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Magical Readathon 2020: Wrap-Up

Hello, my lovely readers! I hope you’re all doing well!
I have officially passed all of my OWLS to become a seer! Hurray!
I came close to also obtaining the qualification to operate magical locomotives, but unfortunately, I didn’t end reading anything for Defence Against the Dark Arts. I just wasn’t in the mood for anything set at sea or by the coast.
Here’s what I read to become a seer:

Ancient Runes – Heart Rune: Heart on the cover or in the title
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This was probably my favpurite book that I read for the readathon. It was a quick but stunning novel.
See my review here.

Astronomy – Night Classes: Read the majority of this book when it’s dark outside
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This book was just okay. I found the plot to be boring and it certainly did not meet my expectations, which were set high after reading countless positive reviews and enjoying The Fault in Our Stars.
See my review here.

Divination – Third Eye: Assign numbers to your TBR and use a random number generator to pick your read
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I can finally say that I’ve read 10 Sarah Dessen books! This was definitely my least favourite, but I’m glad that I read her debut novel.
See my review here.


 

Although I didn’t fulfill enough/the correct prompts to obtain any additional qualifications, I did do a few more OWL!

Charms: Lumos Maxima: White cover
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This was SO disappointing!
See my review here. 

Muggle Studies: Book from a perspective of a muggle (contemporary)
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This was also pretty disappointing, but I still enjoyed it as a whole.
See my review here.

Potions: Shrinking Solution: Under 150 pages
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This was an adorable little comic book that any book lover will relate to and love – I certainly did!!
See my review here.


Since i managed to pass six OWLs, I would consider this readathon to be a success!
Unfortunately, I was very disappointed by most of the books that I read, but I still had fun participating.
Hopefully May will be a better reading month for me! Let’s keep our fingers crossed! 😉

Did you take your OWLs this year? How did you do?
What career are you going for?
What was your favourite book that you read in April?

Let me know in the comments down below!

As always, thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you have a wonderful evening!
See you again soon! ❤

 

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Review: The Deal

Happy Saturday! I hope you’re all having a fantastic weekend so far. ❤
I read this book a couple of weeks ago, but I’m sorry to say that I was pretty disappointed by it. It has endless positive reviews, but I found it to be so problematic.
I hope you enjoy!! 🙂


The Deal by Elle Kennedy
Genre: New Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Series: Off-Campus #1
Pages: 342
Publication Date: February 2015
My Rating: 2 of 5 stars
Read April 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
She’s about to make a deal with the college bad boy…
Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she’s carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush’s attention, she’ll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice… even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.
…and it’s going to be oh so good.
All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he’s worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he’s all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn’t take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn’t going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.


Click here to read my thoughts/review on Goodreads!

Have you read The Deal?
Did you enjoy it more than I did? How did you feel about the protagonists?
Have you read any of the other books in this series?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments don below!

Thanks so much for joining me today! 😀
Hope to see you all again soon!! ❤

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Review: But I Love Him

Hello, my fellow bookworms! I hope you all are having a fantastic weekend so far!
Today I’m back with a review for the first book that I read for the Magical Readathon! I picked this up totally on a whim  and flew right through it – the story was so well done.
Happy reading!! 😉


But I Love Him by Amanda Grace
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 245
Publication Date: May 2011
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read April 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
Sometimes at night, I wake up and stare at the heart for hours. I think of how I collected each piece from the beach, how I glued it all together into one big sculpture. I wonder if Connor realizes what it means, that he’ll always have a piece of me no matter what happens. Each piece of glass is another piece of myself that I gave to him.
It’s too bad I didn’t keep any pieces for myself.
At the beginning of senior year, Ann was a smiling, straight-A student and track star with friends and a future. Then she met a haunted young man named Connor. Only she can heal his emotional scars; only he could make her feel so loved – and needed. Ann can’t recall the pivotal moment it all changed, when she surrendered everything to be with him, but by graduation, her life has become a dangerous high wire act. Just one mistake could trigger Connor’s rage, a senseless storm of cruel words and violence damaging everything – and everyone – in its path.
This evocative slideshow of flashbacks reveals a heartbreaking story of love gone terribly wrong.


Click here to read my thoughts/review on Goodreads!

Have you read But I Love Him?
How did you feel about the reverse chronological order writing style?
Which books about abusive relationships would you recommend?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments down below!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day. 🙂
Until next time! ❤

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Magical Readathon 2020: TBR

Hello, hello, hello!! I hope you’ve all been enjoying your weekend so far! 🙂
I’m very excited to announce that I will participating in The Magical Readathon hosted by Book Roast for the first time! I’ve seen other people participate in the past and it looks like an absolute blast, so I’m excited to join in. The amount of work and effort that must have gone into this is incredible. It is very creative, well thought-out, and impressive.


I chose the career of a seer, which requires that I take Ancient Runes, Astronomy, and Divination. I also plan on getting my certification to operate locomotive trains (Hogwarts Express, here I come!), which requires Defence Against the Dark Arts as well as Muggle Studies. I’m not sure I will be able to make it through all of these books, but I am hoping to!!

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As usual, this TBR is very tentative because I am a mood reader, and despite the fact that I’m in the mood to read all of these books now, I probably won’t be in another five minutes. But without further ado, here are the books that I am considering reading this month to fulfill the prompts: Continue reading “Magical Readathon 2020: TBR”