Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

fanstastic beasts and where to find themAn approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander’s masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the Wizarding World. Scamander’s years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance. Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books – the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail … Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur Magizoologist. This is an essential companion to the Harry Potter stories, and includes a new foreword from J.K. Rowling (writing as Newt Scamander) and six new beasts


During my reread of Harry Potter, I came across a Kindle version of Fantastic Beasts. The best part of this and why I decided to buy it is because this Kindle version is animated and omg does it ever make this so much better.

Being able to see a Werewolf transform, a dragon breath fire and a Hidebehind disappear and reappear was awesome.

The illustrations are absolutely beautiful, and at the end of the book it shows you the stills so you can zoom in and out to your hearts content.

I would highly recommend spending the 11$ just to see the animated version, it’s totally worth it. But i can definitely understand wanting the physical book because I can only imagine how beautiful it is.

How the book is written aswell is amazing. The references to different laws and policies that have passed regarding different magical creatures is fascinating. So is the part where they pulled in Muggle sightings (like Loch Ness) pretty sure that was my favorite part.

Until next time,

Bree

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Top Five Wednesday

Is this a book tag? I’m categorizing it as a book tag lol

So technically I’m doing last weeks prompt this week, but whatever.

I’m doing a lot of rereading lately. A lot of books that I have already reviewed or posted about so it seems kind of silly to do another post on them. Because of that, my posts have been a little sporadic.

Anyways, here are my five reading resolutions for 2019


1. Reread favorite books (ie: PJO, HoO, HP, Tiger’s Saga)

2. Read more books that I already have instead of using KU or Scribd or buying. (Physical or bought Ebooks)

3. Slow down on arcs for the year. I accept way too many arcs and get behind on them too much. Also, catch up on arcs I’m behind on from 2018.

4. Read every day. Even if it’s just a chapter or a page.

5. Reach GR goal of 200 books read this year.


There you have it, those are my bookish goals/resolutions for 2019. What are your resolutions?

Happy reading 🙂

Bree

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

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Sweetness can be deceptive.

Meet Hanna.

She’s the sweet-but-silent angel in the adoring eyes of her Daddy. He’s the only person who understands her, and all Hanna wants is to live happily ever after with him. But Mommy stands in her way, and she’ll try any trick she can think of to get rid of her. Ideally for good.

Meet Suzette.

She loves her daughter, really, but after years of expulsions and strained home schooling, her precarious health and sanity are weakening day by day. As Hanna’s tricks become increasingly sophisticated, and Suzette’s husband remains blind to the failing family dynamics, Suzette starts to fear that there’s something seriously wrong, and that maybe home isn’t the best place for their baby girl after all.

From blazing new talent Zoje Stage, Baby Teeth is a story about a perfect-looking family, and a darling little girl who wants nothing more than to kill her mother.


What the actual fuckity fuck is this shit.

If I needed another reason not to have a little demon spawn of my own… this would give me the perfect reason.

Maybe it’s because my husbands name is Alex and I just sat there going.. yep, that would be my luck. I would end up being the one with a sociopath for a kid.

Also… pro tip: do not read this book in the middle of the night. I will never understand why I decided to start reading this at 4 in the morning. FML I will never sleep.

This book was amazingly creepy. Honestly, it was creepier than You and that shit fucked me up for weeks. I think it’s just the fact of reading from the antagonists perspective that makes this so creepy.

One thing I did notice is that the language used was definitely not that of a young girl. I don’t know if the author just bumped it up for creep factor, or what. But it almost made it worse.

The difference between Baby Teeth and You (I know I’m comparing these books a lot, but it’s really the only other thing I’ve read that’s similar) is that you almost feel sympathetic towards Hanna. Kind of. Her main issue with her mother was jealously. It was sad, sure.. but I feel like the parents definitely could of done more to reassure her.

If you have any recommendations of books that are similar to this or You, please leave them in the comments here!

Until next time,

Bree

90’s Movie Book Tag

I’m a 90’s baby. So of course I had to do a 90’s tag when I saw it! I feel like it’s required lol.

Enjoy 🙂


She’s All That: Name a book that is an odd pairing but they still fit perfectly

I’m sitting here trying to decipher whether this question means two characters or two books? :/

I’m not going to choose a specific book or couple, but I will tell you that the whole country boy and city girl thing is one of my favorite mish-mashed couples ever.

10 Things I Hate About You: A book/series that you have a love/hate relationship with

Right now I would have to say the Stalking Jack the Ripper series. I loved the first two books so much but the third one left a bad taste in my mouth. Now I’m debating whether I want to read the last one.

Clueless: A character that is totally clueless but you love them anyway

Kelsey from the Tiger’s Saga. Good lord, that girl could use a swift kick sometimes. Ugh. Drives me crazy.

Titanic: Name a book that made you cry

Tiger’s Dream when a particular character made a reappearance. I think that was the last time I cried. Before that I think it was when I sobbed like a baby at TFIOS.

American Pie: A book that makes you laugh

Nothing Personal by Karina Halle was hilarious. Almost cheesy, but pretty freaking great.

Can’t Hardly Wait: A book with a crazy party

I cannot think of a single book I’ve read with a party. Probably doesn’t help that I’m doing this book tag at ten to 7 in the morning after not sleeping… I’m fine *eye twitch*

Cruel Intentions: Name a character that you can never fully trust

The first one that comes to mind is Mara Dyer. She is the most amazing unreliable narrator that I have ever read. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and The Evolution Mara Dyer were freaking amazing.

Drive Me Crazy: Name your favorite “boy next door” or “girl next door”  couple

Oh… Daemon and Katy from Obsidian. Did you expect any other answer from me?

Scream: A book with a memorable villain

I recently got into reading those Twisted Tales novels by Liz Braswell. Those are definitely books that give an amazing insight on the well known villains from fairy tales. I think that’s what makes it so memorable is you get such a good perspective of their story.

Also Hanna from Baby Teeth. Fk that kid *shudders*

The Craft: Name a book with witches

I do not read witch books. I’ve never really been able to get into any at all. Unless you count Harry Potter. So Harry Potter, I guess.


I’m way behind doing this tag (as normal with tags) so if you haven’t done this one, I tag you to do it. It was fun!

Until next time,

Bree

January 2019 TBR

This year is going to be a good one.

I have a goal to read 200 books. I made my goal 150 last year and then read over 200, so I figured I’d push it this year. Maybe it’s going to work, maybe it’s not. I’m not overly concerned to be honest. I love reaching my Goodreads goal, but I don’t stress about it. The only thing that matters is that I enjoy reading.

But… to reach my goal, I will have to read at least 17 books a month. So that’s what my TBR will hold!

This month, I plan on finishing my reread of the whole Percy Jackson series. Plus at least the first three of the Heroes of Olympus. Also, I want to continue my Harry Potter reread. After that, I have a few books that I want to read that I got for cheap on Kindle.

Check out all the books I want to read:


Well.. there it is. I certainly have my work cut out for me this month. But vacation should help a lot.

What do you plan on reading this month!?

Until next time,

Bree

🎄Most Anticipated Books of 2019

Next year is working out to be an absolutely amazing one for releases! I’m so excited to read all of the books on this list!

I’ll try to link the Goodreads page if it’s available, but I’ll mostly just be listing them!


Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw
Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi
Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco
Crescent City by Sarah J. Maas
The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty
Hallow by Olga Gibbs
What Happens in the Forest by Kennedy Cannon (This freaking cover though! <3)
The City of Veils by S. Usher Evans
Wide Awake by Heather Blair
The Tyrant’s Tomb by Rick Riordan
Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The King by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Burning Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout
War by Laura Thalassa
Stain by A.G. Howard
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

And I can totally add my own book on this list right? xD
My book Bring Me Home releases January first ❤
Shameless self promotion.


What books are you looking forward to next year?

I hope everyone has a fantastic, fun and safe New Year ❤

Until next time,

Bree

🎄Ten Worst Books of 2018

I try not to focus on negatives.

But it’s my birthday and I’ll cry if I want to. (Totally not how the song goes)

With the Best Books of 2018 also comes the worst books of 2018. These aren’t necessarily ones I rated 1 star. Some of them are just ones I was really disappointed in.

So without further explanation, here are my ten worst books of 2018


 

What were your most disappointing books of 2018?

Until next time,

Bree

 

🎄Ten Best Books of 2018

It’s finally time for my favorite post of the end of the year!

My best books of 2018 list!

I loved every single one of these books so much and a lot of them do have sequels that will be coming out. So excited to see what next year brings!

So here they are… in no particular order!

Well.. except The Darkest Star. That is definitely in the number one spot!


 

Please let me know what your favorite books were in 2018? Any I should make priority to read next year?

Until next time,

Bree

Bring Me Home by Bree Howland Review

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Title: Bring Me Home

Author: Bree Howlandimg_5012

Year of Publication: 2019

Genre:Romance / New Adult

Number of Pages:137

Summary: From Goodreads: “While Kailey was growing up, she was sure of two things:

1. She wanted to devote her life to helping animals.
2. She would never be without her best friend Cole Martin.

When her father had them pack up and move two provinces away two years before graduation, it felt like the rug was pulled out from under her.

Now she’s in college, finally pursuing her interest in veterinary medicine. Even better, Cole is at the same school. But Cole has changed and so has she. Gone was the innocence of childhood friendship and easy conversations.

Between new friends, unexpected feelings, and a road trip, Kailey’s first year in college will be more eye opening than she ever imagined.”

Review: I received an ARC of…

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🎄Top Ten Book Boyfriends 2018

Yesterday was my top favorite female characters… today is my top ten favorite book boyfriends. Strong, masculin, usually with tattoos, alpha males or sweet, kind hearted, caring men… I’m usually on both sides pretty heavily ❤


Rhysand (acomaf)
Luc (TDS)
Mauro Bianco (Flirting with Fire)
Gabe Powers (Do you feel it too?)
Quinn Kaneko (Lucid dreaming)
Thomas Cresswell (Stalking Jack the Ripper)
Perry (Under the Never Sky)
Kishan (Tiger’s Dream)
Emery Thane (Paper Magician)
James Bennette (Buck Wild)

Until next time,

Bree