Adult, ARC review, book review

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (ARC Review)

A big-hearted romantic comedy in which First Son Alex falls in love with Prince Henry of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends… First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is the closest thing to a prince this side of the Atlantic. With his intrepid sister and the Veep’s genius granddaughter, they’re the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. International socialite duties do have downsides… Read More Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (ARC Review)

Adult, ARC review, book review

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang (ARC Review)

Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions—like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better—that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride… Read More The Bride Test by Helen Hoang (ARC Review)

book review, food & drink, nonfiction

Asma’s Indian Kitchen by Darjeeling Express (Review)

Let Asma Khan feed your soul with this collection of authentic Indian recipes. Award-winning restaurant Darjeeling Express began life as a dinner party with friends; Indian food lovingly cooked from family recipes that go back generations. In this book, Asma reveals the secret to her success, telling her immigrant’s story and how food brought her home. The recipes pay homage to her royal Mughlai ancestry and follow the route of the Darjeeling Express train from the busy streets of Bengal, through Calcutta… Read More Asma’s Indian Kitchen by Darjeeling Express (Review)

author signing, book event, giveaway

#FrenzyPresents Fantasy Tour: Tahereh Mafi, Victoria Aveyard, and Maya Motayne (Author Signing Recap & Giveaway)

As those of you who saw some of my social media posts this past weekend might know, I went to a super awesome author signing on Saturday! Three amazing fantasy YA authors, Tahereh Mafi, Maya Motayne, and Victoria Aveyard, are touring together and (luckily for me and some of my fellow local bloggers) they decided… Read More #FrenzyPresents Fantasy Tour: Tahereh Mafi, Victoria Aveyard, and Maya Motayne (Author Signing Recap & Giveaway)

TBR post

May 2019 TBR

Hello everyone! And welcome to my May 2019 TBR post! (Please let’s ignore the fact that I am posting this halfway through May because I seriously dropped the ball hahaha. I updated the TBR listed in this post to represent what my TBR is for the rest of the month, haha.) What are you most… Read More May 2019 TBR

book birthdays

Book Birthdays: May 14, 2019

Here are the books (on my radar) that are celebrating their Book Birthdays this week (a.k.a. books that are being published in Canada this week)! Happiest of Book Birthdays to all of these lovely new releases! Which ones are you most excited for?!

monthly wrap-up

Monthly Wrap-Up (April 2019)

Welcome to my wrap-up post for April 2019! The past month went by quicker than I had expected it to! I’m loving work, and while I fell behind on my reading, I’m still ahead of my Goodreads reading challenge…somehow… But anyway, what were your favourite reads of April 2019? Let me know in the comments!

ARC review, book review, young adult

Internment by Samira Ahmed (ARC Review)

Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens. With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the internment camp’s Director and his guards… Read More Internment by Samira Ahmed (ARC Review)

book review, young adult

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo (Review)

Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war-and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army. Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built… Read More King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo (Review)