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It’s 1987 and unfortunately it’s not all Madonna and cherry lip balm. Mayhem Brayburn has always known there was something off about her and her mother, Roxy. Maybe it has to do with Roxy’s constant physical pain, or maybe with Mayhem’s own irresistible pull to water . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . . 3 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . YA, Fantasy, Mystery, Realism

Book Blog || Author Interview || MAYHEM by Estelle Laure

It’s 1987 and unfortunately it’s not all Madonna and cherry lip balm. Mayhem Brayburn has always known there was something off about her and her mother, Roxy. Maybe it has to do with Roxy’s constant physical pain, or maybe with Mayhem’s own irresistible pull to water . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . . 3 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . YA, Fantasy, Mystery, Realism

At seventeen, Mei should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents' master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . . 4 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . YA, Contemporary, Coming of Age, Romance

Book Blog || American Panda by Gloria Chao || Book Review

At seventeen, Mei should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents' master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . . 4 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . YA, Contemporary, Coming of Age, Romance

Sarah Field lives alone with her dad, a teacher at her school. The two of them share a close bond and, unusually, both have the same birthday, which they also share with Sarah's grandfather, who died when Sarah was small. Sarah knows very little about her grandfather, and her dad insists on keeping it that way. . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . . 3 / 5 review

Book Blog || Crystal Shadows: Gripping New Blood by R.J. Parker || Book Review

Sarah Field lives alone with her dad, a teacher at her school. The two of them share a close bond and, unusually, both have the same birthday, which they also share with Sarah's grandfather, who died when Sarah was small. Sarah knows very little about her grandfather, and her dad insists on keeping it that way. . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . . 3 / 5 review

After fifteen-year-old Ganpu Aapla and his parents lose everything they own, including their beautiful ancestral home in Katalveldurwadi Dabhol, India, to a forced takeover by America’s Enrone Corporation, they move to Mumbai in search of justice. Ganpu’s family takes up residence in a temporary shack that doubles as a chai shop near the Bandra Kurla Complex in a Mumbai suburb.

The Cloudburst by Raj Naiksatam || Book Blog || Book Review

After fifteen-year-old Ganpu Aapla and his parents lose everything they own, including their beautiful ancestral home in Katalveldurwadi Dabhol, India, to a forced takeover by America’s Enrone Corporation, they move to Mumbai in search of justice. Ganpu’s family takes up residence in a temporary shack that doubles as a chai shop near the Bandra Kurla Complex in a Mumbai suburb.

Let me just start with a disclaimer. As a tween, I loved twilight. I made fan-edits, I made fanfiction, I made graphics and quote images and fan trailers. As a teenager, I grew to resent Twilight. It might have been the hype, or the fear of loving something so controversial, or even that I outgrew it. And now, as a young adult ( or slightly older teenager ) I am beginning to come to terms and accept the fact that I thoroughly enjoyed ( and still do, to a degree ) The Twilight Saga.

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer || Book Blog || Book Review

Let me just start with a disclaimer. As a tween, I loved twilight. I made fan-edits, I made fanfiction, I made graphics and quote images and fan trailers. As a teenager, I grew to resent Twilight. It might have been the hype, or the fear of loving something so controversial, or even that I outgrew it. And now, as a young adult ( or slightly older teenager ) I am beginning to come to terms and accept the fact that I thoroughly enjoyed ( and still do, to a degree ) The Twilight Saga.

Storybook Inc. by Parker Pace 📚 📚 📚 / 5 No sooner is clinically depressed heiress Mica Psmith expelled from the twelfth grade than the principal of her high school offers her a unique proposal. She can graduate on time if she enrolls in a secretive boarding school …

Storybook Inc. by Parker Pace || Book Review

Storybook Inc. by Parker Pace 📚 📚 📚 / 5 No sooner is clinically depressed heiress Mica Psmith expelled from the twelfth grade than the principal of her high school offers her a unique proposal. She can graduate on time if she enrolls in a secretive boarding school …

The Shadowforce is back, stronger than ever. One year has passed since Titan's defeat, and balance reigns between the universes. Guided by the ones they lost, Johnny, Ryan, Sam, Jane, and Rose are beyond all the problems of everyday life, leading Earth into a new era. Yet, this illusion of peace begins to evaporate when a mysterious, relentlessly unstoppable entity hiding in Earth's cities begins to wreak havoc, destroying everything and everyone in its path and leaving a bloody trail in its…

Shadowverse: Vengeance by J.C. Gallo || Book Review || A Few Chapters 'til Love || AFCTL

The Shadowforce is back, stronger than ever. One year has passed since Titan's defeat, and balance reigns between the universes. Guided by the ones they lost, Johnny, Ryan, Sam, Jane, and Rose are beyond all the problems of everyday life, leading Earth into a new era. Yet, this illusion of peace begins to evaporate when a mysterious, relentlessly unstoppable entity hiding in Earth's cities begins to wreak havoc, destroying everything and everyone in its path and leaving a bloody trail in its…

My Mini Reviews

A Heart so Fierce and Broken ( Cursebreakers #2 ) by Brigid Kemmerer . . . . . || . . . . . 3 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . .Book review . . . . . || Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling

A Heart so Fierce and Broken book review

A Heart so Fierce and Broken ( Cursebreakers #2 ) by Brigid Kemmerer . . . . . || . . . . . 3 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . .Book review . . . . . || Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling

Serpent and Dove (#1) by Shelby Mahurin . . . . . || . . . . . 5 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . .Book review . . . . . || Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Hate-to-love

Serpent and Dove book review

Serpent and Dove (#1) by Shelby Mahurin . . . . . || . . . . . 5 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . .Book review . . . . . || Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Hate-to-love

After You ( Me Before You #2 ) by Jojo Moyes . . . . . || . . . . . 3.5 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . .Book review . . . . . || . . . . . Contemporary, Romance

After You book review

After You ( Me Before You #2 ) by Jojo Moyes . . . . . || . . . . . 3.5 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . .Book review . . . . . || . . . . . Contemporary, Romance

Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman . . . . . || . . . . . 3 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . .Book review . . . . . || Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Mental Health

Starfish book review

Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman . . . . . || . . . . . 3 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . .Book review . . . . . || Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Mental Health

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig . . . . . || . . . . . 5 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . .Book review . . . . . || Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling, Dark themes

House of Salt and Sorrows book review

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig . . . . . || . . . . . 5 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . .Book review . . . . . || Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling, Dark themes

Six of Crows (#1) by Leigh Bardugo . . . . . || . . . . . 3.5 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . .Book review . . . . . || Young Adult, Fantasy, Adventure

Six of Crows book review

Six of Crows (#1) by Leigh Bardugo . . . . . || . . . . . 3.5 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . .Book review . . . . . || Young Adult, Fantasy, Adventure

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson . . . . . || . . . . . 4 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . .Book review . . . . . || Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Sorcery of Thorns book review

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson . . . . . || . . . . . 4 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . .Book review . . . . . || Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippincott and others . . . . . || . . . . . 4 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . .Book review . . . . . || Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance,

Five Feet Apart book review

Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippincott and others . . . . . || . . . . . 4 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . .Book review . . . . . || Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance,

American Panda by Gloria Chao . . . . . || . . . . . 4 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . .Book review . . . . . || Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Coming of Age

American Panda book review

American Panda by Gloria Chao . . . . . || . . . . . 4 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . .Book review . . . . . || Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Coming of Age

The Lost Sisters ( Folk of the Air #1.5 ) by Holly Black . . . . . || . . . . . 2.5 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . .Book review . . . . . || Young Adult, Fantasy, Fae, Novella

The Lost Sisters book review

The Lost Sisters ( Folk of the Air #1.5 ) by Holly Black . . . . . || . . . . . 2.5 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . .Book review . . . . . || Young Adult, Fantasy, Fae, Novella

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It’s 1987 and unfortunately it’s not all Madonna and cherry lip balm. Mayhem Brayburn has always known there was something off about her and her mother, Roxy. Maybe it has to do with Roxy’s constant physical pain, or maybe with Mayhem’s own irresistible pull to water . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . . 3 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . YA, Fantasy, Mystery, Realism

Book Blog || Author Interview || MAYHEM by Estelle Laure

It’s 1987 and unfortunately it’s not all Madonna and cherry lip balm. Mayhem Brayburn has always known there was something off about her and her mother, Roxy. Maybe it has to do with Roxy’s constant physical pain, or maybe with Mayhem’s own irresistible pull to water . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . . 3 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . YA, Fantasy, Mystery, Realism

At seventeen, Mei should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents' master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . . 4 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . YA, Contemporary, Coming of Age, Romance

Book Blog || American Panda by Gloria Chao || Book Review

At seventeen, Mei should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents' master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies . . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . . 4 / 5 review . . . . . || . . . . . YA, Contemporary, Coming of Age, Romance

Sarah Field lives alone with her dad, a teacher at her school. The two of them share a close bond and, unusually, both have the same birthday, which they also share with Sarah's grandfather, who died when Sarah was small. Sarah knows very little about her grandfather, and her dad insists on keeping it that way. . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . . 3 / 5 review

Book Blog || Crystal Shadows: Gripping New Blood by R.J. Parker || Book Review

Sarah Field lives alone with her dad, a teacher at her school. The two of them share a close bond and, unusually, both have the same birthday, which they also share with Sarah's grandfather, who died when Sarah was small. Sarah knows very little about her grandfather, and her dad insists on keeping it that way. . . . . || . . . . . Book Blog - A Few Chapters 'til Love . . . . . || . . . . . 3 / 5 review

After fifteen-year-old Ganpu Aapla and his parents lose everything they own, including their beautiful ancestral home in Katalveldurwadi Dabhol, India, to a forced takeover by America’s Enrone Corporation, they move to Mumbai in search of justice. Ganpu’s family takes up residence in a temporary shack that doubles as a chai shop near the Bandra Kurla Complex in a Mumbai suburb.

The Cloudburst by Raj Naiksatam || Book Blog || Book Review

After fifteen-year-old Ganpu Aapla and his parents lose everything they own, including their beautiful ancestral home in Katalveldurwadi Dabhol, India, to a forced takeover by America’s Enrone Corporation, they move to Mumbai in search of justice. Ganpu’s family takes up residence in a temporary shack that doubles as a chai shop near the Bandra Kurla Complex in a Mumbai suburb.

Let me just start with a disclaimer. As a tween, I loved twilight. I made fan-edits, I made fanfiction, I made graphics and quote images and fan trailers. As a teenager, I grew to resent Twilight. It might have been the hype, or the fear of loving something so controversial, or even that I outgrew it. And now, as a young adult ( or slightly older teenager ) I am beginning to come to terms and accept the fact that I thoroughly enjoyed ( and still do, to a degree ) The Twilight Saga.

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer || Book Blog || Book Review

Let me just start with a disclaimer. As a tween, I loved twilight. I made fan-edits, I made fanfiction, I made graphics and quote images and fan trailers. As a teenager, I grew to resent Twilight. It might have been the hype, or the fear of loving something so controversial, or even that I outgrew it. And now, as a young adult ( or slightly older teenager ) I am beginning to come to terms and accept the fact that I thoroughly enjoyed ( and still do, to a degree ) The Twilight Saga.

Storybook Inc. by Parker Pace 📚 📚 📚 / 5 No sooner is clinically depressed heiress Mica Psmith expelled from the twelfth grade than the principal of her high school offers her a unique proposal. She can graduate on time if she enrolls in a secretive boarding school …

Storybook Inc. by Parker Pace || Book Review

Storybook Inc. by Parker Pace 📚 📚 📚 / 5 No sooner is clinically depressed heiress Mica Psmith expelled from the twelfth grade than the principal of her high school offers her a unique proposal. She can graduate on time if she enrolls in a secretive boarding school …

The Shadowforce is back, stronger than ever. One year has passed since Titan's defeat, and balance reigns between the universes. Guided by the ones they lost, Johnny, Ryan, Sam, Jane, and Rose are beyond all the problems of everyday life, leading Earth into a new era. Yet, this illusion of peace begins to evaporate when a mysterious, relentlessly unstoppable entity hiding in Earth's cities begins to wreak havoc, destroying everything and everyone in its path and leaving a bloody trail in its…

Shadowverse: Vengeance by J.C. Gallo || Book Review || A Few Chapters 'til Love || AFCTL

The Shadowforce is back, stronger than ever. One year has passed since Titan's defeat, and balance reigns between the universes. Guided by the ones they lost, Johnny, Ryan, Sam, Jane, and Rose are beyond all the problems of everyday life, leading Earth into a new era. Yet, this illusion of peace begins to evaporate when a mysterious, relentlessly unstoppable entity hiding in Earth's cities begins to wreak havoc, destroying everything and everyone in its path and leaving a bloody trail in its…

Songs and Memories || A Few Chapters 'til Love || Book Blog

October of 2020 Wrap Up || Book Blog || A Few Chapters 'til Love

Hiya bookish people! October has been a hectic month for all of us. Between finally getting out of my reading slump to the lack of trick-or-treaters and to getting my hair kinda dyed for the first time, there hasn't been a lot of time for much. So here I am again, in the month of…

Halloween || Book Blog || A Few Chapters 'til Love

Hiya bookish people! Happy Halloween! As a special Halloween post, I am here to tell you guys a bunch of spooky books you can read or start to read tomorrow, Grimm stories, movies, and a recap of some things in Alexandra’s Spooktober list that I have done! To either start, skim through, or bask in…

November 2020 Releases || AFCTL || Book Blog

Hiya bookish people! Here are this years September YA releases! What ones are you most excited for? What books are you looking forward / did you put on your TBR this month?Emma xx

Hiya bookish people! So. This was from back in *hides* August! I am so sorry Lucy! Lucy has been a great email-pen-pal of mine and now I am finally getting to do her tag!

Books to avoid as a new YA reader || AFCTL || Book Blog

Hiya bookish people! So. This was from back in *hides* August! I am so sorry Lucy! Lucy has been a great email-pen-pal of mine and now I am finally getting to do her tag!

Books to avoid as a new YA reader || AFCTL || Book Blog

Hiya bookish people! Is this another list? Yes. Am I obsessed with lists? Yes. Are spreadsheets just fancier and more informative lists? Frick yeah! I started reading YA at a very young age. I started reading books categorised as ‘Young Adult’ at about age 10 - 11. Now, this may be the same as everyone…

Outstanding and Blogger Awards || Book Blog || Book Tag

Hiya bookish people! I have to apologise so much to Beck, I had gotten tagged in these so long ago and they just sat there for way too long, and so I am merging the two awards from Beck into one! CONGRATULATIONS BECK ON GETTING 200 FOLLOWERS THAT IS FREAKING AMAZING!! RULES Provide the link…

School and Blogging || Discussion Post || Book Blogging

Hiya bookish people! So, yet again, I took a short hiatus. Why? School, and life, has recently become a lot. And I have asked myself quite a few times “why did this happen once lockdown was over?” and honestly, I have no freaking clue. But here I am, which is the main thing and I…

Hiya bookish people! This is a super duper quick note just to say I am so sorry I missed a tag last week ! I got swamped with my classwork and felt I needed to prioritise ( yuck! ) I didn’t have time to write a decent post so rather than pushing out mediocre quality, …

Quick Note To Y'All

Hiya bookish people! This is a super duper quick note just to say I am so sorry I missed a tag last week ! I got swamped with my classwork and felt I needed to prioritise ( yuck! ) I didn’t have time to write a decent post so rather than pushing out mediocre quality, …