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…

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…

Book Review: The Deepest Breath

Book Review: The Deepest Breath The Deepest Breath Written by Meg Grehan 180 pages Published by Little Island Books Publication date: 9th May 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Stevie is eleven and loves reading and sea-creatures. She lives with her mum, and she’s been best friends with Andrew since forever. Stevie’s mum teases her that someday…

Mini-Reviews: Clockwork

Mini-Reviews: Clockwork   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…

Library Loot: Invisible Women, Peer Pressure and Folklore

Library Loot: Invisible Women, Peer Pressure and Folklore Libraries are amazing. I am still dumbfounded by the level of service that they offer, almost completely for free! Even the charges that exist are nominal and there is something about a library that inherently makes it a comfortable, welcoming place to be. I love libraries and…

Waiting on Wednesday: Gumiho/Wicked Fox

Waiting on Wednesday: Gumiho/ Wicked Fox Gumiho / Wicked Fox Written by Kat Cho 432 pages Published by GP Putnam’s Sons / Penguin LCC Publication date: 25th June 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): A fresh and addictive fantasy-romance set in modern-day Seoul. Eighteen-year-old Gu Miyoung has a secret–she’s a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who must devour…

Book Review: House Without Walls

Book Review: House Without Walls House Without Walls Written by Ching Yeung Russell 128 pages Published by Yellow Jacket (Little Bee Books) Publication date: 4th June 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): For most people, home is a place with four walls. It’s a place to eat, sleep, rest, and live. For a refugee, the concept of…

Book Review: Nocturna

Book Review: Nocturna Nocturna (A Forgery of Magic #1) Written by Maya Montayne 480 pages Published by Hodder and Stoughton Publication date: 2nd May 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Set in a Latinx-inspired world, a face-changing thief and a risk-taking prince must team up to defeat a powerful evil they accidentally unleashed. To Finn Voy, magic…

Books about Refugees

Books About Refugees   World Refugee Day is held on 20th June around the world. Today (11th June) is also Empathy Day. What better day to share this list? In the U.K. Refugee Week is held around this time in order to celebrate the contribution that refugees have made to the U.K. and to help…

Cover Reveal: Harley in the Sky

Cover Reveal: Harley in the Sky Harley in the Sky Written by Akemi Dawn Bowman ? pages Published by Simon Pulse Publication date: 10th March 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): The first novel follows a multiracial teenage girl who dreams of quitting school to become a trapeze artist in her parents’ Las Vegas circus, against their wishes,…

Library Loot: Society, Magic and Warriors

Library Loot: Society, Magic and Warriors This week has been half-term so I have been to my local library twice and the library in the next town across once…what can I say? I love my libraries! My local librarians commented on how ‘active’ I have been with making reservations…so many great books that I need…

Mini-Reviews: Girls in Politics

Mini-Reviews: Girls in Politics 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…