Tuesday, 23 April 2019

REVIEW: Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult

Publisher: Albert Whitman Company

ISBN: 0807515515

Format: Hardback, E-Book

Release Date: 9th April 2019

Links: Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo,
B&N, Book Depository


Synopsis:

Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, dreaming of an unremarkable life. But when her beloved father is found dead, she’s thrust into power, suddenly the queen of a surprisingly unstable kingdom. What’s more, Hesina believes that her father was murdered—and that the killer is someone close to her.

Hesina’s court is packed full of dissemblers and deceivers eager to use the king’s death for political gain, each as plausibly guilty as the next. Her advisers would like her to blame the neighboring kingdom of Kendi’a, whose ruler has been mustering for war. Determined to find her father’s actual killer, Hesina does something desperate: she enlists the aid of a soothsayer—a treasonous act, punishable by death, since magic was outlawed centuries ago.

Friday, 19 April 2019

UNBOXING: Doki Doki Crate





Today I'm back with another unboxing
of Doki Doki Crate!

So let's just jump into it!




Tuesday, 16 April 2019

REVIEW: Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

Genre: Fantasy, Magical Realism

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton

ISBN: 0143197851

Format: Hardback, Paperback, E-Book,
Audio-Book

Release Date: 5th March 2019


Links: Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo,
B&N, Book Depository


Synopsis:

Perdita Lee may appear your average British schoolgirl; Harriet Lee may seem just a working mother trying to penetrate the school social hierarchy; but there are signs that they might not be as normal as they think they are. For one thing, they share a gold-painted, seventh-floor walk-up apartment with some surprisingly verbal vegetation. And then there's the gingerbread they make. Londoners may find themselves able to take or leave it, but it's very popular in Druhstrana, the far away (or, according to many sources, non-existent) land of Harriet Lee's early youth. The world's truest lover of the Lee family gingerbread, however, is Harriet's charismatic childhood friend Gretela--a figure who seems to have had a hand in everything (good or bad) that has happened to Harriet since they met.

Decades later, when teenage Perdita's search for her mother's long-lost friend prompts a new telling of Harriet's story. As the book follows the Lees through encounters with jealousy, ambition, family grudges, work, wealth, and real estate, gingerbread seems to be the one thing that reliably holds a constant value. Endlessly surprising and satisfying, written with Helen Oyeyemi's inimitable style and imagination, Gingerbread is a true feast for the reader.

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

UNBOXING: Indigo Book Box





Today I'm back with another unboxing of the
Indigo Book Box!

So let's jump into it...




Tuesday, 2 April 2019

REVIEW: Hello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry

Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult

Publisher:
 Katherine Tegen Books

ISBN: 9780062803429

Format: Hardback, E-Book, Audio-Book

Release Date: 6th August 2019


Links: Goodreads, Amazon.com, Indigo,
B&N, Book Depository


Synopsis:

Best friends are forged by fire. For Winona Olsen and Lucille Pryce, that fire happened the night they met outside the police station—both deciding whether to turn their families in.

Winona has been starving for life in the seemingly perfect home that she shares with her seemingly perfect father, celebrity weatherman Stormy Olsen. No one knows that he locks the pantry door to control her eating and leaves bruises where no one can see them.