A Bookworm's Closet

Travelling the World Through Pages


December 2016

The Selection


It was kind of hard for me to get into The Selection, but I won’t hold that against my opinion of the book. (I’ve read several books that started out slow that I ended up loving Twilight and The Hunger Games.) Initially, I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about this book, which is like The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor – except kids don’t fight to the death and there’s no Chris Harrison and roses. Actually, what drove me kind of crazy throughout this whole book was how similar it was to The Hunger Games. Continue reading “The Selection”

The Hammer of Thor


I think reading Rick Riordan books may be some of the happiest times of my life – I’m not even kidding. He has this innate humour that resonates in his work and makes his books so enjoyable to read. The Hammer of Thor was no exception and was fantastic from the start to finish. I actually liked this one more than the first book, in part because we introduced to a few new characters I adore. Continue reading “The Hammer of Thor”

The Colossus Rises


I chose The Colossus Rises because the cover intrigues me plus it was praised by Rick Riordan, whom I love. I initially didn’t want to read it, thinking it’s just another typical YA kids-turned-hero book, but thankfully the book proved to be much more than that. Continue reading “The Colossus Rises”

The Sword of Summer


Unsurprisingly, I love The Sword of Summer. Rick Riordan’s writing… it wins me over every time. EVERY TIME. Continue reading “The Sword of Summer”

Playlist for the Dead


This book compares itself to Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower.  I was at first skeptical, naturally, but in the end I decided to give this a try. And so I had great expectations for this book. Sadly, it was so different from what I expected and I’m really really disappointed with how this book turned out. Continue reading “Playlist for the Dead”

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child


It is finally time for to review a new Harry Potter story and that feel amazing. What doesn’t feel amazing is that my thoughts are so conflicted, I finished reading this play and immediately stamped 5.5 on my Goodreads review. It wasn’t that I loved the story, it was that I loved being transported back to a world I love, to characters I adore so much and to experience that magic once again. I had tears in my eyes whilst finishing this book because it brought back all those nostalgic feelings. The problem was that the story wasn’t good as I had hoped and the more I think about the book, the less happy with it I get. It’s currently on a 3/5 with the potential to go lower if I dwell on it anymore. So, no more dwelling, time for reviewing. And don’t worry, if you haven’t read the book yet then I won’t spoil it, I will keep this part completely non-spoilery and have the spoilers after a massive warning, for all those who have read it. Continue reading “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children


I have to admit, I had expected this to be a stand-alone novel. However, it is very clearly the start of a series. In fact, it is almost a novel of exposition – it is mainly concerned with introducing the premise of the series and setting the stage for future adventures. Whilst the ending concludes a character arc for the protagonist, it is more of a “good stopping-place” than an ending of the story. Continue reading “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”

The Hidden Oracle


Rick Riordan has done it again (and again and again). I don’t know which god (Nordic/Roman/Greek/Egyptian?) is responsible for inspiring him – though I have a feeling they would all clamor for the credit – and I have no complaints. The Hidden Oracle got my heartbeat racing – and I didn’t even read the synopsis before buying. Continue reading “The Hidden Oracle”

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them?: The Original Screenplay


This review is a mixture of both of the book and the movie. Continue reading “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them?: The Original Screenplay”

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