“[S]peaking means nothing if you don’t have voice. The real voice. The voice that never fears. The voice that never doubts. The voice that wins without being loud.” Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: Sci-fi-fantasy; post-apocalyptic utopia/dystopiaPublication: 21 July 2021Pages: 164 (paperback) Synopsis: In the near future, a machinist, a monk, and a mesmerizer are looking for the … Continue reading Review: ‘The High Auction’ (‘Wisdom Revolution’, #1) by Misba
ID: Rainbows in a purple sky over green forests, with 'The LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag' written in the centre in dark purple and 'The Sassy Library Fox' written in pink in the bottom right. The V (The Sassy Library Fox) to my Yoongi tagged me in this, thank you! I'm almost a month late but … Continue reading The LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag: Round 2!
So in my last Fanart Friday (A Butter MerMay) I said I'd show my other MerMay paintings in the next week...and now three weeks later here we are. Oops! It's been really busy these days with getting my first COVID vaccine, finding a new place to live (I'm relocating soon), preparing a presentation on my … Continue reading Fanart Friday: More mermaids!
"[N]o matter what I do, everyone is always looking at me. I'm always the center of attention. And they think if I screw up, or freak out, it's because I'm a trans girl... Never because I'm just not perfect."All quotes are from the ARC (advance reader copy), subject to change in the final version. Rating: … Continue reading ARC Review: ‘Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms’ by Crystal Frasier, Val Wise and Oscar O. Jupiter
I find myself on top of Coconut Hill, in front of the view of the shimmering blue sea - inviting, magical, but dangerous.[All quotes are from the ARC, subject to change in the final edition.] Rating: 4.9/5 paper planes Genre: Middle-grade contemporary fantasyPublication: 6 July 2021 (Scholastic)Pages: 304 (hardcover) Synopsis: Meet Josephine, the most loveable … Continue reading Book Tour Stop: ‘Josephine Against the Sea’ by Shakirah Bourne
All that time she wasted being too careful or too polite or too scared, when, in the end, nothing is as scary as watching your whole life narrow to a single moment that's about to pass, whether you're ready for it to or not.[Quotes from ARC, subject to change in final edition] Rating: 3.8/5 paper … Continue reading ARC Review: ‘Afterlove’ by Tanya Byrne
5 weeks on from BTS 'Butter' - and I still love it just as much! Are you still listening to it? 🧈 I hadn't planned to do any BTS-themed MerMay stuff (only stuff for Barbie's 'Fairytopia' and IU's 'Celebrity' - which I'll share next week!) but I was so into 'Butter' that I was immediately … Continue reading Fanart Friday: A Butter MerMay
This is a power I've always had, one that I've earned, one that can't be taken from me by some capricious god. Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: Fantasy, mythological and historical inspirationPublication: 8 June 2021Pages: 448 (hardcover) Synopsis: In her forest-veiled pagan village, Évike is the only woman without power, making her an outcast clearly … Continue reading Review: ‘The Wolf and the Woodsman’ by Ava Reid
Today (13 June) was BTS' 8th anniversary of their debut! To countdown during my first Festa (BTS' annual anniversary celebrations), I did a series of little Polaroid watercolour paintings for their most recent album 'BE'. I also did a bonus one for their single 'Butter', blended with Jin's solo song 'Moon' from their previous album … Continue reading 8 Years with BTS
Every other sleep, I dream of swimming to the horizon and finding my sister at the edge of the world. She takes me by the hand and leads us home. Home means a city in the sky, sometimes. Or another island. Home could be here, for all I care, if she were with me. Rating: … Continue reading Review: ‘The Ones We’re Meant to Find’ by Joan He