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January 2017

The Scorch Trials

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Some people before they read the series, they already watched their movie adaptations. The effects and the concept visualisations according to them were excellent and worth watching actually. Screaming out of fear because of the breathtaking and surprising parts, like the scene when thew were being chased by the Cranks… so and so forth. Continue reading “The Scorch Trials”

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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I have alot going on this month, and I am taking my sweet time reading books this year, so finishing a book is taking longer than it did the past two years. But I finally re-read Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone after so many years, and let me tell you, I actually hugged the book afterwards. I hesitated in writing this review because what could I say that hasn’t already been said? But my mind’s been stuck on Harry Potter, and I just had to let it out. So here we are. Continue reading “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

The Magician’s Nephew

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The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis published in 1955. Before I begin, I should probably address the fact that the reading order of The Chronicles of Narnia series is a topic in which many people are passionate about. Whilst many believe that they should be read in order they were published, in which The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is the first book, others myself included, feel the need to read the series in chronological order – starting at The Magician’s Nephew. Continue reading “The Magician’s Nephew”

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

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The Harry Potter series is what started my love affair for books. I love it so much that I have read books 1, 2, 5, 6, and twice 7 and books 3 and 4 thrice. I acquired The Tales of Beedle the Bard back when I was still longing for more Harry Potter’s magical world. I was looking for something to re-read so I grabbed this off my shelf. Continue reading “The Tales of Beedle the Bard”

The Lightning Thief

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Compared somewhat to the likes of Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief is a mid-school/YA novel full of adventure, friendship, the trials of school and peers, and Greek mythology. Adults and school age children alike will find something in this pages that is appealing. Continue reading “The Lightning Thief”

The Elite

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I had no idea I would end up as hooked as I did. Needless to say, I was pretty jumpy and excited when i finally got my hands on a copy of The Elite, and after reading it, I’m pretty much itching to read The One. Continue reading “The Elite”

The Host

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Whilst marketed as Stephenie’s “first novel for adults” the language, violence, and what little sexual innuendo that can be found in The Host is extremely tame and is quite suitable for teens and younger readers. In fact, if not for the depth and complexity of the book emotionally and thematically. The Host is really not far removed from being a YA novel. Genre-wise, The Host obviously possesses science fiction elements but is more akin inn spirit to such stories as Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Puppet Masters, Alien Nation, Planet of the Apes, and V: The Series where science fiction is downplayed in favour of more thought provoking issues like the resiliency of humanity, overcoming cultural violence barriers, inrerspecies prejudice, and so forth. However, instead of being fueled by adventure, thrills or horror, The Host is essentially a character-driven romance. Continue reading “The Host”

The Fault in our Stars

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I am at complete loss of words in regards to this review. This is one of those books that I picked up because all of my friends thought I was completely insane for not reading it. In truth, I didn’t want to read it because I knew that I would bawl and I was completely unprepared to bawl. I’m the avid reader out of all my friends and all of the non-readers read it so many nerdy reader friends ganged up on me and threatened to burn my books if I didn’t read it. Naturally, I relented because my books are my babies and burning them would be like ripping out my soul. Not really, but you get what I mean. Am I beyond happy that I read this book? Definitely. And I plan on checking out numerous other stories by John Green, but am I so worried about writing a cohesive review that I’m babbling to distract you from the fact that I’m still tearing  up thinking about this amazing literature masterpiece? A thousand times, yes. So forgive me if this review does not reach my normal standards. It’s   hard to review a book that leaves you speechless because there truly are no words to describe the feelings and emotions that it instilled in you. To begin, John Green has perfected the art of unique characterisation and connectivity. I had no problem connecting with Augustus or Hazel which I believe is why this was probably one of the most rickety emotional roller coaster rides I’ve been on in awhile. Hazel has this really caustic, dry sense of humour that I tend to greatly enjoy in characters. However, hers was made all the more interesting because it was exhibited in such a unique and dire situation. She made a serious and overwhelmingly emotional tale full of surprising laughter and occasional smiles. At least, that was the first two thirds of the book because the last third was a killer. Continue reading “The Fault in our Stars”

City of Bones

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With the influx of Young Adult novels in the market, what makes City of Bones from Cassandra Clare a worthy pick? Continue reading “City of Bones”

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