“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” By J.K. Rowling Review

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. The Weasley twins expand their business. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate – and lose a few eyebrows in the process. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Classes are never straightforward, through Harry receives some extraordinary help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince.

Yet again we are talking about an amazing Harry Potter book. To be hoist I think that’s the best Harry Potter so far. Because the main characters are making a better decisions and are not just the children who can’t make good decisions anymore. Which really annoyed me in the first book.

The characters in this book are just wow. They are so well developed and they feel like really people which I would have no problem being good friends with. The characters in this book really feels much better than in the previous 5 books because we already know so much about them from the past 5 books. 

This book is much darker than the 5 previous books in this series but I’m here for it. Because it makes this series so much fun because it stoped to be this fairy tale like series and it turned in this book to be more like real life story. 

There is a twist at the end of this book which I’m sure everyone knows about but still I won’t say what the twist is in case if there is someone reading this review who haven’t read the books or watched the movies. 

The Death Eaters are more involved in this book which I love because the books should have more about the Death Eaters than they have. Because it makes it more fun. 

The writing style in this book is as amazing as it was in the 5 previous book. The writing style makes it feel like you are seeing the whole story in your head instead of reading it which I always love when it happens. 

The plot itself was probably the best Harry Potter plot so far when it comes to a book for itself instead of looking at it as a whole series. 

We learned more about what Dumbledore been up to and what he really knows about the Voldemort and Harry Potter situation. 

But I still missed seeing more of Slytherin house and seeing more of Snape which I’ve mentioned before in the Harry Potter book review that he is my all time favourite character from the Harry Potter universe. 

I give this book 5 / 5

“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” By J.K. Rowling Review

There is a door at the end of a silent corridor. And it’s haunting Harry Pottter’s dreams. Why else would he be waking in the middle of the night, screaming in terror? Harry has a lot on his mind for this, his fifth year at Hogwarts: a Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher with a personality like poisoned honey; a big surprise on the Gryffindor Quidditch team; and the looming terror of the Ordinary Wizarding Level exams. But all these things pale next to the growing threat of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named – a threat that neither the magical government nor the authorities at Hogwarts can stop.

Just wow, this book as the entire series is so fucking good that I don’t have words to describe it.

However there is one thing which annoyed me with this book. And that thing is that the main action was left for the last 100 pages of this book and this book is over 800 pages long. And these first 700 pages are mostly about Dolores Umbridge drama and about Harry constantly talking about how he is not involved in anything. Which really annoyed me a lot because who in the right mind would let a 15 year old battle one of the greatest wizards of all time ? Because at the age of 15 you barely know anything at all. 

The writing style here was fucking good. The writing style felt more like a tale told over a fire at a summer camp rather than a 800 + pages book. I truly love when this happens and that’s why mum giving this book extra points for that. 

The characters in my opinion are getting better and better. Because they get more depth in them, they get more unique characters. And in this book we get more interesting characters in this series like Bellatrix Lestrange. The characters in this series feels like real human beings which Im the biggest fan of when it happens in books. 

The fact that we learned more about Professor Snape and about Lily and James Potter really makes this book better and more interesting. Because Snape, Lily and James are these characters in the series which deserve more space than they actually get so far at least. And of course Snape is my favourite character in the whole series makes it even more fun to learn more about his origin story. 

The plot itself here feels for the most part not that interesting as the ending. This is because of what I’ve mentioned before that these first 700 pages are mostly about Dolores Umbridge drama and about Harry constantly talking about how he is not involved in anything.

However the ending is just fucking brilliant and it is the reason why I’ve decided to give this book 5 out of 5 because it was so fucking good. It was so good that it made me forgive it for the death of one of my favourite characters in the series. If you know, you know who im talking about. I won’t say who it is just to not spoil the book for people who haven’t read lot yet but still want to enjoy the book without ay spoilers before they get into it. 

We also learn at the end of the book why Harry needs to go to Dursley’s every summer gives you more insights into how great this whole series actually is. 

I gotta say that I wish to see more of the Slytherins in the next 2 books in this series because I feel like we could have more of them. By the way we are talking about book 5 in the series so I think it’s time to revel which house I would want to belong to because no one can talk about Harry Potter without mentioning this fact. So the house which I would have want to be in is of course Slytherin. 

I give this book 5 / 5

“A Clash of Kings” By George R.R. Martin Review

A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. Two great leaders—Lord Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon—who hold sway over an age of enforced peace are dead, victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. 

Another amazing, awesome, incredible and beautiful fantasy book. This one is the second part in the “A song of ice and fire” book series. I gotta be honest here and say that this second book is less impressive than the first book in this book series but none a less it is still fucking brilliant.

This book has a lot to live up to and it doesn’t disappoint the reader. Which in my opinion is very good because when it comes to book series it tends to go down the hill after the first book but it doesn’t happen yet with this book series which im really thankful for because if the rest of the series is so good as the first two books then it might be my all time favorite book series.

The character are so awesome, they feel so fucking real. And every single character is so different from the rest which makes this book and whole series so unique as it is. Every character in this book has depth to them, they have characteristic which are unique only to them. Every character have things which they don’t like and like. As I’ve already said every character in this book feels like real human beings because there are so much into them. 

The writing style here is also as impressive as the characters. Because the writing style is so good that the pages fly past when you pick up the book and you will be siting for hours and hours reading this book without even noticing it. The writing style makes you seeing these things in your head which you are currently are reading about.

The plot in this book is just amazing. There is love, there is drama, there is death, there is the unknown, there is betrayal, there are big families who are fighting for the throne, there are friends, there are enemies, there are lover, there is intrigue, there is fighting, there is power struggle and there is so much more. When there is so much things in a book you just can’t help yourself but love it.

There is also history in this book of what was going on before the current events in this book and before the events in the first book. Whenever there is so much history in a book, how could you not love it ? Because most of the fantasy books now on days doesn’t have that aspect which this series so far has. 

This book also needs to get extra points for being a page-turner. The main reason why I didn’t get into this series sooner is because the size of ever book has always scared me. But after getting into this series I’ve resized that this series (at least so far) is a page turner which really helps because every book in this series is huge. But since it is a page turner you don’t really feel the size of every book because the pages go so fast by.

The dialogs between the characters in this book is also important to mention so here it is. The dialogos here are pretty good but some of them felt little bit off and unnatural but there are few of them. It takes couple points away from the rating but nothing major. 

I give this book 4 / 5

“A Game of Thrones” By George R.R. Martin Review

Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

Let me start this review with saying that this book is so far the best books I’ve read so far and Ive read 250 +. Which really speaks for itself if you can tell. 

This book easily takes the cake for me when it comes to the best fantasy book I’ve read so far.

I had this book on my shelve unread for a good time and its because the size of it scared me every time I wanted to pick it up. But now I finally read it and I can honestly say that this book is in my top 10 books so far in life. 

The writing style is brilliant, incredible and amazing in every meaning of these three words. The writing style in this book makes you imagine the scenes in every page of this book. The writing style really drags you into the story and wont let you quit reading until you read the last page. 

This book is long, very long but when you start reading it you wont know when you did finish the book. It goes very fast because it drags you in and you will lose track of time when you first get into it. And thats how every book should be like. 

Because of books like this one I’m a huge book lover and a nerd like I am. 

As you might know already there are millions and millions of reviews on this book, but I felt like I need as well give my thoughts on this book. 

The setting of the whole story is just nothing like you have seen before in any fiction / fantasy book. Because it has so much into it. There are a whole world which George R R Martin have builded for us. There are many different families, places, problems, conflicts, drama, intrigues, conspiracy plots and so much more.

And every character and family has its own problems, roles etc. And every character is so different from each other that you almost cant believe that one person have gotten the idea and written the entire book. 

This book is so different from any other fantasy book because every character has their own behaviour, habits and style of talking, walking, acting etc. But in every other fantasy book the characters are so similar to each other that it is hard to tell them apart. And thats why I love these characters in this book and the book itself so much. Because every character have so much depth into them, sometimes they have so much depth that it feels like these characters are real people because they are so well written.

Sometimes these characters in this book feels like they have more depth and meaning in them than a lots of people in the real world. 

This book has everything a great book should have. It has action, drama, problems, travel, conspires, intrigues, dragons, hate, love, friendship, family bonds and so much more. 

This book should also get huge points for its world build up, because the world in this book is so big that you cant even remember every place which is mentioned in this book. And every place in this book have a lots of unique things about them which makes them stand out from the rest. 

And every big family in this book has characteristics which makes them who they are. And every family stands for something different and something deeper than just people who soon or later gonna die. And when one of these main characters die in this book you will become very sad because you already got sort of a bond with them throughout their journey in the book.

And we all the time get new and good characters which we as well form sort of a bond with them. Which is very good. 

The storyline is deep and it takes a lots of effort to even get a brief imagine of the storyline because it so deep and big.

I give this book 4 / 5

“Baptism of Fire” By Andrzej Sapkowski Review

The Wizards Guild has been shattered by a coup and, in the uproar, Geralt was seriously injured. The Witcher is supposed to be a guardian of the innocent, a protector of those in need, a defender against powerful and dangerous monsters that prey on men in dark times. But now that dark times have fallen upon the world, Geralt is helpless until he has recovered from his injuries. 

This is my favourite Witcher book so far. And gotta say that if the rest of the series gonna be so good or even better than this one Im here for it and I’m gonna keep reading.

The plot is pretty okay, which really surprised me because the previous book in this series was sort of MEH. The plot of this book is simply more or less non existent. 

The writing style is quit not there yet on the level with George R.R Martin but its getting there when we look again at the previous book in this series.

Don’t get me wrong the series is impressive and better than many other fantasy series but its not quit the “A Song Of Ice And Fire” series which if you didn’t know is my favourite fantasy series so far.

To be honest I’ve enjoyed this one a little more than the previous once in this series.

This book is more about Milva and Cahir rather than Geralt, which sort  of disappointed me.

I give this book 3 / 5

“The Time of Contempt” By Andrzej Sapkowski Book Review

Geralt is a witcher: guardian of the innocent; protector of those in need; a defender, in dark times, against some of the most frightening creatures of myth and legend. His task, now, is to protect Ciri. A child of prophecy, she will have the power to change the world for good or for ill — but only if she lives to use it.

So far it is the weakest book in The Witcher series. 

In this book for some reason Geralt stopped slaughtering monsters and began being generally your kind uncle who is arrogant but gives you cash whenever you ask for it. Which doesn’t suit Geralt because he supposed to be the bad ass witcher who is all about justice. 

The writing style again felt like a cross between Harry Potter and A Song of Ice and Fire Series. And again there were times where the writing style goes down hill for awhile. 

The thing which may annoy a lots of people is the vicious and deadly relationship drama attacks between Geralt and Yennefer which happens way too many times to even count it. Because of this, this book felt more like a romance / toxic relationship book than a fantasy book which a lots of people love.

And still women are treated as nothing more than sex toys which of course happened in the previous books as well. The author for the most part offers us a sharp,  splendid, expert, flawless depiction of the gentler females. This book is putting women in such a bad light that it is surprised that the left didn’t make it to the official feminist bible.

The plot was bad in this one. But I need to give the author points for actually trying on this one to take this book somewhere but of course with that plot you won’t get far.

The whole focus of this story was on the drama between Geralt and Yennefer and the action which should be in this book almost didn’t exist on this one. The spotlight in this book was on Geralt, Yennefer and sometimes of Ciri.

The storytelling is terrible and the potential was not even looked at by the author in this book.

The narration itself was extremely boring. Which doesn’t make the book better. 

There are parts where this book gives a huge YA fantasy vibe which again isn’t that great for someone who isn’t a fan of YA.

The characters are pretty okay. There are some good characters and there are some annoying characters. However these annoying characters really takes away this one. 

I give this book 2 / 5

“Blood of Elves” By Andrzej Sapkowski Book Review

For over a century, humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves have lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over, and now the races are fighting once again. The only good elf, it seems, is a dead elf. As the threat of war hangs over the land and the child is hunted for her extraordinary powers, it will become Geralt’s responsibility to protect them all – and the Witcher never accepts defeat.

This book is very slow and very closed-off. Which really takes this book in a bad direction.

The main problem with this book (and the whole series) is that women are sexualised at almost every possible point throughout the series.

There were times when you got the vibe that the author mostly had no idea what he is talking about, especially when it came to women being involved.

The world which we get in this book is incredible and I would love to know more about it and get some different stories out of it. But this book really doesn’t use the potential of the characters nor the world. 

This book is more or less full of political intrigue. And this one doesn’t really deviate from the generic fantasy trope of races warring with races, crossing borders and sacking cities. 

There are parts where this book gives a huge YA fantasy vibe which again isn’t that great for someone who isn’t a fan of YA.

The writing style again felt like a cross between Harry Potter and A Song of Ice and Fire Series. And again there were times where the writing style goes down hill for awhile. 

The characters are pretty okay. There are some good characters and there are some annoying characters. However these annoying characters really takes away this one. 

The plot as a whole sounds very interesting but the author did not use or care about the potential which this book could have.

The dialogue were pretty uneven kindly said. There were times where the dialogues had probably way too much exposition and varied very wildly in tone to each other.

This one is my third book in The Witcher series and oh boy, this series isn’t going well with me. Which is strange because I’m a huge fan of “A Song of Ice and Fire Series”.

I give this book 3 / 5

“Sword Of Destiny” By Andrzej Sapkowski Book Review

Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. He roams the country seeking assignments, but gradually comes to realise that while some of his quarry are unremittingly vile, vicious grotesques, others are the victims of sin, evil or simple naivety.

Just as “The Last Wish” this book was also a collection of short stories which follows Geralt. However these short stories are longer than the stories from “The Last Wish”.

It’s important to mention that this book was written 1 year or so before “The Last Wish” but chronologically this book comes after “The Last Wish” so keep that mind. 

There is much action in this one than in the “The Last Wish”, and there is less drama between Geralt and Yennefer which I personally am very thankful for.

The writing style is good but still there are times were it goes downhill just as in “The Last Wish”. As well as there are times when the writing style feels like a cross between Harry Potter and A Song of Ice and Fire Series.

The characters are pretty okay. There are some good characters and there are some annoying characters. Which you can pretty much expect from a book series. Just as in “The Last Wish”.  However this one had more of these good characters and less of these annoying character as the “The Last Wish”.

This one also had more creatures in it which played bigger role than just couple of dialogues which happened in “The Last Wish”. 

 The dialogue were pretty uneven kindly said. There were times where the dialogues had probably way too much exposition and varied very wildly in tone to each other.

There were still parts which felt really boring just as in “The Last Wish”, but there were less of these parts than in the “The Last Wish”.

This book however provides you with large amount of details when it comes to Geralt’s work as the Witcher and details about many of the creatures and beats which you can find in the universe. 

This one also provides you with more details about Geralt’s and Yennefer’s relationship. Which for some people might be a big point. 

I give this book 4 / 5

“The Last Wish” By Andrzej Sapkowski Book Review

Geralt the Witcher—revered and hated—is a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent.  But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good… and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth.

Its important to mention before we start this review that this book isn’t the first book published in The Witcher series, but this book is the one to start this The Witcher book series with.

This book isn’t a typical novel because it is a collection of 6 short stories which introduces you as a reader to the world in the series and to various characters in the universe which Geralt have or had some kind of relationship with at some point through out the life span of the book series. 

I personally am not a fan of a book which is basically a collection of short stories like this book is. Which may explain why I give this one the rating I give. 

The writing style is pretty okay but there are times where the writing goes down hill for awhile. As well as there are times when the writing style feels like a cross between Harry Potter and A Song of Ice and Fire Series.

I had high expectations for this book because of the bad as games. But unfortunately this book didn’t leave up to my expectations. 

However this book needs to get points for the fun fairytale vibe which it has. But also for the fun way the author have mixed seriousness and humor in this book.

The characters are pretty okay. There are some good characters and there are some annoying characters. Which you can pretty much expect from a book series. 

If you want me to be honest with you then you got to know that this book is more or less a load of dated,  men-centered together with male-gazey nonsense mixed together with dubious logic and no understanding of morality or human nature.

Yeah the book the book didn’t go well with me. 

There were times when you got the vibe that the author mostly had no idea what he is talking about, especially when it came to women being involved.

The world which we get in this book is incredible and I would love to know more about it and get some different stories out of it. But this book really doesn’t use the potential of the characters nor the world. 

I need also give this book points for the cool and different approach to high fantasy which is very distinct from Tolkien books and stories. 

I need to mention that there were some generic epic fantasy issues especially when it comes to mundane sexism. But of course I cant mention them because this is a spoiler free review.

When it comes to the dialogues in this book. The dialogue were pretty uneven kindly said. There were times where the dialogues had probably way too much exposition and varied very wildly in tone to each other.

The whole mythology behind this book was pretty impressing when it comes to all the things which wasn’t so great in this book.

I give this book 3 / 5