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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Thoughts & Discussions

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luxI’ve been so busy with uni and whatnot that I’ve hardly had any time to write anything! I’ve just finished reading all four books in the Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout and will have to patiently wait until Opposition (the fifth and final book) comes out later this year. The series so far is AMAZING. I’m going to wait to do a full review of the entire series after the final book comes out rather than individual reviews for each book.

 

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I’m just about to start reading Until Darkness Comes by Melynda Price, and I’m so excited! I decided that I wanted to read something which not that many people have read (but the few that have left glowing reviews!). It’s about angels and demons, and plus… It’s got an angsty love triangle which is possibly one of my favourite things ever! I’ll definitely write a review as soon as I’ve read it, and if you’ve read it I’d love to hear what you think! 🙂

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Review: Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Rating: 4.5stars
Type: Science Fiction
Series: Lux #1
Author | Amazon | Goodreads

Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is.

My Review

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I know what you’re thinking… Aliens? Seriously? Well yes, seriously. I finished reading this book the same night that I started it – I honestly could not put it down. It’s totally different from all the other paranormal books that I’ve read lately, and Jennifer tells her story at the kind of pace that I love. Normally, I find myself getting bored if there’s too much unnecessary description, droning on endlessly (the lake is beautiful – we get it), but I always found myself getting all the information I needed without having to read a never-ending amount of pages to figure out what happened in a short 5 minute scene. Don’t get me wrong, I love a beautiful description as much as the next girl, but you can’t keep all the juicy details away for that long!
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