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The Black Book of Secrets by F.E. Higgins – A Book Review

The Black Book of Secrets, written by F.E. Higgins, is a British, middle-grade, dark fantasy book. Now when I say dark fantasy I don’t necessarily mean it in the traditional sense of the word. The book just so happens to be both dark and fantastical. Are the fantasy elements themselves dark? Nope, not at all.…… Continue reading The Black Book of Secrets by F.E. Higgins – A Book Review

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Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor – A Book Review

This was a fantastically imaginative, spectacularly written, and breathtakingly engrossing sequel! I had such a difficult time putting this book down. I absolutely loved everything about it. Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor is the second novel in the Binti series. You can check out my review for the first instalment by clicking this bold, pinky…… Continue reading Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor – A Book Review

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When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka – A Book Review

When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka was a remarkable novel. To be perfectly honest, I finished it last week and I have been struggling with writing this review. I rarely cry when it comes to books, but this title was extraordinarily poignant that I was moved to tears. For the past five days,…… Continue reading When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka – A Book Review

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The Game of Thrones Book Tag – ORIGINAL

In a gleeful bout of fangirl theatrics, I decided to go searching for the Game of Thrones Book Tag. This is a book tag that I created last year with the start of the sixth season. But life got in the way and the tag ended up being shelved along with my massive unread books.…… Continue reading The Game of Thrones Book Tag – ORIGINAL

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Diversity Spotlight Thursday #4: Chinese Edition!

Good morning, biblio-dragons! Welcome back to another week of sharing fantastic diverse literature! The meme was created by the wonderful Aimal Farooq over at Bookshelves & Paperbacks in an effort to feature more diverse authors and books within the bookworm community! If you are interested in checking out this fun diversity party, just click the…… Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday #4: Chinese Edition!

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The Old Capital by Yasunari Kawabata – A Book Review

The Old Capital written by Yasunari Kawabata is an #OwnVoices Japanese fiction novel about the modernisation practices that began to spread across Japan post-WWII, and the struggle that the older generation Japanese society had with compromising their traditions and customs for the sake of a new era. It’s told through the eyes of a young…… Continue reading The Old Capital by Yasunari Kawabata – A Book Review

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Diversity Spotlight Thursday #3: Japanese Edition!

Good morning, biblio-dragons! Welcome back to another week of sharing fantastic diverse literature! The meme was created by the wonderful Aimal Farooq over at Bookshelves & Paperbacks in an effort to feature more diverse authors and books within the bookworm community! If you are interested in checking out this fun diversity party, just click the…… Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday #3: Japanese Edition!