Review: Umbertouched by Livia Blackburne

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Umbertouched by Livia Blackburne is the sequel to Rosemarked and the final book in a duology. It picks up right from where the previous book had ended, this is, Zivah and Dineas are fugitives trying to return to Myanmar to warn their people of the impeding invasion by the Amparan Army.Read More »


Review: Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon

title- girls of paper and fire author- natasha ngan date- november 6th 2018 pages- 336 publisher- jimmy patterson books


Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon is a Young Adult diverse book told through two narrators. Sophie and Peter have been best friends since they were children, the Terrible Twosome as some people called them. Inseparable, the main characters have to navigate through their delicate relationship following her kidney donation to him.Read More »

My Most 10 Anticipated Reads of 2019

Good morning, everyone!

I know it’s a little bit late but better late than never, right?

After taking this long-awaited hiatus, I’m back with the list of my most 10 anticipated books that will be released in 2019. Obviously, there are much more, but then this post would have been long miles! And honestly, you can also consider this post a cover love one because they’re all so beautiful and colorful!


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December Semi-Hiatus Announcement

Hello, everyone!

I’m alive!

I ask for forgiveness from you all. The last post I published on this blog is dated on November 13th and I’m sorry I haven’t posted anything so far, writing reviews or discussion post has been hard since my mind has been blank these last few months.

This is why I decided to take a break, though I’m a bit late to tell you. I will spend the rest of December reading book, trying to put together some posts that will be published in January and studying for this year’s finals. 

But I won’t be entirely absent, I will still post some book blitzes I had previously signed up for and my most anticipated books of 2019. I’m also always active on my social media accounts which are listed in the side bar, so you can contact me whenever you want.

I admit it will be hard for me getting on track with this blog and the following weeks will be used by me to decide what I want to do with Books of a Shy Girl, since I love too much this blog to let it go. I’m not ready yet, if I have to tell you the truth.

Anyway, I wish you all happy holidays!

Review: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan


Title: Girls of Paper and Fire
Author: Natasha Ngan
Date: November 6th 2018
Pages: 336
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Books

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan is a Young Adult LGBTQ+ fantasy book with a diverse cast. The country of Ikhara is ruled by a king who each year takes eight girls from the Paper Caste, the lowest caste made up of people without any beastly feature. Then there is the Steel Caste formed by half-humans who possess animal-demon qualities and above all of them we find the Moon Caste which includes only fully demons.

Lei is from one of the most poor regions of Ikhara and she despises Moon people because of what they did to her people and to her family, however the news of her golden eyes have reached th capital city and she’s taken away from her home to become a Paper girl of the king. Although she surrendered to her fate, she would have never thought that she would fall in love with another Paper girl.Read More »

Blog Tour With Review+Giveaway: Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil by Mary Fan


Title: Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil (Flynn Nightsider, #1)
Author: Mary Fan
Date: May 15th 2018
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult



Break the enchantments. Find the truth. Ignite the revolution.

A century ago, the Enchanters defeated the evil Lord of the Underworld, but not before he’d unleashed his monsters and ravaged the earth. The Enchanters built the Triumvirate out of what remained of the United States, demanding absolute obedience in exchange for protection from the lingering supernatural beasts.

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Review: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White


Title: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
Author: Kiersten White
Date: September 25th 2018
Pages: 304
Publisher: Delacorte Press

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White is a YA retelling of Frankenstein told by the point of view of Elizabeth Lavenza, an orphan adopted by the Frankestein family and whose purpose was taking care and calming young Victor Frankenstein.

I highly enjoyed this book and I think Kiersten White did an excellent job at writing a strong and capable protagonist. Elizabeth is a survivor, she easily adapts to the different situations in order to achieve what she wants, be it with her unscroupolous attitude. I admired her for her strength and intelligence.Read More »