September ’18 Wrap Up

Hello friends! It’s now officially the end of September!

Which is slightly upsetting on my part because September is my favourite Autumn month.

IMG_7117I don’t know about you, but for me September screams “new beginnings” to me.  Which is why I figured that at the beginning of September my mind kept reaching for romance novels. Just….romance novels. Which is odd, but I guess it’s the whole coziness that had me lovey-dovey.

Yet I knew that I also wanted to read fantasy books! Characters who are assassins, or characters just finding out that they have magic themselves. Or maybe these characters are falling in love for the first time.. Maybe all three?! I had no idea. But my mind was screaming “romance romance romance” to me, and I had to try and oblige, hahaha.

I had no set TBR for September, but I did want to read a few of the books that I own. Whether that book I read would be a re-read, or reading the story for the first time. Continue reading

Kiss of the Rose Princess Volume 02, by Aya Shouoto | Manga Review #48

Hello friends! These are my thoughts on what happened in the second volume of Kiss of the Rose Princess by Aya Shouoto. Enjoy!

21412475Anise Yamamoto has been told that if she ever removes the rose choker given to her by her father, a terrible punishment will befall her. Unfortunately she loses that choker when a bat-like being falls from the sky and hits her. Anise is granted four cards representing four knights whom she can summon with a kiss. But now that she has these gorgeous men at her beck and call, what exactly is her quest?!


Kiss of the Rose Princess Volume 2 turned out to be an addition that I did not expect! I never thought that the story line would end up going the way it has gone.. Continue reading

Library Reads #40

libraryrreadsLibrary Reads: I’m a huge fan of libraries. I tend to visit the library quite often, and I even come across great finds. These Library Reads’ posts are where I write a tad about the books I’ve borrowed.

In this post I’ll write about what I expect from this novel prior to me actually reading the story. Whether what I say is a sentence long, or a few sentences. From doing these posts I hope to spread a little of my love for libraries and the stories they can give us. 

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Hello friends! Today I’m posting about the books I’ve borrowed recently from the libraries I go to. If you’ve read any of these books I’d love to know your thoughts on them, or maybe even link your review!

There are quite a few books in this post that I am 100% looking forward to reading. I’ve been in a Fantasy and Mystery binge lately, so if you have any recommendations hand ’em over! I love getting book recommendations.

The following books are the ones I’ve borrowed around the time of late July to the end of August.

This time around I’ve borrowed 12 books and even more manga! Continue reading

Kiss of the Rose Princess, Vol. 01, by Aya Shouoto | Manga Review #44

21412051Anise Yamamoto has been told that if she ever removes the rose choker given to her by her father, a terrible punishment will befall her. Unfortunately she loses that choker when a bat-like being falls from the sky and hits her. Anise is granted four cards representing four knights whom she can summon with a kiss. But now that she has these gorgeous men at her beck and call, what exactly is her quest?!


I legitimately had so much fun reading Kiss of the Rose Princess. This first volume was in my opinion, filled with humour. The story line in this first volume is really light which is what made the book such an enjoyable read.

Any book or story where I manage to laugh more than a few times is a great one in my opinion. And good news! I laughed more than a few times! I found that the characters that make this story to be quite funny—even when they’re not marketed as “funny.” All the characters (Anise, Kaede, Mitsuru, Seiron, Mitsuki, and Ninufa) bring something to the story– they’re all such different personalities, and the way that the characters would react to one another was quite hilarious.

One thing that I am extremely fond of in this first volume was that while there’s focus on the boys, the main focus remained on Anise throughout. Aka, Anise did not get washed away by the boys.

I also genuinely loved the art in this volume. I will always with that manga pages are coloured, but I really enjoyed seeing the bold lines as well as the grey-toned variations in the story’s artwork.

Overall, I loved reading the first volume. So much so that after I finished reading this first volume I went ahead and requested the next 8 volumes from my library!

I give the first volume of Kiss of the Rose Princess, 4 stars!

July ’18 Wrap Up + Book Haul

IMG_6383I had a TBR set up for July! I should know better than this, because it never works out for me personally. So if you set up your own little monthly TBR’s that’s great!

The books I had set up on my TBR for July was: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas, Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, Ascend by Amanda Hocking, The Beast us an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale, and finally, The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan. I unknowingly had a fantasy theme going on! Though I did not intend to have it that way…

I ended up not completing/reading all of the books on this months TBR. Of the 5 I had set out to read, I only read one. Which I’m honestly not even upset about. So these books will go back on my shelves in hopes of reading them some other time!  Continue reading