Hey guys! I hope everyone’s had a good week! I wish I could say the same but sadly I caught a cold this week and it hasn’t been fun. But that’s not gonna stop me from our weekly love fest! Now, the character I have chosen for this week is, again, very special to me. The book they appear in is one of my ultimate favourite books that is so near and dear to my heart and completely underrated. This character is probably one of my favourite YA protagonists. They are so badass and smart but at the same time they hurt and break. I’ve already talked about their counterpart in one of my previous COTW’s so if you’ve been paying attention that should be a good hint.
Welcome to another Top Five Tuesday everyone!! Alright, so we pretty much live in a day and age where book to movie adaptations are being churned out like butter. That’s not to say that movie adaptations never existed in the previous century, because they definitely did, but it just feels like these days more and more books and series are being optioned and adapted. Some of them are good, some of them are not. In the past couple years I discovered a little secret: separate the adaptation from the book and you’ll be a happy camper. Basically what I mean by that is you learn to respect the story in both mediums and if you understand that not everything that happens in a book can 100% be translated into screen but the heart and the message of the story is still intact then you’ll be satisfied. Neat trick, eh? Ever since I discovered this little secret I’ve been so much better at handling adaptations, especially with YA which gets SO many adaptations you’d think Oprah was handing them out. Anyways, that being said let’s get down to business!
Here is this week’s Top Five Tuesday: Movie Adaptations!
It looks like I’ve been tagged in another game!! This one is coming from my girl Thai @rbrepeat (who is SO lovely you must go follow her!!!) so thank you so much!
• Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.
• Give 11 random facts about yourself.
• Nominate 11 bloggers who you think deserve the award.
• Tell those bloggers you nominated them!
• Create 11 original questions for the next nominees to answer.
Another week has flown by which means that’s time for yet another COTW!! Last night I was going through my books on Goodreads trying to figure out which character I should feature this week and then it hit me. It was like an epiphany. I’m not sure why I haven’t done this character before. This character is one of the best characters you could ever ask for. They are multi-layered, beautiful, badass, and just all around amazing. The series they appear in is also a masterpiece so it’s only right that this character reflects the book in the same way.
My girl Sara @thebookcycle (are you following her yet? No? Go do it!) tagged me in this wonderful tag game thank you!!
WHAT IS THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD?
The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring, while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.
HOW DOES IT WORK:
Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog.
New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Herman entwines the real scandals of history with epic fantasy in this action-packed follow-up to EMPIRE OF DUST.
In REIGN OF SERPENTS, the ancient power of Snake Blood threatens the known world. While Prince Alexander struggles with a very deadly inner demon, his betrothed, Zofia, is on her way to him, to unite their kingdoms…even as she begins to realize where her true allegiance lies. The fierce Cynane meets her match-not in her future husband, the deranged king of Illyria, but in her great-great-grandfather, Talus, possessor of Smoke Blood, who will teach her the true meaning of betrayal. And marooned together on an island in the Mediterranean, romantic tension blooms between Katerina and Hephaestion as they learn of lost civilizations and discover a device that could help them do the impossible: kill the last living god.
Hello everyone, it’s time for the second Top Five Tuesday!! I didn’t forget this, I promise. I actually had this week’s top five figured out for a while so kudos to me. Since last week’s Top Five was about Young Adult series, I thought it was only right to make this week’s Top Five about New Adult series!! It’s also quite fitting since I heavily focus on both series so it works from every angle. Narrowing down my top five favourite NA series was pretty hard but I think I’ve got a pretty solid list. As per last week, this week’s list will be in no particular order because I’d probably hurt myself trying to rank one above the other.
Without further ado, here is this week’s Top Five Tuesday: NA Series! Read More »
Hello friends, it’s time for yet another COTW!! I like how I always tell myself Thursday night that I’ll get my post up sometime in the afternoon and it’ll be perfect but I constantly get distracted and forget. But it’s ok because the only thing that matters is that I get my post up before the day is up. Anyways, the character I have chosen for this week is one that I’ve been wanting to write about ever since I started this but I kept laying off them because I didn’t think it was the right time. But earlier this week I actually made a little shout out to them in another one of my posts and I felt like now was the perfect time. This character is so unbelievably special to me and has a big part of my heart. I first met them two and a half years ago when I read the series they appear in and a lot of things about that series changed my life, but mainly it was this one character.
Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl’s journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart.
Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.
Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.
With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she’s ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.
But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle—a shifting maze of magical rooms—enthralls her.
As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex’s secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.
Hi everyone! I hope everyone’s been having a good week so far. So I’ve been doing some thinking, trying to figure out ways that I could add more consistency and activity to this blog and I thought “hey, why not create a top five list?” Thus, Top Five Tuesday was born! Basically, every Tuesday (that I hopefully remember to do this) I’ll be making a top five list of my favourite series, authors, protagonists, etc, and explaining what makes them so great and why I love them so much. I’ll also make some top five lists of my LEAST favourite things (like tropes, for example) just to add a bit of variety and it’ll help you all get to know me that much more. Now remember: this is all purely my opinion and just because this is what I think doesn’t mean that I’m actually right. Anyways, shall we get down to our first Top Five??