Magnus was there, and usually in the middle of it. Magnus will never be able to tell all of his tales. No one would believe him. But these eleven stories shed a little light on his often inscrutable character. They are stories he probably wishes had never got out.
#2 The Runaway Bride
So overall… I did like it, but I expect for more from this book. Magnus is fabulous and amazing as ever, it’s the writing and the story I didn’t enjoy. For someone as famous as Cassandra Clare, I think she could do better in terms of stories. But if you could ignore all the other things, and want to read this book solely for Magnus Bane, then definitely go grab it!
6. Harry could have 4 fathers, and yet it all ripped away from him. The death that struck me the most in Deathly Hallows is Lupin, because I believed he will get his happy ending after all the shit he’s being through, but nope. And he’s also the last of The Marauders, the last one standing, the closest father figure Harry would ever have (except for Arthur Weasley).
7. I just read the wikia pages about the four marauders, and here’s the thing: it’s all so messed up. Sirius suspected Lupin as a death eater, that’s why he didn’t trusted him as the keeper, and chose Peter instead. Lupin actually believed that Sirius betrayed James. I mean, they were so close! How could things be that messed up? They didn’t even trust each other anymore!
8. How did people reacted to James and Lily’s death? Especially those who went to Hogwarts with them. They knew how close James and Sirius was, and yet Sirius “betrayed” him. And even after he’s proved innocent, turns out it’s Peter who sold them. It’s gotta be really sad thinking back to school years and reminincing about the pranks the marauders had pulled, and how they turned out now.
9. Why didn’t Lily apparated with Harry? I think the protection charm prohibited it, but I thought it prevented people to apparated to the house? Not prohibited them to get away from it? If it does, then it’s really incovinient.
10. What if Voldemort chose Neville instead of Harry? Would we have as much death as it happened with Harry?
After Vicky poses nude for her illicit art class, she is expelled from her French finishing school. Shamed and scandalized, her parents try to marry her off to the wealthy Edmund Carrick-Humphrey. But Vicky has other things on her mind: her clandestine application to the Royal College of Art; her participation in the suffragette movement; and her growing attraction to a working-class boy who may be her muse—or may be the love of her life. As the world of debutante balls, corsets, and high society obligations closes in around her, Vicky must figure out: just how much is she willing to sacrifice to pursue her dreams?
The problem is the characters. I liked Victoria’s passion and will, but most of the time she comes across as spoiled and obstinate. She made lot of rash decisions without thinking of the consequences, even though every freaking person on this book told her not to do it. She could at least stop and think for a moment. She doesn’t think about what her actions would cost everyone; what her behaviour cost her parents, what it would cost Freddy everytime he defends her, Will’s feelings, Sophie’s job, and so many other things. It’s upsetting to see her behave like that.
And maybe because I was too irritated with Victoria, other characters don’t really shine. Victoria describes people around her as “typical Victorian that only cares about fashion, class, and weather”. And it’s true. From what I read, other characters are just boring and one dimensional. Except for Lucy and Sophie. They’re just so brave, but again, we know almost nothing about them. And the main love interest, Will, well, he’s nice, but that’s all. I guess their passion for art (in different ways) make them understand each other more and made them kind of perfect for each other.
Overall, it’s an interesting book, but the characters make it doesn’t work for me.
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Published March 18th, 2014 by Simon & Schuster UK
But when Sydney finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her, the bubble bursts. The mysterious and attractive man behind the music, Ridge, gives Sydney hope that she can move on and they begin to write songs together. But moving on is harder than she expects, Sydney can only hope…. Maybe someday…
Colleen Hoover draws you in to this passionate tale of music, love and betrayal…
- Ugly cover: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stievfater // I’m sorry, I just don’t like the cover of this book!
- Towards another challenge: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover // This one is for the 2016 contemporary challenge.
- Criminals: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle // Of course I picked Sherlock for this category.
- The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare ✰✰✰✰
- Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi ✰✰✰
- Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi ✰✰✰
- A Room With A View by E.M Forster ✰✰.5
- The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury ✰✰✰.5
- A Mad, Wicked, Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller ✰✰✰
- Kochimuitte, Miiko! vol 28 by Ono Eriko ✰✰✰✰
- All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr // Not the kind of book I usually read, but I’m in the mood for some historical fiction now.
- The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness // I bought this book a year ago. What happened?? I don’t usually neglected book this long. It’s time for me to love this book.
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald // Classic of the month.
- Vicious by V.E Schwab // I know, I know! I’ve been saying I would read this book for so many times. But this time I promise you, I will read this for real.
- The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater // The Raven King is going to be released on April 26, so this one is my priority for this month.
- Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover // I’m halfway through the book already, and I think it’s okay so far.
- Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight asked whether it’s really necessary to commenting back or only for nicety
- Jess @ Princessica of Books posted about materialism in the bookish community. I actually have felt the same way for a long time, so I’m actually glad someone speaks up about this issue.
- Val @ The Innocent Smiley asked if it’s okay to love a problematic book.
- Michelle @ Pink Polkadot Books tells us why she loves unique titles.
- Alexandra @ Twirling Pages is giving advice on starting a blog.
- Anissa @ She Reads Too Much compiled a list about why she would be the worst YA heroine.
- Christy @ Novel Ink listed some green books in honour of St. Patrick’s Day.
- CW @ Read, Think, Ponder listed things she’d love to see in NA fiction.
- Mara @ Mara Was Here asked 10 things to the book genie.
- Bec @ Readers in Wonderland talked about cover changes.
- Brittany @ The Book Addict Guide listed 72 (really accurate) thoughts when we’re on goodreads.
- I’M FREE. No more homework, tests and other things to do for approximately the next 5 or 6 weeks. *throws a party*
- THIS IS THE MONTH OF CIVIL WAR. New posters, new videos, and NEW TRAILER. I know some people complained about Spidey, but guys, he was around 15 in the Civil War event, so of course he sounds like a boy! I loved it, but I still don’t know who sides I’m in!
- Also, the trailer for Miss Peregrine’s Home of Peculiar Children were released. I’m so intrigued by it, I really should read the book ASAP!
- And while we’re talking about movies, I watched Batman v Superman recently… and well, it’s not a bad movie really, it’s just… I prefer The Dark Knight Trilogy. I wish the fight between Batman and Superman was longer, and the plot much clearer. But the acting, the action, and the effect in general is just sooo good. And Henry Cavill, Ben Afleck and Gal Gadot are just such eye candies. It’s on borderline of really good and just good, I would probably give it 3.5-4/5 stars. But I just watched this interview where Ben Affleck found out that the movie received mixed reviews and his expression is just so heartbreaking I’M SO SORRY. I feel really bad now!
- I went back to Pottermore after years of dissapearing, and I’m so pissed that they decided to change the website and delete our old accounts. I don’t even bother to create new account. Why would you do that JKR??
- I just finished a Jily fanfic called “The Life and Times” I think it’s a pretty famous fanfic since everyone seems to know it. It’s absolutely amazing guys, and I want a marauders era sequel more than ever! The problem with this fanfic is like it stopped in chapter 36, and we know it haven’t finished yet! It hasn’t been updated since 2013. Oh what a cruel life.
- I’m also currently obsessed with this Korean drama titled “Descendants of the Sun”. If you like watching K-drama, you’ll likely know this. The story is perfect and Song Joong Ki is just ❤❤❤
- And if you’re watching the Shadowhunters tv show, you know what happened. MY HEART JUST EXPLODED and I cried. It’s just so beautiful oh my God. It’s officially my favorite scenes of March! (except for kissing scenes in Descendants of the Sun of course).
- Not exactly a favorite, it’s more of a question: Should I create separate twitter accounts for this blog? I’d love to interact with you guys, but I don’t want to do it in my current account since, well it’s for personal use. And I’m trying to keep this blog a secret from people I know in real life. So yeah. What do you think should I do?
- I got some books this month! I bought Crown of Midnight and School for Good and Evil, borrowed All The Light We Cannot See and got The Wrath and The Dawn (!!!) as a present.
- The Unfinished Series
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- Bookish Siblings Tag
- Book Review: The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Adieh
- The Intergalactic Book Tag
- The Chocolate Book Tag
- Book Review: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
- Remakes and Adaptations in General
Hi everyone! Today’s post is something that has been on my mind a lot, and I just want to share my opinion and hopefully know yours. It’s not exactly book-related, but somehow they correspond.
I know it’s hard, not everyone could create something new. But as a viewer, it’s always mesmerizing to see something new and pure awesomeness. It will be worth it, trust me. Avatar and Titanic are both number #1 and #2 highest grossing movies of all time.
And recently I heard news about DC superheroes getting their own YA novel, written by 4 well known YA authors. What is it with adaptations lately?? Those superheroes already have comics, action figures, games, and countless movies, they’re basically all over the media, why would they need books? I would prefer those 4 authors write something original and creative than adaptations. Just. Stop.