Siege and Storm-A Book Review

YOU KNOW WHAT!

You don’t know so I’ll tell you anyways…

So, one of my classmates poked my cheek and I literally screamed ”DON’T TOUCH ME!” and hit that person. I don’t know what is wrong with me…but I am a fully norma-*hemhem* person…

And I just realized how life is amazing but the feeling is gone now…

Here is the link to my review of the first book of this series.


  • Title: Siege and Storm
  • Series: Shadow and Bone #2
  • Author: Leigh Bardugo
  • Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Magic
  • Category: YA
  • Publishing Date/Publisher: June 4th 2013 by Henry Holt and Company

Siege and Storm (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, #2)
Source: Goodreads

I love this font!!!!!


Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But she can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her—or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.

[Synopsis from Goodreads]


About the Author:

Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse (now a Netflix original series) which spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, the King of Scars Duology, and The Language of Thorns—with more to come. Her short stories can be found in multiple anthologies, including the Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy. Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer and Ninth House (Goodreads Choice Winner for Best Fantasy 2019) which is being developed for television by Amazon Studios. She lives in Los Angeles. For information on new releases and appearances, sign up for her newsletter.

She would be delighted if you visited her at LeighBardugo.com and fairly giddy if you liked her selfies on Instagram.

[Picture and text taken directly from Goodreads]


My Ratings: 5/5 (okay, fine. This series is officially one of my all time faves 😉

Rating: 5 out of 5.

My Thoughts:

Dude…this trilogy deserves all the stars in the universe. (Just my opinion of course.)

Well, this book is all about finding the mythical sea dragon….well, anything that involves dragons is my treat. A lot happens in the middle of the sea, in boats. It gives a little pirate vibe to the book which I absolutely loved.

I really enjoyed reading about Alina. In this book, she grows so much, changes so much and learns so much about how to unleash her magic. She becomes a person who is more sure of herself unlike the girl who didn’t even know how to summon her magic before. And you know the best thing about the book, so many new characters were introduced and Miss Leigh managed to make me fall in love with all of them.

Now we come to the person who stole the show…Prince Nikolai Lantsov. The wittiest and most charming person I have ever met. (I haven’t actually met him). No, actually The Darkling is the most charming person but Prince Nikolai has a different sort of charm around him. And he is goddamn smart. He is this sort of person who is always making plans in his head. And he just charms everybody. He stole the whole book to be honest. He is just amazing. I think he is quite similar to Kaz Brekker in terms of mind of intelligence and their knack for making the plans. He one of my favourite characters in this trilogy. Well, The Darkling and Prince Nikolai. *blushing* Actually, I don’t blush but my cheeks tingle.

And to be honest…Mal is a great character but sometimes, he is just really annoying. But sometimes, my heart melts with him. I understand he is a bit of a jealous freak but…sometimes you need to calm down. Seriously?! In the last book of this trilogy, Mal changes a lot so don’t start hating him right now please.🙂 (who finds this emoji creepy? Like the eyes don’t smile…it is the sort of smile you would wear before killing someone…🙂🔪. This looks a million times better. The perfect expression for stabbing someone.)🙂🔪

Is Zoya present a lot in this book?? No I think she is most present in the last one. Because after the ”disaster” at the palace is she present most of the book right? I cannot even freaking separate the events from all the books. I know them but I can’t separate them into their appropriate books…this ANNOYS me!!!

Maybe, we will talk about her when I review the last book.

Well, overall, this book is perfect. The new characters were gradually introduced in the book so you will not lose track unless you find the book boring. It was easy to follow and if I am not mistaken, it picks off right where it left off in the first book. Well, I don’t think everything was very easy in the book…we have got one hell of an amazing and extremely well-written antagonist…Lord Voldemort could never- and one hell of a smart-ass (Prince Nikolai…sure as hell I won’t forget you).

And a very well-written love triangle except there were 3 love-interests…would that be called a quadrangle?? But I think adding the third love interest wasn’t really necessary but let’s be honest over here…the chemistry between The Darkling and Alina was so thick I could cut it out of the book and still not be able to chew it…Mal and Alina didn’t have much chemistry like *cringes a little*…

I DON’T CARE BUT ALINA AND THE DARKING SHOULD BE TOGETHER…I WILL SACRIFICE ICE-CREAM FOR THIS!!!! OKAY…I’LL SACRIFICE CHOCOLATE FOR THIS. Chocolate is my favourite food so…

Why do authors like making their readers suffer?? What did we ever do to them?? Well, never mind…

Again, I know this sounds a lot like rambling but I always find it a little difficult to write reviews of books I really love. Like, I cannot fully explain why I like this and that…

This is all a bunch of rambling and disorganized thoughts…*sighs*

But you get the idea. It was the perfect sequel to Shadow and Bone. The characters develop a lot and the setting and atmosphere were top-notch. The new characters were gradually introduced and Leigh Bardugo actually kept a lot of secrets and mystery in this book and if by chance you didn’t like this book, you will have to read the last one because of the curiosity and the way this books ends. The romance was well-written and the chemistry between The Darkling and Alina could have exploded out of the book. I think she also did a great job in the relationship between the protagonist and the antagonist without making Alina a villain in the process. And if I am not mistaken, a lot of things are kept in the dark, to be revealed in the third and final book. Now, this is a heavy-fantasy and ONLY READ THIS IF YOU ARE IN THE MOOOOD!! We don’t need people saying that they didn’t like this book because they read it at the wrong time or whatever utter nonsense you can come up with. Don’t ruin your first experience….

So there…that was a better one right??

Well, if you reached here…thanks for tolerating those blocks of paragraphs. It means a lot.

NOW BYE! I HAVE MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO THAT WASTING MY TIME OVER HERE!

This isn’t true you know…just joking…🎃

Shadow and Bone-A Book Review//I have never been so excited to write a review so far…weird🤔

I think I have a big tiny obsession with Mr. Grey Eyes and Black Kefta.

But just forget about that…

Okay, well, yesterday something wierd happened. I found a piece of paper under the bed and I found it so funny my heart almost fell off my chest into my hands…

Well, the review shouldn’t be ignored.


  • Title: Shadow and Bone
  • Series: Shadow and Bone #1
  • Author: Leigh Bardugo
  • Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Magic
  • Category: YA
  • Publishing Date/Publisher: June 5th 2012 by Henry Holt & Company

Shadow and Bone (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, #1)
Source: Goodreads

BTW!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE FONT IN THE TITLE!! *resolves to go and find that font one day*


Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.

[This synopsis is from Goodreads…usually I used to write my own but…I can barely even separate the main events from the three books]


About the Author:

Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse (now a Netflix original series) which spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, the King of Scars Duology, and The Language of Thorns—with more to come. Her short stories can be found in multiple anthologies, including the Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy. Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer and Ninth House (Goodreads Choice Winner for Best Fantasy 2019) which is being developed for television by Amazon Studios. Leigh grew up in Southern California and graduated from Yale University. These days she lives and writes in Los Angeles. For information on new releases and appearances, sign up for her newsletter.

She would be delighted if you visited her at LeighBardugo.com and fairly giddy if you liked her selfies on Instagram.

[Picture and text taken directly from Goodreads]


My Ratings: 5/5 (what were you expecting??😂)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

My Thoughts:

To make this all easier…I am going to simply break down everything otherwise I myself will be all muddled up.

Let me start with the characters:

Alina Starkov (our protagonist): I love the way Leigh Bardugo wrote her. She managed to create a good relationship between our antagonist (The Darkling…aka the lov-no need to know the rest) and Alina…without making her turn into the villain in the process. And she was a little different from the other protagonists as well and the only other protagonist I could faintly compare her to is Harry Potter. They were both almost driven by power wanting the objects (Alina: The Morozova amplifiers and Harry: the Hallows). Her flaws were as beautiful as her good side and she was a person who could develop strong relationships with others.

Okay, can we move to The Darkling now. I am dying to tell you all about him.

The Darkling (the antagonist): I have to say this….HE IS THE BEST VILLAIN EVER TO HAVE BEEN WRITTEN [in my opinion but it is probably a fact too]. He is my favourite character and I absolutely love him🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤. I have never known a villain written this way. Can somebody explain to me, how on earth can an author have the superpower to write one of the most powerful Grisha to be alive, living human amplifier with the power of the darkness but still be the most human of all people. A human with the ability to love, to feel, to grieve and who still manages to love his mother, after all this time. I will cry…Okay, I am already crying because of Ruin and Rising…and I don’t intend on drowning myself in a mini ocean in our house…continuing about the Darkling, I think he was the most interesting character in the whole book. I wish all authors could create masterpieces out of villains the way Leigh Bardugo does. He was everything a proper villain should be, someone who is cruel but human and someone who has a heart but doesn’t have a heart; both at the same time.

Mal Oretsev (Alina’s childhood bestfriend): A sulky attitude that boy has but I love him all the same. I love the way he loved and cared for Alina even though he was often cold with her at times. He was this type of person who would always stand by the people he loves even if it means giving himself up. It is a trait I greatly admire in him not to mention he is a really sweet guy.

Well…we have got to keep some of the characters for the next two reviews right…remember…I have partly failed at separating the events from the trilogy…And I am pretending that I am reviewing the whole trilogy…

Well, we have to talk about the worldbuilding. *thanks the author for inserting maps in the book…the best. I love maps* I don’t know if everyone might relate but I found it really easy to immerse myself in the book and the setting as well. If there was any infodumping then I seriously don’t know about that since I could easily understand the world without getting lost. I love Ravka and especially the atmosphere. I am an absolute sucker when authors make the atmosphere of their books grey with a dash of forest and dark places. I absolutely loved the plot of the story and the way everything is explained in the book. I have never read a book like that before. Leihg Bardugo had a great imagination…I wish I could know HOW ON EARTH did Leigh Bardugo get the idea to write this book. When creating her world, she didn’t miss anything out. For example, the culture of the Ravkans, the Suli and the Shu and the Kerch were there. If I am not mistaken, I think Ravka is inspired from Russia and its culture but I may be mistaken of course. I also loved the way the charcters changed and progressed all throughout the book and it great watching them grow. They hold a special place in my heart. Why am I being sentimental?🧐

Like the Grisha who’s magic is also known as the Small Science and it was great getting to learn about those. Let’s say that Leigh Bardugo left nothing unexplained (except one thing…but that was quite small). It isn’t a very fast paced book and I found it easy to breathe between the lines. The scenes were neither too fast nor too slow for me. Bruh, Leigh Bardugo REALLY knows what she was doing when writing this book but I think she also enjoys making her readers suffer and smile at the same time. Complicated…

Okay, there we are and frankly speaking, there is a lot more to talk about…but I have to keep some of the characters for the other books.

Well, I think I have got to say thanks to Leigh Bardugo for writing this book..in fact the whole trilogy because it was such a great and heartbreaking adventure for sure but thanks.

Thanks for reading…AND SORRY NOT SORRY IF IT IS TOO LONG…couldn’t help myself👻

P.S. Oh, and I guess ghosts are cute. Especially the emoji.

Sorcery of Thorns-A Book Review

Hi all people! Hope you are all doing very fine….and all the usual stuff. Well, this is a review of Sorcery of Thorns (it is uncommon to find a standalone fantasy novel because most of them are usually part of a series…). Well, I just realized that everyday it is someone’s birthday. (Don’t ask me how, but I am that sort of person who realizes obvious things out of the blue…).

Since, I have nothing else to say unless if you want me discussing soil particles with you right now but let’s just go to the review.


  • Title: Sorcery of Thorns
  • Author: Margaret Rogerson
  • Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Magic
  • Category: YA
  • Publication Date/Publisher: June 4th 2019 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

Sorcery of Thorns
Source: Goodreads

This cover is one of the MOST BEAUTIFUL COVERS I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE…and you know who drew this cover? Charlie Bowater! Her art is simply amazing. The green in the background is one of my FAVOURITE colours!! I think it is dark turquoise. Isn’t this colour gorgeous??

Note: I have an obsession with greens especially dark greens, bottle greens, emerald greens, dark turquoise, dark teal….as long as the green is dark…

Also Note: I have an obsession with blues like midnight blues, royal blues, dark navy blues, dark grey blues…ya know, all dark blues…


Elizabeth Scrivener has lived in one of the Great Libraries for almost all her life. She has known the way the magic grimoires whisper endlessly on the shelves…the way they turn into wild monsters known as ‘Maleficts’ if they are damaged. She dreams of becoming a warden, somebody who protects the kingdom from the magic books can unleash.

All turns wrong when one of the most treasured book of the library turns into a Malefict and the Director of the library is found dead. When Elizabeth chases the Malefict and destroys it saving the whole town from wreckage by a savage book, she is accused for crime and is sent to face justice at the capital…with the sorcerers.

The sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn and his mysterious servant, Silas escort her to Ashcroft, one of the greatest sorcerers to face justice but Elizabeth senses that all things seem wrong.

Ashcroft doesn’t seem to want to accuse her for anything but rather he wants her for information. Other libraries are being attacked, with dangerous books turning into Maleficts one by one. Can Elizabeth stop those attacks before things get much worse? Before the world tumbles down, unable to repair? With the help of Nathaniel and is demonic servant Silas, Elizabeth will have to find out all she can to find out what is causing all those attacks and if it isn’t for something much greater than what the Earth can handle and cause a damage beyond miraculous repair…


About the Author:

Margaret  Rogerson

Margaret writes fantasy for young adult readers. She lives near Cincinnati, Ohio, and when she’s not reading or writing she enjoys drawing, watching documentaries, making pudding, gaming, and exploring the outdoors in search of toads and mushrooms.

[Picture and text taken directly from Goodreads]


My Ratings: For the first time in a very long time, I am not sure what to give this book…just keep in mind that I have MANAGED TO CONVINCE MY BEST-FRIEND TO READ THIS BOOK! I am so happy!!! But I have to admit that she has started it a few days ago and SHE HASN’T EVEN YET FINISHED IT!

Like…excuse me…this book…I finished it in HALF A DAY and YOU tell me that…But maybe I have to understand…

I told her I am giving her ONE WEEK to finish this book. Come oooon!! It isn’t very long! Like 450 pages…that isn’t very much.


My Thoughts:

First thing: This book gives off major Slytherin vibes…and Hogwarts library vibes as well. This book SCREAMS Slytherin. AND MAGIC!

Elizabeth Scrivener was a character with a fierce passion for books (like all of us out there) and who is also an orphan who has been rescued by the Director and who lives in one of the Great Libraries since she was quite little. I think she is that sort of girl who would definitely choose books over friends. I wish I lived in a library…*sighs*

AND she is TALL! I mean, it is nice to relate to a character who chooses books over pretty much everything and who is tall.

I mean, I am 12 years (almost 13) and I am 168 cm…(that is around 5 feet 5 inches). WHY am I so tall?? It scares me to think how much will I grow…:(

Nathaniel Thorn…Thorn Nathaniel…*tries on the Sorting Hat* SLYTHERIN *almost immediately*. This sorcerer is pure Slytherin I tell you. Black hair with a streak of white, emerald robes (how much Slytherin do you seriously have to give off Nathaniel?), a lot of sass, dark past, deep friendship with his servant Silas. Pretends he doesn’t care about Elizabeth…and he calls her SCRIVENER?? Like, why?? Here is an example but I guess it is kinda cute though haha.

I like girls too, Scrivener. Amusement danced in Nathaniel’s eyes. I like both. If you’re going to fantasize about my love life, I insist you do so accurately.

Sorcery Of Thorns-Margaret Rogerson

Oh my god Nathaniel…I can’t believe it.

Silas…..white hair, yellow eyes, clawed hands, very short, extreme amount of sass when it comes to Nathaniel. He is a highborn demon who comes from the Otherworld (not telling more about this:) and who serves Nathaniel. He is my favourite character and without him in the book, well, it wouldn’t even have existed then. Here is a a paragraph from the book:

I will see Master Thorn settled. Silas paused to sniff the air beside Elizabeth. Then, Miss Scrivener, I shall draw you a bath. I believe supper is also in order. And-has no one lit the lamps? He looked aggrieved. I have hardly been absent for twenty-four hours and already, the world has descended into ruin.

Sorcery Of Thorns-Margaret Rogerson

I love you Silas😂. Did I mention he always wears gloves and can turn into a fluffy cat with yellow eyes and who calls Elizabeth ‘Miss’ almost all the time.

The story was way much more original that I thought. It combines magic, grimoires, demons, Otherworlds, sassy people almost perfectly. It has libraries, Slytherin vibes, magic, Silas (I cannot imagine the book without him).

It touched my heart, especially the ending; it caught me so hard I was turned into an emotional tangle of emotions. I never imagined the ending to be this way and it really did catch me off guard. I think this has goes to my favourite books of all time. It is a book I definitely recommend so go read it. It isn’t a part of a series so…why am I feeling weird right now? I want to buy the book and hug it.

Just go read this book. You don’t know how happy I was when I told my best-friend to read the book and she listened. I forgive her though for no finishing (she started it last week??) it but at least she started it.

I think that is all for today. So see you all bookworms with another post!

Love, hermione.

P.S. I haven’t yet started any book yet because I still haven’t gotten over this book because we had a lot of tests this week and last week and I am so happy I only have Physics test next week! Duh, too many ‘weeks’ I guess haha.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-A Book Review

Name: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Author: J.K Rowling

Genre: Adventure, fantasy, magic

Harry Potter | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7 ...
Cover picture from Bloomsbury

No more calling Privet Drive his home, Harry is in danger from You-Know-Who and the outside world. With the help of Mad-Eye Moody and other Order members, they hatch a plan. There will be seven Potters flying to the different Voldemort-safe place where the Order members have put protective charms.

The real Harry Potter gets into the side-car motorbike with Hagrid while the other six Potters will be going on brooms, and thestrals.

Unfortunately, miraculously, Voldemort is on his way along with a few death eaters who try to kill Harry Potter. Unluckily, George Weasley loses an ear, Mad-Eye Moody is killed and the real Harry Potter and Hagrid crash in the yard of the Tonks family.

With the help of a Portkey, Harry and Hagrid arrive at the Burrow in time.

Harry, Ron, and Hermione help with the decorations for Bill and Fleur’s wedding leaving them no time for planning their search for Horcruxes (an object where part of a human’s soul is concealed within).

Unfortunately, Bill and Fleur’s wedding is spoiled by the Death Eaters who crash the celebration. Harry, Ron, and Hermione flee and take refuge in Grimmauld Place, which now belongs to Harry, given to him by Sirius, his now dead godfather.

Now Harry, Ron, and Hermione have to work together in their search for the Horcruxes. Which will prove to be very difficult. With very meagre plans and clues.

My ratings:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Lovely story and of course I highly recommend this book to others. Strange thing is that I have the faintest suspicion that this book is the favourite of J.K Rowling. The way she writes and the excitement you get to want to know more about the story is incredible.

Thanks for reading

Hermione

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince-A Book Review

Name: Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince

Author: J.K Rowling

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Magic

Harry Potter | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6 ...
Cover picture from Bloomsbury

The day when Dumbledore takes Harry from Privet Drive, Harry notices that his hand is all blackened and shrivelled up. But Dumbledore, does not press matters and leaves Harry’s question about his hand, unanswered.

Harry and Dumbledore go to visit an old and retired Hogwarts Professor, Horace Slughorn to persuade him to come back since there is one teacher short. With the help of Harry, Dumbledore persuades Slughorn to take the job and explains that Slughorn always favoured talented and famous students and even had a club for them.

Dumbledore drops Harry at The Burrow where Ron and Hermione are staying and where he will spend the rest of the holidays. Being in the company of Fleur Delacour, Bill’s girlfriend, Harry sleeps in Fred and George’s old bedroom where Hermione earns a black eye with one of the twins joke telescope.

When Harry returns to Hogwarts, he meets Professor Snape and Tonks who seems very miserable and gloomy.

Harry suspects Malfoy to be a Death Eater, after witnessing a scene in Knockturn Alley and everything Malfoy does, seem to raise his suspicions.

After an accident involving Katie Bell nearly killed with touching a package containing a mysterious emerald necklace, Harry suspects Draco and when Draco seems to mysteriously disappear in his Marauder’s Map, Harry is sure that he is up to something and is acting in You-Know-Who’s orders.

When Harry’s best friend, Ron, having drunk mead in Slughorn’s office, Hermione talks about… everything seems to be happening to someone and the person does not seem to care about how many people does it kill on the way and it seems to never reach the supposed-to-be victim, the destination, at all!

My ratings:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

It was lovely and very suspenseful I must say. I loved it. Lucky me I have the whole collection at home! Ha Ha. I can read it a thousand times. Maybe, apart from The Cursed Child, I haven’t seen the 8th book anywhere in any library. And I am 100 percent sure that what Harry smelt in the Amortensia potion along with the treacle tart and broom handle, the flowery thing he smelled at the Burrow was Ginny.😁

Thanks for reading,

Hermione

P.S I was surprised myself to have finished a book of 530 pages in one and a half day.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix-A Book Review

Name: Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix

Author: J.K Rowling

Genre: Adventure, fantasy magic

Harry Potter | Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5 ...
Cover picture from Bloomsbury

Harry Potter, all alone, feels cut out from the magical world, listening to the news will hiding in the flowerbeds. Harry and his cousin Dudley get attacked by the dementors…and receives a letter from the Ministry to attend a hearing and to be expelled from Hogwarts.

The Dursleys, gone, to collect their lawn prize and Harry in his bedroom under the stairs when he hears a click in his lock. Mad-Eye Moody, Professor Lupin, and another bunch of unknown wizards have come to rescue Harry.

Reached at London, Grimmauld Place and Harry learns that this place is the Headquarters for the Order of the Phoenix and it belongs to his godfather, Sirius Black.

Harry meets his friends, when he screams at them and also meets the whole Weasley family and a bunch of other wizards who work for the Order, the secret society against You-Know-Who.

Gone to attend is hearing with Mr. Weasley, Harry is lucky. He has been cleared of all charges and can return to Hogwarts.

At Hogwarts, there is a new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, Dolores Umbridge, an undersecretary for Fudge, the Minister of Magic. Being a very bad teacher, a mean evil lady, Harry and Hermione set up their own Defence Against the Dark Arts group, called the DA, standing for Dumbledore’s Army where they gather a group of people to learn.

One night, Harry dreams that he is a snake and that he attacked Mr. Weasley. He informs Professor McGonagall, who informs Dumbledore.

Harry is informed that he will be having Occlumency lessons to shut his mind against You-Know-Who, with Professor Snape.

After, a few lessons, Harry feels his mind getting worse and worse and he still cannot shut his mind from those dreams. Especially the one with him, walking through the long dark corridor, to the Department Of Mysteries…

My ratings:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

It was lovely and amazing but when Harry’s godfather died it was NOT. It was sad at the end and I found an immense pleasure when Harry was breaking down Dumbledore’s office.😃

Goodbye,

Hermione

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire-A Book Review

Name: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Author: J.K Rowling

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Magic

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: J.K. Rowling: Bloomsbury ...
Cover picture from Bloomsbury

Down come the Weasley family through the chimney at the Dursleys. ‘’Come on Harry, we are taking you with us to the Quidditch World Cup. Where is your trunk?’’

…and just before leaving, to their horror, Dudley grew a four-foot-long tongue…

Harry and the Weasley family reach The Burrow by Floo powder. Hermione Granger is also there. They enjoy the holidays until the day comes when they have to go.

Woken up early, the Weasley brothers, Mr Arthur Weasley, Harry, and Hermione set off by foot, waving goodbye to Mrs Weasley. They travel by a Portkey and reach the camp site. They set up their tent and try to make a fire.

Harry, Ron, and Hermione set off together to buy souvenirs before the match starts, Ireland vs. Bulgaria.

Of course, Ireland wins but Victor Krum, the Bulgarian seeker, gets the Snitch.

During the night, screams and shouts are heard, the Dark Mark has appeared in the sky, the symbol of You-Know-Who. Harry loses his wand and in the forest, they hear a strange voice shouting a strange curse.

Having been discovered, Harry and his friends face the Ministry officials, who accuse them of conjuring the Dark Mark. Winky, a house-elf, is discovered at the spot with Harry’s wand and being suspected of conjuring the mark, she is sacked by her master, Mr Crouch…

Reaching Hogwarts, Harry, Ron, and Hermione are curious to know what was happening. There was mysterious air around, everyone was excited upon an upcoming event.

‘’ Because of the upcoming event, the Triwizard Tournament, there will be no Quidditch matches’’, said Dumbledore during the feast.

Beauxbatons and Durmstrang were two schools who were going to come over to participate in the event.

Everyone awaited their arrivals and when they came, there was a huge round of applause, especially for Victor Krum. They watched as each of them, above seventeen, drop a piece of paper in the Goblet of Fire, which will choose one champion from each school…

‘’Fleur Delacour… Victor Krum… Cedric Diggory…’’ said Dumbledore. ‘’And wait…’’ said Dumbledore as the Goblet lit up again, ‘’…Harry Potter…’’

There was no clapping, only an angry buzzing noise… Harry knew that somebody…somebody who wanted him dead, put his name in the Goblet…and what was going to happen next…nobody knew…

My ratings:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Very nice… it starts getting darker and darker and darker… lovely story… and there is no need to say because I will and always will, recommend the series to anyone who would listen to me.

Cheers,

Hermione.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban-A Book Review

Name: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Author: J.K Rowling

Genre: Adventure, fantasy, magic

Harry Potter | Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3 ...
cover picture from bloomsbury

After blowing up purple-faced Aunt Marge, Harry finds himself on the road in Mongolia Crescent, all alone when he feels somebody looking at him. It is a gigantic black dog. Harry trips on his trunk and his wand is thrown on the floor.

Here comes the Knight Bus, reaching with a bang, when a young boy calls out. Harry jumps inside and pretends to be Neville Longbottom. He asks the driver to drop him at Diagon Alley. The Minister of Magic greets him, and Harry is not expelled.

In Diagon Alley, Harry meets Hermione and Ron. After a few days at Diagon Alley, Harry overhears Mr and Mrs Weasley talking in a room and he cannot help overhearing…

Harry, Hermione, and the Weasleys get into the Ministry cars and head down to King Cross Station, Platform 9 ¾ . Mr Weasley warns Harry not to go searching for Sirius Black, the escaped convict from Azkaban.

In the train, Harry is attacked by the dementors, but Professor Lupin, the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, repels them away.

Harry and the rest of the class soon find Lupin’s class to be superb. Tackling with a Boggart, Redcaps, Hinkypunks…

All of a sudden, Sirius Black is said to have entered the school and the whole school panics. Black, making his second entrance in the school terrifies Ron, who sees him over his bed with a knife.

To make matters worse, Buckbeak, the hippogriff is to be executed by the Ministry and when Harry receives a mysterious package containing a Firebolt, the fastest broom in the world…

My ratings:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I simply loved it. I think it is at this time that it becomes sort of mysterious and more grown-up and less ‘friendly’

What do you think of the book?

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

Name: Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets

Author: J.K Rowling

Genre: Adventure, fantasy and magic

Harry finds himself at the Dursleys again with only his owl to keep him company. Harry could not do his homework or practice Quidditch, a wizard sport, where you fly on brooms. Uncle Vernon had them all locked up in a room and Harry knew that they did not care if he lost his place in the Quidditch team or if he went back to school without his homework done.

One day, when the Dursleys were downstairs, greeting the Mason family, Harry finds himself in his cupboard under the stairs with a house-elf called Dobby. Dobby warns him not to return to Hogwarts. Harry discovers that Dobby has been stopping all of his letters. He could even distinguish the neat handwriting of Hermione and Ron’s untidy scrawl.

Since Harry refuses to not go to Hogwarts, Dobby performs a Hover charm and Harry gets a letter from the Ministry of Magic warning him not to perform any more magic, much to his annoyance.

Harry is locked up in his cupboard and luckily, Ron, Fred, and George come to rescue him in a flying car! Reached at The Burrow, the Weasley brothers get shouted at by their mother, Molly Weasley.

So thus, Harry stays at the Weasleys until he would go to Hogwarts…Harry and the Weasley family, and Ginny, the youngest set of in the car to Platform nine and three quarters to catch off their train. Unfortunately, Harry and Ron get stuck! They cannot pass through the wall! Ron and Harry decide to use the flying car…

On reaching Hogwarts, Harry and Ron crash on the Whomping Willow, a dangerous tree and Ron breaks his wand.

Harry and Ron get detention when Snape surprises them and escorts them to the dungeons to have a talk with the headmaster and Professor McGonagall, the Head of House, Gryffindor.

They also get a new, Defence Against the Dark Arts, teacher, the famous, Gilderoy Lockhart.

All changes when Harry goes to Lockhart’s office for his detention…he hears a strange hissing, coming from the walls…

And mysteriously, Mrs. Norris, Filch the caretaker’s cat gets attacked at the same place where Harry heard the strange hissing. Dumbledore examines her and reveals her to be petrified by some mysterious dark magic.

Professor Lockhart and Professor Snape set up a duelling club when Harry discovers that he can speak Parseltongue. A few people believe that Harry Potter is the heir of Slytherin, the one who will open the chamber of secrets.

When more attacks start, the ministry suspect Hagrid and he is taken to Azkaban, the wizard prison. Harry is suspected by some of the students but when Hermione gets petrified…

Harry and Ron follow the spiders, the hint given by Hagrid, but the giant spider does not speak the monsters name and they return to school with much luck.

Ron and Harry get permission to meet Hermione and in her stony clutched hand, they find a piece of paper, explaining about the basilisk and a single word in Hermione’s handwriting, ‘pipes’…

My ratings:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book was AMAZING. It was much more mysterious and suspense than book 1.

I really recommend to read the whole book series. They are my favourite.

Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone-A Book Review

Name: Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone

Author: J.K Rowling

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Magic

Harry Potter | Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Book 1 ...

Harry Potter is at the Dursleys, his skinny long-necked aunt, always screaming for him to wake up, his beefy fat uncle, criticizing him and his cousin, Dudley, always punching skinny Harry. Harry knew that all of this would change someday…at least he hoped it would. He would be going to a different school that Dudley in some time.

Until all of that changed…on collecting the letters at the doorstep, Harry receives a letter, in a strange thick yellow parchment written in green ink, ‘’To Mr. H Potter…’’, in a strange seal surrounding the letter H.

Unfortunately, Harry does not have the chance to open it because Dudley was quick to notice that Harry was carrying something. When hundreds of letters come in the secretly, the Dursleys move to a hut on a rock far away from Privet Drive…when, a giant arrives and announces that Harry Potter is a wizard and has been offered a seat at Hogwarts school, of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

…So there is Harry with his owl, Hedwig, a gift from Hagrid and his trunk, wondering how to get to Platform nine and three-quarters until he meets the Weasley family (which according to me, is the best family in the world!) who help him to get to the train. He meets the youngest boy of the Weasley family, Ron and they soon become friends.

They also meet bossy little Hermione who helps Neville in searching for his lost toad, Trevor. Now in the school, Harry, and Ron both get sorted into Gryffindor and to their annoyance, Hermione is in Gryffindor to.

All goes well, until they meet with a troll, save Hermione Granger, and become friends. The trio meet Hagrid, who shows them his dragon, who he named, Norbert, but soon, Norbert is taken away by Charlie Weasley’s friend, who promise to take care of Norbert. It is illegal to have a dragon.

Harry, Ron and Hermione also learn about the Philosopher’s Stone, and now the adventure starts…

My ratings:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Well, okay, who does not know Harry Potter, maybe that is only 0.01 percent. Anyway, I haven’t really spoiled the story maybe a little bit…

Okay, maybe I won’t be able to tell you how I LOVE the series because I can write a whole paragraph on it and I am sure that ALL OF YOU WILL DIE OF BOREDOM. I can write so much but I don’t talk a lot, only when people ask me to explain them something and its sure, THEY DO DIE OF BOREDOM, (just saying…don’t worry because they do not really die, only doze😄)

So in simpler words, I am a real fan, why?, because I can just keep on reading the books and never get bored. Ha Ha.

…only, I am still waiting for my letter…good gracious me! If in a few years, I don’t get my letter, I would cry so much, everyone will fall asleep for a hundred years, that is they will sleep out of boredom🤭

just joking…well you know sometimes, I am just so serious that I don’t even have time to be funny..

Whoops, well, maybe I have been talking, well, writing so much so..

Goodbye,

Hermione

Wait, one last thing, one of my favourite lines:

‘’Harry, on the other hand, was going to Stonewall High, the local comprehensive. Dudley thought this  was very funny.

‘They stuff people’s head down in the toilet, first day at Stonewall,’ he told Harry. ‘Want to come upstairs and practise?’

‘No thanks,’ said Harry. ‘The poor toilet’s never had anything as horrible as your head down it-it might be sick.’’

It is true…I had never heard of a sick toilet before…