Top 5 Wednesday: Mothers/Maternal Figures

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes and created by Lainey @ Ginger Reads Lainey. You can check out the group’s Goodreads page for this month’s topics!

This week’s topic is mother’s and maternal figures which, after a lot of thought, I decided there weren’t very many. Usually in YA the main characters have: either zero parents at all and do everything solo or with other teenagers, just a father figure, or the mother/maternal figure is evil and/or sucks. So there was a shallow pool for me to pick from…..very, very shallow. More of a puddle really.

So thanks to my slim pickings I won’t be elaborating on my picks as much as I usually would, but I’ll still try and include some sort of comment.

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5.) Athena (Percy Jackson & The Olympians)

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

Athena isn’t exactly a major maternal figure in this series but whenever we do see her I feel like she shows a little more affection with her children (such as Annabeth) than some of the other gods and goddesses.

*shrugs* I just like her and remember what I said about having a shallow pool to select from?

4.) Issa (Daughter of Smoke & Bone)

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)

I’m actually half way through “Daughter of Smoke & Bone” so NO SPOILERS PLEASE. Regardless I adored Issa and thought she was a great maternal figure for Karou, she’s always taking care of her and keeping her company.

3.) Miss Peregrine (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children)

Ok how can I not include Miss Peregrine? She takes care of entire home of children! Plus I LOVE Eva Green and she’ll make a fantastic Miss Peregrine. Look at her! She’s perfect!

2.) Catelyn Stark (A Song of Ice and Fire)

Catelyn Stark is a fierce mom, OK? She would do anything for her children, I mean it, anything. Like grab a knife and slice her fingers all down to the bone or steal dwarfs and hold them hostage. Catelyn Stark is seriously one badass mama.

1.) Molly Weasley (Harry Potter)

I have looked through a couple other Top 5 Wednesday lists today and damn near everyone had Molly Weasley as #1! As she should be! I mean do you see the gif? Do you? Molly Weasley is a badass. You do not fuck with Molly Weasley.

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Who are some of your favorite bookish moms?

Are there any on my list that you love as well?

Is Molly Weasley your #1 pick?

Are there any moms that you like that weren’t included on my list?

Let me know in the comments! Feel free to leave a link to your T5W as well!

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ARC Review: Once Upon A Dream by Liz Braswell

 

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What if the sleeping beauty never woke up? Once Upon a Dream marks the second book in a new YA line that reimagines classic Disney stories in surprising new ways.

It should be simple–a dragon defeated, a slumbering maiden, a prince poised to wake her. But when said prince falls asleep as soon as his lips meet the princess’s, it is clear that this fairy tale is far from over.

With a desperate fairy’s last curse infiltrating her mind, Princess Aurora will have to navigate a dangerous and magical landscape deep in the depths of her dreams. Soon she stumbles upon Phillip, a charming prince eager to join her quest. But with Maleficent’s agents following her every move, Aurora struggles to discover who her true allies are, and moreover, who she truly is. Time is running out. Will the sleeping beauty be able to wake herself up?

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****Thank you to Disney Press and Netgalley for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review****

DNF @ 35%

This was a huge disappointment for me I was very eager to read a twisted retelling of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty and what I got instead was a snoozefest. I usually never DNF books and I feel terrible for having to do it to an ARC but honestly no one should have to force their way through this book.

I should have known better than to attempt reading through this when the first in this series of Twisted Tales got less than stellar reviews from reviewers I trust. Alas, the Disney lover in me could not grasp the idea that a twisted version of a Disney movie could be bad. “Once Upon A Dream” definitely proved me wrong on that.

My main problem with this book was the narrative and writing style it was dull and overly simplistic. There were far too many long descriptions of everything that went on longer than they should have. Dialogue between characters was few and far between and what dialogue there was, was very short and immature.

The plot was excruciatingly slow and boring, there was almost no story to even speak of within the 35% I read. Now if absolutely nothing is happening for 35% of a book then there’s no way I’m finishing it.

Everything about “Once Upon A Dream” (the plot, the characters, and the writing) were one-dimensional and flat. Nothing was developed and nothing was explained. You’re basically expected to have knowledge of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty before starting, which for the most part I’m sure isn’t a problem since why would you be reading a twisted version of it if you haven’t seen it, right? The only problem with that is if you haven’t seen Sleeping Beauty then you’d have zero idea of why or what is going on in this story. Even I was wondering what the heck was happening and why and I’ve seen the movie!

The most disappointing part of this book were the characters. Aurora was such a wasted character, she was way too boring and naive. Not to mention her favorite thing to do was sleep, I mean really? Sleeping is her favorite? Because she’s “Sleeping Beauty”? How original……

Maleficent was not nearly as wickedly evil as she could have been and Prince Phillip was foolish and a little spineless. Any other secondary characters were bland and expendable.

in conclusion

Overall I really liked the general idea of this boo, I mean twisted version of our beloved Disney movies? Come on, who wouldn’t get excited? Alas, it was executed very poorly and feel extremely short. “Once Upon A Dream” is a big disappointment and I won’t be reading any other books in this series unfortunately.

RECOMMEND

Nope, even if you’re a Disney fan I can’t recommend you this book. It doesn’t do Disney’s Sleeping Beauty any sort of justice. In fact, instead of reading this book just go watch the movie, you’re much better off.

Links: Goodreads / Amazon

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The Secret Life of a Book Blogger

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I was tagged to do this by both Astra @ A Stranger’s Guide to Novels and Beth @ Reading Every Night! Sorry it took my over a month to finally do this guys, so embarrassing. Make sure you all click the links and check out their answers as well, they both have extremely awesome blogs!

Fun fact before we start: I really enjoy answering questions, well fun questions where the answers are me-related because I’m egotistical like that.

Anyways let’s get started!

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How long have you been a blogger?

Since August of 2015 so around the 9 month mark. The Sassy Book is my first and only blog so I’m definitely still super new. I feel like I child running around alone in a store, it’s fun but also overwhelming and confusing at times still. 9 months really feels like along time but to me it’s nothing, time has flown by.

At what point do you think you will stop?

Not any time soon I can tell you that! My blog is the perfect outlet for me to say whatever I want about books and other bookish things since in real life there’s few of my friends that actually enjoy books as much as I do. So I definitely don’t have an end date in mind at all for now.

What is the best part?

I know everyone else says the community and I’m going to have to agree with them! Without the wonderful book blogging community I probably wouldn’t have made it this far and I probably wouldn’t be having as much fun either. Everyone is absolutely fantastic and supportive I have yet to meet a single person that wasn’t super friendly and helpful!

I LOVE being able to talk to all of you awesome people about books!

 

What is the worst thing?

The pressure of posting. I know this is a hobby and I shouldn’t feel pressure at all but sometimes it gets to me and I worry about when I go too long without posting a single thing. Sometimes I just don’t feel like writing up a post or I feel like I don’t have anything to say or that everyone will forget me if I don’t post!

Of course none of that is actually true but I get pretty stressed out easily about it even though I know I’ll get off my lazy butt and get around to my posts eventually.

How long does it take you to find/create pictures to use?

Not that long really! I’ve done up a lot of images that I just re-use in all of my posts so I don’t need to make images for every single thing. Usually though it takes me maybe 10-15 minutes if I’m doing an image with my own text, but it does take me a lot longer to take photos of my books maybe like half an hour.

Who’s your book crush?

I know I keep going to the same person for these types of questions but honestly I don’t really have a lot of book crushes so George Weasley is my default answer, I’ve had a crush on him since I was a kid and read Harry Potter for the first time.

What author would you like to have on your blog?

V.E. Schwab or Gillian Flynn, I’ve read a few of Schwab’s books and all of Flynn’s and I just adore both of them. They’re both auto-buy authors for me,  I’d definitely have no problem coming up with questions to ask them!

What do you wear when you write your blog?

Clothes.

Haha. Sorry. No I’m really not that fussy since most of my clothes are comfortable enough for me to blog in. Usually I’ll wear yoga pants and a t-shirt or sweatshirt though. Sometimes I don’t like to wear pajamas while blogging because then it makes me feel more sleepy and lazy, so wearing my “out and about” clothes makes me feel a little more motivated.

How long does it take you to prepare a post?

To be honest I don’t usually keep track of how long it takes me, but for the most part a few hours. I get side-tracked easily…..

But I find that I can write a better post if I take breaks anyways.

How do you feel about the book blogger community/culture?

It’s seriously amazing. As I said earlier everyone is so friendly and helpful and nerdy. There isn’t a single thing wrong with this community and I’m so grateful to get to be a part of it and talk to all of you amazing nerds!

What do you think one should do to have a successful blog?

  • Do NOT be afraid to interact with people, even if someone has 1,000+ followers! They will reply and talk to you! None of us bite, I promise.
  • Do NOT worry about how much traffic you get to your blog, sure some high stats are nice but don’t let it overwhelm you because stats aren’t everything!
  • It’s a good idea to post frequently but don’t do “quantity over quality”, you want your content to reflect you after all!

I didn’t realize how many tips I had in me I probably could keep going!

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Tag, You’re It

(Please don’t feel obligated to do this tag and sorry if you’ve already done it!)

P.S. (I’d really love to hear about your blogging life)

Michelle @ Book Adventures

Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd

Amy @ Nerdy Wolf Reads

Fadwa @ Word Wonders

Carrianne @ Carrianne’s Cupp ‘N Critiques

Evie @ Just Another Belle

Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger

Ashley @ Dreaming Through Literature

Anna @ My Bookish Dream

 

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books I’m Intimidated By

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads!

This week’s theme is books we’re intimidated by and there are a couple that I think I can safely say I am intimidated by but for the most part if I want to read it, I will regardless of size. I mean I didn’t make it through the entire (so far entire, until dang Winds of Winter comes out)  A Song of Ice and Fire series for nothing! Those are some intimidating books I tell you and I’m just really proud of myself for getting through all of those pages….

But I digress, here are my top 5 intimidating books.

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5.) The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

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I’ve had a copy of this for a while because I really liked the movie, that’s all there really is to it.

The reason I have not read it yet is because it IS a volume with all 5 books in it making it a daunting 815 pages and then there’s the fact that it’s a classic. If there’s one thing that really intimidates me about books it’s the “classic” status. Usually for me that screams “Heather, you probably won’t like it and everyone else will think you’re uncultured swine because of that.” I would feel really bad if I didn’t love a universally loved classic book, the guilt would weigh on me!

However, I think I’ll eventually get around to reading it. I have read a little bit of it and it is as funny as everyone says.

 

4.) The Lord of the Rings & The Silmarillion by J.R.R Tolkien

The SilmarillionThe Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3)

Now, if any of you have actually read anything I post ever then you know how much love I have for Middle Earth. I really, really do love Tolkien’s fictional world, BUT I always feel like a hypocrite since I have not actually finished reading “The Lord of the Rings” or “The Silmarillion”. (I’ve come to terms with this and just say yeah I only read “The Hobbit” but I adore all of the movies so I can still call myself a fan.)

I digress, honestly I have a lot of random knowledge about Tolkien’s books without actually having read them (with the exception of “The Hobbit”) so I would like to get even more insight by actually reading and finishing “The Silmarillion” and “The Lord of the Rings”.

Once again the reason I’m intimidated is because it’s a classic and the older writing style usually gets to me, just a pet peeve but I can definitely look past it to read these. (Plus these are looooong books).

 

3.) Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander (Outlander, #1)

Alright so the reason I want to read this is because: A.) it’s super hyped and everyone loves it and B.) it has its own TV show that I’d really like to watch.

I do own a copy and have read maybe a 100 or so pages and liked it. My problem is that it’s a little bit slow and it’s a romance oriented book for the most part. I don’t like any of those things but from what I read it doesn’t bother me too much. Also the fact that it’s 896 pages long really intimidates the crap out of me.

Hopefully I’ll finish it someday because I may just have to start watching the show in the meantime……

2.) American Gods by Neil Gaiman

American Gods

I like Neil Gaiman so of course I want to read “American Gods”, however, I’m intimidated by the fact that everyone says its a little……weird. I’m talking about the kind of weird that may just not work for me. Also I’m worried I may grow bored with it while reading and it’s 541 pages long, which isn’t terrible but it will be if I’m bored with the story.

We shall have to wait and see since I do have a copy waiting for me on my bookshelf…..

 

1.) The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)

I am a fantasy lover and this book seems to be everyone’s go to for a fantasy lover. Therefore I must read this book, but it’s large and I’ve never read anything by Rothfuss before so I’m a little leery about reading it. If I put the time and effort into reading this I kind of want a guarantee of loving it, I know I’m weird.

I really do want to read this but there’s just something intimidating about it. Like if I had a copy sitting on my bookshelf I’d probably just have a stare-down with it and say “I see you there and I’m not reading you…yet”. In which case yet is pretty much going to be forever.

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What books are you intimidated by?

Are there any on my list that you have read and hated/loved?

Are you intimidated by any of these books as well?

Have you seen any of these books’ movies or shows?

Let me know in the comments and feel free to leave a link to your Top 5 Wednesday as well!

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Book Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

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Winning what you want may cost you everything you love…

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.

One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.

But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

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This is a book where I honestly did not expect to love it as much as I did. It’s a very romance oriented book and all I was expecting were balls, dresses, and boys. It also seemed like it was too fantasy lite for me and  “The Winner’s Curse” is also extremely hyped. For once the hype is definitely justified.

PLOT

As I mentioned the world building was a little lite making this book have a very simple fantasy setting, it wasn’t high fantasy there were no mythical creatures or magic here. It’s also something that, for once, was easy for me to overlook in a YA fantasy. It didn’t need all of those things to satisfy me and I still felt that it had the atmosphere for a fantasy and I was still able to immerse myself in this world.

The plot itself focuses a lot on Kestrel and Arin as well as balls, upper class parties, and gossip. At least for the first half of the book, so if you find these things boring don’t be disheartened! Things definitely get more exciting towards the end of the book and it’s worth it to push onward. All of the twists and politics you were promised or expected start to come out of the woodwork in the end, I promise you! I can’t say too much without the risk of spoilers so you’ll have to trust me on this.

As far as the pacing goes, it was a bit slow to start. Ultimately I believe the first half with the slower pacing is setting the stage for the latter half of the book, since everything really starts picking up later. I’m going to go ahead and stress this again, stick it out to the end and the slow beginning is really worth it.

What really kept me reading though was Rutkoski’s writing, it’s gorgeous and downright addictive it  compelled me to keep turning pages. Something about it just flowed so naturally making “The Winner’s Curse” both easy and fun to read through.

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Let me tell you something about our main character Kestrel: she is probably one of my new favorite heroines. I loved the fact that she wasn’t some badass warrior who could kick the living crap out of anyone and everyone. Instead, Kestrel’s strength lies in strategy where she relies on her wits to make tactical decisions. It was such a breath of fresh air to have a character that wasn’t your average female fantasy heroine.

Arin’s character was also really likable he’s mysterious, smart, and determined in everything he pursues. He’s just as much of a strategist as Kestrel, which I really enjoyed. He’s a pretty swoon worthy character too…just saying…..

 

There weren’t as many developed secondary characters as I would have liked in a fantasy but Kestrel’s and Arin’s POVs prove interesting enough where I didn’t mind a whole lot. They’re both so well developed and likable that I didn’t feel a lot of loss as far as having other important characters. Although in a fantasy setting I do like more POVs or at least more characters to get insight into the world and happenings.

romance

I actually really liked the romance in “The Winner’s Curse” which was a surprise since I almost never enjoy the romances in YA books. I figured this one would be loaded with your usual tropes: insta-love, forbidden love, love triangles, and so on. However, these weren’t really present except for the forbidden love which I’ll get to….

Usually I don’t really like the whole forbidden love thing but in this case it was done very well, it really helped that there wasn’t any insta-love and the romance was more of a slow burn. So the fact that it was a slow burn romance and the fact that they shouldn’t be together, in the end just made me want them to be together. I’m rebellious like that.

After reading through this I really found out how much I love a good slow burn romance, it makes me want the characters to get together even MORE.

In the end I really, really adored Kestrel and Arin’s romance. I am now a hardcore shipper of these two!

in conclusion

While I didn’t really like the slower pacing at the beginning of the book or the lack of important secondary characters these were some very minor dislikes compared to my overall enjoyment of the book as a whole. Kestrel was an amazing main character, the romance was surprisingly enjoyable, and the plot was very intense.

I have so much love for this book now and it was definitely a huge surprise since I didn’t think it would be something I’d enjoy. I am so glad I decided to take a chance with it and hopefully you all do now as well. It’s worth it! (Especially since the sequel is even better!)

RECOMMEND

Definitely! Even though the fantasy element is a bit lite and the plot does have its far share of romance and ball gowns, it’s definitely worth reading for the plot and unique heroine. Usually I’m a stickler for heavy world-building and zero romance but even I was won over with “The Winner’s Curse” so hopefully that’s a good enough example for you to check this amazing series out!

Links: Goodreads / Amazon

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ARC Review: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

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The Darkest Corners is a psychological thriller about the lies little girls tell, and the deadly truths those lies become.

There are ghosts around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about it after what happened there that last summer. Memories of things so dark will burn themselves into your mind if you let them.

Callie never left. She moved to another house, so she doesn’t have to walk those same halls, but then Callie always was the stronger one. She can handle staring into the faces of her demons—and if she parties hard enough, maybe one day they’ll disappear for good.

Tessa and Callie have never talked about what they saw that night. After the trial, Callie drifted and Tessa moved, and childhood friends just have a way of losing touch.

But ever since she left, Tessa has had questions. Things have never quite added up. And now she has to go back to Fayette—to Wyatt Stokes, sitting on death row; to Lori Cawley, Callie’s dead cousin; and to the one other person who may be hiding the truth.

Only the closer Tessa gets to the truth, the closer she gets to a killer—and this time, it won’t be so easy to run away.

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“Every now and then another answer to what happened that night sneaks in from the darkest corners of my mind…”

Wow, this is dark, twisted, and creepy for a YA book but boy did I love every page of it. There’s a lot of depth and maturity to the story it also lacked any of the usual YA tropes, which I was very glad for. It’s a murder mystery and a psychological thriller all rolled into one and Kara Thomas, quite simply, nailed it.

I think that the fact that this is YA makes it all the better, as I said it’s quite dark and it’s really surprising to see such an ominous setting in this genre.

PLOT

“The Darkest Corners” is a character driven book so it does make for some slower reading, the pacing isn’t super fast and there isn’t tons of action happening all the time. This made for a very interesting read for me but also has the potential to bother other readers, so if you like fast pacing and lots of action this may not be for you.

I found the plot to be very intriguing, there were a lot of plot threads you had to pay close attention to and follow and many, many details. I actually really enjoy having a lot of information to keep track of, I feel it engages me more as a reader, but I can also foresee it as being a little overwhelming if not confusing at times as well. Although I do think it made the book more interesting and really added to the creepy atmosphere.

Kara Thomas does a fantastic job of setting the atmosphere, as I said it’s creepy and absolutely gave me the chills. Real monsters are human and you certainly get that feeling in this book, it’s downright eerie. There were moments where I was so scared and freaked out I had to take a break from reading.

The mystery itself is believable as well, there wasn’t anything I rolled my eyes at or said “Oh yeah right!”. The way Tessa and Callie got their information was perfectly practical for a couple of teenagers. I really enjoyed this since most of the time I don’t buy teenagers getting away with so much in books.

There are also many twists and turns in the story-line, you’ll be pointing your finger at someone and by the next chapter you’re thinking it’s someone else entirely. I honestly did NOT see the ending coming at all, Kara Thomas throws in a couple red herrings to distract you from putting the real pieces together. I loved how unpredictable the story ended up being but I was also very satisfied with how it ended as well. Sure there were some things that I would have liked explained or explained a little more, but overall I enjoyed the ending.

Another wonderful thing about this book and why it isn’t your typical YA book: no romance. Now, for me, that’s a big plus. It means there’s less time spent on a (more than likely pointless) romance and more time spent on actually making a great mystery filled with suspense. It also does away with other YA tropes such as: love triangles, insta-love, special snowflakes, and Mary-Sues. Nope, none of that here!

Also the writing was wonderful, I was highlighting quotes left and right. It really helped with setting that creepy atmosphere I mentioned earlier. Usually if I’m taking the time to pause my reading and highlight quotes, I KNOW that it’s damn good writing. I’ve plucked a couple new favorite quotes from “The Darkest Corners”.

“There are worse things in this world than monsters, and somehow, they always manage to find me.”

characters

Like I said earlier, this is a character driven book. It’s ALL about the characters, without them this book wouldn’t be nearly as chilling or thrilling (hey I made a rhyme!). We get deep into the minds and relationships of these characters, you can’t quite believe anything they say or do, but being there in their heads is what drives this book forward. There’s a lot of insight gained into the plot by the intensity of the characters.

I really loved Tessa’s character, she was pretty down-to-earth and relatable and a little pessimistic. I just really enjoyed being inside her head-space, she was a believable character. She matures quite a bit throughout the book and it was really fun to see how her perspectives on people and depending on others change.

Callie, on the other hand, was a little different but she does show a lot of growth in the story. She starts out being pretty rude and distant from her former best friend, Tessa, but as the story progresses they regain and strengthen their friendship. I really loved the whole girl-power/friendship dynamic in this book.

There are a slew of other secondary characters but none are as important as Tessa and Callie, honestly the story could have done with a few more prominent characters but it was also fine without them.

in conclusion

I loved how dark and twisted the story became and how much attention to detail there was. I was definitely never bored and am very impressed with the mystery itself as well as the writing. Needless to say I just overall loved this book and am very thankful I got the opportunity to read it!

RECOMMEND

Definitely, I would go out and buy friends and family a copy of this book and force it upon them. That’s how much I recommend reading this bad boy.

I’d also like to say that it would probably be an enjoyable read for any fans of Gillian Flynn, while it may not be as dark and twisted as Flynn’s books, it is definitely comparable considering that “The Darkest Corners” is YA and therefore aimed at younger ages and not as graphic.

Links: Goodreads / Amazon

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Book Fangirling Award

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I was tagged to do this award by Raquel at Rakioddbooks and Michelle at Book Adventures, thank you both so much for the nomination! Be sure to click the links to check out their answers and blogs as well, guys!

The Rules:

  •  Create a post to accept your reward.
  •  Answer the questions at the end.
  • Nominate 5 – 10 bloggers who you think also deserve this award.
  • Come up with your own 5 questions for your nominees.

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Raquel’s Questions:

1.) If you could turn a book into a drink, which book would you choose and into what drink?

I’m going to be semi-unoriginal and say I’d turn “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” into a mug of Butterbeer. I’m lame and have never tried it, it makes me really sad thinking about it but when I DO get my hands on some it will be glorious.

2.) If you had to coordinate your makeup or clothes to a book cover, which book and how?

I’m terrible at these kinds of things but I’ figure I’d do “The Winner’s Curse” with a pink ruffle shirt, black sparkly pants, and a dagger necklace. I couldn’t decide on nice boots by they’d be boots. (Seriously, I’m not a big clothes person. Forgive me!)

3.) If you were transported into a book and were able to interact with book characters, which character do you think would be more likely to accept the fact that they’re not “real”?

Well obviously I’d like to go to Middle-Earth but I do think there’s a couple characters that would be able to handle news of their fictitious state. Gandalf being the main one, he’s so wise and powerful he probably already knows…….

4.) Which movie do you wish was turned into a book.

This is kind of a hard one seeing as movies I usually like do already have some sort of bookish format (graphic novels, comic books, etc.), but I’d probably have to go with The Mummy. There’s too many movies I love that aren’t books but The Mummy has been a loooooooong time favorite of mine (if not all time favorite) and all of that action and adventure would make for a great book.

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5.) If you could eat a book, which book would you eat and what would it taste like?

The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath & the Dawn, #1)

I would eat “The Wrath & The Dawn” and it would taste like cotton candy because it’s super sweet, lots of fluff, and is just downright delicious and awesome!

 

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Michelle’s Questions:

1. What has been your favorite read so far this year?

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

I’ve read a couple really awesome ones but “Illuminae” is definitely the best one so far! It was just non-stop twists and turns, I couldn’t stop reading.

2. You’re favorite piece of Bookish Merchandise?

I really don’t have any bookish merchandise to be honest, it’s kind of embarrassing. So I guess I’ll just go with my two Game of Thrones Funko Pops and my Cheshire Cat pillow that says “We’re All Mad Here”.

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3. If you had to coordinate your makeup or clothes to a book cover, which book and how?

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)

Once again, not great at this. I’ll do a look for “Six of Crows”: Red off the shoulder top, black leather pants, cute red/black boots, with a black crow necklace.

 

4.  If you can eat a book, which book would you eat and what would it taste like?

See #5 Above. (Sorry Michelle, I had a hard enough time thinking up one book :/ )

5. Who is your ultimate book boyfriend/girlfriend?

Honestly none really stick out a ton but there are a few that I like more than the average character…..

Well I feel like I’d be creepy if I said Magnus Chase from “The Sword of Summer”, something about that blonde hair……

So in the hopes of not being creepy, I’ll say George Weasley from the Harry Potter series, he’s just so cute and funny. I’m a sucker for a good sense of humor.

I feel bad picking one twin over the other but if I can have both I won’t complain……

my page dividerMy Questions:

1.) What is your favorite childhood novel?

2.) What is your favorite OTP (One True Pairing)?

3.) If you could make one book series into a TV show, which would it be?

4.) Favorite literary pet/animal?

5.) Your favorite lesser known book or series?

My Nominees:

(Sorry if you’ve already done this award! Feel free to skip it if you have!)

Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd

Jorelene @ Page Chronicles

Mariana @ Book is Glee

Carrianne @ Carrianne’s Cuppa ‘N Critiques

Emma @ The Book Crunch

Jordyn @ J. Bookish

Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger

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