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Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Parts 1 and 2 book review

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Blurb

The eighth story. Nineteen years later.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t my easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and a father of three school-age children. 

While Harry grapples with the past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places. 

Okay so first things first. This book is a script. I know a lot of people got really annoyed that it wasn’t a book and yes some shops advertised it as a book but JK Rowling herself said it was a script. And even though it is a script you kinda forget that you’re reading one. 

Its really really good!

I know its not actually written by JK Rowling but Jack Thorne has dome a really good job of writing is play. 

Harry sometimes didn’t sound how you imagined Harry would as he got older and he was quite strict on Albus and they really didn’t see eye to eye on some things but it was still good! And remember at the end of Deathly Hallows and the movie when Albus wonders what house he’ll be in and worries that he’ll be in Slythrin? Well we find out exactly what house he is in 🙂 no spoilers from me though!

I loved the friendship between Albus and Scorpius Malfoy. It was great to see that the past between their parents didn’t stop them from being friends and damn Scorpios is such a geek! So many people shipped them together and I can see why but Scorpius is a little bit I’m love with Rose Granger Weasley.

I don’t want to ruin the plot of the play by saying what happens and the big thing that comes about and the death we have to read about again but it was just so fun!

It was like being back at Hogwarts, even if JK Rowling didn’t officially write of but the magic was still alive. It did jump a lot but I suppose in the play it would transition a lot better but honestly after a while I forgot I was reading a script. I would love to see the stage show but its booked out for the next two years so maybe I won’t! At and its expensive! 

But seriously, don’t let the script put you off. Just sit back and relax and imagine jet setting off to Hogwarts again and being in the place that made you fall in love with magic!

5 out of 5 stars

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All About The Hype by Paige Toon book review

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Gah I’ve been at work for a while so I haven’t got time to doing these two book reviews, let alone do any reading!

So here we go, my kitten Merlin is asleep, I have the day off work and I have a few hours to myself before I go meet a friend. So yay!

Blurb:

A lot can change I’m a year.

As the daughter of a global superstar and the lead singer in one of the newest bands in LA, Jessie Jefferson’s life is preeeetty interesting. Especially now she’s seeing her gorgeous, guitar playing bandmate in secret…

But its not all gigs and glamour. Even in a high school full of celebrities, Jessie’s finding the rock star lifestyle isn’t all its cracked up to be. 

Is Jessie finally ready to be a Jefferson? Or is the spotlight proving too much for this wild child?

I do enjoy these books and I still haven’t read her Johnny Jefferson books but seeing as there was a character in there that’s probably from those books I should read them.

Its been a year since the last book and it starts with Jessie waking up on her 16th birthday, but there is still a sadness to it as that’s the day her mum also died. Her dad has organised a day out with the family, quiely keeping secret that her friends and step dad Stu are going to meet them there.

But Jessie isn’t in the mood for celebrating and everything gets on top of her and she leaves her own birthday party. 

Its not all bad though, Jessie is seeing her super hot bandmate Jack in secret so some hot and heavy make put sessions aren’t all that bad!

But then Jessie has to stat school which is full of LA’s hottest and brightest young celebrities and she finds herself in the middle of the IT girl group who are in every celebrity magazines and are featuted on every social media outlet. 

She becomes friends with a girl named Sienna, and although Jack’s sister Agnes is and always will be her bes friend, its nice to have someone else to hang around with, that is until Johnny finds out that Sienna’s sister is his ex girlfriend, Dana and asks Jessie to stay away from her. 

Thats when everything goes wrong. Johnny is due to go on a world tour but Meg wants to go with him but doesn’t want to leave Jessie on her own, Jessie’s ex Tom wants to get back together with her and Dana is out for revenge. And what better way than to get it on Johnny’s daughter? Then there’s the fact that Jack’s ex Eve is back and is still in to him!

Can Jessie ground herself in this big world of celebrities and drama? Or is it all going to come crashing down around her?

This book had a lot more drama then the other two books but like the other two books it was just as addictive. I literally couldn’t put it down. I started it when my holiday was nearing the end and I’d finished it on the day I returned home. I don’t know what it is about the books that make them so addicting!

Everything was full on in this book. Jessie has been thrust into this world from the first book but its in this one that it all becomes serious. 

This is why I need to read the Johnny Jefferson books as the character in is one Dana is featured a lot in Johnny’s past. It was touched upon in the book as to who she was buy I didn’t know enough of the character to know why she was doing all this but I still enjoyed it! Despite the fact she’s a goddamn psycho!

Jessie turns 16 and has her fair share of drama throughout the book. From thinking Jack doesn’t want to be with her because of the relationship that’s still a secret, to still bonding with her ex Tom and giving him a little bit of false hope. Okay so touching on that bit, she does still care for Tom which I can understand but she doesn’t help matters by calling him to talk to him telling him things that she hasn’t told Jack, getting upset about Tom sleeping with his ex,hugging him and being all close to him yet when he goes to kiss her she pulls away and tells him she wants Jack. I know she’s young but she did kinda play him along a bit. But things with Jack do get stronger and a little hot and heavy 😉

Jack is still hot and still a rock boy but he’s different in this book. He’s growing up,he’s realising that he has real feelings for Jessie and he isn’t his play boy self. He does want the relationship a secret which does make you think why? But when you think about his past and the time he dated Eve and the band almost breaking up because of it its a little understandable. But you do see how his feelings throughout the book get stronger for Jessie. And its sweet *awwwwww*

The IT crowd she gets involved in are all about what’s hot and not. They don’t invite Agnes to things because she’s not ‘hot’ right now but they seem really shallow in a way. Sienna is nice though and seems to like Jessie but with her half sister being Dana, I kinda think she pushed Jessie into talking to her and hanging out with her. Even though Dana was using her too. 

Johnny, Meg and the boys, Phoenix and Barney, are just as cute as always even though things do get on top of Meg and Johnny because of all thats going on but they are as strong as ever. 

Overall the book was really addictive and really good. I enjoyed all of it and I hope Paige does another Jessie book, even though the ending of All About The Hype kinda made of seem like there wasn’t going to be another one. I do hope there is though! Or Paige writes some more YA books. I don’t tend to enjoy chick lit YA books but these ones I do! 

5 out of 5 stars

Unrest by Wendy Higgins Cover Reveal!

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Omg I almost forgot to do this! Bit late because of work but I am so so excited to reveal this!

Okay first things first Unrest is the sequel to Unknown. (Its on my TBR pile and I have also done a cover reveal for that book too!)

So drumroll please…. 


Yes that is a drumroll!

Here’s the cover reveal…

What a hunk right?!

Blurb:

Being on the run in the desert means food and sanctuary are hard to come by, but Amber Tate and her crew are not about to give up. Not after having so many of the things they love brutally ripped from them by an unknown enemy who sent their world into the apocalypse.


Survival takes precedence, but once safe shelter is found, their guards fall and the emotions they’ve been holding in are finally released. Anger, insecurities…lust. In their tight quarters, Amber, Rylen, Tater, and Remy can’t escape it. The past must be faced, and passions run even stronger in the darkest of times.


In the midst of unrest, their worlds are rocked again when they discover the truth about the war that’s ruined their lives. They thought finding out the enemy’s identity would give them the edge; instead it’s revealed terrifying dangers they never thought possible.

Now there are no buying links for it just yet as its not going to be released until next year, February 16th 2017 but I do have links for the first book..


Amazon US: https://goo.gl/KEKn2D
Amazon UK: https://goo.gl/xMdd44
B&N: http://goo.gl/z4Dsu7
iTunes: goo.gl/R9nav8
Kobo: https://goo.gl/XiYj6g

Book Depository: http://www.bookdep ository.com/Unknown-Wendy- Higgins/9781535542876


Unknown on Goodreads: https://www.goodrea ds.com/book/show/28821675- unknown?ac=1&from_search=true


Unrest on Goodreads: https://www.goodrea ds.com/book/show/30344064- unrest?ac=1&from_search=true

Wendy Higgins is a fantastic author and I love love love the worlds and characters she creates so I highly reccomend her books! Especially her Sweet Evil trilogy 😉

For more info:

Wendy Higgins

USA Today & NY Times Bestselling author of the Sweet Evil series

http://www.wendyhigginswrites.com