Are Tropes Just Lazy Marketing?

On Twitter, which I understand has limited characters to write your message, I’m seeing more and more authors promoting their books via tropes rather than characters/story (note I did not say PLOT because a PLOT is different to a STORY). Enemies to lovers! Fake dating! Slow burn! There was only one bed! Yeah, but what’s […]

What We Devour by Linsey Miller

Linsey Miller is a very special author who produces books that can never be described as generic YA fantasy. This book had so much going for it: incredible worldbuilding, unforced yet passionate diversity, a ruthless yet moral lead character, disability rep, a gender-fluid character whose pronouns kept changing with no explanation (which I found really […]

Game Review: The First Tree

The First Tree Developer: David Wehle Publisher: David Wehle Release Date: 15 September 2017 Genre: Adventure/ exploration Platform: PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PS4 RRP: $14.59 AUS (but often on sale and FREE on Xbox Game Pass!)   A beautiful, 3rd-person exploration game centered around two parallel stories: a fox trying to find her missing family, […]

You Must Not Miss by Katrina Leno

I quite enjoyed this book. It was suspenseful, probably even bordering on horror, with a sprinkling of magical realism. I liked the atmospheric writing style. It was suspenseful and evocative, and I found it engaging and entertaining. I like the word choices and how the author kept the audience in suspense for most of the […]

Vigilante by Kady Cross

The thing about this book, about a girl who is sick of people being sexually assaulted by their peers, is that the main character was already super-capable before the book even started. And because of that, she reminded me too much of other super-capable (read: boring) heroines like Celeana Sardothian, so tough that no one […]

Game Review: The Red Lantern

The Red Lantern Developer: Timberline Studios Publisher: Timberline Studios Release Date: 22 October 2020 Genre: Adventure Platform: Nintendo Switch, PC RRP: $37.99 AUS The Red Lantern is a story-driven, rogue-lite, survival game where you and your team of 5 sled dogs, lost in the wilderness, must navigate the ever-changing encounters of the Alaskan bush to […]

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