Friday, July 28, 2017

Arena by Holly Jennings

Arena is a face-paced, thrilling tale of a teen gamer girl who makes history in the futuristic RAGE tournaments: the most popular sport in the world. Leading her team in virtual fights to the death, Kali Ling struggles with balancing the real world and the gaming world, as well as dealing with tragedy and the pressures of the media.

I loved the honesty of this book and the narrative about celebrity life and pressures when dealing with the media and the public's expectations. While the details are sometimes horrifying (drug overdoses and the indifference of the sponsors) and inappropriate (sex in and out of serious relationships, and the media playing with it), the message Jennings delivers through her protagonist is strong and inspiring. "Watching" Kali fight her opponents in the arena, her rivals in real life, and fighting her inner struggles of drug addiction, anxiety, and feelings of helplessness encourages the reader to become strong in a variety of different ways to not only be a hero to others but a hero to oneself.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Pop Manga Coloring Book

Camilla D'Errico's Pop Manga Coloring book is a very uniquely styled adult colouring book to add to your collection. Unlike half of the ones out there, this coloring book requires no prior knowledge of the subject to enjoy it fully. It doesn't matter if you don't know Harry Potter's hair color or who that one person in Throne of Glass is. D'Errico's drawings are completely from her own imagination and you are free of any self-inflicted obligation to color things "the right way."

This book is full of cute, beautiful, and strange creations that will spark your imagination or leave you wondering. Either way, you will be entertained and relaxed while coloring the art. D'Errico even has a little creature who shows up to remind you that you're allowed to colour however you want to because this is YOUR art now, too.

Grab your favourite coloring tools and your childlike imagination and prepare to enter a world unlike any other.

Camilla D'Errico's website
Buy the book on Amazon

**I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review**

Sunday, April 2, 2017


Hello to all who still read this!

I've changed the title to "Lady Victoria's reviews" since that is what I am going by in my little craft business I'm trying to start up with my friend, and also what I plan on using when I publish things I write.

I won't make any promises about regular posting since I'm quite busy with school and work and cosplay, but I will do my best. If you're interested in hearing updates about other aspects of my life, try the following links:

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