Review: La Belle Sauvage – Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman’s prequel to the His Dark Materials trilogy is a trip down memory lane. It emersed me back into the world of daemons and I fell back into sync with my fond yet faded memories of the series. In contrast to its predecessors, the first part of the Book of Dust features Lyra before she came to Jordan college. I liked Malcolm as the … Continue reading Review: La Belle Sauvage – Philip Pullman

Review : Edgcumbes Lemongrass & Ginger Tea

Recently, I haven’t been feeling well and this tea was just what I needed as a pick me up. It has a sweet lemony taste and a fresh hot ginger tang that clears your mind and your sinuses. I particularly enjoyed having a warm lemon drink that didn’t have the acrid tang that so many Lemsip drinks do. It’s tasty, relaxing and surprisingly good for … Continue reading Review : Edgcumbes Lemongrass & Ginger Tea

Tragic Hulk Comics

Hulk isn’t usually my character of choice, however, I was bullied into reading a few of my boyfriend’s favourites. I didn’t regret it. Whereas once I’d assumed hulk was all brawn and no brains (or emotions for that matter), in these comics I was proved wrong. Planet Hulk effectively shows what happiness looks like to the original green giant. When you can literally see someone’s … Continue reading Tragic Hulk Comics

Really Strange Graphic Novel Series on Mental Health

Forgiveness is Really Strange An atypical subject that has a wide range of meanings and stories surrounding it. I enjoyed the simplistic art, which aided my understanding of the topic and didn’t detract from what is being recounted. This graphic novel comprehensively condenses such a complex emotion. There is an interesting array of advice and wisdom within these pages. This includes the benefits of forgiving and letting … Continue reading Really Strange Graphic Novel Series on Mental Health

Review: 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank – Matthew Rosenberg

Completely shocking. This was nothing like what I expected at all. Each chapter starts with a quirky but lighthearted game. You grow to know the characters through these games. You see them as they see themselves, which is much easier to connect with and so unique! The story follows Paige, whose father has got involved with some unsavoury characters and a plot to rob a local … Continue reading Review: 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank – Matthew Rosenberg

Comic Book Variety : Two Very Different Graphic Novels

Kim Reaper Vol.1 Grim Beginnings by Sarah Graley ‘Grim Beginnings’, despite its name, was actually a very fluffy comedy! The story is a mixture of absurd and endearing. Unfortunately, there were only hints of an overarching plot towards the very end, and the majority of the comic was quite shallow. There was no structure to the graphic novel, nor was there any climax. The two … Continue reading Comic Book Variety : Two Very Different Graphic Novels

Review : The Game of 100 Ghosts by Terry Watada

The Game of 100 Ghosts is a clever and beguiling collection of poetry, interlinked by a parlour game of the Edo period. The premise of the game is that participants would gather at night when the sky was at its darkest. Then they light 100 candles. They would tell 100 ghost stories and snuff out a candle after each. Legend has it, when the last … Continue reading Review : The Game of 100 Ghosts by Terry Watada

Review : Vol 1 Twilight Hotel – Head of the Tale by Ra X and Micheal Aryn

Twilight hotel, the final product of a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, is what happens when truly talented people collaborate. There is an ancient force buried deep beneath an old well on the grounds of the Twilight Hotel, a deity known only as She. Due to this unseen source, unsavoury and morally challenged guests are drawn to the hotel like moths to a flame, and there they come … Continue reading Review : Vol 1 Twilight Hotel – Head of the Tale by Ra X and Micheal Aryn

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

The Sun and Her Flowers Now here is an anthology that point blank refuses to be put into just one category. ‘The Sun and Her Flowers’ has a similar format to Rupi Kaur’s earlier work Milk and Honey. It begins with trials and heartache but ends with the Blooming of a person. This anthology retains the same controversial, unapologetically feminist outlook, but with a more considered, … Continue reading The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur