With the incredibility that is called Wayward Son on the way, I just had to delve back into the world of Watford. I’m just as mesmerized as I was the first time. Harry Potter, I don’t know her. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Simon Snow is the Chosen One. There’s a whole prophecy dedicated to how he’ll defeat the Insidious Hundrum, the greatest threat the Magickal world has ever seen. Simon wants to defeat him, but he doesn’t have his magic in control. Something his nemesis and roommate Baz Pitch loves to make fun of. After a dreadful encounter with the Hundrum, Simon enters his last year at Watford. Nothing is as it’s supposed to be. His girlfriend dumps him, his mentor wants him gone, and Baz seems to have disappeared completely. It drives him crazy, especially when Baz’s deceased mother speaks to him in his dreams. Together with his nemesis, he’ll have to solve the mystery of her death, before the Hundrum comes to take them all down. Small problem? Simon has no idea how he can save the world, or himself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ None of the plot twists or the hidden interpretation of the prophecy were a shock to me this time. Yet, the build-up to a heartbreaking ending still amazes me. Small hints are spread everywhere until it all connects. Even though you get thrown into the world, nothing feels confusing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s still crazy how a contemporary writer managed to come up with an original concept like this. All the spells are easy and obvious. How the hell did Harry Potter have it so difficult? There are characters that hate magic, even run from it. There’s no shame in running. A hero who is a threat to his own world, and created his own villain. Rowell turned the whole Chosen One trope upside down, and then some. And then the romance, enemies to lovers. Don’t we all love our complicated anti-hero Baz? They support each other, and help define each other’s destiny. Also important is that not one person in this book
🇮🇹 Mi è arrivato un altro booktag quindi eccomi qui con una foto che c'entra poco con i libri 😂 Ringrazio @notonly.books che mi ha nominato per questo tag a tema "Orgoglio e Pregiudizio" dell Austen ideato da @libera_di_leggere Quindi ecco qui i miei libri scelti con tantissima difficoltà 😅 🔶 1) Elizabeth Bennet - Un libro che reputi impertinente e capace di scandalizzare: Nevernight di Jay Kristoff 🔶 2)Jane Bennet - Un libro che reputi senza alcun difetto: La chiave del tempo di Anne Fortier 🔶 3)Fitzwilliam - Un libro con forti principi morali: Caraval di Stephanie Garber 🔶 4)Signor Bennet - Un libro flemmatico e indolente: La somma dei giorni di Isabelle Allende 🔶 5)Signora Bennet - Un libro che reputi invadente: L'amante di Marguerite Duras 🔶 6)Charles Bingley - Un libro schietto ma simpatico: That Guy di Kim Jones 🔶 7)George Wickham - Un libro poco coerente: Nemmeno in paradiso di Chelsey Philpot 🔶 8)Lydia Bennet - Un libro che reputi sciocco: Fangirl di Rainbow Rowell 🔶 9)Mary Bennet - Un libro interessante ma pesante: Cime tempestose di Emily Bronte 🔶 10)Catherine Bennet - Un libro che reputi senza senso: Never cry werewolf di Heather Davis 🔶 11)W. Collins - Un libro scarso di carattere: La lettera scarlatta di Nathaniel Howthorne Tag nella foto! 💕 . . . #bookaddict#bookstag#paintings#bookstagram#instabook#fangirl#bookish#art#bookslights#photography#booklover#books📚 #bookworm#picture#bookphoto#instabook#instalike#bookalicious#liketeam#bookaholic#booknerd#bookcovers#bookspines#bucharest#vangogh
#bookreview Pachinko by Min Jin Lee : 🌟🌟🌟🌟/5 Omniscient narration, wonderful character building, writing that flows like honey, occasionally heartbreaking, thought provoking gem of a book is pachinko. Spanning nearly 100 years and moving from Korea at the start of the 20th century to pre- and postwar Osaka and, finally, Tokyo and Yokohama, the novel reads like a long, intimate hymn to the struggles of people in a foreign land. The tender stories of migration, the suffering, the longing of home, major historical disturbances, narratives of resilience has been meticulously woven over 500pages, which was pure bliss. Lee has pinballed her characters like that of a pachinko machine, making us feel all the human emotions like love, betrayal, suffering and death. This is a poignant and rich story of a Korean immigrant Sunja who has been played by circumstances in life to greater miseries one upon the other. Subtle details are so crucial for a novel and Lee has managed to weave it with utter grace, that this Novel will open your eyes and bring you to tears at the same time. Do read this gem, I assure you, you will not regret. I learnt, the landscape of life as such is chaotic and trodden by miseries, but yet we survive and we live to tell a story worth reading. Ps: I almost missed my flight reading this one, Lee grabs your mind with this compassionate hook and watches you linger and circle in this epic hauntingly beautiful tale. #bookstagram#books#ilovebooks#novel#pachinko#paperback#bookalicious#bookworm#bookish#bookaholic#bibliophilic#bibliophile#bookloverproblems#booklover#loveforbooks#minjinlee#japanese#literature#korean
⭐Happy Monday, Dreamers!! ⭐ And what a happy Monday it is. Tbh I've been walking on air since Saturday, and not just because of my friend's amazing wedding! QOTD: What's something you ACCOMPLISHED recently that you're SUPER proud of?? AOTD: Guys. I did it. The thing I never thought I'd successfully do. I rewrote my weak link, my problem child, Starchaser 4. As of Saturday morning, sitting in the same house where I wrote the most emotional portion of Book 2 back in 2017, I wrote the final words of my first ever top-to-bottom book rewrite. It's difficult to Express what that feels like. I think if you've ever rewritten a book, you already know. The excitement. The challenge. The fear. The perseverance that makes it all possible. And now here I sit with this thick draft in my hands, and unlike the first version, I'm EXCITED to read what lies in these pages. I'm looking forward to revisiting it and trimming the fat and sending it o to my CPs. 1.5 months. 700+ pages. And a whole lot of love, coffee, and help from Jesus. And here we are. What a wonderful place to be. ---- #yafantasy#booksarelife#readingislife#fantasyreads#readerslife#bookchat#bookfeature#bookworld#bookishlove#bookfeels#becauseofreading#readallthethings#yanovel#bookalicious#yalovin
I didn’t know it was possible to cry for 75 straight pages, but Bright Side by Kim Holden showed that it is. The whole time I was hoping a miracle would happen and some how change the ending. Although what happened is sad, it’s also life. Kate’s outlook on life and overall positive vibe is inspiring. I hope to live my life a little bit more like Bright Side. Now onto Gus where I’m sure I will cry MANY more tears.
Welcome booknerds to a renovated #bookstagram!👋🏼⠀ There’s no hiding the obvious. All the sparkles and all the gold stole my heart.⭐️⠀ If you’re new here, I’ve just recently changed my theme. (And I LOVE IT 🥰🦄) There’s unicorns, Gears, flowers and diamonds. Merging fantasy with steampunk truly is a fun ride. Today, I want you to think about something that in the past, I’ve struggled with. Here’s the point: When writing , a writer should keep in mind their audience, but when is it too little or too much? At the very beginning I only wrote for myself. Getting to know characters, a new story world and writing style, but after I got rejections (because yes as a 17yo I sent out my first draft without knowing a whole lot) I faced the challenge of understanding that you can’t just publish a book. You have to keep a lot of things in mind...that’s when I started learning about audience. Fast forward to about 3 years ago, I kept trying to only write for audience. Writers block was a thing, where I couldn’t get past my own mind because...I feared what my audience/agents/editors would think. So here is where we draw the line, and use a simple tool to help. I think most importantly you should stay true to you and write for yourself.—Always! Period. But, after you have a storyline you love, make sure you keep audience in mind. Choose things that fit within your genre sacrifice some little things so when you look at your manuscript you know that the book has your heart and soul in it. ❤️ If you have an opinion about audience or want to share your story, drop a comment below. Have a great Monday!⭐️ . . #books#bookstagram#booknerd#booknerdigan#yabooks#ilovebooks#bookcommunity#booksbooksbooks#bookworm#bookaddict#booklover#amreading#bookalicious#bookstagrammer#bookstagrammersunite#magicalbooks#fantasyyabooks#amreadingfantasy#booksofinstagram#bookish#bookishlife#theselection#theelitebook#kieracass
“the holy trinity”.haven’t read the little friend yet,but i’m pretty sure i’m gonna love it,it’s donna tartt you guys. . do you have any exciting plans for this week?i’m pretty much gonna rot in the house,studying for my last exam.but i’ve got some cool stuff planned for next week,including watching the goldfinch!
2-for-1Monday special Today I have a mini stack and 2 mini reviews. I was able to finish both of these books this weekend 🙌🏻 The Arrangement - highly recommended by @nerdoutwithmybookout, this book is fast! It keeps you wanting to know how it will all turn out when a young college girl resorts to becoming a sugar baby in an effort to help pay her bills. What can go wrong, right?! The last book I got through this quickly was The Mother-in-Law. Really enjoyed it! Will be looking for more from this author. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 After I Do - buddy read with @mollysreadingadventure, it was hard to stop for the mid-point chat. I knew after I finished Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo that I needed more TJR in my life. This book didn’t disappoint. I think it’s a different writing style than her more recent books but overall such a sad yet heartwarming story of marriage and family. Very relatable and fun. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ So now I need a book for this week. What is everyone reading? Hope your week is great. #bookstagram#ilovebooks#booksofinstagram#booknerd#librarylove#booklover#ilovereading#amreading#bookworm#bookalicious#bookish#bookobsessed#booksbooksbooks
#bookreview Beverly Right Here by Kate DiCamillo ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 This was a cute little children’s novel that left me smiling at the end. I’ve read two other books by DiCamillo, The Tale of Desperaux and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Both super cute books. ~ Beverly Right Here is about a 14-year-old girl who leaves home. Her beloved dog just died, and her mother wants no part in her daughter’s life. From the brief scene she’s in, I can understand why Beverly would want to get away. So, alone, without her best fur friend, she stops in a little town by the sea. She seems unwilling at first to let people help her or be her friend, but she eventually finds herself warming up to them. In the end, through interacting with the people by the crooked little sea, she finds her place and herself. ~ This is a very quick read, so if you’re in the mood for a sweet children’s story to fill a couple hours, then let Beverly into your heart ❤️ ~ Thank you to @Netgalley and @CandlewickPress for an e-arc to review. . . . . #beverlyrighthere#katedicamillo#candlewickpress#netgalley#booksonbooks#bookstyle#bookalicious#bookpic#bookstagram#ilovebooks#instabooks#bookish#bookworm#booksofinstagram#booksaesthetic#bookishallure#bibliophile#booklove#booktography