Review 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. Since we’re talking business here, I have the right to decline a book I’m not interested in reading and reviewing.

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Blog Tour: Guest Post & Book Review + Giveaway | 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:

What the Woods Keep Blog Tour Schedule

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) | 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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I’M BACKKKKKKKK

WHAT IS UP, MY LOVELIES????

I’m finally coming back to reading, blogging, and reviewing! I’m taking it slowly since if I put pressure on myself right now, I know I might disappear on the face of the earth again— okay, that’s an exaggeration. But seriously, I easily get anxious over stuff like this.

Anyway, what am I doing back here? I’ve missed doing this, to be perfectly honest. I’ve missed interacting with my fellow bloggers and most importantly, I’ve missed reading. I’M FINALLY READING AGAIN!!!

YAAAAS it’s worth celebrating considering my very long reading slumps over the past few years. I’ve finally taken down some books on my three-year long TBR pile. Aaaaand also, I am feeling hopeful for myself and this page this year. I hope I can post regularly now.

Okay, enough of that. Welcome back to MEEEE!! <3333

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Taking a break

Yes, folks. I am finally getting out of my comfort bubble to write you this post. I felt like I owe my blog and some friends (if you guys still continue to come here, that is) an explanation to my continuous absence in the blogging community. (I even missed my first anniversary! How awful is that??!!??!! Siiiigh.)

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So first things first. I am seriously having a serious problem here (yep, emphasis on the serious, people)! I’ve lost some motivation to constantly write blog posts in here. What’s worse is that I’ve lost some motivation to read. Well, okay, to be perfectly honest, I’ve lost the motivation to do anything in general. To think this is my last semester of college too. You may think I’m such a loser for giving up but I’ve been having some anxiety problems these past few months. I’ve gotten really anxious with school, with exams, with my final semester, with graduation, with the future, with life. So yes, it’s a serious problem. Sometimes, I talk to my family to at least have some of that motivation back so I can focus on school (which is a total fail, by the way. I am so. Distracted.) and sometimes, I talk to my support group aka my friends. We are facing the same problems at school so it really helps to get support from them.

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Creating an Inspiring Work Area: A Guest Post + Giveaway

Blog Tour

To celebrate the release of Jane Unwrapped by Leah and Kate Rooper, I have them on the blog today! I hope you like this little set up we made. Also, they have offered a free digital copy of Jane Unwrapped! There will be a rafflecopter at the end of this post where you can enter.

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Author PromoHi everyone! We’re Leah and Kate Rooper, authors of JANE UNWRAPPED, a YA mythological fantasy coming out with Entangled Teen Crave on October 12th. We’re so happy to be joining you on Voguish Perusal today and sharing with you some tips for one of our favorite activities…creating an inspiring work area!

For us, creating an inspiring work environment is an important step in the development of our book, almost like an expectant mother nesting and creating a nursery! Your work environment sets the stage for your writing process and can make or break how productive each session is. Your work environment can inspire you to not only be more effective, but also can help get you in the zone so you’re creating higher-quality work. Here are our top five tips for creating your dream workspace! Continue reading →

The Contemplation: Why I Have Been Gone

We all have those moments where we are placed in a situation and are asked to choose between two things. In my case, it was between life and pleasure. That’s quite confusing, you may say. Are not the two intertwined? I am telling you, they are. After all, we cannot have pleasure without life. To me, however, it is very appropriate. Because what I mean here by life is the future. By pleasure, I mean the happiness and satisfaction we feel in a short amount of time

I am a procrastinator. I have been admitting that fact proudly like it is something to be admired. I guess, in some ways, it can. I take pleasure in the adrenaline that pushes me to finish a work, a test, anything, within a limited time. Now I realize, am I going to continue living my life like this? Should I?

Right now, I am facing a very critical stage of my life. In my twenty years of existence, I think it is the most critical one so far. I have achieved failure countless times but I have not let these failures control my life. Instead, I considered them as mistakes which I will no longer repeat. Or so I used to tell myself. I continued to live my life as easy-going as possible. Now, though, I am realizing that maybe, I should have put more effort in everything I have done. Sadly, I also know I will not go anywhere by wondering about what-if’s. So, like everything else I have dealt with, I will deal with this with determination. To go on. Continue reading →