“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
“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
“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