“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
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
Like many others, I entered the new year with plenty of books from the festive period; more than enough to satisfied my needs for fictional worlds. Unfortunately, with a new year comes endless lists on new books to look forward to and my TBR doubled in size and yes, I ended up buying some books.… Continue reading Books I’ve Bought Recently | 2018 #1
“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
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?
“Romance films ruin people’s real-life relationships. They offer this idea of love that isn’t sustainable in normal life.” Blurb: “Audrey is over romance. Since her parents' relationship imploded her mother's been catatonic, so she takes a cinema job to get out of the house. But there she meets wannabe film-maker Harry. Nobody expects Audrey and… Continue reading It Only Happens In The Movies – Holly Bourne
“In the name Sirmaya, I vow to protect the future that is shown, for the sleeper knows all, and there is no changing what is meant to be.” Blurb: “Set a year before Truthwitch, Sightwitch follows Ryber Fortiza, the last Sightwitch Sister as she treks deep underground to rescue her missing best friend. While there,… Continue reading Sightwitch (Preview) – Susan Dennard
“We ourselves, can overtake the society. If we can get resistance groups to join us, there’s no way the society will survive.” Blurb: “When the girl with the golden hair is betrayed, no one has hope of surviving. The stories say that Goldilocks ran away, but being forced over the wall and separated from the… Continue reading Locked – K.M.Robinson