The Harry Potter Book Tag.

When I was first tagged to do this I mistakenly thought that I had already done this. It appears that I was wrong because I have previously done The Harry Potter Tag which is very different.

I was tagged to do this by two people: Not Capulet and Captivated By Fantasy. Thank you to the both of you for tagging me!

NirvanaFlagrate: A book that you found interesting that you would like to rewrite.

Not off to the best start, are we? This is a tricky one.

Nirvana by J. R. Stewart.

I’ve decided to go for this one because I remember reading and reviewing this book last year and I wasn’t really keen on the direction the story took. For that reason I think it is something I would want to rewrite as I did like the concept of the book.

You can read my review on this book here.

Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar ChildrenAlohomora: The first book in a series which got you hooked.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

I have gone for a recent read for this question as I only just finished this book series yesterday, so it’s still very much in my head.

I absolutely love this book, the whole series even and each time I finished a book I was left itching for more and made immediate plans to get my hands on the next in the series.

Since this is quite a recent read I do have a review up for this book and you can find that here.

Accio: A book you wish you could have right now.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Illustrated Edition by J. K Rowling and illustrated by Jim Kay.

When the first illustrated book came out last year I instantly had to buy it and I fell in love with it, so it’s no wonder that I am really eager to see the next one. Besides, it feels appropriate to use this book for the tag and it’s always extremely difficult for me to do any kind of book tag and not include Harry Potter.

dark placesAvada Kedavra: A killer book.

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn.

I find it funny that both of the people who tagged me to do this chose a book by Gillian Flynn.

What’s even funnier is that Gillian Flynn sprung to my mind too and Dark Places is my choice, which again is funny because each of the people who tagged me chose different books. In fairness though, any book by Flynn would be a good response.

I am actually a big fan of Flynn’s work and I have reviews of almost all of her novels and her novella here, including Dark Places.

john dies at the endConfundo: A book you find confusing.

John Dies at the End by David Wong.

I just don’t get it.

I still don’t get it.

I really cannot bring myself to think of this book any more, it was the weirdest and most random book I ever read, but if you are interested I will link my review.

Review here.

perksExpecto Patronum: Your spirit animal book.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

You’ve all seen me write about this book so many times that it probably isn’t shocking and an explanation is not really needed.

I want to write a proper review of this book as some point, just so I have one, but at the same time it feels unnecessary considering the countless tags this book has been mentioned in.

Gone GirlSectumsempra: A dark, twisted book.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

Both the people who tagged me mentioned the same book, so I feel a bit out of the loop having not yet read it (seriously, I will read it, it’s currently on my bedside table just waiting for me to get around to it).

So, can I use Gillian Flynn again? I’m going to use Gillian Flynn again.

Dark? Twisted? Well, have you met Amazing Amy?!


the sistersApparecium: A book that surprised you in a great way.

The Sisters by Claire Douglas.

Nothing can surprise quite like a thriller!

This book didn’t surprise me because I enjoyed it, but because of the twists and turns along the way which despite being dark (also making this book appropriate for the previous question) was thoroughly enjoyable.

I do have a review up on this book which you can read here.

Thank you again Juliet and Shannon for tagging me!

I am going to tag:

If you do this tag let me know, I’d love to see your answers!

-driftinglexi

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Review: Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs.

“No one can hurt you as badly as the people you love.” – Ransom Riggs.

Library of SoulsLibrary of Souls is the third and final book in Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children trilogy. The series follows the adventures of Jacob Portman and his encounters with peculiar children in their fight to save peculiardom. Riggs’ creative and unique world based on peculiarity combined with his unique and superb writing as well as haunting and pathos inducing, thought provoking photos makes the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series utterly unforgettable and like nothing I have ever read before.

All I have done thus far is praise this book and in this review too I will continue to do so. However, if you haven’t yet I do also encourage you to read my other reviews on the two previous books in this series:

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May Book Haul.

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You may recall me saying that I was going on a book buying ban for the month of May… Clearly, that hasn’t worked out. In my defence I actually only paid for one of these book myself and that’s because it was the third book in the series and therefore I coudn’t go on without it. The rest on the other hand were either bought for me or paid for using a gift card, so that isn’t too bad. Then again, the reason for my book buying ban wasn’t so I could save money, but to clear my TBR a bit… Oops.

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May Favourites.

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Lately, I have taken to uploading videos on YouTube weekly. As a result, it is the end of the month, so I decided that I would represent this month’s favourites in video format.

This segment really needs no introduction, so let’s hop right into it and don’t forget to head on over to YouTube to give my video a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel.

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Busted.

On Tuesday I went to Cardiff with my best friends to see a band called Busted. As promised on snapchat, I took lots of photos and have put them all together in a post to share with you guys.

It was a really great night and the support acts were Emma Blackery (may be familiar to you through YouTube) and Wheatus (probably most well known for the song Teenage Dirtbag), both of who I also have a couple of photos of.

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Review: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs.

Hollow City“Laughing doesn’t make bad things worse any more than crying makes them better. It doesn’t mean you don’t care, or that you’ve forgotten. It just means that you’re human.” – Ransom Riggs.

Hollow City is the sequel to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children which I reviewed last week and have linked to. After thoroughly enjoying the first book I had to continue with the series and Hollow City picks up right where the previous book left off. To avoid possible spoilers for those who have not read the first book I am not going to give a proper overview of this book, but you can head on over to the Goodreads page and read it here.

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Review: Happily by Sophie Tanner.

HappilyI love finding books which are a bit different to what I usually read every now and again. As you will all know, I do read a lot of fantasy and I love psychological thrillers. Happily definitely doesn’t fit into either of these genres, but I still enjoyed it very much.

The author kindly sent me a digital copy of this book so that I could give you all my true and honest opinions on it and it is available in ebook right now.

Happily follows the story of Chloe who decides to marry herself. Chloe is fed up of people always asking her why she’s still single and making out that you can’t be complete and happy on your own, but she is. So, when she announces her engagement to herself, everyone is intrigued and curious, some are supportive and of course you’re always going to get those people who so strongly disagree…

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Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children“I had just come to accept that my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen.” – Ransom Riggs.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is the first book in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series. The majority of this book is set on an island off the coast of Wales following a family tragedy which left Jacob, our main character, burning with questions surrounding one particular relative. Jacob’s quest for answers leads him to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children where he unearths exactly what it means to be peculiar…

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