Freedom fighters! Ships! Sword fights! Well, scratch that, toss them away from a more typical story instead. Sigh.
Brace yourself: a Modern story with no Madonna/whore complex, no ridiculous accusations of betrayal, no stalking, just… romance.
What’s a fascinating story doing, being buried under tedious grind-like number crunching and routine hack-slash tedium?
Another very average Christmas anthology. Well, good thing there are so many of them, so if you give this one a miss, no harm done.
KL Noir: Yellow closes Malaysia’s very own English noir anthology series, and that sound you hear is a limp pop rather than a bang.
A social justice warrior and her white knight take part in the steampunk version of Wacky Races. How nice.
Taylor Swift finally embraces pop in what is most likely her most calculated album ever.
Oh no, this is a new album from Ne-Yo, and nobody – NOBODY – is going to tell me otherwise.
It’s a book with G-rated stuff about Zeus and his dysfunctional Greek family. The content is OK, but the execution is marvelous.
Suddenly Last Summer is better than I thought it’d be, but it could still be better. Maybe less predictable.
Just like the author’s previous efforts, The Game and the Governess is fun to read but it never hits the right spots as a romance.
Why have a Pinkerton Agent heroine and then make her behave like any random heroine in a romance novel?
Engaged in Sin is quite the cartoon, starring a blind man with the jitters and the prostitute who wants to save the world.
Once the author gets all the misogyny and double standards out of the way, the story is actually readable.
Just when the party is heating up, it’s time to say goodbye to the Edge with a book that hits as much as it misses the mark.
All that glitters aren’t exactly gold in the looting primer Treasure: Fortunes Lost and Found.
Wicked Temptation features main characters who are just too capable to the point that the story lacks compelling suspense.
The romance is fine, the pacing is solid, the premise is good… but the plot! Where’s the suspense?
Is this a standalone story, or a thinly-veiled ad and fanservice for the author’s Lady Julia Grey books?
Any fan of Sarah Brightman has probably heard most of the songs here, so there’s no need to bother. Unless you like Done a lot, that is.