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Armada by Ernest Cline Review: Geeky Sci-Fi Book, I Wanted to Love You

Armada by Ernest Cline Review: Geeky Sci-Fi Book, I Wanted to Love You

You know when you love a book so much that nothing could ever live up to it? That was Ready Player One. So naturally, I was highly anticipating Armada, thinking it was going to be equally as awesome. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite live up to my expectations. While Ready Player One successfully made gaming and 80’s pop culture references accessible […]

September 28, 2015 | 37 Comments
Challenger Deep by Neal Schusterman Review: Diving into Schizophrenia

Challenger Deep by Neal Schusterman Review: Diving into Schizophrenia

Challenger Deep is not an easy read. But schizophrenia is not an easily understood illness. The book outlines the delusions, anxiety and paranoia which a schizophrenia sufferer experiences, at their worst, and it serves as a confronting and elegant look into a feared and misunderstood mental illness. I’m a big fan of books that tackle mental illness sensitively […]

July 29, 2015 | 44 Comments
Mini Reviews #1: Seven Days, Magonia, How They Met

Mini Reviews #1: Seven Days, Magonia, How They Met

Seven Days is a compelling and disturbing story of bullying and abuse, from the perspective of the bully and the victim. It started out rather cliche, with the mean girl Kez and her band of skinny, popular friends cheering her on. Their target is the overweight Jess, who has low self esteem and suicidal tendencies. […]

Thriller Reviews #1 – Night Film & The Girl on the Train

Thriller Reviews #1 – Night Film & The Girl on the Train

Gripping. Haunting. Thrilling. Night Film gripped me for one week of my life and wouldn’t let go. I couldn’t rest until I turned that final page and got to the bottom of the mysterious Cordova family. Which is startling in itself, because my addiction describes the experience of investigative journalist Scott McGrath, who investigates Ashley Cordova’s death, the […]

June 3, 2015 | 47 Comments
Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost Review: Vicious vampire couple

Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost Review: Vicious vampire couple

It’s been a while since the last Vlad and Leila book, but Bound by Flames was worth the wait with both of them coming to their absolute power in this installment. As my favourite Night Huntress couple, Vlad and Leila’s relationship really shone with the toughest enemy they’ve faced yet – Vlad’s nemesis and uncle, Mihaly Szilagi. The book had […]

April 1, 2015 | 23 Comments