Posts Tagged ‘wizards and witches’

A Beuatiful Evil ‘A Beautiful Evil’ is second book in Gods and Monsters series. I read the first installment in the Gods & Monsters trilogy recently and fell in love with it. I was blown away with the setting as well as the mythological elements and while I did feel that a lot of that was a bit lacking compared to the first, then still it is a worthy follow up.

Athena has Ari’s father and Violet. Ari is learning how to fight Athena, all her strength and weakness. Under the threat of her Medusa curse she does not have much time to waste. Now that people are supportive of her idea she has access to ancient library. With little bit research and lot of  training she is now ready to take down Athena. But the war is not that easy as she thought. Her loved ones are at stake here, Athena is threatening to destroy her by using this weakness.

There were few things I didn’t like, for example Athena and Ari attacking and withdrawing many times. I don’t see why there should be more meetings between this two when there is not going to be any real action. And I hated Ari whining at everything like how her life was sad and how she hated the training. My rating- 3 out of 5.

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howlsmovingcastleI love stories where magic is involved, like ”Harry Potter series” and  ”Chronicles of Narnia”. For some reason I have been reading a lot of good books lately, & I am happy that I found this book to read.

Howl’s Moving Castle is one of those books, that I wish I would have written it! Sophie Hatter lives with her step mother, step sister and a sister, being eldest sister she thinks that her fortune is not going to be good. She’s a young woman living in a world where fairy tales and magic are a part of everyday life. People are scared of Howl the wizard and witch of Waste. Because Howl eats young girl’s hearts and witch of Waste is dangerous. Due to some unexpected twists Sophie gets under Withe’s spell and she is not young anymore, she is old. Worst part of the spell is that she can’t tell to anyone that she is enchanted. Now Sophie,old and tiered wants to find a place to stay away from everyone, but she ends up getting into Howl’s moving castle. It is wonderful tale of Magic and love.I don’t know how to write more that that.

After reading the book, I watched animated movie by the same name: Howl’s moving castle. Movie was good, but I liked the book more.  You will travel to magic world while reading about  floating castle, talking fires, bouncing scarecrows, and amazing spells.By the way Howl is my favorite character apart from Sophie, oh my god! I like Michael too 🙂  My ratings are 4 out of 5.

If you love the ”Harry Potter” series then its a must read book. Its very quick read somewhere around 100 pages. It has 5 tales which are similar to our fairy tales and bedtime stories.

 After ending the hugely successful and much loved Harry Potter series, she released The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a supplement to the 7th book. It is a collection of five short stories for children that tells tales of bravery, tragedy, and survival of wizards and witches. It even has notes by the late professor Albus Dumbledore at the end of each story. And this particular edition was “translated from the original runes” by former Hogwarts student, Hermione Granger 🙂

There are  5 tales ( or should I call it Wizard tales jut like fairy tales 🙂 ) all with interesting facts about Potter series. It will take Harry Potter fans to different world of magic and fantasy. I almost forgot about this book, while I was going through some book blog found this book’s review and pulled it from my collection to read.

Finally I am writing about the last part of the Harry potter series- “Harry potter and Deathly Hallows”. I read it 3 years back. I was so worried about the roumers going on about Harry’s death in this book. I liked the series so much from the begining. I didnt want Harry to die at the end and spoil everything.

This book definately didnt dissapoint me. I liked the book, how it ended almost how I wanted it to end. Fight with Vorldemort is wonderful and as usual with  Hermoine and Ron’s help Harry’s adventure goes on. I was little sad becuase this is the last book and was happy that its a happy ending. Its like bitter sweet 🙂

I highly recommend this book and the whole series for those who haven’t read it. Its a book which will take you to the imaginary world of spells and magic.