Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (47)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I've Read This Year


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. Every week a new topic is chosen, and I love answering questions so I'm going to try and post regularly. :)

Monday, June 26, 2017

[Review] Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

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Publication (dd/mm/yyyy)07/07/2016
Publisher: Chicken House
Pages: 272
Source: Library
Genre: YA {Contemporary}

Violence | Sexual Content | Profanity
Trigger warning: self harm


My Rating
5/5 stars
My thoughts

US Cover
My heart is (still) in a frenzy. Under Rose-Tainted Skies was absolutely perfect back when I read it in March, and I could not be more grateful that there is a book like this out in the world. I had been wanting to read this book for a while and had been holding out to buy the US version of the book because I find it to be infinitely superior to the UK edition, so I was able to read this book courtesy of my local library. This one is a must-buy for me as I will certainly want to read this again in the future.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

[Book Tag] Aussie Book Tag!

Source:  (I had my own graphic ready but I like using the original!)


The Aussie Book Tag was created by Ngoc @ Happy Comes First. I actually saw this on another Aussie book blog, and I wasn't tagged, but that won't stop me from doing it anyway! I am so glad that Australia has a great book community, it's pretty overwhelming actually! Why, I went to the A.S. King event at Kinokuniya, Sydney a couple of weeks ago and there was a squad of like 10 teenage girls, which was pretty cool. Anyway, I digress. On to the books!!!


To add the challenge I'm going to include Aussie books/authors ONLY.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

[Review] The Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman

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Publication (dd/mm/yyyy)01/01/2013
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages: 321
Source: Library
Genre: YA {Historical | Asian}

Violence | Sexual Content | Profanity

Book Tunes

My Rating
4/5 stars


My thoughts

Reading The Fire Horse Girl was a long time coming. Back in 2013 it was placed highly on my wishlist and I knew that I needed to read it. How often do you read about an Asian female protagonist who cross-dresses as a man to escape China in the 1920s? My interest in this book was tied largely with my intense obsession with the Disney hit film Mulan - see: Asian female cross-dressing - but that desire to read it had dulled somewhat when I began to worry about the potential disappointment. What if I didn't like it? Thus why I never picked up my own copy, and I was even about to return this library book back to where it came from when I thought to revisit Goodreads, and luckily for me the reviews I skimmed through were favourable enough that my curiosity was piqued and so the journey began...

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