#Potterheadreadalong19: Books fit for a Ravenclaw

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Welcome Witches and Wizards to my 2nd post for #Potterheadreadalong19

Today’s post is all about book recommendations for you and the fellow Ravenclaw in your life. I’ve compiled a list of books that fit every trait that a Ravenclaw is known for. Plus some blue book recs too!

This post will also help in choosing your read for Harry Potter Board Game Reading Challenge if you’re taking part in that.

 

Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind.

 

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📘 Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

I read Strange in 2018 and it became by far one of my favorite books. So complex and imaginative and it features a librarian going on an adventure! Just the book for Ravenclaws.

📘 A Wrinkle in Time  by Madeleine L’Engle

A Wrinkle in Time was a pretty strange little book but with lots of knowledge which I think every Ravenclaw would appreciate.

📘 A Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

I can assure you that Sorcery of Thorns is a Ravenclaw book. Our main character lives in a great library where they keep magical Grimoires in check. Also, the books whisper and some talk!

 

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ARC Review: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

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Sorcery of Thorns

Author: Margaret Rogerson // Published: June 4, 2019

★★★★★

All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.

Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them.

As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.

 

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ARC Review: Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali

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Love From A to Z

Author: S.K. Ali // Published: May 7, 2019

★★★★★

A marvel: something you find amazing. Even ordinary-amazing. Like potatoes—because they make French fries happen. Like the perfect fries Adam and his mom used to make together.

An oddity: whatever gives you pause. Like the fact that there are hateful people in the world. Like Zayneb’s teacher, who won’t stop reminding the class how “bad” Muslims are.

But Zayneb, the only Muslim in class, isn’t bad. She’s angry.

When she gets suspended for confronting her teacher, and he begins investigating her activist friends, Zayneb heads to her aunt’s house in Doha, Qatar, for an early start to spring break.

Fueled by the guilt of getting her friends in trouble, she resolves to try out a newer, “nicer” version of herself in a place where no one knows her.

Then her path crosses with Adam’s.

Since he got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, Adam’s stopped going to classes, intent, instead, on perfecting the making of things. Intent on keeping the memory of his mom alive for his little sister.

Adam’s also intent on keeping his diagnosis a secret from his grieving father.

Alone, Adam and Zayneb are playing roles for others, keeping their real thoughts locked away in their journals.

Until a marvel and an oddity occurs…

Marvel: Adam and Zayneb meeting.

Oddity: Adam and Zayneb meeting.

 

 

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme that’s hosted over at Breaking the Spine. The idea is to share books that are soon to be releasing and that you’re excited about!

Each Wednesday I’ll be sharing with you the books that I can’t wait to release!

This week I chose THE BRIDE TEST by Helen Hoang. I read The Kiss Quotient a few days ago and although it wasnt my favorite I couldn’t deny another book with autism representation. I’m also so happy to say that I was auto-approved for a copy of this by the publishers! will be reading it during this month.

 

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Author Interview: Roshani Chokshi

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Today’s interview is one of my absolute favorites!

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Say hello to Roshani Chokshi, author of The Star-Touched Queen, Pandava Quartet and The Gilded Wolves. I am so thrilled to be interviewing such an amazing author. I read the Gilded Wolves this month and I can’t tell you how in love I am. The most amazing world building, full of rich history and diverse characters. I got the chance to interview her and asked her about the world building in her latest release, writing advice, and so much more!

 

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February TBR (2019)

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Well that was quick.

How is it February already?! Clearly it’s going to be another quick year. I didn’t manage to read everything on my January TBR and so I’ve moved some books to this month. I’ll also be including my monthly TBR for some reading challenges that I joined. Lots and lots of awesome books!!

 

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February Book Releases (2019)

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Would you look at that. It’s February already! More amazing book releases are coming this month so look out for these wonderful new titles!

 

 

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February 1st

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The Queen of Cursed Things (The Queen of Cursed Things, #1) by S.M. Gaither

She’s the last member of a cursed and deadly clan.
He’s the crown prince with a dangerous secret.
Together, they’ll save the empire–or destroy it.

Decades ago, the High King of Sundolia waged a war that vanquished the serpent clan and drove them out of the empire, reducing them to nothing more than legends spoken of in occasional frightened whispers.

But they did not leave peacefully. Their parting gift included curses that now rest within the empire’s soil, beneath the shade of its jungles, treading through the waves of its seas. Growing more and more dormant as the years pass under the shadow of that increasingly tyrannical high king.

Until Alaya–a girl with a hidden serpent mark who shouldn’t exist–accidentally wakes one of them up. Then another. And suddenly she finds herself near universally despised and feared, a scapegoat exiled from her adopted village and left with no choice but to seek the truth about her cursed bloodline. About her true home. About a power, stolen from the serpent goddess herself, that is supposedly resting in that home. It is the sort of power that could help her overthrow a king, expose the lies he’s told, and put a stop to his wars.

But the closer she gets to that power, the more complicated the truth becomes. The more dangerous her waking power seems. And the more she begins to wonder: Can you still be the hero if you were born a curse?

 

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January Wrap Up (2019)

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Can you believe January is over?!

January has been an amazing reading month for me. It started off a little rough but it came with so many surprises. I read 15 books this month. I enjoyed each and every one of these books in some way.

Key:

📖 ARCs // 📚 Paperback // 📄 Ebook

 

 

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💌 Sincerely by F.S. Yousaf ★★★ 📄

I was sent a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. This collection of poetry was lovely and very simple.

💌 Pilu of the Woods by Mai K. Nguyen ★★★ 📖📄

The most adorable graphic novel that ever existed. I’ve never cried over a graphic novel but I suppose there’s always a first time for everything. A story about love and grief with the most gorgeous illustrations.

Release Date: April 16, 2019

💌 Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott ★★ 📖📄

Five Feet Apart was a really sweet story with a great educational background on what it’s like to have CF. I’m mostly excited for the movie though since I didn’t connect with the characters much.

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Beckoning Shadow by Katharyn Blair

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme that’s hosted over at Breaking the Spine. The idea is to share books that are soon to be releasing and that you’re excited about!

Each Wednesday I’ll be sharing with you the books that I can’t wait to release!

This week I’ll be talking about THE BECKONING SHADOW! This book was my favorite read last year. I fell in love with the story, writing and the characters. I’ve been hyping it ever since then and that’s not going to change this year.

 

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