Top 5 Wednesday: Books for your Hogwarts House (Gryffindor)

Happy Wednesday everyone, and here is another Top 5 Wednesday and the topic is:

June 7th: Books For Your Hogwarts House
— Show your Hogwarts House Pride, and tell us the top 5 books that represent your house!

Last year I took the Pottermore quiz and discovered that I was a Gryffindor

Top 5 Wednesday is a group in Goodreads and was formerly created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey and is now done by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. It is open to everyone.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Mainly because this book deals with overcoming many hurdles, and both Laia and Elias both through pain and loss throughout the series so far, and no matter what they have shown bravery.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

From the moment Katniss screamed “I volunteer” she was a Gryffindor, risking her life to enter the Hunger Games knowing that she may die in order to protect her sister. In doing do she started a rebellion and became a symbol for that rebellion.

The Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu

In my opinion both Day and June are Gryffindors, and like Katniss both becomes symbols of a rebellion and want to make changes happen. June is very intelligent and it shows throughout the series and Day comes across as very brave.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

While the crows could vary on which Hogwarts house they belong to, I will focus mainly on Kaz. Kaz as a Gryffindor is has a leadership role and his job is to lead the crows through their heist. He also cares about every one of them in his own way.

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Kinda like Six of Crows, most the characters can belong in many other house (Cress in Ravenclaw). But Cinder definitely belongs in Gryffindor. She is brave, intelligent and when the chips are down she keeps fighting.

Those are my books for fellow Gryffindors. What Hogwarts House are you? What books would you recommend for your Hogwarts house? Let me know in the comments below!

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Minor Characters

Happy Wednesday everyone, and here is another Top 5 Wednesday, and the topic is,

May 24th: Favorite Minor Characters
–Minor characters are less than a sidekick or a side character (but not in our hearts!) Everyone will have a different definition of what makes a minor vs a side character but just as an example, I’d consider Ron and Hermione side characters, while Lavender Brown, Oliver Wood, and Dean Thomas are minor characters. Results may vary so don’t get tooooo caught up in it 🙂

Top 5 Wednesday is a group in Goodreads and was formerly created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey and is now done by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. It is open to everyone.

I always do like minor characters, mainly because they always add to the ensemble and make the book better.

Detective Boney from Gone Girl

She’s the lead detective in the case of Amy Dunne, and she always tended to give Nick the benefit of the doubt. Even after Amy is found she still knew something was up in Amy’s story.

Iko from the Lunar Chronicles

She is Cinder’s android, and she is hilarious, while you were sad that she was decommissioned she still stayed around in Throne’s ship and was still hilarious.

Olenna Tyrell from A Song of Ice and Fire

She maybe old, but she still a lot to say. I liked her mainly because she served as support to Sansa when she was a King’s Landing. I also love how her doesn’t put up with any of Queen Cersei’s shit either.

Finnick Odair from The Hunger Games

One of the most popular victors from The Hunger Games, he does have a cocky attitude. But underneath the cockiness is his love for Mags; his mentor and his girlfriend Annie.

Oliver Wood from Harry Potter

Harry’s first Quidditch captain. He cared about his team and wanted to win the cup. Even if some of his methods were questionable like waking his team up early in the morning for practice he was a very good captain.

Those are my favorite minor character. What are your favorite minor characters? Let me know in the comments below.

If & Then Thursday-5/11/2017

Happy Thursday everyone,

This is a meme started by a good friend of mine Alex@YoungatHearts, and it seemed fun.

If&Then Thursdays is a book meme created by Alex@ Young at Heart Books. How do you participate? It’s easy! All you have to do is choose two books that are somewhat related in theme, writing style, genre, etc. Tell us how they are similar and why we would like them! All recommendations should be made in this format:

“If you like Book A, then you might enjoy Book B”

 If you liked:

A fairy tale retelling set in a sci fi world, in which I would describe as Star Wars meets Disney. It has a great cast of characters, great world building and it does a good job at retelling these fairy tales.

Than you might like:

While this was one of my cover buys, I still really liked the book. It was a retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, with a little but of Game of Thrones in there.

Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.

In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart.

But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.

 

Why: Both a fairy tale retelling. One is set in a futuristic fantasy world, while the other is set within a high fantasy world. As a Disney fan, I could always love a good fairy tale retelling and these two books are very good if you are a fan of Disney, or if you like a science fiction and fantasy books.

Favorite Fictional Couples

Hello and Happy Valentine’s day to you all.

In order to celebrate I will be telling you my favorite fictional couples from books, movies and TV shows. As it is the day of love it will be nice to celebrate some great romances.

Cress and Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles

I know there are other couples like, Cinder and Kai, Scarlett and Wolf and; Winter and Jacin. But I loved those two together because they had a great connection, especially in when Cress ad Throne were stuck in the desert trying to get rescued.

Jesper and Wylan from Six of Crows duology

Another great couple from one of my favorite series. They also had a lot of great chemistry in the book. With Wylan trying to find his place in the group with Jesper helping him through it all.

Day and June from Legend trilogy

While it did start off as little bit of insta-love. I loved Day and June as a couple. They worked really well together in the series and you actually wanted them together and to stay together till the end.

Sandy and Kirsten Cohen from The OC

One of the epitomes of relationship goals, who always know what is best for their family and each other. Plus they created Seth Cohen and that is just awesome already.

Eric and Tami Taylor from Friday Night Lights

Like Sandy and Kirsten, they show that married people can be awesome and stay together. They also work really well together both in the school and at home.

Chandler and Monica from Friends

I know would say that Ross and Rachel, but I think Chandler and Monica were the better couple in Friends, mainly because it wasn’t a will they won’t they. They actually stayed together until the end of the show and had children. I especially loved it when they first started dating that they had to hid it from everyone.

Those are my favorite fictional couples. What are your favorite fictional couples? Let me know in the comments below, and have a Happy Valentine’s Day

 

 

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Villians

Happy Wednesday everyone, and here is another Top 5 Wednesday.

Today’s topic is favorite villains: While we all love our heroes, but a great villain really makes the story great.

Top 5 Wednesday is a group in Goodreads and was formerly created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey and is now done by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. It is open to everyone.

Queen Levana from The Lunar Chronicles

Both an evil queen and a wicked step mother. She is willing to do anything and everything to get what she wants, including setting a plague on Earth and using an antidote as leverage to marry the Emperor. She also kills her sister and almost kills her niece, and keeps trying to kill her niece in order to become Queen.

Commander Jameson from Legend Trilogy

A cold hearted commander who is willing to everything to maintain the status quo and killing anyone who gets in her way. She is even willing to kill the Elector, in order to keep things how they are when he wants to change things.

Amy Dunne from Gone Girl

She sets up her husband for her murder, in order to send him to jail and give him the death penalty. She manipulates everyone in order to get what she wants. Her punishments also ruins the lives of other people, including an old prep school classmate and an ex-boyfriend.

Ramsey Bolton

I was thinking of other villains from the Song of Ice and Fire; King Joffery, Tywinn Lannister and Queen Cersei. But Ramsey Bolton in another kind of evil, while King Joffrey was more drunk with power, Ramsey takes a pleasure of killing and sees it as a game. While I am mostly going by the show he kills his infant brother and its mother in order to maintain control of the North.

The Commandant from An Ember in the Ashes series

She is another military leader who rules with an iron fist. It is also scary that she is mother of Elias, the main protagonist and even has an almost hatred of him. She even tries to kill him slowly and painfully by poisoning him. She also manipulates everyone and even sets up Helene in A Torch Against the Night.

Those are my favorite villains. Who are your favorite villains? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Want to-Reread

Hello and Happy Wednesday everyone, and for those in the US Happy Thanksgiving! And here is another  Top 5 Wednesday, and sorry that I haven’t done these in a while.

November 23: Books I Want to Re-Read
–Though it seems like we are all constantly chasing the next upcoming release, let’s take a trip down memory lane and talk about some books that we’d like to re-visit.

Another great topic, because there are times that I love rereading books especially those that I really like.

Six of Crows duology

I love this series, its one of my favorites. I love all the characters in this series, and I want to see more of those characters, but it did end well and I love both books.

The Hunger Games trilogy

Another favorite trilogy of mine, I remember reading the books when the first came out loving it, seeing the movies and liking those as well. I always wanted to do a series re-visited and talk about what I thought of the series and why I love them. It may come in 2017.

The Gossip Girl series

This was a series I read back in high school/college and it was mainly because my sisters read them and wouldn’t shut up about them so I decided to give them a read and I actually liked the books. While it may be classified as a “guilty pleasure” read it was surprisingly good and very different from the show. I also may out that in my series revisited posts.

The Gallagher Girls series

Another series I read back in high school and I actually reread the first two books over the summer and realizing how much I like the series. It was a sort of Buffy meets Alias, in which girls are enrolled in a spy school in the cover of a prep school. Another book series I may do a series revisited post.

The Lunar Chronicles

Another one of my all time favorite series which is basically Star Wars meets fairy tales. I love all the characters and how each book is a retelling of classic fairy tales in a futuristic world. This is a series I always would would to read again and again.

That is the books I would love to reread. What books would you like to reread? Let me know in the comments below! And have a Happy Thanksgiving.

 

 

Hype or Like Friday: Nov. 4th-Books I’m Thankful For.

Happy Friday everyone,

The theme for November’s Hype or Like Friday is about what we’re thankful for and the book of the month is Three Dark Crowns.

I will hopefully do my best and will try to actually read this book because it was on my TBR.

Hype or Like Friday is a meme created by Jillian, Larkin, and Britt to discuss about hyped books and see if they’re hyped up or not. There would be book of the month that you can read, and the post your review for it on the end of the month, then rate it whether it’s a hype it or like it.

Friday, November 4th- Books I’m Thankful For (Think- books you can’t live without)

The Books of Roald Dahl

It began in elementary school and it was one of the first chapter books I read, so I felt a little grown up while reading it. They are also books I will love to revisit.

The Hunger Games trilogy

One of my first first ventures in YA, and I started reading it after I saw the trailer for the first Hunger Games movie, and I kept reading the rest of the series and loved it. It also got me back into reading again.

A Song of Ice and Fire series

A great fantasy series. Okay so I started reading after the show came out, but I still loved the series and all the twists and turns it took. Even though George R.R. Martin has still not finished the show does a great job at keeping up with his vision.

The Lunar Chronicles

Another great series that does a great job at mixing the science fiction genre with the fairy tale genre. I loved all the twists to each of the fairy tales and I also loved every character.

The Harry Potter series

Of course, I have to include this series, its the one that started it all and what can I say that hasn’t already been said. Its an amazing series that I am happy to revisit. It got me into online fandom, and it also made me love reading.

Those are the books I am thankful for. What books are you thankful for? Let me know in the comments below