Book Box Club Unboxing

Hello Bookworms,

Today my Book Box Club box came, and I am going to show you what came in the box with an unboxing.

The theme for this months box was Fantasy Lands. If you are interested in this book subscription, then click here.

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The box is always filled with crinkle crap, it gets absolutely everywhere, but I understand the need for it.

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The first thing I pulled out was this Narnia beanie, this was made by Book Box Club.

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Then this awesome tote bag, based on The Darker Shade Of Magic books. Made by Briana Mora and Liana Kangas.

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This awesome cookie based on Coraline. This was so good, it was super tasty. this was made by Gardeners Cookies.

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This amazing Alice in Wonderland tea made by Tea People. 

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This awesome soap based on The Lord of the Rings. Made by Pretty Suds UK. 

The book we got was:

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I really enjoyed this box.

Happy Reading.

Thanks Bookworms.

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Book slump!!!

Hi guys!!

Sorry I haven’t posted anything in a while, I have been in the most epic book slump!! So I honestly have no motivation at the moment.

I am hoping this will end soon, and I will be posting again.

Happy Reading.

Thanks Bookworms

Harry Potter Book Tag

Hello Everybody.

Today I am going to do another book tag post, I am going to be doing the Harry Potter Book Tag. I got this tag from Bookidote.com. 

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Now lets get on to the questions.

Flagrate – Writing Charm 

A Book you found the theme interesting, but you would like to rewrite it. 

Okay I am by no means a writer, and I really admire people who can write, but if I could re-write a book it would be The Surface Breaks by Louise O’ Neill. This was a retelling of The Little Mermaid, I just found the main character to be boring and just plain annoying, the only character I found interesting was the sea witch.

Alohomora –  Unlocking Charm

The first book in a series, that got you hooked?

For this I have to go with The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. The first book had me hooked after the first chapter.

Accio – Summoning Charm 

A book you wish you could have right now. 

THE WINDS OF WINTER!!!!!! by George RR Martin. I just wish he would bring this damn book out!!

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Avada Kedavra – Killing Curse

A killer book, both senses. Take it as you like. 

For this I am going to chose The Stand by Stephen King. This book is massive and it could kill someone if used as a weapon. But also it might kill me trying to read that book, because of the size.

Confundo – Confusing Charm 

A book you found really confusing. 

For this I have to go with Game Of Thrones By George RR Martin. I now absoulty love these books, but when I first starting reading them, it was so confusing following all the characters and timelines.

Expecto Patronum 

Your spirit animal book. 

I think my spirit animal would be a dormouse. The only book I can think of now is Alice in Wonderland.

Sectumsempra – Dark Charm 

A dark twisted book. 

For this I am going to go with The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison. This book is so creepy, with a serial killer and women he keeps in his “garden”.

Aparecium – Revealing Charm.

A book that surprised you in a great way, revels more than it is. 

For this I have to go with Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. It just surprised me with how good the story was.

So there you have the Harry Potter Book Tag. If you fancy doing this tag, then consider yourself tagged.

Happy Reading.

Thanks Bookworms

 

 

 

The Inside Out Book Tag

Hello Everybody.

Today I am going to be doing the Inside Out book tag. I got this from Jennyinneverland.com 

So lets get on with the tag!

Joy 

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Which book brings you the most joy? 

Not surprising really, but I am going to have to go with Harry Potter. I feel so happy whenever I read this series, it just makes me think of my first time reading them, and the happiness I had in discovering the magical world at Hogwarts.

Fear

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The book that scared you more than anything? 

For this I am going to go with The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison. This book just really creeped me out. This is a story about a serial killer who kidnaps woman and keeps them in a Garden, and each woman is tattooed with a butterfly on their back, and he is just seriously messed up, but one woman finds out a way to survive in the garden. Its just super creepy and gross.

Disgust 

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Which book grossed you out the most? 

For this I am going to have to go with The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang, there is a lot of things in this book that really had me grossed out, but at the same time I really loved this book.

Sadness

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Which book made you cry the most? 

For this I am going to go with The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I loved this book so much and Evelyn is such an interesting character, with an amazing life story.

Anger 

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Which book pissed you off the most? 

For this I am going to go with Damsel by Elana K. Arnold. The characters, the plot the ending, all of it just pissed me off.

So there you have the Inside Out book tag. Is you fancy doing this tag then consider yourself tagged.

Happy Reading.

Thanks Bookworms.

September Wrap Up

Hello everybody.

Today I am going to be doing my wrap up for September. All together in September I read 11 books, which is insane. Most of them I really enjoyed, and a couple I didn’t.

Stats 

  • 8 physical books
  • 2 Kindle books
  • 1 audio/kindle book
  • 3971 pages read.

Goodreads

  • 4 – 5 star books
  • 5 – 4 star books
  • 2 – 1 Star books

Books I Read

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

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I have a review of this book, if you would like to check it out go here.

Great Britain circa 1985: time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. Baconians are trying to convince the world that Francis Bacon really wrote Shakespeare, there are riots between the Surrealists and Impressionists, and thousands of men are named John Milton, an homage to the real Milton and a very confusing situation for the police. Amidst all this, Acheron Hades, Third Most Wanted Man In the World, steals the original manuscript of Martin Chuzzlewit and kills a minor character, who then disappears from every volume of the novel ever printed! But that’s just a prelude . . .

Hades’ real target is the beloved Jane Eyre, and it’s not long before he plucks her from the pages of Bronte’s novel. Enter Thursday Next. She’s the Special Operative’s renowned literary detective, and she drives a Porsche. With the help of her uncle Mycroft’s Prose Portal, Thursday enters the novel to rescue Jane Eyre from this heinous act of literary homicide. It’s tricky business, all these interlopers running about Thornfield, and deceptions run rampant as their paths cross with Jane, Rochester, and Miss Fairfax. Can Thursday save Jane Eyre and Bronte’s masterpiece? And what of the Crimean War? Will it ever end? And what about those annoying black holes that pop up now and again, sucking things into time-space voids . . . (Goodreads)

Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas

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I also have a review of this book. Click here. 

When the Bat’s away, the Cat will play. It’s time to see how many lives this cat really has. . .

Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Batwing is left to hold back the tide of notorious criminals. Gotham City is ripe for the taking.

Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove he has what it takes to help people in his role as Batwing. He targets a new thief on the prowl who seems cleverer than most. She has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and together they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman may be Batwing’s undoing. (Goodreads)

Warcross by Marie Lu

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I also reviewed this book. Click here. 

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire. (Goodreads)

Contagion by Erin Bowman

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Also reviewed this book. Click here.  

It got in us

After receiving an urgent SOS from a work detail on a distant planet, a skeleton crew is dispatched to perform a standard search-and-rescue mission.

Most are dead.

But when the crew arrives, they find an abandoned site, littered with rotten food, discarded weapons…and dead bodies.

Don’t set foot here again.

As they try to piece together who—or what—could have decimated an entire operation, they discover that some things are best left buried—and some monsters are only too ready to awaken. (Goodreads)

The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill

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Deep beneath the sea, off the cold Irish coast, Gaia is a young mermaid who dreams of freedom from her controlling father. On her first swim to the surface, she is drawn towards a human boy. She longs to join his carefree world, but how much will she have to sacrifice? What will it take for the little mermaid to find her voice? Hans Christian Andersen’s original fairy tale is reimagined through a searing feminist lens, with the stunning, scalpel-sharp writing and world building that has won Louise her legions of devoted fans. A book with the darkest of undercurrents, full of rage and rallying cries: storytelling at its most spellbinding. Goodreads.

I really did not like this book, it was just a painful read, I almost DNFd it. I gave this book 1 Star. I didn’t like the characters and the only person who was interesting was the sea witch.

City Of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

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I have also done a review for this book, Click here. 

Cassidy Blake’s parents are The Inspectres, a (somewhat inept) ghost-hunting team. But Cass herself can REALLY see ghosts. In fact, her best friend, Jacob, just happens to be one.

When The Inspectres head to ultra-haunted Edinburgh, Scotland, for their new TV show, Cass—and Jacob—come along. In Scotland, Cass is surrounded by ghosts, not all of them friendly. Then she meets Lara, a girl who can also see the dead. But Lara tells Cassidy that as an In-betweener, their job is to send ghosts permanently beyond the Veil. Cass isn’t sure about her new mission, but she does know the sinister Red Raven haunting the city doesn’t belong in her world. Cassidy’s powers will draw her into an epic fight that stretches through the worlds of the living and the dead, in order to save herself. (Goodreads)

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

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Also have reviewed this book. Click here, to see how much I didn’t like this book.

The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: when the prince-who-will-be-king comes of age, he must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been.

When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, however, she knows none of this. She has no memory of what came before she was captured by the dragon, or what horrors she has faced in its lair. She knows only this handsome prince, the story he tells of her rescue, and her destiny to sit on the throne beside him. Ama comes with Emory back to the kingdom of Harding, hailed as the new princess, welcomed to the court.

However, as soon as her first night falls, she begins to realize that not all is as it seems, that there is more to the legends of the dragons and the damsels than anyone knows–and that the greatest threats to her life may not be behind her, but here, in front of her.(Goodreads)

The Other Side Of Lost by Jessi Kirby

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Girl Online meets Wild in this emotionally charged story of girl who takes to the wilderness to rediscover herself and escape the superficial persona she created on social media.

Mari Turner’s life is perfect. That is, at least to her thousands of followers who have helped her become an internet starlet. But when she breaks down and posts a video confessing she’s been living a lie—that she isn’t the happy, in-love, inspirational online personality she’s been trying so hard to portray—it goes viral and she receives major backlash. To get away from it all, she makes an impulsive decision: to hike the entire John Muir trail. Mari and her late cousin, Bri, were supposed to do it together, to celebrate their shared eighteenth birthday. But that was before Mari got so wrapped up in her online world that she shut anyone out who questioned its worth—like Bri.

With Bri’s boots and trail diary, a heart full of regret, and a group of strangers that she meets along the way, Mari tries to navigate the difficult terrain of the hike. But the true challenge lies within, as she searches for the way back to the girl she fears may be too lost to find: herself. Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book, I recommend this book, I loved that it looked at the bad side of social media and the need to disconnect sometimes. I gave this 4 stars.

Escaping From Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco

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In this third installment in the #1 bestselling Stalking Jack the Ripper series, a luxurious ocean liner becomes a floating prison of scandal, madness, and horror when passengers are murdered one by one…with nowhere to run from the killer. . 

Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her partner-in-crime-investigation, Thomas Cresswell, are en route to New York to help solve another blood-soaked mystery. Embarking on a week-long voyage across the Atlantic on the opulent RMS Etruria, they’re delighted to discover a traveling troupe of circus performers, fortune tellers, and a certain charismatic young escape artist entertaining the first-class passengers nightly.

But then, privileged young women begin to go missing without explanation, and a series of brutal slayings shocks the entire ship. The strange and disturbing influence of the Moonlight Carnival pervades the decks as the murders grow ever more freakish, with nowhere to escape except the unforgiving sea. It’s up to Audrey Rose and Thomas to piece together the gruesome investigation as even more passengers die before reaching their destination. But with clues to the next victim pointing to someone she loves, can Audrey Rose unravel the mystery before the killer’s horrifying finale? Goodreads

I love this series so much, I absolutely love Thomas so much, and how much he loves Audrey. I listened to this on Audio and read it on my Kindle. I gave this 4.5 Stars on Goodreads.

The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde

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Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde’s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author’s most popular work. The tale of Dorian Gray’s moral disintegration caused a scandal when it first appeared in 1890, but though Wilde was attacked for the novel’s corrupting influence, he responded that there is, in fact, “a terrible moral in Dorian Gray.” Just a few years later, the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde’s homosexual liaisons, which resulted in his imprisonment. Of Dorian Gray’s relationship to autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, “Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be—in other ages, perhaps.” Goodreads

This was a reread for me, I still absolutely love this book, still 4 stars.

Tilly and the Bookwanderers by Anna James

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I have a review for this already, Click here.

A magical adventure to delight the imagination. A curl-up-on-the-sofa debut from a uniquely talented author.

Eleven year-old Tilly has lived above her grandparents’ bookshop ever since her mother disappeared shortly after she was born. Like the rest of her family, Tilly loves nothing more than to escape into the pages of her favourite stories.

One day Tilly realises that classic children’s characters are appearing in the shop through the magic of `book wandering’ – crossing over from the page into real life.

With the help of Anne of Green Gables and Alice in Wonderland. Tilly is determined to solve the mystery of what happened to her mother all those years ago, so she bravely steps into the unknown, unsure of what adventure lies ahead and what dangers she may face. Goodreads.

So there you have my wrap up for this month. I think it was success!

Lets Chat!

How many books have you got through this month? Did you enjoy the books you read? Is there any books you would recommend?

Happy Reading.

Thanks Bookworms.

Mini Book Review: Tilly and the Bookwanderers by Anna James

Hello Everyone.

Today I am going to do a book review of Tilly and the Bookwanderers by Anna James. As I said before on my City of Bones post, I haven’t read much middle grade, so I picked this book up on a whim, and I absolutely adored it.

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A magical adventure to delight the imagination. A curl-up-on-the-sofa debut from a uniquely talented author.

Eleven year-old Tilly has lived above her grandparents’ bookshop ever since her mother disappeared shortly after she was born. Like the rest of her family, Tilly loves nothing more than to escape into the pages of her favourite stories.

One day Tilly realises that classic children’s characters are appearing in the shop through the magic of `book wandering’ – crossing over from the page into real life.

With the help of Anne of Green Gables and Alice in Wonderland. Tilly is determined to solve the mystery of what happened to her mother all those years ago, so she bravely steps into the unknown, unsure of what adventure lies ahead and what dangers she may face.  Goodreads.

This book was so good. It was heartwarming, funny, nostalgic, interesting and just really filled my heart with joy.

Tilly is named after one of my favourite books Matilda. She lives with her grandparents and one day in the shop she bumps into a girl, she feels like she knows the girl, but can’t place her, then it hits her that its Anne from Anne of Green Gables. The author really captured Anne so well, and I was so jealous of Tilly, I want to meet Anne.

Tilly then finds out that she can travel into books with the characters, she goes in many beloved children’s classics, Alice In Wonderland, Treasure island and The Little Princess. Then adventures ensue.

This is a wonderful debut book from the author, I cant wait to read the second book.

There is also representation of dyslexia, Tilly’s bestfriend is dyslexic, who also ends up going on adventures with her. Also a lot of it is about Tilly trying to find out about her parents, and it deals with the subject of loss as well.

I wish the book had been around when I was a child, I would have loved it even more.

Goodreads: 5 stars

Happy Reading.

Thanks Bookworms.

Hogwarts House Book Recommendations: Hufflepuff

Hello Witches, Wizards and Muggles.

Today I am going to be doing a post on book recommendations based on your Hogwarts house. I am going to do my Hufflepuff book recommendations. My last post was Ravenclaw, you can find it here.

The books I’m going to recommend will be, what I think a Hufflepuff will like or if I think the character in the book would be a Hufflepuff.

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You might belong in Hufflepuff, where they are just and loyal, these patient Hufflepuffs are true and unafraid of toil. 

Hufflepuff Traits: hard work, patience, justice, and loyalty.

All the Synopsis will be from Goodreads.

Recommendations

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As soon as Anne Shirley arrives at the snug white farmhouse called Green Gables, she is sure she wants to stay forever . . . but will the Cuthberts send her back to to the orphanage? Anne knows she’s not what they expected—a skinny girl with fiery red hair and a temper to match. If only she can convince them to let her stay, she’ll try very hard not to keep rushing headlong into scrapes and blurting out the first thing that comes to her mind. Anne is not like anyone else, the Cuthberts agree; she is special—a girl with an enormous imagination. This orphan girl dreams of the day when she can call herself Anne of Green Gables.

I chose this book, because Anne is such a loyal friend and is kind. She loves making up stories with her friends, and she always works really hard to better herself.

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Two misfits.
One extraordinary love.

Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor.

Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park.

Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

I chose this book because, I really think this book would win the heart of any Hufflepuff. The loyalty between Eleanor and Park is heart warming.

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Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

I chose this book because, the adorable Percy is so loyal to Monty, plus this book is so funny, and I think any Hufflepuff would appreciate it.

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The critically acclaimed debut novel from Stephen Chbosky, Perks follows observant “wallflower” Charlie as he charts a course through the strange world between adolescence and adulthood. First dates, family drama, and new friends. Sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Devastating loss, young love, and life on the fringes. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie must learn to navigate those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

I chose this book because, Charlie is such an adorable character, I think he would be in Hufflepuff. Plus it shows him making friends and how they all help each other. Honestly I think Hufflepuffs would love this book.

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Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

I chose this book because, the adorable, Oreo loving Simon is the definition of a  Hufflepuff,  It even shows this in the movie! He is such an awesome character, I just want him as my best friend.

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Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst.

When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.

So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended. 

I chose this book because, Leah is Simons best friend and he turns up in this book. I think a Hufflepuff would enjoy this book, because it shows the loyalty between friends, but saying that, I think Leah herself would be in Slytherin. CONTROVERSIAL!

So there you have my Hufflepuff recommendations, next up will be Gryffindor.

What other books do you think speak Hufflepuff?

Happy Reading.

Thanks Bookworms

 

Mini Book Review: Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

Okay before I start this review, let me just say, my thoughts on this book are all over the place. I think this book is just a mess.

We have all read a book, that has made you want to throw it out the window! that was this book to me.

I really thought I was going to enjoy this book, I was so disappointed that I didn’t, this was my first ARC as well.

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The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: when the prince-who-will-be-king comes of age, he must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been.

When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, however, she knows none of this. She has no memory of what came before she was captured by the dragon, or what horrors she has faced in its lair. She knows only this handsome prince, the story he tells of her rescue, and her destiny to sit on the throne beside him. Ama comes with Emory back to the kingdom of Harding, hailed as the new princess, welcomed to the court.

However, as soon as her first night falls, she begins to realize that not all is as it seems, that there is more to the legends of the dragons and the damsels than anyone knows–and that the greatest threats to her life may not be behind her, but here, in front of her. (Goodreads)

Okay whoever has marketed this book as YA, they really need to go back and read the book. It was written in the style of old school adult fantasy, if anything I would say this is New Adult, not YA. Some of the things that happened in this book are awful. There is also graphic sexual assault, rape, self-harm, mental and physical abuse, suicide, and animal harm. So if you are triggered by anything in that list, don’t read this.

I did like the main character Ama she started off really nervous and meek, and she got stronger as the book went on. Now the prince, the prince is just a giant prick!! I absolutely hated him, which is what the author wanted, but oh my gosh, I just wanted to punch him in the face. Repeatedly. With a BRICK. So I think the author accomplished the hate for the prince.

The story was such an interesting idea, I was just hoping to like it and sadly I didn’t. The animal harm in this book really upset me, I really wish there was a trigger for it on the book just to warn you, to be prepared. It made me really on edge through the book wondering what was going to happen. I didn’t like that feeling at all.

There is not much left to say on this book, it left me feeling sad, bitter, and thinking what the fuck just happened. The ending was super weird.

So there you have my mini book review of Damsel. I tried to be constructive with this but honestly I couldn’t think of ways to do it.

Goodreads: 1 Star

Have you guys read a book that has made you feel like this? What was it?

If you would like to know more about the book, ask me whatever you want in the comments.

Happy Reading.

Thanks Bookworms.

Hogwarts House Book Recommendations: Ravenclaw

Hello Witches, Wizards and Muggles.

Today I am going to be doing a post on book recommendations based on your Hogwarts house.

I’m so excited to do this!!

This post is going to be Ravenclaw recommendations!! My HOUSE!!! House Pride! WOOOO!

Anyway the books I’m going to recommend will be, what I think a Ravenclaw will like or if I think the character in the book would be a Ravenclaw.

Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw, If you’ve a Ready Mind, Where those of wit and learning will always find their kind. 

Ravenclaw Traits: Intelligence. Wit. Wisdom. Creativity. Originality. Individuality. Acceptance.

All the Synopsis will be from Goodreads.

Recommendations 

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

The reason I chose The Hate U Give is because, I think that Starr would be a Ravenclaw, she has some traits of a Gryffindor, but altogether I think she would be a Ravenclaw. Also I think Ravenclaws would like this because of the message and the way the book makes you think.

Strange the Dreamer By Laini Taylor

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The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

The reason I chose this book is because, Lazlo is such a Ravenclaw its unreal, with his love of studying!! I love him so much, he is such an adorable man.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 

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‘It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.’ Thus memorably begins Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, one of the world’s most popular novels. Pride and Prejudice–Austen’s own ‘darling child’–tells the story of fiercely independent Elizabeth Bennett, one of five sisters who must marry rich, as she confounds the arrogant, wealthy Mr. Darcy. What ensues is one of the most delightful and engrossingly readable courtships known to literature, written by a precocious Austen when she was just twenty-one years old.

I chose Pride and Prejudice because, I think a Ravenclaw would really appreciate the subtle wit that Jane Austen had, and added into this book.

Matilda by Roald Dahl

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Matilda is a little girl who is far too good to be true. At age five-and-a-half she’s knocking off double-digit multiplication problems and blitz-reading Dickens. Even more remarkably, her classmates love her even though she’s a super-nerd and the teacher’s pet. But everything is not perfect in Matilda’s world. For starters she has two of the most idiotic, self-centered parents who ever lived. Then there’s the large, busty nightmare of a school principal, Miss (“The”) Trunchbull, a former hammer-throwing champion who flings children at will and is approximately as sympathetic as a bulldozer. Fortunately for Matilda, she has the inner resources to deal with such annoyances: astonishing intelligence, saintly patience, and an innate predilection for revenge.

She warms up with some practical jokes aimed at her hapless parents, but the true test comes when she rallies in defense of her teacher, the sweet Miss Honey, against the diabolical Trunchbull. There is never any doubt that Matilda will carry the day.

I chose Matilda because, of her love of reading and learning, she would defiantly be in Ravenclaw if she went to Hogwarts, plus she can do magic so you know that is a plus.

A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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From the moment Dr John Watson takes lodgings in Baker Street with the consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, he becomes intimately acquainted with the bloody violence and frightening ingenuity of the criminal mind.

In A Study in Scarlet , Holmes and Watson’s first mystery, the pair are summoned to a south London house where they find a dead man whose contorted face is a twisted mask of horror. The body is unmarked by violence but on the wall a mysterious word has been written in blood.

The police are baffled by the crime and its circumstances. But when Sherlock Holmes applies his brilliantly logical mind to the problem he uncovers a tragic tale of love and deadly revenge . . .

I chose this because, Sherlock Homes is a total Ravenclaw, he is so intelligent, witty and he is an complete original, there isn’t anyone like Sherlock.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell 

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Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

I chose Fangirl because, Cath for one, is writing a Fanfiction about a book series which is basically Harry Potter. She would totally be in Ravenclaw.

So there you have my Ravenclaw recommendations, what other books do you think scream Ravenclaw?

Next Recommendation post is going to be Hufflepuff.

Happy Reading.

Thanks Bookworms