my first time at sgcc !!

wowow how does time fly! It’s been five months since my last post and I have done absolutely nothing here 😀 In my defence, I did get started on those Swiss Trip posts but… they were too… image heavy haha ;-;

Much has happened in the last few months. I entered university and I just finished my first semester one week ago! Currently waiting for my results so I’m kinda nervous about that.

Recently, I got back into comics so when I came to know about Singapore Comic Con 2019, I knew I was definitely attending this event.Read More »

did you miss me?

Well, well, well… it’s been over two years since my last post huh?

This blog started out as a book review blog but in less than a year, I got tired. Tired of my ever-growing TBR list, tired of putting out review after review, tired of finding things to comment on or trying to make my review flow better (I’m not good with words). So I just stopped and dropped off the face of the world (or the Internet in this case).

Over the last two years, I’ve occasionally thought of reviving my blog. ‘But how?’ the thought would continue. ‘What would I write about?’ 

Then last December, my mom announced that we would be travelling to Switzerland in June and tasked me with planning the initerary. While doing so, I looked up various travel blogs and then it hit me: I could make this blog my journal.

So basically, I’m revamping my blog. I’m gonna write about anything I feel like writing. It’ll probably mainly be about the countries I’ve travelled to, interesting places or events I’ve went to, maybe slot in some reviews and do a yearly update on the badge/manga/comic collection I’m building up right now. We’ll see 🙂 But I think it’s good to set some goals and guidelines for myself.

Toodles.

Blog Tour | Review ― Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott (+ Giveaway)

My book reviewing skills are so rusty omg.

Mood: Still reeling from that Top Social Artist win.

!! potential spoilers ahead. read at your own risk !!


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by Victoria Scott

Genre: 
Publication Date: 2 May 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen

Links: Goodreads | The Book Depository | Amazon | iBooksGoogle Play | KoboBarnes & Noble | Chapters | Books-A-Million | Indies

Summary:
DOMINO: A girl with blue hair and a demon in her mind.

CAIN: A stone giant on the brink of exploding.

MADAM KARINA: A woman who demands obedience.

WILSON: The one who will destroy them all.

When Madam Karina discovers Domino in an alleyway, she offers her a position inside her home for entertainers in secluded West Texas. Left with few alternatives and an agenda of her own, Domino accepts. It isn’t long before she is fighting her way up the ranks to gain the madam’s approval. But after suffering weeks of bullying and unearthing the madam’s secrets, Domino decides to leave. It’ll be harder than she thinks, though, because the madam doesn’t like to lose inventory. But then, Madam Karina doesn’t know about the person living inside Domino’s mind. Madam Karina doesn’t know about Wilson.Read More »

Blog Tour | Review ― Beauty of the Beast by Rachel L. Demeter (+ Giveaway)

!! potential spoilers ahead. read at your own risk !!


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(Fairy Tale Retellings #1)

by Rachel L. Demeter

Genre: Adult, Historical Romance, Fairy Tale Retelling, Gothic Romance
Publication Date: 15 March 2017

Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA Barnes & Noble | Kobo iBooks

Summary:
Experience the world’s most enchanting and timeless love story—retold with a dark and realistic twist.

A BEAST LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF HIS PAST

Reclusive and severely scarred Prince Adam Delacroix has remained hidden inside a secluded, decrepit castle ever since he witnessed his family’s brutal massacre. Cloaked in shadow, with only the lamentations of past ghosts for company, he has abandoned all hope, allowing the world to believe he died on that tragic eve twenty-five years ago.

A BEAUTY IN PURSUIT OF A BETTER FUTURE

Caught in a fierce snowstorm, beautiful and strong-willed Isabelle Rose seeks shelter at a castle—unaware that its beastly and disfigured master is much more than he appears to be. When he imprisons her gravely ill and blind father, she bravely offers herself in his place.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Stripped of his emotional defenses, Adam’s humanity reawakens as he encounters a kindred soul in Isabelle. Together they will wade through darkness and discover beauty and passion in the most unlikely of places. But when a monster from Isabelle’s former life threatens their new love, Demrov’s forgotten prince must emerge from his shadows and face the world once more…

Perfect for fans of Beauty and the Beast and The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty of the Beast brings a familiar and well-loved fairy tale to life with a rich setting in the kingdom of Demrov and a captivating, Gothic voice.

Beauty of the Beast is the first standalone installment in a series of classic fairy tales reimagined with a dark and realistic twist.

Disclaimer: This is an edgy retelling of the classic fairy tale. Due to strong sexual content, profanity, and dark subject matter, including an instance of sexual assault committed by the villain, Beauty of the Beast is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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Blog Tour | Review ― The Empty Room by Sarah J. Clemens (+ Giveaway)

!! may contain spoilers. read at your own risk !!


The Empty Room 2d coverThe Empty Room
by Sarah J. Clemens

Genre: Psychological Suspense, Thriller, Mystery
Publication Date: 23 July 2016

Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Summary:
Rain soaked and dreary, it was a 1901 abandoned Victorian that newlyweds Dean and Elizabeth Montgomery hoped would fulfill their dreams of a new start in life, even if the town of Eastbrook, Maine was nestled under a constant blanket of fog.

The first neighbor the couple meets dashes those hopes when he raises a bizarre question: what happened to the last person who lived in their house? A cryptic question, but nothing to worry about. At least not until the couple looked under the floorboards inside the house.

Under mounting pressure from the residents of Eastbrook to stop questioning the past, Dean and Elizabeth are driven deeper into the history of the house, the town, and their neighbors. When the couple discovers what happened in Eastbrook, keeping the secret could save their lives, but uncovering the truth might be worth the risk.

What happened inside The Empty Room is a mystery until the last page. A gripping psychological suspense, the story takes readers on a cat-and-mouse game where some secrets are better off hidden.Read More »

Loss of sleep + Incoherency caused by feels = A worthy read??? | Manhwa Review – Bastard

hELLO EVERYONE MAY I JUST BURST INTO YOUR INBOXES AT 3AM TO JUST TALK INCOHERENTLY ABOUT THIS AMAZING THING I JUST FINISHED READING.

For the first quarter of my 2017, it seems to be all about Korean entertainment. It first started with Goblin, but it seems that my days of watching anime have made me weak to the hour-long episodes of K-drama. Then I started listening to BTS about two weeks ago. I’ve been remaining rather low-key about that (I’ve got no idea why tbh) but now I’ve found something that makes me wanna scream its name from the top of buildings and that’s this thing called manhwa, or more specifically, the Bastard manhwa. But first, let me just drop the link… here.Read More »