Book Review Requests | Policy

I work full time but I love to read in my free time. I absolutely love young adult fantasy, science fiction, and contemporary fiction. I have also started read adult fantasy fiction. Some subgenres I like are high fantasy, urban fantasy, magic realism, paranormal/supernatural fantasy, sword and sorcery, and dystopian.

My Books

Most of my books are digital copies I received as gifts from authors and giveaways and some I requested from Netgalley. I only have a few print copies and I usually purchase them myself.

For Authors and Publishers

I’m fairly new to book blogging so I’m only doing book reviews at the moment. However, if you want a novel featured for cover reveals or new releases for instance, feel free to contact me on my email (voguishperusal@gmail.com). I love interacting with you lovely people. Also, I love receiving free books for review so just talk to me and we’ll work it out.

Review Policy

My reviews will be based on my honest feelings and thoughts. I will try to make them spoiler-free to be fair to other readers. No bashing and foul mouths included so you don’t have to worry about that.

I prefer hard copies but I don’t have an issue with ebooks. However, I now have too many files on my kindle app. I am always interested in a new book so if you are interested in a review, just send me an email.

One last thing, I love books with pretty covers. Before reading a book, I check the summary and reviews first and if it grabs my interest, I immediately mark it as to be read. I have the right to decline a book I’m not interested in reading and reviewing.

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#Project14Lists | Day 1: Books I Want to Read Before 2018 Ends

HI THERE!

I know I haven’t posted anything else after my blogoversary post, but heyyy I’m back again with another one! Also, if you haven’t seen my previous post, you should definitely check it out and join my giveaway!

Anyway, I wanted to end 2018 on a positive note with me publishing at least five posts before the end of the year and I saw Shealea‘s tweet about the #Project14Lists and I swear, that was the sign I was looking for. (Yes, I needed the push because my lazy ass just can’t seem to manage to finish drafting a single post. Ugh.)

Basically, all we have to do is post daily for the next two weeks about a list of anything, really. This is perfect since it’s all up to us to think of a topic to do. So, by doing this project, I will not only be able to post five posts before the end of the year but— get this— FOURTEEN POSTS! Well, I might not actually be able to do 14 but hey, we never know, right?

If you are interested in joining this project and just want an excuse to post some lists on your blog, bookish-related or not, check out Shealea’s post for the complete guidelines. ❤ Continue reading →

Blog Anniversary Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)

HI HELLO THERE! 

Can you believe I’ve joined the bookish community four years ago???? Because I CAN’T!!!! (It must be because of my 2-year hiatus but we’re not talking about that, heh). Here’s a shocked Inori expressing my feelings.

Anyway, this year has been special to me since I’ve met a lot of new people who are just wonderful and precious through instagram and twitter. It started when Julie started the #bookishwish project and since I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to get free books, I started being active again. I started posting more on instagram, joined blog tours and a couple of bookstagram monthly photo challenges, talked to more people about books, and even chatted with some authors about their books (2019 book releases AAAHHHH!!!!).

I actually planned to host a giveaway on my birthday last September but that didn’t work out so I decided to do it this month for my blogoversary! My anniversary is on the 7th but the giveaway will run throughout the whole month. I’m actually more active on instagram since it takes me forever to write blog posts but I’ve been working on posting more regularly (and by regularly, I mean at least twice a month) and except in October, I’ve been successful with that little project so far. I’m looking forward to posting more frequently in 2019 and, of course, to reading more books!

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Cover Reveal | Vortex Visions by Elise Kova

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In my November 2018 TBR post , I mentioned that Air Awakens by Elise Kova is one of the books I’ve been wanting to read since forever. Now I’m finally reading it! YAAAAS. I’m only a few chapters in AND I’M ALREADY LOVING IT! I can’t wait to devour it in the next few days.

In case you did not know, Elise will be releasing a sequel series to Air Awakens— the Vortex Chronicles. The first book is entitled Vortex Visions and as all of Elise’s book covers are, IT IS SPECTACULAR. HERE’S A SNEAK PEEK.

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PH Blog Tour : Book Review + Spotify Playlist | Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean

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Hi there! Today is my stop for the Empress of All Seasons Philippine (PH) Blog Tour hosted by Rafael of The Royal Polar Bear Reads and Carmel of Bookable ReadsThank you for stopping by!

Before anything else, I would like to thank Rafael and Carmel for letting me participate in this tour. You guys are the best! ❤


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Title: Empress of All Seasons

Author: Emiko Jean

ISBN: 9780544530942

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Publication Date: November 06, 2018

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

 

As part of the tour, I received a digital ARC of this book. However, this, by no means, affect my review. My opinions and feelings are completely my own.

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Monthly TBR | November 2018

IT’S THAT TIME OF THE MONTH.

Hi there. Hello. So I had a great reading month in September and a terrible one in October. For some reason, I had a lot on my plate last month and I hadn’t had the time to read or blog. It’s horrible. It felt like I was on a hiatus for TWO YEARS. AGAIN.

Anyway, personal stuff aside, I think I have more free time in November and I’m hoping to finish at least five books. As for blog posts, I can’t promise anything yet because I don’t want to stress myself but let’s be real, it’s still going to happen. LOL.

So, diving straight into the post, and I know it’s late but, here are the five books I am hoping to read and ACTUALLY FINISH because I have been starting multiple books but haven’t actually finished any of them. *cries in a corner* Oh, and this excludes all the ARCs I have to finish, by the way. 😉

1. First & Then by Emma Mills

This is one of the books I’ve started last month but haven’t finished yet. I was reading it on the plane on my way back home from a trip. And I’m sad because I liked what I’ve read so far but I put it down when I got home and it has remained closed since. That was almost two weeks ago. I’ve read good reviews about it so I really, really want to finish it SOONNNNN. Wish me luck!

2. Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle #1) by Diana Jones

This one I have been putting off for sooo long but I think it’s high time I read it. It’s been a while since I’ve watched the Ghibli film— which I LOVE but I don’t remember some parts of the story. Also, I just want to meet Howl in the book, TBH. 😀

3. Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

I’m bringing balance to my reading month by reading contemporary books alongside fantasy books since I mostly read fantasy and I know I’ll fall in a slump if I read ONLY FANTASY books. I’ve actually started this too and the premise is interesting and I think it’s a sad book and I’ll probably be heartbroken after but it’s okay, I’LL BE READY FOR THAT. Or I may be completely wrong and not be heartbroken. There’s only one thing to do to find out, isn’t there? WE WILL SEE.

4. Air Awakens (Air Awakens #1) by Elise Kova

Air Awakens is one of those books I’ve been wanting to read since it’s come out but it’s difficult to get a hold of because I was a broke college student back then and I’m still a broke working girl now so I couldn’t read it. I know that the Kindle copies of the series are much cheaper but I want to own them because the covers are TO DIE FOR! I mean—

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Also, I really want to support Elise since she is really hardworking and she’s one of the kindest human beings out there, I swear. She gifted me a personalized copy of Air Awakens and I can finally start the series! Hooray! I’ll need to buy the rest of the series to finish it. ;D

She’ll be releasing a sequel series next year and I really need to catch up or else. Also, I just know I’ll love this series. I’M CLAIMING IT!!

5. The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) [+ The Well of Ascension + The Hero of Ages] by Brandon Sanderson

Lastly, this book. THIS BOOK. I only have one thing to say: If I don’t finish it by the end of this month (or this series by the end of this year), somebody disown me. Or not, BECAUSE THAT’S MEAN BUT YOU CAN GIVE ME A PEP TALK. I’LL LISTEN, I PROMISE. THANKS.


There we go; those are the books I’ll be prioritizing this month. What are yours? Is one of these on your TBR as well? Or perhaps you’ve already read it? Let me know!

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Blog Tour: Guest Post & Book Review + Giveaway (CLOSED)| What the Woods Keep by Katya de Becerra

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Hi guys! What the Woods Keep Blog Tour had officially started yesterday, September 10th. This tour is hosted by Cherry Karlita from Tale Out Loud. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of this tour, Karlita! ❤ Below is the schedule of the blog tour:

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PREORDER HERE

Check out these goodies you will get when you preorder! 😉

Today I have a guest post from the author of What the Woods Keep about her ideal fantasy world, some of her struggles with writing WTWK, and some of her inspirations for the book. Please take your time to read it. As a lover of fantasy myself, I think it is very insightful and heart-warming. Here it is: Continue reading →

Cover Reveal + Giveaway (INTL) [CLOSED] | The City of Veils by S. Usher Evans

Hi guys!

I am back with another post— this time it’s a cover reveal! Cover reveals always excite me for some reason, especially fantasy book ones. The book I’m featuring today is The City of Veils by S. Usher Evans hosted by MTMC Tours. This is the first book in the epic YA Fantasy Princess Vigilante trilogy releasing on April 16th, 2019 from Sun’s Golden Ray Publishing!

Blurb:

For the past three years, Brynna has been patrolling the streets of Forcadel as a masked vigilante, protecting the innocent and beating up bad guys. Her current target is Lord Beswick, a slumlord businessman who keeps the townsfolk in a vicious poverty cycle. But one fateful evening, she’s captured by Felix, the captain of the king’s guard, and told a shocking truth: her father and brother are dead, and she needs to hang up her mask and become queen.

Before long, she negotiates a deal with Felix: attend to her royal duties during the day and continue her vigilante mission to take out Lord Beswick at night – at least until her coronation. But the politics of Forcadel are as volatile as the streets, and Brynna isn’t sure whom she can trust in the castle. With two royals dead in less than a month, she must use all her wits to make sure she isn’t the third.

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TBR Take Down

It was a normal boring day at work when suddenly, I thought about how I have a LOT of books I have yet to read. Naturally, realizing that again stressed me out. So when I got home, I created a shelf on goodreads with the books I haven’t read yet of which I have a physical copy. There are currently 33 books in there and I am making it my mission to prioritize them these coming months.

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T5W: August 01

Hi guys! I’ll be doing #T5W from now on. If you didn’t know, T5W is a bookish weekly meme created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and is now hosted by Samantha from ThoughtsonTomes. Click here to join the official Goodreads group.

This week’s topic is Favorites You’d Like to Revisit. I’ll be listing my top 5 favorite books and Studio Ghibli films I’d like to reread and rewatch.

As a reader, I had been relatively easy to please until just recently so basically almost all of the books I read were four to five-star ratings. But here are the top 5 books I would love to reread which I am sure I will still give 5 stars to.

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Review: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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Title: An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1)

Author: Sabaa Tahir

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Dystopia

Publication Date: April 28, 2015

Publisher: Razor Bill

Source: Purchased


Goodreads Summary:

Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

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