The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward

23344222Title: The Potion Diaries (American title – Madly)

Series: Potion

Author: Amy Alward

Pub Date: July 2nd, 2015

My Rating: ★★★☆☆

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

When the Princess of Nova accidentally poisons herself with a love potion meant for her crush, she falls crown-over-heels in love with her own reflection. Oops. A nationwide hunt is called to find the cure, with competitors travelling the world for the rarest ingredients, deep in magical forests and frozen tundras, facing death at every turn.

Enter Samantha Kemi – an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent. Sam’s family were once the most respected alchemists in the kingdom, but they’ve fallen on hard times, and winning the hunt would save their reputation. But can Sam really compete with the dazzling powers of the ZoroAster megapharma company? Just how close is Sam willing to get to Zain Aster, her dashing former classmate and enemy, in the meantime?

And just to add to the pressure, this quest is ALL OVER social media. And the world news.

No big deal, then.

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Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Title: Crooked Kingdom

Series: Six of Crows #2

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Pub Date: September 29th, 2015

My Rating: ★★★★★

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Synopis from Goodreads:

When you can’t beat the odds, change the game.

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

23437156Title: Six of Crows

Series: Six of Crows #1

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Pub Date: September 29th, 2015

My Rating: ★★★★★

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Synopis from Goodreads:

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

Wow, just wow! This book is amazing! I didn’t know about this book before I started blogging. But then this book was appearing in so many posts, and I’ve seen it on bookstagram and booktube, and with the publication date of a second book in a series approaching, I decided that I just have to see what’s the whole hype about. I’m glad I did.

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Poison City by Paul Crilley

29379042Title: Poison City

Author: Paul Crilley

Pub Date: August 11th, 2016

My Rating: ★★★★☆

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Do  you like books that involve:

  • crime?
  • mystery?
  • fantasy?
  • magic? (+ Harry Potter references in jokes!)
  • vampires, angels, faeries and all the possible fantasy characters out there?
  • talking dogs?
  • bad-ass fighting scenes?
  • sarcastic sidekicks?
  • British characters with undeniably British humor?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the questions (or better- to all of them) you are in luck! Because this book has it all and more! I enjoyed it so much that I don’t know if I’ll be able to write it all down. This book made me stay up late, and I don’t do that much those days.

If there are people out there that answers ‘no’ to all of the questions – I don’t know what I can say to save you. Books with those themes are pretty cool, so reconsider your book preferences, maybe it’s time to read something different?

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

911xmhn92brlTitle: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two

Series: Harry Potter #8

Authors:J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne

Pub Date: July 31st, 2016

My Rating: ★★★★☆

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What a pleasure it was to read about Harry Potter again! After all those years, we have a new story of Harry, and now it is something completely else. First of all, this is a play – and it has to be read as a play, so do not expect the same level of complexity as in a seven hundred pages book. Second of all – this is a story of Harry and Ginny’s son – Albus and Draco Malfoy’s son – Scorpius. A friendship of Potter and Malfoy! Something unimaginable nineteen yeas ago now is happening. Albus is not feeling as he is loved by his father, he feels that Harry wished he never had Albus or at least that Albus was more like his older brother James. He feels isolated, and the burden of being the Potter is heavy n his shoulders.

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