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…

12 Horror Book Recommendations for Halloween

With Halloween just shy of a week away, I decided to share some of my favourite books to read around this spoopy time of year! All of the novels listed here are fantastic fright-night narratives with spookatcular elements in one form or another, and I gave them all 3.5 stars or higher! There are even…

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson – A Book Review

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson is a young adult fantasy re-telling of the Peter Pan story, originally written by J.M. Barrie. Told from the perspective of a tiny faerie named Tinker Belle, the book is about a young adolescent Indigenous girl named Tiger Lily. Viewed as an outcast, Tiger Lily is a very lonely…

Film & TV Novelization Recommendations

Film and television novelizations are some of my favourites kinds of books to read, more so because I’m quite an avid enthusiast of those mediums. Now, occasionally they can be terribly coloured with poor writing and cheesy representations (The Mummy Returns definitely comes to mind here). Yet, in addition to the bad, there is a…