Book Tags

Harry Potter Spells Tag!

Hi everyone!

I’m SO excited to do this tag finally! Thank you to the amazing Daniele over at Introvered Book Nerd for tagging me in this! I can’t wait to get started, and start exploring some Harry Potter Spells!

This tag was originally created by Kimberlyfaye Reads. All graphic credit goes to her as well!

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An upcoming release you wish you could get your hands on right now

Obsidio by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman! I am SO desperate to read this book it’s unreal!

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Book Tags

The Hogwarts Tag!

Hi everyone!

I was tagged by the lovely Vrinda over at A Bookish Human! Thank you so much, I’m so excited to do this tag! I would have loved to go to Hogwarts – yes I may be 20 years old but I’m sure my letter just got lost in the post….right? RIGHT????

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Am I a pureblood, half-blood, or muggle born?

I’m not sure but probably muggle born knowing my luck!

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Which wand chose me?

Hawthorn wood with a unicorn hair core, 10 ¾” and quite bendy flexibility!

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Book Tags

The Harry Potter Tag!

Hi everyone!

I was tagged by the lovely Paige over at Books and Belle! Thank you so much for the tag! I love Harry Potter so much, so this is the perfect tag!

Anyway here we go!

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What house are you in?

HUFFLEPUFF PRIDE!!! I am a Hufflepuff and very proud of it! Even if we are sometimes the forgotten House….*cries into my imaginary pet badger*

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What is your patronus?

My Patronus according to Pottermore is a Ragdoll Cat! Part of me wishes it was something like a lion but I’ll take it haha!

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Monthly Wrap Ups

December Wrap Up!

Hi everyone!

I’m sorry again I’ve been so absent! However I’m back now with my December Wrap Up! It’s the final month of the year and I think that my reading this month went amazing! I loved all the books I read and I’ve even discovered some new favourites this month – a successful end to 2016 I think! Here is my wrap up:

Title: The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: I’d heard so many things about this series and had this book on my shelf for so long. I can’t believe it took me so long to read! I loved this so much, it was action packed, the story was beautifully written and I just have so many feelings over this book! A review should be up soon!


Title: The Rose Society by Marie Lu

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: Naturally after finishing TYE I HAD to get this book, and if I thought the first book was good I was never prepared for this. It was just as exciting, if not more and the development of the story in this was so brilliant. Marie Lu is an absolute superstar and you need to read this series!


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itle: The Midnight Star by Marie Lu

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: I CANNOT DEAL WITH THIS BOOK. The character development in this book is just outstanding. I am literally amazed at this, and I can’t believe how much I loved it. THE FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS, they gave me a book hangover well and truly. The review for this entire series should be up soon! I need to discuss it! A perfect ending to a perfect trilogy!

Title: Starr Lost by Kim Briggs

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: Kim once again was kind enough to send me this sequel to Starr Fall, and I am in heaven. I thought that the first book was good, but this one completely blew me away! It was so exciting and I read it in one night because I couldn’t put it down! I am literally desperate for the next book! Check out my full review of Starr Lost here!


Title: The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: I’ve never really read much poetry, but I follow Amanda on Twitter so decided to give this a go, and I am so glad I did! The poems in here are so raw and heart wrenching that I honestly welled up at a few. There are also so many inspiring poems that I found myself saving a lot of them to remind myself and inspire myself when I need them. Honestly if you’re wanting a beautifully written book that just spills the truth, please please pick up this book. It is absolutely beautiful, Amanda is an inspiration.

Title: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Rating: ★★★★

Review: This was my first Victoria Schwab book and I loved it! I loved the relation to music, and the divide of the city between monsters and humans. It was so uniquely told, and I also thought the difference between the monsters was brilliant, it was just written so well and I love it. I need the sequel!

Title: The Shadowhunter’s Codex by Cassandra Clare

Rating: ★★★★

Review: Such a wonderful little companion book to the Shadowhunter series! The little annotations throughout it were the best and really sounded like the characters and felt really personal! I thought it was such a nice little addition to the series!


Title: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J. K. Rowling

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: I LOVE THIS SERIES, THIS BOOK AND THIS FILM. I saw this film and then got this book for Christmas and literally read it in one day because I just wanted to absorb the entire film all over again. It’s so nice to relive the film in this way, and this book is honestly so gorgeous both inside and out. The cover is stunning and the little images of the creatures throughout the book are just amazing. I love this book and everything to do with it!


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itle: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: My friend told me to read this and I can’t believe I haven’t yet?? It was amazing! The character development of Laia, Elias and Helene, the setting at Blackcliff, and the ACTION PACKED STORY. Everything to do with this book was absolutely amazing, and I am desperate to read the sequel! Also I love Elias SO MUCH. The best end to my 2016 reading year!

That’s my wrap up for the final month of 2o16! This month was honestly one of the best ones I’ve had reading wise, and I’m so excited to see what 2017 holds in store for me!

What did you read this month? What are you plans for 2017?

Love,

Meggan x

Monthly Wrap Ups

August Wrap Up &#ReadThemAllThon Wrap Up!

Hi everyone!

Sorry this is a little late, I’ve been quite busy recently! I had a pretty good reading month, and I also took part in my first ever reading challenge this month! It was so much fun, and although I didn’t fully complete it, I still enjoyed it! I read all but one book on my TBR for this month (check that out here), which I think is pretty good!

Here’s my wrap up for this month:

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Title:
 Cress by Marissa Meyer

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: My love for this series of books just grows each time I read a book. I loved this book, definitely my favourite so far! I loved the new characters, the development of older characters, and also the direction the story takes! It was so exciting and I couldn’t put it down because I just wanted to finish it, but also never wanted to finish it because it was too good! You can find my review here!

Title: You’re Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: I listened to this as an audio book (my first ever one!) and I LOVED IT. Felicia is one of my favourite people, I love her view on life, and how funny and inspiring her story is. She was so honest, and it was so interesting and inspiring to hear her story to where she is today, and really made me love her even more! I love this book, and hearing her narrate it just added to the experience!

These books I read as part of the Indigo League #ReadThemAllThon (you can find my post on it here!) Here are my wraps ups!:

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Title: Winter by Marissa Meyer

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: I loved this book and it was such a fitting end to the series! I really loved every single character and I honestly can’t believe it took me so long to read this book! Here’s my review!

 

 

 

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Reviews

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child // Review

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J K Rowling

Rating: ★★★.5

Release Date: 31st July 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eight book in the bestselling Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. It is written in script form rather than novel format, as it is currently a play on the West End in London.

This book was one of the most anticipated releases this year, so when it was released on the 31st July (Harry Potter’s and J.K.Rowling’s birthdays) I had to get it.

It didn’t take long to read due to the script format, only a couple of hours or so, so it’s definitely a good quick read! I didn’t mind the fact it was written in script form as I love reading Shakespeare so I was pretty used to it! I would have preferred a novel but the script still wasn’t bad.

I did like this book, the one issue I had was that I didn’t think it quite lived up to the hype that it was given. I liked the story but after reading the first 7 books, I felt this book was more like a spin off book rather than the eighth novel. It just didn’t feel like it was needed to continue the series, and it could easily have been a spin off too, especially since it focused more on Albus and Scorpio than the original characters.

However saying that, the last quarter of the book was brilliant. I loved how so many parts related to the previous books, and in particular how the last part related to one of the most well known and important parts of the Harry Potter series. I loved how it gave us a new perspective to see it from and that it linked so well.

It was also particularly clever how similar Albus’ journey to Hogwarts was in comparison to Harry’s first journey, and I loved how they were linked as a nod to the original books. Definitely an amazing nostalgic feeling. I also liked how the original characters grew as adults, especially seeing the legacy than Ron, Hermione and Harry created and how hard it is for their children to live up to.

Overall, it was nice to return to this world and catch up on the new generation of witches and wizards and see how the original characters have developed. However due to the hype I must say I was expecting more, especially from the end, but I’m still glad this book exists. I love the links to the original books, and how much more important Cedric becomes in the story. Thank you J.K for all you’ve done with the Wizarding World.

What did you think to this book?

Love,

Meggan x

Book Tags

The Narnia Book Tag!

Hi everyone!

Thank you to Clemi over at ClemisBookishWorld for tagging me in this tag! She also recently created the tag too, so well done!

I love these books and the world of Narnia in general, so I am extremely excited to do this! Here are my answers!

1- NARNIA: A magical world you would like to visit

The Vampire Academy world! I love this series of books so much, and I love the difference between Strigoi vampires and Moroi and I love it! I think it’d be so interesting to visit and learn everything about it!

2- THE MAGICIAN’S NEPHEW: A book you find underrated

Die For Me by Amy Plum. This series of books is one of my favourites series (and they have the most beautiful covers too). I love the story behind them and the characters, yet no one ever seems to talk about them! So underrated yet so amazing!

3- THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE: A classic that you love

Dracula by Bram Stoker. This was one of the first classic books I read and it has stuck with me ever since. It’s such an amazing story and I love the way it’s written and the characters within the book.

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4- THE HORSE AND HIS BOY: A book you picked up without knowing what it was about

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. I’d heard a lot of things about this book, and about the theatre production of it, but never really knew what it was about. Then I saw it for 20p in the charity shop and had to pick it up, even though I had no idea what it was about!

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Monthly TBR

August TBR!

Hi everyone!

August is the last month I have before I go to back to university, so I want to make sure I get as many books read while I can! I can’t take hardback books to uni with me since they’re too heavy and big to carry around so I’m trying to read as many of the hardbacks I have this month as I can! Because of this I’ve made my TBR a little longer this month, I hope I stick to it haha!

  1. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  2. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
  3. Cress by Marissa Meyer
  4. Winter by Marissa Meyer
  5. Gone by Michael Grant
  6. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K.Rowling

Leave a comment with your TBR’s, or with what you think of the books I plan to read!

Happy Reading everyone!

Love,

Meggan x

Hauls

July Book Haul!

Hi everyone!

Okay so this month was quite a big haul! But I got books for my anniversary, and other books quite cheap so I’m going to say its okay hahahaha! This months haul:

Anniversary Presents:

13588962_10204929915207081_1067953563_oTitle: Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin Manuel Miranda & Jeremy McCarter

I CANT EVEN DEAL WITH THIS OH MY GOD. I’ve been after this book for SO LONG and my fiance surprised me with it for our anniversary and it is literal perfection. Hamilton is basically my life at the moment and I can’t even express how beautiful this book is. The spine, the content, EVERYTHING. I’m so so so happy to have it in my possession.

Synopsis: HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages – “since before this was even a show,” according to Miranda – traces its development from an improbable perfor­mance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published here.

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Title:
 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I already own this book and it’s my absolute favourite book! Because of this for my anniversary I got the 10th anniversary edition which is BEAUTIFUL! I’ve been wanting a hardback version of this book for ages and this one has a little bit of extra material in it too and it’s just so pretty! I love it!

Synopsis: One of the most enduring stories of our time, “The Book Thief” is just a small story really, about, among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist fighter, and quite a lot of thievery.
The 10th-anniversary editionfeatures pages of bonus content, including marked-up manuscript pages, original sketches, and pages from the author’s writing notebook.”

 

Amazon Gift Card:
So I got a gift card for my birthday and finally decided to use it….on books of course! I got:

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The 2nd book in the Lunar Chronicles! I have been desperately searching for this book since I read Cinder! I found it and thought what better to spend my gift card on! I’ve already read this and my review will be up soon!

Synopsis: SCARLET BENOIT’S grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other.
Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder will become the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive – when she breaks out of prison to stay one step ahead of vicious Queen Levana.
As Scarlet and Wolf expose one mystery, they encounter Cinder and a new one unravels. Together they must challenge the evil queen, who will stop at nothing to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner . . .

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Book Tags · Recommendations

Coffee Book Tag!

Hi everyone!

It’s been a while since I’ve done a book tag, but I saw this and I thought it looked interesting so thought I’d give it a go! I haven’t been tagged by anyone, but thought I’d do it anyway! Here we go:

Black: A series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans

Lord of the Rings by J.R.R.Tolkien! I haven’t finished reading them yet, they really are hard to get into! However I know that once you’re in there, everyone seems to be a super hardcore fan of them!

Peppermint Mocha: A book that gets more popular during winter or a festive time of year

Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling- they seem to be more highly read at that time of year, who knows why!

Hot Chocolate: A favourite children’s book

Matilda by Roald Dahl! I’ve always loved the story of Matilda, I loved her love for books and how she is just such an amazing character!

Double Shot of Espresso: A book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish

Pet Sematary by Stephen King! It was such a great book and I was literally hooked from start to finish, I couldn’t read it quick enough! Creepy book but totally worth it!

Starbucks: A book you see everywhere

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins! I saw it everywhere when it was first released, and now with the film adaptation coming out soon, it’s back in most shops!

The Hipster Coffee Shop: A book by an indie author (a shout out)

I literally can’t think of any indie authors right now haha!

Oops! I Accidentally Got Decaf: A book you were expecting more from

Looking For Alaska by John Green – This wasn’t a particularly bad book, but I felt it was a little predictable! I was expecting a lot more from it, which is a shame!

The Perfect Blend: Name a book or series that was both bitter and sweet, but ultimately satisfying

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas!!!!! Anyone who spends about 10 minutes with me and talks about books knows I love her, and this book was EVERYTHING.

Green Tea: Name a book or series that is quietly beautiful

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. This was genuinely such a beautiful book, it was such a wonderful story and I loved the way it was written so much. I cried a lot, but it was such a quietly beautiful book for sure.

Chai Tea: Name a book or series that makes you dream of far away places

The Throne of Glass series makes me dream of living in Erilea, as much as bad things are going down there it just sounds like such a beautiful place to live! And I’d get to meet Celaena and Rowan so there’s no downside really.

Earl Grey: Name your favourite classic

Dracula by Bram Stoker! I LOVED this book so much, it took me a while to get through because it was a big book, but I genuinely loved everything about it! It was such an amazing story and so gripping!

That’s it for this tag! I hope you enjoyed reading my answers! Leave a comment with what you thought, or links to your own coffee book tag!

Love,

Meggan x