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…

Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

I hesitated a lot posting this review. SJM seems to be well-loved within my circle of writers and readers and I’ve heard endlessly about how great ToG is, so when I picked up a copy at last, I honestly couldn’t help but be taken aback. First thought: am I reading the same Throne of Glass as…

Film Review: Behind the Walls

tl;dr: a film that tries too hard to be unique and ends up being uninspired and uninteresting. DNF’d at 30 minutes. Contains spoilers (duh).

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,…