Ten Fantasy/Dystopian Series to try this Summer!

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Schools out for Summer! At least here in the UK it is, although you wouldn’t think summer was here with the constant rain were having. But whilst I’m wrapping up warm, some of you might be grabbing your suitcases, sunglasses and enjoying the heat. You know one thing that would make it better? A book!

So for this post I am going to be recommending you 10 fantasy/dystopian book series to pick up this summer. For me summer was always the perfect time to get into Fantasy books because my brain would only be focused on Work rather than Work and University. So I could lose myself in a world and commit myself to a series with 6 books without feeling guilty or pressured.

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Bookish Tag – TV Show Tag.

Hey Bookworms!

Today I’m going to be doing a Tag, something I don’t do very often. When i’m not reading, i’m binging movies,TV Shows or even YouTube so when I saw one of my favourite people Marie, her sister Nyx – @drizzleandhurricanebooks created an original tag regarding her favourite TV Shows I NEEDED to take part in it as well.

 

Be sure to check her original post out.

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Unpopular Opinions Tag

Hey beautiful book lovers!

Today I am going to be doing the Unpopular Opinions Tag, I wasn’t tagged by anyone to do this I just really wanted to do it myself. I suck at doing tags when I’m actually tagged in them but I am going to try to be better and actually do them.
I really like this one because it’s interesting to see what things other people don’t like or views they have that aren’t considered popular.

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5 majorly under-rated Harry Potter characters #harrypotter20

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Welcome back to my Harry Potter Week to celebrate Monday’s anniversary of 20 years of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. I still can’t believe it will have been 20 years?! I’m currently reading Prisoner of Azkaban again and loving reliving the first journeys of Harry and the gang. Today’s post is my Top 5 Under-rated Harry Potter characters.

We all know Movies can’t last forever, they must have a running time that isn’t too long or too short so sadly not everything in a book can be added.
I mean I would definitely watch a 6 hour Harry Potter movie, no problem…
If you have only seen the Potter Movies and not read the books then I must suggest you really try to read the books because there is so much detail and adventure you are missing out on. The books could truly change your thoughts about some of the characters!

Without further ado here are my picks for under-rated characters;

Ginny Weasley

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I feel like Ginny Weasley is the ultimate under-rated character of all time. She still doesn’t have a Funko Pop for her and we even have Dementors?! I need that in my life. 
Book Ginny and Movie Ginny for me were rather different, the movies played her role down in parts and sometimes made her seem weak. For example in Chamber of Secrets, I wish the movie would have showcased more of Ginny’s journey and how strong she is. In the book you really get to hear about her struggle with reading Tom Riddle’s Diary and the journey she went on herself throughout that year.

Of course she is also goes on tons of other adventures being part of Dumbledore’s Army and fighting in the Battle of Hogwarts.

Cedric Diggory

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I can’t believe that if I hadn’t have read the Potter books I never would of found out that Cedric features in Prisoner of Azkaban! I wish they had included those moments in the movie, especially Hufflepuff vs Gryffindor’s Quidditch game. The demise of Cedric breaks my heart everytime but if we were able to see him in the movies outside of Goblet of Fire too I think it would of hit even harder.

Luna Lovegood

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Until reading the Potter books I really questioned how Luna could be people’s favourite character. Whilst I loved her in the movies I never really felt like we knew too much about Luna but in the books we really get to see more about her character and she is so much more present in the stories.

I love her little quips and I find her so inspiring now, she never let things get her down. When people called her ‘looney luna’ or hid all her belongings she didn’t get angry and she didn’t let them get to her. She carried on being who she was.

Tonks and Lupin

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My heart. These two.

The movies miss out so much between Lupin and Tonks. Their is so much backstory behind these two and the fact it isn’t shown too much in the film, I think alot of people under-rate them. Lupin and Tonks are the cutest and their relationship wasn’t easy.
The fact they stay in the Battle of Hogwarts rather than hiding with their baby really shows their nature and I will always cry for these two.

Cho Chang

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It’s been a while since I’ve watched the movies but I don’t remember ever seeing how Cho Chang was the Ravenclaw Seeker?! I may be wrong and my memory might be failing me right now but Cho Chang is so under-rated. She is an amazing Seeker, Smart and she plays a slightly bigger role in the books than the movies.

And one for good luck…

Dean Thomas

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Ginny Weasley’s ex-boyfriend… Dean himself has such a good backstory which isn’t really extensively showcased in the movies. In the books Dean himself goes on the run because he is unable to prove his own Wizarding line. He defends Lupin to Umbridge, becomes a member of Dumbledore’s Army and fights in the Battle of Hogwarts. I personally love Dean throughout the books, I love how he’s known to support West Ham (football team) and how Ron pokes at his posters because the pictures don’t move.

Dean is definitely an under-rated character!

So there we have my list of Under-rated characters. I’m sure there are more I could have added but these always stick with me. I with they were showcased and loved more because they deserve it. 


Let me know if you think any other characters are majorly under-rated! I would love to discuss this in the comments!

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Wizarding Wares and Places I wish were real!

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Today’s post is Wizarding Wares and Places I wish were real. Harry Potter is full of things I wish were real, I mean I wish the whole world was and Hogwarts was a school I went too. But because these sorts of posts are particularly popular I decided to make this a little smaller and only include things that weren’t too obvious so you won’t see wands, brooms and invisibility cloaks on this list.

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#harrypotter20 – The Ultimate Potter Products to add to your collection!

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Monday 26th June 2017 marks the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone so to mark the anniversary I have a bunch of posts coming your way. Today’s post is the first for this Very Potter Week and is going to be The Most Unique Gifts to add to your collection. These are the ultimate collectors pieces I have come across and they are so beautiful, unique or things I haven’t seen before.

 If you haven’t seen my post telling you all about my Very Potter Week plans then you can find it here.

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A Very Potter Week – 20th Anniversary!

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Hello everyone!

As you may or may not know Monday 26th June 2017 marks the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. 20 Years. Can you believe that?
20 years ago I was 2 years old and doing what I don’t know. But 20 Years ago J.K Rowling and Bloomsbury brought Harry Potter and Hogwarts alive and the story is so iconic that it is still loved today.

Can we just take a moment to acknowledge that J.K Rowling has sold more than 450 Million Copies in 79 Languages. She is the first person to be taken off the Forbes richest person list because of how much money she gave to charity, she has set up Lumos and changed a-lot of our lives. So to mark the 20th Anniversary I am going to be doing ‘A Very Potter Week!’ Leading up to the 26th June.

This week is going to be filled with fun posts and of course I will be re-reading the books. Although the books will most definitely take me longer than a week to read so it may turn into a Very Potter Month for me…  Here are a few sneak peeks on what you can expect.

Harry Potter Week schedule

If you wish to follow my rereading journey then be sure to follow me on Twitter and my Goodreads. So we can share this moment together!

I have a bunch of posts already planned but if you would like to see anything in particular then comment below with your ideas. 

Have a magical week Guys and remember DON’T LET THE MUGGLES GET YOU DOWN.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Book Dad’s!

Welcome Back to Top Ten Tuesday. Well Wednesday because I really wanted to do this but I also wanted to get my review up for Love & You by Gretchen Gomez. So this is a day late but Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme set up by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a Father’s Day freebie so I decided to do my TOP 10 Book Dad’s! 

Firstly can I just start this off my saying, this was surprisingly really hard. I read a lot of YA and parent’s aren’t usually around in the books I read or if they are they are the reason in which the protagonist wishes to escape. Therefore this post will have a few from the same series rather than 10 different books!

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My Dream Reading Space/ Library

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Today’s post is going to be something different and super fun.
I’m going to do a post on designing my dream reading room and library based on the company Arhaus.
Arhaus is an American company which provides an array of furniture, lighting and all your home needs. They also use natural materials which is something you don’t see very often with most big furniture retailers. I love that they use organic and natural materials.

I am not being paid or sponsored to do this post. I thought the idea was fun and I  wanted to get creative and come up with my own Dream Reading Space!

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