ARC Review: The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories has jumped to the top of my list of favourite short stories collection. It’s introspective, experimental, and give the speculative genre a healthy dose of Chinese lore and mythology. Each story is fascinating, a surprise as I often find there’s a couple of duds in every collection. I savoured […]

Book Review: Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar

Self-aware, confident, and sexy – it’s little wonder that Summer Skin is making waves amongst the blogging circle. The book offers a realistic take on gender inequality and the dilemmas faced by those on the cusp of adulthood. Jess shines as a heroine – she’s flawed and unapologetic, but she’s also incredibly sympathetic. As the […]

ARC Review: A Fierce And Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry

I’m not even gonna lie, the reason I picked this up initially was because of the gorgeous cover. I love the vibrancy of the cover and the boldness of the typography. The book began beautifully, filled with lush descriptions and ghost of old tales. Unfortunately, the plot missed the mark – instead of being filled […]

Discussion: Neverending Series – Can We Have Too Much Of A Good Thing?

As you can guess by the title of the post, I want to discuss about successful book series that have countless spin off, sequels, and a plethora of movie deals to boot. This seems particularly prevalent in the YA world, but it also happens a lot of Hollywood blockbusters (*cough Marvel*). As fans, are you […]

Review: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

You can’t imagine how happy I am to announce that I liked The Forbidden Wish -I have been having an awful 2016 reading wise, this little gem was so refreshing. Amongst a sea of tepid heroines and a distinct lack of strong female bonds, The Forbidden Wish shone bright. “As the poets say, stories are […]