Book Review: Procession of the Dead by Darren Shan

Sometimes, you can’t judge a book by its cover. When I first picked up The Procession of the Dead by Darren Shan - or under his pseudonym D.B. Shan - I thought I was in for an urban dystopia story. Gangsters. Mafia. A dictator in the form of a crime lord. Hit men. And through... Continue Reading →


Book Review: Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka

The sign of a good short story is similar to the sign of a catchy song. It gets stuck in your head, churning in an endless loop, until you have no choice but to read it again. But unlike a song, a good short story never loses this effect. While a catchy song might fade... Continue Reading →

V.E.Schwab: The Art of the Opening Line

An opening line can make or break a manuscript submission. They’re also incredibly underestimated by writers and readers alike. The opening line is a powerful tool. It can hook the reader with a dramatic piece of action. It can be a glimpse of the tones, themes, or deeper layers of the book. It can be... Continue Reading →

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