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Review: The Iron King (The Iron Fey#1) by Julie Kagawa

The Iron KingRatings: ☕☕☕☕☕

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined.
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change.
But she could never have guessed the truth – that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she’ll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil, no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart

Oh where do I begin?

The last time I read The Iron King was back when I was thirteen and the only other YA book I had read before was the Twilight Saga (before then I mostly would read Bengali titles and Classics). Obviously, since thirteen is quite an impressionable age, lately I couldn’t help but wonder if this book is actually as good as I thought it was. Hence the reason why I decided to re-read this book after nearly eight years of first reading.

And boy oh boy did I love it!


The Iron King is a wonderful fantasy novel that has an excellent world building, and incredible plot, and characters who not only develop and change in major ways

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September Resolutions

August Recap and september resolutions

Hello bookworms! Hope you have had a wonderful month in August. For me personally last month was a month of teeny tiny personal accomplishments, most revolving around me trying to improve my time management skills so I can finally get the hang of juggling my real life with my reading/online life. And what do you know? I did it! I managed to squeeze in 7 books last month while still being able to prepare for all my assignments, presentations, group works and class tests in advance (in our university we have individual Powerpoint presentations every alternate day and assignments and class tests every two weeks). For someone who hasn’t been able to find time to read more than 2 books a month for the past two years, my reading progress in August came off as a surprise.

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Review: City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments#2) by Cassandra Clare

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Ratings: ☕☕ (2/5)


This review contains spoilers from the first book. Please do not read any further unless you have read City of Bones. You can find my review of City of Bones here.


The second book of The Mortal Instruments series was a conflicting book for me–on one hand, I enjoyed it immensely, and thought it was much more well written than the first book. On the other hand, there was a certain problematic element in the book that I believed was never acknowledged: the incestuous relationship between Clary and Jace.
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Reading Challenges


Despite having a Goodreads account for years, it wasn’t until I began blogging that I started becoming active on this wonderful, wonderful site for bookworms, which ultimately led me to discover the magic of reading challenges. Continue reading “Reading Challenges”