Book Trial: The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Posted August 11, 2016 by Kayla in Reviews / 0 Comments
Book Trial: The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Review I loved book one in this series. I gave it a 5 star, which I don’t normally do. But I loved this one much more. Can I give it a 5.5 star rating? Read my review of the first one here. Firstly, I love the way that Hodkin writes. It’s like poetry more than straight-forward story telling. I love that she manages to make me almost shiver when something creepy happens. I’ve only read two books that actually made me a bit scared. This wasn’t one of them but it was pretty close. It was creepy. Jude is creepy. […]

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Book Trial: Ender’s Game

Posted July 27, 2016 by Kayla in Reviews / 0 Comments
Book Trial: Ender’s Game

My Thoughts Ender’s Game is truly one of the best written books that I’ve read in a while. Orson Scott Card does a brilliant job of telling Ender’s story. I read some of the reviews online and I wonder if these reviewers know that this is a 30 year old book. Some of the complaints are about sexism and how most of the children in the battle school were boys. Even though I can see their point, things were different 30 years ago. In fact, to add credit to Card’s characters, next to the Ender, the next best developed character […]

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Book Trial: The Good Girl

Posted July 13, 2016 by Kayla in Reviews / 0 Comments
Book Trial: The Good Girl

My Thoughts Why did I do this to myself? Sometimes I wonder if I may secretly be a masochist. I chose this book because it had so many good reviews [albeit some bad ones as well]. I’ve learnt that having a lot of good reviews isn’t always an indication that the book is awesome. However, more negative reviews than positive reviews are still a no-no for me. This book has been compared by many as another “Gone Girl” and although I loathe that book I still decided to give this one a chance because I feel like many times books […]

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TV Trial: Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 10

Posted June 27, 2016 by Kayla in Reviews / 0 Comments
TV Trial: Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 10

Title: The Winds of Winter Series: Game of Thrones #6.10 Genre: Epic Fantasy Writers: David Benioff & D. B. Weiss Air Date: June 26, 2016 Network: HBO Director: Miguel Sapochnik Cersei and Loras trial take place. A new King. A Huge Fleet. Warning: Spoilers through Season  6 of Game of Thrones The Winds of Winter Finally! A Season finale to defeat all season finales [of Game of Thrones]. This was an amazing season finale. While there were some episodes I really liked during this season, this one is definitely my favourite. A lot happens and there’s go much “good” that […]

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My New Toy!

Posted June 24, 2016 by Kayla in Updates / 0 Comments
My New Toy!

It’s so much fun getting new stuff. I know no one in the world will disagree to that. Especially when the new stuff is something you wanted for a while. For a while now, I’ve considered getting the Kindle Voyage as an upgrade to my 2nd Gen Kindle Paperwhite. There weren’t many changes between them so I wondered if it was that big a difference. After reading reviews I decided that it was worth the upgrade. Here are the main reasons I am happy with my purchase. It’s smaller than the Paperwhite. It was pretty hard to believe it could be […]

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TV Trial: Game of Thrones S06E09

Posted June 21, 2016 by Kayla in Reviews / 0 Comments
TV Trial: Game of Thrones S06E09

Title: Battle of the Bastards Series: Game of Thrones Genre: Epic Fantasy Format: TV Show Writers: Miguel Sapochnik Air Date: June 19, 2016 Network: HBO Director: David Benioff & D. B. Weiss Jon and Ramsey battle for Winterfell and The North. Daenerys and Tyrion try to stop a war. Warning: Spoilers through Season  6 of Game of Thrones Battle of the Bastards Finally, we get to that part of the season that everyone looks forwards to, Episode 9. Although not written by GRRM, this one was rather satisfying. To be true, I could have lived without what happens in Meereen […]

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TV Trial: Game of Thrones S06E08

Posted June 13, 2016 by Kayla in Reviews / 0 Comments
TV Trial: Game of Thrones S06E08

Title: No One Series: Game of Thrones #6.8 Genre: Epic Fantasy Format: TV Show Writers: Mark Mylod Air Date: June 12, 2016 Network: HBO Director: David Benioff & D. B. Weiss Jaime weighs his options; Cersei answers a request; Tyrion’s plans bear fruit; Arya faces a new test. Warning: Spoilers through Season  6 of Game of Thrones No One I’ve rated this one a 4, not because it was a particularly good episode, but it wasn’t a particular bad one either. Some stories are a little closer to where they should be but not quite there. Others have passed well […]

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Book Trial: Cold Dream Dawning

Posted June 7, 2016 by Kayla in Reviews / 0 Comments
Book Trial: Cold Dream Dawning

Contains Spoilers for Book One, Pale Queen Rising. Contains some spoilers for the current book as well, nothing major. My Thoughts As usual, I think A R Kahler does a wonderful job at storytelling. He manages to introduce you to his rendition of other parts of the Faery Kingdom and we get to meet the mysterious Pale Queen. whose actual name we don’t know. In this book we find out where Claire gets her magic from [being a mortal and all]. And we even get a reunion, of sorts, between Kingston and Vivienne and Claire and Vivienne. More on these later. […]

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TV Trial: Game of Thrones S06E07

Posted June 6, 2016 by Kayla in Reviews / 0 Comments
TV Trial: Game of Thrones S06E07

Title: The Broken Man Series: Game of Thrones #6.7 Genre: Epic Fantasy Format: TV Show Writers: Bryan Cogman Air Date: June 5, 2016 Network: HBO Director: Mark Mylod The Broken Man Is it only me, or do you also feel like this season hasn’t really surpassed the book material as much as you expected? At the end of last season, we still had some material left over from the fifth book. Also, Martin had already shared some chapters from Book 6 with us as well. I haven’t read the chapters other than one from Alayne [Sansa], and by now you […]

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TV Trial: Game of Thrones S06E06

Posted May 31, 2016 by Kayla in Reviews / 0 Comments
TV Trial: Game of Thrones S06E06

Title: Blood of My Blood Series: Game of Thrones #6.6 Genre: Epic Format: TV Show Writers: Bryan Cogman Air Date: May 29, 2005 Network: HBO Director: Jack Bender Contains spoilers from Season 6 Episode 6 Blood of My Blood So Daenerys is making her way back to Meereen with her new khalasar[?], when she spots her “lost” dragon and tells Daario to wait there. She comes back on his back and rallies them all into joining her [as if they weren’t already]. Personally, I know a lot of people are rooting for Dany and her quest to “take back the […]

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