Book Review: The Assassin Game

27969100Author: Kirsty McKay

Date Published: August 2, 2016 (Sourcebooks fire)

ISBN: 1492632759 (ISBN13: 9781492632757)

Pages: 336 (Paperback)

Links: Good Reads | Amazon UK

NOTE: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Net Galley and Sourcebooks Fire.

Synopsis: At Cate’s isolated boarding school, Killer is more than a game- it’s an elite secret society. Members must avoid being “Killed” during a series of thrilling pranks, and only the Game Master knows who the “Killer” is. When Cate’s finally invited to join the Assassins’ Guild, she know it’s her ticket to finally feeling like she belongs.

But when the game becomes all too real, the school threatens to shut it down. Cate will do anything to keep playing and save the Guild. But can she find the real assassin before she’s the next target?

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Teaching at InterBlogCon !!

Check out Marie’s post about the upcoming INTERBLOG CON (which is happening on 16th of July, Saturday, 9AM EST). We hope to see you there!

Drizzle & Hurricane Books

Hello friends, how are you?! I hope you’re doing wonderfully great these days. This post is scheduled, but as it goes up, I’m going to have sort of an important exam in just a couple hours, so…PLEASE THINK ABOUT ME? Talking about exams, and classes, and everything… those following me on twitter might have noticed a little announcement a few days ago

YES, this is happening! I’m going to be speaking with my dreadful French accent, about some of my book blogging experience, share some of my tips and things I’ve learned along the way, and…we’ll be able to chat and more!
Now, here’s the question you’re going to ask: what is InterBlogCon, how…

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Book Review: The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4)


Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Date Published: April 26, 2016 (Scholastic Press)

Genre: Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal

ISBN: 0545424984 (ISBN13: 9780545424981)

Pages: 438 (Paperback)

Other Books in the Series: The Raven Cycle Series

Links: Good Reads | Amazon UK | Book Depository

Synopsis: All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love’s death. She doesn’t believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore. Continue reading

Book Review: Swan Boy


Author: Nikki Sheehan

Date Published: May 5, 2016 (OneWorld Publications)

Genre: YA, Contemporary

ISBN: 1780749244 (ISBN13: 9781780749242)

Pages: 240 (Paperback)

Links: Good Reads | Amazon UK

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you OneWorld Publications for the copy.

Synopsis: When Johnny moves house and starts a new school he has to deal with a bully who can’t leave him alone. But help comes from an unexpected and surprising source and Johnny’s growing power soon puts him in a very special place.

A chance encounter with a swan sparks a series of events that result in Johnny playing the lead in a school ballet. His teacher wants him to live the role, and when feathers start sprouting on his chest, Johnny begins to understand his true potential. But will he be strong or brave enough to beat his bullies, take care of his brother, support his mother and find a place for himself among all the chaos that is prevailing in his life.

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Am I On Hiatus? + Updates


Hello everyone!

As you probably noticed, I’ve been MIA for almost two weeks. Usually, I leave a post stating why I’d be gone for a bit, but this time around I didn’t have the opportunity to do so. I hope you are all doing well and making a dent on your ever growing TBR pile!

So what kept me away?

  1. A rather awful blogging slump – truthfully, I don’t think I’m over it yet. I think I never will be. I just don’t want to push myself to produce half-heartedly written posts so I thought I won’t stress too much about it and post when I want to post.
  2. A crazy reading slump / sprint – In comparison, I’ve been reading books like there’s no tomorrow that my review writing energy can’t keep up with the demand. So I will be releasing a few reviews very soon🙂
  3. Job hunting – I decided to go look for a weekend job and I found this amazing opportunity at a children’s special school which I’m super excited about. I’m now just waiting for my papers to be finalized then I can begin. SQUEEAAAL.
  4. My little boy turns three! – we’re super busy getting things together for his little party. It’s technically just a party for the three of us, very intimate, and revolves around animals lol.
  5. I’m sick – there’s a nasty bug going on around the house and I got hit by vomiting and fever and the chills. It’s terrible and I just wanted to sleep for a week😄

Anyway, enough with my excuses. I hope to deliver some entertaining posts soon and reviews for Carnival, The Warded Man, The Demon King, and the The Raven King. I will also go around everyone’s blogs to see how you guys are doing! But for now, I’d grab a bit more rest🙂 Talk to you guys soon❤


Book Review: Unrivaled (Beautiful Idols #1)

26116460Author: Alyson Noel

Date Published: 10th May, 2016 (Harlequin UK)

Genre: YA, Fiction, Contemporary

ISBN: 0062324527 (ISBN13: 9780062324528)

Other Books in the Series: None yet

Links: Good Reads | Amazon UK

Note: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Harlequin for the copy.

Synopsis: Everyone wants to be someone.

Layla Harrison wants to leave her beach-bum days for digs behind a reporter’s desk. Aster Amirpour wants to scream at the next casting director who tells her “we need ethnic but not your kind of ethnic.” Tommy Phillips dreams of buying a twelve-string guitar and using it to shred his way back into his famous absentee dad’s life.

But Madison Brooks took destiny and made it her bitch a long time ago.

She’s Hollywood’s hottest starlet, and the things she did to become the name on everyone’s lips are merely a stain on the pavement, ground beneath her Louboutin heel.

That is, until Layla, Aster, and Tommy find themselves with a VIP invite to the glamorous and gritty world of Los Angeles’s nightlife and lured into a high-stakes competition where Madison Brooks is the target. Just as their hopes begin to gleam like stars through the California smog, Madison Brooks goes missing. . . . And all of their hopes are blacked out in the haze of their lies.

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Book Review: Radio Silence


Author: Alice Oseman

Published: Feb. 25, 2016 (Harper Teen)

Genre: YA, Contemporary

ISBN: 0007559240 (ISBN13: 9780007559244)

Pages: 400 (Paperback)

Links: Good Reads | Amazon UK

Note: I received an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Net Galley and Harper Collins UK for the copy.


Frances has always been a study machine with one goal, elite university. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret – not even the person she is on the inside.

But when Frances meets Aled, the shy genius behind her favourite podcast, she discovers a new freedom. He unlocks the door to Real Frances and for the first time she experiences true friendship, unafraid to be herself. Then the podcast goes viral and the fragile trust between them is broken.

Caught between who she was and who she longs to be, Frances’ dreams come crashing down. Suffocating with guilt, she knows that she has to confront her past. She has to confess why Carys disappeared. Meanwhile at uni, Aled is alone, fighting even darker secrets.

It’s only by facing up to your fears that you can overcome them. And it’s only by being your true self that you can find happiness. Frances is going to need every bit of courage she has.

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Conversations #1: Diverse Books


Conversations is a brand-new discussion themed meme which Geraldine @ Corralling Books and me started today. That’s right, this is our first post and I’m so excited!!!

Conversations is a bi-monthly feature which includes a Question of the Week and my answer. The aim of this feature is to spark a conversation among readers! So, please feel free to answer our question and let us know your thoughts! (For more info, check out this post)

 Are there any particular diverse books that you read more and why?

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Book Review: Glass Sword (Red Queen #2)

23174274Author: Victoria Aveyard

Date Published: Feb. 11, 2016 (Orion)

Genre: YA, Fiction, Dystopia, Fantasy

ISBN:0062310666 (ISBN13: 9780062310668)

Pages: 444 (Hardcover)

Other Books in the Series: Red Queen

Links: Good Reads | Amazon UK

NOTE: I received an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Net Galley and Orion Publishing Group for the copy.

Synopsis: Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors. But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they’ve always known—and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul. Continue reading