Book Review: Graceful by Wendy Mass

Hi everyone! I’m sorry that I didn’t post much this week. I promise I’ll try to do better next week! You’re are however lucky that including this one, you’ve gotten three book reviews this month. That’s more than I ever do in a normal month! To break away from the Harry Potter marathon a bit (Not too far away though ;D), I’m going to review Graceful by Wendy Mass.

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Summary:

Angelina D’Angelo has left town to see the world. Now it’s Grace’s turn to use her magic to protect the people of Willow Falls. She’s up for the challenge. This is her destiny after all. Mysterious postcards from Angelina begin showing up in the mail, Grace’s parents are filled with worry, and  something BIG is coming to town that will affect everybody who lives there.

All of this is going on and Grace is only strong enough to turn leftover meatloaf into pizza. Fortunately she has Team Grace on her side! Amanda, Leo, Rory, Tara, David, and Connor know a thing or two about magic and how it works. No one is prepared for what’s coming and no one knows how to stop it. Life in Willow Falls is about to change forever.

Name: Graceful

Author: Wendy Mass

My Rating: 4.8/5 stars

Goodreads Rating: 4.2/5 stars

Amazon Rating: 4.8/5 stars

Extra Information: This is the last book in the Willow Falls series. I recommend that you start from the beginning. All of the books connect to each other which is why you need to start at the beginning.

That’s all! Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews 🙂

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Hello everyone! It’s Thursday and that means it’s almost the weekend 🙂 It’s time for another Book Review. This time it’s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling.

Summary:

For twelve long years, the dark and dread fortress of Azkaban has held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. He was convicted of killing 13 people with one single curse. He was also said to be the heir related to the Dark Lord, Voldemort. Now, Sirius has escaped the prison and left behind only two clues as to where he might be headed. One of them being Harry Potter’s defeat of You-Know-Who was Sirius Black’s downfall as well. The other was that the Azkaban guards heard him saying in his sleep “He’s at Hogwarts.. He’s at Hogwarts” over and over again. Not even the walls of his magical school can keep Harry Potter safe surrounded by his friends. On top of all of that, a traitor might be around them.

My Rating:

5.5/5 stars.

Goodreads Rating:

4.5/5 stars

Amazon’s Rating:

4.8/5 stars

My Thoughts:

So far, this is my favorite Harry Potter book. So many plot twists happen as well as action. I recommend this series 110% to anyone who hasn’t read it yet.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more Book reviews!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Book Review: Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets

Hello everyone! It’s Tuesday and time for the review I’ve been promising for quite sometime. It’s my book review for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling.

Summary:

The Dursley’s were of course mean to Harry during the summer. All he wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Just as Harry is packing his bags, he receives a warning from a strange creature named Dobby who says that if Harry returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike. Disaster does strike. In Harry’s second year of Hogwarts, new torments and horror arises, including a stuck up new professor named Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girl’s bathroom, and the unwanted attention of Ron Weasley’s younger sister Ginny. Each of these annoyances seem minor when the real trouble begins. Someone or something is turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a rich and stuck up rival? Could it possibly be Hagrid whose mysterious past is being uncovered? Or could it be the person that most people accuse.. Harry Potter himself?!

Rating:

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Goodreads Rating:

4.5/5 stars

Amazon Rating:

4.7/5 stars

My Thoughts:

This book was amazing and I absolutely recommend this series to anyone who hasn’t read it yet. It is a page turner and has so much action and plot twists.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more book reviews!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

NaNoWriMo Update (#1)

Hi everyone! It’s time for my first NaNoWriMo update! If you are unfamiliar with this annual event, check out the link here. I am going to be doing these updates every Sunday and Wednesday or Thursday for the rest of the month. I am doing an absolutely terrible job. I am only at 538 words and there are 23 days left.

The main problem is that I have not been writing every day. I will try my best to do that from now on.

That’s all. Not much to update on.

Comment below how your progress is going if you are participating!

Stay tuned for more updates 😀

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

My birthday!

Hey everyone! Today is my birthday! I’ll definitely do a post and let you guys know how it goes 🙂 I’ve chosen not to reveal my age for personal reasons but I will do some  confessions. 11 to be exact, since November is the eleventh month.

11 Confessions:

  1. I love to listen to music as much as possible. I’m actually listening to music as I write this.
  2. I am yet to have my first kiss.
  3. I love reality TV and cartoons.
  4. My least favorite subject in school is Math.
  5. I own a lot of pink things but don’t really like the color that much.
  6. My favorite soda is Root Beer 😀
  7. My book character crush is Ron Weasley (I’m only on the 4th Harry Potter book. No spoilers!!)
  8. I am reading the Harry Potter series for the first time right now.
  9. I share a birthday with Emma Watson.
  10. I hope to go to London and New York some day.
  11. I hope to be an author or a profession to do with animals.

Now I’m going to do 6 pieces of advice:

  1. Follow your dreams. Don’t let anyone tell you that it’s not possible or not worth it.
  2. Be yourself. This is what many say but nobody wants to be with or interact with someone who’s faking their true identity.
  3. Don’t be insecure! This is tough and I even struggle with insecurity. Everyone is created differently and nobody is the same. That’s what makes the world more beautiful.
  4. If you’re a writer, write! Don’t put it off. I have a major problems with that and it hasn’t gotten me very far
  5. Don’t anyone or anything for granted. Somewhere, someone is wishing for what you have.
  6. Try your hardest. It’s simple but tough too!

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for a birthday haul/update. You might want to remind me 😉

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀 xx

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WWW Wednesday (#5)

Hi everyone! I seriously miss blogging even when I’ve only missed a day or two 🙂   Today is Wednesday and that means it’s time for WWW Wednesday! This week has totally made up for next week! It was super successful. WWW Wednesday is currently hosted by @SamanneLizabeth! This is a simple weekly event where you answer 3 simple questions:

What did you recently finish reading?

What are you currently reading?

What are you going to read next?


What did you recently finish reading?

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: I loved this book and will be getting this and the Chamber of Secrets review up ASAP (Sorry for the delays.)

Phantom Stallion: I love this series so far and am anxious to see what happens next!

Graceful by Wendy Mass: This book has never been on here. I’ve been reading it off and on in between and sometimes during the Harry Potter series. It was such a great book and a conclusion to the Willow Falls series. Wendy Mass is an amazing author and I absolutely recommend her books to you!


What are you currently reading?

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: I love this book already and can’t wait to see what happens next! I can’t get enough of this series!

Phantom Stallion: Love the book so far! So much has happened already!


What are you going to read next?

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Of course I’ll be continuing with these series’s 🙂

That’s it for this week’s WWW Wednesday!

It was a very successful week! Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀


Creative Challenges: Watching Me

Hi everyone! It’s Monday and that means nobody wants to get up. At least it’s Creative Challenge Monday! If you are unfamiliar with this event, go to it’s info page here.

Today’s prompt: “He was always watching me. That dog, always watching me.” That is the first line of your story.

My Story:

He was always watching me. That dog always watching me; Sam Smith thought  to himself as he stared at the small Dalmatian. He had been practicing for his basketball game tomorrow. Getting awfully tired, he turned around and noticed that Dalmatian covered in dirt and watching him. It wasn’t the first time he had encountered the dog. The first time was on a cool Fall day when he had been spending time with his friends Greg and Freddy at Central Park. The Dalmatian had come bounding up to them and started nosing the soccer ball they had been kicking around. Greg and Freddy had loved the dog and thought that he belonged to Sam. Sam thought about that as he sat on the front step of his apartment building.

“Sammy!” His grandma Lisa yelled in delight and Sam sighed. The Dalmatian made a run for it just has Lisa waddled around the corner with her arms full of gifts.

“Hi Grandma.” He muttered as he looked around nonchalantly for the Dalmatian.

“Can yeh help meh with these her gifts sweetie?”

“Yes Grandma Lisa.” Sam sighed again and got up off the step and walked over to help his Grandma. They walked up the stairs to the Smith’s apartment, both with their arms filled with gifts and bags.

“Grandma!” Sam’s sister Jessi exclaimed with delight as Lisa swooped her up in a big hug.

“Hi Sweetie! I’ve brought you and Sammy some gifts.”

“Hi Mom!” Sam and Jessi’s mom came down the hall clutching her round stomach. She’s  8 months pregnant with baby #3; a little boy.

“Hi Darla! How’s the baby doing?”

“He’s been kicking like crazy! Been keeping me up late into the night.”

“I bet he’s going to be a big boy like his big brother.” Grandma Lisa said while smiling warmly at Sam. Sam blushed profusely and excused himself to go take out the trash.  Down the stairs he walked skipping stairs whenever he could. “BANG!” The sound echoed down the alley. Sam wiped his sweaty forehead and glanced at the row of bushes at the end of the alley. No sign of the Dalmatian. Sam ran back up to the apartment to see Jessi unwrapping a new book all about horses with several other gifts piled beside her. Grandma Lisa smiled and his mom smiled as he placed his hand on her stomach. He jumped as the baby’s tiny foot hit his hand. Sitting down on the couch between his mom and Grandma, Sam glanced out the window. Peering up at him was the Dalmatian who seemed to wink at him. Sam grinned and winked back.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀