“J.K Rowling first had the idea for Harry Potter while delayed on a train travelling from Manchester to London in 1990. Over the next five years she planned the seven books in the award-winning series for them at Bloomsbury. Harry Potter’s journey had only just begun…” To mark the twentieth anniversary of Harry Potter, the… Continue reading History Of Magic: A Comparison
"Clary and her friends are heroes who make their stories true- as, in the end, do we all." If you're unaware who Cassandra Clare was and what The Mortal Instruments is then you must have been living under a proverbial rock for quite a few years. Having been turned into both a Hollywood movie and a Netflix… Continue reading Is The Anniversary Edition for City Of Bones Worth it?
It's natural to not want books to end; to wish we could get endless information about our favourite characters, to know they're alright after the story ends. A few year ago, John Green addressed questions about The Fault In Our Stars by saying he had no right to dictate what happened after the end of… Continue reading Should Good Things End?
Recently I made a post discussing adaptations along with sharing some of my favourite adaptations along with others that are better left forgotten about. I didn’t talk about the Harry Potter films because I felt they warranted their own spotlight. Everyone I know has experienced Harry Potter in their own way and as someone who… Continue reading Are The Harry Potter Films Good Adaptations?
*spoilers for the series* The first of September rolled around and, leading up to 11am, I was sat on twitter. As usual, I was tweeting about how I had arrived too early to get the Hogwarts Express and so was sitting in my regular carriage with way too many chocolate frogs for the journey. I… Continue reading Nineteen Years Later
... is what the headline for the new article from The Guardian should say. Like anyone with a social media account, I am very much aware who Zoella is but I have never been a "fan" or watcher of her videos. When her debut Girl Online was announced, I was impressed that she was one… Continue reading A response | Zoe Sugg: The Vlogger blamed for teenagers reading more…
*Trigger warnings: Mentions of eating disorders, rape, other mental illnesses and racial discrimination* If you’re a frequent reader (or writer) of Young Adult fiction then you have most likely seen the endless stigmas around it. Young Adult is often viewed as a sort of stepping stone – a pit stop before inevitably moving on to… Continue reading The Damaging Stigmas Around YA Fiction
This post was inspired by Bookbitchreviews discussion on his blog about casting for the new Shadowhunters TV show. So I thought I'd have a little discussion about it here. First things first: the movie. When I first saw the movie I actually really enjoyed it, which seemed to be an unpopular opinion as most fans thought it… Continue reading Shadowhunters – Let’s Talk Casting!