Currently Reading | Here I Stand: Stories That Speak for Freedom

img_2972

Everyday in the news we see freedoms we enjoy in
our own lives being denied to others. Every day sees us
moving closer to losing some of those freedoms ourselves.

We should all have the right to protest, to follow any religion,
to speak out without fear, dress as we want and have same-sex
relationshps. But we don’t. In some parts of the worls, any one
of these actions can be punished by imprisonment or even death.

Wherever we live, we mustn’t take our rights for granted. 

All of them have been fought for.

We must fight to keep them.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Book Review | The Memory Book by Lara Avery

The Memory Book

The Memory Book | Amazon

**Disclaimer// I would like to thank NetGalley, Quercus Children’s Books and the author, Lara Avery for providing me an electronic review copy of the novel The Memory Book for review purposes.

Continue reading

Book Review | The Creeper Man by Dawn Kurtagich

51LZwHJ2u-L._SX323_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

Rating
5-stars

Pages | 400 pages

Genre | YA, Horror, Psychological Thriller, Contemporary

Publisher | Orion Children’s Book

Publication | July 2016

Format | Paperback

There’s a man in the trees,
a man with no eyes, but still he watches,
that’s the surprise. Stay away from the woods,
it couldn’t be clearer, but the trees are creeping
nearer and nearer…

Beware the creeper man.

When sisters Silla and Nori escape London and their abusive father, Aunt Cath’s country house feels like a safe haven. But slowly, ever so slowly, things begin to unravel. Aunt Cath locks herself in the attic and spends day and night pacing. Every day the forbidden surrounding forest inches slowly towards the house. A mysterious boy appears, offering friendship. And Nori claims that a man watches them from the dark forest – a man with no eyes, who creeps ever closer…

Continue reading

Film Review | Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

 

I was so very excited when I heard that Ransom Riggs’ novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was going to be made into a film, and to top it all of it was going to be directed by one of my favourite directors of all time – Tim Burton.

We can all agree that Tim Burton is an amazing director and has a knack for creating gothic films, such as: Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, The Corpse Bride, etc…

When I finally got the chance to watch the film last week, I am sad to say that I was disappointed. I had such high expectations for the film adaptation, and was hoping that Tim Burton will bring to life the Trilogy I have come to adore. I was expecting to be blown out of my mind, and to be creeped out by the Hollowgasts and be afraid of the Wights… But I was not.

Everything about the film was different from the books – Emma Bloom and Olive’s powers has been switched – the age of the children have changed… The characters are all different. I was so frustrated while watching the film and had to hold my tongue from saying anything at all whilst I was in the cinema. I was disappointed. The whole film deviates so much from the books – and it all felt too rushed! The whole Trilogy was cramped into one single film.

Book Review: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie


Peter Pan (Puffin Chalk) | Get The Book Here (Amazon)

  • Pages: 207
  • Genre: Children’s Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
  • Edition: Puffin Chalk

I have been wanting to read the book for quite a while now, since it has been a long time since the last time I have read Peter Pan (the Disney picture book) and it was due time that I finally read Barrie’s original story.

Continue reading

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Hello chums!

I have been thinking about writing a book review post for quite some time now, and just haven’t had the time to do it (lies) and, since it feels like it has been long overdue – I am bringing to you a review of the book Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

IMG_6517

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of peculiar photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its decaying bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that Miss Peregrine’s children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They ay have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow – impossible though it seems – they may still be alive.

  • Series: Yes – Miss Peregrine’s
  • Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Dark Fantasy, Horror
  • Pages: 353
  • Publisher: Quirk Books

Continue reading

Book Review: The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

thedeadhouse.jpg

Get The Book Here (Amazon)

  • Pages: 440
  • Genre: Horror, Young Adult, Mystery, Paranormal, Thriller
  • Publisher: Orion Children’s Books UK

Rating: 4/5

Synopsis

“I CURSE ANYONE WHO READS THIS BOOK.
SCREW YOU. HAPPY READING.”

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO,

Elmbridge High School burned down. Three students were killed in the blaze, twenty were injured, and one, Carly Johnson, disappeared.

For two decades, little was uncovered about what became known as the ‘Johnson Incident’.

I have had this book for a while, bought it a couple of weeks before Halloween – you know to get in the Halloween spirit and all. But, I only got around to reading it last week of December and finished it on the 1st of January.

But hey ho! On to the review. Continue reading