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Winter Quarterly Reading/Writing Goals

Hey Guys,

It’s that time again. When I post all of my quarterly goals on this again. For those who are new to this type of post basically I post goals every quarter for all things bookish and look back at them and see if I did them or not. The reason I post the goals on this blog is to motivate me into doing them. And so I don’t look like a fool saying something but not doing it.

Anyway. Let’s look at all of my past goals last time and see if I achieved this.

DA GOALS:

  1. Write and finish a First Draft!

I did this! For those who don’t know I participated in NaNoWriMo and won! 50K Hurray!

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2.Start edits for Ever the Stars.

Unfortunately, I didn’t do this. I found myself way busier than I first expected and just didn’t roll around to get this done.Hopefully I’ll be able to get this done next time.

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3. Get to 300 followers on Instagram

Does 230 count? Didn’t accomplish this either. *Cries into pillow for eternity*

4. Read 6 books!

As you all know I haven’t been reading up to par recently. But I managed to crank out 6 books read so MISSION ACHIEVED!!

5. Find a Critique Partner

Don’t even ask. I didn’t do amazing 2/5 is pretty bad. But considering one of those goals are to write a novel. I’ll give myself a 3/5.

So those were the old, here’s the new one’s.

1. Finish the second draft for Ever the Stars!

Hopefully I’ll be able to get this done. 2nd drafts are the bane of my existence, but I can do this!

2. Post something every week.

Another goal I’ve been trying to accomplish is to continually post good, engaging content. Which Is why I’m going to work REALLY hard to bring you the best content possible.

3. Read 10 books.

Most of you know I’ve been slacking in the book department recently. IT ALL CHANGES NOW! I CAN DO THIS! I’ve already read one and are starting the second. SO glad my reading slump is finally over. (No thank’s to Harry Potter at all.)

4. Figure out Scrivener

This Christmas I got Scrivener. For those who don’t know what that is it’s a writing tool that will help you write your story and keep everything really neat and tidy. (Something I lack) I’ve got it on my thumb drive and have been procrastinating uploading it to my computer. Hopefully I’ll figure it out soon though, I’ve been getting a ton of new shiny book Ideas I’d be interested in writing about.

That’s it! Do you guys do goals? If so, what are some of your goals!

Thanks for reading! My name’s Jared and I will have another post up soon!

-Jared

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Review- Calamity by: Brandon Sanderson

 

When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David’s fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy.

David knew Prof’s secret, and kept it even when Prof struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Once the Reckoners’ leader, Prof has now embraced his Epic destiny. He’s disappeared into those murky shadows of menace Epics are infamous for the world over, and everyone knows there’s no turning back. . .

But everyone is wrong. Redemption is possible for Epics—Megan proved it. They’re not lost. Not completely. And David is just about crazy enough to face down the most powerful High Epic of all to get his friend back. Or die trying.

 

Anybody notice a particular theme in finale books? Finale books tend to suck. For those who are new to the YA realm, trilogies tend to go like this.
1st book: LOVE THIS SO MUCH AND WANNA DIE!
2nd book: Was really good and wanna continue even though it wasn’t as good.
3rd book: SUCKED…….
Now I know what some of you are thinking. But I read this and loved it! Or, I read that and freaked out about how good it was. THIS IS JUST A RULE OF THUMB. Or, more commonly known as the “Final book Curse”. Deep in my heart I thought that Brandon could go against all of the odds and deliver an amazing book that is promised to be better than both the first. Instead, my reaction was like the gif below.
I felt that the first book’s villan, Steelheart was way harder to beat than Calamity. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? The book explains that Calamity is like 1000 times stronger than any strong Epic. (Bad Superhero) And yet, there is no fight. the plot twist is predictable, and the book isn’t even focused on Calamity. CALAMITY IS A SIDE CHARACTER!
       Also, I felt that they never really explained what Calamity’s main power was. Even when the book gave an ok description of what is was. I was like.
But, the fight with Prof, was great. One of the reasons that I love Brandon’s work so much is because of the fight scenes. They are partly the reason why I read so many of Brandon’s books. IF YOU HAVE NOT READ A BRANDON SANDERSON BOOK I HIGHLY SUGGEST IT!
The fight scenes in books one and two are AMAZING! Book three was PURE AMAZING! While I was a fan of the ending I did feel that through this book David was too invincible, like he could never be hurt or wounded, And even when he did get hurt he had the healing machine thing -a-ma-bob to heal them.
 Overall, If I knew what I knew know I still would have read this finale. It was an ok end so if you were to remember anything from this post, it would be that you DON’T go into this book with high expectations.
Grade: B+
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12/24 marked as: read
02/05 marked as: to-read
12/22 marked as: currently-reading
12/29 page 49 11.0% “As usual, the Brandon Sanderson start’s with a bang!!”
12/29 49.0% “Loving this!”
12/30 86.0% “loving this less… :(“
12/31 marked as: read
12/31 100.0% “Finished! The ending had all the feels!  So glad I could finish the year an amazing book!”
-Jared
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My Top 3 Favorite Books of 2016

Hey Guys,

So today I realized something, We are almost done and approaching the end of the year with full steam, it ends in like 2 weeks! Can you believe it?  It’s so weird guys, this year has flown by. (Takes a moment to think about how old I am) Anyway, since we’re approaching the end of the year and quietly counting down the days till Christmas, I thought I’d let you know what books I loved this year!

Disclaimer: The books that I mention don’t have to be released this year, I just have had to read them in the year 2016!

Withought further ado. Let’s talk about my top 3 FAVORITE Books of 2016!

Cinder by: Marissa Meyer

 

If you haven’t heard about the amazing series by Marissa Meyer you are HIGHLY MISSING OUT! This year I decided to start this series because I’ve been meaning to read it, I’ve just never felt I had time. BUT I CHANGED IT THIS YEAR!  (Sorta read the whole series in 2 weeks)The first book in this series is Cinder, The second is Scarlet, the third, Cress, and the fourth and final book, Winter. Basically these stories are fairy tale retelling’s with the first book, Cinder being a Cinderella retelling. The second book Scarlet is partly a Beauty and the Beast retelling with a sprinkle of Little Red Riding hood. The third book Cress is Rapunzel and the fourth is Winter. (Which is Snow White If you can’t figure that one out 😉

But their’s a twist, All the books in the series are Space Themed. Cinderella is an Android. Scarlet is a pilot. Cress is a hacker, and Winter is the Queen of people who live on the moon. I won’t tell you anything else because it’s best to go into this series as blind as possible. + I gave ALL of the books a five-star rating, but this series is probably my fav of the year!

2. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

If you don’t know, JK Rowling had two directors write a script for the 8th Harry Potter. While I wasn’t a huge fan of the idea, I thought “Hey, It’s Harry Potter, I’ll buy it.” So I did. While I did not love it, (Mainly because it was in script form) and (JK Rowling never wrote it) I really loved the story. Don’t get me wrong, This book was amazing! One of my most anticipated books of the year, While I do recommend that you’ve read the Harry Potter books before reading this, It is NOT necessary to have read them before reading. The movies would suffice enough if you chose to start it from reading it their.

 

3. Legend by: Marie Lu

I loved this book so much! I read it at the start of the year and couldn’t put it down. I SUCK at describing this book so I’m gonna just leave the book summary below. But know that I love this book and I can’t even begin how to describe how much fun it is.

Summary: What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths—until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

 

Thank you for reading! Make sure to check me out on my instagram @Jared_dabook.club for pics of books as well as all of my reading and writing updates. See Ya next time, and have an AMAZING CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!

-Jared

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Blogger Inverview! Xander from ForeverBookish

Hey guys,

So I reached out to Xander @ Foreverbookish.com and asked if he would like to be interviewed. For those who don’t know he is a 14 year old book blogger, just like me! He immediantly responded saying he would love to, So I did. Below are the questions and answers, Enjoy!

Q. What made you want to be a blogger?

A. Funnily enough, I was extremely intrigued about ARCs. The first time I saw one my brain kind of short-circuited because how can someone have a book before it’s published?!? How does that work? I thought ARCs were so cool. I also love sharing my thoughts about books with others and talking about books with books nerds like me and that is what really keeps me going.

Q. Describe your Favorite book in one sentence.
A. Alright, since it’s such a boring answer I’ll give you the Harry Potter answer and then one for my other favorite book.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling: Boy living in a cupboard finds out he’s a wizard and he fights Voldemort’s dark forces.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: Beautifully written book set in the South that everyone needs to read at least once.

Q. Favorite movie?

A. My favorite movie changes every now and then but right now it’s got to be Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. I saw it shortly after I read the book and it was. So. Freaking. Good. It captures the essence of the book so well and the beautiful cinematography blended with author Jesse Andrews’s writing makes for an emotional and stunning adaptation.

Q.  How long have you been blogging?

This March will be 4 years! Time has just flown by.

Q. Have any cool memories or things that have happened to you since you became a reviewer?

So many amazing things have happened. There are some surreal moments that I’ve had to pinch myself about, and I still can’t believe. Two years ago, I raised the money to attend BookExpo America which was incredible. I got to talk to one of my heroes, Rick Riordan, and while I usually try to be chill in front of authors, I kind of exploded while I was talking to him. The other day I found out he visited my blog which never in my wildest dreams I imagined. I’ve had the chance to interview and meet a lot of my favorite authors, and I never thought I would meet/get to know as many bloggers and be in such an amazing community of people.


Q. What is your all time favorite YA author?

At this moment Jason Reynolds and John Corey Whaley are my faves.

Q. What projects are you working on?  Writing anything?

Ooh, I’ve got some exciting stuff on the way. I have a backlog of interviews that haven’t been posted yet, that will be posted on my blog weekly. Gayle Forman, Garth Nix, Marie Lu, Sabaa Tahir…there are loads of them! In terms of writing, I am planning on doing NaNoWriMo This year so we’ll see what comes out of that!

Q. What do you think one of your secrets of success for blogging/reviewing?

Be yourself on your blog. Be the fanboy/girl you are and don’t be embarrassed that you have a book blog. Be creative; creativity can put you ahead and set you apart from others. Read and review what you want to read and review. This is especially important because if you aren’t reading what you want to, you’re not going to be happy blogging. And if blogging doesn’t make you happy, what’s the point? Attend as many author events and panels as possible. They have great advice on writing and deadlines and meeting authors is one of my favorite things. Don’t be shy, introduce yourself to authors and bloggers and publishers. There’s a big community out there that, I swear, has some of the world’s nicest people in it. And if you’re thinking about starting a blog but you’re not sure, DO IT. A big thing I’ve learned is that you need to try things and ask questions and if you decided you don’t like it, you will know that blogging isn’t for you. Go for it! It won’t hurt to try.

About Xander
HEYA THERE!  I’m Xander. I am the blogger/reviewer who runs Forever Bookish. I kinda sorta like books. Like, A LOT. Like, so much that my floor has piles of books on it and my TBR shows no sign of ending. I’m 13 years old and don’t sleep nearly enough because books. I attend WAY too many book festivals and conventions and get even MORE books from those, but hey, it’s one of my favorite things. I geek out and freak out over Harry Potter, Rick Riordan and adorable picture books about beefeaters. I like chocolate and organizing my bookshelf, but not together because I don’t want to get chocolate on my books. I collect foreign and unique Harry Potter editions, and most of my Tweets are all CAPSLOCK even though my computer doesn’t have a capslock button. Let’s be friends!

Fantastic Beast and Where to Find them (SPOILER) Movie Review

Hey Guys, So Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them came out a couple of weeks ago, so I thought I’d post all of my thoughts, feels, as well as reassure all other Potterheads out their about the movie. To better express all of my thoughts I thought I’d go through this review and go through each character and talk about all of the notes and thoughts I had while watching this movie. Also be warned, THIS IS A SPOILER REVIEW! I will be discussing about all of the things, so If you’ve not seen it. Go see it, and then come back and we’ll all talk about this together.

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Newt Scamander:  I loved Eddie Redmayne’s portrayal of Newt. He was just so very introverted and kept to himself a lot and I personally felt the actor was the best person to play Newt Scamander. I have to say after partly watching this movie I kept on coming back to the fact that Newt was so much like Hagrid, it was a little weird. Both are introverted, both have creatures, both expelled from Hogwarts. Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not. Another thing I thought was interesting was the magical creatures. Instantly I fell in love with all of the creatures, but before watching the movie I couldn’t have even imagined how important they are to the story, Originally  I had  thought that they were side line characters and had no purpose and weren’t that important. But, After watching the movie I found myself totally wrong by the end of the movie. I felt as though the creatures added a light-hearted feel to this rather dark and grim story. Speaking of a grim story I especially enjoyed when Newt and the crew were in his suitcases and he mentioned a Lestrange. It was just another one of the many hat tipping moments to the Harry Potter movie that made it so enjoyable.

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Tina Goldstein: Going into this movie I had mixed feelings about Tina. I wasn’t sure If I’d like her, or if she was too serious to enjoy. Boy was I wrong, I loved the strong, self reliant character that she was as well as her interaction with all of the characters. Also I want to find out more about her and Credence’s relationship together. Was she one of the orphans? I want MORE to her past. Speaking of her past remember that scene where they are all being sent to the “Extermination Center.”? I have to say that was probably one of the creepiest parts, from the white walls and how calm the Ministry Workers it gave me a ton of chills.

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Jacob Kowalski: I have to say part of the reason I liked the movie so much was because of the dumb, funny, humor that came between him. for those who need reminders Jacob has just came back from the war and is looking for a loan to open a bakery when he bumps into Newt and learns all about this society. I have to say by having him as a muggle or (No Maj) It was a clever thing on JK’s part to explain this new society without having to just spew out random bits of information. A lot of his humor comes between him and Quennie Goldstien (Tina’s sister who will be talked about next) Their relationship together was hilarious and really enjoyable.

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Queenie Goldstien: A lot of the reason I felt that Queenie was liked was her strong interest in Muggles (Jacob). It made it very entertaining exploring this forbidden love between her as well as Jacob. One of the funniest things in the movie was watching the love between her and Jacob. She was fascinated with the simplest things about Muggles and it made me laugh many times. One of the other things that made me interested was the fact that she was a Legilimentist. For those who’ve read Harry Potter you probably recognize this as the thing Harry was trying to learn from Snape to get Voldemort to not read his mind.

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Credence: One of the most interesting characters in JK’s Universe Credence’s story is one of sadness, mystery, and grimness. After killing his Mother who was basically the leader of an Anti-Wizard group and finding out that he was a wizard who couldn’t control his powers making him become a bomb of magic that could destroy the whole world. MACUSA, the USA’s version of the Ministry Of Magic ends up killing Credence, or so they think! In the end you can see a little black speck of the magic that floats away, Newt notices it but doesn’t say anything. Which brings me to my future theories for the next movie.

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Percival Graves: One of the best surprise twists of all time was the reveal that Graves was in fact Grindelwald using a Polyjuice potion to turn into a MACUSA operative and tried to influence Credence so that he could use him to destroy the world. Fortunately he was caught and sent to prison but it was a pretty epic reveal that has made me super pumped up for the second movie.

 

THEORIES:

-Grindelwald will escape prison (obviously) They can’t hold him long, he’s one of the baddest wizards alive. He’ll eventually find a way to get out. It’s just a matter of when and how.

-Credence is alive and Newt will find him and bring him to Albus Dumbledore for help to train him to control his powers: As I mentioned earlier Newt sees a little piece of the magic of Credence escape the grasp of MACUSA and doesn’t mention this to anyone. Also it has been confirmed by one of the deleted scenes that after Newt leaves America we see Credence quietly walk on the same boat that he went on after the whole battle.

-This Lestrange girl Newt had a relationship and briefly mentioned in the movie will show up in the second installment.

-All of the movies will be set in different places around earth: The second movie has already been confirmed by the producer to have the next movie set in Paris. This has me infer that through all of the movies we will see Newt traveling around doing his thing while watching all that is happening with the Grindelwald/Dumbledore situation which would be a good way to show all of the magic around the world as well as finally showcase the epic battle between Grindelwald and Dumbledore.

Okay, I think that’s it. Overall I highly enjoyed it, and recommend anyone who’s even a slight Harry Potter fan to go and see this movie. Plus, If you haven’t seen any of the Harry Potter books or movies, you can still go and start this and will for the most part, not get confused at all.

My Rating:

5 stars

 

My Reading Update

Hey Guys,

So I thought I’d let you know all of the reading biz that is going in my life.

  1. Reading

Slowly, I been trickling back into the world of reading. Overall I have read 7 books in the last little while. After having a huge reading slump from Harry Potter I have FINALLY dived back into reading . While I have started I want to try to start slow and work my way up this means something small, AKA a Graphic Novel. For those who don’t know what a graphic novel is basically it’s a long comic book that you have to read in order to get the story, unlike some comic books in which you can just start wherever. Anyway I decided to go with something fantasy and started a Graphic Novel called Amulet.

It’s by Kazu Kibuishi and it’s made me obsessed. I started with book one and thought it was okay. Next, I started book two and it was better, Finally I started book three and was hooked from then on. For those who aren’t aware Amulet is basically about a girl named Emily who gets an amulet, finds another world, oh and did I mention her Mother got kidnapped by a creature in this “new” world? The book is very interesting and I would highly recommend it to people who want to start reading Graphic Novels.

Novel wise I have sucked. I’ve started a few books and I just can’t seem to be able to finish one. I started reading the Iron Trial by Cassandra Clair and Holly Black, It wasn’t bad, in fact it was good. I just couldn’t seem to find the motivation to find it. THOSE WHO HAVE READ HARRY POTTER AND BEEN IN A MAJOR SLUMP  HOW CAN YOU SURVIVE? I NEED BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS AND I NEED THEM FAST. I CAN’T SURVIVE THE SLUMP MUCH LONGER!

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2. NaNoWriMo

In other news National Novel Writing Month is coming this November. For those who don’t know it’s a time when all writers of the world try to write 50K which is essentially a novel, in ONE month. Yes I know it’s crazy, Yes I know it seems impossible. BUT I CAN DO IT! I can’t really tell you a bunch of my plans for it but it’s probably my best idea yet and I think it’s “The One.”

Anyway thanks for reading this post! I will try hard to continue to post now that school is clearing up!

Thanks,

Jared

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The KEY to getting your first draft finished

Hey guys,

So I haven’t really been doing anything besides writing. But with the new year of school I thought, Why don’t I start posting on writing related things? Also I will now be posting writing tips on occasion! I still will be posting book reviews and other things but also writing tips! Anyway I think that’s it, let’s get on with the post

  1. The real way to get your first draft written

So for a while when I started writing as a newbie I always had a problem finishing that first draft. Finishing the first draft is an essential to getting your book done. Withought it, well you hate to break it to you, You CANNOT finish your book if you haven’t started it. So how do you get that done? Honestly I thought there was some super major top-secret writing secret that could get your book finished quickly, despite my belief I realized that writing takes A LOT! of hard work. Most readers don’t realize how long it takes to finish the first draft, and if they do they’ll never attempt to write one because of the massive amount of time and effort and will just watch Netflix or something.

So what is the so-called “secret” to getting your first draft finished?  Honestly the secret is persistence, and a ton of work. Writing will not go fast, no matter what secret program you use. I’d like to teach you a math equation. (No you do not have to do HW)

Time + Persistency = FIRST DRAFT!

I know what you’re thinking. Ugh Jared what does this mean? Relax. Take a break and pop some popcorn. Let’s do this!

Time.

Whenever I meet a newbie writer and ask them when they think they’ll have their first draft finished I always get this response.

“Oh I don’t know I just never find time to write.”

To which In my head I am mentally shaking my head in dismay.

Do Master Pianists find time to practice just whenever? Do boxers find the time to practice fighting whenever? Does the US Army just find time to train their soldiers wherever and whenever? No! Gosh no!

If you are passionate about something you need to FIND time to write in your busy everyday time. For a while when school started I would wake up at 5AM every morning to write for an hour before you start school. Some people think you’re crazy, but I prefer the term passionate! If  mornings aren’t your thing maybe you could write during lunch. Maybe you could write before bed. The possibilities are endless, every writer is different. Try to find when you’re time to write is and make a goal to write EVERY DAY!

Persistency.

Another great attribute that a writer needs to finish writing is persistency. To be persistent means to continue something firmly despite opposition. In order to finish your first draft you have to be persistent. Even if you think the words you are writing on this page are bad. Even if you think that you suck as a writer. I promise, you’re not as half bad as you would think. when I was working on my Space Opera story four-ish months ago I felt like the words sucked. I felt like I should just quit and give up and go back to reading. But then I told myself that I has to do this. Go to the future in a few months and I’ve finished my first draft!

While writing is hard it is totally possible. I know you can do this and I believe in you!

For more posts, stay tuned for tips on writing as well as book reviews and all things literary!

Thanks,

-Jared

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My Writing Update

Hey guys,

So I haven’t done a writing update in a little as far as what I’ve been working on. As of now, today (8/23/16) I am at 30K on a new story that I have written. I don’t want to tell you too much about it but I really think this is the story I’ve been looking for. It’s Sci-Fi and in a galaxy filled with Space Pirates and all that stuff. Other than that I can’t really tell you that much right now because I’m not sure what will stay after edits. Anyway I’m approaching The 3rd and final act in my story. And yes, I know this is short, I’m thinking this story is going to end up being a Novelette. But other than that nothing is really permanent. I guess I’ll give you some more info about it. I started it closer to the end of June and this idea would not stop going away. So finally I gave in to it and began to sort of outline a story and thought “What could be the possible storyline?” And well finally after a few days of research I had decided on the story. And now for the next few months I’ve tried writing 1000 words a day. As you can see it’s taken way longer than expected but finally. Finally after two month’s I can say I’m almost done. Reading wise, after finishing all of the Harry Potter’s I started this summer I haven’t read a thing. But let’s not dwell on that and think about how I have failed this month at reading.  Overall I am way excited to share it with you. I’m not sure if it will be posted anywhere, we’ll see how revision goes. And for those asking yes I do not have a name for the story now. The name I’d call it is Space story. Not really the best name “I know.” It was just something that I said when I started. Now that I’m done I have to actually come up with a title.

Anyways that was my very very very short writing update. Thanks for reading! My names Jared, and this is dabook.club

-Jared

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REVIEW-Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by: JK Rowling and Jack Thorne

cooltext133089402245467Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

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cooltext133089343094800 So Harry Potter and the Cursed Child came out a few days ago and I loved it. So I’ve got my notes beside me on what I liked about this book and what I thought was eh. To start off the notes I’d say the first thing you’d wanna know before you go into this book is that it is different. So JK Rowling decided to do another Harry Potter story. She actually made a stage play for this that is being performed in the UK. This book is actually the script being printed for the Potter fans who can’t travel to see it and what to know what happened next in the Harry Potter story. Other than that I think that is the number one thing going into this book.

The next thing on my list is to talk about the book. While I liked It, a lot. I would like to think of this book as a separate  story in the Harry Potter story. It was still really good and If you feel a bit apprehensive about going into this because you don’t want your favorite series ruined, don’t be. While this wasn’t the best book in the Harry Potter books and shouldn’t be compared to the others and thought of as a separate book  I highly enjoyed it.

I can’t say a ton on the whole plot because it’s best to go in not knowing anything but I will say it does involve a Time Turner for anyone who remembers those things in book 3. Keep in mind I will do a spoiler review in the future for all those who have read it and would like to discuss it with me. Anyway let’s get on with the notes.

JK Rowling has confirmed that this is the last story in the Harry Potter stories so you have to read this! While I feel a bit sad about this and would love for it to keep living on forever I think it’s time for this franchise to end. While I think the franchise as a whole will never die because of all of the loyal fans I do think that all good things must come to and end.

cooltext133089378843909 Well I didn’t hate anything in this book. While I’m doing exactly what I told you not to do by comparing it to the other 7 books this wasn’t as good as them. IT WAS STILL REALLY GOOD THOUGH! Overall I highly enjoyed this their was so many plot twists and just re-living the moments from the Harry Potter series was really amazing. So go read it, and come back in a few days so we can talk about this in my spoiler review that will be up in a few days.

Rating:

4/5 stars

STAR-4Anyway thanks for reading my review, I’m Jared I post every Wednesday and Saturday. And don’t hesitate to follow me on Instagram, my username is @Jared_dabook.club for more pics of books and all info in the publishing industry. Thanks for everything

-Jared

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Cover Wars Wednesday!

Hey guys,

So I started to think and I decided that I wanted to start a new thing on my blog. It’s called Cover Wars Wednesday! It’s been created by Books Is Glee so I decided I wanted to do it too. Basically I compare the U.S. Cover of a book to the U.K. Cover and ask you which one was better.  Well withought further ado let’s start this thing.

The book I wanted to compare covers to today was Mistborn by: Brandon Sanderson.

Behold the covers.

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The cover on the left is the American edition, and the cover on the right is the UK edition. I personally like the UK edition better, I’m not a huge fan of the American, but the story is amazing! Anyway here was my short post, which do you like better? American or United Kingdom? Tell me in the comments below.

Anyway thanks for reading this, my names Jared and I’ll have posts up every Wednesday and Saturday, so look for me then.  So until next time! Bye!

-Jared

 

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