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Hello everybody!

I will not be posting anymore new content on my blog. This is due to personal reasons and my physical and mental health. I cannot continue book reviewing, but I will continue to read books and ARCs.

It's just that the last few months have been stressful and incomplete. I am tired from all the deadlines I have to complete and it is starting to mess with me. I'm also still in school, which means that I still have to do my online classes. With all this in my schedule, it is ideal that I stop book reviewing.

I don't know when I'll get back to it, but I know I can't do anymore on my blog. This means that all of my blogs, my bookstagram account, and my YouTube channel will stop for the time-being. I will also not answer any emails from my official blog email address.

I'm sorry and I hope you all understand. I don't mean to cause trouble and madness (I know I signed up for a lot of blog tours and etc), but this is for the sake of me. And I need to love me. I've had enough of the anxiety. I just want to read a book without all the stress, read a book because I want to.

Read again. Read purely in my opinion.

So, I'm sorry. Farewell, friends...

-Michelle Meng

8:18 PM

Weds, May 20, 2020

69% battery

Mood: Tired

Pls ignore this: I'm making a webtoon and I need to remember the link https://www.webtoons.com/challenge/publish

The Attic Tragedy by J. Ashley-Smith


Sylvie never called them ghosts, but that’s what they were—not that George ever saw them herself. The new girl, Sylvie, is like a creature from another time, with her old-fashioned leather satchel, her white cotton gloves and her head in the clouds. George watches her drift around the edge of the school playing fields, guided by inaudible voices. When George stands up for Sylvie, beating back Tommy Payne and his gang of thugs, it brings her close to the ethereal stranger; though not as close as George would have liked. In the attic of Sylvie’s father’s antique shop, George’s scars will sing and her longing will drive them both toward a tragedy as veiled and inevitable as Sylvie’s whispering ghosts.










My Review


The Attic Tragedy is indeed a heart wrenching tale of love and loss. It features an insecure protagonist, George, and a mysterious girl, Sylvie, who can see ghosts of the past.

George saves Sylvie from a beating, and in doing so, the two develop a beautiful companionship. George starts to develop feelings for Sylvie’s kind nature, but sadly, Sylvie only thinks of George as a friend. This, eventually, leads George to be more suicidal of herself.

I loved this depressive, short and sweet book of life and it’s harsh choices. Ashley-Smith did a great job with the characters and their personalities.

I’m also glad that he made George an LGBTQ, but Ashley-Smith didn’t let that just define George in general. Usually, people overlook LGBTQ characters as “just” LGBTQ and that is fricking wrong. Everyone’s got a personality and they can not be defined just by their sexuality.

I’m also impressed on the author’s detailing in this book, it definitely deserves more praise than it is given.

All in all, a very interesting read! I was almost to tears by George’s ending, but happily ever afters don’t always exist in reality, so I’m not gonna emphasize more on that.

I would highly recommend this book at the end of the day for the emotional suffrage and experience!