This Monday my mom and I went to the centre to do some shopping (read: TO ACQUIRE BEAUTIFUL BOOKS. Spoiler: I’ve succeeded) and to see Cinderella. It was a fun day and I’m really happy with the books I got. Two books are a gift from my mom and grandfather for my hardwork and results after my last testweek. The other two are pats on the back from myself haha.
So here they are! The Elite by Kiera Cass, The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman, Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein and Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. I went in looking for Scarlet, as not only is it one of my goals to get up to date with The Lunar Chronicles this year, I haven’t read anything yet for the Fairytale Retelling Challenge, which is terrible. And since I read The Selection this year I decided to read The Elite, as I’d like to finish that series this year too.
I hadn’t heard of The Invisible Library nor of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, but both books caught my eyes (because look at those covers!) and when I read the synopses I knew I had to read them. I mean, the protagonist of The Invisible Library is a spy who works for the Library. This Library harvests fiction from different realities. How cool is that?! Also: alternative London, supernatural creatures, unpredictable magic and secret societies.
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library on the other hand involves ‘the coolest library in the world’, or so says James Patterson. The protagonist of this book isn’t a spy, but he gets to spend the night locked in in the library. Isn’t that every bookworms dream?! The tricky part isn’t getting out of the library though, it’s getting out.
Then it was time to go and see Cinderella, which I definitely recommend. Not only was it like seeing the classic come to live, it was actually better. Don’t get me wrong, I love the original, but I never really felt the romance between Cinderella and the prince, which I’m sure a lot of you can agree with. I mean, they just met and didn’t even talk. I totally shipped them in the film though. Also the actors were brilliant, it was funny, the mice were adorable and I want that dress. Where there things I wish they hadn’t left out? Of course, but I’m not going to be all cranky about that. Just go see it. Trust me.
Have any of you read any of my new precious books? Have you seen Cinderella yet? Let me know in the comments!
– The Writing Hufflepuff