Waiting on Wednesday: The Ten Thousand Doors of January

Waiting on Wednesday: The Ten Thousand Doors of January The Ten Thousand Doors of January Written by Alix E. Harrow 384 pages Published by Orbit Publication date: 10th September 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): In the early 1900s, a young woman searches for her place in the world and the mystery behind a magical door in…

Year of the Asian Readathon – Halfway through progress check!

Year of the Asian Readathon – halfway through progress check!   So, way back in January I signed up to this readathon for three reasons: I believe that we should all be reading more diverse books #weneeddiversebooks I have lived in several countries in East Asia (China, Japan, Vietnam) and speak the languages too. I…

Waiting on Wednesday: The Taste of Rain

Waiting on Wednesday: The Taste of Rain The Taste of Rain Written by Monique Polak 224 pages Published by Orca Book Publishers Publication date: 3rd September 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): It is 1945, and thirteen-year-old Gwendolyn has been a prisoner at the Weihsien Internment Camp in northern China for nearly two and a half years….

Book Spotlight: Blastaway! (+ Giveaway)

Book Spotlight: Blastaway! Last year I shared a cover reveal for this fun-sounding middle-grade science-fiction book and now I’m here to let you know that it is finally available! The author describes it as ‘Home Alone in space, with pirates and mutants.’ If that doesn’t make you ant to read it, what will?! I am…

Mini-Reviews: Female Pilots

Mini-Reviews: Female Pilots   When I have the choice between reading another book or reviewing the one I have just read, I usually choose to read another one. As much as I adore shouting about books on my blog, reading is, after all, my first love! Therefore, I have decided to do some mini-review posts…

Six for Sunday: Sunshine!

Six for Sunday: Books with Sunshine on the Cover This was a tricky prompt, as always recently! I always find it tricky to think of books with specific types of cover, but I do think that this prompt is perfect for today as the sun has finally broken through the clouds and we have been…

Book Review: Spin the Dawn

Book Review: Spin the Dawn Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1) Written by Elizabeth Lim 400 pages Published by Knopf Publication date: 9th July 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Project Runway meets Mulan in this sweeping YA fantasy about a young girl who poses as a boy to compete for the role of imperial…

Waiting on Wednesday: The Kingdom

Waiting on Wednesday: The Kingdom The Kingdom Written by Jess Rothenberg 464 pages Published by Pan Macmillan Publication date: 11th July 2019 Summary (from Goodreads🙂 Welcome to the Kingdom… where ‘Happily Ever After’ isn’t just a promise, but a rule. Glimmering like a jewel behind its gateway, The Kingdomâ„¢ is an immersive fantasy theme park…

June Round-Up

June Round-Up June has, as always, been a jam-packed month although it doesn’t feel like it has flown by quite as quickly as some previous months…still, here we are, halfway through 2019 which seems a bit surreal! Now seems like a good time to take stock and see if I’ve actually managed to make a…

Mini Reviews: Circus

Mini-Reviews: Circus When I have the choice between reading another book or reviewing the one I have just read, I usually choose to read another one. As much as I adore shouting about books on my blog, reading is, after all, my first love! Therefore, I have decided to do some mini-review posts to tell…

Six for Sunday: Characters I Want To Befriend

Six for Sunday: Characters I want to befriend   This week of #SixforSunday is just as tough as some of the previous weeks. The prompt is six characters that you would want to be friends with… Last year, we did a similar prompt asking us to think of characters who would make good best friends,…

Library Loot: Mysterious Boys, Rain and Wellington Boots

Library Loot: Mysterious Boys, Rain and Wellington Boots     I have read so many books that I might not otherwise have had the opportunity to access, all thanks to libraries. I have been an avid reader and user of libraries for as long as I can remember and visited at least once, if not…