Monthly Archives: July 2012

Happy Birthday J.K Rowling

Author J.K. Rowling reads from Harry Potter an...

Author J.K. Rowling reads from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at the Easter Egg Roll at White House. Screenshot taken from official White House video. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ah, it’s the 31st July, do you know what that means?

It’s one year since the first Magical Quill challenge of Pottermore.

Harry Potter’s 32nd birthday.

But most importantly it is J.K Rowling’s 47th birthday. Today most people think of Harry, he’s pretty much synonymous with this date, but without J.K Rowling he would not exist. So it’s important to remember her too. Continue reading


A Fond Farewell to the Women of the Otherworld Thirteen Review

‘Anything you thought you knew about our world? Forget it. Someone has tossed out the rulebook. Ghosts can cross the divide. Hell-hounds can manifest. Demi-demons can possess living children…It’s not going to get any better until it’s over’

Wow.

It’s over. I mean 13 books and a whole load of short stories and it’s done. The Women of the Otherworld have averted disaster for a whole decade and now we shall see no more of them, or at least not as much as we’re used to. And the best part? well that’s easy. It saw Kelley Armstrong return to her best. Continue reading


Let the Bells Ring Out for Christmas…No Wait, I Meant the Olympics

The Olympics are so close, so very close.

There are only three days left until the opening ceremony, and in not-so-British fashion everything seems to be running along smoothly (excluding that slight security issue of course, but that’s sorted now) and in a very British fashion everyone isĀ  moaning about it.

The traffic caused by the arrival of the Olympians, people adamant that the Olympics will not do them any good, the whole debacle about advertising and complaints about the Olympic torch. Continue reading


Any One Book: Dracula by Bram Stoker

This book is amazing. I mean properly amazing, considering it was first published in 1897 it’s pretty remarkable how it has remained relevant to now. Although saying that, we are going through a bit of a vampire revival at the moment (or we’re on the tail-end of one at least). Continue reading


A Fond Farewell to the Women of the Otherworld Spell Bound Review

A major improvement on it predecessor Spell Bound sees Savannah return, powerless but more mature than ever before. it is also the first time in which the entire supernatural world has been threatened.

It’s fast-paced, over flowing with danger and the mystery becomes deeper and deeper. without her powers Savannah has no idea who she is. Continue reading


A Fond Farewell to the Women of the Otherworld Waking the Witch Review

Waking the Witch is Savannah Levine’s first appearance as a narrator and to be perfectly honest it was underwhelming. She’s the daughter of a sorcerer and a black witch (who also happens to be half demon) and this combination, along with her memorable appearances throughout the series, has made her a very promising character. She could blow us away with her wit, capture our hearts by missing her deceased mother, wow us with her raw magical powers and impress us with her intelligence and how she’s a great female lead. Continue reading


Avenue Q and Olympic Torch

Ok so I’m pretty late it this but ahhh well!

I went to see Avenue Q last week on Friday 13th (wasn’t that unlucky I have to say). I was given tickets by my boyfriend for my birthday and the show was absolutely awesome! It’s controversial and tackles everything from porn to racism, there’s a gay character who has trouble accepting himself, there’s even a scene similar to that infamous Team America one. Continue reading


Colorado Shooting

I want to pay my respects to the 12 people killed in Colorado this morning at the midnight screening of the new Batman film. I’ve been watching it on the news all day and it was such a disgusting act of violence that it’s almost incomprehensible that someone could conceive such a plan and carry it through.

The witness accounts are absolutely horrendous, talk of all that blood and the bodies and the utter fear of being under fire. The fact that a child as young as three months old makes it really hit home how ruthless the shooter is.

How did he come to be in possession of so many weapons? What sort of sick person decides to open fire in a cinema?

At least he has been arrested now, and hopefully he won’t be able to hurt anyone else, he won’t be able to devastate anymore lives. I have confidence that the police there will be able to un-booby trap his flat

My thoughts are with the friends and family of all the victims, and I hope the survivors make a full recovery.


A Fond Farewell to the Women of the Otherworld Frostbitten Review

As you can tell from the title, Frostbitten, this is another Elena book. I actually found this quite clever, it’s almost as if it has come full circle. From Bitten to Frostbitten Elena has been entertaining us and it makes a statement too, one that I wanted to ignore.

This is the last Elena book. Her story is now complete, and to be perfectly honest after reading through it you can see why.

By the time this book came out I had read The Summoning and enjoyed the fact that Armstrong was crossing over the Darkest Powers trilogy with Frostbitten, although it’s not directly done. Continue reading


A Fond Farewell to the Women of the Otherworld Living With the Dead Review

Living With the Dead does indeed introduce us to a new narrator but what special powers does Robyn Peltier have? Is she one of those aloof vampires? Perhaps she’s another half-demon? Or she could be a witch like Paige or maybe a necromancer? A clairvoyant?

Well, actually it’s none of the above. Continue reading