Friday 30 December 2016

October, November & December Wrap Up | Faith

Reading has not really been a thing for me in the past few months. Recently, I just haven't been having enough time to pick up a book, read it and enjoy it. If I tried, I'm sure I would end up in another reading slump and I don't want that so I'm not going to force myself to do anything. So let's get on with this wrap up!

The first book I read in the month of October was, Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets, the illustrated edition! This was really easy to get through having read the story several other times, but it was so much more fun reading it with illustrated. Once again, I am blown away with the beautiful illustrations done by Jim Kay and I can't wait to see the future books.

SIDE NOTE: Is anyone not curious on how and what they're gonna do with the longer books? Is it going to be released in parts? Will it be shortened? 

The second book I read was for school. We had to select a non-fiction book, and I chose A Brief History of British Kinds & Queens by: Mike Ashley because I've always been interested in European history. And it has been sitting on my shelf unread for about a year or two now. At the end of the day, it was pretty interesting reading about the lives of various rulers, but I didn't think it was that great. Very choppy. I would rate this book a 3 out of 5 stars.

The next was a play, and it was called Death of Salesman by: Arthur Miller. A.K.A the only thing I read in November. This was another piece that I read for school, and I will admit I did find it quite boring at times but when I looked at it with an open mind I understood why it's so popular and why it's considered a classic. There are many themes that are played out in this book, and there's so much symbolism and when I look at those aspects, I found myself having a new and different perspective on the play which resulted in a better appreciation for the text. I would rate this a 3 out of 5 stars.


The only book I read in December was the screenplay for the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them movie! I loved this---and I hate to compare it to The Cursed Child but this was so much better. You can actually feel J.K. Rowlings work in this and it was so incredible to see the amount of detail in this. It really felt like I was watching the film again. I would rate this a 5 out of 5 stars.

Lately, reading books hasn't really been my priority so I haven't really been able to pick up the books I want to read. But I think one book a month is better than reading nothing at all! I hope all of you who are reading this have had a successful reading month and I also hope you had a great holiday season as well!

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Monday 5 December 2016

Recent Obsessions | The November Magical or Myth Edition? | Faith

I feel like this month was a month for discovering new things. Somehow, there is a theme surrounding everything I have chosen and that is magic. Obviously not all of the things on the list revolve around magic but a lot of them do revolve around that. Anyway let's get into the first category!

The True Memoirs of International Assassin is a new Netflix original film that came out recently starring Kevin James! This is now probably one of my favourite films of all time. It combined so many elements that I personally love in film. There was a great story arc, there was action and there was comedy! This was one of those films where it had me laughing out loud at various points throughout the movie and it's rare for me to burst out laughing when watching films.

If you're a fan of anything comedy, definitely check this film out if you have Netflix! And if you're an action lover, you should still watch it because it's a film that has something for everyone.


The next film is the glorious, Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them the awesome prequel story to Harry Potter! I have been anticipating this film for possibly a few years now. I was so, so pleased with the outcome of this movie. I don't think I was every skeptical about it in the first place, judging from the trailers, I thought it was going to be a pretty solid film.

There were just so many things about this film that I loved! The main things I loved were probably all of the characters and the depth of the story.

If you want to know more of my thoughts, you can read my review HERE.


The next thing is a TV show, and that is American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare. My love for American Horror Story is nothing new, but my love for season six is new.

Many people were set off by this season, and didn't really like it but I personally really enjoyed it! In my opinion, I thought that it was a really strong season, it definitely had me on the edge of my seat. Honestly, I just really enjoyed the concept of a show within a show, within a show and so on.

The only things that I was bothered by was probably the script, I found that there were some weak points but I think that's normal. I also really loved the ending! I kind of liked how it had a little bit of a twist with the last survivor thing, it was something that I wasn't expecting that's for sure. It was very twisted yet heartbreaking at the same time if that makes any sense.

This would probably be my third favourite season out of the six. My favourite season is definitely Murder House, second would be Coven and third would be this season. The other seasons I didn't enjoy enough to rank in my head. However, I will say that I am so happy that they are doing a crossover season with both Murder House and Coven, I can't wait to see how that is going to play out as those two seasons were my favourite!

The next is Kubo and The Two Strings! Unfortunately I wasn't able to see this movie in theatres but it didn't stop me from seeing it! I had been wanting to watch this film for quite some time, I saw the trailers in theatres and was instantly pulled in and it became one of my most anticipated movies.

Let me just say that I fell in love with this movie. I absolutely loved the storyline. I would say that it exceeded my already high expectations.


Moana is the new Disney princess film that came out in November. I honestly wasn't expecting to love this movie as much as I did. I love anything Disney, but in my opinion this has gotta be one one of the best--if not one of the best, the very best new Disney movie out there.

It contained some many elements that were funny and beautiful at the same time. The music is phenomenal and I have had it on repeat for a very long time.  If you're skeptical about this film, you really shouldn't be---it's a fantastic film and I really hope that you enjoy as much as I did!

Auli'i (OW-LEE-EE) has a gorgeous voice, and I feel that she embodies Moana perfectly, and I love that she's the actual age of Moana!

Moana tops Frozen by a LONG shot.


And those were my favourites for the month of November! I would've put more if I could, but unfortunately I didn't really gather many favourites in November that weren't movies or TV shows! I hope you don't mind this type of post---as I haven't been able to read anything lately! I just really wanted to get something up as I haven't been blogging as frequently anymore.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed reading this short post!

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Wednesday 30 November 2016

Remember NaNoWriMo? | Faith

If you don't know what NaNoWriMo is, it stands for National Novel Writing Month. It's an organization or group of a bunch of writers from around the world who make a promise to try and write 50,000 words in the month of November. I was one of those people that hoped would accomplish this goal. Well...

I put way too much faith in myself. See what I did there? 

For the first couple of days, I was meeting the required word count per day and sometimes I surpassed it. I love the idea behind NaNoWriMo, I love that it brings people together to do one thing and that one thing is write. I went into this with an open mind, and was anxious to start. However, I do feel like I set up unrealistic expectations for myself.

Writing a book is hard. I have known this, as I have been working on a different story for quite some time. I think that, that on top of NaNoWriMo put so much pressure on myself. I was living this fantasy in my head, picturing myself winning NaNoWriMo. I believe one of the major rules of NaNo is to not think about what you're writing. I should've known that this wasn't going to work out, especially knowing myself.

When I come up with a story idea, it's basically just a film in my head. I'm a planner, and I want to stick to that plan. I'm the kind of person who must thoroughly think out each and every single word that I am going to write out. When I don't do this, everything just gets chaotic and I feel like I don't have control over what is happening. Yeah I know, that probably sounds like it doesn't make sense considering I have complete control over what's happening.

For a couple of years, writing has been a hobby of mine a hobby that I have been very, very passionate about. I do it for myself, and me alone. I really don't like falling behind, or having something that's going to make me do something. I have never been a fan of people telling me what to do, so imagine what it's like to have that haunting word goal in  your mind as you're writing. I was never writing to write, I was writing so I could win something. 1,667 words for me is easy, I will admit that. I do consider myself a fast typer. Yet, this felt like I had to write one million words a day. Thinking about it now, it's weird because I have written 5,000+ words before without realizing it.

If you're reading this, you're probably a book lover. You know when you have to read a book for school but you're completely dreading it even though you love reading? This is what NaNoWriMo felt like for me. It just felt like another chore I had to do or another assignment I had to finish in order to receive a good mark.

Don't get me wrong, I still love the idea of NaNoWriMo and will definitely participate in years to come! I'll probably try harder and not fall into the stress of it all. I honestly just feel like I put to much weight on myself, and it just fell on me too quickly. I also have to learn that it's okay to not love the words you're going to write.

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Sunday 20 November 2016

Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them | Movie Review | Faith

The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.


Saturday 15 October 2016

September Wrap Up | Faith

Alright, so the first book I read this month was A Court of Mist And Fury! Honestly, this might've been my favourite book of the year. Obviously, this book wasn't perfect and I did find things that I didn't like. The main thing was the pacing, I just felt like it only gripped me in the beginning and end, and that it fell flat somewhere in the middle.

If you didn't know, I wasn't a huge fan of A Court of Thorns and Roses so I was actually very hesitant to pick this up. If it weren't the for the praise that this novel was getting, I wouldn't have picked it up otherwise. The ending definitely blew me away, and I can't wait for the next book. I would rate this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

The next book I read in September was, Rebel of The Sands by Alwyn Hamilton. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I feel like this book was quite hyped. Again, I always find myself being disappointed in hyped books now a days. Let's just keep this short by saying that this book could have had a lot more depth than it did. This book has a lot of potential to be something great especially since it's going to be a series. Hopefully as the series goes on, the overall quality will improve as well. Will I be reading the sequels? Probably not. I would rate this a 2 out of 5 stars.

The third book I read was Origin by, Jennifer L. Armentrout. In the beginning of this series, I had really high hopes... Now it's kind of gone downhill. For the first maybe 25% of the book, I was super interested in the content. However once we reached the middle and the end, I was constantly eye-rolling. The romance in this book wasn't appealing to me, it was overdone and it seemed like the only thing that was on the characters minds. I was just constantly asking myself, is this all they can focus on? Considering the circumstances these characters were in, I would imagine that the strength of their relationship wouldn't be their top priority. Not to mention it kind of seemed like there was no emotional connection between the two because of focused they were on noticing how attractive they were to one another. Another problem I had with this book was the fact that it not only consisted of 75% unneeded romance, it lacked depth in both the characters and the stories, and finally I couldn't tell the difference between Kat and Daemons point of view. You know, I don't really know if I'm going to continue on with this series, I have been let down with the last few books so I really can't be sure. I would rate this a 2 out of 5 stars.

The fourth book I read was sent to me from Blaze Publishing and that is... The Surrendered by Case Maynard. I'm not really gonna say much on this book considering I have a written review on it which you can view HERE. I thought this was a very typical YA dystopian, but at the end of the day it was a very strong novel. I would rate this a 3.5 out of 5 stars.

The fifth book I read was Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova. Again, I'm not gonna say a lot because I also have a review on this book which you can view HERE. I thought this book had a really unique and interesting concept. It did lack in certain things but it was still a very enjoyable read. I would rate this a 3 out of 5 stars.

The sixth book I read was Tales of The Peculiar by: Ransom Riggs! I fairly enjoyed this, there were stories in this book that I wasn't too fond off but there were some that I found to be very interesting to read about. I think my favourite one was about the cannibals. If you're a fan of Miss Peregrines, and are hesitant about picking this, I would encourage you to do so! It's a book from the world, and it's truly fascinating to read about.

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Monday 10 October 2016

Recent Obsessions | September Edition | Faith

If you are very unaware of this kind of post, this is basically just a post where I can list all of the things that I have been recently obsessing over. It can range from books to movies and music, it really depends on my mood.

Alright, so the first category is....

As said in my previous post, I'm kind of particular with my music taste and I don't really continuously listen to a lot of music artists.

I guess you could say that I've always been a fan of Selena Gomez, I mean the love kind of faded over the years because I started not to keep track of her work anymore. For some reason, I just decided to listen to her new album, Revival and I just really loved the songs that were on it. I honestly thought I wouldn't like it because I had only heard the songs that were released as singles or came with a music video. I was so wrong.

So here's the story behind this revived (HAHA) Selena Gomez thing, for some reason Raquel and I really like to listen to Selena Gomez's past albums when we're at her house, and I'm not lying when I say this... Every single time I leave Raquel's house after listening to all that Selena Gomez, I leave with this feeling of nostalgia. That nostalgia makes me listen to her albums when I get home, and this led to Revival.

I much prefer this album to her past one because I really didn't like that one. Maybe that's why I just stopped listening to her music for a good 2-3 years. I dunno, I just really enjoyed this one. To me, the songs were lyrically very nice and overall just pleasant to here.

Here is a list of my favourite songs....


The next artist is, Ruelle or Maggie Eckford. Her music has been featured on various TV shows such as Shadowhunters, The Originals, Dancing with The Stars and Pretty Little Liars. Now this isn't really a recent obsession, I started listening to her music while season 1 of Shadowhunters was airing. She has a lot of great songs, and for me it was very hard to find a song that I disliked. If you're into electronic pop (I think that's how you describe it..) then I would definitely suggest that you go and check out her music! If you watch TV, you'll probably end up hearing her music somewhere. So if you don't feel like searching for her yourself, she'll probably wind up on your favourite show or maybe she already has and you just didn't notice.

Here's a list of my favourite songs...


Don't deny it, whether or not you have a lot of social media, there is one platform that you either prefer or completely obsess over. For me, that one platform that I love A LOT is....

For a very long time, I was very hesitant to make a Pinterest account because I knew that I would get obsessed... I was so right, but I wouldn't change a thing.

So basically, I like to think that I'm a very visual person when it comes to creating things. To be specific, writing. Now if you have followed our blog for a while and have read every single post I've written, you would know that I'm writing a story--I refuse to call it a book because it's strange to say that and I don't know why. I used to have multiple word files that held my character boards and all of my visuals, and then I discovered Pinterest! It's so great, everything is one place and it all just looks really nice together.

I have kind of stopped with writing, and I think it's because I took a one week break to go to a festival so now my motivation is gone... Whoops.

If you'd like to view my Pinterest boards, I'll link my profile HERE.

Below are two of my character aesthetic boards that I created for my characters, Sabrina and Jeffrey.


If you didn't know already, I LOVE MOVIES AND TV!

The first is a film called The Fundamentals of Caring, which stars Paul Rudd  A.K.A ANT MAN, Selena Gomez and Craig Roberts. This is a Netflix movie that I found, and had no idea what it was about if I'm going to be honest, I just put it on because I wanted something to watch.

First thought, this totally reminded me of Me Before You. Now when I say this, I don't mean that they are completely similar but there are definitely similarities you can't deny. The story is much, much more different and holds a lot less romance.

The similarities would include the spontaneous trip and the fact that there is a friendship between Ben who is a caregiver and Trevor who is in a wheelchair and is suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.


The Comedy: For me, it's really rare to actually laugh out loud while I watch a film or TV show. This movie had me bursting out into laughter at many moments throughout the film. This is going to sound so strange, but one of the funniest parts of the movie was the peeing in the pit scene... I'm just gonna leave it there.

The Acting: The acting was SPECTACULAR in this film. That's all I have to say. However if you're wondering about the, script? Fantastic. The pacing? Wonderful. 

The Anticipation: There were so many scenes in this film where I was on the edge of my seat, my heart would race and I would panic over what was going to happen next. Then it would turn out, it was a joke or everything was fine... *sigh*


The next thing is... Quantico. I'm sure that was a huge surprise for you because there definitely isn't a huge banner above this that says Quantico. So the story is, I was looking for a new show to watch because the shows I watch don't come back for a couple weeks. So one day I stumbled upon Quantico on Netflix. Can you guess that I got obsessed? Yeah I watched ten episodes in a day. It's such a gripping show and I love it so much!


The Storytelling: In a lot of ways, Quantico reminds of one of my other favourite TV shows, How to Get Away with Murder. The story lines are completely different but the way the plot is told is what makes them similar. I don't have a problem with the two being similar, I kinda love it if I'm going to be honest. It also makes sense since the shows are both from ABC Studios.

Priyanka Chopra: I love her. She's so great, she does a great job bringing the role of Alex to life. I mean all of the actors do an amazing job on the show but she really stood out to me. Another thing that I love about not only her but also the show in general is the fact is that she's an Indian actress who is the main/lead character in a TV show. I don't know about you, but that's something I haven't seen lately and it was amazing to see that in Quantico.


My favourite movie of the month was, the Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children film! I really loved this movie, there were obviously things that I didn't like, one of those things being the ending. I had been anticipating this movie ever since I heard Eva Green was cast as Miss Peregrine. I don't really want to say too much considering I have written a review on the film that you can check out HERE.


I don't know why I didn't include this category in the last one. I mean this is a book blog and I somehow missed putting a book category? Oh well---It's here now.

This book blew me away. Yes, it's definitely an over-hyped book and I tend to stray away from them. Usually when I do read them, I end up being let down. However with this book, I LOVED IT SO MUCH! I didn't really like or love A Court of Thorns and Roses, I can't really give you a reason I just found it very bland and boring. With, A Court of Mist and Fury, I loved 85% of it. I believe that Sarah J. Maas has a really great writing voice and I also think that she's excellent at world building. Those two factors are things that contributed to my love and enjoyment of this novel.

Thank you so much for reading!

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Tuesday 4 October 2016

Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children | Movie Review | Faith


When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers - and their terrifying enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special peculiarity can save his new friends. Based on the novel "Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children," written by Ransom Riggs. 


Sunday 25 September 2016

Labyrinth Lost: Zoraida Córdova | ARC Review | Faith

Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives.
Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation...and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can't trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange marks on his skin.

The only way to get her family back is to travel with Nova to Los Lagos, a land in-between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland...

Praise for Labyrinth Lost:

"Zoraida Cordova's prose enchants from start to finish. Labyrinth Lost is pure magic." -Melissa Grey, author of The Girl at Midnight

"Magical and empowering, Labyrinth Lost is an incredible heroine's journey filled with mythos come to life; but at its heart, honors the importance of love and family." -Cindy Pon, author of Serpentine and Silver Phoenix

"A brilliant brown-girl-in-Brooklyn update on Alice in Wonderland and Dante's Inferno. Very creepy, very magical, very necessary." -Daniel Jose Older, author of Shadowshaper

"Labyrinth Lost is a magical story of love, family, and finding yourself. Enchanting from start to finish." -Amy Tintera, author of Ruined.

This book was sent to me by NetGalley.


Tuesday 20 September 2016

The Surrendered: Case Maynard | Review | Faith

After a financial collapse devastates the United States, the new government imposes a tax on the nation’s most valuable resource—the children.

Surrendered at age ten—after her parents could no longer afford her exorbitant fees—Vee Delancourt has spent six hard years at the Mills, alongside her twin, Oliver. With just a year to freedom, they do what they can to stay off the Master’s radar. But when Vee discovers unspeakable things happening to the younger girls in service, she has no choice but to take a stand—a decision that lands her on the run and outside the fence for the first time since the System robbed her of her liberty.

Vee knows the Master will stop at nothing to prove he holds ultimate authority over the Surrendered. But when he makes a threat that goes beyond what even she considers possible, she accepts the aid of an unlikely group of allies. Problem is, with opposing factions gunning for the one thing that might save them all, Vee must find a way to turn oppression and desperation into hope and determination—or risk failing all the children and the brother she left behind.

This book was sent to me from Blaze Publishing


Friday 16 September 2016

Moulin Rouge Book Tag | Faith

If you're reading this and are you're super confused on what Moulin Rouge is and why we love it so much, then let me fill you in! So basically, it's one of the best films of all time...  It's a movie musical that is brilliant in every single way. This is one of those films which I would recommend to a fellow theatre lover because I feel like you'd understand since it is such a unique film. However I'm sure there are non-theatre fans as well. I would just personally recommend it to someone who loves theatre.

Things that are great about Moulin Rouge:
  1. It's very unique.
  2. The soundtrack. 
  3. The storyline.
  4. The blend of comedy and darkness.
 If you're interested in actually knowing what this is about, I'll have the Wikipedia Synopsis below...

A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet (Ewan McGregor), who is plunged into the heady world of  Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with the club's most notorious and beautiful star (Nicole Kidman).

So, Hannah from aBiblioTopia and I have created a book tag! Moulin Rouge is one of our favourite  movies. So one day, we both just decided to create a book tag, and it resulted in this!  We both came up with 5 question like things that we will answer. I hope you enjoy reading this tag, and if you feel like it you can do it as well.

Let's get on with the tag!

Thursday 8 September 2016

Unexpected Rewards by Jane McGarry | Review | Faith

Olivia Davenport is looking forward to her future. After all, Prince Liam has professed his love and King William has promised her a reward for her role on a recent mission. She fully expects to continue her knightly training while enjoying a blossoming romance with her Prince. The King, however, has other ideas, appointing her as a lady-in-waiting to Queen Helen. 

Thrust into unfamiliar territory and left to fend against the malicious women of court, Olivia feels awkward and confused. With the help of her new friend, Kat, and her sister, Anne, she tries to find her footing among the courtiers, their protocol, and the added complication of Jocelyn Crawford, a lady who has her eyes set on becoming Liam’s bride. 
When, a disturbing prophecy puts the safety of the King in question, fear spreads through kingdom. Intrigue abounds at the palace with an enigmatic witch and a strict Friar at the center of the controversy. Olivia must use her training and instincts to unravel what is truly going on in order to protect the King. Through it all, she questions if she will ever be able to fit into Liam’s life and if, in the end, their love can prevail.

- Goodreads Synopsis

Thursday 1 September 2016

Unexpected Rewards: Jane McGarry Interview | Faith

Olivia Davenport is looking forward to her future. After all, Prince Liam has professed his love and King William has promised her a reward for her role on a recent mission. She fully expects to continue her knightly training while enjoying a blossoming romance with her Prince. The King, however, has other ideas, appointing her as a lady-in-waiting to Queen Helen. 
Thrust into unfamiliar territory and left to fend against the malicious women of court, Olivia feels awkward and confused. With the help of her new friend, Kat, and her sister, Anne, she tries to find her footing among the courtiers, their protocol, and the added complication of Jocelyn Crawford, a lady who has her eyes set on becoming Liam’s bride. 
When, a disturbing prophecy puts the safety of the King in question, fear spreads through kingdom. Intrigue abounds at the palace with an enigmatic witch and a strict Friar at the center of the controversy. Olivia must use her training and instincts to unravel what is truly going on in order to protect the King. Through it all, she questions if she will ever be able to fit into Liam’s life and if, in the end, their love can prevail.

- Goodreads Synopsis

Jane is definitely one of my favourite authors out there, her first book Not Every Girl blew me away when I first read it. This year, I had the pleasure of not only reviewing Unexpected Rewards but I got to interview Jane once again for the sequel!

Before we start with the interview, I would just like to tell you to check these books out. The first book is available as an ebook as well as paperback and the second book is available as an ebook!

Let's get on with the interview! Although you shouldn't read this if you don't wanna read mild spoilers.

Tuesday 30 August 2016

August Wrap Up | Faith

The first book I read this month was A Great And Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray! This is the first book in The Gemma Doyle Trilogy. 
I've had this book on my shelf for a while now but I never got around to reading it. For the first 50% of this book, I listened to the audiobook which was actually a really good one, and I highly recommend the audiobook if that's what you're more interested in. Since I had the physical book, I thought that I could go through this a lot faster if I had just read it and I did. This book was definitely a lot more slow than most books. It took a while to get into the dark parts of the novel. The storyline was one of the most unique story lines I have read, and is unlike anything I have read before. The characters were very interesting, although I can't say that they stood out to me as characters. They didn't really have any interesting characteristics in my opinion. A Great And Terrible Beauty was a great introduction into the series. One thing I learned from reading this book, it's that Libba Bray has a great voice for storytelling. I will not be continuing on with this series though just because of certain controversial subjects.I would rate it a 3.5 out of 5 stars.
The second book I read this month was, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. This was nothing like I thought I would be. It wasn't terrible but it certainly wasn't amazing. It's difficult to judge scripts because they're not really meant to be just read, they're meant to be spoken and performed. I am not going to judge the play based off the script, because I feel like the play is much better than the script. I'm just going to say that I was disappointed, and that it didn't feel like something that came out of The Harry Potter world. You know that feeling? It's like when you read the books or watch the films or even in The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them trailers. I didn't particularly enjoy the events that happened in this book. It was just very cheesy and unrealistic. I would rate this a 2 out of 5 stars.


The third book I read in August was, Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs. This is the third and final book in the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series. If you didn't know, I bought this book when it came out and never finished it until now... 10 months... I made a pact to myself to finish this book before the movie for the first book came out and that is what I did. This book was very interesting to read about. I still found the world and the characters to be incredible and unique, and that is what made this book for me. This was probably my least favourite in the series but it doesn't mean that it was bad. I feel like this series is one of those rare trilogies where every book is great quality. If you compared them side to side, they would all live up to each other. However, based on enjoyment my favourite would be the first one. I would rate this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

The fourth book I read was a graphic novel called Groot. If you've read my Recent Obsessions post, you would know that I've recently become obsessed with Guardians of The Galaxy! One of my favourite characters from the movie was Groot, for many, many reasons and I wanted to read something about him. I'm not really a fan of Marvel Comics, but I thought that this was really enjoyable. I haven't read many comics from Marvel but I love the films! If you're a fan of Groot or even just Guardians of The Galaxy in general, check this graphic novel out because it's definitely worth it! I would rate this a 4 out of 5 stars.

The fifth book was ALSO a graphic novel, and that was Superman/Wonderman Volume 3. I have been trying to read more comics from DC or graphic novels, whatever you think is the right term for these bind ups.  Honestly, I don't really have any opinion in it. I somewhat enjoyed it but I find it kind of difficult to properly rate graphic novels. I just feel like it's so different because there are so many other things you have to look at. Anyway, I would rate this a 3 out of 5 stars purely based on enjoyment.

The next three books I read were graphic novels! I read Saga volumes, three, four and five. The reason why I read these was because I kind of fell behind on reading them and I just wanted to catch up. Anyway, I thought that they were pretty good, I think I enjoyed Volume 4 and 5 the most. If you haven't checked these out, I definitely think you should. However, if you're under the age of 14? I don't think you should read them. I would rate the third a 4 out of 5 stars, the second 5 out of 5 stars and the last one a 4 out of 5 stars.

The ninth book I read was ANOTHER graphic novel. This was The Wicked + The Divine Vol 2. A lot of people love this graphic novel series but I don't know what it is but I don't really like it as much as everyone else. Honestly, I'm a little confused with what's going on. The artwork is SUPER pretty but the storyline is definitely lacking in my opinion. I don't think I'm going to continue reading the series, maybe I will because of the ending but it's not likely. I would rate this a 3 out of 5 stars.

The tenth book I read was... another graphic novel. I've been very lucky with the amount of graphic novels that I've read, for the most part I've enjoyed them. However this one is called Monstress and it was super cool. This was probably one of the best graphic novels that I've read. It has this really, really cool concept and it was super interesting to read about. The artwork was also very unique and different, and I believe that it definitely suited the storyline. I would rate this a 4 out of 5 stars

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