Welcome back to Top 5 Wednesday! This meme was created by gingerreadslainey and is hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes and you can check out the Goodreads group here. This week’s theme is Books You Want to See as TV Shows.
Hello, welcome back to another Book Traveling Thursdays, which a weekly meme created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog. The goal is to share the covers of a book related to that week’s theme, which you can see at the Goodreads group, indicating the original cover, the one of your country, your favorite and least favorite.
This week’s theme is “Because reading takes us to a lot of different adventures choose a book that makes you think about traveling“. I’m chosing The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig, because the traveling is strong on this one.
This is the US cover, and I do like it, though it has grown on me more after I saw the US cover for the sequel.
This book hasn’t come out here yet :(.
My favorite cover is the UK edition. I just love the blue and the color contrast.
Hi guys! If you don’t know yet, I’m a huge fan of Sailor Moon, so when I saw this tag at Rayna @ReaderRayna‘s blog, I just had to do it! This tag was created by Kristin @Super Space Chick, Alexa @Alexa Loves Books, Cee @The Novel Hermit, Cristina @Girl in the Pages, and Sierra @SDavReads.
The reasons for Simon Snow wanting to go back to school were mostly FOOD! So, how can one read Carry On by Rainbow Rowell and not think of food and being hungry?
I love Ami and Sailor Mercury 😀 – look at her! Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff takes place in space, and has several elements of science and technology.
I think the only logical answer for this question is Ernest Cline, and because I’ve only read Armada so far, I’m saying that. I really liked this book 😉 .
Rei Hino was for a long time my favorite Sailor Scout. I loved how she would give shit to Usagi, eheh. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas is a retelling of Hades and Persephone, so it has some elements of mythology.
Then Makoto Kino (a.k.a. Sailor Jupiter) got there, and she stole my heart. I mean, this girl cooks and kicks ass? What’s not to love about her? Back to the question… Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma gave me SUPER STRONG FEELINGS! So much so, that I haven’t been able to write its review yet…
I’m not a huge fan of post apocalyptic books, but I absolutely loved Angelfall by Susan Ee, and I highly recommend this trilogy to everyone. The story is great, but the characters are absolutely amazing!
Sailor Pluto… eheh, should we talk about her massive crush on King Endymion?! The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig is much more than a time travel book, but it works for this question perfectly 😉 .
Sailor Uranus, or Haruka Tenoh, was always one of my favorite characters in this show. I loved her sass, and her confidence, and I loved (and still do) her relationship with Michiru. So it’s only fitting to use Heir of Fire for this question, where 2 of my favorite book characters EVER have elemental powers.
Oh Michiru ❤ ! Loud is How I Love You by Mercy Brown features a LOT of music, given that the main character and her love interest are part of a band, and they write together too.
I’m so glad that in the new anime Mamoru revealed his identity as Tuxedo Mask to Usagi way earlier in the game, because come on… it was so obvious! In The Girl’s Got Secrets by Linda Kage, the main character pretends to be a boy to be able to get the gig as a band’s drummer. Things get tricky when she falls in love with her frontman.
I haven’t read a lot of middle grade, so I’m going with the most obvious answer of all, and say Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.
How cute are Luna, Artemis and Diana? Either way, Wallbanger by Alice Clayton has the most amazing cat ever in books :D.
I’ve been meaning to do some kind of meme on wednesdays for awhile now, especially because T5W sometimes has some interesting themes. But this week the theme was just too good to pass, so here it is, my first ever Top 5 Wednesday! This meme was created by gingerreadslainey and is hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes and you can check out the Goodreads group here. This week’s theme is Favorite Character Names.
I love the name Aelin so so much, that I named my Kindle after her. Sarah J. Maas has some amazing names, for sure, but Aelin is 100% my favorite. And when she finally starts going by it in Heir of Fire, my heart soared!
Aedion is the male counterpart to Aelin, and these cousins are glorious for sure. They’re also the perfect names for twins, right? Aelin and Aedion! I also happen to love Aedion in Queen of Shadows, so I think his name is special.
I really enjoyed The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig, and the name is so imaginative and so HER. Nix is an amazing character and an awesome young girl and I can’t wait to see what she’s going and doing on the second book.
I only read the first chapter of Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma yet, but I’m already in love with Lochan’s name, and my heart is already breaking for this boy.
Penryn is one of my favorite women in YA. The Penryn and the End of Days trilogy by Susan Ee is amazing, she’s so sick ass!
Hello! I was tagged, for the 8th time to to the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge, this tag was ages ago – October I think – but hey, I’m here now… Thanks to Deanna @A Novel Glimpse for tagging me, you guys can see her post here.
Today I’m posting a quote from a book I read earlier this month and really enjoyed, The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig. You can check out my review of the book here.
Nix’s life began in Honolulu in 1868. Since then she has traveled to mythic Scandinavia, a land from the tales of One Thousand and One Nights, modern-day New York City, and many more places both real and imagined.
As long as he has a map, Nix’s father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place, any time. But now he’s uncovered the one map he’s always sought — 1868 Honolulu, before Nix’s mother died in childbirth.
Nix’s life — her entire existence — is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nix’s future, her dreams, her adventures . . . her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who’s been part of their crew for two years. If Nix helps her father reunite with the love of his life, it will cost her her own.
First and foremost, I read The Girl from Everywhere with Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much. I love our buddy reads 🙂 . Check out her blog in the next couple of days to read her review of this book.
I have to admit that I haven’t been in a fantasy mood for a little while, so this book took us a little time to get through, but ultimately I really liked and by the end I was really loving it.
The writing is phenomenal! I thought that Heilig found a perfect balance between action and quiet growth, as well as between the different languages and costumes of the different times that The Temptation visits.
Another thing that I was a huge fan about was the diversity. At the beginning of the book we only have one white character, the main character is half chinese, her best friend is persian, then we have Bee who is not only from Africa, but also a lesbian. I loved all this inclusion and the focus (and at the same time, lack of it) on their differences. Most of all, they felt like a family, and I adored them all together.
I really liked Nix, though I wish she was more open about her fears with the people that mattered, but ultimately I really liked her courage and determination. Kashmir was my favorite character though, he was funny and witty and loving, and a thief!!! Slate took me a while to like him, but I did, I think he was just so lost… And I’m still very unsure about Blake.
The plot was really interesting, and I loved the inclusion of historic events and mythology mashed together. The time traveling itself was refreshing, and I really liked the element of the maps and how they worked. There were a few times when all the timey-wimey stuff went a bit over my head, but I think I got it in the end.
I’m really looking forward to the continuation of this series, I want to see more of Nix with Slate and Kash, and see where they go from here.
Hello 😀 . Today I’ll show you my TBR for this month. In March I managed to read 22 books by some miracle. Granted, one was a super short novella and another one was a short story, but still, it was the most I ever read in a single month, and most books were finished in the span of 24 hours. So, I hope I have a similarly awesome reading month in April, though I won’t aim that high, because that’s crazy.
I’m going for 15 books, of which 2.5 of them are already finished (yes, it’s still the 3rd day of the month…).
This is what I plan to read this month of April, I might not get to all the books, but I’ll try to finish all my ARCs – the goal on Netgalley keeps beeing the 80% ratio… not far now.
I also think that some books will take a little bit of time, such as Lady Midnight. Not only is the book huge, but buddy reading implies that we have to keep a steady pace between the 3 of us 😉 .
Hey guys! 🙂 After a successful reading month of February, when I read only romances, I want to keep the ball rolling and read a bunch of books this month too, and see if I can finally lift my Netgalley ratio closer to 80%. So, here are the books I plan on reading this month of March.
From this list, only 2 books and 2 novellas aren’t ARCs/Galleys, but I’m positive that I’ll be able to get to them all :). What about you? Are you reading any of these books?