Top 5 Thursday: Favourite Harry Potter And The Globet of Fire Quotes

Hello book lovers.

If you follow me on twitter or are my friend on goodreads, you may know that recently I’ve finished Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire, by J.K. Rowling, for the first time.

I’ve tabbed this book 21 times in total, so I have some favourite quotes, some plot revelations and some BABE’s moments tabbed. Today I’ll be sharing with you my favourite quotes from Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire (in the order which they appear in the book).

If you don’t want to be spoiled for this book, I suggest that you don’t read the following quotes.

 

  • “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” – Sirius Black ( Chapter 27 – Padfoot Returns )

 

  • “You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!” – Albus Dumbledore (Chapter 36 – The Parting of the Ways )

 

  • “What’s comin’ will come, an’ we’ll meet it when it does.” – Rubeus Hagrid ( Chapter 37 – The Beginning )

 

  • “Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.” Albus Dumbledore ( Chapter 37 – The Beginning )

 

  • “I don’t want it and I don’t need it. But I could do with a few laughs. We could all do with a few laughs. I’ve got a feeling we’re going to need them more than usual before long.” – Harry Potter ( Chapter 37 – The Beginning )

 

Bonus quote: (because we all need to know this nowadays)

  • “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”  – Albus Dumbledore ( Chapter 37 – The Beginning )

 

I also wanted to share a moment in Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire that almost made me tear up, it is near the end when Harry is in the nursery recovering, chapter 36:

 


Mrs Weasley set the potion down on the bedside cabinet, bent down, and put her arms around Harry. He had no memory of ever being hugged like this, as though by a mother. The full weight of everything he had seen that night seemed to fall in upon him as Mrs Weasley held him to her. His mother’s face, his father’s voice, the sight of Cedric, dead on the ground, all started spinning in his head until he could hardly bear it, until he was screwing up his face against the howl of misery fighting to get out of him.


 

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Top 5 Thursday: Books that have personal meaning to me

Everytime I read a book it means something to me, I’ll probably remember something about it forever, but these books are different, these books mean special things to me, personal things.

I can’t choose only one book out of this series, I always loved them all. When I was a kid, my godmother used to give me tons of books, she thought every ocasion was good to give a book, I remember that she gave the first ones when I didn’t even knew how to read. Geronimo Stilton was the series that marked my childhood the most.

Geronimo Stilton was and still is a big part of my life, I own 15 books and also some movies. I don’t quite know why this was such an important thing on my childhood, I devored those books, I believe they were the first books I read about mystery and crime solving. Today I consider it to be the series that got me into reading.

 

  • Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix: Goodreads

I’ll admit it, please don’t throw rocks at me, I read Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire before I read the rest, actually I’m reading them in order now.

There I was, a 12 year old girl spending some days on her uncle’s house, with a 800 pages book on her hands, excited like hell to read it. I read this book in 4 days and as soon as I finished it, I started rereading it.

Everytime I am feelling down I reread this book or the one that is bellow this one. Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix still is, to this day, my favourite Harry Potter book and I believe it is going to keep like this.

 

4.12 stars of rating on goodreads, pretty good, but not enough, this book deserves all the starts for a simple reason: it has the character that everyone in the book community was waiting to read about.

Cath is like us, a fangirl, she reads, she writes and she is considered one of the most relatable characters I have ever read about. Fangirl has different and unique characters.

Relatablility is the thing that puts this book in this list, every time I read Fangirl it speaks to me in a very magical way, I can, without even trying, to place myself in Cath’s place.

 

I read this book in an afternoon, it was the fastest book I read in my life, I loved every single sentence of it and I will read it and recommend it and quote it to anyone who believes gender inequality is a non-existent thing. *Mr.whompa loompa, president of USA*.

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Because of this book you can see that in my blog’s sidebar, specifically on my Get To Know Me text, I consider myself a feminist and I’ve been doing it since I read this book, it doesn’t mean I wasn’t a feminist before, I just started calling myself a feminist then because I realized that it was a bigger issue than i thought.

This book made me the activist that I am today, last year, in the same class, I managed to make a public speaking about Gender Equality ( in which a got 20/20) and a essay about environment, two things that I am really passionate about.

 

I finished reading this amazing book in June 18th, I created this blog a couple of days after it. This was the book that got me into blogging.

None of my friends reads fantasy, most of them are into contemporary and romance so when I finished acomaf I had an urge to talk to someone about it, it was he best book I read this year and the feelings that it left me with were taking over my life. Therefore I created High Lady’s Library which now is big part of my life.

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Top 5 Thursday: Fantasy Series I want to Read

Hello and welcome to this week’s Top 5 Thursday, today I’ll be sharing with you the fantasy series that I want to read, this includes trilogys and duologies.

To bring this post to life I spent half an hour searching through my “To Read” pile on goodreads, it now contains 216 books, not an easy task folks.

There are many more series that I want to read that are not included in here because this is only my top 5, and these ones are what I am in the mood for.

 

1. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer:

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Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder’s brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it “a matter of national security,” but Cinder suspects it’s more serious than he’s letting on.

Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder’s intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that’s been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter’s illness, Cinder’s stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an “honor” that no one has survived.

But it doesn’t take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.

Since I started watching Once Upon A Time, I’ve been in a fairytale vibe, due to the fact that all of the books in this series are fairytale retellings and they are, also, science fiction, I’ve been dying to buy the first book and dive into this amazing world.

 

2. Monsters Of Verity by V.E. Schwab:

this-savage-song-victoria-schwabSynopsis: There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwaba young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake.
Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.

I fell for booktube some months before the first book of this series came out, and I remember watching so many people talking about how great it was that I knew I had to read it, besides it sounded beyond amazing. Longer than a year has now passed, and I still haven’t read it, go figure!

 

3. Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff:

illuminae-filesSynopsis: This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.

BRIEFING NOTE: Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

I am going to be honest, this one, I have seen in a bookstore, but I only went there once and I needed to buy Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets, so I left it there. I am not going to forget the feeling of having Illuminae in my hands and having to put it back, can you hear my shattered heart, can you?

4. The Wrath and The Dawn by Renne Ahdieh: 

1Synospsis: One Life to One Dawn.

In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.

Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she’d imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It’s an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid’s life as retribution for the many lives he’s stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?

In one of my classes, we were analyzing a book when we came across a reference to “The book of the thousand nights and one night” and one of the students didn’t knew the story so my teacher told him to look it up and tell the story to everyone in the next class. The next day while he was telling the story I could only picture this book, it is stuck in my head now and it says it will only leave me alone when I read it.

5. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder:

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Synopsis: Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison…

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.

And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.

As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear.

 

I have seen people rambling about this book, and I want to see if the hype for it is true so I am expecting to read it for #thereadingquest (my TBR for it is going to be up soon). I am so intrigued with this synopsis and the main character has a Celaene Sardothien vibe that I am really pumped about.


 

If you want to, feel free to post a comment telling me fantasy series that you love and think I should read. Thank you for reading this post. 😘😘

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Top 5 Thursday: Favorite Tv Shows

Besides reading, one of the things I like to do the most is watching tv shows, they are an obsession of mine and I watch tons of them at the same time, but this series is only for the top 5 so, as hard as it was to choose, here they are: My top 5 Tv Shows.

  • The 100:  After nuclear war destroys Earth, humanity has been reduced to the 4,000 survivors inhabiting 12 international space stations. Generations later, in need of a new home, a doomed mission of 100 juvenile prisoners is vanquished to Earth to see if the planet can sustain life, but they quickly discover that they are not alone.

The 100 has 4 seasons already and I started watching it when the third one was starting, I’m going to be honest on this and tell you that I felt like giving up while watching season 2 but I’m so grateful that I decided that I should keep on with it.

When it started The 100 was based on a book series with the same name, but I feel that in this particular case the book is not as good as the adaptation, the characters were equaly awesome but when the directors decided to leave the books and do #whateverthehelltheywanted, it got so much better, the character development was amazing and the plot is always so original.

  • Teen Wolf: In Beacon Hills, social outcast Scott McCall is bitten by a werewolf resulting in his own werewolf transformation. As he attempts to keep his condition secret, those Scott cares about are placed in grave danger as he grapples to keep his true nature under control.

Teen Wolf started in 2010, its last season is airing in 3 days and since it started it has become a great obsession to teenagers from all over the world, including me.

This Tv show has funny characters, new content never seen in television before (even though it’s a remake) and it has one of the greatest casts ever.

I started watching this show almost 2 years ago with my sister and even though we watched the majority of it separated, since season 5b that we watch it on wednesday together.

  • How to get away with murder: Students of brilliant criminal defense attorney and professor Annalise Keating, find themselves embroiled in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their careers and ultimately their lives.

(Yes, the guy who plays Wes was also Dean Thomas on the Harry Potter Movies.)

The most awesome thing about HTGAWM is the fact that it seems more realistic than every other tv show on air. In here, there are no good characters, every single one of them has commited some sort of crime.

I feel like in this tv show we get to see the reality of what happends in court, many times they have to lie and plot against the others because in a court room that is what really matters.

Me and my friend started watching this last winter on school, and we got addicted to it, we are now waiting for season 4 to start (29.09.2017). Also, be prepared to want to be a lawyer after you see the first episode.

 

  • The Flash: In crime-ridden Central City, nerdy forensic investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and quickly discovers that the bolt which almost ended his life, has given him super speed. As Barry learns to control his new powers, he aligns himself with a team of friends to become a superhero called “The Flash”. Based on the D.C. comic book.

The Flash was one of the first tv shows I saw and loved, I watched it every sunday with my mum when it was on portuguese television, after television stoped streaming it, I decided to watch it on my own.

This tv show is an amazing ball of nerdness, and for a big nerd like me it is paradise, it has: 1) superheroes, 2) physics, 3) multi universe, 4) Grant Gustin, what could we want more?

 

  • How I Met Your Mother: In the distant future, father and architect Ted Mosby relays to his children how he met their mother, while his friends Marshall, Lily, Barney, and Robin all play essential parts to the story.

You think HIMYM is like any other humourous Tv Show, then you are wrong, I’ve only a few things to say about this: How I Met Your Mother is old as hell, I was 5 years old when it started and even though the quality is not the best, I was carried from one episode to the other, to the other, I fell in love with the characters, I laughed with them, I cried with them, I sometimes wanted to kill them and in the end, I finished the last episode in tears, I was sobbing, I was a mess.

An accurate representation of me when I finished HIMYM.

Top 5 Thursday: Favorite Booktubers

Hello booklovers, today I’ll be sharing with you my top 5 booktubers, but even though I love booktubers like jessethereader, polandbananasbooks, abookutopia and all of the other amazing famous ones, I believe you already know them. So, in this T5T, I’ll tell you who are my favorite booktubers that despite the not so high subscriber count deserve to be recognized for their talent.

  • Katherine’s Reads

Katherine is one of my favourite booktubers, she started uploading videos last year for Booktube-A-Thon and since I found her channel I watch every video she posts. Here are some of her videos:

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  • Julia Sapphire:

If you like dark books and poetry as well as mental health ones, Julia’s channel is the one for you. She has a huge collection of Stephen King’s books and since I heard her talking about Mr. Mercedes I’ve been dying to read the triology. Here are some of her videos:

 

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  • thecaosofbooks:

I’ve found her channel only a month ago but I’m loving the content she makes, besides she’s really funny. Here are some videos from her channel:

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  • Stories For Coffee:

Liv’s channel has some unique content like Podcast Recommendations and her movie and movies’s recommendations are really good. Here are some of her videos:

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  • Mel is:

Mel is my favourite bookstagrammer and I’ve been watching her videos since she created a youtube channel. She is one of the most honest youtubers I’ve ever seen, she’s not afraid of saying she hates a book when she does and why she does. Once again, check out her videos, if you want to, here:

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I have something to say now, even though all the booktubers I  pointed out here are females, I subscribe to male booktubers too, just not as much and the ones I subscribe to have too many folowers to be featured in this post.

Top 5 Thursday: Popular Series I’ll probably never read

As much as I love reading there are some series that I can’t stand or I can’t get into, today I’ll share with you five series that I’ll probably never read.

  • Twilight by Stephanie Meyer: 

twilightAbout three things I was absolutely positive.

First, Edward was a vampire.

Second, there was a part of him—and I didn’t know how dominant that part might be—that thirsted for my blood.

And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.

In the first book of the Twilight Saga, internationally bestselling author Stephenie Meyer introduces Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, a pair of star-crossed lovers whose forbidden relationship ripens against the backdrop of small-town suspicion and a mysterious coven of vampires. This is a love story with bite.

I seriously hope I’m not offending your favourite book but I really have no interest in this series, it has a love triangle and I think Bella is a weak character even though she is the main one, those are some of my pet peeves, so I believe I just can’t handle it.

 

  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon:

robert_hunt_illustration_gabaldonThe year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord…1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life, and shatter her heart. For here James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire—and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

I have heard nothing but good things about Outlander but I believe that I wouldn’t like it if I read it, the story seems very interesting (C’mon is time travel!), even though I don’t like historical fiction. Click here to watch a video from Outlander’s biggest fan reviewing it.

  • Divergent by Veronica Roth:

divergenthcc28229In 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, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Veronica Roth is the New York Times bestselling author of Divergent, the first in a trilogy of dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.

My sister actually owns this series and we even went to the cinema to watch Allegiant Part I, but despite that I have so many series that I want to read that this one just doesn’t stand out.

  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi:

10429045I have a curse
I have a gift

I am a monster
I’m more than human

My touch is lethal
My touch is power

I am their weapon
I will fight back

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior

To me, this series just seems like every other fantasy’ series and even tough I like them sometimes, I’ve heard that this series gets bad in the second or third book, so I probably won’t read it.

 

  • Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins:

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Anna is happy in Atlanta. She has a loyal best friend and a crush on her coworker at the movie theater, who is just starting to return her affection. So she’s less than thrilled when her father decides to send her to a boarding school in Paris for her senior year.

But despite not speaking a word of French, Anna meets some cool new people, including the handsome Étienne St. Clair, who quickly becomes her best friend. Unfortunately, he’s taken —and Anna might be, too. Will a year of romantic near misses end with the French kiss she’s waiting for?

 

 

I don’t have much to say about this series, I’ve started it, I saw what was going to happend, I gave up and I never tried it again, I’ll probably never pick it up again, I believe.  

Top 5 Thursday: Books I Love But I Don’t Own

I’ve created a series in this blog called Top 5 thursday, which means every thursday I’ll be revealing some kind of top 5.

This week I’ll be sharing with you the top 5 books I love but, unfortunately, don’t own, because life’s a struggle when you are a muggle.

  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stievfater: 

17675462“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

My Rating: 4⭐

  • Heir Of Fire by Sarah J. Maas:

trono2bde2bcristal2b32b-2bsarah2bj2bmaasCelaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak―but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life―and her future―forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?

The bestselling series that has captured readers all over the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the New York Timesbest-selling Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall readers from start to finish.

My Rating: 5⭐

 

  • Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan:

percy_jackson27s_greek_godspercy_jackson27s_greek_gods“A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don’t need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week.” So begins Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic–and sarcastic asides–to the classics. He explains how the world was created, then gives readers his personal take on a who’s who of ancients, from Apollo to Zeus. Percy does not hold back. “If you like horror shows, blood baths, lying, stealing, backstabbing, and cannibalism, then read on, because it definitely was a Golden Age for all that.” Dramatic full-color illustrations throughout by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco make this volume–a must for home, library, and classroom shelves–as stunning as it is entertaining.

My Rating: 4⭐

  • We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:

22738563What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-viewed TEDx talk of the same name—by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun.

With humor and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century—one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviors that marginalize women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics. Throughout, she draws extensively on her own experiences—in the U.S., in her native Nigeria, and abroad—offering an artfully nuanced explanation of why the gender divide is harmful for women and men, alike.

Argued in the same observant, witty and clever prose that has made Adichie a bestselling novelist, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman today—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.

My Rating: 5⭐ – I have no clue why I rated it with only 4⭐ on Goodreads, i was fucking crazy.

  • A Court Of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas: (May contain spoilers for ACOTAR)

acomaf-cover1Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

My Rating: 5⭐