Faye With Love

Faye With Love

My Favourite Reads of 2022

The covers of A Memory Called Empire, Nona the Ninth, Jade City, and A Master of Djinn piled up diagonally

I dove headlong into a couple of new releases in 2022, but the bulk of my reading consisted of books published these past few years. I’ve listed my favourite entries below in no particular order. You might notice they all…

My Highlights of the 2022 Game Awards

To the left, the protagonist of Hades II, Melinoë, with a dagger and a sickle floating in front of her. To the right, a Tarnished hero and their Maiden from Elden Ring.

The Game Awards came and went, crowning God of War: Ragnarök and Elden Ring as the year’s biggest and brightest, with ten awards between them. They duked it out for the title of Game of the Year, and though God…

World-building in Jade City

Jade City, by Fonda Lee

The world of the Green Bone Saga is not that different from our own. Its mid-twentieth-century technology needs little explanation, though it does have a speculative element: a special type of jade that gives people superpowers, effectively turning them into…

The Golden Enclaves Is a Triumph

Part of the cover for The Golden Enclaves, a novel by Naomi Novik, which features an open gate and creepy floating eyes.

The Golden Enclaves is a shining example of how a series should end. Indeed, the conclusion to the Scholomance trilogy ties most of its strands in a satisfying bow. Mind you, a story doesn’t need all of its loose ends…

Radiohead’s Virtual KID A MNESIA

The KID A MNESIA poster, featuring stark white mountains against a dark background

I took a detour through the woods. It led me to the gray space between roots where reality fades. Then I went inside the pyramid and stood in a circle of demons as they danced. This is Radiohead’s virtual exhibition,…

Playing Chess With My Sister

Close-up of a chess board

I’m an introvert, the kind who’s spoken fewer words in her life than you’ll find in the average short story. As such, it can be challenging to keep in touch with my friends and family, who live nearly 3,000 miles…