Harry Potter needs a sanctuary away from the world, just like the rest of us. Display I made to tautoko the Summer Reading program to engage our rangatahi.
Ties that Bind by the amazing Neeny Boucher is the follow up to the 2013 novel, Lost in Flight. Go get some!
Went and saw The City of Bones – first installment of the Mortal Instruments series on Saturday night. It was fairly decent for an adaptation of a YA novel. This may have been enhanced by the fact that all of the actors were either English or Irish (Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the villain, Valentine; Aidan Turner as one of the good guys, Luke plus the main characters played by Phil Collins’ daughter, Lily and newcomer Jamie Bower – Campbell) and the fact that I was troubled that it may have been shite like Twilight so I tipped most of my hipflask into the lemonade Benji had bought me at the candy bar… I should probably have stirred the drink better because half way through the film I got a sudden kick in the face from the Grey Goose. This was a good thing, the action had picked up and my yelling out obnoxious comments about eyebrows and accents was mostly drowned out by the film score… Had a great time and ended up on the dance floor at Sanctuary til 5am. No demons or Shadow hunters were harmed in the production of this event ; )
At Dimitri: you saucy Siberian, I still love you ❤
At Adrian: PASH HER, BRO!!!
At Sydney: You’re gonna have to choose real soon where you belong, girl: with the hardcore, militant, right wing Alchemists; who treat you like an expendable pawn and a naive, easily manipulated child. Or the cobbled together ‘family’ of Moroi royalty in exile (Jill), dhampir guardians (Eddie & Angeline), ex Strigoi made Moroi again (Dimitri & Sonya) and the bad habit having Moroi playboy, Adrian. <br />Of course this is a series so none of this is gonna get resolved in this latest installment. I liked the pace and I didn’t pick the sneaky connection one of the secondary character’s has to the big bad of this novel until right before the reveal, so kudos to Richelle Mead. I’m actually feeling a good sense of respect for main gal, Sydney. She is very strong, capable and resilient in a very different way to Rose Hathaway of the VA series. And this is a great thing. I’m also keen to give it 4.5 stars. It didn’t make my mind, heart and soul shred like my 5 star fav titles but it’s definitely a slow burn up the charts of great reads for me ; D