Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Teddy Lupin



Teddy Lupin is easily one of my favourite characters in the Harry Potter series, even though he was about 2 weeks old when the books ended (not including the 19 years later- because by then, he was obviously 19). The reason I like him so much is actually because of his parents.
Remus has always been one of my absolute favourite characters in the series ever since I read about him in The Prisoner of Azkaban. I'm not positive why I fell in love with his character so quickly, there was just something about him that I adored.
Then there's Tonks. Do I really need to explain why I love her? She's just such a fun character to read about. Between her being a metamorphmagus, hating the name Nymphadora, and willing to marry a werewolf even though he was convinced he was a monster, Tonks was just the best character you could ever meet.
And then the two of them had Teddy. Teddy had some of the best parents anyone could ever ask for. It's unfortunate that he got to spend such little time with them, but I'm positive he got some of their traits. Most importantly, being a metamorphmagus like his mother and a werewolf like his father.
While being a werwolf could definitely suck, I just love this post. Imagine Teddy in his dorm room, turning into a chihuahua during the Full Moon. Imagine what his roommates would think.
"Oh sorry, you can't near our room tonight, our roommate's going to be turning into a deadly chihuahua."

What do you guys think about the post? Can you imagine Teddy turning into small harmless animals on the Full Moon? Let me know in the comments!

Hope you have a great day/evening/night,

BooksAreBetterThanPeople



Friday, September 25, 2015

Sophia by Writersmagnet

Sophia: Sophia Holt was always the weird one in a crowd. Not only was she an orphan, but weird things happened around her. When she learned she was a demigod, she finally found a place where she belonged, until the one person she cared about was kidnapped by a particularly vengeful goddess with a plot to overthrow the gods. Can Sophia save Melina and warn the gods before it's too late?


I'll admit, it's been a little while since I read this book. However, I do remember liking it a lot, and even re-reading it a couple times.
"Sophia" is the first book in a Percy Jackson fanfiction Trilogy. These books are written by Writersmagnet on Wattpad.
The thing I really like about this story is how original it is, and how it doesn't really rely on the Percy Jackson characters. Don't get me wrong, the characters are in the book, and I do like fanfiction with Percy Jackson characters in it (hence the reason I read fanfiction), but with this book, the original characters were great. Like I said before, the book, the characters, didn't rely on the other characters. They had their own lives.
Another thing I really liked was that the author made good prophecies that went with the plot. A lot of fanfics don't have prophecies, the characters kinda just go on a quest. The plot was also just pretty creative in general.
And can we just take a moment to appreciate that cover? I love the cover of all the books in the Trilogy, especially this one and the second one. They're so pretty. And I know, you're not supposed to judge a book by it's cover, and all that, but let's be honest: we all do. And this book's cover is so freaking beautiful. 

Moving on... Have you guys read this book? Did you like it? Do you agree with what I said? Let me know in the comments!

I hope you have an amazing day/evening/night,

BooksAreBetterThanPeople



Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tonks Looking Like Dumbledore Headcannon

I wish I went to school with Tonks. I mean, imagine how awesome school must have been when she was there. 
I can honestly imagine her making herself look like Dumbledore solely to confuse her schoolmates. And I don't care what anyone thinks, I'm positive Dumbledore would have gone along with it. 
And can you just imagine the look on the students' faces when there were two Dumbledores talking to them? That would be the weirdest and funniest situation in the world. I feel like if no one told them how or why it happened, the people would be wondering about that situation for the rest of their lives, trying to figure out what on earth was happening.
And let's be honest, if Teddy was anything like his parents, he would do this too (even though Dumbledore wasn't the Headmaster anymore...). Actually, he'd probably do that because Dumbledore was dead, because it would confuse his schoolmates even more than two Dumbledores showing up.
I feel like we don't talk about Tonks when she was at school enough. I mean, the marauders must have gone down in history at Hogwarts, but Tonks was mischievous like that too. Her time at Hogwarts just wasn't brought up much, so most people didn't think twice about it.

So what do you guys think? Do you think Tonks would have done stuff like that at school? Do you agree (or disagree) with what I said? Let me know in the comments!

Hope you have a fantastic day/evening/night,

BooksAreBetterThanPeople

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Brason

Honestly, I have no idea where, when, or why Brason started, but it is pretty funny. I first heard about Brason on wattpad when I read a story that was called "Jason and the Brick."
Brason, if you didn't know, is the ship name for Jason and the Brick- a ship that people for some reason absolutely love.
I think the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus Fandom is the best because we are the only people that I've ever heard of who ship someone with a brick.
I'm having trouble writing about this topic because I don't really know what started all this and why Brason is some people's OTP, but I wanted to make this post because I find it hilarious. I personally ship Jiper (or Jasper, whatever you call it) with all my heart, but really... a brick. Jason and a brick. I cannot get over that. I've heard of some weird things, but shipping someone with a brick is really taking it to the next level.
I'm sorry, I really can't get over this.

So what do you guys think? Do you ship Brason? Let me know in the comments!

Hope you have an amazing day/evening/night,

BooksAreBetterThanPeople



Saturday, September 19, 2015

Review: The Selection Series by Kiera Cass (Spoiler Free)

The Selection Series by Kiera Cass


The Selection Series includes four books and many novellas. From what I know, it was originally meant to be a trilogy, but the author just published a fourth book, five days ago.

The series includes:
The Trilogy: The Selection, The Elite, and The One
The New Book: The Heir (20 years later than the trilogy)
The Novellas: The Prince, The Guard, The Queen and Happily Ever After (a collection of all the novellas already listed, and many more)

Summary (The Selection):
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

My Review (Spoiler Free):

If I had to rate this series I would give it nearly 5 stars. I read the first three books, and two of the novellas in three days. My friend, who adores the series, insisted that I read it. I wasn't sure when I first started The Selection. The first couple of chapters were a bit odd, since there was a lot of world building, but I got into it very easily after that. 

I don't usually love futuristic books, but this one swept me off my feet. It was amazing to read from America's point of view what it was like to be Selected, to fight for the heart of a Prince. America's personality was so amazing and loveable, and she acted like a real person. I was laughing and crying, and feeling every emotion possible as I read this book. I wish I could forget what happened in the book, just so I could read it and experience it for the first time again.

I would recommend this series to anyone, whether or not you like romance or futuristic books. I think there are elements that anyone would like in this series, and you'll definitely fall in love with at least one character in the series.

Please let me know your thoughts of this series in the comments :)

Hope you have a fantastic day/evening/night

BooksAreBetterThanPeople



Friday, September 18, 2015

The Mentor by pizzaluver

*The Mentor: 200 pupils from a school have been selected to take part in a competition. Rosemarie Tresdale is one of these. Her school has been chosen to select 200 boys and girls aged between 15 and 18 to take part in 'The Mentor', a new TV singing show where kids are sent to live with a famous singer for 5 months, and the celebrity has the time to turn them into singing sensations. All the big names are taking part, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Big Time Rush... And of course, One Direction! How hard can it be?

I'm not much of a One Direction fan, but this fanfiction swept me off my feet. I'll admit I have pretty low expectations for any One Direction fanfiction, but The Mentor was tons of fun to read.

Rose is such a loveable character and narrated the story in a hilarious way. She's confident and funny, but, like all humans, has her flaws. As time goes on, you realize her life isn't as perfect as it seems to be, but she continues to hold her high through everything. And in the moments when she breaks down and remembers the hardships of her life, you just fall in love with her even more.

Even though I know all the plot twists, and how the story ends, I constantly find myself re-reading this book. Without fail, I laugh and sob and love the story every time I read it.

Rose isn't the only great character in this book. Her friends, One Direction, and heck, even some of her teachers are fun to read about too! I have to admit, although I adore Rose, I think my favourite character in the fanfic is her best Mads, who's honestly just so loveable.

The Mentor is filled with hilarious conversations, sabotage, a few sad scenes sprinkled in, and of course some forbidden love. I would recommend you go read it right now!



Check out the trailer by Jessica Stylxs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_vtle5vlNw


*From what I know this book is only on Wattpad.


Have you read The Mentor? Did you like it as much as I did? Do you agree with what I said? Let me know what you think of the book in the comments!


Hope you have an awesome day/evening/night,


BooksAreBetterThanPeople



Sunday, September 13, 2015

Voldemort Pronunciation


When I first saw this post, I thought it was crazy. However, just a few days ago, J.K. Rowling announced that fans have been pronouncing Voldemort wrong this whole time.
The 't' at the end of Voldemort is silent, because it's meant to be three french words. 'Vol', 'de' and 'Mort' which put together can either mean flying death or stealer of death. 
Although I speak French, I never even considered that. It means that the leader is the Stealer of Death and his followers are Death Eaters.
Did any of you notice this? J.K. Rowling said that although she always pronounced it with the 't' being silent, she was pretty sure she was the only one who did. This theory is supported by the fact that the movies pronounced Voldemort, as well as some other words, wrong. So if any fans read it correctly in the books, they probably pronounced it differently after seeing the movies, thinking that the movies were correct.
As always, please let me know your thoughts on the matter in the comments.

Hope you have an awesome day/evening/night,

BooksAreBetterThanPeople