these violent delights by chloe gong, ya fantasy, authors of colour, romeo and juliet retelling, book reviews, new books, book blogger, bookstagram

These Violent Delights By Chloe Gong: Book Review

These Violent Delights is a YA fantasy retelling of Romeo and Juliet set in 1920s Shanghai. Honestly one of my most anticipated reads of 2020 and I am so grateful that Hodder & Stoughton sent me a physical ARC to review – all opinions are my own! Introduction To These Violent Delights A blood feud between two gangs – Scarlets and White Flowers. Juliette and … Continue reading These Violent Delights By Chloe Gong: Book Review

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Maddy’s Mini Reviews Monday: Literary Books Edition

Round two of Maddy’s reviews! This week it’s literary books mini reviews. We’ve got some contemporary, some dark academia, realistic fiction (ish) and non fiction! I couldn’t think of a genre to fit them all so hopefully literary counts? Literary Books Mini Reviews If you’d like to read my last edition of Maddy’s Mini Reviews, then click here (it was fantasy edition)! Honestly the books … Continue reading Maddy’s Mini Reviews Monday: Literary Books Edition

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Maddy’s Mini Reviews Monday: Fantasy Books Edition

Welcome to the start of my new series: Maddy’s Mini Reviews Monday! We’re starting off with the fantasy books mini reviews and next week a new genre of reviews shall be published! I started this series as honestly reviews were seriously becoming a task I felt that I could never complete becuase I was just so behind. So mini reviews were my answers, short, snappy, … Continue reading Maddy’s Mini Reviews Monday: Fantasy Books Edition

A Deadly Education By Naomi Novik, YA fantasy, book review, book blogger, own voices review

A Deadly Education By Naomi Novik: Book Review

A Deadly Education is a YA fantasy and its the first of a trilogy. There has been controversies around Novik’s latest novel, I was even tempted to not review this book. However, considering I received an arc and I was so grateful for it at the time, I figured I’d review it. Also, I’m known for advocating for diverse books and especially for Asian characters. … Continue reading A Deadly Education By Naomi Novik: Book Review

Punching The Air, Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salam, Book Review, Books By Black Authors, Blog Tour, Own Voices Books, Goodreads, Book Blogger

Punching The Air By Ibi Zoboi And Yusef Salaam: Book Review

Punching The Air is a powerful YA book written in verse about a black boy who’s wrongfully incarcerated. I received a free copy of this book because I am a part of the #PunchingTheAirTour , however all opinions and thoughts are not biased! Introduction To Punching The Air Amal Shahid has a bright future ahead of him, yet despite being in a diverse art school, … Continue reading Punching The Air By Ibi Zoboi And Yusef Salaam: Book Review

you should see me in a crown by leah johnson, contemporary books book blogger, goodreads, black lives matter, books by black authors

You Should See Me In A Crown By Leah Johnson: Audiobook Review

You Should See Me In A Crown is a f/f romance contemporary. There’s drama, friendship, racism and homophobia involved in this prom themed story. Warning, trigger warnings may contain spoilers: trigger warnings: death of a parent (off-page), loved ones with chronic illness, racism, homophobia, bullying, illness, mental illness (panic and anxiety attacks), vomiting Introduction To You Should See Me In A Crown Liz Lighty has never … Continue reading You Should See Me In A Crown By Leah Johnson: Audiobook Review

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My Sister, The Serial Killer By Oyinkan Braithwaite

My Sister, The Serial Killer is a short thriller with interesting dynamics with relationships! Introduction To My Sister, The Serial Killer Korede’s sister Ayoola is a serial killer and Korede will do anything for her because family comes first. Even if she is a psychopath. This novel discusses society’s expectations, sisterhood and childhood traumas. It’s an intriguing concept and proved to keep me hooked as … Continue reading My Sister, The Serial Killer By Oyinkan Braithwaite

the poet x by elizabeth acevedo, poetry books, contemporary books, coming of age, diverse books, own voices books, goodreads, book blogger, bookstagrammer

The Poet X By Elizabeth Acevedo: Book Review

Poet X is a heart-wrenching novel filled with slam poetry and exploring matters such a religion, culture, femininity, harassment and more. For a debut novel, The Poet X is fantastic and I’ll hold it close to my heart. Introduction To The Poet X Xiomara Batista feels trapped and unheard in Harlem. But she refuses to be silent and pours her heart and soul into her … Continue reading The Poet X By Elizabeth Acevedo: Book Review

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Party Of Two By Jasmine Guillory: Book Review

Party Of Two By Jasmine Guillory talks of politics, race, relationships and lots of cake. I really enjoyed this book and I definitely prefer it to Jasmine Guillory’s book, The Wedding Party (read my review here). I’d like to thank Netgalley for providing me with an e-arc of this book, all opinions and thoughts are honest and not biased! Introduction To Party Of Two Olivia … Continue reading Party Of Two By Jasmine Guillory: Book Review

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The Wedding Party By Jasmine Guillory: Book Review

The Wedding Party is a romance/chick lit book! It focuses on the trope enemies to lovers, whilst also discussing other matters such as friendships, relationships and finding yourself. Introduction To The Wedding Party Maddie and Theo are best friends with Alexa. Although that doesn’t mean the two of them are the best of friends too. But it’s clear they’re attracted to each other and with … Continue reading The Wedding Party By Jasmine Guillory: Book Review