Hogwarts House Book Recommendations // Slytherin

Hello fellow bookworms.

The day has arrived, the last day of my Hogwarts house book recommendations, today I’ll be recommending books to the most misjudged house in Hogwarts. you have guessed it: SLYTHERIN!

I’m always saying Slytherins aren’t as bad as everyone thinks, there are good Slytherins and there are bad Gryffindors too, but that is something not many people seem to understand. There are also great people in the book community who are Slytherins, like Kat from Katytastic and Natasha from Tashapolis.

There are so many books in the next recommendations I have not read but I believe they are great.

 

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Winning will make you famous.
Losing means certain death.

The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Early in its history, a rebellion led by a 13th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the Hunger Games. In punishment, and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol, each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 through a lottery system to participate in the games. The ‘tributes’ are chosen during the annual Reaping and are forced to fight to the death, leaving only one survivor to claim victory.

When 16-year-old Katniss’s young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. , she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

I have not read this book but my friend told me it was great // Goodreads Link // Review by @abookutopia

 

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After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her … but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead … quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

My Rating : 5 stars  // Goodreads Link // Review by @gowithflick

 

 

 

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An untested young princess must claim her throne, learn to become a queen, and combat a malevolent sorceress in an epic battle between light and darkness in this spectacular debut—the first novel in a trilogy.

Young Kelsea Raleigh was raised in hiding after the death of her mother, Queen Elyssa, far from the intrigues of the royal Keep and in the care of two devoted servants who pledged their lives to protect her. Growing up in a cottage deep in the woods, Kelsea knows little of her kingdom’s haunted past . . . or that its fate will soon rest in her hands.

Long ago, Kelsea’s forefathers sailed away from a decaying world to establish a new land free of modern technology. Three hundred years later, this feudal society has divided into three fearful nations who pay duties to a fourth: the powerful Mortmesne, ruled by the cunning Red Queen.

Now, on Kelsea’s nineteenth birthday, the tattered remnants of the Queen’s Guard—loyal soldiers who protect the throne—have appeared to escort the princess on a perilous journey to the capital to ascend to her rightful place as the new Queen of the Tearling.

Though born of royal blood and in possession of the Tear sapphire, a jewel of immense power and magic, Kelsea has never felt more uncertain of her ability to rule. But the shocking evil she discovers in the heart of her realm will precipitate an act of immense daring, throwing the entire kingdom into turmoil—and unleashing the Red Queen’s vengeance. A cabal of enemies with an array of deadly weapons, from crimson-caped assassins to the darkest blood magic, plots to destroy her. But Kelsea is growing in strength and stealth, her steely resolve earning her loyal allies, including the Queen’s Guard, led by the enigmatic Lazarus, and the intriguing outlaw known simply as “the Fetch.”

Kelsea’s quest to save her kingdom and meet her destiny has only just begun. Riddled with mysteries, betrayals, and treacherous battles, Kelsea’s journey is a trial by fire that will either forge a legend . . . or destroy her.

Again, I have not read this book yet // Goodreads Link // Review by @kelseyreads

 

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20820994 “We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.” 

At first, Jude and her twin brother Noah, are inseparable. Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude wears red-red lipstick, cliff-dives, and does all the talking for both of them.

Years later, they are barely speaking. Something has happened to change the twins in different yet equally devastating ways . . . but then Jude meets an intriguing, irresistible boy and a mysterious new mentor.

The early years are Noah’s to tell; the later years are Jude’s. But they each have only half the story, and if they can only find their way back to one another, they’ll have a chance to remake their world.

This radiant, award-winning novel from the acclaimed author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.

My Rating : 5 stars // Goodreads Link // Review by @hayleyinbookland

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Top 5 Thursday: Cover changes that blessed my soul // Fantasy

Hello fellow bookworms!

I bet you’ve already experienced the horror of having the hurge to buy a book, walking to the bookstore to get that beautiful book you saw on that booktube video and all of a sudden you see the book and it’s so ugly that you, actually, want to burn it (just kidding). I know that felling, I feel it from time to time!

But today, as the title already told ya, I won’t be talking about cover changes that ruined my aesthetic but book covers that changed and, actually, blessed my pour soul.

Here they are, the top 5 fantasy reads that changed their covers for something much more pleasing to the eye.

 

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by James Dashner

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The first cover is the original cover of this book, the second one is the movie cover, which is the one I have. The original covers are good in the rest of the series, but I can’t stand the first one, I believe the second one is a more realistic version of what the maze looked like.

 

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by J.K. Rowling

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I do not have a problem with the original covers but the ones they released some years ago, you know, the ones that make the Hogwarts Castle when they’re alined are so much better.

My Harry Potter collection is a mix of many editions, I do not own the first book in physical format, I own the second one in english in this Bloomsbury edition, I have the third and fourth in the beautiful edition I just talked about, my fifth book has a british adult edition cover and I do not own the last ones yet.

 

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by Sarah J. Maas

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You have eyes, you can see it, the original cover is super ugly and the second one has EVERYTHING to do with the book.

 

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by Rick Riordan

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Let me tell you that I do not own a single Percy Jackson book but if I ever did, I would own the covers that came out most recently because the others are UGLY! I am not judging the books, the books are amazing, but the original covers… not so much.

 

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by Leigh Bardugo

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There was nothing wrong with the original covers but I saw these new ones in a video from Hayley In Bookland and they are so pretty and so shiny.

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#TheReadingQuest Wrap Up and Why I Am A Failure

Hello fellow bookworms!

Today I’ll be sharing with you the books I read for #TheReadingQuest, if you want you can go ahead and see which books where included in my TBR, but that doesn’t matter anymore because I read only 1 book from there.

I am writing this as fast as I can while I am waiting for the email that is going to tell me if I’ll be a student in the university I want, reason number 1 why I am doing it: IF I DON’T DO SOMETHING I AM GOING TO DIE OF ANXIETY! Reason number 2: If the email says a bad thing, then I’ll curl up in a ball and I’ll never blog again or do anything else.

Here they are, the book I read for #TheReadingQuest or, as I like to call it, one more reason why I suck.

 

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Can you see the little squares saying “A book set in a different world” and “The first book of a series”? Right there, those are the reasons why I fail, because I didn’t even complete my path!!

A book with a one word title

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

 

A book that contains magic

Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire by J.K. Rowling

 

A book based on mythology

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

 

Open World // Read whatever you want

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

 

Expantion // Read a companion novel or short story

The Demigod Files by Rick Riordan

 

Mini-Game // Read a graphic novel, a novella or poem collection

It starts like this : a collection of poetry by Shelby Leigh

 

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I actually don’t need to do this because I am not competing for the prize but I am doing it anyways.

 

EXPERIENCE POINTS: 70 EXP

HEALTH POINTS: 196 HP

Number of pages: 1962                      

Level: 2 

 


 

And that’s a wrap, it took me 3 hours to make this whole post and the email hasn’t come yet. I’m going to read Cinder, I hope I can finish it before this readathon ends.

UPDATE: It is now almost 11pm of the next day and I just want to say that 1) I didn’t finish Cinder and 2) I got into the college I wanted!!

Did you participate in #TheReadingQuest?? If so, how many books did you read? Did you enjoy it?

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August Wrap Up and September TBR

Hello, fellow bookworms.

Today I’ll be sharing with you the books I read in the month of August, in which I didn’t read as much as I planned, and my September TBR, in this month I plan to read as much as I can before going to college.

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As I already said, August was not the best reading month for me, I was planning to read 10 books in this month and I ended up completing only 6.

I tried to keep up with my TBR for #TheReadingQuest, but it was impossible, I completed one book from my original TBR and I’m thinking about craming some of the books I read in some other challenges, we’ll see in ten days when I finally post my wrap up for the challenge and realize I failed it.

 

 

🍃 The Battle Of The Labyrinth by Rick Riordan: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ // Goodreads link

🍃 The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – even though I gave it 4⭐ when I reviewed it // Goodreads link

🍃 Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ // Goodreads link

🍃 The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ // Goodreads link

🍃 Hopeless by Colleen Hoover: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ // Goodreads link

🍃 The Demigod Files by Rick Riordan: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ // Goodreads link

 

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I already read 41% of Blue Lily, Lily Blue and even though I wanted to finish it in August, I decided to give myself a reading break in yesterday’s afternoon, watch some movies and work on bullet jounal for a bit.

I’ve heard that this book is the best out of the four and I’m really enjoying it so far. I have to say that Maggie Stiefvater is the queen of prologues, the first pages of her books are THE BEST! Also, as I go on with this series, I’m able to see more and more about the relashionship between these characters and I love them so much.

 

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🍃 Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater // Goodreads link

🍃 Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda // Goodreads link

🍃 The Song Of Achilles by Madeline Miller // Goodreads link

🍃 These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner // Goodreads link

🍃 The Archived by Victoria Schwab // Goodreads link

🍃 Cinder by Marissa Meyer // Goodreads link

🍃 Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder // Goodreads link

🍃 Queen Of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas // Goodreads link

🍃 The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh // Goodreads link

🍃 Graceling by Kristin Cashore // Goodreads link

 

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July Wrap-Up

Top 5 Thursday: Fantasy series I want to read

The Reading Quest Sign-Up Post and TBR

Bookish Gifts

Top 5 Thursday: Books That Have Personal Meaning To Me

The Harry Potter Spells Tag

Antecipated Releases For The Rest Of 2017

Poetry Recommendations

Top 5 Thursday: Favorite Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire Quotes

Get To Know Me Book Tag

Top 5 Thursday: Music I’ve Been Loving Lately

Hogwarts House Book Recommendations // Gryffindor

Top 5 Thursday: Things On My Bookshelf That Aren’t Books

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover // Review

 


 

This is it for today, I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know your opinion if you have read any of the books listed above.

I want to thank all of you for reading my posts, I never thought I would still be blogging by now because I lose interest on things very quickly, but I am loving it and I am planning on doing it for a long time. 😘

Have yourselves a very happy month of September. 💜💜

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Hogwarts House Book Recommendations // Gryffindor

Hello fellow Hogwarts’ students.

I know that sometimes it may be difficult to look at all those books at the school library and be overwhelmed by the variety of stories in front of you. Fear no more, I’ll be guiding you through some books that match your personality.

Today, i’ll be recommending books to my fellow house mates, Gryffindors.

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It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die.

At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.

Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn’t given her much of a chance. So she enters the competition — the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.

 

My rating: 4 stars // Goodreads link // Review from @NayaReadsandSmiles

 

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91wex42edil Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist:

Break into the notorious Ice Court
(a military stronghold that has never been breached)

Retrieve a hostage
(who could unleash magical havoc on the world)

Survive long enough to collect his reward
(and spend it)

Kaz needs a crew desperate enough to take on this suicide mission and dangerous enough to get the job done – and he knows exactly who: six of the deadliest outcasts the city has to offer. Together, they just might be unstoppable – if they don’t kill each other first.

 

My rating: 5 stars // Goodreads link  // Six Of Crows Dream Cast  // Duology Review by @katherine’sreads

 

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Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …
Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.

 

My Rating : 5 stars // ACOMAF IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOK I READ THIS YEAR! // Goodread Link // Review by @haileyinbookland

 

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“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 resen

ts 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 stars // Goodreads link // Review by @adashofash

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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:

 


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The Harry Potter Spells Tag

Greatings fellow book lovers.

I think a big important thing about the book community is Harry Potter, half, or maybe more, of us consider J.K. Rowling a queen, me included. Harry Potter is one of the best series ever, I would be the happiest person ever if I could enter in this amazing world.

This book tag was originally created by Turtle Symphaty on youtube, I’ll link the video here but for some reason it is no longer available.

Here it goes, the Harry Potter Spells Tag:

1. EXPECTO PATRONUM : A childhood book connected to good memories.

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Something that I really enjoyed as a kid, actually nowadays i still enjoy it, is when the main character understands that the popular guy doesn’t deserve her attention and she finds other person that actually likes her, I believe I always valued the fact that you know that you deserve better than some stupid guy who believes he’s the center of the universe.

When I was looking for the goodreads link for Never kiss a witch!, I found out that it is actually a series and not a stand alone like I always thought it was, now I feel bad for my younger self, I should have read them all, they were really funny and sweet.

2. EXPELLIARMUS: A book that took you by surprise.

When I received this book I must admit that I was kind of disappointed, my sister had received Everything, Everything in the same day and I was just like “How can she have the book that I’ve been craving for?”. Overall, I ended up dnf-ing Everything, Everything and giving 4 starts to Finding Audrey on goodreads.

I am fully aware that Finding Audrey is full of flaws, the writing is not perfect, the side characters are not the best, but it doesn’t matter that much when you have a main character dealing with an issue that is very relatable nowadays, but even though this is a usual subject, it is never analysed enough and the way that the author deals with anxiety in here is really genuine.

 3. PRIOR INCANTATO: The last book you read.

I was very convinced that I would hate The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater as soon as I picked it out, but I wanted to see if the hype was true. When I finished it here’s what I published on goodreads:

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Maggie Stiefvater has the power of leaving me speechless whenever I finish one of her books, I can never organize my ideias and my feelings. I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO EVERYONE!

4. ALOHAMORA: A book that introduced you to a genre you had not considered before.

I have never been into non-fiction before, I thought that I wouldn’t like it, but turns out I read an amazing book called We should all fe feminists, since then I have read another book that was non-fiction and now I am really looking forward to read more books about feminism.

The other day, I came across this post about We Should All Be Feminists and I believe you should read it, the author has an amazing point of view about this topic and she has so much talent when it comes to writing.

I know that I talk about this book in every single tag, but I love it with every cell I have. 😁

5. RIDDIKULUS: A funny book you’ve read.

I think we all agree that the Percy Jackson books are funny as hell, the book I am going to choose for this one is Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, I read it last year and I remember laughing so much while I was reading it.

I learned some things with this book:  1. I was right when I said that greek mythology was not boring at all; 2. HERA THREW LITTLE HEPHAESTUS OUT OF THE WINDOW! 3. That was lots of incest between the gods. 😒😒

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6. SONORUS: A book you think everybody should know about.

I was here by Gayle Forman is a book that deals with suicide so you should have that in mind before picking it up.

Cody and Megan were best friends, inseparable, until Megan commites suicide and suddenly Cody starts to question how much did she actually knew about Megan’s recent life. Cody can’t handle the fact that Megan is dead, so she tries to find people to blame for her death.

This is an emotional story about redemption and “finding a way to move forward even in the face of unspeakable loss”.

I think that suicide is kind of a tabu topic on our society, you don’t want to talk about it when it happens in other families, you are not able to talk about it when it happens in yours. This has to change.

Something you must keep in mind is that this is your life, and even if you don’t have a saying on not getting depressed, you have a saying on getting better, you choose to get better. There is always something worth being alive for. Life is a gift, please don’t throw it away. 

If you want to talk, you can contact me on twitter, talking makes things better, talking to a stranger may be easier than talking to a loved one.

7. OBLIVIATE: A book or spoiler you would like to forget having read.

If you read The Death Cure and died on page 250 you know what I am talking about. I got spoiled for a mind blowing part of the Maze Runner trilogy and even though I cried like a baby when I read it, I believe it would have been diferent if I didn’t knew about it, it would have surprised me and killed me.

8. IMPERIO: A book you had to read for school.

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I read many books for school, I liked one. I just think that it would be better if they upgraded the books that we are forced to read to books that actually mean something to our society, that can make us better citizens.

The books I read gave an awesome ideia of what was the society in 1875 and 1717, it really does, but we should be reading about books that give us an ideia of the poor society we live in nowadays.

That’s why I liked “Felizmente há luar!” (fortunately there’s moonlight!) because, unlike the others, they talk about people that are willing to fight for what’s right and for what they believe in.

 

9. CRUCIO: A book that was painful to read.

Everything, Everything, I hated the main character, it was disappointing to read such a genuine ideia being thrown out.

 

10. AVADA KADAVRA: A book that could kill (interpret as you will).

Leigh Bardugo ia a genious and Six Of Crows took over my life. The back stories of the six main character can kill you, I am warning you, it is emotional as hell.

As I’ve said before, if someone ever decides to make an adaptation out of this duology, PLEASE, let me play Nina, I’ll probably kill an amazing adaptation but PLEASE!

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