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Hi guys and welcome to my blog

This blog is a way for me to put my thoughts, reviews and critiques for anything I have read and watched out there in the world. I am a person who is very passionate about things I like and through this blog I am hoping to share my passion with a lot of other people who also are in the same fandom as me and I am hoping to connect to people who share my thoughts and feelings. With that said, I also wanna put it out there that my critiques will be my opinion, so if I like something you hated or hated something you loved, it is my personal opinion and I am in no way trying to personally attack you.

I really hope you guys like my blog and share it around.


Short-a-thon TBR

Short-a-thon is a brand new read-a-thon being hosted by Destiny from Howling Library and Kathy from Book & Munches

The idea of this readathon is to read the short books on you TBR and to help you to accomplish your Goodreads goal and I love the idea of this readathon, it is very amazing.

How to enter;

My TBR for this readathon is;

The Wayward Children Series by Seanan McGuire

I have heard nothing but good things about this book series, everyone who has read it has loved it and I have been dying to read it, so this readathon gives me the perfect opportunity to read the series.

After finishing this I am planning to tackle a few short mangas on my TBR, they are;

Okobore Hime to Entaku no Kishi by Rinne Ishida – 17 chapters

Nishiki-kun no Nasugamama by Yuki Shiraishi – 5 chapters

Himegimi to Sanbiki no Kemono by Mitsubachi Miyuki – 13 chapters

Boku no Sekai Kimi no Real by Ayuko Hatta – 4 chapters

Strange Dragon by Keiko Ishihara – 12 chapters

Nise no Chigiri by Shushushu Sakurai – 19 chapters

I am really hoping to get to all these books and mangas in these 10 days

Be sure to check out the amazing book bloggers who are hosting this cool readathon.


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Birthday Book Tag

Its my birthday today and I turn 21. I am so not ready to enter into full-scale adulthood, everything seems to go by so fast but I am gonna keep my existential crisis aside and do the birthday book tag and eat a lot of cake. I don’t know who created it, I couldn’t find them online, I picked up the questions from google.

Count your birth day along your bookshelf and then subtract your birth month. What book does it land on?

It lands on Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth, I really like that book, it is my 2nd favourite in the series.

If you could spend your birthday with any fictional character who would it be and why?

Probably Fred and George Weasley, they would make my birthday epic with all their shenanigans.

Find a book that takes place in the season you were born in.

Murder on Orient Express by Agatha Christie happens in winter, they are caught in a snowstorm.

Find a book that is the colour of your birth stone.

Topaz (orange-ish-brownish) is the stone for scorpion and the book in that colour on my shelf is Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

Is there a series with the same number of books as your age? If so what is it?

There might be but I couldn’t find one,  but there is a book series with 14 books (same as my birth date) in it and that would be The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan.

Pick a book set in a time period, world or country you would like to have been born in.

I am very happy to be born in the modern era but I would love to experience victorian era England so I would pick the Storm and Silence series by Robert Their, and I sometimes wish I was born in London so I wanna teleport myself into the Harry Potter world so that I can experience London as well as Scotland.

So here it is, the Birthday Book Tag, I hope you guys enjoyed it.

When is your birthday? Let me know down below


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Top 5 LGBTQ+ Book on my TBR

I discovered LGBTQ+ books in November 2017 and the first one I read was Simon vs the Homo sapiens agenda by Becky Albertalli, ever since then I’ve been looking for more books belonging to this beautiful community. Till date I have read 5 books belonging to LGBTQ+ community and I’ve been wanting to read more. With some help from booktube and bookstagram I’ve been added a few pride books to my TBR. In this post I wanna highlight the top 5 books I wanna get to as soon as possible


1. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

I have been wanting to read it to read this book for the longest time, probably ever since I heard about it, the story sounds very unique and emotional, I am pretty sure I am gonna cry after reading it but it’s an Adam Silvera novel, so I know I am gonna love it.


2. What if it’s us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

I mean, do I even need to say anything about this book, two of my favorite authors coming together and writing a book, sign me up because this book is gonna be epic! I am very excited to see how Adam and Becky blend their writing together,


3. The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

Felicity was one of my most favorite characters in The Gentleman’s Guide, so I am very happy to get a book form her perspective plus it’s the first novel I’ll be reading that features an asexual protagonist, so I am excited.


4. This is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender

The premise of this novel sounds really good, it has a potential to be really cute and it has been compared to Simon (aka my most favorite book ever) and I am down for it.


5. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

I have heard a lot of good things about this book and after read the review written by theperksofbeingdhruv my expectations have increased, I really think I am gonna like this book and it sounds pretty good.

Have you read any of these books? What were your thoughts on it? and leave some lgbtq+ book recommendations down below, I am very keen to read more from the genre.


TBR-catch-a-thon – November Round

A new month equals a new round of the the monthly readathon I host, and November will be the 4th round of TBR-catch-a-thon.

TBR-catch-a-thon is a readathon that spans for 24 hours, it will begin as soon as the clock strikes 12 am in you time zone and end at 11:59 pm, the only goal is to get caught up on your TBR. You can continue reading the book/s that you have been reading or can start a new book altogether, the choice is yours.

The November round will happen on the 26th of November, the last Monday of the month. For participating all you need to do is

• Leave a comment down below telling me you are participating and mention the book/s you are planning to read

• Follow me on Instagram @the_critiques_of_a_fangirl where I’ll be posting regular updates on my progress with my book on my story

• You can also join the group chat on the books and animo, where we discuss our TBRs and progress through out the day

• Use the #tbrcatnov18 for posting anything related to the readathon on social media

Just remember that you don’t have to force yourself to read for all of the 24 hours, I don’t do that either, just relax pick up a book and read, take a step towards defeating your never ending TBR

Are you gonna participate in this round of TBR-catch-a-thon? Let me know


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November TBR & TBW

I don’t have any big reading plans for this month, I plan on reading two books this month but even if I’m able to get to one of them I’ll be happy.


Vengeful by V.E Schwab (Villains #2)

It’s the November pick for the book club I host with @stac_loves_books on Instagram and I’m very excited to read to read it. I loved Vicious, it was an epic book and I really wanna know what Victor is gonna do next

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

I have heard a lot of good things about this book throughout the book community and it is one of the books I’ve been wanting to read before the end of 2018 so that I can read the sequel when it comes out in 2019

I’m also planning to read some mangas this month but I haven’t decided what they are, I’ll lost probably finish the ones I’m currently reading and then I’ll see.

Other than this I have no other reading and watching plans this month.

What are is on your TBR this month?


October Wrap-up 2018

October was a pretty busy and not so good month for me, I had quite a few nervous breakdowns this month which lead to a drop in my reading also I was super busy. I failed at Blogtober this year but I am gonna try again next time and I’m gonna smash it.

I read 2 novels and 4 manga this month, finished two seasons of Peaky Blinders, watched an anime and finally watched Love, Simon as well.



Grave Peril by Jim Butcher (Book 4 of the Dresden Files) – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

I read this in September but I forgot to include it in the September post so here it is. This was a pretty intense novel, Harry Dresden really grew as a character in this one, so many things happened and the end of the novel had me at the edge of my seat. I thoroughly enjoyed it


Summer Knight by Jim Butcher (Book 5 of The Dresden Files) – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

From the very start, I was hooked on to the action, the Fairy element was pretty intriguing and the way things unfolded in the book really changed my opinion on fairies but nevertheless I enjoyed it. Harry has to go through a lot in this one but he pulled through, the world of the Dresden Files was expanded immensely and the White Council was finally introduced, I was so happy to meet them. There wasn’t even a second of this book that I didn’t enjoy, pick up this series you won’t regret it


Vicious by V.E. Schwab (Villains #1) – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

This was my first V.E. Schwab book and it didn’t disappoint. I took a long time to finish this book, I savoured every second of it. It was intense with a unique writing style and world, although I’ll admit that I was a little bored in the start but after we jumped into the experiment part, I was hooked. I really enjoyed seeing how things turned out and the end was so damn satisfying, I literally yelled out a yes when the book ended, that’s how happy I was with the end. Vicious is left me with high expectations for Vengeful and I have a feeling I’m gonna love it as well.


Since I have read quite a few mangas this month I’m gonna talk about them in short


Last Game by Shinobu Amano – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

This was a reread for me and it as cute as it was when I read it the first time but whilst reading it I found myself zoning out. It is really good manga but not as great as I initially thought. Both the MC’s are super cute and their relationship is pretty entertaining, I enjoyed reading it.


Hibi Chouchu by Shuu Morishita – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Another reread for me, I read this for the 3rd time and I loved it as much as I did the first time around. It is brilliant, not only does it follow a cute romance it also has great character development. The story I pretty generic, it’s the manga style and the characters who make it alive and amazing


Tsubaki-Chou Lonely Planet by Mika Yamamori – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

This is an ongoing manga series and it bloody brilliantly, I don’t really know how to explain why I love, I can just say that I do. The story is fun, the relationship is well created, the characters are hot and the style of drawing is marvellous, the expressions and emotions and feel of a certain scene is pen down so well that it feels unbelievable (how can someone be so good at drawing?) also Mika Yamamori is the mangaka of one of my all time favourite manga Hirunaka no Ryuusei.


Gakuen Babysitters by Hari Tokeino – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

I would give it a million stars if I could, this is the most freaking adorable manga ever. It follows a high schooler and his toddler brother who after losing their parents are adopted by the chairman of a prestigious school and in return the high school boy has to work in the daycare of the school. I would happily trade lives with him if it meant I get to spend everyday with 5 adorable toddlers and one cute little baby, this manga and even the anime made my ovaries explode with very freaking chapter, I don’t know why this isn’t famous yet, because it should be and I need a second season asap.



Peaky Blinders Season 2&3 – 8/10

Every season keeps on getting intense, with the kind of stuff Tommy gets himself and his family into is insane and the way he gets himself out is amazing. Every season keeps on getting intense and I love it but it’s an 18+ show so beware



Love, Simon – 9.5/10

I finally watched it this month and I freaking loved it, it was epic. There were a few things that annoyed me, like the changes the made but other than that whey the is freaking amazing, even though I knew what was going to happen I was still crying and jumping whilst watching it. I have watched it 3 times since and I don’t think I’m gonna stop anytime soon. Love, Simon is everything



Gakuen Babysitters – 10/10

I wanna say the same thing I said before so I won’t repeat myself, just watch the anime, just do it. It’s amazing


Blogtober – 2018 Day 16 – My Top 10 Animes

Anime has been there for me always, there was a time in my life when nothing seemed good that’s when I discovered it and it has affected my life in more ways than I could count and I am glad that I found it when I did, cause it help me in a lot of ways and kept me happy, I know this  might be sounding very clique but it is what it is, so today I wanna shout out to my favourite animes of all time.


  1. One Piece

One Piece was the first anime I ever watched, it hold a special place in my heart. It introduced me to the amazing world of anime and my top crush also belongs in the world. It has so much packed into it, action, comedy, stupidity and a lot of heartbreak as well, I mean I cried when a ship died. Starting One Piece is like a commitment but in my opinion it is worth it.


  1. Ouran Highschool Host Club

When I started watching I wasn’t sure but two episodes in I fell in love, I have watched this anime over 5 times now and every time I love a little more, I have even read the manga tons of time. It is cute, romantic, funny but the relationship developments can be very frustrating but the end is so worth it.


  1. Naruto

Naruto hooks you from the get go, it has so much action, character development, plot and the things that happen had me shook whilst watching, the only complain I have with it that it has too many goddamn flashbacks.


  1. Death Note

I mean, do I even need to say anything about this anime, the premise is unique and the way things unfold is just amazing.


  1. Tokyo Ghoul

This anime is not for the faint of heart, even though there isn’t much gore and most of it is censored, there is torture and other stuff so beware but nevertheless this anime is awesome


  1. Haikyuu!!

This is like watching sports but you get something extra as well like relationship developments, character developments, heartbreaks and fun. This is incredibly hilarious but when the time comes it is serious, I have screamed at the TV, chanted along side the anime audience for my team to win just like I did when I was watching FIFA’18, the sports high you get while watching this is pretty real and it is quite a realistic anime.


  1. Erased

This hits hard, the things that happen in the anime had me shook, content warning: Child Abuse, beware of this whilst entering the anime, I was so enraged and at the edge of my seat the entire time because the stuff that was happening was terrifying but the way things sort out is pretty epic.


  1. Akatsuki no Yona

The best thing and the reason why I love this anime so much is that it shows how a pampered, young princess turns into a badass, strong (good) bandit, the anime only follows the first half of the story so if you wish to know more about the things that happen later, you need the read the manga but the anime wraps up the first half pretty well, it was very enjoyable and it has Hak


  1. Skip Beat!

This is another Shoujo anime in which a demure girl kickass by the end, the way our MC shows the guy who used her who’s the boss is epic. The anime is funny and witty, my only complain is that it ended abruptly, like it just ended, the manga has over 200 chapters and the anime couldn’t even resolve one plot line.


  1. Kuroko no Basket

I’ll be honest and say that the only reason why this is here is because I found it at a time when I needed some distraction, I genuinely enjoyed this and I still love it but it’s not realistic. It is a sports anime focused around basketball, it also encompasses good character and relationship developments but it really pushes the boundary of physics a little too much for an anime set in this world.

What are you favourite anime? Let me know in the comments down below.