July ’16 Haul + Wrap-up

Really cutting it close with this haul + wrap-up post. Almost wanted to procrastinate it till next week 😅

Since this month is part of a school term, all my book buying money has to come from my allowance. I gave myself a limit of two books per month, but this month has taught me something important: NEVER BUY BOOKS AT THE START OF THE MONTH. I literally went broke this month. Didn’t even have a single cent left. So now, I have learnt my lesson and I will put off the buying of books till the last week of each month. This I swear on the River Styx. In fact, I think I might go on a book buying ban next month. Maybe I’ll spend the money on props for my bookstagram or just simply save up the money for AFA 2016 or a huge book buying spree at the end of the year.Read More »


The Novel Encounter

When my parents travelled to Perth, Australia this June, they came across a bookstore called Elizabeth’s Bookshop and the Blind Date With A Book concept, where a book is fully wrapped and you have to base your choice on a few vague phrases written on the wrapping that describe the book. Knowing that I enjoy reading, they bought one for me. They told me of this over WhatsApp and sent me a picture of the choices available, asking me what book I would have chosen if I was there. And guess what? They actually bought the one I would have chosen had I been there! Mother knows best, indeed.

Two days ago, I discovered The Novel Encounter, a Singapore-based online store which follows a similar concept, just that they sell only mystery books.Read More »

Book Review: The Eden Conspiracy (The Liberty Box #2) by C.A. Gray

This review is long overdue. But in the time that I have been procrastinating this review, I have been thinking and have realised that I don’t really care much for the characters, only what will happen to them and how the storyline pans out. It is a good story, but it’s just one that I would read to burn time… it’s not one that would stay with me forever.

!! minor spoilers. read at your own risk !!


The Eden Conspiracy
(The Liberty Box #2)
by C.A. Gray

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian
Wanderlust Publishing
Publication Date: 
18 July 2016

Format: ebook
Pages: –

My Rating: 3.5 / 5

Links: Goodreads | AmazonRead More »

Book Review: Tesla (Tesla Evolution #1) by Mark Lingane

This post has been sitting in my drafts section for quite a while so might as well just get it out.

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


(Tesla Evolution #1)
by Mark Lingane

Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Steampunk, Cyberpunk
Insync Holdings
Publication Date: 
30 December 2013

Format: ebook
Pages: –

My Rating: 3 / 5

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Book DepositoryKoboRead More »

Book Review: The Liberty Box (The Liberty Box #1) by C.A. Gray

I have hit a new record. This time, I’ve managed to finish a book in just two days. Not sure if I should be proud of myself or berate myself for focusing more on reading books than my homework.

!! minor to major spoilers. read at your own risk !!


The Liberty Box
(The Liberty Box #1)
by C.A. Gray

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian
Wanderlust Publishing
Publication Date: 
25 October 2015

Format: ebook
Pages: –

My Rating: 4 / 5

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes & Noble | AudibleRead More »

Book Review: The Fourth Piece (Order’s Last Play #1) by E. Ardell

Hi everyone! I’m back with another review~ I noticed that I’ve been reading quite a few standalones these days so I thought I’d try finding some new series’ to read, and the book I’m reviewing today is one of them. Also, I’m glad to say that this is a spoiler free review!! (at least I think it is 😂 it is pretty subjective)


The Fourth Piece
(Order’s Last Play #1)
by E. Ardell

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy

Publication Date:
8 July 2016
Format: ebook
Pages: –

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

My Rating: 4 / 5Read More »