Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea | a review

When an unidentified “monster” threatens international shipping, French oceanographer Pierre Aronnax and his unflappable assistant Conseil join an expedition organized by the US Navy to hunt down and destroy the menace. After months of fruitless searching, they finally grapple with their quarry, but Aronnax, Conseil, and the brash Canadian harpooner Ned Land are thrown overboard… Continue reading Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea | a review

Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim | a review

Shiori, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret. Forbidden magic runs through her veins. Normally she conceals it well, but on the morning of her betrothal ceremony, Shiori loses control. At first, her mistake seems like a stroke of luck, forestalling the wedding she never wanted, but it also catches the attention of Raikama,… Continue reading Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim | a review

Book review: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

From Brandon Sanderson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, the Stormlight Archive, and the internationally bestselling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war with an alien race called the Krell. Spensa’s… Continue reading Book review: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Loveless by Alice Oseman // messy teens, Shakespeare and shenanigans – aka the book currently owning my heart

This is my first Alice Oseman book, peeps, and I'm so happy to say it won't be the last. Read on if you want to know my thoughts! Disclaimer: this review is spoiler free. Synopsis It was all sinking in. I’d never had a crush on anyone. No boys, no girls, not a single person… Continue reading Loveless by Alice Oseman // messy teens, Shakespeare and shenanigans – aka the book currently owning my heart

Book review: Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo

Maybe I shouldn't keep monthly TBRs because, as it turned out, I am awfully bad at following them through. So instead of Red Queen and The Hate U Give I went on and read the King of Scars duology. I initially wanted to review King of Scars as well, given how much I liked it,… Continue reading Book review: Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo

Book review: These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong // Romeo and Juliet with gangs, guns and a monster

If I were to tell the premise of this book in one sentence, it would be : a retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliette set in 1920's Shanghai. How cool is that? Disclaimer: this review is spoiler free. Synopsis The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery.A blood feud between two… Continue reading Book review: These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong // Romeo and Juliet with gangs, guns and a monster

Series review | Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom

Hi guys! I might have mentioned on this blog that I read these two books this month. There's quite a lot I liked about this series, and some that I didn't, so I decided to review it! (I suck at reviews, so bear with me). I will try to keep this as much spoiler free… Continue reading Series review | Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom

Book review: Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala // a memoir of life after the tsunami

About the book Title: Wave Author: Sonali Deraniyagala Genre: Memoir On the morning of December 26, 2004, on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Sonali Deraniyagala lost her parents, her husband, and her two young sons in the tsunami she miraculously survived. In this brave and searingly frank memoir, she describes those first horrifying moments… Continue reading Book review: Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala // a memoir of life after the tsunami

Book review + moodboard: My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

Warning: I'm about to shower you with quotes. Synopsis Sometimes it's pretty hard to tell them apart...my family and the animals, that is. I don't know why my brothers and sister complain so much. With snakes in the bath and scorpions in the lunch table, our house, on the island of Corfu, is a bit… Continue reading Book review + moodboard: My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell