So… This is super! Backlist. 20 years in fact. But I just got my new 20th anniversary edition in so I am writing about Harry. Have you seen these new covers? I love love love how they all intertwine with one another. I set them all out on the couch a took a picture. 😀
I know I don’t need a synopsis of Harry Potter because… Who hasn’t read them by now? I am actually going through and listening to them on audio right now. I am on book 5. I think I started listening to them around… sometime last year. I follow along with a podcast so I only listen to one chapter a week so its pretty slow going. If you are into podcasts it’s called Harry Potter and the Sacred Text (I’ll put a link below). They – there are 2 hosts, Casper and Vanessa – treat the text as a sacred one, like how religions treat the Bible basically. Its super interesting and funny.
But since I don’t have a synopsis… I guess I will tell you my thoughts on Harry Potter. I honestly do not remember reading the first three books. But I know I did. I also know my grandma bought them(the first three books) so when all of us grandkids (there are only like 4 of us) came over she could read them to us. But… I don’t think that ever happened. Lol. I read the last one, The Deathly Hallows, when I was a junior in High School, around 2010. So I wasn’t too far behind the release date. It, honestly, took me forever to read. A couple of months actually. I loved the Half-Blood Prince and just couldn’t get over Dumbledore (still no spoilers). And… Then Dobby!? I mean just cry fest. But I got through it. And this is only my second time listening/reading/ingesting them and I just can’t believe how much I missed!
Of course, I can’t write a post without tell you all that I am a Slytherin, and I am proud of it. 😀 Also, my Ilvermorny house is Pukwudgie. My patronus is an Osprey – which is a type of bird, also called a sea hawk. My wand is Pine wood with a Phoenix feather core 12 ¼” and Quite Bendy flexibility. Now, I haven’t explored Pottermore much but I did take the quizzes and those were my results.
Favorite Character- Dobby and Mrs. Weasley
Favorite Book- Half-Blood Prince (even though it’s a 5 alarm snot bomb)
Favorite Quote- “Always.” -Snape or “Not my daughter, you bitch!” -Mrs. Weasley
Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
Harry Potter 20th anniversary edition
So, this book I picked up because of the cover. I totally judged it. It had pretty colors, a key, stopwatch, and pen. Pretty cover. I started reading it not too long after I got it.
So if you haven’t heard of it here is a quick synopsis. There is a kingdom surrounded by mist and its been that way for as long as anyone can remember. And whoever rules the kingdom is chosen by something. It kind of runs through the same family but in this book the mistress’s daughter ends up ruling (not a spoiler that happens on page 11). Everything is just kind of spiritual in this book. There is a timekeeper, a bookkeeper, and a doorkeeper. These three helpers basically keep the Lord or Lady to schedule and the kingdom running and everything. But the Lord dies at the beginning and Keri is the next in line. Which nobody thought would happen because he has 2 sons. Everything seems fine until Keri gets to her first meeting with all the other people in charge. The mist is failing around the village.
This is set in Nimmeria. A crazy magic filled world. You know what really gets to me with these Fantasy books? When they are set in a magical world but there is no map! I love maps and being able to see where people are going, how far the ocean is, and where everything important is. This is a standalone if you are looking for a quick read with no book hangover. I will say with how many books I read I usually still can’t ever guess what happens but this one wa very predictable. But it read fast and was well written. There were a few hidden things that just kinda popped up that were cool and that I hadn’t read before. So it’s definitely worth the read but you might know the ending.
Favorite Character: Lucas
Quote: “Never do any unpleasant task yourself when you can get someone else to do it…” -Lucas
Page Count: 391
When I read: November 2017
The Keeper of the Mist
This weeks book is Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. I am currently reading Ignite Me, book 3 in the series. But if I tell you all about that then there are going to be all the spoilers. So, this week will be Shatter Me.
This series is set in a dystopian future where birds don’t fly and trees are dying. Juliette is in an insane asylum because she can’t touch anyone without hurting them. Her parent hate her, the world hates her and she is the only one she knows like her. She has been in the asylum for … too long, and one day she gets a roommate, his name is Adam. They live in an unknown location in the United States, or what used to be. The world has been transformed by The Reestablishment. Juliette is in Sector 45, and the head honcho is a 19-year-old named Warner.
I don’t want to spoil anything so I am going to leave that little synopsis there. My thoughts on the series are.. in one sentence. I really like it. I have had this ‘trilogy’ on my tbr for quite some time. But I didn’t actually get around to it until the fourth book came out this year. And I put trilogy in quotes because it was a trilogy until this next book was said to come out. So now there are another 3 books in the works for this world. I am super excited I got in on the bandwagon before it was finish. This is definitely going to be a series I keep up with and will most likely pre-order the last two books.
I’ll put a link below so you can check out the series for yourself but I highly recommend it. Fast moving, romance, drama, and a class clown. What more could you want?
Shatter Me Series