I love a good series and one of my favorites of all time is of course the Harry Potter series. While I enjoyed the whole series and all the magic involved, my favorite book in the series is The Order of the Phoenix. I feel like this was a turning point in the stories where it turned a little darker and the characters began to have more depth. I know, I know, Professor Umbridge is the worst (worse than Voldemort even), but without this book we wouldn’t be able to see how corrupt the Ministry of Magic truly was orA how horrid someone can look wearing all pink. That being said, the ending is what I loved about the book. I don’t want to give anything away if you haven’t read this series but an entertaining battle between teenagers who are still learning what they can do with magic and grown ass men was super entertaining. What’s your favorite Harry Potter book in the series?
I had seen this book everywhere and everyone was giving it lots of great reviews so I was definitely intrigued. But sometimes a book being reviewed so well gets me nervous that I may not like it. Fortunately, I was worried over nothing, because there is no doubt that this book met the expectations I had because of all the great reviews. Evelyn is irresistible in every way. She’s bold, beautiful and gives her opinion freely which is why I loved her character. I couldn’t wait to find out more and more about the story of Evelyn Hugo. This book dives into the many stories of Evelyn’s life and relationships plus a secret that she has held closely for decades. Also, since June is pride month I encourage you to read this book now. You won’t regret it! This is one of my favorite reads this year and it’s definitely a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read!
Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career. Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.
There is a special place in my heart for the suspense/thriller genre, and Riley Segars’s Final Girls is perfect in every way. It’s got lots of twist and turns and keeps you guessing throughout the entire story. I had a guess as to “who done it” while I was in the middle of the book and was completely wrong in the end. That is one of the many reasons why I loved this book. I’m okay being wrong especially if ending blows me away. I thought the main character, Quincy, was intriguing because of what she had been through. It’s a book that takes the reader from past to present and the writing is perfect. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls: Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout’s knife; Sam, who went up against the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn; and now Quincy, who ran bleeding through the woods to escape Pine Cottage and the man she refers to only as Him. The three girls are all attempting to put their nightmares behind them and, with that, one another. Despite the media’s attempts, they never meet.
Now, Quincy is doing well—maybe even great, thanks to her Xanax prescription. She has a caring almost-fiancé, Jeff; a popular baking blog; a beautiful apartment; and a therapeutic presence in Coop, the police officer who saved her life all those years ago. Her memory won’t even allow her to recall the events of that night; the past is in the past.
That is until Lisa, the first Final Girl, is found dead in her bathtub, wrists slit; and Sam, the second Final Girl, appears on Quincy’s doorstep. Blowing through Quincy’s life like a whirlwind, Sam seems intent on making Quincy relive the past, with increasingly dire consequences, all of which makes Quincy question why Sam is really seeking her out. And when new details about Lisa’s death come to light, Quincy’s life becomes a race against time as she tries to unravel Sam’s truths from her lies, evade the police and hungry reporters, and, most crucially, remember what really happened at Pine Cottage, before what was started ten years ago is finished.
This book is perfect for the summer. I took it on vacation and had a hard time putting it down- I ended up reading it in two days. I caught myself laughing out loud through out the entire book. I absolutely loved the main character Olive for three reasons. First, the name Olive itself is such a pretty name. Secondly, she is confident in who she is which makes her super easy to like. Third, she’s funny as hell. If that doesn’t get you hooked, then the fact that the story takes place in Hawaii and has a good chiseled man named Ethan should be enough to get you intrigued. If you are looking for a fun, easy-going summer book then this one is for you. I definitely give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! Thank you to Gallery Books for give me an ARC to read and review.
Olive Torres is used to being the unlucky twin: from inexplicable mishaps to a recent layoff, her life seems to be almost comically jinxed. By contrast, her sister Ami is an eternal champion . . . she even managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a slew of contests. Unfortunately for Olive, the only thing worse than constant bad luck is having to spend the wedding day with the best man (and her nemesis), Ethan Thomas. Olive braces herself for wedding hell, determined to put on a brave face, but when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. Suddenly there’s a free honeymoon up for grabs, and Olive will be damned if Ethan gets to enjoy paradise solo. Agreeing to a temporary truce, the pair head for Maui. After all, ten days of bliss is worth having to assume the role of loving newlyweds, right? But the weird thing is . . . Olive doesn’t mind playing pretend. In fact, the more she pretends to be the luckiest woman alive, the more it feels like she might be.
This will be one of my favorite books this year. It was a beautiful story. The top two words I’d use to describe Where the Crawdads Sing would be moving and emotional. This is a book that you finish but it stays with you for days and weeks after reading. It’s one that I could easily re-read because I want to go through the story again. You feel for the main character Kya because she grows up alone, abandoned by her mother, with her father who drinks his life away. She doesn’t trust people because of how she has been treated but she teaches herself how to live and feel things. She grows up in the marshes and it becomes a big part of her life. I would give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, and would give it more than five stars if I could. I recommend this book to all my friends, family and strangers :).
Synopsis: The story is set in the 1950s and revolves around a young woman named Kya Clark, who is from extremely rural North Carolina. Known by others as the Marsh Girl, she lives alone in nature—but the draw of other people, and specifically love, brings her into contact with the greater world.
My name is Anna and I love books, wine, cats, wine, Harry Potter, and also wine. That’s me in a nutshell.
I fell in love with reading when I read the Harry Potter series in high school. A friend gave me a copy of the first book and the magic began. After that I couldn’t help but read. I remember getting called out during class at school because I was caught reading a book instead of listening to the lesson being taught.
Now, I try to read as much as possible while working from home and raising three children. I love fiction, suspense/thrillers, and a little comedy/romance mixed in.