Hype or Like Friday: Fictional Valentine

Hello wonderful readers! 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 Jill @ Rant and Rave About Books, Britt @ Geronimo Reads, and Larkin @ Wonderfilled Reads. You can check out the Goodreads group by clicking the description below.

“A weekly meme created by three book bloggers after sharing their opinions about overly hyped books. Each week we’ll discuss everything from fantasy to contemporary, as long as it’s a hyped book everyone’s been talking about. This is a group created by book bloggers for book bloggers, booktubers, bookstagramers, etc. Whatever method you use to review books you are welcome to join.”

So this week’s topic is all about Valentine’s Day. Today I will be listing the top 5 book characters that I would want to be my Valentine. Now, let’s get on with it.


Rules:


  • Answer the weekly discussion topic.
  • Optional: Discuss your chosen hyped book of the week.
  • Optional: Talk about your progress on the BOTM.

Park from Eleanor & Park

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While everybody else will probably be choosing the hunks with toned abs and a razor-sharp jawline, I’m going to choose the nerdy and awkward Park Sheridan from Eleanor & Park. He is seriously the most adorable, kind, and loyal guy you could ever possibly ask for. He’s funny and he’s sweet and he will make you feel special.

Fred Weasley from Harry Potter

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Sorry, George! I’ve just always had a thing for Fred. I don’t know why, but I’ve always kind of had a crush on Fred Weasley. He’s funny but he’s also brave and is loyal to those that mean the world to him. And he’d keep things interesting as well, giving me odd gifts and whatnot.

Maxon Schreave from The Selection

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Who wouldn’t want a freaking Prince? Not any prince, but Prince Maxon from The Selection series. Maxon isn’t shallow or anything you might expect a Prince to be. Instead he’s kind and compassionate and does his best to understand your needs and wants (as well as things you don’t like/want). Plus, he’s an expert in the romance department (I mean he was technically dating like 34 girls at once).

Prince Kai from The Lunar Chronicles

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Kai is the second Asian and Prince on this list, funny enough. Kai is a Just and loyal leader to his country and he does the best he can to protect those that he cares about, while still making the decisions to save his country. He’s also not stuck-up and doesn’t care if you’re different than everybody else.

Anubis from The Kane Chronicles

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Anubis might be the God of Funerals, but that doesn’t mean he is dead on the inside. He cares about people and will do anything to protect those he loves. He also has the powers of a God which is wicked awesome. And it doesn’t hurt that he’s cute.


BOTM Progress:


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I read a bit more of this book since last week, but not all that much. I’m 82 pages in the book, which means I’m 20% done. I’m starting to like it more. I’m going to be participating in  Owlcrate-a-thon, which is a readathon hosted by Owlcrate and it’ll be a 2-week-long readathon where I’ll try and read 3-5 books.

– Have you read this month’s BOTM? Did you like it or hype it? Let me know in the comments!

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A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) REVIEW

athousandpiecesofyouA Thousand Pieces of You

By: Claudia Gray

Cloud Atlas meets Orphan Black in this epic dimension-bending trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray about a girl who must chase her father’s killer through multiple dimensions.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer—her parent’s handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows—including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul’s guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is far more sinister than she expected.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores an amazingly intricate multi-universe where fate is unavoidable, the truth elusive, and love the greatest mystery of all.

**This review is non-spoiler!**

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Hype or Like Friday: “Pleasant Surprise”

Today is Friday, and the second day of December, which means it’s time for a Hype or Like Friday post. You guys may not know what Hype or Like Friday is because it’s not too popular yet, but if you aren’t aware of what Hype or Like Friday is, it’s a weekly Goodreads meme/book club where every month the group picks out a hyped-up book and read it by the end of the month. Throughout the month, the group members answer the prompts set for each Friday. It’s a really fun group to be a part of and I think a lot of you guys will enjoy it. The group was created by Jill @ Rant and Rave About Books, Britt @ Geronimo Reads, and Larkin @ Wonderfilled Reads. They’re all amazing book bloggers and you can check out the Goodreads group here.


RULES:

  • Answer the weekly discussion topic.
  • Optional: Discuss your chosen hyped book of the week.
  • Optional: Talk about your progress on the BOTM.

TOPIC OF THE WEEK:

Pleasant Surprise – What books did you read in 2016 that you weren’t expecting much from but ending up completely loving?

I received The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman in the mail as my second ever ARC and it was historical fiction, which I don’t read much of so I wasn’t sure if I would like it or not. I’m happy to say that I was completely wrong. I loved the book and I am waiting for Loigman ton write more historical fiction novels. Another book that I was pleasantly surprised by was The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider. This wasn’t my favorite book ever, but there were nerdy jokes and geeky references that I appreciated because I wasn’t expecting them and they didn’t ever seem forced.


Now, the book of the month for December is A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Grey. Luckily, I already owned this book and it’s part of my Fall Bookish Bingo. I’m only a couple of chapters into this book (30 or so pages) so I haven’t made it very far, but I am planning on completing this book by the end of the month, as well as having a review up by December 31st. I’m going to be getting my stuff together and finishing what I task myself to do. I still have 8 books to read in order to complete my Goodreads goal for the year, which isn’t impossible, but improbable to think about because I have a lot going on this year (as a lot of you probably do as well).But, aside from that, I will finish this book this month and I will hopefully enjoy it because there’s an interesting premise and it would be nice to read a ‘Like’ book.

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Now that’s all for this week’s Hype or Like Friday post. If you’ve read this book, what did you think of it? And are there any pleasant surprises you’ve read this year? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

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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)

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