Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #13: Top Ten Goals/Resolutions For 2015

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I am a bit late for this but oh well! Better late than never :)

Bookish


1. Read more, obviously.

From the start of 2014 till the end of summer you would always find me with a book in my hands but since the start of the new school year things have been going down-hill (book-related). High School apparently isn't as easy as I thought it would be. I haven't had much time to read or work on my blog posts but I'm planning to change that. With the start of 2015 I'm going to make more time for the things I love. Books.

2. Focus on finishing some of the many series on my selves.

I have so many series sitting on my bookcase! Some I'm in the middle of, other I haven't even started. This year I've challenged my self to finish at least 7 of them!

3. Collect and finish the Harry Potter Books


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It's true, I've been caught. I am one of those people who haven't read all the Harry Potter books. To tell you the truth I didn't really know anything about Harry Potter until about 4 years ago. But last year I started reading the books and I'm currently on the 3rd book. This year I'm planning to collect all 6 books and finally finish this series!


Blogging


1. Write Reviews after finishing the book.

I tend to not write the review of a book  for at least two weeks after I finished it which causes me a lot of problems since by then I have forgotten a lot of things. A recent example is Lola and the Boy Next Door. Need to work on that.

2. Actually Post something

Since I started blogging I have not been very keen with posting and I am very disappointed about that. One of the reasons is that I'm not very good with time management and the other is school. In 2015, I think the first thing I'm going to try to do is post more frequently.

3. Expand my coding knowledge and finally learn to use Photoshop

My knowledge of coding in general is very little. I need to start learning more about HTML and how to use Photoshop so I can improve my Blog as well as my posts.

4. Comment more on other blogs... A LOT more...

I am so bad at commenting! Many times I open many blog posts, read them and close them without even bothering to comment... *hides in shame* Sometimes I forget, other times I'm too lazy but I'll definitely try to comment more often this year! It's one of my most important blogging goals of 2015!

5. Start scheduling ahead of time

I am the kind of person that will leave whatever they have to do for the last minute. School essays, french homework, blog posts. So usually I end up being awake all night finishing up whatever I was supposed to do. Not this year! I have set a goal to start doing things ahead of time and not stress about them later on! 

6. Posting something different.

I want to start posting other things than Reviews and Memes. Maybe start doing some discussions or tags. We'll see.


In General

Write more.

A major dream of mine is to be a writer. To do that I have to actually write. I need to start focusing more on my writing and my stories this year...



Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #12 : Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing This Year

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It's almost Christmas! Yay! These are some of the books I can't wait to get my hands on and some that I can't believe I still don't own!  (In No Particular Order)


1. Percy Jackson's Greek Gods by Rick Riordan

'A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don't need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week.' So begins Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic--and sarcastic asides--to the classics. He explains how the world was created, then gives readers his personal take on a who's who of ancients, from Apollo to Zeus. Percy does not hold back. 'If you like horror shows, blood baths, lying, stealing, backstabbing, and cannibalism, then read on, because it definitely was a Golden Age for all that.' Dramatic full-color illustrations throughout by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco make this volume--a must for home, library, and classroom shelves--as stunning as it is entertaining.


2. This Shattered World


Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met.

Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet's rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents.

Rebellion is in Flynn's blood. Terraforming corporations make their fortune by recruiting colonists to make the inhospitable planets livable, with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon, and decades later, Flynn is leading the rebellion.

Desperate for any advantage in a bloody and unrelentingly war, Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape the rebel base together, caught between two sides of a senseless war.

3. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han


To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister's ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.



4. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?


5. The Archived by Victoria Schwab


Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.

Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive.

Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now Da is dead, and Mac has grown into what she once was, a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often—violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive.

Being a Keeper isn’t just dangerous—it’s a constant reminder of those Mac has lost. Da’s death was hard enough, but now her little brother is gone too. Mac starts to wonder about the boundary between living and dying, sleeping and waking. In the Archive, the dead must never be disturbed. And yet, someone is deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece together what remains, the Archive itself might crumble and fall.


6. Tha Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater



Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them--until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.


His name is Gansey, a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can't entirely explain. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She doesn't believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.


7. The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Ananna of the Tanarau abandons ship when her parents try to marry her off to another pirate clan. But that only prompts the scorned clan to send an assassin after her. When Ananna faces him down one night, armed with magic she doesn't really know how to use, she accidentally activates a curse binding them together. 

To break the spell, Ananna and the assassin must complete three impossible tasks--all while grappling with evil wizards, floating islands, haughty manticores, runaway nobility, strange magic...and the growing romantic tension between them.



8. I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else—an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah's story to tell. The later years are Jude's. What the twins don't realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.


9. The Madman's Daughter by Mega Shepherd


Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father's gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true.

Accompanied by her father's handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward—both of whom she is deeply drawn to—Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father's madness: He has experimented on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans. And worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island's inhabitants. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father's dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before it's too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father's genius—and madness—in her own blood.


10. Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley


Sam McKenna’s never turned down a dare. And she's not going to start with the last one her brother gave her before he died.

So Sam joins the first-ever class of girls at the prestigious Denmark Military Academy. She’s expecting push-ups and long runs, rope climbing and mud-crawling. As a military brat, she can handle an obstacle course just as well as the boys. She's even expecting the hostility she gets from some of the cadets who don’t think girls belong there. What she’s not expecting is her fiery attraction to her drill sergeant. But dating is strictly forbidden and Sam won't risk her future, or the dare, on something so petty...no matter how much she wants him.

As Sam struggles to prove herself, she discovers that some of the boys don’t just want her gone—they will stop at nothing to drive her out. When their petty threats turn to brutal hazing, bleeding into every corner of her life, she realizes they are not acting alone. A decades-old secret society is alive and active… and determined to force her out.
At any cost.

Now time's running short. Sam must decide who she can trust...and choosing the wrong person could have deadly consequences.


So what books do you want Santa to bring you this year? Happy TTT!

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #11: Top Ten Books I Read In 2014


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1. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

I enjoyed every single aspect of this book. The setting, the mystery, the romance, the characters. Couldn't put it down!

2. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass

I read Throne of Glass during summer vacation. I was so engrossed by its sheer awesomeness that I rarely managed to close it and actually socialise. My best friends were a little annoyed by me... In short, it was so good!

3. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

I couldn't stop thinking about this book after I had finished reading it. It had grabbed me from page 1 and didn't let me go. I loved how it captured people's need for survival and how dark and deep it was. Loved it. 

4. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

I loved everything about this book. The action, the suspense, the romance. It made me laugh, swoon and even cry (Seriously. The day I picked it up, I actually burst into tears by reading the first sentence because I realised it was the end of my favourite series... I'm such a crybaby..). This was one of the series that introduced me to the YA genre and its conclusion was as epic as I expected it to be.

5. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss never fails to leave me feeling all fluffy and wonderful inside! I just love it!

6. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

One of my favourite dystopians. The writing was amazing and the characters very complex and interesting. One of the best Dystopians I've read in a while.

7. Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

I cannot really explain how this book made me feel (and that's one of the reasons I will not post a review for it). It marked the end of a series that entertained me and kept me company since the age of 7. I couldn't find a flaw in it even if I wanted to.


8. The Fault in our Stars by John Green

I read The Fault in our Stars in preparation for the movie and even though it killed me a little bit inside it also made me laugh quite a few times. It is one of the most beautiful stories I've ever read and I plan to re-read it again soon. 

9. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

I've come to understand that Cassandra Clare's books always manage to earn a seat on my favourites self. Maybe it's her amazing writing. Maybe it's her ability to create swoon-worthy guys. We may never know...

10. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Dark and spooky accompanied by an intense romance, how could The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer not be on my top ten of 2014! It made me laugh, cringe and blush! Loved it!

Monday, 15 December 2014

Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins



Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris--until she meets √Čtienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, √Čtienne has it all...including a serious girlfriend. 


But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?




After reading Anna and the French Kiss I am convinced that Stephanie Perkins may just be the queen of contemporary novels. This book was amazing! Cute, light-hearted and funny, it gave me butterflies and left me grinning like an idiot!

I loved Etienne and Anna's relationship! They become fast friends from the beginning of the book  and through out its course they quickly turn into best friends. Their interactions were often 'laugh out loud' hilarious and very sweet! But even though the romance was incredibly cute it was also a bit frustrating. We know that Etienne has a girlfriend but even when he realises he has feelings for Anna he still refuses to break up with her because,  after a heart-breaking revelation about his mother he is afraid to be alone. And even though I understood him at some point, I was still a bit frustrated with his choices, as was Anna.

I think Anna was a great main character. She was funny and flawed but she was the kind of girl that, in the end, recognised her own faults and tried to make things right. (Spoiler) Like with Juliette. When she found out she was with Trip she cut all ties with her but, at the end of the book, she understood why she did what she did because she had done the same thing to Mer. 
She wasn't there, they fell in love and Juliette didn't how to tell her. I really respected Anna when she wrote that letter back to her. (End of Spoiler) 


And let's not forget Etienne. How could anyone not like Etienne St. Clair? He is witty, charming and British!

.... I seem to have developed a thing for British guys lately...

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Okay, confession time. I have been studying French for the past 4 years or so and even though I love the language, I've never been really interested in the country. Until this book. I felt like Anna and the French kiss was my personal tour guide of Paris and even though it didn't show me everything it did spark my interest for the City of Lights. The Louvre museum, the point zero, all those little theatres.. It would be a dream come true to one day visit them myself!


Overall, Anna and the French Kiss was an entertaining, cute, fluffy love story that made me laugh, swoon and tear up. Definitely a book I will be re-reading soon!


   Book info:

Paperback, 372 pages
First Published, December 2nd 2010
Publisher: Speak
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult.

Rating: 5/5



Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Review: The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin



Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past.
She can’t.

She used to think her problems were all in her head.
They aren’t.

She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets.
She’s wrong.

In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?




Goodreads    



I picked up The Evolution of Mara Dyer literally a few minutes after finishing The Unbecoming and considering that was around 2 am in the morning I think it shows how much I already loved the series. Well, this book made me love it even more!
It was dark and even more creepy than the previous one. I'm ashamed to admit it, but by the end of it, I had stolen my fair share of glances behind me to make sure everything was still normal and I also jumped on the sound of my dad knocking at my door.... Yeah.... It was creepy alright...
I sympathised a lot more with Mara, who goes through so much in this book. From being thrown into a mental hospital, sleepwalking, getting wierd prophesies from crazy old ladies and being kidnapped, this girl couldn't catch a brake! And that was only half of it! 

Though, despite all the crazyness of the book there were some pleasant surprises too! One of them being Jamie! He's back! 

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Jamie is one of my favorite characters in this trilogy! He's witty, a great friend and overall fantastic! Him coming back, was one of the high lights of the book for me!

Another high light was well.... almost every scene between Mara and Noah!
I can't describe to you how much I ship those two! Their romance was intense and beautiful. I loved how their relationship developed through out the book! They became closer and opened up more to each other about how they felt. Also some of their scenes were pretty hilarious.
Noah, was even more perfect in this book. How could he not be? He's loyal, always supportive of all the crazy plans Mara comes up with, deviously witty, loving and, let's not forget, Brittish. How can you not love him!
We also meet a few new characters, one of them being Phoebe. Oh, how I hated Phoebe. She was one of the teens in the mental hospital-school-thing Mara was enrolled to and she was creepy, disturbing and a complete psycho.
Lastly, The Evolution answered a lot of questions from the first book but, of course, left us with a couple more. Also, something worth mentioning is Michelle Hodkins writing. I said it before and I will say it again, her writing is so easy to get through! It's descriptive and yet it also flows really well! Makes you fly through the book!
Overall, The Evolution of Mara Dyer was a fantastic read! Dark, creepy and full of romance, the sequel in the Mara Dyer trilogy was as thrilling as the first one! Fingers crossed the last one will be as good!


    Book info:

Paperback, 546 pages
Published, September 23rd 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genre: Mystery, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult.

Rating: 5/5

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #10: Top Ten Books I'm Looking Forward To In 2015

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1. End of Days by Susan Ee (Penryn and the End of Days)

2. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (The Dark Artifices)
Los Angeles. It’s been five years since the events of the Mortal Instruments when Nephilim stood poised on the brink of oblivion and Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs lost her parents. After the blood and violence she witnessed as a child, Emma has dedicated her life to to discovering exactly what it was that killed her parents and getting her revenge.Raised in the Los Angeles Institute with the Blackthorn family, Emma is paired as a parabatai with her best friend, Julian Blackthorn. A series of murders in the city catch her attention — they seem to have the same characteristics as the deaths of her parents. Could the murderer be the same person? And her attention isn’t the only one caught: someone has been murdering Downworlders as well. The Fair Folk make a deal with the Institute: if the Blackthorns and Emma will investigate the killings, they’ll return Mark Blackthorn to his home. The catch: they have only two weeks to find the killers. Otherwise it’s open war between faeries and Nephilim.The Shadowhunters of the Institute must race against time to catch the killers, even as they begin to suspect the involvement of those closest to them. At the same time, Emma is falling in love with the one person in the world she’s absolutely forbidden by Shadowhunter Law to love. Set against the glittering backdrop of present-day Los Angeles, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica.



3. Court of Thorns by Sarah J. Mass            
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.


4. Things we know by heart by Jessi Kirby
When Quinn Sullivan meets the recipient of her boyfriend’s donated heart, the two form an unexpected connection.After Quinn loses her boyfriend, Trent, in an accident their junior year, she reaches out to the recipients of his donated organs in hopes of picking up the pieces of her now-unrecognizable life. She hears back from some of them, but the person who received Trent’s heart has remained silent. The essence of a person, she has always believed, is in the heart. If she finds Trent’s, then maybe she can have peace once and for all. Risking everything in order to finally lay her memories to rest, Quinn goes outside the system to track down nineteen-year-old Colton Thomas—a guy whose life has been forever changed by this priceless gift. But what starts as an accidental run-in quickly develops into more, sparking an undeniable attraction. She doesn't want to give in to it—especially since he has no idea how they're connected—but their time together has made Quinn feel alive again. No matter how hard she’s falling for Colton, each beat of his heart reminds her of all she’s lost…and all that remains at stake.

5. The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker                        
 Elizabeth Grey is one of the king's best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. When she's accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to die at the stake. Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can track down the person who laid a deadly curse on him.
As she's thrust into the world of witches, ghosts, pirates, and all-too-handsome healers, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies, and of love and hate

 6. Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton
The night Quin Kincaid takes her Oath, she will become what she has trained to be her entire life. She will become a Seeker. This is her legacy, and it is an honor. As a Seeker, Quin will fight beside her two closest companions, Shinobu and John, to protect the weak and the wronged. Together they will stand for light in a shadowy world. And she'll be with the boy she loves--who's also her best friend.
But the night Quin takes her Oath, everything changes. Being a Seeker is not what she thought. Her family is not what she thought. Even the boy she loves is not who she thought.And now it's too late to walk away.



7. The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury                           16-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. But although she's engaged to the prince, no one speaks to her. No one even looks at her. Because Twylla isn't a member of the court. She's the executioner.As the goddess-embodied, Twylla kills with a single touch. So each week, she's taken to the prison and forced to lay her hands on those accused of treason. No one will ever love her. Who could care for a girl with murder in her veins? Even the prince, whose royal blood supposedly makes him immune to her touch, avoids her.But then a new guard arrives, a boy whose playful smile belies his deadly swordsmanship. And unlike the others, he's able to look past Twylla's executioner robes and see the girl, not the goddess. Yet a treasonous romance is the least of Twylla's problems. The queen has a plan to destroy her enemies-a plan that requires an unthinkable sacrifice. Will Twylla do what it takes to protect her kingdom? Or will she abandon her duty in favor of a doomed love?

 8. Ensnared by A. G. Howard (Splintered #3)

I will post no description for this one so none gets spoiled. :)









 9. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.Until one day, he does…As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?

10. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E Schwab
Kell is one of the last Travelers—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes—as such, he can choose where he lands.There’s Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, ruled by a mad King George. Then there’s Red London, where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne—a place where people fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. And once upon a time, there was Black London...but no one speaks of that now.Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see—a dangerous hobby, and one that has set him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations, who first robs him, then saves him from a dangerous enemy, and then forces him to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive—and that is proving trickier than they hoped.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award


Thank you so much to Evie from Prescription Fiction for nominating me! I am really sorry it took so long, school has been hectic! Nevertheless, I had so much fun doing this tag and the questions were amazing! 

1. If you could change the ending of any book, what would it be and what would you change it to?

I'm going to be predictable and say, Allegiant. It just broke my heart.... You all, or at least most of you, know what happened and I think it's pretty obvious what I would have liked to change it to... Maybe Veronica Roth could write an alternative ending? 

2. If you could dump hot noodle soup over the head of any one book character, who would you choose?

I've given this question a lot of thought and even though you're probably waiting for me to announce a villain's name, I'm going to semi-surprise you by choosing... *drum roll*... America Singer from the Selection trilogy! Although a likable character, her actions sometimes make me want to facepalm or throw something at her.

3. You're getting married! Choose your soon-to-be spouse, your best man, your bride's maids and your DJ!

My soon to be spouse would be Jace Wayland because...well... he's Jace Wayland. My best man would be a recent love of mine Jamie from the Mara Dyer trilogy. My Bride's Maids would be Thalia Grace, Celaena Sardothien and Izzy Lightwood. And my DJ, Leo Valdez.

4. Sum up one book with an album or a play list.

I don't know if the songs sum up the series exactly but I listened to them non stop during summer, when I was rereading The Mortal Instruments and now i can't not relate them to this series.
1. Warrior by Beth Crowley
2. Bleeding out by Imagine Dragons
3. Who we are by Imagine Dragons
4. Shatter me by Lindsay Stirling ft Lzzy Hale
5. You and I by John Legend ft Lindsey Stirling

5. You've stolen a chocolate fudge cake from the local bake and you're about to be shoved into prison for 20 years with one book character of your choice. Who would it be?

Nico Di Angelo hands down. He'd be able to get us out of there in the span of a few seconds with his shadow traveling ability! Hmm... maybe we could travel a little afterwards, I'd be in no rush to get back!

6. If you could ask any author 3 questions who would it be and what?

If I could ask any author 3 questions It'd be Cassandra Clare.
I would ask her how does she keep herself motivated to write during those dark days of Writer's block (as this has been a constant problem for me).
Will the characters from TMI play any important role in the Dark Artifices or will they just cross paths sometimes with the main characters of TDA?
And, lastly, what are her thoughts on TMI turning into a Tv Series? 

7. You can attend one fictional school for an intire year. Which would it be? (Hogwarts is banned from this answer because, well... duh!)

Well, I just finished re-reading Anna and the French kiss by Stephanie Perkins so I'm kind of in love with Paris and SOAP! I'd just love to study there for a year! Maybe I'd even get to meet my own Etienne or Josh!

8. Would you rather snog Draco Malfoy, Luna Lovegood or Ron Weasley? State why!

Ron Weasley without a doubt in my mind! He's just so adorable and goofy! I confess there were moments that I liked him more than Harry and that says something!

9. If you could get a tattoo of one character's face on a body part of your choosing who and where would you choose? (Keep it clean people!)

I would tattoo Celaena Sardothien, not nececceraly only her face, in a fight possision with one of her cool quotes under it like '“My name is Celaena Sardothien, but it makes no difference if my name’s Celaena or Lillian or Bitch, because I’d still beat you, no matter what you call me.” She's so badass! I adore her! As for the 'where' part probably on my rib? Although I've heard it hurts a lot there!

10. You can bring one fictional character back from the dead, but by doing so you have to kill another. Which two would you choose?

I'd bring back to life Max Lightwood from The Mortal Instruments series because he was such a sweet little geeky boy and I was really sad when he died and I'd kill the King of Adarlan from the Throne of Glass series. That dude just keeps getting on my nerves...

My Questions! :

1. Which book character you can relate the most to?
2. What's the one thing that can ruin a book for you?
3. Your favorite book is turning into a movie and you're assigned with the casting of five of the characters. Which would they be and which actors/actresses would you choose to portrate them?
4.What are your top 3 favorite reads of all time?
5. What's your worst bookish habit?
6. What's the worst book-to-movie adaptation you've ever watched and what's the best?
7.What's your favorite book quote?
8. A character you hated but ended up loving.
9. There's a crisis! What's the one character you would turn to for advice or help?
10. You have the chance to give one character of your choice a piece of advice. Which character would you choose and what would you advise them?


And, finaly, I Tag:


Claire from Bookworm Reviews
Tayler from Tailoredreads

Have Fun!:D