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Rant about a Character: Tamlin from A Court of Thorns and Roses

So still in my continuing efforts to bring content to blog, I want to write a whole post about a certain character that used to like but now just really want to throw him into a river.

Tamlin from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.

Breathes in Breathe out.

The fandom is at odds with his character cause at first he seem like the typical love interest but as the series goes on , it’s apparent that he’s not as loving or charming as the fandom thought he was. Some people picked it up from the get go and that’s fine. Some people like me loved his character in the first book, started to dislike his character in book two, felt like he need to tone the salt down in book 3 and really need to get off his ass and do something in the novellas.

I have been trying to write this for a couple of weeks cause I trying to figure out what angle I wanted to go with it. Did I wanted to break down what he did, did I want to break down how people kind of brush what he did by saying ” I don’t condone with he did but” or the famous one ” I feel bad for Tamlin” or just me completely getting my feelings out for a character that I used to like but now just feel like saying ” boy bye” or just roll my eyes every time he’s mention in FB ACOTAR group I’m in. I think this rant is going to be a combo of all those things but mostly I how I felt about him as in each book including ACOFAS. I think this is also going to include rants I have written in the past about certain parts.

So lets see where this goes. Warrning. This is super long. Like I didn’t know I could type this much. I guess it shows you how I feel about him.

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1 Star · DNF · Netgalley Books · Struggle Read

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

35917072Summary: Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy.

Review

You can also read it on my GR. 

DNF @33% One Star

I don’t think I’m going back to this at all.

Life is too short to try and read a book that you been struggling to read since March. Actually before then cause I had the arc of it and struggle with it then.

It’s good concept but instead of feeling like a story with the basics being the Orisha/ Yoruba mythology ( which I want to know more about myself), it feel like if Avatar the Last Airbender/ The Legend of Korra was based in African culture instead of Asian,Nomadic and Island/Pacfic culture.

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Rant about a Character: Tamlin from A Court of Thorns and Roses

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So still in my continuing efforts to bring content to blog, I want to write a whole post about a certain character that used to like but now just really want to throw him into a river.

Tamlin from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.

Breathes in Breathe out.

The fandom is at odds with his character cause at first he seem like the typical love interest but as the series goes on , it’s apparent that he’s not as loving or charming as the fandom thought he was. Some people picked it up from the get go and that’s fine. Some people like me loved his character in the first book, started to dislike his character in book two, felt like he need to tone the salt down in book 3 and really need to get off his ass and do something in the novellas.

I…

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Feature Post: “It’s only fiction! It’s not real!” and I don’t understand the appeal of Bad Boys / Villains.

So in my effort to bring my blog back from the depths of a four months hiatus, I’m going to be doing mini rants like I used to.

So this one will contain two topics that been on my mind for a while.

One thing that grip by gears is how people use the excuse of It’s only fiction when people have a problem of certain characters doing problematic things in the narrative. For example if a character is an abusive and manipulative some people have a huge problem with it some people will scream ” Oh It’s only fiction! It’s not real!” which to me invalidate that person feelings about that character cause they may know someone who is just like that and doesn’t feel comfortable. Which also feels like an excuse for that character actions since it’s takes place in the fictional or fantasy world and not in real life. I have a real big problem with this cause the majority of things that happen in books( any social commentary from economic, political, to physical, mental, emotional and sexual abuse) the author probably got inspiration from events that happen in real life.  They probably got inspiration from people who been through it or they been through it themselves. I know for fact a lot of authors take inspiration from their family members or people they know and put them in their books. So you can’t say ” Oh this is just fiction. It’s not real.” when a character is abusive to another character because that can happen in real life.  Sure things like using magic to lock a person in a house or any other fantasy accept can’t happen in real life but locking a person in a house and telling them it’s for their own good can happen.  Gaslighting a person to thinking it’s their fault in a certain situation can happen but using magical powers in order to do can’t. These things can happen and it’s a complete disregard to a person who may be through it or know someone who has been through it and feels uncomfortable with for  a person who just say ” Oh It’s not real.” . Yes I do feel like social commentary of those situation can become very extreme which it  very heated argument come from it but it still needs to be discussed.  So if a person feels a certain type of way about character actions and felt like their actions shouldn’t be excuse , it’s not ok to say  ” Oh it’s only fiction!” in my opinion. It’s not only disregard to the person feelings but the author putting real life situation and putting a magical or fantasy spin to it.

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Top Five Wednesday

Top Five Wednesday : Favorite Friend Groups aka Squads Goals

This weeks Top Five Wednesday is Favorite Friend Groups aka Squads.   Lets get to it.

  1. The Inner Senshi Team from Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi. ( Usagi Tsukino, Rei Hino,Ami Mizuno,Makoto Kino, and Minako Aino)<strong>Cover of KC volume 3</strong><br/> Media: Color ink. Paper: Rough BB Kent.<p>“It’s very unusual for me to paint a green background. Aside from that, I increased the amount of color, and the coloring started to be similar. So for me, this is a color picture I’m resigned to.”</p>

 

 

2. The Golden and Sliver Trios from Harry Potter by J.K Rowling. ( Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Wesley ( Golden), Ginny Wesley, Luna Lovegood,and Neville Longbottom ( Sliver) )

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3. The Inner Circle aka Night Court Squad from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas. ( Feyre Archeron, Rhysand, Mor, Amren, Cassian, and Azriel)

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4.  The Rampion Crew from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer ( Linh Cinder, Scarlet Benoit, Cress Darnel , Winter Hayle , Iko, Emperor Kaito, Ze’ev “Wolf” Kesley , Carswell Thorne , and Jacin Clay)

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5. The Dregs from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo ( Kaz Brekker, Inej Ghafa, Nina Zenik, Jesper Fahey,Wylan Van Eck, and Matthias Helvar )

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There you go!

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20 Questions Book Tag!

I’m in a desperate need of finding some more content of for my blog. So I google book tags and I find this one on GR.! 

1. How many books is too many books in a book series? 10 plus
2. How do you feel about cliffhangers? I think it depends of what the cliffhanger is. If it’s someone death than no.
3. Hardcopy or paperback? Both and E-books
4. Favorite book? Animal Farm
5. Least favorite book? Can’t think of one right now.
6. Love triangles, yes or no?  Hell No
7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish? The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen
8. A book you’re currently reading? Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
9. Last book you recommended to someone? Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton 🙂
10. Oldest book you’ve read? (Publication date) Julius Ceaser by Shakespeare ( 1599)
11. Newest book you’ve read? (Publication date) Pride by Iti Zoboi ( 2018)
12. Favorite author? Naoko Takeuchi, Sarah J, Maas, J.K Rowling, Marissa Myer
13. Buying books or borrowing books? Buying
14. A book you dislike that everyone else seem to love? To Kill a Kingdomby Alexandra Christo
15. Bookmarks or dog-ears? Bookmarks
16. A book you can always reread? A Court of Mist and Fury
17. Can you read while hearing music? YES!
18. One POV or multiple POV’s? (POV’s = Point of views) 3rd POV
19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days? over days
20. Who do you tag?  Anyone can do this!

Top Five Wednesday

Top Five Wednesday: Freebie

I haven’t done one of these in a while! Since the topic of the week was Freebie I decide to choose one of the topics from last month.

Best Books You’ve Read So Far in 2018

  1. Pride by Ibi Zoboi

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2. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

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3. Moonglow by  Kristen Callihan

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4. A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

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5. The Opposite of Innocent by Sonya Sones

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Honestly since I only read 10 books this year. ( Yeah this has been a very slow year for me) I’m shock I liked half of them. lol

 

Badass Protags · Four Stars

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1)Summary: Months after the explosive events in A Court of Wings and Ruin, Feyre, Rhys, and their companions are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated–scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.

Review

You can also read it on my GR!

Spoilers

4 stars

Actually that was better than ACOWAR but no way as near as good as ACOMAF. Honestly, I don’t think SJM can top herself when it comes to ACOMAF. Maybe with Nesta/Cassian upcoming book but I’ll get into that later. lol To me this novella give us things that we were missing in ACOWAR, Granted ACoWAR was a 700 page monster dealing with a war they were trying to prevent but the ending didn’t feel compete to me. It didn’t turn the series over from Feyre/ Rhys’ hands to other amazing character hands. ACOFAS did exactly that and so much more. I will tell you this. ACOFAS was honestly the make/break for me. I was going to either stay with the series and read the other three books or cut my loses and part ways with the series. Needless to say after a very rocky start,I decide to stay with the series for reasons. lol

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Pride by by Ibi Zoboi

Image result for PrideSummary: Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable.

When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially can’t stand the judgmental and arrogant Darius. Yet as Zuri and Darius are forced to find common ground, their initial dislike shifts into an unexpected understanding.

But with four wild sisters pulling her in different directions, cute boy Warren vying for her attention, and college applications hovering on the horizon, Zuri fights to find her place in Bushwick’s changing landscape, or lose it all.

Review

You can also read it on my GR!

Expected Pub Date: September 18th 2018 

 I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Five Stars!!

Before I finally write this review of this wonderful book before it comes out ( while juggling my memory since it’s been four months since I read it while being sick)I have a confession to make.

Confession : I never read Pride and Prejudice. I have been meaning too cause I have like this nice annoted paperback version of it that my sister bough for me in high school for my Lit class but we never did. We just ending up watching the Keira Knightley version which I told my whole class what was going on.  I mean when you have a sister who loves Jane Austen   and was exposed to other versions early. lol

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Would You Rather Book Tag

I found this tag on thebookishchicks blog and though it would be fun!

1. Rather read only a series or stand-alone books? I like both but stand alones are better especially if I’m very late  series and it already have like 5 plus books in the series.  I don’t have time to try and catch up. lol
2. Rather read a book whose main character is male or female? Both
3. Rather shop only at Barnes & Noble (or other actual bookstore) or Amazon? Both
4. Rather all books become movies or tv shows? Movies unless the book is over 500 pages and span more than 3 books. Then a t.v series would work better.

 

 5. Rather read 5 pages per day or read 5 books per week? I wish I could read 5 books a week….  I’ve be happy if I do get 5-10 pages in one setting with my job and home life. lol

 

 6. Rather be a professional book reviewer or an author? Book Reviewer I love critiquing and ranting to much. lol  I’ll let my sister be the author.

7.  Rather only read the same 20 books over and over or get to read a new book every 6 months?  Neither

 

8. Rather be a librarian or own a book store? Co- own a bookstore with my sister. 

 

9. Rather only read your favorite genre or your favorite author?  Read Beauty and the Beast retelling all day. lol 
10. Rather only read physical books or eBooks? Both but I love Audio-books as well! 
Anyone else can  do it as well!