BOOK REVIEW: Hollow City: Miss Peregrine`s book 2

RATING: 4 STARS

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Yes, yes, I am late to this trilogy. I have been meaning to read it for forever and I have no real excuse for why I have not yet finished the series. I love the plot, I love the world, and I love the creepy pictures!

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Synopsis

Ten peculiar children flee an army of deadly monsters. And only one person can help them-but she’s trapped in the body of a bird. The extraordinary journey that began in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. There, they hope to find a cure for their beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine. But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner. And before Jacob can deliver the peculiar children to safety, he must make an important decision about his love for Emma Bloom. Like its predecessor, this second novel in the Peculiar Children series blends thrilling fantasy with vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience.

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Unspoilery Review

I absolutely loved the plot of this book. While in the first book we got to know the peculiar world and the peculiar children, in the second one there is a lot more action and tension.

Once again, the uniqueness of Ransom Riggs story never ceases to impress me. In Hollow city we get to see a lot more of the peculiar world and I also feel like the characters also develop a lot and start to feel even more real.

(can you guys see im struggling to write this unspoilery part? lol It is the second book in a series after all)

I think that is all I can say really! For more thoughts head on to the spoilery review below!

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Spoilery Review

Aah my favorite type of review!

So we start of this book with all the kids in these boats, trying to escape the hollowgasts who have just taken over their time loop. They dont really know what they are doing or where they are going and Miss Peregrine cant turn back to human form, so they have to carry a bird around with them for most of the book. cool.

I really enjoyed that we got to travel to other places of this world, and we got to see other time loops as well, I thought that was very interesting. The peculiar animals… yeah kinda weird but you just go with it for the sake of going with it lol

One thing I didnt quite like about this book in comparison to the first of the series is that the pictures in this one didnt really feel like they fit the story. Like, in the first book, all pictures fitted perfectly within the plot line and that was awesome. In this book however, some pictures felt kind of forced into the narrative (at least to me!) and that kind of defeats the purpose of having ilustrations in the first place. Still, it wasnt all of them, and they were all still creepy af so me likey

Just another bad aspect of this book for me was the relationship development between Jacob and Emma? Am I the only one who thought this was weird? Like this series to me read like a childrens book, or maybe middle grade (if you exclude the creepy aspects), and that makes sense because most of the characters are (kinda) children! But then in this book we have Emma and Jacob who are kinda sorta together and they sneak around and kiss all the time and that made me uncomfortable? Its weird cause I have no problems with romancey scenes in genera but in this case it felt weird, and awkward like they are children sToP iT. even tho shes like 100. anyway.

Finally, CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE ENDING?

They carry that damn bird throughout all the book and the freaking bird isnt even miss peregrine??

Im shook.

I love me some good plot twists and oh boy, that was a good one. I am so excited for this new villain!! (is that a weird thing to say? idc really) He seems like a very interesting character and I wanna know more about him. Like he can become a bird but he cant travel through time but he can go into the time loops but he wants to eat souls of peculiar children with some white meat and herbal seasong LIKE WTF?? The whole thing just gets better (or worse) when you remember he is Miss Peregrines BROTHER. How fucked up is their family?

Maybe they already explained it at some point but I want to know more about Miss Peregrines family. They said she had two brothers. Where is the other one? who were their parents? were they like normal people? How old is Miss Peregrine anyway?

Again, they might have already answered these questions and I only dont remember. My memory is good like that.

ALSO JACOBS NEW POWER??!?!?

Now, that is a cool power. Absolutely love the fact that now he can control the hollowgasts like they are puppies thats awesome. Though it would have come in handy may times before in the book. What do you guys think triggered it to appear only now? Maybe Jacob is just getting used to the world around him or maybe its something else? Could his grandfather also control the monsters? Or is it just Jacob? Is that why people keep saying hes much more powerful than his grandfather?

Woosh I think that was it for my (extremely) long spoilery review! Not professional at all but pretty fun to write lol I hope you enjoyed it somehow

Feel free to leave a comment telling me some of your thoughts on this book because I love to read them!

 

My favorite characters of all time!

Oh god where to even start?

Over the years I have read so many great books and I could not be more grateful about it. All the stories, the adventures the romance and the incredible characters I got to experience, it`s just amazing.

So today I am here to talk about SOME of my favorite characters of all time, because there isnt enough space or time (continuum) to talk about all of them right now sadly 😦 So I picked just 7 of them to talk about in this post.

disclaimer: these are not numbered in any specific order, just because one came first does not mean I like them more or less than the other characters. They are all my babies ok dONT MAKE ME CHOOSE

*smiles calmly* 

Without further ado, here are the best, most incredible, slightly damaged, sassiest, motherf*uckers that I love

1) Magnus Chase (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard)

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Magnum Cheese aka Maggie aka the cutest peach in all of valhala.

Ah I love this little human so much! I just finished reading Hammer of Thor so his character is still very fresh in my head and I cannot count how many times I had to stop reading the book just to laugh at his stupid jokes. His sense of humor is pretty much the same as Percy`s except a little darker. Think percy + jason + nico = Magnus.

Im not going crazy, its just that his character is very jokey around, but he also has dark feelings that we dont see so much in Percy and he cares so much about everyone around him and his friends are the most important thing in the world to him and that`s just beautiful.

2) Magnus Bane (all the shadowhunter books by Cassie Clare)

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Here comes another Magnus!

If you have read pretty much any of Cassandra Clares books you know who this is. I mean, if you dont, I want you to stop reading this blog right now, and go read the mortal instruments, i mean what are you even doing with your life?

(sorry I still love you if you dont like her books, but if youve never even read them you have been living under a rock for too long)

Anyway, Magnus for me is the queen of all queer fabulous characters. He was the first character I ever read in a book that wasnt straight or gay (is he bisexual? is he pansexual? does he even have a sexual orientation or does he just exists floating above us all and ruling as our mighty queen savior?!!?11)

All jokes aside I really appreciated his character because of that, and I really identified with him in certain aspects. I loved seeing a confident queer person in a YA fantasy series that identified as something other than gay.

Also, ISNT MALEC THE CUTEST??

3) Celaena Sardothien (Throne of Glass)

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I have yet to read about a female character as badass as Celaena F*cking Sardothien.

You may fight me on this but I think Celaena is such an amazing character and she has Sarah J. Maas is a genious for creating such a complex and unique person. Celaena is ,sure, badass fearless woman warrior like any other YA out there on the outside, but as you read more you find out she is also sensitive, vulnerable, feminine, she is human… … … yeah well you get my point.

I fell in love with Celaena and her character development is astronomical. I loved every part of this book series, which, in my opinion, is underrated and deserves more attention than ACOTAR.

there, I said it.

4) Will and Jem (The Infernal Devices)

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I am putting these two together because as much as I love each of them a lot what I really find facsinating and beautiful is their relationship when they are together. This bromance is the king of bromances ok nobody can convince me otherwise!

I loved reading the infernal devices and getting to experience this amazing friendship Will and Jem have. This is when we really got to understand what really meant to be parabatai. I mean, sure Jace and Alec are parabatai, but im sorry they dont even compare to Will and Jem (wem? jill?)

Also can I talk about the love triangle for a second? Another thing you will probably disagree with me but I think this is one of the most well-written love triangles ever! in fact, why does she have to choose? Why dont they all get together at the same time, all of them, together, at the same time? I ship it. thats all I have to say.

5)Jamie Fraser (Outlander)

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Gaaah I had my problems with Jamie Im not gonna lie. In the first book it was hard for me to get past what he did (dont worry, no spoilers in this post) (but yall know what im talking about)

After much reflection I gave up and started loving Jamie again. Its hard not to. He is loyal, smart, determined, hot, scotish, and adorable! The story itself and the world building in this book is simply incredible and you get transported right to the 1800s highlands, into the arms of this loving and caring ginger highlander who will soon enough become your everything.

6) Noah (Ill Give You The Sun)

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(couldnt find any good fanart for him 😦

Oh my God this book was SO good you guys. I feel like it deserves a whole other post just so I can talk more about it, so now here Im just going to focus on the character (but you should DEFINITELY read this book).

Noah is the type of character that just makes you want all bad things to happen to you instead of him. He is passionate, honest, and adorable. he is a confused teenager, struggling with his sexuality and his family relations and everything about this story is so compeling and inpiring and heart-breaking its AWESOME

I really liked the fact that he was an artist, and that it clearly showed on his narration, the way he saw and interpreted the world around him. The writing was just beautiful.

7) Rhysand (ACOTAR)

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So that is it for my top favorite characters of all time!

I hope you found this post just as enjoyable as I did, cause i gotta tell you, this was fun!

What are some of your favorite characters? do you agree or disagree with any of my choices? dont be shy, lets discuss 😉

As always, I hope you are having a great day and a great week!

Peace

Magnus Chase: The Hammer of Thor

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor (book 2) book review

Hello everyone, this is my first book review and I hope you enjoy it x)

I am finally getting around to read this book! seriously, I feel like it was released so long ago and honestly I have no excuse for being so late to read it. I have heard many great things about it, and let me tell you, they were all true!

I think i love this series as much as I love Percy Jackson.

We can all agree this is a huge statement, right? lol

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Synopsis:

Thor’s Hammer is missing again. The Thunder God has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon- the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds- but this time the hammer isn’t just lost. It has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can’t retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against the onslaught of the Giants. Ragnarök will begin. The nine worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer’s return is the gods’ worst enemy- Loki, and the price he wants is very high.

Unspoilery review:

You guys all know Rick Riordan`s writing by now right? well this book is another example of his typical writing style and formula. There are so many great characters and they are all just hilarious!

Reading Magnus Chases point of view feels very much like reading percys oint of view because of the silly (though ridiculously funny) sense of humor and his perspective toward life in general. I guess it`s up to you to decide if that is a good thing or not. But it is. Just saying.

Another incredible thing about this book is the diversity of the cast of characters. I mean come on, have you ever read a fantasy book that had a deaf elf, a muslim badass girl, a genderfluid demigod and a gay dwarf? (dont fight me on that last one, its true and yall know it) and the best thing is, somehow, it doesnt even feel like all this diversity was forced into the plot, it felt really natural most of the time.

I gave this book a 5 stars because it`s everything you would expect from a Rick Riordan book, its fast paced, action-full, packed with mithology elements and silly humor. WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT?

Spoilery section

Hehe so here we go.

First of all: Alex is everything.

Now that we have stablished that lets start from the beginning.

The start of this book felt a little slow to me. Combining that to the fact that i had a kind of huge reading slump at the time I was reading this, yeah it took me almost a month to get to 50% of the book. I know, crazy.

It wasnt the story itself, I just didnt really connect a lot with the characters while reading the first book, so i kind of started reading this book because i had nothing better to read. but then, oh boy.

its like once i set down to really read and focus on the story i got sucked in by the world and the characters are AMAZING. They are all so unique and they are all going through trouble of their own which really gives them three dimensions in this book. Hearth with his father? Sam with Amir?  it broke my heart and i really felt for them.

Hearthstone specially. I think he is such an interesting character and I would really love to know more about him and what he thinks because we know his character has suffered a lot but I feel like we don`t know the half of it yet? wht I wanted is a chapter in Hearths POV, is that too much to ask? *sigh*

I wish we had seen more of the hotel peeps, you know, mallory, T.J., halfborn. they are all great but we only got to see them in the last 50 pages or so. not cool

SPEAKING ABOUT THE ENDING WHAT WAS THAT

How dare you do this to us, Rick? My gods, when Magnus was chatting with Annabeth I was already dying but then she says THOSE WORDS and I kid you not I legit threw my book across the room (he is ok dont worry). I mean, Percy and Magnus? Magnus and Percy? Together? I am so in.

I have no clue how Rick is going to do to weave greek gods and norse gods together in the next book but I have no doubt it is going to be awesome.

oh my god I just had a thought. Imagine if Percy and Annabeth actually go together with Magnus and Sam and everyone in a mission or something? Maybe even to stop Loki! Maybe stopping Loki they would also stop the evil roman gods somehow! A girl can dream, okay?

ANYWAY this mess above are all my thought on Magnus Chase: The Hammer of Thor. I hope you found this somehow useful (probs not) or enjoyable and I would love it if you reached out to me in the comments or other social medias to discuss more about this or any other books you think I should read.

Peace