BIG FINISH - Donna Noble: Kidnapped! (REVIEW)
Catherine Tate's new Big Finish series explores what happens when Donna is on her own, driving the TARDIS and with her own companion! After the trauma of the Library, Donna wants a break, to see old friends and family, to remind herself of normality. Only Donna’s new normal involves trips through time and space and visiting alien worlds. So when she and BFF Nat (played by Niky Wardley) start looking into strange abductions, they are dragged into a whole new universe of trouble...
"It Had To Be You" Interview with Author Lizzy Charles
Lizzy Charles writes young adult contemporary romance. She’s a tea fanatic, guacamole expert, and sushi lover. When she’s fixing lunches, dressing kids, or wiping pizza sauce off sticky hands, she escapes to La La Land and imagines all sorts of little love stories. Lizzy loves her daily dose of fitness and is also a RN so she can triage any symptom you send her way. Her best friend from high school is also her husband. Oh and she has a little pup named Professor Lupin who is pretty much the glue to the whole writing operation
Happy Epidemic - Mini Series Review
With the Coronavirus having a heavy impact on day to day life - especially within the arts, many creatives in the industry have used this opportunity to put their craft to good use within these difficult times. Jonathan Jude (co-writer & lead of 2019's award-winning LGBTQ short Him & Her) tackles the epidemic by writing and starring in a series of shorts about living in isolation in 202o.
"It Had to Be You" by Lizzy Charles - BOOK REVIEW
** ARC provided in exchange for honest review ** “It Had to Be You” is a sweet YA Romance, which turned into out to be a fairly good read. Charles wrote an intelligent portrayal of teenager characters, both with complexity and depth rather than being stereotyped.
"Everything, Everything" Film Review
In truth, as I grew up I tended to avoid films or novels that featured a disabled protagonist - not because I didn't want to see these characters in fiction, but what I saw I disliked for quite some time. Only recently have writers actually developed characters as fleshed out individuals
Noughts & Crosses: Series One REVIEW
In 2001, novelist Malorie Blackman published Noughts & Crosses, a widely successful dystopian tale of forbidden love - flipping history on its head and looking at racial and social prejudice through a different perspective. Set in a dangerous, alternate Britain where racism divides society in which a black ruling class wield power over the white underclass, while two star-crossed lovers, Sephy and Callum, connect across racial divides.
Doctor Who: Series Twelve Finale - The Timeless Children (REVIEW)
Everything was a lie - In the epic and emotional series finale, the Cybermen are on the march. As the last remaining humans are ruthlessly hunted down, Graham, Ryan and Yaz face a terrifying fight to survive. Meanwhile, the Doctor faces the harrowing truth of her past.
"Alien Invasion or Teen Angst?" - The Fandom of Doctor Who
During my second year of university in 2016, I came across (by accident) the Doctor Who spin-off Class, which focused on a group of troubled sixth form students and their reluctant rebel alien teacher charged to protect an alien prince. What struck me instantly was Patrick Ness's writing, which was so captivating and grounded - all of the characters had their light and dark sides, making them all have morally grey moments and complex developments throughout. After the first two episodes, I thought it was good for its genre and by the third episode I was hooked and fully invested in the series - coupled with brilliantly diverse characters, fantastic direction and moving score, Class was a show that really stood out for me.
Jus Accardo's Denazen series Returns- with a fourth instalment and new covers!
Jus Accardo's award winning paranormal romantic YA series is returning with its long awaited fourth novel set for release 2nd March 202o. To mark the occasion and start of a new decade, Entangled Publishing are revamping the series with gorgeous new covers.
BIG FINISH - Torchwood: Dissected (REVIEW)
As someone who was first introduced to the Doctor Who universe during Tennant’s run, Martha Jones always felt like the underdog - which is why I always loved her character arc and how she developed as a character. Martha had an intriguing arc that was shadowed in mystery when she left the TARDIS in Journey’s End and later returned in the midst of fighting a Judoon married to none other than Mickey Smith (Noel Clarke) – that one scene not only showed great chemistry between both beloved characters and gave a satisfying ending, it left a lot og questions. How did we get here?