The Harry Potter Spell Book Tag!

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I’ve finally managed to sort out all the things I needed to before my next semester at uni starts, so I’ve now got time to get back to all my books and blogging! 🙂 So much has been happening the last few days so it’s great to get some time to curl up on the couch on this typically rainy London day with a hot cocoa, my Kindle and my laptop. I stumbled across the Harry Potter Spell Book Tag on LittleOnion’s blog (whom you should check out, her blog is awesome!), and of course I decided I needed to get in on this!

I’M TAGGING:
Sumaira @ Hyper About Books
Allie @ Little Birdie Books
Appletaile @ Twist in The Taile
Eileen @ Bookwormstothemax
And anybody else that reads this post!
Sorry if you’ve already done this tag, and even if you haven’t don’t feel obliged to do it! 🙂

 

1. Expecto Patronum — A childhood book connected to good memories.

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All of the Harry Potter books remind me of great times in my childhood – I was completely obsessed with the series! I preferred the first four books, after Goblet of Fire it started to get a bit too dark for me but I still loved them.

2. Expelliarmus — A book that took you by surprise.

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Just like it did with LittleOnion, Obsidian and the Lux series totally took me by surprise! I mean, it’s about aliens. Aliens. Hot smoking aliens – did you think it could be possible? Neither did I… But oh, it most certainly is. I read the entire book in one sitting! If you haven’t already read it, you definitely should!

3. Prior Incantato — The last book you read.

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Here Be Sexist Vampires was another book that also took me by surprise, I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would! I’m also just about to finish the second book in the series now.

4. Alohomora — A book that introduced you to a genre you wouldn’t have considered before.

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Fighting Destiny was the first adult/erotica book I’ve ever read and definitely opened my eyes to this genre (sex and faeries apparently go very well together). I’ve since added a few others similar to this to my TBR list now too!

5. Riddikulus — A funny book you read.

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I read The Undomestic Goddess a long, long time ago but I remember I enjoyed it so much. Actually, I’ve always loved Sophie Kinsella books (all except the Shopaholic series, funnily enough). This one is my favourite of hers!

6. Sonorus — A book that you think everyone should know about.

You all know my love for this book and series, so of course this would be my first choice! If you don’t know about it (because you live under a rock or some other crazy reason 😛 ), you need to check it out!

7. Obliviate — A book you wish you never read.

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It’s true. *hides* I absolutely loved Divergent and Insurgent, but Allegiant totally ruined it for me. Sure, it evoked strong emotions in me which is hard to do, but it also made me really resent the series 😦

8. Imperio — A book you had to read for school.

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L’Éranger or The Stranger by Albert Camus was a great novel that I had to read in school and I’m so glad that I did.

9. Crucio — A book that was painful to read.

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This book took me two weeks to read, which is totally crazy! I really wanted to like it because I used to love the TMI series… But it just dragged on and on.

10. Avada Kedavra — A book that could kill.

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I really enjoyed this book. I didn’t think I would, but it was extremely heart wrenching and heart warming at the same time. An incredibly well written piece.

 

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DIVERGENT – Book/Movie Thoughts

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“Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”

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I know it’s long overdue and I really should have seen this movie ages ago, but I just haven’t had any time – I was lucky it was still in the cinema! Before we even get into anything, can we just please first talk about Theo James? In all seriousness… HOLY MOTHER OF HOTNESS! XD I don’t even know what to do with myself at this point. He was the perfect Four! And I thought Shailene Woodley really suited Tris – I wasn’t sure she would initially. When I watched the first trailer I was really hesitant to watch the movie because I just didn’t think there would be any chemistry between the actors and I was terrified that the movie would ruin the book for me. Don’t worry… It didn’t 🙂

It’s been quite a few months since I read Divergent, but from what I can remember it basically follows everything that happened, except that a lot of minor(ish) characters were a lot less present in the movie than in the book. I enjoyed the movie and it was awesome to see the book come to life, even though towards the end I was starting to wonder how much longer was left of the movie (but I always struggle to sit through a whole movie!). I managed to convince two of my guy friends to watch the movie with me (they didn’t have a clue what it was about), and to my surprise they actually really enjoyed it! I mean, apart from a few of the really cheesy bits 😛

I really was pleasantly surprised with the movie, but I guess it also helps that I expected it to be so terrible that they only way it could go was up! 😉 I just didn’t bother getting my hopes up after The Mortal Instruments movie was such a disaster last year, and I couldn’t imagine it would live up to The Hunger Games (which it didn’t quite, but hey, it was still a decent movie).

I couldn’t help but feel sad whilst watching the movie because I know how the trilogy comes to a finish, and I hate the ending *so* much. 😥 I don’t even know if I’ll be able to watch the last movie. I mean…

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I love Divergent; the book is definitely a must-read and the movie is worth a watch!

As for which faction I think I’d be in (I mean, if I wasn’t Divergent)…?
It would definitely be Dauntless or Candor🙄

 WHAT FACTION WOULD YOU BE IN?

“Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up”

 

Anna

Review: Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth

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Rating: 3.5stars
Type: Dystopian
Trilogy: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant
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In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are–and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her

 

My Review

It started off so good, and I LOVED Divergent. The whole book was just action packed and completely immersed me in their world – I couldn’t put it down. Even though the Dauntless initiation was brutal, it was so much fun to read and I thought the idea of the of the 5 different factions (Abnegation, Erudite, Amity, Dauntless, and Candor) was great. And I loved Tris and Four! They were so cute together (even though Four’s real name is Tobias – not cute at all). I couldn’t put the book down!!!

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