favourite book of the year so far


Grul’s old design has been around since before I even started writing. And now I’m in the middle of working on the third and last book of the Ties of Lapis trilogy, can you believe it?

Over the years, Grul has always been one of my favourite characters out of the ToL bunch to invent clothes for, I just love her style!

So I thought, hey, why not redesign, or rather update her a little, see what she’d look like after everything she’s seen and everywhere she’s been. While working on this, I realized how much this outfit mirrors how far both Grul and I have come: Me as an artist, and she as a character.

Look at her, she looks so much more confident and mature! I’m so proud of her!


I’ve been making my way through Rick Riordan’s books this year, so here are some sketches of my favourite characters so far! 

How is it July already? 😮 Where is the time flying? Pls stop I didn’t sign up for this 😭
Seeing that we’re halfway through with the year, I thought I would show you my top 5 books of the year (so far 😛)
I haven’t been reading as much as I would have liked, but I’m trying not to let this get to me too much. Reading is still reading, no matter how much or how little of it I’m actually doing. ❤
In no particular order:
* The Martian by Andy Weir
* It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
* The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon
* A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
* Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
I love all these books so damn much, I can’t even ❤
What’s your favourite book of 2017 so far? Let me know, I’d love some recommendations 😄

i started using a bullet journal about three months ago because it’s so much easier to use than a normal diary which has set layouts and space. The beauty of a bullet journal is that you can include what you want to include and be flexible about how your life is presented. For me, it’s a bit of a brain splurge where i can just put everything down exactly how i see it in my brain at the same time as making it look pretty and it being a useful organisation tool. 

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Mid Year Book Tag

Tagged by the magnificent @catastrophicallyinlovewithbooks!

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017.
A Court of Mist and Fury - Sarah J Maas (re-read)
Caraval - Stephanie Garber (2017 release)

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017.
Gemina - Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.
Traitor to the Throne - Alwyn Hamilton

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
An Enchantment of Ravens - Margaret Rogerson

5. Biggest disappointment.
Empress of a Thousand Skies - Rhoda Belleza

6. Biggest surprise.
Lord of Shadows - Cassandra Clare

7. Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you)
Stephanie Garber - I can’t wait for the sequel of Caraval…and hopefully discover more about Legend!

8. Newest fictional crush.
Cassian from ACOTAR series

9. Newest favorite character.
Julian Blackthorn from The Dark Artifices 

10. Book that made you cry.
None for 2017…yet…but the last book was Crooked Kingdom in December of 2016 AND I AM STILL NOT OVER IT. (You know who I am talking about.)

11. Book that made you happy.
the princess saves herself in this one - Amanda Lovelace (the writing is just so powerful in a way that makes the reader feel powerful as well)

12. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)
Caraval - Stephanie Garber. The UK version is so beautiful and I received my copy through FairyLoot and got the dress version! 

13. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
*glances at TBR pile* About that… well I hope to simply meet my reading goal and to catch up on series I am currently reading such as An Ember in the Ashes, A Darker Shade of Magic, Falling Kingdoms and Air Awakens.

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anonymous asked:

POC book recommendations?

Okay. Alright. I feel like POC authors are like hidden fucking gems since there arent many in the game (THOUGH MANY MORE ARE COMING OUT. YAS QUEEN YAS). Here are some of my favourites though!

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (novel) - THIS BOOK. Okay. I feel like this is one of the books that you see the cover of all over the place, but you never actually read it. Well, fucking read it. I skipped over this book so many fucking times only to not read it. When I finally picked it up, I read the entire fucking thing in one sitting on my moms couch at 5 in the morning. It’s a heartwarming, beautiful story of two boy’s finding their sexuality and acceptance with it. I really really REALLY recommend this book. Honestly. It’s one of my favorites of all time.  

I’m going to put Red Rising here again. It isn’t written by a poc (Pierce Brown is as white as you can get), but I feel like its an important book for everyone to read. It is extremely diverse and some of the best fucking characters in the entire series are poc. I cannot recommend this book enough. 

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (Series) - Okay. I know a lot of people are having a problem with Sabaa right now because of her support of Carve the Mark (ABSOLUTE FUCKING TRASH), but I’m going to recommend this book and this author anyway. What we have to keep in mind, is that even though its fucking wrong and anyone with a fucking brain should understand how wrong this book is, Sabaa is not black. This is also her job. I think it makes her have an extremely weak spine or a blindspot, but she has a different experience as a poc in America. Honestly, I think she just doesnt fucking udnerstand and/or is oblivious to the black experience and because she is a poc, she feels she has a standing to comment. She doesnt. But that is all I’m going to say about the carve the mark debacle. I’m not going near that book with a ten foot fuckin pole. 

ANYWAY. An Ember in the Ashes was one of my most anticipated books of the year and deserves more recognition. Fucking read this book. I personally thought it was fantastic. 

Legend by Marie Lu (series) - Okay. I have not finished this series, but I loved the first book. Not to mention, Marie Lu is absolutely magical. I’ve seen her speak on a few panels last year as well as in a small bookstore panel with Sabaa Tahir, Renee Ahdieh (a POC author, who’s books I have not read, but everyone seems to love A Wrath & the Dawn), and Richelle Mead (One of my favourite authors in high school because of her creation of the infinitely beautiful, amazing, iconic Adrian Ivashkov. However, after seeing her speak, she seems like the fame has gotten to her head. Get over yourself Richelle. Your movie was shit and your series have plummeted). I cannot wait to read the rest of the books. But so far, this series is amazing and I recommend it and I recommend HER (She also wrote The Young Elites series).

The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon (novel) - I have a lot of feelings about this book. At first I thought it was weird how she spoke about a culture she seemed to know nothing about (Korean). But I found out that her husband is Korean (She is a Jamacian American author). So i’m not so sure how I feel about her language in the book, but I do find it to be a good book especially in the American political climate right now. It has to do with a Jamacian illegal immigrant girl fighting to stop her family from being deported. She has less than 24 hours to do it and in that time, meets a korean boy whom is convinced they are in love. That sounds weird, but it really is a good book for people to read right now and I feel, came out in perfect time. I personally didn’t finish the book because I didnt particularly like the ending (just because I’m a sap and I cant handle shit like that.) But It really is a good book. She also wrote Everything, Everything

The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America by D. Watkins - Okay. This isnt YA, nor is it fiction or fantasy. This is a reflection on the political and racial climate in America. D. Watkins goes into his own experiences of being black in America and I find it SO FUCKING IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE TO READ. Not to mention, its BLACK HISTORY MONTH! So I suggest you pick this up. I’m not going to say much about it but the fact that this book is beautifully written and begs for the attention of a more diverse crowd. It is an eye opener and EVERYONE. NEEDS. TO. READ. IT.

Here is a FANTASTIC FUCKING WEBSITE for more diverse and poc books!!! I’ve only just found it a few day’s ago, but I honestly love it so much. 

I hope this helped!!! I’ve been in a reading lull lately, but these are the few thing Ive read and really fucking loved. I’ve been in a podcast kick lately so that’s dominating my life rn lol!

Mid-year book freak out tag

I was tagged by @lu-cien. Thanks, Luna :)

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017.

A Court of Wings and Ruin

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017.

I reread A Court of Mist of Fury, does this count?

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.

Strange the Dreamer is one of the many new releases I want to read

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.

Tower of Dawn

5. Biggest disappointment.

Hunted, I really wanted to like it, but it wasn’t my cup of tea

6. Biggest surprise.

Grisha, I knew that I won’t dislike it, but I never thought that I would become obsessed with it

7. Favourite new author. (Debut or new to you)

Leigh Bardugo

8. Newest fictional crush.

Nikolai Lantsov <3

9. Newest favourite character.

Aelin (I read TOG last year, but she only became a fav this year), Elide, Dorian, Alina, Nikolai, the Darkling, and the Dregs from Six of Crows

10. Book that made you cry.

The TOG books, Acowar and the Grisha books

11. Book that made you happy.

The TOG books, Acowar, Flame in the Mist, the Grisha books and Six of Crows

12. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)

Like the cover or the plot? Cover: The Siren, Acowar, Flame in the Mist, Plot: see the books that made me happy

13. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

Crooked Kingdom

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This is going to be long lol. I don’t know if this means you’re tagged or whatever, but you can totally do this if you want to.

@lu-cien, @venusincnverse, @elidexlorcan, @throne-of-feels, @my-name-is-fireheart, @squaddreamcourt, @abookandacoffee, @paperbacktrash, @remuslup-ns, @acourtofrhysandstarlight, @wreckedtodeathandbackbysjm, @its-suriel and @thebooknymph

anonymous asked:

Hi! May I ask for some book recs? I'm looking for something to read and you seem like you'd have a few favorites to recommend ^^ They can be any genre, Im open to anything!


there will probably be some duplicates from previous rec lists i’ve done but i’ll base this mostly on things i’ve read relatively recently. there’ll be a big mix of genres since some of it is stuff i read for school too.

right now i’m reading “at the mouth of the river of bees” by kij johnson. it’s a short story collection. i’m only halfway through but it’s been fascinating enough for me to rec it if you’re into fantasy or short stories or whatever! my favourite so far has been “story kit”.

other recs:

1. darker shades of magic series by v.e. schwab. fantasy trilogy (with lgbt characters) about magical londons and the people who can travel between. also, pirates and princes. i’ve only read the first two but i’ve been blown away so far! 

2. six of crows/crooked kingdom by leigh bardugo. fantasy ya (with lgbt characters) about 6 assholes pulling off a heist. definitely one of the best series i’ve ever read, i’m still processing crooked kingdom weeks after i finished it. 

3. the things they carried by tim o’brien. connected short story collection based on the writer’s experiences in vietnam – kind of. this book has a lot to say about how stories work and perspective and how we engage with stories. this is something i read for class and it’s hard going sometimes but definitely worth it. 

4. soulless by gail garriger. steampunk fantasy about a woman without a soul solving mysteries with werewolves and vampires. honestly just a really fun read more than anything but if you’re interested in steampunk this is one of the important novels.

5. the darkest part of the forest by holly black. ya fantasy (with lgbt characters) about a brother and sister and the sleeping prince in the forest. if you like fairy tales or stories about the fae, the traditional kind where they don’t give a fuck about you, read this. 

6. the woman in white by wilkie collins. victorian sensationalist novel! about a dude who gets caught up in a mystery involving a woman in white and her doppelgänger. one of my favourite victorian novels i’ve read. 

Mid-Year Book Freakout

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017:

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor!

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017:

Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner, I’m SO glad she released another sequel after so many years!

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to:

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh, Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray, A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year:

 All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater, La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

5. Biggest disappointment:

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

6. Biggest surprise:

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, first real audiobook I’ve listened to as well and it was really haunting. Like it stuck with me for a while after.

7. Favourite new author (Debut or new to you):

None so far, I’ve read a couple new authors but none that have really stood out. Most have been authors I’ve read before.

8. Newest fictional crush:

Lazlo from “Strange The Dreamer”

9. Newest favourite character:

Delilah Bard from Shades of Magic, she’s so delightful

10. Book that made you cry:

Nothing yet!

11. Book that made you happy:

The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine, she was one of my favorite authors as a kid and it was nice to step back into that world again.

12. Favourite book to film adaptation you saw this year:

I don’t think I’ve seen any! I was going to watch When a Monster Calls but the redbox machine was out of order.

13. Favourite review you’ve written this year:

Even though it’s a negative review, A Court of Wings and Ruin

14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received):

Goldenhand by Garth Nix

15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

Oh man, so many. Too many to list.

I tag: @librarianlirael @booksarehereforyou @grangerandherbooks and whoever else wants to do this :)


So a lovely person bought me this ATTLG companion book called A Matter of Time and I’m kind of in love with the art (and the book obvs) so I wanted to share some of my favourite (so far) pics. The top two are from Alice’s side, the bottom three are in Tarrant’s. I haven’t gotten to Mirana or Iracebeth’s side yet so maybe more pics to come 

1 - Hatter shooing Alice from his house
2 - In the book, Alice and Tarrant took Time with them in the Chronosphere to stop the Queens (which is different from the movie but listen I love Time so YES)
4 - Hatter made a hat for Alice in the book (would have taken place right after the “it’s you!” hug)
5-  Tarrant and Zanik hugging but look at the onlookers (Alice!) in the back

This book isn’t 100% canon to the movie but I don’t mind the changes. There’s a lot of little detail too… some things I desperately wished were in the movie. Might post a few of those quotes later if anyone would be interested?

Mid-Year Book Freak Out

@symonereads and @bookcub tagged me - thanks!

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017.

I have a few books that I really loved:

  • The Naming by Alison Croggon
  • If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio
  • An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
  • My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017.

Book two of Pellinor: The Riddle by Alison Croggon.

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.

The Hate U Give. Every review I’ve read says this book is heartbreaking and amazing. 

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

5. Biggest disappointment.

I REALLY wanted to love Sabriel. Female-driven fantasy with a talking cat? Come on. But it felt kind of formulaic and the rushed romance didn’t help.

6. Biggest surprise.

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. I expected a bucolic tale about a horse and child, but it’s actually the story of a horse, his owners, and his work. It covers topics including animal cruelty, disability, workers’ rights, livable wages, class, religion, alcoholism, and industrialization.

7. Favourite new author. (Debut or new to you)

Alison Croggon’s writing is lyrical.

8. Newest fictional crush.

G from My Lady Jane. He’s why I am so into horses right now. 

9. Newest favorite character.

Maerad from Pellinor. She goes from scared and shy to confident and strong.  

10. Book that made you cry.

The Riddle & The Crow by Alison Croggon. Both had some brutal scenes.  

11. Book that made you happy.

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray and My Lady Jane. I am still on a book high from My Lady Jane. 

12. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)

Did you see the new Pellinor covers yet? =)

13. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

I need to find books for these categories on the Popsugar Reading Challenge:

  • A book of letters
  • A steampunk novel
  • A book with an unreliable narrator
  • A book set around a holiday other than Christmas

If you have recs for these, please send them my way!

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ayearwithoutrain07  asked:

Do you have any art of red queen series? Current obsession is maven ahhh would love to see your work with him!

Hey! I haven’t no - I did do Mare about a year ago but I wasn’t happy with how it came out so It doesn’t exist anymore haha! The book that came out this year, which I do believe is called Kings Cage, was INCREDIBLE! I was obsessed with it - by far my favourite in the series! So I am sure there will be some art from me soon for it ;) <3 

anonymous asked:

yo what musicals are you into?

So many! 

Favourites (for varying reasons): Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, The Last Five Years, Hamilton, In the Heights, The Wild Party (Lippa version), Cabaret, Cry-Baby, Book of Mormon, Dogfight

More Shows I Like: Fun Home, Into the Woods, Bring it On, Heathers, American Idiot, Avenue Q, Spring Awakening, School of Rock, Waitress, First Date, How to Succeed, Hairspray, Newsies, Kinky Boots, Bonnie and Clyde, Chicago, Tarzan, She Loves Me

Ones I half listen to but really like so far: Falsettos, Great Comet, Groundhog Day, Violet, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Godspell, Carrie, Addams Family,

anonymous asked:

Do you have any headcanons for Kevarchie's first date?

Lmaoooo alright after that pile of Angst Fest I’ll give you some fluffy goodness lmao (why am I like this? the world will never know)

- Archie stalls for weeks on asking Kevin out. He’s so nervous. He doesn’t want to mess this up the way he seems to mess up everything else.
- But he does eventually go for it, fidget toy spinning faster in his fingers than anyone’s seen it go before.
- “Do you wanna go see Wonder Woman on Saturday?” Archie asks as he catches Kevin at his locker. Kevin considers for a moment then shrugs.
“Sure, sounds fun.”
“Cool! Cool. Maybe dinner after?”
- The relief and hope in Archie’s voice make Kevin pause again, looking up at the redhead as he processes the words. “Do you mean like a date?” He asks slowly, not really letting himself hope.
- Archie nods, nervous again. “Yeah. Yeah, I’m trying to ask you on a date.” He’s so nervous he knocks the fidget spinner right of of his hands, cursing softly under his breath.
- Kevin gets to it before he does, a smile on his face as he hands the fidget back to Archie. “Well then, I’m looking forward to our date.” He answers, grinning at Archie and hugging his books to his chest.
- Archie beams right back, a blush colouring his cheeks.
- Kevin manages to keep it together for a little while, but as soon as Archie’s rounded the corner he’s blushing darker than Archie’s hair, messaging the girls about outfits and if that really just happened.
- Saturday rolls around, Archie goes to pick Kevin up. He’s wearing a Veronica Approved outfit (ironed purple button up with black jeans). When Kevin answers the door Archie forgets what he was going to say bc holy hell Kevin looks good.
- Leather Jacket. Kevin’s in a leather jacket. Archie didn’t know that was even a thing he would want to see until it was standing in front of him.
- They’re both blushing, stuttery messes. After a few minutes, Archie remembers the flower he’d bought Kevin and hands it over. Kevin beams, putting it in the vase on the hallway buffet before following Archie out to his car.
- They drive out to the fancy cinema that holds novelty cups bc Archie’s a nerd that collects those things. Kevin says he’ll get snacks (“Including your cup, yes.”) if Archie gets tickets and half of lunch after.
- Both of them are too enraptured by the movie to make any moves. They’re just blindly shoving popcorn into their faces as they stare at the screen.
- After, they’re both raving about how awesome it was, both of them stimming with fidgeters in their excitement.
- They get chips from some takeaway shop, the kind covered in chicken salt and are so good you know they’re bad for you. They mostly filled up on popcorn anyway, and they’re having fun.
- They’re halfway through the box when Kevin goes. “I need more of that stuff, really… Arch? Take me to the comic book shop?”
- Archie is so excited!!! Jughead lost interest in comic books a few years ago so he’s had no one to share them with since. The comic book shop isn’t far, they can walk to it from where they are and Archie shows Kevin all his favourites, gets him into the Wonder Woman stuff and has piqued his interest in Dicky Comic stuff (he’ll probably just lend those to Kevin for now).
- Kevin’s a bit more into this than he thought he would be. He gets a Wonder Woman comic and a Star Trek comic (he’s always loved Sulu), and buys Archie a little figurine that makes the redhead blush when he confesses why he’s buying it.
- Archie buys Kevin the second Wonder Woman volume in return.
- “Archie you know you don’t have to keep track with an even amount of presents, right?”
“I mean, I do? But also, there’s a thing?”
“Brain thing?”
“Yeah, a brain thing.”
- They jam out to pop music on the way home, bc they’re both top 40 trash.
- Archie walks Kevin up to his door, blushing red again as he hesitantly puts a hand on Kevin’s shoulder. “Um. May I?” He whispers softly, feeling the blush spread to his ears as Kevin says yes.
- The kiss is soft, closed mouthed but that’s fine for both of them. It’s good, sweet, and they’re both red and beaming when they pull apart.
- “We’ll do this again.” Kevin says softly, wrapping Archie in a hug.
- It’s the best date either of them has ever had. (For now)

Mid Year Book Thang

I was tagged by the lovelies, Luna and Christina. @lu-cien @christina-dh

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017.

A Court Of Wings And Ruin

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017.

I FINALLY finished the Grisha Trilogy so Ruin and Rising

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.

Red Queen

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.

Tower of Dawn - Shower me in Chaol

5. Biggest disappointment.

The Wastelands - Stephen King

6. Biggest surprise.

Alice - Christina Henry

7. Favourite new author. (Debut or new to you)

Christina Henry

8. Newest fictional crush.

Who didn’t fall in love with Helion?

9. Newest favourite character.


10. Book that made you cry.

Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone - Diana Gabaldon

11. Book that made you happy.

Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone - Diana Gabaldon

12. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)

Aesthetically Lord of Shadows - Cassandra Clare

content wise

Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone - Diana Gabaldon

13. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

I need to attempt to finish the Selection books. I just can’t get into them though.

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There’s far too many but (other than Luna and Christina)

@deziremyacotar @dr-woodsprite @fiery-feyre @reignoftheinfernalqueen @stripesandpolkadot @cassiancalore @nessiansmut @catastrophicallyinlovewithbooks @feysandsmut @readinglikewildfire

Book Discussion Challenge || Jan 5 || Female Author

Sarah Waters is a Welsh author, best known for her novels set in Victorian society and featuring lesbian protagonists. I only just found out about her last year, and I’m so glad! She’s already turning out to be one of my favourite authors.

I’ve so far read only two of Waters’s books: Tipping the Velvet (1998) and Affinity (1999), of which Tipping the Velvet was one of my favourite reads of 2016. The next one of her books I’m going to read is Fingersmith (2002), which is already waiting on my shelf, and I also can’t wait to get to read the rest of her novels – The Night Watch (2006), The Little Stranger (2009), and The Paying Guests (2014).

I love reading historical novels, especially if they feature queer protagonists, and Waters’s novels have premises that sound absolutely fascinating to me. Plus, Waters’s writing is beautiful, descriptive, and full of details (exactly the kind that I love the most!).

Have you ever read any of Sarah Waters’s books? What did you think? Who are your favourite female authors?

anonymous asked:

i am in LOVE with iluminae it's so aesthetically pleasing and the plot is amazing and all those plot twists and AHHHH but i havent read gemina yet...i want to buy illuminae and gemina BUT i was thinking should i wait until obsidio comes out so i can get the box set? what do you think? thanks :D

RIGHT?!?! It’s my all time favourite book, I get so many feelings reading that book <3

I mean, it’s a solid plan to wait for the box set, but as far as I know, one hasn’t been announced and Obsidio is only out next year and it’ll probably be a while until they release a box set if they decide on it. Honestly, it depends on how much you can wait haha :P

Huuuuuugs! <3

Tagged! Mid-year book review

Tagged by @lu-cien @rhysthehighlord @catastrophicallyinlovewithbooks @readinglikewildfire1 (Helena, tumblr hates you) @dragonbound135

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017.

A court of mist and fury

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017.

Crooked Kingdom

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.

This is not a new release but I need to read An Ember in the Ashes

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.

Tower of dawn!!!!!

5. Biggest disappointment.

I really super like the series over all but the second book of the Red Queen series was a snooze fest

6. Biggest surprise.

How obsessed with the Darkling I got?? Considering I thought the rest of the series was Meh.

7. Favourite new author. (Debut or new to you)

Leigh Bardugo I guess? I mean she’s not my favorite but she crashed into my year in a big way

8. Newest fictional crush.

LOL I’m supposed to name one???? I mean I think we all know my doomed obsession with the Darkling. But Cassian, Lucien, Rhys, Lorcan….

9. Newest favourite character.

Most recent, Aaron Warner. Not done with the books though. Another series where I’m doomed to like one character.

10. Book that made you cry.

Again, one??? I cried a LOT, LIKE A FUCKING LOT at the end of Ruin and Rising

11. Book that made you happy.

Acomaf :)

12. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)

I really like the covers of the Red Queen books!

13. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

Wasn’t it the Fever series that Sarah said she loves? I can’t remember, help a sister out!

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SO many people! I love all of you!!

@highlady-casandra @itsawriter @tntwme (sorry if you’ve already done it!

Mid Year Book Tag - 2

I was tagged by the lovely @dorianthekinkymf so here’s this again!

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017

After ACOMAF, I would say the Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017


3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to

Wires and Nerve

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

High Voltage

5. Biggest disappointment


6. Biggest surprise

Nocte Trology. So many feels.

7. Favourite new author. (Debut or new to you)

SJM. Yes, I read ToG and ACOTAR in March.

8. Newest fictional crush


10. Newest favourite character


11. Books that made you cry

Can I repeat the Young Elites?

12. Books that made you happy

Immortals series by Alyson Noel

13. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)


14. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

Truthwitch and Angelfall

15. Favourite Book Community Member


16. How many books have you read so far?


Tagging people who I don’t think have been tagged: @dragonbound135 @wtfsarahjmaas @rhysand-vs-rowan @rowanrhysand @fck-tamlin