Justice League Movie Book Tag [Original]

Hello, hello! Rosie and I have created a tag!

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For those of you who have no idea who the heck Rosie is, she was my co-blogger back when I started this blog. While she has stepped away from posting, she is still around and loves to come check out the blog every once in a while. If you want to know more about Rosie and her leaving, click HERE.

So, Rosie and I are lovers of all things superheroes and cannot wait for the Justice League movie to come out in November. We are also hoping that it doesn’t greatly disappoint us, although there is 50/50 chance of it going to shit. So, we were talking and decided that there was no better way to wait for the release of this highly anticipated movie than with a book tag!

We scoured the internet and could not find anyone who has done a Justice League Movie Book Tag, so we decided that we were going to make one ourselves! And here it is!

We hope you guys enjoy it!

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Leigh Bardugo Book Signing!

It is no secret that Leigh Bardugo has come out with a new book, The Language of Thorns, and that it is absolutely beautiful. I mean, look at it! It’s beautiful both covered and naked!


This book was released on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, and already people are raving. So, it is with great pride that I say that today, Thursday 28, 2017 (by the time I publish this it would have been yesterday), I got to meet Leigh Bardugo for the second time and get my copy of the novel signed.



The event was extremely crowded, close to two hundred people were there, and I have never been so happy. A few years ago, when Six of Crows first came out, there were less than half of those people at Leigh signing. This time around, it was so crowded that I had to stand in the back because they had run out of seats.

And yes, I was a little bitter to be standing, but I was also so happy because Leigh definitely deserves all of her fans and all of the people that were so eager to meet her.

Just as before, Leigh was super friendly and funny, and I loved hearing her talk. When the signing began, and I went up to her, I told her how I had told everyone I knew to read Six of Crows. My friend, who I converted to the fandom, went with me as well. We took pictures, and Leigh signed our books. In the end, she thanked me for being a book pusher and getting people to read her books. It was absolutely wonderful.

All in all, I had a wonderful time and just wanted to share it with you all.

 

Just YA Things: The Parent for the First 5%

What does “parent for the first 5%” mean, you might ask.

Well, it means that if you are a parent or guardian in a YA fantasy and you aren’t a total asshole, then there is a chance that you will die before 5% of the novel is through. Note, this is different from parents who are dead before the book even begins.

If you are an asshole then you will probably survive, either to make the protagonist’s life more difficult than the it needs to be, or to be discovered as the villain later on and get killed in the sequel. And if by chance you are an asshole and you die before the 5%, then you will probably come back later on and turn out to be the mastermind behind it all and are probably the main villain. But this is rare, usually, those parent are presumed dead from the very start.

But, back to the good parents, the ones who don’t deserve to die before the 5% but do so anyway. Sorry, but your child is probably the chosen one and your death is needed for motivation so looks like you are gonna have to die pretty early on.

Examples include, but are not limited to:

I don’t consider these spoilers since they happen only roughly 5% into the book.

Things in Books that Need to Stop #4

I used to do this thing every once in a while, part of a littel series I suppose, in which I talked bout bookish pet peeves. It was called, exactly that, “Bookish Pet Peeves” and this would have been its fourth installment. Then, I started thinking. These aren’t little pet peeves. They are things in books that, yes, annoy me, but that are also kinda messed up. They are things that appear way too often, especially in YA, that should probably stop happening.

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First Line Fridays #3

“The Magician stood at the edge of his world and took one last look at the city. The spires of churches rose like jagged teeth, and the sightless windows of tumbled buildings flashed in the rising sun. He’d loved it once. In those lawless streets, a boy could become anything- and he had. But in the end, the city had been nothing but a prison. It had borne him and made and now it would kill him just the same.”

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A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares – ARC Review

★★


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Well, that was a heck of a lot darker than I thought it would be.

I knew going into this that it would deal with topics such as fear and anxiety, but I never guessed it would be as deep as it was.

The story follows the life of Esther Solar, a girl whose family has been cursed by Death itself to die from each of their deepest fear.

Her mother is afraid of bad luck, so she buys lucky rabbits and spends all their money on slot machines. Her father has severe agoraphobia so he locks himself in the basement and has not come out in six years. Her twin brother, Eugene, is afraid of the dark and the demons he swears he sees inside of it, so it’s been years since the lights in their house were turned off. Esther is the only one who does not yet know what her fatal fear, so with the help of her childhood friend, Jonah, she hopes to cross a few off the list.

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Zero Repeat Forever – ARC Review

★★


28945665Let me start off this review by telling you all a little fact about myself. I like to begin reading new books at midnight. I don’t know why, but something about inconvenient hours of night makes me want to pick up a good story and start reading. So, it was at around midnight on a Saturday, well, technically Sunday, that I decided that I was going to read this book. I lied and said I would only read a few chapters, but we know that’s never how it goes. So, someway, somehow, I ended up reading this 496 page novel in one sitting. I didn’t stop reading until 5:30 a.m. when I finally read that last heartbreaking sentence. So, clearly, I liked this novel.

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