The Near Witch – V.E. Schwab [Books]

I only recently started reading Victoria Schwab’s novels. I started with City of Ghosts, then read A Darker Shade of Magic, shortly before going to an author event in Waterstones, Cardiff, where I picked up the next two Shades of Magic books and The Near Witch, money being the only thing stopping me from pickingContinue reading “The Near Witch – V.E. Schwab [Books]”

The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School – Kim Newman [Books]

After Amy Thomsett’s mother finds her floating on the ceiling, Amy is shipped off to Drearcliff Grange, but rather than squash this strange ability out of her, Amy learns more about her abilities, while her and her new found friends are tested in various ways. They face off against The Hooded Conspiracy, before a newContinue reading “The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School – Kim Newman [Books]”

Twisted Tales: Mirror, Mirror – Jen Calonita [Books]

Twisted Tales is a series of books presenting different twists on various well-known Disney stories, and Mirror, Mirror is the sixth in the series, following on from novels about Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid and Mulan. Five of the previous novels were written by Liz Braswell, with Reflection, the Mulan story, writtenContinue reading “Twisted Tales: Mirror, Mirror – Jen Calonita [Books]”

HEX – Thomas Olde Heuvelt [Books – SPOILERS!]

As indicated by the title of this post, this post will contain spoilers. If you haven’t yet read the book (and if you have, I would love your thoughts on this!) then I suggest getting a copy, reading it, then coming back. FINAL SPOILER WARNING PUPPY! Glancing over reviews on Goodreads, this book seems toContinue reading “HEX – Thomas Olde Heuvelt [Books – SPOILERS!]”

HEX – Thomas Olde Heuvelt [Books]

I’m actually going to do two posts for this novel, because there’s a fair bit I want to talk about which would contain spoilers. This is the spoiler-free review of HEX, by Thomas Olde Heuvelt. In the English language version of HEX, the story takes place in Black Spring, a town situated not too farContinue reading “HEX – Thomas Olde Heuvelt [Books]”

Star Wars: Tales of the Bounty Hunters [Books]

I like Star Wars, and have done since seeing the original films as a teenager. I was excited when the new films were announced, loved TFA, TLJ, and Rogue One, sort of enjoyed Solo (I guess), but it was only in the last couple of years I watched the prequel films. (Which kind of leftContinue reading “Star Wars: Tales of the Bounty Hunters [Books]”

Book VS Film – Bird Box

Something that can often be said for book to film adaptations, but I think really is worth repeating here – the book explains it better. For those not aware, Bird Box follows Malorie, as the world becomes a strange, frightening place full of creatures the human mind cannot understand nor comprehend. To combat this, survivors wear blindfoldsContinue reading “Book VS Film – Bird Box”

Why I Love Short Story Anthologies

And no, I’m not just saying this because I happen to be in a few. I’ve enjoyed anthologies and collections since I was a teenager, picking up any book I could get my hands on. At the time, I read a few horror ones, and fell completely in love with short stories. In terms ofContinue reading “Why I Love Short Story Anthologies”

Simon VS The Homo Sapien Agenda [Books]

I am, quite possibly, one of the last people to have read this. It’s one of the books I picked up thanks to the hype on Twitter, and honestly, when book Twitter hypes a book, I’ve learnt it’s well worth listening to them. Simon VS is a great example of that. Simon VS is aContinue reading “Simon VS The Homo Sapien Agenda [Books]”

Feel The Anger

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. We all know Yoda’s famous quote, even if you’ve never seen Star Wars. Anger is a dangerous, tricky beast, uncontrollable once unleashed, and if allowed to roam for too long, devastating for any involved. Each of the seven deadly sins would makeContinue reading “Feel The Anger”