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Middlegame – Seanan McGuire // a punch in the gut creepily goodness…


Title: Middlegame

Author: Seanan McGuire

Genre/Demographic: Adult Fiction, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Publisher: TOR Publishing

Release Date: May 7th, 2019

Format: Paperback ARC


Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story.

Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math.

Roger and Dodger aren’t exactly human, though they don’t realise it. They aren’t exactly gods, either. Not entirely. Not yet.

Meet Reed, skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before him. Reed created Dodger and her brother. He’s not their father. Not quite. But he has a plan: to raise the twins to the highest power, to ascend with them and claim their authority as his own.

Godhood is attainable. Pray it isn’t attained.

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The Heart Forger – Rin Chupeco // Strap yourself in for yet another wind knocking journey…

The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch, #2)Title: The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch # 2)

Author: Rin Chupeco

Genre/Demographic: Necromancy, Fantasy, Young Adult

Release Date:  March 20th, 2018

Format: Hardback (Own)


In The Bone Witch, Tea mastered resurrection―now she’s after revenge…

No one knows death like Tea. A bone witch who can resurrect the dead, she has the power to take life…and return it. And she is done with her self-imposed exile. Her heart is set on vengeance, and she now possesses all she needs to command the mighty daeva. With the help of these terrifying beasts, she can finally enact revenge against the royals who wronged her―and took the life of her one true love.

But there are those who plot against her, those who would use Tea’s dark power for their own nefarious ends. Because you can’t kill someone who can never die…

War is brewing among the kingdoms, and when dark magic is at play, no one is safe.

Continue reading “The Heart Forger – Rin Chupeco // Strap yourself in for yet another wind knocking journey…”

Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons # 2) – Marie Lu // Another buddy read-view with Divine of REA(D)IVINE

I had the opportunity to buddy read a book with Divine of REA(D)IVINE again! I am thankful you put up with my annoying butt. Hahaha! You may read her answers to my questions for her here!

Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons, #2)Title: Batman: Nightwalker

Author: Marie Lu

Genre/Demographic: Young Adult, Superheroes, DC

Publisher: Random House

Release Date: January 2nd, 2018

Format: Larger Paperback Print (Own Purchase)


Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy.

The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list.

One by one, the city’s elites are being executed as their mansions’ security systems turn against them, trapping them like prey. Meanwhile, Bruce is turning eighteen and about to inherit his family’s fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Enterprises and all the tech gadgetry his heart could ever desire. But after a run-in with the police, he’s forced to do community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison that holds the city’s most brutal criminals.

Madeleine Wallace is a brilliant killer . . . and Bruce’s only hope.

In Arkham, Bruce meets Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the Nightwalkers. What is she hiding? And why will she speak only to Bruce? Madeleine is the mystery Bruce must unravel. But is he getting her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees? Bruce will walk the dark line between trust and betrayal as the Nightwalkers circle closer. Continue reading “Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons # 2) – Marie Lu // Another buddy read-view with Divine of REA(D)IVINE”

The Bone Witch – Rin Chupeco // Strap yourself in for it’ll be one intricately woven world building you won’t forget!

The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch, #1)Title: the Bone Witch (The Bone Witch # 1)

Author: Rin Chupeco

Genre/Demographic: Fantasy, Paranormal, Witches, Young Adult

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Release Date: March 7th, 2017

Format: Hardback (Own)


In the captivating start to a new, darkly lyrical fantasy series for readers of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir, Tea can raise the dead, but resurrection comes at a price…

Let me be clear: I never intended to raise my brother from his grave, though he may claim otherwise. If there’s anything I’ve learned from him in the years since, it’s that the dead hide truths as well as the living.

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.

In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha-one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice. Continue reading “The Bone Witch – Rin Chupeco // Strap yourself in for it’ll be one intricately woven world building you won’t forget!”

Stealing Luna (Cincamarre # 2) – Carla de Guzman // sexy and dangerous…

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Stealing Luna (Cincamarre Book 2)

Title: Stealing Luna (Cincamarre # 2)

Author: Carla de Guzman

Genre/Demographic: Romance / New Adult

Release Date: April 27, 2019

Format: e-ARC


Cora Justa Dumagat has had enough.

She is tired of watching the corrupt, fat cats of the council override the monarchy and risk the people’s lives in exchange for a payday. Despite advice from her Queen, Cora has decided to take matters into her own hands and hit the Joaquins where it hurts—to steal their precious Juan Luna painting right from under their noses in Barcelona.

The job shouldn’t be too difficult. If only Luis Ang, her ex-boyfriend, wasn’t hired to be her bodyguard.

Luis knows that Cora is up to something, and will stop at nothing to make sure she’s safe, even at the cost of Cora’s plans.

As Luis and Cora become more and more deeply entangled into each other, the more dangerous the situation becomes. Will Cora have her revenge? Or will stealing Luna be the last thing she ever does?

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The Psychology of Time Travel – Kate Mascarenhas // where I DNFed a book…

The Psychology of Time TravelTitle: The Psychology of Time Travel

Author: Kate Mascarenhas

Genre/Demographic: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery, Time Travel

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

Release Date: February 12th, 2019


Perfect for fans of Naomi Alderman’s The Power and Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures comes The Psychology of Time Travel, a mind-bending, time-travel debut.

In 1967, four female scientists worked together to build the world’s first time machine. But just as they are about to debut their creation, one of them suffers a breakdown, putting the whole project—and future of time travel—in jeopardy. To protect their invention, one member is exiled from the team—erasing her contributions from history.

Fifty years later, time travel is a big business. Twenty-something Ruby Rebello knows her beloved grandmother, Granny Bee, was one of the pioneers, though no one will tell her more. But when Bee receives a mysterious newspaper clipping from the future reporting the murder of an unidentified woman, Ruby becomes obsessed: could it be Bee? Who would want her dead? And most importantly of all: can her murder be stopped?

Traversing the decades and told from alternating perspectives, The Psychology of Time Travel introduces a fabulous new voice in fiction and a new must-read for fans of speculative fiction and women’s fiction alike. Continue reading “The Psychology of Time Travel – Kate Mascarenhas // where I DNFed a book…”

Poetry Reads! // With Gratitude – Marala Scott & In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive – Clementine Von Radics

With GratitudeTitle: With Gratitude

Author: Marala Scott

Genre/Demographic: Poetry

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

Release Date: April 2, 2019


Poetry and prose to reframe your days, renew your spirit, and help you approach the world with an eye towards the positive, meaningful moments—with gratitude.

With Gratitude is a collection of relatable experiences that will inspire you to recognize the good in beautiful and difficult situations—both past and present. It is a meditation on the benefits of appreciating love, loss, relationships, and fleeting moments of kindness. Continue reading “Poetry Reads! // With Gratitude – Marala Scott & In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive – Clementine Von Radics”

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) – Leigh Bardugo // A buddy read-view with Divine of REA(D)IVINE

I posted a list of books I wanted to back read for the year 2019. And I am glad to all who replied saying y’all wanted to share and dedicate your time reading with me. I had managed to read 5 out of 18 books from the list. I feel that it’s not that bad… yet. HAHAHA!

Okay, one of the people who replied was Divine of REA(D)IVNE. It has been quite a ride. I know she has school. And I understand, I had been there, juggling blog, school requirements, that will really leave a lot on your plate. And I am forever grateful for Divine updating me with her status and progress. And yes, I still am up for another round of BR with you hahaha!

Divine and I agreed of interviewing each other after as like reading together and reviewing together for Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman: Warbringer. I am so excited to share with you my answers! And for Divine’s answers, you should check it out here.

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons, #1)Title: Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Genre/Demographic: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology, Superheroes, DC

Publisher: Random House

Release Date: August 29th, 2017

Format: Larger Paperback Print (Own Purchase)


Daughter of immortals.

Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may have doomed the world.

Daughter of death.

Alia Keralis just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted by people who think her very existence could spark a world war. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.


Two girls will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. Tested beyond the bounds of their abilities, Diana and Alia must find a way to unleash hidden strengths and forge an unlikely alliance. Because if they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.

Divine’s Question for Me: Continue reading “Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) – Leigh Bardugo // A buddy read-view with Divine of REA(D)IVINE”

Miranda in Milan – Katharine Duckett // A sapphic reimagining of The Tempest

Miranda in MilanTitle: Miranda in Milan

Author: Katharine Duckett

Genre/Demographic: LGBTIQIAP+, Retelling, Fantasy

Publisher: TOR Publishing

Release Date: March 26, 2019

Format: ARC Paperback


“A haunting story that reimagines the consequences of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.”

After the tempest, after the reunion, after her father drowned his books, Miranda was meant to enter a brave new world. Naples awaited her, and Ferdinand, and a throne. Instead she finds herself in Milan, in her father’s castle, surrounded by hostile servants who treat her like a ghost. Whispers cling to her like spiderwebs, whispers that carry her dead mother’s name. And though he promised to give away his power, Milan is once again contorting around Prospero’s dark arts. With only Dorothea, her sole companion and confidant to aid her, Miranda must cut through the mystery and find the truth about her father, her mother, and herself. Continue reading “Miranda in Milan – Katharine Duckett // A sapphic reimagining of The Tempest”

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