Genre: historical

Book Review: Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz

Posted January 17, 2018 by Maryam in book review, Maryam / 1 Comment
Book Review: Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz

For some reason, I’m starting to get into the historical fiction funk here. I mean, I’ve been reading more and more of historical fiction, despite saying oh, I’m not a historical fiction kind of gal. YE SURE KEEP TELLING YO SELF THAT, MARYAM. But yes, I am starting to like reading about people in the past. Very interesting hmmmmmmmmmmm. A smol confession: I actually picked up this book from the library because it’s about Alexander Hamilton and for some reason, when you tweet that name, book twitter tends to start screaming in excitement. And I know Hamilton is a very recently famous play, which unfortunately more »

Book Review: Blood for Blood

Posted January 4, 2018 by Maryam in book review, Maryam / 0 Comments
Book Review: Blood for Blood

HELLO THERE. I am back huehue. It’s been a truly long while since I last wrote a review on this blog. Life has been prettttty hectic since the start of 2017 and it took me a long while to get used to school life. I even had to shut down my personal book blog because it did not seem wise to continue it when I haven’t blogged in almost a year. BUT ANYWAYS. Back to the review! It’s safe to say that this book broke me, shattered me, killed me. I mean, HELLO WHAT IS THIS. For someone who isn’t a more »

Better Late Than Never: Reviews Of eARCs/ARCs For The Lazy (4)

Posted June 30, 2017 by Kara in Better Late Than Never, book review, Kara / 1 Comment
Better Late Than Never: Reviews Of eARCs/ARCs For The Lazy (4)

Welcome to another edition of Better Late Than Never: Reviews of eARCs for the Lazy! Do you have review copies piling up? Do you have eARCs that you requested but never got to because you got overwhelmed by life? Or did you just bite off more than you can chew? (That’s me.) At some point I was still hoping I could review these books (even though my review wouldn’t really be of use to the publisher anymore) because it would be still useful to readers, and also to me, because the pile-up was giving me anxiety every time I thought more »

Forgotten Fridays: Iron Cast

Posted December 2, 2016 by Maryam in forgotten fridays / 0 Comments
Forgotten Fridays: Iron Cast

Last month Kara and Lyn started reading Iron Cast by Destiny Soria, and I (Maryam) decided to join in to get me out of my horrrrrible reading slump. We had some delays AGAIN HAHAHA, but we finally made it! (Also, please remember that discussions sometimes lead to spoilers. While we try very hard to stay away from them, it still happens from time to time. If you haven’t read this book, be aware of potential spoilers during the discussion posts. You can’t say we didn’t warn you!) Maryam: HELLOOOO FRIENDS. Er, today we’re gonna talk about Iron Cast by Destiny Soria more »

Book Review: Outlander

Posted October 10, 2016 by Maryam in book review, Maryam / 3 Comments
Book Review: Outlander

Be still, my beating heart. Guys, I am officially in love with Jamie Fraser. I mean, HOT DAMN. HOTTTTT DAMN. I actually got pretty interested in Outlander when Sasha from A Bookutopia keeps spazzing about how this was her favorite book and such. And the thing is, I am always interested to read people’s favorite books, because I wanna know if they’re REALLY GOOD. I mean, people don’t just deem an average book as their favorite book, no? But anyway, yeah, so when I saw this book at the library, I KNEW I had to pick it up! I was SO into this book more »

Book Review: Blackhearts

Posted June 15, 2016 by Maryam in book review, Maryam, Uncategorized / 2 Comments
Book Review: Blackhearts

A BLACKBEARD’S STORY? ACK. Okay, honestly, I had a hard time reading this book, because I’ve always pictured Blackbeard as that old, grumpy pirate HAHA. BUT I really do enjoy this book, despite the fact that I thought it would be 100% pirate-ish stuffs. I mean, the story started out slow the first few pages, especially with all the aristocrats and barons talk. I have to admit that they always bore me, but Blackhearts still managed to hold my attention, why? Hellooooo there, Teach. YAS, Edward “Teach” Drummond stole my heart away the first time he was introduced. The fact that he more »