BOOK REVIEW: Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman

I came across Malerman and this book by way of the Netflix horror Bird Box (yep, I did not read the book on which it is based on yet). And after reading it, I can safely say it is a very strange mix of Grimm's Sleeping Beauty with a silent-era Western thrown in. To say this book was weird would be an understatement. It was a horrifying saloon fever dream, delivered piping hot.

BOOK REVIEW: The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

This was a spooky but spectacular read! You know the feeling of deliberately delaying finishing a book because it's that good? Yeah, that was me with The Ghost Bride. As a Malaysian-turned-Singaporean, it is very heartening to see South-east Asian culture being thrown into the spotlight. It felt like Choo saw right into my heart, because of the authentic Malaysian vocabulary and dialect used throughout the book. I have a grandmother who speaks frequent Hokkien, so this book was the closest thing to enjoying a warm bowl of chicken soup made with love by her.