Wednesday, 28 June 2017

CAMP NANOWRIMO AND WRITING SPRINTS

It's time for Camp NaNoWrimo once again and I still haven't decided what I am going to write. I do know that I aim to write 20,000 words but not really sure about what they're going to be about.I would also like to take part in small group twitter sprints, so if anyone is interested in that or knows of any accounts that run them leave a comment with your/their twitter handle or DM me on twitter.If you want to follow my progress you can do so on my twitter as I usually post everyday's word count after I am done for the day. I might also be doing short update posts on the blog as well.If you're going to be taking part in Camp NaNo let me know what you're going to be writing about in the comments.

BROODYBFFS CHALLENGE 4 : SEQUELS


This week I'm going to talk about sequels as it's the challenge given to us by his Broodiness.

What book needs a Sequel?

I am desperate for a sequel of Rainbow Rowell's Carry On. I just want more of that book. It was a lovely read and I fell in love with Baz and so I need more of Baz but that is not the entire story. I need more of Carry On's basic and comic magic, you never knew what the spell was going to entail in that book and whenever I had to stop reading it, I ended up constantly thinking of what was going to happen.

What book sequel is better than the first book?

Every book in the Chronicles of Ixia by Maria V Snyder after Poison Study. Now don't get me wrong, Poison Study was amazing but Maria V Snyder has this thing in the two series I read from her were every book is better than the one previous even though I rated every one of the books I read from her 5 stars.

What's your favorite Sequel?

Anyone that has read almost any of the few blog posts I had this year will know that I can't stop rambling about Windwitch by Susan Dennard. I am utterly in love with The Witchlands series and although I was head over heels for Truthwitch, Windwitch is on a whole other level and I was and still am blown away by true masterpiece that is Windwitch. I am also still trying to process the book I think. I read it twice so far but I need a third re-read soon. I might even re-read Truthwitch again to get everything into place before I write my theories for Bloodwitch, which I believe will be on the same level or even better than Windwitch!!


What's your favorite Sequel?
What book do you think deserves a Sequel?



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Friday, 23 June 2017

BOOK REVIEW #6 - FIRE FALLING (SPOILER FREE)

Genres : YA, High Fantasy, Romance
Series : Air Awakens
My Rating : 



Review


This book was not what I expected at all. Even though it wasn't what I expected this book to be I was not disappointed at all. In this sequel Elise Kova took her time to do a lot of character building and setup for the books to come but she executed this in the most perfect manner because she didn't make it boring. 

Although the book did not constantly keep you on the edge of your seat there were some very important and action packed chapters. She also setup some back story and a lot was revealed about some side characters' lives and about the Windwalkers. We also get a lot more magic scenes in the first half of the book which teach us about the way magic works.

In the last part of the book the action picks up and the book ends on a huge cliffhanger. 


Extra Info


If I were you I would make sure to have the sequel in hand before finishing Fire Falling because you're going to die from suspense if you can't start reading Earth's End but before you do you also want to subscribe to Elise Kova's newsletter to get the short 42 page ebook for free. She recommends reading the ebook, called Tales from the Front, between book Fire Falling and Earth's End so that is what I'm going to read next. You can sign up for Elise Kova's newsletter here.

If you read Fire Falling leave a comment saying how you felt about it and if you haven't read it yet leave a comment with any theories you might have.





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Friday, 2 June 2017

BROODYBFF CHALLENGE 2 : FAVORITE ROMANCE TROPES

I want to start by saying that I don't think I have ever read a true romance book, mostly I read fantasy books with romance being one of the sub genres it falls into. 

My favorite Romance trope is when the main character is totally oblivious of the fact that someone else is being romantic with them and sometimes even that they are reciprocating the romantic feelings. Although this trope does get annoying sometimes when it goes on for almost the entire book, it can also be really enjoyable. 

I think the best example of this is in the Air Awakens series. I love the way it was written and how Vhalla is totally oblivious even though it goes on for quite a while. It keeps you on the edge because she's so close to admitting her romantic feelings and that someone else has romantic feelings for her but she takes so long. But it was still very enjoyable because of the way it was written, that it always keeps you on the edge of your seat.


What is your favorite romance trope?





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UPDATE & CHANGE


I am going to start blogging again but I am going to change it up a bit. The blog won't only be about books, although books will still be a major part of the blog but I will also be making content on other hobbies I have like gardening, ant keeping, fish/shrimp keeping and basically anything else I want to talk about.

I have also joined the Brooding YA Hero Street Team and the next post will actually be the second challenge issued to the street team about my favorite romance trope.