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5 Mini ARC Reviews // Better Late Than Never!

Hello, fellow readers of the internet!

Recently (who am I kidding, these ARCs are from ages ago), I’ve been approved for loads of ARCs – and me, being the lazy person I am, read them all but didn’t write reviews. Oops.

This is a pretty diverse array of books, some of which I adored and some of which I found… meh. Thank you so much to Netgalley and the publishers for sending me these e-ARCs of all the books! 



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The Stages of Seeing Your Favourite Book Be Adapted for the Screen // WONDER!

Hello, people of the internet!

WONDER RELEASED. You’ve probably heard of the book: it’s about a boy called Auggie who has a rare facial deformity (his face looks unlike others), and when he goes to school for the first time some kids aren’t very,, nice. It’s a great book,  and definitely read it if you haven’t yet. Anyway, this book got turned into a movie! I saw it just yesterday, and it is amazing.

This got me thinking: There are many emotional stages of watching a book being turned into a movie. I’m pretty sure that almost everyone has had that happen to them at one point of their lives. You’re just living your life, when eek! Your favourite book is being adapted on screen!! The world that used to exist only in your imagination will now be performed using lights, cameras, and fancy editing. It has the potential to be amazing: but it could also go terribly wrong.

Having your favourite book adapted is such an emotional time. Here are some of the feelings we go through.

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Shadowhunters: The TV show that will take over your life

yes okay but malec

Hello, fellow fangirls of the internet!

So, if you follow me on Twitter (#self-promo) then you’ll know that I’ve sunk into the dark hole that is the fandom of Shadowhunters. And I’m about to drag you down with me. (Hopefully; it’s kind of lonely here and I need some friends.)

First off: what is this show and why should you care? Well, it’s a TV adaptation of The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare (one of my favourite book series), and you should care because it’s actually really good and not a disgrace to the books (like the *cough* movies *cough*).

Also the ships are to die for.

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The Dark Artifices: Lord of Shadows review // intense fangirling

i’m an emotional wreck dear lord somebody help me.

Hello, people of the internet!

So, I mentioned in my monthly wrap-up that I bought Lord of Shadows  and was really excited to read it: well, I finally did. And it was just so good! It made me cry (a lot), made me laugh (not as much as crying, but still a lot), and it made me squeal (like, for almost every page).

I did not expect this from the book. Not that it’s a bad thing! It was great. I loved it. (Except the ending because oh my gods my heart is still damaged???) But there’s so much to talk about – I have a bunch of predictions and theories I’ll be sharing below, after my review. (Oh yeah, spoiler alert.)

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Books to read on a rainy day! ⛈

Hello, people of the internet!

It’s raining literally 24/7 where I am which is great because now I have an excuse to not go out now I can stay at home, and curl up with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate. (Never forget the hot chocolate.)

On rainy days, there are specific kinds of book you feel like reading – books that’ll make you cry, that’ll make you think, that’ll help you relax. I made a little list of the books that would be perfect for rainy weather because #qualitycontent.

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Book covers link to Goodreads pages, as per usual 🙂

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The Ultimate Harry Potter Tag!

Hello, fellow book lovers!

HAPPY HARRY POTTER DAY!! 😀 The 31st of July is truly a sacred day. The birthday of the Chosen One, and our queen JK Rowling.

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So, I was stalking bloggers I found under the “Harry Potter” tag, and I found this really cool one done by That Weird Brown Girl, and I JUST HAD TO DO IT. IT’S PERFECT FOR THIS MOMENTOUS OCCASION. Why would any Potterhead pass up this chance?

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Review – Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Chat Noir

okay i know this post is late but it was my grandma’s funeral so

Hi internet people!

Another reason I didn’t post was because I was too busy binge-watching TV shows. One TV show in particular. Maybe you’ve heard of it; it was Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Chat Noir.

(epic name, no?)

So here’s an unbiased and completely honest (I’m not being sarcastic) review of the show.

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My Summer TBR (or lack of one)


Hey-o, internet people! (lol idk)

So summer has officially arrived (like two weeks ago but whatever) and I have so much work to do. I need to study my arse off, update this blog for you guys, work on the script for our annual school production, do the summer holiday homework (CURSE YOU, SCHOOL!), and work on my almost non-existent novel.

So what am I gonna do?

I’m gonna read.


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Riverdale: Review

hands up if you love cole sprouse

Hello, people of the internet!

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So, Riverdale. CW has outdone itself yet again, with this amazing mystery/romance TV show, based on the ever-popular Archie’s comics.

Though the show itself has no relation to Archie’s, it has the same characters and setting. It follows Archie Andrews, an average teenage boy going to Riverdale High. He loves music, and is pretty awesome at guitar – and singing.

His best friend, Jughead Jones (played by COLE SPROUSE OH MY LORD), isn’t short of his own problems, either. I can’t really say much without giving stuff away – let’s just say that he has family issues.

His other best friend, Betty Cooper, starts off by having a hopeless crush on Archie. But she’s also an amazing journalist, and works hard to make the school newspaper – the Blue and Gold – a success.

And then Veronica Lodge, the daughter of the convict Hiram Lodge, moves into town. Being used to lavish mansions and luxuries, she takes some time settling in.

The show opens to the summer after the death of Jason Blossom, the son and heir of one of the most influential families in Riverdale. On the morning of the Fourth of July, Jason went for a boat ride with his sister Cheryl. Later on in the day, Dilton Doiley’s boy scouts found Cheryl sitting all by herself on a rock, by the river’s edge. The boat, and Jason Blossom, were nowhere to be seen.

It’s a highly mysterious show, with dark themes of violence, murder, and romance. I would recommend it to 14+ people, but then again, it depends on the person. I loved the show, even though it has zero relation to Archie’s comics.

If you watch it, comment below with what you think the next episode will show. If you want to start watching it, comment below with your first reaction of the show. I wanna hear what you guys think!

~awkwardaris, going offline (to watch Riverdale)