Heir of Fire: “She’s alive,” he said, to Ren, to Aedion, to himself. “She's―she’s truly alive.” Aedion’s heart stopped. Stopped, then started, then stopped again.
Queen of Shadows: “Your cousin Aedion has been imprisoned for treason—for conspiring with the rebels here in Rifthold to depose the king and put you back on the throne.” The world stopped. Stopped, and started, then stopped again.
“I missed you,” she whispered onto him, breathing in his scent—that male warrior’s scent she was just learning, remembering. “Every day, I missed you.” Her skin grew damp beneath his face. “Never again,” he promised.
it just occurred to me that while Rowan is in Wendlyn helping rebuild Mistward, he’s probably also rallying allies for Terrasen. the Ashryvers are an obvious choice, but what about the Whitethorns? He mentioned his many cousins who love snooping, and they’re a royal family which means they hold enough power to offer assistance! Rowan also said that Aelin would probably get along with his bothersome cousins (✿◔◡◔)
Me: Oh my god, writers, I have this great idea! Really, just gonna solve all the problems. So, alright, here me out OK. I’ve been thinking long and hard about all this. This being the whole Shaysima vs Cophine thing. Cophine is awesome. Shaysima is awesome. Cosima is awesome. Delphine is awesome. Shay is awesome. Really, there’s a lot of awesome going around. And don’t even get me started on Tat, Evelyne and Ksenia. So really how can we choose between them?
No really, I’ve thought about this. I’ve got an essay and everything. Think of it: Delaysima! It would just be so perfect and they could move in together and everyone could be happy and-
My very talented friends and I
are doing a fanfic battle where we all write various interpretations of the
same prompt! The prompt is “What would happen if Aelin met Rowan’s cousins?”
(Throne of Glass based.) You can find out more about the competition here. You
can vote for your favorite version here (and leave us feedback)! I hope you
enjoy mine :-)
She often dreamt
of their reunion and how they’d both be so relieved one would think the stars
had come home to the moon, a unity bound by unfathomable magic. She wondered if
she’d cry, if that were even possible, and although she doubted he’d be reduced
to tears, she wondered if Rowan would crack so delicately that even the feel of
his breath against her neck when they finally embraced would make her shudder
apart as if she was the one made of ice and he thawed her free. Most of all, she
wondered if he’d notice the difference between them, and how their bond
seemingly wrung tighter while they fought oceans away, still connecting them
like the ends of a silk cord. His absence was felt like a phantom limb. The day
she sees his face again is the day she will never leave his side.
So mounting above
the throne room in Doranelle with four broken, restless men―the first few
members of her court―by her side while Maeve prowled about her restrained carranam with a lingering group of
warriors watching their every movement…was not how she intended to reunite with
She had slaughtered and fought and nearly died again and again for the past ten years. Yet he knew she would balk at sending soldiers-at sending him-to fight.
That, above all else, would be her first test as queen.
Cousin-that had been his most beloved title. Cousin, kin, protector. Those were the secret names he harbored deep within, the names he whispered to himself when the northern wind was shrieking through the Staghorns.
The first trailer for 30 Rock creator Tina Fey’s new NBC sitcomNetflix showUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has arrived, and it looks like fans of Fey and her co-creator Robert Carlock’s earlier work have little to fear, and not just because Jane Krakowski is there. The trailer starts with Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) being rescued from the bunker where she has been living for the past 15 years as a member of an apocalypse cult, a back story that easily could have doubled as a smash cut explaining the introduction of Kenneth’s cousin Sarah-John in 30 Rock season eight. The rest of the trailer maintains 30 Rock’s cartoonish energy as Kimmy moves to New York City and finds a roommate, Titus (Tituss Burgess, 30 Rock’s D’Fwan), and a job nannying for snooty socialite Jacqueline Voorhees (Krakowski). There’s even a wacky pratfall at a dance club, although Kemper doesn’t stuff her face with Sabor de Soledad—not in the trailer, anyway. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt arrives on Netflix March 6.
Reading slumps are hypothetically like mental warfare. No, I’m serious. All you want to do is take your mind off important things like a) does my car have enough gas to get to school? b) should I go grocery shopping this weekend? c) I’m in five group chats about the same topic when I couldn’t give less of a fuck about the color of Sarah’s cousin’s prom dress…and so forth. We all have our reasons for reading, but real life always manages to gets in the way (especially now that exam season is upon us). So, what better way to combat a slump than by balancing it out with another, equally entertaining method of transportation from reality? Yup, I’m talking about music.
Apps like 8tracks, Spotify, and Soundcloud are all very helpful…if you know what you’re looking for. Personally, I love creating playlists on 8tracks that coincide with the book I’m reading. I feel as though listening to music that reminds me of the atmosphere of my novel can make the reading experience seem way better AND far more likely to keep my attention (in other words: it’s the book-hangover elixir you didn’t know you needed). All that being said, I’ve asked you guys to request some books that you’d like to see a music adoption for. Here’s a list of bands/ singers that I find have similar vibes with those novels! Feel free to add your own discoveries to the list!
Uprooted by Namoi Novik: Fleet Foxes, Lord Huron, James Vincent McMorrow, Bear’s Den, Daughter, Tom Rosenthal, Ben Howard,
The Secret History by Donna Tartt: Little Red Lung, Keaton Henson, Susanne Sundof, Palace, Novo Amor, Rhodes,
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass: Adrian Von Ziegler, Florence Welch, Ruelle, Aurora, James Newton Howard, Woodkid, Glasser,
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo OR Deathless by Catherine Valente: Foreign Fields, French for Rabbits, Julianna Barwick, Jeremy Soule, Erik Satie, Dario Marianelli, Sarah Blasko
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater: Radical Face, Jake Isaac, The Black Keys, The Jungle Giants, Glass Animals, Benjamin Francis Leftwhich, Annie Eve,