Harry Potter and The Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany – My opinion


Produt details (from here);
Hardcover: 352 pages
ISBN-10: 0751565350
ISBN-13: 978-0751565355
Product Dimensions: 24.3 x 3.5 x 16.4 cm

My opinion:

At first I wasn’t very curious about this book. I thought it couldn’t bring anything new and the last book, Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows, was so perfect to the end the saga that I didn’t want to read anymore books about these characters, thinking it might ruin the stories I love so much. But my curiosity increased every time I saw it in bookstore shelves. My boyfriend gave it to me because he saw me looking at it with lots of questions on my mind, and he knew that by that time I was curious enough about what was happening in Hogwarts to give the book a chance. I don’t know why, but when I felt so happy when I first had the book on my hands, and I read it in about 24 hours! It’s not like the previous Harry Potter books… this one is a play, and it’s also more mature, it’s more for adults, I guess. Thinking about it, it makes sense: many of the people that read the Harry Potter books we teenagers and now they are adults, so they need another type of reading. Well, that’s my opinion… The books followed the readers as we grew older.
I couldn’t put it down and I absolutely loved it. It was so nice to meet the old characters, now grown up. Those characters made part of my life for years when I was younger and we kind of grew up together. I loved to read about them again and I loved the new characters as well. My expectations about the book were kind of low but it surprised me so much… Every time I put the book down, my imagination started running wild about the possible scenarios, jumping from one to the other, and I had to read a little bit more to know what was happening next. I loved the story, I loved the characters, I loved to read about Hogwarts again. It’s original and it brings new stories about that magical place that I love so much and all the people that are related to it. I could read it all over again any time. It was really magical to go back and at the same time read about a different time in Hogwarts. I don’t know if all Harry Potter fans will enjoy this book, but I think it’s worth to try.

Blood Vengeance by Michael Schutz-Ryan – Presentation

Blood Ven

Blood Vengeance Michael Schutz-Ryan 
Permuted Press (January 20 th , 2015) 
288 Pages 
eBook ISBN: 978-1-61868-117-433-2


Sick of being bullied, seventeen-year-old Brennan Cooper packs up for San Francisco to start over. But before he can settle into his new home, Bren is drawn to the abandoned apartment downstairs. In its shabby rooms, he sees the grey and rotting ghosts of murdered girls claw each other in sick imitation of their deaths.

With his wild new friends, Brennan explores the seedy streets of the city. But the laughter and screams downstairs continue to terrify and entrance him. After meeting Tara, his dream girl, he convinces her to explore the downstairs apartment with him. There they encounter not only the murdered victims, but the raging spirit of the girls’ dead killer.

Bren and Tara’s ghost-hunt soon becomes a manhunt as they trace the history of the “San Francisco Ripper.” But retaliation for their meddling is quick and brutal. Now time is running out, not just for Brennan and his friends, but for the spirits of the girls trapped for all these years with their murderer.

Author Bio:

Michael Schutz-Ryan was born and raised in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin. He attended the UW-Stevens Point and graduated with an English degree from the Madison campus. A lifelong diet of Ray Bradbury and Stephen King whet his appetite for the macabre. A lover of all things horror, he plumbs the depths of Netflix in search of scary movies. Blood Vengeance is his debut novel. His short fiction has been featured in the anthologies Ugly Babies, Cranial Leakage: Tales from the Grinning Skull, and Beyond the Nightlight. He lives in northern California with his husband and the enduring spirit of their cat, Catie.
Link: http://www.michaelschutzryan.com

I am back

Hello dear readers.

I know I’ve been away for a long time. My life changed a little, so I’ve been really busy for the past few months.

I have now the first level of Reiki healing and I started taking yoga classes and getting deep into those subjects, practicing almost every day.

I also started a course of Ayurvedic Massage Therapist, which is almost done, but it gave me a lot to study and to pratice.

All of this, plus my job as a nurse made my days pretty busy. Hospitals in Portugal have been crazy lately. Whenever I had free time, I didn’t want the computer. I wanted to read, be with friends, or simply do nothing in front of the TV and rest for another week of hard work.

I’ve been reading some books and I have some drafts of reviews that I will publish soon. I will also start to post about my recent learnings about Reiki, Yoga, Ayurvedic Medicine, with natural products and tips for health, and all that I think that I must share. I hope you enjoy. My blog will be the same, but with more subjects to read about.

Remember, if you have any sugestions, you can always contact me. I appreciate the feedback. Also, if you want me to promote your book, blog, website, music band, or product, contact me as well.

Peace and Love,



Release Week Blitz with Giveaway: Against the Darkness by A.M. Griffin

 *The material for this post was provided to me by Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours*

Against the Darkness – Release Week Blitz
By A M Griffin
Young Adult
Date Published: June 4, 2014

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Seventeen year old Sinta Allen has one objective, to get from Tallahassee, Florida to her mother in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Seems simple enough right? Wrong. Hostile aliens have invaded Earth—and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that we’re losing the fight. While the aliens bring devastation and destruction and take people away to God knows where in their spaceships, Sinta, along with some of her classmates must rely on their survival instincts, a little luck and each other if they want to survive the venture across the country. The last thing she needs is for Wade, her school friend and Jason, her rescuer, to distract her along the way. 
“Please mom,” I say, whining. “I really don’t want to go.”
“Sinta, you know I love it when you help me out, but this conversation is getting old. We’ve been going round and round like this for months. You’re going, end of story.” She pulls into an empty parking space and turns off the car. “I’ll help you with your things,” she says, popping the trunk.
Feeling defiant, and with nothing else to lose, I cross my arms and don’t move. She opens her door and gets out. I hear her saying good morning to some of the other parents and kids, but I don’t budge.
I recognize the kids passing my car with their bags either in their hands or over their shoulders. Some look my way and smile. Some even wave enthusiastically. All are in grades below mine. With this being my senior year, I don’t expect many others from my class to be here. Like I told my mom, band camp isn’t needed for anyone’s college application, especially since most of us seniors applied for college last summer or during the beginning of first semester. Besides Mia and Ian, I expect to be hanging around a bunch of younger kids.
Through the side mirror I see my mom coming up to my door. I quickly lock it. Childish? Yes.
She raps on the window and, when I don’t answer, she raps again, this time faster and harder. When I still ignore her she leans closer to the window. “For the love of God, if you keep it up I will unlock this door and drag your skinny tail out and strangle you in front of everyone here and still make you get on that bus.”
My mom has never hit me before, she’s full of threats and they usually prove empty. I turn to see her glaring daggers at me.
The look on her face says that she intends to do as she said and more. I open the door and step out and around her. I grab my duffle and sleeping bag from the trunk and head to the bus.
“Aren’t you going to at least kiss me goodbye?” she yells out after me.
“I can’t. I need to hurry. I don’t want the fun to start without me.”
Without turning I raise my hand in the air, saying bye. Of course she’ll be mad for a little while, but then she’ll start missing me. I’m her only daughter and she forced me to go on a trip I didn’t want to take. I think by tomorrow afternoon she’ll be calling the camp to check up on me.
I set my things next to the other bags on the ground by the side of the bus and climb the stairs. I only stop briefly to see if Mia has made it yet.
She and Ian are huddled in a back seat, kissing.
Lovely. The fun is starting already.
I walk down the aisle, passing ninth and tenth graders. Closer to the back are the eleventh graders and, taking up the last three rows, the twelfth graders. Myles Jackson or MJ as he’s called and Shayla Day have a seat across from Mia and Ian. Seeing MJ surprises me, because he’s a jock and the number one football prospect from Michigan. He doesn’t need band camp to go on any application. Michael and Aaron take up another seat, with MJ’s best friend Eric and his girlfriend Melissa across from them. Then there’s Daniel and Andrew taking up a seat, and across from them is an empty one.
“We saved you a seat,” Mia says, pulling her mouth away from Ian’s long enough to talk and breathe.
“Thanks,” I say sliding into it. I put my ear buds in and pull the hood of my Huron Band sweatshirt over my head.
Just as soon as I close my eyes I feel the dip in my seat. Opening one, I peek to catch a glimpse of Wade Hill squeezing into the seat next to me.
“Sorry, Sinta,” he says, after settling in. “I asked Mrs. Franklin for my own seat but she told me there wasn’t enough room. Mrs. Burgess told me to sit next to you, since you’re so skinny.”
I close my eyes. This is a punishment.
I hear the creak of the door closing and, after a few minutes, the bus begins to move.
“Testing, testing,” Ms. Burgess’ voice projects over the loud speaker. She’s the new young teacher who just started teaching at our school this year. “How about I sing everyone a nice little lullaby to get you all to sleep, hmm?
Oh. My. God.
“Can someone please tell her she isn’t auditioning for American Idol,” I mutter.
Wade laughs. His meaty arm brushes up against mine as he does.
Let the fun begin.
About the Author:

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A. M. Griffin is a wife who rarely cooks, mother of three, dog owner (and sometimes dog owned), a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She’s a hard worker whose two favorite outlets are reading and writing. She enjoys reading everything from mystery novels to historical romances and of course fantasy romance. She is a believer in the unbelievable, open to all possibilities from mermaids in our oceans and seas, angels in the skies and intelligent life forms in distant galaxies.
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Book Tour with Giveaway: Breaking the Bond (Book 2) by Patricia Proctor – Guest Blog

Breaking Bound

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Breaking the Bond
The Witches of Spring Hill
Book 2
Patricia Proctor

Genre: YA Paranormal Fiction

Date of Publication: June 2013

ISBN: 1490577068 

Number of pages: 291
Word Count: 90,655

Book Description: 

Follow the lives of two sets of fraternal triplets, Rowan, Chloe, and Kaiden Alexander and Xavier, Cian, and Brianna Silvan as they spend the summer immersed in witchcraft in the second book of the Witches of Spring Hill series.

Now that the Alexanders and Silvans have seen what they are capable of together, they believe that they are prepared for anything. But when a sexy stranger shows up at a party, Rowan is the first to suspect that there is more to this girl than meets the eye. With her newfound abilities, Rowan hopes to uncover the mystery of the new girl, while protecting Chloe and Cian from whatever… or whoever is breaking their bond. And although Kaiden can tell there’s something going on with his sisters, he’s having a hard time focusing on anything but Brianna Silvan.

Determined to unlock the secrets of their past, Brianna and Cian Silvan open the books that were left to them. In doing so, they raise more questions than answers and open themselves up to more than just their history. In searching for the missing third book, they encounter someone who has a vested interest in them and their books. Liam Alexander remains focused on protecting his family, but between dealing with two break-ins and coping with Rowan’s new abilities, he is forced to put his trust in Xavier… until one of them breaks their agreement. 

The Silvans and the Alexanders must join together again, this time to stop the forces that threaten to separate them for good. But they won’t have to do it alone… they’ll get help from someone whose arrival in town will change all of their lives forever. Bonds will be broken, new relationships will begin, and new abilities will manifest, making this a summer no one will ever forget.


About the Author:

Patricia Proctor lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and cats. She has a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science and has had a love of books and reading her whole life.


Visit author website: www.patriciaproctorbooks.com



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