Sunday, August 30, 2015

To Nowhere, by C.E. Wilson

To Nowhere, by C.E. Wilson 

Hey all! 
I just finished To Nowhere, by C.E. Wilson! 

This book was given to me by the author for an honest review. This does not change my opinion on the book in any way. 

Get ready for a lot of words in quotation marks! 

To Nowhere is about a girl, Lyris, who is attracted to Wyatt, a boy who is a bit strange, and who seems fascinated about one of the rooms in an abandoned house. They quickly get together, and he keeps telling her not to go to that room without him. Eventually, curiosity gets the best of Lyris, and she goes into the room, to find that it is actually a portal to another world, where her kind are barely 6 inches tall, and the world is populated by 'giants'. She is then kept as a pet by Brindt, a younger giant who is amazed with her, and would protecter with everything he has. 

To be completely honest, the idea was incredible, but the presentation needs some working on. In brief, a few of of the plot twists were slightly predictable, the first half of the book consisted mainly of arguing because of language barriers, and I just found Lyris to be pretty stubborn and difficult. Or, as Brindt puts it, "impossible". 

The plot was great! It was very unique compared to the other YA books going around nowadays. I loved the idea of big people keeping little people as 'pets', kind of like barbies (of course I was against the act, I'm just saying it was creative =p ) The beginning was a tiny bit slow, with Lyris and Brindt not understanding each other, but as soon as the understood what they were saying to each other, the plot went very smoothly, and in very interesting directions. 

One thing I wish could have been included is how the other 'giants' treat their 'Insignificants' (little humans). Lyris is so afraid of Brindt for most of the book, and he kept saying that she was safe with him. I wish we would know what she was safe from. I understand the harshness of Brindt's mom - since she sells the 'insignificants' as a side job, it makes sense for her to be a bit 'harsh' with them, and it makes sense why Brindt keeps Lyris 'safe' from being sold. But it's the buyers that I'm interested in. 

Now for the characters - as mentioned, I think that Lyris was pretty difficulty for most of the book. She did not stop being harsh to Brindt until she suddenly realizes that he's actually a really sweet 'giant'. She kept calling him a monster and saying how scared she was of him even though he did everything he could to make her comfortable. I mean I understand the confusion and fear for the first few days, but after a week I think she could have eased up a bit. Also, I feel like she has strange emotions from time to time. 

**spoiler** For example, when Wyatt 'dies', she doesn't even react! (That really bothered me). Then, when she goes back to her world, she is super concerned for him!? **spoiler**

Wyatt is also strange. This is what I didn't appreciate about him (other than the fact that he was a back-stabbing traitor, but that was the point =p) - He 'cares' for Lyris so much that he risks everything to rescue her (twice) from the 'giant' world that HE LED HER TO, but, in the end, he basically tells her that he only cares for her because of her body. Aaaand she doesn't mind. NO! He does a whole spiel about him going back because he realized that he actually cared for her and that she was special for him and whatnot, and then he just says 'because you're hot'. The guy deserves so many slaps and punches for saying that, it's incredible. But that means that he really had the antagonist character around him, which was good. (The whole book basically REVOLVES around Lyris's looks, Wyatt likes her looks, she is valuable because of her looks, Brindt likes her looks... How about personality? I understand why it was important to the plot, but I feel like it could have been a bit more subtle.)

Brindt was really sweet though! :D Good 'giants' rule. He cared so much for Lyris - he did his best to make her as comfortable as possible, he kept her safe, he made clothes for her... He was my favorite character, even though he was the antagonist for the first half of the book... go figure =p 

Another thing that I appreciated was how C.E. Wilson managed to twist around the meaning of certain symbols. Take the collar, for example. Usually it would be given to someone/thing who is a slave, or at least has to stay attached to the owner at all times. Here, as the collar helps with translation, it takes that symbol to give Lyris a position of equality with Brindt. In fact, in the book, Brint says that he stops seeing Lyris as an 'insignificant' when he gives her the collar, but more as an equal. Very nice.
However, she also did a good job with placing certain animalistic features that you would never give a human into the story (having a leash, being a pet, staying in cages, etc...). 

Overall, the writing style was great for the story, but I think that some ideas could have been written more in-depth, with more back-story to them. 

Lastly, I thought that the whole Stockholm syndrome going on, with Lyris caring more and more for Brindt, was a bit strange... but it was a nice idea because it's rarely included in books nowadays! 

My question now is weather or not this book will have a sequel - the end kind of leaves you hanging, and keeps things wide open for a part 2! :D

All in all, I loved the creativity of the plot, the symbolism, the writing style, and Brindt's character. However, I still think that the characterization for Lyris and Wyatt could have been a bit more realistic. Also, the whole thing about appearance had too big of a role in this story. It wasn't my thing, but I can see why and how it can become popular! Nice start!

I'm giving this book a 3/5 FEATHERS!!!! 

YES! I'm finally starting my feather rating system! Thanks so much to everyone who voted!

Also, have you read To Nowhere yet? What did you think about it? Let me know in the comments! :D 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Random picture

Hey all!
I just saw this somewhere and wanted to share it X) 

Have a nice day!!

Sunshine Blogger Award!

Sunshine Blogger Award! 

Before we start, I'd like to thank the amazing Erika for nominating me for such a nice award! Make sure to check out her blog, it's one of my favorites :) 

"The whole idea of the Sunshine Award is that you nominate bloggers who put a little sunshine in your day, who are positive, creative, and inspiring."

Isn't this such a sweet award? c: It made me so happy to get it!!! 

1. Answer the 11 questions provided for you.
2. Nominate other wonderful bloggers and ask them 11 questions.

Easy peasy! So let's get to it, shall we? 

Erika's Questions:

1. Favourite time and place to read?
Oooh starting off with a pretty tough one! I love reading in my bed, to be honest. That's the easy part. When it comes to when... I'm thinking late morning, or early evening (which basically never happens because of scheduling...). Or it's also really nice reading while being on public transportation, for some reason! 

2. What makes a day perfect for you?

For this I'd probably say playing a game with my friends/family, with hot chocolate or tea, while watching a movie. Either that or just having an interesting and relaxing day at school, to be honest! 

3. When buying books, do you prefer going into a bookstore or ordering online?

BOOK. STORE. !! I don't like ordering online cus you have to wait for what seems like absolute AGES to read your book. Plus bookstores have that amazing feel and smell that's just amazing. 

4. What's the most current book you're reading? How do you like it so far?

I have 3 current reads:
1. Crown of Midnight, by Sarah J. Maas, which I'm LOVING!!! 
2. Angelfall, which I've just barely started, but I'm liking the apocalypse feel to it
3. To Nowhere, by C. E. Wilson, that I'm not liking as much...

5. Reading inside or outside?

I mostly read inside but I'll read outside when I can :)

6. What's your favourite genre? Least favourite? Why?

Favorite - Fantasy! Just because it takes me to so many places, and I love imagining everything! 
Least Favorite - Probably historical non-fiction, to be honest x) Too many people arguing about little things that makes them throw bombs to other countries. Not very cool. But that's just me =p 

7. Do you ever lean books out to friends?

Yes, but just to a few friends that I know will give them back to me in good condition :) I let someone I didn't know so well borrow The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, and it went through 16 (!!!) other people before getting to me, had coffee stains and water marks everywhere, and was just in a pretty bad condition... 

8. Most recent blog post? What was it about?

Nothing exciting for this one - It was my most recent Feature and Follow Friday post, about quotes from current reads. 

9. What do you use to blog? (laptop, phone, computer, etc.)

My laptop :)

10. Most anticipated book?

The Illuminae Files! 

11. Would you rather have 1 book for an 18 hour flight, or a e-reader with numerous books on it, but with only 5% battery?

The cool thing about modern flights is that most long flights have movies and individual tv's! I'd go with the one book. If you are stuck with my kindle with 5% battery, you'd have nothing to read within 20 minutes. At least one book takes at least several hours to get through! 

My Questions

1. Contemporary or Fantasy books? 
2. How did you come up with the overall theme you have on your blog? 
3. Which type of subscribers do you prefer? (eg. email, blogger, goodreads, g+...)
4. What was your favorite book you read this year?
5. Favorite snack to eat/drink while reading? While blogging?
6. Do you do any sports? If so, which? 
7. What is your favorite stand-alone? 
8. What is your favorite childhood fairytale? 
9. What band/singer would you love to see live? 
10. Do you have a lucky number? What is it?
11. What kinds of non-fiction books draw your attention?

My nominees!
Kayleigh @ A Book Lover's Playlist
Sinead @ Less Reality, More Books

Friday, August 28, 2015

Feature and Follow ~6~

Feature and Follow ~6~

Hey all! 
Welcome to a new FF! 
Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me. Everyone wins!

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkees view and Alison of Alison Can Read! Make sure to check their pages!!

Also, you can follow me via GFC, email, Google+, Facebook, or goodreads! Let me know how you follow me, and I'll make sure to follow you back! 

Question: Share a random quote from the book you are reading! 

Angelfall, by Susan Ee
"“A little weird? That was freakin' Bizarroville."
He pauses and looks back at me. 
"Are you speaking English?”" 

Crown of Midnight, by Sarah J. Maas
“I'm happy for you, my friend."
Celaena smiled back. "I think... I think I'm happy for me, too."
And she was. For the first time in years, she was truly happy.”

What quote would you share from your current read? Let me know in the comments!! 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday - X 101

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught X 101 (examples: YA fantasy 101, feminist literature 101, magic in YA 101, classic YA lit 101, world-building 101)

My Topic - YA literature 101

Hey all! 
Welcome to a new TTT! This is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, make sure to check out their blog! 

I think it would be so awesome to take a YA Lit class! Like you could go in every which direction with fantasy, sci-fi, and contemporary! So here are the books that I think should be covered in that class! 

1. The Fault in our Stars, by John Green 
I loved this book, and I think that this would be a PERFECT book for a YA lit 101 class! Contemporary book with strong, unique characters, (and lots of that stuff that teachers like such as imagery and metaphors and characterization, etc...). Plus I just consider it as a YA classic :) 

2. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins 
A GREAT introduction to dystopian societies, with a crazy overpowering government, and an amazing story! Looking more into this book with the history/image of Panem en Circenses, as well as a bunch of little things that are just there to be noticed in the book would make it a great book for a class! 

3. Harry Potter, by J. K. Rowling 
Do I even have to explain myself here? Magic, kids dreams, a perfect villain, great characters, a BOOK AND STORY THAT EVERYONE LOVES! The series is so imaginative and it went to such an extent that I think it's probably one of the most popular series ever! Another must-read classic! 

4. Percy Jackson and the Olympians, by Rick Riordan 
Even though this is more of a middle grade series, it can work great as a YA book! I think that in a class, it would be interesting to look into how authors can blend very real mythologies with a contemporary setting. Plus its such a fun read, I mean why not? =p 

5. Stardust, by Neil Gaiman
I chose this book more for the writing and the style, actually (as well as the story!). I just love reading Gaiman's work, it's so creative and it's written so beautifully! I also like the way it's told as a fairy tale, basically starting with 'Once upon a time'! 

6. Magonia, by Maria Dhavana Headley 
This one has to be mentioned, just for its creativity and its use of stylistic devices (see my review here!) It's YA, but it's so different, that it just has to be covered in a YA lit 101 class! 

7. The Giver, by Lois Lowry 
One of my all-time favorite kids/YA books! This is a great introduction to 'utopian' societies, as the story is beautifully simple but really makes you think twice about the whole concept of the 'utopia' as we see it. The Utopia slowly turns into a Dystopia as the book progresses. 

8. The Shock of the Fall, by Nathan Filer
Just for the feels. Nah, but I think I would teach this book because it had an amazing way of portraying what its like to live with a disease, only through writing. It hits hard, but I think that it would be another good contemporary YA to read. 

9. Eragon, by Christopher Paolini 
Of COURSE I need to mention some high fantasy in this! What's the overall YA genre without some high fantasy?! Eragon is easier to read than Lord of the Rings, but has the same vibe, with all of the dragons and other creatures and human(oid)s and the crazy kings and rulers! 

10. Graceling, by Kristen Cashore  
This book would be perfect to show a strong heroine in her element, in a medieval society that is so popular nowadays, with a love interest that does happen, but that doesn't change her. I think it would be a perfect book to have in such a class :) 

Which book would you teach to a YA 101 class? 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

TAGATHON #3 - Cover Guessing Challenge!


#3 - Cover Guessing Challenge!
Tagged by Fiona! Thanks so much! Make sure to check out her blog! 

The way this works is, you find books (typically well known) that you know little or nothing about and guess what they are about based on the cover and title. Let’s start with our first book…

1. Alive, by Scott Sigler Alive has a paranormal vibe to it - Maybe is it about a dystopian society where some sort of slavery is put in place, and this girl breaks free from it, even though it might cost everything she has, just to feel alive again. 

Goodreads Blurb:
"A young woman awakes trapped in an enclosed space. She has no idea who she is or how she got there. With only her instincts to guide her, she escapes her own confinement—and finds she’s not alone. She frees the others in the room and leads them into a corridor filled with the remains of a war long past. The farther these survivors travel, the worse are the horrors they confront. And as they slowly come to understand what this prison is, they realize that the worst and strangest possibilities they could have imagined don’t even come close to the truth."

Prognosis: Well... at least I got the whole breaking free part right, right? Dystopian seems likely with this, as well as the dangers... I'll give myself a 50%

2. Infinity, by Sherrilyn Kenyon (cool name!)
This looks like a book that would be about some guy who can control magic, but only discovers it in his late teens. Then, the fate of the world is in his hands...

Goodreads blurb:
At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends. . .until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.

Nick quickly learns that the human world is only a veil for a much larger and more dangerous one: a world where the captain of the football team is a werewolf and the girl he has a crush on goes out at night to stake the undead.

But before he can even learn the rules of this new world, his fellow students are turning into flesh eating zombies. And he's next on the menu.

As if starting high school isn't hard enough. . .now Nick has to hide his new friends from his mom, his chainsaw from the principal, and keep the zombies and the demon Simi from eating his brains, all without getting grounded or suspended. How in the world is he supposed to do that?

Prognosis: Sounds cool! Not too bad, i got the 'dragged into a world' part! Since I basically got the idea more or less, i'm going with 70%

3. Angel Star, by Jennifer Murgia
A girl finds out she's an Angel, an actually really dangerous creature towards humans. I think the star is an amulet of some sorts, for/with which she has to go on an adventure to save humanity, cus she's still a good person! 

Goodreads blurb
Seventeen-year-old Teagan McNeel falls for captivating Garreth Adams and soon discovers that her crush has an eight-point star etched into the palm of his right hand-the mark of an angel. But where there is light, dark follows, and she and Garreth suddenly find themselves vulnerable to a dark angel's malicious plan that could threaten not only her life, but the lives of everyone she knows. Divinely woven together, Angel Star takes readers on a reflective journey when one angel's sacrifice collides with another angel's vicious ambition in a way that is sure to have readers searching for their own willpower.

Prognosis: wow nope! 40%

I'd love to see some of you do this! 
Also, make sure to vote on the poll on the right! (system examples in a previous post!)

Thats the end of #TAGATHON! I hope you enjoyed! <3 

TAGATHON #2 - Blogger Recognition Award!


#2 - Blogger Recognition Award!
Tagged by ErikaFiona, and Janna! - You three are amazing thanks so so much!!! <3 Make sure to check out their blogs and subscribe if you haven't yet! 

  1. Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. (see previous post, sorry :( )
  2. Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. Attach the award to the post.
  4. (List who you’ve nominated in the post. 
  5. Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.)
  6. Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing!

~My Blogging Story~
I don't actually have much of a story, to be honest... 
I've always loved reading! When I was little, I'd be told that I read too much, but that it would be good in the long run. I just shrugged it off and continued reading. 
One day, I was pretty bored, so I did something that was floating around in my head for a while - created a book blog! (It was either that or a booktube channel...) I'm not good at code or photoshop, so I stuck with a pre-made layout, made my cover photo with a friend (thanks!), and just started writing as if i always had! Initially, I just wanted it to be a sort of personal book log that others could see... Then I got my first comment, and I panicked for a while XD 
Now and then, I still change things around. Like now I'm changing the rating system, and adding pages, and changing minor things! 
Tada! Told you it wasn't much! XD 
But I must say that now blogging has become a fairly important part of me, as I love ranting/fangirling with people who just get it! Sharing opinions is always great too! I'm so glad to have some great blogger friends out there! 

~My Advice~
1. Read what you want, when you want, and have your own opinion. Saying you liked a book when you didn't just to fit popular opinion becomes obvious in your writing. Plus, it'll make you a happier and more comfortable blogger! Similarly, make a blog for yourself, first. It'll be the way you want it, rather than something generic :) Once its that way, include your audience in decision making, tags, etc! :D

2. Comment on blogs! People will notice you back :)

3. Don't stick to a schedule. I know everyone's always like 'schedule schedule schedule!' But if you are in school/uni/work, your whole life is already run by a schedule. Posting things when you want to, and on your own time will make your more relaxed, and you will enjoy blogging a lot more! 

TAGATHON #1 - Sisterhood of the World Blogger's Award!


#1 - Sisterhood of the World Blogger's Award! 
Awarded by Erika! Thanks so much, girl!! <3 And, more recently, by Cloe!

Hey everyone! 
So I'm in a bit of a tough situation here - as you may have noticed, I've been posting every day, which is not what I'm used to, to be honest. This has been because I've been busy for the past 6 weeks, and I've had a LOT of stuff to catch up with! Next week I'll be gone, and uni starts again the day I'm back, so I'll have a lot less time to do all of my blogging things, except for occasional tags and book reviews :/ 


So basically, since I still have so much to catch up on, and like less than 12 hours to do it, I'm going to be doing a mini TAGATHON, responding to all of the awards/tags that I haven't been able to get to yet! :D  (BTW I won't be tagging anyone because, since I got a lot of these while I've been gone, and I haven't had the chance to check out who was tagged, I would be spending hours researching who hasn't been tagged yet. I'm super sorry :( :( :( Its already super late here... normally I would but I'm just a bit overwhelmed with stuff right now...) 

So bear with me while your inbox/google+/newsfeed/bloglovin' just suddenly get tons of notifications from JABB! ^_^

I was so surprised to get this award from Erika! (Link above) Thanks so much!!!!!! :D 

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link their website
2. Use the award logo in your post.
3. Answer the 10 questions provided by the blogger who tagged you
4. Nominate 10 bloggers
5. Ask them 10 questions


1. What book have you re-read the most?
If you don't count kids books that you read 100+ times as a kid because you just love it so much, then the series that I've read the most is Percy Jackson and the Olympians, by Rick Riordan. I've literally read the 5 middle grade books once a year since I was in 6th grade (aka 7 years in a row). Still have to read them this year, I'll get to them soon!! They're just so quick and easy and funny and imaginative and I just love them! 

2. Most anticipated read(s) coming out this year? 

As mentioned in a previous Feature and Follow, I'm REALLY looking forward to reading The Illuminae Files and The Rest of us just Live Here! 

3. What's your favourite genre?

YA FANTASY! Magic is my jam and surrealism is awesome! But I do like a good contemporary from time to time, and dystopian is another amazing genre! 

4. Paperback, hardcover, ebook, or audiobook?


5. Do you read before you sleep?

Yes, 95% of the time! (The other 5% being when I watch a few extra episodes of any series I follow and then realize its almost 2 AM ^-^)

6. Top three favourite book couples?

- Katniss and Peeta (bring on the haters in 3... 2... 1...)
- Lucian and Arianna (Stravaganza series!)
- Hazel and Augustus

7. Do you listen to music while reading?

Yes and no... I will if I'm in the car or bus or plane, but otherwise no...
But I do listen to music when writing posts! (Currently listening to Imagine Dragons' Smoke and Mirrors album!)

8. Prettiest book you have/have seen?

The prettiest book I own is probably a special edition collection of Jane Austen novels! Okay no its definitely the prettiest!

9. Do you like reading buddies? If so, what book have you read with a buddy/want to read with a buddy?

Nope... not unless you count a few blogging 'buddies' I have! I'd love to do a read-along with a few other blogs! *-*

10. Three under-hyped authors you love?

Julie Bretagna - Exodus
Mary Hoffman - Stravaganza
Kristen Cashore 

Questions from Cloe! (Sorry if these are not as in depth, I did this at a later time when... well I didn't have a lot of time on my hands =p )

1. What is your favourite genre?
YA FANTASY! Magic is my jam and surrealism is awesome! But I do like a good contemporary from time to time, and dystopian is another amazing genre!

2. Which book/series do you think deserves more recognition than it gets?
Graceling, by Keirsten Cashore. Barely anyone knows about it, but its such a great series!!! 

3. Which character traits annoy you the most?

Arrogance and thinking that you are the center of the universe. Ugh please no.

4. Do you read books in other languages?

I"ll read in French sometimes! Even though I speak French just as well as I speak English, it takes longer for me to read/write in French =p 

5. Which character do you relate most to?

On a personal or general level? I'd like to say Katniss, Hermione, or Annabeth. Yeah they're all really different, but I see myself in each of them, you know?

6. Which fictional world would you love to live in?

Any, really! And I know I've answered this question before, but since I don't want to go through all my old posts to find the answer, I want to say Camp Half Blood!

7. If you could go back in time to get the first edition copy of a book, which book would it be?

I honestly have no idea for this... /:

8. If you could have a magical power, what would it be?

Water bending >.> 

9. You can ask your favourite author one question. What is it?

I would ask J. K. Rowling if there are any fan theories that are true about Harry Potter! 

10. If there was one book you wish you could wipe from your memory, which one would it be?

The first half of Game of Thrones. I only got the first half done - it was too confusing, and now with all of the GoT stuff going around I'm like 'did I ever hear that name or am I going crazy or what?" ugh it's annoying! 

My Questions!! 
I know I said I'm not tagging anyone, but I'd be really happy if you answer some of the questions in the comments, or anywhere else! :D

1. Choose a name for yourself: Max, Fang, Iggy, Gazzy, Angel, Nudge, Dylan? (Angel)
2. Best green book you own? (I, Coriander)
3. Favorite contemporary novel? (I am the Messenger)
4. Your go-to book to get you out of a reading slump? (It really really depends...)
5. The book/series that got you reading more and more and more and... (Percy Jackson)
6. Favorite pet from a book? (Hedwig!)
7. Twilight: Yay or nay? (Nay) 
8. Which author would you write a letter to if you had to pick one, with a guaranteed answer? (J. K. Rowling!)
9. On vacation: e-book or physical book? (depends on mode of transport, tbh...)
10. Favorite kid's book? (The Little Prince)

That's it! :D 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Feature and Follow ~5~

Feature and Follow ~5~

Hey all! 
Welcome to a new FF! 
Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me. Everyone wins!

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkees view and Alison of Alison Can Read! Make sure to check their pages!!

Also, you can follow me via GFC, email, Google+, Facebook, or goodreads! Let me know how you follow me, and I'll make sure to follow you back! 

Question: if you could have any animal as a pet, which would it be? (Fantasy animals work too!) 

OOOH I WANT A BABY DRAGON! Or not really a baby dragon, more like one of those tiny yet fully grown dragons from the Harry Potter books, that are about this size.

If I can't have a pet tiny dragon, I'd go for a hedgehog, probably!

What pet would you want to have? Let me know in the comments!!

Also, please please PLEASE vote on the poll on the right, linking to the post you can find by clicking here.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Book Combo Tag!

Book Combo Tag! 

Hey all!
I was recently tagged by Cloe at Mornings and Epilogues to do this tag! Thanks so much!! Make sure to check out her blog, it's great! :) 

Also make sure to check the previous post and VOTE on the poll on the right! :D Thanks lovelies! 

And now for the tag! 

1. Which two authors would you like to see put their writing skills together and write a new book? 

For me this is a pretty obvious one - Neil Gaiman and Maria Dahvana Headley! Oh my gosh if these two ever work together on a YA book, I bet it would be absolutely majestic! *-* They both have such a cool writing style and write about such unusual things, I bet that together they can come up with something amazing! 

2. What's your favorite author collaboration? 

Hmm... I haven't read a lot of collaborations yet, but I really enjoyed the three-way collaboration, Let It Snow, by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and and Maureen Johnson! 

3. If you could combine two different stories and make them a book of their own, what would it be, and what would their combined title be? 

I actually think that the combination of Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Hunger Games could be a good combination! Like the 12 cabins could have a Hunger Games (hopefully with different rules though!!) It could be called something like Victors, or The Demigod Games? I dunno I'm awful with titles XD

Another combination I think could work really well is Divergent and Legend! Like with the same story line as Legend, with a few alterations, but the city districts become the Factions! As for a title, maybe something like Limits? 

if you have a better title idea, let me know, I'm really bad at them XD 

4. Which two characters from different books would you ship? 

I always find this question so difficult, because I'm one of those people who will ship the characters the way the author wrote the book... 
I'm kind of thinking of Meghan from the Iron Fey series and Tamani from Wings... That could be nice :) 

5. Which two worlds from two different stories would you merge together to make one epic world? 
I would totally merge the world from Eragon with the one from Lord of the Rings, and even a trio with the one from Throne of Glass!! (Alagaesia, Middle Earth, and Erilea) THINK OF THE ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES OF EPICNESS!!! 

6. Which duology/triology/series could have been better as one book? 

I... actually have no idea... I love series, especially when they are separated well between books! 
One duology I could see being combined would be Exodus and Zenith, by Julie Bertagna, but I do like the two separate books ^-^ 

What do you think? Any specific things you agree or disagree on? Any questions? 

My question for you is: #5 - which worlds would you combine?
Let me know! :D 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015



So you probably know by now that I'm working on a new rating system! The three winning themes were;


So I've been looking into each of the themes throughout the day, and, sadly, decided that the tea theme is not really going to work out. I'm sorry for all of those who voted for it, but I tried for a while and had to give up to get to the next ones.

This is how this is going to work out - Please please PLEASE vote for the new theme by commenting the name of your favorite theme in the comments OR by voting on the poll on the right!!! You have until FRIDAY to do so! Then, whichever is the most popular will win! Everything will be out of 5 :)

I love both of these themes, but I want to make sure you guys like them too!

I do not own any of these images - I'm awful at editing/photoshop, so any and all images below are the product of someone else's time and creativity! I may still work on them a bit in the future, to make 5 images 1 image, for example. (this will be hard...)

Theme 1 - Feathers 

Theme 2 - Constellations (rating guide would be on the right of the posts)

1/5: Ursa Minor                           2/5: Pegasus                     3/5: Leo 

4/5: Cassiopeia                         5/5: Orion