T5W: Books/Characters I Felt Betrayed By

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They say only those you love most can truly hurt you with betrayals, right? So what could be worse than having one of your fictional babies turn around and throw your love right back in your face? Ditto to authors you’ve wholeheartedly trusted. Here are five betrayals from the fictional world that I still haven’t gotten over.

5. The Darkling from the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

Did you guys see it coming? Probably. Did I? Nope. That’s cool, Leigh Bardugo, shatter my heart in the first book of your series, whydontcha.

4. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

Those of you who read my discussion about this book might be surprised to see it on this list, considering I gave it a 4 stars and (mostly) loved it. If you haven’t read it and want to keep it a COMPLETE surprise, I’d skip this part RIGHT NOW. Are you ready? The queer baiting – I honestly expected better from J.K. Rowling. She had an incredible opportunity to branch out with a diverse relationship and prompt some really, really important conversations and yet she ended up taking the easy way out. Think of the reach that J.K.Rowling has and what an incredible impact CC would’ve made if there was diverse representation in the play – needless to say, the blatant queer baiting felt like an immense betrayal.

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3. Celaena Sardothien from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas

When talking about character transformations, there’s no way you could leave out Celaena from the discussion. And whilst I’m proud of her for breaking free of the men who sought to use and oppress her, I can’t say that I applaud her treatment of her friends and allies. As the series progresses, she seems to care less and less about how her actions will impact the people who love her. Sure, she’s looking at the bigger picture – but there are individuals who are part of that picture, willing to lay down their lives for her and they deserve to know what they’re getting themselves into. The person Celaena was in Queen of Shadows and Empire of Storms felt like a betrayal of the big hearted, empathetic girl in the first 3 books of the series.

1. Cress (both the book and the character) by Marissa Meyer

This is going to sound savage, but I feel like this book went back about 100 years in the development of the strong, independent female character. And I don’t mean strong in the flame-throwing, kick-ass way – Tessa Gray, Hermione Granger and Lizzie Bennett have proven themselves as role models as much as Katniss-I-have-impeccable-aim-Everdeen has. Cress, on the other hand, spends the majority of the book relying on a male character she’s infatuated with to rescue her from various dire situations, dreams of having her way with him rather than thinking of possible escape plans, constantly refers to herself as a ‘damsel in distress’ and whines about the possibility of dying without ever being kissed.

As for the book itself, I can’t even describe how I felt about the way it perpetuated the idea that you can fall in love with someone based purely on some fantasy you’ve put together without having actually met them, and that even when reality shatters that fantasy, you can still mould them into what you want them to be, and get them to fall in love with you if you’re just persistent enough.

This book and this character felt like a betrayal of my gender and a betrayal of every book and character that has tried to do away with the damsel in distress trope. To a certain extent, I can sympathise with Cress’ need for human closeness given her isolation, but then I remember the movie ‘Tangled’, where Rapunzel hits the first man she ever lays eyes on with a frying pan and suddenly I’m much, much less forgiving.

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2. Tris Prior from the Divergent series by Veronica Roth

Nope, this isn’t a formatting error – I’ve hidden my reasons for #2 behind a page break because of the spoilers for Allegiant. Read at your own peril 😉

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End of Year Bookish Survey

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“But it’s nearly March, Ngoc!” I hear you say. Better late than never, right? Quite a fitting motto to wrap up my presence in the book community in 2016, where I posted videos semi-consistently (if you can call 1-2 videos a month consistent) up until August and then disappeared into a black hole for the rest of the year. Ditto on Bookstagram where I uploaded 57 posts, which sounds impressive until you realise that means I had nada to offer on my account for roughly 85% of the year. Don’t even get me started on my blogging schedule.

So really, can any of you even say you’re surprised that I’m posting an ‘End of Year’ book survey on the last day of February? Surely not xD

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Number of books read: 42/70

So I failed miserably with my reading challenge. Yeah, let’s not talk about that. Last year, I decided to focus on things in my life other than reading (GASP) Do I regret it? Not at all. Am I going to try to balance my life a little better this year so that I can have a social life, keep up with my fitness and read a tonne of books? YES.

Number of re-reads: 11

I re-read most of The Mortal Instruments (I didn’t finish City of Heavenly Fire until January this year,) The Infernal Devices and books 1-4 of the Throne of Glass series (in anticipation for the release of Empire of Storms)

Genre you read most from: Fantasy. No surprises there.

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Best Book You Read In 2016?

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Lair of Dreams (The Diviners #2) by Libba Bray. Her writing is phenomenal (I’d highly recommend listening to the audiobook because the narration definitely elevates the storytelling to another level.) I couldn’t fault this book at all – the mystery, the plot, the setting, the diversity of the characters and the romances were all top notch and I don’t know how I’m going to survive until the next book comes out.

Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going to Love More But Didn’t? 

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A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas. I have a whole Review + Discussion post about this here so I’m not going to go into detail about why I was thoroughly disappointed with this book. I mean, I didn’t hate it but…I really, really didn’t love it either.

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Most Surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?

The Fill In Boyfriend by Kasie West. I was looking for a light hearted, fluffy contemporary because I was feeling weighed down by all the fantasy I’d been reading since the start of the year and I did get that – BUT I ALSO GOT SO MUCH MORE. Gia’s fragile self esteem, and her need to prove herself to other people really resonated with high school Ngoc, and I even cried in one part of the book, which I totally wasn’t expecting. I’m definitely planning on reading more Kasie West books this year!

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I’m not really a pusher-of-books, but I have been harping on about how much I love the Disruption duology by Jessica Shirvington to anyone who’ll spare me 5 seconds and last year, one of my best friends – Tasha from faeriedrugs – finally read it. She didn’t enjoy it as much as I did, but she still gave the first book 3ish stars which is a pretty solid thumbs up.

 

Best series you started in 2016? Best Sequel of 2016? Best Series Ender of 2016? 

Best series

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Best sequel

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Best series ender

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Favourite new author you discovered in 2016? 

  • Kasie West
  • Jenn Bennett
  • Brandon Sanderson

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Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone? 

Night Film by Marisha Pessl. Let me tell you – Ngoc doesn’t do thrillers, she doesn’t do horror, and she definitely doesn’t do psychological-thriller-wait-but-is-it-a-supernatural-thriller thrillers. And yet, I loved this book. Sure, it terrified the living daylights out of me on a few occasions (the most memorable one being when I woke up at 3am one night, sweating and
convinced there were demons in my room) but it was worth it. Mostly.

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Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year? 

The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson. I hardly even felt the 541 pages because there was something happening on every page. The magic in this book is so unique and Brandon Sanderson’s world building is incredible – I’m really looking forward to continuing with the series this year!

Book you read in 2016 that you are most likely to re-read next year this year?

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Favourite cover of a book you read in 2016?

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Come on guys. What else would I have picked?

Most memorable character of 2016? 

YOU.CANNOT.MAKE.ME.PICK. But if I really had to, I’d say Andrew Minyard from the All For the Game series by Nora Sakavic – because you couldn’t forget him even if you tried.

Most beautifully written book read in 2016? 

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Most thought-provoking/Life-changing book of 2016?

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Especially in light of recent events that I shall not refer to explicitly, I feel like this book is more important than ever. We need to be more mindful of the things we say and realise when something transcends mere ‘education’ and starts to become ‘shaming.’ 10 times out of 10, kindness is always the better teacher.

Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2016 to finally read? 

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I’m sorry, Anais!

Favourite passage/quote from a book you read in 2016? 

When you love someone, they become a part of who you are. They’re in everything you do. They’re in the air you breathe and the water you drink and the blood in your veins. Their touch stays on your skin and their voice stays in your ears and their thoughts stay in your mind. You know their dreams because their nightmares pierce your heart and their good dreams are your dreams too. And you don’t think they’re perfect, but you know their flaws, the deep-down truth of them, and the shadows of all their secrets, and they don’t frighten you away; in fact you love them more for it, because you don’t want perfect. You want them.”  – Julian Blackthorn a.k.a. the most precious of all my fictional cinnamon rolls, Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

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Shortest & Longest book you read in 2016? 

Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them by J.K.Rowling (59 pages)

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (698 pages)

Book that shocked you the most

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HOW DID I NOT SEE THAT ENDING COMING?!

Also honorary mention to The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson because JUST WHEN YOU THINK ALL YOUR FAVOURITE CHARACTERS ARE SAFE-

OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship)

Jemma. C’mon – nobody else does OTPs quite like Cassandra Clare! Also Kanej. They better be ok by the end of Crooked Kingdom or certain publishing houses are going to be set on fire.

Favourite non-romantic relationship of the year

Vin and Kel from The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

Favourite book you read in 2016 from an author you’ve read previously

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Best book you read in 2016 that you read SOLELY on a recommendation from someone else/peer pressure

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You all know who recommended this series to me xD

Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2016? 

Julian Blackthorn – DID YOU GUYS NOT READ THAT QUOTE?!

Best worldbuilding/most vivid setting you read this year?

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Book that put a smile on your face/was the most fun to read? 

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“You’re like ten prismacolors all at once.” – THIS BOOK SENT ME THROUGH TEN PRISMACOLORS OF EMOTIONS ALL AT ONCE.

Book that made you cry/nearly cry in 2016?

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Also Me Before You by Jojo Moyes because – well, do I really need to explain?

Hidden Gem of the Year?

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This book seriously doesn’t get enough hype!

Book that crushed your soul?

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Because Cassandra Clare.

Most unique book you read in 2016? 

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Book that made you the most mad?

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There are additional questions about blogging life in this survey, but considering I don’t really have that many posts and I didn’t have time to do much blog hopping last year, I’ve decided not to include them. Thank you so much to Lauren from Wonderless Reviews for tagging me!

Hope you’ve all had a great start to the year!

Much Love,

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The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken: Review (Non-Spoiler)

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The Darke10576365st Minds (The Darkest Minds #1) by Alexandra Bracken

Pages: 488 (Hardcover)

Published by: Disney Hyperion (Dec 2012)

Genres: Science Fiction, Dystopian, Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal, Post-Apocalyptic, Adventure

Goodreads summary: 

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. She is on the run, desperate to find the only safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who have escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents. When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at having a life worth living

RATING:

4stars

I had a bit of a dystopian phase in my early University years, and unfortunately, I learnt about The Darkest Minds after I’d exhausted myself reading chosen-one-overthrows-government trilogies. It’s always been in the back of my mind though – I’d see it pop up occasionally in Booktube videos and a few years ago, one of my colleagues at work read it and promptly told me “NGOC YOU HAVE TO READ IT NOW.”

Can’t say exactly why I chose to start The Darkest Minds now when there are SO MANY OTHER BOOKS on my priority list this year but GOOD LORD, WHY DIDN’T ANYONE MAKE ME READ THIS EARLIER?! It’s basically about a bunch of teenage X-men trying to simultaneously outrun a government determined to chain them down and a deceptively helpful organisation bent on turning them into ruthless killing machines. Life’s rough, y’know?

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The fast pacing: I know some people didn’t enjoy the ‘road trip’ portion early on, but for god’s sake the kids were RUNNING FOR THEIR LIVES half the time so I don’t know how that part could’ve done anything other than set your heart racing

Ruby’s character development: Ruby’s transformation isn’t your typical ‘fears her power initially and then BAM! fifteen chapters later, she conveniently masters it just in time to save the world.’ (*coughCelaenacough*) She still semi-hates her abilities at the end of the book, I just think that her maturity, confidence and her ability to judge other people’s character grows so much. Her little ‘you need me more than I need you’ speech at the end to a certain character blew up my Sass-o-meter. 😉

The side characters: ALL the side characters were fleshed out so well, no matter how fleeting their appearance in the book, which is incredible. I LOVED Chubs and Zu – particularly their camaraderie with Liam and Ruby and the gradual development of Ruby’s friendship with Chubs is actually one of my favourite things in the whole book.

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LIAM: OH MY GOD. How do I even begin to describe Liam? He just goes against SO MANY YA MALE LOVE INTEREST TROPES.

  • Exhibit A: When Liam discovers the secret that Ruby’s been hiding, he’s surprised that she thinks he’d be angry with her. He tells her that it’s her secret and her choice whether she decides to share it with them.
  • Exhibit B: There’s a particular scene where Liam finds out about something that another character did to Ruby and instead of assuming it was her fault the way I’ve seen a lot of other male love interests do, he asked if she was okay (and promptly threatened to kill the offender, as any gentleman would.)

Liam is just one of those genuine, heart-of-gold Peeta Mellark-esque characters that you won’t be able to help falling for, which is why some of the things that happened at the end of the book absolutely shattered my heart.

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Clancy + Ruby: I hated Clancy from the very first scene where we met him. He’s emotionally manipulative and jealous and I HATED that he played the ‘we’re the only ones’ card with Ruby to isolate her. What’s worse is that Ruby fell for it – the way she described Clancy was such an eye-roll – I quote, “it was dangerous how handsome he was.” She’d just turn jelly kneed every time he came near her and I wanted to throw my phone at the wall EVERY.TIME. (I listened to this on Audible, FYI.)

THE ENDING. THAT TROPE. A THOUSAND TIMES NO. So this book was well on its way to being a solid 4.5 stars, UNTIL I REACHED THE ENDING AND DISCOVERED ONE OF MY MOST HATED TROPES OF ALL TIME: Ye olde ‘I love you and so I’m going to make this decision for your own good. And you will have no say in this whatsoever. Because I love you.’ Think Edward and Bella, except A THOUSAND TIMES WORSE (although to Alexandra’s credit, she did write the scene very well.)

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I hate hate HATE when this trope is used because in my eyes, if you’re in a relationship and a decision has to be made that will affect BOTH people then it is the right of BOTH people involved to have a say in the decision, especially if you’re planning to do something LIFE ALTERING to the other person. The only reason I didn’t drop my rating to a 3 stars was that I do kind of understand that unlike in Bella and Edward’s situation, the character that made the HORRENDOUS, UNFORGIVABLE decision truly saw no other way that they could keep the other person safe. And they made the decision with heart-wrenching efficiency and finality (I’m looking at you, Edward ‘I’m going to break up with Bella for her own good but still hang around so she can catch glimpses of me now and then’ Cullen.)

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the first instalment of Alexandra Bracken’s debut series (tropey last chapter events notwithstanding) and I can’t wait to pick up book 2. So far, it stands apart from other dystopian novels I’ve read and I’m particularly interested in the presence of multiple ‘villains’ and how this will play out in the rest of the series. If dystopian/paranormal/sci-fi is your thing, don’t wait a bajillion years to read this like I did!

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The Chainsmokers Tag

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Hey guys! Whaaaat I’m posting again and it hasn’t even been three months yet? WHO AM I?!  xD  Today I’m doing The Chainsmokers Tag created by Kat from KatReadsALot & Maria from Little Livres . I loved the questions so much – thanks for tagging me, Kat!

 

1A book/series that you don’t/didn’t want to end

I NEVER WANT CASSANDRA CLARE TO STOP WRITING SHADOWHUNTER BOOKS. She’s got new releases planned to last us for awhile at least, but I’m going to be so, so sad once it’s all over. I don’t think I’ll ever be ready to let go of the characters.

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An upcoming book you have high expectations for 

Oh, god. Can I get through a single post without mentioning Cassie multiple times? I’m sorry guys –  predictably, my answer to this is going to have to be Lord of Shadows. Cassie’s released so many books in the Shadowhunter world at this stage that I’m really interested to see if she’ll bring something new to the table and also how she’s going to sort out the mess that is Jemma.

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Beautiful Cover + Beautiful Story 

There are so many beautiful books I own that had an equally gorgeous story, but one that definitely sticks out to me is The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender. It was so enchanting and also happens to be the first and only book I’ve ever read with magical realism in it.

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A book you read when it was no longer trending 

So here’s an…uh, ‘interesting’ story for you. I read HP & the Deathly Hallows for the first time last year. That’s about 6 or 7 years after I read the other books. Here’s why – MY FRIEND SPOILED DEATHLY HALLOWS FOR ME. She looked up a list of characters that died in Deathly Hallows & decided it was a GREAT idea to recite them to me – needless to say, I was sufficiently traumatised that I put off reading it until years later. By that time I’d realised that I probably needed to start from the beginning again and that was FAR too daunting a task so I put it off again until last year, when I finally decided enough was enough and I couldn’t bear to hear another “But whyyyyyy haven’t you finished the HP series yet?”

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A book you wish you didn’t read.

Ok, this is a hard question. Because even really bad books are an experience, right? I firmly believe in having no regrets. But I went through my Goodreads list and I guess I kind of regret reading We Were Liars by E.Lockhart. There was just SO MUCH HYPE surrounding it and I was pretty let down – it wasn’t a bad book, but honestly the ‘big plot twist’ wasn’t a huge deal for me and I didn’t even like the characters all that much so I didn’t find the ending as devastating as everyone else seemed to. I wish I could go back to still believing it’s this incredibly mind blowing, emotional read.

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A book that gave you so many feels

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare – ALL. THE. FEELS.

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An expensive book that you need right now

EVERY SPECIAL EDITION OF PRIDE & PREJUDICE, EVER. Also the illustrated Harry Potter books because I mean come on, can you honestly tell me that’s not on your wishlist this year?

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A photogenic book 

The special edition boxed sets of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. In fact, they’re so photogenic that my bookstagram of the TMI boxed set remains one of my most liked photos despite the fact that I accidentally put the books out of order. AND NO ONE NOTICED (betcha y’all gonna go check out the photo now, though xD)

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A book with lots of good reviews, you hope you’ll like it to

The Raven Boys  – seriously, I’ve even been told by a friend that it’s a ‘Ngoc’ book. It sounds like it has all the elements that normally make me fall hopelessly in love and I honestly couldn’t tell you why I still haven’t picked it up yet BUT IT’LL HAPPEN SOON, I PROMISE.

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A book you stayed the night up for (maybe in tears)

Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo – the only book I’ve ever pulled an all nighter for (although I almost did for The Fill In Boyfriend, too.) I actually finished it at around 5am in the morning and slept like the dead until around midday, so not only did I sacrifice a good night’s sleep for it, I skipped my favourite meal of the day, too. Now that’s true love!

I’m going to tag anyone that wants to do this because I honestly don’t know what your music tastes are but honestly, you don’t even have to listen to the Chainsmokers to do it – the questions are just universally fun!

Have a fantastic week guys and I’ll speak to you soon!

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Discussion: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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Processed with VSCO with e3 presetHarry Potter and The Cursed Child, Parts 1&2 by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany

Pages: 320

Published by: Arthur A. Levine Books (July 2016)

Goodreads summary: 

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. 

I’ve jumped into this discussion pretty late, but if by some miracle you’re later than I am and haven’t read the latest instalment in the Harry Potter series, then here are some things you should know before you start CC:

  • It is not ‘the 8th book,’ even though it is marketed as such. Forget everything you think you knew about the characters in the previous books. The focus has shifted from the golden trio.
  • It is a PLAY. A. PLAY. That means the entire book is essentially dialogue interspersed with brief stage directions. It’s a completely different literary form and you cannot go into it expecting the lengthy prose that you got from the previous books (I mean, you absolutely can but you’ll probably be sorely disappointed!)

So here’s the thing – I started CC with the knowledge that the majority of my friends and a large part of the online book community hated it. Some with a rather violent passion. In fact, the nicest thing I’d heard about it was that it was ‘kind of like reading HP fanfiction.’ I ended up surprising myself and falling quite in love with it. As I explained to one of my friends, it was just a very ‘Ngoc’ book – it was fully of witty dialogue and good humour, beautiful and moving monologues, fast paced action and there was even what I’ve coined the ‘Marvel squad fight scene’ (because really, no Marvel movie is complete without a #squadgoals fight scene, am I right?) And I just really, really loved Scorpius Malfoy

RATING

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If you haven’t read the Cursed Child yet, I’d advise you to PASS NO FURTHER THAN THIS PAGE BREAK. Because McGonagall said so. 

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Life Update

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This post was actually supposed to be my HP & The Cursed Child Discussion but…I felt kind of weird just jumping right back into a regular post after a 3 month hiatus with no real explanation of where I’ve been or what’s happened – not like you guys would have minded, I’m sure! The book community is seriously one of the most wonderful things to have ever happened to me and you guys have always been so supportive 🙂

The truth is, I’ve been reading less and generally not been as present on Bookternet as I was last year. When I first started my YouTube channel, I really thought it was just going to be my sister watching my videos and I couldn’t believe it when other people started commenting on my videos and suddenly I found myself surrounded by like-minded people discussing our mutual love for books and fictional characters. This year, a similar sort of thing happened on Bookstagram, which is basically a whole community of people combining 2 of my great loves – books and photography – how could I not get hooked?

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So between daily photo challenges on Bookstagram, trying to get my blog up and running, uploading videos so people wouldn’t think I was neglecting my channel and trying to keep up with my reading pace from the previous year (around 5 books a month) – it didn’t really leave room for much else.

Well, these past few months that I’ve seemingly disappeared into a Bookternet-less void? I’ve just been concentrating on the ‘much else’ – namely, spending time with friends and colleagues, concentrating on my fitness goals and taking time to savour books at my own pace (and this is something that took awhile for me to make peace with, that I don’t have to race myself. It doesn’t matter if I read less than I did last year.) I also started a full time job at one of the pharmacies I’d been working part time in, and although there are long hours and lots of responsibilities, working with people who are passionate in their roles has really energised me, and these days I can’t remember a time when I was happier than I am now.

I do have some blog posts planned and I’m going to try really hard not to disappear again. Thank you to everyone for sticking around and to all my new followers (I somehow reached 100 during my absence?! YOU GUYS ARE INCREDIBLE) – VIRTUAL WARM FUZZY NGOC HUGS TO YOU!!!

Speak to you all soon!

Much Love,

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Aussie Book TAG (Original)

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Hey guys!

GUESS WHAT I’M ALIVE. But I’ve just been incredibly, INCREDIBLY busy and so I pretty much had to choose one commitment/focus a week and ended up neglecting the others. But let’s forget about all of that today because I have something so, SO exciting to share with you all!

My good friend Julia from Picnic Reads and I decided it was about time Australian bloggers and booktubers got a little attention, so we created the Aussie Book Tag together. You can check out Julia’s blog post here and my video below:

Here are the questions if you want to join in!

1. KOALA: A character you want to cuddle ALL DAY LONG
2. VEGEMITE: A book you love that everyone else hates
3. SOCCEROOS: Fave fictional squad
4. SOUTHERN CROSS: Most recent 5-star read
5. PATRIOTISM: Fave book by an author from your country
6. ECHIDNA: A book you like to look at, but it physically hurts to read
7. NED KELLY: A book that is really grim, but an iconic must-read
8. GREAT BARRIER REEF: A book that had you gaping in awe
9. PAVLOVA: A light & fluffy book that you can’t help but love
10. MILO: A genre/author you reach for to get you out of a reading slump

So now for the fun part – I tag my fellow Aussie bloggers:

Lauren from Wonderless Reviews

Aentee from Read At Midnight

Vivian from Inked In Pages

And also my good friends Rachael from RachaelRexds, Kat from KatReadsALot and Jess from Princessica of Books who I now officially crown honorary aussies ❤

To any of you who like the look of the questions and want to join in – go ahead and say I tagged you! And make sure you link back to me so I can see all your posts 😉

Much Love,

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