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….

Film Review: Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum

If you like horror films — actual edge-of-your-pants, “Is this real or isn’t it”, honest-to-goodness horror films — and don’t mind chasing subtitles, you need to check out this film. It’s super creepy without resorting to cheap scare tactics or music, LOVED it. I always hated the recent mainstream Hollywood scary films with either really…

Book Review: Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

I tried to get into Veronica Roth’s books. But perhaps the stars didn’t align or whatever. I got Divergent and was bored after Chapter 1. I started this one and… also got bored. DNF’d after — I lost count. A few chapters. I don’t think this post contains enough information to spoil, considering I did…

Film Review: It (2017)

F*cking clowns, man. I hate clowns. I hate them with a passion. As a child, my greatest fears were skeletons and clowns. As a grown-up, I’d gotten over the former, but not the latter. I’d seen part of the TV miniseries but couldn’t really bear the (now comparably) awful 1990 film quality. This one, though? Brrrrr….

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…