Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire (Book 4)

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Harry-Potter-and-the-Goblet-of-Fire-2005Another Year, another adventure. This time its a little more deadly than freeing your god father from a certain death. All the wizarding schools in the world, come together for a battle of the wits, power and mental strengths of three contestants, that go against each other and the winner is granted endless glory.

My Opinion:
This one is probably my least favorite Harry Potter. Not because it’s written badly or because someone dies. But because the golden trio seems to slowly fall apart. I also find the entire plot line a bit funky. But okay, it’s a Harry Potter so I had to read it. The movie was better than the book here, but they left out a few important scenes that I would not have cut out.

 

Info’s About the Book:
Name: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Author: J.K. Rowling
Book 5

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Hope you’re having an amazing Easter!!!
lots of love, Ali

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P.S I still Love You

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Lara Jean is con20698530fused, her feelings are all over the place. She thought that their relationship would last, but apparently fate had different plans. Peter still picks up Kitty every day to give her a ride to school. It seems that now that they broke up Peter keeps on popping up in her life and just makes it so much harder to get over him. Worst of all is that it seems that him and Gen are back together.

My Opinion:
I loved the first book and I love the second one. But what ripped my heart was that they broke up. I was crying all night long. Still don’t really know what made me so emotional over this book but it just happened. The ending of the book did turn out rather good, just be prepared to want to murder the Author.
Lara Jean is not my favorite character and in my opinion she sometimes reacts extremely weird. I mean she was obsessing over Gen. I get that this was her first relationship, but enough is enough. To say the least, I was totally on Peter’s side there. But I mean if my relationship was based on what their’s was, I might have reacted similar.

Info’s About the Book:
Name: P.S. I still love You
Written by: Jenny Han
2nd Book for To All the boys I’ve loved before

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I have read so many books but haven’t posted them yet. So I’ll be updating like 20 or so books in the next few days.
lots of love,
Ali

To All The Boys I’ve loved Before

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516WcmsApcL._SX332_BO1,204,203,200_Lara Jean is a good girl. she gets good grades, doesn’t go to parties, doesn’t get drunk, but writes love letters as a form of saying goodbye to her past lovers. the twist… she never sends them, she keeps them in a shoe box her past away mother gave her as a present. But when some anonymous sends out the letters to the guys she addressed them too, her life gets turned upside down, faster than she can blink and slowly but surly she begins to realise that maybe she should stop over thinking for just one sec.

(strong) My Opinion: (/strong)
I really liked this book. but Lara Jean kept on getting into situation that i can’t relate too… but i constantly felt like she was undeveloped for her age. I mean she’s seventeen, she hasn’t been drunk yet. NOT ONCE!!!! And then she’s never had a boyfriend, not even a one week middle school relationship… It just kinda started to make me think of who I would be at the age of seventeen… But I also can’t really imagine myself in her place, since I haven’t lost my mother and she has. I don’t know, it’s just that this character was too good, like her was to inside-the-box for me. I loved her, but I could never be her or really relate to her. That’s just who I am. What I did not like about this book was the ending… I mean come on you could at least written the rest if the letter, but then again it wouldn’t be such a cliffhanger and you wouldn’t throw the book across the room like me, because you’re so frustrated that you didn’t buy the second book. But then again, I can be very temperamental. I really recommend to only buy this book with the second one, because otherwise you’ll only lose important and scare time that you can’t bear to lose. Anyway….

Overall Rating:
I give this book a 8 / 10 ‘* because yes I liked it very much I just love/hated Peter and Jake-whats-his-face…
This was a very important book for me to read, since one of my best friends wouldn’t shut up about it and because a. i really liked the title and b. the cover is just… WOW.

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Ok so… I’m typing this from said friends’ computer. I really love her to death. Moving on.. I’ll try to read the next book ( PS. I still Love You) asap. I promise.
Oh and by the way…
I’ve decided what the week days re gonna be called…

Monday: Mainstream Monday
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday : Basically it will be a top ten count of my favorite movies or music or even books of that week, it really depends on what week i have. but its will be a top ten list.
Wednesday: Wordless Wednesday: I don’t really know what IM gonna do here, but it will be surprise
Thursday: Dont Know Yet
Friday: Dont Know Yet
Saturday: Dont Know Yet
Sunday: Soundtrack Sunday

I’m sooo sorry for the delay. I was gone on a two-week ski trip and we had no wi-fi.
Love, Ali

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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The_Perks_of_Being_a_Wallflower_PosterCharlie has just started High School and has come to the realization that Middle and High School are very different. Charlie is a nobody, until Sam and Patrick come along. They make him think outside the box, come out of his shell and just live. They teach him that all you need is that one song, to feel infinite and that one car ride to realise that standing by the side lines gives you a unique perspective, but standing in the middle of the dance floor is sometimes even better.

My Opinion:
I first watched the movie, then I read the book. And honestly, I don’t regret it. I fell in love with the movie and the book is even better than the movie. The Perks if Being a Wallflower is the only movie, so far, that has been able to make me cry. Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) and Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson) both star in it and I just… I don’t know… Every time I re-watch the movie I just start crying. The book on the other hand-made me question everything that I have finally reconstructed about my life. I love how a lot of music and many well-known books are mentioned in the book itself and me being me, listened to all the music and am planning on reading all the books too. I just feel like that if I do this, I will be able to understand the book and the characters / story better. I really suggest doing so too, if you decide to read this book.

Overall Rating:
This is one of the few books, whom I give 🔟 / 🔟 ‘🌟
This book totally deserves these stars. There’s just nothing that I would have changed. Yes, it was a crappy move of him to be in a relationship, even though he didn’t have any feelings for her. And yes, it was a horrible thing of his aunt to do to him. But things like these happen. It all works in this book, because the writer just makes it so easy for you to put yourself into the position of the main character. This book is on of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITES!!! And that’s never gonna change.

Info’s about the Book: 📖 
The Perks of Being A Wallflower
Written by: Stephen Chbosky
Also a Screenplay: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Soo, I have successfully managed to break both of my computers. Yes, I have two computers, but on the contrary one is like a million years old…
I feel like I should do weekdays like Music Monday, Tasty Tuesday, and those kind of things. Tasty Tuesday being recipes and cook books…
Anyway, I’m terribly sorry for the delay and I hope that you guys are ready for Valentine’s Day.  Gosh this year is going by so fast…
Lots of Love, 🌸🌹🍃
Ali

Dream On

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Liv is back from winter break and the demon hasn´t shown up at all. Liv´s life seems perfect right up to the moment, when her boyfriend starts acting weirdly and keeping secrets from her. So Liv decides to stalk him, what she finds is not really what she was expecting. Grayson´s and Florence´s birthday party is upon the doorstep and Liv finds herself in a chaos, that she once called her family.

My Opinion:
This is probably my favourite book of the trilogy, because it shows that once again that friendships, relationship and family’s aren´t only rainbows and unicorns, but hard work and that it takes a lot of nerves to make them into the ones that you w51afmzTQnnL._SX300_BO1,204,203,200_ant them to be.
What I probably like most about this book, is that there is sence that in any other book would be ridiculous or just wouldn´t exist, but in this book or more this writer always nails them and I always have to laugh my ass off. I want to thank the author for making the intro and the authors note at the end of the book not boring and on top of that adding some really nice recipes.

Overall Rating:
I give this book 9.5 / 10 *
This book was by far the best one I have read in a while. I enjoyed the fact that yes, it is indeed a love story but it doesn´t center around the two love birds. Besides that I also really like that the blog of Secrecy keeps going, and that about every chapter there are blog posts about the school and characters.

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Hey guys!!!
Umm anyway..
I have this new thing that I am doing. I take my computer everywhere I go and whenever I have time, I type a review on a book that I have read. Resulting in me having reviews almost every day. I’m so proud of that. ( I don’t know why…)
Bye, bye my lovelies!!!
See you next time..
Ali

Dream a Little Dream

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Liv Silber is nDream-a-Little-Dream-originalew in town. She moved to London because her mother has finally decided to settle down with her new boyfriend and his two children. Liv soon discovers that living in London with a new family and new problems is not exactly what she had expected, on top of that there are these two tiny problems. One, Liv´s dreams seem a tad bit more real then the normal every day-dream. Two, this really cute boy seems to not be able to stop staring at her.
Will what happens in their dreams stay in their dreams or will it follow them into the real world? Will things unknown be discovered or will Liv keep searching in the wrong places and asking the wrong questions?

My Opinion:
I really enjoyed reading this book, even though I didn´t think I would enjoy it, when a friend of mine recommend it to me. This book is a great book to read if you have already read other books by Kerstin Gier, but also if you haven´t. What I also like about this book is that there is a certain mystery to who the bad guy is. In the beginning it is crystal clear but the further you read the more those lines blend. When I started reading this book I really want to read something else from Kerstin Gier, because I had just finished the Ruby Red stories and I was fascinated by her. Turns out that Kerstin Gier has published over 20 different books. So I picked her recent one and bought it. Anyway, as soon as I started reading I fell completely in love with the characters, since you or more I am able to easily relate to the characters, but I loved one the most. Henry Harper. That character surprised me the most I think. At first I though he was just gonna be your typical bad boy, who has a rocky past and a few secrets. But I started to relieve that he is so much more than that. Yes, he may be all those things that I listed above, but he also has an adorable little sister who you just immediately start to get jealous of, then you have those startling gray eyes. OMG. I think if Henry Harper was real, I would be his number one crazy fan girl.

OVERALL RATING:
I give this book a 9.5/10*, because the characters might not be that original, but the story itself and the end are very surprising. I really hope that this book or more the trilogy comes and visits us on the big screen.

Information About the Book:
Dream a Little Dream
By: Kerstin Gier
German title: Silber; Das Erste Buch der Träume
First Book in a Trilogy

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Hey Guys,
Sorry for the long wait and missed spelling mistakes. (I wrote this post on the bus.)
I so excited for February, more specific Valentines day.
And of course the fact that I hardly have school in February resulting in me being able to write more. Anyway, I hope your weeks is going great. DON’T FORGET TO SMILE!!!!

Bye, bye for now…
Ali

Thirteen Reasons Why

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Hannah is dead. Suicide. But when Clay finds a shoebox without a name on it, addressed to himself, the reasons of Hannah’s suicide are revealed. They are not pretty, Clay being one of them.

tumblr_m0bhp9jTO21roj5fuo1_500 My Opinion:
I really like this book, because it’s written from two perspectives, one being the victims and the other being a slightly innocent bystander. You can relate to Hannah and why she killed herself, but there is also this fascination about solving the mystery of why Clay is even on the tapes. You desperately want to keep reading and there are as good as no boring parts, the details though might get into the way at one part, depending on the reader. The story and the plotline are moving at an interesting pace that is not too fast or too slow. And if you don’t understand what Hannah means, she will explain the details later, as she also sais. It’s interesting to see how messed up someone’s life can be even at such a young age and you start to see that maybe your life isn’t that bad after all. What I didn’t like is that it involves topics like rape and blackmail and other things that don’t belong into a teenager’s life. But I would also be naive to think that they could and should be kept out a book about suicide. If this would happen then there would be no book and no plotline to read, and we would have this conversation. I fully understand that life isn’t perfect but I think every person deserves a happily ever after.

OVERALL RATING:
I give this book a 8.5/10* because it’s a great plotline and exciting. It’s just not the stuff I usually interested in.

Information About the Book:
Thirteen Reasons Why
by: Jay Asher
German Title: Tote Mädchen Lügen Nicht

A/N
I hope your long weekend was good and if you didn’t have one. My condolences. Anyway, I hope you’re all happy and relaxed and still on task with your new year’s resolutions. I didn’t make a list, I just made a board on Pinterst and called it “MY BUCKETLIST FOR 2016″… You can go check it out, it’s under the name @Ali_Greenwald
Btw, that’s also my public instagram profile..
lots of love,
Ali

The Hobbit

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The_Hobbit_-_The_Battle_of_the_Five_ArmiesBilbo Baggins is a hobbit, a very respectful hobbit. Mr.Baggins lives in hole, in the ground. Not an ugly hole, but a hobbit hole. When Gandalf the great all-knowing Wizard joins Bilbo for tea, he doesn’t yet know what’s in store for him and on what adventures he will go.

My Opinion:
My first attempt to read this book was a complete failure. I had wrong information about the book and what it was about. So naturally I only read the first 2-6 pages and then put the book on hold, till there was a time when I had nothing better to read. Now that time has come. NOt only that but it also was very convenient that we had to read this book in school, so I had no other choice. To be completely honest, which I always try to be, I did have to pry page from page, because I couldn’t or didn’t really want to read this book. BUt as soon as I passed the introduction part and made it to the first “Troll” part, the reading came easier, which did surprise me. This book has been the cure to my book-hangover and I can honestly say that this book is worth reading, even if the movie is complete crap.

OVERALL RATTING:
I give this book a 9/10* because even though it had its horrible chapters, the book and the story itself were pretty good. It also humored me that it was still written in the musical language that is not used now a days anymore.

Information About the Book:
The Hobbit
By: J.R.R. Tolkien
Prolog to a Series: The Lord of the Rings

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as mentioned above I have had a gigantic Book Hangover and on top of that my computer is literally trashed… Oh well, I will do my best to keep up with the posts. Sry about any inconvenience.

sincerely,
Ali

The Son of Neptune

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Heroes_of_Olympus_-_The_Son_of_NeptunePercy Jackson is back and has lost all his memories. He finds himself in the middle of the woods and meets the goddess Lupa. When Percy gets the full background story about him being a demigod and is sent on his way to Camp Jupiter a.k.a. New Rom. There he meets HAzel and FRAnk and is off to a new adventure in Alaska, out of reach for the gods. But how will he survive without his memories and Annabeth’s help and what will Hazel, Frank and Percy encounter in Alaska?

My Opinion:
This is what happens on Percy side of the switch. What I like about this side of the story is that is shows that Percy is able to make friends pretty fast and that he is able to be a real friend, even when he doesn’t really know the friend. I also like that Rick Riordan introduces a few new characters that are younger than Percy and Annabeth, so that the really young readers that don’t know the nerve wrecking wait for the new books, also have character problems to relate too.

OVERALL RATING:
I give this book 9/10* because it might have been completely frustrating to watch how Percy Jackson starts over, but it does make one happy to see him find back to himself, if you have stuck with Percy all these Years.

Information About the Book:
Heros of Olympus Book II
By: Rick Riordan

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I hope you’re having a wonderful New Year so far… And I wish you all the luck and success you can bear for this new year. New Year. New Life.

lots of love,
Ali

The Lost Hero (Book 1)

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Jason finds himself on a bus, everyone seems to know him but he can’t remember ever meeting or learning to know any of them. This apparently best friend is Leo Valdez and the cute girl sitting next to him is Piper, his girlfriend. When they find themselves in the middle of a storm monster attack, The_Lost_Hero_210also known as Venti or Evil Coffee Spirits. Then two half-bloods show up looking for a guy named Percy Jackson, who has been missing for about 4 months. They manage to escape and make it back to Camp Half-Blood safely. But that’s were the real adventure only begins.
They must dodge flying cars and porta-potty-sludge to stop the evil Giant King from rising and destroying the world and once again save the Greek Gods from eternal doom.

My Opinion:
This was the first Percy-Jackson book I had ever read and I had discovered it by accident. I eminently fell in love with the characters and when I found out that it already was the second part of a series, I was jumping from joy.
I absolutely love this book and I know I’m late in posting it, but you should really give it a try. I think that this series is even better than the Percy-Jackson one, because it also has the Roman gods in it. but it also has new characters and introduces new religions and show you how much the different religions do have in common. I am a huge fan of Rick Riordan’s and nothing could change that, his books are original and interesting to read. he sets down a detailed plot line but leaves enough space for your own imagination to unfold the characters, monsters and places. I would recommend this to everyone who loves Si-Fi, fantasy and adventure.

OVERALL RATING:
I give this 10/10 *
I have been able to re-read this book about a 100 times and I still love it. This would also be a great book to read, if you have a history exam on Ancient Greek and Roman Gods.

Info’s About the Book
Written by: Rick Riordan
First Book in a Second Series > Continuing PERCY JACKSON

Book Prizes:

#1 New York Times bestseller
#1 USA Today bestseller
#1 Wall Street Journal bestseller
#1 Indiebound bestseller
#1 UK bestseller

 

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So sorry for the long wait..

I am currently writing my own stories on Wattpad. Its called Ghost Town..  GO check it out if you want.

See ya soon,

lots of love,

Ali