The Coffee Book Tag

So today I am converting my first ever book tag that I ever did ever. Did I use the word ‘ever’ enough? I think I did. Ever overload. Okay, let’s not get off topic here. Since I don’t want to re-do all the tags I did before, I’m just going to be posting those posts that I did on my Weebly blog here, with the same answers and stuff.

Also, before I forget, I have 20 followers on this blog! That may not seem like much, but I’ve only been posting on this WordPress blog for about a week or two, and more than have of you followers out there appeared from nowhere. If I’m not following your blog, or we didn’t chat somewhere about books, I would love to know how you came upon my blog, and why you chose to follow it. I’m always curious about how people find me online whether it’s through comments on other posts, Goodreads, or just randomly stumbling upon my blog somewhere. Now, let’s get to the action before I start rambling even more…


Okay, so I have never done a book tag before, so I apologize in advance if I don’t do it properly. I wasn’t tagged, but the wonderful Jill at Rant and Rave About Books, where I saw it, said I didn’t have to be tagged by somebody in order to do it, so here I am, doing my first tag. Plus I love coffee and books so this just fits together perfectly! Without further ado, let’s get started.

Black- A series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans

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Before you get all crazy and defensive, I am not saying I don’t like this series. I just want to make that clear. I love The Lord of the Rings, even though I have only read The Hobbit and not even half of the first book. It’s just boring and you have to be really invested in in order to finish it. I just don’t think I was reading it at the right time, plus I was reading the edition I used to the left, and I am not a big fan of mass-market paperback editions. But, whatever, I enjoyed The Hobbit and I know I will enjoy the rest if I read it at the right time.

Peppermint Mocha- A book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year

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So I haven’t read this book yet, but I do own it, in that edition right over there to the right. I know that it is Christmas-y because I read the first 20 pages or so, and then decided to stop. It’s not like I didn’t enjoy it, but it’s a very large book, and since it’s a classic, and I’m not much of a classics reader, it’s very intimidating. I told myself I would hold it off until this next Christmas.

Hot Chocolate- A favorite children’s book

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I have awful memory when it comes to anything before middle school, but I do remember Junie B. Jones and her wonderful adventures. I was a Junie B. Jones fanatic. Now that I think about it, it’s a very odd name. Although I remember loving the books, I remember virtually nothing about what happened in them, other than Junie B. Jones getting into trouble and stuff.

Double Shot of Espresso- A book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish

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This book was intense from the very first page when our protagonist Mark Watney told us that he was stranded on Mars alone, with nobody looking for him, because they thought he was dead. I was gripped tight by this story and was not let go until the period at the end of the book. That is how invested I was.

Starbucks- A book you see everywhere

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I don’t see what the big deal about this book is, but I see it everywhere on BookTube and Goodreads and Barnes and Noble, and practically everywhere else you’d expect to find a book. I know it’s some sort of contemporary romance, and it’s part of a trilogy, where each book focuses on a different girl, but that’s about all I know.

That Hipster Coffee Shop- A book by an indie author

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So I have never read a book by an indie author (or at least I don’t think I have), so I just looked it up on Goodreads and this was the first thing that popped up in the YA category. I looked through the reviews, though, and saw nothing but great things about this book. I may check it out some time. Plus there are 10 books in this series (I know right!)

Oops! I Accidentally Got Decaf- A book you were expecting more from

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I was actually expecting more from this entire series (I still have the last book to read by the way). I like the writing in this book a lot, but the characters and world feels flat. I saw such great potential, but there wasn’t much of a plot, and for such a thick book, nothing interesting happened. Overall, I enjoy reading it, but when I look back on the story and the book as a whole, I frown.

The Perfect Blend- A book or series that was both bitter and sweet, but ultimately satisfying

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I have a special bond with this book. I got it as a gift from my sister after mentioning it so much. I was mainly drawn in because I knew they made a movie with Emma Watson in it, plus there was a lot of hype. It lived up to the hype and tore my heart out repeatedly in the process. It’s not all tears, though, there were sweet parts, because ultimately, Charlie is the sweetest protagonist out there. He just wants to he happy and he just wants the ones he loves to be happy. This is the one singular book I have read where I felt like it could not be expanded any more than it already was, because a the end of the day, it was pretty darn satisfying.

Green Tea- A book or series that is quietly beautiful

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This is one of the lesser-known classic novels out there. It’s under the radar and, let me just say, underrated. I had to read this for school (I got to pick between a list of books), and I don’t know why, but I picked this one. I had never heard of it before, but it sounded interesting enough. This book chronicles the coming-of-age of Francie Nolan, a girl who lives in Brooklyn, New York in near-poverty during the early 1900s. She loves to read and is one of my favorite protagonists.

Chai Tea- A book or series that makes you dream of far-off places

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The only reason I didn’t put Harry Potter is because I am trying not to add Harry Potter to all of my lists. So, my next fantasy world that I would have to pick is Westeros from A Song of Ice and Fire series. I have only made it through the first two books (which is a very large accomplishment, pun intended), but I already love the world. Even though it is cruel and corrupted, I still can’t help but love it (and I want a direwolf right now).

Earl Grey- A Favorite Classic

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Like I said twice already, I don’t read many classics. When I said that, I meant it. I have read maybe five classics in my entire life, so I didn’t have much to choose from. In the end, after a bit of research to make sure it was considered a classic, I chose The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. I love this book and I love the movie. I may just read the book and watch the movie again just so that I can write a compare-and-contrast review on it. Or maybe not, cause although the movie is fantastic (one of the best book-to-screen adaptations I’ve seen), the acting is quite horrendous.

So that’s my list. I guess I will tag a few bloggers. Not sure how, but I’m going to try. I tag Celine from Celinereads and I also tag (this isn’t a book blogger, but she has a channel on YouTube) Lainey from Gingerreadslainey. I enjoyed this, I hope you two do as well!


Okie dokie so that was my old post. Let me know what your answers would be, and if you decide to do this tag, let me know so I can check it out!

Bye,

The Book Prophet

(P.S. I really need to come up with better ways to end a post… any ideas?)

 


T5W: Favorite Spooky Settings

Today is Wednesday, which of course means its time for Top 5 Wednesday! If you don’t already know, Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Lainey @ Gingerreadslainey but is now hosted by Sam @ Thoughtsontomes.

This week’s topic, just in time for Halloween, is my Top 5 Favorite Spooky Settings. I will strictly do book settings for this one. Now, let’s crawl out of the grave and into the T5W graveyard. Okay… that wasn’t as cool or spooky as I wanted it to sound.

5. The Underworld- Percy Jackson Series

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This one should’ve been a given. I mean, it is The Underworld. I think Percy ventured into the God of Death’s territory in the first book, but I can’t remember it exactly. All I remember is Percy, Annabeth, and Grover travelling on a creepy lake of fire  in the Underworld, and being creeped out. I definitely would not want to venture there for vacation.

4. The Silent City- The Mortal Instruments Series

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The Silent City, or City of Bones, is the place where the Silent Brothers reside. The name, City of Bones, comes from the city being made from bones and ashes… yup. And it’s described as pitch black, unless you wield Witchlight. I definitely would not want to spend a night here.

3. The Triwizard Tournament Maze- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Every time I watch or read The Goblet of Fire, the scariest task to me is definitely the maze, mainly because the setting itself terrifies me. As I stated in my post ‘Its Locked!’ I am terrified of small spaces, and with being trapped in a maze, where the walls move is the most terrifying thing I could think of in the entire Harry Potter series.

2. Dracula’s Castle- Dracula

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Who would want to be stuck in an old, creepy castle with a thousand year old vampire? I know I wouldn’t. In the original Dracula novel by Bram Stoker, Dracula is able to walk up and down walls, and turn into a bat AND wolf. I’d rather travel over to Frankenstein’s house, thank you very much.

1. The Maze- The Maze Runner Series

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So none of these places are in any specific order, so the maze from The Maze Runner isn’t the spookiest place for me, but it does make my top 5. This is because of the grievers and the fact that the walls literally move. I don’t like tight spaces and being powerless in a situation like the maze would force me to be, so that’s what gave this setting a spot on this list.


What are your top 5 spooky settings? Let me know in the comments or if you made your own post, leave me a link to your post. I love to see what spooks other people out.

Bye,

The Book Prophet



Shadowhunters: Season 1, Episode 1- The Mortal Cup REVIEW

I have been anticipating this for so long. Since the movie was such a big disappointment, I was really nervous about how they’d do with the TV show. When I saw the casting I got very happy because everybody looked perfect for the roles (unlike the movie cast). But there are a few things that I wasn’t too happy about.

Clary has the perfect hair, and is exactly like I imagined it in the book, and Isabelle and Alec both look like brother and sister and exactly like I pictured them also. I am a bit wary on Jace, however, because he isn’t exactly how I pictured him. But I will admit that whenever I envisioned Jace in the books, my mental image always changed. Simon’s personality and look is on-point and the only thing I can complain about Magnus is he looks too young, but other than that he’s perfect. I wasn’t 100% sold on the Valentine casting at first, but when I saw him in the TV show saying his lines and everything, I can see exactly why they casted who they did. The only problem I really have with Jocelyn is the shade of her hair, because it doesn’t look at all like Clary’s and they are supposed to look alike (because of their hair mainly). They changed Dorthea, who is supposed to be old and graying, to a young spunky 20-something year old named Dot. I didn’t like that too much, but it didn’t bother me enough to stop watching, plus she was gone pretty quick. They also added Maureen, who is also in the books, but is instead a lot younger and isn’t really Clary and Simon’s friend. I was not very happy with what they did with Luke at first. It doesn’t bother me that he is played by a black guy, but he is instead a police officer instead of a bookstore owner. I do, however, see why they did that. In the books, Luke and his pack meet and sort of live in an abandoned police station, and making Luke a police officer gives the show some potential like Luke being able to take care of dead bodies and stuff if needed.

Now onto the special effects and acting… THIS is what I had a problem with. I know it’s the first episode so I’m not going to complain much about the acting and effects because the show is still trying to find it’s footing, but I think it’s worth mentioning because what I’m doing is reviewing everything good and bad. The effects weren’t very good. The demons were the worst and then the portal thing was not amazing, but better than the demons. I loved the shadowhunter blades, but the way some of the actors were holding them was like they were holding them for the first time (pointed away from them, at arm’s length, and showing them off). But I loved how they looked. I wasn’t sure what to think about the way the demons “bleeded”. Do I call that lightning-looking-effect bleeding? Well, anyways, it bothered me quite a bit. Now on to the acting… This almost ruined it for me.
Basically everybody in this episode (excluding Valentine, Alec, Magnus, and Simon) weren’t the best at acting. 1) They looked way too happy to be there, even when they weren’t supposed to be happy 2) They were very monotonous whenever talking 3) They often didn’t know what to do with their arms, props, etc. The top three people who’s acting I had a problem with (and this could be because a lack of screen-time, no good lines, plain bad actors, or maybe they just haven’t figured out how they want their characters to be). These are in no particular order.

1. Clary. I don’t know how to start with Clary and Katherine McNamara’s acting as Clary. She was very non-Clary when she was supposed to be full-on Clary, plus she looked disconnected from most people when she was talking to them. I think Katherine McNamara is still trying to find her place acting-wise. She was in a Disney Channel movie called ‘Girl vs. Monster’ (ironic, right?), so she still has that Disney-vibe, which can be difficult to get rid of. But she was also in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials recently, though she wasn’t given much screen time. She was good at crying, though, and she looks like Clary (other than the clothes). I will give her a chance, I just think she has a lot of baggage to carry, being the lead character and all.
2. Jace. Dominic Sherwood is British, but Jace isn’t, which is already a struggle for the actor, faking an accent and all. I just think he doesn’t have the Jace-vibe yet. But he is getting close. He looks enough like Jace, but not as much as I think most people would’ve liked to see. I think if they keep on letting his hair grow out, he will look more like Jace does. His acting isn’t the best, I think this mainly is because he has to fake an accent every time he speaks, so it can be difficult, but once he is able to speak with an american accent AND say his lines coherently, he will be the perfect Jace.
3. Valentine’s Minions. These are minor characters and can be exchangeable (much like the demon pawns on Supernatural), so I don’t care much about how good they are at acting, but the actors that played the minions of Valentine weren’t good actors at all, but they mainly just fought, talked about getting a cup, and was choked by Magnus so I am not going to be very judgmental about that.

I will keep this short also, but I just wanted to point out a few things they changed from the book already.
1. In the book, Clary is 15 and likes to draw. In the TV show, she is turning 18 years old and is an art student, applying to an art school.
2) In the book, Luke is Caucasian and runs a bookstore. In the TV show, he is black and is a police officer.
3) In the book, Maureen isn’t Simon and Clary’s friend and is much younger (like 14!)
4) In the book, Jocelyn is kidnapped before she tries to tell Clary about the shadow world. Whilst in the TV show, Jocelyn gives her a stele for her birthday. A STELE! Nice way to be discreet, Jocelyn!
5) Madame Dorothea, an old lady in the books, is a young 20-something in the show named Dot.
6) In the books, Simon is a bassist in a band (keyword, band), but in the TV show he is the lead singer, whilst Maureen is the… DJ? And where are Simon’s band mates? (Btw: Nice foreshadowing by making him sing Forever Young, ha ha).
7) In the book, Clary kills the demon that attacks her in her home, while in the show, Jace comes to the rescue and stabs the demon in the chest.
8) In the book, Clary (and us) don’t meet Magnus until the shadowhunters go to a party at his house. In the show, Clary bumps into him at Pandemonium and there is a flashback showing young Clary having her memories removed of a demon attack by said-warlock.
9) In the book, Isabelle was mean to Clary at first, but in the TV show, we don’t get to see Isabelle’s sassy side, which I was really looking forward to.
10) In the book, the only shadowhunters in the institute are the Lightwoods, Jace, and Hodge, and the institute looks old and historic. In the TV show, there are multiple shadowhunters walking around, and they are using large screen projection things…which isn’t very shadowhunter-like. Jace himself would cringe at the thought of using a device as mundane as a tablet.

Even though there are things that I didn’t like in this pilot episode, and many things could be improved on, there is potential and I am excited for the next episode!

2-5stars


The Flash: Season 2, Episode 23- The Race of His Life REVIEW

WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE SEASON 2 FINALE OF THE FLASH. IF YOU HAVE NOT YET SEEN THIS EPISODE, I ADVISE YOU TO TURN BACK AND READ THIS LATER

This is my first ever review of a TV episode, so my structure will be a bit all over the place. Plus, I binge-watched the last few episodes of this season in a row so they may blend together a bit to form this review. I apologize if some of my facts are wrong.
I haven’t seen the entire second or first season of The Flash, since my parents like watching without me, but I know, thanks to the previously at the beginning of every episode, what happens. A lot has happened this season, including Cisco realizing he has these powers where he can see the future, which he calls ‘vibes’, thus giving himself the nickname Vibe. Zoom is the villain this season, and everybody is scratching their head trying to figure out just who is behind the mask until there is just a few episodes left. Barry loses his speed, giving it to Zoom to save Wally’s life. Wally is Iris’s brother, and their mom dies (from cancer I think). One of my favorite parts of this season was seeing Earth 2 and all of the doppelgangers from the other Earth. My only problem with that is since each Earth has had different events and people have made different choices with varied outcomes, the characters that we know from Earth 1 are mirrored in Earth 2 (and all other Earths as well, I would guess). But they’re called doppelgangers for a reason, so I’ve let it slide.
Now onto this episode. A lot happened in this episode and I loved this finale. It felt like a finale and your left biting your nails in anticipation towards the end, just like a finale should be. I have yet to seen the Arrow season 4 finale, but I’ve heard disappointing things about it. Good thing that The Flash didn’t disappoint like it’s older counterpart.
In the episode before the season finale, episode 22, Henry Allen died right where Barry’s mom died a dozen or so years prior, at the hands of Zoom. Barry became frustrated and emotional and that is explored even more in the finale. Barry is broken and desperate and wants to kill Zoom. Team Flash won’t let him do that, though, so they lock him up in their little meta-human cell. At first I didn’t agree with them, but by the end of the episode, I wish they had locked him back up, because he does something so very stupid. I will explore that later in the review, though.
I enjoyed the final battle between Flash and Zoom, the graphics were amazing as always and the suspense was intense and I broke a sweat just watching it. The acting was great in this episode, so were the visuals, and the science made my brain hurt (time-travel, alternate dimensions, etc.)
(((SPOILER)))
Do not read on if you haven’t seen the season finale! This is your only warning.
When the ending came and Barry went back in time, heartbroken and torn since his dad died and since the real Jay from Earth 2 appeared (and looked exactly like his dad!), I was so frustrated with him and the sole reason why I wasn’t screaming at the TV telling Barry not to do it was because I was watching this with my family. I mean has he learned NOTHING about time-travel and the consequences of changing the past? I know that he is still broken-up about his mom’s death (even though she died when he was a kid), but he should know better than to save her life, which alters EVERYTHING in the future (or, well, present day). Not only that, but I thought he had dealt with his mother’s death in The Runaway Dinosaur, so him being all emotional and running back to save her life baffles me and leaves me angry. It’s not like I want her dead, but his entire life is how it is because she died. In the next season, everything will be different. Barry may not even know any of his Team Flash friends now since he saved his mom’s life. And, will his dad be alive too? Will he even be The Flash anymore? This season finale left the viewers with a lot of unanswered questions.
SEASON 3 PREDICTIONS
I read an article online about what should be in The Flash season 3 and one of the things was Wally West turning into Kid Flash, a character from the comics who takes the reins from Barry when he dies. But since it’s unlikely Barry is going to die anytime soon (it is his show after all), then Kid Flash could end up just working alongside him or maybe since Barry has altered the present-day by saving his mom, he could possibly have never become the flash, but Wally did instead.
Now that Harry and his daughter Jesse and the real Jay (also the real Earth 2 Flash and Barry’s father’s doppelganger) have gone to Earth 2, and Jessie got blasted or whatever by the new particle accelerator, so I think she will become a new Earth 2 Flash that fake-Jay never was. And since real Jay is Earth 3 Flash, we should visit that Earth as well. I think season 3 will bring a lot more surprises such as more doppelgangers (The Vampire Diaries much?)
I just looked up Jesse on dc.wiki and apparently she is part of the Flash Family, a group of flashes that have taken up the red suit. Wally was one of them, and Jesse Chambers is a character in the comics (same first name, can’t be a coincidence), so it’s possible she will become the alias Jesse Quick from the comics and acquire her own suit and mask and speed her way through dimensions. Here is a quick excerpt that I found that connects Wally and Jesse:
“Wally West and Max Mercury brought in Jesse to help teach Bart Allen the ways of the super-speed. Wally, realizing that he may not come back from the Speed Force, asked Jesse to take on the mantle of the Flash in the event of that happening. ”
I think that this will be explored in the upcoming season, if not in seasons 3 and 4 (cause we all know it’ll get renewed again).
We need more Team Arrow Earth 2 doppelgangers. We already got Black Siren, a Laurel Lance doppelganger who is a meta human from Earth 2 (and an ally with Zoom), so what’s keeping them from adding a Roy Harper 2.0 or even an Oliver Queen while they’re at it? I don’t know about you, but I would love to see that! As long as they stop bringing back people from the dead cause that idea should’ve died and decomposed by now.
No matter how stupid Barry was in this episode, it was still a solid finale and I enjoyed it immensely, and it makes me very anxious for season 3 to come around. Let me know what you thought in the comments below.

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Hype or Like Friday “It’s Locked!”

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Today is Friday, which means it’s time for Hype or Like Friday! If you don’t already know, Hype or Like Friday is a Goodreads group created by the brilliant Jill from Rantandraveaboutbooks. If you haven’t already, go and check out her blog because she’s awesome. Each month, Hype or Like Friday-ers all read a book that fits within a theme for that month. This month is Spooktober since Halloween is near, and the book chosen to read is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Today’s Hype or Like Friday topic is“It’s locked”. This would be the scariest settings/places where you would not want to be stuck. I am a scaredy cat so I wouldn’t want to be stuck basically anywhere, but I will pick out spooky places and places I would just pee my pants if I were stuck there.

Being Buried Alive

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Can we just talk about how freaking scary it would be to be buried alive? I mean seriously, you would slowly either starve to death from lack of food or slowly suffocate from losing air. There was this episode of Lost where these two people got bit by a spider and it caused them to become paralyzed. The other survivors didn’t realize they were paralyzed, instead thinking they were dead, so they buried them. Alive. Intense, right? Also, in an episode of Supernatural, there was this guy sort of like Frankenstein’s Monster, who figured out the secret of immortality by replacing his limbs with the body parts of other people (have a heart condition? No problem! That girl over there has a healthy heart, I’ve heard!). Anyway, the brothers couldn’t figure out how to kill the guy so they ended up trapping him in a coffin and burying him in the ground… yeah that episode scared the heebie jeebies out of me.

Haunted Elevator

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As you might be able to tell, I’m not a fan of small spaces. Elevators are no exception, especially since I’m afraid of heights (I hate the feeling of going up and down elevators, because I can feel every floor we’re passing). Not only would it be scary if an elevator got stuck, but what if it was haunted? All the ghost would have to do is cut a wire or two and BAM! Dead. Well, it is possible to survive that, I guess, but they can always close the doors on you (like in the picture above). I don’t know, I guess if I ever live in a large apartment building I will just take the stairs if I don’t have groceries to carry. A little exercise never hurt anyone.

“The Suicide Forest”

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It would be scary to get stuck in any forest alone – especially at night – but the “Suicide Forest” would be even creepier. If you don’t already know, the Suicide Forest or Sea of Trees, is a 35-square-kilometer forest that is located at the northwest base of Mount Fuji in Japan. Aokigahara, the forest’s given name, even had a movie made about it starring Natalie Dormer earlier this year. It wasn’t very scary, and was a bit on the boring side, but that doesn’t mean I would want to go into that forest at night. There have been a reported 200 suicide attempts and 54 who have completed the act. Yeah… I would rather go to DisneyWorld for my next vacation.


I hope you enjoyed this post! Just writing this made my skin crawl. Are there any places you would hate to get stuck? What are some of your worst fears? Let me know in the comments below!

Vale, (Yes, Latin, it’s a very Halloween-y language)

The Book Prophet

 


T5W: Favorite Non-Canon Ships

As you should all know, I am a part of Top 5 Wednesday, a Goodreads group where book bloggers and booktubers all come together to spread their bookish opinions by answering weekly topics. This group was formed by Lainey @ Gingerreadslainey and is currently hosted by Sam @ Thoughtsontomes.

This week’s topic is favorite non-canon ships. If you don’t speak fangirl, that means favorite fictional pairings that haven’t become real in the book/TV show/Movie/etc. I will compile a list of only my top 5 of my non-canon ships from books, because then it would be too long if I added the ones from TV shows and movies.

Disclaimer: Just because I ship two people who aren’t canon doesn’t mean that I don’t like the ship those characters are actually a part of, canonically. Now that I’ve covered the intro, let’s get started.

5. Dramione- Draco/Hermione: Harry Potter Series

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Yes, I understand that they hate each other, but isn’t that how some of literature’s best couples start out? I’m not saying that they are my OTP (one true pairing), but they look good together and Hermione would make him a better person. I of course love Ron and Hermione together more, but I like the idea of Draco being with somebody as amazing as Hermione, because all of his life, he’s been under the control of his parents, and if he were to be with Hermione, she could make him happy. I am overall, a big Draco fan, and a big believer that he is just misunderstood. And her being a muggle-born is just another reason why it would be great, since his family hates muggle-borns, because then he would really be breaking away from the shackles he has been in his entire life.

4. Newtmas- Newt/Thomas: The Maze Runner Series

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In a book series where 98% of the characters are guys, there are bound to be a few m/m ships. I never liked Teresa and Brenda kind of just weaseled her way into Thomas’ life. Newt, however, has been with Thomas since he arrived in the maze, guiding him through the thick and thin. Some may call it friendship, and some may call it something more, but all I know is that Newt would sacrifice his life for Thomas in a heartbeat, and I can’t help but ship them.

3. Rafenzo- Raffaele/Enzo: The Young Elites

I’m not sure if this is a real ship or not, but there is definitely evidence supporting my shipping. I’m not saying that Enzo loves Raffaele in a romantic way, nor am I saying Raffaele does, but Raffaele did canonically say “I loved him too.” I see that as evidence that Raffaele sees Enzo in that way, even if Enzo doesn’t. There really isn’t any way this ship could sail because of how The Young Elites ended, unless something happens in the other two books. We’ll see.

2. Nuna- Neville/Luna: Harry Potter Series

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They would have been so cute together, I mean really. They’re both outcasts and quirky characters. I understand why Rowling didn’t make them end up together. Not every couple that works well together end up marrying each other and staying together for the rest of their lives. I believe that even though they never became a true couple (though I do like to think that they dated for a while, or at least for the seventh year), they still remain friends and have dinner parties at each other’s houses, babysit each other’s kids, etc. They’re both kind, well-rounded characters and I know that neither one of them would be bitter over not ending up together in the end.

And now, for my number 1 spot *drum roll*….

1. Scorbus- Scorpius/Albus: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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I think we are all bitter over this one. Or at least I am, but I ease my bitterness by telling myself that the Albus/Scorpius/Rose relationship is much like the Ginny/Harry/Cho relationship. Let me explain why. Cho was a schoolgirl crush for Harry, his first crush, really, and she didn’t work out for him, but that’s fine, because going through what he went through with Cho made him realize he had feelings for Ginny, his real true love. I’m thinking the same thing goes for Scorpius and Rose. Towards the end of The Cursed Child, Scorpius decides to ask out Rose, even though throughout the entire book there has been no evidence whatsoever that supports the claim that Scorpius likes Rose. I thought this was really strange, especially since he shows a lot more affection towards Albus. Most people will probably say, “Well that’s just because they’re best friends!” That could be true, but weren’t Hermione and Ron also friends (for 7 years, might I add), before they finally realized their feelings for each other? See, I’m not very bitter over the outcomes of Scorbus in The Cursed Child since I have a theory Rowling designed their relationship like the Ginny/Harry/Cho one. And their commitment and obvious love for each other is just heartwarming.


What are your opinions on this post and my choices? What are some of your favorite non-canon ships? Are you part of T5W as well and would like me to check out your post? If so, leave a comment below expressing your opinions and a link to your post!

Bye,

The Book Prophet

 

 

 

 


Fall Bookish Bingo

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So I will start posting on this blog, and what better way to start then with the Fall Bookish Bingo? If you don’t know what this is, you can check out the original creator, Bekka @ Pretty Deadly Blog. I first saw this on Jill @ Rant and Rave About Books‘ blog, and thought it would be fun to try, and since I haven’t been reading that much lately, this would be a great way to get back in the groove of things.

My reading goal for this year is 40 books, but I’ve only read 29 books… Yeah. I was more than halfway through my goal by the middle of the year, but then I got in a few reading slumps (this is mainly due to the pure evil that is Netflix). But, I am determined to complete by goal by the end of the year, no matter what it takes (reading graphic novels and short books will help loads).

Here is the bingo board:

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That is 24 books people… 24 books. I know that there is no way in heaven nor hell that I will be able to read all of those books by the end of the year, but I am surely going to try. I picked out the books for each category that I’m going to try and read by the end of the year, and they’ll be listed below.

Stand-Alone: Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham (Have not yet started)

Back List: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (In the middle of reading)

Multi-POV: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken (In the middle of reading)

Killers: The Last Star by Rick Yancey (Have not yet started)

Suspense: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas (Have not yet started)

Animal on Cover: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (Have not yet started)

Sea Creatures: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (Have not yet started)

Green Cover: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (Have not yet started)

Revenge: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray (Have not yet started)

Rec’d to You: Unhinged by A.G. Howard (Have not yet started)

Purple Cover: Angelfall by Susan Ee (Have not yet started)

Horror or Paranormal: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (In the middle of reading)

Free: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (In the middle of reading)

Illustrated: The Ersatz Elevator by Lemony Snicket (Have not yet started)

American History: Rachel Carson A Biography by Arlene R. Quaratiello (Have not yet started)

Dragons: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (In the middle of reading)

Friendship: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Retelling: This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee (Have not yet started)

Black Cover: Red’s Untold Tale by Wendy Toliver (Have not yet started)

Weapon on Cover: The Young Elites by Marie Lu (FINISHED)

Fall Release: When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore (Have not yet started)

Creepy Cover: The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens (Have not yet started)

Short Story: Grimm’s Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm (Have not yet started)

Graphic Novel: Doctor Who Revolutions of Terror by Various Authors (Have not yet started)

College: ??? Recommendations would be much appreciated


To make this challenge easier for me, I picked out the shortest books I could find that still matched the category, as well as books I am either currently reading or had started reading and stopped due to it being boring or not wanting to finish it. I am currently reading 5 books from the list above, and have finished one.

Let me know if you’re taking part in Fall Bookish Bingo too. If so, I would love to know what books you’ve picked for the categories.

Bye,

The Book Prophet