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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 10

Day 10 – Favourite Fantasy Character

These prompts are so hard because it’s so difficult to just choose one character.

Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse was one that I was a little sceptical to start but I got the Shadow and Bone trilogy on sale on my kindle and decided to fmgive it a shot. I’m still a little sceptic to start Six of Crows but at least I took the plunge.

I enjoyed Shadow and Bone a lot more than I expected to and from it fell in love with some of the characters.

My favourite fantasy character is The Darkling from the Shadow and Bone trilogy by Leigh Bardugo.

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Forever… – Judy Blume

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We all love Judy Blume. So many of us grew up with her books and those books made a lasting impression on us (everyone needs Double Fudge in their lives). So this book was written back in 1975, won the 1996 A.L.A. Margaret A. Edwards Award for Outstanding Literature for Young Adults and was said to be ahead of its time. It was, and for some, it might still be. I really, really adored this book. I related a lot to the story and it hurt.

Forever by Judy Blume.

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A Curse so Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers #1) – Brigid Kemmerer

This was one of the books that I always saw and like the look of but never really got around to reading. I’d seen a lot of great reviews about it and so when I saw they had it in my local library I decided to give it a go.

I love a retelling of fairytales. It’s always interesting to see how the author will take a spin on the original tale we know and love. And that is what A Curse so Dark and Lonely is. It’s a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast and this much is apparent since the beginning. So here we go; A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer.

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 9

Day 9 – A book everyone hated but you loved

I’m not really sure about this one. I feel like there aren’t many books that I enjoyed that most others hated. It’s more a case that the books that I read might not have been very well known to begin with and so it is hard to find someone that has read them, let alone love them. So I don’t feel like those books count at all in this prompt.

There is only one that is really coming to mind.

A book that everyone hated that I loved would have to be An Abundance of Katherines by John Green.

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 7

Day 7 – Favourite Book Couple

I love romance in books. I love heavy romance in books and don’t object if it’s heavily explicit. In fact, I’m often disappointed if there isn’t some kind of romance in the book that I’m reading. But, as usual, choosing just one couple was hard though I’m happy with my choice. They are the reason I reread the series as often as I do.

My favourite book couple is Penryn and Raffe from the Penryn and the End of Days trilogy by Susan E. E.

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 6

Day 6 – Favourite contemporary read

There were a few titles that came to mind for this prompt but they were mostly overhyped for their time (and really, we’re they my favourite?). Titles like The Fault in our Stars, Looking for Alaska (I’m just listing John Green novels now), The Handmaiden tale and Perks of being a Wallflower. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed all of these titles and most in the contemporary section. But they weren’t my favourite.

My favourite contemporary read(s) would be Anna and the French Kiss series by Stephanie Perkins.

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The Forever Song (The Blood of Eden, #3)

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So I’ve loved this series. Stumbling upon it by mistake has been one of the best things and I can’t express how much I’ve enjoyed reading it. It has been a whirlwind of emotions and happenings to and really what a dystopian, apocalyptic novel needs to be. Its been great and I’m sad we’ve reached the end. And what an ending it was!

So, here we go. The Eternity Cure, the final instalment in the Blood of Eden series by Julie Kagawa.

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