Book Review: A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

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A fantastic fantasy retelling

As you probably know, this book is a Beauty and the Beast retelling. Although it follows the same story, it kept surprising me all throughout the book. The story is well-paced, the actions and the romance are perfectly well-balanced, and this is probably why I read 300 pages without being able to stop on the first day that I picked this read.

The story follows Harper, who lives in Washington, DC, a girl who has cerebral palsy.  She is mistakenly sucked into Emberfall, the kingdom of Prince Rhen. Emberfall is subject to a curse, and the prince transforms into a monster at the end of each season, killing his people against his will. Of course, only one thing can break the curse: if someone falls in love with him.

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Tips For A Blogger #2: How To Read A Book Critically

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Hi everyone!

Today’s post will be a little guide on how to read a book critically. I obviously don’t claim to be an expert, but these are some things I learned since I joined the book community. I still have a lot to learn, but I hope that this post will be helpful to you if you’re new to the community or reviewing books!

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Favorite Book Covers Featuring a PoC


Hi there!

If you are on book Twitter, you are probably one of those who get to see cover reveals (as this social media is the one where you get informations really fast in my experience). So I decided to do a post with my favorite book covers with a PoC (Person of Color) on it! I was actually inspired for this post when the first cover displayed here came out, because it instantly became my favorite cover of all time…

So this post is dedicated to all my beautiful fellow bookworms who get to see themselves represented, and that’s freaking amazing.

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

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Hi everyone!

So today I’m going to do the Sunshine Blogger Award, which I was nominated for by my lovely friend Fadwa @ WordWonders . Thank you so much for nominating me!


The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write then 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

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Mini-Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians

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Hi everyone!

Today’s post will be my first mini review ever!

As a blogger, I decided to only review ARCs and recently published books. But I still need to talk about books that I love, and after seeing mini reviews a lot on other blogs, I figured this was the best way to talk about more books without writing a full review on it (especially when it’s a series) (and also especially when all I have to say about the books is that THEY’RE GREAT. I mean, the review would be pretty boring).

So in this post, I’m going to talk about a series that you probably all heard of: Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Read More »

Tips for a Blogger: How To Read Efficiently (#1)


Hi everyone!

Today’s post will be about blogging, and more specifically, reading. This will be a new series of post that will be featured on my blog. I’m quite new to blogging compared to some other people, but I will try to give you tips on how to blog, from my experience.

The first post will be dedicated to something that we all struggle with, whether you’re a blogger or not: reading efficiently.

In general, we all have something else to do in our life, whether it’s work, school, other hobbies. So when do we find time to read when we have 10 other things to do in a day?

Here are some tips that I learned by experience (and that I’m trying to apply everyday…) to help you manage your time for more reading:

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I’m Back! Resolutions of a College-Bound Blogger


Hi everyone!

No, you’re not dreaming, your dear favorite (ghost) blogger is finally back!

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted for almost one month now. The end of August and the beginning of September were really, really busy.

To sum up, I:

  • moved in with my boyfriend and my cat in my new apartment in a new city
  • started university (which I first left last year, because I was wrong in my choice of orientation, and my mental health was really bad), I am now studying Literature!
  • started living a real adult life (with bills, things to remember all by yourself, like wash the dishes so the place doesn’t smell too bad)

So yeah, all of this took a lot of time, and I had to stop blogging for a while to figure out how to handle my life as a blogger and a college student.

So here’s my resolutions for this new school year!

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BLOG TOUR: The Tiger’s Watch by Julia Ember

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35527728Title: The Tiger’s Watch

Author: Julia Ember

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis:Sixteen-year-old Tashi has spent their life training as a inhabitor, a soldier who spies and kills using a bonded animal. When the capital falls after a brutal siege, Tashi flees to a remote monastery to hide. But the invading army turns the monastery into a hospital, and Tashi catches the eye of Xian, the regiment’s fearless young commander.

Tashi spies on Xian’s every move. In front of his men, Xian seems dangerous, even sadistic, but Tashi discovers a more vulnerable side of the enemy commander—a side that draws them to Xian.

When their spying unveils that everything they’ve been taught is a lie, Tashi faces an impossible choice: save their country or the boy they’re growing to love. Though Tashi grapples with their decision, their volatile bonded tiger doesn’t question her allegiances. Katala slaughters Xian’s soldiers, leading the enemy to hunt her. But an inhabitor’s bond to their animal is for life—if Katala dies, so will Tashi.”

My rating: 5/5 stars

Purchase Links:

Google Play | BAM | Chapters | Indies | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | TBD | iBooks

Thank you Harmony Ink Press for sending me an ARC of this book!

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