sábado, 23 de novembro de 2019

A Discovery of Witches


Author: Deborah Harkness
Year: 2011
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance

Plot :

"A Discovery of Witches is the 2011 historical fantasy and debut novel by American author Deborah Harkness. Primarily set at Oxford University, the story revolves around Diana Bishop, an alchemical professor who reluctantly embraces her fate as a witch when a long-lost manuscript resurfaces and summons hordes of monsters. Along the way, Diana falls in love with a dashing vampire named Matthew Clairmont. "

My opinion :

Hello nerds! I am back with another review!

This book was my first book by Deborah Harkness and I have to say, I loved it!
It kind of gives me that Twilight vibe but more adult and hot! More witchy and mystical.
We can feel the magic everywhere!
Matthew is such a cutie I just can't handle it! Such a gentleman, but at the same time a sweetheart.
Diana was pretty amazing too, I mean imagine you are a witch but you don't want to be one? Diana are you out of your mind? I would love to find out I was a real witch instead of dreaming that my Hogwarts letter is coming anytime...
The written was really good, and oh my gosh the house with a mind of her own??? AMAZING !!
It was an awesome idea to create that universe, it kind of gave me too some Sabrina adventures vibes because of Diana's aunts and the magical home.
Overall it was good, and I can not wait to read the second book!
Oh by the way, did you know that they made the tv series version? I watched just the first episode and dropped it because in my head Matthew is not that old looking, the beginning was not at all like in the book, they could've done better than that I think.
But people always talked about the show so I gave it another go and actually liked it more this time!
Of course it's not the same, the books are far better but still, it was not that bad!

Did you read it? Did you watch the tv series?
Tell me about it!

domingo, 10 de novembro de 2019

Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince


Author: J.K. Rowling 

Year:  2006 

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction

Synopsis : 

"When Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince opens, the war against Voldemort has begun. The Wizarding world has split down the middle, and as the casualties mount, the effects even spill over onto the Muggles. Dumbledore is away from Hogwarts for long periods, and the Order of the Phoenix has suffered grievous losses. And yet, as in all wars, life goes on.

Harry, Ron, and Hermione having passed their O.W.L. level exams, start on their specialist N.E.W.T. courses. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate, losing a few eyebrows in the process. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Harry becomes captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team, while Draco Malfoy pursues his own dark ends. And classes are as fascinating and confounding as ever, as Harry receives some extraordinary help in Potions from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince.

Most importantly, Dumbledore and Harry work together to uncover the full and complex story of a boy once named Tom Riddle—the boy who became Lord Voldemort. Like Harry, he was the son of one Muggle-born and one Wizarding parent, raised unloved, and a speaker of Parseltongue. But the similarities end there, as the teenaged Riddle became deeply interested in the Dark objects known as Horcruxes: objects in which a wizard can hide part of his soul if he dares splinter that soul through murder.

Harry must use all the tools at his disposal to draw a final secret out of one of Riddle’s teachers, the sly Potions professor Horace Slughorn. Finally, Harry and Dumbledore hold the key to the Dark Lord’s weaknesses... until a shocking reversal exposes Dumbledore’s own vulnerabilities, and casts Harry’s—and Hogwarts’s—future in shadow"

My opinion : 


This is the sixth book of the Harry Potter book séries and I loved it so much !!!
It's my first time reading the books (if you don't know that) and I never thought I would love them as much as I do!
Every book brings me more magic, more details that the movies do not have. And I get more anxious thinking that my Hogwarts letter will never arrive...
We learn a lot more about the characters and I changed my mind a few times about certain characters.

One of them was Ginny Weasley, in the movies she's so so boring, always quiet, never powerful, always in the "shadow" -if you know what I mean-
But in the books? The Ginny from the books is a badass, a smart-mouth that won't shut up just because people tell her so!
She's smart, she's powerful!
Every time I watched the movie, I questioned myself  "How did Harry and Ginny end up together? There was nothing between them"!
But then I read the books and we meet this side of Harry full in love with his best friend's sister!
Thinking about her, dreaming about her... I never thought to "see" Harry in that kind of situation! Sure he liked Cho but that is not the same thing at all.

Ron Weasley stole my heart as well, in the movies I always saw him like the silly/dumb sidekick but in the books he is so much better! How could they make Ron that dumb in the movies though? Why not making him shine as Hermione did?
It was so unfair but what is done, is done and I can only refuge myself in the books to make me happy about it.

Everybody knows the Dumbledore situation and still, it broke my heart, it was so sad... Damn you Malfoy!

I did not read the last book and honestly, I don't fully remember the movie but I still hate Snape, don't you @ at me, I don't care.
He is so damn cruel, how can he do that?
Yes ok fine, I understand that he was bullied and didn't have friends and everything but does the children (aka Hogwarts students who were not in Slytherin) deserve that kind of treatment?
I can't forgive him for making fun of Hermione's teeth.

On a bright note, I was happy to finally understand that Tonks liked Lupin!
Anyway, I could talk about this book forever and ever and I would never stop, but I loved it.
It became one of my favorites, maybe it really is my favorite of them all, I still need to read the last one to be sure about it!

Wizard on!

quarta-feira, 30 de outubro de 2019

Five Feet Appart


“I’m not going far. I’ll always be here. Just an inch away. I promise.”

Synopsis : 

Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital for most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions.
The only thing Will Newman wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital. He couldn’t care less about his treatments or a fancy new clinical drug trial. Soon, he’ll turn eighteen and then he’ll be able to unplug all these machines and actually go see the world, not just its hospitals.
Will’s exactly what Stella needs to stay away from. If he so much as breathes on Stella she could lose her spot on the transplant list. Either one of them could die. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But suddenly six feet doesn’t feel like safety. It feels like punishment.
What if they could steal back just a little bit of the space their broken lungs have stolen from them? Would five feet apart really be so dangerous if it stops their hearts from breaking too?

My opinion:

Hello friends!
Today I'm talking about my favorite book of may, Five Feet Apart.
This book left me in tears, it was so beautiful, so real, unique, I don't really have enough words to describe it.
Will loved Stella more than he loved himself, Stella loved Will more than she could imagine...
Not forgetting Poe, Jason, Hope, Camila, Mya, their parents, the hospital staff damn it. Everyone was amazing in this book.
There weren't any bad guys, or jealous friends, not the typical drama we normally find, this book was full of friendship, willpower, love, and family.
This book is not only about first love and rainbows. This book is about two teens with cystic fibrosis (CF) dealing with the uncertainty of their futures, with goodbyes, with heartbreaks.
Stella is an organizing freak who has her life in order and manages her medications and treatments efficiently. Stella deals with CF since she was six and her only goal is to stay alive, not for her but for her family.
She feels like she has to live in order to keep her family together after the tragedy they lived in the past year.
Will's the total opposite of Stella, he's a rule breaker tired of medications, hospitalizations, and drug trials for B. cepacia, the bacteria he's contracted it's like a death sentence for those who are waiting for new lungs.
When Stella and Will first meet in the CF ward, they infuriate each other, but romance eventually blooms.
The bacteria infecting Will (B. Cepacia) is extremely dangerous and easily transmitted, worse, it is drug-resistant, and it drastically shortens the already short life span of CF patients.
And because of these awful factors, he has to stay six feet away from the other patients in the ward. This is especially important for Stella, as she is waiting for a lung transplant, she cannot be near him but let's face it, can she stay away from him? I don't think so.
CF patients can't hug, kiss, touch or any skinship activity towards other CF patients (at least in the book).
And as they both work through the physical barriers to a relationship, they're also working through emotional ones. They can't have a normal teen life and activities, they have to learn to take care of themselves. A danger can be as near as six feet away.
But this book is not only about Stella and Will, we get to know Poe, he's Stella's best friend and he is also a CF patient.
Poe, unlike Stella, had many relationships but they never last because Poe sees life more deeply than we think.
They hope to fight together, but sometimes, six feet doesn’t feel like safety. It feels like punishment.
After the book, I watched the movie and I loved it so freaking much, I only disliked the end because I wanted it the same way the book ends up, but I think you should read this amazing book!