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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers' attention in the book known as HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger's new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J. K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore.

My Review: It has been years since Ive read the last Harry Potter. I missed Harry Potter, and reading this brought back all the adventures I embarked with Harry Potter:) These short stories remind of the little fairytales we "muggles" would hear from our parents when we were younger.



Just listen-Sarah Dessen

When Annabel, the youngest of three beautiful sisters, has a bitter falling out with her best friend—the popular and exciting Sophie—she suddenly finds herself isolated and friendless. but then she meets Owen—a loner, passionate about music and his weekly radio show, and always determined to tell the truth. And when they develop a friendship, Annabel is not only introduced to new music but is encouraged to listen to her own inner voice. with owen’s help, can Annabel find the courage to speak out about what exactly happened the night her friendship with Sophie came to a screeching halt?


My Review: This book was ok. I thought It would be a little better. It is a good read but it was not a book where "I could not put it down". It took me awhile to finish this book.



The Scorch Trials-James Dasher

The Scorch Trials picks up where The Maze Runner left off. The Gladers have escaped the Maze, but now they face an even more treacherous challenge on the open roads of a devastated planet.
And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.
Can Thomas survive in such a violent world?



My Review: This trilogy just keeps getting better and better. I really like how the book takes a turn and we know a little more about the characters through this book. The end of the book will leave in a cliffhanger though. It is still a must read!!


Why we broke up- Daniel Handler
I'm telling you why we broke up, Ed. I'm writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened.

Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.


My Review:  Im not sure why I started to read this book. I think it was because I saw it on Instagram and just decided to give it a chance. I liked how the book reminded me of all the little stuff I would keep when I was in a relationship and how I gave it back to the specific person or just threw it away when I knew I was ready. I dont know if you all will like it. I would say the reason I kept reading it was because I really wanted to know why they broke up.I would say it's a good read.


Awake at dawn-C.C. Hunter

From the moment Kylie Galen arrived at Shadow Falls Camp, she's had one burning question: What am I? Surrounded by vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters, fairies and witches, Kylie longs to figure out her own supernatural identity…and what her burgeoning powers mean. And now she'll need them more than ever, because she's being haunted by a new spirit who insists that someone Kylie knows—and loves—will die before the end of the summer. If only she only knew who she was supposed to save. And how…
But giving Kylie the most trouble is her aching heart. Gorgeous werewolf Lucas left camp with another girl, but he's still visiting Kylie in her dreams.  And Derek, a sexy half Fae who's always been there for her when she needed him, is pushing to get more serious—and growing impatient, especially when Lucas returns. Kylie knows she needs to decide between the boys, and it's tearing her up inside. 
Yet romance will have to wait, because something from the dark side of the supernatural world is hiding in Shadow Falls. It's about to threaten everything she holds dear…and bring her closer to her destiny.
Awake at Dawn is the second installment in C.C. Hunter's young adult fantasy series.

My Review: Oh goodness, these shadow falls books are amazing. This is the second installment to the shadow falls books and it did not disappoint. I think this is another set of books you all should read. Unfortunately it does come with a love triangle. Ugh I hate that. I do really like Kylie's character though. Both boys are amazing and both would be some amazing guys to have in real life hahahah.

 Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

Amazon: Everybody thinks Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they're witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship--or an early grave. Then Cate finds her mother's diary, and uncovers a secret that could spell her family's destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra. But if what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren't safe--not even from each other.

My Review: Im looking forward to reading more on this book. The Character is likeable, and she's the kind of person that believes that family comes first above all things. I would say it is a good read.

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