Monday, May 25, 2015

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone

Book Rating: 4 out of 5

Favorite Quote:
"There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them."

Okay, so moment of truth....I don't know how to feel about this book. Honestly, the beginning is slow and I sort of knew the plot considering my brain has been poisoned by watching the movie, but even with that in mind, I found this book to be quite enjoyable. Seriously, if I was thirteen I would definitely have a thing for Harry. (I mean come on, he is nice, he has magic abilities....and my tween self had very low standards.) I also, really appreciate the fact that you get to learn about this new world through the point of view of someone as clueless as you. It deepens the connection between the reader and the main character. However, what really makes for a great story is a combination of  a strong protagonist and quirky minor characters (the main character's friends, family, and mentor) which this novel obviously has *cough* hermioneandronforever. The overall story was very unique, and I did laugh on more than one occasion. HOWEVER,  I did feel a little underwhelmed, but I think that was mainly because of how young Harry is. I feel that as he grows older and the series continues I will become more emotionally invested....maybe?! (What? I can't know for sure yet, GOSH!)

Group Read-Along

Okay, I know I'm new and pretty much talking to myself here, but I am looking to FINALLY start reading the Harry Potter series. I know what you all are thinking. (How can she call herself a book lover without reading one of the most famous series?) But I am committed to falling in love with this series, and I thought: Why not do it with others? So, if your interested in reading this series (again or for the first time) leave a comment below with either your e-mail address or goodreads name. I promise to get back to you!

Update 5/25/15: I found someone to being my reading buddy on this series and I'm SO EXCITED. Sadly, she had already read the first book, so I had to read that one alone. (I know, poor me.) Anyways, I have no idea how this "reading buddy" thing works, but if any one is interested comment below. (It does not have to be a Harry Potter book.) I would be truly honored to read with you!

A Court of Thorns and Roses

Book Rating: 5 out of 5

First Book Review = SO EXCITED! 
So I was a little skeptical about this book at first because I loved the Throne of Glass series so much and I was afraid that this book would not be able to live up to my Sarah J. Maas standards.....but I was SO wrong! I absolutely loved this book. (I practically love every book, so you better get used to it.) It had everything I wanted and more: an action packed plot, a kick-butt heroine, and dreamy love interest. Honestly, I found the main character to be relatable in a way that completely draws you in. I would recommend this book to any of my friends.

Sunday, May 24, 2015


I just wanted to welcome everyone to my blog! Here I will update everyone on my reading life....and let's be honest, my fandom life! I love reading just about anything, but I especially enjoy reading anything with *cough* romance. Fill free to be share any of your favorite titles with me; I will definitely read them!