Book Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

I’m usually not a fan of first person POV, nevermind first person present tense — feels too much like Goosebumps and I associate that with my childhood, not my adulthood — but Shatter Me is such an emotional rollercoaster this was an expertly brilliant way to portray those feelings. I am breathless. What a book….

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…

Book Review: Steelheart (Reckoners Book 1) by Brandon Sanderson

After falling in love with Brandon Sanderson’s work (okay, so I’m late on the train) with The Rithmatist, I was super keen to jump onto a series of his. Mistborn has been pretty elusive in the library thus far, so I started on Steelheart. And, well, yes, I enjoyed it. I liked The Rithmatist more,…

Book Review: Demon Thief by Darren Shan

Demon Thief follows the story of Kernel Fleck, a character newly introduced in Book 2 of the Demonata series and follows the same ass-kicking blood-and-gore formula with plenty of action, adventure, and thrill as its predecessor. This review does not contain spoilers.

Book Review: Lord Loss by Darren Shan

I reread the first book in the Demonata series, LORD LOSS, by Darren Shan, and basically re-lived my book-loving teenagehood. This review does not contain spoilers.

Film Review: Murder on the Orient Express

I love a good whodunnit movie. With this all-star cast adaptation of a well-loved murder mystery classic, I had great expectations — and wasn’t disappointed Contains spoilers.

Film Review: Train to Busan

Train to Busan is not a film I would normally watch. I had seen plenty of zombie films (X of the living dead, I Am Legend, 30 X later, Dawn of the Dead etc.) and played video games pertaining to that too, so another film in that genre wouldn’t pique my attention. On top of…

Film Review: Escape Plan

Oooh so it’s been a while since I watched thrillers, having had a constant stream of fantasy and horrors recently. This was my partner’s suggestion after watching half of Jurassic World and getting bored. Starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, this film was guaranteed to be filled with action and poor enunciation — and I…

Film Review: In Time

I watched in time, a dystopian sci-fi, to gain some more inspiration as I plot March City 2. In Time follows a future where everyone stops ageing at 25 years old and their internal clock starts to tick, and that clock is used as currency. Time is life. Cue cries for justice and overthrowing the…