Welcome to another Month of Magic post! Today's post is about what I consider to be the top five best (i.e. most aesthetically pleasing and/or powerful and/or significant to the plot) wands in the Harry Potter series.
Welcome to the first post of Month of Magic! Today I'm going to be discussing my favourite fan theories - several of which I think are completely possible. This is the first post in a mini series (within a series) of theories that I want to share - I love scouring the internet for new ideas. So let's get started!
Everyone needs a lucky break. Layla Harrison, Aster Amirpour and Tommy Phillips always dreamed of the ultimate celebrity lifestyle. But Layla, Aster and Tommy never imagined it would come with a cost – their involvement in the disappearance of Madison Brooks-a story that's blinded the world like a starlet dazzled by paparazzi flashbulbs, Now, Layla is receiving mysterious messages from an anonymous source, Aster faces a looming murder trial and Tommy is retracing his steps as the last person who Madison saw alive. You can dig up dirt about celebrities that the tabloids miss if you search long enough. But when Layla, Aster, Tommy team up with an unsuspecting insider to unearth the truth, they will find that some secrets are best kept in the grave...
If you read my May TBR you know I was very ambitious about how many books I planned to read that month. If you know me you know that I fail miserably under that kind of pressure. Also, for some reason, I was really in the mood to read when I was meant to be studying, but once I was finished my exams and had lots of free time, I didn't want to read at all. I managed to read seven books in May, three of which were Harry Potter books. I entered June in a huge reading slump and it took me most of the month to get out of it. I ended up reading ten books in June. Altogether in the two months I read seventeen books!
A couple of weeks ago I was thinking about the books I've featured on my blog and realised that I very rarely mention Harry Potter, and when I do it's only in passing. Harry Potter is my favourite series of all time, my favourite fictional world, and Harry Potter is my favourite ever character. So, to showcase my appreciation for the series, I decided to do a month-long series about anything related to Harry Potter, ending on July 31st - Harry's birthday! I'm excited, and I hope you are too! So, without further ado, I present to you, the July 2017 edition of Month of Magic!
Nine months. Two weeks. Six days. That's how long recovering addict Sophie's been drug-free. Four months ago her best friend, Mina, died in what everyone believes was a drug deal gone wrong - a deal they think Sophie set up. Only Sophie knows the truth. She and Mina shared a secret, but there was no drug deal. Mina was deliberately murdered. Forced into rehab for an addiction she'd already beaten, Sophie's finally out and on the trail of the killer—but can she track them down before they come for her?
Lucy has her perfect summer all planned: perfect boyfriend, perfect job and quality time with her perfect parents. Then her mom’s cancer comes back, and suddenly life makes no sense. Before she knows it, Lucy finds herself agreeing to volunteer as a counsellor at a camp for troubled kids, where lives are more different from her own that she could have imagined possible. Here Lucy meets the dashing but mysterious fellow counsellor, Jones – who will change the way she sees the world forever. With tragedy hovering at the edges of Lucy’s life, this summer she must find out discover who she really is and what it means to love.
Linny has been living life in black and white since her sister Grace ran away, and she's scared that Grace might never come back. When Linny witnesses the return to Miami of a cult movie star long presumed dead, she is certain it's a sign. Surely Álvaro Herrera, of all people, can tell her why people come back - and how to bring her sister home? Sebastian has come to Miami seeking his father, a man whose name he's only just learned. An aspiring astrophysicist, he can tell Linny how many galaxies there are, how much plutonium weighs and how likely she is to be struck by a meteorite. But none of the theories he knows are enough to answer his own questions about why his father abandoned him, and why it left him in pieces. As Sebastian and Linny converge around the mystery of Álvaro's disappearance - and return - their planets start to collide. Linny's life is about to become technicolor, but finding the answers to her questions might mean losing everything that matters.
Can an online romance survive in real life? Internet sensation Madison Nakama has it all! Her pop-culture rewatch site has a massive following, and fans across the world wait on her every post and tweet. Even Madi’s dismal romantic life seems ready to take off as Laurent, a fellow geek (and unfairly HOT French exchange student!) starts flirting with her in the comments section of her blog. But Laurent’s not the only one watching for Madi’s replies. Internet fame has a price, and their online romance sparks the unwanted attention of a troll. When Madi’s “real life” hits a rough patch, she feels her whole world crumbling. With Laurent’s support, can Madi rally her friends across the globe to beat the troll, or will he succeed in driving her away from everything—and everyone—she loves?
Now and again we all lie awake wondering what on earth we're doing with our lives... don't we? Claire Flannery has had more than a few sleepless nights lately. Maybe she shouldn't have walked out of her job with no idea what to do next. Maybe she should think before she speaks -- and maybe then her mother would start returning her calls. Maybe she should be spending more time going to art galleries, or reading up on current affairs, and less time in her pyjamas, entering competitions on the internet. Then again, maybe the perfect solution to life's problems only arises when you stop looking for it...