Review: I, Ripper: A Novel

Jack the Ripper is a worldwide phenomenon, even one-hundred twenty-eight years later. The gruesome murders that he committed, the visceral portraits of scarlet and flesh that adorned walls and alleys, continue to fascinate and terrify here in the 21st century. The fact that he has never been caught just adds more glamour to his immortality.…

Review: Princess Jellyfish (Manga)

Why, Princess Jellyfish, why must you do this to me?! I had such high expectations for you! You started off so gloriously, but now I feel like I don’t even know what you’ve become! Okay… Mildly, over-dramatic, burble has come to an end. Let’s talk about the manga series called Princess Jellyfish written by the…

February Bookcase.Club UNBOXING!

I did it, I finally sucked it up and signed up for a monthly subscription box! I used to be subscribed to Loot Crate, but in all honesty, it just never felt like my money was being used for something worthwhile. After two months, I nicked that weed for good. Shortly afterwards, this subscription gimmick…

Review: Beautiful Darkness

Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars When I began Beautiful Darkness, I was just starting to fall into a reading rut. I had a difficult time getting into the first fifty to hundred pages. But as the story unfolded and started to pick up some pace, it lured me out…

January’s Book Haul (Albeit Slightly Late)

Good evening my fellow readers! I recently put together some ravishing red bookshelves with my flatmate and darling significant other, The Bookbear (check out his Booktube here), and it occurred to me that I had completely procrastinated on doing a book haul for the lovely month of January. January was a rather low-key month for…

Review: Bunny Drop (Manga)

Bunny Drop, known as Usagi Drop in Japanese, is a josei manga series written by Yumi Unita. It lasted for nine volumes and one compilation volume, from 2005 to 2011. Like many other serials with captivating storylines, Bunny Drop was made into an anime series and that is how I first encountered it. After thoroughly…

Review: The Carrie Diaries

The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars The Carrie Diaries was a frustrating read for me. There is a lot of potential between the pages of this adolescent prequel to Sex in the City, but the terrible writing along with the format of the whole piece just degraded the overall…