Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Dec 17th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 5 min read

I think it’s safe to say that I’ve struggled writing this review. I finished reading Natasha Ngan’s Girls of Paper and Fire last month, and I’ve sat down numerous times since desperately tyring to get my thoughts about it in some coherent order. To no avail, until now. It’s not that I didn’t like the book – let me get that clear first of all – but...

The Thought That Counts

Dec 10th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read

Among the pile of optician’s appointment reminders, junk mail and bank statements that arrived this week, there was a small brown package. An early Christmas present, I realised. A necklace with a globe and a pair of binoculars hanging from it. And a message: “Your world around your neck, because you’ve opened yourself up to seeing the world outside of your bubble. A reminder that...

Spotlight Post: Successor by Rae Miles

Dec 3rd, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 21 min read

For seventeen-year-old Evan, graduation means the freedom to leave behind her small-town life and find where she belongs. She never expected it to be in a different world. Across time and space, deep in a mysterious jungle, Evan discovers the hidden heritage of her mother’s people and her own legacy. She becomes their elemental, a protector gifted with the power to control nature. The role...

…That Takes Courage

Nov 26th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read

Autumn didn’t just bring change, it also brought an influx of returning television dramas. So many, in fact, that I had to put watching the second season of Thirteen Reasons Why on hold. But finally, earlier this week, I was able to catch up with it. For those of you who don’t know, the show revolves around the story of Hannah Baker, who leaves thirteen...