HP and the Order of the Phoenix

“You do care,” said Dumbledore. He had not flinched or made a single move to stop Harry demolishing his office. His expression was calm, almost detached. “You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.”

Series: Harry Potter

Book #5: The Order of the Phoenix

Author: JK Rowling

Genre: YA, fantasy, magic, drama

And we have arrived at our 5th Year at Hogwarts School of Magic and Wizardry. 🦉

Hello, dearies! I hope your day, night, midnight or early morning is going well and you are staying healthy and safe.

For this one, I cannot be certain how it will go since it was one of my favourites, the book and the movie, even though there’re tons of differences, I love to rewatch The Order of The Phoenix.

Let us begin at once. No time like the present. 📽️📘

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Victoria

‘Together with Victoria, a girl he has just met, he will start a fight of unexpected proportions. Their fate will be inexorably linked to the Resistance, a small group fighting for the freedom of a world called Idhún. Will he be able to restore the lost peace?’

Book: The Idhún Chronicles (Memorias de Idhún)

Main Character: Yes

Powers: Yes

Author of the Book: Laura Gallego

Hello there, dearies!

I had decided not to do one on Victoria from The Idhún Chronicles, but then I saw that this question existed: in the books the idhun chronicles is victoria in love with jack.

No, I’m not one to give spoilers at all, but I feel like I have to answer some doubts since I am basically an encyclopedia about Idhún. I do not get tired of talking about these books, thinking about what happened in them or re-reading them, and I have lost count of the times that I had picked up one of these books, opened it to any page and read from there.

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The Bane Chronicles: The Runaway Queen

“It was a very bad idea. It was a terrible idea. It was the worst idea he had ever heard. It was irresistible.”

The Bane Chronicles Book 2

Authors: Cassandra Clare & Maureen Johnson

Genres: Fantasy. YA.

It’s not easy writing about what you have read years ago, but I do my best here. The Runaway Queen is the second story in The Bane Chronicles, the compilation about Magnus Bane life before and some after he met Alec, and from the time we read about Magnus in The Mortal Instruments, we wanted to know this kind of story since he is quite old and had many things to tells us throughout the books.

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HP and The Goblet of Fire

“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”

This is going to be interesting, I’ll try to keep the movie and the book separated.

Author: JK Rowling

Genre: Fantasy, YA, Adventure, Magic

Book 4 in the Harry Potter Saga

“Because I want to fix that in my memory for ever. Draco Malfoy, the amazing bouncing ferret…”

Ron

Hello, dearies! 🙂

Hope is shiny where you are or not really cold as it gets here. 

This one was the natural next step because we already have a review (sort of) about The Philosopher’s Stone, The Chamber of Secrets and The Prisoner of Azkaban, so The Goblet of Fire deserves its spot, however, if this were about the movies, it would not get more than a few lines because the fourth movie didn’t live up to all the expectations it should have. 

When we first read The Goblet of Fire, it was that we’re-growing-up book, yes, PoA too, but this more so because Harry found a love interest, the first crush, and we met Cedric full-on, and that was the opening to the other houses, especially because now there would be a tournament with other magic schools. 

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The Idhun Chronicles Part 2

The Idhun Chronicles, the story we wished for years to become a realisation. Adaptation from Spanish trilogy Memorias de Idhún by Laura Gallego.

Where? Netflix.

Based on a Book? Yes.

For the review of the books, you can go here: Idhun’s Memories. 📙

Hello, dearies! It’s August of 2021, as in we are past the mid-year mark, as we are almost looking at Autumn in the eye, and I finally watched the second part of The Idhun Chronicles, I know it took me some time, but I already knew what it was about and where it was headed knowing the end of the book and all, and knowing that there are no more seasons or parts or nothing, so I was taking my time, and I had a lot of work, now I am a free bird, and can do other things.

I am not sure if you watched the first part of these cool animated series, but you probably should. It’s on Netflix, and you can read my review here:

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HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban

HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The one where everything started to make sense to me, and it got my attention to the point of moving me forward with the books, the story, everything about it.

Author: JK Rowling

Genre: Fantasy, YA, Adventure, Classics

Book 3 in the Harry Potter Saga

“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”

The one where everything started to make sense to me, and it got my attention to the point of moving me forward with the books, the story, everything about it. Mostly, thankful to Alfonso Cuarón for making it such a fun experience and making me watch the movie endless times, at this point in my life, I have lost count of how many times I have watched it. I had it on a VHS tape (suddenly felt old), anyway, I had it and re-watched it on my own many times, it made my teenage days better.

But, as always, this is about the book, not the movie. It goes without saying, that there are Spoilers for those that have not watched the movies, read the books, or watched the movies and didn’t read the books, or vice versa, you’ve been warned. 📖👈

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Idhun’s Memories 3: Panteón

I finished this one a second time (maybe third), and I can still recommend it, I loved it again.

Trilogy: The Idhun Chronicles (Memorias de Idhún)

Pantheon – Book #3

Author: Laura Gallego

🌟⭐🌠🌠🌟

I’m doing this one on Pantheon because it felt in some parts like I was reading it for the first time.

And I completely blocked out 2 facts in this book, or so it seems. It was so real to me that A died, at first I was perplexed that that fact had been out of my mind for so long.

So, let’s do this once more, and I apologise beforehand because I know these books are in Spanish, and some of you might not be able to read them yet, still, I wanted to share.

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HP and The Chamber of Secrets

Continuing our journey through the magical world of Harry Potter, now, one of my favs, The Chamber of Secrets, not my all-time favourite but pretty close.

Saga: Harry Potter

Author: JK Rowling

Genre: Fantasy, Magic, Wizards

Continuing our journey through the magical world of Harry Potter, now, one of my favs, The Chamber of Secrets, not my all-time favourite but pretty close. For part one of this, you can read my ramblings on HP and the Philosopher’s Stone.

The Chamber of Secrets is one of the books I appreciate being a second good book, not many manage that, sometimes the second statements are either boring or slow or plain crazy, and other times like with Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles 2) or The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings), you, just get a winner or Where She Went, none of these books has absolutely anything to do with each other, but they are all seconds and good ones, The Subtle Knife too from His Dark Materials. To the point, I know.

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HP and the Philosopher’s Stone

Saga: Harry Potter

Book: The Philosopher’s Stone

Author: JK Rowling

Oh, wow. I know this is weird perhaps, but I wanted to dedicate a little more to each of these books, although I already have the Wizarding World page where I say just how great everything is. I decided now, to go book by book, quickly and point out once more that they’re great, though it might surprise us Potterheads that there are still people out there who have not read HP ever in their lives, so this is for you too.

“The ancient study of alchemy is concerned with making the Philosopher’s Stone, a legendary substance with astonishing powers. The Stone will transform any metal into pure gold. It also produces the Elixir of Life, which will make the drinker immortal.”
—A Hogwarts library book

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10 Fantasy EBooks for our TBR list

The never-ending list of To-be-read books continue. Now, I bring some more fantasy that I recently saw and added to my own list, and well, I wanted to share with you, readers.

I expanded to 10 from my regular 7 Ebooks lists because there were so many good-looking ones to pick from. Check some of these titles.

BTW: the links for each book are at the very top, I made this post a bit different.

10 Fantasy EBooks for our TBR list

The Legend of Oescienne – The Finding (Free)

Author: Jenna Elizabeth Johnson

Description:

‘When the dragon Jaax receives word that a human infant has been found in the province of Oescienne, he doesn’t dare believe it. Humans have been extinct for centuries, trapped by a terrible curse and left to live out their existence in the form of dragons. Despite his doubts, however, Jaax assumes responsibility for the baby girl only to discover that what he has been seeking for so many years has finally been found.’

the finding

The Fireblade Array: 4-Book Bundle 

Author: H. O. Charles

Description:

‘Artemi, Morghiad and Silar fight fate, nature and themselves to stay alive, to stay together and to keep the world from burning.

The bundle includes the books City of Blaze, Nation of Blaze, Anomaly of Blaze and Blazed Union.’

ebook The Fireblade Array

The Dark Files, The Complete Collection

Author: Kim Richardson

**FOR A LIMITED TIME GET THE ENTIRE DARK FILES SERIES FOR ONE LOW PRICE IN THIS BUNDLE*

Description:

‘Find out why readers are loving this fast-paced urban fantasy adventure with a kick-butt heroine and plenty of action, suspense and humor.

Are you ready for a new kind of witch? My name is Samantha Beaumont and I’m a witch. But I’m not your average dark witch. I specialize in Goetia—the ancient art of conjuring demons—and exorcisms.

That’s right. I hunt and banish demons and other supernatural baddies. But not with a fancy sword or a dagger. No, I banish these suckers with good old-fashioned magic.’

the dark files collection

Free-Wrench

Author: Joseph R. Lallo

Description:

‘Beyond the islands of Caldera the world is a vicious place. A terrible calamity has poisoned the land. Those too ruthless or stubborn to die have crafted steam-powered mechanical wonders and taken to the sky. Yet somewhere in that wretched land there is a cure for a dire disease. With the eccentric crew of an airship called The Wind Breaker, Nita Graus means to find that cure, whatever the price.’

free wrench book

The Vampire Debt

Author: Ali Winters

Description: 

‘Clara kills a vampire to rid the world of at least one of the beasts and ends up indebted to a vampire.
If she can draw a single drop of blood from Alaric, he will consider her debt paid. But if she attempts and fails, she owes him. The price of her failure? A simple kiss. One that could change everything as she feels her attraction to him growing.’

the vampire debt

Bones of Faerie: Book 1 of the Bones of Faerie Trilogy

Author: Janni Lee Simner

Description: 

‘The war with Faerie is over, but the human world still bears the scars—stones that burn with deadly light, corn that resists being harvested, trees that seek human blood. When Liza discovers she, too, is touched by Faerie magic, she flees her town and the rules protecting it. Her journey will take her into Faerie and back again, and what she finds may be the key to healing both worlds.’

bones of faerie

Early Years

Author: TurtleMe

Description: 

‘Reincarnated into a new world filled with magic and monsters, a king has a second chance to relive his life. Correcting the mistakes of his past will not be his only challenge, however. Underneath the peace and prosperity of the new world is an undercurrent threatening to destroy everything he has worked for, questioning his role and reason for being born again. ‘

7 early years

Witch’s Bell Book One

Author: Odette C. Bell

Description:

‘An urban fantasy with everything from romance to mystery, The Witch’s Bell Series follows a feisty witch, Ebony Bell, as she solves magical malady after magical malady.’

bell witchs

The Withering Palace (A Dark Faerie Tale #0.1)

Author: Alexia Purdy

Description:

‘Untold darkness rules the Unseelie realm of the Land of Faerie. Hidden in this vast area, Aveta, the future queen of the Unseelie Army, perfects her gifts over lifetimes. Learning that magic isn’t the only way to manipulate the world around her, this naive girl grows into a woman of strength and cunning, ultimately becoming one of the most feared leaders in Faerie.’

the withering palace

Reign of Queens

Author: Melissa Wright

Description:

‘This collection includes The Frey Saga book one: Frey, Descendants Series book one: Bound by Prophecy, and Shattered Realms book one: King of Ash and Bone.’

reign of queens

Okay, dearies! That’s it, enjoy and be merry, maybe one of these will be your or mine next all-time favourite book, you never know. Let me know if you have trouble with the links. Also let me know if you’d like to see more books like these ones or if you prefer a specific topic, anything could happen.

Happy reading!