Versatile Blogger Award

I was lucky enough to be nominated by the amazing Jet Weasley!

The Rules:

1. Show the award on your blog.
2. Thank the person that has nominated you.
3. Share 7 different facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 blogs of your choice
5. Link your nominees & let them know of your nomination.

7 Facts About Me:

1. Though I am absolutely in love with writing, I’m aiming on working in Animation at Pixar.

2. I’m half Indian, half Scottish and Irish.

3. I have very possibly one of the cutest dogs in existance.

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4. I’m related to Robert Louis Stevenson.

5. I absolutely love ballet, and have been doing it for years.

6. The first book that sparked my love for reading was Little House on the Prairie

7. I have a desperate love for nutella.

My Nominations:

1. Falling In Love With Words

2. Inspired By a Book

3. ReadWriteLove28

4. The YA Book Hoarder

5. The Bookish God

6. Soisfiction

7. blurbbookblog

8. fandomsontherun

9. Undercover Bookworm

10. Anne-thology of Books

I didn’t nominate 15 because a insane amount of the blogs I love have already been nominated, and since I’m new to the book blog world, I haven’t found a whole lot of blogs yet.

Ruby Red Review

Title: Ruby Red

Author: Kerstin Gier

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Gwyneth Shepherd’s sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!


Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon–the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust.
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This book was the perfect combination of quirky fun and suspenseful action! There was a lot of humor, but also some mystery surrounding the storyline. The characters were a lot of fun to read about, and I flew through this book!
Also, this book was originally written in German. How cool is that?

Daughter of Smoke and Bone Book Review

Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Author: Laini Taylor

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”; she speaks many languages–not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.

When one of the strangers–beautiful, haunted Akiva–fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?
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Yes, I know this book has been out for quite a while. I still wanted to review if, okay?

Okay, so the synopsis didn’t really make me automatically want to read this book. But I had heard an incredible amount of really great things about the series, so I decided to pick it up. IT WAS AMAZING. I could not put it down. The characters were all really dynamic and interesting. I’m not going to spoil anything-but there are some seriously major twists in this book. I recommend this to anyone–you will love this book!

Me when I finished this book:

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9 Quotes for Writers to Live By

Even writers need a few quotes for inspiration.

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The Taylor Swift Book Tag

Was I tagged? Nope. Do I care? Not even a little. Honestly, I should probably be sleeping, but I’m all excited

right now. Not entirely sure why.

Anyway, here’s the Taylor Swift Book Tag!

1) We are never getting back together: a book or series you were pretty sure you were in love with but then wanted to break up with

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Ugh. I loved the first book, Matched, so incredibly much, but after about 30 pages, this book made me fall asleep. Literally.

2) Red: pick a book with a red cover

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This book transported me to a terrible place with one amazing girl. It was beautifully written and I loved every page. Oh, and the cover’s red.

3) The best day: pick a book that makes you feel nostalgic

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This book reminds me of simple happiness.

4) Love Story: pick a book with a forbidden love

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*cue creepy caffeinated giggle*

5) Innocent: Pick A Bad Character You Couldn’t Help But Love

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I still have no idea whether or not Snape is good or bad.

6) Innocent: pick a book that someone ruined the ending of

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*sigh*

Thanks Paige…

7) Everything has changed: pick a book that has a character who goes through extensive character development

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When you have a society that makes you choose one character trait and go through a training to enforce it, it’s pretty hard not to go through an extensive character development.

8) Forever and always: pick your favorite book couple

Like I could choose just one! Okay, fine Percabeth. Wait, no. Wessa. Oh, no, Clace. Honestly, I could go on all night.

9) You belong with me: most anticipated book release

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I’m so ready you have no idea.

10) Come back, be here: pick a book you wouldn’t lend out to anyone for fear of missing it too much

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They are my babies and I love them.

11) Tear drops on my guitar: a book that made you cry a lot

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I’m not sure why, but this book made me so sad. I cried. Multiple times.

12) Shake it off: a book that you love so much you just shake off the haters

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If you don’t care if you think I’m insane. I just love this book so, so, so, so, much. I might be a little obsessed.

There ya go! I tag anyone who reads this!

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8 Relatable Struggles of Being a Book Lover

Reading is so amazing, and we love it, but there are some serious struggles involved.

1. Wanting to Sleep so badly, then hating the author for writing a book so good that you have to stay up all night to finish it.

2. Having to wait an entire year for the sequel to come out.

3. When your favorite character dies. Again.

4. That cold, empty feeling when a series ends.

5. When you’re at the climax of a story and someone decides that it’s the perfect time to talk to you.

6. Book republished with movie poster covers…ugh…

7. When someone asks to borrow your precious and most favorite book.

8. Re-evaluating your life choices when one of your friends says she hates your favorite series.

105 Challenge

This year I’m taking part of the amazing challenge created by Readwritelove28.

Basically, it’s reading 105 books divided into categories with 14+13+12+11+10+9+8+7+6+5+4+3+2+1 books, which all add up to 105 books. Pretty awesome, I know.

Here are my categories!

14 Young adult historical fiction books
13 Young adult stand-alones
12 Young adult futuristic books
11 2014 releases
10 Recommended books
9 Summer themed books
8 Fairy tale retellings
7 Books by authors I’ve read before
6 Books with blue covers
5 Books based on mythology
4 2015 releases
3 Books on my sister’s bookshelf
2 Books from the used bookstore
1 Book written in the 1800s

4 of The Worst Movies Based on Books

There have been beautiful stories that have wrapped us up in delightful excitement. Then, of course, there are the movies that ruined them forever.

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Points for trying Disney, but no. Just no.

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This was one of my favorite stories as a child, and as much as I love Jack Black, nothing was right in this movie.

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I haven’t even bothered to watch this movie. Why? Because my friend, who is just as obsessed with the series as I am, told me not to bother unless I wanted the books to be disgraced and ruined in my my mind forever. So yeah, I didn’t watch it.

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I have been so attached to this series for forever, and the movie just made me so sad. I really don’t know anyone who liked this movie. At all. They changed the appreances and races of so many characters, and they LITTERALLY completely changed the plot. Why? WHY?

The Winner’s Curse Book Review

Title: The Winner’s Curse

 

Author: Marie Rutkoski 

  Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

 
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars 

 As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.

One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.

But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

 Okay, I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews about this, but I gotta tell you, I LOVED it. The writing was exceptional throughout, though the storyline was a little tame in the first half, but it did quickly get a whole lot more complex in the second. I would definetly recommend this, I can’t wait till The Winner’s Crime comes out!

The 5 Best The Fault in Our Stars Quotes

The Fault in Our Stars is full of words combined to say something beautiful, but of these, what are the best quotes?

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I love the certain positivity in this. It’s also a metaphor, which automatically makes it even better

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Sure, it sounds so sad, but it is true. Make sure you choose wisely.

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Oh, the classic The Fault in Our Stars quote. I love how it makes so little sense, and yet it makes so much.

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I’m sure all book lovers can relate to this. Maybe a little too much, actually.

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It sounds so incredibly simple, and so incredibly striking. It sort of makes you think, I guess there is a reason for all these hardships after all.