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Alright, when I first heard about this, I was like, "hell yes. A tag that suits me in every single way." And I wasn't tagged. Oh well, I'm doing it anyway. I think blogging has really given me a thicker skin about the things I say but also made me more mindful about the effects of the things I say.
That being said, this tag is created for us bloggers to talk about the books that we may have liked/disliked while others felt the opposite. Going against the crowd used to be a scary thing. And I think that's all because the way we think others are going to judge us. A post by Mishma [+ friends] really brings some light onto that topic, if you want to read it. Loved that post!
Also, I didn't mean to, but some of these get quite ranty. Um, I guess it just happened? I am, after all, talking about the shit that bugs the crap out of me. Read at your own risk.
Also, you have NO IDEA how difficult this was for me. If a majority hates a book, the odds of me hating it are really high too. I am also a really picky reader [this year, for some reason] and the amount of four or five star books it's pathetic. Paper Towns was the ONLY book I could think of.
Alyssa, you cannot have BOTH of them. That makes no sense to me. How can you love one, say you'll spend the rest of your life with him [and do] but when he dies, go for the other guy? I know you might have a fear of being alone or whatever, but both these guys have feelings and in a real situation, I don't think any indecisive girl is worth the affection of two pretty wonderful guys. They can do better!
Also, it might be because of the way the "teams" were split up and the author was trying to make us all happy but I don't think the ending should've been done in a way where it sacrifices the tone. All through the first two books, we're like, "who's she gonna pick?" The whole "we're all winners!" attitude when dealing with two sides of the fandom seems wrong. I'm just saying - can you imagine being the one pining for the girl/guy? I don't know about you, but I wouldn't want a guy who will end up leaving me after I die for the next in line. Ugh.
And I know you might be like, "wtf Nova??????" with your many punctuation marks. To be fair, I have read quite a few fantasies this year alone but I don't reach for them. Without someone's recommendation, I probably won't read a fantasy on my own. For example, I won copies of all three Grisha books [by Leigh Bardugo] and they sat on my shelf for like a year, unread. I got a rec and read them all in one sitting. The same thing happened with ACOTAR. Won a copy and with the hype from the community, I read it. But books like Daughter of Smoke and Bone, which I own, are still unread. I never got a recommendation [personally] but they were cheap [8 bucks a hardcover] so I bought them.
Fantasy has never been my favorite. I don't know why. Maybe I'm too realistic for it, which probably isn't true because the past two fantasies I read were fabulous reads. I don't know - something about it just makes it not my first choice. Did you know that Penguin asked me if I wanted an ARC of The Wrath and the Dawn and I turned them down? I don't really regret it but I feel like it would've been interesting if I had accepted.
And what of the fantasies I make myself read? Well, The Sin Eater's Daughter was an example of such. I didn't get a rec, I just read it. And it got 0.5 stars. Whoops.
He reminds me of that guy from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody that Maddie had to go out with during the twin convention. If you watched that show
If you don't, here's an image.
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However, Movie Augustus, you just keep smiling because I do quite like your smile.
What I am happy about, though, is that it isn't about Ann's writing. I haven't read her most popular: Enclave, so after reading that, I'll make the final call. I'm hoping that one will be amazing.
Was that a lot to take in or what? And it's specific, no? The last part was sarcastic. Fine, maybe sometimes the friends won't get involved or one person will take the initiative to talk to the other but I've seen this plotline so many freaking times. Usually, it's in wattpad books but I have started to see it in published ones too!
First, if a guy and girl are in a compromising position and you spent 75% of the novel trying to make things work, why would you let something like this break all that trust you spent building? At least hear the guy out first! And THEN react.
Next, why is it that the guy has a perfect excuse each time. "She was coming onto me!" isn't good enough. The chances of a girl coming onto a taken guy with the guy not reacting is so slim. And if she was, you should use your brain and do something about it, not stand there gaping like a fish while the girl you love runs out crying. The hell, man?
Also, I read this one where the guy was like, "I smelled vanilla and I thought it was your body spray. The lights were out and when she started kissing me, I thought it was you!" BISH PLEASE. HOW DO YOU MISTAKE YOUR SUPPOSED "LOVE" FOR SOME RANDOM??? HUH HUH HUH???
*drop the mic*
I don't know. There's just something about vampires that really turns me off. I don't think they're sexy or even cool. They're just really fast and they suck blood. Also immortality. So what? Big whoop. But can they lick their own elbow? That is the question.
[I also have no interest in reading about angels so sorry Becca Fitzpatrick and Lauren Kate.]
I stopped watching the show entirely until half of the second season was out. I didn't realize that everyone on twitter was talking about it. So I gave it another chance, based on peoples' recs. I still didn't really like it but it was getting better. But holy shit, the second season will terrify you and it will make you love it.
This show takes risks. There are a lot of things that are cringe-worthy about the scenes [in terms of how graphic they are.] Plus, the female characterization is so strong and Octavia has the most impressive character arc in the story, in my opinion.
Now how does that compare with the book, hmm?? The book is a lot shorter than 2 seasons, each episode being 40 minutes. That being said, the characterization is going to be stunted and a lot less happens, ergo, the show is miles better.
[Haha, I used the word, ergo.]