Book Blogger Memory Challenge

I won’t say I have an excellent memory. I often forget what was literally just said to me in person, but I’m pretty good when it comes to books. I spend too much a lot of my time around books.

Rules

You must answer these questions without looking anything up on the internet and without looking at your bookshelves!

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Umbrella Academy Book Tag

I love the Umbrella Academy! It’s my most recent obsession.

And I’ve seen a lot of people in the bookish community talking about it. And thus, this book tag was born.

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Grave Mercy \\ spoiler-free book review

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)

Title: Grave Mercy (#1)

Author: Robin LaFevers

Genre & Themes: Fantasy

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Format: hardcover


Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?

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King of Scars \\ spoiler-free book review

King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1)

Title: King of Scars

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Genre & Themes: Fantasy

Publisher: Imprint

Format: Hardcover (B&N edition)


Synopsis

Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war—and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.

Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried—and some wounds aren’t meant to heal. 

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Interview w\ C.J. Redwine – Hogwarts Houses, Writing, and Romance

You all know that The Blood Spell is one of my most anticipated releases of 2019.

I love the Ravenspire books – if you’ll remember, I had very, very few 5 star reads last year. And two out of the three were The Traitor Prince and The Wish Granter.

Needless to say, I couldn’t have been more excited when C.J. Redwine agreed to do an interview with me! I loved her answers to my questions, and I hope you do too!


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RIP IT OR SHIP IT \\ nova & the darkling? maxon & cinder? hermione & rhysand?

I love RIP it or SHIP it videos!

The idea of mixing characters is just so fun! Crossovers are my absolute favorite only reason I still watch CW shows tbh

And then the other day (*ahem* more than a month ago) I saw this thing on Instagram where people were submit couples for a blog post!

So guess what we’re doing today 😏

Also like, if you’re one of the people who submitted these names…sorry? I’m a horrible procrastinator


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Once A King \\ spoiler-free book review

Once a King (A Clash of Kingdoms, #3)

Title: Once A King

Author: Erin Summerill

Genre & Themes: Fantasy

Publisher:  HMH Books for Young Readers

Format: hardcover


Synopsis

Aodren: A lonely, young king, searching for a way to dismantle his father’s dark legacy.

Lirra: A girl with the power to control the wind, torn between duty and following her dreams

For twenty years, Channelers—women with a magical ability—have been persecuted in Malam by those without magic. Now King Aodren wants to end the bloody divide and unite his kingdom. But decades of hatred can’t be overcome by issuing decrees, and rumors of a deadly Channeler-made substance are only fueling people’s fears. Lirra has every reason to distrust Aodren. Yet when he asks for help to discover the truth behind the rumors, she can’t say no. With Lirra by his side, Aodren sees a way forward for his people. But can he rewrite the mistakes of the past before his enemies destroy the world he’s working so hard to rebuild?

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Shatter Me \\ spoiler free book review

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)

Title: Shatter Me (#1)

Author: Tahereh Mafi

Genre & Themes: Dystopian

Publisher: HarperCollins

Format: paperback


Synopsis

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

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