Discussion | When Is the Right Time to Review New Releases?

Discussion | When Is the Right Time to Review New Releases?

Knowing when to review a book can be a bit of a confusing minefield for book reviewers, both new and old alike. I have been a book blogger for just over 2 years now and I still don’t know when the “right time” to review is because there are no hard and fast rules about reviewing. It is entirely dependent on the publisher/author as well as yourself!

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2019 Goals| Quarterly Check-In #1

2019 Goals| Quarterly Check-In #1

Don’t even get me started on how the hell it’s even April already. I feel like I only wrote my 2019 goals post a few weeks ago and yet, here we are – a quarter of the way through the year in the blink of an eye. As one of my goals for this year was to introduce a quarterly a check-in, in order to keep myself accountable and share my progress with you all, I thought I’d kick April off by reviewing where I’m up to with my goals.

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ARC Review: You Asked For Perfect | Perfection is Served

ARC Review: You Asked For Perfect | Perfection is Served

TITLE: You Asked for Perfect
AUTHOR: Laura Silverman
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: March 2019; Sourcebooks Fire
GENRE: YA Contemporary
FORMAT: eBook

KEY INFO: Academia, friendships, romance, anxiety
REPRESENTATION:
bisexual Jewish MC, gay South Asian Muslim MC, lesbian Korean (side), Jewish family, anxiety

Content Notices

hospitalisation, anxiety, panic attacks, forgetting to eat, descriptions of skin blisters from over-practice

 

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Mini Graphic Novel Review: Moonstruck Volume 1 |The Perfect Queer Supernatural Fluff

Mini Graphic Novel Review: Moonstruck Volume 1 |The Perfect Queer Supernatural Fluff

TITLE: Moonstruck Volume 1: Magic to Brew
AUTHOR: Grace Ellis & Shae Beagle
SERIES: Moonstruck
RELEASED: March 2017; Image Comics
GENRE: Graphic Novels
FORMAT: Paperback

KEY INFO: cute and diverse, supernatural squad, pastel aesthetics 
REPRESENTATION:
f/f (main), non-binary (side), black woman (main), Latinx woman (main), fat rep (main, side)
CONTENT NOTICES: 
questioning of identity, identity shame

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🔮 soft magical colouring
🐱 werewolf girlfriends
🔮 lots of diverse rep (queer, fat, people of colour)
🐱 supernatural baristas working in magical coffee shops
🔮 a non-binary centaur who is obsessed with all things snacks, gossip and their centaur butt
🐱 self-acceptance, love & friendship

Reason for not giving it a 5 star rating is, like other readers, I felt that there were times when the story became rushed especially at the end and there were a few times when the story was a little confusing but otherwise it’s the best magical fluff that you all need in your lives


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ARC Review: A Memory Called Empire | A Stunning and Intelligent Debut from a Promising New Voice in Science Fiction

ARC Review: A Memory Called Empire | A Stunning and Intelligent Debut from a Promising New Voice in Science Fiction

TITLE: A Memory Called Empire
AUTHOR: Arkady Martine
SERIES: Texicalaan
RELEASED: April 2019; Tor
GENRE: Science-Fiction
FORMAT: e-Book

KEY INFO: Political science fiction, space opera, empire and imperialism, non-western setting, great world-building, political intrigue
REPRESENTATION: 
brown-skinned characters (side), female protagonist, f/f relationship (main), bisexual (side) with both male and female love interests, elderly (side) 

Content Notices

Murder, attempted murder, poisoning, descriptions of blistering skin, bombing, pink mist, suicide, death, brain surgery, political violence

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