The Book Worm Chronicles

A look into the world of Bookworms

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

indexOverall rating: 5/5

As any Potterhead will tell you, getting your hands on a new Harry Potter is like Christmas morning. It’s better than Christmas morning because you can reread it whenever you want. I ignored homework to read this book and had to hide it at times to make sure I actually got my work done.

Nineteen years after the final epilogue in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is where The Cursed Child picks up, mainly following Harry Potter’s son, Albus. Fans are given little tidbits into what’s happened during this time, including marriages, deaths, jobs, children and how students at Hogwarts learned about the war and those involved.

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Broken by Kelley Armstrong

6914102Overall rating: 4/5

Book 6 in the Women of the Otherworld series brings us back to Elena, in one of my favourite of the books. When I first started to read this series, I originally only bought the books that had Elena in them. It wasn’t until later that I realized they were a part of the series, and then I set out to buy all the books.

During a pregnancy that has her on edge, Elena Michaels, is eager for a distraction. This distraction comes from a weird source, but Elena jumps at the chance after the source gives them a lead to a problem mutt that the Pack couldn’t find.

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Kiss of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon

71tjg9yv-wlOverall rating: 3/5

Another book in the Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon tells the story of the accident Dark Hunter, Wulf Tryggvasen, and Apollo’s heir, Cassandra Peters. The unlikely pair is put together by Artemis to prevent the world from ending, as Cassandra is the last of Apollo’s blood line.

If Cassandra dies, then Apollo dies and the sun dies along with him.

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Lover’s Bite by Maggie Shayne

2430731Overall rating: 3/5

While I have been reading this book for a while, it is the first book I’ve read of 2017! While this book is part of a series, I only have this book. The regular series follows a gang of vampires and a couple of humans, and this book focuses on Topaz and Jack Heart.

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2016 Book Pledge

50_book_pledge_201611As the year comes to an end, I pause to ponder my book pledge. I still have hopes of being able to finish another book or two, though I’m assuming I’m stuck at the number I’m currently at.

Below are my past pledges, along with 2016s.

2014: 30/50

2015: 25/30

2016: 23/30 Continue reading “2016 Book Pledge”

Happy Holidays

c0hantsxcaa6wp0-jpg-largeI realize it’s a little late, but I wanted to do my yearly post wishing everyone a very happy holiday season.

Merry Christmas.

Happy Hannuka.

A joyous Kwanza.

Happy New Year.

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Why Potterheads Freaked Out About Depp’s Casting & Why It Is Important

Since I couldn’t find a close up as Depp as What-Tim-Burton-May-Think-A-Bad-Rabbit-Looks-Like, this is the best I could do.

With the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, there was controversy and back lash for Potter fans about the casting of Johnny Depp as the big bad for this movie, Gellert Grindelwald. This anger was rooted in Depp’s recent divorce from actress Amber Heard, and the abuse allegations Amber made against Depp. According to the tabloids, Amber had witnesses and graphic photos as prove of the domestic violence (DV) she received from Depp.

Many fan’s anger was rooted in the casting because many Potterheads, myself included, turned to Rowling’s books as an attempt to escape the abuse they were experiencing. While Heard’s name was being dragged through the mud by friends and fans of Depp, he got signed to a franchise where he may be a major part in the following four films. Fans had to choose between their love of the Potter universe, and supporting someone who may or may not have abused his wife.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Movie Review

Overall rating: 4/5

 As a Potterhead, it was very exciting to go back into the Potter world. It was new and exciting, and completely horrifying. The few characters we’ve heard about that are in the movie are dead in the 7 Harry Potter movies, and this movie is essentially introducing us to a completely different world that I didn’t know much about.

We got to learn about a different country, new creatures that we may have only heard about in passing, and new characters to obsess over. Unlike with the other books turned movies, we had NO idea what was going to happen. But, next to nothing could keep me away from the theatre to see a new movie in the Harry Potter universe.

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Haunted by Kelley Armstrong

indexOverall rating: 3/5

After hearing about her from Paige, Savannah, and everyone else who encounters Savannah, this is finally Eve Levine’s book. Eve is a half-demon, black witch who’s a former member of the Coven, and a devoted mother to Savannah. After her untimely death when Savannah and her were taken to the compound in Stolen, Eve became a ghost in the supernatural heaven dimension.

Afterwards, Eve was joined by Kristof Nast, Savannah’s father and the head of the Nast Cabal before his untimely death. Much to Kristof’s annoyance, Eve constantly visits and watches over Savannah while she’s in the living world with Paige Winterbourne and Lucas Cortez.

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