3 Bookish Things Tag + The Red Book Tag

Hey Guys!

Welcome back! Today I’m going to be doing the Three Bookish Things Tag! I was tagged by Rachel @ A Bookworm’s Paradise, (Go check her out if you haven’t already!). I’ve been so excited to do this tag, and I hope y’all enjoy it! 

I am also going to be doing The Red Book Tag, which was created by Nashita @ Books and Brownies! I was tagged by Madinah @ Mochas and Madness and Ash @ Ink and Ash!

Let’s get started!

3 Bookish Things Tag

3 Read-Once-And-Loved Authors

  1. Taylor Jenkins Reid (Author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo)
  2. Chloe Gong (Author of These Violent Delights)
  3. Xiran Jay Zhao (Author of Iron Widow)

3 Titles I have watched but not read

  1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children ( It was okay, I’m not really a horror movie person)
  2. The Princess Diaries ( It was a fun movie, but I don’t think I would ever read the book)
  3. Game of Thrones ( I enjoyed this show so much except the last two seasons, and would LOVE to read the books! )

3 Series I have binged

I don’t binge-series in one day, to be honest. I take my time and like to process the whole series on my own time. The only one I have is The Air Folk series.

3 Characters I love

Such a tough question because I have so many. More than I can count! But I narrowed it down to three that I love when I get to read about them.

  1. Helene Aquilla from An Ember in the Ashes
  2. Enrique + Zofia from the Gilded Wolves (I can’t choose between the two of them // Also I hope they end up together in the next book)
  3. Bree Matthews from Legendborn

3 Current Favorite Covers

  1. Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim (This cover is absolutely gorgeous, and I have wanted to read this book since it came out! I finally got a copy, so hopefully, that’s soon!)
  2. Ace of Spades by Faridah Abike Lyimide (Another beautiful and anticipated read for this year! Once again, I just got this book, so I’m hoping to read it soon!)
  3. The Atlas Six by Olivia Blake (This isn’t that good as the other one, but I love how simplistic it is! I’m so excited for this one and have heard such good things about it from my fellow bloggers!)

3 Things I have used as bookmarks

I’m not going to include bookmark since this seems to ask for other items beside a bookmark. But yes, I have used a book mark before.

  1. Post it note (sticks on the pages easily)
  2. Ripped Paper (I just rip a piece of paper nearby and put it in)
  3. Finger (Only if I put my book down for a sec otherwise I use something that can stay within the pages)

3 Unpopular Bookish Opinions

  1. I never really liked Hunt Athalar and thought he was a very toxic love interest. I also found Crescent City to be mediocre at best and that there were many flaws.
  2. A Sky beyond the Storm (the fourth book of An Ember in the Ashes series) was not good, and I was very disappointed by it.
  3. I don’t know if this is an unpopular opinion. I thought The Night Circus was very confusing and felt that the synopsis was very misleading.

3 Bookish Goals for the year

  1. Complete my Goodreads Goal of reading 50 books this year! I’m currently at 39, so I’m pretty close to it!
  2. Write a review for every book I’ve read this year! This either could be on Goodreads or my blog but I have a tendency to post it on both unless it’s a special case.
  3. Find new blogs on the blogsphere and meet other book bloggers!

I tag:

And I tag anyone else who would be interested!

The Red Book Tag

Rules:

  1. Link back to original post, so Nashita.
  2. Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post. See above 
  3. Tag 4 people because 13, 1+3= 4.

Red: A book that you love with a burning passion

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: If you haven’t read this book, please do. This is a wonderful story showing the behind-the-scenes of Hollywood from the 50s to 80s. It shows how many women during this time were treated poorly and could not be themselves. Also, Evelyn is such an interesting morally grey character, and you question her actions. But then you realize that she is doing these things for the right reasons, most of the time.

I Knew You Were Trouble: A book you knew would cause you emotional trauma

A Conjuring of Light: From the start, I knew this would cause me emotional trauma. It’s the last book of A Darker Shade of Magic Series. I loved this series, and I was devastated that this was the last book because I fell in love with the characters. I loved the world that the author created, and many times I wanted to live there myself.

We are never ever getting back together: A book you’ve cut ties with

Ash Princess: I never liked this book, and I knew I wasn’t going to read the whole series, so I decided to stop at the first book. I found many flaws within this book, and it was not enjoyable to read. There was also so much repetition, and it quickly became annoying.

I almost do: A book you know is trash, but you love it anyway

A Court of Thorns and Roses: This book has many problems. From slow pacing, being in the Spring Court way too long, the romance was not believable, and repetition in both language and plot. But I know the series get better, so that’s why I love it anyways. This series has the most iconic characters in YA genre.

All too well: A book you remember everything about

These Violent Delights: I was engrossed when reading this. Gong crafted a brilliant story with a lovable character, an engaging plot, and well-developed worldbuilding. I can recall every single thing that happens in this book even though I read it months ago.

Begin again: A book that got you out of a reading slump

Okay, so here’s the thing: I don’t get into reading slumps. Rather I get super busy, so I’m not able to read that much. So I can’t answer this question since I don’t get into slumps.

If y’all want me to do a discussion on reading slumps in the future, Let me know in the comments!

Everything has changed: A book you knew you would love at first sight

Blood Like Magic: Once I read the synopsis and saw the cover of this book, I knew I was going to fall in love. A sci-fi world that has genetic technology and witches who perform magic. That stars a lovable and relatable main character. That sounds like the perfect book for me!

I tag:

Thanks for checking out this post! See you next time!!

The Bookish Baking Book Tag // Do I smell something baking in the oven?

Hey guys!

Welcome back! Today I’m going to do the Bookish Baking Book Tag! I saw this tag done by The Sassy Library Fox and decided that I wanted to do this tag for myself! I love to bake and read, so I thought this would be the best way to combine two of my hobbies into one!

Let’s get started!

Rules:

  • Thank whoever tagged you
  • Link back to them and the original creator (Kay @ Hammock of Books)
  •  Answer the 12 prompts, and feel free to use these graphics
  • Tag 5+ friends to share the sweetness
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Six of Crows has the perfect beginning because it starts with the iconic line, “Joost had two problems: the moon and his mustache.” This line makes me laugh every time I read it. It helps to set up the main problem and starts to put the book into action. Also, this first line strays so far away from the tone and seems so displaced that it’s almost laughable. 

 

I don’t think I’ve ever read a holiday book. So I don’t have a pick for this one. Maybe if I read one in the future, I’ll add it here.

This is such a tough category because I have two characters that would win this category, but I don’t know who to pick between the two of them.

You may be wondering who these two are? Wylan from Six of Crows and Azriel from A Court of Thorns and Roses. 

You feel the need to protect these two no matter what because they have been through lots of trauma and hardship in their lives. You also want them to have the best ending and live a happy life after the series ends.

Hurricane Summer gives me summer vibes for sure. First of all, the word “summer” is in the title of this book. This book takes place over the summer, where Tilla is sent to Jamaica to spend time with her father’s family. While there, Tilla has to deal with her father’s family, who don’t treat her well, while tries to enjoy herself by doing summer activities to block out the negatives. 

I would say Red Queen because I read this when I was younger, and I remember loving this. I loved the whole concept of this series, the character, the worldbuilding: you name it. I doubt my feelings would be the same, so I will have to re-read this series in the future. I’m interested to see how much my feelings would change from then to now. 

So if you haven’t noticed, I don’t read classics.

I read Romeo and Juliet, but I didn’t like it at all. That’s the only classic I’ve read. I would like to read more classics, but if I have a fantasy book, I’m more likely to pick that one up. I don’t know if the Handmaiden’s Tale is a classic, but I want to read that one!

I would have to say Letters to the Lost. This is such a beautiful book that makes you feel compassionate for the characters, even though they make many mistakes. It addresses the issues of labels and how people are so quick to judge you based on one thing. It brings to light the theme that you shouldn’t judge people based on one thing because you never know what they are going through.

Tweet Cute is the perfect fit for this category. That’s it.

Anyways so, the two main characters are so cute, and their relationship is so pure. First, they start as enemies, but they still bicker in a way that’s so funny and cute. Their grilled cheese war was so fun to read, and reading how they slowly fall in love made me smile the whole time.

The Hate U Give would be my choice for this category because this book has such an important message that people need to hear to make real change in the world. This book covers issues that still face our world today: racism and police brutality. It’s important to bring light to these issues to educate people. It shows what it’s like to be a POC, and the racism they faced.

So technically, I haven’t started The Priory of the Orange Tree, but it’s VERY intimidating. I mean, it’s over 800 pages, and I will have to commit lots of time to read it. But I’m so excited to read it, and have heard it is so good! I’m hoping to get to it soon and share my thoughts about it with all of you! 

Iron widow is not only a diverse book; it has great action and amazing characters! The worldbuilding is unlike anything I’ve ever seen, and it brings in new elements that I’ve never seen before. This book includes Asian Rep, a healthy polyamorous relationship, many LGBTQ+ characters, and strong themes of feminism, gender roles, and gender identity. 

The Cruel Prince has so much hype around it. I always see people talk about it on Goodreads, the book blogger sphere, and booktube. I quite enjoyed this book, but I haven’t read it in quite a while. The characters were so memorable, the world was well written, and the overall story is crafted so brilliantly put together.

I Tag…

What did you think of my choices? Thanks for checking out this post!

See you next time!

Mid Year Freak Out Tag // It’s the middle of the year already?!?

Hey Guys!

I hope all of you are doing great! I can’t believe we are already halfway through 2021! I feel like time has passed so quickly this year, and so far, I’ve had a pretty good year! I hope you guys have too!

Today I’m going to be doing the Mid Year Freak Out Tag! I hope y’all enjoy it!

Let’s get started!

Grown: This story is so impactful and powerful that will resonate with you for years. It paints the story of a young African American girl who dreams of singing as her career. When a famous singer discovers her talent, he takes her under her wing. He promises her all of his love and fame. Enchanted is 17 years old, and Korey is 28 years old. The more time Enchanted spends with him, the more she starts to lose control of everything. Korey isn’t everything he painted out to be.

It helps you to recognize injustices and inequality in the real-life world. It shows you that not everything is rainbows and that there are awful things in our world. But it’s about how we fight against it that matters.

The Hate U Give: This book is not afraid to rip into serious and heartbreaking subjects. This book is inspired by the BlackLivesMatter Movement. It dives into problems such as the shootings of unarmed black people by police officers and racial bias in the justice system that still exists in the world today. It is such a powerful book that even after reading it, you won’t forget. It carries such powerful messages about racism in Today’s world, but also how important family is.

We see Starr having to deal with the death of her close friend, Khalil, who did nothing wrong and was wrongly killed by a police officer. We see her afraid at first of speaking up for Khalil, and she knows that the system that is supposed to protect them isn’t going to stand up for Khalil or her. She is angry that Khalil’s murderer could escape the rightful justice he deserves. By the end of the book, we see her fight for Khalil so that he can get the justice he deserves for being wrongfully killed. We see her realize that how crucial it is to speak up no matter how terrifying it seems.

Hurricane Summer: A heartbreaking story that deals with sadness, death, powerful and intense scenes. It’s a story about a daughter who is trying to keep her father’s love. Tilla is willing to do anything to keep her father still care about her. She wants to figure out why he cares so much more about his homeland of Jamaica is so much more important than her. It’s also about her trying to navigate Jamaica and her father’s family.

She is continuously shamed by the family, judged without really knowing her. The family knew nothing about her, and they immediately started making worse assumptions about her. While there, she learns some shocking things about her father and all of the family. As she stays there, she learns that it isn’t just the hurricane she has to face.

It’s about a young teenage girl, who is trying to find love from her father, and her family. It’s about a girl who wants to be accepted by her family and fit in. It’s about her first love and how it doesn’t always turn out pretty.  

The Silvered Serpents: This series has to one of my favorite series of all time. The characters were just as amazing as in the first book, but in this book we see them deal with grief and sadness, unlike the first book. The plot was so creepy, and the mystery was written well. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. The ending was one of my favorite parts of the story because I was not expecting it at all, and it came out of the left field. I’m so excited for the third book, but I’m also sad to know that this series will end very soon. 

Ace of Spades: I’ve been so excited for this book mainly because I’ve heard great reviews on it. The premise sounds like it would be right up my alley with a mystery, private boarding type school, and secrets spilling all over. Also, look at the cover so gorgeous.

Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating: I just read the Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar, and I loved that book. So, I decided that I would pick up her newest book because I love her writing. It involves fake dating, a sapphic relationship, and a wide variety of representations. Sign me up cause I will read this! 

Six Crimson Cranes: This book has to be one of my most highly anticipated reads of 2021. I know technically this hasn’t come out yet, but it comes out very soon! This book includes a mixture of magic, a curse that turns Shiori’s brothers into cranes and kills them if she talks, and a failed marriage. This whole concept sounds so interesting and isn’t like anything I’ve heard before. I was somewhat disappointed with Elizabeth Lim’s Spin the Dawn, but I hope I enjoy this one a lot better. 

Our Violent Ends: I’ve been so excited for this release ever since These Violent Delights. I fell in love with These Violent Delights from the characters, worldbuilding, plot, and overall aesthetic. The ending of These Violent Delights had me on the edge of my seat, and I can’t wait to see where Our Violent Ends takes it. I hope it’s not a disappointment because I’ve been waiting for this book forever. 

SteelStriker: Another sequel that has me so excited for the 2nd half of this year. The first book, Skyhunter had me shocked with how good it was, and I loved it so much. The worldbuilding was fleshed out so well, and I fell in love with the characters. I’m interested to see where Steelstriker takes it and what will happen next. 

The Bronzed Beasts: I talked about this a little earlier when talking about The Silvered Serpents, but I love this series so much. From the worldbuilding, lovable characters, and mind-bobbling mysteries. I’m kind of nervous about this book because I don’t want anything horrible to happen, and I don’t want the ending to ruin the whole series. This is the last book of the series, and I don’t want it to end badly. 

Also, don’t all these books have the most beautiful covers.

The Wild Ones: I was so excited about this book. I wanted to read this book because of the compelling premise and also that beautiful cover. It ended up being very disappointing. There was confusing writing, too many characters, the switching between many types of POVs, weak worldbuilding, and telling instead of showing. It ended up being very messy, and the only redeeming element was that it brought to light the issues girls and women face in society. 

Foretold: This book sounded so promising. The premise made me so intrigued and what sold me was the OCD representation. Many YA books miss out on having mental health representation and I feel like we could see more of it. The only good this was the OCD representation. The characters were forgettable, and honestly it was very boring to read. 

A Sky Beyond the Storm: I spent all this time and energy reading this series. I loved this series, and this book just ruined it for me. It made me so disappointed and mad that I spent all this time with this story. I just can’t even with this book. It wasn’t the worst, but I just expected more from it. 

These Violent Delights: Set in 1926 Shanghai, that deals with two rival gangs, a contagious disease that makes you claw out your throat and enemies to lovers romance. Doesn’t that sound like all you’ll ever need in a book?

If any of these authors release a new book, I’m going to buy it. All of these authors have fabulous writing and such creative ideas that I would never come up with. They have created great books, and if you haven’t read their books, please do! 

Felix Ever After: This book made me so happy as well as sad but mainly happy. This is such an incredible book full of heartbreaking emotions, shocking twists, and figuring out who you truly are in this big world. It’s a book about friendship, love, and accepting yourself for who you are. I was so happy that Felix was able to discover himself and find love. 

The Priory of the Orange Tree: Just look at the detail of that dragon. Do I have to say anymore?

Thanks for checking out this post!! What would be some of your answers to the questions above?

See you next time!

Never Have I Ever Tag

Hey Guys!!

I was tagged by Ariel @ Gemini Book Nook to do the Never Have I Ever Tag! Thanks for tagging me!! This tag was created by Anne @ Madame Writer

Let me get into it!

Rules

1. Link back to the original creator! (Madame Writer)

2. Link back to the person who tagged you!

3. Answer all prompts.

4. Add one more prompt of your own.

5. Tag at least five people.

6. Don’t lie.

7. Have fun!

Questions

Never Have I Ever…read a later book in a series before reading the first book

I have not done this because I hate when I do things out of order, so I try to avoid this at all costs.

Never Have I Ever…burned a book

Nope, I haven’t! I don’t have it in me.

Never Have I Ever…read a book I knew I would hate

Nope! I tend to read books that I think that I will enjoy!

Never Have I Ever…wrote a fanfiction about my favorite books

Nope I haven’t read it or written it!

Never Have I Ever…loved a book when I was young and hated it when I got older

I’m sure several of the books I read when I was younger would have different opinions. I would have to re-read them to see how much my thoughts have changed.

Never Have I Ever…dressed up as one of my favorite literary characters

I haven’t, but it sounds like it would be fun for Halloween!

Never Have I Ever…hated a book by an author I love

Nope! I might have disliked certain elements, but I didn’t necessarily hated it.

Never Have I Ever…gone into a bookstore to buy one book and come out with many more

Doesn’t this happen to all of us? I have gone into Barnes and Noble more times than I can count and have come out with a stack of new books.

Never Have I Ever…read the end of a book before reading the beginning

Nope! I hate spoilers, so I would hate if I spoiler the book for myself.

Never Have I Ever…read a book without the dust cover

I have done so in the past, but I don’t do it anymore.

Never Have I Ever…skim-read nearly half the book

Nope! I hate having to skim read and would prefer to take the time to enjoy the book.

Never Have I Ever…pretended to have read a book that I haven’t

Nope! I haven’t been in a situation where I have had to.

Never Have I Ever…seen the movie before reading the book

Nope! The books tend to be better, so I read the book first always!

Never Have I Ever…had a book boyfriend

Nope!

Never Have I Ever…read a history book or anthropology book for fun

I don’t think so. I can’t recall anytime that I have.

Never Have I Ever…picked up a book based on the cover alone

I have in the past, but not anymore. I go based on the synopsis and not just by the cover. Pretty covers can sometimes be misleading.

Never Have I Ever…bought multiple books in a series without having started it

I have done this before and its worked out well for me. But I have stopped doing it just in case I end up not liking the first book.

Never Have I Ever… kept reading a series even if I didn’t love the first book

I have many times, and I’m glad I did because the series continued to improve with each book.

Never Have I Ever…read a book so quickly that I don’t remember what happened by the end

Nope! I try to take my time and take in what I’m reading.

Never Have I Ever… recommended a book I haven’t read

Nope! I feel like it would be wrong to recommend a book that I haven’t read. If the book is terrible, and then I recommend it…well that would not be good!

Never Have I Ever…written a one star review

Nope! I haven’t come across a book yet that is one star worth, but I’m sure I’ll stumble upon one in my time blogging.

My Question:

  • Never Have I Ever…dog eared a page in a book

I Tag…

Thank you for checking out this post! I hope you enjoyed it!!

The Unpopular Opinion Book Tag // Celebrating 60 followers

Hey guys!

Before we get into this tag, I want to say thank you so much for 60 followers. I can’t believe in just 3 and 1/2 months, I have reached 60 followers!! Thank you to all of you who read my posts and leave amazing comments. It makes my day, and so I wanted to thank you all!

I have been enjoying blogging these last few months, and I hope you have enjoyed my posts that I have done so far! I can’t wait for the future, and I hope that you continue to follow me on my blogging journey!

Now let’s get into the tag! As you may know, I have many unpopular opinions that people may not agree with. But that’s okay because we all have different opinions and we shouldn’t poke fun if someone has another opinion opposite!

A popular book or series that you didn’t like

Divergent. The whole concept of Divergent seemed very interesting with the fractions and how the world was divided. But I feel like the concept wasn’t executed as well and ended up falling flat for me. I found it to be very generic and bland like any other YA dystopian book. It didn’t have any aspects that stood out for me, and I just found it to be another YA dystopian cash grab.

A popular book or series everyone hates but you love

The Invisible Life of Addie Larue. I know this book has many mixed opinions regarding this book. Some people loved this book, while others hated this book. I fall on the side of loving this book. I loved Addie, Luc, and Henry. I also loved Addie and Henry as a couple, and I loved the whole plot of the book. I found it to be very heartwarming and just a beautiful while saddening story. It’s a tale about power dynamics and what humans are willing to do so they no longer have to feel trapped and alone.

An otp you did not like

Maia and Edan from Spin the Dawn. At first, I liked this relationship, but then slowly, I started not to like it. The first thing that I didn’t like was the age difference between them since Edan is 500 years old and Maia is only 18 years old. It unsettled me quite a bit. In Spin the Dawn, the 2nd part of the story had a major focus on their relationship, which showed how many problems they had, and it seemed like they drop everything for each other. I feel like they lost sense of everything they cared for and were invested in their love.

A popular book genre you hardly reach for

Horror/Thriller and Nonfiction. I don’t usually tend to pick up horror or thriller because I’m a big scaredy-cat. I am always afraid of watching horror movies, and I’m not going to read a horror book. I’m always afraid of getting nightmares and being scared for weeks on end. For nonfiction, I wouldn’t say that I’m not a fan of it, but rather, I only read nonfiction if it’s on a topic I’m interested in. If I’m not interested in it, I’m not going to pick it up or read it.

A popular author you cannot get into

Rainbow Rowell. I tried to get into Rainbow Rowell’s book Fangirl, but I just couldn’t. It just wasn’t my type of style, and I didn’t find it entertaining. I have heard that her books have been good, so I may try again just because of all the good things I’ve heard about her books.

A Popular Book/Series you have no interest in reading.

The Selection. This book has been a super popular YA book series that I have seen everyone reading. Honestly, this book isn’t for me. The concept doesn’t appeal to me, and I have never been interested in dating shows, so I don’t think I would like this very much. I have never liked dating shows or pageants, and this is what this book screams. Let me say this is far from my cup of tea.

A Popular Character you didn’t like

Hunt from Crescent City. I just found Hunt to be super annoying. I mean, he hates when the worst is assumed of him but then does the same thing to other people. I mean, Hypocrite much? He goes behind people’s backs all the time even though he knows it will hurt the people he cares about. I find Hunt to be a horrible person, and he does not deserve Bryce in the least bit.

I Tag…

  • Lia @ ChainOfNovels
  • Rania @ Rania Rambling Reads
  • Maria @ The Character Study
  • Trisha @ Book, Reviews and Procrastination
  • Jan @ The Doodlecrafter
  • Ariel @ Gemini Book Nook
  • Madeline @ The Bookish Mutant
  • Brooke W @ The Reader’s Game

Thanks for checking out this post and A BIG thanks for over 60 followers!!

Avatar: The Last Airbender Book Tag

Hey guys!

Today I’m going to be doing Avatar: The Last Airbender Book Tag! I love this show so much and if you haven’t watched it, I totally recommend it!

Credit to A Clockwork Reader for creating this tag! Here is her video if you are interested in watching: Avatar: The Last Airbender BOOK TAG! [Original] – YouTube

Water:

Katara and Sokka: The Best Sibling Relationship

Nora and Lee from The Girls I’ve Been. Nora and Lee have both been through so much since their mother is a con woman. They have been mistreated by their mother and have been through some of the worst experiences. But both of them are there for one another, willing to do anything for one another. Even though technically they are stepsisters, that never affects how they feel about each other because, in the end, they are sisters.

Yue: Favorite Star-Crossed Lovers

Mateo and Rufus from They Both Die at the End. These two were such a cute couple, and I hated how they had to die at the end. It is such a sad story knowing that their relationship is amazing, but eventually, it has to end when you get to the end of the book. These two were destined from the start to be together.

Blood Bending: A Book With A Disturbing/Unsettling Content

Skyhunter specifically, the Ghosts, are creatures created by the Federation to take down the last free nation of Mara. It is a horrifying concept where the Federation forces people to drink down poison, and slowly they growing large amounts of white hair, get much larger, and their skin begins to crack. And if you get scratched by one of these Ghosts, you slowly start to become one yourselves. It gives me shivers every time I think about it.

Earth:

Toph: A Character Whose Strength Surprised You or The Other Characters In The Book

Lazlo from Strange the Dreamer. Lazlo’s strength was surprising because, at the beginning, he is shown as just a librarian, but we see him become stronger and find himself. In the end, we find out that he posses great power and that he is not just an ordinary human.

Kioshi Warriors: Best Warrior Character

Aelin Galathynius from the Throne of Glass series. I mean how, could I not pick Aelin! She was an assassin for many years and was trained to be one of the best fighters. She also has insane powers that she uses flawlessly and is honestly one of the most powerful characters in the Throne of Glass world. So, of course, she deserves this award.

Fire:

Zuko: Best Redemption Arc

Let me tell you this: Nobody can top Zuko’s Redemption Arc. I mean, his arc is one of the best I have ever seen in media. But if any character were to come close it would Helene from An Ember in the Ashes. As we see time pass in this series, we see Helene, who is loyal to the empire and is somewhat the villain to the main characters. But in some ways, she isn’t, but she is portrayed to be because she is on the wrong side. We eventually see her swap sides and start to realize that maybe the empire isn’t so great.

 Iroh: Wisest Character

Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter. I do not in any way support J.K Rowling or her actions, but Dumbledore is the only character that would fill this category in my mind. Dumbledore is a great mentor to Harry and his friends, always around when need and providing them advice when they have a problem. He also is such a powerful wizard, but rather than letting all that power corrupt him; instead, he uses it for good teaching young wizards and witches. 

Azula: Best Downfall

Eli from Vicious. At the beginning of Vicious, we see Eli is friends with Victor, and he is concerned about his studies in university. But after gaining an obsession with EOs, he slowly starts to unravel and soon decides to become one himself. Soon his newfound power begins to corrupt him and turns into a power hunger monster. But that all comes to bite him in the butt and soon leads to his downfall.

Air:

Appa: Favorite Fictional Animal/Pet

Braddock the Bear from Three Dark Crown Series. Honestly, I would love to have a bear as a pet because it can protect me from harm, and it seems like a bear would be a wonderful companion to have around. I loved Braddock the bear, and he always seemed to make scenes more lively especially, with Arsinoe.

 Aang: Purest Cinnamon Roll

Wylan from Six of Crows. Everyone else in Six of Crows is tough and willing to do anything to survive. But then there is Wylan, who isn’t used to the kind of work the Crows do and is thrown in at the last minute. He is so incredibly sweet, and I love his relationship with Jesper so much! You can tell he isn’t the best in social situations, but he is so incredibly smart, and that’s why I love his character so much!

Avatar State: A Stubborn Character/ A Character That Struggles With Letting Go

Stevie Bell from Truly Devious. Throughout the Truly Devious series, we see that many times during the mystery that Stevie is trying to solve she hits some barriers that stop her from getting any further. But that doesn’t deter her from giving up, but she works, even harder, to solve the mystery and never lets it go until she reaches her goal.

I Tag:

Whoever wants to do this tag! Let me know if you do because I would love to check it out!

Hope you guys enjoyed this post! See you next time!

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Hey Guys!

I got nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award by Rania @ Rania’s Rambling Reads! Thank you, Rania, for nominating me, and I’m so excited to get into answering some questions! I hope you guys enjoy this post!

Let’s get started!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer all the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your blog post.

What’s one book that you wish you could read for the first time all over again?

That’s a difficult question to answer. I have many great choices, but I think I would have to go with Vicious by V.E Schwab. When I first read it, I remember enjoying it so much because it was dark and gritty. It was a story that I knew was not going to have a happy ending and that this book was going o throw me for some unexpected twists.

What’s your favorite color and why?

Blue. I don’t know really why. It just appeals to me.

Beaches or mountains?

I have never been to the mountains, so I would have to say beach. I like collecting seashells and sticking my feet in the water. It’s so relaxing when you’re at the beach.

What do you love about yourself the most?

My determination. I love when I put my mind to something, I will get it done and do it well. I would also say another thing I love about myself is my kind heart. I always am willing to help people out and support them in times of crisis. It makes me upset when I see people who are currently suffering, especially during these times when I can help them.

What has been your best moment this year so far?

Starting a blog! I have loved being able to make creative posts as well as interacting with my book blogger friends. It’s been a fun activity to do to express my creativity.

If you had to be on a reality tv show, which one would it be?

I would say Big Brother. It seems like so much fun, and I would love to participate in the scheming and challenges. I was thinking Survivor, but then I was thinking maybe not because you hate being in the forest, so I don’t think you will survive living 39 days in a jungle.

If you could change your name, what would you change it too?

Honestly I really like my name! So I don’t think I would change it!

What’s your spirit animal?

I would have to say a dog. I’ve always loved dogs and have felt connected to them ever since I was younger. I don’t know what breed exactly would be my spirit animal, so I kept it broad.

Fairies or pixies?

I don’t really have a preference. I don’t really know what the difference between them is. I guess fairies since I don’t know what pixies are.

Would you rather go to space or to the bottom of the ocean?

Space! I would love to explore planets and study different environments. I would also want to explore all of the galaxies and see what makes them different from the Milky Way. I think it would also be cool to discover ways on how to could possibly live on different planets like they are trying to figure out with Mars now!

What’s your favorite holiday to celebrate?

Christmas! I love to get presents for my friends and family! I love being able to spend quality time with them and getting to relax from my busy schedule!

People I Tag:

  • Ella @Ella isn’t Reading
  • Susana @Susanalovesbooks
  • Phoenix @Bookwithwings
  • Alex @ The Scribe Owl
  • Jan @ The Doodlecrafter
  • Saima @ Storieswithsaima
  • Maeve @ Books by Maeve
  • Elli @ Ace Reader

And anyone else who wants to do it!

My Questions:

  • What is your favorite type of food?
  • Do you believe in Horoscopes and Zodiacs?
  • What is your favorite book trope?
  • What is your favorite thing to do outside?
  • What is your favorite type of music?
  • What is your favorite TV Show?
  • What is your favorite movie?
  • What quality is most important to you that a person should have?
  • What is your favorite thing to drink?
  • Do you believe in ghosts?
  • Are you an introvert or Extrovert?

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoy this post! Thanks to Rania for nominating me!

The Marvel Avengers Book Tag

Hey Guys!

Today I’m going to be doing The Marvel Avengers Book Tag! Credit to whoever came up with this tag, if anyone knows please let me know! As you may know, I am a huge marvel fan and when I saw this tag I knew it would be up my alley!

Let’s get started!

Iron Man – A book that made you laugh out loud

The Gilded Wolves made me laugh so much due to three characters, which were Enrique, Hypnos and Zofia. I loved when the three of them interacted in a scene, and it always ended in me laughing hysterically. A combination of Hypnos’s Playful attitude, Enrique’s charm and Zofia’s smarts helped to create a fun relationship between the three of them.

Captain America – A book that sends a positive message

The Fire on High has a positive message which when you encounter hardships, that shouldn’t stop you from going after your dreams. Instead, she used her fire so she could reach her goals. Emoni is a teen mom who has always wanted to attend culinary school. Throughout the book, we see Emoni getting to handle being a teen mom while also pursuing her cooking dream.

Thor – a book with a character’s strength you admire

If there is any character’s strength, I admire it’s Helene Aquilla. She is not only a skilled warrior but her passion for those she loves never falters. She is always willing to sacrifice herself to protect her family, and if something doesn’t seem right, she doesn’t go through with it. She has been through hardships, but that doesn’t stop her from helping her family.

Black Widow – a book with a kick-ass female protagonist

I have two picks for this one who has to be Inej and Nina from the Six of Crows series. They both are skilled fighters and know to handle themselves. They don’t need no man’s help to survive in a place like Ketterdam. Nina accepts herself for who she is and would not change a thing about her. Inej can climb six stories without a net and cares for those around her.

Hulk – a book that made you incredibly angry

Ahhh, Gone made me so mad. I wanted this book to be good. There were three main problems with this book. The plot was so slow and took me forever to get through the book. The writing was very simplistic and just felt very bland. We are told that the main characters are around 14 years old, but that doesn’t seem right. Most of them act like they are 17 or 18, which makes no sense because most 14-year-olds are immature and still in the process of finding themselves out.

Hawkeye – an underrated book you think more people should pay attention to

One of the Good Ones is such an underrated book that I believe all people should read. It deals with the subject of why are only certain people deemed worthy to be missed. Kezi Smith is a social activist that dies at a social justice program. She is immortalized as “One of the Good Ones” and shows that society only favors those who are doing something good for the world.

Loki – a book with a twist or surprise that tricked you

I don’t know if this was predictable to some people or not, but I wouldn’t have guessed the ending. SPOILER WARNING NOW – I was not expecting Henry to make Addie’s Story into a book. I thought this book was detailing her life, but we find out this is the book Henry wrote. I thought the ending would be Henry and Addie would have to split apart, and they would have to go on with their separate lives. But I did enjoy the ending and thought it was cute. 

People I tag…

(Sorry if you don’t watch Marvel Movies!)

Jan @ thedoodlecrafter

Katie @ Whispering Pages

Brooke @ The Reader’s Game

Ritz @ Living, Loving and Reading

Mash @ Mashlovesbooks

Cherry @ Letters to the Lost

Hope you guys enjoyed this post! See you next time!

Aesthete Blogger Award

Hello Guys!

I was nominated for the Aesthete Blogger Award by Booksy @ Booktastically Amazing (Thank you for nominating me!), where I will be answering some questions! I hope you guys enjoy this post!

Here are some of the rules:

  • Use the official logo/graphic of the award and display it on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Show some love to the one who nominated you!
  • Mention the creator (Asmita@ the Fictional Journal) and link it back to the original post.
  • Tell me a something about this world that you admire.
  • What is your favorite form of creativity?
  • Nominate 7 lovely people and notify them by commenting on their posts; spread some love!
  • Ask your nominees 4 questions.
  • Share something you created. (can be anything!)

Tell me a something about this world that you admire.

Something I admire about the Blogsphere is how creative everyone is! Every day I love seeing my fellow bloggers’ posts because I never know what to expect! Everyone has such pretty blogs, and this community is so supportive. Everyone is so kind, and I love being to share my interests in books with my fellow bloggers!

Something I admire about the world is how easy it is for people to connect these days. Even before the COVID-19 Pandemic, you could find unity online over common issues and find people who have the same interests as you. I love how people are coming together over problems facing our world like the BLM Movement, Climate Change, LGBTQ+ Rights, and much more. It’s so inspiring to see, and it gives me so much hope for the future.

What is your favorite form of creativity?

I would have to say the writing because with being a blogger, I write a lot. I mean, why would I be a blogger if I didn’t enjoy writing. I’m not the best writer, but I love trying to get better and improve on my craft. Another form of creativity that would have to come close is drawing with chalk. I’m the best drawer, but it helps me to relax. I love using tape to map out my designs because it makes them precise and clean (It would drive me crazy if it wasn’t perfect.)

Booksy’s Questions:

What is your meaning of being a reader. Why do you read?

To me, a reader means that you love to read and have a passion for it. You don’t have to read one topic to be a reader. You can read anything you want from articles, Fiction, nonfiction, audiobooks, ebooks, and whatever floats your boat.

I read because it helps me to relax and takes my mind off things that are bothering me. It takes me away from the world and lets me experience a world somewhat different from mine. I get to read about fantastical adventures and read about characters, who inspire me to keep growing as a person.

Have you ever thought of writing a book? And if so, how’s it going so far?

I have had thoughts in the past about writing a book. I even did for a while, but then I gave up on it. I realized that it wasn’t me for me and that I would rather, read a book than write one. Reading has always been my number one passion, and writing is a little further down the list.

Are you an artist? Do you draw, sing, dance…

Yes, I’m a musician. I having been playing the clarinet for seven years now, and I have been in a band for all those years. I’m not going to pursue being a musician, but rather it’s a hobby for me. It’s something fun for me to do.

What is one thing you live for and would sacrifice a thousand lifetimes to still have?

I would say, my family. They mean everything to me, and I would do anything for them. They are here to support me and always love me no matter what will happen. I’m the person I am today because of them, and I’m grateful for them.

Nominate 7 lovely people:

  • Ahaana @ Windows to the Worlds
  • Mash @ Mashlovesbooks
  • Saima @ Stories with Saima
  • Ella @ Ella isn’t reading
  • Saniya @ sunnysidereviews
  • Cherry @ Letters to the Lost
  • Ritz @ Living, Loving and Reading

My Questions:

  • How did you get into reading?
  • What book cover describes your personality?
  • Do have any special talents?
  • What’s your favorite thing about your life?

Thank you again to Booksy for nominating me! I hope you guys enjoyed this post! See you next time!

The Mystery Blogger Award

Hey Guys!

I got nominated for The Mystery Blogger Award, and it is my first one! Thank you to Ritz @ Living, Loving and Reading for nominating me!

What is The Mystery Blogger Award?

It’s an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.

– ABOUT THE MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD

Rules

  1. Display the award logo on your blog
  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  3. Mention Okoto Enigma, the creator of the award
  4. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  5. Answer 5 questions from the blogger who nominated you
  6. Nominate 10-20 bloggers
  7. Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog
  8. Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice, including 1 weird or funny question
  9. Share the link to your best post

3 Things about me….

  1. I’m a huge marvel nerd. I’ve watched all the movies and Tv shows. I know a lot about Marvel Characters (More than I should) and I come up with so many theories for each show. So far my favorite one is WandaVision, because it takes a fresh take on the MCU and it is different from it’s predecessor.
  2. I really enjoy baking, and being to make sweet treats. Mainly because I love desserts but I love when others get to enjoy my treats as well. I like to main a wide variety of treats including cakes, brownies, cookies, etc. Sometimes I accidently mess up the recipes so I’m not the best baker.
  3. I love to take walks really anywhere and listen to music. Walking helps me to clear my head, and helps me to get in a better state of mind. I also love listening to music because it helps me not to think of things stressing me out, and it let’s me breath a little.

Ritz’s Questions

What’s your favorite thing about blogging?

My favorite thing about blogging is getting to come up with new ideas for post, and having my own schedule. I love that I can post whenever I want to, and I don’t have to be on someone’s else schedule. I also like coming up with new fresh ideas because it allows my creativity to shine, which I don’t get to use much.

Do you have any guilty pleasures?

Having an extra scoop of Ice cream or another piece of cake if I don’t really need one.

What are some names you really like?

Some of the names I like are Emilia, Anjali, Arya, and Sam. I’m sure there are other but I can’t think of any others.

Have you ever considered doing Booktube? Why or why not?

Personally I would not do it. I just would not be comfortable having my whole life out to the world. Props to all of those who do it though because that takes guts.

My Questions

  1. What is your favorite Food?
  2. What kind of music do you listen to?
  3. Do you have any pets? If not, what type of pet would you want?
  4. What is your favorite TV show?
  5. How did you get into reading?

Bloggers I tag: (Sorry If you have already been tagged!)

  • Rania @ Rania’s Rambling Reads
  • Cherry @ Letters to the Lost
  • Ella @ Ella isn’t Reading
  • Mash @ Mashlovesbooks
  • The Fantastical World of Reading

I don’t know what my “Best Post” is so I guess It’s up to you guys to decide!

Hope you guys enjoyed this post! Thank Ritz again for nominating me! See you next time!