As someone who is all about reading the most popular thing on Tumblr at any given time, I was all over The Foxhole Court series the minute it was brought to my attention. Especially when it was brought to my attention that the series main character, Neil Josten, was on the asexual spectrum. Finally, I cried out, a hero I can see myself in … and on that front the series did not disappoint. But I’ll come back to this.
Let’s start off with the background. The King’s Men is the final book of the series, the crescendo of the story of Neil Josten or rather Nathaniel Wesinski, ending in the fight for Neil to live his life as Neil and finally put Nathaniel to bed with the end of the book leading up to the series’ big moment; the final match against the Ravens at Evermore.
Cult classic Death Note is set to get its own Netflix film adaptation which will be released onto the streaming service on August 25th and will star Paper Town’s Nat Wolff as the main character Light Turner.
The film will be an adaptation of the original manga series which told the story of Light Yagami, a Japanese high school student, who found a death note dropped by the shinigami Ryuk (played by William Defoe). With the power of the death note Light sets out to rid the world of criminals under the alias of Kira, with super detective L (played by Keith Stanfield) setting out to uncover him.
Are you excited for a fresh look at a beloved series, or do you think it strays too far from the original? You can watch the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments.
Imagine living your life as normal, but you have no memory of your life from birth to nine years old. You have small broken seemingly insignificant memories of your childhood, but that is all. This is the life of Melody Brown. 30-something single mother to a 17 year old son living in a council flat in London, who is just living life as normal until she starts having memories of a mysterious childhood she didn’t know she had.
Continue reading The Truth about Melody Brown – Lisa Jewell
The unbelievably moving tale of a recovering drug addict and the cat who helped to turn his owner’s life around.
Continue reading A Street Cat Named Bob – James Bowen
A dark form of escapism comes with reading a dystopian novel, usually in the form of ‘well at least things aren’t THIS bad’.
We narrowed down our favourite five, in no particular order.
Continue reading Five must-read Dystopian novels
Imagine Beauty and the Beast. I mean it shouldn’t be hard, it’s hard to step outside without the classic fairytale assaulting you due to its star studded remake. And now you have it in your mind imagine what happens after the story is told, when Belle and the prince are left lying awake at night, tortured by that final battle with Gaston. And that is the start of A Court of Mist and Fury.
Continue reading A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J Maas
Guylain Vignolles is what I would call a reflection of the reader. He lives a mundane life, his main three companions include his goldfish and he works an unfulfilling job at a book recycling plant. He hates his job, lying to his mother that he has a successful career in publishing, and like most people dreams of better things. The only thing that remotely stands out about Guylain are his daily readings on the way to the job he despises; he is the reader on the 6.27.
Continue reading The Reader on the 6.27 – Jean-Paul Didierlaurent