Tuesday, May 9, 2017

[Rapid Review] Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8)Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two by John Tiffany
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A diluted but readable companion to the actual series.

The "book" being a script is perfect for people who wants a quick "reminder" of the magic of Harry Potter. However, it was not on the same level as the original as it lacked details and richness.

The biggest flaw of the story is the simplicity of the plot. The authors had the difficult task of developing the characters we loved dearly and at the same time write in an adventure. However, I don't think that is an valid excuse to make the plot so dull.

I enjoyed seeing the characters who I've loved all grown-up. However I felt the book rushed the development of these characters. The problems they encountered and how they dealt with them were a bit simplistic. I guess I was spoiled by JK's amazing character development that I felt a little disappointed with the lack of depth of the mature cast. However I did enjoy the younger characters within the book, especially Scorpius.

Overall, I enjoyed how quick this read was, and recommend this book even if it is not the same as the original.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

[Review] The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

The Rithmatist (The Rithmatist, #1)The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Recommended for lovers of Harry Potter, Charlie Bones, and Fullmetal Alchemist.

One sentence review
An intriguing world full of mystery, though not on par with Harry Potter, the series has great potential.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Fashion Friday: Book Boyfriends + The Grind Giveaway from Bonobos

You know we all have them. Not only do we have one, we have a few. Every once in a while, we can't help but pick some up along the way in our reading adventures. They range from the flashy bad boys to the shy nerdy sweethearts.

Toraf from Of Poseidon by Anna Banks. And YES! Toraf instead of Galen.

My first book boyfriend is Toraf from Of Poseidon. He is funny, sweet, a bit childish but that's what makes him super adorable!

I can imagine him in a pair of Navy Plaid Highland pants, spending a day relaxing at a seaside town. The plaid brings out the fun, goofy side of him but the deep navy keeps the look sharp and clean. The colours also connects him to his beautiful origin: the beautiful sea.

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