Fantasy Reviews #3: Burning Midnight & Reawakened

Fantasy Reviews #3: Burning Midnight & Reawakened

Burning Midnight gave me fond memories of Pokemon, with people trying to find the rarest spheres and collecting them. The coloured spheres have different abilities that get progressively cooler depending on how rare they are. Want to become better looking, improve your hearing, get a higher IQ or my favourite – read faster? There’s a sphere for everything. The […]

February 5, 2016 | 30 Comments
Chatterbox: What Makes a Character Relatable?

Chatterbox: What Makes a Character Relatable?

When I write reviews, I often find myself commenting on how relatable the characters were, which made me question what that really means. There are so many characters that I find easy to relate to or connect with, but what actually makes them relatable to me? Identity I feel connected to characters who represent who […]

February 3, 2016 | 19 Comments
By Jenna
Posted in Chatterbox, Features
Chimera by Mira Grant Review: Survival of the Fittest

Chimera by Mira Grant Review: Survival of the Fittest

This review does not contain any series spoilers.  Reading this series is always a delightfully horrific and philosophical experience. Being centered around a scientific experiment gone wrong, causing tapeworms that were meant to be the end of human disease and suffering to overtake their hosts, it gets pretty squeamish during some parts. That’s part of […]

January 29, 2016 | 22 Comments
Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin Review: Boy or girl? Does it matter?

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin Review: Boy or girl? Does it matter?

The issue that Symptoms of Being Human tackles is something I’ve never read before. This novel features a gender fluid character and the struggles that come with coming out as a gender fluid individual, especially when nobody understands what it means or what it’s like to continually switch between identifying as a male and a female. I […]

January 27, 2016 | 41 Comments
These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas Review: Less of the swoon, more of the mystery

These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas Review: Less of the swoon, more of the mystery

Set in a historical setting, These Vicious Masks features a set of vibrant characters with supernatural powers that have the power to change the world – in both good and bad ways. We start out with Evelyn, who is telling the story from a first person point of view. She dislikes the monotonous patterns of […]

January 25, 2016 | 34 Comments
By Aila J.
Posted in 4 stars, ARC Reviews, Books