The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang—Adaptability Review

If you have read my reviews for Mulan (2020), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021), or my blurb about Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) in my "15 International Films on Netflix to Watch While In Quarantine" article from early 2020, you would know that I absolutely adore Chinese fantasy. By far my …

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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab—Adaptability Review

There were several years where I had zero joy in reading, mostly caused from the forced nature of reading for school and the lack of knowing a good series to fall into. The two books that made me fall in love with reading again was V.E. Schwab's A Darker Shade of Magic and Emily St. …

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Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark—Adaptability Review

A show that I thoroughly enjoyed last year, even though I never wrote a review for it, was HBO's Lovecraft Country (2020) which was based on a book by the same name by Matt Ruff (2016). Part of what made that show so good is that it combined dark, Lovecraftian fantasy with history, and in …

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Dune by Frank Herbert—Adaptability Review

Whether it is in our movies, television, or novels, science-fiction is one of the most diverse and imaginative genres of storytelling today. From almost all of the major tentpoles in the genre, Star Trek for example, most of their creators will all list a specific novel as a major inspiration: Frank Herbert's Dune. Written in …

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Hamilton—Adaptability Review

Ever since its premiere in 2015, Hamilton has been the hottest new musical on the Broadway scene. Perhaps the biggest draws to the musical was the almost all persons-of-color cast in a story filled with historically white figures and the choice to tell the story of the Hamilton's through R&B and rap music. I unfortunately …

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The Boy at the Keyhole by Stephen Giles—Adaptability Review

One of my favorite genres in any form of media is children's thriller/horror. From Courage the Cowardly Dog and Over the Garden Wall in television to Gremlins and Coraline in the movies, I thoroughly believe the most underrepresented genre that has the most potential is horror thrillers for children. The Boy at the Keyhole by …

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The Obsoletes by Simeon Mills—Adaptability Review

First on the book review list is The Obsoletes by Simeon Mills which is a story of twin brothers, Darryl and Kanga, in their school years living a secret: they are robots. Where they live is filled with robophobic humans that if they were to find out the twins, they would rip them to shreds. …

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