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 […]

Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel by A.W. Jantha

Watching Hocus Pocus every Halloween is one of my favourite family traditions. I have loved this cult classic ever since I first saw it when I was about 8 years old, and I’m pretty sure Binx is the reason I have 3 black cats. It’s not even Halloween season, but I needed a new audiobook, […]

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 […]

Lucky Girl by Amanda Maciel

I had a lot of thoughts about this. I thought it was beautifully written. The skill of the author as a wordsmith and storyteller were really great. The word choice, pacing, and characterisation led to high engagement and I ended up reading this book pretty quickly. I didn’t much like Rosie as a person, but […]

Fireworks by Katie Cotugno

I enjoyed this book. I found its 90s setting charming – it was never very ‘in your face’ – and in fact, I found it pleasant to read a contemporary (or is it historical now?) book where no one had a cell phone or social media. The music references weren’t ultra-hip, in fact, I think […]