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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The Song of Achilles – A Book that Broke My Heart

★★★★


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Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their difference, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper – despite the displeasure of Achilles’ mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. 

But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear. 

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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.

T5W – August 23, 2017

 Books from Before I Joined…

Before I discovered the beauty of Goodreads, I was an aimless reader. I didn’t know what was popular, or cool. I just saw a pretty cover and I picked it up. I read books simply because I wanted to, or because I was personally recommended them. I read books for the pure joy of reading.

And then, I discovered all the bookish things that exist on the internet, and everything changed. In some way it was for the better: A whole new world of reading opened up to me. My TBR grew overnight and I discovered books I never knew. In other ways, it was for the worse: I now tend to mostly read over hyped books and have developed a serious book buying problem. I also feel the pressure to read certain thing and always stay on top of the popular books that everyone is talking about.

So, this week, we are gonna take a step back let’s look back at the gems I discovered long before I knew that the internet could be so bookish.

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T5W: August 9, 2017

Second Book is Best

When I saw the topic for this week’s T5W I was pretty excited. I thought it would be easier than it turned out to be. But, as it turns out, second books are usually my least favorite in a series. It seems that 25% of the time, the series gets better, with the second book, being the second best and the third being my favorite. Another 25% of the time the series goes down hill with the second book being again the second best, but the third being my least favorite and the first one being the best (looking at you Divergent). The other 50% of the time, second books are just pretty meh. So, this week I’m making this a top three because I couldn’t find another one that truly fit into it.

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All the Crooked Saints ARC Giveaway!!

Hey, guess what? I’m giving away a book!

A week ago I wrote a post about a giveaway that I was hosting here in celebration of getting 300 followers on my blog. Again, I want to thank you all. But, for those of you who might not have seen that post and don’t know about the giveaway, here it is again!

The Book Cover Girls is hosting am hosting a giveaway for a chance to win a new, free, signed ARC of Maggie Stiefvater’s upcoming book, All the Crooked Saints. While at Book Con 2017, I acquired two copies of the novel. I am keeping one to read an am giving the other one away.

And yes, I know, there is controversy about this book. But, let’s also keep in mind that none of the people that were originally making their judgement had even read the book at the time. I haven’t read it either and if I find a problem with it then I will state that in my review, but I will go into this book without bias, as should we all. So, if you are as excited as I am to read this book, and live in the continental united states, please feel free to enter my giveaway!

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Coming on Tuesday – August 2017

Exciting August 2017 YA Releases 

It’s a known fact that for some odd reason, that I have yet to understand, books are almost always released on Tuesdays. Seriously, why is that? But anyway, all it means to me is that Tuesdays are a day of excitement, however much my wallet might protest. So, since August is here, and it holds five amazing Tuesdays, I figured I might share some of my most anticipated releases for the month.

These obviously aren’t all the August releases, just the ones that I am most excited for, and the ones that I think you guys might like too. So, here we are!

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Warcross – ARC Review of an AWESOME Novel

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29385546Some months ago, while browsing NetGalley and Edelweiss and other such websites in hopes for good books, I came across a galley for Warcross and for a full minute I did nothing but stare at my screen, wondering if it was real. Once I was satisfied that it was, in fact, a reality, I obviously had to get it. I downloaded it from Edelweiss, all excited and whatnot, and then you know what I did? Nothing, that’s what. I left it unread, for months. Then, at BookCon 2017, I was lucky enough to get a physical galley for this book and I was so excited to read it. And then you know what I did? I left it unread too. Until now, that is.

Looking back, my one regret is that I did not read this book sooner.

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Heir of Fire – The Book That Made Me A Liar

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From now on any of you who would like to call me a liar, feel free to do so because I have lied to you all. A few weeks ago I published a post talking about series that I would not finish. Number one on that list was the Throne of Glass series.

I had read book one, Throne of Glass,  way before it was popular. I read it weeks after its release, before everyone and their mother decided that it would be cool. And I liked it. Then I read book two, Crown of Midnight, and then I stopped. I had no intention of returning.

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Caraval Read Along – Week Three!

Hello, hello! As you all may, or may not have known, The Book Cover Girls has teamed up with Brookie @Brookie Cowles for a read along!

The book we are reading is Caraval by Stephanie Garber.

This goes on for the entire month of March and every Wednesday we post questions about the book so everyone can comment on them. This week the read along is hosted on Brookie’s blog, HERE.

For past week’s discussion go here:

Week One

Week Two

We hope you join us!

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Title: Caraval

Author: Stephanie Garber

Release Date: January 31, 2017

Page Count: 416

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Third Discussion: 3/22/2017 (Today)

Goodreads Synopsis for Caraval

Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world . . .

Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

 

Caraval Read Along!

There was a bit of a mix up so while it had been announced last week that today’s post would be on Brookie’s blog, it’s actually here. Surprise!

Anyway, this is a read-along hosted by us here at The Book Cover Girls and Brookie from @BrookieCowles. The read-along will take place every Wednesday in the month of March and we will be discussing Caraval by Stephanie Gerber.

Hope you join us!

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Title: Caraval

Author: Stephanie Garber

Release Date: January 31, 2017

Page Count: 416

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Second Discussion: 3/15/2017 (Today)

Goodreads Synopsis for Caraval

Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world . . .

Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

Each week we will post discussion questions on a part of the book. Last week we discussed the first 100 pages, you can find that post HERE. This week we went up to page 200 so the questions will be on that portion of the novel, although you could probably comment on other things that happened before or after. It doesn’t matter if you have already finished the book, feel free to post comments or ask questions.

The questions are only to serve as prompts for discussion but feel free to ask your own questions about the first 200 pages and discuss any topic of interest.

Discussion Question:

  • What do you think of the book so far?
  • Where is Julian?
  • Is she going to be dead for two days?
  • Do you think that the fiancee has more to do with the story than she thinks?
  • Where do you think this is all going?
  • Anyone have any predictions for the end, based on the first 200 pages?

Write your answers in the comments and feel free to interact with one another. Also, remember to keep it civil and allow everyone to cast their own opinions.

And obviously, from this point onward. SPOILER ALERT!

Also, come back next week on Wednesday, March 22. That week we will be at Brookie’s blog with questions up to page 300!