#Potterheadreadalong19: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them + Free Bookmarks

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was one of my favorite movies of 2016.

I’ve seen it about 3 times now and I’m planning to rewatch it this year too. There were so many things that I loved about this movie and this post will be part of my #Potterheadreadalong19 challenge.

 

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Considering that it had been a long time since we had gotten another movie set in the Wizarding world, Newt’s suitcase was one of my favorite aspects! I loved seeing the magical creatures inside and how big it is in there.

 

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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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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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#YARC2019: Year of the Asian sign up post and TBR

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I discovered this amazing reading challenge a few weeks ago, and I knew I had to participate. For those who don’t know about this challenge you can find out more details from the lovely hosts Shealea, CW, Lily and Vicky.

I was aiming for the Philippine tarsier but I have so many books that I want to get to that I upped my level to the Indian Cobra! Which means I’m aiming to read 11 to 20 books. (will I regret my choices? only time will tell)

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Waiting on Wednesday: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

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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 SORCERY OF THORNS! I got an ARC last week and I’m super excited to start it soon! I’m still going to feature it on Waiting on Wednesday today though.

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Author Interview: Katharyn Blair

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I present to you all my interview with the most amazing debut author of 2019, Katharyn Blair!

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So excited for all of you to read this fun interview with Katharyn Blair! I read an ARC of her debut in November, and I can’t explain to you all how AMAZING it was no matter how many words I use. So do yourselves a favor and add the book to your TBR.

 

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ARC Review: The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1) by Roshani Chokshi

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The Gilded Wolves

Author: Roshani Chokshi // Published: January 15, 2019

★★★★★

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No one believes in them. But soon no one will forget them.

It’s 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.

To hunt down the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin calls upon a band of unlikely experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian banished from his home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in arms if not blood.

Together, they will join Séverin as he explores the dark, glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the course of history–but only if they can stay alive.

 

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