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Book review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (20th Anniversary Edition), by J. K. Rowling

Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter magic with four special editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw …

Twenty years ago these magical words and many more flowed from a young writer’s pen, an orphan called Harry Potter was freed from the cupboard under the stairs – and a global phenomenon started. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has been read and loved by every new generation since. To mark the 20th anniversary of first publication, Bloomsbury is publishing four House Editions of J.K. Rowling’s modern classic. These stunning editions will each feature the individual house crest on the jacket and sprayed edges in the house colours. Exciting new extra content will include fact files, profiles of favourite characters and line illustrations exclusive to that house. Goodreads.

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Book review: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J. K. Rowling

Book cover from Goodreads

One question before I start, when it comes to books that are as famous and widely known like the Harry Potter series, should I still be doing the synopsis of the story? Practically, anybody who is anybody have heard of the book, right? Therefore, if I attempt to be telling the synopsis would be a complete waste of time, right? Or, probably I’m just incredibly lazy.

That aside, I have to tell you that The Chamber of Secrets was, for some odd reason, my favourite amongst the entire series, movie-wise, at least. I’m curious whether or not I would like the book. To be completely honest, the book was incredibly infuriating, to say the least. Even from the very beginning, it was already causing my anger to rise, it gets even worse as the story progresses. I’m not saying the story is bad, if anything it is very well written to the point that I’m beyond furious at the turn of events. I don’t know if that made sense, by any stories that can cause me to be angry enough that I refuse to read in order to contain my emotion, or the kind that cause me to bawl up in tears, then those are definitely the best stories. I guess, I don’t quite explain it very well, do I? Continue reading “Book review: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J. K. Rowling”

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Book review: Our Endless Numbered Days, by Claire Fuller

Peggy Hillcoat is eight years old when her survivalist father, James, takes her from their home in London to a remote hut in the woods and tells her that the rest of the world has been destroyed. Deep in the wilderness, Peggy and James make a life for themselves. They repair the hut, bathe in water from the river, hunt and gather food in the summers and almost starve in the harsh winters. They mark their days only by the sun and the seasons.

When Peggy finds a pair of boots in the forest and begins a search for their owner, she unwittingly begins to unravel the series of events that brought her to the woods and, in doing so, discovers the strength she needs to go back to the home and mother she thought she’d lost.

After Peggy’s return to civilization, her mother learns the truth of her escape, of what happened to James on the last night out in the woods, and of the secret that Peggy has carried with her ever since.(Goodreads synopsis) Continue reading “Book review: Our Endless Numbered Days, by Claire Fuller”

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Book review: Creeping Shadow (The Rise of Isaac #1), by Caroline Peckham

Source: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26526373-creeping-shadow

** ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review. **

**contain mild spoiler**

What am I suppose to do with my life now? I finished this book and I want to know whatever to happened next? How long must I wait for the next book? How long? This is not fair. I need to know. This book is such a nice read that I forgot that I have absolutely no idea when will I ever read the next book in the series.

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Book review: The Shadow Throne (The Ascendance Trilogy #3), by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Source: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21454199-the-shadow-throne

I am done! I am done with the series and now I feel a huge void, because who knows when will I have the chance to stumble upon a good series again? Lord only knows. What I can tell you is that it was definitely worth it to postpone my thesis for this series (although, I am now definitely anxious because I have done nothing of much significance).

**mild spoiler alert**
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Book review: The Runaway King (The Ascendance Trilogy #2), by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Source: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17454898-the-runaway-king

**mild spoiler alert**

I am totally in too deep with this book. It took me only two days to finished this book; I can actually finished it in one single sitting, but with other responsibilities nagging for my attention, I had to divide my time equally. This book was definitely still as action-packed like the first one, although to be perfectly honest, the first one was still the best because it literally kept me on the edge of my seat, while the second one had its fair share of predictable moments and storyline.

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