Posted in Reviews

Review: Mooncakes

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I hope you all have a fun, spooktacular and safe day! 
Today I’m sharing my review of Mooncakes, a YA graphic novel that I heard was perfect for the Halloween season! It had some good qualities, but I was pretty underwhelmed. 
I hope you enjoy!


Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker & Wendy Xu
Genre: Young Adult – Graphic Novel, Romance, Fantasy
Pages: 256
Publication Date: October 2019
My Rating: 2 of 5 stars
Read October 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
Nova Huang knows more about magic than your average teen witch. She works at her grandmothers’ bookshop, where she helps them loan out spell books and investigate any supernatural occurrences in their New England town.
One fateful night, she follows reports of a white wolf into the woods, and she comes across the unexpected: her childhood crush, Tam Lang, battling a horse demon in the woods. As a werewolf, Tam has been wandering from place to place for years, unable to call any town home.
Pursued by dark forces eager to claim the magic of wolves and out of options, Tam turns to Nova for help. Their latent feelings are rekindled against the backdrop of witchcraft, untested magic, occult rituals, and family ties both new and old in this enchanting tale of self-discovery.


Click here to read my thoughts/review on Goodreads!

Have you read Mooncakes?
Do you think that it lived up to the hype?
What are your favourite spooky reads?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments down below! 

Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope to see you again soon!
Have a happy Halloween! ❤

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Posted in Quote Corner

Quote Corner #33: Crank

Happy Tuesday, my wonderful readers! I hope you’re all doing well. ❤
This afternoon I will be sharing a few quotes that stood out to me in Ellen Hopkin’s debut novel, Crank.
Happy reading! 😉


I expected demands.
He gifted me with tenderness.
I expected ego.
He let me experiment.
I expected disrespect.
He called me beautiful.
I expected him to expect perfection.
He taught me all I needed to know.

The way things work, how
guys feel great, but make girls feel
cheap for doing
exactly what
they beg
for.
The way they get to play
you, all the while
claiming they love you and making you believe it’s
true
The way it’s okay to gift their heart one
day, a backhand the next, to move on to
the apricot
when the peach
blushes and bruises.
These things make me believe
God’s a man after all.

Have you ever had so much to say that your mouth closed up tight struggling to harness the nuclear force coalescing within your words? Have you ever had so many thoughts churning inside you that you didn’t dare let them escape in case they blew you wide open? Have you ever been so angry that you couldn’t look in the mirror for fear of finding the face of evil glaring back at you?

I mean, there I was, snorting crank with my dad, my boyfriend, and his other girlfriend.
Something majorly wrong with that picture.


Crank is the first Ellen Hopkins book that I read a few months ago. Having heard endless positive reviews of her writing, I think my expectations were a little too high going in, but I still enjoyed the book as a whole. 

You can see my review of Crank here.

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Posted in Book Tags

Tag: Fall Time Cozy Book Tag

Happy first day of October, everyone! I hope you’re all having a fantastic day so far! In celebration of the autumn season, I thought that I would do the Fall Cozy Book Tag! ❤
I wasn’t actually tagged for this, but I LOVE book tags, and decided to do it to celebrate the first day of the month. I’m not exactly sure who originally created this tag, but if you happen to know, please let me know so that I can give them credit.
Let’s get started – I hope you enjoy!!
🙂


1. Crunching Leaves: The world is full of colour. Choose a book that has reds, oranges and yellows on the cover.

I was so thrilled when they re-designed all of Sarah Dessen’s book covers several years ago, because these ones are stunning! What Happened to Goodbye is definitely one of my favourites of the covers, even if this wasn’t one of my favourite stories of hers!

See my review of What Happened to Goodbye here.

2. Cozy Sweater: It’s finally cold enough to don warm cozy clothing. What book gives you the warm fuzzies?

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These graphic novels are BY FAR some of the cutest stories that I have ever read – they definitely gave me the warm fuzzies and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough!!

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