Review: Science Fiction · Review: Thriller

Book Review: The Year of the Bad Decision by Charles Sobczak

This review is largely spoiler free, though it spoils some early reveals of the first section of the novel. The Year of the Bad Decision starts out as a thriller set in the year 2043. The world has been ravaged by climate change, and the United States is about to deploy the Mylerium Project, which… Continue reading Book Review: The Year of the Bad Decision by Charles Sobczak

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Review: Fantasy

Game of Thrones Season 7: The Best Season Yet in All Aspects…Except One

This will contain massive spoilers for all of season 7, as well as the books up to A Dance with Dragons. Last night concluded the penultimate season of the juggernaut show that is Game of Thrones. Even though I just made a post about this season, that was a post riddled with frustration. This time,… Continue reading Game of Thrones Season 7: The Best Season Yet in All Aspects…Except One

Essays · Review: Fantasy

Adapting a Story vs an Idea: A Critique of Game of Thrones (Season 7)

Game of Thrones is a TV show adapted from George R. R. Martin's unfinished fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Game of Thrones is, without a doubt, the biggest show in the world. The books and show are full of rich character development and plots and intrigues so complex that it can be… Continue reading Adapting a Story vs an Idea: A Critique of Game of Thrones (Season 7)

Review: Fantasy · Review: Teen Fiction

Book Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

This review will be largely spoiler-free, only discussing the premise and setting. Scarlett Dragna lives a miserable life under the thumb of her abusive father. Her only reprieves are her sister Tella and her hope that she will someday get to enjoy the renowned annual audience-participation game Caraval, if only the Grand Master Legend would… Continue reading Book Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Review: Science Fiction

Book Review: Lilith’s Brood by Octavia E. Butler

Also known as the Xenogenesis trilogy, Lilith's Brood is comprised of the books Dawn, Adulthood Rites and Imago. It is a science fiction novel set in the future after humanity has been mostly wiped out by nuclear war and an inhospitable planet, and the survivors have been taken under the wing of an alien race… Continue reading Book Review: Lilith’s Brood by Octavia E. Butler

Review: Historical Fiction · Review: Teen Fiction · Uncategorized

TV Show Review: Anne of Avonlea (BBC, 1975)

This sequel to the BBC's Anne of Green Gables miniseries (which I have not reviewed because I cannot seem to find it anywhere) is adapted from Anne of Avonlea and Anne of the Island. At 6 50-minute episodes, this mini-series clocks in at over 5 hours. This review will contain only minor spoilers. This show… Continue reading TV Show Review: Anne of Avonlea (BBC, 1975)

Review: Historical Fiction · Review: Romance · Review: Teen Fiction

TV Show Review: Anne of Green Gables the Sequel (CBC, 1987)

Continuing Anne's story from the first miniseries, this is a miniseries that furthers Anne's story, drawing from sequels of the novel: Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, and Anne of Windy Poplars. This review will contain spoilers. Once again, this story draws largely from the source material though reordering events so as to create… Continue reading TV Show Review: Anne of Green Gables the Sequel (CBC, 1987)