Every Tuesday I’ll be discussing a random book of my Goodreads TBR list. I’ll post the synopsis and why I’ve added it on my list. The real question is, should I read it or just let it go?


35558893Harry Potter: A History of Magic is the official book of the exhibition, a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between Bloomsbury, J.K. Rowling and the brilliant curators of the British Library. It promises to take readers on a fascinating journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – from Alchemy and Potions classes through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures. Each chapter showcases a treasure trove of artefacts from the British Library and other collections around the world, beside exclusive manuscripts, sketches and illustrations from the Harry Potter archive. There’s also a specially commissioned essay for each subject area by an expert, writer or cultural commentator, inspired by the contents of the exhibition – absorbing, insightful and unexpected contributions from Steve Backshall, the Reverend Richard Coles, Owen Davies, Julia Eccleshare, Roger Highfield, Steve Kloves, Lucy Mangan, Anna Pavord and Tim Peake, who offer a personal perspective on their magical theme. Readers will be able to pore over ancient spell books, amazing illuminated scrolls that reveal the secret of the Elixir of Life, vials of dragon’s blood, mandrake roots, painted centaurs and a genuine witch’s broomstick, in a book that shows J.K. Rowling’s magical inventions alongside their cultural and historical forebears. This is the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans, curious minds, big imaginations, bibliophiles and readers around the world who missed out on the chance to see the exhibition in person. (Source)

I’ve added this book because I’m a huge fan of Harry Potter but I heard so many mixed reviews of it which is why I’m not sure whether or not I should spend about €20 on this. So what do you guys think? Should I add this one to my collection of Harry Potter books or should I just forget about it?


Céline. ❤

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Unboxing Owlcrate: Comic explosion!

Another month means a new Owlcrate box!
I was quite excited about this box as I knew there would be some great stuff inside it, unfortunately I got spoiled on Instagram before I received the box yet I was very happy when it finally arrived 😀

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This month’s box had a Funko pop inside! There were 7 different characters you had the chance to get, I was lucky enough to get.. Harley Quinn! I was kinda hoping to get her or Loki so I literally did a little scream and happy dance when I saw her in my box

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I loved the goodies! There’s a comic attack pen from Ooly with 6 different colors of ink which is super easy to use and it writes well! An awesome zipper pull created by Owlcrate itself. A super cute mini candle by Dio Candle Company, inspired by Wonder woman’s tropical island, smells delicious! Last but not least there were also some very tasty coffee candies from Käfe! Zing!

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We also got a first chapter sampler of a brand new comic AFAR by Image Comics! I’ve read it and I loved it, I’m definitely going to buy myself that comic! There’s also an exclusive art piece included in the box created by Francesca Zappia.

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This month’s book is Eliza and her monsters which is Francesca Zappia’s new book! She’s also the author of Made you up. You can read the synopsis of Eliza and her monsters here, it’s definitely worth to read. I really wanted to read that book so I was quite happy when I saw it in the box. It also included a signed bookplate and a letter!

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So here you go, this was this month’s Owlcrate unboxing!
Have you got the box and what do you think of it?

Next month’s theme is…. Make it out alive!

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The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

30653853Title: The Upside of Unrequited

Author: Becky Albertalli

Publisher + date: April 11th 2017 by Balzer & Bray/Harperteen

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: YA, GBLT, Contemporary

Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a honest review, thank you!

“I’m on the toilet at the 9:30 Club and I’m wondering how mermaids pee.”

Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.
There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker, Reid. He’s a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.

Right?

What I think of it

When I saw it was available to request on Netgalley I knew I had to grab my chance, I didn’t like Simon vs. the homo sapiens agenda (I didn’t even finish the book) but I really wanted to try out this one.

Thank God my request was accepted because I loved every single page.

This book is full of great characters like seriously: multiple lesbian characters, pansexual character, bisexual character, gay character, Jewish main character, Molly and Cassie have 2 mums, mental health, AND SO MUCH MORE

I adored Molly. She’s so intelligent, funny and full of great ideas and also very insecure about herself and her body BUT she’s so full of love.

I really fell in love with this book, I’m definitely going to buy a psychical copy so I can re-read it asap.

Please go buy and read the best book I have read so far in 2017, I promise you, you won’t regret it.


Céline. ❤

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