Posted in Book Review

Series review-House of Magic

Hey people, so recently I read this series and it’s so good!!
Atleast good enough for lazy me to come out of my hiatus to post about it :D!

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Hexing the Ex

Summary-

Phoebe doesn’t believe in magic, but unfortunately magic believes in her. A mysterious statuette is sent to her boss, Archibald Kane, and she accidentally triggers a curse meant for him. Naturally, the first person she curses is her ex-boyfriend. But why would anyone want to curse her boss, a perfectly ordinary antiques dealer? Or is he?

Phoebe sets out to break the curse with the help of her new housemates. But it isn’t easy trying to solve a mystery she doesn’t even believe is real. Then again, that hellhound chasing her seemed pretty solid… Maybe there’s more to magic than hexing one’s ex.

My Views

I clicked this cause I loved the cover and now I am in love with the book too!! I t is such a beautiful book, the way the author describes each scene perfectly and how easy it is to imagine yourself in the scene and the writing style is just AWESOME! Any fan of magical books will love this!! And the way the story builds up is just surprising and fun and you can’t stop reading it once you get started! A perfect 5 star read!

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Saved by the Spell

Summary- A chance encounter with a charming stranger makes Phoebe dream of a happily-ever-after, until she learns that there’s a spell on her that makes her repulsive to men. Luckily her boss, Archibald Kane, and her new landladies are experts on magic. Only this one seems to confound them all.
Phoebe doesn’t mind the space men give her in the Tube, but her cousin’s engagement party is coming up. How is she to celebrate, if she makes half the guests nauseated? And how is she to charm the man of her dreams when she suspects he’s part of the problem?

It might take the Archmage to break the spell—if only they could find him. A spell may be needed to save them both.

My Views

A SPLENDID, PERFECT AND AN ADDICTIVE BOOK!
Plot-Splendid!!
Execution of the plot-PERFECT!
Cover-Awesome! (though I liked the cover of the first one more)
One of the best books I have ever read!!
And now I REALLY REALLY can’t wait for the next one!

About the author

Susanna Shore is a pen name of a Finnish author Anu Keinänen. She was born in 1974 in Rauma, a small historical town on the southwestern coast of Finland. She grew up with books and music, but it was her love for history that took her to Turku to study a master’s degree in history at the University of Turku. She graduated in 1999 and began to work on her PhD dissertation, which will likely never be finished due to both lack of funding and time.

Susanna has always loved stories. She wrote her first story when she could barely hold a pen—an exotic account inspired by pictures she cut out of holiday brochures—and writing remained her favourite topic throughout the school. While she was working on her PhD dissertation she began to write fiction in earnest. She chose to write in English instead of her native Finnish in order to learn to express herself well with it. At first, she wrote for her own enjoyment, but in 2012 she discovered Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing and the opportunities self-publishing offered. Selecting a pen name Susanna Shore, a combination of one of her given names and a translation of her grandmother’s maiden name, she published her first book, The Wolf’s Call, in June 2012.

Since publishing her first book, Susanna has been busy writing full time. She has published one to three books a year, over twenty books to date. She writes Two-Natured London paranormal romance series, P.I. Tracy Hayes series of funny mysteries, standalone romances and thrillers. On top of that she writes whatever else happens to take her fancy, an occasional short story included. You can read those for free on her website.

Susanna still lives in Turku with her husband of over twenty years. They don’t have the compulsory writer’s cat. Instead, they have a small sailing boat that carries them to nautical adventures every summer.

Author Links- Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter
Book Links
Hexing the ex- AMAZON | Goodreads
Saved by the spell- Amazon | Goodreads

Well that’s it for today, I hope you all check out the series!
Also I recently made a bookstagram (@thefaletusiicanqueen) do check it out if you wanna!
Stay safe!
Keep reading!

Posted in Author Interviews

Author Interview with Eric Carter

Hello everyone, I am aware I have been on an unannounced hiatus, but to be honest I needed a break from everything, even reading, but moving on, today I’m interviewing the author Eric Carter, whose wrote a marvelous book Innate, you can check it out here, and my review of it here.

I hope you all read it!
Thank you sir for doing this!

Who was your inspiration for the character of Chance?

I have had Epilepsy my entire life. To encourage young epileptics, doctors and caretakers are quick to point out extraordinary people with epilepsy. Because of that, I had always wondered if I somehow perceive the world differently because of my epilepsy. I thought it would be really interesting to take that concept to an extreme level, to a place where the actual disorder is a superpower. So, I wouldn’t say that Chance is me by any means, but the concepts explored in the book certainly flow out of my experience and thought process. 

What was your experience while writing this book? Did it change your perception of authors?

Writing has always been enjoyable for me. Writing my first novel was a big task, but I loved every moment of it. I don’t think it changed my perception of authors as much as it amplified what I already thought to be true. One, writing a novel is difficult, and it takes a lot of dedication. Two, you could write the same novel forever unless you make yourself stop. Editing could go on and on and on, but at some point, you have to publish. Those two things really sunk in when going through this process. 

What inspired you to write this book?

I don’t see many, if any, epileptic heroes. I don’t see many disabilities framed as abilities. And, I don’t see a lot of first person present (especially in young adult books). Accordingly, I wanted to explore all three of those concepts. 

Which character is the least like you?

I hope I’m least like Scab, General Palmer, and Dr. Jacobs, but I imagine there’s a little bit of me in every character. That’s generally the way it works if we’re writing honestly.

What can we look forward to in it’s sequel?

More characters, more settings, more adventures, and a much much bigger Unseen than we were introduced to in the first book.

I hope you all check out his book, thank you once again sir for doing this!!
Stay safe!
Keep reading!

Posted in Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday- Reasons Why I Love Reading

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
You can check out the topics here.

This week’s topic is “Reasons Why I Love Reading”.

Disclaimer- A huge rant ahead (ok not so huge but still it was really huge in my mind).

SO I JUST ASKED MYSELF WHY DO I LOVE READING?
And then I came up with some passible answers………….

#10

·̩̩̥͙**•̩̩͙✩•̩̩͙*˚Imagination and improve our writing skills ˚*•̩̩͙✩•̩̩͙*˚*·̩̩̥͙

So I was stuck and I thought I would add this too.
Books broaden our imagination and improve our writing skills (the reason why so many authors are voracious readers and why most readers wish to be an author).

#9

·̩̩̥͙**•̩̩͙✩•̩̩͙*˚They improve our vocabulary and increase our hold on grammar˚*•̩̩͙✩•̩̩͙*˚*·̩̩̥͙


So yeah this isn’t a huge thing I wish to accomplish as my English is perfectly fine (when I want it to be or when I am not ranting) but I have realized that the reason it’s fine is because I read so much.
And my teachers do encourage us to read to increase our vocabulary, but my mom says read less books (the confusion people who do I listen too? (and my mom herself reads a lot talk about hypocrisy people😑🙄)).

#8

·̩̩̥͙**•̩̩͙✩•̩̩͙*˚ We learn more about life ˚*•̩̩͙✩•̩̩͙*˚*·̩̩̥͙

We face reality through books we go through so much crisis, pain, we get hurt because we are betrayed and if the author is super good then we are the character itself so we face the world as them in their super messed up lives. We learn life and how to live it through books (literally the self help books exist so yeah).

#7

·̩̩̥͙**•̩̩͙✩•̩̩͙*˚They influence you˚*•̩̩͙✩•̩̩͙*˚*·̩̩̥͙


The books influence our daily lives they way we act and there are some life changing things in books that inspire us to be better and the quotes leave a deep impact in us.
Some anecdotes teach us reality and change our perspective.
Books make us believe in ourselves. And then comes Dumbledore, come on even though I hate him so much I can’t deny that his quotes haven’t inspired me and the words of truth that soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many characters utter are legendary.

#6

·̩̩̥͙**•̩̩͙✩•̩̩͙*˚Stress relievers˚*•̩̩͙✩•̩̩͙*˚*·̩̩̥͙


Um yeah books are good stress relievers because of them we explore so many things when reading we realize that we can be just as strong as the heroes in books and while reading we achieve numerous goals achieve submits imagining ourselves as the character that we don’t remember our world we forget our problems and are happier. *While writing this purposely does not mention the pain we face after a character dies*.

#5

·̩̩̥͙**•̩̩͙✩•̩̩͙*˚We make friends˚*•̩̩͙✩•̩̩͙*˚*·̩̩̥͙


Books are our friends who don’t desert us (though the mean authors kill characters).
And through books we meet more bookworms, readers, people exactly like us with the same mental disorder, people whom we can relate too, people who realize the stupidity of our world and really deeply get us…….

#4

·̩̩̥͙**•̩̩͙✩•̩̩͙*˚You live more than one life˚*•̩̩͙✩•̩̩͙*˚*·̩̩̥͙


As George R R Martin said a reader lives a thousand lives, so yeah we experience many lives many POVs. We readers suffer cancer, are demigods and we fight Voldemort. We live the lives of so many people that I could fill a book writing their names so moving on.

#3

·̩̩̥͙**•̩̩͙✩•̩̩͙*˚A break from reality˚*•̩̩͙✩•̩̩͙*˚*·̩̩̥͙


I mean truth to be told our world is horrid and there are real people like Umbridge so we need people like Peeves and The Weasley Twins to save us from them. These bookish world’s they aren’t life, they are better than it because life is a cold shower on a chilly morning….
And we need a break from it, like ALL THE TIME and books give us that.

#2

·̩̩̥͙**•̩̩͙✩•̩̩͙*˚We learn a lot˚*•̩̩͙✩•̩̩͙*˚*·̩̩̥͙


We learn so many things, different facts, values, how to get ourselves out of sticky situations and what to do if your teacher hides Voldemort at the back of his turban (what it could happen you never know).

#1

·̩̩̥͙**•̩̩͙✩•̩̩͙*˚We do things we would never do in real life˚*•̩̩͙✩•̩̩͙*˚*·̩̩̥͙


I mean lets get real, we won’t possibly get a chance to kiss the boy whom we like when the world is falling apart, or no one will jump down into Tartarus with us.
Books give us a chance to fly, travel even when we are stuck in our homes.

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To All the Fictional Characters out there | Bookworm is not an insult | A reader

Why do you all love reading?
Could you relate to any of these points?
Lemme know in the comments!
Stay safe!
Keep reading!!!
(PS I have a few bookish poems on my main site do check them out!)

Posted in Monthly Wrap Up

June Wrap Up

June was bleh!
Exams!
Plus point only one easy is left yay!!!
I read okayish since school started so couldn’t read a lot cause once again exams, totally hate them!

Books I read this Month

  1. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4
  2. Kyle’s Little Sister
  3. Hazard in the Horoscope
  4. Cici’s Journal
  5. True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole, Margaret Hilda Roberts and Susan Lilian Townsend
  6. Divergent
  7. Malgudi Days
  8. Haelend’s Ballad
  9. A RomaJuilette Christmas Special
  10. Insurgent
  11. Muskets and Minuets
  12. The growing pains of Adrian Mole
  13. True Confessions of Adrian Mole
  14. The Queen and I
  15. Diana Princess of Amazons
  16. Princess Academy
  17. By the light of Fireflies
  18. Dork Diaries #1
  19. Dork Diaries #2
  20. Icarus
  21. Norse Mythology
  22. Little Kid Big City: New York
  23. Pashmina
  24. Witching Moon
  25. The Art of Running Away (read it two times cause it was super awesome!)
  26. A chance in the world
  27. The fun they had
  28. The Lost child
  29. These Violent delights
  30. Jane Austen Investigates
  31. The Math Kids
  32. Cold Brew Corpse
  33. The Misadventures of an amateur Naturalist
  34. Not my Ruckus
  35. Wednesday Wilson Gets Down to Business

And yeah that’s it……..

Posts this Month

Posts on Soaring Firebolt

Yeah I had a crappy month…..
Really horrible……
So much studies……
*sighs defeatedly*

Well how was your month?
Lemme know in the comments!

Stay safe!
Keep reading

(Goes to upload a new sign off in case you all didn’t notice I make a new one for every month heheh, then stupidly realises she hasn’t made it so goes to canva…….)