Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling

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Blurb: Did you know that: there are 700 ways of committing a foul in Quidditch? The game first began to evolve on Queerditch Marsh – What Bumphing is? That Puddlemere United is oldest team in the Britain and Ireland league (founded 1163). All this information and much more could be yours once you have read this book: this is all you could ever need to know about the history, the rules – and the breaking of the rules – of the noble wizarding sport of Quidditch.

 

 

 

4 stars

Read Via: Hardback book (own it)

My Thoughts: Just as I stated with the Fantastic Beasts books, this would have helpful when I was reading Harry Potter. However, this one was my least favorite of the short novels. I probably would have been more entertained when I was younger.

Read January 10, 2015 — January 11, 2015

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling

Fantastic Beasts

Blurb: A copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them resides on almost every wizarding household in the country. Now, for a limited period only, Muggles too have the chance to discover where the Quintaped lives, what the Puffskein eats, and why it is best not to leave milk out for a Knarl.

4 stars

Read via: Hardback book (own it)

My Thoughts: This would have been interesting to read as I read the Harry Potter series years ago. There was so much information about all the creatures. It was really interesting. If you enjoyed Harry Potter, I suggest you read these stories.

Read January 8, 2015 — January 10, 2015

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The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling

4020390Blurb: The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers’ attention in the book known as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger’s new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J. K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. Never before have Muggles been privy to these richly imaginative tales: “The Wizard and the Hopping Pot,” “The Fountain of Fair Fortune,” “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart,” “Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump,” and of course, “The Tale of the Three Brothers.” But not only are they the equal of fairy tales we now know and love, reading them gives new insight into the world of Harry Potter.

4 stars

Read via: Hardcover (library)

My Thoughts: I haven’t heard too much about this book, but I was pleasantly surprised. I really liked the detailed stories that tied in the the world of Harry Potter, which I miss. Each story seemed like it would a true bedtime story.

Read December 18, 2014 — December 19, 2014

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I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

I am Legend

Blurb: Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth…but he is not alone. Every other man, woman, and child on Earth has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville’s blood.

By day, he is the hunter, stalking the sleeping undead through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for dawn.

How long can one man survive in a world of vampires? (goodreads)

4 stars

Listened to Via: Audiobook (library)

My Thoughts: This story is only about 160 pages, but is very good. There is so much detail put into the story. The movie is quite different but I still love both. This book is very sad though. You follow Neville along in his struggles. I laughed some because some parts were just funny, but in a different way.

I listened to the one read by Robertson Dean. At first, the audio seemed old and Roberston seemed boring. I quickly got used to it. He did a decent job in my opinion. All of the women characters sounded the same though, but it was fine since there were like two.

Listened to February 23, 2014 — February 26, 2014

Mrs. Maddox by Jamie McGuire

Mrs. MaddoxSynopsis: Travis and Abby celebrate their first Valentine’s Day as a married couple. This is a short story.

5 stars

Read Via: Web (Author’s Website)

My Thoughts: This short story was adorable. Very sweet. I wish there were more of them. I tried to cover up spoilers, but the title just gives it away.

Read February 24, 2014

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Wicked Werewolf Passion by Lisa Renee Jones

Wicked Werewolf PassionSynopsis: This book goes it Shi’s past and present. He mentioned in the previous book will a few details of what happened to him. His past isn’t exactly explored completely, but he does explain it a little more.
3 stars

THIS BOOK IS VERY EXPLICIT!
Contains adult content.

Read Via: Kindle (own it)
My Thoughts: At first, I really didn’t like Shi but he kind of grew on me a little. Carmen not so much. She just seems kind of odd. There seemed to be more intimate and romance moments in this book. However, this is probably my least favorite of the three books in the bundle.

Note: I found while reading the second book, that there will be more books in this series in the future. Also, there is the series that comes before this one. I will be reading neither. The stories are interesting and the world of the story is pretty cool but I want to move on to something else.

Read May 29, 2013 — June 1, 2013

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Wicked Werewolf Secret by Lisa Renee Jones

Wicked Werewolf SecretBlurb: Kole Smith will soon become the leader of his pack, and not just any pack. He will lead the Royal Guard of the Werewolf Society. Before he accepts his role, he has unfinished business and her name is Sarah.

Sarah’s family ran the Casino Operation used as a front for The Werewolf Society, until the greed of the rebels trying to overthrow their government led to her families murder. Kole saved her life, gave her the opportunity to live, and to deliver the vengeance she craves against the rebels.

When they meet again, their passion will explode in a firestorm that will either heal the pain of the past or destroy them forever.

4 stars

THIS BOOK IS VERY EXPLICIT!
Contains adult content.

Read Via: Kindle (own it)

My Thoughts: This book was much better than the last. There was more action and romance. I also liked the couple more, even though Kole is seen in a negative light in the previous book.

Read May 28,2013 — May 29, 2013

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Wicked Werewolf Night by Lisa Renee Jones

Wicked Werewolf Night

Note: This series is the sequel of Lisa Renee Jones’ Vampire Warden series. I was not aware of this until making this review. I knew something was off while reading it though, so I suggest reading it first.

Blurb: Nico Moore is the leader of of The Werewolf Society’s elite Royal Guard. Aylia Richardson is the witch who calls to the beast in Nico, but destiny has also made her the keeper of a gift that threatens the very existence of his race. To destroy this gift will destroy this woman…the only one he has ever dared to call ‘mate’.

3 stars

THIS BOOK IS VERY EXPLICIT!
Contains adult content.

Read Via: Kindle (own it)

My Thoughts: As stated in the note, there is more to the story. I slightly confused at first, but the holes (at least I hope) were filled during the story. I liked both main characters. I even have accidentally tried to call my new dog Nico, which made me laugh.  There were several characters at the beginning and I had a hard time remembering who was what.

Read May 27, 2013 — May 28, 2013

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Blood Soaked Promises by RaShelle Workman

Blood Soaked PromisesBlurb: Snow White must come to terms with her bloodlust. It’s one thing to drink the blood of her Hunter, something else entirely to drink the blood of a human.

3 starsRead Via: Kindle (own it)

My Thoughts: This book, which in the last book in the bundle I bought, was very so slightly better. However, it does not hold my interest, so I will be dropping the series. I am not even sure what to say about it. There are just too many holes for me to really get into it. The action of the characters have me shaking my head. I just find several things hard to believe. For example, how can all seven of they boys like Snow? Highly unlikely. Then Christopher comes along and likes her too. That’s just too much. There are several other things that I dislike but I will not mention them.

Read May 26, 2013– May 27, 2013

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The Vampire Christopher by RaShelle Workman

The Vampire ChristoperBlurb: Snow White craves blood. Especially the blood of her Hunter. But will drinking from him save or enslave her?

2 stars smaller

Read Via: Kindle (own it)

My Thoughts: This is going down hill and fast. I will read the last book in my bundle and if things don’t become more interesting then I will drop this series. It is moving really slow. A lot of the important issues are not being addressed. That is always a big issues for me and I can hardly stand it. Snow is not thinking about what she is doing and is becoming really annoying.

Read May 22, 2013 — May 26, 2013

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