Author: John Knowles
Published by Scribner
“Set at a boys boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocence of these boys and their world.” –Goodreads
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Author: Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Series: Caster Chronicles
Published by Little Brown and Company
Genres: Young Adult
“Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.” –Goodread
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Author: Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon
Published by Blink
Genre: Young Adult, Romance
“After cheating death, Veronica Welling is determined to savor every moment in her idyllic kingdom with both her true love and best friend by her side at last. At the same time, Mackenna Reid is enthusiastically building her new life and a theater with her prince. But just as their dreams of happiness are within reach, the world Vee and Kenna have chosen is ripped away, leaving them to face their most horrific challenge yet—their old lives.
Thrust out of Doon, the best friends are confronted with tormentors from their past and no way to return to their adopted land. When the MacCrae brothers rush to their rescue, the girls’ situation turns from nightmare to modern-day fairy tale. But their happiness could be short lived: unbeknownst to them, someone in their closest circle is aiding the witch of Doon in her bid to destroy the kingdom once and for all.” –Goodreads
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Today I went to see the newest addition to the magical world of Harry Potter, Fantastic Beats and Where To Find Them.
I was severely impressed by this movie. Usually after waiting so long for a movie I usually get to hyped about the movie or book and then it’s just a basic movie but not this movie. I have been waiting to see this movie since my grandmother told me about it. I had my doubts but this movie really was amazing.
The plot was fantastic. I don’t think they incorporated the whole beasts things like I thought they would. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t a good movie it was a terrific movie but I don’t think it had exactly what I had been expecting. I still think everyone should see it.
The information in the movie was different than I had ever heard of the Harry Potter books. I didn’t know there were different types of Wizards but I guess Nymphadora was a metamorphmagus the books just didn’t focus on the different types.
I loved Newt Scamander. Eddie Redmayne did a fantastic job playing him. I thought Eddie was very good looking for a 34-year-old. Newt was everything I hoped he would be and more. He was just this kind hearted gentle person but at the same time a total boss. I cannot say anymore without revealing anything. He was a fantastic character.
I loved the world they brought us too. It was terrific. I think it is so cool to have something happen in America. This brought so much joy to me. I was so glad to have another installment of the world I love so much. Thank you for reading.
Star Rating: 5
Hey. So it looks like I only finished two books this month. Oops, I did it again…
I am reading the last two books and I would have finished my goal if I had not taken so long on the Great Gatsby. I thought maybe I could finish the books by today a few days after the October but it didn’t work out so here I am posting another wrap-up of shame.
Books I read in October:
I am very ashamed but I will try harder this month. I will be finishing two books soon so hopefully that puts me in good standing with my reading.
Book to be read in November:
- Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
- Shadows of Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon
- A Separate Peace by John Knowles
- Its Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
I am already reading the first three book. A Separate Peace is a book we are reading for class so it will take me longer and I don’t know if we are scheduled to finish it before the month ends. I will hope to actually finish and maybe read another book. I hope you all like this post. Thank for reading!