~Spoilers ahead! ~ 12.1 & 12.2 Spyfall Parts One and Two - Chris Chibnall Story & Review Doctor Who returned on New Year's Day. Considering my lukewarm feelings towards Series 11, I was wary of going into Series 12, but Spyfall surprised me. And remember. Rule one of espionage? Trust no one. The spy theme is [...]
The Amulet of Samarkand | Jonathan Stroud ★★★ Nathaniel Underwood is a magician's apprentice. With the aid of ancient words, candles and pentacles, he can summon djinns and other magical creatures to do his bidding. He summons the wise-cracking djinn, Bartimaeus, to help him steal the eponymous Amulet of Samarkand. Humiliated by the older and [...]
The Priory of the Orange Tree | Samantha Shannon ★★½ So this is going to be a controversial blog post as I've seen nothing but good reviews for The Priory of the Orange Tree, especially amongst YA readers but I have a *lot* to say about this high fantasy. ***Minor spoilers ahead*** Although I was [...]
I love reading people's 'Best of' lists at the end of the year and seeing their overviews. I've been enjoying them all week on the blogosphere. So without further ado here's my list of books, films and TV shows that I have really stood out to me in the past 12 months.
~Spoilers ahead! ~ 11.5 The Tsuranga Conundrum – Chris Chibnall Story In between adventures, the Doctor and Team TARDIS are scavenging on a junk planet where they set off a sonic mine. Before they know it, the party awake, healed, on a medical Tsuranga spaceship heading for the satellite Resus 1. Aboard this self-driving vessel [...]