The Princess Sidekick Book Tag

I saw this one on Thrice Read and it looks fuuuuun!

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Mushu from Mulan & Olaf & Sven from Frozen | The Comic Relief –

  • Name your favorite hilarious character or your favorite comedy/funny book

Hands down Jesper from the Six of Crows dualogy. He was such a troublemaker.

 

 

The Seven Dwarfs from Snow White | Favorite Group/Ensemble

The group from the Lunar Chronicles. They fit together so well.

 

 

Pascal from Tangled | The loyal cheerleader chameleon (not a frog, Flynn Rider) –

  • Name a book that started out one way but changed for you

This one is a bit harder for me to decide. I’m torn between Caraval and Will Grayson x2 both of which started off pretty rocky and with little emotional attachment but then ended up growing on me.

 

 

Meeko from Pocahontas | Pocahontas’s sly and sneaky raccoon friend –

  • Name a plot twist that you did not see coming

The ending of With Malice. *insert mind blowing sound effects here* Honestly, shook.

 

 

 

Rajah from Aladdin & Flounder from The Little Mermaid | Gentle with their princess but protective with everyone else –

  • Name your favorite best friend in a novel

Cinder and Iko in the Lunar Chronicles. She kept Cinder grounded and reminded her to have fun every once in a while.

 

 

 

Cogsworth, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, & Chip from Beauty and the Beast | The Musical Bunch –

  • Name a novel where music played a big part or made you want to sing its praises

There are a lot of books that I want to sing their praises, so to make my life easy, I’ll choose a book where music is integral. Eleanor and Park, it was their strongest bond. It was cute even if Rainbow Rowell stomped on my heart with that ending. Hmph.

 

 

 

Maximus from Tangled | The obstacle in Flynn Rider’s way –

  • Name a character that faces a lot of obstacles

I really wanna say Kaz (Six of Crows) but I used this book already *weh*, so instead Karou from the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. I swear, everytime she took one step forward there were like ten back. Gah!

 

 

 

 

Hamish, Hubert, & Harris from Brave | Favorite family dynamics in a novel

The Upside of Unrequited – this family was real. They weren’t perfect but they worked and they gave me all the feels.

 

 

 

 

Ray from The Princess and the Frog & 3 Fairies from Sleeping Beauty | The Advice Givers –

  • Book that most impacted your life

Easily Harry Potter. THIS NEEDS NO EXPLANATION!

 

 

 

 

Hei Hei from Moana | Name a character that steals the show

Dorrance from Insomnia (Stephen King) was a strange old man who I just wanted to hug and sit around and listen to him babble on about the things that aren’t visible to all of us.

 

 

 

Gus & Jaq from Cinderella | Opposites Attract –

  • Name your favorite or worst opposite attracts pairing

Daemon and Katie from Obsidion (Jeniffer L. Armentrout). Ugh.

 


Feel free to join in on this one!

 

Dee ^_^

Book L💞ve

Yesterday was International Book Lovers day so I thought this would be a fitting (short) post for today.

 

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In no particular order, these are the first set of books that I remember falling in love with as a child:

 

Moby Dick by Herman Melville:

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Heidi by Johanna Spyri:

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Harry Potter (ofc).

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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett: 

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Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White:

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What books got you started?

 

 

Dee ^_^

 

 

 

Anticipated Books of 2017: Update

 

The books that, at the end of 2016, I was most looking forward to this year, in no particular order. I thought I’d update you all on how that’s been going for me. *spoiler alert* Not bad at all, but it could be better.


 

Waking Gods (Book 2 of the Themis Files)by Sylvain Neuvel – APRIL 4, 2017. I loved book 1, which ended on the most painful cliffhanger known to man. Plus, look at the cover!
As a child, Rose Franklin made an astonishing discovery: a giant metallic hand, buried deep within the earth. As an adult, she’s dedicated her brilliant scientific career to solving the mystery that began that fateful day: Why was a titanic robot of unknown origin buried in pieces around the world? Years of investigation have produced intriguing answers—and even more perplexing questions. But the truth is closer now than ever before when a second robot, more massive than the first, materializes and lashes out with deadly force.

Now humankind faces a nightmare invasion scenario made real, as more colossal machines touch down across the globe. But Rose and her team at the Earth Defense Corps refuse to surrender. They can turn the tide if they can unlock the last secrets of an advanced alien technology. The greatest weapon humanity wields is knowledge in a do-or-die battle to inherit the Earth . . . and maybe even the stars.

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Read: June 2017

 

 

Our Dark Duet (Book 2 of Monsters of Verity) by Victoria Schwab – JUNE 13, 2017. Book 1 was an enjoyable read that left me craving.
Kate Harker is a girl who isn’t afraid of the dark. She’s a girl who hunts monsters. And she’s good at it. August Flynn is a monster who can never be human, no matter how much he once yearned for it. He’s a monster with a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.

Nearly six months after Kate and August were first thrown together, the war between the monsters and the humans is terrifying reality. In Verity, August has become the leader he never wished to be, and in Prosperity, Kate has become the ruthless hunter she knew she could be. When a new monster emerges from the shadows—one who feeds on chaos and brings out its victim’s inner demons—it lures Kate home, where she finds more than she bargained for. She’ll face a monster she thought she killed, a boy she thought she knew, and a demon all her own.

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Read: August 2017.

 

 

 

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera – SEPTEMBER 5, 2017. This sounds like such a heartwrenching book, and after reading More Happy Than Not I know that Adam does heartwrenching well.
Set in a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, the novel follows teens Mateo and Rufus, who meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day.

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I CANNOT WAIT!!!

 

 

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera – JANUARY 17, 2017. More heartbreak. It’s what he does best.
OCD-afflicted Griffin has just lost his first love, Theo, in a drowning accident. In an attempt to hold onto every piece of the past, he forges a friendship with Theo’s last boyfriend, Jackson. When Jackson begins to exhibit signs of guilt, Griffin suspects he’s hiding something, and will stop at nothing to get to the truth about Theo’s death. But as the grieving pair grows closer, readers will question Griffin’s own version of the truth both in terms of what he’s willing to hide and what true love means.

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Still unread.

 

 

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli – APRIL 11, 2017. Again, heartbreak.
Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.
There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker, Reid. He’s a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.

Right?

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Read: May 2017

 

 

Wires and Nerves Vol. 1 by Marissa Meyer – JANUARY 31, 2017. Marissa Meyer: Check. More Lunar Chronicles: Check. That’s all. The. End.
When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers’ leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. With appearances by Cinder and the rest of the Rampion crew, this is a must-have for fans of the bestselling series.

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Still unread.

 

 

You’re Welcome Universe by Whitney Gardner – MARCH 7, 2017. Look at the pretty cover! Also, this will be the first book (as far as I can remember)that I’ve read about a deaf/hard-of-hearing main character.
When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural.

Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a “mainstream” school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast as the only deaf student. The last thing she has left is her art, and not even Banksy himself could convince her to give that up.

Out in the ’burbs, Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own. But Julia soon learns that she might not be the only vandal in town. Someone is adding to her tags, making them better, showing off—and showing Julia up in the process. She expected her art might get painted over by cops. But she never imagined getting dragged into a full-blown graffiti war.

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Still unread.

 

 

 

Hunted (Book 1 of Hunted) by Meagan Spooner- MARCH 14, 2017. It’s a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. that’s all I needed to know really.
Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.

So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.

Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?

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Read: June 2017

 

 

Original post: http://ithinkihaveaproblem.webs.com/apps/blog/show/44236381-anticipated-releases-of-2017

Friday Reads

aka Should I make this a thing?

 

This is the first month, in a long time, that I haven’t posted my TBR. It feels strange, but it also feels liberating. The fact that I don’t HAVE to stick to the books that I broadcasted to a bunch of people on the internet, but I could pick up what I wanted, when I wanted. Freeing, I tell you!

 

But…I still needed to put up a post, right? So, I’m giving this Friday Reads thing a shot.

 

Here’s what I’m currently reading:

 

– Insomnia by Stephen King

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Ralph’s insomnia gets worse when Ed Deepneau gets out of control. Ed is obsessed with the notion that Derry is becoming the new Armageddon and that time is ticking away for the residents. An evil of unimaginable proportions has began and Ralph has the one chance to beat it.

 

– Skeleton Letters by Laura Childs

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Is nothing sacred? The last thing Carmela Bertrand and her friend Ava expected to bear witness to in St. Tristan’s Church was a crime. But now a beloved member of their scrapbooking circle lies lifeless next to a smashed statue of St. Sebastien-and a mysterious hooded figure has absconded with an antique crucifix.

As Carmela and Ava are drawn deeper into New Orleans’ French Quarter in search of the missing crucifix, they may need the help of more than a few patron saints. Because this is one killer they don’t want to cross…

 

 

– Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout

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Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring… until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something… unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is.


 

So, what great works of literature are holding your attention this wonderous Friday afternoon? (Sorry, I won’t do that again.)

 

Dee ^_^

 

 

 

Queen of the Books

AKA the time I conquered reading.

 

 

All hail, cuz I done goooood. Well, as long as you don’t count the flop that was my attempt at the Fairy-a-Thon. If I’m being honest, I completely forgot about the challenges for this one. I read so many books, and gave out so many 5 stars! Are you jealous?


 

Username: Evie by Joe Sugg [Graphic Novel] – 2 stars. The premise was so good, and the hype was real. Unfortunately, the execution doesn’t match. On the brightside the artwork was gorgeous.

 

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski – 2 stars. Ugh. Nope. I’m not sure if this is a series that I will be continuing. I dislike these characters. I really do.

 

Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined by Stephenie Meyer – 3 stars. This didn’t hit me in the feels like Twilight did, but the ending redeemed it for me. As much as I would miss Nessie, I appreciate that Edythe gave Beau the choice that Edward never would have given Bella in book 1. Jessamine and Archie are my new Twilight OTP, hands down.

 

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan – 3 stars. I wanted to love this one because JOHN GREEN, but it was average and I wasn’t in love with any of the characters. The story was fine, but mere curiousity kept me going and now I want to try David Levithan as a solo author.

 

 

The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer – Somewhere between 3.5 and 4 stars. This one is very Stephenie. An almost insta-love relationship, heavy on vivid descriptions and a false sense of security. I grew to love the romance and the action but it was a bit slow, hence the uncertain rating.

 
Superfail by Max Brunner [Graphic Novel] – 4 stars. Oh how cute can one book be??? I loved it. LOVED IT! We tag along as a group of defective superheroes attempt to save the world from The Man with No Name, and what ensues is a series of mishaps that are just to adorable to ignore. Release date: October 17, 2017. Get this one!

 

Caraval by Stephenie Garber – 4 stars. The ending saved this one for me, otherwise this would have been a 2.5 star read. I didn’t much care for the characters or their story, but I did like the idea of the game itself. However, the little teaser that the end left me with has me intrigued to read the next book. Hopefully it stops at book 2, otherwise this one would be equally drawn out and possibly bordering on painful.

 

With Malice by Eileen Cook – 5 stars. Now I need more Eileen Cook in my life. I loved the writing and the mystery of the whole thing and I felt so sorry for our main character. To have such extensive memory loss must be terrifying, made only worse by the fact that you’re being accused of killing your best friend. Horrifying.

 

If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch – 5 stars. OMG! I can’t wait for you all to read this one. I’ll do a full review closer to the release date (Jan. 11, 2018). Stay tuned

 

Stars Above by Marissa Meyer – 5 stars. How I missed the Lunar Chronicles and that wonderful universe. My only qualm with this book was the lack of Iko. My three favorite of the short stories were: After Sunshine Passes By (poor Cress), The Mechanic and Something Old, Something New. The little glimpses into my favorite character’s past and that one beautiful look at their future, was everything that I expected to get from this collection.

 

A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini – 5 stars. Be prepared to have your heart hurt and your blood pressure raise because this one touches some nerves. A beautiful story of two women who deserve happiness and peace, but instead get saddled with abuse while living in war torn Afghanistan. This one hurts guys, but it’s so worth it.

 

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In progress: Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index (10% complete), Mask of Shadows (9% complete).


BOOKS READ: 11

PAGES READ: 4150 plus 35 pages of Mask of Shadows and about 13 pages of Juniper Lemon = 4198

 

What have you read for the month? Tell me, tell me!

 

Dee ^_^

 

Literally My Life (in book titles)

Heeeeeey,

 

It’s book tag time guys. This time, I’m doing a tag that’s been making the rounds on booktube (Jesse the Reader and BooksandLala etc.) and I thought I’d join in cuz it looked like fun.

 

 

The Story of Your Life – Fangirl (Rainbow Rowell) because I belong to all the fandoms and fan all of the things!!!

 

Your Perfect Weekend – Beach House (James Patterson), just give me the ocean and a nice cozy place to enjoy some peace and quiet and I’m golden.

 

Adventure you’d like to go on – Around the World in Eighty Days (Jules Verne). I mean, who wouldn’t want to travel the world? Even better if it’s for free, amirite?!!

 

Your children in book titles – Queen of Hearts (Colleen Oakes) for the name Heart, it’s so unsual but I like it. Gabriel’s Inferno (Sylvain Reynard) for a boy. Idk.

 

Ideal Job – Made You Up (Francesca Zappia) in the sense that I want to write and live in the literary world. Does this even make any sense? I hope so…

 

Place You’d like to Visit – Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide (J. K. Rowling). Duh.

 

Your Love Life – Club Dead (Charlaine Harris) cuz there is no bringing that back to life. Or maybe Slightly Single (Wendy Markham) because I’m confused okay.

 

Question you ask Yourself – Everything, Everything (Nicola Yoon). This might be a cop out, but I’m forever curious and questioning things so I figured this works.

 

Title a Kingdom – Persepolis: The story of a childhood (Marjane Satrapi) idk what kind of kingdom it would be but it sounds futuristic and SFF-esque. Take me there.

 

Title your Band – Tone Deaf (Olivia Rivers). I should not be in charge of musicality. Nope. Nope. Nope.

 

Current Mood – Sleeping Beauty (Elle Lothlorian) Zzzzz…

 

Favorite color – Shattered Blue (Lauren Bird Horowitz). Any shade of blue, any day of the week.

 

YouTube besties – Um…imma just skip this one…

 

2017 so far – It Lives in the Basement (Sahara Foley), my year has been horrid. Ugh. It can only get better, right?

 

Summer plans – Girl Reading (Katie Ward). #CantStopWontStop

 

2017 goals – More Than This (Patrick Ness). This year has been…a let down, at best. So, more please!


This was just a fun little tag, I hope you enjoyed it.

 

I tag YOU!

 

 

I haven’t read that one…

aka Popular series I haven’t read yet, or probably won’t.


I have a love hate relationships with series (as a concept), but I’ve been thinking about the ones that I’ve read and loved. Then that escalated to the ones that I keep hearing about, that I haven’t read…and this is what you get:

 

  1. Anything in the Mortal Instruments (including spinoff series) Universe by Cassandra Clare. At one point in my life I was interested in this series, maybe I’ll pick it up one day but this world has gotten so big now that it feels daunting.
  2. Anything by Rick Riordan – There are so many books in the Olympian series (including spinoffs) that I feel like it would take years to read them all.
  3. Anything by Sarah J Maas – No. Just. No.
  4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – Maybe? Someday? Is it much different from the movies, cuz if it’s not then meh.
  5. American Gods by Neil Gaiman – I really wanna read these, especially since the TV show is an actual thing that I am IN LOVE with.

 

 

 

Honorable mention to the Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett and The Raven Cycle* by Maggie Steifvater. There are a lot more popular series that I haven’t read but, I’m not a machine soooo…

 

*I’ll be starting this one next month, hopefully) Everyone and their mother raves about this one. I put it off due to the split views on it, because just as many people are underwhelmed. But, my curiousity is winning.

Are any of these your favorites? Which one do you think I MUST read or my life will be meaningless and empty?