The Harry Potter 30 Days Challenge #17

Welcome back for the 17th day of The Harry Potter 30 Days Challenge! As you know by now, Leannaatc @Short Story Long had this idea of a month full of Harry Potter and you can find the prompt for each day here here.

the hp 30 days challenge

– Day 17: Favourite Harry Potter fan adaptation?

Confession time here… I NEVER watched any Harry Potter fan adaptation… Sorry 😦 !

It isn’t because I’m against it or any nonsense like that, but I just read the books for the first time a few years ago and I became good friends with YouTube quite recently, and I don’t surf around there for long. I just never really got into it. I watched a trailer once about the Marauders, but that was about it.

So I’m unable to answer the question for today. Sorry again.

– Day 1: Favorite Book? – 

– Day 2: Favorite Movie? –

– Day 3: Is there anything in the film adaptations that annoyed you? – 

– Day 4: Who’s your least favourite female character and why? – 

– Day 5: Who is your favourite male character and why? –

– Day 6: Which house would you want to be in? –

– Day 7: Who’s your favourite female character and why? – 

– Day 8: What’s your favourite lesson from the series? – 

– Day 9: Who’s your least favourite male character and why? – 

– Day 10: Horcruxes or Hallows? – 

– Day 11: Which character would you say you are most like? – 

– Day 12: Favourite ship? –

– Day 13: Least favourite movie? – 

– Day 14: Team Voldemort or Team Harry? –

– Day 15: Pick three characters to be your best friends at Hogwarts? –

– Day 16: Expecto Patronum! What form does your Patronus take and why? –

The Heartbreakers (Ali Novak)

“When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for The Heartbreakers. And he had no idea that I was the only girl in the world who hated his music.”

Stella will do anything for her sick sister, Cara—even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD…for four hours. She’s totally winning best birthday gift this year. At least she met a cute boy with soft brown hair and gorgeous blue eyes while getting her caffeine fix. Too bad she’ll never see him again.

Except, Stella’s life has suddenly turned into a cheesy love song. Because Starbucks Boy is Oliver Perry – lead singer for the Heartbreakers. And even after she calls his music crap, Oliver still gives Stella his phone number. And whispers quotes from her favorite Disney movie in her ear. OMG, what is her life?

But how can Stella even think about being with Oliver — dating and laughing and pulling pranks with the band — when her sister could be dying of cancer?

Ali Novak wrote her debut novel My Life with the Walter Boys when she was just 15 years old, and has since penned her next book, The Heartbreakers. First a hit on the online community Wattpad, her second novel has over 38 million reads and is loved by readers around the world.

Pub Date: August 4th 2015 by Sourcebooks Fire

I received an eArc from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book kind of surprised me. I had seen it around some blogs here on WordPress, and when I saw that it was available for request at Netgalley, I requested it and then it was approved! (it still kind of amazes me, this whole process of requesting and getting approved for books on Netgalley)

I started reading a couple of nights ago and I really enjoyed it. Actually, I stayed up reading until 3:30 in the morning on Friday, which is unusual – mostly because I know that next day I have to get up early.

On to some important stuff… The writing is quite nice, it flows mostly well and is easy and fast to read. I enjoyed it quite a bit. My only problem with it was how sometimes, in the middle of a dialogue, Stella would go into her own thoughts, and she sometimes stayed there quite a long time. Sometimes it was nice, because it showed her state of mind about something, but sometimes it didn’t need to be so lengthy. I understand that the Cancer was a big important part of this book, but I don’t think that some of the most technical terms actually needed to be explained in detail.

On to the characters!

I could somehow relate to Stella, which is always nice while reading a book, her fear of facing life and finding excuses not to live it is familiar. I liked that she got over it – eventually – though I could have slapped her a couple of times. I really liked the triplets thing, it’s so unusual to read about, but I found that each of them had a different relationship with the other, and while Cara was great to read, my favorite relationship within the siblings was Stella and Drew’s relationship – mainly because I really liked Drew and could have read more about him.

Now The Heartbreakers, which by the way sounded a bit like 5 Seconds of Summer meets One Direction kind of thing, but that was (surprisingly) OK – I like 5SoS… I liked the overall plot that they wanted to do their own thing. Oliver was great, I liked that the acted all flirty and stuff but in reality he was just a scared little kid, with really understandable fears. The rest of the band was awesome, and I really liked that the book didn’t focused mainly on Oliver, instead we get to meet all of the guys and I just really liked their relationship with Stella. I liked all of the 4, but maybe because of the name, Alec was my favorite. I really want to read the next books because I want more of the guys.

The plot. Ok, so the plot was a bit cliché, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I actually thought it was somewhat plausible how Stella got hired to be their photographer, given the parameters of her “job” – she was suppose to run a blog with photos within a family/friend environment, that is something only a friend, really, could do. So I was ok with the whole Boy Band Star falls in love with a random girl kind of thing. It was cute and sweet.

Overall, I really liked it! And I really want to read the rest, I’m assuming that each book will focus on one different guy, and I so want JJ and Xander and Alec to find someone and be happy! 😀 (Also, Alec somehow reminds me so much of Alec from The Mortal Instruments, that right now, in my head, the guy is gay, and I want him to have his own Magnus Bane!)

Rating: 3.4 Stars


The Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag

Hello!!! Here we go for another Tag! Rae @bookmarkchronicles and Aimal @Bookshelves & Paperbacks tagged me for this one, so thank you!!! And please, go check out their blogs ASAP 😉 .


How long have you been a blogger?

For 2 and a half years, give or take.


At what point do you think you’ll stop blogging?

At this point, I don’t plan to stop blogging… obviously it might happen, but I’m not planning it.

What’s the best thing about blogging?

For me is the possibility of pouring it all out there and communicating with people of similar interests as mine. So, as always, the community.


What’s the worst thing about blogging?

Most people will say the pressure… Do I feel pressured to post? Yeah, I want to post everyday.

Do I post everyday because I feel pressured? No, I do it because I can! When I can’t, I won’t post, when I don’t feel like it, I don’t post… it’s really not a big deal.

How long does it take to find/create pictures for your posts?

It really depends. Most times a good google image search will do. To create headers and stuff is also quick, because I’ve already determined the basics 😉 .


Who is your book crush?

Right now?! Rowan from Heir of Fire… I swear that until last week it was Tamlin (damn it, Sarah J. Maas and her Fae Males!). Don’t worry Jem, you’re still my favorite guy…

What author would you like to have on your blog?

Sarah J. Maas, because she seems hilarious.

What do you wear when you write your blog posts?

Seriously?! It highly depends, if I’m at the University normal everyday clothes, if I’m at home, sweat pants and t-shirt or pajamas.


How long does it take you to prepare?

Depends on the posts. I’ve started to prepare some posts like the Weekly memes with some time ahead, so I’ll had something to it everyday or so. But the posts itself are fairly quick. It can go from 5 minutes to one hour.

How do you feel about the book blogger community?

They’re the best.


What should be done to achieve a successful blog?

Will you let me know when you find that out?! Lol, Just kidding. I don’t know, I guess that a “successful blog” depends on your definition of it. The level of involvement in the community is a huge point, I guess.

I tag… EVERYONE! Seriously! I have no idea o has done this tag or not, because this one has been around for a while. So, if you haven’t done and wish to do it, YOU’RE TAGGED!