Thursday, September 20, 2018

Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6)


Author: J.K. Rowling
Started reading: September 6th 2018
Finished the book: September 18th 2018
Pages: 542
Genres: Fantasy
Published: September 1st 2014
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.55
My score:
Synopsis
When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why.
Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them.

Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort’s darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny ...


Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Harry Potter Spells Booktag

Hi there, welcome, welcome.

It's been awhile since I've done a booktag. I have been waiting to do this Harry Potter booktag like... Forever!
I was behind on a lot of reviews and wanted to do those first.
I'm currently reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I can't believe I'm almost done re-reading the whole series!
I celebrated my birthday yesterday and I got some awesome books and nice Harry Potter merch as well, so it was a fun night.



Right now is the best time to do this blog, while I'm in such a huuuugggeee Harry Potter-vibe!!

Here we go.


Monday, September 10, 2018

Review: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Author: Stuart Turton
Started reading: August 14th 2018
Finished the book: August 21st 2018
Pages: 512
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Published: February 8th 2018
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads score: 4.13
My score:
Synopsis
How do you stop a murder that’s already happened?
At a gala party thrown by her parents, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed--again. She's been murdered hundreds of times, and each day, Aiden Bishop is too late to save her. Doomed to repeat the same day over and over, Aiden's only escape is to solve Evelyn Hardcastle's murder and conquer the shadows of an enemy he struggles to even comprehend--but nothing and no one are quite what they seem.


Friday, September 7, 2018

Review: Stolen

Author: Jessica Titone
Started reading: August 7th 2018
Finished the book: August 10th 2018
Pages: 206
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Published: November 24th 2017
Source: Got a digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 4.04
My score:
Synopsis
Ella’s no stranger to sacrifice. Pursuing a professional career in ballet demands that she risk everything, including remaining in war-torn London to continue her training. Dancing has always been her singular desire, until reserved American Jesse Cohen transfers to her school. When partnered in a production of Giselle, Ella glimpses a new side of Jesse and works to break through his defenses. Their tentative friendship blossoms into romance, but happiness is not theirs to keep. Jesse mysteriously vanishes, confounding the authorities and breaking Ella’s heart. When all searches fail to locate him, Ella takes matters into her own hands. She begins with the attic - their secret meeting spot - where a strange melody pricks her ears. Following it, she ventures an unusual attic door, down a dark path, and into an idyllic, magical realm called Arcadia.


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Review: The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books #1)

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Started reading: August 7th 2018
Finished the book: August 14th 2018
Pages: 487
Genres: Fiction, Historical, Mystery
Published: January 25th 2005
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.26
My score:
Synopsis
Barcelona, 1945 - just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his eleventh birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother’s face. To console his only child, Daniel’s widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona’s guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care about them again. Daniel’s father coaxes him to choose a volume from the spiraling labyrinth of shelves, one that, it is said, will have a special meaning for him. And Daniel so loves the novel he selects, The Shadow of the Wind by one Julian Carax, that he sets out to find the rest of Carax’s work. To his shock, he discovers that someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book this author has written. In fact, he may have the last one in existence. Before Daniel knows it his seemingly innocent quest has opened a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets, an epic story of murder, magic, madness and doomed love. And before long he realizes that if he doesn’t find out the truth about Julian Carax, he and those closest to him will suffer horribly.


Saturday, September 1, 2018

Review: The Chrysalis

Author: Brendan Deneen
Started reading: August 5th 2018
Finished the book: August 7th 2018
Pages: 304
Genres: Horror, Science-Fiction
To be published: September 4th 2018
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads score: 3.0
My score:
Synopsis
Barely employed millennials Tom and Jenny Decker have to grow up fast when they lose their cheap Manhattan apartment. Leaving “the city” is hard, but the blow is softened when they stumble upon a surprisingly affordable house in the suburbs.For Tom, the bills, the mortgage, and Jenny's unexpected pregnancy add up to terror. He's not ready for this kind of responsibility.

Then he finds the thing in the basement. It makes him feel like a winner even as it scrambles his senses. A new job soon has him raking in the big bucks—enough that Jenny can start making her entrepreneurial dreams come true.The Deckers' dream home conceals more than one deadly secret. As Tom's obsession with the basement grows, Jenny realizes that to save her family, she must expose everything. Before it destroys them all.

No one ever really wants to grow up… but sometimes behaving like an adult is the only way to survive.