I haven't really got favorites in this series, but if I have to choose it would be this book. Not only do we get introduced to the amazingly amazing SI haven't really got favorites in this series, but if I have to choose it would be this book. Not only do we get introduced to the amazingly amazing Sirius Black and Remus Lupin, but we also learn more about Harry's parents and Snape. It was really funny what Harry did to his "aunt" and I loved the The Marauder's and their Map. I bow to Messer's Moony, Prongs and Padfoot, while I kick Wormtail (then again nothing good can come out of a name like Wormtail right??) I hate the dementors (shivers, their creepy, but even more in the film I think) And I just had to put my favorite quote because it was hilarious^^ "You look in excellent health to me, Potter, so you will excuse me if I don't let you off homework today. I assure you that if you die, you need not hand it in." I love McGonagall. I thought Trelawney was a total fraud up until the end, but I'm still unsure about her, for reasons I can't explain for fear of giving away spoilers. Okay folks I'm of to read The Goblet of Fire and to prepare myself to shed some tears from now on. See you next time :) ...more
I love and hate this book so much!!! I love it because we meet Tonks, Mrs Black (who is amazing even if she's evil), Shacklebolt, Grawp, and of courseI love and hate this book so much!!! I love it because we meet Tonks, Mrs Black (who is amazing even if she's evil), Shacklebolt, Grawp, and of course my favorite female character in the series Luna^^ Umbridge is a revolting woman with horrible tendencies and Fudge is an incompetent foul, but they were well written characters. But the end, why? why? Did Rowling have to do that? Cries. Not only that but now I have to embrace myself for Half-Blood prince and that ending. I felt really sorry for Severus Snae in this book as we get to see why he's so bitter and why he hates Harry and the Potter name so much. Luna is great she's crazy she manages to say something totally ridiculous and yet make it sound as if it's the most normal thing in the world. A character we haven't heard from in the last couple of books will make a small appearence. And the rest of Harry's friends will discover something new about Neville. Fred and George were AWSOME and their pranks can only get better. And I've warmed up a tiny bit to Ginny now that she's not so annoyingly obvious with her feelings....more
Sigh, I liked this book, I really did, but when I first finished it, I felt like it was missing something and I still do, some of the deaths (yes in pSigh, I liked this book, I really did, but when I first finished it, I felt like it was missing something and I still do, some of the deaths (yes in plural) in the end were so rushed that we don't get time to fully see them before bam something else happens that makes you think of something else. The good thing was Snape, I always new there was something fishy going on with what happened in Half-Blood Prince, that there was some hidden message that we hadn't seen yet and that Severus Snape didn't really do what he did. Okay he did but.... he was ordered to by the same person who it affected (confusing if you haven't read the book right??) And also we get to learn some things about Albus Dumbledore, confusing at first and then angry things. And the epilogue, well truthfully I could of done with out it, as we don't get much information about anyone really, yes we get glimpses of what would happen (kids and marriages, but nothing truly) But, in spite of that I cry because I realize that on July the 15th, it will be the last time I do something about Harry Potter for the first time. The last time I see a film for the first time, the last time I stay up until 3 o'clock in the morning because Harry has just done something really stupid and I need to read what happens next, or the last time I cry for the first time because one of my favourite characters has died. Also Luna and Kreacherer are amazing I can't believe they left out their parts in the films and Dobby is awsome. ...more
Cries hard!!! Oh I love this book don't get me wrong but the ending is.... If you've read it you know why I'm crying, if you haven't.... what are youCries hard!!! Oh I love this book don't get me wrong but the ending is.... If you've read it you know why I'm crying, if you haven't.... what are you waiting for?? Okay no seriously (no pun intended) something bad happens to someone in this book (trying to not give away to many spoilers here) one particular scene has me in tears every single time: When you know who (no not Voldemort) asks Harry to do you know what. Confusing if you haven't read the book or seen the film right?^^ I've only just realized, rereading the books and everything that we see something that is important in future books (wow I seem to be realizing that alot!! :)) In this scene:
He raised his wand into the air and pointed it in the direction of Hagrid's cabin. Harry saw something silvery dart out of it and streak away through the trees like a ghostly bird.
But I am confused as to why Harry doesn't recognize the silvery thing that comes out of the wand, it's not like he hasn't seen it before. Right now I hate the Lestranges!!!! Why?? (another confusing thing if you haven't read the book) And poor Draco, allthough he totally deserved it!!!^^ So I'm of to read the Order of the Phoenix. See you next time^^ ...more
I loved this book it was really interesting. I always liked the legend surrounding Nicholas Flamel and his wife Perenelle, and this story is great putI loved this book it was really interesting. I always liked the legend surrounding Nicholas Flamel and his wife Perenelle, and this story is great putting them both in modern times with Nick as the owner of a bookstore.
Josh Newman works at this store, while his twin sister Sophie works in the coffee shop across the street.
Until one day Nick's store is attacked by Doctor John Dee a horrible magician working for the Dark Elders who want the book containing the secrets of the Alchemy.
So Josh, Sophie and Nick have to run and on the way the twins will find out things about themselves they never new.
What I most liked about this book is all the ancient gods Michael includes here: Hecate, Morrigan, Baset... personally Heacte was my favorite :)
I also loved Scathach and Sophie although I found Josh a bit annoying, probably because he complained alot, then again if I was in his situation I would probably complain to, poor thing.
This book is fast paced full of magic adventure and old legends coming to life.
If you like fantasy books you'll enjoy this one....more
The first time I read Harry's first adventure I was actually younger than him. At the tender age of nine I had just been traumatized by Stephen King aThe first time I read Harry's first adventure I was actually younger than him. At the tender age of nine I had just been traumatized by Stephen King and the Clown of It so I needed a lighter read, without clowns in it. When my friend came over from England she was starting this book and told me such good things about it that while she read a different book I tried to catch up with her. And catch up I did!! Thankfully we both read at the same pace so we started to read it together. We screeched in the first quidditch game, we screamed when Harry met Fluffy and jumped up and down in joy at the final feast. While we munched on our own chocolate frogs and berty beans^^ Even now 14 years later (wow has it really been that long??) I still enjoy rereading these books as it makes me remember. My favorite characters?? Hmm Draco and Snape, from the begining I have insisted that Snape isn't as bad as he seems, and Draco is just cute (he was then and still is) and allthough I like the rest of the characters these two are and always will be (along with Lucius) my favorite characters. I give it 5 out of 5, because even if it's a childs book it represents a memory, a dream and a future for a lot of people. See you all soon!! Nathiel ...more
I loved this book from the first time I read it. It's a change from all the vampire books now a days. The story starts out at Thomas Milthorpe's funerI loved this book from the first time I read it. It's a change from all the vampire books now a days. The story starts out at Thomas Milthorpe's funeral (Lia and Alice's dad) there we meet the different characters who at one point or another will have some role in the book. Their brother Henry, Lia's best friend James, their driver and friend Edmund and Aunt Virginia.
Later that night Lia looks at the strange symbol that has appeared on her wrist the night after her fathers death, a symbol that proves her part and Alice's in an ancient prophecy in which they have a choice to either save the world or destroy it.
But Lia doesn't know about the prophecy until James her best friend and love interest finds a book in her fathers library with only one page in it, this book is ruffly translated to the "Book of Chaos" the prophecy says this:
Through fire and harmony mankind endured Until the sending of the Guards Who took as wives and lovers the woman of man, Engendering His wrath. Two sisters, formed in the same swaying ocean, One the Guardian, One the Gate. One keeper of peace, The other bartering sorcery for devotion. Cast from the heavens, the Souls were Lost As the Sisters continue the battle Until the Gates summon forth their return, Or the Angel brings the Keys to the Abyss. The Army, marching forth through the Gates. Samael, the Beast, through the Angel. The Angel, guarded only by the gossamer veil of protection. Four Marks, Four Keys, Circle of Fire Birthed in the first breath of Samhain In the shadow of the Mystic Stone Serpent of Aubur. Let the Angel’s Gate swing without the Keys Followed by the Seven Plagues and No Return. Death Famine Blood Fire Darkness Drought Ruin Open your arms, Mistress of Chaos, that the havoc of the Beast will flow like a river For all is lost when the Seven Plagues begin.
Lia's and Alice's relationship evolves, breaks and mends through the book as do they, and little by little their personalities shine with their own light.
I love the setting of this book (the late 1800) and Michelle makes it all feel so real that I actually feel like I'm living the story rather than reading it, that I'm discovering the secrets with Lia, Alice, Luisa and Sonia (although some secrets I suspect before they find out), I feel like hugging Henry or telling James the truth (poor thing he's kept in the dark)
All the characters were well written and made you feel for them.
I loved Lia with her insecurities, and how she grows into finding her role and trying as best as she can to stop the end.
Sonia is the calm one, and the one that knows most about the prophecy and Lia's role in it as she's a spiritualist.
And then Luisa is a bubbly character, although I think her personality hides her insecurities.
And finally Alice, she is complicated, at some parts of the book I would label her as EVIL in capital letters, especially in at the end, what she did is unforgivable in my book, but then in other parts we see a part of her that is good, is capable of feeling friendship and compassion.
I can't wait to read Guardian of the Gate and I'm of to read it right now. ...more