books

If you haven’t checked out these blogs, please do so. They are all so wonderful🙂

Thank you so much for reading this post! I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I shall talk to you when I post on here next🙂


Waiting on Wednesday #16


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…

Title: Of Fire and Stars25164304

Author: Audrey Coulthurst

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Publication Date: 22nd of November 2016


Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile lands. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.

Now, Denna must learn the ways of her new home while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria’s formidable warhorses before her coronation—and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine (called Mare), sister of her betrothed.

When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two work together, each discovers there’s more to the other than she thought. Mare is surprised by Denna’s intelligence and bravery, while Denna is drawn to Mare’s independent streak. Soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.

But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms—and each other.

What books are you anticipating this week?


PS: I apologise for not posting on a regular basis. I have end of year exams coming up in November and I am currently sick with what feels like the flu😦 I promise that once it gets to December, I will be posting on a regular basis and I may even have a give-away for you all🙂

August Wrap Up!

can’t believe it’s September! This year has gone way too quickly. I mean, I only have a month and a half of my second last year of school. It’s a bit overwhelming.

Okay, so enough about school. This post is dedicated to my August wrap up. Overall it wasn’t a bad month. For the past couple of weeks, I have been on the edge of a reading slump and I’m still on the edge but hopefully I’ll be out of it soon.

During this month, I read …. books which wasn’t too bad. As for book buying, I acquired 14 books. Most of these I received in giveaways, from authors/publishers and from my wonderful mum.

Without further a do, here is my August wrap up:

Books I read this month:

A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe – 4 stars

The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis – 4 stars

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – 3  stars

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson – 4 stars

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon – 5 Stars

P.S I Like You by Kasie West – 4 stars

Four, A Divergent Story Collection by Veronica Roth – 3 stars

Books I received this month:



Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

Black by Fluer Ferris

From Authors/ Publishers:

This Song Rising by Samantha Shannon (Thank you to Bloomsbury for sending this book)

Grim Nora and The Secret of The Skull by A.M. Albaugh (Thank you to the author for sending this book)

The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova (Thank you to Keymaster Press for sending this book)

Darktown by Thomas Mullen (Thank you to the Reading Room for sending me this book)


This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Dragonfly Song by Wendy Orr

The Memory Book by Lara Avery

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas


The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine (Brought by my wonderful mum)

Super Proof 2016 from Dymocks.

This House of Grief by Helen Garner (Brought from my mum)

Under the Visible Life by Kim Echlin (Free blind book date)

So, that’s my August wrap up. It is a week late but better late than never right?

Thank you for reading this post! I hope you are all having a wonderful week and I shall talk to you on my next post : )



Waiting on Wednesday #15

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by  Jill from Breaking The Spine that shows the upcoming books that many of us are anticipating! This week, I’m waiting for…

Title: Nemesis27414431

Author: Anna Banks

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Publication Date: 4th of October 2016


The princess didn’t expect to fall in love–with her nemesis.

Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms. The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it, and his intentions to incite war force her to flee from his grasp. She escapes across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria, but her plans to hide are thwarted when she is captured and placed in the young king’s servitude.

Tarik has just taken over rulership of Theoria, and must now face a new plague sweeping through his kingdom and killing his citizens. The last thing he needs is a troublesome servant vying for his attention. But mistress Sepora will not be ignored. When the two finally meet face-to-face, they form an unlikely bond that complicates life in ways neither of them could have imagined.

Sepora’s gift could save Tarik’s kingdom from the Quiet Plague. But should she trust her growing feelings for her nemesis, or should she hide her gifts at all costs?


Which books are you anticipating this week?