Summer Goals Book Tag

Morning, everyone!

I have yet to do any Summer-themed posts on my blog. And I’m a little disappointed with myself. But I’ve spent more time inside than out, so I haven’t been that festive with the season. 😂 And I’m also trying to wrap my mind around the fact that at the end of next month, Summer will be over.

I found this tag on Audrey Writes Abroad. Take a look at Audrey’s blog before you get to my post!

Enjoy!

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I Should Have Read That Book Tag

Morning, book bloggers,

I am in a blogging slump right now. I first start writing a post, thinking I’ll finish it in no time. Then I get stuck, and I go to the next tag post in my Drafts. But hey, at least I have something to publish. 😂 I’ll be happy when the weekend arrives.

I first saw this tag on Passionately Perusing. Take some time to check out Vivian’s blog. Not let’s get to it, shall we?

This was originally created by Beth from Books Nest.

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who tagged you, and link back to their post.
  2. Link to the creator’s blog.
  3. Answer the questions below.
  4. Tag 10 others to take part.
  5. ENJOY!

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90s Movie Book Tag

Hey, book lovers!

In the last few days, you may have noticed I haven’t been around. Some family and house issues popped up. And, well, I had to prioritize. But I’m back! So let’s get to this tag, yes?!

I found this great tag on Bibliophagist. And I can’t resist these posts. I truly can’t. If you haven’t seen Sara’s blog, you’re missing out. So go check it out!

 

She’s All That | Name a book that is an odd pairing, but they still fit perfectly

Yes, yes, I haven’t read this yet. But I kind of spoiled myself with a few characters. Okay, most of them. But Manon and Dorian seem like an extreme pairing. They’re shaped by the same hatred and went different paths, but somehow they blend together nicely.

 

10 Things I Hate about You | A Book/Series You have a Love/Heart Relationship With

As much as I raved about the series, I feel I gave some of the books higher ratings than I should have given. I loved the Red Queen and King’s Cage. However, Glass Sword and War Storm didn’t hit the mark.

 

Clueless | A Character who is totally clueless, but you have them anyway

Oh Matthias, the cute little yellow tulip, may be one of the clueless characters I’ve ever read. I can’t blame him though. But he’s cute when he is.

 

Titanic | Name a book that made you cry

Let’s talk about the last book that made me cry. I seem to cry a lot when reading. I never thought I would while reading a Catwoman novel. I hate to admit that I did. The ending is gutwrenching. But I expect nothing less from Sarah.

 

American Pie | A book that makes you laugh

Frankly, the entire series made me laugh long into the night. I loved it. Alosa may be one of my favourite main characters. Her sass and snark are what makes her memorable.

 

Can’t Hardly Wait | A book with a crazy party

I’ll never forget that crowning ceremony. I thought it’d be your typical fae party. Nope. Holly gives us an explosive one I never saw coming. I can’t wait for the sequel.

 

Cruel Intentions | Name a character who you can never fully trust

Joseph and Mirabella. NOPE, nope, nope. I hate these two. Joseph is worse for what he did with her. His betrayal and the hurt he caused Jules made me not pick up the second book. And I hope he gets what he deserves.

 

Drive Me Crazy | Name your favourite “boy next door” or “girl next door couple”

I’m winging it with this question. I rarely read this trope. Anyways, several times during the series, I wanted to throttle Simon. But he’s grown into a such a great character and friend. Even though Clary never loved him as much as Jace, their short relationship, if you can call it that, was sweet.

 

Scream | A book with a memorable villain

I think I haven’t wanted a character like the Commander dead so much. This woman is viler than I ever thought a character could be. She has killed and tortured countless people, and she manages to outwit everyone. I don’t know if she can be killed. What more can you ask for an antagonist?

 

The Craft | Name a book with witches

How can I not talk about Wicked Deep? It’s the perfect witch book. But to this day, that ending still haunts me.

 

Tag time!

Don’t feel obligated to do this tag. If you want, link back to me. I love reading other blogger’s responses! And if I haven’t tagged you, go ahead and do it.

Whitney | Merline | Danielle | Becky | Laura | Sahi | Lexie | Jennifer | Aimee | Alyssa | Priyasha

Sequel September TBR 2018

I rarely do challenges. Frankly, since I’m mostly a mood reader, I rarely write TBR posts. I get so nervous and shy. Yes, I get shy. (I may not seem like it, but I am) So I just let challenges pass me by when I find a new one each month. But not this month. The lovely Kathy from Books and Munches, who I adore, is now hosting Sequel September! Do I know what to do?! No! But here I am.

I can squeeze in more books, but I’d like to have some room for non-sequels. I need variety, you know? So here are my possible choices for Sequel September:

Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas

I might as well rename this challenge “Maas Destruction.” I loved Batman: Nightwalker. And since Catwoman is my favourite DC villain, there’s no chance I can pass up this book.

 

Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

My body is not ready. I can’t read Sam’s story. I can’t. But I’ll let myself suffer. I love suffering, sniffling, and crying like a three-year-old. But I need some backstory before I move forward with Empire of Storms and Tower of Dawn.

 

The Caged Queen by Kristen Ciccarelli

I was so happy to hear Kristen was expanding her series. Caged Queen is more of a companion book, but I don’t care. I need to know what happens to Asha. I just hope I get more dragons. Please, Kristen, have more dragons in your series.

 

Wildcard by Marie Lu

I ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT THIS BOOK. Hit me, please. I am not worthy of it. I’m not. But that cliffhanger at the end of Warcross has kept me on edge since I read it. So I need closure. I just hope it’s good.

 

One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

I’ve been avoiding this series like the plague even though I liked the first book. I hate two particular characters in it, but I need to get to this sequel so I can read the third. And I’m loving the whole world in the series.

 

Which sequels are you tackling this month? Which ones are you desperate to read? Are any of my picks on your list? Let’s chat!

Top Ten Tuesday | Frequently Used Words in Titles

I’ve struggled with this post. For one, this is the second time I’ve written it. Why? I forgot to save the blasted thing before my MacBook died. So I’m slightly cranky right now. Two, I wanted nothing more than to use the words “a,” “an,” and “the” because I love being an ass sometimes. And three, I’m just not feeling the topic. So this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, I’ve picked the top three words I typically see in a book title.

 

Girls, Girls, Girls

Gone Girl, Girl on the Train, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t mind the word “girl,” when it’s used correctly. But alas, people think a woman is a girl, and using the latter is a better substitute for the former. I can’t stand seeing it in an adult book title. Now, I’ve only watched most of Gone Girl and Dragon Tattoo movies, but I don’t feel the need to watch the rest, nor do I feel inclined to read the books/series.

 

King or Kingdom

Crooked Kingdom, To Kill a Kingdom, and Daughter of the Pirate King

Ah, my three favourite books. I’ll always feature and recommend these three. They’re that damn good. I just wish I had more sequels in these series.

 

Ash or Ashes

Kingdom of Ash, City of Ashes, and Ash Princess

You know what? I don’t mind this kind of title. It can go either way. As cheesy as it may sound, a society rising from the ashes will always entice me to pick up the said book. Or it can burn horribly and die, but I’m trying to be positive in this post (really, in this part of the post), okay?

And who’s excited for Kingdom of Ash?!

 

Throne or Thrones

Throne of Glass, One Dark Throne, and  A Game of Thrones

Do you know how many books have this word in it? Far too many. I honestly forgot until I went searching, then I had a hard time choosing which books to feature.

 

Queen

Red Queen, Daughter of the Siren Queen, and The Queen’s Rising

I’ve read only two of these books, and I loved them both, but queen is a touchy word in a title, I find. Either it works great for YA titles, or it just makes me want to run away from the book. But in this case, I might take a chance to read the last one. What are your thoughts on queeny books?

Waiting on Wednesday: One Dark Throne

Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, is a weekly meme that showcases upcoming book releases readers are eagerly awaiting.

 

One Dark Throne

Kendare Blake

Publication Date: September 19, 2017

Page Count: 464

The battle for the Crown has begun, but which of the three sisters will prevail?

With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before—ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent.

In this enthralling sequel to Kendare Blake’s New York Times bestselling Three Dark Crowns, Fennbirn’s deadliest queens must face the one thing standing in their way of the crown: each other.

Goodreads | Indigo | Amazon CAN | Amazon US | Book Depository

 

Why Am I Waiting?

 

I’ve been waiting months, MONTHS for this book. That cliff hanger in Three Dark Crowns kept bugging me equally as long. And I cannot wait to see how this series continues. Kendare creates a unique premise in her first novel with dark themes and dangerous political plays. What stands out from this book is the matriarchy, which I wasn’t expecting in a YA fantasy. And while I can’t stand two particular characters (*cough*Joseph and Mirabella*cough*), I love the book.

And I’ve just found out that there are four books in this series, not just two. So I am a happy, happy fangirl. 😍

 

Who else is excited for One Dark Throne?! Let me know in the comments.