When I was a child, World Book Day was like an extra Christmas day for me. I took that token as if it was the most important gift bestowed upon me and picked out the book I wanted as if the fate of the entire world rested on my tiny shoulders. Sadly, gone are the… Continue reading Thoughts On World Book Day
“The real world is where the monsters are.” Blurb: “Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When… Continue reading Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan
"Clary and her friends are heroes who make their stories true- as, in the end, do we all." If you're unaware who Cassandra Clare was and what The Mortal Instruments is then you must have been living under a proverbial rock for quite a few years. Having been turned into both a Hollywood movie and a Netflix… Continue reading Is The Anniversary Edition for City Of Bones Worth it?
"One day magic breathed. The next it died." Blurb: "Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a… Continue reading Children Of Blood And Bone – Tomi Adeyemi
“Once there was a girl who was drawn to wicked thing. Things like forbidden, ancient stories.” Blurb: “In the beginning, there was the Namsara: the child of sky and spirit, who carried love and laughter wherever he went. But where there is light, there must be darkness—and so there was also the Iskari. The child… Continue reading The Last Namsara – Kristen Ciccarelli
“For all its variety of style and subject, rap is, at the bottom, the music of ambition, the soundtrack of defiance.” Blurb: “Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop,… Continue reading Hamilton: The Revolution – Lin Manuel Miranda & Jeremy McCarter
[Brief Note: trigger warnings for sexual assualt and I also want to make it clear that these are my views and you are free to disagree.] [Edit: Since writing this post the author I focused on for this piece has been dropped by both UK & US Publishers and their agent.] Over the past few… Continue reading Support The Stories, Not The Author
It's natural to not want books to end; to wish we could get endless information about our favourite characters, to know they're alright after the story ends. A few year ago, John Green addressed questions about The Fault In Our Stars by saying he had no right to dictate what happened after the end of… Continue reading Should Good Things End?
So I finished my previous audiobook with a few days to go before my Audible credit renewed. Therefore, I did what any other sensible person would do in my position... I bought another audiobook. For that reason, I have two to talk about this month. So let's get into it: A man called Halliday has… Continue reading Audiobook(s) Of The Month | Ready Player One & Killing Floor
“The stopping is important. You have to wait for the heart to become desperate; wait for it to think you’ve forgotten all about it. Then – and only then – do you smother it again with love and affection.” Blurb: “Spirits in jam jars, mini-apocalypses, animal hearts and side shows. A girl runs a coffin… Continue reading The Beginning Of The World In The Middle Of The Night – Jen Campbell