fantasy, review, young adult

The Last Namsara – Kristen Ciccarelli

“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

contemporary, discussion, review

Hamilton: The Revolution – Lin Manuel Miranda & Jeremy McCarter

“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

discussion

Support The Stories, Not The Author

[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

discussion

Should Good Things End?

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?

Audiobook Of The Month, contemporary, review

Audiobook(s) Of The Month | Ready Player One & Killing Floor

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

adult fiction, contemporary, review

The Beginning Of The World In The Middle Of The Night – Jen Campbell

“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

children's fiction, contemporary, review

Wonder – R. J. Palacio

“My name is August. I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.” Blurb: “August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then… Continue reading Wonder – R. J. Palacio

adaptations, discussion

Are The Harry Potter Films Good Adaptations?

Recently I made a post discussing adaptations along with sharing some of my favourite adaptations along with others that are better left forgotten about. I didn’t talk about the Harry Potter films because I felt they warranted their own spotlight. Everyone I know has experienced Harry Potter in their own way and as someone who… Continue reading Are The Harry Potter Films Good Adaptations?