Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

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I’ve been seeing this tag floating around a lot right now (because ya know…it’s mid year) and really wanted to give it a try! I got the questions from Rayna @ Reader Rayna so be sure to head over and check out her answers as well!

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Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2017

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Red Rising by Pierce Brown

This is actually a tough one since I have enjoyed a lot of the books I’ve read this year so far but I’m just going to have to go with this one. “Red Rising” was absolutely fantastic and completely blew my mind! It has pretty much every factor I look for in a perfect book there’s action, twists, and fantastic main and secondary characters!


Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2017

I actually haven’t read any sequels yet this year! I start series more than I continue or finish them, I’m terrible! I will say though that I’m definitely planning on reading “Now I Rise” by Kiersten White so that will be the first sequel I will read.


Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year

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Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

I’ve got quite a few books I’m excited for but MOST excited for has to go for the sequel to “Nevernight”! It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Jay Kristoff’s and absolutely loved “Nevernight” and with that cliffhanger at the end and just all the crazy shit that went down I’m definitely looking forward to what’s next in “Godsgrave”!


Biggest Disappointment

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The Dragon’s Price by Bethany Wiggins

As many books as I’ve loved this year there have been almost as many disappointments. So far this is the only book that’s gotten one star even though a few have gotten close. “The Dragon’s Price” was poorly written, boring, and incredibly cliched which earns it this spot on the biggest disappointment for me this year so far.


Biggest Surprise

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The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King

I was not expecting to love this book as much as I did, I figured it’d be full of YA tropes or just not be as exciting as a fantasy should be in my opinion. However, I really loved Kalinda, the MC, there was lots of action and twists, and some really interesting world building and mythology!


Favorite New Author

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Pierce Brown

I’m not sure if I can really say this yet but just from reading “Red Rising” I know I will finish the series and crave more from this author! I’m excited to see what he will write next if it’s even half as good as “Red Rising”! Also he’s nice to look at……


Newest Fictional Crush

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Lucifer from The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 1: The Faust Act

I don’t really find too many swoon-worthy characters in books anymore but I absolutely loved the reincarnation of Lucifer we see in Volume 1 of TW+TD! Now just to clear the air a bit I don’t think of myself as bisexual but I do admire the way some women look, we are a beautiful gender! And Lucifer was not only very beautiful but also a complete badass, I just loved her so much and she’s really the only character I’ve read about so far this year that could be considered a fictional crush.


Newest Favorite Character

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Can’t say I really have any characters that I absolutely worship yet this year but a very close one would have to be Sevro from “Red Rising”. He’s hilarious and also pretty badass in his own way, he’s also a bit of an underdog and I couldn’t help but love and cheer him on throughout the book.


Book That Made You Cry

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Red Rising by Pierce Brown

I know, I know. I’m using this book for almost every question but I’m just SO freaking impressed with it! I actually teared up and cried a little in a lot of books I’ve read so far this year but I cried the hardest and the most frequent while reading “Red Rising”. Right at the start of the book I had to quit reading because I was crying so hard!


Book That Made You Happy

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

I can’t say too many of the books I’ve actually read this year have made me really happy but the magical, wonderful story that is “The Night Circus” did.


Favorite Book to Film Adaptation

I haven’t watched any yet this year! The only one I can honestly think of so far this year is “Everything, Everything” which I don’t have a big interest in.

If you have any other recommendations let me know!


Favorite Post You’ve Done This Year

I’d probably have to go with “My Recipe For The Perfect YA Fantasy Book” just because it’s my favorite genre and also I love the gifs I used! Yeah, I’m that person that laughs at their own jokes.


Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year

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Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor

I’m actually disappointed with the fact I didn’t get the copy with the blue-edge pages but this cover is still the prettiest one I’ve gotten so far this year!


New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To

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When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

I finally ordered a copy of this today! Hopefully I can read it this upcoming month too!


What Book Do You NEED to Read By the End of the Year?

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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

I do own a copy of this and I definitely NEED to read it before the end of the year! I love Laini Taylor’s writing and world building so I’m dying to see what she’s created with this book.

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Sorry if you’ve done this tag already, feel free to ignore being tagged here if that’s the case! This is a really fun tag to do and a great way to check in on how everyone’s reading year is going!

Tag! Your’re It:

Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd
Anna @ My Bookish Dream
Louise @ Foxes & Fairy Tales
Stephanie @ Teacher of YA
Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads
Meghan @ Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews
Danielle @ Books, Vertigo and Tea
Birdie Book Worm
Jess @ Beaucoupbooks
Debby @ Always Booking
Emily @ Rose Read
Hannah @ Mortal Reader
Nicole @ BooksInked

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The Goodreads Book Tag

Top Ten Tuesday(62)

Big thank you to Jess @ Beaucoup Books for tagging me to do this one! Be sure to head over and not only check out Jess’s answers but her amazing blog as well!

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1. What was the last book you marked as “read?”

The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen

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This is a graphic novel so it may be cheating a little bit (if it is the last BOOK I read was “One of Us is Lying”). I haven’t reviewed this one yet as I finished it yesterday but it will be a glowing review, it was absolutely amazing! The art style was awesome and the story was even awesome-er, highly recommend it by the way!


2. What was the last book you marked as TBR?

The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke

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The last two books I’ve read by this author were really “meh” so you might be wondering why I’d add another one of her books. Well, it’s really hard to pass up a book that’s described as being a “genderbent Beowulf re-imagining” because that sounds PERFECT and also BADASS! I’m definitely more than willing to give Tucholke another go just for this premise!


3. What book do you plan to read next?

Well I had a TBR set up for June but I also went to my library and they had a bunch of new releases so this is really a toss up. I’m terrible about sticking to reading plans, I’m sorry! However, I really want to make sure I finish up the books I borrowed first so I don’t really know. Either:

Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry

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or

Dreamfall by Amy Plum

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4. Do you use the star rating system?

Of course! Although I try to be a bit pickier with my ratings because I don’t really like when other people rate EVERYTHING 4 or 5 stars.


5. Are you doing the 2017 Reading Challenge?

Yes I am! My goal is 80 books this year and currently I’m at 31 books read. So I’m 5 books behind schedule, yikes! However, I did factor in that I’d be reading shorter books as well as graphic novels so I’ll catch up eventually.


6. Do you have a wishlist?

Does any book lover NOT have a wishlist? I have a list of books I “need to buy” and wait until they have a decent prices so I can get a copy!


7. Which book do you plan on buying next?

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Currently I’m torn between When Dimple Met Rishi and Bad Romance! If you’ve had a chance to read either of these let me know what you thought in the comments down below and help me make up my mind!


8. Do you have any favorite quotes? Share a few.

“The books we love, they love us back, And just as we mark our places in the pages, those pages leave their marks on us. I can see it in you, sure as I see it in me. You’re a daughter of words. A girl with a story to tell.” – Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

“Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human.” – Vicious by V.E. Schwab


9. Who are your favorite authors?

Jay Kristoff, V.E. Schwab, Laini Taylor, Christina Henry, Amy Lukavics, Rick Riordan, J.K. Rowling (obviously!), & Gillian Flynn.

These are all authors I’ve read multiple books by and loved all of them!


10. Have you joined any groups?

Top 5 Wednesday & Hype or Like Friday! I don’t join the topics as much but these are both fantastic and fun groups to join!

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Just going to tag a couple people here! Sorry if you’ve already done this tag, feel free to just ignore this if that’s the case!

Tag! You’re It:

Anna @ My Bookish Dream

Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd

Kirsty @ Kirsty Reads Blog

Destiny @ Howling Libraries

Rachel @ Bookish Rachel

Becky @ Book To The Becky

Amanda @ Literary Weaponry

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The Cookie Book Tag

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I was tagged to do this by both Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger and Ann @ Ann’s Reading Corner! Go check out their tags and answers as well and thank you both for tagging me! Who doesn’t love cookies?

The Rules:

  • In addition to linking back to the person who tagged you, it would be awesome if you link back to Nicole’s original post!
  • Pick a book that corresponds to the cookie’s ‘theme’.
  • Have fun!
  • Tag 1-3 people.

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Chocolate Chip

A Classic Book That You Love or Really Enjoyed

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Dracula by Bram Stoker

I think a lot of us can agree on the fact we don’t read many, many classics because we are usually forced to read them in school. I know that’s part of my problem! I’d rather read them for fun than for school! However, “Dracula” was one I read of my own volition and absolutely adored, so much that I bought my own copy. I found that the language wasn’t too hard to comprehend and it IS the original vampire story after all, it’s very eerie and thrilling!


Thin Mints

A Fandom That You Really Want to ‘Join’ AND/OR a Hyped-Up Book You Want To Read

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Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor

There’s actually quite a few hyped books I’d like to get around too but I do actually own a copy of “Strange The Dreamer” now to read! I absolutely adore Laini Taylor’s writing style so I’m very excited to read her newest book.


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An Author You Can’t Get Enough Of

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Jay Kristoff

I cannot get enough of this man’s books! I have loved and adored the three of them that I have read “Stormdancer”, “Nevernight”, and “Illuminae (with Amie Kaufman) and it’s all proof to me that he is a diabolical genius! His plots are so dark, gritty, and full of plot twists and on top of that his world building is extremely unique and immersive. I want more books!


Samoas/ Caramel DeLites

An Emotional Roller-coaster (this cookie was hard … so any book that made you feel more than one emotion, strongly. The choice of emotions is up to you)

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

This book covers all emotions on the emotional roller coaster! There is so much action and so many plot twists that I couldn’t help but be all over the place, it’s such a thrill ride of a book!


Oreos

A Book Whose Cover Was Better Than The Story OR Vice Versa, Where The Story Was Better Than Its Cover

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The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

Sorry if you loved this one, I know I’m disappointed in myself for not loving it too!  I love how it’s a Crown made up of Russian architecture and it’s just sooooo pretty but I really didn’t like the story…..


Tagalongs/ Peanut Butter Patties

A Book That Wasn’t What You Expected (good, bad, or just different, interpret how you wish)

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Heartless by Marissa Meyer

In this case it was GOOD! I read the first book in the Lunar Chronicles “Cinder” and was not really impressed honestly so I wasn’t really too eager to read “Heartless” but it’s an Alice in Wonderland retelling/Queen of Hearts retelling so my curiosity won. I am so happy I gave it a chance though because it was so much fun to read!


Snickerdoodles

A Book You May Never Stop Rereading/ Loving

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Vicious by V.E. Schwab

I actually am really terrible about rereading books because I have so many other books to read but I’m planning on rereading more than a few! I’d have to say the one I’m looking forward to the most (besides Harry Potter and Percy Jackson because those 2 are just a given) is “Vicious”. The characters are just absolutely fantastic and the story is as well, everything about it is amazing! I mean morally ambiguous super powered people, what more could you want?


Oatmeal Raisin

An Awful Surprise.

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Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman

Another book that I REALLY wanted to enjoy but sadly didn’t. This is supposed to be a Blackbeard origin story so I thought it was safe to assume there would be um…pirates? Piracy? Any sort of pirate-y action? But nope! That was too much to ask for! All I got was a very mediocre historical romance, with ZERO action. I wanted pirates!!!

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If you’d like to do this tag then give it a go…I tag you!

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The Makeup Book Tag

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I found this tag on Kayla Justice, so be sure to head over and check out her answers as well! I really loved how she included her favorite makeup product along with the book so I’m going to be doing that too, I mean this is all about makeup AND books after all!

I do have reviews for most of these up if you’d like to read my full thoughts!

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Primer – Pick a book that left a lasting impression.

Nyx Angel Veil Primer & Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

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I absolutely love using this NYX primer because it not only holds foundation well but really smooths out the face too, I could easily just slap this on and be done!

“Stormdancer” is also easily one of my favorite fantasy books it has pretty much every element I look for in a perfect fantasy book. Action, world building, and next to no distracting romance! It left a lasting impression because of all of those things too, it was just TOO GOOD!  If you love fantasy this is one I definitely recommend.


Foundation – Pick your favorite first book in a series.

Maybelline Dream Cushion & Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

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My skin is actually pretty clear so normally I’d use a powder foundation because it’s quicker but when I have time I absolutely love to use this cushion foundation because it’s also pretty quick. It also lasts for a while and goes on with no hassle.

This may be cheating since the third book hasn’t come out yet but I didn’t enjoy “Gemina” (the sequel) nearly as much as I did “Illuminae” so I think it’s safe to say it will remain my favorite first book in this series.


Concealer – Pick a character you wish you could get rid of.

Maybelline Master Conceal & Celaena from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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I like this concealer because not only is it full freaking coverage but you also use the tiniest drop for big areas so a tube lasts a long time

Sorry, not sorry but Celaena drives me nuts! If I could get rid of a character it’d be her! If you brag about being literally the BEST assassin of all time, ever then you need to prove it and not spend all your time complaining, mooning over boys, and obsessing over clothes and shoes.


Powder – Pick your favorite last book in a series.

e.l.f. HD Setting Powder & Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

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Setting powder is something I’m not really picky about but I prefer a solid powder over a loose powder and e.l.f. is cheap!

I’m notorious for not ever finishing series, period. So the pretty obvious pick is of course The Deathly Hallows because I thought it was a fantastic end to a wonderful series!


Eyebrows – A Book you think everyone should read.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade & The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Hands down my favorite brow product and I now refuse to use anything else ever! It fills them in perfectly and its quick and easy too, the Soft Brown matches my eyebrow coloring exactly.

Everyone should read The Hate U Give! Everyone! Not only is it an important and very powerful book it’s also just a wonderful, perfect book that I truly enjoyed reading! Go read it now!


Eyeliner – Pick a dark and mysterious book

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Liquid Eyeliner & Night Film by Marisha Pessl

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I’m not too terribly picky about eyeliner and this one works well enough so…..

If there is one book that comes to mind that is both dark AND mysterious it’s Night Film. It’s eerie, suspenseful, and at times downright horrifying! If you looked up dark and mysterious in the dictionary of books a picture of Night Film would be by both…seriously.


Mascara – Pick a Long Book.

Pacifica Dream Big Mascara & And I Darken by Kiersten White

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Mascara is another thing I’m not super picky about but I love Pacifica Dream Big for two reasons: 1.) you can twist the wand to have it be longer or shorter and 2.) it has unicorns on it!

I’ve read plenty of long books so I’m just going with And I Darken because it was longer and awesome the entire time.

Blush – Pick a book that had a cringe-worthy romance.

Becca Cosmetics Blushed With Light Palette Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman

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Becca blushes are amazing and the only ones I have are in this trio palette so I’m going with all of them, so much pigment!

I’ve read many cringe-y YA romances in my day but one that really takes the cake is the one betwen Edward and Anne in Blackhearts. I just…..can’t even begin to explain because the whole book was awful for me as well but the romance was so trope filled!


Highlighter – Pick a book that brightened your day.

Colourpop Highlighter in Monster & My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

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I like all highlighters for the most part, I’m like a bird, attracted to shiny, glittery things. I like the Colourpop highlighters because they’re very pigmented and creamy and the shade Monster is duochrome so it’s really unique.

My Lady Jane is probably the most guaranteed book to brighten your day becaue it’s so light-hearted, fun, and silly! Those words describe it perfectly and it’s just such an entertaining read!


Lipstick – Your favorite book kiss.

Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Viper & And I Darken Kiersten White

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Colourpop lipsticks are amazing! The Ultra Matte Lips dry down and don’t come off and I personally don’t find the formula drying at all. I also just loooove this shade, so pretty!

I spent the better half of this book shipping Lada and Mehmed and waiting for them to kiss, so of course it’s one of my favorite book kisses. It takes a really well written romance for me to ship it too especially in YA!

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Have you read any of these books or used any of these products?

Also if you would like to do this tag then go right ahead!

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The Valentine’s Day Book Tag

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Of course since Valentine’s Day is tomorrow I’ll be doing this tag! As you all know I’m not big on romances in books or romance books so I will try and do my best!

I found this on As Told by Tina and the original creator of this tag is CC’s Books.

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1.) Stand Alone Book You Love

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I gave this book 5 stars because it’s just so unique, silly, and entertaining! Highly recommended by the way…..


2.) Dystopian Book You Love

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This is an absolutely amazing book. Period. Full of action, adventure, and heartbreak (seriously YOU WILL CRY). This is dystopian mixed with sci-fi as the people of Earth moved onto this planet.


3.) A Book That You Love But No One Else Talks About

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A fantastic book with it’s own plot and world building but also contains four fairy tale retellings too. I thought this book was so interesting and it definitely needs to be talked about more, such an underrated book!


4.) Favorite Book Couple

***** SPOILERS FOR THE DIABOLIC BY S.J. KINCAID BELOW*****

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Nemesis & Tyrus

It really is rare that I enjoy romances in YA books let alone slowly pine away waiting for the characters to love each other. In the case with this book it was both, I really liked that it was a slow burn romance and Nemesis and Tyrus really are perfect for each other….

*****END SPOILERS****


5.) Book That Other People Love But You Haven’t Read Yet

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Of course there are many popular books that everyone has read and loved that I have yet to get to but one I’m really excited to get to is “Red Rising” especially since I’m sure I’ll love it!


6.) A Book With Red on the Cover

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I have this on my shelf and it really is gorgeous, however, I wasn’t a HUGE fan of “Crimson Bound” by Rosamund Hodge so we will see if I actually enjoy this one…..


7.) A Book With Pink on the Cover

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Another one on my TBR that sounds interesting enough even if the cover is off-putting for me, it makes it look too fluffy (I know it really isn’t) but I’m still confident I’ll enjoy this book.


8.) You were given a box of chocolate what fictional boyfriend/ or girlfriend would given them to you.

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I don’t really do book boyfriends all that much but I’ll go with either Kell from “A Daker Shade of Magic” or Victor Vale from “Vicious”. V.E. Schwab sure does know how to make them…..


9.) You are Single on Valentines Day. What Book would you read? What TV show would you watch? What Movie would you watch?

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Well if I was I’d be reading either “The Forbidden Wish” or “Daughter of Smoke and Bone”, watching no TV (because I don’t know of any romantic type shows I’d actually enjoy), and watching my favorite rom-com Sweet Home Alabama!


10.) You are in the Book Store. All of a Sudden you get shot with an arrow by Cupid. What New Release will you love?

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There aren’t too many new releases I’m confidant I will LOVE but one I’m a little more sure of is “The Valiant” because the main character is a female gladiator, which just sounds badass.

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Spread the “LOVE'”! I tag you!

(As usual do not feel obligated to do this tag if you don’t want to and sorry if you’ve done this one already, feel free to ignore this!)

Michelle @ Book Adventures
Lauren @ Wonderless Reads

Megan @ Bookslayer Reads

Emma @ After Butterfly Rain

Debbie @ Debbie’s Library

Kelly @ Here’s To Happy Endings
Caitlin @ Words and Other Beasts
Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd
Anna @ My Bookish Dream

Chelsea @ RomWeasley Books
Nicole @ BooksInked
Hannah @ Mortal Reader
Esther @ Chapter Adventures
Emily @ Rose Read
Carrianne @ Carrianne’s Cuppa ‘N Critiques
Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger

Jess @ Beaucoupbooks
Romana @ A Book Nerd
Debby @ Always Booking
Birdie Book Worm
Larkin @ Wonderfilled Reads
Danielle @ Books, Vertigo and Tea
Meghan @ Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews
Liam @ Hey Ashers!
A Book. A Thought
Payton @ Payton’s Book Thoughts
Nikki @ Nikki Needs To Read
Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads
Reg @ She Latitude
Michaela @ Floral Ink Books
Jasmine @ How Useful It Is
Beth @ Reading Every Night
Zeezee @ Zeezee With Books
Ali @ Devouring Books & Lattes
Teacher of YA

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The Sims Book Tag

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I was tagged to do this amazing book tag by my friend Michelle @ Book Adventures! Thank you Michelle and you guys be sure to head over and not only check out her answers for this but also her amazing blog! I mean it…..do it, do it now!

I’m actually really excited to do this tag finally because I freaking love The Sims!

This tag was originally created by Booktuber Hailey in Bookland.

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The Original Sims – The best author debut.

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Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West

This was an absolutely excellent debut and I cannot wait to read more by this author, she did such a wonderful job with her world building and weaving so many different fairy tale retellings into it! (highly recommend checking this out by the way!)


The Grim Reaper – Saddest character death.

*****WARNING: SPOILERS FOR HARRY POTTER BELOW!!!*****

(Even though I feel like everyone knows anyways….)

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How about just all of the Harry Potter deaths, that about sums it up. These all DESTROYED ME!

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Sims Getting Stuck – A character that just got in the way.

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Maia from  “Fate of Flames” is one of the most worthless characters I’ve ever come across, she was the main character and I feel like she did nothing but get in the way and fuck everything up!


Simlish – A book with amazing writing.

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“Daughter of Smoke and Bone” & “Lips Touch: Three Times” by Laini Taylor, seriously has the most gorgeous writing ever! Also “The Forbidden Wish” by Jessica Khoury deserves an honorable mention as well!


Expansion Packs – A series where the books keep on getting better.

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I read this a long time ago when I was in middle school but I read “Inkheart” and it was good but nothing crazy amazing but when I read the sequel “Inkspell” it blew my mind! It was so much better! The finale “Inkdeath” is just as good as well. Definitely a series that got better as it went.


Sim Romance – The worst case of insta-love.

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Of course there are PLENTY of YA books that have insta-love but this book was one of the worst ones because of said insta-love but also because this book turned out to be more insta-lovey romance than anything that involved pirates. I was infuriated, I don’t think I’ve ever been more mad at a book….


 Cheats – A book that was entirely unrealistic.

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I read a lot of fantasy and sci-fi so technically ALL the books I read are unrealistic….but I’ll go with “Throne of Glass” being unrealistic anyways since the main character is supposed to be the deadliest assassin in the kingdom and she spend the book 1.) not killing anyone 2.) talking about shoes and dresses 3.) being moony-eyed over TWO different boys and 4.) complaining.

So yeah I would say this was unrealistic…..


Needs Fulfillment – A character who made all the wrong decisions.

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Maia from “Fate of Flames”. Again.


Error Code 12 – A series that started off great but went downhill from there.

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I actually haven’t really finished a ton of series, I’m good at starting them and never finish them but one that definitely got WORSE was the “House of Night” series by P.C. & Kirsten Cast. I read the first book and it was just okay but that series just kept going on and on and on and on needlessly. I don’ even know why I continued with it for as long as I did!


The Sims Vortex – A book/series that completely engrossed you.

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I’m going to go with both the “Gone” series by Michael Grant and the “Jasper Dent” series by Barry Lyga. Both are absolutely amazing and pretty dark,  and I was obsessed with both of them and could not stop reading until I finished both series!

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Tag! You’re It!

(As usual do not feel obligated to do this tag if you don’t want to and sorry if you’ve done this one already, feel free to ignore this!)

Caitlin @ Words and Other Beasts
Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd
Anna @ My Bookish Dream

Chelsea @ RomWeasley Books
Nicole @ BooksInked
Hannah @ Mortal Reader
Esther @ Chapter Adventures
Emily @ Rose Read

Carrianne @ Carrianne’s Cuppa ‘N Critiques
Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger

Jess @ Beaucoupbooks
Romana @ A Book Nerd
Debby @ Always Booking
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Larkin @ Wonderfilled Reads
Danielle @ Books, Vertigo and Tea
Meghan @ Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews
Liam @ Hey Ashers!
A Book. A Thought
Payton @ Payton’s Book Thoughts
Nikki @ Nikki Needs To Read
Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads
Reg @ She Latitude
Michaela @ Floral Ink Books
Jasmine @ How Useful It Is
Beth @ Reading Every Night
Zeezee @ Zeezee With Books
Ali @ Devouring Books & Lattes
Teacher of YA

And of course any of you who would like to do this tag as well! 

The Sassy

Totally Should’ve… Book Tag

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I was tagged to do this ages ago by Anna @ My Bookish Dream, sorry this has literally taken me forever to do but thanks Anna for tagging me! Be sure to head over and check out Anna’s answers as well as her blog she’s fantastic and super fun to chat books with!

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Totally Should’ve…Gotten A Sequel:

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I just loved this world and these characters so much I would have loved for this to have a sequel if not a series! Granted it was a combination of retellings as well as its own story but I feel like the author could have kept going using different fairy tales (similar to what Marissa Meyer did with her Lunar Chronicles). Now excuse me while I go cry over this book again….

Totally Should’ve…Had A Spin Off Series:

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There really aren’t too many series that I have personally finished that I think would have a spin-off series work so I’ll just go with the Chronicles of Alice duology by Christina Henry. To be more specific I’d love to read a book/duology/series about Henry’s Cheshire character which I thought she did a remarkable job on, I also think it’d be pretty easy since there was more than enough information left unsaid about him too!

An Author Who Totally Should’ve…Written More Books:

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Gillian Flynn! She only has 4 books out total and one of them is a short story! She is an exceptional writer and I have loved every single one of her books and I need more, hopefully she’ll be getting back in the game eventually…..

A Character Who Totally Should’ve… Ended Up With Someone Else:

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I don’t really care too much about any romances in the books I’ve read or if I do (which takes a LOT, trust me) I actually like who the end up with. But I suppose for the sake of answering this question I’ll go with Harry Potter who I thought would have been better with Hermoine. I didn’t really like Ginny (especially in the movies) I felt she was just kind of blah and I just felt Harry and Hermoine would have been better.

Totally Should’ve…Had A Movie Franchise:

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Okay so this may be cheating a little since I don’t think this book would need a franchise but it DOES need a movie adaptation stat! It’s got morally ambiguous, super-powered characters and there’s a dog, what more could you want in a movie? Plus the powers in this book are straight up awesome and pretty unique!

Totally Should’ve…Had A TV Show:

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I think this book/series (from what I’ve read) would make an excellent TV show because there’s just a lot of content and it can also get pretty dark at times. It’d be interesting to watch for sure!

Totally Should’ve…Had Only One Point Of View:

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Not sure about this one since I usually enjoy multiple POVs but I think maybe one that I didn’t particularly  enjoy was “The Rose & The Dagger”. I didn’t like Shazi’s sister’s POV really at all.

Totally Should’ve…Had A Cover Change:

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Most of the time I like the original covers better but one I think could use a cover change is “Truthwitch” even though the series is currently ongoing (I hate when there are cover changes mid-series). The covers just aren’t that pretty and I don’t think it really shows exactly what the books are about either.

Totally Should’ve…Kept The Original Covers:

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I do NOT like the new covers for the Winner’s Trilogy (the ones on the bottom) because I don’t feel like they show Kestrel as she is at all, especially that first cover! Sure Kestrel was trained to use weapons but if you’ve read the book then you know she is NOT good with them and instead is more focused on strategy. Not that the original covers show her much better but at least they’re nicer looking in my opinion.

Totally Should’ve…Stopped At Book One

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I think you guys all know how I feel about this book being marketed as a standalone and then all of a sudden it’s a trilogy? No. Do not wrap up a book completely and say it’s a standalone and then go and decide to make it a series. Just no. Like I said this book was wrapped up nicely and with no loose ends, so why couldn’t we just leave it that way? Should have stopped at book one.

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I’m not going to tag anyone to do this one because I feel I tag the same people and you all have a huge pile of tags to do because of me, haha!

Feel free to do this tag if you want!

Here’s a clean template of the questions (got this idea also from Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger!):

Totally Should’ve…Gotten A Sequel:

Totally Should’ve…Had A Spin Off Series:

An Author Who Totally Should’ve…Written More Books:

A Character Who Totally Should’ve… Ended Up With Someone Else:

Totally Should’ve…Had A Movie Franchise:

Totally Should’ve…Had A TV Show:

Totally Should’ve…Had Only One Point Of View:

Totally Should’ve…Had A Cover Change:

Totally Should’ve…Kept The Original Covers:

Totally Should’ve…Stopped At Book One

The Sassy