Book Traveling Thursday | A Villain I Love to Hate

#BTT is a weekly bookish meme created by by Danielle’s Book Blog and TheGirlWhoReadTooMuch. This Goodreads page will tell you exactly what you need to know in order to participate!  This week’s Book Traveling Thursday is to choose a villain I love to hate.

Andddd we’re going with the anti hero book….

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Yep! The Young Elites by Marie Lu.  As I said in a couple posts before I’m really not into anti hero because I always want the character to have a change of heart and turn out good.  TYE is the perfect example of a trilogy – potential spoiler – that doesn’t do that.

Freaking Adelina Amouteru is just the most complex, onion-layered character ever.  And she’s SO BAD.  Like Marie Lu did such a fantastic job with this character but I just CAN’T love her, I honestly hate it.  I dislike her so much but I love that I do because it’s so justified. I don’t know.  What does it even mean to love to hate a character?  I don’t love hating her, but GAH.  I feel bad that I hate her but she’s so shitty.

The worst cover I found of this was this Czech version:

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*cringe* Isn’t it the worst?

My favorite cover is definitely the US version (as seen at the top).

Anyways, I haven’t seen many people doing this meme today!  If you didn’t, let me know below what character you love to hate (or dislike). :]

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Book Traveling Thursday! | A Book That Made Me Ugly Cry

Whaddup guys? #BTT is a weekly bookish meme created by by Danielle’s Book Blog and TheGirlWhoReadTooMuch. This Goodreads page will tell you exactly what you need to know in order to participate!  This week’s Book Traveling Thursday has a really interesting semi embarrassing theme: “Crying is not always bad. Choose a book that made you ugly cry“.

HAHA CAN I REALLY ADMIT THIS THOUGH? *puts on a brave face*

It is 100% a tie between two books:

Unless you’re new to my blog, everyone and their mother probably knows how much I love Throne of Glass by SJM.  But Assassin’s Blade shredded my soul. Why? One word: Sam.  That love story had a tragic, heart wrenching, soul twisting ending.

Next, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.  Holy. Shit.  This freaking book is SOB WORTHY, it is the saddest book in life.  Ugh.  I previewed the book in Barnes & Noble on release day and had to buy the book and leave because I was about to start crying in the middle of the store.  Yup, it’s that sad.

Anyways, I hope I get to hear your guys sob stories of ugly crying because these books idd it for me.

TOODLES!

-Cat

Book Traveling Thursday!

#BTT is a weekly bookish meme created by by Danielle’s Book Blog and TheGirlWhoReadTooMuch. This Goodreads page will tell you exactly what you need to know in order to participate!  This weeks theme is “Every book has a special someone! Choose a book with your bookish boyfriend”.

Guys this is hard, there’s too many to narrow it down.  But if I had to choose… I’d choose Sam.  Oh, Sam.  Do you know Sam?  He’s from the Throne of Glass series.

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Here are some quotes because frig all the FEEEELSSSS:

He removed her hand from his cheek to kiss the tips of her fingers. “I get scared, too,” he murmured onto her skin. “You want to hear something ridiculous? Whenever I’m scared out of my wits, I tell myself: My name is Sam Cortland … and I will not be afraid. I’ve been doing it for years.”
It was her turn to raise her brows. “And that actually works?”
He laughed onto her fingers. “Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t. But it usually makes me feel better to some degree. Or it just makes me laugh at myself a bit.”

“You want to know what price I asked for forgiving Arobynn, Celaena?” Sam stood so still the he might have been a statue. “My price was his oath that he’d never lay a hand on you again. I told him I’d forgive him in exchange for that.”

And Celaena felt it.

She felt each footstep, the phantom bruises on her face throbbing with the memory of Arobynn’s fists. And suddenly, as the memory of that day echoed through her, she remembered the words Sam kept screaming at Arobynn as the king of the Assassins beat her, the words that she somehow forgotten in the fog of pain:

‘I’ll kill you!’

Sam has said it like he meant it. He’d bellowed it. Again and again and again.

Book Traveling Thursday! (+TOG rant)

Helllooooo I am finally done working for the day and I am READY TO TALK BOOKS. WOO.

#BTT is a weekly bookish meme created by by Danielle’s Book Blog and TheGirlWhoReadTooMuch. This Goodreads page will tell you exactly what you need to know in order to participate!  This weeks theme is “Because some books stay with us forever!! Choose a book you want to re-read in 2016”.

Okay, I think it is pretty freakin’ obvious that I am ALL for S. J. Maas – all day, every day.  With that being said, I really want to reread A Court of Thorns and Roses.  I keep reading so many people giving their feels after reading it and now I just want to re-live it!

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As a complete aside, I had a solid conversation with my boyfriend the other night about the TOG series and how people keep saying a certain SOMEONE isn’t actually dead.  ___ HAS to be dead right?!!?!!? MY HEART STRINGS CANNOT HANDLE IF ____ IS NOT DEAD.  If ___ is not dead I will literally record myself flipping a table and post it on my blog for you guys.  I’m trying to be as unspoiler-y as possible.  Anyways, le boyfriend thinks __ isn’t dead, but he hasn’t fully read QOS yet… Guys, his theory is KILLER and if I didn’t read QOS I would actually be inclined to believe him.  Maybe I’ll make a guest post with him about it.

 

 

Book Traveling Thursday!

This is a weekly tag created by Danielle’s Book Blog and TheGirlWhoReadTooMuch. This Goodreads page will tell you exactly what you need to know in order to participate!  This weeks theme is “Everyone loves movies… Choose a movie that is going to be adapted in 2016”.

OF COURSE the FIRST thing to pop in my head was

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It’ll be in theaters November 18, 2016.  Do I really need a reason as to why I’m so excited for this adaptation? No.

Synopsis:

A copy of Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them resides in almost every wizarding household in the country. Now Muggles too have the chance to discover where the Quintaped lives, what the Puffskein eats and why it is best not to leave milk out for a Knarl.

Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Comic Relief, which means that the pounds and Galleons you exchange for it will do magic beyond the powers of any wizard. If you feel that this is insufficient reason to part with your money, I can only hope that passing wizards feel more charitable if they see you being attacked by a Manticore.

– Albus Dumbledore

Below is the original cover, it also happens to be my favorite.  I remember when this first came out and everyone fangirled about it.

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My least favorite cover is below, it just seems too childish.. You know? I believe this is the German edition:

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I’m someone who pretty much ALL book -> movie/tv adaptations.  Do you have any to recommend?  I really recommend the Ruby Red movies, they’re AWESOME!

Book Traveling Thursday!

I thought I’d jump on this tag train I see so many book bloggers doing!  This is a weekly tag created by Danielle’s Book Blog and TheGirlWhoReadTooMuch. This Goodreads page will tell you exactly what you need to know in order to participate!  This weeks theme is “New Year, New You!” – choose a book that inspires you.

At first I actually stumbled on this topic.. I read mostly high fantasy / paranormal / dystopia books so I’m either choosing an inspirational assassin (Aelin forever) or some other whacky fictional thing.  However, I went back into the archives of my “Read” shelf and remembered the book Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.

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I chose Tuesdays with Morrie because it’s Mitch’s story of an old college professor he became estranged from, only to hear a couple decades later that he was diagnosed with ALS (a fatal, incurable disease).  He revisits his professor and they embark on a journey of learning how to live.  Each Tuesday begins a new lesson – Love, Forgiveness, Loss, etc.

I actually came upon this book in my tenth grade religion class, my teacher showed us the movie and I was verging on sobbing by the end.  The movie is a fantastic representation of the book, but I still recommend EVERYONE read it.

It’s humbling and unsettling, it’s honest and raw.  It’s grounding, 100% grounding.

My favorite cover is the Malaysian one.  I think for such a beautiful lesson plan inside, it deserves a beautiful cover.  Surprisingly my least favorite is the cover I attached above (also the US version).

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