lblog

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Book Review!

Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Author: J.K. Rowling

Purchase: Available in the UK and US.

Overall Rating: 4/5

Great For: Who doesn’t love Harry Potter?

Themes: Magic, Battles, History, Family

Review: That’s right, the wait is finally over!
It was safe to say that I was waiting for the Amazon delivery man to arrive and I ended up finishing the book within hours. I couldn’t put it down!

So, this new novel is based on the new play ‘Harry Potter and The Cursed Child’ and is about Harry, his two sons and a daughter. They are off to Hogwarts to start their new adventure but they notice strange things going on with their son Albus..
Will we see people from the past? More encounters? Love? Death? You’ll have to wait and see for yourself.

And I’m not going to say anything else about the storyline, but there’s a lot of back and forth in the story and it is also written in a script format. I wasn’t too sure about this at first and I’m still not too sure, to be honest..
I found it a little difficult to keep up with each character (past, present, future) but I got there in the end!

Screen Shot 2016-08-21 at 18.31.47

I really enjoyed this though and I cannot wait for some more Harry Potter related goodness! Sadly I haven’t got tickets for the play yet but I would absolutely love to see it, especially after reading this!

This book definitely brings back all of the ‘Harry Potter feels’ from the past novels and you won’t be disappointed 🙂

What is your favourite Harry Potter book and why?

Check out my other book reviews:

The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

The Trap by Alan Gibbons

Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard

The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch

 

Advertisements

Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Title: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Author: J.K. Rowling

Purchase: Available in the UK and preorder for the US.

Overall Rating: 5/5

Great For: Young Adult

Themes: Magic, Wizards and Witches, Adventure, Challenges, Vengeance

Review: As always, the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling are always ALWAYS incredible!
I have decided to start re-reading these this year! And, as you can tell I just finished The Goblet Of Fire, which is probably one of my favourites out of the books, although I really don’t like the film adaptation of this book..
This now reminds me that I really, really want to go to the Harry Potter Studios when I get home from travelling, as I have been to The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter in Orlando a few times but not London?!

Anyway, I don’t think there’s much explaining to do about this book, as most people have read them or seen the films – you all know the jist! I just thought that I would share my excitement that I am re-reading them and you all should too! 😀

Have you re-read the books? If so, how many times? If not, will you?

Check out my other book reviews:

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The Trap by Alan Gibbons

Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard

The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch

Other Harry Potter related posts:

Harry Potter Studios

Florida Vlog

I surprised my mother at Disney World

How I do Disney World and Universal on a Budget

 

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Book Review

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was great to get an insight into how teenagers ‘come out’ and the struggles they face. I have a lot of homosexual friends and I have been with them through a lot, especially ‘coming out’, so I just found it so interesting to read this book and have highly recommended it to some of my friends. I think that they would enjoy to hear other views and struggles that people have had.

So like I said, this book is about a boy at high school who has been emailing another boy from the school, both anonymously as they both feel the same way and have started to have feelings for each other, without actually knowing each other in person. It turns out that they get closer and closer, but one person is ready to come out and reveal himself to the other, but the other isn’t ready yet.
But, this guy accidentally leaves his email signed in on a school computer and someone else finds his emails. They take a photograph of one and blackmails him with it.
It all goes from there..

So I thought I would leave it there as I definitely don’t want to spoil the book! But I would highly recommend this book, it has had a lot of attention from the book community recently.
xx
LINKS:
Amazon: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda (Kindle Edition: £2.99, Paperback: £5.59, Hardback: £8.69)

NEW VIDEO: I DID A SKYDIVE!

I will be having a NZone Skydive post up soon with all of the details on what I did and what it was like – so look out for that!
In the meantime, go and check out: nzoneskydive.co.nz
xx

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope (William Shakespeare’s Star Wars #4) by Ian Doescher Review

Oh, now this one is a good one! This is one for the other Star Wars fans out there – it is a retelling of the Star Wars films in script form, also in the style of William Shakespeare. It is a really humorous read and great to see a different perspective of the films!
I would highly recommend these books, as they come in a set (which now you can purchase the Box Set which has a pretty beautiful illustration all along it), especially for a Star Wars fan. A great early christmas gift idea, there?
Especially as the new Star Wars movie is coming out this year! I cannot wait!

YOU CAN PURCHASE THEM FROM AMAZON: HERE.
(Kindle Edition: £21.61, Hardcover £22.75).

Have any of you read these?! Tell me if you love/hate them!
xx

Review: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Title: Everything Everything

Author: Nicola Yoon

Purchase: Available in the UK on Amazon.

Overall Rating: 4/5

Great For: Young Adult

Themes: Aspirations, Obstacles, Romance, Adventure.

Review:  I was so excited to read this book, that when I saw it APPROVED in my NetGalley Shelf, I was so, so, so happy!
I delved straight under my duvet and got stuck right into this book and I literally didn’t put it down, from the moment I started reading.
The book starts with a girl that has always lived within her home, never gone outside from the age of 3 months as she is prone to getting very ill from most things that are outdoors. Her body just cannot handle all of the bacteria and other substances in the air. Her home is tucked away with air tight seals and several different processes that visitors must go through to visit her So, she stays in her house, every day of her life with her mother and nurse.
Suddenly, there are new neighbours moving in next door and she spots this handsome boy around her age and she immediately falls in love with him.
But what will happen, aye? aye?
That’s where you come in and need to read the book! It is full of obstacles and achievements and will keep you hooked until you finish it.

I really, really enjoyed this book and there have been such amazing reviews for it so far. It’s a nice, easy read which I thoroughly enjoyed. I loved that this book contained Instant Messages, Diagrams, Illustrations – it just made the book have even more personality and make you connect with the characters even more.
Don’t be fooled by the description I gave, it is full of adventure, devastation and hope!

UPDATE: I feel like I really needed to come back and add into this post that this book is now being released as a movie in cinemas very soon! I cannot wait to check this out and let you all know my thoughts on the adaptation!

Check out my other book reviews:

The Trap by Alan Gibbons

Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg (Zoella)

A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard

The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch

 

G Adventures Trip: Part Three (Cairns)

This is going to be the last and final post of my G Adventures Trip. I had such an amazing time on this trip and met some of the best people. Not forgetting, that our guide was awesome and helped us so much at getting the best experience going!
Getting to the point, this is going to be a short post as it was our final stop on the trip. We got off the 10 hour train journey and went straight to A J Hackett’s Bungy and Minjin Swing! We didn’t hesitate after a long train journey, we needed some adrenaline in our systems! I decided to do a Minjin Swing with two other friends and it was so much fun!10570388_10153022405992362_8372212880737498120_n
The Minjin Swing basically puts you into a harness and pulls you upwards and backwards to a post at the very top. So you are dangling in the air, tilting forward and then you have to pull the cord yourself so that you start flying downwards and into a giant swing! It was so much fun as you start flying over the building and through the jungle forest that was there! TOO MUCH FUN!
I will probably upload the Go Pro video we had, in the near future (as my internet is a little poop at the moment!). The others decided to do a Bungee Jump which looked amazing, but I didn’t have enough courage for that yet! A skydive is more my sort of thing, until I overcome that!
11059673_10153022406382362_5716841450635545420_n 11412280_10153022406007362_6667091188279829299_n
After this, our tour was technically over but we still carried on having some fun! We decided to have a night out for the last time when everyone was all still together. We went for some food at the Wool Shed, then started on some drinks before heading off to another few bars. It was such a nice experience and an honour to have such lovely people to experience it with, as that’s not always the case but we all had such a great time together! Here are our before and after photos of the group!
11055317_10155672355945307_2784373596380680992_n 11535658_10155672356230307_4579526187242137761_n 11539723_10155672356615307_9039581226524715212_n
As I said, this is a very short post as we just had a few chill days by the lagoon and eating ice cream. But I wanted to say a massive thank you to G Adventures for such an amazing trip and I won’t forget it!
I would highly recommend doing one of these tours, if there’s any problems on the way then they sort it out so quickly and you’re guaranteed to have a great time!

Have you done a G Adventures tour? Where would you like to travel next?
xx

LINKS:
G Adventures Brisbane – Cairns Tour
The Wool Shed, Cairns