This is probably the most challenging review I've ever had to write because I have so much to say about A Drowned Kingdom and oh so many notes. I picked this book up after hearing about it through SPFBO and being recommended by a couple of friends. 'A Drowned Kingdom' is about great a great civilisation, with advanced weaponry and engineering, that gets swallowed by the ocean and the story of the outcast survivors?! I couldn't not read it. I named my daughter Atlantis after all!!
This was a super quick, beautiful, wholesome and heartwarming fantasy read, for adults and middle grade alike.
A grumpy retired war hero (dragon) living a pretty solitary and routine life. A small stray Hooman that arrives at his boulder. A quest for applesauce and an unlikely friendship that will give you all of the feels.
So I decided to start a music reading bingo challenge for 2022 Here's the music and prompts 😀 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOCePimZWDw&t=181s For the playlist of all songs go here And the bingo board 🙂
Happy New Year Friends!! I can't believe we are nearly mid-month of January already!!! Where has the time gone? ... Well at home social distancing mostly, and reading. A lot of reading. 96 books to be exact so although I didn't meet my secondary Goodreads goal of 100 (was originally 52) I'm still pretty happy… Continue reading Top 10 Reads of 2021
Kia Ora and welcome back friends!! It's been a minute but I am super excited to be returning with my stop for the book tour of Blackcoat by Steve J McHugh. Thanks so much to Justine & Timy @ Storytellers on Tour for allowing me to be a part of the tour and a massive shoutout to Steve McHugh for the new release and thank you so much for sending me the first ever copy of a book sent from an author/publisher ever!!! I may have squealled when I opened the mailbox to see that. (This is very much a big deal for me especially being way down here in little ole' Australia.)
Read on where you will find more about the book, my thoughts, links to grab you a copy, and how to enter the GIVEAWAY!!!
I'm super excited today to be sharing my review and favourite quotes of "Spark to Shadow" by Atima Kim. This just so happens to be... my very first Blog Tour!!! So I must firstly start by saying a massive thank you to TBR and Beyond Tours for selecting me. And also to Atima Kim for writing Spark to Shadow and allowing me the pleasure of reading it.
In July, I will be hosting The Indie Accords Readathon in recognition of the magic created by Indie Authors, and to encourage more people to read Indie. I have been reading Indie for years and have developed quite a few friendships through it's readers and writers alike and I want to share some of that joy...
What in the f*ck did I just read?!
Ok, I thought I knew what I was going to get with this one. I even read a couple of reviews, which is not like me at all. I'm new to this genre so I wanted to be prepared.I WAS NOT PREPARED!!!
Thicker than Water by Becca Seymour is a fast paced, MUST READ queer paranormal shifter romance.
An outcast shifter agent. A 𝗿𝗶𝗽-𝘀𝗵𝗶𝘁-𝗮𝗻𝗱-𝗯𝘂𝘀𝘁 kind of guy more than a follow procedure guy. Gets seconded to a secret unit. Crazy sexy chemistry with his boss. Amazing relationships and banter. This has been my favourite queer romance of the year so far. I got all the feels.
May is AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Heritage Month. Something I only found out about last year through the bookish community, as it is not celebrated in the Southern Hemisphere.
May is the month that, as a Pacific Islander, I get to share my culture, our colourful history, cultural cousins, ancestors and our myths and lore loudly and people (maybe) might actually listen.
So for the month of May, every week I will share something either from my childhood, my culture, our lore, our history, our stories. I'm not entirely sure what yet so I will keep this post updated but I hope you will come back and check it out.
For today though, as the title so clearly suggests, here are 10 of the Best Fiction Books written by Pacific Islanders.