The Crystal Ribbon by Celeste Lim – Book Review

The Crystal Ribbon by Celeste Lim is an #OwnVoices Chinese literature, young adult fantasy novel. Even though the novel has a twelve-year old main character and is classified as a middle-grade read, the content and subject matter of the  book would be more appropriate for mid-to-older teens, personally speaking. It was originally published in January…

Revenge by Yōko Ogawa – Book Review

Revenge by Yōko Ogawa is a collection of eleven short stories that are all interconnected in one way or another. It’s an #OwnVoices Japanese literature novel that also falls under the psychological thriller and horror genres, and was originally published in January 2013. I read the UK Vintage International edition released in January 2014. The…

Rai Volume 1: Welcome to New Japan by Matt Kindt – Comic Review

Rai Volume 1: Welcome to New Japan by Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain is the first trade paperback instalment in a cyberpunk, dystopian, science-fiction comic series, originally published in October 2014 by Valiant. It’s the year 4001 A.D and the island of Japan is now in geosynchronous orbit around the Earth, which is a wasteland.…