Happy Blog Anniversary!

Hello guys! Welcome back because I know that it has been quite a while that I haven’t posted. Finally! My second term exam are over, the holidays have just started (since yesterday) and I will be active again! Yay!

So today is a very special day because it is my blog anniversary! It is amazing how such a year has passed by already!

OK, I admit I nearly forgot the date of my blog’s b-day because for some unknown reason, I always thought it was on the 18th of November…🤦🏻‍♀️. When I decided to check my blog today, I received a notification telling me ”Happy Blog Anniversary!”…and I was like, ” *surprised* Oh, so my blog’s birthday is TODAY! I forgot…anyways…”

So I would like to say thank you to all the lovely people here who have been on my blog. Thank you to all of my followers and random people who came across this and I wish all of you a lovely day!

Lots of love,

Hermione💜

The Haunting of Ashburn House-A Book Review

I’m really sorry that I am lagging behind a LOT on my blog. My second term exams are coming up in November and I have already started revising but luckily OUR MID-TERM HOLIDAY HAS STARTED!! Yay! On Friday, it was the ”last day of half-term2” so I am FREE for a week! I mean I’ll still have t o revise and all but…

NOTE: I DON’T REALLY THINK I WILL BE ABLE TO POST ANYTHING DURING NOVEMBER BECAUSE OF THOE EXAMS AND I’M SORRY FOR ALL INCONVENIENCE…

Let’s start with the review.

Name: The Haunting of Ashburn House

Author: Darcy Coates

Genre: Horror fiction/Paranormal fiction, Ghost

Amazon.com: The Haunting of Ashburn House (9780994630605): Coates, Darcy:  Books
Source: Amazon

Adrienne is moving into her new home, Ashburn House, she has mysteriously inherited from her now dead, great-aunt, Edith Ashburn. With her cat, Wolfgang and a few belongings, Adrienne leaves for Ashburn House. Reaching the lonely and desolated place, Adrienne remembers something…the place looks familiar. She has been here before when she was little. Her memory of leaving this place in the car with her mother who was crying and a few drops of blood sprayed on her chin.

The house seemed spooky enough without her newly found friends telling her the old stories about the house. When she researches about the house and learns about the history of the house and how the Ashburn family mysteriously died with such atrocity and that disturbing memory she has are all haunting her. The scratches over the whole house about no mirrors and it is Friday. light the candle. your family is still dead…those disturbing messages…and Wolfgang acting weirdly all of a sudden at some point of the day and just at sunset all the birds in the forest flying away, Addy knows that she has to find out what is happening before things get to late.

My ratings:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

That was DEFINITELY scary. I still remember reading the scary part upstairs at night in a dim room (I don’t like it when it is too bright) where there was only a lamp lighting only the part of the room where I was sitting on a chair and I started imagining things in the story and I practically had to get OUT. I mean it is a real horror story and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it. I guess I’ll read all of Darcy Coates books one day.😁😁.

See ya all next time!!

Hermione

Final Friends Vol. 2-A Book Review

I am so sorry guys I haven’t been able to post for around three weeks. I was inactive since all this schoolwork and revision and tests is killing me and I am extremely busy. And we have our 2nd term exams starting in November and I have already started revising. I just hope that during the exams I do not have a black out…😂😂😂

So let’s begin.

Name: Final Friends-The Dance Part 2 and The Graduation

Author: Christopher Pike

Genre: YA Fiction, Mystery, Crime

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT READ AS IT MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST BOOK: FINAL FRIENDS VOL.1

Find link of Final Friends Vol. 1 here

The Dance, Part 2 / The Graduation: Pike, Christopher: 9781444901283:  Amazon.com: Books
Source: Amazon

The Dance Part 2

Everything is supposedly back to normal. Jessica, still grieving for her dead friend, Alice. Michael Olson is still searching for the killer of Alice and his main suspect is Clark, Alice’s boyfriend, who is now Polly’s boyfriend. Michael is also not convinced that it was suicide and the police doesn’t seem to do much about that except closing the case deciding it was murder.

Meanwhile Jessica realizes that she has fallen in love with Michael Olson but she isn’t sure that he has the same feelings for her and he is too-good for such a girl like her. So instead, she tries seducing the football quarterback, Bill Skater.

Now, the homecoming dance was coming soon and Jessica, Maria, Clair and another girl, Cindy. Unfortunately, somebody tampered with the float and it seems that there will be another accident tonight or even death…

The Graduation

With Maria in a wheelchair with her useless legs Jessica is nearly depressed since Maria accused her for the accident.

With Michael still searching for Alice’s murderer, he seems to be getting nowhere expect suspecting Clark all along.

During the late-night cruise party everybody is present Michael, Jessie, Sara, Polly…and Clark as well…will the cruise be a big mistake? Will any more lives be claimed?.

My ratings:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

It was an amazing ending to the story. I wont tell you what happened otherwise I will spoil it but it had a really happy ending and a strange one as well especially Bubba’s ending and Clair’s.

It was amazingly written and the last moments in the boat was breathtaking and we finally know who is the killer…

Thanks for reading!

Hermione

The Haunting of Rookward House-A Book Review

Name: The Haunting of Rookward House

Author: Darcy Coates

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Fiction,

Publication Date: September, 2017

Source: Goodreads

When Guy finds a very old document about his mother, Heather inheriting an old house, he decides that this is his opportunity to help his mother in their financial problems and to repay back a little bit of her kindness towards him.

On reaching Heather’s inheritance, Rookward House, Guy is surprised at its state. Broken and grimy windows, overgrown vines, rotten wood, Guy realises that it will take weeks to make this place inhabitable and fit for sale.

Guy packs up everything needed for his stay at Rookward, food and water and tools. As Guy is cleaning up the vines from one of the windows, he finds, shocked, two palms plastered against the window glass, greyish like a sea creature that has been left in the sun for too long. He also sees a body blurred by the window’s dirtiness and a face with long dark hair. Does someone else lives here? Is that thing even alive? Surely not…

Bizarre things do not stop there. Doors that Guy closed seem to open by themselves, clothes with dark stains in the middle, a baby monitor long dead emitting sounds and strange footsteps. Surely staying there for a week cannot be that bad. When Guy spends many disturbed nights dreaming flashbacks of Rookward House and its inhabitants, he is sure that this house is haunted by a ghost.And what does the ghost want? Guy doesn’t know.

My ratings:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

I must say after reading The Haunting of Gillespie House, it seems only mild horror compared to Rookward. I don’t think it would be a very good idea to read it at night. It all depends on the person. I don’t think I would do that because I could vividly imagine Amy, the ghost during the night and she was very SCARY in my imagination😂. So now Darcy Coates is my favourite author and I really like horror now. I have’t read many horror books before so it was quite new to me. BUT there is one thing…I WOULDN’T DARE TO WATCH HORROR MOVIES. I still remember my friend from primary school and last year she told me she watched Annabelle and so many other horror movies at night. I really don’t know how she did that!

I found Amy a very intriguing and scary character and her physical description could be vividly imagined. Guy also was interesting and I love how Darcy Coates puts a great amount of bravery and courage in her main characters which makes her books more suspenseful and daring.

So I think that is all.

Thanks for reading,

Hermione

The Haunting of Gillespie House-A Book Review

Name: The Haunting of Gillespie House

Author: Darcy Coates

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Fiction

Publication Date: August, 2015

The Haunting of Gillespie House by Darcy Coates
Source: Goodreads

Elle is going to live in Mr and Mrs Gillespie’s house for some time so as to look after it as the couple are going to town. Elle is so excited as is eager to discover the ancient gothic style of the old house. She finds the house to be very dim-lighted and old with its creaking floorboards and strange sounds.

Elle decides to visit the upper part of the house. On reaching, she enters a large room filled with old-fashioned gothic furniture covered in a large and dusty white cloth. All of a sudden, the door snaps close behind Elle. She is surprised as she is supposed to be the only one in the house and terribly afraid at the same time. As she slowly creeps downstairs, not daring to make any sound, she calls Mrs Gillespie to tell her about what happened but only receives a response saying that the house is old and any strange noise can be expected. Still very suspicious, Elle switches off her phone.

Things start getting stranger and stranger when Elle sees an eye between two shelves in the library, strange scratchings against the wood at night, dreams that seem to real to be ordinary dreams and the mysterious room, the only room that has been locked in the house.

My ratings:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

That was a real horror story. I mean it was so mysterious and filled with suspense and the last thing that happens in the story is the most interesting part and it makes your bone chill. I really love Elle’s character, that amount of bravery she has and that air of I-can-do-it. Beautifully written!

…maybe you are wondering why I have posted two times a week, well, it is because I have practically disabled Youtube off my phone for a week and I am still trying to keep up that challenge. I know it is slightly hard for me and I did break it off in Thursday and I have restarted. So no Youtube till Thursday afternoon for me. Duh!

Thanks for reading!

Hermione

P.S. Maybe next review will be The Haunting of Rookward House by Darcy Coates.

Wrap Up #August

I must admit, I haven’t posted much this August.I was so busy again with homework us pupils…seemed like we were bombarded non-stop with tests by our teachers and it is still the case in September too! Another big problem was that I couldn’t go to the library for a week and I didn’t even get time to exchange during lunch time with revising before tests…

But the bright side of August is that we got our report sheets and report books and I was first in class! But I still guess I have to work harder because having 93.6% over hundred as average marks isn’t enough. The thing I really messed up was P.E. I really hate P.E because I am so bad at it and I got 70 over 100 so I am quite very bad among a class of 38 students where nearly everyone loves sports. Duh! Why I am so crappy at sports?

So let us continue…I am sure this list will be short.

Category: Book Reviews

Remember Me Vol 1 by Christopher Pike

Remember Me & The Return Part I by Christopher Pike
Source: Goodreads

This was a really nice story that I borrowed from my school library and if you really like YA and a little touch of crime, I would really recommend reading this book.

Remember Me Vol 2 by Christopher Pike

Remember Me: Volume Two: The Return Part II and The Last Story ...
Source: Amazon

Also amazing end to the story. Only that one tip, do not read this review if you wanna read the series, it may contain some spoilers that may ruin the first book. Really enjoyable!

Final Friends Vol 1 by Christopher Pike

Final Friends: Pike, Christopher: 9781444901306: Amazon.com: Books
Source: Amazon

Same this also contains suspense and crime and I would highly recommend reading this book. The only little problem is that Vol 2 seems to be already extinct in my school library!😂😂

Category: Critique de Livre

Deception Point de Dan Brown

Deception Point eBook: Brown, Dan: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store
Source: Amazon

J’ai vraiment aimé ce livre. C’était vraiment sympa et je le recommanderais, mais ce n’est pas mon préféré. La seule chose qui manque est mon personnage préféré de Dan Brown, Robert Langdon à mon avis. Un joli livre!

Cheers from Hermione,

Have any of you read any of the books above? Tell me in the comments below! I would really love to chat with you friends!

Deception Point-Critique de Livre

Je suis désolé de ne pas avoir pu publier pendant un certain temps. La semaine dernière, nous devions assister à un mariage le samedi et le dimanche, donc j’avais à peine le temps de faire mes propres devoirs. J’espère que vous comprenez tous.

Nom: Deception Point

Auteur: Dan Brown

Genre: Thriller, fiction

Deception Point eBook: Brown, Dan: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store
Source: Amazon

Quand la NASA fait une découverte surprenante, une météorite gigantesque enfouie dans la glace, Rachel Sexton est envoyée au cercle polaire par le Président Herney par avion mystérieusement. En croyant que Herney va s’en servir d’elle pour gagner les élections contre son père, le sénateur Sexton, elle s’en va à contrecœur.

En arrivant à sa destination, Rachel rencontre le fameux naturaliste, Michael Tolland, le savant Corky Marlinson, et le Professeur Ming

Plus surprenant encore, on y trouve des fossiles dans une partie de la météorite. Rachel fait rencontre avec la glaciologue Norah Mangor qui lui explique sur la météorite. Finalement on y retire la météorite et un trou énorme y reste.

Une nuit, Michael, Corky et Rachel découvre une chose mystérieuse dans le trou…cherchant le Professeur Ming et Norah seulement Norah arrive. Où est Professeur Ming ?

Tout à coup, Norah et Corky se font attaqué par un ennemi invisible. En courant loin de la zone, Michael et Rachel s’éloignent peu à peu de la station. Vont-ils survivre ?

Mes notes:4/3

Rating: 4 out of 5.

C’était une belle histoire. Même si c’était vraiment long, cela en valait la peine. Je recommande vraiment de lire ce livre.

Au revoir,

Hermione

Final Friends- A Book Review

I am so sorry for writing this late. I had my Art homework on collage and it took me FOREVER to complete it and I haven’t even finished it! It is on the theme, Wakashio boat so it is a bit complicated. The choice of colours is very time consuming. AND I have a small test for Social and Modern Studies on Thursday and I had to revise. I don’t even know why I started revising so late! BTW our teacher told us just last week. I have so many notes to revise and I have to memorize all of them! Duh!

So I think you can understand…let us start directly with the review.

Name: Final Friends (Volume 1) The Party and The Dance Part 1

Author: Christopher Pike

Genre: YA, Horror fiction, Mystery

Final Friends: Pike, Christopher: 9781444901306: Amazon.com: Books
Source: Amazon

The Party

Jessica Hart and her friend Alice McCoy decide to throw a party to get to know all the new guys and other people at their new school, Tabb High. Jessica and Alice could never have expected that anything could go very wrong…as wrong as murder…

Each of Jessica’s friends were given half a dozen of invitation cards. Having invited six friends each, the party begins…

Was the party a terrible mistake?…

The Dance Part 1

Michael Olson, Alice’s friend is determined to find her killer. Michael suspects Clark, this super mysterious boy who nobody knows about him, who is Alice’s boyfriend.

Is Michael right or is he wrong?

Michael gives Polly, Alice’s big sister, a form that will allow him to view the contents of Alice’s autopsy but Clark takes it away from his new girlfriend, Polly.

Will Michael be able to find what he is searching for?

My ratings: 4/9

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

This book was really a catching story. I was very right about reading this book😄. I love stories where you have a lot of suspense and crime. The bad news is that my next review won’t be on Book 2 of Final Friends because I didn’t find it at my school library and instead, I borrowed Deception Point, by Dan Brown in French. So that will be the next review.

Thanks for reading,

Hermione

Remember Me Vol.2-A Book Review

Name: Remember Me volume two, The Return Part two, The Last Story

Author: Christopher Pike

Genre: YA Fiction

Remember Me: Volume Two: The Return Part II and The Last Story ...
Source: Amazon

The Return Part 2

Jean Rodriguez attends the funeral of Debra Zimmerer where she reads her story to her grave. It is about a girl, called Debra and her muse, Sam O’Connor, a …sort of troll who lives in her closet and who gives her the ideas to write her stories….

When Jean Rodriguez goes to visit James Cooper, Shari’s brother, Jean realizes that…she WAS Shari Cooper! This is why she felt such a connection when she saw the place where Shari Cooper died and the reason she seems to remember things that had nothing to do with her.

Now when Shari visits the Rishi, he agrees to let Peter to Earth in the body of a living as a wanderer.

Now the only thing important is for Jimmy and Shari’s friends to remember her, and recognize Shari in Jean’s body…

The Last Story

Shari Cooper, also Jean Rodriguez has just written a new story, First To Die a huge best-seller that is going to be made into a movie. At the last minute, Darren, the movie hero, has to be replaced…by the insanely charming and cute actor, Roger Teller.

Roger seems to have taken a liking to Shari…and Shari wants to wants to know more about him. His shady and confusing past is intriguing.

Shari starts writing a new story, The Starlight Crystal a sci-fi book that happens in the future.

Not long after, Shari feels something wrong…very wrong with Roger when her private detective tries to share her news about him…

My ratings: 4/9

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book was fabulous! I highly recommend reading the two volumes. It seems like even after a first book, the author was still full of amazing ideas to add to it. I loved the story, it was absolutely thrilling! This book is just really gripping and you quite get hooked on it. I still remember completing the story on the same day I borrowed it😀.

Cheers!

Hermione

Remember Me-A Book Review

Name: Remember Me Volume one and The Return Part 1

Author: Christopher Pike

Genre: YA fiction

Remember Me & The Return Part I by Christopher Pike
Source: Goodreads

Remember Me Volume 1

Shari Cooper is dead. During her friend’s birthday party, she fell off the balcony. Mysteriously pushed by some unknown person off the balcony she was standing on, Shari vows to find her killer.

While watching her own funeral, Shari finds her dead friend, Peter Nichols. Shari also encounters her Shadow, the scariest thing she has ever seen…

With the help of Peter, Shari tries all she can to find her killer. When she tries to contact her friends using the ouija board she and Peter sense another force another energy interfering…

The Return Part 1

Shari Cooper has been given the chance to return to Earth among the living as a Wanderer, in the body of another girl, Jean Rodriguez, a poor girl living with her mother and her siblings.

The only problem is that Shari Cooper, now in the body of Jean Rodriguez, doesn’t even remember that she was once dead and is now back on Earth among the living…

My ratings: 4/9

Rating: 5 out of 5.

If I have to describe this book, there are so many words I could use to describe it. But for now I will only say that it was beautifully written and AMAZING!! I will definitely read other books by Christopher Pike. I was planning to read Final Friends yet but I guess the book in my school library seems to be borrowed by someone else before I even get there! Anyway, I still have to read Part 2 of Remember Me and as I said in my previous post, my book is still where I have hidden it, as long as other students don’t go peeking in the abandoned bookshelf I hid it in. It was the best place I could find and I was shocked myself to find out that somebody else had used my hiding place to hide one of the Twilight series book, Eclipse, there!

Maybe I should end there itself or otherwise you will all die of boredom. One thing I am sure of is that whenever someone talks to me about books, I end up speaking a lot more than listening to what they have to say😂.

See you again soon!

Hermione

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