Like any Potter Head, I was ecstatic when I heard about the “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” play and script publication. After hearing rumors that J.K. Rowling would never write or allow additions to the Harry Potter chronicles, I wasn’t upset. She ended the story perfectly. And all good things come to an end, or should (hint hint to television shows that go on and on). Despite this, I was still excited. I didn’t expect much from the story because I knew J.K. Rowling didn’t write the entire thing. Because I didn’t expect much, I wasn’t disappointed. It was simple and it was fun. Spoilers included past this point: Continue reading “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Review”
This was a fun story any bookworm would enjoy. It might even encourage children to read more books if they think they might meet a book fairy in the process. The illustrations were beautiful. Continue reading “Janetta and the Book Thief by B.S. Gibbs – Review”
To start with the good. This was a great concept. I loved the red versus silver blood. It reminded me of the remark people make against racism, “we’re all human, we all bleed red.” Aveyard took this and turned it upside down. She created a world built on discrimination and classism. I loved this.
I loved the character Mare. She wasn’t your typical hero, but a thief. This was her superpower before she even had one. I kind of wanted this showcased a little more. I also liked Cal’s character and his uncle. I loved Aveyard’s world building, concept, overall plot and characters which is why I rated the book a 3/5.
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DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for writing a review. I was not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own.
Learning that the book was written by a child helped tremendously. The tone and POV was very childlike, despite some phrases. This is definitely important when appealing to children.