The Encounter (Animorphs Graphix #3) by KA Applegate, Michael Grant, and Chris Grine

As a somewhat devoted fan of the original Animorphs series who once spent an entire day reading the Animorphs Wikipedia and learning absolutely nothing new, seeing Tobias’ story faithfully adapted into a beautiful graphic novel was a treat. Not only does the graphic novel capture all the tense adventure of the original story, it updates […]

Standalone Titles Are Underrated

Standalone books are often overlooked in favour of a series, but they deserve more attention. While there’s something satisfying about following the same characters over multiple books, standalone novels offer their own unique benefits. First and foremost, standalone books offer a complete story arc in a single package. There’s no need to wait for the […]

Game Review: A Short Hike

A Short Hike Developer: adamgryu Publisher: adamgryu Release Date: 30 Jul, 2019 Genre: Adventure Platform: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox one, epic, steam RRP: $11.50 AUS depending on platform   Hike, climb, and soar through the peaceful mountainside landscapes of Hawk Peak Provincial Park. Follow the marked trails or explore the backcountry as you make your […]

Silver in the Mist by Emily Victoria

Despite it taking me literally forever to read this book, I did really enjoy it. This book was published in November 2022 and I am finally reviewing it in April 2023 after taking far too long to finish it. I have no excuse. Despite enjoying it, it didn’t grip me and prevent me from putting […]

Book Recaps: Yay or Nay?

What do you think about authors recapping the previous book before the first chapter? For readers who are invested in a series, waiting for the next installment can be a challenge, particularly if it’s been a while since they last picked up the story. In such cases, some authors choose to provide a recap of […]

Game Review: The Gardens Between Us

The Gardens Between Us Developer: The Voxel Agents Publisher: The Voxel Agents Release Date: 20 Sep, 2018 Genre: Adventure, puzzle Platform: Switch (available on mobile, Playstation, Xbox, Steam etc) RRP: $24.95 AUS depending on platform   The Gardens Between is a surreal puzzle adventure that follows best friends, Arina and Frendt, as they fall into […]

A Glasshouse of Stars by Shirley Marr

This is a touching and poignant middle-grade novel that explores themes of family, friendship, and belonging. The story follows the a-mazing Meixing Lim, a young girl who immigrates to Australia with her family from a small island that is never identified, but was most likely near China. Struggling to adapt to her new home and […]

3 things the YA community HATE but other communities LOVE

I have been spending less time in the YA community lately, as part of my ‘stepping back’ from both reviewing and the online community in general. Subsequently, I’ve been spending more time in the indie adult book community. Specifically, I’ve been interacting more with readers who devour indie published books. The ravenous readers. As this […]