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Harry Potter And The Sorcerers Stone Book Review!

Published February 27, 2018 by Shay Taree

I’m sure that many of you are look at this title and going has this girl really not read he Harry Potter series! Well I’m here to tell you that it’s false! I have read the Harry Potter books and I own all the Harry Potter books but it’s been a while since I have re-read them. So I decided to reinsert myself into this glamours world.

The first book of Harry Potter is where you are first introduced to the wizarding world and of course Harry Potter himself. It’s starts off with you learning that Harry’s parents have died and as a young child he is sent to live with his Aunt, Uncle, and cousin who treat Harry like complete crap.

Harry then learns he is a wizard and is sent off to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This is where he learns that he is famous due to defeating the dark wizard that killed his parents and also makes his first real friends which are Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

But there is something evil going on at Hogwarts and it involves the sorcerers stone which someone wants to steal. So Harry, Ron, and Hermione try and figure out who wants it and how they can try to protect it.

Even though I had already ready this book servers times it still had me excited from beginning to end. Also since I read the illustrated edition it was a lot of fun being able to also look at the pictures to go along with the story.

At this point I have now moved on the 2nd book in the series which I’m also loving. But if your one of the few people that have yet to read this series I definitely recommend reading it. You definitely won’t be disappointed.

If you have read this book or the series comment down below and let me know what you thought of it. If your someone that hasn’t read this series yet then tell me why you haven’t.

~Shay Taree


Always & Forever Lara Jean By Jenny Han Book Review!

Published February 22, 2018 by Shay Taree

I have finally finished the Lara Jean series written by Jenny Han and I completely loved it. Always & Forever Lara Jean is the finally book in this series installment and it definitely didn’t disappoint.

Always & Forever starts off during the later half of Lara Jean’s senior year of high school with her relationship with Peter. It takes you through the ups and downs of her senior year including on where her relationship with Peter will stand once they go off to college in the fall.

I definitely enjoyed reading this book and couldn’t put it down. It definitely made me think of my own senior year experience especially when it came to my friends going away to college. That definitely almost caused me to shed a few tears.

I think this was the book that we definitely saw Lara Jean grow up and do things for herself. You saw her make decisions that she didn’t know that she would have to make but you saw her make them of her own free will and what would be best for her. While she did think of the relationships with her family and friends she also thought about what would help her in the long run.

This was definitely an enjoyable read and I’m so happy with the ending of this series. So I definitely recommend reading this series if you haven’t already.

Also comment down below on your thoughts on this series if you’ve already read it or let me know if you plan to read this series.

~Shay Taree

Fire & Fury Inside the Trump White House Book Review!

Published February 20, 2018 by Shay Taree

As we all know many of us were shocked when Donald Trump became President of the United States and since then there have been several scandals that have rocked the White House. So when this book came out about the secrets regarding this presidency I just had to read it.

To be honest this book was a very interesting read and had me from beginning until the end. But there were moments when this book had me kind of confused because to be honest there were a few people in the political world that I didn’t know.

That doesn’t mean this book wasn’t entertaining because it was totally entertaining when talking about the different scandals and a behind the scenes look of what many people where thinking when Trump became president and seeing him run the country.

Like you learn that Trump didn’t expect to win the presidency and most people in his camp were apart of his campaign for their on agenda and in many ways other people seemed to be running the White House.

You also learned a little bit about the thought process behind so many of the hiring and firing of many officials. Plus you see more about what happens when the Comey firing happened.

I definitely recommend checking out this book if you have been interested in this presidency due to all the shenanigans that have been going on. This also doesn’t at time read like your usual political book and at times reminded me of a soap opera. I honestly couldn’t believe that this was really happening. So definitely check out this book! Also feel free to comment down below about what you thought of this book if you read it and also whether or not you will read it.

P.S. I Still Love You Book Review!

Published February 6, 2018 by Shay Taree

I have finally finished another book and this one was the 2nd book in the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series. The book starts out kind of where the book ended when Lara Jean is recovering from the drama that had just happened and is also regretting what took place. She starts wishing she was back with Peter and decides to try to do what’s right and apologize and potentially get back together with him.

After this things start to look promising for the couple but then a scandal happens and someone from Peter’s and Lara Jeans past returns. With this person returning it causes some drama between the two and of course there is also some drama involving Genevieve.

The book also takes you through Lara Jeans insecurities involving Genevieve but also teaches you a bit of a lesson about not comparing your relationship with someone to their previous relationship. Also there are some funny moments involving Lara Jeans younger sister Kitty.

Overall I really enjoyed the book and I’m currently reading the third and final book in this series and I can’t wait to see what happens. I will definitely have a review on that book once I finish it.

So comment down below on what you thought of this book if you read it already or let me know if you may read it.

~Shay Taree

Solving For Ex Book Review!

Published February 2, 2018 by Shay Taree

I have finished another book so that means another book review! The book I just finished was Solving For Ex By Leigh Ann Kopans. I bought this book via the iBooks store at a pretty cheap price.

Solving for ex is about a girl named Ashley who is in love with her best friend Brendan. She thinks the year is going to be just the same with her and Brendan both being on the mathletes team and just spending time together like they usually do. But then two new kids start at their school a boy named Vincent and a girl named Sofia start at the school it turns her world upside down.

After the drama she experience at her old school it feels like history is repeating itself and Ashley doesn’t know what to do. From there the drama ensues.

This book is kind of your typical young adult romantic novel with drama and of course romance. At the beginning of novel

I wasn’t all that into it but once the characters Vincent and Sofia were introduced I couldn’t help but be hooked. When these characters were first introduced I couldn’t help but feel that something was up about them and I was right.

I also couldn’t help but put myself into Ashley’s shoes since I’m sure we have all been there when it comes to liking someone and feeling like another person is taking over our territory.

While I did enjoy this book there was just some things that I wanted a little more of. Like I wanted to know more about what was going to be the end result with a few of the characters. I also felt like the romance that happened with some the characters happened too fast.

But overall this book was an enjoyable read and at certain parts I couldn’t put it down. So if your interested in reading it definitely check out this book!

~ Shay Taree

I Hate Everyone But You Book Review!

Published January 30, 2018 by Shay Taree

I recently finished another book and this time it was written by two ladies that previously worked for buzzfeed and now have their own YouTube channel. These lovely young ladies are Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin.

I had heard about their book through other booktubers so on my next trip to Barnes & noble I decided to buy it and give it a shot. Before reading the book though it had been suggested to check out their YouTube channel first so that you could understand their humor which obviously will help you understand the humor in the book.

After spending almost an entire day watching their various skits on their channel I finally decided to start reading their book and I was pleasantly surprised.

The book is written in the format of emails and text messages between two friends named Ava and Gen. It takes place during their first semester of their first year of college and how they are handling being apart from each other. It also shows the trials and tribulations that they each go through regarding their individual college experiences.

The character Gen definitely has the personality of Gaby Dunn and Ava is definitely Allison. The book had me hooked from the very beginning and I couldn’t wait to see what happened not only in each of the individuals lives but also regarding their relationship with each other.

The book writing style was very reminiscent of another series I read before which was titled TTYL so it was very easy for me to get used to get used to the writing style. The only downside regarding this though is that you don’t feel as attached to the characters since you don’t really know their backstory.

But overall it was definitely a quick and easy read. So if your looking for something that you can easily pick up and read but will also have you hooked I recommend reading this book. Also please be warned that some of the material in the book is on the mature side since there are discussions of substance use and also of sexuality. So if that kind of talk makes you feel uneasy or if your parents don’t like you reading books with that kind of material then I suggest not reading this book.

If you have read this book comment down below and let me know what you thought of it. If you haven’t read it then also comment down below and let me know if this is something that you may read. Also feel free to comment below any suggestions of books that I should read.

~ Shay Taree

Six Of Crows & Crooked Kingdom Book Review!

Published January 26, 2018 by Shay Taree

Over the past few weeks I had been hearing about a duology by Leigh Bardugo about 6 thieves who go on a heist and then about the aftermath of that heist. They seemed like some wonderful books so I decided to check them out and let’s just say that I was pleasantly surprised.

When the books start out you meet the main character by the name of Kaz and he puts together a crew of individuals to help him on an almost impossible task to rescue a gentleman from an impossible place. Kaz is a thief and a swindler himself and this task will make him and his crew a lot of money.

In both books you witness how smart and cunning Kaz is and also how each person of his crew serves a unique purpose. You also fall in love with each of the characters and there are a few romances along the way.

This was a wonderful duology that had you immersed in this world of fantasy and adventure from the very beginning and one thing I really loved was that each chapter was told from a different characters point of view that was apart of Kaz’s crew. You also learn about each member of the crews past and how they came to meet Kaz.

This is definitely a set of books that you should check out and read and you won’t be able to put these books down until you finish it.

I purchased my set of books from Barnes and Nobles but you can also purchase an ebook versions of these books also.

If you have read these books comment down below on what you thought of them and if you haven’t let me know if this sounds like something that you made read.

~Shay Taree