January Whispers // I’m back from a small hiatus (!!), lots of stress + PENGUINS!!

January was a load ball of stress and anxiety for me. Maybe because it was the beginning of the year? It wasn't a good month for many reasons and there was a lot of pressure, starting off my Goodreads challenge and being behind, not feeling like blogging, and just generally life-stuff. So I'm hoping February… Continue reading January Whispers // I’m back from a small hiatus (!!), lots of stress + PENGUINS!!

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REVIEW: Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu // epic characters, thrilling writing but a little underwhelming.

Holy Batman! THAT WAS SOME EPIC STUFF RIGHT THERE. I'm not even kidding, THAT WAS SO GOOD. It's subtly mind-blowing and incredibly enjoyable. I did not expect to love this so much. But, I mean it's MARIE LU FOR GOODNESS SAKE, of course, I loved it. Thank you to Penguin Random House for the review copy! All opinions are… Continue reading REVIEW: Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu // epic characters, thrilling writing but a little underwhelming.

November & December Whispers // Festive Fun, Happiness & it snowed (!!)

So I missed November's recap, like the procrastinator I am, and now have 2 months to recap! So this will be a ginormous post. Honestly, NaNoWriMo, then school, then last-minute exams and the festive season and the new year and being awesome, it's tiring. But new year, new me! Not really, but I guess I have to… Continue reading November & December Whispers // Festive Fun, Happiness & it snowed (!!)

REVIEW: Kids Like Us by Hilary Reyl // A SUPER Important novel about Autism + France, Food and Friendships

Kids Like Us was a very entertaining and GOOD book. I finished this book! And it was good. A word which here means "I very much enjoyed it but it wasn't mind-blowing but it was fun and I liked it." I really did enjoy it. It took me a while to get into BUT IT WAS GOOD.… Continue reading REVIEW: Kids Like Us by Hilary Reyl // A SUPER Important novel about Autism + France, Food and Friendships

Duet Discussion About Our Dark Duet With Lu and Ilsa // The Queens Unite To Review Monsters, Darkness and Soul Stealing.

THIS BOOK IS A PIECE OF AUGUST FLYNN’S MUSIC AND IT STOLE MY SOUL. Today I'm doing MY FIRST EVER collaboration with the one and only Cake Queen, Lu. You can check out her post over here. And OBVIOUSLY, GO FOLLOW HER IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY. She has an amazingly fabulous blog + cake + fangirling,… Continue reading Duet Discussion About Our Dark Duet With Lu and Ilsa // The Queens Unite To Review Monsters, Darkness and Soul Stealing.

REVIEW: Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed // more like love, hate and other mixed feelings

So in case you didn't know, I am Muslim Teen. This book features a Muslim Teen main character. IM PRETTY SURE YOU CAN HEAR MY SQUEALING ALL THE WAY OUT ON JUPITER for those who live there. Let's make this clear, I've never read a YA book with a Muslim main character. And that's partly because there… Continue reading REVIEW: Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed // more like love, hate and other mixed feelings

October Whispers // There’s a First Time for Everything (INCLUDING ARCs!) + NaNoWriMo Nerves + Am I going on Hiatus?

October was the month of chocolate and pumpkins, drowning in leaves and generally just being a flailing Fangirl™ BASICALLY, I am a puddle of excitement on the floor and THIS MONTH WAS SO MUCH BETTER THAN LAST MONTH!!! For the first time in forever I: Read a John Green Book. I've NEVER Read any of… Continue reading October Whispers // There’s a First Time for Everything (INCLUDING ARCs!) + NaNoWriMo Nerves + Am I going on Hiatus?

Should book reviews get more attention? + How to spice up your own reviews AND MAKE THEM INTERESTING

Let's be real, book reviews aren't the most interesting things to read. Especially if you haven't a) read the book b) heard of the book. They're just...irrelevant? Why are you going to read a review of a book you have no interest in? It's like ordering an icecream flavour...that you don't like? WHY WOULD YOU DO… Continue reading Should book reviews get more attention? + How to spice up your own reviews AND MAKE THEM INTERESTING

[LET’S WHISPER] Are we too ‘harsh’ in our negative book reviews?

I'm back with another discussion! It feels ages since I did one (in reality, it was last month) and I think that I stopped having thoughts for a while. Mostly because of school. I mean I used to yoga and that really (somehow??) helps with inspiration. Like your doing some cool move whilst also plotting… Continue reading [LET’S WHISPER] Are we too ‘harsh’ in our negative book reviews?