Books Set in the UK Challenge

“Be with me always – take any form – drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you!”

Hi, dearies!

As I enjoyed doing one of small towns, I decided to go over to Europe and enjoy the scenery in the UK, not just London or Oxford, but other parts will count as well in this book challenge.

I have read a few books either by British authors or US authors that decided to set the book across seas, so I remembered that I have read some of those and let’s see if I can name a few.

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Friday Flashback: The Dragon Prince Season 3

‘Careful. If you tell the truth, you will lose her; you will need her soon.’

Where? Netflix

What is it about? Not all about dragons, no.

Genres? Fantasy, Magic, Elves, Dragons, Humans.

Hello, dearies! 🐲

This one is not really a throwback for me because I “recently” re-watched the whole show up until season 4, which I think is awesome, and that The Dragon Prince just keeps getting better and better, but I’ll stay focused and restrict this one to Season 3 because I realised I didn’t have an entry for it.

I don’t have one for season 1 either, but that can be another week.

The Dragon Prince season 3, what happened on this one? Should I go with some spoilers? I don’t think I can talk about it much without some, so if you haven’t watched it yet, then don’t read, and if you are here for all the details on this season, I’ll only give a few, so enjoy those.

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Bubble

The story is set in Tokyo, after bubbles that broke the laws of gravity rained down upon the world. Cut off from the outside world, Tokyo has become a playground for a group of young people who have lost their families, acting as a battlefield for parkour team battles as they leap from building to building.

Title: バブル (Hepburn: Baburu) – Bubble

Year: 2022

Where? Netflix. 📺

What is it? A movie. 📽️

Genres: Post-apocalyptic, YA, adventure.

Alright, so I sometimes do Anime related ones here as you might know. And Bubble deserved an entry.

It’s one of the best animated movies I’ve watched in the past three years. So charming, so heart throbbing and heartbreaking, and lovely and wowing, all at the same time.

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The Red Scrolls of Magic

‘If Alec’s feelings did not last, Magnus at least wanted this trip to be a good memory.’

Book 1 in The Eldest Curses Series

Authors: Cassie Clare & Wesley Chu

Genres: Awesome, YA, Supernatural, Shadowhunter, Magic, Fantasy, LGBTQ+, Drama, Vacation

5 glowing ⭐

Finally, but how I wished it would continue.

Hello, dearies! 😍

Because when in doubt or in a reading slump turn to the shadow world, and they will make your life better. Lighter. Heart throbbing. Beautifully well-written, better.

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Quick fun fact about House of the Dragon

So, what about Hightower?

Hello, dearies! 🐉

You know what’s funny about House of the Dragon storyline and promo is that they say, return to Westeros and meet the history of Targaryen and Hightower, like fans of the show will hardly know what you’re referring to with Hightower, they scratched the surface with that house.

I bet not even half of those who watched the show would even be able to say, ah yes I know that house.

And no, the one you’re probably thinking about is the Tyrells, who are from Highgarden.  

In the books, of course, we know a lot more about them like the fact that Margery Tyrell’s mother was (is?) from Hightower.

Fact

House Hightower of the Hightower is one of the most powerful of the noble houses in the Reach. Their seat is the Hightower, located in the city of Oldtown. The sigil of House Hightower is a stone white watchtower, with a fire on the top.

So, yes, just a fun fact for everyone out there, I saw a promo vid for House of the Dragon and thought, huh, do they even know?

hightower house books

I’m currently reading Fire and Blood, and it’s interesting, to say the least, I hope to finish it before the show is out, but as most of George R. R. Martin’s books are a thousand million pages long, then that remains to be seen if I’ll finish quickly or not.

I’ll keep you posted and look for the review on it.

house of the dragon westeros hbo

Thank you for stopping by, dearies! 🏰

The Bane Chronicles: Saving Raphael Santiago

‘Word had spread throughout New York that Magnus was the warlock who would get you out of a jam. There was a Sanctuary, too, up in Brooklyn, if you needed to hide, but the witch who ran it didn’t solve your problems. Magnus solved problems. So why not get paid for it?’

Story: Saving Raphael Santiago

Authors: Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan

Book: The Bane Chronicles – Book #6

Genres: Vampires, Fantasy, YA, Short Story

Hello, dearies! 🦇

I’m trying a new thing for Thursdays or Fridays, a sort of Throwback post or Flashback, and I thought this one would be perfect for it as The Bane Chronicles is a throwback indeed or a flashback if you must, at least for me.

As Today is Thursday, this is the first Throwback Thursday book review, thoughts.

Saving Raphael Santiago it’s not all that engraved in my mind, don’t ask me why because I cannot recall, but it was of the stories in The Bane Chronicles, so of course, I had to read it.

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Finale – Hush Hush Book 4

“Did you know, the first time I saw you, I thought: I’ve never seen anything more captivating and beautiful?”

Saga: Hush Hush

Book: Finale

4

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick

Genres: YA, Romance, Fantasy, Supernatural, Fallen Angels

Hello, dearies!

It took me some time to write this one, but here I am. As promised.

I will give you the randomness of my thoughts as they came when I was reading Finale, so bear with me for a bit. You might enjoy the quotes and snippets from the book.

Fair warning, this post is full of spoilers if you haven’t read any of the books in the Hush Hush Saga, including this one, book 4, Finale.

For more insight, you might want to first read my revamped review of Books 1 – 3.

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Hush Hush Book 1-3 Revamped Review

‘“Since we’re keeping it primal, you smell good,” he observed. He moved closer, making me acutely aware of his size, the rise and fall of his chest, the warm burn of his skin on mine. Electricity tingled along my scalp, and I shuddered with pleasure.’

Books: Hush Hush, Crescendo, Silence

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Supernatural, Angels, Urban Fantasy

Hi, dearies! This one is different from the last one because my perspective has broadened.

Years ago, I read this cool book by Becca Fitzpatrick and then went on to the whole Saga and loved it. That book was Hush Hush. 😄📖

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Ghosts of the Shadow Market: Son of the Dawn

The Lightwoods, the Shadowhunters who run the New York Institute, are expecting a new addition to their family: the orphaned son of their father’s friend, Jace Wayland.

World: Shadowhunters

Book: Ghosts of the Shadow Market

Story: Son of the Dawn

Author: Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan

Genres: Fantasy, YA, Short Stories, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

I thought I had posted about this one before, but it seems I didn’t.

Hello, dearies! I hope you’re enjoying the quick reviews about the Shadowhunters world. 📖

And this is all from memory, I haven’t read this book again in a while, and it’s past time that I do because there will be another one in stores soon, and I am yet to read Chain of Iron, but I am a little afraid to do so, just like I am of finishing The Brightest Night, I want to, but then it will be all over, so I have been postponing it.

Now, for the Ghosts of the Shadow Market, which I think is on my top 5 of books that I love in the Shadow World, it was all Jem on these short stories, and you can check out my other reviews on my Shadow World section. 💘

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (The Book)

“Harry: This book belongs to Harry Potter.
Ron: Shared by Ron Weasley, because his fell apart.”

Book: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Author: JK Rowling under Newt Scamander

Genre: Fantasy

Hello, dearies! 📚

Guess what? The new Fantastic Beasts film is coming up next month, yes, that is April of 2022. Are you excited? I am. 🤩

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, or simply The Secrets of Dumbledore, will be in theatres on April 14. Directed by David Yates and screenplay by J. K. Rowling; Steve Kloves, you know that what’s happening in the movie is for real because JK has a hand on it, like she did in the past Fantastic Beasts movies.

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