Sunday, 31 May 2015

Book Review | J.K. Rowling | Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


Author: J.K. Rowling
Title: Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban
Genre: Children’s Literature, Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis:
Harry Potter is lucky to reach the age of thirteen, since he has already survived the murderous attacks of the feared Dark Lord on more than one occasion. But his hopes for a quiet term concentrating on Quidditch are dashed when a maniacal mass-murderer escapes from Azkaban, pursued by the soul-sucking Dementors who guard the prison. It's assumed that Hogwarts is the safest place for Harry to be. But is it a coincidence that he can feel eyes watching him in the dark, and should he be taking Professor Trelawney's ghoulish predictions seriously.


 Review:
This book is gripping from the first page and I found it hard to stop reading and put the book down. This book is full of imagination and magic that transports you from the real world into the world in the story, When reading this book it is easy to become lost in the pages and forget about the real world. This book will be a good read for children and adults alike for many years to come and it is the kind of book that can be read over and over without getting bored of the story and the magic. This book will never become lost; it will be passed down from generation to generation and each generation will love it as much as the last as it is a magical experience and it transports the reader directly into the world of Harry Potter. Reading this book will make you feel like you are at Harry’s side fighting the fight against bad magic.

Book Location: Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry

Star Rating:  5 out of 5 stars

Book Review | J.K. Rowling | Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


Author: J.K. Rowling
Title: Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
Genre: Children’s Literature, Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis:
All Harry Potter wants is to get away from the Dursleys and go back to Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby - who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.

 Review:
This book is gripping from the first page and I found it hard to stop reading and put the book down. This book is full of imagination and magic that transports you from the real world into the world in the story, When reading this book it is easy to become lost in the pages and forget about the real world. This book will be a good read for children and adults alike for many years to come and it is the kind of book that can be read over and over without getting bored of the story and the magic. This book will never become lost; it will be passed down from generation to generation and each generation will love it as much as the last as it is a magical experience and it transports the reader directly into the world of Harry Potter. Reading this book will make you feel like you are at Harry’s side fighting the fight against bad magic.

Book Location: Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry


Star Rating:  5 out of 5 stars

Book Review | J.K. Rowling | Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


Author: J.K. Rowling
Title: Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s (Sorcerer’s) Stone
Genre: Children’s Literature, Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis:
Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy. He lives with his Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and cousin Dudley, who are mean to him and make him sleep in a cupboard under the stairs. (Dudley, however, has two bedrooms, one to sleep in and one for all his toys and games.) Then Harry starts receiving mysterious letters and his life is changed forever. He is whisked away by a beetle-eyed giant of a man and enrolled at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The reason: Harry Potter is a wizard! The first book in the "Harry Potter" series makes the perfect introduction to the world of Hogwarts.

 Review:
This book is gripping from the first page and I found it hard to stop reading and put the book down. This book is full of imagination and magic that transports you from the real world into the world in the story, When reading this book it is easy to become lost in the pages and forget about the real world. This book will be a good read for children and adults alike for many years to come and it is the kind of book that can be read over and over without getting bored of the story and the magic. This book will never become lost; it will be passed down from generation to generation and each generation will love it as much as the last as it is a magical experience and it transports the reader directly into the world of Harry Potter. Reading this book will make you feel like you are at Harry’s side fighting the fight against bad magic.

Book Location: Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry

Star Rating:  5 out of 5 stars

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Book Review | C.S. Lewis | The Last Battle

The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia)


Author: C.S. Lewis
Title: The Last Battle
Genre: Fantasy, Children’s Literature, Speculative Fiction

Synopsis:
NARNIA .. where lies breed fear ... where loyalty is tested ... where all hope seems lost.
During the last days of Narnia, the land faces its fiercest challenge - not an invader from without but an enemy from within, Lies and treachery have taken root, and only the king and a small band of loyal followers can prevent the destruction of all they hold dear in this, the magnificent ending to the chronicles of Narnia.

Review:
This is the seventh book in a set of seven and it had me hooked by the end of the first page. This is an excellent book for children but also the adult that is young at heart; This book is an excellent way to keep the childhood alive. This book is full of fantasy and new worlds that will keep the reader hooked. I found it hard to put this book down and it made me feel like I was actually in on the adventure and exploring the new worlds myself. This book set made me feel like I was a child again.

Book Location: Narnia

Star Rating:  5 out of 5 stars


Book Review | C.S. Lewis | The Silver Chair

The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 6)



Author: C.S. Lewis
Title: The Silver Chair
Genre: Fantasy, Children’s Literature, Speculative Fiction

Synopsis:
NARNIA ... where giants wreak havoc ... where evil weaves a spell ... where enchantment rules.
Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, a noble band of friends are sent to rescue a prince held captive. But their mission to Underland brings them face to face with an evil more beautiful and more deadly than they ever expected. 

Review:
This is the sixth book in a set of seven and it had me hooked by the end of the first page. This is an excellent book for children but also the adult that is young at heart; This book is an excellent way to keep the childhood alive. This book is full of fantasy and new worlds that will keep the reader hooked. I found it hard to put this book down and it made me feel like I was actually in on the adventure and exploring the new worlds myself. This book set made me feel like I was a child again.

Book Location: Narnia

Star Rating:  5 out of 5 stars


Book Review | C.S. Lewis | The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (The Chronicles of Narnia Book 5)


Author: C.S. Lewis
Title: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader
Genre: Fantasy, Children’s Literature, Speculative Fiction

Synopsis:
Narnia ... where a dragon awakens ... where stars walk the earth ... where anything can happen.
A king and some unexpected companions embark on a voyage that will take them beyond all known lands. As they sail farther and farther from chartered waters, they discover that their quest is more than they imagined and that the world’s end is only the beginning.

Review:
This is the fifth book in a set of seven and it had me hooked by the end of the first page. This is an excellent book for children but also the adult that is young at heart; This book is an excellent way to keep the childhood alive. This book is full of fantasy and new worlds that will keep the reader hooked. I found it hard to put this book down and it made me feel like I was actually in on the adventure and exploring the new worlds myself. This book set made me feel like I was a child again.

Book Location: Narnia
Star Rating:  5 out of 5 stars

Book Review | C.S. Lewis | Prince Caspian

Prince Caspian (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 4)



Author: C.S. Lewis
Title: Prince Caspian
Genre: Fantasy, Children’s Literature, Speculative Fiction

Synopsis:
NARNIA ... where animals talk ... where trees walk ... where a battle is about to begin.
A prince denied his rightful throne gathers an army in a desperate attempt to rid his land of a false king. But in the end, it is a battle of honour between two men alone that will decide the fate of an entire world.

Review:
This is the fourth book in a set of seven and it had me hooked by the end of the first page. This is an excellent book for children but also the adult that is young at heart; This book is an excellent way to keep the childhood alive. This book is full of fantasy and new worlds that will keep the reader hooked. I found it hard to put this book down and it made me feel like I was actually in on the adventure and exploring the new worlds myself. This book set made me feel like I was a child again.

Book Location: Narnia

Star Rating:  5 out of 5 stars



Book Review | C.S. Lewis | The Horse And His Boy

Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia)


Author: C.S. Lewis
Title: The Horse And His Boy
Genre: Fantasy, children’s literature, speculative fiction

Synopsis:
NARNIA ... where horses talk ... where treachery is brewing ... where destiny awaits.
On a desperate journey, two runaways meet and join forces. Though they are only looking to escape their harsh and narrow lives, they soon find themselves at the centre of a terrible battle. It is a battle that will decide their fate and the fate of Narnia itself.

 Review:
This is the third book in a set of seven and it had me hooked by the end of the first page. This is an excellent book for children but also the adult that is young at heart; This book is an excellent way to keep the childhood alive. This book is full of fantasy and new worlds that will keep the reader hooked. I found it hard to put this book down and it made me feel like I was actually in on the adventure and exploring the new worlds myself. This book set made me feel like I was a child again.

Book Location: Narnia
Star Rating: 5 out of 5


Book Review | C.S. Lewis | The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe



Author: C.S. Lewis
Title: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
Genre: Fantasy, children’s literature, speculative fiction
Synopsis:
NARNIA ... a land frozen in eternal winter ... a country waiting to be set free.
Four adventurers step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia - a land enslaved by the power of the white witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the great lion, Aslan, signals a great change ... and a great sacrifice.
 Review:
This is the second book in a set of seven and it had me hooked by the end of the first page. This is an excellent book for children but also the adult that is young at heart; This book is an excellent way to keep the childhood alive. This book is full of fantasy and new worlds that will keep the reader hooked. I found it hard to put this book down and it made me feel like I was actually in on the adventure and exploring the new worlds myself. This book set made me feel like I was a child again.

Book Location: Narnia


Star Rating: 5 out of 5

Book Review | C.S. Lewis | The Magician's Nephew

The Magician's Nephew (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 1)


Author: C.S. Lewis
Title: The Magician’s nephew
Genre: Fantasy, children’s literature, speculative fiction

Synopsis:
NARNIA ... where talking beasts walk ... where a witch waits ... where a new world is about to be born.
On a daring quest to save a life, two friends are hurled into another world, where an evil sorceress seeks to enslave them. But then the lion Aslan’s song weaves itself into the fabric of a new land, a land that will be known as Narnia. And in Narnia, all things are possible.  

 Review:
This is the first book in a set of seven and it had me hooked by the end of the first page. This is a excellent book for children but also the adult that is young at heart; This book is an excellent way to keep the childhood alive. This book is full of fantasy and new worlds that will keep the reader hooked. I found it hard to put this book down and it made me feel like I was actually in on the adventure and exploring the new worlds myself. This book set made me feel like I was a child again.

Book Location: Narnia

Star Rating:  5 out of 5



Friday, 29 May 2015

Book Review | Stephenie Meyer | Eclipse

Eclipse (Twilight Saga)



Author: Stephenie Meyer
Title: Eclipse
Genre: Young Adult, Fiction

Synopsis:
Seattle is being ravaged by a huge amount of mysterious killings and a vampire continues her plans for revenge against Edward by trying to kill Bella. This leaves Bella surrounded by danger and whilst she is worrying about her safety she is forced to choose between her love for Edward, the vampire, and her friendship with Jacob, the werewolf, who are natural enemies. Bella knows her decision had the potential to increase the struggle between vampires and werewolves. Bella is due to graduate and she has to make the decision between life or death.

Review:
As with the first two twilight books it took me a couple of chapters to get into the book properly but then I was gripped and just couldn’t bring myself to stop reading and put the book down. This book is perfect for young adults or anyone who is interested in romance, fiction or supernatural tales as this book is a mixture of all three themes. The plot line follows on from the previous two books and the plot of them all together makes the perfect supernatural romance story line that can keep people hooked for days or even weeks. I recommend this book set even if Twilight never appealed to you as I gave it a chance after thinking it would be a bad story line and absolutely loved them and I am now onto the last book of the set.

Book Location: Forks, Washington, America
Star Rating: 5 out of 5

Book Review | Stephenie Meyer | New Moon

New Moon (Twilight Saga)



Author: Stephenie Meyer
Title: New Moon
Genre: Young Adult, Fiction

Synopsis:
Bella had found out that Edward was a vampire but was madly in love with him and she thought him more important to her than life itself. Being in love with a vampire was a very dangerous thing, more dangerous than she could have imagined. Edward had rescued Bella from the attack of an evil vampire but now their relationship threatened that those who were near and dear to Bella and Edward. This made them realise that their troubles were just beginning.

Review:
When I started to read this book it took me a couple of paragraphs to get into the book as with twilight but when I did get into the book, I was hooked and it was impossible to stop reading and put the book down. This book is the carry on to Twilight and it is perfect for the young adult or anyone who is into fiction, romance or the supernatural. This book continues to mix the supernatural with romance as the main female character refuses to give up her love for the vampire. I recommend reading this book even if it has not appealed to you as I once thought that the twilight books would be a bad read until I read them and then I was hooked and in love with these books.

Book Location: Forks, Washington, America

Star Rating: 5 out of 5

Book Review | Stephenie Meyer | Twilight

Twilight: Twilight, Book 1 (Twilight Saga)



Author: Stephenie Meyer
Title: Twilight
Genre: Young Adult, Fiction

Synopsis:
A teenager, named Isabella (Bella) Swan, moves to a small town in America to live with her dad so that her mum can travel with her new husband. On her first day at school she meets a mysterious and irresistible boy, Edward Cullen, who goes out of his way to avoid her. After meeting him, Bella’s life takes a thrilling and dangerous turn. Edward is irresistible and impenetrable and he had managed to keep his real identity a secret but be Bella was determined to find out his dark secret. Bella didn’t realise that the closer she became to Edward, the more danger she and those around her where in. Edward is a vampire and doesn’t trust himself to be around Bella but she will not leave him alone and will risk her life everyday just to be with him.

Review:
When I first picked up the book to read it took me a couple of paragraphs to get into the storyline and then I was hooked and found it extremely hard to put the book down. This is a brilliant book and it is perfect for young people who love to read fiction books and love a bit of the supernatural. This book mixes the supernatural with a love story. This book is part of a set and they are all about love, vampires and werewolves. Even if this book does not sound appealing, I recommend reading it anyway as I once thought that the Twilight book set was bad until I actually took the time to read them and then I was in love with this book and went from one twilight book to the other as I just couldn’t stop reading.

Book Location: Forks, Washington, America
Star Rating: 5 out of 5

"Her story, recounted in hypnotic, dreamy prose, encapsulates perfectly the teenage feeling of sexual tension and alienation" - The Times


"The thrilling tale of a vampire romance at school" - Sunday Herald