I’m back with another Teaser Tuesdays! If you are new to my Teaser Tuesdays, it is basically a short feature where I share with you a short teaser on the book I am currently reading and tell you what I think of it.
This week I’m reading:
Girl Online by Zoe Sugg, is probably one of the most conflicting releases last year. I’ve heard from people that they loved it and I’ve heard from many that it’s written really badly. I started yesterday after reading this amazing novel, and I’m currently 100 pages into the book. I’m getting a lot of Jennifer E. Smith vibes, it’s basically a cute romance. However, it is not as well written as Stephanie Perkins novels. I like how she is a blogger as it is relatable in more ways than you think. Anyway, so far it has been an easy read after lots of intense, heart-wrenching and twisting novels and I’m glad that I’m reading this light and easy novel. Here is a short teaser:
“Until I take a final step towards the centre of the stage and the whole world seems to tilt on its axis. Only it isn’t the world that’s tilting- it’s me,”
– Zoe Sugg, Girl Online
Have you read Girl Online? What did you think of it- tell me below?
Yesterday I finished reading What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler and it is so good! It’s a different novel that provides readers with the starking consequences of the current teen society. There will be more to come in the review, which will probably come out tomorrow! I was thinking that I’ll probably kick start my Instagram back up again because it has been seriously neglected. Maybe I might even start a Youtube channel- Who Knows? Basically, I want to make my blog a lot more professional by the end of the month! (New Years Resolution 🙂 )
Are any of you guys doing anything exciting for your blog? I would love to check it out!
Well, this has been a long post for a simple Teaser Tuesdays, I’ll talk to you soon!
It’s Teaser Tuesdays again and I’m so excited to share with you the novel I’m currently reading. Teaser Tuesdays is where I show you the novel I’m currently reading, every Tuesdays and I’ll tell you my thoughts so far!
I’m currently reading:
The Kiss Of Deception by Mary E. Pearson! I’ve heard so much about this novel and I thought it was about time to read it. It’s part of a series titled, The Remnant Chronicles. Its beautifully written and is one of those novels where the main character lives in an alternate universe with kingdoms, magic and hierarchy. I only just started but I’m so excited to get into it, I have high hopes! Also, I hate to judge a book by its cover but the cover is so pretty!
“A soldier with a sugar-coated tongue and an angelic face, but a heart as black as night,”
– Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception
What are you currently reading? Have you read The Kiss Of Deception? Don’t forget tonight is the release of The Shadowhunters TV Show! I can’t wait to watch it and there will most likely be a #mythoughts on the show!
If you didn’t see my last Teaser Tuesdays post, I am going to do this little feature on my blog every week! Basically, every Tuesday I will share with you the novel I am currently reading, give you a short teaser and tell you some of my thoughts on the novel!
I am currently reading Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher!
This is my second attempt at reading this novel as my last attempt didn’t go so well due to the fact that it was due back at my library! 🙂 I am currently nearly done with this novel- I only have five more pages left. Here is a little snippet from the contemporary:
“But to stop it, I felt like I had been out of control for so long that whatever I did hardly mattered anymore.
” And I couldn’t stand it anymore I wanted the world to stop…to end,”
– Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why
I have enjoyed reading Thirteen Reasons Why but I was slightly disappointed (I’ll tell you why in my review 🙂 ) Jay Asher has executed the theme of suicide and the notion of the Snowball effect well but there is are still a little flaws that didn’t live up to its hype! Anyway, I’ll explain more in my review, which will be coming up very soon!
Thank you guys so much! P.S: Who else is counting down the days til the release of The Shadowhunters TV Show? YES! (It’s 6 days 🙂 )
Sadly, Christmas is ending but before it completely comes to a close, I was tagged by Calliope at The Book Goddess! You should definitely check out her blog because she is the sweetest person and her posts are great! (Thank you so much for tagging me, Calliope). For this tag you have to match a book or series to one of the lines in the famous Christmas carol, “12 Days of Christmas” and then I must tag five other book bloggers. Let’s begin with the first line:
“On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me- a Partridge in a pear tree.” The Partridge stood alone in the pear tree, what is your favourite stand-alone: This is extremely hard because, I have so many favourites! However, one of my most favourite stand-alone is All The Bright Places by Jennifer Nirven!
“On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me- two turtle doves,” Love is in the air, who is your one true pairing? At the moment, I am currently re-reading Lux. It isn’t a surprise my one true pairing at the moment is… Kat and Daemon from the Lux Saga by Jennifer L. Armentrout!
“On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me- three French hens,” In the spirit of threes, what is your favourite trilogy? I love trilogies because they tend to not drag along and are usually written so well but my favourite trilogy, without a doubt will have to be The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare!
“On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me- four calling birds,” Series usually consists of four or more books, what is your favourite series? You mean a series other than Lux? Hahaha, just joking! Other than Lux my favourite series would have to be Heroes of Olympus or maybe The Mortal Instruments! I can’t decide!
“On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me- five golden rings,” One ring to rule them all, who is your favourite villain/antagonist?
I tend to hate all villains, but I do love Khalid in Wrath and The Dawn. Despite the fact that he is confusingly a “good guy”, he is also partly a villain and he is my favourite villain
“On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me- six geese a laying,” Creation is a beautiful thing, what is your favourite world? The Darkest Minds, has such an intricate world and even if I haven’t finished the series yet, I love how much detail Alexandra Bracken put into this book!
“On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me- seven swans a swimming,” Who needs seven swans when it only takes one animal to make a great sidekick, Who’s your favourite animal sidekick? Does Grover count as an animal sidekick? Grover from The Percy Jackson and The Olympians series is one of the first animal sidekicks that pop into my head! “On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me- eight maids a milking,” Milk is so 18th century, which books or series take food to a whole new level?
This is such a weird one, I haven’t read a book that solely focussed on food but I’ll choose a novel which includes a food in the title- L.A Candy!
“On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me- nine ladies dancing,” These ladies must be great at dancing, who is your favourite female lead? Rose Hathaway from The Vampire Academy series will always be one of my favourite female leads because as I have mentioned many times before, Rose is so loyal and courageous and I honestly look up to her!
“On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me- ten lords a leaping,” How about your favourite leading lord (male)?
Now, this is getting way too hard! My favourite leading male would have to be Daemon Black and Will Herondale. I don’t really think an explanation is needed, if you have read the two series that they are from but if you haven’t I can tell you now that they are both descriptions of perfect boys! 🙂
“On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me- eleven pipes pipping,” What is your favourite book, with a major musical influence? Toxic by Rachel Van Dyken has a music theme within the novel and despite, the bad writing the story within it had a sad storyline and I really enjoyed reading this novel!
“On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me- twelve drummers drumming,” Drum roll please, what is your favourite read this year? Please don’t make me choose!!!! 🙂 However, I did just finish Oblivion a few days ago and can I get a “Hallelujah!” for this novel because I absolutely loved it!
Here are the five bloggers I nominate: L.A Book Dreamer The Ambivert 123 A Fangirl’s Opinion Books and Cleverness Sunshine Craver
Thanks guys! That’s all for the tag! I hope you all had a great Christmas and have a great new year!
I have been nominated by Beatrice from Beatrice Learns To Read to do the Sisterhood of The World Bloggers’ Award! Her blog is honestly amazing; it looks professional 🙂 and it is all about books! I have been nominate a few times for this award but I decided to do Beatrice’s set of questions! For The Sisterhood of The World Bloggers’ Award, you first have to answer a set of ten questions from the person who nominated you, nominate ten other bloggers and give them a set of ten questions.
Which 2 characters from 2 different books would you would like to see in one book?
This is a hard one… I recently finished Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray and I would love to see Marguerite meet someone like June from the Legend Trilogy. Their characters are fairly similar and I would love to read about an adventure where their worlds and characters clash together.
What is your bookish pet peeve?
Bending the spine, even though at times I can be guilty of this (Only By Accident ! 🙂 ), there is nothing more I hate than seeing the spine of the book cracked. It’s like watching a perfectly polished windowpane get cracked straight through the middle!
Which book would you want to have a different ending? Why?
I am guessing the universal answer to this question would be Allegiant because *SPOILER* why would you ever kill the main character of the book when the whole story was practically based on her life and how she was meant to survive through this dystopian world. However, if I was to chose to change the ending of another book it would have to be Blood of Olympus. Don’t get me wrong, it was a good ending but I needed more. I wanted to know what happened next and some characters didn’t get a proper ending. I was really disappointed.
If you were to write a book based on your life, in what genre would it be?
Can it please be fantasy romance? I just want an amazing and thrilling story like Katy’s (Lux Series) or Rose’s (Vampire Academy). It can come complete with an adventure of a lifetime, true love and a myriad of experiences.
Shortest time you’ve finished a book.
Well, it kind of depends because I’ve read heaps of books in a day but they all have different lengths. I guess the shortest time I’ve finished a book is a day!
Longest time you’ve finished a book.
One month. *Cringe* That is because I was getting really bored of the story and it was *cough* Harry Potter *cough*. Lately, I have been taking a longer time to read books because I guess I haven’t really had the chance to sit down and read for continuous hours.
Describe your blog in 5 words.
Bright, Fun, Exciting, Bookalicious and Bubbly ( Well, at least I hope its all these things :))
Who’s your spirit animal in the fictional world?
I’m guessing this means a fictional animal. For this I would have to go with an angel. I know angels aren’t exactly an animal but they are a super natural creature right? Close enough! Who wouldn’t want to be an angel?
What is something you’ve learned from blogging?
I have actually learnt so much from blogging. I have learnt a lot about targeting articles to an online audience, how to use an online website-building platform and how to write blog posts. I believe my writing had improved because of blog writing and I have met many people along the way. It has given me opportunities I would never have been able to receive.
Is there anything you want to change in the blogging community?
No, absolutely not. Other than the fact that I wish all websites were free and the fact that I wish that I had more time to upload things, I actually wouldn’t change anything. I love how diverse book-blogging can be. No two blogs are the same and every blogger is unique.
Ten-Questions For My Nominees:
1) What are you currently reading and out of ten, how good is the book so far?
2) As the year is almost coming to a close (TWO MORE MONTHS!!!), what has been one of the biggest achievements this year?
3) How many books have you read so far this year?
4) Create a book acrostic poem for your name (Think of a title of a book for every letter of your name?
5) If you could chose three books, (not series 🙂 ) to take on a stranded island, which books would you chose?
6) What is your most favourite under-hyped series or novel?
7) If you had to lock yourself up in an empty room for a whole day, which book character would you lock yourself up with?
8) What are you most excited about for Christmas (I know its early :))?
9) If you could be an illustrator, author, editor or book reviewer- which one out of the four would you chose?
10) List the first song you think of and pair it with a book that reminds you of the song!
That’s all! Once again thank you so much to Beatrice for nominating me and if you still haven’t checked out her blog, go check it out right now!
I haven’t done a tag in ages and I found this super fun tag on Analee’s blog; Book Snacks, which you should definitely go and check out! She tagged me in this tag and I decided to have a go at it! So, let’s get started:
1) Find A Book For Each Of Your Initials: Well, my initials are A and L:
“A” for Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
“L” for Legend by Marie Lu
2) Count Your Age Along Your Book Shelf: What Book Is It? If I count my age along my bookshelf we land right on:
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick!!! Who doesn’t like the Hush Hush series?
3) Pick a book that represents a destination you would like to travel to? If you have been following my other tags you would know that I desperately want to travel to London and what inspired me to choose London is The Infernal Devices, which is the exact book I am choosing for this question:
5) Pick A Book That Is Your Favourite Color My favorite color is aqua blue and green. The book with the color that catches my eye is:
Isla and The Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins!
6) Which book do you have the fondest memory of? That will be The Percy Jackson and The Olympians series! I practically grew up with this series and whenever I see it in the bookstore a wave of nostalgia and amazing memories all come rushing at me!
7) Which book did you have the most difficulty reading? That would have to be Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas; I just couldn’t do it. Everytime I tried to pick up the book and read it, it would drag on for way too long and it was awfully boring. I never ended up finishing the first book, which I rarely do.
8) Which book in your TBR pile will you give you the biggest sense of achievement? I am currently reading Pride and Prejudice, which will be a huge achievement for me when I am done with the novel. I also have two other classics on my tbr; A Tale of Two Cities and To Kill A Mockingbird. If I finish all three of these novels that are on my TBR I will definitely feel accomplished.
This is another fun little tag, that seemed like a lot of fun and I decided to try it out! I was nominated by The Lit Mermaid to do this tag (Thank you so much!) and if you haven’t checked her blog out you are seriously missing out because it is a truly amazing blog, that you won’t regret checking out!
For this tag you have to choose five of your most used or recent emojis and pair them up with a book:
Heart = The Infernal Devices If you have been on my blog a lot, you would know that I love the red heart emoji and so it mustn’t be a surprise that my most used emoji is a heart. I decided to pair up my favorite series to my favorite emoji and that series will have to be The Infernal Devices. I absolutely love this series and I swear I use this series for every tag, but that doesn’t matter because this series deserve lots of praise!
Laughing Crying = Lux This is another popular books in my tag posts but I can’t help that I love this book so much. This books always makes me laugh so hard that I could probably start crying and so, it is a perfect fit for one of my favorite emojis! This book has so many jokes and witty lines that I guarantee will crack someone, even if they don’t laugh a lot!
Heart-Eyed Emoji = Angelfall
I recently finished the Angelfall series and it was so good! I really needed your typical cliche “angelic fantasy” and this book really delivered that to me! The heart-eyes really convey my feelings and emotions about this book. Raffe. Raffe deserves all the heart-eyed emojis I can give! I highly recommend this book, if you are hesitant to pick it up because it seriously won’t disappoint! A review will be coming soon!
Hysterically-Crying Emoji = Eleanor and Park This book deserves a crying emoji because I cried an awful lot for this book. I am a sensitive person and have a list of books, which made me cry. This book really stood out to me because I vividly remember using tissue after tissue, once I finished this book. If you are looking for a book that will make you cry… a lot, you need to pick up this book because you will cry a river as big as the Nile!
Heart Kissy Face = Anna and The French Kiss Whenever someone mentions Anna and The French Kiss, the first thing I think of is romance and Paris. The heart-kissy face definitely has this young, parisian romance vibe, which is why I chose Anna and The French Kiss. All Stephanie Perkin’s novels are reminiscent and they leave you with this longing for a love-story as perfect as the ones she writes. Anna and The French Kiss, by far, is my favorite and if you haven’t read this, don’t be fooled by the name, it is a perfect read for contemporary enthusiasts!
That’s all for this Emoji Tag! I know I haven’t been posting a lot of reviews and I lot will be coming up in the future and a “currently-reading” post! What is your favorite emoji and what is a book that remind you of that emoji?
This is a post for the Blogger Recognition Award, I haven’t done an award in ages and so I decided to do one today! I would like to give a big thank you to The Sparkly Reader and Giselle at Hardwork Boulevard! Definitely check out their blog because they post super awesome things and are the nicest bloggers around! The original blog award was created by the book blog, Edge of Night!
Here is what you need to do: Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to! Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post and link your post to Edge of Night.
How Did My Blog Start? I started my blog because I loved watching other people talk and write about books and if you know me personally, you would know how much I love talking about my books. I really wanted to spread the love of reading and how much reading has inspired me, which is why I decided to start a blog. My friend started a blog about half a year before me and it’s called Artemis Skadi. You might have seen her around on my blog! She kind of inspired me to write my own blog, as well, as she used to tell me how much fun it was. I certainly do not regret it and I love blogging. I can’t imagine myself not blogging! It has been a crazy adventure and it has only been less than year.
Two Pieces of Advice To New Bloggers 1) BE YOURSELF!
This may sound super cheesy but whatever you write just be yourself in your writing. Write like how you would talk because it’s your voice that makes you unique. It’s your writing, quirkiness and craziness that makes people want to follow you! Write about what you want because it’s your blog and you are entitled to your own opinion!
2) Meet other bloggers and have fun!!! You aren’t the only one blogging, step out of your comfort zone and try to make an effort to meet and check out other blogs. HAVE FUN, is an important one because if you think blogging is homework then that isn’t blogging. You should be proud of your achievement no matter how small or how big the accomplishment is!
What is one piece of blogging advice you have? Comment below!
This is the final post for the 3 Days, 3 Quotes series! Today’s quote is from the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before duo-logy by Jenny Han!
“When someone’s been gone a long time, at first you save up all the things you want to tell them. You try to keep track of everything in your head. But it’s like trying to hold on to a fistful of sand: all the little bits slip out of your hands, and then you’re just clutching air and grit.”
Like yesterday’s quote, I really like this quote because of how true it is and how beautifully written it is. I love these two books and may have a review for the the two books soon!
So, I am back for a second post for 3 Days, 3 Quotes and today for my quote of the day, my quote will be:
“Sometimes day and night reverse. Sometimes up goes down and down goes up, and love turns into hate, and the things you counted on get washed out from under your feet, leaving you pedaling in the air. Sometimes people stop loving you. And that’s the kind of darkness that never gets fixed, no matter how many moons rise again, filling the sky with a weak approximation of light.” ~ Lauren Oliver
I really like this quote because it is so true. Even though, it is really dark it has a lot of depth and it is really true representation of life. Lauren Oliver’s writing is truly beautiful and genuine, which is why I love her quotes so much. This one is from her new novel, Vanishing Girls, which I recently read and love! I highly recommend it.