Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

I made the mistake of thinking Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was written by J.K. Rowling. It is not. And even though it’s supposed to have been based off a short story by Rowling, and it appears she has sanctioned this play, I was very disappointed in this book. Some Background My husband and I are both HUGE Harry Potter fans. We read the series out loud together early in our dating life (and then later when the last book came out), and we’ve listened to the audiobooks numerous times since then – together and apart. (I’d previously read the first 3 books in the […]

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Review: The Last Star by Rick Yancey

The Last Star by Rick Yancey

The Last Star is the third and final book in The 5th Wave series. I loved the first book, I liked the second book, and I thought this book was a good conclusion. Although it was really confusing. The book alternates between many characters – some in first person, some in third person, and half the time I didn’t know what was going on. I knew it would be explained at the end, so I tried to just go with it. This book picks up 6 weeks after the end of book 2. Once again, I liked Yancey writing – short chapters, alternating voices, but the plot […]

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Harry Potter is my favorite series for one reason

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

There are many reasons to love Harry Potter… The characters The friendships The magic The worldbuilding The adventure The triumph of good over evil All of that is great. Truly, it is. But all of those things do not make the Harry Potter series my favorite books of all times. What does that? The details. I have read (mostly listened to) the Harry Potter series many, MANY times, and every time I do, I discover new details. Seriously, the planning that went into writing this series is insane. It’s clear that it was meant to be a 7 book series from the start. There are things revealed books […]

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