Harry Potter and The Cursed Child by John Tiffany and Jack Thorne

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Synopsis:

“THE EIGHTH STORY. NINETEEN YEARS LATER…

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.

Based on an original new story from J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne. It is the eighth Harry Potter story and the first to be officially presented on stage. This Special Rehearsal Edition of the script brings the continued journey of Harry Potter and his friends and family to readers everywhere, immediately following the play’s world premiere in London’s West End on 30 July 2016.

The stage production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender, and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.”

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December TBR!

Hey everyone! I’m back today to talk about all of the books that I am planning on reading in December!

Oh December. This month is going to be absolutely crazy as far as things going on in my life. As of writing this post, my final exams for my fall semester of college start next week. Also, on top of that, the holidays are obviously coming up. So it is going to be a insane month.

With that being said, here are all 17. Yes 17. books that I plan on reading this month!

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (currently reading)

Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, jack Thorne, John Tiffany (currently reading)

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

The Trials of Apollo Book 1: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chaniani

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawerance

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 2: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

The Miseries of Mr. Sparrows  by Matthew A.J. Timmins (sent to me for review by the author)

Focusing Emptiness by Michael P. Staples (sent to me for review by the publisher)

Fatal Trust by Todd M. Johnson (sent to me for review by the publisher)

June by Miranda Beverly Whittemore (sent to me for review by Blogging for Books)

Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette (sent to me for review by the publisher)

Infinity by Tabitha Lord (sent to me for review by the author)

Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer (sent to me for review by the publisher)

The Eye of Nefertiti by Maria Luisa Lang (sent to me for review by the author)

As always, I will have full reviews of all of these books up here on the blog, as well as my YouTube (check my channel out here!) as soon as I finish them!

Happy Reading!

November Wrap Up!

Hey everyone! I hope you are all doing well! Today I am here to talk to you guys about the books that I read throughout the month of November!

So as I explained at the beginning of the month, November was a crazy month. I was starting to finish up with my fall semester of college and, on top of that i was participating in NaNoWriMo all month (which I won! Post to come soon about those details!). It was one crazy month.

But with all that being said, I did manage to read, somehow, eight books this month.

So here are all eight of those books and what I gave them for ratings!

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (listened to on audio): 4.5/5

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey: 3/5

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (listened to on audio): 4/5

The Maze Runner by James Dashner: 4/5

Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter (listened to on audio): 5/5

Ignition by William Hawk (sent to me for review by the publisher as an ARC): 4/5

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire: 4/5

Haven by Mary Lindsey (got as an ARC from NetGalley): 3/5

As always, I have full reviews for all of these book up here on the blog and I will have reviews for all on my YouTube channel (which you can find here!) in the coming weeks!

Happy Reading!

Haven by Mary Lindsey (ARC Review)

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Synopsis:

“We all hold a beast inside. The only difference is what form it takes when freed.”

Rain Ryland has never belonged anywhere, He’s used to people judging him for his rough background, his intimidating size, and now, his orphan status. He’s always been on the outside, looking in, and he’s fine with that. Until he moves to New Wurzburg and meets Friederike Burkhart.

Freddie isn’t like normal teen girls, though. And someone wants her dead for it. Freddie warns he’d better stay far away if he wants to stay alive, but Rain’s never been good at running from trouble. For the first time, Rain has something worth fighting for, worth living for. Worth dying for.”

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Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

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Synopsis:

Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
No Solicitations
No Visitors
No Quests

Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else.

But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.

Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced… they change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.

But Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of the matter.

No matter the cost.”

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Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter (Audiobook Review)

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Synopsis:

“Lin-Manuel Miranda;s groundbreaking musical Hamilton, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims our country’s origins for a diverse new generation.

Hamilton: The Revolution gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda and Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages–“since before this was even a show,” according to Miranda–trace its development from an improbable performance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 funny reveling footnotes for his libretto, the full text of which is published here.

Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer Joan Marcus; exclusive looks at notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sondheim, leading political commentators, and more than 40 people involved with production; and multiple appearances by President Obama himself. The book does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became a national phenomenon: It demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders, the men and women who don’t throw away their shot.”

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The Maze Runner by James Dashner

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Synopsis:

“If you ain’t scared, YOU AIN’T HUMAN.

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers–boys whose are also gone.

NICE TO MEET YA, SHANK. WELCOME TO THE GLADE.

Out side the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out–and no one’s ever made it through alive.

EVERYTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

REMEMBER. SURVIVE. RUN.”

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Ignition by William Hawk (ARC Review)

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Synopsis:

“ON HIS SIXTEENTH BIRTHDAY, William Hawk awakes like he would on any other morning – a teenage boy focused on girls, cars, and food. But, before he can even finish eating, everything will change. William’s Change Agent III status activates at 12:27 p.m. on his sixteenth birthday, and, his responsibility to save the Earth from evil begins.

Just months before, on her sixteenth birthday, Grace’s Change Agent III status reveals a horrible truth: her malevolent twin brother, Roland, is actually Roivas, the dark reincarnated. After years of being mistreated by her brother and deemed crazed and dangerous by her family, Grace finally encounters the opportunity to free herself from her brother’s terror and save her planet.

William and Grace must develop their connection with each other and their skills as Change Agents to stop evil overtaking Earth.

Seven of the ten wolds within the universe have defeated evil, but none have combated Roivas directly. With the help of family, Cy, Sonny, and friends from Earth and beyond, William makes sense of his new, prebio memories and overcomes past mistakes to bring Earth toward freedom of final ignition.”

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (Audiobook review)

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Synopsis:

“A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz.

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship–the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.”

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NaNoWriMo Update through Week 3

Hey everyone! I hope you all are doing well!

So today I thought I would pop in and give you guys a quick update on my NaNoWriMo progress as of Week 3!

So this is my second year participating in this fun little contest known as NaNoWriMo (aka National Novel Writing Month) and I must say that I am having a much better time with it this year then I was last year.

I am writing a retelling of the Evil Queen fairytale, which is something that has had a huge impact on my life (as you guys can tell from the name of my blog and YouTube channel). I came up with the idea while watching Once Upon a Time, which is a TV show based off of fairytale retellings and decided to put my own little twist on the classic evil queen character.

As of 11-23-17, I currently have 37,097 words written and 21 and a half chapters done. It is coming along so smoothly and I am really enjoying my time writing it.

As far as what else I can tell you, here are some things about the book:

  • It is a New Adult book
  • There is a romance but that doesn’t play a major part in the story until the very end of the book.
  • The love interest in the story is epileptic, which is own-voices representation considering I happen to have epilepsy as well
  • The main character deals with PTSD, anxiety, and depression due to the fact of an event that happened at the beginning of the book

So that is all that I have to update on as of right now. If you guys wanted any more in depth updates, you can follow me on Twitter, where i try to give daily updates on my writing.

I’ve also have been vlogging this entire month and those videos go up every Wednesday on my YouTube channel so if you guys could go over there, check those videos out and subscribe it would make my day!

Hope you all have a great rest of your month and Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American viewers!

Happy writing!