Captain Marvel

Billed as Marvel’s first female led movie, this movie has faced a challenge in the media towards its release. Between Brie Larson’s feminism and diversity first attitude throughout the press tour and the trailers focusing on the HERo ideal, the movie had already alienated a large section of a particularly vocal audience. The question is,…

Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep (Crown of Shards #1)

In a realm where one’s magical power determines one’s worth, Lady Everleigh’s lack of obvious ability relegates her to the shadows of the royal court of Bellona, a kingdom steeped in gladiator tradition. Seventeenth in line for the throne, Evie is nothing more than a ceremonial fixture, overlooked and mostly forgotten. But dark forces are…

2018 – A Retrospective

Happy New Year to you all! Another year has come and gone and it truly feels like 2018 has flown by. In this post I am going to look back at my favourite books and movies of 2018 while looking forward into 2019 at what am I going to read and watch.  Books I started…

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Straight up, I enjoyed this film for what is was. It was visually striking, with the tonal shifts and beasts. The use of an extreme close up on Theseus and Leta as they talked to Newt at the start of the film conveyed the sheer pressure and how uncomfortable Newt felt around them – the…

The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim

The riveting story of two sisters, one raised in the United States, the other in South Korea, and the family that bound them together even as the Korean War kept them apart In 1948 Najin and Calvin Cho, with their young daughter Miran, travel from South Korea to the United States in search of new…

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

Enter a beautiful and perilous land of shapeshifters and samurai, kami and legends, humans and demons…a world in which Japanese mythology and imagination blend together When destiny calls, legends rise. Every millennium the missing pieces of the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers are hunted, for they hold the power to call the great Kami Dragon…

Why Change a Classic? – Mulan (2020) live-action

Currently scheduled for release in 2020, Disney’s upcoming live-action release of Mulan has left many fans scratching their heads as casting and narrative decisions have been released to the public. Perhaps one decision which left many fans of the original animated movie stunned was the decision not to follow in the footsteps of Beauty and…

Blog Tour: Truth Sister by Phil Gilvin

The year is 2149. The Women’s Republic of Anglia seeks to harness forgotten technologies from the time when men ruled the world. Naturals are second-class citizens, while women born through cloning are the true children of the Republic. When Clara Perdue graduates from the prestigious Academy, she is ready to do her part to support…

Blog Tour: The Manhattan Project by Paul McNeive

A fast-paced, present day biological terrorist thriller spanning Japan, the Middle East and New York, The Manhattan Project pits a Hiroshima survivor turned pharmaceutical mogul and criminal mastermind intent on avenging the deaths of his family by exacting revenge on the US through an ingeniously evil terrorist plot against heroic New York cop John Wyse…