Book Series Talk #4 / The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

*Spoilers for The Mortal Instruments and The Dark Artifices Can you believe that I’m back with another Book Series Talk? About this series? To be honest, I never thought I would finish it but here I am, victorious. Let me just start with saying that I read the first three books one and a half …

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Why Ron Weasley is my favourite character in ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’

*this post contains spoilers for the book and series  On January the 9th I started something I have done many times before but this time I decided to do it a bit differently. Re-reading my favourite book series is always like coming home to this warm, familiar sense of belonging and this time I wanted …

BOOK REVIEW/A Well-Behaved Woman by Therese Anne Fowler

I was kindly provided with an ARC by the publisher St. Martin’s Press. This does not change my opinion about the book in any way. Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: October 16th 2018 Synopsis: In 1883, the New York Times prints a lengthy rave of Alva Vanderbilt's Fifth Ave. costume ball--a coup for the former Alva Smith, …

BOOK REVIEW/Forest of a thousand lanterns by Julie C. Dao (Rise of the Empress #1)

Genre: East-Asian Fantasy Synopsis: An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress--and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny. Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if …