Nov 28, 2016

Dahlia Adler's Thanksgiving || The Thanks U Give

Hi bookworms!

Okay, technically, The Thanks U Give ended yesterday, but I only got the chance to properly wrap up today! I really didn't expect the hashtag to get this big, and I was overwhelmed and awed by the love and gratitude it brought on. Thank you to everyone who posted or tweeted during #TheThanksUGive!

Today we have a special guest over, who will say her thank you's. Let's welcome Dahlia Adler, the amazing author, diversity advocate and overall cool kid of the twitter! Without further ado, over to you Dahlia!

Nov 21, 2016

Kicking off The Thanks U Give - a bookish thanksgiving celebration! (+ Giveaway)

Hi bookworms!

We've officially stepped into Thanksgiving week, which in turn starts off The Thanks U Give, our bookish thanksgiving celebration!

In case you missed it, I joined hands with Hazel from Stay Bookish, to put together a blog hop, inviting authors and bloggers alike to share their gratitude to the book community! Today we're officially kicking it off, and I am so excited about this whole week!

Nov 17, 2016

Announcing The Thanks U Give - a thanksgiving project

Hello bookworms!

Today, I am beyond excited to share with you all a project I've been working on! It is called The Thanks U Give and it's all about saying thank you to the wonderful people in the book community!

The project is inspired by Thanksgiving, and will take place during the Thanksgiving week - which is from the 21st to the 27th of November! The feature will be in a form of a blog hop, and all of you are invited to join in and say your thank yous!

And on top of all of that, I have an amazing co host for the event! The wonderful Hazel will be joining me, and we are excited to present to you The Thanks U Give!

P.S - If you're wondering about the name, it's inspired by the upcoming book The Hate U Give! :D

Nov 5, 2016

So, what exactly is the deal with The Continent? ( Review + Discussion )

If you are on twitter, and follow bookish people, you wouldn't have missed the intense discussion that The Continent has brought on. It has been called out for containing racism, for its use of offensive racial slurs, and problematic rep overall. People who have read it, came up with their opinions, while some who haven't read it yet, decided to boycott it. I myself, had an ARC of The Continent at my disposal from BEA, and decided to read the book and see it all for myself, as I firmly believe that I can only judge a book after I've read it. So I did it, read it, in fact, read it ultra carefully, dissecting it as a critic and not a reader, and here are my thoughts about The Continent by Keira Drake.

Title : The Continent
Author: Keira Drake
Release Date: January 3rd 2017
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

For her sixteenth birthday, Vaela Sun receives the most coveted gift in all the Spire—a trip to the Continent. It seems an unlikely destination for a holiday: a cold, desolate land where two “uncivilized” nations remain perpetually at war. Most citizens tour the Continent to see the spectacle and violence of battle—a thing long vanished in the Spire. For Vaela—a smart and talented apprentice cartographer—it is an opportunity to improve upon the maps she’s drawn of this vast, frozen land.

But an idyllic aerial exploration is not to be had: the realities of war are made clear in a bloody battle seen from the heli-plane during the tour, leaving Vaela forever changed. And when a tragic accident leaves her stranded on the Continent, she has no illusions about the true nature of the danger she faces. Starving, alone, and lost in the middle of a war zone, Vaela must try to find a way home—but first, she must survive.

Nov 3, 2016

5 Things I want to see in YA as a Disable Reader - Lara @ Another Teen Reader || Diverse Reads 2016

Hi bookworms!

It's been a long time since we had a #DiverseReads2016 guest post, so let's remedy that today! As we are currently in the mental health and disabilities phase of the challenge, today we have Lara from Another Teen Reader who shares what she expects from YA as a disabled reader.