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Months ago (December 16) I saved this image to put the books on my to read list. 

I’ve never heard about Crooked Kingdom (or Grisha), or A torch against the night or The Raven Cycle.
Lady Midnight I knew, but I wasn’t interested, and Empire of Storms I didn’t read yet.

The problem is. I forgot it. Now i’m re-organizing my things and I found it.

And now I can say that I already read every single one of these books. 

Every. Single. One. I’m so proud <3

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|| the girls of young adult fiction ||

  • me: i have nothing to read
  • me: *has 20 unread books on bookshelf*
A Writer's legacy

Our hands are smeared with ink and coal and oil. Black and blue stripes that run down our arms and hands.

Our fingers are littered with small, painful paper cuts and the red blooms aggressively against our skin.

The lips are chapped and split after biting and sucking on them countless times. Wondering and pondering which words to choose.

To express our fear, our happiness, or dread and love. Our hate and bitterness. And the hurt that makes our heart bleed the crimson red.

We sit hunched over books and listen to the silent tune of the worlds that are stuck between the lines and the galaxies hiding in each chapter.

Long or short hair hides our face, for we do not want you to see the expression we wear when we lose a friend that never existed but lived within our dreams.

And we cry and suffer and hope for people we never met. And we honour and grieve and fight for the friends we knew would do the same for us.

And then, when we finally look up to meet your stare…

You can see the universe in our eyes and the loss and love we felt for something and someone you will never be able to understand as long as you do not try to do so.

A writer’s heart is shattered easily for we wear it on our sleeves. One wrong move and it will fall and hit the floor, exploding into tiny fragments.

We are nothing but children who dare to dream.
Nothing but kids with stars in their eyes and wind in their hair.

We see the beauty in the dust that dances in the sun and the old books that are but rubbish to the others.

And we know that, at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter that we are here.
The world will keep on turning even when the dust of our bones has long been carried away by the gentle breeze of the sea.

So we leave something behind.
It’s not a momentum.
Not a giant statue of ourselves.

But something that will never be lost.

Something written.
Or something told.
Maybe sung.
And something gold.

A sentence or a verse or just a simple word.

Something that will last decades and centuries and millenia and aeons.

And still, it’s just a dream.

Books with badass female characters (An ever growing list)

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✮ (¸.•´✶ (★•**•. ★"Nevertheless, she persisted"

::Updated Feb 17, 2017::
Note: Numbers reflect the number the book is in its respective series & not reading order.
The list is written in reading order.

📚 Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas
0. Prequel: Assassins Blade
1. Throne of Glass
2. Crown of Midnight
3. Heir of Fire
4. Queen of Shadows
5. Empire of Storms
5.5. Untitled Novella (Fall 2017)
6. Final book (TBD release in 2018)

📚 A Court of Thorns & Roses series by Sarah J Maas
1. A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR)
2. A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOMAF)
3. A Court of Wings and Ruin (ACOWAR) (Release date May 2, 2017)

📚 Kingmaker Chronicles by Amanda Bouchet
1. A Promise of Fire
2. Breath of Fire
3. Heart on Fire (2018)

📚 An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir
1. An Ember in the Ashes
2. A Torch Against the Night
3. Untitled (2018)
4. Untitled (2019)

📚 Queen of the Tearling series by Erika Johansen
1. The Queen of the Tearling
(Emma Watson is Executive Producer for the film.) 
2. The Invasion of the Tearling
3. The Fate of the Tearling

📚 The Witchlands series by Susan Dennard
1. Truthwitch
2. Windwitch
3. Bloodwitch (2018)
4. TBD (2019)
***Note: Truthwitch took until page 112-114 for me to get into it. Then it took off running.

📚 The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
1. Shadow and Bone
2. Storm and Siege
3. Ruin and Rising

📚 Six of Crows Series by Leigh Bardugo
1. Six of Crows
2. Crooked Kingdom

📚 Daughter of Smoke & Bone series by Laini Taylor
1. Daughter of Smoke & Bone
2. Days of Blood & Starlight
2.5 Night of Cake & Puppets novella
3. Dreams of Gods & Monsters

📚 The Conquerers Saga by Kiersten White
1. And I Darken
2. Now I Rise (June 27, 2017)
3. Untitled (2018)

📚 Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard
1. Red Queen
2. Glass Sword
2.5 Cruel Crown novella
3. King’s Cage
4. Untitled (2018)

📚 The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater
1. The Raven Boys
2. The Dream Thieves
3. Blue Lily, Lily Blue
4. The Raven King

📚 The Checquy Files series by Daniel O'Malley
1. The Rook
2. Stiletto 
3. ? TBD ?

📚 All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness
1. A Discovery of Witches
2. Shadow of Night
3. The Book of Life

📚 The Hunger Games series by Susanne Collins
1. The Hunger Games 
2. Catching Fire
3. Mockingjay

16 x Beautiful names in YA novels

As a writer, some names for my characters are decided before I start writing and sometimes I know the character but I can’t settle on a name. Below I’ve listed 16 boys and girls names from Young Adult novels that I found beautiful. I wanted to add the meanings but I was afraid the websites wouldn’t be accurate so I decided to leave that part out.

1. Jalal (The Wrath and the Dawn)

2. Alina (Shadow and Bones)

3. Maven (Red Queen)

4. Mara (The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer)

5. Dashiell (Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares)

6. Mali (The Cage)

7. Ezra (First & Then)

8. Isla (Isla and the Happily Ever After)

9. Arin (The Winner’s Curse)

10. Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)

11. Étienne (Anna and the French Kiss)

12. Vasilisa (Vampire Academy)

13. Elias (An Ember In the Ashes)

14. Jude (I’ll Give You the Sun)

15. Cade (P.S. I Like You)

16. Layken (Slammed)

#Popular YA Heroines and the House they'd belong to in ZODIAC:
  • (There's a description of each House at ZodiacBooks.com <3)
  • House Aries--MILITARY: Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games) for being bold and brave and a general badass
  • House Taurus--INDUSTRY: Clary Fray (Shadowhunters) for being direct and stubborn about everything, including her love for her friends + family
  • House Gemini--IMAGINATION: Shahrzad (The Wrath and The Dawn) for being two people--the pleasant girl she wears on the outside, and the blade of vengeance she harbors within--as well as an imaginative storyteller
  • House Cancer--NURTURE: Rho Grace (ZODIAC) for her nurturing nature and stubbornly selfless love...and also because she's already in House Cancer! ;)
  • House Leo--PASSION: Celaena Sardothien (TOG) for her overpowering passion and magnetic, larger-than-life presence
  • House Virgo--SUSTENANCE: Kestrel (Winner's Curse) for her meticulous plans, perfectionist ways, and no-nonsense nature
  • House Libra--JUSTICE: Meira (Snow Like Ashes) for her deep empathy, extreme likability + charm, and her innate sense of justice
  • House Scorpio--INNOVATION: Mare (Red Queen) for her secretive nature and the general mystery that surrounds her
  • House Sagittarius--CURIOSITY: Marguerite Caine (A Thousand Pieces of You) for her inquisitive nature and groundbreaking travels + adventures
  • House Capricorn--WISDOM: Hermione Granger (Harry Potter) for being wise way, way, WAY beyond her years
  • House Aquarius--PHILOSOPHY: Tris (Divergent) because she's smart, introspective, thoughtful, and the pioneer of a new tomorrow
  • House Pisces--SPIRITUALITY: Laia (An Ember in the Ashes) for her selfless devotion to her family and her unending stores of inner strength
  • House Ophiuchus--UNITY: Adelina Amouteru (The Young Elites) for her deep emotions, hunger for power, and gutsy ambition
Sky High

Pairing: Sam x Reader

Word Count: 2,800-ish

Warnings: recreational marijuana use, high!sex, unprotected sex (wrap it up!), cursing, Sam being an adorable stoner, rough sex, brief romantic stuff, desperate sex

It’s around nine at night when you and Sam allow your campfire to die down to red-hot embers and pull out the best part of the evening; weed. Sam had a simple glass weed pipe, which he managed to keep hidden from Dean by hiding it in a pair of underwear.

Because Dean would kill you two if he ever found out about the weed.

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