Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them by Newt Scamander

 Yay! Now I can ace my OWLs lol

This was a really fun, easy read.
I loved learning about all the Fantastic Beasts, though I was a little surprised that Boggart wasn't included, and Harry and Ron's entries were funny :D

I recommend this to HP fans who want to become even more immersed in the world.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Water is Wide by Laura Vosika

This is a hard book to review, so I’m not going to go into too much detail.

The writing was good, although there were some error’s, but there are always at least a couple, however some of them did snap me out of the story, for instance there was a line that said “We cannot we allow it!”

And there are some things that I just didn’t understand, for instance, how does one lower their eyebrows? Because near the end of the book, the author became quite fond of that phrase, as well as taking every available opportunity to mention the fact that Amy is pregnant, and yes that’s important, but I feel like it was mentioned a little more than was necessary, and at times, the way it was mentioned just felt like the author couldn’t decide what else to write.

And as for the format, it was a little unusual. The fact that it jumps time periods was fine, even the fact that it jumped perspective was okay, if a little confusing at times. What bothered me, and it didn’t even bother me that much I just thought I should mention it, was that for most of the book, it was in third person, but for the scenes that were from Amy’s perspective, it was in first person, and I didn’t understand why.

I do believe that the biggest problem that I had with this book wasn’t a problem with the book itself, but for the fact that it’s the third book in a series, and I haven’t read the first two, so whenever things were mentioned that had occurred in the previous books, I was left in the dark.

(I hadn’t realized that I needed to read them in order, though. I had thought it was more of a companion book series, than a chronological one, but I was wrong, and that was my fault.)

I didn’t really get close to any of the characters, and those that I did tended to be the side characters, like Allene, Red, as well as Eamonn, who was probably my favorite.

There were a few other problems that I had with it, but those were mainly that I didn't understand what the characters were saying when they began talking about the music stuff lol

Overall, it was an OK book, not horrible, but not my favorite.