I have no words. Like, I’ve been staring at my screen for five minutes just regretting writing my review before writing an intro because now I’m almost ready to publish this except I’m speechless and what do I say?! I love Ace of Shades so incredibly much. It’s like my no. 1 favourite book at the moment and I’m obsessed with this city, the character and the entire vibe of this book. It’s been a really long time since I’ve felt so invested in a book. It’s also been a long time since I’ve put so much effort into a review. I just wanted to do this book justice, and I hope I managed to do just that! It’s a bit long, but I hope you’ll enjoy it anyway.
Since I’ve been busy with things for my blogiversary and work, and my TBR is rather small, I’ve decided to combine my wrap up and TBR this month. I’ve read a lot more than I thought I would in April and now I’m left with only a few unread books on my shelf. I’m so excited to finally finish them! I’m quite the stressed-out reader when I have too many unread books on my shelf, but I’m finally getting on top of things again! Anyway, here’s what I read in April, what I’m currently reading, and what’s on my May TBR!
Holy. Moly. Can you even believe that two years ago, I sat down and created this blog? Because, seriously, I can’t. I’ve had so many blogs over the past maybe like ten years. I blogged on them for about a month or two and then “gave up” and I was always hoping I wouldn’t quit Books & Babbles too soon but I never expected to still be blogging two years later. It’s insane! I’ve thought it would be fun to look back on the past year or so. And to celebrate, I decided to host a fun little bookish giveaway! Read more
International Bookworms is a bi-weekly meme created by me to support and celebrate international bookworms! Today, it’s all about road trips! I went on road trips through Germany and France for nearly half my life and I miss it so, so much. There’s just something about being on the road and seeing lots of new places, I guess. Anyway, for today I decided to give road trips a little bookish twist! I’ve made a list of both real and fictional places I’d love to visit on a road trip. Read more
A little while ago, I signed up to join Hebban’s Epic Reads (online) Book Club for Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi. The book wasn’t a “priority” for me at the time, but I simply couldn’t pass up the opportunity because I’d read the “original” Shatter Me trilogy in only three days a few years ago and I loved it so much! Imagine my surprise when I was chosen as a participant and got the book sent to me! I decided to give you guys a little summary of my part in the book club, spoiler-free, of course!
The perk of getting a trilogy box set is that you can continue reading sequels right away! I recently read (and reviewed) Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo, so obviously, it’s now time for Siege & Storm. I always really struggle writing reviews for sequels (especially when they’re second books in trilogies. Oh my goodness.) but I think I managed! Anyway, here are my thoughts on the book!
Back when I was still a newbie book blogger, I did bookish discussions and called them “Book Babbles.” After I got back from my hiatus, I kind of let go of that name and just came up with individual titles for discussions, but I recently read a bunch of them for new blogging inspiration and to see if any of my opinions had changed and I realised my audiobooks post could use a part two! Hence why I decided to revisit my Book Babble and do a new discussion post on audiobooks! Read more
Oh my, oh my! We’re so close to the release of Legendary! Stephanie Garber’s Caraval is one of my all-time favourite books and I’m so glad we’re getting a sequel. Can we just take a minute to appreciate how beautiful these two covers look, by the way?! WOW-WEE! They’re going to look so good together on my shelves! Anyway, you probably came here for the Waiting on Wednesday post, and not my fangirling, so let’s get on with it! Read more
Thank goodness for the ability to schedule posts in advance, because I’m currently in Germany and I just couldn’t wait to share this month’s Behind the Books! March and April have been the best in terms of blogging. Besides blogging, life was pretty crazy as well. I mean, I visited like two colleges in one month and then I signed up for one and…. *breathes* Oh, and I NEED to tell you about my obsession with The Greatest Showman because I am OBSESSED. (In case you hadn’t noticed.) Anyway, I hope you’ll enjoy today’s post!
I’ve been excited about this week’s International Bookworms prompt for what feels like ages, oh my goodness! I didn’t actually think of it myself, because Fanna @ Fannatality suggested this one! I never go to the library because they’re actually really expensive and they don’t have English books anyway (plus I like to actually own my books without having to return them, hehe!) Anyway, libraries ARE exciting and today is all about dream libraries. I hope you guys will have fun with this prompt, here’s mine! Read more