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How about no?

How about no?

I’m pretty sure this is all over the internet and old news already, but hey why not revive my dead blog with something where I can say the word ‘cocky’ over and over again? Seems like a grand idea, and besides I’ve been following the ‘#cockygate‘ tag on Twitter for like an age so I feel like I need to. So, here’s a brief overview because there is a lot to it and definitely more than this. Faleena Hopkins, an indie […]

Posted 15 May, 2018
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Review | The Cruel Prince

Review | The Cruel Prince

I don’t desire to do as well in the tournament as one of the fey. I want to win. I do not yearn to be their equal. In my heart, I yearn to best them. It’s a little slow to start, but The Cruel Prince is a fun read full of unlikeable characters, battles for power, spies, manipulations of promises, and treason. It’s almost everything I would want in a novel to do with fey(/fae/fay/fair folk), and it’s great. I feel […]

Posted 4 January, 2018
Book Review

Review | Winterglass

Review | Winterglass

“For your mind is a weapon, Nuawa, and we shall nurture it in the absence of fear. One day you will fire all that you are, like a bullet, into the heart of the Winter Queen.” I’m not really sure what to say about Winterglass. It’s interesting, has a largely diverse cast of characters, the world and its history sounds really cool (yes, I had to), but it did take me a lot longer than I would have liked to get […]

Posted 15 December, 2017
Book Review

Review | The Love Interest

Review | The Love Interest

I have never been more disappointed in a book in my life. Okay, I may be exaggerating, but this definitely comes pretty close. The Love Interest is about two people fighting for the affection of Juliet, only to fall in love with each other. I only wish it was as good as it sounded. Love Interests are people, usually teenagers, trained from a young age to become either Nice Guys or Bad Boys; they’re sent to infiltrate the life of very […]

Posted 5 December, 2017
Book Review

Review | Shadow

Review | Shadow

Wendy Darling was a girl with a purpose, not remotely the same girl who had fled Pan Island in a flurry of fear. I love Wendy Darling, which is probably not something you hear often considering the general disdain people have for girly girls or motherly girls or girls in general, but I love her in most incarnations. I especially love her in this one. She’s not the strongest, or the best fighter, and has to push herself to be […]

Posted 3 December, 2017
Book Review

Review | Seas

Review | Seas

“Children are not just children in Neverland, Wendy Darling. You should know that more than anyone.”  We already know Peter to be an unreliable narrator, so it’s no surprise that Hook is not so much a monster but just a man. Pirates, however, aren’t always the best people to trust so Wendy has to navigate a tentative agreement with Captain Hook, avoiding Peter, finding a safe place on the ship, and keeping herself and Michael alive. It’s quite fun to […]

Posted 1 December, 2017
Book Review

Review | Stars

Review | Stars

“Everyone loses themselves a little in Neverland.” I have never loved and hated a Peter Pan so much in my life. Stars starts like a typical retelling of Peter Pan, it shows the stifling life of London, the expectations falling on Wendy’s shoulders, the restrictions of class, and disappointments that come with growing up. Then Peter sweeps in in a swirl of colours and starlight, and Wendy can’t look away. I love retellings, and Stars is a fun one. It’s a little darker than […]

Posted 27 November, 2017
Book Review

Review | Rebel Spring

Review | Rebel Spring

Love triangles, love triangles everywhere. You know what this book needs? More love triangles, that’ll help! Please stop. I think I found Rebel Spring more disappointing than Falling Kingdoms. Yes, there were plenty of tropes I disliked in the first one, predictable plotlines, and flat characters, but it was much better than this. It took me that long to get through it that I was almost ready to DNF it, but that wasn’t something I could bring myself to do unfortunately. There are […]

Posted 15 August, 2017
Book Review

Book Buying Ban

Book Buying Ban

I purchase far too many books. I buy so many Kindle books my bank statement is just a long string of AMAZON DOWNLOADS and AMAZON AUST for days and weeks on end; that One-Click Download button is killer. I rarely spend more than maybe five minutes debating on whether the postage from online book sellers is worth it (even when the postage is basically the cost of the books), and I am awful at actually reading the majority of what […]

Posted 4 August, 2017
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Things I Love Thursday | Fictional Characters

Things I Love Thursday | Fictional Characters

You can tell I haven’t finished a book or an otome game route in a while because I’m going to this is what I’m going for today instead of a review. Oh gosh, I need to finish something soon lol Anyway, let’s get to some fictional characters I love in no particular order❤ Sabetha Belacoros from The Gentleman Bastard Sequence Sabetha is the ‘born queen of all the charmers that ever lived’; she is a fantastic con artist, and a great thief. She […]

Posted 3 August, 2017
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