OKAY, BUT WHY DO WE HATE BOOK-TO-MOVIE ADAPTATIONS, AGAIN??? // Let’s agree to disagree

Hey guys, today I’m coming at you with ANOTHER discussion! I feel like I never write discussion posts but, all of a sudden you’re getting three in a row??? (with more to come WHAT???)

I think in the book community we like to trash book-to-movie/tv adaptations but, I thought today I would talk to you guys about the pros and cons of book-to-screen adaptations because I happen to love them!

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THE PROS

  • Book-to-screen adaptations are a really easy way for non-readers to still experience the story.
  • It can be so much fun to see your faves on the big screen.
  • It’s really helpful for people like me who have trouble picturing the characters when reading.
  • They give us something to trash/talk about if it all goes badly
  • It’s a talking point – it gives us a way to connect with other readers
  • The movie can bring a lot of attention to the book, which is rarely a bad thing.
  • Watching the movie/show might convince someone to read the book!
  • Depending on the age group, it could be a family event – I often will take my youngest brother to the cinema and we will read the book together afterwards.

 

So, by the title, you guys can probably tell that I do actually enjoy book-to-screen adaptations! If you’ve been anywhere near the book community over the past few years, you will have realised that we tend to shame book adaptations and never talk about some of the good ones. And let’s face it, Percy Jackson was a good movie, it just wasn’t a good book-to-movie adaptation.

I personally, love adaptations for all the reasons I listed above. I find them really enjoyable and really helpful because I am not the most creative person and have a lot of trouble picturing characters and locations when I’m reading. Basically, my brain is lazy.

BOOK-TO-SCREEN ADAPTATIONS WORTH MORE HYPE

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THE CONS

  • They’re not always accurate (Percy Jackson, Shadowhunters)
  • You’re telling me that 20-something-year-old is playing a 15-year-old???
  • So many are made poorly
  • It either goes terribly or they turn a 300-page book into a trilogy because that makes sense!
  • There are often a lot of details that are missed out on, due to a limited amount of screen time.
  • Characters can be completely changed (think along the lines of Ginny Weasley)

 

So, as much as I love book-to-screen adaptations, even I can admit that some of them are pretty darn bad. I mean, I didn’t enjoy The Mortal Instruments but I do understand why so many fans of the books don’t enjoy the show! I mean, if Stalking Jack The Ripper came to life and it was terrible I would probably be crying and raging constantly.

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A POST IN WHICH I SHOW YOU EVERY BOOK I OWN AND HAVEN’T READ YET // I blame you, Emma

This post is entirely Emma’s fault, she pulled me in with her charm and her lists and now I’m here making lists and being a great deal happier. I hope you don’t mind, Emma, but I did use your book categories!

So, here it is guys, my official physical tbr, as of today, Tuesday the 25th of April. I am pretty excited to finally see all of my physical tbr in list form (you guys, I LOVE lists). I am hoping that I will use this as a motivator to really knock some of these books of my tbr by the end of the year. s you’ll see, this post is quite long but that’s only because I’ve included my kindle and audiobook tbrs. 

EDIT: I do plan on unhauling some of the books off of my physical tbr by the end of the year (which I have planned posts for) so I have not included them in this list, though if you’re curious as to what they are I’d be happy to tell you.

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Remember to click on the ‘X’ to go to the GoodReads pages, I will try to link to the editions that I own.

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JAKE ATLAS AND THE HUNT FOR THE FATHERED GOD | X

ICE WOLVES | X

NEVERMOOR | X

THE PIXAR THEORY | X

TALES FROM A TALL FOREST | X

NEVER SAY DIE | X

RESURRECTION | X

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MANSFIELD PARK | X

THE PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN | X

THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD | X

TREASURE ISLAND | X

TALE OF THE GREEK HEROES | X

HATCHET | X

HOLES | X

1984 | X

A TALE OF TWO CITIES | X

THE SECRET GARDEN | X

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ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE | X

THE MINIATURIST | X

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HOLDING THE MAN | X

THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU | X

FINDING AUDREY | X

MY NOT SO PERFECT LIFE | X

THE SUN AND HER FLOWERS | X

THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED | X

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HUNTED | X

NEVER NEVER | X

TIGER LILY | X

THE HAZEL WOOD | X

THUNDERHEAD | X

WE ARE THE ANTS | X

THE WISE MAN’S FEAR | X

A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS | X

WARBREAKER | X

ELANTRIS | X

WAY OF KINGS PART 1 & 2 | X

WORDS OF RADIANCE PART 1 & 2 | X

LUX: CONSEQUENCES | X

LUX: OPPOSITION | X

A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC | X

A GATHERING OF SHADOWS | X

ALL MY FRIENDS ARE SUPERHEROES | X

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UNEARTHED | X

THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANET | X

A CLOSED AND COMMON ORBIT | X

THE FIRST FIFTEEN LIVES OF HARRY AUGUST | X

THE SUDDEN APPEARANCE OF HOPE | X

SON | X

MESSENGER | X

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STALKING JACK THE RIPPER MASS MARKET PAPERBACK | X

MEDDLING KIDS | X

APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH | X

CELL | X

MR MURDER | X

NOS4R2 | X

MR MERCEDES | X

GERALD’S GAME | X

ROSE MADDER | X

MISERY | X

YOU | X

SLEEPING BEAUTIES | X

THE GOOD GIRL | X

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GIANT DAYS VOLUME 1 | X

ALEX RIDER: SKELETON KEY | X

ALEX RIDER: EAGLE STRIKE | X

ALEX RIDER: SCORPIA | X

WIRES & NERVE VOLUME 1 | X

ALEX + ADA VOLUME 2 | X

SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL VOLUME 0 | X

ROCKET RACCOON VOLUME 1 | X

ROCKET RACCOON VOLUME 2 | X

SCOOBY APOCALYPSE VOLUME 1 | X

NOVA: THE HUMAN ROCKET VOLUME 2 | X

SPIDER-GWEN VOLUME 1 | X

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THE FOXHOLE COURT | X

THE RAVEN KING | X

THE KING’S MEN | X

A DANCE WITH DRAGONS | X

BROODING YA HERO: BECOMING A MAIN CHARACTER | X

THE RED PYRAMID | X

THE THRONE OF FIRE | X

THE SERPENT’S SHADOW | X

CHILDREN OF THE KNIGHT | X

THE ROOK  | X

THE BLACK PRISM | X

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING | X

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ANNIE ON MY MIND | X

PERSUADING AUSTEN | X

CRAZY STUPID LOVE | X

JULIET TAKES A BREATH | X

JOYRIDE VOLUME 1 | X

PROJECT YOU | X

HELLO ME, IT’S YOU | X

THREE DARK CROWNS | X

THE CLOSED AND COMMON ORBIT | X

THE RULES OF BACKYARD CROQUET | X

LOST BOY, FOUND BOY | X

THE LOST FLOWERS OF ALICE HART | X

THE PERFECT MOTHER | X

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DO I NEED TO GO ON A BOOK BUYING BAN?
DO I HAVE ANY OF YOUR FAVOURITES ON MY LIST?

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THE WORLD DOESN’T STOP AND START WITH STATS???

Hey guys! Today I am done. Just, done stressing out about my blog statistics. In my opinion, my stats aren’t what they could be, but right now I am tired and just want to stop stressing out about my stats for once. 

So, because I am stressed out about my blog and all I have wanted to do lately is improve it and my stats, today I am going to talk about why I should stop stressing about it. 

If you want to know more about how WordPress statistics work, you should check out the support page here, it’s super helpful!

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VIEWS

Views can be important, especially when you’re talking to publishers, but generally, they don’t matter. To me views aren’t all that important, I usually don’t pay any attention my views number per month. How do I know that all my views aren’t just coming from the same 10 people? Are people actually reading my posts or just clicking in and out of my blog?

What’s the point in stressing about stats you really cannot do anything to improve?

VISITORS

 

So you got 1000+ views a few months ago but now you’re down to 300-400 a month. Crazy as it sounds, that’s a good thing – you have regulars, you’re famous!

Along with views, I typically don’t stress about my visitors stats per month or even per week. Sure, it’s nice to know that a bunch of people have said h to your blog that month. But, really, your visitors, along with your views will also help when you’re trying to request from publishers – it shows publishers that you have a frequent audience on your blog.

Though, if you are trying to improve your visitors and views stats then you should try Top 5 Wednesday or another meme like that because it’s easy to get people to look at those. If you also link them to the pages on GoodReads that could also help your views.

LIKES

 

Look at how many people like you! Don’t worry if the numbers are down, who cares about likes anyway? These stats are not indicative of how good a post was or how popular your month has been with your followers, that doesn’t mean you didn’t rock their bookish world. I rarely even look at my likes stats because honestly, so many people forget to even like a post anyway. What’s the point in stressing about a post that a bunch of people possibly did read – just didn’t remember or have time to like or comment on.

COMMENTS

I feel like comments are the stats people fret over the most – why? Well, how do you comment? If you comment back then half of them are from you anyway. You only had 90 last month but now you have 190, what did you do differently? Did you engage in some conversations? Plan a buddy read? Did you enjoy your new comment style or did you hate it? Did you write a post that engages your readers?

In the same way that likes often don’t show how popular a post was, comments don’t always do that either. Often people want to say something but are too shy or just don’t know how to say what they want to say so they might like and leave. Don’t worry about it, your blog is awesome and you’re probably killing the blogging game and making people super jealous!

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At the end of the day, your stats won’t define you – you define you. If you need stats to make your day better then you’re looking for happiness in all the wrong places. The world doesn’t start and end in stats so take a moment and enjoy your blog for what it is. Your blog.

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THE SECOND ANNUAL BOOK BLOGGER AWARDS // Spreading all the love!

Thank you to Avery & Malanie for nominating me, you guys made my day!! Avery nominated me for the Best Teen Blogger and Malanie nominated me for Best Genre Blogs in YA so thank you so much, guys!

I’ve only been blogging for just under two years, but I only really started taking it seriously in the last 6 months or so, so thank you to guys for nominating me, it means so much to me!

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The Annual Book Blogger Awards was created by Joce @ Write Through The Night. I’m really cutting my timing to the bone with my nominations, but you guys still have until April 30th to support your favourite bloggers by nominating them by writing your own blog post like I’ve done, or by commenting on Joce’s post (linked above). This is a wonderful way to support your favourite book bloggers so I hope you guys will consider going and nominating people!

You don’t have to have been nominated to nominate other!

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MY NOMINATIONS

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Best Teen blogger (13-19)

Kay @ Hammock of Books – I just discovered Kay and I already love her so of course, I had to nominate her!

Jamieson @ Jamishelves – Jamieson is a fellow Aussie blogger and she deserves all the love. She has a wonderful blog and has fantastic content on her blog and you should definitely check her out!

Best Adult Blogger (20+)

The Green Onion Blog – I have been following The Green Onion over the years and find their blog really different to most of the other bloggers I follow so of course, I had to nominate them!

Malanie @ MalanieLovesFiction – Malanie is a gem and we don’t deserve her.

Dana @ Dana and The Books – Dana’s blog is wonderful and total goals. Her blog looks fantastic and she writes really brilliant advice posts which are really interesting to read and very helpful.

Best Book Blogger From An Underrepresented/ Minority Group

Avery @ Red Rocket Panda – Avery’s blog is fantastic. Avery is Transmasculine/ Genderqueer and also has Fibromyalgia. Avery is one of the nicest bloggers I’ve ever had the pleasure to chat to and I hope you all check out his blog!

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Young Adult

Lia @ Lostinastory – I love Lia’s blog, she is one of my favourite bloggers and she is one of my go tos for ya recommendations!

Marie @ DrizzleandHurricaneBooks – I have been following Marie’s blog since the start of my blog and I regret nothing. Marie writes fantastic discussions and advice posts and writes fantastic YA reviews.

Middle Grade

I don’t think many of the bloggers I follow really read middle-grade, or at least if they do they don’t talk about it. But, I think I remember Kelly @ Kelly’s Rambles talking about her middle-grade tbr for this year back in January and that gave me a good idea of a bunch of books I might like to read with my brother this year, so I’ll nominate Kelly!

Romance

Charlotte @ Charlotte Annelise – I’m not big on romance novels myself, but I do love reading about other people love for them and Charlotte did recently talk about some of her favourite romance novels (which I have linked).

Science Fiction/ Dystopian/ Fantasy

Beth @ Reading Every Night – I nominate Beth because she’s a gem and I love her blog and all the fantasy books she reads!

Sarah @ BookHookedNook – I recently discovered Sarah’s blog and found that she reads a lot of the same fantasy as me so I had to include her here!

New Adult/ General Adult

Melanie @ NovelDescent – Melanie reviews a lot of middle-grade and YA but, she also loves adult so I’m nominating her for this one!

Literary Fiction/ Classics/Poetry

Laura @ Bbliophile – I don’t really read much poetry and my last experience wasn’t all that great but, Laura’s post has convinced me to give it another go and add some to my tbr.

Mystery & Thriller

Mikaela @ The Well-Thumber Reader – I think we’ve all accepted by now that Mikaela is the queen of discussions posts but what about her thriller recommendations? Mikaela is pretty much my one stop shop for Mystery/Thriller recommendations so I figured she was perfect for this category!

Zuky @ Zuky The Bookbum – Zuky is one of my favourite bloggers and she deserves all the love. If you love mystery/crime or horror you should check out Zuky’s blog!

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Best Book Reviews

Chelsea @ Romweasley – Not only does Chelsea’s blog look fantastic but her reviews are actual goals!

Chelsea @ TheSuspenseIsThrillingMe – Chelsea is one of my favourite blogs and I adore her. She writes fantastic reviews and I wish I could write them as well as she does!

The Master of Weekly Features (Top 5 Wednesday, Waiting on Wednesday, Top 10 Tuesday, etc)

Destiny @ Howlinglibraries – Meet Destiny, she’s the queen of Top 10 Tuesday & Down The TBR Hole and I love her (and her blog).

Nia @ Shades0fPaper – I had to nominate Nia for this one! She does so many different weekly memes and is so much more dedicated to them than I could ever be which I think is so admirable!

Best Book Recommendations

Emma @ Emmareadstoomuch – As soon as I saw this category my mind immediately went to Emma – the way she talks about the books she loves always convinces me to pick them up. It’s absolutely all her fault that my tbr is so big!

Briony @ Missbriony – Briony’s blog is beautiful to look at but, I love her book recommendations too! She recently recommended Autistic writers for Autism awareness month & I also enjoyed her magical books recommendations!

Best Discussion posts

Lara @ Words With Lara – I love Lara’s blog and I really love her advice and recommendations posts so you guys should definitely check her out!

Emma @ ReadingThroughTheNight – Emma is a genius and I love her discussion posts. ‘Nuf said.

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Most Engaged In The Community

Insidemylibrarymind – I aspire to be this good at blogging! Insidemylibrarymind is so on top of the game, it’s ridiculous!

Erin @ ARedHeadsRambling – Erin is a master blogger! I found her blog earlier this year and I’ve been a happier person ever since! Erin is so creative and her discussions are always really interesting and she has such a beautiful looking blog!

Blog Aesthetic

Isla @ @WhisperOfInk – ISLA’S BLOG IS LIFE, I AM IN LOVE! ❤️❤️ Isla’s blog look is pretty simplistic but her blog post headers are always to die or so I couldn’t not nominate her for this category!

Ayla @ Books & Babbles – Ayla’s blog is beautiful and I am 100% jealous. Not only is Ayla’s blog content wonderful, but when I click on her blog I don’t want to look away because it is absolute goals!

Becca @ Becaandbones – Beca’s blog is to die for (hehehe, because there’s a skull in her logo). Her theme is so bright and beautiful and I am, and forever will be jealous.

Best Personality/ Friendliest Member of The Community

Samantha @ RedHeadWithABook – I nominate Samantha because she’s a gem!

Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm – Shanah’s blog is fantastic and she is such a lovely human so I had to nominate her!

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Analee @ BookSnacks – Analee is my Diviners reading buddy and I think her blog is amazing!

Rebecca @ BokishlyRebecca – Rebecca is amazing and I love her very much. Somehow I’ve only become friends with her this year and I won’t lie, it’s changed my life just being able to flick over to Twitter and talk to Rebecca about blogging. She’s always game to talk and listen to me moan if I want to talk about my blog and I love her for that.

Sydney @ Fire and Rain Books – Sydney is my soon-to-be book buddy! Apparently, there’s a theme with these bloggers – I love buddy reading with them! Sydney is one of my new favourite bloggers and I hope you guys all check her out!

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Best New Book Blogger (created their blog after July 2017)

Daja @ThoughtfulBlackGirl – I know Avery already nominated Daja but I find out about her blog through that post and believe that she should be nominated again!

Best Overall Book Blogger

Austine @ NovelKnight – I, of course, have to nominate Autine for this category! Austine writes so many helpful blogging posts that I have found really helpful and have helped me to understand blogging more. She also hosts the Beat The Backlist Challenge!

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DON’T FORGET TO NOMINATE YOUR FAVES!

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ARE BOOK BOXES REALLY WORTH THE HYPE???

Hey guys, today I’m coming at you with another discussion post! as you guys pr0bably all know, bookish subscription boxes have become pretty popular over the last year or two. so today I thought I would discuss with you guys whether or not they are actually worth the fortune you have to pay to receive them.

Disclaimer: I have only ever received an Owlcrate box (which I paid for myself). I have never ordered any other type of subscription service. This blog post is not sponsored. 

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BOOK SUBSCRIPTION BOXES ARE REALLY COOL

I am not currently subscribed to any bookish sub boxes, mostly because I just couldn’t afford the shipping costs. However, that doesn’t detract from the fact that subscription boxes are cool. There’s a box for pretty much whatever thing you want. If you love Harry Potter, there are dozens of boxes for that, if you love dogs there are boxes with treats and toys for your dog (I am so tempted you guys).

I personally am not a massive fan of the boxes that come with a lot of trinkets, personally, because I feel like I just wouldn’t have any use for them as I also don’t do Bookstagram.

BUT ARE THEY WORTH IT?

So, we all know that book boxes (or, at least the idea of them) are cool but, are they worth what you pay for them? Technically, yes. From my standpoint and taking for example, where I live, yes it is a cheaper way to get bookish merchandise. BUT, are they actually worth it? Last year, when I heard Owlcrate was doing about book box with a comics theme I pounced on it. Yes, it took me weeks to get the money (roughly $60ish AUS) but, I managed to order the box.

The only problem? The box totally didn’t live up to the hype. The book wasn’t a comic like I was hoping and I doubt I will ever read it. I also will probably never use any of the trinkets except maybe the tiny candle that came in the box. I said this before, but trinkets really aren’t my thing.

I would honestly much prefer to get something like Book of The Month, just because I know there are no trinkets, it’s affordable and I know what book I’m getting. The only problem is… that BOTM doesn’t ship outside of the US.

So, for me, as an International reader and someone with limited funds, book boxes are not worth it for me. I’m not big on trinkets and I’m not fond of receiving a book I know nothing about and might never read. Honestly, the thing is, even though there are book subs boxes you can get within Australia, but because they are all so expensive I am just going to stick to getting my cheap-ass books from Bookdepository.

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ARE YOU EVER TEMPTED TO GET A BOOK BOX?

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NEMESIS DUOLOGY SPOILER-FREE REVIEW // THE TAKE CHARGE STORY OF A TRANSGENDER SUPERHERO

DREADNOUGHT BY APRIL DANIELS

my rating: ★★★★☆

tags: transgender mc, lgbtq+, ya, book #1

goodreads rating: 4.16

Dreadnought (Nemesis, #1)

Thank you to Diversion Books for supplying the e-arcs via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

All opinions are my own.

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TW: Mental & Emotional abuse, transphobia, homophobia, trans/ homophobic slurs

  • If you want to find my thoughts on the book while I was reading it, you can find them here.

This review has been a long time coming you guys, seriously I thought it would never happen! I started reading Dreadnought way back in March of 2017 and finished it in March of this year. It took me a whole year to read this book… whoops?

SOO… WHY DID IT TAKE ME A YEAR TO READ THIS BOOK?

If you read my updates while I was reading the book then you’ll know that I really struggled with reading this book and was constantly stopping and starting it and putting it down. Eventually, I just told myself to suck my emotions in (a year later, mind you) and just read the damn book.

There is a lot of emotional and mental abuse in this book and the main character has very conservative parents. They really don’t like change or anything or anyone who is different so the when they find out they have a transgender daughter, shit hits the fan!

I did mention this above where I list the trigger warnings, but what I struggled the most with when reading Dreadnought was Danny’s (the mc) home life. She has a really emotionally and mentally abusive father and a mother will not stand up for herself or anyone else. I really, really struggled with reading this because at the moment and for the past however many years, my home life has not been the most comfortable or healthy environment so reading this book felt like a punch to the chest. Often I couldn’t even make it a few pages before I had to put the book back down. It wasn’t the most fun experience.

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le SIGH, excuse my drama guys

THAT BEING SAID. This is a really good book, surprisingly I haven’t actually read too many superhero books so this was a really interesting experience to me. Especially, reading about a transgender teen because I have only ever read one book with a trans character (George by Alex Gino). That was honestly the only reason I picked up the book; the take charge story of a transgender superhero? Yes, please.

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SOVEREIGN BY APRIL DANIELS

my rating: ★★★☆☆

tags: transgender mc, lgbtq+, ya, book #2

goodreads rating: 4.26

Sovereign (Nemesis, #2)

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TW: Transphobia

  • If you want to find my thoughts on the book while I was reading it, you can find them here

I’m going to be straight up with you guys, I read this in a few hours and in that time my mood went from bad to worse. I was slowly getting sick and my mood is never great when I’m sick, so take my opinion with a grain of salt.

This one was a lot cuter and I found a lot easier to read than the first one. I did enjoy this one a lot more, as you can probably guess because Danny’s parents were A LOT less involved in the story.

This instalment was definitely not as good as book 1, but I am still glad I read it. I doubt I will read book 3, but I think if I had only read the first book I would’ve left the world with a bitter taste in my mouth because of the parents.

I left this book with a total disconnect from the main character and just a general feeling of boredom. I read this in a couple of hours but it honestly felt so much longer. The story was slow and it wouldn’t have been so bad on my part if I had just cared. By the end of the book, I had just stopped caring, though I would give partial blame to my nausea on that point, also.

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April Daniels has mentioned that she is working on a third book in the series but I don’t really feel the need to continue. I’m not really invested in the mc’s story but never say never. I think that this is a really cool idea but I just don’t feel like I need to finish reading it.

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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR YOUR HOGWARTS HOUSE

Hey guys, today  I am unsurprisingly coming at you with a new recommendations post! Today, I’m recommending books based off of the Hogwarts houses: Slytherin, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw & Slytherin. Personally, I don’t know what Hogwarts house I would be in. I’ve always seen myself as a Hufflepuff because I value loyalty above most things, but according to my family, I am very much a Slytherin. So I honestly have n idea. I am definitely not a Ravenclaw or Gryffindor, what do you guys think my house would be?

Remember to click on the covers to go to the Goodreads pages!

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THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO

This is a total Slytherin book, it’s not even a question. Evelyn Hugo is the ultimate Slytherin. She literally embodies every part of a Slytherin, she is: ambitious, shrewd, cunning, a strong leader, and achievement-oriented. Much like a Slytherin, this is a really intricate and smart book and I cannot recommend enough.

I HATE FAIRYLAND

The main character in this comic series is pretty much the total opposite of Evelyn Hugo. She is also a totally morally grey character but she’s also a 30 something-year-old serial killer locked in the body of a 5 year old. She’s a total Slytherin and couldn’t be described as anything else, she is brutal and does what she needs to do to get what she wants.

STALKING JACK THE RIPPER

I would describe the characters in this book as more Ravenclaw types but,  I would describe this book as Slytherin, it just has that whole vibe going on. This series is smart and full of gory murder mysteries. It has a whole dangerous intelligence vibe going for it and I love it. The book just feels Slytherin. It is smart and embodies all of the characteristics of a Slytherin; ambition, cunning and the mc is nothing if not achievement-oriented.

CARAVAL

This book is incredibly smart. There are so many twists and turns and I love it. By the time you finish reeling from one twist, there is another one. This is a really fun book full of amazing descriptions and a really smart and cunning plot lines.

Gryffindor

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catsDreadnought (Nemesis, #1)   Invictus   Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)   The Golden Door (The Three Doors Trilogy #1)

DREADNOUGHT

The mc in this book has to be a Gryffindor, there’s no other explanation. Danny ends up becoming a superhero at the start of this book and in true superhero fashion, saves the world by kicking ass and taking names. She proves her bravery by standing up to certain people and fighting for what she believes in. Danny is the total embodiment of a Gryffindor and even though I usually think that Gryffindors are too headstrong, I think that Danny has her head screwed on properly most of the time.

INVICTUS

Invictus follows a crew of time travellers and if I’m honest each of them individually fits into a different Hogwarts house. But, the main, main character of the story is definitely a Gryffindor. He’s a natural born leader and he’s brave to the point of stupidity at times, which I guess you could call daring nerve.

STEELHEART

Again with the superheroes! Well, actually the “supers” are the bad guys, and instead, everyone else is living in a horrible world. So, this book trilogy focuses on the rebels who basically want to save everyone from supers. So, basically, good luck guys. They have this huge challenge in front of them and of course, they’re going to face it head-on.

THE GOLDEN DOOR

This is one of my favourite books from my childhood that I still read to this day so of course, I had to include it. That being said, it is a perfect fit for this category. The main character in this novel is a total Gryffindor, the main character in this series goes into an unknown land to save his family. This is a series full of crazy creatures, interesting plots and very brave characters. Very Gryffindor.

Hufflepuff

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catsQueens of Geek   The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co., #1)   A Wrinkle in Time   Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy

I also recommended some books for Hufflepuffs on my blog last year if you want more recommendations for some possible new favourite reads!

QUEENS OF GEEK

OKay, so I don’t really know where the characters in this book would categorise. But, I do know that when I read this one earlier this year it just felt Hufflepuff. It’s cute af and just made me happy while I was reading it. The characters are adorable and the plot is fun and somewhat relatable. I couldn’t recommend it enough for anyone who is super nerdy and loves YA contemporary.

LOCKWOOD & CO.

I guess you could try and tell me that Lockwood fits in with Gryffindor and honestly, I’d understand but for me, he’s a Hufflepuff. I mean does Lockwood himself not embody everything it means to be a Hufflepuff? Hard work, dedication, patience and loyalty. I mean, this guy literally started his own company and if that doesn’t display all of those qualities then I don’t know what does. I love this guy, he will do whatever he has to, to help his friends and I love that in an mc.

A WRINKLE IN TIME

A Wrinkle in Time just makes me feel happy. Whenever I pick this one up I just get that nostalgia feel, much like I do whenever I pick up The Philosopher’s Stone. This story focuses on friendship and family and if that isn’t Hufflepuff I don’t know what is.

LUMBERJANES

MORE FRIENDSHIP?? Yep! This is such a fun, feel-good adventure series which also focuses on friendship and love and I want everyone to read it. It makes my heart happy whenever I read it. It’s ridiculous and it’s fantasy but somehow because of its diversity of sexuality and race and character personality, it just feels real. I honestly love this series and I wish my library would hurry up and get the rest of the series!

Ravenclaw

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catsFaithful   The Martian   My Lady Jane   Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons, #2)

FAITHFUL

This is a recent read for me and if I’m honest I didn’t even want to read this because I thought it would totally hate it. Low and behold I loved this book! The main character isn’t your typical Ravenclaw, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t one.  The mc, Shelby has street smarts. She is also really intelligent and accepting, two big traits for Ravenclaws. But, I think that often street smarts are more important than book smarts, so I wanted to chuck some of that rep in this post!

THE MARTIAN

This book is smart. There is no other way to put it. The main character gets stranded on Mars and has to figure out how to survive, plus he’s a botanist so like??? How could he possibly survive???

I love this book so much. To me, it feels like a book a Ravenclaw would love, either to absolutely destroy because do you even science?? Or to love because hey, for once someone speaks my language!

MY LADY JANE

A book about a main character who would rather read a book than interacting with real people. I love her and would die for her. She is intelligent, she has a quick wit, she is an individual and she is very accepting. Jane is pretty much a sot on perfect Ravenclaw and I feel like more people need to pick this book up.

BATMAN: NIGHTWALKER

Unpopular opinion but I really enjoyed this book! I loved how Marie Lu wrote Bruce in this book, it really showed off the detective side of this character. You could definitely argue that he is any of the houses, except for Hufflepuff but honestly, I think his wit and intelligence is such a big part of his character that I think, without a doubt, it’s what makes him a Ravenclaw.

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