J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Favourite Friendships - Liz Sutton & Cammie Morgan
I peered around the corner and saw Liz posing in the doorway, trying to look like Miss Alabama, but bearing a greater resemblance to a toothpick in capri trousers and flip-slops. A very red toothpick.
She smiled and said, “Did you miss me?”
Well, I did miss her, but I was totally afraid to hug her.
"What happened to you?"
Always re-read books! Books, even more so then movies, are filled with thousands of tiny details, jokes and hints which are generally missed. Even if you’ve not read a book for years it’s always good to go back and re-read it, especially if it’s a book you remember really enjoying. It’s wonderful to read new books but books are meant to be read over and over again and enjoyed multiple times. Always buy a book with the intention of reading it multiple times!
Splintered - A.G.Howard
OVERVIEW - Splintered is quite honestly one of the most wonderful books I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. Not only does it incorporate so many wonderful features from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ but it’s a whole other story with so many incredible features and characters. The whole setting of ‘Wonderland’ in Splintered is so detailed and you can almost imagine you’re right there tagging along with Alyssa in an attempt to fix wonderland. It’s got some of the best twists throughout the story and none of which I saw coming. The book has definitely got a mature, even creepy, edge to it but if you’re the sort of person who reads ‘dark fantasy’ novels then this book is honestly perfect!
CHARACTERS - There are so many wonderful minor and major characters in this book. Alyssa as a main character is honestly brilliant, she’s a normal girl thrown into a world she’s somehow familiar with and her range of emotions are incredibly real which makes her a wonderful and relateable character. Even the characters who’re in the story briefly are wonderful, from the Mad Hatter to Sisters’ One & Two, all the characters are unique and some beautiful while others are rather terrifying. Granted all the characters are slightly mad and all have flaws in their personality but somehow I managed to love them all, even the darker characters were so detailed and played such a brilliant role that a part of me adores them.
FAVOURITES - My favourite thing about this book is by far Morpheus. Whether it’s because being a British girl I like my boys semi-British or because he is a character as dark as he is caring, I’ve not yet decided but all I know is every scene he was in I enjoyed immensely. His sense of humour and general presence in the book adds so much more to the story. Though the best thing about him has to be the sides of people he brings out, how he manages to remain cool and composed while he annoys everyone else around him. He’s by far one of my favourite things in the book.
RATING - Without a doubt this book is a wonderful 5/5!
Mix inspired by the novel, Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen made by the lovely Emily. In addition to making nice mixes, Emily is my soul sister. We were meant to be. She is me. I am her. So go give her love.
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."
Lose yourself in a book → A playlist to listen to whilst reading, to help further escape from reality
i. don’t leave me (ne me quitte pas) - regina spektor // ii. youth lagoon - dropla // iii. let me back in - rilo kiley // iv. i saw the light - yo la tengo // v. fleet fox - derrick fore // vi. first day of my life - bright eyes // vii. the a team - ed sheeran // viii. concrete walls - fever ray // ix. dear john (cover) - jayme dee // x. beach baby - bon iver // xi. white winter hymnal - fleet foxes // xii. how - regina spektor // xiii. forever lost - god is an astronaut // xiv. i caught myself - paramore // xv. lullaby - pan’s labyrinth soundtrack
“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.”
― Franz Kafka