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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 […]

Posted 5 December, 2017
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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 […]

Posted 3 December, 2017
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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 […]

Posted 1 December, 2017
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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. […]

Posted 27 November, 2017
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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 […]

Posted 15 August, 2017
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Wonder Week Read-A-Thon TBR

Wonder Week Read-A-Thon TBR

From the 25th August to the 1st September, Rimpy’s Reads is hosting Wonder Week Read-A-Thon which sounds like a lot of fun (and probably a lot easier than other read-a-thons I was contemplating joining because I chose the complete worst time possibly to download Final Fantasy XIV). So, the theme is to make a line in the following bingo board. I’m gonna be ambitious and fail at getting 100% of them lol My TBR (going down each column): […]

Posted 8 August, 2017
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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 […]

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, […]

Posted 3 August, 2017
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Review ♦︎ Falling Kingdoms

Review ♦︎ Falling Kingdoms

I feel like this review is going to be hard to write. This book isn’t amazing, and it has some issues with worldbuilding and characterisation, but I enjoyed it. Or, well, parts of it anyway. Mytica is made up of three kingdoms, and they all sound the same. Sure, they’re described differently—the bountiful one, the poor one, the strict and religious one—but they all talk the same ways. There’s no slang, there aren’t many references to […]

Posted 30 July, 2017
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Review ♦︎ The Bone Witch

Review ♦︎ The Bone Witch

“Tea,” the figure said. But then it smiled, and it was Fox’s smile, quiet and kind. The Bone Witch is slow to start. The worldbuilding is great, I love the world building and the descriptions are lovely. However, not a lot happens and it drags for a while in the middle before finally getting to the plot in the last ten to fifteen percent of the book. There is so much world building; there’s so much […]

Posted 29 July, 2017
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