Author: Jade

Review | Shadow

Review | Shadow

Wendy Darling was a girl with a purpose, not remotely the same girl who had fled Pan Island in a flurry of fear. I love Wendy Darling, which is probably not something you hear often considering the general disdain people have for girly girls or motherly girls or girls in general, but I love her in most incarnations. I especially love her in this one. She’s not the strongest, or the best fighter, and has to push herself to be […]

Posted 3 December, 2017
Book Review

Review | Seas

Review | Seas

“Children are not just children in Neverland, Wendy Darling. You should know that more than anyone.”  We already know Peter to be an unreliable narrator, so it’s no surprise that Hook is not so much a monster but just a man. Pirates, however, aren’t always the best people to trust so Wendy has to navigate a tentative agreement with Captain Hook, avoiding Peter, finding a safe place on the ship, and keeping herself and Michael alive. It’s quite fun to […]

Posted 1 December, 2017
Book Review

Review | Stars

Review | Stars

“Everyone loses themselves a little in Neverland.” I have never loved and hated a Peter Pan so much in my life. Stars starts like a typical retelling of Peter Pan, it shows the stifling life of London, the expectations falling on Wendy’s shoulders, the restrictions of class, and disappointments that come with growing up. Then Peter sweeps in in a swirl of colours and starlight, and Wendy can’t look away. I love retellings, and Stars is a fun one. It’s a little darker than […]

Posted 27 November, 2017
Book Review

Disappearing acts

Disappearing acts

How are blog entries supposed to go after disappearing for months on end? Filled with many excuses like mine usually are, I guess, oh well. Excuses: work, uni, sleep. My bad, sorry lol Also, apologies again because I think this post is turning a little bit into a pity party. Whoops. I’ve been in a bit of a slump lately; a reading slump, a gaming slump, a writing slump, an ‘everything takes too much effort and all I need or […]

Posted 14 November, 2017
General

Review | Rebel Spring

Review | Rebel Spring

Love triangles, love triangles everywhere. You know what this book needs? More love triangles, that’ll help! Please stop. I think I found Rebel Spring more disappointing than Falling Kingdoms. Yes, there were plenty of tropes I disliked in the first one, predictable plotlines, and flat characters, but it was much better than this. It took me that long to get through it that I was almost ready to DNF it, but that wasn’t something I could bring myself to do unfortunately. There are […]

Posted 15 August, 2017
Book Review

Been a while

Been a while

Whoops! I kind of disappeared off the face of the earth for a while there. Sorry about that lol Reasons(/excuses) are as follows: Internet outage for multiple days I had no idea what to do with myself at all. Do I read? Do I translate? Do I do uni stuff? None of it sounded appealing, and I was so bored (´△`)↓ I would have preferred going to work. Uni stuff Some assignments crept up on me while I wasn’t paying attention. […]

Posted 12 August, 2017
General

Wonder Week Read-A-Thon TBR

Wonder Week Read-A-Thon TBR

From the 25th August to the 1st September, Rimpy’s Reads is hosting Wonder Week Read-A-Thon which sounds like a lot of fun (and probably a lot easier than other read-a-thons I was contemplating joining because I chose the complete worst time possibly to download Final Fantasy XIV). So, the theme is to make a line in the following bingo board. I’m gonna be ambitious and fail at getting 100% of them lol My TBR (going down each column): Thriller: Tempting Evil by Allison Brennan […]

Posted 8 August, 2017
Books

Code Blue

Code Blue

I know it’s not a book review or otome game review, I know what am I even doing these days? lol But anyway, July marked the beginning of season three of Code Blue, seven years after the end of season two. If it can be treated one second earlier, the heart might start beating again. If there is one extra helicopter, another life in danger may be saved. If one more life can be saved, the Japanese medical community may regain […]

Posted 7 August, 2017
Japanese Drama

I ramble about translating a bit

I ramble about translating a bit

I’ve spoken about it before, but since Lost Eden came out I’ve been slowly (pretty darn slowly, these days) translating character routes from it. It’s a mixture of fun, stressful, and somehow satisfying. When I started, I was posting parts as soon as I’d finished them, and I felt like I had to keep that speed up throughout the entire route. Thankfully, I learnt better after nearly falling asleep at work lol It was pretty lucky that I’d started when I […]

Posted 6 August, 2017
Japanese

Book Buying Ban

Book Buying Ban

I purchase far too many books. I buy so many Kindle books my bank statement is just a long string of AMAZON DOWNLOADS and AMAZON AUST for days and weeks on end; that One-Click Download button is killer. I rarely spend more than maybe five minutes debating on whether the postage from online book sellers is worth it (even when the postage is basically the cost of the books), and I am awful at actually reading the majority of what […]

Posted 4 August, 2017
Books