Really Short Review Roundup (4)

Posted April 14, 2017 by Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog in Reviews / 35 Comments

Really Short Review Roundup (4)Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) by J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Published by Scholastic Inc. on August 10th 2004
Genres: Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 870
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
Reading Challenges: 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge
5 Stars

Harry Potter is due to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His best friends Ron and Hermione have been very secretive all summer and he is desperate to get back to school and find out what has been going on. However, what Harry discovers is far more devastating than he could ever have expected...
Suspense, secrets and thrilling action from the pen of J.K. Rowling ensure an electrifying adventure that is impossible to put down.

Gosh darn that was long. 27 hours!!!! I mean I was nervous I wouldn’t finish before it was due back. It was amazing though. So much went on and it set up the next book so well. Plus that ending!!

Really Short Review Roundup (4)Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) by J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Published by Scholastic Inc. on September 16th 2006
Pages: 652
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
Reading Challenges: 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge
5 Stars

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. And yet... As in all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate, and lose a few eyebrows in the process. The Weasley twins expand their business. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Classes are never straightforward, though Harry receives some extraordinary help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince. So it's the home front that takes center stage in the multilayered sixth installment of the story of Harry Potter. Harry struggles to uncover the identity of the Half-Blood Prince, the past owner of a potions textbook he now possesses that is filled with ingenious, potentially deadly, spells. But Harry's life is suddenly changed forever when someone close to him is heinously murdered right before his eyes. With Dumbledore's guidance, he seeks out the full, complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort, and thereby attempts to find what may be his only

Gah. That ending. Seriously???? These endings are killing me.  Anyways the whole book was great and I listened nonstop. I loved the whole Ginny & Harry stuff. Perfect. Now just one more book to go!!

Really Short Review Roundup (4)Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
on May 23rd 2006
Pages: 183
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
Reading Challenges: 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge
3 Stars

The New York Times bestselling he-said/she-said rock n’ roll romance that inspired the motion picture starring Michael Cera (Juno, Arrested Development) and Kat Dennings (Thor, TV’s 2 Broke Girls)!
"I know this is going to sound strange, but would you mind being my girlfriend for the next five minutes?"
Nick frequents New York's indie rock scene nursing a broken heart. Norah is questioning all of her assumptions about the world. They have nothing in common except for their taste in music, until a chance encounter leads to an all-night quest to find a legendary band's secret show and ends up becoming a first date that could change both their lives.
Co-written by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, co-author of WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON with John Green (THE FAULT IN OUR STARS), NICK & NORAH’S INFINITE PLAYLIST is a sexy, funny roller coaster of a story that reminds you how you can never be sure where the night will take you…
From the Hardcover edition.

I have seen this movie a bunch of times and LOVE it. So the audio was available and I snatched it up for a quick listen. Ugh I was so disappointed. Maybe it was the audio?? Although I loved the female narrator. I don’t know I just didn’t enjoy it that much but it did have its moments. I loved the setting though.

Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog


35 responses to “Really Short Review Roundup (4)

  1. GAHHHHH!!! You’re almost done with the HP series!!! I’m so proud of you 🙂 Also, did the Half-Blood Prince hurt your heart?? Cause I was an emotional wreck and SO MAD when I finished that book. The last book is a lot of camping and not as much action unfortunately. It was my least fave of the series– but at least you get to KNOW what happens!!
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  2. I remember reading Half-Blood Prince and being destroyed by that ending. Like, that didn’t really just happen, right? JKR wouldn’t really do that. OMG, she really did just do that. Gah!

    Ugh, sorry to hear that the Nick and Norah audio was such a letdown. I read the book several years ago and enjoyed it. And the movie is so much fun but I’ve never tried the audio. Sounds like I’m better off without.
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