The Characters Book Tag

The Character Book Tag

I was tagged by T.K. Lawrence @ Read it or Not Reviews to do the Characters Book Tag!

Rules:

  1. Pick 10 books off of your bookshelf.
  2. You must own the books.
  3. You must have read the books.
  4. No e-book versions.
  5. You can only use each book once to answer one question.

My Ten Books:

    

    


The Questions:

1. Who is the best kick-ass character?

Celaena Sardothien…or Rowan. Rowan and Celaena

2. Which character do you most dislike?

Sebastian or whatever you call him, but then I did have a weak spot for him in Heavenly Fire

3. If you could date any fictional character who would it be and why?

Rhysand!! Or Tamlin is fine too.

4. If you could change a character in any way what would it be?

Perhaps Lara Jean at the end of the first book, like don’t assume stuff, and maybe the ending could have been different

5. What character to you made all of the wrong choices that didn’t add anything to the book?

Ha! America Singer. Like I love her, but I’m face palming with each new bad decision that she makes

6. Out of the five books (you have left) which character was the best villain whom you love to hate?

Queen Levana. Or Valentine could have applied here, but I feel like Levana suits this title better haha

7. Favorite sidekick character with the most heart?

Kenji!

8. What is your favorite fictional romantic relationship?

I guess Fallon and Ben. They’re not my favorite, but out of the books I have left they are. The relationship that the two of them have was just written beautifully.

9. What character did you think was the strongest?

Kaz! or Inez, it doesn’t matter, all six of them!

10. Best protagonist?

I guess by default it’s Percy Jackson. But honestly, Percy is pretty awesome so I’m okay with that 😉


Thank you for reading!

Stay awesome Sassenachs!-Calliope Fraser

 

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas- Book Talk/Review

Hello everyone, slightly late, but here is my Queen of Shadows book review!

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I’ve been waiting for this book since i read Heir of Fire when it came out a year ago, so you can say that i was pretty anxious to get my hands on this baby.

Summary:

Um, hello, it’s the fourth book, you shouldn’t need a summary, if you came here because you wanted to get into Throne of Glass, then i would suggest reading a Throne of Glass review first. BUT, this is where Aelin comes back from Wendlyn ready to fight for her kingdom, and embrace her identity as Aelin, shedding Celaena behind her. Things happen, go read the book if you haven’t.

My Thoughts:

The cover is GORGEOUS! I think though that Heir of Fire is prettier…? Hmm, maybe. I loved this book a lot, everything happened that should have happened, with the exception of a few things.

Spoilers: (Random and out of order)

Chaol seemed like a real dick in this book, and i feel like the character Nesryn was only created to be his ‘match’.

The Manon/Dorian thing sounds weird and interesting, but i feel like many people are like NO because they’re still holding out hope for Dorian/Aelin in the next two books.

YES! When Rowan showed up, i almost cried the way Aelin flung herself at him. Literally throughout the whole book is Rowan and Aelin saying sexual things to each other. And yes for Lysandra killing Arobynn.

Oh, poor Aedion. He was going to do the whole Blood Oath thing, but Rowan already did that.

Kaltain got her revenge! Ha ha, and Elide is going to find Celaena, but she’s going to get Aelin instead, that’s going to be funny. Ok, Lorcan is a brat, and Gavriel is Aedion’s father! Woah!

Why are people hating on this book?

I’ve shipped Rowan and Aelin since meeting Rowan in Heir of Fire. I never felt anything with Dorian and Aelin, and well, she made her feelings clear for Chaol. So many people simply disliked this book because their ship didn’t come true or whatever.

GUYS! Are you kidding me?

First of all, there are two more books, and anything can happen then. Second of all, trust Sarah J. Maas, and third of all, if Aelin is happy, then so should the readers! And even if Rowan and Aelin didn’t end up together, i would still be happy with Chaol or Dorian, because i just love Aelin and trust her choices.

Verdict:

Amazing book, what’s going to happen in the next two though? I think though, that despite loving this book so much, it’s my least favorite, with Heir of Fire being my favorite, then Throne of Glass, then Crown of Midnight.

I feel like Aelin pretty much falls in love with a lot of people in this series. Dorian, Chaol, Rowan. I mean, it’s not bad completely, but many readers do not support Rowan, and i think it’s because each book Aelin has a different love interest. It’s also confusing with the whole, now she’s Aelin thing.

I’ve typed Celaena instead of Aelin waaaay too many times in this review. It’s slightly confusing on who she is; and when she ‘turns’ into Celaena. Like really? Were the first two book a lie then? Beautiful cover, amazing writing, i loved it. 5 out of 5 stars. I can’t wait till the 5th book, and i can’t wait to see what happens next!


That’s it for my review! Share you comments and thoughts below! Do you agree with me? Disagree?

Thanks for reading lovelies!

-Calliope (5)

The Liebster Award!

Thank you so much Reader in a Reverie for nominating me for a Liebster Award! For those of you who don’t know, a Liebster Award is given to a blogger with less than 200 followers and it brings the blogging community together and recognizes those starting out.

The rules:
1) Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award
2) Answer the 11 questions the blogger gave you
3) Give 11 random facts about yourself
4) Nominate 11 blogs you think are deserving of the award
5) Let the bloggers know you have nominated them
6) Give them 11 questions to answer

Reader in a Reverie’s Questions:

1) Favorite book of 2015 so far?

I’m going to go with A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas! Sarah is one of my favorite writers and her other series, Throne of Glass is just as incredible!

2) If you could live in any world from any book, where would you choose?

Hmm, a bit obvious, but Harry Potter it is 🙂

3) Can you read while listening to music?

No way! I love music and i love books, so when i’m doing both at the same time, i just end up singing to the song, and i don’t pay attention to the book.

4) If you were to have a bookish tea party, which 3 authors would you invite and why?

J.K. Rowling, (to convince her to write me an 8th book of course), Sarah J. Maas, (she’s just a wonderful human being and one of my favorite current authors), and Morgan Matson, (her contemporary books are amazing!)

5) Do you have a go-to genre?

Fantasy or contemporary romances

6) What is a book you would recommend to anyone?

A series that is great for both genders is Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan, other than that, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

7) What is your favourite childhood book?

Probably Junie B. Jones, or the Ramona books

8) Favourite book to movie adaptation?

Catching Fire!

9) A hyped book that you loved?

Throne of Glass and the Lunar Chronicles, oh! And Miss. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children!

10) A hyped book that you didn’t like?

Daughter of Smoke and Bone or We Were Liars

11) Why did you start blogging?

I needed to let out my feelings on books and my family told me i was annoying them and that they didn’t care about my fictional characters! Gasp!

11 Facts about me!

1. I’m 14 years old (turning 15 in September!)

2. I was addicted to YouTube up until last month

3. I used to hardcore love Jamie Campbell Bower

4. I hate bacon and fish

5. I hate math and science

6. I speak Russian semi fluently!

7. I do tae-kwon-do

8. I ballroom dance

9. I sleep with my socks on in the winter and fall

10. I love the color blue!

11. I think that Audrey Hepburn is beautiful!

I nominate:

Wordish Wonderland

reading with lucia

thtawkwardsilence

Kacie’s Bookshelf

Questions for my Nominees! 

1. If you could bring a book character back to life, who would it be?

2. If you could spend a day with a book character, who would it be?

3. Favorite genre?

4. Last book you read?

5. Favorite ship?

6. Top 5 summer reads you’d take on vacation?

7. A book you want to see a movie made of?

8. If an author was going to add a book to a series, which series?

9. E-books or real books?

10. Favorite reading position?

11. A book you hated?

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses

Hello! I finished A Court of Thorns and Roses a few days ago, and i wrote down my review when i finished in my notebook, but i never got the chance to type it up and post it, so here it is!

Summary: So this book is about a 19 year old girl named Feyre and she is a huntress who kills a wolf, and that wolf turns out to be Fae. In return for killing the Fae, Feyre must live in the Fae world in return. It’s basically a beauty and the beast retelling, but on a larger scale: it’s sexier, darker, and scarier.


My review: (Spoilers down here)

I felt that this book was really good, but having read Sarah J. Maas’s previous works, her ‘Throne of Glass’ Series, i thought that Throne of Glass was better.

I really hated Feyre’s family in the beginning, but later on when she returns to them, i felt like their characters improved. Ugh! Why did Tamlin send her away! She was so close to saying ‘i love you’! And no, Amarantha wouldn’t have hurt Feyre, because then Tamlin would have had his full powers! Speaking of Amantha, wow, what a bitch!

There’s always the ship question, who do i ship? Hmm, well, Tamlin obviously i feel is endgame, Feyre will always be with him. But then, oooh, i’m so excited for her week with Rhysand! That’s going to be so much fun to read!

Rhysand can be a real dick sometimes, and in the beginning when we first meet him, i didn’t realize that he would be any sort of love interest. When he marked Feyre though, i was like, ship!

I kind of like Rhysand, if only because i love bad guys in books. Plus, when Rhysand gets his full powers back, he’s going to be a force to be reckoned with.


Also, where does Sarah J. Maas come up with these names for her characters!? They’re beautiful and strange and i love them!

Next up is going to be my review for Miss. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, (i just finished it)

Thanks for reading!

See ya in the next one!

-Calliope