Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw Are Good Houses

And this is why I'm glad I'm a Hufflepuff... I know that most fans either want to be in Slytherin or Gryffindor, for obvious reasons, but I honestly think that Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff are the more desirable houses (no offence if you're in Gryffindor or Slytherin though... You just aren't as good as us XD)
I mean really, Gryffindor had people like Peter Pettigrew, and Slytherin had people like the Blacks (such as Bellatrix), the Malfoys, Lord Voldemort and many other bad wizards. Of course they have good people too, but they have people like that too.
However, Hufflepuff has produced the fewest dark wizards in all of Hogwarts. 
And we don't know of any dark wizards from Ravenclaw other than Quirrel- however there's speculation about whether he willingly let Voldemort posses him. Ravenclaw is very academic based, and I kind of feel like most of them wouldn't turn to Dark Magic like Tom Riddle.
Just generally, Hufflepuffs and Ravenclaws don't seem to get into as much trouble as Slytherins and Gryffindors, since their traits aren't as outgoing.
Of course this is all opinion based. I just thought I'd bring it up, since people tend to judge me because I'm in Hufflepuff.
What do you guys think of this? Let me know in the comments!

I hope you have a magical day/evening/night,

BooksAreBetterThanPeople

Friday, February 19, 2016

The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel Summary:

In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.
The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them...

Just a small disclaimer: as of right now, I haven't read all of Clockwork Princess. That means, I don't know how I'll feel about how the series ends, or all the plot twits. Now, onto the review...

In case you didn't know, this trilogy is the prequel to The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. I, along with many other people I believe, actually like these books even more than The Mortal Instruments (which is really saying something). 
The thing I really like about these books is how much they intertwine. Yes, you can read the series separately and completely understand them, but if you read them both, then there will be small things you understand. Like how some of the characters in The Infernal Devices are actually ancestors of characters in The Mortal Instruments (Which is so cool!) There are also characters that are immortal and show up in both series, which I love (Magnus, I'm looking at you...)

Tessa is the protagonist of this story and is a really interesting character. Something I find funny about her is that she seems so surprised that there are female shadow hunters and that women fight, but she's also a really ferocious character herself.
Will and Jem are what I'd call the 'love interests' of the story. They're each really well-rounded and developed characters. At the beginning, they may seem secretive and bad, and you may wonder why anyone likes them, but over time, there is a lot revealed about them that makes you understand them a bit better.
One thing I want to warn people about this series is that there are a lot of characters and different plots going on at once, and it can be hard to keep everything straight all the time. Since it's in third person, it jumps around with what's going on, but the main focus is Tessa (if that makes any sense...). 
Basically, Tessa drives the plot of the book and causes the main conflicts, while everyone else is doing smaller things to lead to the overall conflict. So Will and Jem might be over in Downtown London, while Tessa's at the Institute doing something, and so on. If any of you watch Once Upon A Time, it's kind of like that. Emma's the main character, but it focuses on other stuff too, and there's multiple plots going on at once.

Something really well done with these books though is how many plot twists there are. Honestly, throughout the whole book you could be thinking one thing and then you suddenly realize it's something completely different. Basically the rule is, if you think you know what's going to happen, you're WRONG. 

Have any of you read this trilogy? Did you like it? Let me know in the comments!

I hope you have a shadow hunter-y day/evening/night,

BooksAreBetterThanPeople

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Dumbledore's Army



I don't think anyone can argue that Harry was a bit of an idiot at times. Not so much in his studies, mostly just with his common sense.
I really feel like he just doesn't know what common sense is. It's actually kind of hilarious. 
Like honestly, why would you make a group called Dumbledore's Army when the Ministry is worried about Dumbledore making an army? 
There are so many other times when he does stuff like this too.

For Example:


























He really is an idiot.

What do you think of these posts? Do you agree with them? Let me know in the comments!

I hope you have a magical day/evening/night,

BooksAreBetterThanPeople

Sunday, February 14, 2016

What The Selection Has Taught Me About Relationships

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I actually found a text post that has to do with love, so I figured today was the best day to post it. Even though I just act like it's a normal day, where I just eat a bit more chocolate and cinnamon hearts (no, I'm not just saying that because I'm single...)
Anyway, hope you enjoy!


I love this post so much! There are so many things about each character that I didn't really like, but they do all have redeemable qualities. 
I think that The Selection Series has a lot of deeper messages beneath the surface. It really shows what a healthy relationship (between family, friends, or lovers) is. And I love this post because it really shows how each elite girl acted differently during a relationship and that together they represent how someone should act and feel during a relationship.
When I read each of the lines, I actually think of a certain part from the series. Like when I see 'Fangirl, like Amberley', I think of when America jokingly called her mom, and she said “If it ends as I suspect it will, Mom will be just fine.”
What do you think of this post? When you read it, do you think of scenes from the book? Let me know in the comments!

Hope you have an amazing day/evening/night,

BooksAreBetterThanPeople