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…

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.

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,…