Free Energy – Hidden Easter Eggs in Hogwarts Mystery!

Free Energy – Hidden Easter Eggs in Hogwarts Mystery!

Ah, Easter eggs: the hidden treasures that game designers hide for us to find and love, and Hogwarts Mystery has plenty! There’s a secret FREE ENERGY egg in every section of Hogwarts, and instead of describing where they are, we thought we’d just show you.

In the East Towers:

Touch the mirror at the far left of the hall.

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Best Trick Ever: Free Gems, Free Gold, Fast Leveling, and Free Energy for Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery!

Best Trick Ever: Free Gems, Free Gold, Fast Leveling, and Free Energy for Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery!

I’ve been playing Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery for a few days now, and I admit I love it. Like, I LOVE it. But it has the same problem as every other phone game. You get to play 5 minutes, and then you have to wait an hour or two before you can do anything else!

Ugh! Makes me feel like:

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Down to Oath by Tyrolin Puxty

Fun & Fascinating!

ISBN: 978-1948099998

Another great read from the mind of Tyrolin Puxty! I love her stuff so much, and it never disappoints!

THE STORY

Oath. A dull sort of town. The kind of place where you might stop for pancakes, on your way to somewhere far more interesting. You’d forget all about them the moment you left. (Both the town and the pancakes.) In fact, you’d never give Oath another thought unless you had the terrible misfortune of getting stuck there. Forever.

Through some cosmic mix-up, Codi’s landed in a place where she does not belong. She doesn’t remember how she got there, and she can’t seem to find a way out. An impenetrable white fog surrounds the town. No one new ever shows up, and no one ever leaves.

Until Codi appears. Again.

Only this time it’s a child version of herself, babbling about things big Codi can’t understand. There are other versions of the town. Other versions of herself. And she has to find herself before she can leave. But she’d better hurry. Because all hell is about to break loose, and the people of Oath do not respond well to change.

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Seed by Michael Edelson

Cover of Seed, by Michael Edelson

Profoundly Satisfying Entertainment

ISBN: 978-1519747990

I grew up reading science fiction. Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, L. Ron Hubbard, Orson Scott Card, Michael Crichton… In fact, I read every science fiction book I could find in our small-town library. Literally every single one until they ran out. Sadly, life went on…

I grew up, finished college, got a job, read other things. It was only recently that I returned to the genre with this novel: Seed, by Michael Edelson.

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Deadly Sweet by Lola Dodge

Spells & Sugar: Recipe for Fun!

ISBN: 1943858225

All Anise wants is to become a pastry chef, but applying to college isn’t easy when you’re a witch. Shouldn’t magic make her life easier? In small ways, maybe. But baking a little happiness into cookies isn’t the same thing as waving a magic wand and making all your dreams come true. Normal people are scared of her, and even her own mother—the only other witch Anise has ever known—would rather she didn’t use her powers at all.

When Anise is assaulted at a local fair, her untempered magic comes to her rescue, incinerating the baking tent and leaving a trail of crime behind. Then, with superior witchy timing, Anise’s great-aunt invites her to apprentice at the only witch-sanctioned bakery in the country, and Anise jumps at the chance. But things go from bad to worse as Anise discovers that finally embracing her power might come with a terrible price.

I just loved this read! I mean, spells and sugar? My two favorite things! Add a young woman trying to find her way in the world, and, yeah, Lola Dodge hooked me hard. The first chapter is one of my favorite first chapters ever, so I think might have over-hyped myself for the rest of the book. (Can you over-hype yourself on a read? What do you think? Is that a thing?) Continue reading “Deadly Sweet by Lola Dodge”

How You Ruined My Life by Jeff Strand

A Quick, Quirky Romp

ISBN: 978-1492662020

Rod’s teenage life isn’t perfect, but things could be worse. He lives with his single mom in a modest home. They don’t have a lot of extras, but they’re getting by. He has a punk rock band called “Fanged Grapefruit” and a beautiful girlfriend. Life is pretty good. That is, until Blake moves in. Blake is Rod’s cousin, and from the moment his privileged mountain of luggage arrives—the day before he does himself—Blake manages to make Rod’s life a living hell. But is he a harmless idiot? Or does this demon-spawn of a cousin know exactly what he’s doing? Continue reading “How You Ruined My Life by Jeff Strand”

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Rare. Epic. Legendary.

ISBN: 978-0307887436

THE STORY

In a future of limited resources and failing infrastructure, humanity lives out its dreams in a massive virtual reality game-world. Wade Watts is a high school student, getting an elite education for free despite his impoverished real-world life, because that was the vision of the game’s creator: unlimited access to knowledge, for rich and poor alike, where every kid has a genuine opportunity to make something of themselves. But not everyone wants to keep it that way.

The original programmer is dead, and a prize is hidden in the game. Whoever decodes the clues first will inherit his billions—and control the virtual universe. Wade has been searching for years. If he wins, he can leave his life in “the stacks” behind, and he can protect the world he knows and loves. But big business is searching too. If they win, the world can say goodbye to free education. That could add up to trillions, and they’ll do anything to get it. Continue reading “Ready Player One by Ernest Cline”