Nineteen, Twenty-one by Yohan

I totally forgot that I read this manhwa! And yes, it is a “manhwa”, name for Korean cartoons/comics. Yun-lee is a girl who is carrying a huge emotional scar in her heart. Due to an accident, she lost 2 precious years of her life, the time period between 19 and 21 years old. Her life…

Orange by Ichigo Takano

A Plea From the Future On the day that Naho begins 11th grade, she receives a letter from herself ten years in the future. At first, she writes it off as a prank, but as the letter’s predictions come true one by one, Naho realizes that the letter might be the real deal. Her future…

Mimi wo Sumaseba by Aoi Hiiragi

Where do I begin?! This movie is one my top favourite Ghibli movies ever. It is one my all time favourite movies as well. Today, while I speed watched the for the millionth time, I had very mature thoughts coming in. I had to write about it because the movie itself is so damn inspiring….

Amanzimtoti 2: Inyoni Rocks by Carmen Shea-Hepburn

After a bleak winter break alternately spent between the snowy mountaintops of the Drakensberg and a self-imposed exile upon his return to Amanzimtoti, Wayne du Preez finds himself commencing his third term at Toti High with something akin to dread as the tangled web of secrets and lies he’s been spinning since the start of…

Strobe Edge by Io Sakisaka

If you’ve read the manga Ao Haru Ride by Io Sakisaka, you’ll have a good idea as to how Strobe Edge will be. You can read my review here. There is a lot of similarities in both stories, but they both stand out individually in many ways. And that stand-out points are the characters. The…

Hibi Chouchou by Suu Morishita

Hibi Chouchou was on my TBR for a long time. I was looking to read next after Horimiya and decided on an impulse to read this. And, boy, it was the best impulsive decision I’ve ever made in my life. Hibi Couchou is the story of a boy and girl. Yes, a love story. But…

Lovely Complex by Aya Nakahara

I remember reading about this manga on a FB page, where Koizumi and Otani were sitting and looking at each other and someone in the comments had said, “No one realizes from the picture that the girl is taller than the guy!” and then scrolling through the comments, I learned that the manga was called…

Ao Haru Ride by Io Sakisaka.

*SPOILERS AHEAD* This is the first manga in years that I’ve read with so much interest. I have regained my love for manga and will read more soon. It all started when a friend I met while volunteering for Japan Habba had drawn this beauty: After asking who he is and all that, I learned…

An Open Letter to my recent favourite book

Originally written for Open Letter Fridays, on Pari617’s blog.  THIS HAS MINOR SPOILERS FOR THE BOOK. Dear The Night Circus, The first time I heard about you was in 2014, when Indu was reading you in a read-a-long with a few others scattered across the world. That time, I didn’t think much about you because…

As I Am by Annalisa Grant

I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. “You’re not invisible. You’re invaluable.” When Kinley Carmichael looks in the mirror, she doesn’t see her blonde-haired, blue-eyed, size 4 twin sister. She sees her dark-haired, brown-eyed, size 12 self. Kinley and her twin sister Addison are excited to start their second summer as counselors…

Reasons to Love a Nerd Like Me by Becky Jerams

I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. Scotty Williams is the nerdiest 17-year-old at Havensdale College – and proud of it. However being a nerd can have its downsides, particularly when you’re constantly being targeted by the school bully Taylor Raven and his cronies. As Scotty tries to navigate…