Favourite OTPs

This will be posted a day late, but oh well.

For those who don’t know, this post is for Hype or Like Friday is hosted on Goodreads by fellow bookbloggers Jillian, Larkin, and Britt (click their names to visit their blogs!) where we read a book each month, to review at the end with weekly discussion posts in between. Our book of the month is Truthwitch and the theme is Love is in the Air.

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*JUST FOUND OUT THAT THE COVER CAME OUT FOR ACOWAR AND I AM BEYOND EXCITED* (just had to put that in there).

This weeks theme is:

 Favorite OTPs – Which fictional couples will you go down shipping for life?!

Due to my late as announcement of ACOWAR’s cover reveal, let’s start this post off by giving a spot of my favourite OTPs to Feyre and Rhysand. (Any fanart is from tumblr, and their artists)

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(look how beautiful they are together amirite?)

And from SJM’s other series, Throne of Glass goes to Aelin and Rowan!

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NEXT UP, goes to PERCABETH. I mean, how could I not put my favourite ship in like one of my favourite series that made up my childhood?

Next, Ron and Hermione. How could I not put these two on this list? These two are by far the best couple in Harry Potter.

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Now, the Mortal Instruments is definitely not my favourite series, but it does include one of my favourite ships. I also recently started watching its TV show, Shadowhunters and my feels towards this ship have just intensified. That ship is….. MALEC! (Magnus and Alec) To be honest, as much as Jace and Clary are like the main chracters, I disliked them (as characters) and thus aren’t my favourite ship. For this I’m going to put a scene from the show because how can I not?

I also want to put down Darrow and Mustang from the Red Rising Trilogy. I love the trilogy and I love these two  ❤

My last OTP on this list is going to be….Kady and Ezra from Illuminae! I just love how they are together and they definitely need to be on this list.

Honeslty though, if I didn’t stop there I’d be here all day. If not for that fact, I would list like all the other ships I have from Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus (you know what I mean if you have read it) as well as all my ships from both SJM book series (she literally has the same mind as me when pairing people off together, it’s great) and etc etc.

But yeah, a little late, but better late than never! What other couples do you have as your OTP?

 

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Most Anticipated of 2017 | Hype or Like Friday

So, I know this is a little late, but here is my first Hype or Like Friday post for 2017! For those of you who don’t know what this is, Hype or Like Friday is hosted on Goodreads by fellow bookbloggers Jillian, Larkin, and Britt (click their names to visit their blogs!) where we read a book each month, to review at the end with weekly discussion posts in between. Our book of the month is the Serpent King by Jeff Zentner.

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This week’s discussion post (if you haven’t already read the title) is on the our most anticipated releases for 2017.

I am almost embarrassed to say that I haven’t actually looked too much into 2017 releases, besides those of the series I’ve read this past year. So I had to do a bit of research, (hence a little late of a post) so here they are!

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Since reading A Court of Thorns and Roses, and the Red Rising Series, I have been impatiently waiting for these and thus are probably my most anticipated releases as of right now. However, these are other releases that I am anticipating this year. There are are several sequels that are to be released this year of series I intend to read soon, but I didn’t include them because this list would be way to long…

Carve the Mark (Carve the Mark, #1)  Caraval  Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist, #1)

Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1)  Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons, #1)  Frostblood (Frostblood Saga, #1)

I am especially looking forward to the Wonder Woman book by Leigh Bardugo. I personally love superheroes, and I love the fact that there are going to be books on them too! (and by amazing authors at that).

Again, I apologise for the late post, enjoy your weekend 🙂

Books I’m thankful for

And here we are again with a Hype or Like Firday Post! Since it’s a new month, we are reading a new book. The book for this month is Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake.

Image result for three dark crowns bookHype or Like Friday is a weekly meme hosted on Goodreads (Link) by Jillian, Larkin and Britt. The topic for this week is:

Books I’m thankful for (Think- books you can’t live without)

The first book (or rather, set of books) on my list are of course the Harry Potter books. These were the first ‘real’ books that I read – I was about 8 when I first started reading them. It really opened the world of reading for me, plus, who doesn’t like Harry Potter?

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The next book on my list is Black Beauty by Anna Sewell . I got this for my birthday around the ages of 8-10 and I really loved it. It showed me a bad side of us humans, and hit me rather emotionally at such as young age. It’s a classic that I will always have in my heart, thats for sure.

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Last, but definitely not the least is the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan (or really anything by Rick Riordan). The characters in these series are all very different and unique in their own way, and it proves that it doesn’t matter who you are, but what you do with your life that counts.

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And that’s it. I know it’s a pretty short list, but I’ve read a lot of good books, and I can’t put them all on here (because that will go for ages). But, I do want to say that I am thankful that we have books to read and availible to us, because there are many that don’t know the love of reading books because they don’t have money, or haven’t been taught to read.

What books are you thankful for?

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs Review

As the last week of October, it is time for the book review of Hype or Like Friday. This meme was created by three fellow book bloggers, Jillian, Larkin and Britt in which they choose a particular book to focus on for the month, with weekly discussions and a review of the book at the end. You can check the group out here.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

missperegrinescoverDate Published: June 7 2011

Publisher: Quirk

Length: 352 (hardcover)

Source: Bought (paperback)

Links: Goodreads | BookDepository

Summary:

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

My Review:

This month on Hype or Like Friday we obviously are reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Going into this book, I was really excited because the movie looked good, and because all the raving of well known booktuber, Jessethereader (if you don’t watch him, this series is like his favourite series of all time).

To be honest, the start was rather slow, and it only started getting interesting about half way in. I didn’t really want to know much about Jacob’s old life before, because lets face it – it was a very boring and uninteresting life. The last part of the book did get interesting and I began to actually really enjoy reading it.

When it comes to the characters, there really isn’t anything special. Jacob is pretty boring, and doesn’t really have anything distinct about his personality. The other characters weren’t amazing or anything, but I enjoyed reading about them more than I did about Jacob. Adding to that, I found the relationships in the book weird, if anything. Like all the children are really 80 years old, and yet Jacob doesn’t feel odd at all, even with kind of crushing on his grandpa’s ex girlfriend (this isn’t really a spoiler, we all know it’s gonna happen). Also Jacob’s relationship with his father, mother and ‘best friend’ are odd and not realistic at all really, and I couldn’t relate to any of them.

What I did really like about the book was the world it was set it. How the system works – every book has a system of some sort of how that world works, and I liked this one quite a bit. It’s defnitely different, with peculiars, time loops, powers and so on. I want to explore it a bit more, but that’s just the thing – I don’t really feel inclined to read the rest of the series.

While the ending left the end open-ended and almost cliff hangery, as well as the interesting last part of the book, I don’t really feel like reading the rest of the series, because to be honest, this book didn’t feel like anything special, and I wasn’t ‘hooked’ if you know what I mean. Therefore, I have to sadly rate this as mostly ‘hype’ but I guess some of the like is still there.

Use this when the book you've read was all hype.

And, I rate it 3.5/5 stars.

Hype or Like Friday | What does a story need to be scary?

Hello everyone!

It’s been a while since I have done a Hype or Like Friday, and I missed out on last week due to my damned internet, but it’s better now. This month, there are so many topics, and it would be a bummer if I only got to do two of them this month, so I’m going to do two this week!

For those of you who don’t know, Hype or Like Friday is a weekly meme that has discussion topics based on a monthly theme. At the same time however, there is also a monthly book that everyone (hopefully) reads and reviews on the last Friday of the month to see if it’s only ‘hype’ or if you actually ‘liked’ it. It’s created by three other book bloggers, Jillian, Larkin and Britt. The link to the Goodreads group is here.

The first topic I’m going with is a Harry Potter related one, because I love Harry Potter and since it’s part of a topic, I couldn’t help but do it. It is:

What Harry Potter house are you sorted with, and do you agree (since I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t love HP

This idea was thought up by Chrissie from https://blogginwriting.wordpress.com/. (you guys should go check her out)

Anyways, I am a proud Ravenclaw! (which means that I totally agree). Image result for new ravenclaw logo?

 

 

 

 

 

I don’t know which of these two logos is better, I like them both in different ways. I have however taken the Pottermore test several times because I can and I have gotten Gryffindor a couple times, and even Slytherin once. I do get primarily Ravenclaw though and I identify with it the most.

What house are you guys in? I’m also a Wampus for those of you that were curious.

The next thing I’m doing, was thought of by Donna at https://chocolatenwafflesblog.wordpress.com/. It is:

“Leave the light on, mommy please” What does a story need to be scary? Are you afraid of real life and realistic stories or does the supernatural aspect do the trick?

Personally, at least in movies, the moment that I see the ‘based on a true story’ label, then it really gives me the creeps. Supernatural aspects don’t really faze me, probably because I’ve encountered so many different stories books and movies alike that I subconsciously know that it isn’t real and I guess I don’t get scared.

I do get jump-scared sometimes, but I don’t count that as being ‘scared’ in that sense – creeped out, spooked etc.

But yeah, true stories are the scary ones to me, probably because that means there is a possibility of it actually happening.

If the story is fiction, again to me the realistic things are the scary ones – and I’m not talking about secret agents, or being stabbed in your own house – while it’s possible in our real world, it is extremely unlikely of happening. Ya know what I mean?

What makes a story scary for you?

Books that made me want to read

Hi guys!

Long time no post….Sorry. It was my last week of the school term, and I had a lot of tests and stuff, but now I’m on holidays!! (means lots of time to write posts!

So for this week’s Hype or Like Friday, the theme is:

Books That Made Me Want To Read- Think about what books you read while you were in school that made you want to read. Maybe you were an English Lit major in college because you fell in love with Shakespeare or Jane Austen.

For a refresher, this is a group hosted on Goodreads (link here) hosted by Jillian, Larkin and Britt where we post discussion posts every Friday based on the theme for the month. We also all read a book which we do a review on.

I have several books that I’m going to list, the first being The Adventures of the Wishing Chair by Enid Blyton. When I was only in Year One (aged about 6-7) my teacher would sit us all down like a couple times a week and read us a story about the wishing chair. Image result for the adventures of the wishing chair
I loved listening to these stories, and can definitely say that this was part of the reason why I loved reading so much.

Fast forward a few years, and during library sessions, the librarian would read us part of a Geronimo Stilton book. Now if you know about those, you know that they are so fun to read because the words are colourful, and there are plenty of illustrations and the storylines were very interesting. It only made me want to borrow more and more of them so I could read every single one!

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Then in Year 6 (about 11 years old now), my teacher had this bookshelf in her classroom with a bunch of Goosebump books and many others (about half were Goosebumps). I actually didn’t like Goosebumps, so I read basically everything else on that shelf – including almost every single Roald Dahl books. I absolutely loved these, and the next year we actually focused a unit on his autobiography, which I also found really interesting.

Near the end of the year, when I had basically run out of books on that shelf, my teacher bought a boxed set of Percy Jackson….I guess you can say I’m still obsessed…no need to say more. 😀

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In high school, well I don’t really like many of the books they make us read. I am still in high school (high school here is years 7-12) and about to read Lord of the Flies which I am actually pretty interested in. I have read a bit of Shakespeare and honestly I didn’t really like it…I don’t really think Classics are my thing, but I have an open mind!

I have to admit something though, I don’t see myself ever being a Lit major or something, I actually quite dislike English….but that could just be because of the books my school makes us read. It’s quite weird that I love reading and dislike English, but oh well.

So these are the books that I think had a big impact on my love for reading! I think that’s about all for now. I’ll be posting in about a couple of days, with a review.

Until next time…

P.S. I’m currently waiting for Empire of Storms in the mail and the wait is torture. It’s Friday night for me when I’m writing this, and mail doesn’t come on the weekends…hope it comes Monday…

Sci-Fi Books I Love

Hi guys, this post is coming a bit late due to internet problems…but let’s dive in!

The theme for this month is back to school, and the book we’re all reading is Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. If you are new here, this meme is hosted at Goodreads by Jillian, Larkin and Britt, and it’s where we post discussion topics every Friday, for a final review of the month’s book on the last Friday of the month. You can find the group here.

This weeks topic is:

“I Love Science: My Favorite Science Fiction Books- This can be anything you want. Science fiction can be anything from time travel to DNA mutations like X-Men. You can go with comic books or novels. Whatever you feel like writing about.”

Now, I’m a little ashamed to say this, but, I haven’t actually read that much YA science fiction books which is a bit ironic, because I am a sci-fi fan (any trekkies out there?)…..unless you count those on Wattpad, which I did read several, and they were pretty good. I actually only came back to actual published books this year, as all I had been reading is wattpad previously… But yeah, I’m just going to talk about those books, because honestly, you guys should go check them out (especially if you like sci-fi) and they are totally free to read!

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I have recently however read Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, and that was amazing! It’s definitely a favourite, so it’s only fair that it goeson this list. I’ll be posting a review soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

 

 

Wattpad Books:

Regona City: The Creed (BK1)This book, Regona City: the Creed, is about a girl that is transported to this futuristic world. It’s a series of 3 books, and one extra side story that is currently being written. I loved the series, and I wish it was a published book, because I would totally buy it.

Here’s the link: https://www.wattpad.com/story/1370251-regona-city-the-creed-bk1

 

 

The Runner (Part I of the Runner Series)

This book is called the Runner, and it’s about this girl that lives in an unfair backwards futuristic world (like it’s so bad that technology has backtracked) that is on the verge of a revolution. It’s also a trilogy, and the last book is currently in progress. This is almost sci-fi, because honestly, it fits more an action genre, but it technically is in the future, so I’m gonna add it to this list. It also provides images that help you imagine the setting. This series is also amazing..

Link: https://www.wattpad.com/story/12913498-the-runner-part-i-of-the-runner-series

 

Evolution (Book 1 of POE chronicles)This is also a trilogy (I like trilogies if you are wondering…) set in a post apocalyptic world, where some humans have gone through genetic mutations and now have powers.. Not only that, but the mutations have gone into animals, and humans aren’t the only intelligent species on the planet. This series is action packed, and the author is currently working on a prequel series as well. Oops, forgot to mention the title: the POE Chronicles: Evolution.

Link: https://www.wattpad.com/story/772885-evolution-book-1-of-poe-chronicles

 

Superior

This, is actually a standalone, called Superior. It’s about a girl that lives in a futuristic society in which popularity is everything, and where there is another breed of human: the Superiors – practically flawless in every way… or are they? It’s very interesting, and written really well.

Link: https://www.wattpad.com/story/1322805-superior

 

 

 

This book The Gauntletis called the Gauntlet, which is a tournament set in the 3000s. A deliquent student is brought to a training academy that trains champions for the tournament. Only, it’s not the best training academy around. This is not a copy of the hunger games, and is quite different. It’s action packed and I flew through this in like a day. The author is working on a second book, but it’s rarely updated. This however, can be read as a standalone.

Link: https://www.wattpad.com/story/7343946-the-gauntlet

 

The Numbered

Lastly, this is called the Numbered, which is about this futuristic society where you are classed according to your score of perfection. If your score is above eighty, you have a comfortable life if not, well you’re stuffed. The main character is about a girl whose score is under 80, finds that she was scored incorrectly. It’s still in progress, but it’s a very interesting and unique book that you guys should check out.

Link: https://www.wattpad.com/story/4327248-the-numbered

 

 

So there you have it! My favourtite sci-fi books. The good thing is, these are completely free, and if you want to read them, you just need to sign up for a wattpad account. If you want to know, mine is: https://www.wattpad.com/user/justdiedlaughing

I know this is a bit different, but I am on a mission to read more YA sci-fi books! I see you Cinder…

Until next time…

 

10 Things I like about Harry Potter

On a Goodreads group, there is a weekly meme held by three fellow book bloggers, Jillian, Larkin and Britt in which they choose a particular book to focus on for the month, with weekly discussions and a review of the book at the end. August is Harry Potter Month, and this weeks topic is:

10 Things I Like About Harry Potter: Name 10 things you like about any of the books in the series. You’re not limited to a particular book. You can choose whatever you want from any book. It’s completely up to you. This category is wide open, but here’s a few ideas: favorite characters, spells, magical items, plot twists, villains, etc. You can do whatever you want with this.

Hmmm…this is very hard. There are so many good things about Harry Potter it’s hard to choose…not only that, but it’s been a while since I last read the series. But, here are the 10 things that I love about the Harry Potter series (in no particular order):

P.S. Beware for a lot of Harry Potter gifs…

  1. Quidditch. I love quidditch! Like how cool is it to fly on a broom and either hit things, catch things, or throw things, as well as zip through the air really fast, with the wind going through your hair….WHY CAN’T WE HAVE FLYING BROOMS IN REAL LIFE GUYS. I don’t play sport, but if quidditch existed, I would definitely be playing this.
  2. Apparating. As you can see, I just love the new modes of transport in the wizarding world (probably not floo powder, too messy). I would be exactly like the Weasley twins on this, apparating from my bedroom to the pantry quite often – remember, time is galleons.
  3. BUTTERBEER (and all the other mystical fun food that comes with the wizarding world. Chocolate frogs, fizzing whizzbees, bertie bot’s every flavour beans just to name a few.
  4. Luna Lovegood. I just love her character, the quirkiness and weirdness. I wish I had a friend like her. She is able to open your eyes up to things that most people don’t think of, as she sees the world in a totally unique perspective. Plus, she’s a fellow Ravenclaw 😀
  5. Owl Mail. I love this one, as you can send something whenever you want, as well as reiceve anything you want whatever day of the week. THAT MEAN’S I CAN RECIEVE BOOKS ON WEEKENDS. ^_^ Plus, I would love to have a pet owl myself. They seem pretty cool.Tbh, my owl would probably end up like Errol over here.
  6. Snape and Lily, and maybe just Snape as a person. I loved how he turned from this annoying teacher with a grudge against Harry, to someone that is a double agent for the Dark Lord and Dumbledore to someone that wishes Harry was his own son, and is the mysterious half-blood prince.
  7. Accio! Honestly, this would be a life saver for me, as I am always forgetting where I put things (especially my phone…).
  8. Hagrid! If you don’t like Hagrid, I don’t know what is wrong with you. He’s just an awesome person, and almost like that cool uncle of Harry, Ron and Hermione. I just love him.
  9. Dumbledore’s Army. I personally loved this, as it was a secret organisation with a secret hideout where you learnt to be badass…where you got to learn stuff without teachers, in your own way and most importantly, with your friends.
  10. The main trio – Harry, Ron and Hermione. They are like the best trio of friends of any book really. My personal favourite is obviously Hermione, but who doesn’t love her honestly. They remained friends for 30 years, through all those troubles and mishaps, unlike all those other YA books where friendships always (not necessarily always) don’t last *sigh*. But they are amazing, and this series obviously won’t be the same without them.

And there you guys have it – my 10 favourite things about Harry Potter. There are honestly so many things to choose from, and it doesn’t help I love like everything about this series (it will always be in my heart). Comment down below your lists, and feel free to join the group on Goodreads! Link: here

Until next time…

 

My Apocalypse Team

Hey guys,

I found this group on Goodreads called Hype or Like Friday, it seems pretty cool, and I’d like to give it a shot. For the month of August, the theme is Harry Potter! (can you guys guess why?) It was created by three fellow book bloggers, Jillian, Larkin and Britt in which they choose a particular book to focus on for the month, with weekly discussions and a review of the book at the end. So that sadly means, that you guys will have to wait to the end of the month for my Harry Potter and the Cursed Child review…sorry (I also kind of already have it done already…okay, I’ll stop taunting). For anyone who is reading this, you can check the group out here.

This week’s topic is:

“Imagine it’s the apocalypse, whatever magic is left in the Wizarding World is slowly diminishing, and you need to assemble a team to help you survive. Which 5 characters would you choose for your team, what roles would they play (i.e. Team Leader, Most Cunning, Most Skilled, etc.), and how would they help you survive. You can do whatever you want with this topic. Get creative and have fun with it.”

Hmmm…this is hard. Lemme think…

For the first member of my team, I think I’d go with Hermione, or Scorpius (I can’t pick to be honest) because they know their stuff. They would be the ‘Most Resourceful’ as they seem to always be able to think of a solution on the spot to whatever problem you seem to be having. Plus, Hermione will also be able to snap people into place, her snarky comments and comebacks will always keep me on my toes. For Scorpius, well he’s just a cute cinnamon roll, who makes a great friend and companion, it’s during these times that you really need someone you can trust and have your back, and Scorpius is easily one of those types of people I would spend the apocalypse with.

For the second member, this might come as a surprise to some people, but it would be Bill Weasley. Despite his lack of appearance in the series, from what I know of him, he would make the perfect leader. He has a cool, and laid back personality, but is also not slacking – he was both Head Boy and Prefect during his time at Hogwarts. He is also said to be both brave and humorous which not only helps with moral, but is a great combination for a leader, as leaders shouldn’t be too patronizing or ‘in-charge’. Good leaders are more like friends that are good at, well..leadership I guess. He also has a heart – loving a girl like Fleur takes quite a bit of heart… Anyways, onto my next member.

This time, I choose Luna Lovegood. Why you ask? Well I just think she’s an amazing character. I love her quirkiness and personality, and for that reason she would have the role of a guide in a loyal friendly way, if you know what I mean. She is unfazed by lots of things, and is not afraid to stand her ground. Because of this, she would be the one with a shoulder to lean on, or someone you can tell anything to. She has this unique way of guiding people in the right direction, even if it’s unorthodox. Basically, she has great insight and is not afraid to tell things how it is, bad or good.

For the last two members of my team, I’d of course choose Harry and Ron.

Ron, well, is Ron. He’s funny and loves food, which means I’d get along very well with him. Not only that, but he is very brave, and intelligent when he wants to be, putting himself in harms way for those he loves. He would probably get the role of the most brave, and the ‘Knight of the group’ (did you get my joke there?). I love Ron as a character, plus with Harry and Hermione, we would definitely be a force to be reckoned with. Plus, they seem to always have luck on their side, they always make it out of hard times.

Lastly, I’d like to have the one and only ‘Just Harry.’ While he may be Harry Potter, he doesn’t like his fame as much, and would prefer people to just refer to him as Harry, a friend. He would be a great asset to the team, with his many skills, especially when it comes to defense against the dark arts (I would not want to be a dementor around Harry). He’d probably have the role of the ‘Most Skilled.’ Like Ron, he’d do almost anything to protect his friends, and doesn’t take well to those who threaten them. He might get a little impulsive at times, but that’s what everyone else’s common sense is for…right?

So yeah guys, that’s who I’d choose to be on my team. I encourage you to try out this meme on your blogs as well! It’s seems quite fun and different from other memes out there. I’ll soon be putting up a review for the Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson – keep your eyes peeled these next few days.

Until next time…