Shadow Frost by Coco Ma + Giveaway: An Intriguing Fantasy With the Same Concept, But With Different Characters

Shadow Frost is your typical YA fantasy book, with betrayal, secrets, and more. Written by an award-winning pianist and at 15 years old, Coco Ma brings a tale of Princess Asterin Faelenhart, who must defeat a mysterious demon terrorizing the lands. However, countless others have failed, and Asterin soon unearths an assassination plot, slowly unraveling a web of deceit. 

Cover Image Shadow FrostTitle: Shadow Frost

Author(s): Coco Ma

Release Date: October 1st, 2019

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing

Rating: img_0045 (3/5)

Thank you to FFBC Tours and Blackstone Publishing for gifting a physical arc in exchange for an honest review.

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Quadruple Wrap-up: Talking ARC Trades, Where I’ve Been, Anticipated Autumn Reads + Exciting Plans ✨

What would be the word for a wrap-up consisting of 5 months? You see, I’m not sure, and I’m not willing to write a post summarizing almost half my year. To start off, I owe an explanation for my whereabouts this entire summer. 

Days after I created my FIRST EVER blogging schedule* on Google Calendar, I caught an awful cold, leading to a sore throat, fever, and all sorts of symptoms! Ever since I recovered, I was thrown into a mess of internships, trainings, a 9-5 job, mini-weekend-vacations, and family reunions. And everyday when I came home, I was exhausted (and so you might’ve seen 1 or 2 blog tours here and there). Don’t get me started on my Bookstagram!

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Crown of Coral and Pearl: A Fierce Bond of Sisterhood & Loyalty, but Decent Romance + Giveaway

It’s always nice to get caught up in a fantasy novel now and then; Crown of Coral and Pearl is the perfect option. Not only is it easy to read, but it also includes great world-building, good pacing, and beautiful descriptions about the legends and culture of Varenia. I love reading about royalty and good sibling relationships, so I was instantly drawn into Nor and Zadie’s world.

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Title: Crown of Coral and Bone

Author(s): Mara Rutherford

Release Date: August 27th, 2019

Publisher: Inkyard Press

Rating: img_0045 (4/5)

Thank you to FFBC Tours and Inkyard Press for gifting an e-arc in exchange for an honest review.

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Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim: A Captivating Mulan Retelling with Slow-Burn Romance 🔥

Spin the Dawn is a riveting adventure of magic, power, and sacrifices. It’s about a girl who fights against the patriarchal world, and creates her own legacy with needle and thread. It’s about one’s selflessness in the face of tragedy, the ill costs of magic, and the power of love and family. Lastly, it’s about Maia’s epic journey in becoming the best tailor in all of A’landi. 


Title: Spin the Dawn

Author(s): Elizabeth Lim

Release Date: July 9th, 2019

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

*I finally finished my 2nd book for #YARC2019! 😄

Special thanks to Netgalley and Random House for providing me with a digital review copy in exchange for an honest review. 

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Weekly Goal Setting: How to Get Things Done in the Summer & Find Time to Relax ✓

Summer is a time of having fun, being productive, achieving goals, and most importantly, devoting time to self-care and family. As vacations hit, it’s often difficult to fall back into our regular routines. With plenty of free time, we tend to let our priorities slip.

Now in order to get things done, it’s important to be intentional with our time. As a student in New York City, who runs this blog and tutors kids from home, I’ve learned how to make the most of my time and include the concept of balance. Of course, this will be different for all of us, since everyone has their own unique tasks and hobbies to fulfill.

So many of you have asked me how I manage to make time for blogging, photography, science research, and personal projects, all while maintaining my social life as a teenager. There’s no secret formula to tackle all your responsibilities, but here are ways to combat summer laziness, intentionally use your time, and create balance in your life in the form of weekly goal setting. 

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My Soul in Books Tag – Where I Reveal My Obsession with Reading 📖 (+ Bundle Giveaway)

Are you ready to conquer your TBR (to-be-read list) this summer or perhaps you’re still adding books to your pile (which you’ll most likely never finish)? Either way, this is a judgement-free zone, and we’re all bibliophiles who understand: time is precious, especially when it comes to reading. Now with vacation around the corner, I decided to create my own book tag *cue excitement*, where we share all our special bookish moments!! 

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Giveaway & Blog Tour: Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout | a refreshing and unique story

Storm and Fury is a YA Paranormal fantasy that includes a unique plot, flawed characters, and steamy scenes. I haven’t read any of Armentrout’s works before, and I was pleasantly surprised by this! With its fast pacing and action packed scenes, I was absolutely mesmerized in the world of gargoyles, demons, wardens – and mythical creatures. It truly saddens me that this book has come to end. I could go on reading the banter between Trinity x Zayne forever. 


Title: Storm and Fury

Author(s): Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publisher: Inkyard Press

Release Date: June 11th, 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy

Rating:  img_0045

Special thanks to TLC Book Tours for providing a physical ARC. 

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