Book Review: The Plastic Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

I’ve been a fan of Holmberg’s work and her magical world ever since The Paper Magician trilogy, so I was beyond excited when I learnt a new book, based in the same world as Ceony and Emery, was coming out. The Plastic Magician is set a few years after the events of The Paper Magician…

Currently Writing: Techno Fever

Wattpad is hosting the second season of Open Novella Contest, a beginner’s version of NaNoWriMo where the challenge is to write a 40k word novella in 3 months. Last year, I wrote Empress of Fire, an Asian Fantasy Adventure set in pseudo-Qing dynasty of China. This year, I’ve been itching to write but haven’t been…

Book Review: Summoner by Taran Matharu

Taran Matharu is one of the Wattpad-turned-published authors. His book, Summoner, amassed millions of reads on Wattpad before being published. I never got to read the Wattpad version, but at the start of 2018, I did pick up a copy at the library and read it through. Contains spoilers, duh.

Film Review: Aquaman

Saw this in the cinema and… daaaaamn. This and Wonder Woman restored some faith for me in the DC movie-verse. Aquaman is action-packed, full of beautiful CGI, breathtaking scenes, mindblowing music, and a cheesy plot. Worth watching in the cinema. Contains spoilers, duh.

Projects for 2019

2018 has been a busy year of exams, long working hours, and not much productivity in terms of fiction writing after April Camp NaNoWriMo 2018. I did actually have a November NaNoWriMo project, but that soon faltered after 3k words because I couldn’t juggle that and 30-hour on-call shifts seven times a month. I was…

Meet My Puppy!

The pack just got bigger! Meet Jack, my 3-month-old rescue puppy. We adopted him in early December 2018 after seeing him at a local adoption event. He’s tough to photograph because of his colouring but he tolerates our shenanigans very well. The first night home, he cried for 3 hours straight because he wasn’t used…

Kickass Teenagers and Eviscerating Demons: “Seeker: Demon Killer”

THE DEMONATA meets TEEN TITANS. There is literally nothing better than a fist full of demon guts, as far as Tora is concerned. The gory task of killing demons to keep humans safe falls to Tora, a 16-year-old supernatural gifted with telekinesis. When a mysterious entity causes increasing demon attacks, forgotten memories and a frightening…

Book Review: Once Upon a Time in the North by Philip Pullman

I love Philip Pullman. His Dark Materials changed my teenagerhood; those were some of the best books I ever read, growing up. I’m not sure what happened with this book. I DNF’d at 42/95 pages because nothing was happening. Lee Scoresby, an aeruonaut, was on the hunt for a job. He was dull and misogynistic….

Currently Playing: Let’s Go Pikachu / Eevee

As someone who’s played a lot of Pokemon console games and also spent far too much time and money on Pokemon Go, I looked forward to Pokemon Let’s Go, immensely. Contains potential spoilers.

Book Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus caught my attention a while back, with its slick vector cover and stark black, white, and scarlet contrasted colouring. I didn’t pay it much attention and it remained in my collection of 300+ books on the TBR pile until I read the pretty but disappointing debut novel that was Caraval. Multiple Goodreads…