Opinion, TV

Opinion: Sansa Stark is the Best Character in Game of Thrones – Here’s Why

Even if you don’t watch it, you’d have to be living under a rock to not have heard that Game of Thrones is back for its final season. After seven seasons of dragons and battles and all your favourite characters being killed off horribly, we’re going back to Westeros one last time to find out if there’s any way the Night King and his army of White Walkers can be stopped.

We’ve all got our favourite characters by this point, right? Maybe you’re a fan of Tyrion Lannister’s wit; maybe you love badass faceless assassin Arya Stark; maybe you’re rooting for the underdog, someone like Samwell Tarly or Podrick Payne; maybe you really want to see Daenerys finally do what she’s been promising to do all these years and take back her father’s throne. There are so many fantastic characters in this show, so many people to root for, but in my opinion there’s one character who’s better than them all. One character who’s had the most significant character development, overcome hardship, and become almost unrecognisable from their season one self. I’m talking, of course, about the Lady of Winterfell herself: Sansa Stark. 

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Review

Review: What If It’s Us

It’s been a while since I read YA contemporary. There was a time when it was the only genre I wanted to read, but now I’m in my early 20s I’ve had a more difficult time finding characters I could root for, characters whose plights I cared about without rolling my eyes at unwarranted teen angst. Luckily, What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera was so well-written and believable that I became hopelessly invested in it. It was cute, it was funny, it was heartbreaking, and, spoiler alert, I loved it.

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Recommendations, Review, Round-Up

My Favourite Reads of 2018

How is it the end of 2018 already? Does anybody else feel like they blinked and suddenly Christmas was over and done with and 2019 only hours away?

As we count down to midnight, I want to share some of my favourite books that I read this year!

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Recommendations

Halloween Reads: Perfume

Halloween is almost here, so it’s time for me to recommend another scary read to get you in the Halloween spirit! This time I’ve chosen something a bit stranger for you that’s more disturbing than it is spooky, and I guarantee you won’t have read anything like it before. My next Halloween pick is the translation of Patrick Süskind’s Das Parfum, Perfume.

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Recommendations, Review

Halloween Reads: The Wicked Deep

It’s frightening how fast this year has gone, isn’t it? And speaking of scary, it’s only two weeks until Halloween! As the most haunting holiday of the year approaches, I’m going to share some of my favourite spooky reads to get you in the Halloween spirit! Today’s recommendation: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw.

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Opinion, Review

Review: Clockwork Princess

THE INFERNAL DEVICES ARE WITHOUT PITY.

THE INFERNAL DEVICES ARE WITHOUT REGRET.

THE INFERNAL DEVICES ARE WITHOUT NUMBER.

THE INFERNAL DEVICES WILL NEVER STOP COMING.

Clockwork Princess is the final book in Cassandra Clare’s The Infernal Devices trilogy, a series following Victorian Shadowhunters as they battle the evil Mortmain and his clockwork creatures. Tessa Grey, the series’ protagonist, not quite human and not quite Shadowhunter, still finds herself having to choose between her love for Jem Carstairs, a Shadowhunter slowly dying from a magical drug, and her love for his parabatai Will Herondale, who is as reckless as he is sarcastic. As you’d expect from the final book in this series, there’s plenty of love triangle drama, fight scenes, witty characters and fast-paced plot to keep you interested. But that said, was it a fitting end to the series? (WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD)

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Opinion, Review

Review: The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix)

Sometimes dreams can spill.

It may have been 26 years since they fled Hill House in the middle of the night, but the Crain family are still haunted by their time there. Steven has made a career of writing about ghosts he doesn’t believe in. Shirley, inspired by her own experience of death, is now an undertaker. Theodora is a psychologist, living in her sister’s guest house and struggling to make connections with other people. Luke is a drug addict the family have all but given up on. Nell is still plagued by ghosts and labelled crazy by her skeptical siblings. And their estranged father, who whisked his children away from Hill House the night his wife died, is full of secrets he refuses to share.

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