Read This Month, July and August

(July) & August

  1. The Idiot Brain, Non-fiction, ✦.5
  2. Sea Witch, ebook/audiobookREVIEW, ✦.75


Male/Female author:
         50 female,
         50 male
         50 non-fiction,
         50 retelling/magic
       670 p
         25 % e-books,
         25 % audio books,
         50 % physical books
          50 sent to me (for honest reviews)

*For stars and more info check my Goodreads: link*

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Harry Potter Spells TAG

Flagrate: Writing charm
A book that you found interesting, but would like to rewrite
Dream a Little Dream started off so well, but by the last book it didn't keep up
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Alohamora: Unlocking charm
A first book in a series that got you hooked
Snow Like Ashes, so good yet it it took me years to actually finish the series
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Accio: Summoning spell
A book that you wish you could have right now
To Kill a Kingdom
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Avada Kedavra: Killing curse
A killer book
Renegades, was a great one!
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Confudo: Confusion charm
A book you found confusing
The Princess Saves Herself in This One, I just don't tend to read poetry
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Expecto Patronum: Guarding spell
Your spirit animal book
Nope can't decide
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Sectumsempra: Dark curse
A dark, twisted book
Three Dark Crowns? Kind of
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Expecto Patronum: Guarding spell
A childhood book connected to good mmemories
The Ella books
I recently found them on BookBeat (e-book and audiobook service) and they are hilarious
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Expelliarmus: Disarming spell
A book that took you by surprise
Not that I didn't think I'd like it, but My Lady Jane was so good!
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Prior Incantato: Reverse Spell
The last book you read
Pallokala was the previous one
My current read is Heart of Iron
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Riddikulus: Boggart banishing spell
A funny book you've read
Herding Cats (I have a review coming up later)
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Sonorus: Amplifying charm
A book you think everybody should know about
I can't say that it'll be good, book I am so looking forward to the book To Kill a Kingdom link
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Obliviate: Memory charm
A book or spoiler you would like to forget having read
I have a post about reading old favorites and being disappointed and that's what happened with this one
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Imperio: Controlling curse
A book you had to read for school
Well there's The Crucible
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Crucio: Torture curse
A book that was painful
Alien Busters was really hard to get through
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Sea Witch by Sarah Henning : Review

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

*e-ARC kindly provided by the publisher HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review!*

Publication: July 31st

Everyone knows what happens in the end.
A mermaid, a prince, a true love's kiss.
But before that young siren's tale, there were three friends.
One feared, one royal, and one already dead.
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The rise of Hans Christian Andersen's iconic villainess is a heart-wrenching story of friendship, betrayal, and a girl pushed beyond her limits - to become a monster.

Goodreads' link to the book!

Stars: ✦✦✦.75
So as usual, I'll tell 3.75 things I liked about the book and 1.25 thing I didn't like.

So what did I think?

+1 | The idea and premise is clever and intriguing. I'm just so drawn to fairytale retellings, especially unpredictable ones. 

+1 | Characters. The set of characters were so different and I wanted more

+1  | World and building. The magic and world is unique. It's also told in a way of skipping to the past at times, which by the end made things even more action packed!

+0.75/-0.25 | Entertainment value. It was a roller coaster - that kept me reading.

-1  | The first 25% of the book. Honestly I almost stopped reading, and over the years I've learnt to actually DNF books instead of wasting time, but something kept me reading - and because of the last 25% I am so glad I did!

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Book Cover pt2: Dislikes

Book cover likes and dislikes
I think we all have those things we find really off-putting on covers, and things that draw us in so here are the picks for my least favorites:
I really don't like it when the authors name is bigger than the title, but the thing is that's what sells - the name. Another think I usually don't like is people on the cover, especially photos of ones

Case in point:
link to book
link to book
Enigma: I've talked about this book before, not in the best light, but I mean that cover. I, yeah, I'm just gonna leave it at that.

City of Bones: You know what? I don't think I need to explain myself with any of these...
link to book

link to book
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Also anyone else notice how my favorites had a color scheme of lightness and colors,
and on the other hand these are darker.