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Thoughts while rereading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

So through my re-reading of Harry Potter, I thought it would be a good idea to write blog posts of my thoughts while re-reading them. Last month, I posted about re-reading Philosopher's Stone so this month is Chamber of Secrets so let's get started...

1. The Dursleys are back meaner than ever...
2. Poor Hedwig
3. I like sassy Harry.
4. So mischievous Dobby...
5. How do the Dursleys ever accept Harry after he ran away?
6. Seriously Harry is so naive when it comes to Ginny.
7. I would be Harry if I ever went to the Burrow.
8. Harry can't use floo powder. (Why did I even write this, of course, he can't)
9. Lockhart, what are we going to do with you?
10. Why do all the defence of the Dark Arts teachers get destroyed?
11. Why do you feel the need to take a flying car? Like seriously.
12. I still don't know how no one expected it.
13. Snape- sarcastic really?
14. OK, I take that back.
15. So everyone is congratulating them but they did something incredibly stupid.
16. "With the Huf…

Book Review: The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas

* I have received this book for review from the publisher but this in no way affects my review *

Title: The State of Grace
Author: Rachael Lucas
Source: Publisher
Publisher: MyKindaBook/ PanMacmillian 
Rating: 4/5 stars








Book Summary from Goodreads

Sometimes I feel like everyone else was handed a copy of the rules for life and mine got lost.Grace has Asperger's and her own way of looking at the world. She's got a horse and a best friend who understand her, and that's pretty much all she needs. But when Grace kisses Gabe and things start to change at home, the world doesn't make much sense to her any more. Suddenly everything threatens to fall apart, and it's up to Grace to fix it on her own.Whip-smart, hilarious and unapologetically honest, The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas is a heart-warming story of one girl trying to work out where she fits in, and whether she even wants to.
Book Review: 


The State of Grace was one of my most anticipated books of the year and was some…

A Summary of YALC 2017: In bullet points

So this year, 2017 marks the fourth year that I have been to YALC and as always I had a great time. This, of course, means buying and gaining too many books, I got like 20 and of course compacting everything bookish as possible into the three days that I was there, which I did. Instead of doing a blog post mentioning all the things I did at the event, I am going to do a bullet pointed lists of things that I did. I would like to first say that I spent most of the weekend by myself which I was fine with considering that I have social anxiety and could not speak to many people even if I knew them from twitter and this was OK for me. So let's get started...

What did do there?

All the panels- literally all of the panelsTwo signings A panel of careers in publishing A street team stunt Brought and gained all the books Gained an alpacaFriday: Woke up stupidly early to get to OlympiaGot the bus with a Deadpool who then let me off the busGot all the proof copies- not all of them but a lot- Als…

Mini Book Reviews: Radio Silence by Alice Oseman, Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield and The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

*I have received these books from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own *

Title: Radio Silence
Author: Alice Oseman 
Publisher: HarperCollins
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 5/5 stars


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Book Review:

Radio Silence had been one of those books that the blogging community was loving it at the time and before it's release so following all the glowing reviews, I read it myself and of course it did not disappoint and it remains one of my favourite books as well as being one of my favourite books of 2016. 

Alice is one of those authors who also just gets the teenage way of life, especially how they interact on the internet with this being based on a popular podcast. The university experience in this book is also done correctly well as it really does show that university for some people can be a hard time. This book is also diverse which added to the story especially the asexual character which is something that still is not shown in books. One of the best a…

Blog Tour: Book Review of Dare to Fall by Estelle Maskame

*I have received this book from the Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own *

Title: Dare To Fall
Author: Estelle Maskame 
Publisher: Ink Road
Source: From Publisher
Rating: 4/5 stars

















Book Summary from Goodreads
Death.
She was afraid of it.
He was used to it.
There's not much that MacKenzie Rivers is afraid of. In the small town of Windsor, Colorado, she is known for her easygoing, strong personality, some would even say she isn't afraid of anything. But MacKenzie knows that's not true. She's afraid of losing those closest to her. Recovering from a family tragedy, Kenzie is fully aware of just how big an impact death can have on those it leaves behind. Seeing its effects on other people is something she just can't quite handle. From now on, Kenzie is her own priority.

There are not many things that Jaden Hunter can make sense of. He doesn't understand why it was his parents who lost their lives last year. He doesn't understand why his fr…

Mid Year Freak Out Tag

OK so the Mid-Year Freak Out Tag has been doing the rounds and I thought that I would add mine to the world. This tag was originally created by ReadLikeWildfire and I have linked her original video here.

So let's get started...

1. Best book you've read this year so far?


Street Song by Sheena Wilkinson- This book was definitely a raw YA story that touched on issues that are not often mentioned in YA so it was therefore quite special to me and will probably make my favourites list. 














2. Best sequel you've read this year so far

For this, I have chosen Hollow City by Ransom Riggs because there was so much character development in this book that it made it very special.

















3. New releases you haven't read yet but want to.

Release by Patrick Ness- I love Patrick Ness and have had it since it was released (no pun intended) but I haven't had time so hopefully, I will read it soon.















4. Most anticipated release f

Book Review: Roseblood by A.G. Howard

*I have received this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.*
Title: Roseblood Author: A.G. Howard Publisher: Abram and Chronicle Books
Rating: 4/5 stars













Summary of Roseblood from Goodreads:
In this modern day spin on Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to hide. Hoping creative direction will help her, Rune’s mother sends her to a French arts conservatory for her senior year, located in an opera house rumored to have ties to The Phantom of the Opera. 
At RoseBlood, Rune secretly befriends the masked Thorn—an elusive violinist who not only guides her musical transformation through dreams that seem more real than reality itself, but somehow knows who she is behind her own masks. As the two discover an otherworldly connection and a soul-deep romance blossoms, Thorn’s dark agenda comes to light and he’s forced to make a d…

Thoughts I had while rereading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

So for most of us, we grew up reading the Harry Potter series but what do people (especially me) think while rereading it. Well, you are about to find out. But first, see Pottermore's similar blog post about this subject although this subject is similar all thoughts are my own.

So let's get started...

1. McGonagall has the sass even as a cat.
2. He has Sirius' motorbike. Can we just pause so I can sob?
3. A birthmark of the London underground- helpful. What will he do if new stations get added though?
4. Harry's "dream" about the flying motorbike.
5. Does Harry's hair magically grow? (Yes, Yes it does- me in writing this)
6. Also magic jumper? (I don't know either)
7. Also the jump and the fact that he was found on the top of his school roof (Think I got this one)
8. The unknown relative to take him away. I wonder who that is?
9. "Who'd be writing to you"- someone. Harry must have some friends- the Dursley's are so mean.
10. The power of names.…

2nd Year Blogging Anniversary and GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)

So if you see by the title of the blog post, it has been over two years, on the 15th June 2015, since my first blog post. I said in my last blog post that a lot has changed in a year but I feel like the thing that has changed most is the layout because let's face it I haven't really been consistent this year. (I blame university.) Although my posts are inconsistent I still love blogging and come up with so many ideas that I want to write about and would love to become more consistent over the next year but we will see how that goes. Blogging comes with a great community of people and Twitter chats have made me find so many books that I love and interact with great people so I am happy to be part of this community. 

So last year I completed a mini-survey which spoke about books that I like and want to read to see if I might have changed in a year so I thought that this was something I will do again...

Q1) Favourite Book

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak- OK so this one hasn't cha…