Monthly Recaps

NOVEMBER RECAP // i turned 21 ft new fave series, graphic novel mania, new books and life is good again!!!

It’s me hi I’m actually not the problem today. BECAUSE I AM SO EARLY WOWZA!!!!

Like my Taylor Swift reference?

I’m just talking nonsense so let’s get into it!!!!

Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston {★★★★½}: Me? Actually reading a book that’s been on my tbr longer than I’ve had a TikTok account? A Christmas miracle. I’ve talked to death about how much fun I had with this series and I’m a pro blogger so I’m just sending you right over to the series review on the blog here <3<3<3

Soul of Stars by Ashley Poston {★★★★½}: My marketing skills are on fire if you ask me. Fab fab fab Anastasia in space duology to binge with just my typa romance, fast plot and glorious writing READ THEM NOWWW!!!! Series review here in case you didn’t click *wink wink*

The Tea Dragon Society by Kay O’Neill {★★★★☆}: I have a free trial on Kindle Unlimited alright. I was in Poston withdrawals and decided to read these on my iPad. And UGH how cute, just as expected. This first instalment is probably my least favourite of the three, in terms of enjoyment. But the art is amazing and such a cute message from the get-go. Click here for GR review *sighs*

The Tea Dragon Festival by Kay O’Neill {★★★★☆}: She really picked up with book two and I LOVED this. Such important messages on societal acceptance and queer identities, and maybe my favourite actually? It’s close to the third. Click here for GR review!!!!!

The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Kay O’Neill {★★★★☆}: And the worlds all collide in this one and I really finished and stared at the wall for like 5 minutes. It was intense. Finished 4 books in one day folks, was a lot to take in. Such a lovely graphic novel series to put a smile on your face READ IT PLEASE! Click here for GR review <3

Until Sunset Chapter One by Kay Claire {★★★★☆}: Couldn’t tell you how got here, all you need to do is go download Tapas or Webtoon and READ THESE SO WE CAN CRY TOGETHER! I have had this author’s novels on my tbr for a while but I didn’t know they had a stunning series about merpeople and magical creatures set in my own country and my heart is forever full, click here for GR review!!!!

Until Sunset Chapter Two by Kay Claire {★★★★☆}: she found their feet and I’m just living my bestest life in this beautiful world, click here for GR review xoxoxo

Until Sunset Chapter Three by Kay Claire {★★★★☆}: This chapter started getting really into the mythology and magic system and ugh we visited the sea and IT WAS SO GOOD!!!!!! Click here for GR review

Until Sunset Chapter Four by Kay Claire {★★★★★}: MY HEART WAS ATTACKED BY A SHARK AND OMG I AM NOW FULLY IN LOVE WITH DEREK AND ISAAC THE PINING PLEASE READ THESE SO WE CAN YELL TOGETHER!!!!! Click here for GR review *insert heart eyes*

Demon In The Wood by Leigh Bardugo & Dani Pendergast {★★★★½}: Was so kindly sent this by Jonathan Ball and I’m on it with the reviews so we’ll leave it to that post, but this was super stunning and the world-building is absolutely phenomenal!!!!! Click here for my full spoiler-free review <3<3<3

Big thanks to Pan Macmillan for surprising me with:

  • She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen

Adore Penguin Random House SA and big thanks for:

  • Sisters of The Circus by Laila Manack
  • Skin of The Sea by Natasha Bowen
  • The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle Jensen
  • The Traitor Queen by Danielle Jensen
  • The Inadequate Heir by Danielle Jensen

Jonathan Ball Publishers spoiling me this month with:

  • Babel by R.F. Kuang
  • Demon In The Wood by Leigh Bardugo & Dani Pendergast
  • The Heartstopper Yearbook by Alice Oseman
  • Kill Joy by Holly Jackson
  • Five Survive by Holly Jackson proof

Doing something fun with Modjaji Books and we needed these:

  • The Unfamous Five by Nedine Moonsamy
  • The Pride of Noonlay by Shanice Ndlovu
  • Do Not Go Gentle by Futhi Ntshingila
  • Trinity on Track by Fiona Snyckers

Birthday and bought books I CANT WAIT FOR THEM:

  • The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
  • The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
  • The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston
  • All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir
  • If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio
  • Bunny by Mona Awad
  • Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel
  • Dating Dr Dil by Nisha Sharma
  • Once There Was A Bear by Jane Riordan

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With all the reading I’ve been doing, not a lot of watching has occurred apart from Grey’s Anatomy that I’ve just got my dad hooked on with me hehe

I finally watched Casablanca, which I was supposed to for class but oops that didn’t happen. Glad I can say I’ve seen it and I’m on a classic movie kick right now, I’ll keep you updated on what else I get around to.

I did go to the cinema and I saw She Said, as well as Emily, which were both good just not amazing. Stunning feminist vibes through!!! Speaking of, I watched Rosaline which was SO much fun and I love this new take on historical pieces, and this film had a unique twist on Romeo and Juliet <3<3

Oh, also Enola Holmes 2 came out which I was so excited for (eyes open for a fave movies post!!) but I don’t think I loved it as much as the first film??? Though I would like to rewatch because I wasn’t in the exact right mood

Otherwise, that’s about it. The month has been rather slow actually. Not many life updates for you or anything. I’m just chilling ; )

Oh wait, I literally almost forgot even though it’s in the heading of this post lmao. Brain university for frying my brain. But yeah, it was my 21st birthday. Life is busy for everyone right now so it was being spread out, but I had a lovely time, went out with my parent. Stunning day <3<3<3

K that’s all to tell you haha



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