The Dream Interview


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dsc_0267_fotorI think it is every fangirl/fanboy’s dream to interview their favourite author or book character.  If you are anything like me who lives far far away from any famous young adult authors, you would know the pain of wanting to meet and interview authors. One day will come where I get to meet my favourite authors and go to a book festival but for now,I just have to dream… To spice things up this week, I decided to share with you, my take on the perfect interview panel with five book characters and authors and a burning question I have for each of them! I also decided to tag some people down below to share their dream panel of authors and book characters!

feyre from sarah j. maas’ a court of thorns and roses

If you have read this amazing series you would also be dying to meet Feyre! She is a girl who isn’t afraid to stand up and do what she loves, which is why I respect and admire her character so much. The depth to her characters makes Feyre seem so realistic. I want to ask her everything from Tamlin to Rhysand to her family! I can’t wait to read the rest of this series!

question: Describe what the night court feels and looks like?

anna from anna and the french kiss

I adore Stephanie Perkins’ novels and Anna and The French Kiss is definitely my favourite, I love how each story is cute and cheesy but the story lines and the characters are so fresh and unique! Anna’s character is one of the most relatable ones out of all of them and I would love to interview her character.

question: What is one tip you have for meeting friends and settling in when you are studying abroad?

khalid from the wrath and the dawn

If you haven’t read The Wrath and The Dawn, I do not know what you are doing because it is one of my favourite duologies! I know it is based on a classic that I have yet to read but each character in the series has so much depth and magic. Khalid is one of my favourite characters in the series because he has so much depth!

question: What does it feel like to live with a curse like the on you had?

dsc_0208_fotorjenny han, author of to all the boys i’ve loved before

I WOULD LOVE TO INTERVIEW JENNY HAN! I love the way Jenny Han represents Asian characters in young-adult novels, as an Asian, I feel under-represented in the YA genre but almost all of Jenny Han’s stories and novels has an Asian character who is lovable and so relatable! That’s why she is one of my favourite authors.

question: Do you have any insider secrets about your new book, Always and Forever, Lara Jean?

cassandra clare, author of the shadowhunter chronicles

I would never go through a favourite authors post without talking about Cassandra Clare which is why I would be more than honoured to receive the chance to meet and interview her in a panel! Her novels are the ones that caused my love of reading! I have a never ending list of questions (*grabs scroll of paper with interview questions and rolls it out*)

question: Which character was the best to write about?

So this was my dream panel of authors and book characters! I would love to interview these authors one day and I am dying to tick it off my bucket list! Eventbrite, which is one of the largest ticketing platforms, recently reached out to me to write this post. Thank you guys! 🙂  If you ever need help with organizing conferences or finding other conferences check out their page here!

what is your dream panel of authors and book characters?

I tag these bloggers to share their dream interview panel:

Rae Anne @ LavenderProse
Maddie @PolaroidBooks
Alyssa @Alyssaisreading



My Life In Books Tag!

Hey guys!

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.

Here are 10 bloggers I nominate but feel free to do the tag, if you would like!
The Impossible Girl Blog
Dear World…
The Bookish Khaleesi
The Lit Mermaid
Just One More Page
Stephanie’s Book Review
Enthralling Dimple
Meghan Murphy
Student By Day, Reader By Night


Top Five Contemporaries!

Yes, it is another one of my top five posts and today I have my top five contemporaries that I absolutely adore! By the way, these aren’t in order because I can never decide which ones are my favorite! What is your favorite contemporary? Comment below!

1. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
By far this has been my favorite contemporary since I first read it ages ago when I was in my first-stages of becoming a bookie. I love how this novel explores themes that are so hard to find in not just contemporaries but any young-adult book. I loved how it is set in a retro America and I love how realistic the novel is. It doesn’t sugar coat our society, our people and love. Even though the ending is *cough* tragic *cough*  I love how it isn’t your typical “happily ever after” story!

2. Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
More like the cutest novel on this universe, I absolutely loved this book. It had everything needed for a perfect contemporary- a cute boy, a city of love and a relatable main-character. The writing is perfect and it leaves you aching for an amazing love story like Anna’s and Isla’s and Lola’s. I love how at the end of each of her novels it ends in a cute and satisfying way! CAN SOMEONE PLEASE FIND ME A ST. CLAIR?????

3. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
This book is one of my most loved books on my shelf! It is filled to the brim with your typical teenage drama and is told by a girl, who was relatable in ways that is different to your normal relatable girl. I really don’t know what it is about this novel that stands out. However, I absolutely love how page-turning this book is! Every scene is tension film it keeps you wanting more and more. It is a really different contemporary romance that gets you sucked into a love story that everyone will enjoy reading!

4. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Similar to the way To All The Boy’s I’ve Loved Before left me feeling, I love finishing a good book that leaves you warm on the inside. Saint Anything definitely did that for me. The romance was really cute but not over the top cute and the main character was not cliche. She had a lot of depth to her that is not often found in contemporary romances. She had her problems and I loved watching her grow into a person that was a better her.

5. All The Bright Places by Jennifer Nirven
Similar to Eleanor and Park, it is a more realistic and truthful contemporary that really explores the dark side to a teenager’s mind. I love how it is a cross between Eleanor and Park and The Fault In Our Stars. However, it is still vastly different and unique to the two novels. I loved the themes this novel explores and it really made me feel feelings that I never usually feel. I cried so much by the end and I highly recommend it!

These are my top five contemporaries! What are some of yours?



Review: Bright Before Sunrise by Tiffany Schmidt

Title: Bright Before Sunrise
Author: Tiffany Schmidt Release
Date: May 2015
Retail Price: $15.99
Overall Rating: 7/10
Genre: Contemporary and Romance

Bright Before Sunrise is Tiffany Schmidt’s latest contemporary, romance novel. It is a light novel that will appeal to all young-adult readers. Filled with cute romantic scenes, Tiffany Schmidt brings a adorably cute young-adult romance that will cause all readers to suspend our belief in fate. If you are craving Stephanie Perkins or Jennifer E. Smith, this book is definitely right for you. Tiffany Schmidt’s Bright Before Sunrise follows the story of two completely different teenagers but, one night, changes it all for them.

Brighton, a charismatic and cheerful, is popular and is known for her kind, optimistic personality. However, behind all that she has a driving motivation to continue her father’s legacy. On the other hand, Jonah Prentiss is the new kid in town and is uncomfortable with the new setting and is not fitting in well. One night, Brighton and Jonah bump into each other and their romance story unfolds through both perspectives, in just a few hours.

Bright Before Sunrise by Tiffany Schmidt is a perfect novel for romance and contemporary enthusiasts. Follow Brighton and Jonah’s love story, that every girl dreams and longs for. Pre-order it in your local bookstore, before it comes out!

*Warning: Spoilers ahead for Bright Before Sunrise by Tiffany Schmidt*
I really enjoyed this book and it was a great novel to read right before you go to bed. I felt like I was reading a disney story but it wasn’t childish at all. It was a really light read, which is why I rated it a 7 as my reading preferences are heavy novels :). I just came out of many Jennifer L. Armentrout books, such as, the Covenant series and after reading this I was a lot more content. I loved the storyline because I think love stories about fate are the best kind.
I loved how both characters, were described in a lot of depth because that way we got to find out more about their background and true personality. Brighton was considered a “goody-two shoes” but we find out it is because she wants to make those around her proud of her. She is a very relatable character because a character like Brighton is not often used in contemporary novels. She is an all-rounder and everyone treats her like a fine-specimen when she really isn’t. It was really enjoyable to read from her point-of view and to see how she slowly stepped out of her comfort zone.
Jonah is a really low-key guy but we find out about his girlfriend, Carly and his past school life. I had mixed feeling about Jonah because, at first, he seemed so cruel to his family and to Brighton but I could slightly understand where he was coming from. We first meet him in class where he is cutting off everyone, which was something that really annoyed me about him. He wouldn’t bother to take the effort to meet new people. It is a theme that is explored often throughout the novel and we can see both character coming out of there shell.
After introducing the characters, Brighton is then asked by Jonah’s mother to take care of Jonah’s step sister. Brighton, of course, agrees and through that you can see how she makes decisions, which are to benefit others instead of herself. At the same time, Jonah breaks up with his girlfriend, Carly, who I really disliked as she didn’t even give Jonah time to explain himself. Then Jonah whips Brighton to a party where they bump into Carly, who is fuming. Brighton discovers that Jonah took her to the party only to make Carly jealous and she leaves bitterly but before she goes Jonah stops her and their journey begins.
I loved the part when Jonah dares Brighton to go in the sprinklers, after that they learn more about each other. I also loved it when Jonah kept nursing Brighton because from there you could tell how much he cared about her. It was a really fun read as I loved watching their love story unfold but it felt a bit like a fling instead of a real romance. I would of loved it if we found out that they continued to be together by the end of it.
Overall, I really enjoyed it and I recommend it if you loved Stephanie Perkins and Jennifer E. Smith! Thank you Bloomsbury for sending me this!