Book Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

I recently read Caraval, one of the most hyped YA Fantasies of 2018. I have mixed thoughts, but ultimately did enjoy it. First off: Garber does beautiful prose. The most gorgeous I’ve ever read. Contains spoilers, duh.

Currently Playing: Horizon Zero Dawn — What A Post-Apocalyptic Beauty

OK, hands down the most gorgeous game I’ve played in a long time. I played this immediately after Nier:Automata (I reviewed it here) and wasn’t immediately impressed by the prologue part of the game. Although important to familiarise the player with the game dynamics, pre-pubescent Aloy was weak, annoying, and (I’m sorry, I sound so superficial…

Film Review: Pitch Perfect 3

Much as I loved Anna Kendrick and the soundtracks of the movies so far, the character interactions and dialogue have continued to go downhill since 2. It’s awkward, not funny, and drags on too long. PP3 takes us to Spain, where the now-irrelevant Bellas are struggling with their adult lives and try to return to…

Wattpad Block Party Winner 1: DoveReign/Dawn Elize

A belated congratulations to one of my two winners of the WATTPAD BLOCK PARTY February 2018: Dawn Elize A.K.A. DoveReign on Wattpad! Dawn Elize is a teen fiction/romance writer and ambassador on Wattpad. Her works include feel-good funny bad boy story THE IRRATIONAL LOGIC OF FATE AND LOVE and short story THE NAUGHTY LIST PURGE.   I’ve…

All About Writing: How to Write Fantasy (Part 2 of 2)

(Continued from Part 1) PLOTTING Now, for the actual story plotting. TADA suggests the story should progress in proportions, comprising as follows: Opening/Protagonist intro (1%), Inciting Incident (4%), First Turning Point (5%), First Big Twist (30%), Middle Turning Point (10%), Second Big Twist (20%), Climax (15%) , Resolution (15%), Finale (5%). I use it as…