Bookish Ouija Board! (Prepare to be SPOOKED)

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YOU’RE SO SCARED, RIGHT? I know, I know. I’ve been told I’m a truly intimidating person. It’s alright. Dry your eyes, calm your beating heart, and prepare yourself—you’re going to be just as spooked throughout this whole post, cause it’s bookish ouija board time!
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Rip It or Ship It| Couples from Different Books [TAG]

Hello, friendly little donuts.

I’m a little hungry. Can you tell?

Anyway, today I’m going to be doing the Rip It or Ship It tag. I saw this over at Josiethebookworm, as well as all over booktube. It looked absolutely hilarious, so I thought I’d give it a try.

In case you didn’t know, basically you put the names of different book characters in a jar and take out two at a time to see whether you ship it or rip it!

Noah Shaw from the Mara Dyer trilogy and Laura Jean from To All The Boy’s I’ve Loved Before

Well…*burts out into obnoxious laughter*

Laura Jean is very innocent, and a little naïve. Noah Shaw is, well, the exact opposite of that. He’s a daredevil and is constantly putting himself in danger, and he loves risks and adventure. I think Noah would get bored with Laura Jean, and Laura Jean would probably end up peeing her pants with Noah. So, I rip it.

Will Herondale from the Infernal Devices and Feyre from ACOTAR

This might work, actually. Feyre is very stubborn and determined, while Will is a little more carefree and humorous, at least on the surface. You know what they say, opposites attract. I ship it!

Magnus Bane from the Shadowhunter Chronicles and Mara Dyer from the Mara Dyer trilogy 

Oh. My. Goodness.

I’M LAUGHING SO HARD RIGHT NOW YOU HAVE NO IDEA.

Okay, I think this would be a mutual hatred. Magnus would scorn Mara while she would be like, “Ew, why is there so much glitter.”

Rip it. Just, rip it.

Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter and Penryn from the End of Days trilogy 

This entire tag has consisted of me dying of laughter.

But seriously guys, can you even imagine? Penryn is kickbutt with a strong sense of morals, while Draco is a jerk and a dweeb.

Okay, you might think I’m crazy, but I kind of ship it. I feel like Penryn would knock some sense into Draco, and of course he would fall hopelessly in love with her. 

Ship it because I am clearly mentally unstable!

Warner from the Shatter Me trilogy and Isabelle Lightwood from the Mortal Insturments

Talk about power couple. Warner is very protective and possessive though, and Isabelle craves freedom. I don’t think it would end well. Unfortunately, rip it.

Captain Thorne and Cinder, both from the Lunar Chronicles

NOOOO THORNE WILL BE WITH CRESS FOREVER AND CINDER WILL BE WITH KAI FOREVER. RIP IT RIP IT RIP IT RIP IT RIP IT!!!!!

Percy Jackson and Effie Trinket from the Hunger Games

What in the actual heck.

Percy Jackson is a demigod. (Newsflash). Effie is a little insane. And high matinence. I think this relationship would consist of Effie driving Percy insane while he sassed her. Which actually would be pretty funny. Ship it, because it’s hilarious. Also, as previously mentioned, I’m clinically insane.

That was seriously so much fun. Please tell me what you think of these couples in the comments, and feel free to do this tag, IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!!!!

Au Revoir!

Becca❤️


Becca’s Bodacious Collective Book Haul!

Yep! Here it is. The mysterious book haul I’ve been promising for months.

*drumroll*

  
Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Diaries by Rick Riordan

What dangers do runaway demigods Luke and Thalia face on their way to Camp Half-Blood? Are Percy and Annabeth up to the task of rescuing stolen goods from a fire-breathing giant who doesn’t take kindly to intruders? How exactly are Leo, Piper, and Jason supposed to find a runaway table, dodge a band of party-loving Maenads (who just might be a little psychotic), and stave off a massive explosion…all in one hour or less? With his trademark wit and creativity, Rick Riordan answers these questions and more in three never-before-seen short stories that provide vital back-story to the Heroes of Olympus and Percy Jackson books. Original art, enlightening character interviews and profiles, puzzles, and a quiz add to the fun in this action-packed collection.

  
End of Days by Susan Ee

End of Days is the explosive conclusion to Susan Ee’s bestselling Penryn & the End of Days trilogy.

After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.
When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?

See review here!

  
Rook by Sharon Cameron

History has a way of repeating itself. In the Sunken City that was once Paris, all who oppose the new revolution are being put to the blade. Except for those who disappear from their prison cells, a red-tipped rook feather left in their place. Is the mysterious Red Rook a savior of the innocent or a criminal?

Meanwhile, across the sea in the Commonwealth, Sophia Bellamy’s arranged marriage to the wealthy René Hasard is the last chance to save her family from ruin. But when the search for the Red Rook comes straight to her doorstep, Sophia discovers that her fiancé is not all he seems. Which is only fair, because neither is she. 
As the Red Rook grows bolder and the stakes grow higher, Sophia and René find themselves locked in a tantalizing game of cat and mouse.

See review here!

  
Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

It’s one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It’s quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School.

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners–and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. 
But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine’s, young ladies learn to finish…everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage–in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year’s education.

  
Cress by Marissa Meyer

In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army. 

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who’s only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. 
When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.

  
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison–even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive. 

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

  
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.
A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.

  
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Eleanor & Park.

A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love. 
Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…
But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.
Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.
Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.
For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?
Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
“Touching and utterly real.” — Publisher’s Weekly

  
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Taylor Edwards’ family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains.

Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven’t actually gone anywhere. Her former best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend…and he’s much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve.
As the summer progresses and the Edwards become more of a family, they’re more aware than ever that they’re battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance—with family, with friends, and with love.

See review here!

 
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth…a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever.

Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed.
The king’s assassin takes on an even greater destiny and burns brighter than ever before in this follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Crown of Midnight.

See review here!

And there it is! At the grand total of: 10 books!

If you’d like to request a review for any of these books, please just leave me a comment!

9 Things You Require of Your Bookish BFF

1. Casually Uses Book Quotes in Everyday Conversations

 
If you’re truly a bookish BFF, it shouldn’t be too hard.

2. Updates you on bookish news, even though you already know

  

HOW ELSE WOULD WE FANGIRL TOGEHER HELLO.

3. Is Shamelessly a Fangirl with you

  
The gif says it all.

4. Cosplays with you on the daily

  

TRUE FRIENDSHIP RIGHT THERE.

5. Goes to all the bookish events with you

  
6. Lends you all their favorite books and vice versa

 
How else would you know if the friendship is real?

7. Knows who all your favorite authors are
 
THIS IS CRUCIAL.

8. Listens to you rant about your least favorite books

 
Can’t have the good without the bad.

  9. Does Bookish challenges with you

  

Because everything’s more fun with a friend!

 

 

Fangirl | Review

Title: Fangirl

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Genre: Young Adult, Comtemporary

Rating: 5/5 STARS!!!!!

Synopsis:

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Eleanor & Park.

A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love. 

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

Review:

 
IT WAS SO CUTE. 

This book is definetly a fun, feel-good, and hilarious read. Not to mention, INSANELY relatable.

This was the second time I read this book, and even though I really remembered nothing, I can still say IT WAS EVEN BETTER THE SECOND TIME.

INSANE character development! Cath changes so much and it’s so much fun to wacth!

This is one of those books that just inspires you to do something. In the case, it was writing. OH IT WAS SO GOOD.

All of the characters were so funny and quirky and I laughed out loud SO MANY times!

If you’re looking for a funny, feel-good book, Fangirl is PERFECT! 

Comment below if you want to Fangirl with me! (See what I did there?😏)