The Black Tapes: Less is More

I’m not one for horror. Correction: I’m not one for modern-horror. I’ve found that most modern horror, especially in film, ends up being nothing more than an onslaught of gratuitous slaughter and gore, followed by a few jump-scares. That’s not scary, just startling and gross. No, if I want horror, I want my heart to build to […]

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Review: Splinter

Splinter by Sasha Dawn My rating: 3 of 5 stars **Thank you to Lerner Publishing Group for providing me a digital ARC of this novel via Netgalley for the purpose of review** This book is…fine. Yeah, fine. It’s solid and it feels like it was fairly well thought through. As a family drama, Splinter brought […]

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The Film Was Wide Enough

“Come on, Tom. Let’s finish this the way we started: together.” (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2) I want to start with this blanket statement: adaptation is not easy, and I know from practical experience as a member of the media industry. Having majored in Digital Video & Cinema at university, I had more […]

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Review: Wintersong

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones My rating: 5 of 5 stars **Thank you so much to St. Martin’s Press for providing me a digital ARC of this novel via Netgalley for the purposes of review** 4.75/5* Well I heard there was a secret chord That David played and it pleased the Lord But you don’t really […]

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Review: Frostblood

Frostblood by Elly Blake My rating: 2 of 5 stars **Thank you to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for providing me a digital ARC of this novel vial Netgalley for the purposes of review** This is painful for me to write. I’ll be honest: I didn’t go into this book with particularly high expectations…but […]

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Review: Love and First Sight

Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist My rating: 4 of 5 stars **Thank you to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for providing me a digital ARC of this novel via Netgalley for the purposes of review** I do wish you could give fractions of stars because this book would get a 4.5/5* from […]

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Review: A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is not just a book. This is not just a story. This is an experience — a visceral and brutally emotional experience. It doesn’t walk on eggshells to address the very real turbulence and turmoil that comes with the prospect of losing […]

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