Book review: I’ll be the one by Lyla Lee

(I received an eARC from Edelweiss for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

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I’ll be the one by Lyla Lee 

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance

Rating: 4/5 stars

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

Skye’s mum is fatphobic as hell and it pissed me off so much, I was so infuriated I wanted to go into the book to give her a good talking to. It was definitely really easy to root for Skye and even though I’m not really into Kpop, I’ve heard and seen idols starve themselves to be skinny. 10% into this story and I was tearing already. I also loved that it addresses the stigma not only Koreans have, but many Asians have too about weight.

I enjoyed the Kpop references (I got like 90% of them) but I my attention was mainly focused on Skye’s mum because I was so angry at her. I absolutely enjoyed this book, love the themes it addressed and the story plus the characters. I would love to read the 2nd book.

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts and opinions? Leave a comment down below! 🙂

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Book review: Star daughter by Shveta Thakrar

(I received an eARC from Edelweiss for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

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Star daughter by Shveta Thakrar 

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance

Rating: 4/5 stars

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

It’s one of my anticipated reads and I buddy read it with Ahana (kinda, but I was excited for my first buddy read!)

I love the the POC and Indian rep as it introduced me more into the culture and I love that from the get go, Sheetal feels like a fish out of water and she has to ‘fit’ in. I really enjoyed the lyrical writing while the conflict and build up was enjoyable. I did feel that things got better after I started it and soon couldn’t put it down. (The cover is so pretty too)

This book gave me mixed vibes of Spin the dawn plus Olympian challenger. I really love the concept, character and story, I found it easy to root for Sheetal as she is the underdog and I found the story quite unpredictable. I really enjoyed this book for it’s story and characters, I wanted to read even more as the world building stole my attention and this book ‘inspired’ (high five to those who get the pun) to write a good review of it as I adored it and enjoyed the ride.

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts and opinions?

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Book review: You say it first by Katie Cotugno

(I received an eARC from Edelweiss for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

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You say it first by Katie Cotugno 

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance

Rating: 3/5 stars

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

The story is told in alternate POVs between Megan and Colby, I definitely found it dramatic and liked the conflict between the two characters as Megan is very vocal and firm in her beliefs while Colby is more laid back.

I did like the story and the addressing of heavy important issues, but unfortunately, I didn’t connect to the characters. I did find it an okay and enjoyable read.

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts and opinions? Leave a comment down below! 🙂

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Cover reveal: The Wolf and the water by Josie Jaffrey

I’m honoured to be on the cover reveal for Josie Jaffrey’s next book, The wolf and the water! I’ll tease you guys a little and show you the synopsis first😍

Some secrets are worth killing for.

The ancient city of Kepos sits in an isolated valley, cut off from the outside world by a towering wall. Behind it, the souls of the dead clamour for release. Or so the priesthood says.

Kala has never had any reason to doubt their word – until her father dies in suspicious circumstances that implicate the city’s high priest. She’s determined to investigate, but she has a more immediate problem: the laws of the city require her mother to remarry straight away.

Kala’s new stepfather is a monster, but his son Leon is something altogether more dangerous: kind.

With her family fractured and the investigation putting her life in danger, the last thing Kala needs is romance. She would rather ignore Leon entirely, however difficult he makes it. But when she learns the truth of what really clamours behind the wall at the end of the valley, she faces a choice: share what she knows and jeopardise her escape, or abandon him to his fate along with the rest of the city.

If she doesn’t move fast, then no one will make it out of the valley alive.

Are you excited to read the book? Let’s move on to the book’s details first!

COVER REVEAL

30 July 2020

RELEASE DATE

8 October 2020

BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: Silver Sun Books
Author: Josie Jaffrey
Cover Art: Josie Jaffrey
Page Count: 282
Word Count: 82,000
ISBN (E-book): 978-1-913786-03-8
ISBN (Print): 9798670170987
Rating: 14+

LINKS

Website:

https://www.josiejaffrey.com/the-wolf-and-the-water

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54543884-the-wolf-and-the-water

 

Okay, now all the details are out, are you ready? Drum roll please!!!

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And here the beautiful cover!

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I love that it looks so mysterious and THAT MARBLING water effect 😍 (Chef’s kiss) I’m so excited for this book!

 

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Book review: Midnight’s twins (Midnight’s twins trilogy #1) by Holly Race

(I received an ARC review copy from #pansing @definitelybooks for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

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Midnight’s twins (Midnight’s twins trilogy #1) by Holly Race

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Rating: 3/5 stars

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

This book is available at all good bookstores.

This book gave me vibes of Slayer by Kristen White and I love the world building and conflict of this book (even though I wished there was romance because I always read romance).

I did like the world building and story but did find the pacing slow. Although I felt empathetic to Fern, I didn’t connect to her. By 50% I was speed reading as the pace was a little too slow for my liking and the story no longer held my attention even though I strongly liked it at the start. I would recommend this book for fans of YA fantasy with tons of adventure into another place!

The review is up on my blog as well!

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts and opinions?

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