Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Summary from Goodreads:

When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone…

My Opinions (Spoiler-free):

I don’t think I’ve ever been more in love than I am with Newt Scamander. He was just the perfect amount of awkward, cute, compassionate, brave, and literally just every ideal quality.

I also loved Jacob, the no-maj (muggle), in the story. He’s such a fun, lovable character.

This book/movie was also much funnier than I expected. I laughed so many times throughout the whole thing.

Tina, the witch who works for MACUSA (the American version of the Ministry of Magic), and Newt had such a great relationship in this too.

I really really want to know more about Newt’s past. Like where can I get a biography of him? Lol.

I know I didn’t really say a lot, but there’s just so many great things it’s better to just read/see it yourself. I promise it’s fantastic. 😉

 

 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne. OMG GUYS ITS HERE!

Summary from Goodreads: Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

My Opinions:

So there’s not really anything to say without spoiling this book, other than the fact that this book was so brilliantly fantastic. The only thing that could’ve made this book better is if it was a 800 page novel. Haha. That’s all I really have to say without spoiling. So please, please, please, go read this book and come back and we can discuss! This discussion is basically just me listing random thoughts I had while reading this book. So if you have any comment on any particular thought of mine. Just let me know in the comments.

First, I loved all the crossovers where we saw stuff from the other books, with all the time traveling.

I loved the Trolley Car witch in this. HAHA, who would’ve guessed that she’s like a crazy witch. Lol, I just found that really funny.

I though it was really cool how Albus and Scorpious became friends. It just touched my heart, because everyone thought it was wrong for them to be friends, but Albus and Scorpious didn’t care.

I thought it was so funny how Scorpious liked Rose. I thought that was so cute, because in the beginning she wanted nothing to do with him. This was good for all those people out there who shipped Draco and Hermione.

I was kind of surprised Albus was a Slytherin, but honestly it fit his personality. And not all Slytherin’s are bad.

I felt bad for Albus. He just wasn’t exactly like his father, which isn’t a bad thing, but everyone seemed to think it was. I mean it has to be hard to live up to someone like Harry Potter.

I still don’t quite understand what Draco was trying to tell Harry about Scorpious’ parentage. Like is he Draco’s kid or not? I didn’t think that was super clear, so I’m a little confused still.

I felt so bad for Scorpious when his mom died, that had to be so sad.

I loved all the scenes with Ron and Hermione and Harry and Ginny. I love them all so much.

I thought it was really interesting that J.K.Rowling decided to have the Diggory’s play such a big role in this.

It really broke my heart every time Harry and Albus fought.

I thought Harry’s dreams were very intriguing. It was interesting how they all seemed to include Aunt Petunia.

Ron was so funny in this book, and I loved that so much.

The Polyjuice Potion scene was really funny. Lol, for some reason Albus just kept on kissing Hermione, and I just found that so funny.

I also loved that Hermione was the Minister for Magic. I’m so proud of her.

The bookshelf scene was also really cool with all the riddles. I’m interested to see how they do that on the stage.

The dynamic between Harry and Draco was really interesting in this book. I loved at the end though that they started working together to save their sons.

The Harry and Dumbledore scene made me cry. Where they were telling each other they loved each other. So beautifully touching.

I was really mad at Harry when he made Albus stay away from Scorpious. Come on Harry, you have to know that’s not gonna work. There were a few scenes like this that made me think that J.K. Rowling didn’t write most of this book. Harry just did some very non-Harry like things in this, and I think if Jo had written the whole thing it might’ve been different.

You know the more I thought about it, I honestly liked Scorpious more than Albus. I mean if anything, Scorpious is more the good Gryffindor one and Albus the mischievous Slytherin. I really liked the contrast between the two boys, and I’m glad it was switched up so that it wasn’t so cliché.

It made me so sad when Ron and Hermione were no longer married in the alternate time world things. But it was so heartbreaking cause even if they weren’t together you could still tell they waned to be. Which just goes to show that no matter what obstacle is thrown their way, Ron and Hermione’s love will still remain strong.

I really loved that scene when the “outlaw Hermione” confesses her love for Ron because they’re going to be killed by the Dementors, and then they die together. So heartbreaking.

It was so interesting to see Hermione as a Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. Especially a mean one. I was not used to seeing Hermione be so mean. It hurt my heart.

I didn’t quite understand why Delphi was so set on Albus and Scorpious being friends again after Harry separated them?

I loved it when Ginny said, “Oh, it’s not my kitchen. Harry does most of the cooking.” I think it’s really funny that Harry cooks.

It really touched (and broke) my heart when Draco and Ginny were saying how they’d always envied Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s friendship.

l loved that Moaning Myrtle was in this book. I love her. Lol.

Omg, I died when Ron complimented “Professor Granger” (when they weren’t married) on her hair. HAHAHAHAHA.

And OMG the alternate time where Umbridge was headmistress, Harry was dead, and they were celebrating Voldemort Day. So sad, like I couldn’t even imagine.

I really like how Scorpious got help from Snape, and Snape said he was happy Albus carried his name. So beautiful.

HAHAHAHAHA the part where Harry confessed he was scared of pigeons. Oh gosh, I died. That was so random. Lol. Like why pigeons?

It really broke my heart when Ginny and Harry were talking, and she told him it was getting hard to forgive him. I totally cried.

Oh. My. Gosh. Delphi. Voldemort had a freaking daughter. With Belatrix Lestrange. My mind was completely blown. Like what?! Oh gosh, still can’t get over that. Like ewwwww.

The whole burned message in Harry’s baby blanket was just crazy. How do two young boys thing of something like that? And how on earth did they get that blanket off of baby Harry without Lily or James knowing?? Pretty sure Albus and Scorpious should be resorted into Ravenclaw. Lol.

Omg, I loved Professor McGonagall in this book. She is my queen.

I also loved that this whole thing like started and ended in Godric’s Hallow.

I was really surprised Draco had a Time-Turner. Very interesting that that ended up in the Malfoy family and not the Granger one.

There were so many beautiful, yet intense moments in this book that made me cry. 😦

It was really scary when Harry became Voldemort. *shivers*

It really broke my heart when everyone was there in Godric’s Hallow when Voldemort killed Harry’s parents, and they all just had to watch. *cries in a corner*

Oh man, I was sobbing when Hagrid came and got baby Harry. It was so bittersweet.

And the part where Harry was crying. Oh man, you know that if Harry is crying then so am I.

Overall this book was beautiful beyond words. It was happy, sad, intense, exciting, and basically everything that makes a Harry Potter book so fantastic. After a while you don’t even notice that this is written like a play. I still can’t believe it’s over. I loved it so much.

5 out of 5 stars.

Thank you J.K. Rowling for allowing those of us who were too young to have grown up with Harry Potter to read this story. 🙂

 

 

 

Carry On

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. For those of you who have read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, know that this story was first created in that book. This book was very interesting, and I ended up liking more than I though I would. The plot is about a boy named Simon Snow. Simon’s roommate Baz, is a vampire, and he wants to avenge his mother’s death. Well, Simon is Baz’s nemesis, but he wants to help Baz find his mother’s killer anyway. This story had many different twists that I did not see coming. The idea of the story was very good, but I did not like some of the relationships and characters. It did have a good ending, however, and overall I do recommend it. If you like Harry Potter, you will most likely enjoy this book. 🙂

4 1/2 out of 5 stars

The Hobbit 

  

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. So I know that this is obviously a very well known book and a lot of people love it, so I decided to give it review. Lol. I did read The Hobbit a couple years ago, but I was much younger and I didn’t understand it. So I decided to read it again (mainly cause I had to for school. Haha) and I liked it so much better this time. This book is definitely a classic that every book nerd needs to pick up and read at least once in their life! 

On to the summary: Bilbo Baggins is a calm, carefree Hobbit who lives in the Shire.  One day Gandlaf, the great wizard, and thirteen dwarves come pounding in his door. They want to go on a journey to steal back the gold and treasure that was taken from them my the dragon, Smaug. They needed a fourteenth member on their journey and Gandalf volunteered Bilbo. So, Bilbo gets whisked away on the journey of his lifetime, fighting spiders, goblins, wolves, and much more. 

So yeah, if you like fantasy or Harry Potter or The Lord of the Rings, definitely read this book. The only thing I have to warn you about is that this is a VERY slow-paced book. So if you want a light quick read. Don’t read this. Lol. It was also a bit too long. I mean page wise it was only 306, but there were some parts at the end of the story that didn’t need to be in there. 

4 out of 5 stars

Which Witch

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Which Witch by Eva Ibbotson. This was a pretty funny and quirky book. This guy wants to find a witch to be his wife, but he wants a witch who can do evil magic. All of these witches desperately want to be his bride, especially this one witch. Unfortunately she’s a good witch, so she tries to be bad, but can’t do it, so she seeks help from a boy.

Surprisingly good, just something fun I read, just to read it. It said it was perfect for fans of Harry Potter, so I gave it a go, since I obviously love Harry Potter.

5 out of 5 stars

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling is the final book in the Harry Potter series, and it’s definitely a good ending. Harry, Ron, and Hermione have to find all the Horcruxes so they can defeat Lord Voldemort. This book is full of epic battles, sad deaths, betrayals, and new beginnings. Very beautifully written, but sad for those who’ve grown to love Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, and the whole wizarding world.

5 out of 5 stars

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling is the 6th book in the Harry Potter series. In this book the wizards and muggles struggle to keep Voldemort away. Meanwhile Dumbledore is gone for long periods of time, and the Order of the Phoenix is loose members. Life still goes on at Hogwarts though, and Harry and his friends learn to be better wizards.

5 out of 5 stars.