Music Spotlight: Immunity (Album) by Clairo

Music Spotlight is a series that will be posted once or twice a month in which I’ll talk about something music related that I’ve been enjoying since the previous post. I am by no means a music expert but I do want to share with you all what I’ve been loving. You can find all of the posts in the Music Spotlight tag.

I’ll admit that I have definitely been sleeping on Clairo (real name: Claire Cottrill) but when her debut album Immunity dropped on August 2nd, it seemed to be all over my social media and a couple of days ago, I decided to check it out. I’m so incredibly happy about that because I fell completely in love the minute the first song – Alewife – started playing.

This entire album has basically been on repeat since I decided to give it a shot. It’s so captivating but it also works really well as background music. That’s because every part of Immunity is enjoyable. Every second is just as good as the last and any outliers are such because they’re better.

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Zom-B Underground by Darren Shan | Book Review

This review contains SPOILERS for both Zom-B Underground and the previous books. If you would like to read the other reviews you can find them in the Zom-B series tag.

“I can give you two words,” I tell him. “The second is off. Can you guess the first?” 

In a way, this book and the first one, while being arguably very different, are both introductions to the series. Zom-B introduces us to our main character B and got the ball rolling when it comes to the zombies (and mutants). If you think of that book more as a preface then Zom-B Underground is really the start to the series. You do need both to fully prepare yourself but the first book is more like the calm before the storm in a lot of ways and Zom-B Underground is the start of the actual storm. The pair of them connect really well and it definitely feels like the pacing and structure is going to be good across the entire series and not just during the individual books.

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Killjoys Season 5 Episode 2: ‘Blame It on the Rain ’ Review

[Header Image: Hannah John-Kamen as Dutch, and Kelly McCormack as Zeph]

This episode really highlighted one of my favourite things about Killjoys and that’s its ability to up the intensity/be dramatic while somehow still managing to throw in some humour that actually works. More often than not, there’s a perfect blend that has you going through a rollercoaster of emotions and this episode was definitely an example of that.

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Killjoys Season 5 Episode 1: ‘Run, Yala, Run’ Review

[Header Image: Hannah John-Kamen as Dutch | Syfy/Space]

One of my favourite shows of all time is finally back and I couldn’t be happier about that. Unfortunately, this is also the last season but hopefully, considering they knew this going into it, the season will give us the perfect ending for such a wonderful show.

Season 4 ended with everyone’s lives being completely different. Dutch and Johnny were married and D’avin was still a Killjoy but he didn’t know either of them and had a warrant for Jaq who he didn’t seem to recognise either. In this episode, we also discover that Pree is a RAC agent and Zeph wanders the streets trying to figure out what is happening around them. No one remembers their lives from before and it was such a strange experience.

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Zom-B by Darren Shan | Book Review [Spoiler free]

[Header image originally from @danielletmurray on instagram.]

This is actually my second time reading this book. In fact, I was reading the series as it came out but over time I, unfortunately, lost track of the releases and never got the chance to finish the series. I did, however, manage to get through 9 of the 12 books but instead of picking up where I left off (considering there was a pretty big gap in time), I decided to just start from the beginning and write a little review for each book a long the way. So for this review, there will be no spoilers whatsoever considering it’s for the first book.

For those of you who don’t know, Zom-B follows B, a teenager living in London where zombies attack. Even before the undead rise, B lives a life filled with racism and abuse that are just as important in their story as the zombies. Throughout, we see how all of those things can connect and we get to know B as our main character.

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Us (2019) | Movie Review [Spoiler Free]

[Header Image: Lupita Nyong’o as Red | Universal Pictures]

“Once upon a time, there was a girl and the girl had a shadow. The two were connected, tethered together.”

I have been wanting to see this movie ever since the first trailer dropped. After seeing (and loving) Get Out, I was already pretty excited to see what Jordan Peele’s next work would be and Us really did deliver.

For those of who don’t know, Us follows a family who, while on vacation, are terrorised by their doppelgängers.

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