Where Do You Stop Reading?

Hello, fellow book lovers! Have you ever wondered about the unique points where readers decide to pause, stop, or even give up on a book altogether? The rhythm of reading is as diverse as the stories we immerse ourselves in. Join us as we delve into the intriguing world of where readers choose to hit […]

Cliffhanger vs breadcrumbing

Cliffhanger vs breadcrumbing When reading a book in a series, it’s common to encounter an ending that leaves you hanging, waiting for the next instalment. This is known as a cliffhanger. While it may be tempting for authors to leave readers on the edge of their seats, this tactic can often backfire and leave readers […]

Destination Anywhere by Sara Barnard

I am mad at myself for waiting so long to dive into Destination Anywhere, but in my defence, the title and blurb are… not great. It’s downright misleading. The main character, Peyton, doesn’t just randomly buy the first plane ticket she can: she researches where she’s going and carefully chooses Canada. It’s a lovely title, […]

The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas is this author’s debut, and as much as I enjoyed it, I think I enjoyed her later novels more. I definitely feel that she grew as a writer through her next few novels. This one felt a bit like a mystery, but never really pulled off suspense or thriller […]

Where the Light Goes by Sara Barnard

Where the Light Goes is a bittersweet novel about grief and survival after suicide, starring Emmy as the little sister of Lizzie Beck, the ‘wild child’ of the teen pop girl group The Jinks. Emmy knows Lizzie better than anyone: to Emmy, Lizzie is just Beth, her older, extremely loyal, and extremely loving famous sister. […]

Game Review: Lost Dream

Lost Dream Developer: Morning Shift Studios Publisher: Morning Shift Studios Release Date: 13 Mar, 2021 Genre: Walking simulator Platform: Switch RRP: $4.99 AUS Lost Dream tells a story about your friend being taken away by humans. You wake up one day determined to rescue her. Explore the lengths a fox would go to rescue his […]

Fourth Wing (The Empyrean #1) by Rebecca Yarros

I’m not being funny when I say this is written for the ADHD generation. There is no inciting incident. I’m not a huge stickler for ‘writing rules’ (except grammar, and don’t confuse your homophones) because books do successfully break them, and books these days are coming out more and more without inciting incidents. And why, […]

The Seven Year Slip by Ashley Poston

I’m giving this five stars even though I didn’t love it as much as The Dead Romantics because I do love Ashley Poston, there was absolutely nothing wrong with this book and many, many things that were very good. However I think that the reason I didn’t love it as much as The Dead Romantics […]