Friday, 22 January 2016

Magic Ink by Steve Cole

As I was waiting for some books to come from the library I decided to read this short and easy book. It was only when I was well into reading it I realized that it was my brothers book that he got for Christmas (he let me carry on reading it though), but either way it was a good read.

Stew Penders is a comic book fanatic with a humongous collection of superhero comic books and he longs to become his very own hero,STUPENDOUS MAN!!! (Stew Penders, stupendous get it?).However he is
just an ordinary boy, in an ordinary house, with ordinary friends in the United States of Ordinariness. When his Grandad dies leaving the house to Stew's dad, the family move in. Stew moves away from everything he's ever known and moves into his grandad’s strange, unfamiliar house. Suddenly things become distinctly un-ordinary. In the middle of the first night his family find a pig in a 3-piece-suit running around the house. The second day he find's that the pig can talk and has been drawn with magic ink. The third day he talks to Merlin, the very first comic book artist and Merlin charges him with the task of rescuing him from his deadly prison by drawing him some comic book heroes. 
Yep, you can already tell it's going to be a mad, bonkers, completely over the top book...
And... your right.

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

We all know about the upcoming film but have you read the book yet? (I recommend doing this before seeing the film as they will probably leave so bits out unfortunately). This book written by J.K.Rowling (or Newt Scamander) is 1 of the 3 extra books to the Harry Potter world, in aid of the charity Comic Relief (just another reason to by the book).

The book is a required text book when you enter Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry so if you have been enrolled then it is probably a good idea to take this with you (as long as you don't mind Harry's and Ron's doodles and games and , occasionally, Hermione's scolding them for vandalising a book and not paying attention). This book lists all the magical beasts, a description of them, and a danger rating, so ever wondered where a Quintapod lives? Ever wondered what a Puffskein eats? Or even why it best not to leave milk out for a Knarl? Well now all the confused muggles can finally know with Newt Scamanders Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (now available in Flourish and Blott's bookstore, Diagon Alley, London and most muggle bookstores).

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Dumbledore is dead. The Order is finished. Voldemort has taken over the Ministry. It seams all is lost but the wizarding world has one final hope, Harry Potter. Before Dumbledore died, he gave Harry a mission. To find and destroy the horcruxes before taking Voldemort on in the final battle. After all, neither can live while the other survives. Join Harry in the final instalment of this thrilling series, as along with his friends, Harry must hunt down the 5 remaining horcruxes and kill Voldemort once and for all..

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Harry is distraught (spoiler alert) His Godfather, Sirius Black was murdered in the final term of last year. At least they are not saying he and Dumbledore are crazy anymore as during that commotion, the wizarding world saw Lord Voldermort, and are finally accepting that he is back. But what now? Everyone thinks that there will be a war like last time so they need to be prepared. Pamphlets are being handed out preparing for the worst and Hogwarts security is tighter than ever. Dumbledore must now train Harry to know what to do when the times comes for him and Voldermort to have their final battle, because as the prophecy states, "Neither can live while the other survives".

Join Harry and his friends as he prepares for what is to come, starts to find love and investigate a possible invasion of Hogwarts. Harry needs his friends more than ever as we start to uncover more secrets about what happened that fateful night 16 year ago.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix

Voldemort has returned... (Spoiler alert!) At the end of the last book he murdered Cedric Diggory and had a battle with Harry, which ended with Harry narrowly escaping. Thanks to Rita Skeeter no one is will believe that Voldemort has returned and everyone thinks that Harry and Dumbledore are completely insane. But something has changed in the wizarding world during the holidays, even more people are starting to believe that Voldemort hasn't returned, so when the unavoidable happens it will catch them entirely unawares... and on top of all that the Ministry of Magic is starting to interfere at Hogwarts only teaching the students the spell theories not practicing them, and one Ministry teacher is aiming for Dumbledore's spot. Will they ever get a peaceful year at Hogwarts? Probably not...

Join Harry as he has to prove the world that Voldemort has returned, train his fellow students up to be able to defend themselves and have to stand a teacher that he hates worse that Snape (Probably). Enjoy!

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has won several awards, including being named an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults in 2003.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire

After helping his godfather narrowly escape having his soul sucked out and fighting of about 100 Dementors at once, not to mention all the adventures he had the previous years Harry really is ready for a break. But he definitely isn't getting one this year as the legendary Triwizard  Tournament is about to take place however, it is specifically for over age wizards, although you can guess already what is about to happen. Join Harry and his friends as the wizarding world see's a terrifying enemy return and the mystery of how Harry survived as well as how Voldemort lost his power on that night 14 years's ago. The story continues to unravel while the books start to get a lot deeper and lot, lot darker...

If you are going to read this be warned that the series is no longer for the faint of hearted, but if you are a Harry Potter fan no-matter what, carry on, but you have been warned...

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire won several awards, including the 2001 Hugo Award for Best Novel as well as the 2002 Indian Paintbrush Book Award, the third after Philosopher's Stone and Prisoner of Azkaban, and obviously a few others too.

As I have previously stated the books are now starting to become for older people and are no longer for children, as there are impostors, betrayals and even murders at every turn. Be warned some of the much loved characters (old and new) are now starting to mysteriously die of...

You have been warned...

Doesn't mean the books are bad,
you should still read them!

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K.Rowling

So... 3rd year inbound and already Harry Potter has already fought off a basilisk, and Voldemort... twice. But will the adventure stop there? Not a chance! This year an evil mass murderer and loyal follower of Voldemort has escaped from the high security wizard prison and is out to get Harry and bring back the feared Dark Lord,but before we even get to that first Harry has to survive the Dursleys... The conceited and obnoxious Aunt Marge has come to stay for a week and she's bad-mouthing Harry's parents and he can't help it, he just sort of blew her up (as in inflating her, not the BOOM blowing her up), and funnily enough the Dursleys don't seem to like that.

 Join Harry in the third installment of the Harry Potter series as Harry and his friends get involved with things they probably shouldn't (Will they ever learn there lessons? Probably not) and discover some very dark secrets indeed...

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban won several awards, including the 1999 Booklist Editors' Choice Award, the 1999 Bram Stoker Award for Best Work for Young Readers,the 1999 FCGB Children's Book Award, the 1999 Whitbread Book of the Year for children's books.(and thats just a few of them!)