REVIEW: Matilda the Musical (UK National Tour)

Rating: ★★★★★ Quick Summary: ‘When I Grow Up,’ I want to be Matilda. Meet Matilda. The talented young story-teller suffers while living with her TV-obsessed family, but discovers her hidden talents when she meets her new school teacher, Miss Honey. Tim Minchin’s musical, based on the well-loved book by Roald Dahl, perfectly captures the heartwarmingContinue reading “REVIEW: Matilda the Musical (UK National Tour)”

REVIEW: The Audience (NST, Southampton)

Rating: ★★★★★ Quick Summary: For those who love good old Queenie, and for those who don’t.   A revival of Peter Morgan’s The Audience is currently showing at the NST City in Southampton. The play premiered in the West End in 2013, and stages the Queen’s private weekly meetings with her prime ministers. It poses questionsContinue reading “REVIEW: The Audience (NST, Southampton)”

REVIEW: Catwoman Soulstealer

Quick summary: Giving ‘Crazy Cat Lady’ a whole new meaning. Rating: ★★★★☆ Try this series if you like: DC Comics (obvs), Cassandra Clare, Daniel José Older, Richelle Mead In this rewrite of DC’s Catwoman, we are re-introduced to the badass anti-hero Selina Kyle, and her ‘band of merry men’, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. We alsoContinue reading “REVIEW: Catwoman Soulstealer”

SUMMER READING PREVIEW

This summer I am once again taking on the challenge of trying to read one book every week! There is nothing better for expanding your imagination and challenging your mind than reading, and to celebrate this, here is a preview of some of the exciting books we are reading over the summer. Catwoman Soulstealer –Continue reading “SUMMER READING PREVIEW”

REVIEW: Truthwitch

Quick summary: Sisters before misters, *KAPOW*! Rating: ★★★★★ Try this series if you like: Sara Raasch, Renée Ahdieh, Kendare Blake and Laini Taylor. This book is 479 pages of brilliant, completely enjoyable writing. You have to take this opening novel of The Witchlands series as it is – a light fantasy with sparks of romance, high-octane adventure andContinue reading “REVIEW: Truthwitch”

REVIEW: The Remnant Chronicles (Series)

Quick summary: Marmite series. I loved it, some people hate it, everyone should try it.  Rating: ★★★★☆ Try this series if you like: Laini Taylor, Veronica Roth & Holly Black Check out the full synopsis here We have three main points of view in this series; Lia, Rafe and Kaden, and the transitions between the POV’sContinue reading “REVIEW: The Remnant Chronicles (Series)”

REVIEW: School of Rock

Rating: ★★★★ Quick Summary: Young or old, Stick It To The Man, and go and see the feel good, uplifting and energetic School of Rock. School of Rock is an adaptation of the 2003 comedy film of the same name starring Jack Black. The musical is written by Andrew Lloyd Webber (composer), Julian Fellowes (playwright) and Glenn SlaterContinue reading “REVIEW: School of Rock”

REVIEW: Hamilton

Rating: ★★★★★ Quick summary: Y E S!!! Hamilton: An American Musical is a hip-hop musical that first graced my Spotify playlist about two and a half years ago, and I saw it for the first time ever in London last week. I went with my dad and sister, who I have belting along to ‘Satisfied’Continue reading “REVIEW: Hamilton”

REVIEW: Dunkirk

  Quick summary: Detailed, intriguing, edge of the seat Rating: ★★★★ This contains spoilers… sorry!   The pre-conceived ideas I had of this film were that it was likely to be good and I was likely to enjoy it because 1) it was directed by Christopher Nolan, and 2) it is historical which is alwaysContinue reading “REVIEW: Dunkirk”

REVIEW: Delirium (series)

Full synopsis of Delirium (1), Pandemonium (2), and Requiem (3) Quick summary: The world the book is set in is interesting, but didn’t fully capture me. Rating: ★★★ This has spoilers – sorry! To be fair to this series, I did read it after I had just finished the ACOTAR series, which probably means I didn’tContinue reading “REVIEW: Delirium (series)”