Top 5 Wednesday – Books That Would Make Good Video Games

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This Meme is hosted by Thoughts On Tomes and the prompts can be found on Goodreads.

This week’s prompt is: Books That Would Make Good Video Games

There may be slight. spoilers in this post.


1. The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

This would be an amazing game! Navigating the ships would be so fun!

2. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

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This world would be awesome to explore in game form! Discovering and exploring Weep &  exploring the dreams would be awesome too

3. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

This would be an awesome story to follow! Trying to find out where the King was on the ley line.

4. Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Meeting new peculiar children would be awesome, navigating the world and trying to save the Ymbrynes. Would be awesome.

5. Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them by J.K. Rowling

I know Harry Potter already has the games that follow the books/movies, but I want something different! I want a game that you start by receiving your owl and going shopping in Diagon Alley for your school supplies. Then go to Hogwarts on the Hogwarts Express and get sorted! Go to classes and perform spells in Transfiguration, Defence Against the Dark Arts & Charms, make potions, train creatures in Care of Magical Creatures & locate stars in Astronomy. Depending on what skills your best at you can graduate and find what job you would fit in and train in that and then go on to do that job in the wizarding world!

The same general Idea could happen with Fantastic Beasts too, maybe even Illvermorny being added in there or just finding Beasts and Training them, saving them or returning them to their homes!!

Someone needs to do this last one!


Well that is all for today! What books would you like to turn into games?!

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Top Ten Tuesday – Authors I’d Love To Meet

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Top Ten Tuesday is a monthly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and you can find all the info and upcoming prompts Here.

This week’s prompts is: Top Ten Authors I’m Dying To Meet / Ten Authors I Can’t Believe I’ve Met  (some other “meeting authors” type spin you want to do)


1. J.K. Rowling

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2. Alwyn Hamilton

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3. Laini Taylor

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4. Maggie Stiefvater

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5. Ransom Riggs

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6. Amie Kaufman & 7. Jay Kristoff

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8. J.R.R. Tolkien

I know this isn’t actually possible, but I would still have loved to, so wanted to add it.

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9. Amanda Hocking

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10. Richelle MeadRichelle-Mead-2009-r-1000x1000


Well that is all, just a quick and easy post today! Love it!

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Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Of The Shortest Books I’ve Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a monthly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and you can find all the info and upcoming prompts Here.

This week’s prompts is: Read In One Sitting Theme: ten of the shortest books I’ve read, top ten books I read in one sitting, ten books to read when you are short on time, top ten books that will make you read the whole day away, etc.

A few of these will be Harry Potter related!


1. Quidditch Through The Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K. Rowling)

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2. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them by Newt Scamander (J.K. Rowling)

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3. Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs

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4. Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide by J.K. Rowling

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5. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies by J.K. Rowling

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6. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists by J.K. Rowling

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7. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling

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8. New Edition – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (J.K. Rowling)

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9. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling

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10. Four: A Divergent Story Collection by Veronica Roth

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That is all for today!  Pretty easy list as 8 of them were by J.K. Rowling!!

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Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #2) by Ransom Riggs – Spoiler Free Review

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Title: Hollow City
Author: Ransom Riggs
Series Name: Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children
Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult/Mystery
Publication Date: February 24th, 2015
Pages:  Actual story 396 (including interview with Author and preview of Library of Souls: 428)
Publishers: Quirk Books
Rating:
5 Star

Goodreads Synopsis:

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011—an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it “an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.”

This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.

Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.

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I am absolutely loving this series, I was in a kind of mini reading slump throughout October, so it took me awhile to read it, but that wasn’t because I didn’t like it!

If you have read my Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Review, you will notice that some of this review will be very similar as my opinion has not changed when it comes to certain aspects of the books.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Spoiler Free Review

Writing:

I loved the writing style. I love books that when reading you can easily visualise the place they are talking about and that was the case for this book. I also loved the addition of the pictures. It added to the effect of the book and I thought it made it a little creepier, which I loved. This isn’t a scary book, just putting that out there, at first, I thought that’s what it was meant to be. However, it’s no scarier than any other fantasy novel I have read. The quality of writing was consistent between Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Hollow City, which is good as there is nothing worse than when the first book is written amazingly and the second seems like a half ass job!

Plot:

Now, as this is spoiler free I will not be talking about details of the plot as that would ruin this book and give away details of the first book. However, I loved the plot! It had so many twists and turns and it wasn’t a book where you are like ‘I bet this is what happens in the end’ because no matter what you guessed, you would have been wrong! It was so well done and there was tonnes of suspense which just heightened the plot.

Characters: 

If you want my initial opinion on Jakob, Jakobs Grandfather Abraham, Jakob’s Father Franklin, Emma, and Millard than check out my review for the first book here!

I’m not going to go into details about each character, but I loved that we actually learnt about each of the characters and found out what their personality is like!  There was also the addition of a few new characters that join them and some they had to leave behind! LITTLE BIT OF A SPOILER: A loved that Peculiar Animals were added! I found that so fascinating and I just loved it! TINY SPOILER PART OVER (not even sure that’s considered a spoiler, but to me you should go into this story with an open mind and knowing nothing like I did and this book will just blow your mind!

Overall:

I loved it! I can’t express it any other way! This book was equal to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and I will be picking up Library or Souls by the end of the day!


Highly RECOMMEND!

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