‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’ Review

Unlike a lot of my other reviews where I usually start off with the series’s genre, number of episodes/seasons before rambling on about the rest of the review, I wanted to start this one off a different way.

I binged-watched Voltron: Legendary defender in the matter of less than a week, and I must say, I have fallen head over heels with this cartoon. I never watched the original one (it wasn’t a thing in my country), but I was glad that there was a remake, because if not I would never have watched this cartoon.

I mainly like cartoons that are pretty romance-centric like Miraculous Ladybug, Star vs the forces of evil, Tangled: the series and etc… But Voltron: Legendary Defender didn’t actually have much of that and it wasn’t romance-centric at all. I fell in love with the characters and the plot of this cartoon and even after a few days, heck, for the rest of my life, I don’t think I’ll ever forget this cartoon, that was how inspirational and how in love I was with it.

So even before I start the review, I’m just going to ask fans of sci-fi and adventure genres and those who like friendship-centric shows to definitely give this series a go!

It ripped my heart out and sew it back, and before I knew it, it ripped my heart out again, tossed it into a black hole before my heart worm-holed back to me. So, I was practically and basically a mess of tears.

*May contain some spoilers, but I’m trying my best to review all seasons without any spoilers. So there may be mention of names and revelations but not in detail, of course.

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TV Review: Manifest Season 1 (4 stars)

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Manifest (2018)

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-fi

Rating: 4/5 stars

Review:

Michaela, her brother Ben and nephew Cal take a later flight and after bad turbulence, they arrive, only to find out they have been presumed dead or missing for five and a half years.

I was initially really drawn in when I watched the trailer. I think it’s really interesting how each character is dealing with the problems of their lives and at the same time trying to cope with the new ones.

Michaela has PTSD from a prior incident, Cal is coping to make up for lost time with his family.

This TV series gave me Lucifer + God friended me vibes.

The story gets more serious with each and every episode, launching the stakes higher than before. I really ship Zeke and Mick lol. The ending of season 1 ends with a cliffhanger and as of yet, I’m not sure if its slated for a second season, honestly, I would actually want to watch the 2nd season

Have you watched this movie? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!

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Book review: Chinglish by Sue Cheung (3.5 stars)

(I received a review copy from #pansing and @definitelybooks for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

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Chinglish by Sue Cheung

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

This book is available at all good bookstores.

I totally relate to the ‘chinglish’ aspect of the book as my family is Chinese, yet when we converse, it’s a mix of English, Mandarin and Hokkien!

This book was told in diary entries and doodles, I really liked Jo’s voice as it was witty and humorous and made me laugh out loud a few times. It did leave me a little confused at times, but it was really fast paced as it told the story of Jo’s life over three years.

When I started, I though it was going to be a light-hearted and easy read, but as I read on, I realised how wrong I was. This book deals with darker and serious issues like mental illness, domestic abuse, animal abuse, violence and racism. The foreshadowing was interwoven and I noticed something was amiss soon after.

I love the POC characters and the rep, I was glad that the author didn’t shy away from the abuse (Although I wish that more serious action could be taken) and definitely want to thank her for having the courage to share her personal story.

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts and opinions? Leave a comment down below! 🙂

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Book review: Monsters by Sharon Dogar (2 stars)

(I received a review copy from #pansing and @definitelybooks for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

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Monsters by Sharon Dogar 

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Historical

Rating: 2/5 stars

(Review)

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This book is available at all good bookstores.

Personally I’ve never read Frankenstein although I do roughly know the story, the only Frankenstein related book I read was The dark descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, which I loved and it set the bar pretty high for me.

Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy this book as I found it VERY slow paced. I’ll be honest, historical fiction isn’t one of my go-to genres and if possible, I usually try to avoid them. For this book, I wasn’t a fan of the characters and the story and honestly found it pretty boring.

I found it great that the author did so much research on history for this book, and this book was in no way badly written or bad, it just didn’t suit my taste as I usually prefer fast paced, romance-centric novels. It was sad that I did not care for the characters or story, but those who are a fan of the history of how Frankenstein was written could be interested to give this book a go!

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts and opinions? Leave a comment down below! 🙂

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Anime Review: Idolish7 (3.5 stars)

Idolish7 (3.5 stars)

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Genre: Shoujo, Music

Number of episodes: 17 (Completed)

Rating: 3.5 stars

(Review)

Tsumugi is a new manager going to handle an idol group that is still working on trying to debut and she is the daughter of the President of a production group.

Okay, initially I thought it was going to be a reverse harem, but it’s not actually, there’s no romance and it focuses more on family and friendship. But all the boys are such cutie pies though. My favourites have to be Riku and Sogo.

Can I still say I’m not a fan of the 3D way that characters dance (I see this very often in idol anime) but generally I would prefer 2D dancing or no dancing at all.

I think it gives a really good inside to the life of idols and each and every single character. I think its very interesting that we see the relationships and friendships between the idols in their groups and how malicious gossip and things that happen influences everything.

I think it was pretty good.There is a prequel one called Idolish7 Vibrato which focuses on TRIGGER, but I’m not going to watch it lol. I heard that a second season has been announced and I would actually love to continue watching it.

Have you watched this anime before? Let me know some of your favourite anime in the comments down below!

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Book review: We are all made of molecules by Susin Nielsen (4 stars)

(I received a review copy from #pansing and @definitelybooks for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

“When that person dies, the atom could become part of a molecule in something else, like a blooming flower, or even another human being.”

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We are all made of molecules by Susin Nielsen  

Genre: YA, contemporary

Rating: 4/5 stars

(Review)

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This book is available at all good bookstores.

This book was told in alternate POVs between Stewart and Ashley with interesting perspectives. It was fast paced and really witty, which made the book very enjoyable to read as I finished it in one sitting.

I definitely symphatized with both of the characters but found Ashley to be such a brat while Stewart was just doing his best to fit it. He is so smart and open-minded for a kid his age and is so easy to like!

This novel had a good set up and pay off, I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed this book because I didn’t think much of it at first, but really grew to like it and Ashley had a good character arc by the end.

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts and opinions? Leave a comment down below! 🙂

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