DW Reviewed | 12.1-12.2 Spyfall

DW Reviewed | 12.1-12.2 Spyfall

~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 Just Wasn’t Magical Enough

The Amulet of Samarkand Just Wasn’t Magical Enough

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 [...]

Where were the dragons in Priory of the Orange Tree? (And other issues I had)

Where were the dragons in Priory of the Orange Tree? (And other issues I had)

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 [...]

DW Reviewed | 11.5 The Tsuranga Conundrum

DW Reviewed | 11.5 The Tsuranga Conundrum

~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 [...]