Charming As A Verb by Ben Philippe (Book Tour: Review + Excerpt)

YA Contemporary | Henri “Halti” Haltiwanger can charm just about anyone. He is a star debater and popular student at the prestigious FATE academy, the dutiful first-generation Haitian son, and the trusted dog walker for his wealthy New York City neighbors. But his easy smiles mask a burning ambition to attend his dream college, Columbia University.

Plague Land by Alex Scarrow (Book Review)

YA Post-Apocalyptic ◆ Imagine a plague that wants to do more than just kill you…

Leon and his younger sister, Grace, have recently moved to London from New York and are struggling to settle into their new school when rumors of an unidentified plague in Africa begin to fill the news. Within a week, the virus hits London. The siblings witness people turning to liquid before their eyes, and they run for their lives.

A month after touching Earth's atmosphere, the virus has wiped out most of the population. Desperate to stay alive, Leon and Grace are reluctantly taken in by a tight-knit group of survivors. But as they struggle to win their trust, the siblings realize that the virus isn't their only enemy, and survival is just the first step…

All Our Worst Ideas by Vicky Skinner (Book Review)

YA Contemporary Romance ◆ When Amy, on her way to becoming valedictorian of her graduating class and getting accepted to her dream school, gets dumped by her long-term boyfriend, she takes a job at a record store to ease the pain. She needs a distraction, badly.

Oliver, Amy’s record store co-worker, isn’t so sure about Amy―his complete opposite―but what he is sure of is his decision not to go to college. He just can’t figure out how to tell his mother.

As they work late-night shifts at the record store, Amy and Oliver become friends and then confidantes and then something more, but when Amy has a hard time letting go of what she thought was her perfect future with her ex, she risks losing the future she didn’t even know she wanted with Oliver...

The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyed-Jones (Book Review)

Book Blurb:Seventeen-year-old Aderyn only cares about two things: her family and her family's graveyard. And right now, both are in dire straits. Since the death of their parents, Ryn and her siblings have been scraping together a meager existence as gravediggers in the remote village of Colbren, which sits at the foot of a harsh... Continue Reading →

All These Monsters by Amy Tintera (Book Review)

Book Blurb:Seventeen-year-old Clara is ready to fight back. Fight back against her abusive father, fight back against the only life she’s ever known, and most of all, fight back against scrabs, the earth-dwelling monsters that are currently ravaging the world. So when an opportunity arises for Clara to join an international monster-fighting squad, she jumps... Continue Reading →

Hello, again.

Hi, everyone! I took some time off from book blogging because things offline got busy, and I was feeling overwhelmed and burnt out from constantly reading. The pace that I needed to be going due to all the ARC backlog was a mounting pressure and, counter-productively, the feeling of not wanting to read kicked in... Continue Reading →

12 ARCs I wish I got in 2018

When I look back on the ARCs I was declined for I realize that I'm not that bummed out after the initial let down has long worn off. Though some of these are ARCs I missed the requesting window for. I'm thankful to some of the publishers for not approving because I have enough ARCs as it... Continue Reading →

Summer TBR Wipeout: Wrap Up Post

We're at the finishing line, peeps! As some of you already know, I was hampered down with moving back to China(this time another bustling city: Guang Zhou!) and since I'm a mood-reader I wasn't feeling like reading the ARCs on my schedule. Summer TBR Challenge 2018 Previous Posts: Intro post Update Post #1 Update Post... Continue Reading →

Tea Tuesday #7: Eid, Edelweiss and Life Goals

Life this week Eid this year fell on the weekend. It's the 1 to 3-day festival Muslims celebrate after a month of intermittent fasting. Usually, my family doesn't celebrate it with much fanfare as it's just us but this year we decided we'd put more emphasis on celebrating it, while still keeping it casual. Originally,... Continue Reading →

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