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Top 5 Hyped SFF On My TBR

Good morning friends! For anyone who’s stuck around here for a while, or has seen my BookTube channel, they are familiar with the fact that I don’t tend to read a lot of hyped books. When books are super hyped, I’ve noticed that they always fall short in some way or another. However, there are…… Continue reading Top 5 Hyped SFF On My TBR

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Rangoli by Pavana Reddy – Book Review

Rangoli by Pavana Reddy is an #OwnVoices collection of poetry and the author’s debut published book. Ms. Reddy is a South Asian-Fijian woman, who self-published her collection in July 2017. Rangoli has poetry pertaining to life as a woman, romance, and what it means to be an immigrant in a land where people don’t understand…… Continue reading Rangoli by Pavana Reddy – Book Review

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The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji – Book Review

The Decagon House Murders is an #OwnVoices Japanese, honkaku, psychological horror novel written by Yukito Ayatsuji who is mostly known for his novel, Another.  The book is Ayatsuji’s very first work of published fiction, released in Japan in 1987, and takes minor inspiration from his college days at Kyoto University. It was published in English…… Continue reading The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji – Book Review

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Mini-Reviews: Poetry Collections by Rupi Kaur, Amanda Lovelace, & Ayesha Khan

Recently, I have been on a massive poetry kick. I have been reading as many poems as I can, and have even began compiling a collection of personal poems that I hope to get published one day. Most of the collections that I read were rather mediocre, unfortunately. This doesn’t mean that they were bad…… Continue reading Mini-Reviews: Poetry Collections by Rupi Kaur, Amanda Lovelace, & Ayesha Khan

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Noble V: Greylancer by Hideyuki Kikuchi – Book Review

Noble V: Greylancer  by Hideyuki Kikuchi is a Japanese, science-fiction, supernatural novel. It was released by Haikasoru (an imprint of Viz Media, LLC) in May 2013, and translated by Takami Nieda. Disclaimer: The book is a part of the Vampire Hunter D universe, written by the same author, and as such I don’t recommend this…… Continue reading Noble V: Greylancer by Hideyuki Kikuchi – Book Review

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The Crystal Ribbon by Celeste Lim – Book Review

The Crystal Ribbon by Celeste Lim is an #OwnVoices Chinese literature, young adult fantasy novel. Even though the novel has a twelve-year old main character and is classified as a middle-grade read, the content and subject matter of the  book would be more appropriate for mid-to-older teens, personally speaking. It was originally published in January…… Continue reading The Crystal Ribbon by Celeste Lim – Book Review

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A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2) by Sabaa Tahir – Book Review

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir is the sequel novel to An Ember in the Ashes by the same author, which is part of a young adult fantasy quartet series of the same name. The novel is an #OwnVoices fantasy novel that is woven with many subtle South Asian elements as a part…… Continue reading A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2) by Sabaa Tahir – Book Review