Blogtober 2020 Wrap Up

September 📚 Wrap Up 💫Blogtober #2

It’s time for my September Wrap Up! While I did still read ## books this month I definitely felt like I was reading less than usual. Majority of the books I read were on audiobook because I have been super busy and just haven’t had the chance to sit down and read. I’m still happy with how much I read I just wish I had more time to physically read.
Anyway, let’s jump in!


Even If We Break was a very interesting and creepy story! I read this one for the Bookopoly ReadAThon Challenge LGBT+ MC as this has a Trans MC as one of the POV and I enjoyed it! It was so gripping and atmospheric! I ended up rating this one 4 stars!

Dead Voices is the sequel to Small Spaces which is book 1 in a Middle Grade Horror series. This one is very fun but also very creepy and atmospheric. I love how unpredictable these books are and I really enjoy the characters and the villain is also super creepy. Dead Voices & Even If We Break have very similar vibes too because they are both horror set in a cabin/building in the middle of nowhere and they are trying to escape/survive. I rated Dead Voices 4 stars.

Rebel of the Sands was a reread for me and I enjoyed it just as much this time as I did the first time reading it. Rebel of the Sands was the first book I ever read and reviewed on this blog, so it’s been a while. It’s really action packed, lots of world building and I love the characters. I’m super keen to reread book 2, Traitor to the Throne, soon! I rated this one 4.5 stars this reread and I read it for the Animal on Cover Bookopoly ReadAThon challenge.

All Your Twisted Sisters was so good! I also highly recommend the audiobook for this one it was really well done. I had not heard anything about this book before picking it up but the cover intrigued me and I guessed that it was YA mystery which I was in the mood for. I was so surprised by how much I loved this book. It was VERY unpredictable and the big reveal at the end literally floored me. Amazing read! I rated this one 5 stars and read it for the Book featuring murder challenge for Bookopoly ReadAThon which is doesn’t quite fit but oh well.

Next Girl to Die is the first book in The Calderwood Cases series. This is a pretty standard detective mystery. I have been really into all mystery/thriller/horror lately so this was perfect. I did really enjoy it and it was unpredictable as well. It was nothing mind blowing but I would be interested in continuing the series someday and I rated it 4 stars. I read this one for the “girl” in title challenge for Bookopoly ReadAThon

Loveboat, Taipei was actually surprisingly good. I needed a book set in Asia for the Bookopoly ReadAThon and this one came up on Scribd so I decided to pick it up. I’m not huge into contemporary but I did enjoy this one in the end and rated in 4 stars.

Lastly we have Nick and Charlie which is a novella based on the characters from the Heartstopper Graphic Novels. These characters are just super cute and I love reading the graphic novels. This novel was a little less fluffy than the Graphic Novels but I did still enjoy it. I listened to the audiobook but also flipped along with the physical book as there is illustrations throughout which I love. I rated this one 5 stars!

Ever Cursed as actually really good! I had no idea what to expect from this one as I hadn’t heard any talk about it. It was a really interesting story with amazing characters and vivid world. I really enjoyed it and rated it 4 stars.

A Song Below Water was not what I was expecting. I wanted a siren story and while it started as that it didn’t end that way. The focus shifted from Tav to Effie and while I liked Effie I was more invested in Tav’s story. It was also just a little lacklustre, so I didn’t overall love it. I ended up rating this one 3.5 stars!

The Hate U Give was a reread for me and it’s the 3rd reread I have done. I love this story so damn much and still makes me cry every time! 5 stars for sure!!

Physical Reads

The Price Guide to the Occult was entertaining but had some problems. I did review this one so if you want to check that out you can find it HERE. I rated this one 3.5 stars.

Indigo Owl was amazing! I really enjoyed reading this one and loved the characters, world and plot! I also review this one as part of a Review Tour, so you can find that one HERE. I rated this one 4.5 stars and again a huge thank you to Wakefield Press & AusYABloggers for hosting the Review Tour and providing copies for review.

Graphic Novels

The Tea Dragon Festival is book 2 to The Tea Dragon Society and these graphic novels are amazing! The art work is gorgeous, the diversity is incredible & the story are just so fun and enjoyable. I love them and I can’t wait to pick up book 3, The Tea Dragon Tapestry. I really hope this is one of those series that they just keep adding more and more books because I am so down to read them all! I rated The Tea Dragon Festival 5 stars!

Misfit City Vol 1 & Vol 2 are both awesome! I would definitely read more books following these characters but unfortunately the series has wrapped up for now. These are super fun adventure stories about a group of diverse and badass females on the hunt for pirate treasure. It’s amazing and I love the art style as well. I rated both of these 4.5 stars.

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Tag Sunday – Disney Princess Book Tag

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And I’m back for another tag of course! This one I have been seeing around a tonne lately! I don’t know who created this one as there is I think 2 different tags both called Disney Princess Book Tag.

And here we go!

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Favourite Debut Book From an Author

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Just Life Cinderella, You Either Didn’t Expect Much Out of This Character in the Beginning But Turned Out to be a total Gem

I honestly don’t know who to choose for this, I find it’s usually the other way around! They seem awesome in the beginning but turn out to be either a asshole or just meh.

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A Book That Makes You Sleeping or Just Couldn Not Hold Your Attention

Well I’m reading Carve the Mark right now and that is exactly how I feel about it.


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A Book With A Water/Ocean Setting

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Name a Book With the Best Bookworm/Book Lover


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Name Book with an Unlikely Love Story

The only couple I could think of for this is Rose & Dimitri from Vampire Academy & Bloodlines by Richelle Mead


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Name a Book that is Based on a Real Life Person You Want to Read/Have Read

I have no answer for this as I don’t have any real person I want to read about..

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Name the Fiercest Heroine You Know

I feel like there is so many amazing fierce  female characters now!

Amani from Rebel of the Sands
Wendy from The Trylle Trilogy
Trist from Divergent
Rose from Vampire Academy
Katniss from The Hunger Games

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Name a Diverse book whether it is a diverse set of characters or just diverse in general

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Name the Longest Book You’ve Ever Read

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A Book Where There is No Love Story/Interest or Isn’t Needed

I don’t think I have read a book without romance in it!

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A Book in a Winter/Cold Setting

Well the whole thing isn’t set in Winter, but you get my point!



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A Character That Goes on a Journey



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Because I’ll be doing them every Sunday, I am only going to tag 1 person in each so I’m not tagging the same people all the time! So each week I will tag my latest follower!

Readers Rule

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Traitor to the Throne (Rebel of the Sands #2) by Alwyn Hamilton – Spoiler Free Review

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Title: Traitor to the Throne
Alwyn Hamilton
Series Name: Rebel of the Sands
Genre: Fantasy YA
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2017
Pages: 570 (Paperback)
Publishers: Faber & Faber
5 Star

Goodreads Synopsis:

This is not about blood or love. This is about treason.

Nearly a year has passed since Amani and the rebels won their epic battle at Fahali. Amani has come into both her powers and her reputation as the Blue-Eyed Bandit, and the Rebel Prince’s message has spread across the desert – and some might say out of control. But when a surprise encounter turns into a brutal kidnapping, Amani finds herself betrayed in the cruelest manner possible.

Stripped of her powers and her identity, and torn from the man she loves, Amani must return to her desert-girl’s instinct for survival. For the Sultan’s palace is a dangerous one, and the harem is a viper’s nest of suspicion, fear and intrigue. Just the right place for a spy to thrive… But spying is a dangerous game, and when ghosts from Amani’s past emerge to haunt her, she begins to wonder if she can trust her own treacherous heart.


You can find my review for Rebel of the Sands HERE! It is no spoiler free and it is in fact the very first review I ever wrote! So be kind 😂

Cover Art:

I love this book cover! The image above really doesn’t do it justice! You have to see it in person. Rebel of the Sands & Traitor to the Throne are my 2 favourite book covers.

I’m realising right now that my cover is slightly different to the one above! As you can see in the above pic there is a girl, I’m assuming Amani, jumping over the roofs of the city at the bottom of the cover. The cover I have, Amani is on there! It’s just the city. Mine also has review quote from Buzzfeed in the top left corner of the book saying “‘As funny as it is romantic, as smart as it is heart-pounding, and as spirited as it is magical.’ BUZZFEED”. None of the images on google are the same as my addition, only the images showing up on sites like Book Depository have that. Weird, I’m curious if you can actually purchase the cover without the BuzzFeed quote and with Amani jumping the roofs! 


I love Alwyn Hamiltons writing! I fell in love with it when reading Rebel of the Sands and this book didn’t fail to amaze me! I love that there is extra little bits about other characters and stories in this book as well! I like that it’s made obvious that it’s a story about someone else by have names under those chapters, for example “Chapter 20 The Nameless Boy”. It makes it really easy to follow! 


I loved the plot of this book! It so action packed and thrilling all the time! There is so many twists and turns and you are always left guessing what will happen next! Especially the last damn chapter! That seriously killed me! I felt like crying, celebrating and laughing all at once in that last paragraph! And now I want to read the next book right now! But I have to wait another year like I did after reading Rebel of the Sands! 


I still love all the characters! Amani is just amazing and so strong! Jin is just amazingly jin! Shazad, Ahmed, Imin, Izz, Maz, Hala and Delila are just perfectly written powerful characters that all have their different purposes in the story! I also loved the new additions of Rahin and Sam, they are both characters! I do really feel like Sam is the odd one with his name as all the rest are such different names, and then there is SAM! Sam is such a common name, I know like 5 Sams in real life. Was just a bit weird haha! Maybe it was because he is Albish, maybe they have more common names than the other places, I don’t know as I’m pretty sure Sam is the only Albish person we meet. I also hated Kadir and the Sultan, 100% agree with doing what the Sultan did to Kadir, except the reason he did it haha. There is also 2 other characters that come into this book unexpectedly! I won’t say who they are as this is a spoiler free review, but if you have read this then you know who I’m talking about. I  enjoyed both these characters in this story! I don’t 100% agree with the choices the male one made, but I do get it. And the female I respect what she did in the end. Those last couple sentences won’t make a single bit of sense to anyone who doesn’t know who I’m talking about 😂. Oh well!


Well if you haven’t been able to tell yet, I loved this book and I need the next one in my hands right now!! There isn’t anything I can fault with this book or this series so far, it is amazing and beautiful! Kinda wish it was going to be more than a series, but I’m keen to see how Alwyn Hamilton ends this series with the next book! I’m also keen to see what the next cover will look like! I hope they keep making this type of cover as well as the new ones! 

Have you read this book? Let me know what you thought in the comments! Put “Spoilers” at the top of your comment if you include any, please!


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Book Travelling Thursday – Book With A POC As A Main Character

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Book Travelling Thursday is a weekly meme created by Danielle and Cátia. All you have to do is a pick a book that is related to the theme, the themes are announced on the Goodreads page. Once you have chosen a book you need to find the original cover, the covers from your country, your favourite cover and your least favourite cover.

This week’s prompt is: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was a couple of days ago… Choose a book with a POC as a main character.

And I’m choosing Rebel of the Sands as it is the only book that I can think of that has a POC as the main character, that I have read that is.

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Original Cover:


Cover I Own:


Favourite Covers:

Least Favourite Covers:


I know this post is a tad short as there is only 3 covers as far as I know. But, like I said it was the only book I could think of that I’ve read.

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