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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300 Follower Thank You + Giveaway!!

I honestly cannot believe that my small little corner of the internet now has 300 followers!!!

Me realizing I now had 300 followers:

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But all joking aside, I really am thankful. Thank you to all that  support my blog and take the time to read my posts! Y’all have no idea how much that means to me.

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