Eeeek! I am beyond excited! I just won an ARC of Linger by Maggie Stiefvater over at Angieville! So many thanks to her!
I have wanted to read this sequel since I read Shiver back in December. I was very disappointed when I found out it wasn’t releasing until July and thought I’d have to wait forever 😦
But now I am going to be able to read and review it much sooner than anticipated! Thanks Angie!
Here’s the cover art, and link to my review of Shiver.
I feel like I have been reading quite a bit lately, but I’m not finishing anything. I hate it when this happens, when I keep getting distracted by a new book and not finishing the 52 other ones that I’ve already started. And for some reason I don’t like to review books that I don’t finish. But perhaps I shall now in order to have something to post about…
Books I am currently reading:
–The Treasure Keeper by Shana Abe
–Genghis Khan: Bones of the Hills by Conn Iggulden
–The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
Rating: 8 out of 10
Summary: The war against Voldemort is not going well; even Muggle governments are noticing. Ron scans the obituary pages of the Daily Prophet, looking for familiar names. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses.
As in all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate — and lose a few eyebrows in the process. The Weasley twins expand their business. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Classes are never straightforward, though Harry receives some extraordinary help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince.
So it’s the home front that takes center stage in the multilayered sixth installment of the story of Harry Potter. Here at Hogwarts, Harry will search for the full and complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort — and thereby find what may be his only vulnerability.
My Thoughts: In preparation for the movie coming out July 15th, I’ve gone on a bit of a Potter binge this past week. I wanted to refresh my memory on what exactly happens in the 6th installment, and all I could recall was that I hadn’t really liked the 6th book… I think it’s because I rushed through it too quickly and somebody gave away the ending to me which upset me very much at the time.
Anyway, I read over it again with a fresh perspective and really enjoyed it. I really like the Harry Potter series, and am looking forward to the new movie as well.