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Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller – Book Review

Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller is the second novel in the young adult high fantasy duology called, Daughter of the Pirate King. I read and reviewed book one towards the end of March, and you can check out that full review here. When I read Daughter of the Pirate King, I had…… Continue reading Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller – Book Review

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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman – Book Review

About a week and a half ago, when I was struggling to find my next read, Sir Betrothed handed me Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. The Nordic culture and history is very near and dear to Sir Betrothed as it is a part of his heritage and identity. When his favourite author wrote a book…… Continue reading Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman – Book Review

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Pachinko by Min Jin Lee – Book Review (2018)

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee is a book that I read and reviewed last year. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC (Advanced Reader’s Copy) for it and remember blowing through the novel within a few days. Unfortunately, I had plenty of other ARCs to read and review, and as such I never gave…… Continue reading Pachinko by Min Jin Lee – Book Review (2018)

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Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba – Manga First Impressions

Death Note is one of the most popular manga (and anime) serials that I have come across in my past 15+ years of being an otaku. A few years ago, during a holiday sale, I finally found and bought all six volumes of the beautifully remastered Black Editions of the manga. However, the continued hype…… Continue reading Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba – Manga First Impressions

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The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng – Book Review

The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng was my very first five-star read for the 2018 year. It is an #OwnVoices Malay historical fiction novel that took my breath away, broke my heart, and astounded me with its impeccably beautiful prose. I am very excited to talk to you about it today! The…… Continue reading The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng – Book Review

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When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities by Chen Chen – Book Review

I have really been enjoying poetry lately. Chalk it up to the fact that I am currently writing my own poetry book, or that I have had many experiences last year and the best way for me to process it is via poetry—reading and writing alike. Whatever the reason, I am very grateful for my…… Continue reading When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities by Chen Chen – Book Review

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Mind-Blowing Manga of 2017!

In celebrating all of the things that made 2017 awesome this week, today I’m going to share with you all my top seven manga serials that I absolutely loved and will always recommend to anyone in search of amazing stories in the graphic novel medium. Each one of these completely blew me away by either…… Continue reading Mind-Blowing Manga of 2017!