The Maze Runner by James Dashner: Book Reviewed


Thomas wakes up in a lift remembering nothing but his first name. He arrives in a glade in the middle of a vast maze, and must learn to adapt to his new life with the other boys who live there. But when a new arrival comes to the glade, the boys quickly realise that everything is about to change.


‘If you ain’t scared… you ain’t human’.

I’ve wanted to read The Maze Runner for a while, but the movie was coming out and so I knew I had to read it soon. So I picked it up expecting to fly through it in a couple of days. However, this was not the case.

Dracula Untold: Reviewed

STARRING: Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper.


GENRE: Action

SYNOPSIS: The untold story of how Dracula became one of the most feared monsters in history.


I was reasonably excited for Dracula Untold. I was in the mood for a good monster movie with a nice amount of blood and gore (which I was promised by its 15 rating). Let me just say right off the bat that I was severely disappointed. Dracula Untold is by far one of the worst movies I’ve seen all year, if not the worst. Now let me tell you why.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: Book Reviewed


The Book Thief is narrated by Death. And when Death tells a story, you really have to listen…

Liesel Meminger is a young German girl, sent to live with two foster parents in Himmel Street. Follow her as she grows up, learning about life and what it is to live under Nazi rule in World War Two. Join her as she meets new people, learns new things, and most importantly, steals a book or two.


“I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.”

October Books and Films


Another month has passed, and a good reading month it was for me. I’ve posted reviews for most of the books I read in September, excepting the last two which are coming soon, but here’s a list of all of them in order and what rating I gave them:

I finished off Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling, which was a reread that I started the month before. (5/5)

Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson (4/5)

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (4/5)

The Giver by Lois Lowry (4/5)

The Equalizer: Movie Reviewed

FILM STARRING: Denzel Washington, Chloe Grace Moretz, Haley Bennet, Marton Csokas

DIRECTED BY: Antoine Fuqua

GENRE: Action, Thriller

SYNOPSIS: A quiet, unassuming man rediscovers his darker past when he meets a young girl in need of help.

Still from 'The Equalizer'.
Still from ‘The Equalizer’.


Who doesn’t like Denzel Washington? He’s a solid actor who can pull of pretty much anything, he’s a likeable guy and he doe action really well. ‘The Equalizer’ is definitely a positive in his career, with yet another convincing ‘do not cross me’ character who’s really quite a likeable guy in normal society.

Sue Hampton interviews (Aspire To)

We have just released the first of two videos with Sue Hampton. The one released tonight is advertising her competition for young writers and artists in Hertfordshire. The second one, coming out on Friday, will be the full interview with her for a series called Aspire To. More following!

The film with Sue Hampton

The Giver: Movie Reviewed

FILM STARRING: Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Odeya Rush, Meryl Streep

Still from 'The Giver'.
Still from ‘The Giver’.

DIRECTED BY: Phillip Noyce

GENRE: Drama, Dystopian

SYNOPSIS: Jonas lives in a perfect world. A world without fear, hunger or pain, a world without love, true happiness and colour. But when he is chosen to be the receiver of memory, his world is turned upside down. He meets the Giver, who shows him things he never dreamed to be true.