[Review] Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II

A new Harry Potter story?!? I picked this one up as soon as I entered the bookstore and been hyped about this book for months now. I read this in one sitting and definitely fell in love with the wizarding world again.

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Book Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer

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Winter by Marissa Meyer
Published by Feiwel and Friends
Date Published: 10 November 2015
ISBN/ASIN: 0312642989
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Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend—the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters?

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Book Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

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Cress by Marissa Meyer
Published by Feiwel and Friends
Date Published: 4 February 2014
ISBN/ASIN: 0312642970
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In the third installment of the Lunar chronicles, Cress, having risked everything to warn Cinder of Queen Levana’s evil plan, has a slight problem. She’s been imprisoned on a satellite since childhood and has only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress a great hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress involving Cinder, Captain Thorne, Scarlet, and Wolf goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes as a high price. Meanwhile, Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.

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Book Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

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Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Published by Feiwel and Friends
ISBN/ASIN: 0312642962
Date Published: 5 February 2013
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Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

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Book Review #5: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Published by: Feiwel & Friends
Date Published: 3 January 2012
ISBN/ASIN: 0312641893
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Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

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Book Review #4: The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Published by HarperTeen
Date Published: 10 February 2015
ISBN/ASIN: 0062310631
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This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.

The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.

That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.

Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.

But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart ..

My thoughts:

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Book Review #2: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

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The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus #1) by Rick Riordan
Published by Disney Hyperion-Books
Pages: 557
Date Published: 12 October 2010
ISBN: 142311339X
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Synopsis:

Jason has a problem.
He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper, and a best friend named Leo. They’re all students at a boarding school for “bad kids.” What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly?

Piper has a secret.
Her father has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare about his being in trouble. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits during the school trip, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out.

Leo has a way with tools.
When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. But there’s weird stuff, too—like the curse everyone keeps talking about, and some camper who;s gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them—including Leo—is related to a god. Does this have anything to do with Jason’s amnesia, or the fact that Leo keeps seeing ghosts?

This book (the whole series, actually, though I’m currently on The House of Hades but i can’t quite allot my time to read because of school works) is actually one of the best fantasy books I’ve ever read. If you’re a fan of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, then you should definitely go and check this series out. If you haven’t then I don’t know what you’ve been doing your whole life. Because literally, this book is bae.

I’m sure you’re baffled why does the synopsis doesn’t even talk about the great, the famous, son of Poseidon (or Neptune? Hmm..), Percy Jackson *Percy flips hair*. Well, he will definitely be in the second book, I assure you that, though there are glimpses of what Percy Jackson has been up to the past years.

In the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, they are like in their adolescence but in this whole series, they are in their young adults.

This book revolves around the story of three friends named Jason Grace, Piper McLean, and Leo Valdez. They are in their school field trip along with their Coach Hedge when an occurrence changed their entire lives (lives is such an understatement, let’s say maybe the whole Roman and Greek aspects of the Gods, plus their lives too!)

They learned about how the Gods have been playing with them (I can’t say what really happens to them because it would just spoil the whole book! And I don’t want that to happen), toying with them, basically they learned how they were a pawn in a chess board. Along with the issues with their families, love life, and Godly parents, they also faced a greater problem. All you need to know is that Gaea is stirring up.

Gaea, you know, the mother of all Titans? The universal mother? Basically the mother of everything? By everything I mean the horrible monsters Percy and his friend encountered in Camp Half-Blood. Yeah, that one.

I was constantly laughing and at the edge of my seat because there were simply no dull moments in the book! Every character has their own development and you can actually see how they evolve from one to another.

Rick Riordan is one of my favorite authors. He makes studying Greek mythology easy and fun! I actually acquired all of my knowledge in Greek mythology through reading his book actually.

I definitely recommend this book to everyone! You don’t need to actually need the Percy Jackson and the Olympians but it would be nice if you read that one first because imagine your favorite character from a little bunny to a big mighty lion!