Ada Viomark arrived in the town of Ipsich in January of 1692, on a perfectly innocuous day. Her departure would be the furthest thing from innocuous. Ada was beaming when she entered the baker’s shop, a few days in to her arrival. “You’re in a fine mood today, Miss Viomark.” The baker remarked, a well-meaning … Continue reading The Devil’s Curse: a short story
Among the lush greenery at the foot of the landmark Margalla hills, in the planned capital renowned for its beauty, one finds the Marghazar Zoo, in a wholly pathetic condition. Perhaps it remains so to balance out the quiet charm of the neighbouring areas - it would not do to have visitors think that along … Continue reading The elephant in the room
It was a surreal book - something that was so magical that I couldn't stop thinking about it even if it was set entirely in the real world.
The sun sat dangerously low on the horizon when she came upon a low metal gate, the first sign of human inhabitants that Sylvia had found in this vast and dreary wasteland so far. All she could see beyond it was a thicket of trees, tall and foreboding, their skeleton branches a dense tangle. The … Continue reading Carnival: a short story
Humans have managed to probe far and deep into the ground and into the sky. They have discovered the secrets of every hidden corner of the Earth, until it seems that this planet has relinquished all its mysteries. One frontier remains, however, arguably as deep and mysterious as when interest in it first developed: the … Continue reading The Final Frontier: an insight into the world underwater
Reading the Scorpio Races made me REALLY want to produce art related to it.
Venture into a world of high fantasy where a magical and mysterious 5-night long performance takes place once a year. Except the audience plays along in this one.
This was an absolute enchanting gem of a book.
All these folks I've never met became gods over my life. Now I gotta take the power back. This is a book that I’ve been waiting to read for a while now - I read the first few pages and was interested, and then had to wait weeks to be able to borrow it XD. … Continue reading Review: On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Welcome to the crazy and fantastical world of Wonderland. This isn’t a retelling of Alice in Wonderland though - it’s an origin story. Even better. The Queen of Hearts, before her days of crazed head-lopping, was an aspiring baker, dreaming of starting a bakery. This is also by Marissa Meyer, and The Lunar Chronicles has … Continue reading Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer (many desserts and a side of stolen hearts)