Characters That Got on my Nerves | Top 10 Tuesday [#36]

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Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday weekly fun on my blog! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you want to join in the fun, hop on over to their blog to see what it’s all about!

This week’s topic is Top 10 Characters That Got on my Nerves.

*** THIS IS MY OPINION: DO NOT HATE ON ME FOR IT ***

So we have all read books where we didn’t like or could really care less for a certain character. A lot of the times it happens to be the main character or active love interest. And now by no means am I saying that the author who wrote them is garbage because some of these characters come from some of my favorite books, what I am saying is that I honestly did not like them. So let the haters gonna hate begin!


10. Myles from Storm Siren

Storm Siren

Reasons Why:
  • He was beyond creepy
  • Could never tell if he was good or bad

 


9. Eleanor from Eleanor and Park

Eleanor and Park

Reasons Why:
  • She whined too much
  • No major character growth

 


 

8. Mare from The Red Queen

Red Queen

Reasons Why:
  • Thought she was the Queen of the world
  • Played up her Special Snowflake status constantly

 


7. Clary from the City of Bones

City of Bones

Reasons Why:
  • Boring and dull
  • Couldn’t see why everyone loved her in the book

 


6. Cinder from Cinder

Cinder

Reasons Why:
  • Again boring and dull
  • No extraordinary character growth

 


5. Lorelai from The Shadow Queen

The Shadow Queen

Reasons Why:
  • Not likeable
  • Generic and boring

 


4. Ianthe from A Court of Mist and Fury

 

A Court of Mist and FuryReasons Why:
  • Professional manipulator
  • Two-faced!

 


3. Lucia from Falling Kingdoms

Frozen Tides

Reasons Why:
  • Generic and boring
  • Not likeable


2. Chaol from Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass

Reasons Why:
  • Snoozefest
  • Lacks depth

 


1. Mal from Shadow and Bone

Shadow and Bone

Reasons Why:
  • SO BORING
  • Everything he did got on my nerves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Well there you have it! Top 10 Characters That Got on my Nerves. What characters got on your nerves? Do we share any similarities? Let me know!

Until next time,

Sig New

Fall 2016 Releases | Top 10 Tuesday [#35]

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Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday weekly fun on my blog! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you want to join in the fun, hop on over to their blog to see what it’s all about!

This week’s topic is Top 10 Fall 2016 Releases.

Can you guys believe that we are already half way into the year?? Boy does time sure fly by. But with time flying, it means that a bunch of new and exciting releases are coming our way this Fall. A lot of my most anticipated releases are sequels and or finales to some amazing series. So without further ado, let’s get started!


10. Fate of Flames by  Sarah Raughley

Release Date: November 22nd, 2016

Fate of FlamesFour girls with the power to control the elements and save the world from a terrible evil must come together in the first epic novel in a brand-new series.

When Phantoms—massive beasts made from nightmares and darkness—suddenly appeared and began terrorizing the world, four girls, the Effigies, each gained a unique power to control one of the classical elements: earth, air, fire, and water. Since then, four girls across the world have continually fought against the Phantoms, fulfilling their cosmic duty. And when one Effigy dies, another girl gains her power as a replacement.

But now, with technologies in place to protect the world’s major cities from Phantom attacks, the Effigies have stopped defending humanity and, instead, have become international celebrities, with their heroic feats ranked, televised, and talked about in online fandoms.

Until the day that New York City’s protection against the Phantoms fails, a man seems to be able to control them by sheer force of will, and Maia, a high school student, unexpectedly becomes the Fire Effigy.

Now Maia has been thrown into battle with three girls who want nothing to do with one another. But with the first human villain that the girls have ever faced, and an army of Phantoms preparing for attack, there isn’t much time for the Effigies to learn how to work together.

Can the girls take control of their destinies before the world is destroyed forever?

9. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Release Date: September 20th, 2016

23207027Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.

If only it was that simple. Katharine is unable to tolerate the weakest poison, and Arsinoe, no matter how hard she tries, can’t make even a weed grow. The two queens have been shamefully faking their powers, taking care to keep each other, the island, and their powerful sister Mirabella none the wiser. But with alliances being formed, betrayals taking shape, and ruthless revenge haunting the queens’ every move, one thing is certain: the last queen standing might not be the strongest…but she may be the darkest.

8. Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge

Release Date: September 27th, 2016

Bright Smoke, Cold FireWhen the mysterious fog of the Ruining crept over the world, the living died and the dead rose. Only the walled city of Viyara was left untouched.

The heirs of the city’s most powerful—and warring—families, Mahyanai Romeo and Juliet Catresou share a love deeper than duty, honor, even life itself. But the magic laid on Juliet at birth compels her to punish the enemies of her clan—and Romeo has just killed her cousin Tybalt. Which means he must die.

Paris Catresou has always wanted to serve his family by guarding Juliet. But when his ward tries to escape her fate, magic goes terribly wrong—killing her and leaving Paris bound to Romeo. If he wants to discover the truth of what happened, Paris must delve deep into the city, ally with his worst enemy . . . and perhaps turn against his own clan.

Mahyanai Runajo just wants to protect her city—but she’s the only one who believes it’s in peril. In her desperate hunt for information, she accidentally pulls Juliet from the mouth of death—and finds herself bound to the bitter, angry girl. Runajo quickly discovers Juliet might be the one person who can help her recover the secret to saving Viyara.

Both pairs will find friendship where they least expect it. Both will find that Viyara holds more secrets and dangers than anyone ever expected. And outside the walls, death is waiting. . .

7. Boy Robot by Simon Curtis

Release Date: November 15th, 2016

Boy RobotSeventeen-year-old Isaak discovers the truth about his origin and the underground forces that must come together to fight against a secret government organization formed to eradicate those like him in this high-octane science fiction debut.

There once was a boy who was made, not created.

In a single night, Isaak’s life changed forever.

His adoptive parents were killed, a mysterious girl saved him from a team of soldiers, and he learned of his own dark and destructive origin.

An origin he doesn’t want to believe, but one he cannot deny.

Isaak is a Robot: a government-made synthetic human, produced as a weapon and now hunted, marked for termination.

He and the Robots can only find asylum with the Underground—a secret network of Robots and humans working together to ensure a coexistent future.

To be protected by the Underground, Isaak will have to make it there first. But with a deadly military force tasked to find him at any cost, his odds are less than favorable.

Now Isaak must decide whether to hold on to his humanity and face possible death…or to embrace his true nature in order to survive, at the risk of becoming the weapon he was made to be.

6. Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch

Release Date: September 20th, 2016

Frost Like NightAngra is alive, his Decay is spreading—and no one is safe.

Meira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately needs to learn to control her own magic—so when the leader of a mysterious Order from Paisly offers to teach her, she jumps at the chance. But the true solution to stopping the Decay lies in a labyrinth deep beneath the Season Kingdoms. To defeat Angra, Meira will have to enter the labyrinth, destroy the very magic she’s learning to control—and make the biggest sacrifice of all.

Mather will do anything to save his queen. He needs to rally the Children of the Thaw, find Meira—and finally tell her how he really feels. But with a plan of attack that leaves no kingdom unscathed and a major betrayal within their ranks, winning the war—and protecting Meira—slips farther and farther out of reach.

Ceridwen will do anything to save her people. Angra had her brother killed, stole her kingdom, and made her a prisoner. But when she’s freed by an unexpected ally who reveals a shocking truth behind Summer’s slave trade, Ceridwen must take action to save her true love and her kingdom, even if it costs her what little she has left.

As Angra unleashes the Decay on the world, Meira, Mather, and Ceridwen must bring the kingdoms of Primoria together…or lose everything.

5. Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Release Date: November 8th, 2016

HeartlessLong before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king’s marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.

Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

4. The Midnight Star by Marie Lu

Release Date: October 11th, 2016

The Midnight StarThere was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.

Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all that she’s achieved.

Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds when a new danger appears, putting not only Adelina at risk, but every Elite and the very world they live in. In order to save herself and preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest—though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger.

3. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: September 6th, 2016

Empire of StormsThe long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don’t.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Aelin’s journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?

2. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Release Date: September 27th, 2016

Crooked KingdomKaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.

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1. Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes

Release Date: December 13, 2016

Crystal StormMAGNUS and CLEO are forced to test the strength of their love when Gaius returns to Mytica claiming he’s no longer the King of Blood but a changed man seeking redemption.

LUCIA, pregnant with the child of a Watcher, has escaped the clutches of the unhinged fire god. Her powers are dwindling as she goes forth to fulfill a prophecy that will keep her baby safe . . . but could mean her demise.

JONAS treks back to Mytica with a plan to overtake Amara, but fate takes hold when he runs into the beautiful Princess Lucia and joins her on her perilous journey.

AMARA has taken the Mytican throne, but with no way to unleash the water magic trapped within her stolen crystal, she’ll never be able to seize glory and get sweet revenge.

And what kind of darkness will descend–and who will be safe–after Prince Ashur reveals the dangerous price he paid to cheat death?


Well there you have it! Top 10 Fall 2016 Releases. What books are you looking forward to the most? Any you want to bring to my attention? Let me know!

Until next time,

Sig New

 

Netflix and Books Tag

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Hey guys!

I wasn’t tagged to do this, but I don’t care it looks like fun. Netflix and Books Tag was created by  Lauren from Bookmark Lit and Erica/Christy from Novel Ink. It involves two of my favorite things, binge watching shows and reading books!

GENERAL RULES FOR THE TAG:

  • Choose a book or book series that best matches the prompt provided
  • Feel free to change the TV show if you’d like it to reflect YOUR preferences!
  • A blank set of the prompts is located at the very bottom in the scroll box
  • Feel free to use our header graphic with the usual credits
  • Link back to us and tag some friends to join in!

Vampire Diaries: your ship sank or didn’t happen

Ruin and Rising

RUIN AND RISING BY LEIGH BARDUGO

I still believe that a certain cocky, funny, and over all amusing boy should have ended up with our heroine instead of that drab boy she got in the end. (To avoid spoilers, I have left out their names.)

Friends: best cast of characters/friendships

Six of Crows

SIX OF CROWS BY LEIGH BARDUGO

This books boasts a large cast of fantastic characters you can’t help but fall in love with. They are all so flawed, but they know how to work as a team when the going gets tough.

Arrow: favorite villain

Storm Siren

STORM SIREN BY MARY WEBER

Draewulf hands down is the worst of the worst (but in a good way). He just doesn’t know how to die! And how dare he try to make our heroine his play toy!!

Orphan Black: favorite sci-fi

Red Rising

RED RISING BY PIERCE BROWN

You all know this is my favorite Sci-Fi out there. It is so EPIC that it’s on it’s own level of awesomeness. Enough said.

Mistresses: hate that you love or guilty pleasure

Unrivaled

UNRIVALED BY ALYSON NOEL

This book was so trashy, but I can’t help but love it. It was like having a reality TV show in book form. I’m not afraid to admit how much I enjoyed all the drama and overall cheesey aspects of this book.

Orange is the New Black: couldn’t stop reading

The Serpent King

THE SERPENT KING BY JEFF ZENTNER

One of my favorite contemporaries thus far. I could not stop reading. It might actually be the first book to get my to almost cry. I felt the tears coming I swear!


I had so much fun doing this tag, and I hope you all will have fun as well. Check out the bottom of the post for other show and prompt ideas! As the creators of the tag said, feel free to switch things up a bit.

I TAG YOU

Sara | Flo | Laashan & Trang | Joey | Deanna | Lois | Aimal | Jenna

Until next time,

Sig New

MORE PROMPTS

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: unlikeable character(s)
Vampire Diaries: your ship sank or didn’t happen
Friends: best cast of characters/friendships
Gossip Girl: hate that you love or guilty pleasure
Doctor Who: long series you loved
Grey’s Anatomy: all the feels
How I Met Your Mother: bad ending
Supernatural: favorite paranormal/fantasy
Freaks & Geeks: left you wanting more
The OC: series that should have ended earlier
Girl Meets World: should have a spin-off
That 70’s Show: set in a different time period
Orange is the New Black: couldn’t stop reading
Parks and Recreation: made you laugh out loud
One Tree Hill: favorite book boyfriend
Breaking Bad: favorite villain
Modern Family: best family or parents

Sorry I Don’t Love Them | Top 10 Tuesday [#29]

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Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday weekly fun on my blog! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you want to join in the fun, hop on over to their blog to see what it’s all about!

This week’s topic is Top 10 Characters Everyone Loves But I Don’t.

I love having unpopular opinions. It makes me unique and sets me apart from other book lovers! So I apologize if I dislike a character you like. It’s nothing personal… it’s just that they suck. Simple.


10. Peeta from the Hunger Games

Peeta

He was a bore to read. Complete snoozefest.


9. Jace from the Mortal Instruments

Jace

Hot as he may be… he was no Alec/Magnus.


8. Rhys from A Court of Thorns and Roses

Rhys

I couldn’t stand how he treated Feyre. It was so uncomfortable to read.


7. Chaol from Throne of Glass

Chaol again

Whine, whine, whine. That’s all he does!


6. Maven from Red Queen

Maven

For reasons I will not disclose.


5. Day from Legend

Day

No sympathies for him. Don’t see how he was the face of a revolution!


4. Draco from Harry Potter

Draco

He was cruel to my favorite character Hermoine. So it’s obvious where my loyalties lie.


3. Cinder from Lunar Chronicles

Cinder

No emotional attachment to her at all… mediocre character.


2. Alina from Shadow and Bone

ALina

Not my favorite heroine. I wouldn’t have minded if the series only revolved around Nikolai and the Darkling!


1. Celaena from Throne of Glass

Celaena

This is pre-Aelin days. She was a mess.


Well there you have it! Top 10Characters Everyone Loves But I Don’t. Do you agree with my choices? What popular characters do you not like?

Until next time,

Sig New

 

 

Book Boyfriend Tag | Books at Dawn

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Hey guys!

I was tagged by Deanna from A Novel Glimpse to do the Fictional Boyfriend Tag which I decided to rename to the Book Boyfriend Tag, because that is what I like to call them. I have many of them. If you haven’t checked out Deanna’s blog please do so now, she tags me for the best tags!


Most Romantic Boyfriend

Baz “Carry On” & Nikolai “Siege and Storm”

I don’t read many romance centered novels, so if I had to choose I would choose these two characters for the simple fact that they would be the most believable romantic types. Plus they are both rich, and money talks! HAHA

Falling Kingdoms

Dark and Moody Bad Boy with a Good Side

Magnus Damora “Falling Kingdoms”

He is extremely dark and moody with morally amobious tendecies. BUT when it comes down to it (especially with Cleo) he has a very good side to him. Why do I always go for the bad boys?

The Bane Chronicles

Paranormal Boyfriend

Magnus Bane “The Mortal Instruments”

He is the high warlock of Brooklyn, super old and wise, sexy as hell, and has the coolest magic powers. What’s not to like?

A Court of Thorns and Roses

Boyfriend You Want to Tame

Tamlin “A Court of Thorns and Roses”

He is the beast of the story. He is rough around the edges, but super sexy and sweet towards Feyre (sometimes). So I most certainly want to tame this beast!

Red Queen

Boy You Friend Zoned

Maven “Red Queen”

He was bae in the beginning. Super sweet and kind. The good boyfriend type. But by the end I had to friend zone him for reasons I’m not allowed to say. (I actually don’t even want him to be my friend either)

Heir of Fire

Your Soul Mate

Rowan “Heir of Fire”

That sexy fae of a man! I know deep down that we are meant to be together. Sorry Aelin, but you’re just the appetizer! HAHA

Six of Crows

Boyfriend You Want to Elope With

Kaz Brekker “Six of Crows”

Yeah that’s right. Another bad boy. And this time I want to elope with him, because if Inej finds out I wouldn’t be surprise if she sneaks up and slits my throat.

Red Rising

Boyfriend You’d Venture Anywhere With

Darrow of Lykos “Red Rising”

I would go across the galaxy and back if Darrow was at my side. One, for the protection and two, because of his lyrical way of speaking! *swoons*

City of Bones

Boyfriend You’d Want to Be Stranded on a Deserted Island With

Alec Lightwood “The Mortal Instruments”

Not because he is the second half of one of my OTP’s, and not because he is portrayed by the sexy Matthew Daddario on the TV show. BUT because he has an extensive knowledge in survival, and I do not. (Now if it is Matthew with me on this island, there will be touching involved HAHA)

Gathering Darkness

Most Badass Boyfriend

Ashur Cortas “Gathering Darkness”

Due to spoilers I can’t really explain this one. BUT if you can achieve what he does in this series then you’re automatically a badass bae!


I TAG YOU

Aimal | Lois | Ashley | Trisha Ann | Trang | Jenna | Flo | Sara

Until next time,

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The Alphabet Book Tag | Books at Dawn

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Hey guys!

I was tagged by Sara from Freadom Library to do The Alphabet Book Tag! Thanks for the tag Sara. And if you haven’t checked out her blog, please do me a favor and do that now! One of my favorite book bloggers!

The Rules:

Pick a book that is on your shelf or one that you have read in the past and fill out each letter of the Alphabet. The idea is to use books that you have either read or that are on your TBR list.

The books that are underlined are books that I have read and the rest are books that are on my TBR. I tried to pick books that I love and enjoyed that I haven’t talked about much on my blog or TBR books that I am dying to pick up soon.

SO let’s get started!


A is for…

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All the Bright Places

B is for…

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

Breaking Dawn

C is for…

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On

D is for…

Demon King, The by Cinda Williams Chima

The Demon King

E is for…

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything

F is for…

Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes

Frozen Tides

G is for…

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Glass Sword

H is for…

Hunger Games, The by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games

I is for…

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

I'll Give You the Sun

J is for…

Joyride by Anna Banks

Joyride

K is for…

Kiss of Deception, The by Mary E. Pearson

The Kiss of Deception

L is for…

Lark Rising by Sandra Waugh

Lark Rising

M is for…

Morning Star by Pierce Brown

Morning Star

N is for…

Night Circus, The by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus

O is for…

Orphan Queen, The by Jodi Meadows

The Orphan Queen

P is for…

Prodigy by Marie Lu

Prodigy

Q is for…

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Queen of Shadows

R is for…

Raven Boys, The by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys

S is for…

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows

T is for…

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Truthwitch

U is for…

Unhinged by A.G. Howard

Unhinged

V is for…

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy

W is for…

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

We Are the Ants

X is for…

I have no clue….

Y is for…

Young Elites, The by Marie Lu

The Young Elites

Z is for…

Zeroes by Scott Westerfield

Zeroes


I TAG YOU

Joey | Jenna Laashan & Trang | Deanna | Lois | Nick | JM | Becca | Amanda

Until next time,

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Worst Love Interests | Top 5 Wednesday [#25]

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Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 5 Wednesday! This fun weekly meme was created by Lainey over at GingerReadsLainey. If you want to join in the fun and be apart of the #T5W … you can find all the details at the GoodReads page.

This week’s topic is Top 5 Worst Love Interests.

Almost every book will have at least one horrible love interest. Whether it be in a love triangle, or a minor dalliance and distraction, there has to be one! For this reason it was a bit tough to narrow it down to just 5. But I chose the ones I absolutely could not stand anymore.


5. Jacob from Twilight

Jacob, why are you even here? Just go away already! Nobody likes you… (except Deanna of course)


4. Jonas from Falling Kingdoms

You are a mere distraction to our dear Princess’ heart. You’re no longer needed. #Cleonus


3. Chaol from Throne of Glass

You whine too much. Man up and move on ok?


2. Morpheus from Splintered

You are just plain creepy.


1. Mal from Shadow and Bone

You put me to sleep with your personality. You were no where near the level of the other suitors!


I hope you enjoyed my Top 5 Wednesday this week. No more with the shitty love interests authors. Please and thank you!

Until next time,

Sig New

I Love Suggestions | Top 5 Wednesday [24]

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Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 5 Wednesday! This fun weekly meme was created by Lainey over at GingerReadsLainey. If you want to join in the fun and be apart of the #T5W … you can find all the details at the GoodReads page.

This week’s topic is Top 5 Books Suggested to Me.

Everyday thanks to book blogging and conversing with the book community I am at least adding a new book to my TBR. I love reading books that other friends and bloggers love! Makes me feel connected with them and getting to know their tastes a little better. So these are the top 5 suggested books from friends and fellow bloggers that I absolutely loved!


5. Saga by Brian K. Vaughan

Saga Vol. 1

I honestly can’t remember who recommended this graphic novel to me but I know it was when I was asking around for suggestions on good graphic novels to read! This series of graphic novels is so EPIC that I can’t contain my excitement for them!


4. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

The Demon King

My cousin who lives across the country recommended this book to me years back when I wasn’t really reading as heavily as I am now. So I finally picked it up last year and loved every minute of this story!


3. The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

This series has been on a lot of bloggers, blogs. I just kept hearing amazing things about this series and everyone was saying I would LOVE Nikolai. And guess what? I did… I guess I’m that predictable!


2. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Steel Heart

This one was recommended to me by Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts! As I have never read any of Sanderson’s novels and am a huge fan of superheroes, Joey suggested I read it! It was AMAZING! Thanks Joey!


1. Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Red Rising

Again I can’t remember who suggested this book to me, or if I just stumbled upon Pierce Brown’s face all on my own. But every since reading it I have had endless conversations with fellow bloggers about how FUCKING EPIC this book is. Sorry for the language… but there was no other word to describe it! HOWLER’S UNITE!


I hope you enjoyed my Top 5 Wednesday this week. I recommend and suggest that you guys read any of these books if you haven’t already. AND PLEASE SUGGEST MORE TO ME!

Until next time,

Sig New

The Book Love Tag | Books at Dawn

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Hey guys!

I was tagged on Valentine’s Day (today) by Deanna at A Novel Glimpse to do The Book Love Tag! I thought with a couple hours left on this love day, why not throw out a last minute tag. Thanks Deanna!


Your favorite book couple.

My current favorite couple is Darrow and Virginia from the Red Rising Trilogy! I love the dynamic of Reaper and Mustang so much. As much as my heart broke for Eo, I think Darrow finally met his match with Virginia!


 

Your top 3 book boy/girlfriends.

My current top book boyfriends go to Magnus Damora (FK), Magnus Bane (TMI), and Kaz Brekker (SoC)! Back off if you want to keep your hands ladies… I mean it!


 

Imagine your favorite book couple. Who would propose, and how? (If there’s already been a proposal: who would be more into organizing the wedding?)

DarrowVirginia

I honestly think Darrow would be the one to propose. He would have his crew fly them out on a mission to an abandoned planet where he would then take her beneath the stars of the galaxy and promise her the universe on one knee.


 

Unpopular opinions time! Name a popular pairing you can’t stand.

Eleanor and Park

Sorry not sorry… Eleanor and Park. They just did nothing for me. Such a bland pairing!


 

What’s your favorite and least favorite romance trope?

My favorite romantic trope is the Star-crossed Lovers Trope. Just because who doesn’t love a good Romeo and Juliet story!

My least favorite trope is the Friend to Lover Trope. Not all best friends become lovers ok? So stop it authors. Just stop it!


 

Do you ship non-canon couples often? Name some if you do.

Oh hey, I guess I do! They deserve some love too don’t ya think?

Finnie (Finnick/Annie) from the Hunger Games Trilogy.

Captain Cress (Captain Thorne/Cress) from the Lunar Chronicles Series.

Wysper (Wylan/Jesper) from Six of Crows.


 

Your opinion on love triangles. Go!

I don’t mind love triangles to be honest. It all depends on the writing of them. They do make for some interesting drama when it comes down to it. And it keeps you on edge waiting and hoping that your ship is the one that makes it in the end!


 

Favorite and least favorite love triangle?

KatPeetGal

Favorite Love Triangle goes to ………… Katniss/Peeta/Gale! I wasn’t rooting for anyone in particular. So I was happy in the end with the choice Katniss made!


 

Twlight

Least Favorite Love Triangle goes to………. Bella/Edward/Jacob. Why? It’s not because I hated the Twilight series (because I don’t… I secretly love it), it’s because Jacob is a useless waste of page space. Bye bye Jacob… don’t come back!


 

Sometimes romance just isn’t the way to go. Favorite friendship?

HarRonHer

Shocker? Oh please. You seen this one coming! The friendship of Harry/Ron/Hermoine is going down in the history books. There’s no greater friendship!


 

What’s your favorite scene with your bookish OTP?

SiBaz

That first kiss between Simon & Baz. Do I need to say more?

Uh no I don’t.


 

Imagine your favorite book couple again. Who’s most excited about Valentine’s Day (either ironically or genuinely)?

DarrowVirginia

To be honest I feel like neither of them would show that they are excited for Valentine’s Day… but secretly I know they will have romantic shit planned for each other. Secret romantics right there!


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The BFF Book Tag | Books at Dawn

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Hey guys!

I was tagged by Deanna over at A Novel Glimpse. If you haven’t checked out her blog or are not following her, please do so now! Thanks for the tag!

I can honestly tell you guys that I am the BEST BFF you could ever have. So I thought this tag was quite appropriate for me!


1. Setting the Example: A pair/group of book bff’s that you love?

The Serpent King

I need some friends like Dill, Travis and Lydia in my life. They would literally die for each other, that’s how strong their relationship is. They are so tight knit that only tragedy could break them apart!

2. Childhood Bestie: Which book character would you have like to grown up with?

Siege and Storm

Nikolai would have been a fantastic bestie to grow up with. I would be his wingman, secret keeper, adventure taker, and everything else that comes with being childhood besties! That would be a friendship that lasted!

3. Frenemy: Which book character would bring out your competitive side?

Six of Crows

Wylan would bring out my competitive side for the sheer fact that we are pretty much the same person. Timid, shy, but knows when to pull through and save the day. So because we are so similar I feel like we would go after the same things and would end up being frenemies!

4. Fashion Guru: Who would be the bestie whose closet you’d want to raid or would you want to go on a shopping spree with?

Carry On

Baz obviously. His expensive and fashionable suits would be perfect for me since I have no idea how to buy them or pair them or wear them. I have much to learn from Baz!

5. The Bad Influence: Which character would you want to commit a small act of rebellion with? (go skinny dipping, sneak into a movie, have a drag race with, etc.)

Rebel Spring

Jonas would be the perfect friend to commit little felonies and acts of rebellion with for the fact that he is a rebel and troublemaker already. I just think we would have the best of times!

6. Blood Brothers: Which character would you want to be your surrogate big brother/sister? (You can do both if you want.)

HP and the Philospher's Stone

I wish I was the twin brother of Hermoine! She is just so badass that I think if we were a pair it would be equally as insane. I would make J.K. Rowling rewrite the whole series to include me and how EPIC of a magical team Hermoine and I would be!

7. Mother Hen: Which character would you want to be by your side when you’re having a bad day to cheer you up?

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley

I would need Andrew to cheer me up on my most terrible days. He can read to me by my bed side and then quietly fall in love with me like he did with Rusty in this book.

8. The Counselor: Which character would you go to for relationship advice (or) confide a secret to?

Cress

I would definitely confide all my secrets to Cress. I think she would be really trustworthy and would keep them to herself. Plus we would have secret slumber parties in her satellite in space… if it didn’t get blown up in book 3! HAHA

9. More than friends: Who would be your book bf/ gf (if you like both genders you can choose one of each, but only one choice per gender!)

The Bane Chronicles

Magnus all the way. I would replace Alec and we would have an eternal love until the day I die… because Magnus is immortal…


Well there you have it! The BFF Tag. Did I choose some great BFF’s or what? Let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time,

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