TOP TEN TUESDAY #9 | Favorite Adult Characters in YA

Hi, everyone! It’s Tuesday, so get ready for another TTT. For those of you that don’t know, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme ran by That Artsy Girl. This week’s prompt is a character freebie: anything related to characters. For this, I decided to do some of my favorite adult characters in Young Adult fiction!

5. Sally Jackson from Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Sally just tries so hard to make sure Percy’s taken care of and everything, and I love her. I really must re-read the series to remember everything she’s done because I’m 90% sure she’s done a lot.

4. Larten Crepsley from Cirque du Freak

He is such a good character! Kind of an ass in the beginning, but Larten grew on me as the series continued. The vampire is basically just an old grouch who wants to take care of his spider and “grudgingly” cares about Darren, too, I guess, if he must.

3. Uncle Will from The Diviners

Reading through the first Diviners book, I loved Uncle Will. His obsession with the occult is interesting, and I like his interactions with other characters. I’m interested to see what he’ll be like in the rest of the series.

2. Christopher Wolfe from The Great Library

Not gonna lie, I hated Wolfe in the beginning because, uh, he was a jackwagon. But by the end of Ink and Bone, I really liked him as a character. I’ve only read the first book, so here’s to hoping he isn’t killed off in the upcoming books or something.

1. Colm Fahey from the Six of Crows duology

This man. THIS MAN. Colm’s the dad who would make sure everyone was hydrated and well-fed before they went out into the Barrel to go and steal shit from people. He cares so much about his son and, in extension, the rest of the Dregs. He just wants Jesper to be happy, and he made Crooked Kingdom so good. I hope he’s thriving.

And there are just a few of my favorite adult characters in young adult books! Are any of your favs on this list? Or are there other adult characters you absolutely love? Let me know!

Until next time~
Kaitlyn

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TOP TEN TUESDAY #6 | Books From My Favorite Genre

Hi, everyone! It’s been a hot minute since I did a Top Ten Tuesday post…and now you’re getting two because I wanted to do this one, even if it was last week’s prompt. TTT is managed by That Artsy Reader Girl; go check the page out if you want to join! This week’s prompt is “books from your favorite genre.” Oh, and also, I do top five instead of top ten because it’s easier for me. Let’s begin!

5. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Magic is always fun to play around with, and Schwab does it wonderfully in A Darker Shade of Magic. On top of that, there is an awesome cast of characters and alternate Londons! What more could you want?

4. An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

I just finished this a couple days ago (you’ll see my review in a week or so), and I absolutely loved it. Faerie books usually aren’t my thing, but An Enchantment of Ravens was such an atmospheric and gorgeous book. And that cover? Wow.

3. The Diviners by Libba Bray

If I’m being honest, I almost forgot about The Diviners, which would have been a travesty. With a group of characters, and Evie as the protagonist? Oh, and the creepy murder mystery! If you love the 1920s, friend groups, and supernatural powers, this would be perfect for you.

2. Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

Imagine: fantastical fairy tales with gorgeous colored illustrations. This is basically Language of Thorns, and I fell in love. It’s definitely a book I would want to own if only so I could admire the illustrations every once in a while.

1. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

A magical fantasy novel set in a world based on West African culture and mythology, and it was everything I needed. I love the characters, and the magic system is pretty cool, too. I absolutely cannot wait for the sequel to come out!

And that’s it for now! What’s your favorite genre/books? Are they any of the books up top? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time~
Kaitlyn

Hey there, everyone! I recently created a Patreon that has more bookish stuff. If you like what I do on this here blog, maybe you could think about supporting me with a few dollars in exchange for even more bookish content!

You don’t have to worry about any content from here being behind a paywall, either. Absolutely everything on this blog is staying here, including reviews, book tags, weekly memes, discussions. Everything. The content on Patreon could be seen as extra perks and a way of saying thanks for supporting me!

Depending on the tier you choose, being a patron allows you to have:

  • early access to reviews (24 hours)
  • the ability to collectively choose 2 books for the following month’s TBR
  • exclusive posts on bookish tips and tricks
  • character analyses
  • and more!

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MONTHLY WRAP-UP #8 | October 2018

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Hi, folks! So another month has come and gone (somehow??), and here we are again: another monthly wrap-up. I read a lot more than I thought I was going to, and that’s saying something. So, let’s get into it!


1. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

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⭐ .5
1.5/5 stars

Review

Such a great duology does not deserve the conclusion that is Mockinjay. Seriously. I’m angry. Check the review out for full anger.

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BLOGOWEEN POST #6 & REVIEW #28 | “The Diviners” by Libba Bray (The Diviners #1) (Audiobook)

 

The Diviners

The Diviners

Title: “The Diviners”

Author: “Libba Bray”

Length of Audiobook: 18 hours 14 minutes (15 CDs)

Narrator: January LaVoy

Synopsis (from back of CD case):

“SOMETHING DARK AND EVIL HAS AWAKENED. . . .

“Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.

“Evie worries her uncle will discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.

“As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running from her past. A student named Jericho is hiding a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened. . . .”

Trigger/Content warnings for the novel:

  • non-consensual kissing
  • blood
  • gore
  • ableism
  • description of dead animals and human bodies
  • racism/racial slur
  • anti-Semitism
  • white nationalism
  • character death
  • Indigenous/Native slur
  • domestic abuse
  • eugenics

Representation in the novel:

  • black character
  • gay side character

⭐⭐⭐⭐
4/5 stars

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BLOGOWEEN POST #5 | Shapeshifter

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Hi, folks! Back again for Blogoween. This time, the post is going to be brought to you by the host Jamsu @ jamsureads. The prompt is, “Characters you’d like to dress up as on Halloween.”

So, this will just be a small list of five characters!


1. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games

I have no interest in bows, but I just think it’d be fun to go as Katniss. It’d be a pretty easy set-up, too! Just some booths and some dark pants/shirt/jacket with my hair in a braid. Plus, I dunno, I just think Katniss is such a cool character.

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LIST #6 | Top 5 Pieces of Media That Remind Me of Fall

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Hi, everyone! For today, I decided to do something to get ready for fall/autumn, which includes a list of media that remind me of the season. Now, this doesn’t just include books. There are a lot of different movies, TV shows, video games, etc. that remind me of of fall, but these are the ones that I either remember most or they always get me in the season.


1. Halloweentown Movies

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I haven’t watched the Halloweentown movies in a while, but I loved watching them every year when I was younger, especially when the new ones were coming. They’re just good, wholesome movies that embody the spirit of Halloween. 10/10, one of my fav Halloween movies.

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BOOK TAG #8 | Fall Book Tag

The Fall Book Tag

Hi, everyone! I know it’s been a hot minute since I’ve last posted (getting ready to go back to college was a struggle, haha). So, I wanted to start out nice and easy with a book tag! I understand that it isn’t quite fall yet, but I always made fall synonymous with September, so here we are.

Here are the rules for this tag:

  • Link back to Bionic Book Worm, as the creator of this tag!!
  • Use the graphics – if you want 🙂
  • Have fun!

Without further ado, let’s begin!


1. Crisp Fall Air: a book that felt fresh and new

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I’m going to have to pick The Diviners by Libba Bray! Even though I’m only five or six hours into the audiobook, I’ve been loving it. I suppose the aspect of kids having magical powers isn’t entirely new, but the setting (1920s New York) has a great feel to it, and I think the narration is phenomenal. Definitely something that’s new. Continue reading “BOOK TAG #8 | Fall Book Tag”

MONTHLY TBR #6 | September 2018

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So, if you’ve read my August 2018 wrap-up, you would know that I finished zero books last month. It was partly due to a reading slump and partly because it was just a really busy month for me, and I couldn’t give nearly as much time as I wanted to reading. I’m hoping once I get back into school (omg, it’s my last year of undergrad, wtf), I can make up a schedule for both reading and keeping up on my blog. Because of that, I’m going to try and keep it light this month.

1. “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins (audiobook)

Catching Fire

I’m pretty sure this has been on my “currently reading” shelf since July…well, let’s see if I can finish it this month. I only have about nine hours left on the audiobook? So I should be able to.

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