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Book Review- Innate

Innate: A Chance Dawson Story

Summary (goodreads)

The monotonous final day of Chance’s 6th grade year erupts when soldiers storm his school. Before anybody can make sense of what’s going on, Chance finds his brother boarding a bus and leaving with the very troops that turned his school to chaos. The authorities claim everything is OK, and families shouldn’t worry. But Chance isn’t so sure. He obviously won’t get the peaceful summer he had hoped for; the one he needed to help him get…better. While Chance wrestles with a new reality, a man appears; a man only Chance can see. He suggests Chance doesn’t need to get better. The man claims that Chance’s disability isn’t a weakness at all. In fact, it’s a power necessary to rescue his brother, and potentially the entire world. Will Chance shy away from the man’s ludicrous challenge, or will he take a leap of faith into an unknown world and explore the depths of himself in doing so?

My Views

So this was a short and fun read, I loved the character of Esri, and how he guides Chance throughout the book, and helps him rescue his brother, father and his brother’s friends.
The best part of his help surely has to be the way Esri shows Chance how his disability is not a disability but a power, and the way Chance bridges with the characters is the best, this heartfelt book is a must read!

My rating 4 stars

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Book Review- The Cursed Child

PS I love the series and I don’t want to hurt anybody’s opinions, I respect yours, please don’t hate me after this.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8)

Summary (Goodreads)

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Summary (ME)

Basically this book follows Harry’s kid and Malfoy’s kid, who’re supposed to be enemies but are not, they both are two weirdos who can’t fit in. And they suffer cause Albus got a crush on Voldemort’s kid 😐
Oh and just some garbage I don’t think Harry would say to his kid (and that saying I hate him).

My Views

WHAT THE HELL WAS THIS, LIKE IDK WHY I USED TO LIKE THIS AS A KID, THIS BOOK IS BAD IN COMPARISON TO THE SERIES…..
OH AND COMPLETELY ILLOGICAL TOO…..

Let’s get started, first of all, can we please talk about RON, like dude you don’t remember your marriage, like oh god, I feel so sorry for Hermione, that is just so rude to her.
And this book was just bleh, like what was this.
This is nothing compared to the main books, and there is just no fantasy, no magic, no spark like in the books there were before………………..
It’s just SAD.

And can Rose NOT be such a crappy character?
And how did Lucius not stop Astoria from raising Scorpius like that? It’s just not like him.

You know what I won’t even bother with this…………..

My rating 5 minus 4.5 stars

About the author

Yeah, yeah we all know about JKR and her mean comments, so let’s just forget this, moving on……….

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Once again I didn’t mean to hurt anyone’s feeling, I hope I don’t come across as rude or mean, I would love to hear your opinions on this book!
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Book Review- Brindille

Gah, the cover itself is so gorgeous!!!!!

Summary (Goodreads)

A frail young girl flees a roaring forest fire in the middle of the night desperately taking refuge in a cave where she quickly loses consciousness. She wakes up in a strange, tiny village populated by fairy-like creatures. Her hosts seem intrigued by the sparkles of light that seem to surround her. The village chieftain explains that one of their hunters found her passed out in the forest and brought her back here for treatment. He asks who she is, but she remembers nothing except for a wall and flames. The chief is baffled by her tale as there has not been any fire in the forest lately, and yet the young woman does indeed show signs of burns. Somewhat recovered and dressed in woodland clothes made by the villagers, the young lady asks to meet the hunter who found her in the forest. She asks her savior to take her to where he found her, hoping that seeing the place will restore her memory. But Meliss refuses — the rules of the village say that only hunters can enter the forest, and all of the sparkles surrounding the girl would catch the eyes of predators living in these woods… What follows is a tale of discovery, magic, tragedy, and adventure, as the girl discovers powers that may or may not be borne of an ancient evil. She befriends a cunning, talking wolf along the way, and together the two set out on a journey that will not soon be easily forgotten. A beautifully illustrated, magical fairy tale sure to appeal to young teens and up, created by the award-winning team behind the world-renowned LOVE series of wordless wildlife graphic novels.

My Views

Can we please talk about the beautiful illustrations first, like WOW!
They were epic, and well judge the book by it’s cover, cause the graphic novel and its cover BOTH ARE AWESOME!
I love the end especially, when she discovers herself and finally remembers….
It’s heart-touching the way she and the wolf bonded, though I do feel sad for the mermaid…….
This book is most certainly a must read, and one of my new favorites!

My rating 4.5 out of 5 stars

About the Author

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Brrémaud, whose real name is Frédéric Brémaud, born March 11, 1973 in Seoul, is a French comic book writer. He also signs under the names of Brr or Frédéric Alléluïa Brémaud.

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Well that’s all for today!
I hope you read this book (seriously, the illustrations ARE MAGICAL)!

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Book Review- Glory Roslyn and the Heart of Universe

Glory Roslyn and the Heart of Universe

Summary (Goodreads)

Glory is an eleven-year-old orphan who has a beautiful heart that never allows hate and anger to step in. Her adoptive mother, Myrtle Willis, died when she was six. Glory lives in painful conditions with her adoptive father who keeps himself drown in liquor all the time, and with his cruel son who never misses a chance to torture her. In these painful conditions, she has a mysterious companion—a tiny dragon-faced, red snake that has bat-like wings and green pointed horns. It appears from nowhere on her palm and absorbs all her pain whenever she mourns.
And one day, she finds another mysterious companion who leads her to the hidden worlds….
This is a legend of war between Gods and Ill Dwellers to control the greatest power of the hidden worlds, the Heart of Universe.
This is a legend of ambitions and conspiracies.
This is a legend of those whose hearts are filled with sacred feelings.
This is a legend of hope.

My views

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!
Sooo many mysteries left unsolved, and CLIFFHANGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*sighs*
Well, this book defined awesome in a new way, and you cannot separate yourself from this book even for a minute cause it is marvelous, the way the author describes the places and the happening is stupendous!
And how he wraps the story in 6 pages, I was freaking out at the end how can the author end it in less pages, but that he did!
The imagination of the author stands out and this is definitely one of the best fantasy book I have ever read!

MY RATING Definitely 5 out of 5 stars (I’d definitely give it more than 5 though)

Sadly as much as I searched I couldn’t find anything about the author or the amazon link, though I do have the netgalley one.

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Book Review- Chengli and the Silk Road Caravan

Hey nerds, this is officially my first post here on this blog!
YAY!
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Chengli and the Silk Road Caravan
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Summary (goodreads)

Chengli is an orphaned errand boy who lives in Chang’an China in 630 A.D. His mother has died from illness and his father is presumed dead after disappearing into the desert when Chengli was a baby.

Now thirteen, Chengli feels ready for independence. He is drawn to the desert, beckoned by the howling of strange winds and the hope of learning something about his father—who he was and how he died.

Chengli joins the caravan to travel down the merchant route known as the Silk Road, but it is a dangerous life, as his father knew. The desert is harsh, and there are many bandits, particularly drawn to Chengli’s caravan because a princess, her servants, and royal guards are traveling with them.

My views

First of all this is so beautifully described, the way the author has woven each and every word into such a beautiful story.
The heart-wrenching way in which Chengli holds on to the pieces of his father’s life, is just mesmerizing……..
His journey through the desert is fun, and quite enjoyable! Especially the race and how Chengli learns how to ride a horse.
Though the most memorable part has to be the princess’ transformation.
I’m so glad Chengli can study like his father now!
This book is most definitely a must read!!

My rating 5 out of 5 stars

About the Author

Hildi Kang
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Hildi Kang is a former educator, a writer, and active traveler, having made trips by foot, bike, and llama. An early love of books and maps led to dreams of the blue-domed mosques of Samarkand and the donkey market in Kashgar. In the 1990s, the borders of previous Communist country opened, and Hildi, her husband, and two companions (plus driver and interpreter), spent a month following the trade routes around the Taklamakan desert in the northwest province of China and crossing into Uzbekistan to follow the road from the cities of Khiva to Samarkand. Hildi Kang is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and as an educator, she taught elementary Special Education. Her writing includes five books for elementary school teachers, an entry in Fire and Wings, the dragon anthology of Cricket Books, and two academic books on Korean history. When not writing or traveling, she hikes, bikes, and plays cello in a local orchestra. She and her family lived many years in the town of Clarence Center near Buffalo, New York, and currently reside in Livermore, California.

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