Top 5 Villains I Love to Hate

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Hello, I missed this week’s Top 5 Wednesday, but I really liked the topic so…better late than never. 🙂

5. Negan | the Walking Dead

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I am sure many will be shocked by this because of what happened to one of our beloved characters (he’s my favorite too. I cried :’) ) but Negan is the craziest characters I’ve read about. He is evil. Pure crazy, but he also cracks me up! Especially in the comics!

4. Holland & the cray cray twins | A Darker Shade of Magic

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I really liked Holland in ADSOM. I don’t really think of him as a true “villain” but I have to include him because I was really interested in his story. I can’t wait to read more about him.

3. The Jackal | Red Rising

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This crazy is a psychopath. One of my favorite characters from the Red Rising trilogy because of how twisted he is.

2. The Darkling | The Grisha Trilogy

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The Darkling has one of the best villain storylines. By the end of the trilogy I was bawling my eyes for him. His tragic past just got to me. Especially when we learn his real name. Ugh 😥

I hate him, but I also love him a little too. Such complexity!

1. Captain Jonathon “Black Jack” Randall | Outlander

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There is no one i hate more than this a$$hole. Oh my gosh he is the literal worst! He makes me sick to my stomach. He’s a sadist psychopath. I am still not over his last scene from Outlander. I couldn’t even read it because I was physically sick.

I don’t know if I really “love” to hate him, but I loathe this man. So he’s included


Well there you have it! Some of my favorite villains. Who makes your list of favorite villains? 

until next time xxoo

Gilmore Girls Book Tag

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How crazy is it that today Gilmore Girls revival was released?! Oh my god I need to binge immediately! (which chances are I currently am right now 😉 )

So since our wishes were granted and we got new episodes, I thought it was the perfect time to do a Gilmore Girls book tag! It’s perfect. It combines my two favorite things! Gilmore Girls and books!

I took this tag from Yvonne’s (A World Between Folded Pages) post. Feel free to check out her post for her awesome answers as well!

So let’s get to it 😀

1. I just got hit by a deer! 
– character having the worst day ever –

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I am going to go with Kady Grant from Illuminae. First of all, her planet got attacked. Then she gets split up from her ex and mom/family. Reading Illuminae I just felt so bad for her because she couldn’t catch a break.

2. Stars Hollow
– wildly eccentric cast-
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I am going with Yvonne’s answer too because this cast is so diverse and eccentric. Each character is so unique and shine. No one outshines anyone and it’s so hard to pick just one favorite. You will fall in love with each and every one of them.
3. Kim’s Antiques
– a world you’d be afraid to enter –
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I have to go with This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. Hello, a city run by monsters? I would be terrified! Plus the monsters are created when a criminal act is committed? oh jeez.
4. Coffee
– a book you’re addicted to –
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Can I say every single Colleen Hoover book ever? And ACOMAF?? Oh and The Young Elites!? It’s impossible to pick just one and it’s cruel to make me do so!
5. Lorelai & Luke
– a book about best friends who fall in love –
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emmyoliverI loved this book so much. It made me so emotional while reading it. I remember Emmy and Oliver had the cutest friendship when they were younger and watching them fall in love gave me feels like you wouldn’t believe ❤
6. Mr. Medina
– an illicit affair –
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dimilyTyler and Eden from the DIMILY trilogy. These two are stepsiblings who fell in love. Forbidden but I loved them to pieces okay? These books were so emotionally exhausting because i shipped them so hard 😦
Plus Tyler? Agh ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤  ❤
7. Dean
– first book love –
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Patch Cipriano. I used to love him so much! This trilogy wasn’t the greatest but it was my favorite when I was into that YA Paranormal phase. I used to read nothing else and Patch was my first book boyfriend. I would count Edward when Twilight came out but I didn’t really fall for him like I did Patch. I was obsessed with Patch. Even my boyfriend said I used to talk about him all the time 😀 oops
8. Luke’s Diner
– a comfort read –
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I don’t think I have a comfort read. I have reread November 9 and Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover. But I wouldn’t call those comfort reads since they both make me sob? Hmm…maybe Anna and the French Kiss trilogy? Since they are all so cute!
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9. Am I crying or laughing?
– a book that messed with your emotions –
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Without a doubt It Ends with Us! This really messed me up emotionally. If you have read it, you know what I mean.
10. I pushed him in the lake!
– a book you’d throw in a lake –
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Well that’s it! I may be doing more Gilmore Girls tags because I am going to be on a Gilmore high!
Now if you excuse me, BACK TO MY BINGING!
Thanks for reading! until next time xxoo

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo | Book Review

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I have been trying for the past couple of days to form a coherent thought about this book. I am failing so hard but let’s give it a go.

Title: Crooked Kingdom
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Series: Six of Crows #2
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release: September 27, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 546

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When you can’t beat the odds, change the game.

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.

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This book was such an emotional journey. The highly anticipated sequel to Six of Crows definitely delivers and lives up to all the hype. In fact, if I had to think of the perfect ending for our beloved Crows this book exceeded that. I was laughing, crying, hugging my pillow, covering my eyes, and had my heart racing the whole time. Action-packed plot will leave you breathless.

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This book finally brings readers exactly what we have been waiting for since SoC: Wylan’s POV. Thank you, Leigh, for this precious cinnamon roll gift from the Gods! This preciousness is everything. His POV was fantastic and heartbreaking and swoonworthy! Every single scene he shares with Jesper truly delivers some of the best parts of this book. Their relationship is so pure and wonderful. I couldn’t wait for more scenes between those two. I don’t know how Leigh switches POVs between six characters so smoothly, but she has it down to a science. The story changes scenes and you hear from exactly the right character at the right time.

All these characters are so unique and lovable that it’s so hard to choose a favorite! I dare you to try to choose one. I can’t. I love each and every one equally because they are all that great. I don’t know the last time I have been in love with this many MCs.
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AND ALL THE SHIPS!! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Plus, if you’ve read The Grisha Trilogy, you’ll see some familiar faces. I know I was fangirling! <30

Like SoC, this book surrounded a type of heist. We see the Dregs picking up the pieces of where SoC ended, We need Inej, we need to end Van Eck, and we need to do it fast. The way everything played out was so brilliant that I couldn’t even believe how smart and clever some of the schemes were! I was applauding Kaz and crew, and Leigh for that matter!

There’s not much I can say without spoiling this book, so I will just say: read this book immediately. Perfect ending to a perfect duology. I am going to miss the Grishaverse so much. I am already missing the Dregs! If you haven’t picked this book up yet, I really don’t know what you’ve been doing.

Sidenote: If you haven’t read Six of Crows yet, stop what you’re reading and read that immediately. You’ll thank me later.

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Have you read Crooked Kingdom?
Who is your biggest ship?
Let’s discuss xxoo

until next time,
Dee

Golden Son (Red Rising #2) by Pierce Brown

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Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within.

A life-or-death tale of vengeance with an unforgettable hero at its heart, Golden Son guarantees Pierce Brown’s continuing status as one of fiction’s most exciting new voices.

This book destroyed me. It gutted me out into small pieces and stomped on my heart. I feel victimized and betrayed. I feel empty. I have never been this affected by a sequel in such a long time. I don’t I’ve ever been this affected by a sequel. It had me laughing, crying, screaming, panicking, and clutching my heart at 2AM. I am being dramatic, but this is how invested I am with these characters and their story. Pierce Brown has just earned a special seat on my Favorite Authors Thrones.

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“Home isn’t where you’re from, it’s where you find light when all grows dark.

Golden Son picks up two years after Red Rising left off and at first I was really confused because I read Red Rising so long ago. I didn’t remember details and had to basically relearn the entire slang/lingo all over again. This is what slowed me down. This is what slowed me down with Red Rising to begin with, but I quickly was able to jump back into the world and find the rhythm again. Darrow is now a Peerless Scarred and still working for the ArchGovernor , Nero au Augustus. After Darrow loses in a space battle against House Bellona (Cassius still determined to avenge Julian’s death), Augustus decides to sell Darrow’s contract and let him go. Without Augustus’s protection against the Bellonas, Darrow makes an unlikely alliance. I actually really liked this alliance because you never knew what was going to happen. You were stepping on eggshells the whole time because you knew this person couldn’t be trusted, but there is just something so intriguing about him. I won’t say who it is, but if you’ve read this book you know.

“Friendships take minutes to make, moments to break, years to repair.”

What I really like about this trilogy is all the characters. I have so many favorites and they are all precious little cupcakes to me. It’s so hard to love one more over another because they all carry their own light and shine. Mustang is smart and independent and strong. Darrow is loyal and self-sacrificing. Once he lets someone into his inner circle and heart, he will do whatever to protect them and even for the lowColors who don’t have anyone to protect them. Sevro is funny, strong, and loyal to Darrow and the Howlers. He adds just the right amount of comic relief. Roque, the poet, is also still one of my favorites. He’s so sweet and genuine that it broke my heart for what he had to go through. His rift and doubting of Darrow really tore my heart open and I was constantly worried for him. I am still not over everything that happened in the ending. THANKS PIERCE. THANKS A LOT.

“Wise men read books about history. Strong men write them.”

One of my favorite parts of the book was getting to know more about the Sons of Ares. We finally meet Ares and I have to say…I was shocked. I did not see that coming at all and I loved it! I really enjoyed hearing the story about why the Sons were formed and why everything was set in motion, why Darrow was chosen. I look forward to see what is next in store for the Sons because…ahem. I am anxious. I am scared.

The action sequences in this book really packed a punch! There was constant action and they were so vividly written that everything played out exactly like a movie. There was intense and nervewrecking which made the pacing of this book even better than the first book. Usually I will want to read quickly because I am anxious to know what will happen next, but with this book so much was happening that I had to stop and take a breath to absorb everything. It was just that great. I am that attached.

Now this book sets up Morning Star quite nicely. Golden Son left off on one of the most gut-wrenching cliffhangers and I am itching to get my hands on Morning Star. It will be nice to see how this trilogy ends. But if the past two books were any indication, I know Pierce won’t let me down.

“I will die. You will die. We will all die and the universe will carry on without care. All that we have is that shout into the wind – how we live. How we go. And how we stand before we fall.”

If you are skeptical about reading this trilogy, please do. Stick with it. It gets better and is a great ride.
If you didn’t enjoy Red Rising that much, give Golden Son a try. 🙂

Until next time,
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5 Reasons Why Falling Kingdoms is Great and why You Should Have Started it Yesterday

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I just finished marathoning the Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes this past week and I am kicking myself that I didn’t read this series sooner. I had all four books sitting on my shelf since Christmas and never bothered to pick them up. Why? Because I am stupid.

So I finally decided it was time to pick up these books and dive in. I am so glad that all the hype over this series didn’t defer my enjoyment because I freaking love this series so much that I can’t see straight.

thisisthebestI don’t plan on reviewing each book individually so I thought I would just dedicate a post about why you should read this series (if you haven’t already) immediately and why you’ll probably fall in love as well.

5. Swoon-Worthy, Troubled, Handsome Prince ❤

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Prince Magnus Lukas Damora. Oh you will either hate him or fall hopelessly in love. I was the latter and I don’t regret a single thing. This poor cinnamon roll is so haunted and lost that it broke my heart the whole time. I am so excited to see where his journey takes him and even more with a certain princess ❤

I could have left this to be included with my later “reason” but I have such a soft spot for princes and is-he-good-is-he-bad characters that I thought it deserved it’s own point. 

Magnus seems to be like the villain in the story for much of the series, but you’ll see he just has some issues and is trying to find his way okay! HE HAS PROBLEMS HE IS TRYING TO WORK THROUGH! LEAVE HIM ALONE. XD

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I LOVE HIM SO MUCH!!!! He is everything. He is bae.

4. Action-Packed Scenes to give you anxiety

Not only is the plot of these series never boring because there is always something going on that will leave you on the edge of your seat, but there is so much action! Seriousy, Morgan Rhodes is not afraid to drop her characters like flies and I was constantly peeking through my fingers to read the page. The action sequences are written so beautifully that you can visualize them perfectly.

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3. A Whole New World

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The world building with this series is beautiful. The first few books are spread throughout three of the main kingdoms, Limeros, Auranos, and Paelsia that make up Mytica. Auranos is a warm, sunny climate, whereas Limeros is a frozen, cold ice kingdom and Paelsia is stuck in the middle being the less fortunate of the two. Each kingdom is special an d intriguing. Each are so different from each other it’s interesting that they are apart of the same country. You learn early on why these three are so different. but I’ll that to you to find out 😉

2. Do you believe in magic?

The magic! The legends! The goddesses and everything do with magic in this world is so interesting! I almost wish there would be a prequel series solely based on the legends and where they began. I am just so interested and intrigued with it all.

I won’t say too much so you just have to read them yourself to learn why it is so interesting, but you won’t be disappointed. But anything with a powerful sorceress, and Watchers/Guardians, and witches is bound to be amazing. But more than that, this series deal all with elementia, elemental magic and…
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1. Big Cast of Characters to make it difficult to pick a favorite

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Honestly, when I started Falling Kingdoms and the first pages I saw were the lists of characters and which kingdom they belonged I was so intimidated. I thought there was no way I would be able to keep all these people straight, but I found that it was really easy once you begin reading. With a huge cast of characters, it is very different to find a favorite because I loved them all so much. The series focuses on four main characters: Prince Magnus Damora, Princess Cleiona (Cleo) Bellos, Jonas Agallon, and Princess Damora.

Although, the side characters are also really important and just as interesting. King Gaius (Magnus and Lucia’s father), all of Jonas’s friends in the rebel cause, and so much more.

It’s so interesting to meet these characters and watch our main four develop and follow their POVs. I honestly can’t wait to learn more in the next two books and I am sure you will too.

Well, I hope I at least made you curious to read this series because it deserves all the hype it gets. I was blown away and couldn’t put the books down and I hope the same happens to you! Then we can fangirl together 😉

Plus! LOOK AT THOSE GORGEOUS COVERS!!! 😍😍😍😍😍

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Now go read!

Until next time,
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