The Netflix Book Tag

Hello again beautiful people! What have we all been up to? What are you reading watching? Today I bring you another tag. This one however speaks to my soul!! As next to reading my favourite hobby is watching TV/Movies hence the blog. So this is the Netflix book tag. I am not sure of the original creator but I was tagged by Lexie at Reading in the wings. So let’s grab some popcorn and some cozy blankets and get started! divider 1

Recently Watched: The last book you finished reading.

Well it’s only a novella not a full book but A court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas. You can see my review here if you’re interested. 🙂

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Top Picks: A book that has been recommended to you based on books you have previously read.

Being a big fantasy reader and YA reader many of the books I read are recommended in the way they are grouped together at the book store. Or because I follow a lot of readers who also read fantasy if I see them talking about a book and they have liked books I have loved then I usually will give it a go. So I can’t really pick just one!


Recently Added: The last book you bought.

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2 I have read:
  • The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
  • Nevernight By Jay Kristoff

2 I am yet to read:

  • Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. (I do mean to read this I know it’s going to be great I just am not ready to let go of those characters yet).
  • Lord Of Shadows by Cassandra Clare. I own this, it just took me so long to get through Lady Midnight. I am just not sure if I want to continue.

 

Dramas: A character who is a drama queen/king.

This tag is quickly revealing how much I am Sarah J Maas trash. But if Rhysand isn’t the biggest drama queen you have ever met than you must be yet to meet him! That boy’s love for dramatic entrances/ reveals alone is enough to give him the crown! hahaha.

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Animated: A book with cartoons on the cover.

I don’t really own any books with what I would call cartoons on the cover. But I guess the Harry Potter books I own kind of do? They are illustrated at least. Does that count?


Watch it Again: A book or series that you want to re-read.

I have said it before and I will say it again. I am a huge re-reader I love to reread my favourites all the time! And Love to re-read just before a new instalment in a series comes out. I have had the urge recently to reread the Throne of glass series by Sarah J Maas. However I want to wait till closer to the release of the final book even though I am yet to read Assassin’s Blade or Tower of Dawn. 

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Documentaries: A non-fiction book you’d recommend to everyone.

I am not going to lie I very rarely read non-fiction books. I mostly read to escape or relax so non-fiction isn’t really my thing. I will say I did really enjoy Lauren Graham’s book: From Gilmore girls to Gilmore girls talking as fast as I can.


Action Adventure: An action packed book.

Despite most fantasy books being packed full of some kind of action. The first book that came to mind for this is definitely Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. The fights, the scheming, the plotting, the violence. Just everything about the dregs LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

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New Releases: A book that just came out, or will be coming out soon, that you can’t wait to read.

My mind is almost completely blank right now on new releases that are coming out! I know of some later this year into early next year that I am very excited for. But have been so busy lately I haven’t really kept track of ones coming out soon! I will say I am excited for One small thing by Erin Watt. It comes out June 18th. As although I read mostly fantasy I absolutely loved When its real and read it in almost one siting! And this sounds like another All the feels young love story. ❤divider 1

I Tag: Book Beach Bunny / Howling Libraries / Shelfish For Books / Windowsill Books

If you have already done this tag or don’t do tags then as always please feel free to ignore! Otherwise I would love to see your answers! As always if you’re not tagged feel free to do this tag and let me know your answers! 🙂

*note all book covers/ characters are property of the authors and or publishers by whom they were created.

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Do you also love Netflix? Any recommendations? What have you binged lately? Do you agree with my answers? Let me know in the comments below! Happy watching and reading! 

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A Court of Frost and Starlight: Spoiler free review.

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Title: A Court of Frost and Starlight (ACOTAR 3.1)

Author: Sarah J Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Published: May 2018

Genre: NA Fantasy, Novella

Rating: 4.5/5

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I will firstly begin by saying that majority of this review is completely spoiler free and I will label anything I think could be even remotely a spoiler. I was in a massive slump for the entire first half of this month. This slump I think was mainly because ACOFAS was released and all I wanted to do was read it! But unfortunately I was unable to purchase it until recently. Well let me say reading it has gotten me out of the slump and more so! Although I do have quite a book hangover and cannot get these character out of my head!

While waiting to be able to buy this novella and trying to avoid spoilers like the plague I still noticed so many negative review/ rants opinions about this book. Which had me so worried thinking I myself wouldn’t like the story. It seems to be that not many people have liked it.  I have heard people accuse that it is a money grabbing scheme that could have just been included as special edition content. This may have been possible yes but I love it for what it is. And I also want to mention that not everyone has the chance to get those special editions with bonus content! A lot of the time they are very hard to get! So this way everyone has a chance to read and learn more about the characters.  Also why are people surprised it’s so short?? It’s a novella! I myself never once saw it advertised as anything else! What so Sarah is capable of writing huge books she’s not allowed to write a novella or a shorter story? As always everyone is entitled to their own opinions and I am not saying they are wrong I have simply addressed some statements I have heard and my own thoughts on these. Anyways now I am done addressing these and let’s be honest there I got a bit salty. Let’s move the review tone back up to my normal rambley happy self and talk about the novella and my thoughts/ experience with it.

This novella centres around the inner circle but mainly still Feyre and Rhysand. It covers Feyre’s first winter solstice with the inner circle and as high lady of the night court. It gives us even more of a glimpse into the traditions and dynamics of the inner circle which I loved! I literally teared up and or laughed out loud in some parts. I loved getting to see some of the inner circle member’s personalities be developed more and just seeing where all the characters are at after the war. I will just say some are definitely doing better than others.

I loved that Feysands story was fully tied together in this novella more so then at the end of ACOWAR. I think they truly have their happy ending now and a possibility at maintaining it! Which just makes my heart happy. As for the other members of the inner circle there was enough new information introduced and enough things left open ended that I am excited to see what it all means and how it all takes off/ comes together in the next novels.

The sneak peek of the next book in the series with the new MC’s was absolutely crazy! I can not wait a whole year or however long it is going to be to see how this story will play out and how these characters will grow and develop even more.

*possible spoiler in next paragraph although not really*

I will say that I don’t necessarily agree how Feyre is deciding to deal with a certain character in these sneak peek chapters. Considering herself and others may have stepped in before it got this bad. However this character didn’t seem to want anyone’s help so possibly had to go the way it did. Anyways I am rambling. My point is I am excited after those sneak peeks to see how things go. I think it’s going to be a hot mess but in a I really want to read about it way!

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In conclusion I loved it for exactly what it was. A story tying up some lose ends creating a happy ending for some but bridging us to the next novels in this world. It was cute, emotional and allowed for more development of the inner circle. The only reason this is not a five star read for me, is because I may not agree with all the actions of all the characters. And secondly I just want more and hate that I have to wait so long to read more about the precious inner circle. Therefore it’s a solid 4.5/5 from me!Let's Chat!Have you read ACOFAS yet? What were your thoughts? Who is your favourite inner circle member? Let me know in the comments below! Happy reading and watching! 

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R.I.P it or SHIP it?? Book characters

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Hello Blogging world! I am back! From my unannounced, unexplained, unplanned and way longer than expected hiatus. And what better way to jump back into things than a light hearted quick fun tag.

The R.I.P it or ship it tag I believe was originally created by the ever amazing Emma from Emma books on Youtube.  For those of you who may not know, the way this tag works is simple. You write down an even number of character names on separate bits of paper. Whether it be book, TV or Movie characters. You then fold these papers up and mix them together. Then essentially you pick two of the papers out at a time. And the fun is in your reactions and deciding if you would either ship those two characters or R.I.P it, as in that ship is dead!

This time around I will be using all Book characters. I only chose 10 characters (five pairs) so that this post will hopefully not become a billion years long. Then again who knows I might have a LOT to say about some of the matches! haha. Anyways let’s jump right in!

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Match 1: Thomas Cresswell & Feyre Archeron

Ok so I love both Thomas and Feyre and I love them with their OTP’s. However I think maybe this could kind of work? They are both Tough Adventurous people who want to do good and are fiercely loyal to those they care about. And although Thomas is very deductive and brain smarts I think Feyre and her sharp tongue could more than keep up. I think the main thing that makes me think these two could kind of work is the fact that they both believe and know that no one but their equal, and someone who will treat them as such and even challenge them, will do. However while death is Thomas’s calling, even though Feyre could more than hold her own I think she’s seen enough for her life time.

Verdict: SHIP it

Note: Thomas Cresswell is from the Stalking Jack the Ripper series by Kerri Maniscalco. And Feyre is from the ACOTAR series by Sarah J Maas. divider 1

Match 2: Audrey Rose Wadsworth & Cather

Oh wow ok haha I think this one is going to be a no. I think maybe they could possibly be friends as Audrey rose is capable of being nice and polite and also fiercely loyal. I think Audrey also craves good female friendships. I think if Audrey kept trying long enough that Cath would also accept her as a friend despite sometimes preferring to keep to herself. As for a couple I do not think they would work at all. I do not think Cath would be anywhere as near adventurous enough for Audrey and I think Audrey’s profession would not be up Cath’s ally at all. Bottom line Audrey needs an equal and I just don’t think Cath could be that.

Verdict: R.I.P it

Note: Audrey Rose Wadsworth is from the Stalking Jack the Ripper series by Kerri Maniscalco. And Cather is from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. divider 1

Match 3: Rhysand & Tamika Mia Corvere

HAHA ok sorry not sorry but I had to. I mean come on its Rhysand and wouldn’t that be amazing I would ship that for sure 😉 he is for sure my book boyfriend of choice and I think he is amazing and you will not convince me otherwise. But back to the actual potential match Rhys and Mia. I find this Match so interesting although I should mention I have not read Godsgrave yet so am not sure how Mia’s character developed there so this is based on Nevernight Mia. I think these two could Wreak havoc together. They both have sharp tongues so there would never be a dull conversation. I think Mia and Amren might get along a little too well and blood would run in the streets whenever they willed it. So I think although Rhys’s dark side would get along well with Mia and if that was all of his character they would make a great match for each other. But I also think Mia is too focused on vengeance possibly to appeal to Rhysand’s many other personality traits.

Verdict: Mostly R.I.P it but a little ship it

Note: Rhysand is from the ACOTAR series by Sarah J Maas and Mia Corvere is from the Nevernight series by Jay Kristoff. divider 1

Match 4: Manon & Levi

HAHAHAH! Just Nope! Good, sweet, Funny Levi does not stand a chance. Manon would take one look at him and eat him whole with a smile on her face. Levi needs someone he can use his country boy charm on. Someone he can look after and just chill with. Manon does not need no one to look after her. She is a bad-ass lady and I do not think she has just chilled a day in her life. She was made for adventure to feel the wind on her face. Quite frankly Manon deserves nothing less than her equal someone who can take in all that she is, the 13 and their rides and no bulk and what they see. Manon’s got too much growing to do to settle with Levi. Sorry not sorry.

Verdict: a big fat R.I.P

Note: Manon is from the TOG series by Sarah J Maas and Levi is from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. divider 1

Match 5: Jem Carstairs & The Darkling

Well well wouldn’t these two be a true pairing of light and dark. I don’t think this would work at all. The Darkling would be too consumed with darkness and trying to rule the world where as Jem is dedicated to saving it. Plus Jem already has one dark and brooding man in his life and I don’t think Will would be too fond of The Darkling. In fact it’s highly likely Jem and Will would be sent to kill The Darkling no questions asked. And as much as I really love The Darkling I don’t think he would stand a chance!

Verdict: R.I.P it!!

Note: Jem is from The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare and The Darkling is from The Grisha series by Leigh Bardugo. divider 1

Well that was not a very successful round of matches! I think Manon and Levi were the most entertaining match of the bunch! Hopefully cupid will have better luck next time HAHA
Let's Chat!

What do you think of these matches? Do you agree with my verdicts or would you have said differently? Did you enjoy this post? Should I do more of them down the track? Let me know below! 

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